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Hi, everyone! Just a quick update on my new release - holiday gingerbread baking romance! - and an author interview I’ve done as part of the release promo!

My new original holiday novella is out now from JMS Books! It’s called Gingerbread Dreams, and it’s ~24,000 words of m/m romance fluff – featuring such elements as: 
~ a holiday gingerbread baking competition
~1 grumpy judge
~1 adorable contestant
~ugly holiday sweaters
~medieval gingerbread recipes!
~The Grumpy One Is Soft For The Adorable Enthusiastic One!
~snuggling in a shared bed!
~some bonus cameos by Evan and Matt (well, Matt by representation in gingerbread art) from October Spice, if you want to know what they’re up to! (this story’s a stand-alone though so don’t worry if you’ve not read it!)
~the Most Adorable Cover!


You can get it at JMS Books here – 20% off until December 27, so only $3.19! –  or at Amazon here, or at BN here, or other places like Kobo, etc! Also, at JMS, it’s available as part of the Most Wonderful Time of the Year bundle – which gets you three holiday-themed m/m romance stories (mine, plus stories by the wonderful Nell Iris and R.W. Clinger) at an overall discount! Here’s the JMS link for that collection, and here’s the Amazon link for it too!

As part of the book release fun, I have done an Author Interview! With the lovely J. Scott Coatsworth, who also is part of the awesomeness behind the Queeromance Ink and Queer SF community groups!

So if you want to read me rambling about Terry Pratchett, medieval gingerbread recipes, and my writing process, come check it out!

Plus, you can see a picture of my face! Which is actually from a couple of years ago, before I started doing the blue/green tips in my hair, but it’s still a good picture of me.

I hope you enjoy, and I hope you’re having a marvelous December!

Hi, all!

A couple of book release announcements - very October-themed!

~First, "The Pooka’s Share" is available now from JMS Books! This novella is my contribution to the Legendary Loves collection - you can buy it separately as an ebook, or buy the whole collection in ebook or paperback, which gives you a discount, versus buying all three stories individually! (Plus, you know - paperbacks are neat!)

“The Pooka’s Share” is around 23k of m/m paranormal romance, featuring

-a pooka shapeshifter

-an exasperated magical cop with a secret

-apple-theft

-an enchanted bridle

-enemies (or at least an assignment to capture an apple-thief) to lovers

-sex in a forest and also later in a very nice bed

…so if that sounds like your cup of tea (or apple cider?) here are some purchase links!

The Pooka’s Share separately

JMS Books (currently 20% off - only $3.19!)

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The Legendary Loves Collection, Volume One

JMS Books (currently 20% off - only $4.79!)

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~Second, my super-short m/m Hot Flash Fiction story "October Spice" is available for pre-order from JMS Books! The Hot Flash romance stories are all under 5k words and priced at 99 cents - or 79 cents if you pre-order! "October Spice" features a Halloween-loving baker, pumpkin cupcakes, and an adorable firefighter, and will be released October 12!

Pre-order link at JMS Books (currently 20% off - only 79 cents!)

Pre-order link at Amazon

Hope you enjoy - I always love autumn and October and Halloween, and I’m excited to have so many themed releases!

Publication news! Specifically, about the superhero romance novella series! For more, read on...

Happy established-relationship M/M/M superheroes in love! Specifically, one supersoldier (who’s already lost a former partner), one former sidekick (who’s cranky about the sidekick part), and one redeemed supervillain (who’s been undercover, so the world still thinks he’s a villain)…

The two books in the Extraordinary series – both around 15,000 words – were originally published (or, in the case of book 2, scheduled but never released) by Less Than Three Press, which has sadly closed – but JMS Books has now republished them, with gorgeous new covers!

The first – “Sundown, Holiday, Beacon” – was re-released September 11, and the second – “Homecomings” – came out September 18 – for the first time!

So if you like domestic uses for superpowers, polyamory, comfort sex, magic portals, and bad puns…come join the adventure!

Sundown, Holiday, Beacon


Three superheroes in love! Or one superhero, one former sidekick, and one redeemed supervillain, at least…

Ryan, John, and Holiday have been partners — in every sense of the word — for two years. They’ve saved the world, fallen in love, and remodeled the secret base to include bookshelves and a bigger bed.

