Wednesday, May 4, 2022

A Very Special Story

Every now a then, my muse gets a little silly, resulting in such stories as Galen and the Forest Lord, Hell is Where the Heart Is, and Hooves and Horns. The latest comedic venture is a spin on a fairy tale, called The Prince's Frog. I've actually been working on this story for a few years, picking it up and setting it down over and over. 

Part of the issue was that the manuscript still contained comments from my dear friend and crit partner, PD Singer, who passed in 2020. I miss her terribly. 

Open manuscript, read comments, close manuscript, cry. Come back three months later and try again. In the back of my mind, I could clearly imagine what she'd say if I gave up a project, so I pushed through. She was my greatest supporter and thought this would be a fun story. 

Pam, I hope I've done you proud. So this story is special to me, as it's the last one I collaborated on with her. 


His Royal Highness Prince Rocky Jude Maxwell Bill Robert Chuck—let’s just call him Bob, shall we?—has a problem. Namely, royal parents set on marrying him off to a princess from the neighboring kingdom. Only, Bob doesn’t want to get married, would rather ogle Sir Blacksmith than fair maidens, and has a sneaking suspicion that his intended bride is not what she seems. So, where is a desperate prince with commitment issues supposed to turn?

Speaking of “not what they seem,” Sir Ribbit has been cooling his heels, literally, in the local bog with his disgraced fairy godmother and thousands of other frogs, waiting for the opportunity to break a three-year-old curse and return to his human form of Prince Evan Chuck Leo—Oh, heck, let’s call him Dave—hopefully, before maxing out a frog’s limited lifetime.

When a royal snit lands Bob in the muck of Dave’s front yard, plans are made to help each other. Inept plans, but still. Oh, and someone has to kiss a frog because everyone knows you have to kiss a few frogs before you land a handsome prince.

This story delightfully features talking frogs, inebriated fairies, awkward heroes, two princes in love, a deceptively innocent cover, and a solid HEA.

For most characters, anyway.

Now available for preorder on Amazon

Friday, April 29, 2022

New Release! Something Wicked

 Only I could launch a new book and forget to post on my blog. Sorry, folks. 

Something Wicked is now available on Amazon and on KU. This started with a premade cover by the super talented Charmaine Ross, and the idea continued from there. I mean, have you SEEN the guy on the cover? Wow!

Oh, and I had a wonderful time creating a snarky cat/spider/snake/raven/dragon/motorcycle familiar named Chynne.

A mysterious legacy. A magical journey. The worst guide in history!

Piers Adams never knew his parents or birthplace. All he wants from his mundane life is a better apartment and fewer working hours serving drinks at a club in Asheville, North Carolina. Sure, weirdness happens around him occasionally. Coincidences, right? He can’t possibly wish things into existence. After all, he’s only human.

Maybe.

It’s hard living down to a nickname like Wicked, but Prince Wycke Bertillian of the magical realm tries. He enjoys his lack of responsibilities until he’s coerced into a clandestine mission: find an evil sorceress’s hidden son in the human realm.

A chance encounter awakens magical potential beyond what either realm has seen before. Barely managing his own life doesn’t qualify Wycke to guide a novice sorcerer with infinite magic and zero self-preservation skills. Unfortunately, it’s Wycke or nothing standing between Piers and those who’d take Piers’ magic for themselves—magic powerful enough to rule two realms.

Piers and Wycke had better get their act together. Their lives and the fate of the human and magical worlds rests in their highly incompetent hands.




Now available on Amazon and KU

Friday, March 11, 2022

Ready for Pre-Order!

It's taken me quite some time, but I've finally got a fantasy offering ready for release. It's currently available for preorder, releasing April 23. Talking cats anyone?

A mysterious legacy. A magical journey. The worst guide in history!

Piers Adams never knew his parents or birthplace. All he wants from his mundane life is a better apartment and fewer working hours serving drinks at a club in Asheville, North Carolina. Sure, weirdness happens around him occasionally. Coincidences, right? He can’t possibly wish things into existence. After all, he’s only human.

Maybe.

It’s hard living down to a nickname like Wicked, but Prince Wycke Bertillian of the magical realm tries. He enjoys his lack of responsibilities until he’s coerced into a clandestine mission: find an evil sorceress’s hidden son in the human realm.

A chance encounter awakens magical potential beyond what either realm has seen before. Barely managing his own life doesn’t qualify Wycke to guide a novice sorcerer with infinite magic and zero self-preservation skills. Unfortunately, it’s Wycke or nothing standing between Piers and those who’d take Piers’ magic for themselves—magic powerful enough to rule two realms.

