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Jun. 11th, 2012

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[sticky post] My Publications and where to find them

If Two of Them Are Dead published with Dreamspinner Press. Steampunk/mystery, m/m buy it here


Kept Tears published with Dreamspinner Press. Urban Fantasy, m/m set in Pittsburgh. find the ebook here

and the paper back here

Peace in the Valley part of Dreamspinners 2012 Advent calendar Peace in the Valley (m/m erotica, werewolf)

In the Hands of Gods in Dreamspinner Press’s anthology, A Brush of Wings ebook & paperback (historical m/m erotic, paranormal)

Crisis in Faith short story ebook (m/m erotic, urban fantasy)


Ghost of Jupiter in Dreamspinner Press’s anthology, Cross Bones ebook & paperback (m/m erotic, SF)

The Darkest Midnight in December novella ebook (m/m erotic, historical paranormal)

Mysterious Spirit short story ebook (m/m erotic, BDSM, fantasy) - Sorry OOP.

Snowbound in Dreamspinner Press’s anthology, Necking ebook & paperback (m/m erotic, historical paranormal, sequel to The Darkest Midnight in December)

Haunted in Dreamspinner Press’s anthology, Two Tickets to Paradise ebook & paperback (m/m erotic, urban fantasy)

A Brief Respite web-based
m/m erotic, historical paranormal, sequel to The Darkest Midnight in December and Snowbound, Freebie!)

Unquiet Ghosts in Circlet’s anthology, Like a Sacred Desire ebook
(f/m erotic, fantasy)

Feb. 13th, 2024

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Free Story - A Brief Respite

And for you, a free story from me! This was originally a freebie on DSP's site for Halloween It's from my series on 1930's demon hunters and is m/m/m. While it is a stand alone it can be considered a sequel to my novella The Darkest Midnight in December ( blurb and purchase info here) and my short story Snowbound in Dreamspinner's anthology Necking ( blurb and purchase info here)

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Ah, wish I had time right now to construct a website so this could be a PDF download for you all.

Jul. 9th, 2014

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What's Up Wednesdays

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WHAT I'M READING The M/M romance group on goodreads is having their Don't Read in the Closet writing challenge, Love's Landscape, and I've been reading the stories there. They've been pretty darned good. Just finished the better part of valor by Tanya Huff. It’s military SF, not my favorite but I do like Huff. It wasn’t half bad. I’m reading Art of Death a m/m paranormal as well.

WHAT I'M WRITING I learned my own Love's Landscape story will be out soon. I’m not permitted to share the date yet but soon. I’m still working on that Yule in Wales short story.

WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW High end hotel suites. If I can’t stay in them then at least my characters can.


WHAT ELSE I'VE BEEN UP TO recovering from rotator cuff surgery had last week, lots of pain and PT and not much else. catching up on reading and tv viewing. Yes that’s what I said last week but I’ve not been anywhere in 2 weeks. Saw some relatives over the fourth.

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Jul. 6th, 2014

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100 things #79, seeing your problems




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Jul. 2nd, 2014

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What's Up Wednesdays

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WHAT I'M READING The M/M romance group on goodreads is having their Don't Read in the Closet writing challenge, Love's Landscape, and I've been reading the stories there. They've been pretty darned good. Just finished a horrible amateur sleuth mystery by Joanne Fluke.

WHAT I'M WRITING I've done a major rewrite of ch 1 of Soldiers of the Sun I started camp nano one handed and doing two projects for it. Vampires in Vegas and a contemporary holiday romance which is very out of my comfort zone. Did final edits on the galley proofs of Nothing But Himself, my project fierce story

WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW Today another author at my publishing house read my paranormal short story which is not her genre but she loved it. How good did that make me feel.


WHAT ELSE I'VE BEEN UP TO recovering from rotator cuff surgery had last week, lots of pain and PT and not much else. catching up on reading and tv viewing.

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Jun. 21st, 2014

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Might be silent for a while

On Monday I'll be having a rotator cuff tear repaired. I'll try to be up and around as soon as I can but that might take several days since it's my right arm this time. (Been through a similar surgery on the left). Before that I do have things I wanted to share.


Firstly here's a birthday ficlet my friend, first reader and much abused beta evil_little_dog wrote for me. It's from my Soldiers of the Sun 1930s demon hunter series and it's a lot of fun. Check it out and tell her what you think. Guessing Games

And the Project Fierce Anthology is now up for pre-order. I'm in this great cause with so many other talented authors. The money raised goes to help LGBT homeless youth around Chicago. My story Nothing But Himself is urban fantasy and I really had a great time writing it. I would love to revisit the story.


My Love's Landscape story should be available soon too. That's another one I would love to revisit.
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Jun. 18th, 2014

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What's Up Wednesday

Wow I've been bad about updating. And this might be my last WUW for a couple weeks.

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WHAT I'M READING The M/M romance group on goodreads is having their Don't Read in the Closet writing challenge, Love's Landscape, and I've been reading the stories there. I just finished The Devil's Hearth an Appalachian mystery by Phillip DePoy. I think I may have read it before. I know I've read a Fever Develin book before. It feels more like a celebration of Appalachian culture than a mystery though. Also just finished Black Butler #16. It was good for about half then it became a cricket game. Drawn cricket games are infinitely less interesting than the real thing.

