Ten in the Bin



Heartbroken, Dean Cartwright leaves Sydney and heads home, to the coastal town of Newcastle. In a bid to make new friends, he signs up for a local rugby league team where he meets a man known as Macca.
Dean and Macca are both front row forwards, meaning they’re the biggest guys on the team. Over six feet tall and over a hundred kilos each, they’re a force to be reckoned with.
But when Dean gets knocked out, Macca gets even by punching the other guy, and both Dean and Macca end up on the sideline.
Dean soon realizes that being knocked unconscious is the best thing to ever happen to him.

So I wrote this little fic called Ten in the Bin.

It came about rather unexpectedly. We were travelling across the state, and during the nine hour drive, we drove through some town and my hubs pipes up and says, “I played footy on that field, and got knocked out.” Then he laughed, and said, “They carried me off and sat me on the sideline. Then Goomy (a friend of his) was sitting beside me and said ‘s’alright mate, I’ll get him’ and literally ran out onto the field, played the ball and punched the guy who hit me right in the mouth. Got sent off, sat back down beside me and said ‘told ya I’d get him’. He was on the paddock for thirty seconds, tops.”

And so this little story was born.

I was supposed to be writing a long 60+K word story, but couldn’t get these Aussie boys out of my head. It’s only short. 12.5K words long and is written in Australian/British english, using Australian terms and phrases. 

I’m sure some readers will find that distracting, and won’t like it, but I’m an Aussie, so you’ll just have to deal, k?

These boys play rugby league in winter, cricket on the beach in summer. They’re big guys – tall, muscular, thick-set. Dean is 6ft tall (183cm) and 100kg (220lbs) and Darren is 188cm (6’2″ ) and 110kg (242lbs). They’re front row forwards (front-rowers) and meet when Dean comes back to Newcastle and ends up playing footy to meet some new friends. But it’s not until Dean gets knocked out and Darren gets sidelined that these two really connect.

Some visuals of these characters?

Well, Dean is on the front cover. The lovely and very talented Sara York made it for me. I found the pic, and just HAD to have it as my cover. Here he is again 🙂 


Darren, or Macca as he’s known, looks a little like this


or like this


I hope you enjoy these boys. It’s a quick, smutfest of testosterone and footy and guys who fall in love. 

It should be up on Amazon in the next day (up to 12 hours to load), then ARe and Smashwords for .99c, and I will post links when I have them. 

Okay, so here are some links to buy:

Amazon:  Buy here!!

ARe:   Buy here!!

Smashwords:  Buy here!!


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