Monday, November 20, 2017

Pretty Pretty Boys

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!

Monday, April 10, 2017

The Dust Feast

I happy to announce that The Dust Feast is up for sale (Amazon, B&N, Kobo, Smashwords, and more places soon). This is the third book in Hollow Folk, the series of books that follows Vie Eliot and the strange happenings in Vehpese, WY.

Here's the cover:

And here's the back copy:

Only days have passed since Vie Eliot’s murderous half-brother—a dangerous, out-of-control psychic—was stopped from killing the people Vie loves most, but Vie is ready for his life to return to normal. He has plans. Big plans. Make the cross country team, pick up his grades, and spend a lot of time with his boyfriend.

On the day of cross country tryouts, though, Vie finds one of the teachers dead—and Vie refuses to believe that the death was a suicide. As he searches for the killer, or killers, he discovers that a conspiracy exists in the small town of Vehpese: a conspiracy that might be older and deeper than Vie first suspects, a conspiracy of drugs and human trafficking that might also be tied, in some way Vie can’t quite understand, to his own abilities—and to the other psychic abilities in his town.

When the murderers turn their attention to Vie, though, he discovers that his powers might not be up to the task. He faces ghosts, ancient monsters, and even an evil substitute teacher, but unless he can confront his past, and the trauma that lies there, he might not manage to save the people he cares about.

He might not even survive himself.

This book had a steep learning curve for me, and I'm really happy with how it ends. It's different from the first two books; there's less mystery (although don't worry--there's still plenty of mystery) and more of a focus on how Vie is going to solve a difficult problem (or maybe a few difficult problems).

The Dust Feast wraps up the story arc that began in Mr. Big Empty--although I'm not going to tell you *how* it wraps up that story arc. It also begins a new story arc, one with a new villain and new challenges. Vie will learn about the Other Side; he will learn why there are so many people with psychic abilities in Vehpese; and he will learn who has been orchestrating events--including his own life--for a very long time.

I'm not sure when the next book will come out for Hollow Folk. I'm satisfied with the resolution to the story arc I began in Mr. Big Empty, and although I'm excited to tell more of Vie's story, I'm going to work on some other projects first.

I'm hoping that I'll have a new series for you this summer; I'm very excited about this one, and I'll give some teasers and sneak previews in the months ahead.

Thanks for all your support and excitement!

Monday, February 20, 2017

All the Inside Howling Available

I just released All the Inside Howling for sale at Amazon, Smashwords, Kobo, and B&N. This is book two of Hollow Folk, the series that began with Mr. Big Empty.

Here's the cover:

And here's the back copy:

Vie Eliot has survived a new high school, an abusive father, and the murderous Mr. Big Empty. Now, as Vie searches for Mr. Big Empty, he also finds himself facing an unexpected complication: how to be a good boyfriend.

When a mysterious drifter named River disappears, though, Vie finds himself dragged into finding the missing boy. Vie’s psychic abilities have proved useful in the past, and once again they set him on the trail of a gruesome murderer.

But the pattern of killings seems to make no sense, and as Vie tries to stop the murderer, he learns that the people he loves most are in terrible danger.

And the killings may be much more personal than Vie has suspected.

I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it!

Saturday, January 21, 2017

The Clockwork Heart

I just posted a short story, "The Clockwork Heart," for sale at Amazon, B&N, Kobo, and Smashwords.

Here's the cover:

And here's the back copy:

On the battlefields of France at the height of the Second World War, sœur Salomé struggles to save the American soldiers who have come to fight for her homeland. The German forces press ever closer, though, and Salomé can help only a very few of the men who need her.

When David Webber crosses her path, Salomé finds herself drawn towards the handsome, young soldier in spite of her vows. David Webber, she realizes, may hold the key to winning the war. And, too, the key to her heart.

But David Webber is hunted by something just as dangerous as he, and after David is injured, it falls to Salomé to ensure that he survives.

This is another piece I've been wanting to share with you for a while, and I hope you'll enjoy it!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Mr. Big Empty!

Well, things keep lining up and working out faster than I expect, so here's some more good news:

Mr. Big Empty is up for sale. And, for the first time, it's up at *3* places right out of the gate: Amazon, B&N, and Smashwords.

Here's the cover:

And here's the blurb on the back:

Vie Eliot arrives in the small town of Vehpese, Wyoming with little more than the clothes--and scars--on his back. Determined to make a new life for himself after escaping his abusive mother, he finds that living with his estranged father brings its own problems.

Then Samantha Oates, the girl with blue hair, goes missing, and Vie might be the only one who can find her. His ability to read emotions and gain insight into other people’s darkest secrets makes him the perfect investigator, with only one small problem: he wants nothing to do with his gift.

When the killer begins contacting Vie through a series of strange cards, though, Vie is forced to hone his ability, because Samantha was not the killer’s only target.

And, as Vie learns, he is not the only psychic in town.

I love this book; I'm so excited I have a chance to share it with you. It's the first book in a series of three, and I'm well underway with the second.

Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The Brittened Crown and The River Throne

Hi, guys,

More good news: thanks to a stroke of good luck, I was able to get both The Brittened Crown and The River Throne up for sale at Amazon and Smashwords. These two books complete the Witte & Co. Investigations series. I'm really excited that I get to share these with you; I love these books, and as they say, better late than never.

Here's The Brittened Crown:

And here's The River Throne:

As always, these should trickle down to other websites over the next week or two. I appreciate all of you for reading these stories, and I hope you enjoy them.

The next series I have for you is a paranormal mystery set in a small town in Wyoming. The title is Mr. Big Empty, and it should be finished in the next couple weeks. I also have a few short stories and novellas that I'm looking forward to sharing with you as well.

Warm wishes!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

I'm back: The Drowning Mask and Teratozoology 101

Wow! I can't believe it's been almost two years since I posted here. First of all, I'm very sorry for the silence. Over the last couple years, I've had a lot going on in my life, and that meant I wasn't able to keep everything going. I had to make some hard choices about where and how to use my time.

On the one hand, that meant I wasn't posting to this blog and keeping you updated. On the other hand, I kept writing! So over the next few weeks, you should see some good stuff being posted.

For starters, I put the next book in Witte & Co. Investigations up for sale at Amazon and Smashwords. It should trickle down to Kobo, B&N, etc., over the next few weeks.

This book is called The Drowning Mask (edit: link), and here's the cover:

It picks up right after the end of The Weeping Lore (which ends on quite a cliffhanger!) and continues to follow Irene, Cian, Harry, Pearl, Freddy, and the others!

Another story I've posted is called Teratozoology 101. This is a novella (meaning, it's shorter than a novel but longer than a short story) that's set in a small, Midwestern town (sound familiar?). It's about an adjunct professor, his hot student who's going to cause him a lot of trouble, and monsters. Here's the cover:

This story is up at Amazon and Smashwords and should, over the next few weeks, show up at other ebook sites.

The last bit of news: I've got books three and four of Witte & Co. Investigations written. They just need to be formatted and uploaded, so I hope that will happen quickly.

I've also got a brand new series that I'm so excited to share with you. It's a paranormal mystery set in Wyoming.

All of this will be coming your way soon. Thanks for your patience and your continued support!