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The Moonlight Market has just been published by Loose Id! This story has a contemporary setting but has elements of magical realism, dark fantasy and a little horror. It's about Cory Long who tracks his missing sister to the magical Moonlight Market. He finds a disorienting world of performers and hawkers, and one very familiar showman, Sanderson Beets, his on-again, off-again hookup from campus. But Sanderson has a secret. He made a dangerous deal with a woman known as the Weaver of Dreams. Second chances always come with strings attached--and sacrifices. Sanderson’s debt has come due, and the only payment he has to offer the Weaver is Cory, and their chance for a relationship.
Enter a world of magic and dark fantasy
My first erotic F/F science fiction short story,
Elusive Radiance has been published by Totally Entwined's Pride Publishing imprint. It's about a young woman named Anais who is charged with protecting diplomat Savea Blackmun at trade talks on the Levantar Spindle. As this is Anais's first chance to shine in her new position, she is disconcerted when Delegate Blackmun has her longing for positions of a different sort--in Savea's bed.
Two strong, capable women - One hot romance
Spindrift Gifts is the sequel to The Klockwerk Kraken and takes place during the end of the year on Celos. When his memories begin endangering his happily-ever after on Celos, Jimenez is forced to choose between forgetting his lover Teo, or accepting the sometimes painful gifts of Spindrift. Look for it this holiday season from MLR Press.
Teo + Jimenez + Celos = a happy ending?
The Klockwerk Kraken (title thanks to the amazing Gina Storm Grant) is a science-fiction novel published by MLR Press. When the right space pilot walks into his bar, a desperate bartender uses all his wiles (and tentacles) to talk the man into business and his bed. But the spacer is still enslaved by his past and isn't sure he can deal with a two-armed lover, much less one with six.
This story placed FIRST in the Romance Writers of America's Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal Chapter's Prism Awards in the novella category.
Meet Teo and Jimenez here!
The Road Block published in Discovery: QSF's Second Annual Flash Fiction Contest compilation book! My story came in third place in more than one hundred entries.
There is some seriously awesome Flash Fiction in here!
"Lawrence Frightengale Investigates" was published in the
Closet Capers Anthology at Dreamspinner Press.
Horror Host Lawrence Frightengale and his glamorous partner Myrna Boy investigate the disappearance of the Fright-mobile before the "Out and About" Pride Parade.
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I also have some stories I'm working on:
I'm writing the first draft of what will be my Wild West Steampunk Trilogy: "The Cabinet of the Dead", "The Clockwork Revenants" and "The Steam Messiah." The first story title, "The Cabinet of the Dead", refers to the mechanism by which a spiritualist speaks to the dead. But the government is hoping he can speak to someone else they desperately need information from as the greatest inventors of the age are disappearing into Indian Territory never to be seen again. And what is behind the massive storms that bring death to settlers, leaving nothing but bloated, bloody bodies on the plains. Why do the thunderclouds glint like shining metal?
I'm writing the first draft of a young adult novel titled "Smudges". When you die, sometimes you leave a smudge, a silent ghost that repeats the same action over and over unable to be wiped clean from reality. High Schooler Miranda Spencer had seen those smudges most of her life but she never wanted to see the one of her murdered best friend, Anne. Charlotte Ames has moved to the podunk town of Hendersonville just in time to be the new girl with no date to the Prom. Remaking herself as the exciting and enigmatic Charly might be her in with the popular crowd if she can keep the voices in her head from ruining it. But when Miranda meets Charly, sparks fly and ghosts talk. Can Anne's spirit tell them who her killer is before the murderer targets them as well.
I'm editing on a contemporary novel titled "As She Floated Down" about Emily Daws, a folklorist researching the history behind a murder ballad called Sylvie Girl. She finds her life begin to mirror the song’s love story when she becomes involved in a relationship with Brent Bolton, the grandson of the dead woman’s lover. And despite the ghost of Sylvie Girl trying to warn her away, she is inevitably drawn to the deadly riverbank.
Debussy and I are doing another pass on the new Lawrence and Myrna mystery titled "Lawrence Frightengale Checks Inn". Larry (Lawrence's off screen identity) and Myrna breakdown on a deserted back road and end up spending the night in a spooky inn that legend says is haunted by the spirits of shipwreck victims. Will Larry, Bootsy, and Nick (Myrna's alter ego) be able to figure out what is causing those bobbing lights along the beach? Is it souls searching for their bodies washed up on shore?
I'm writing the first draft of my contemporary paranormal "Fool to Dream". In it a microfossil expert who has the misfortune to have his dreams come true for an hour each morning meets the guy of his dreams. How will he know it's true when he can't tell which is the dream lover and which is the real thing?
I'm writing the first draft of a paranormal, "Wolf Around the Corner". It's about a down on his luck director/producer who wants to put on a non-Disney version of Beauty and the Beast and he has his beauty, but is stumped on a beast. Until he finds out there's a werewolf living in his apartment complex. Now all he needs to do is convince the guy to try acting...because, come on, free special effects! Oh, and not fall for the guy, because hooking up with your players does not lead to a good opening night.
I'm writing the first draft of a shifter romance, "Yowl at the Moon". It's alley cat versus house cat in a tale about avoiding the vet, how to get tangles out of long hair, and finding true love. Someone really should have stopped me. :)