Piers and Wycke had better get their act together. Their lives and the fate of the human and magical worlds rests in their highly incompetent hands.


Currently available on Amazon for preorder. 

Great News for Diversion Fans!

 Great news for fans of the Diversion series, and in particular, volume 3, Corruption.

Jeremy Wilkerson, the young man who fell hard for Bo's undercover persona Cyrus Cooper, is getting his own book. I'm currently hard at work on Petty Crimes. 

Bo and Lucky will make appearances as secondary characters, as will Loretta Johnson. 

Sunday, February 20, 2022

New Release - Cursed: Ride or Die

I've got a new release out in the world, now available on Amazon and KU. This one took me back to my own biker years, and a fondly remembered 1977 Harley Davidson Superglide. Some of the areas mentioned in the story are from my memory or are a conglomeration of memories. The names of Slade's friends are a homage to folks I used to ride with. 

Noah's first cabin was based on an old friend's A-frame. Amazing how I can still see the details in my mind twenty years later when I can't remember what happened yesterday. 


If they stop running, they die.


Slade Slater’s had a great life until he pissed off a sorcerer, who dooms Slade to a life of endless wandering. Linger anywhere for more than a month and his life is forfeit. The only way to break the evil curse? Sacrifice true love. Which won't be an option anytime soon. Slade's been alone for a long time. Cursed nomads, it turns out, are a solitary bunch. After all, who could fall in love with a man who can never settle down? But everything changes the night he stumbles upon an injured shifter.

Noah's never known the companionship of a pack and desperately longs for the security of his own kind. Danger stalks him, forcing him to spend his life hiding from humans until a cursed human lights up his bleak world. Saved from near death by the sexy stranger with tats for days and a big, black Harley, Noah finds that, while he might be the only werewolf in the eastern US, he doesn't have to be alone.

Though they’re stalked by ruthless enemies, Slade and Noah might be each other’s salvation.

If they can outrun the hunters.

Get your copy today at Amazon

Friday, February 4, 2022

Bikers and shifters? New Release!

 It's taken a while, but hopefully, the extra time shows in the work. Cursed: Ride or Die is now available for preorder at Amazon, releasing February 19 in e-book and Kindle Unlimited. 


If they stop running, they die.


Slade Slater’s had a great life until he pissed off a sorcerer, who dooms Slade to a life of endless wandering. Linger anywhere for more than a month and his life is forfeit. The only way to break the evil curse? Sacrifice true love. Which won't be an option anytime soon. Slade's been alone for a long time. Cursed nomads, it turns out, are a solitary bunch. After all, who could fall in love with a man who can never settle down? But everything changes the night he stumbles upon an injured shifter.

Noah's never known the companionship of a pack and desperately longs for the security of his own kind. Danger stalks him, forcing him to spend his life hiding from humans until a cursed human lights up his bleak world. Saved from near death by the sexy stranger with tats for days and a big, black Harley, Noah finds that, while he might be the only werewolf in the eastern US, he doesn't have to be alone.

Though they’re stalked by ruthless enemies, Slade and Noah might be each other’s salvation.

If they can outrun the hunters.

Reserve your copy today at Amazon

Thursday, December 9, 2021

Awards!

The Rainbow Awards encompassed two years' worth of offerings this year, 2020-2021, and I'm thrilled to have scored six runner-ups and five honorable mentions!


 

Gay Sci-Fi / Futuristic - Consorts of the Red King
Best Gay Book - Consorts of the Red King
Gay Romantic Suspense - Decision and Benediction, Diversion books 8 & 9
Gay Contemporary Romance - Drifter
Best Gay Book - Drifter

All the above, plus Never Underestimate an Omega, won honorable mentions, with one or more judges giving the book a score of at least 36 points out of a possible 40. 



In addition to the Rainbow Awards, the Goodreads M/M Romance Groups' Members Choice Awards are open for voting until January 10th, with my Diversion series nominated for awards in four categories. 

All-time Favorite MM Series: Diversion
Best Mystery/Whodunit: Benediction
Best Established Couple: Bo and Lucky in Benediction
Best Law Enforcement: Benediction

There are so many books and authors who need your support in many different categories. This is a great way to show authors/books some love! Not a member? The group connects readers and authors of our genre and features awards, challenges, and book news. 

Here is the link to the polls: https://www.goodreads.com/poll/list/20149-m-m-romance...