A while back, I wrote a mythological/historical fantasy story for an anthology called The Bard’s Tale: Stories and Recipes from the Black Dragon Inn, about one of the Fates and her interaction with a very special young girl.
That story is now available as a reprint on Curious Fictions, along with a lot of other great short stories by a lot of great authors. You can read for free, or opt in to support the site or specific authors. I hope you’ll go take a look.
(Of course, if you want to see the recipe that goes with the story, or the gorgeous story art by David Szilagyi, you’ll still have to buy the anthology. I recommend it.)
I’m pleased to announce that my story “Cold Comfort” will be appearing in FIRE: DEMONS, DRAGONS AND DJINN from Tyche Books, edited by Rhonda Parrish. More info and full Table of Contents at the link!
Look for it this August — an appropriate month for fire themes.
Cover Reveal: OF THE ESSENCE at the Onder Librum website.
Meet Quills: she’s a daemon with an affinity for ink, and her medium is magical tattoos.
When a powerful daemon is killed on modern-day Earth, all signs point to his nemesis, a daemon named Tehru. But Tehru knows that at least one other daemon has access to her unique power: Quills, who takes life essence in payment for her work. Now the murdered daemon’s followers are coming after Tehru for retribution. Quills has five days to find the murderer and clear Tehru’s name. If she doesn’t succeed in time, Quills will be the one who takes the fall.
My debut novel will be on sale April 30, 2016. It will be in audio (narrated by the amazing Angela Dawe!), hardcover, trade paperback, and ebook formats. Some of those formats may take longer than others to propagate on Amazon and the Onder Librum site, so please be patient. I think the audio CD is the only thing up on Amazon for preorder at this point, but please keep checking back.
The art is by Hellmaw Art Director Eric Belisle. I saw this portrait and knew right away that this daemon had a story I could tell. I’m excited to be the first Hellmaw author with a Daemon of Color, the first story to take place outside of North America, and the first Hellmaw novel told through the daemon’s first person point of view.
Dragon Moon Press is trying out a service called Thunderclap for promoting upcoming releases. I learned more about it this weekend from author Ryan McFadden, whose debut novel is launching November 15.
Basically, you follow the link, sign up, and donate one tweet, Facebook post, or Tumblr post. You get to see the text of the message you’ll be hosting, and when it will post. A certain bottom threshold of people have to sign up to get involved, but if that minimum is reached, then at a specific time on a specific day, Thunderclap will release those messages all at once. The theory is that a concentrated blast of announcements all over social media will gather more support than a trickle of individual messages. As an added bonus, it saves you from having to remember when to post about a thing you already know you want to post about.
You can sign up multiple times, to promote a post on more than one social media stream, if you want to!
Sound like something you’re up for?
Here’s the link to support Cursed: Black Swan by Aurora-Winning author Ryan McFadden.
Here’s the link to support Sigils of the Old God by J.P. Moore, author of Toothless.
…in which that which has been secret is now partway revealed.
I’m pleased to be able to announce that my novel OF THE ESSENCE is going to be unleashed upon the world in May 2016, as part of The Ed Greenwood Group’s Hellmaw setting. For more info on the setting, and the other authors fortunate enough to get to play in it, please click the happy, friendly logo above. 🙂
This will be my first published novel. (The second novel I sold, but the first one to be published. Because: publishing!)
And here, at last, is the catalog copy.
When a powerful daemon warlord is murdered in modern-day England, all signs point in the same direction: to Tehru, his nemesis throughout the dynastic war on Araunt. But Tehru knows that someone else has access to her power: Quills, a back-alley magic dealer and tattooist who once received a sample of Tehru’s essence as payment for her services. Now the murdered daemon’s followers are coming after Tehru for retribution, and Quills has to track down the real killer and clear her client’s name. If Quills doesn’t solve the murder in time, she’ll be the one to take the fall.