But Ryan and John have always been the public face of the team. The world still believes Holiday’s a villain. And he’s been using that reputation to stay undercover and share information. Tonight, though, Holiday comes home injured, and his partners aren’t sure the mission’s worth his life.

Also contains lasagna, superhero theatrics, home renovation, a thunderstorm, and very enjoyable use of superpowers in bed.

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Homecomings


More superheroes in love! This time, it’s a complicated mission: meeting the parents.

With Holiday no longer undercover as a supervillain, they’ve made him a public part of the team … and of their relationship. But that won’t be easy. Ryan’s parents, as the team’s science support, want to know every power-related detail, and ask questions about wedding plans and the future. Holly’s supervillain parents are almost certainly no longer on this plane of reality. And John’s parents love their hero son, but aren’t too sure about his choice of partners. Still, Ryan, John, and Holly have faced worse, together.

Contains mystic portals, one set of overexcited parents, one uncomfortable dinner-party, and blueberry pie.

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Hi, all! I know it’s been a while - I do try not to overwhelm you! I do have a couple of announcements, though!

First, I’ve been publishing lots of short stories and novelette-length stories (so, around 15-20,000 words) over at JMS Books - including my first-ever lesbian paranormal story, "The Ninepenny Element"! It’s got a witch and her lawyer and a cursed earring and a meet-cute over coffee, and I’d be excited if you’d come check it out - also, it’s on sale for only $1.50 right now because of the JMS Books end-of-summer sale! I’ve also got a few more things on the way - including the M/M/M superhero polyamory established-relationship domestic fluff, which contains one supersoldier, one former sidekick, one redeemed supervillain, lasagna, use of powers for home renovation, and comfort sex...available September 11!

Second, speaking of that end-of-summer sale at JMS Books, all ebooks are 50% off! Come support a fabulous small queer press! (And me, and all my fellow lovely authors published with JMS!)

This includes pre-orders, so if you’ve been eyeing something of mine - the re-release of the second Kitten & Witch shapeshifter story (in which they finally say I love you!) or the aforementioned M/M/M superhero polyamory established-relationship fluff with comfort sex…well, now’s a good time! Here’s my author page

Third, recommendations for the 2019 Tiptree Awards are now open, and a couple of my stories are in the nomination list - but there could be more! Anyone can nominate a work - the criteria is "a work of science fiction or fantasy that explores or expands our notions of gender," which includes genres like paranormal romance, and so on. So if there’s anything of mine or anyone else’s that you think should be on the nominations list, here’s the form - nominations close December 1.

I hope you’re all having a lovely end of August, and I’ll talk to you soon!

Hi, all!

Just a couple of quick announcements - book sales and such!

First, if you like the things I write (or you like romance, especially LGBTQIA romance, or if you like books on sale), JMS Books - one of my publishers - is doing a flash sale today for St Patrick’s Day! 45% all ebooks, including mine! Here’s the link to mine - everything from a single-mom sorceress and her bisexual hero in “Sorceress” to frustrated writer Dan and his adorable witch-neighbor Sterling in “Elemental” to the demons and rock stars of A Demon for Midwinter

Second, a couple of new release and coming soon announcements!

1) “Sorceress” is out now! The re-release of my very first ever published romance story, courtesy of JMS! Originally published by Ellora’s Cave, way back when! This one’s m/f – a single-mom sorceress and the king’s illegitimate older brother – with a bisexual hero, and a dragon and enchantment and siblings and a lot of tea and compassion. If you’ve read the older version, this version’s been reworked a decent amount, and also it’s about two thousand words longer – so come check out the new one! (The sequel, by the way, will be the story of our titular sorceress’s magician ex, and his own romance with a very enthusiastic knight…that one will be m/m, with a very pansexual shapeshifting magician hero!)

JMS Books (on sale!)

