Some exciting news for 2015

Post-holiday greetings, Happy New Year and a belated MLK Day salute.

Editing has gotten the better of me for the past month or so. I’ve been holed up in my home office, working (fairly) assiduously to get my novel Poseidon and Cleito into shape. Besides a little bit of Facebook-ing and GoodRead-ing, social media has been off the diet.

But I am stepping out of my dark, secluded writing lair to announce that the follow up to The Seventh Pleiade is working its way through production and on the schedule to be released by Bold Strokes Books on October 13th of this year!

And here’s the cover art and the back cover blurb!!

BanishedSonsOfPoseidon_5x8After escaping from a flood that buried the above ground in seawater, a fractured group of boys from Atlantis squabble over the way ahead and their trust of an underground race of men who give them shelter. For sixteen-year-old Dam, whose world was toppling before the tragedy, it’s a strange, new second chance. There are wonders in the underworld and a foreign warrior Hanhau who is eager for friendship despite Dam’s dishonorable past.

But a rift among his countrymen threatens to send their settlement into chaos. Peace between the evacuees and Hanhau’s tribe depends on the sharing of a precious relic that glows with arcane energy. When danger emerges from the shadowed back country, Dam must undertake a desperate mission. It’s the only hope for the Atlanteans to make it home to the surface. It’s the only way to save Hanhau and his people.

 

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The Werecat trilogy is out in paperback!

WerecatTrilogyFinalRETAILCover700x1066pRGB96dpiJust released today: all three installments of the Werecat saga in one fierce, little paperback.

That’s The Rearing, The Glaring and The Fugitive all together for the first time. Here’s a blurb about the story.

Twenty-two-year-old Jacks is on a mission to drown his past in alcohol when he meets the handsome drifter Benoit on a lost weekend in Montréal. It’s lust and possibly something more. Jacks never suspects that a drunken hook-up will plunge him into the hidden, violent world of feline shifters.

Benoit traps him in an arcane ritual to be joined as mates, from which Jacks emerges with fantastical abilities and a connection to Native traditions that were buried by his family. But his new existence pits his human instincts against his wild animal nature. When Jacks meets the young medical student Farzan, who wants to be with Jacks no matter what or who he is, Benoit’s feline jealousy rages like an inferno.

Jacks must figure out how to survive with his dual nature and a boyfriend who will kill any threat to their relationship. When a secret society called The Glaring shows up with a plan to exterminate humankind, Jacks will have to work quickly to gain command of Benoit’s magic before the world shatters into a war of man against beast.

The Werecat saga has been about two years in the making. I’m pleased as heck to see the full story beautifully bound in a print book. Pick it up at Amazon or your favorite retailer.

 

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It’s Release Day: The Fugitive (Werecat, Book 3)!!

WerecatTheFugitiveRETAILCover700x1066p96dpiRGBNow available everywhere: the third installment in the Werecat series The Fugitive.

It’s an e-book so by everywhere, I mean Amazon, B&N, Smashwords, All Romance e-Books and a host of other e-book retailers.

I’m also very excited to announce that all three Werecat installments will be available in one trilogy set, which will be both e-book and paperback. The release date for that is November 15th.

Meanwhile do pick up a copy of The Fugitive if you’ve been following Jacks’ adventure in the world of shifters. Of course, you can catch up on the story by checking out The Rearing (Book 1) and The Glaring (Book 2).

Here’s what you can expect in the newly released story:

On the run after killing a Hunter from The Glaring, Jacks travels to the Bahamas with his only clue to what the secret society wanted from him: his maker’s key to a safety deposit box at an offshore bank. A thirty-day legal procedure holds him up from uncovering what The Glaring was willing to kill him to get.

