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Coming This Halloween to an online bookstore near you!

Start date: October 31, 2017

End date: November 30, 2017

Television horror host Lawrence Frightengale and his leading lady, the glamorous drag performer Myrna Boy, find themselves racing against the clock when the theft of a classic car bound for the Out & About parade threatens to be a showstopper for Lawrence’s career.

Debussy and I are so pleased to get this story back in print. We had so much fun writing it and hopefully we’ll have a new Lawrence and Myrna mystery soon! Stay tuned!

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    Bedtime Stories Anyone?

    Start date: November 10, 2017

    End date: December 10, 2017

    From Between The Lines Publishing, you can now read FAIRY TALES AND FOLKLORE RE-IMAGINED!

    You’ve heard about the prince who rescues a princess locked in a tower and guarded by a fire-breathing dragon. The little girl with the red hooded cloak or black dogs who prowl the forest and moors. Just beyond the hedge is another world full of magic, mystery, and wonder. The talented authors found within these pages challenge the traditional norms and accepted stereotypes through poetry and prose that will stay with you beyond the last page. Step through the door and leave this world behind.

    I have five flash fictions included in the collection:

    • In The Tower (horror)
    • Rosewall (horror)
    • The Blue Chamber (science fiction)
    • The Road Block (fantasy)
    • Upon Falling In Love With A Bear (paranormal)

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    Coming in November from Loose Id – Wolf Around The Corner

    Start date: November 14, 2017

    End date: December 31, 2017

    I’m so excited to present to you my paranormal novel, WOLF AROUND THE CORNER.

    Tom Davidson ran away from family obligations to be a Broadway star. If he could make it there, he could make it anywhere…but he didn’t. Trudging back home to Waycroft Falls, he finds his sister Annie and her hometown bookstore in danger of folding. Her solution, open the upstairs of the historic building as a performance venue. Putting on a play should be a piece of cake for her famous New York actor brother.

    Frank Braden lost the genetic lottery and got the family werewolf curse. Kicked out of his home for the triple threat of being gay, a werewolf, and a drain on his widowed father’s new family, he settled in Waycroft Falls to make as inconspicuous a life as possible working in Annie’s bookstore. Until her gorgeous younger brother comes to town and literally needs a beast for his play.

    Tom breaks out the charm to convince Frank he’s key to the success of the bookshop’s theatrical version of Beauty and the Beast. Frank loves the bookstore, is hotter than sin, and has the perfect solution to Tom’s stage makeup conundrum. Who better to play the Beast than a guy who can turn into one?

    Coming This Christmas from MLR Press!

    Start date: December 8, 2017

    End date: January 8, 2018

    For Ethan and Nico, a broken millefiori ornament is more than a few shards of glass−it’s a chance to find love at Christmas.

    Ethan Carson wants to treat his mother to the perfect Christmas while she’s visiting over the holidays. He’s spent all his savings on presents and bought an enormous tree that takes up half his living room. But when he starts to trim the tree with the family heirloom decorations, he finds her favorite ornament, the one his late father bought on their honeymoon, is broken.

    Glassblower Nico Kazan doesn’t celebrate Christmas—unless you count trying to sell the art glass in his gallery to holiday shoppers. When Ethan, the object of his secret crush, asks him to recreate a broken Murano ball, he knows it will take more than his skill and time. Can he risk his heart to give Ethan back a symbol of love and family for Christmas?

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    Past News and Events

    Arriving Just In Time – The Applicant

    Start date: January 11, 2017

    End date: February 11, 2017

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    From Dreamspinner Press – a longer and more intriguing first chapter in the Busted Labs Series

    How can something so cuddly and adorable be so destructive? The teddy bear robot decimating his lab is only the first disaster of the day for roboticist Forbes Pohle. If he can figure out how to end its rampage, he still has to interview applicants for the position of research assistant and convince the time traveler on his doorstop that they should be making their future right now.

    Oliver Lennox didn’t travel back in time to have a quickie in the blast chamber—but it certainly is fun. This younger Forbes is a sweeter, more innocent version of his lover. And it will be hard to leave him behind in the past.

    If you like sexy nerds, humor, plenty of action, and a love story not even time can disrupt, this romantic adventure has the perfect credentials for the job.

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    The Klockwerk Kraken collection is released!

    Start date: April 30, 2017

    End date: May 31, 2017

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    Read Aidee Ladnier’s 2016 Prism Award Winning novella The Klockwerk Kraken, paired for the first time with its sequel Spindrift Gifts and a special never before published epilogue.

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    New Free Short Story – Pretty Polly

    Start date: May 5, 2017

    End date: June 5, 2017

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    I’ve been writing shifter-fic lately. This one is female/female and set during the Reconstruction after the U.S. Civil War. It’s about a young girl learn coming of age and learning that women, though vulnerable, can still defend themselves.

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    It’s Time for Re.new.al

    Start date: September 13, 2017

    End date: October 13, 2017


    Re.new.al (noun)

    1) Resuming an activity after an interruption, or
    2) Extending a contract, subscription or license, or
    3) Replacing or repairing something that is worn out, run-down, or broken, or
    4) Rebirth after death.

    Four definitions to spark inspiration, a limitless number of stories to be conceived. Only 110 made the cut.

    Thrilling to hopeful, Renewal features 300-word speculative fiction ficlets about sexual and gender minorities to entice readers.

    Welcome to Renewal.

    Check out my story, LIGHTHEART in the QSF Renewal collection!

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    2017 Southern Magic Readers Luncheon

    Date: November 11, 2017

    Time: 10:00 am

    Location: Embassy Suites - Birmingham/Hoover, 2960 John Hawkins Parkway, Birmingham, Alabama, 35244


    Join me for a #MagicLunch at the Southern Magic Readers Luncheon! There will be authors (like me!) as well as a delicious lunch, welcome speaker Lynn Raye Harris, special keynote speaker Abbi Glines, raffle baskets full of goodies, and more. Buy your tickets today!