unforeseeable circumstances, I have parted ways with my main
publisher, and some works previously published through them are
currently unavailable. Most will be republished through
Forest Path Books
Rocky Ridge Books,
along with some new releases, in the coming months. Please check
this page to keep updated on what will be available when.
Old Forge is known for its dragons—savage little things, more
singe than snarl—and Milo Priddy is known for his way with them.
Among other talents.
Ellis Rees is First Warden of Wellech, and, if Wellech has its
way, will one day be Pennaeth. He certainly couldn’t do worse
than his tad has done.
On a night when the portents are as thick as the fog, the heir
apparent to Old Forge meets the future Pennaeth of Wellech as
they're both just beginning to slough the skin of youth. From
the idyll of boyhood to the savagery of war; the heady bloom of
courtship must always give way to the burden of duty. And the
aftermath is sometimes equally brutal, for all it’s a quieter
WOLF'S-OWN, BOOK ONE: GHOST
one's son, no one's brother, no one's father, no one's lover. He
is Untouchable. It is his fate!"
In Ada, where the Jin who once ruled it are now prisoners in
camps, an assassin stalks the corrupt lords and Court officials
who steal the full-Bloods and bleed them for their illegal
magic. A Ghost, Untouchable, Fen Jacin-rei's kind were once the
Voices of the Ancestors, channels and Catalysts, their minds
open repositories for the will of the spirits of long-dead
magicians. His fate should be one of insanity and indigence,
solitude and eventual starvation—so how is it that Fen Jacin-rei survives? How is it that he can push sanity through
the screaming madness of the Ancestors in his head? And how is
it that an Untouchable, with whom it is death to interfere, has
managed to hang on to not only his sanity, but the family he
loves and for whom he's apparently willing to kill?
Kamen Malick has every intention of finding out. More than what
he seems, Malick answers to different laws than those of the
Adan. And the gods who make them don't necessarily care about
justice. When Malick and his own small band of assassins ambush
Fen in an alley, Malick tenders the vicious Untouchable only the
tamest of the multitude of propositions he fully intends to
offer later: Join us or die.
Determined to decode the intrigue that surrounds Fen—and
to have the Untouchable for himself—Malick sets to unraveling the
mysteries of Fen's past, whether Fen cooperates or not. As Fen's
secrets slowly unfold, Malick is drawn into a crusade that isn't
his, but resonates a little too closely to his own drive for
vengeance against one whose past betrayals still haunt him.
Irony is a bitter thing when Malick discovers that the one he
wants is already hopelessly entangled with the one he hunts.
WOLF'S-OWN, BOOK TWO: WEREGILD
The amorality of gods makes it hard to tell ‘bad’ from ‘good’
and ‘right’ from ‘wrong’. Fen doesn’t care. All Fen cares about
is saving his family, and he’ll risk anyone and anything that
gets in his way. Including his own soul.
No longer willing to wait for the machinations of the gods’
minions, Fen accepts the trade Malick has offered and together
they set out to rescue Fen’s family and kill the man Fen has
loved for years. With the Ancestors still screaming in his head,
and with the duplicity and manipulations whirling around him,
Fen finds it harder and harder to do without the silence Malick
can offer him.
Malick has his own reasons to hand over everything Fen wants,
and equally compelling reasons to withhold everything Fen needs.
Over his head, and timing as bad as ever, Malick must devise a
way to do his god’s bidding without breaking his god’s laws—and
keep Fen sane and on Malick’s side in the bargain.
recovering from the events in Ada, Fen and Malick have
apparently gotten all the reprieve they're going to get on their
voyage to Tambalon. Shortly after stepping ashore, old ghosts
resurface and new dangers arise.
with past lives and legendary beings is somehow just as critical
as tracking down the vicious creatures that have been abducting
and murdering citizens of Tambalon. With the threat of banpair
all too close, Malick is put at odds with those who should be
his allies, in order to protect Fen and hand him the choices the
minions of the gods don't necessarily want Fen to have.
His sanity once more in question, Fen
finds himself faced with the reality of what the gods want from
him this time. And with Malick suddenly unavailable, Fen will
have to face it alone.
...Or maybe not. Old enemies and new
allies seek 'Kamen's Untouchable' and it's going to take
everything Fen's got to figure out which ones are which. And
it's going to take perhaps more than Fen's got to figure out
which ones are even real.