WHAT I'M WRITING I thought I was finished with my Love's Landscape novella, Triskelion edits but I was wrong. Got another minor round yesterday. I've done a little editing on Soldiers of the Sun and rewrote a chapter for it. Still, I'm in edit mode. I would have liked to have written more but it's just not happening. Sigh.


WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW Still struggling with this. My health and my parents are bad. It's humid so that's whittling away my love of nature. I'm a bit overworked. I suppose what's really inspiring me now is Pittsburgh and it's history.


WHAT ELSE I'VE BEEN UP TO Prepping for surgery and trying to make huge amounts of headway for my fall lectures before the surgery has taken up all my time. It's not been a fun summer. In other words, no change from last week. Oh it was my birthday yesterday. I went out to the casino won a little bit of money.

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Jun. 11th, 2014

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What's Up Wednesdays

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WHAT I'M READING The M/M romance group on goodreads is having their Don't Read in the Closet writing challenge, Love's Landscape, and I've been reading the stories there. I just finished a really interesting manga, No. 6 a SF dystopia. I liked volume 1 and I'm not really a dystopia fan. I'm also working on a self-pubbed book I won on Goodreads and I'm struggling with writing the review since I know how much bad reviews hurt but wow, it's really not good.


WHAT I'M WRITING I just sent in my final edits for my own Love's Landscape novella, Triskelion it should be available soon. I've done a little editing on Soldiers of the Sun but I haven't been writing much this week. It's terrible.


WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW Not a whole lot. It's been a rough week personally. Mom's developed a mysterious issue. I'm running around prepping for surgery. Everyone is snappish, and the Love's Landscape project has a pair of trolls running around rating everything 1-2 stars (I mean why even play along if that's all you want to do?) so yeah, not too much inspiration

WHAT ELSE I'VE BEEN UP TO Prepping for surgery and trying to make huge amounts of headway for my fall lectures before the surgery has taken up all my time. It's not been a fun summer.

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Jun. 4th, 2014

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1.WHAT I'M READING I just finished The Auspicious Troubles of Chance By Charlie Cochet. It was a fun m/m historical erotica. I'm reading The Witch's Revenge something I won on goodreads. I'm trying to be nice since it's self-pubbed but....Also reading No. 6 for manga.

2.WHAT I'M WRITING I got my Love's Landscape novella, Triskelion turned in. I'm working on Soldiers of the Sun, editing it that is. I'm trying to write a Christmas story set in Wales. Not sure how it's going to go since it's my second stab at contemporary fic. My first wasn't so hot.


3.WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW The sounds of rain thunder and waves. I'm not sure why but it's now my writing soundtrack.


4.WHAT ELSE I'VE BEEN UP TO I've traveled back to Pittsburgh to be with my parents. I need a rotator cuff repair and I'll be out of commission for weeks. I'm not sure how I'm going to accomplish all that I need to this summer. It's going to suck to lose my dominate hand for at least two months.

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Jun. 1st, 2014

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Love's Landscape teaser

Some of the stories are already going up. I'm SO excited for two of the first three (not that the third looks bad. It's just contemporary fiction which isn't my bag and I know there's no way I'll be able to read all 212 stories!). You can find them here but you DO need to be a member of this Goodreads group (and if you like m/m fiction, you'll enjoy the group!). Andrea Speed is already one of my favorite author's and her SF story Villains looks great and a new-to-me author, Edmond Manning's novella Broken Phoenix looks great (I have a thing for phoenixes and dragons).

My story will probably be out a little later in the release queue because well life ran me over and got in the way of editing it (how it got to be nearly 40K I have no idea). I'm very excited for it because I'll be honest, I let my local writers' group have a sneak peek and they enjoyed it (I had to let them see it. I did murder them all in the story, after all.)

I had mocked up a little cover for it that I didn't share because well I'm not good at graphics but here it is for you all.

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Yes that IS the Ridges (The Athens Lunatic Asylum) on fire. It plays a role in the story, I promise. And if you missed my earlier teasers you can find them here. All about the Ridges and This one has my prompts (I can't stop looking at the guy in the middle, I fudged the looks on the other two but the blond is pretty much exactly what Faolan looks like).

Before I get to the excerpt I thought you might enjoy seeing some of the places in the story. The Union Street Diner This is where the story opens and is often where my writers group meets (and where we all died). Then there's The Donkey coffee and Espresso Another place my group meets (and listen to open mike night). I love their lavender lattes.

The Wizard’s Guild is a comic book/gaming store (Why do I hurt the things I love in this story?) It's one of Faolan's hang outs being a gaming geek. And a few of my writers group dies twice in this... sorry ladies.

A new favorite of mine and long-time favorite of Faolan and Jason (and they are indoctrinating Derrek with it)> Jackie O’s Pub & Brewery I have to admit Faolan and company drink a lot of beer and tea in this (What can I say? Two of my favorite things).


And the art movie theatre, The Athena which gets busted all up (and as I looked this up, I learned it's showing The Only Lovers Left Alive!)


And now, as promised a teaser for the story!
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