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2) my story “Sundown, Holiday, Beacon” for the Happiness in Numbers anthology, edited by Nicole Field, is also out now from Less Than Three Press – and I’ve signed the contract for the sequel story about these characters! This one contains a m/m/m triad of superheroes (well, one superhero, one former sidekick, and one reformed supervillain) in love! Plus lasagna, uses of superpowers for home renovation (and in bed), domestic fluff, and coming home to each other. The whole anthology’s centered around the themes of found families, polyamory and queerness, happy endings, and domesticity – and honestly this is still one of my favorite stories of mine. And the sequel involves meeting the various parents…

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3) also out now: “Snowed In: Kit & Harry,” my story for the JMS Books Snowed In themed collection! For this one, I got to go back to the world of A Demon for Midwinter – it’s a historical prequel, so look for some familiar powers and family names, with all-new characters! It’ll stand alone, though, so no worries if you’ve not read Demon. Expect Regency-era wintertime, an ice elemental, a cheerful freckled young viscount and a cranky magical detective, and ALL the fabulous tropes involving bad weather and being snowed in and hurt/comfort and cuddling for warmth and grumpy falling in love…

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4) some stories coming soon: “Sound the Fairy-Call,” out from JMS Books probably in May! In which I use my scholarly background to write a m/m story about medieval fantasy healing sex involving a fairy and a tired mercenary! Plus I’ve managed to quote Robert Graves! It’s fun. After that, there’ll be the sequel to Leather & Tea (which you may recall was one of the JMS Top Ten Stories of 2018)! So look for those, soon...

Happy St Patrick’s Day, all!

So it’s February 1, and cold and rainy here, but I like that – I’ve got coffee and a TARDIS blanket, and the world’s not so bad right at this second, at least not this little sofa-spot of it. I’ve got some news about releases and such, plus a book rec for you!

First, the news: JMS Books officially wants my other story from my old Ellora’s Cave publishing days – the one that was my first-ever pro romance sale! We’ve got the contract all signed and everything! That should be coming out in late March or April. I’m really excited about this for a LOT of reasons – of course I’m thrilled to see these characters and this world out there for you guys to read again! Also, I don’t write a lot of m/f romance, but this one is, so I hope you like it! It’s still pretty heavily queer – bisexual hero (explicitly so), and the heroine’s ex is…basically pansexual and arguably genderfluid (he can look however he wants, and his criteria for partners is, can they keep up/challenge him? the sequel, which we’ve discussed, will be his story, and it’ll most likely be m/m). And I LOVED having the opportunity to revisit and revise this first story – it’s now 3,000 words longer, for one thing, and I did a lot of polishing and smoothing-out of style. (And put back all my Oxford commas, which the EC copy-editor seemed to have a vendetta against! I’m so glad JMS and I agree on this one…) We’re batting around new title ideas – it was first published as “Lily’s Enchantment,” which was the EC editor’s idea (I’m terrible with titles), and I always thought…it was…fine…but not exciting? But then I was a Brand New Child in this world and did not wish to argue. At the moment it’s being referred to as “Sorceress,” which may stick, though I’m rather fond of my far too long option of “The Sorceress, the Bastard, and the Dragon’s Heart”. So I really hope you all like this one – it’s sort of a glimpse of early-writer me, as revised by now-writer me, and it’s got medieval-ish fantasy and a dragon and, obviously, a sorceress, and tea, and queer m/f romance, and probably more to come in this world.

Next, the new releases! I have two things out this month – within this week, in fact!

~First up – tomorrow! – is my story for the JMS Books Snowed In themed collection! For this one, I got to go back to the world of A Demon for Midwinter – it’s a historical prequel, so look for some familiar powers and family names, with all-new characters! It’ll stand alone, though, so no worries if you’ve not read Demon. Expect Regency-era wintertime, an ice elemental, a cheerful freckled young viscount and a cranky magical detective, and ALL the fabulous tropes involving bad weather and being snowed in and hurt/comfort and cuddling for warmth and grumpy falling in love…

Ordering links: Amazon, JMS, BN

~Second, my story “Sundown, Holiday, Beacon” for the Happiness in Numbers anthology, edited by Nicole Field, is available February 6! (Or very late on the 5th, I think, if you’ve already ordered?) Here’s the pre-order link, available from Less Than Three Press now!

