I'm happy to announce my latest book: Pretty Pretty Boys. This is a new series for me, a contemporary mystery (with strong elements of romance), featuring two protagonists: Emery Hazard and John-Henry Somerset. Here's the back copy:
After Emery Hazard loses his job as a detective in Saint Louis, he heads back to his hometown--and to the local police force there. Home, though, brings no happy memories, and the ghosts of old pain are very much alive in Wahredua. Hazard’s new partner, John-Henry Somerset, had been one of the worst tormentors, and Hazard still wonders what Somerset’s role was in the death of Jeff Langham, Hazard’s first boyfriend.
When a severely burned body is discovered, Hazard finds himself drawn deeper into the case than he expects. Determining the identity of the dead man proves impossible, and solving the murder grows more and more unlikely. But as the city’s only gay police officer, Hazard is placed at the center of a growing battle between powerful political forces. To his surprise, Hazards finds an unlikely ally in his partner, the former bully. And as they spend more time together, something starts to happen between them, something that Hazard can’t--and doesn’t want--to explain.
The discovery of a second mutilated corpse, though, reveals clues that the two murders are linked, and as Hazard gets closer to answers, he uncovers a conspiracy of murder and betrayal that goes deeper--and closer to home--than he could ever expect.
The second book in this series is already finished and going through revisions; it should be up by mid-December. I'm writing the third book now and making good progress on it. Pretty Pretty Boys is available at Amazon, BN, Kobo, and Smashwords. It should filter out to other sites within the next week or so.
One last thing that I need to say: there is still a final book for Hollow Folk (the series featuring Vie), but I won't write it until next summer. There are a few reasons why, but the most important reason is that I need to work on some other projects before I come back to Hollow Folk. I love that series, and I want it to end on the strongest possible note. That means taking my time and coming back to the series when it's time to tell that story.
In the meanwhile, I hope you enjoy this new series as much as I do!