Wolf and the Holly is now available in audio, many thanks to the lovely folks at Tantor. Like Blackbird in the Reeds, it’s voiced by the talented Chris Chambers. I look forward to hearing his take on Fox and Birch next!
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It’s been a while since you’ve heard from me, and I’m procrastinating, so I thought I’d come show you what I’m working on.
The lovely and talented Madeline Farlow is doing the covers for The Rowan Harbor Cycle, and here’s her piece for Stag and the Ash, which is slated to be released on Thursday, June 28th:
Mr. Burns tells me that this one is his second favorite after the cover for Blackbird in the Reeds, which I think will always be my favorite, too. What do you think?
Anyway, here’s the (working) burb:
Jesse Hunter is finally trying to be an adult, but still feels like an act. His place on the town council is a sham. He’s rarely called on to do anything. His boyfriend is grieving the loss of his mother, and while everyone seems to think he’s doing a great job caring for Sean, Jesse feels like he’s more of a distraction than a real help.
March is shaping up to be a bad month. First, random chance leads him to the realization that the town’s recent trouble is his fault. Then new werewolves come into town, and it turns out they’re also Jesse’s responsibility. He feels like he may be at his breaking point, and he doesn’t want to drag his friends and loved ones down with him. But how will he handle it alone?
Last week about this time, everyone on the mailing list got a free copy of my Rowan Harbor novella, Succubus and the City. Now, I’m making it available to anyone who would like to sign up.
Succubus and the City is the story of Sean’s brother, and how he’s doing in the fallout of Hawk in the Rowan. You don’t have to have read Hawk, or any Rowan Harbor book, for Succubus to make sense. But it does contain a spoiler for something that happens in book four of the series.
As of Tuesday, Blackbird in the Reeds is available on Audible, and I have to say I’m incredibly excited about it. Chris Chambers has done an amazing job bringing the book to life, and I cannot wait to hear what he does with the next book in the series!
(for anyone who gets this far, I know I’ve been thoroughly remiss in updating recently, and I’m trying to do better. Thanks for sticking with me.)
Hey guys! Excited to share with you the cover for Wolf and the Holly, which will be coming out on February 8th. It’s been up on goodreads for a couple of days now, but I’m late putting it here because I’m still trying to fight off last month’s cold and seem to be moving in slow motion.
Five years ago, Jesse dropped out of college and came home to Rowan Harbor to find safety with his pack. A broken man, he’s been living as though the world is ending—allergic to responsibility and spending most of his nights at the local bar.
But he can’t avoid growing up forever. On the night of his thirtieth birthday party, he finds his childhood friend Isla unconscious, attacked in the middle of their peaceful hometown. The wolf inside him wants to protect its people from the slick-haired, smooth-talking vampire who’s brought trouble to town, and Jesse can’t run from his instincts any longer.
Now that his inner wolf is out of its cage, it’s picked the most inconvenient moment to find its mate. Sean Anderson—recently back from college and much changed from the skinny preteen Jesse once knew—is just what he never knew he needed.
This is it, guys, release day!
Blackbird in the Reeds is now available for purchase or KU borrows on Amazon.
This is the first in a series that’s currently planned to be nine books. Devon, Jesse, and Fletcher each have their own stories to tell, complete with major personal journeys as well as burgeoning romances, not to mention a couple of bad guys to stop along the way. The first of Jesse’s books, Wolf and the Holly, is currently in edits, and will be along in February.
Hope you’re coming along for the adventure!
For any who are interested, paperback copies of the Wilde Love series are now available for $7.99US. They will remain there for at least the month of January, and if they do well there, I might leave them low–and release future paperbacks at that price as well.
Createspace makes high quality books in my experience, but they don’t come cheap, and I’m not ever going to be able to match those fabulous mass-market prices you can get on paperbacks in stores. Still, LGBTQIA+ paperbacks are usually prohibitively expensive–who can afford to buy a series when each book is $18? As a reader, I would like to see some more affordable paperbacks out there, so I figured that since I can control my prices, I ought to try being the change.
It seems almost compulsory to write a New Year post, either to recap one’s accomplishments from the year passing, or to talk about goals in the coming year. I figured… who am I to buck the trend?
Last year was a big one for me: I finally got my degree, wrote six novels and published four of them, starting what I firmly believe is going to be the last career I’ll ever have. It’s the only one I ever wanted, after all.
I don’t know how anyone else feels, but I have high hopes for 2018. My first book of the year, Blackbird in the Reeds, is coming out on the 4th of January, and the second in its series is already in edits. I hope to release the entire series this year, as well as a few other projects I’ve been working on, and maybe even one that’s still just a series of related ideas.
2017 was bad in the ways I expected, and incredible in ways I didn’t foresee. I’ve made a few friends I think are in it for the long haul, and a few changes in my life that are going to help me keep writing for years to come. I’ve had successes I didn’t expect, and learned from my failures when they happened. All I can hope is that this year will be even better.
I am going to write so many books this year, you guys. So many books. And it’s going to be the most fun yet.
Here it is, the cover of the first book in my new modern fantasy series. It’s the first of nine planned books, coming in 2018.
Blackbird in the Reeds is scheduled for release on January 4th
Devon Murphy has never believed that there were fairies at the bottom of the garden, but when he’s in an accident on his way to his grandmother’s house and comes face to face with the biggest, baddest, most preternaturally intelligent wolf he’s ever seen, he’s forced to reconsider.
When his grandmother asks him to look into a string of suspicious accidents, he finds a much bigger mystery to unravel. From his childhood best friend to the too-attractive Deputy Wade Hunter, everyone in Rowan Harbor seems to have something to hide. Devon has to get to the bottom of it all before the accidents turn deadly.