This one contains a m/m/m triad of superheroes (well, one superhero, one former sidekick, and one reformed supervillain) in love! Plus lasagna, uses of superpowers for home renovation (and in bed), domestic fluff, and coming home to each other. The whole anthology’s centered around the themes of found families, polyamory and queerness, happy endings, and domesticity – and honestly this is still one of my favorite stories of mine, enough so that I ended up, purely for fun, writing a sequel…

Third, book rec! I’m going to start trying to do this more, maybe one a month - probably up on the blog rather than here, so as not to clutter your emails. They won’t all necessarily be new releases, but this month it’s going to have to be KJ Charles’ wonderful Any Old Diamonds, which just came out, and which I devoured and immediately wanted to reread, to bask in. Victorian jewel thieves! Plots within plots! Truly despicable family members and melodrama! Lush and delicious m/m romance with gorgeously written submission kink – AND emotions! One of the best love-confession moments EVER. (Jerry! Oh, my heart.) Here’s the Amazon link, but of course it’s available at all the usual book-selling places, too.

See you soon!

Hi, readers!

As 2018 winds down, I wanted to say thank you, again, for sharing this journey with me - and to let you know about everything I’ve been working on!

I’ve had a few short stories out with JMS Books and Less Than Three Press this year, and a few coming soon, so I wanted to share the good news with you all. I’ve also updated the website, especially the Coming Soon page,  so come check it out and see what’s new!

First, a very cool announcement: MY STORY “LEATHER AND TEA” WILL BE IN THE JMS BOOKS TOP 10 BEST-SELLING GAY ROMANCE  COLLECTION FOR 2018! Release date December 29! (I actually find this mildly amusing because this is the reissue of one of my first-ever published romance stories, back when I wrote for Ellora’s Cave – JMS picked it up after EC closed – but clearly a lot of people, new and old, still love this one! And so do I – so I imagine it’s time to write the sequel! ) You can still buy “Leather” on its own here at JMS or here at Amazon or here at BN, of course! Though the anthology will be worth picking up – discover new writers! Support gay romance and a small-ish LGBTQIA publisher! And, er, me, if you like the things I write!

Second, the second story in the Kitten & Witch paranormal sequence is out now! I hope you like this one; I love Colin and David, and this story’s got so many emotions – from sandwiches to saving people, from a literal house on fire to confessions of love. Here are all the links, and the lovely cover:

“Fire and Ink”

Three months ago David Stanton rescued a runaway kitten in the rain. Now he’s got a scandalous feline shapeshifter living in his house, helping with his white-witch business, and making him smile. David is falling in love fast, but there’s still the problem of Colin’s past—and the secrets he’s obviously keeping…

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Third, a holiday short story release! “Revelry,” from JMS Books (and currently on sale for only $1.59!)

Contains one lonely academic and one very friendly bartender, and an encounter during a scholarly conference, on a night which also happens to be the ancient Roman holiday of Sigillaria, of revelry and gift-giving and misbehavior…

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Fourth, a surprise return to one of my other series! As part of the JMS Books Snowed In themed collection, I got to go back to the world of A Demon for Midwinter – this one’s a historical prequel, so look for some familiar powers and family names, with all-new characters! It’ll stand alone, though, so no worries if you’ve not read Demon. Expect Regency-era wintertime, an ice elemental, a young viscount and a cranky magical detective – and the fun of being snowed in at a country estate…

Snowed In: Kit & Harry (available for pre-order now from JMS! release date February 2, 2019!)

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I hope you enjoy, I hope you’re having a lovely end of 2018, and happy reading!


Just a quick reminder -  I’ve got a couple of author events coming up, October 6 and October 13, and I wanted to make sure to invite you - I’d love to see you!

FIRST. on October 6, I’ll be over at our favorite local craft brewery doing a signing! Here are the details: Date & Time: Saturday October 6, 4pm until 8pm or whenever we’re all tired! Place: No Clue Craft Brewery in Rancho Cucamonga in Southern California! (Support your local craft brewery! And your local author!) (They also have non-alcoholic beverages, if beer’s not your thing, and they are family and dog friendly!) Things: there will be, er, me! And my books! I will happily sign things, bring some spare paperback copies of Demon and Prophecy if people would like to buy them at some sort of discount (and maybe one or two of my other stories or academic books if I can get copies), and generally hang out with people and probably give you all hugs! (I can even attempt to do a reading if requested? Maybe? Is that a thing people would like, me reading my work? I mean, I do it with academic conference papers, so…) Also I hear there might be a food truck. I will update you on this.