All Lucas Tripp wants is happiness and prosperity for the
tenants of his family’s estate, some good weather for the
upcoming harvest, suitable matches for his six older sisters, a
little money leftover at the end of the month, to never ever
come within distant brushing distance of an ascension to the
throne, and more quality time with Alex. That’s not so much to
ask for, right? Oh, and for his dog to listen to him. And for
his cat to stop plotting against him. And for his mother to stop
being disappointed in him. And for his sister Clara to someday
forgive him for stealing Alex away from her. Not that Lucas did
When Clara’s new suitor suddenly disappears, Lucas absolutely
will not have it and is thus drawn into an adventure of a
lifetime—kicking and screaming all the way. All right,
complaining and grumbling. (Because Lucas neither kicks nor
screams, no matter what Alex says.) Magical beings who were
supposed to be banished hundreds of years ago, coming through
portals that were supposed to be shut against them—that’s only
part of Lucas’s problem. Missing princes, breaking and entering,
suspicious magicians, arsey cousins and far too many
well-meaning women who are far too interested in Lucas’s sex
life doesn’t really cover the rest of it, but give Lucas time;
he’ll come up with more.
Wooster and Jeeves meet Monty Python and Doctor Who, with a
side-visit now and then to the Three Stooges. The Queen’s
Librarian is a romp through absurdity and intrigue and humor and schmoop, with a healthy dose of real adventure. And while Lucas
spends most of it decidedly Not Amused, he’ll get over it
someday. Probably. Because there is, after all, always Alex.
Adani—Class 2 gridTech, beloved brother, most promising student
the Academy’s ever been privileged to call their own, genius
mechanical gridstream engineer, brilliantly pioneering
inventor... and dead man. But that’s what happens when a whiz
kid messes with dynamic crystals and, apparently, comes to the
attention of Baron Petra Stanslo. Young and brilliant and killed
for his revolutionary designs, Kimolijah Adani had been set to
change the world with his impossible train that runs on nothing
more than gridstream locked in a crystal that shouldn’t even be
possible but nonetheless works.
Bas is convinced the notoriously covetous and corrupt Stanslo
had something to do with Kimolijah Adani’s tragic and suspicious
death. A Directorate Tracker, Bas has finally managed to catch
the scent of Kimolijah Adani’s killer, and it leads right into
Stanslo’s little desert barony. For almost three years, Bas has
been trying to find a way into Stanslo’s Bridge, and now that
he’s finally made it, “shock” is too small a word for what—or,
rather, whom—he finds there.
AISLING, BOOK ONE: GUARDIAN
pursues a man who is not what he seems, Constable Dallin Brayden
learns the lines between enemy and ally, truth and deception,
and conscience and obedience are not only blurred, but
Constable Dallin Brayden knows who he is, what he’s about, and
he doesn’t believe in Fate. “Wilfred Calder” has no idea who he
is or what he’s about, and he’s been running from Fate for as
long as he can remember. When Wil flees after witnessing a
murder, it’s Dallin’s job to pursue him. Along the way, he’s
pulled into a maelstrom of ancient myth, fanatical religion, and
the delicate politics of a shaky truce between two perpetually
warring countries—all of which rests on the slender shoulders of
the man he knows is not Wilfred Calder.
Even Dallin’s success proves a hollow victory. Wil is vengeful,
rebellious, and lethal, and his tale of magic and betrayal rocks
the carefully constructed foundations of Dallin’s
world. Suspicious and only half believing, Dallin must question
not only his own integrity and his half-forgotten past, but the
morality and motives of everyone around him—including those who
hold his own country’s fate in their hands.
AISLING, BOOK TWO: DREAM
To reveal the
intricate machinations threatening them, two men must learn to
trust each other. But how can they, when their hearts and
minds—their realities—are subject to manipulation?
When he set out to
escort the prisoner Wilfred Calder back to Putnam, Constable
Dallin Brayden didn’t anticipate the political betrayal and
malicious magic threatening their lives at every turn. To his
surprise, he slips into the role of protector—and it’s more than
duty compelling him to ensure Wil’s safety as they’re haunted by
strange dreams. But does Wil dare put himself in the hands
of a man he believes wants him dead?
Wil’s past weighs heavily on him, tainting his perceptions as he
struggles his way through a tangle of lies. With both will and
magic as his weapons, he fights desperately for survival—and his
soul. For the Aisling is coveted by more than the Guild and the
Brethren; ancient gods and soul-eating spirits also want what
lives within him. His only chance might be Dallin and his
goddess, the Mother, who Wil has been taught to despise above
AISLING, BOOK THREE: BELOVED SON
man’s identity is built on lies, can he find the true self
buried beneath? For Wil and Dallin, newfound love might not be
enough. To heal themselves and their world, they must learn to
see things as they truly are and break free of what they have
been tricked into believing.
