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SUNSunburnt Country.

First published as part of the Something Happened on the Way to Heaven anthology by Less Than Three Press in 2013. All rights reverted back to me in 2016.

Blurb: James thought his life was normal. He worked at the roadhouse in the outback of Western Australia and was happy. Until one day, he discovered angels, demons and an ongoing war between them that had never ended, and met the being who would become the love of his life--Raziel.

This story was written and published just prior to No Quarter, the first of The Archangel Chronicles and has no bearing on that series or that book-universe. It is a standalone piece.


LAsmLife and Nothing But.

First published as a novella by the now defunct Noble Romance in 2011. All rights reverted back to me late last year, 2013.

Blurb: When Michael Lee takes a job as a tutor to Lord Henilworth's children, the last thing he expects to find is the love of his life. However, from the moment he first meets Nick, the gardener of Castle Henilworth, he cannot deny the attraction. Believing it to be one-sided, Michael tries to bury himself in his work, but living in the same village and working in the same place make it impossible to completely avoid Nick. Gradually, Michael overcomes his shyness, and, when Nick makes his own interest clear, everything seems to be going Michael's way. However, ghosts of the past and a racist attack threaten the fragile happiness Michael has found. Will Nick's love really be enough?


FBsmFire, Burn.

First published in "Erotica Apocrypha," which is now out of print. With the sad folding of Freaky Fountain Press, all rights to works published by them have reverted. Subsequently, Fire, Burn is now available exclusively here on this site as a free read.

First published in 2011, prior to the series of The Archangel Chronicles being released. Click here to read.

About L. J.

L.J. LaBarthe is a French-Australian woman, who was born during the Witching Hour, just after midnight. From this auspicious beginning, she went on to write a prize-winning short story about Humpty Dumpty wearing an Aussie hat complete with corks dangling from it when she was six years old. From there, she wrote for her high school yearbook, her university newspaper, and, from her early teens to her twenties, produced a fanzine about the local punk rock music scene. She enjoys music, languages, TV, film, travel, cooking, eating out, abandoned places, urbex, history, and researching. L.J. loves to read complicated plots and hopes to do complex plot lines justice in her own writing. She writes paranormal, historical, urban fantasy, and contemporary Australian stories, usually m/m romance and featuring m/m erotica. L.J. lives in the city of Adelaide, and is owned by her cat.