SECOND, on October 13, I’ll be participating - with a signing table, and also on the Author Panel - in Anaheim Indie Author Day at the Anaheim Public Library! Date & Time: October 13, 1pm-4:30pm. Place: Anaheim Public Library (500 W Broadway, Anaheim, CA 92805) Things: here’s the event description: "Anaheim Public Library participates in the annual Indie Author Day celebration by hosting an event every October that is free and open to the public. This is an opportunity for the indie community to come together and help self-published and independent authors get discovered and for readers to find new books written by fellow community members. Each of the authors will have books available for purchase, and guests will have the opportunity to spend time with the writers and have their books signed." So of course you can come and chat with me and get things signed - and you can support and discover other independent, small press, and local (SoCal) writers as well! It’s an awesome event, and great for the writing community.

I hope to see you at one or both of these, and thanks again for all your support!

Author Events! Signings! Beer! Anaheim Indie Author Day!

Hi, all! So I’ve got a couple of events coming up, and I wanted to make sure to invite you - I’d love to see you!

FIRST. on October 6, I’ll be over at our favorite local craft brewery doing a signing! Here are the details: Date & Time: Saturday October 6, 4pm until 8pm or whenever we’re all tired! Place: No Clue Craft Brewery in Rancho Cucamonga in Southern California! (Support your local craft brewery! And your local author!) (They also have non-alcoholic beverages, if beer’s not your thing, and they are family and dog friendly!) Things: there will be, er, me! And my books! I will happily sign things, bring some spare paperback copies of Demon and Prophecy if people would like to buy them at some sort of discount (and maybe one or two of my other stories or academic books if I can get copies), and generally hang out with people and probably give you all hugs! (I can even attempt to do a reading if requested? Maybe? Is that a thing people would like, me reading my work? I mean, I do it with academic conference papers, so…) Also I hear there might be a food truck. I will update you on this.

SECOND, on October 13, I’ll be participating in Anaheim Indie Author Day at the Anaheim Public Library! Date & Time: October 13, 1pm-4:30pm. Place: Anaheim Public Library (500 W Broadway
Anaheim, CA 92805) Things: here’s the event description: "Anaheim Public Library participates in the annual Indie Author Day celebration by hosting an event every October that is free and open to the public. This is an opportunity for the indie community to come together and help self-published and independent authors get discovered and for readers to find new books written by fellow community members. Each of the authors will have books available for purchase, and guests will have the opportunity to spend time with the writers and have their books signed." So of course you can come and chat with me and get things signed - and you can support and discover other independent, small press, and local (SoCal) writers as well! It’s an awesome event, and great for the writing community.

I hope to see you at one or both of these, and thanks again for all your support!

Hi, all!

Thank you again for the support - Prophecy is a proper published book now, and I couldn’t be happier! Everyone should have received the physical books and/or the email with the download link for the ebook by now; let Inkshares know if you haven’t.

As a bonus thank-you, there’s an extra scene (from Tir’s point of view!) up for free on my website over here, along with some extra trivia, so come and check that out! And, of course, please do review and share widely - Amazon, Goodreads, wherever you are on social media - that definitely helps authors with exposure, but also helps make books more visible to fellow readers who might appreciate them!

If you like the sorts of things I write, my next short story will be out from Less Than Three Press in November - here’s the official description and pre-order link:

“Fire and Ink”

The sequel to “Port in a Storm” – more cat shapeshifter and his white witch!

Three months ago David Stanton rescued a runaway kitten in the rain. Now he’s got a scandalous feline shapeshifter living in his house, helping with his white-witch business, and making him smile. David is falling in love fast, but there’s still the problem of Colin’s past—and the secrets he’s obviously keeping…

Available from Less Than Three Press November 28 (pre-order available now!)

Thanks again, and I hope you’re enjoying Prophecy as much as I enjoyed writing it!

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