Wil and Dallin
stand at the center of an approaching convergence they’re not
sure they’re strong enough to face. The power of the land and
the Mother waits for Wil in the bowels of Lind, but it comes at
price: he must defeat the soul-eater and save the Father, Her
Beloved, and manage to keep his soul in the process. He can’t
do it alone. But where can he turn for aid when
not necessarily friends, trusted mentors are not necessarily to
be trusted, and good intentions are sometimes the most dangerous
Dallin and Wil must accept their roles as the Guardian and the
Aisling and stand together against a ruthless god in a
cataclysmic battle of dreams and wills, the fates of both of
their souls and those of all mortals hanging in the balance.
Trust, if they can finally embrace it, holds both the promise of
salvation and the risk of damnation.
A brewing storm brings Garreth to Ailin’s door. Or perhaps it’s
Garreth who’s brought the storm. Ailin’s not sure he can tell
the difference between the thunderheads gathering too close
overhead and the ones churning behind Garreth’s cryptic gray
gaze. But while Ailin finds Garreth’s dark, brooding mood
concerning, he also finds it surprisingly, shockingly erotic.
ONE STEP BACK
When Sahir is busy running for his life, it never occurs to him
that the being in wrong place at the wrong time might turn into
the right place at the right time. Not until he literally
collides with Nicholas and salvation comes by way of magical
intervention. But when Nicholas ends up being the one who really
needs help, Sahir has to decide the best way to give it—and how
to offer it to someone who can’t even figure out if he wants it.
THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT
It’s hard being the PA for the Holiday Spirit. Julian is more
dedicated than most, and knows the job inside and out. But that
doesn’t mean he’ll still
have a job when the new Holiday Spirit is elected. It also
doesn't mean he’s immune to the *cough* charms of the office,
but that's a whole other problem.
(Brazen holiday absurdist fluff!)
DON'T FEAR THE (NOT REALLY GRIM) REAPER
college student Emery Sutton wakes up in the morgue, it takes
him a few minutes to remember he has magic (superpowers, damn
it!) and free himself from the refrigerated drawer. And the body
bag. (God.) It doesn’t take long, though, for him to remember
the hot guy with the wings he ran into just before a city bus
ran him over.
Junior Reaper John, meanwhile, has been summoned before his
supervisor to explain how his first solo assignment went so
wrong. John can’t. All he knows is that he ran into Emery quite
by accident, that Emery saw John when no one should have been
able to, and when they accidentally touched, a bus came out of
nowhere and plowed Emery under. (John really does feel bad about
annoying demons, hijinks, absurdity, drunk siblings, a dash of
silly romance, an inordinate attachment to wings, and a highly
disorganized bid for world domination—Don’t Fear the (Not
Really Grim) Reaper follows Emery and John down the rabbit
hole where they find that moms are scarier than demons from
hell, a goat is not a puppy no matter what Emery's sister says,
and awkward romance can happen anywhere.
Sci Spanks the anthology offers fifteen sexy spanking stories
for you in an easy-to-read, portable format. You’ll find
everything from sweet, tender romance (Cathy Pegau’s “Jen and
Maddy”) to laugh-out-loud humor (Maren Smith’s “Oh What the
Hell”) and references to old-school science fiction popular
culture (Eva Lefoy’s “Sweet Punishment”). You’ll find a mixture
of romantic pairings, from M/F to F/F and M/M. Some stories are
harsher (Natasha Knight’s “A Public Caning”) while others appeal
to the softest-hearted romantic (Kate Richard’s “The Moon
Trainer”). Sit back, relax, and enjoy!
Flame on a Fire (a Blue on Black short)
OR TREAT ANTHOLOGY
From sweet witch stories to passionate nights with a demon, the
SPANK OR TREAT 2014 ANTHOLOGY offers sixteen sexy spanking
stories with a paranormal twist. Inside you’ll find magical
cookies, a phoenix in trouble, a husband’s special gift to his
wife, and even a snowball fight with a mage. The romantic
pairings range: M/F to F/F and M/M. Whether you prefer a paddle,
a bare hand, or even a whip, you’re sure to find your pleasure.
All's Well That Ends Well (a Queen's Librarian
QSF'S SECOND ANNUAL FLASH FICTION CONTEST ANTHOLOGY
The rules were simple enough. Write a complete story—either sci
fi, fantasy, or paranormal. Make sure it has LGBT characters
and/or an LGBT vibe. And do it all with just 300 words.
