I haven’t been reviewing much lately (you may have noticed) because I’ve been dealing with a lot on the home front. My Sugar Plum recently had a hip replacement (he had an impact injury that damaged the artery to his leg). Thankfully, that has gone well, but his surgery has left me solely in charge of our house and children. Meanwhile, I’ve also been trying to keep up my writing goals day to day (sometimes I do, sometimes it’s a big hairy fail), while also editing a manuscript for Dreamspinner Press whenever I get it back. (I’m actually out of my mind excited for The Paranaturalist. I can’t wait to do the cover reveal. I’m probably going to get a peek at the concept art this week. Aaaaaah!)
So, that’s the answer to the mystery of why I’ve been so silent lately, in case anyone cares. However, I did have a short story out last month in Simmer, A Dreamspinner Press Anthology. If You Give an Incubus a Cookie is a fun story, about 30 pages, and I did my best to make it a complete journey even though it’s not very long.
Now that Sugar Plum is getting back onto his feet I’m excited to be writing more again. I’m (optimistically) closing in on the end of Heartache Hustle, and I’m hoping to have it out to beta readers and then off to Dreamspinner Press by the end of April. I’m hoping to start reviewing books again soon as well because I’ve read some really amazing stuff in the last few weeks (Hot Head by Damon Suede, for instance. WHY DID I WAIT SO LONG TO READ THAT?) I hope you’ve all had a great time reading as well!
Pick up my newest release, The Shape of Honey!
Yulian Volkov is an entrepreneur and lone werewolf who hates the city. At a pack meeting, he learns the only member he’s attracted to is being expelled for crimes unspecified. Yulian strikes a deal with the pack leader to allow Rolly Witten to live on his farm and work in his Meadery. Although enjoying handsome Rolly’s company, Yulian must tread carefully, since Rolly doesn’t trust him and the pack doesn’t acknowledge homosexuality exists. Meanwhile, Yulian stealthily courts Rolly by teaching him the value of his wolf side.
Rolly, who’s known he was gay since he was a teen, has accepted a life of solitude—and a life of crime. He has no desire to relocate. Yet Yulian’s trust in his ability to do honest work builds his confidence. As life is settling well for them, Rolly learns a friend from his old pack had a crush on him, and he’s torn between returning his friend’s feelings or pursuing the budding relationship with Yulian. But that’s not their worst problem. Assassins are trying to take out both wolves, and they need to figure out who wants them dead or all the trust and happiness they’re building together won’t matter.