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!
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…
Thanks again, and I hope you’re enjoying Prophecy as much as I enjoyed writing it!
A thank-you, and a bonus scene!
More specifically, first, THANK YOU to everyone! You should be getting your copies very soon, if not already - Inkshares has begun shipping them out! The ebook and the paperback will also be available on Amazon as of August 21 - so you can acquire more copies for you or someone else!
Just a quick note - reviews and ratings and recommendations really do matter, so I’d love it if you could do that, whether on Amazon or Goodreads or anyplace else you hang out! Of course it’s absolutely helpful for authors (especially new ones!) as far as visibility, but it’s also great for fellow readers, introducing them to books and stories. So, thank you!
And I’ve promised you a bonus scene! It is available for free on my website, right here, with the other book trivia for Prophecy - it does contain spoilers, though, so make sure you’ve finished the book first! It’s set very slightly in the future, and it’s from Tir’s point of view...
Feel free to poke around the website, too - you can find all the other things that I’ve published and things that are coming soon, like my paranormal m/m romance from JMS Books, or the reissue of my older m/m contemporary erotica, out this month - or the upcoming polyamory anthology from Less Than Three Press, for which I am writing about a triad of superheroes (well, one superhero, one former sidekick, and one redeemed former villain) in love, and also garlic bread.
Thank you again, and I hope you’re enjoying Prophecy!
Just a quick note to say that...drum roll...COPIES OF PROPHECY SHOULD BE SHIPPING OUT SOON!!
You might’ve gotten the email notification already - I know a few people have - so you’ll want to make sure your address is correct, to get your copy!
We’re a bit ahead of schedule, in fact - the official release date was (is still?) August 7 for the paperback, and it’s still August 21 for the ebook to become available at Amazon and other retailers. But the paperbacks could be in your hands as soon as Monday!
Thank you again for all the support - this means so much, and it wouldn’t be happening without all of you. And please come say hi over on my website or on twitter or instagram, for more news and updates and the next book project!
Production schedule update, website, and some news!
The final cover for Prophecy has been submitted and gone through editing, and we’re actually a bit ahead of the estimated production schedule - it looks like we should be shipping books by August 7, instead of the 21st! I’m so excited to see the final version, and to share it with all of you!
Also, I’ve been overhauling and adding lots of new things to my old wordpress site, so come check it out and follow me! There’s a lot - from my other books and stories (mostly romance, mostly paranormal, mostly LGBTQA+), to some bonus scenes and extras and my playlists for stories, to upcoming releases and appearances!
Speaking of upcoming appearances, at the end of the month I’ll be doing a guest blog over on Nicole Field’s blog, all about romance and representation and the upcoming (from Less Than Three Press) polyamory anthology Happiness in Numbers, of which I am a part, so look for that! Also, if you happen to be near Sydney, Australia, I will be there next week for the IASPR conference (that’s the International Association for the Study of Popular Romance), wearing an odd combination of the Romance Writer Hat and the Professor Hat. (Metaphorically speaking. I don’t even really wear hats. Not often, anyway.) I am giving an actual paper, and getting a small amount of travel grant money, so that will be nice. And come say hi if you’re around!
Third, in the category of People Saying Nice Things – Gail Carriger (yes, THAT Gail Carriger!) reviewed my first novel, A Demon for Midwinter, over on Goodreads, and I’ll just quote because I am excited: “I adored this book. It was sweet and charming. …It’s nice to see some solid worldbuilding in a PNR [paranormal romance]….One of those where I spent the second half of the book grinning like an idiot.” So, that’s my day and month and possibly even year made!
I hope you are all having a fabulous day - more soon!
Hi, friends and followers! A quick status update, and some other book news!
The copy-edits for Prophecy have been sent back, so there’s not too much left to do other than final formatting - it sounds like we should be expecting more or less an August release date, unless anything unexpected pops up! And then it’ll all be real...
In other book news, I am officially a published romance author with JMS Books now! If you happen to like tired rock stars, demons with kind hearts, paranormal romance, male/male romance, boys falling in love, classic rock references, or if you just like the things I write - then please come buy A Demon for Midwinter (here’s the Amazon link) and support me! There will also be three bonus stories - the first one, "Lightning in a Bottle," will be out April 28th (so soon! here’s the Amazon link for that too) for FREE, and free stories are always good, right?
And my novella "Port in a Storm" is still available from Less Than Three Press, if you like male/male romance, neighborhood witches, and kitten shapeshifters - there will be a sequel, which I’ve signed the contract for, so look for that too!
Lots of exciting developments - thanks for sharing them all with me! This wouldn’t be happening without all of you.