The stories in this volume run the gamut, from platypus shifters
to alien slug monsters, from carnival horror stories to haunting
stories of ships with souls. There are little jokes, big
surprises, and future prognostications.
Anomalous (second place winner in SciFi category)
QUARTERLY, VOLUME 4
is an eMagazine of LGBTQ fiction - of all kinds. Features short
stories, interviews and essays.
Fates Written in Indelible Ink
TO GRACE AND INFINITY
comes down to trust. Or it will. It's Jackson Hunt's job to
keep the Bureau's strike teams on their toes and in good
fighting form, in order to keep rogue theurgists in line.
And one rogue in particular--the shadowy and powerful
Sorcerer--is getting too bold, liberating captive theurgists
right out from under the Bureau's collective noses. Jackson
decided long ago he's going to need Kyle, the Bureau's
resident IT genius, to make it all come right in the end.
But when the Bureau starts detaining children, and the
Sorcerer's rescues start getting bolder, individual
definitions of justice get a little skewed. Jackson just
hopes Kyle's definition will turn out to be the same as his.
a time when a sacrificial tithe kept the beast sated and
sleeping in his dark den. And not all the sacrifices were
THE PAGE... A CHARITY ANTHOLOGY
Page.... began as a simple idea and grew from there. No
matter how bad things seem to be, just turn the page, there’s
more—better—things to come. This is only one chapter in your
life. It’s not the whole story. With this simple idea, Novice
Sister Eroti-Quill—whom most know better as Tempeste O’Riley—began
their quest to help Suicide Prevention and Awareness programs in
their area. They managed to con (excuse me, convince) other
authors to donate their time and stories to the project, and
now, many months later, Turn The Page... is born!
The authors in this anthology donated their talent as a way to
support Eroti-Quill’s hope for others, to help bring strength to
programs that so desperately need funding. It will allow them to
continue to help others, and to show those that need support but
may not have it, or that may be afraid to reach out, just how
much love and understanding surrounds them. Turn The Page...
is a diverse range of stories about the journey of love,
hope, and acceptance.
One Step Back
Everything ever written could
good edit and proofread.
Most of these
not had the benefit.
ALSO: Most of these stories
are not meant to be
independent of their original sources.
you haven't read the books,
won't enjoy the stories.
They're meant as thank-you notes for the readers,
material, and nothing more.
we could keep them off Goodreads,
they will inevitably be panned
not being independent short stories,
would be much obliged.
Through a Mother's
A look inside the Mother's heart.
(Meant as a prologue for the
Aisling 'verse, but it didn't turn out quite like I
wanted, so I didn't use it.)
thinks Wil should have everything he wants; Wil can't figure out
(An epilogue-ish little ditty because I wanted to say goodbye to
Various questions I've been
asked about the series over the years, and their answers. Lots
and lots of spoilers, so.
Yet another unused prologue.
(No, I don't know what my weird not-using-prologues thing is
about. Shut up.)
Two Temshiel walk into a bar...
Available as a free extra in the 2nd edition release
of the Wolf's-own series.
I don't really need to explain that, do I?
.Breath Like a Passing Shadow
even make wanting easy.
The mystery of 'Where exactly do all of Lucas's ribbons go?' is
Lost and Found
Yule story. Oh my GOD is it fluffy. Seriously. Schmoop
schmoopity schmoop. Set before TQL.
Bramble by Rosina
It's a dog's
world. Will Cat ever recover from the
bad press? Would she care?
All's Well That Ends Well
and shagging squirrels and soot and more soot and wells gone
dry.... Lucas is having a really bad day, and can't decide if
playing Damsel to Alex's White Knight is a relief or just making
everything worse. But when even the house is out to get you,
maybe it's time to embrace the pointy hat.
(Written for the
Spank or Treat anthology along with 15 other awesome
stories by 15 awesome authors, all available for only $.99!)
~BLUE ON BLACK~
Flame on a Fire
Exposition and development masquerading
as a PWP. Or vice versa. Depending on your perspective. But hey,
either way--bondage! Rated Adult.
SciSpanks anthology along with 15 other awesome stories
by 15 awesome authors, all available for only $.99!)
Her Boy wishes it. So she hunts.
An abstract piece completely out of context. Kind of a bit of a bit.
what it sounds like. Rated Adult
(Done for Thousand Word
Thursday on the review blog
A lazy day and a less-lazy evening.
Crepuscule Monstrum (free download)
a time when a sacrificial tithe kept the beast sated and
sleeping in his dark den. And not all the sacrifices were
Singer. Cover art by
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