Meanwhile, Jacks meets an alluring ex-pat from South Africa named Maarten who hosts a nonstop pleasure cruise for disaffected werecats with no interest in the politics of their kind. With his nerves scratched raw from living on the run, it’s too tempting of an escape for Jacks to turn away. But while he’s cruising the Caribbean and spending nights in an orgiastic cuddle pile, The Glaring lays siege to New York City in a night of terror. Jacks’ boyfriend Farzan fights for his life and tries to reach Jacks overseas.

Jacks needs to emerge from a binge of drugs and sex to defend his boyfriend. But can he give up the chance to be with his own kind for the first time in his life? When the secret in the safety deposit box is revealed, Jacks realizes that it’s up to him to get it before The Glaring uses an arcane magic that will destroy humankind.

Special promotion: From November 12th to 20th on The Romance Reviews, sign up for a drawing of a copy of The Rearing (Werecat, Book 1) to get started on the series!

 

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Just in time for Halloween: Erotica Paranormal

Just released by Editorial Trance, Erotica Paranormal, Vol. 1 is a spicy anthology of poetry, short stories and book excerpts inspired by the mystic and the occult.

I am proud to be a contributor to the anthology. You will find within a sultry little passage that I really liked from The Rearing, Werecat: Book 1.

Editorial Trance is offering Erotica Paranormal, Vol. 1 as a free e–book download on their website. Content warning: Adult content and graphic sex.

That should get people over there. :)

Now, a bit about Editorial Trance, from their website:

Editorial Trance is the creation of Marlena Fitzpatrick and Charlie Vázquez. Founded in 2013, we are a digital publishing platform that seeks to broaden the literary margins of the Latino experience in both English and Spanish. We will be publishing compelling e-books for bicultural/bilingual readers and seek to unveil works that break new ground in the literary fiction, plays, erotica, poetry and memoir genres.

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Werecat #3 Cover Reveal

WerecatTheFugitiveRETAILCover700x1066p96dpiRGBComing soon: My third installment in the Werecat series.

This one is titled: The Fugitive. The story picks up from Jacks’ flight from New York City to try to outpace The Glaring. Here’s the back cover blurb:

On the run after killing a Hunter from The Glaring, Jacks travels to the Bahamas with his only clue to what the secret society’s assassin was after: his maker’s key to a safety deposit box at an offshore bank. A thirty-day legal procedure holds Jacks up from uncovering what could be a hidden treasure.

Meanwhile, Jacks meets an alluring ex-pat from South Africa named Maarten who hosts a nonstop pleasure cruise for disaffected werecats who have no interest in the politics of their kind. With his nerves scratched raw from living on the run, it’s too tempting of an escape for Jacks to turn away. But while he’s cruising the Caribbean and spending nights in an orgiastic cuddle pile, The Glaring lays siege to New York City in a night of terror. Jacks’ boyfriend Farzan fights for his life and tries to reach Jacks overseas.

Jacks needs to emerge from a binge of drugs and flesh to defend his boyfriend. But can he give up the chance to be with his own kind for the first time in his life? When the secret in the safety deposit box is revealed, Jacks realizes that it’s up to him to get it before The Glaring uses an arcane magic that could destroy humankind.

I’m really happy with the cover art, and I must thank Maggie Ward from Vagabondage Press. We went back and forth with some ideas, and she found an excellent model to represent Jacks’ loyal and long-suffering boyfriend Farzan. He’s pictured on the right.

 

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The Seventh Pleiade Into the Final Round of the 2014 Rainbow Awards!

2014 Rainbow Award Finalist

Very happy to share that The Seventh Pleiade has advanced to the final round of competition in the 2014 Rainbow Awards!

From their website, the Rainbow Awards “is an annual contest celebrating outstanding work in LGBT fiction and nonfiction. Hosted and owned by blogger Elisa Rolle, the contest is open to all authors of work containing LGBT fictional characters and work chronicling the true stories of LGBT persons.”

Finalists, and the eventual winners, are selected by panels of authors and readers. The Seventh Pleiade was nominated in the category of Gay and Lesbian Young Adult.

Winners will be announced in early December. My best wishes to all of the finalists!

 

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