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Love Has Claws: And then there were vampires

Love Has Claws: And then there were vampires

It’s been just over a month since Nine Years of Silver was released. WOW. The weird western-by-the-sea story of my heart has received great reviews, but better yet, readers have loved Briar and Quinn – and Lastings – as much as I do. And that’s the most important part. Thank you all so much for daring the journey!

But Parker, what’s next for Love Has Claws?

four images: tombstones; pinapple print; man in a suit; hands kneading flourWell, thanks for asking, italicised text! Because Love Has Claws is a series, there’s definitely more to come. Next up is THE BURIAL CLUB.

Lemme tell you, The Burial Club is weird in a whole new way to NYOS. There’s vampires, baking, contract killing, and a zombie. Someone gets melted. At least one person gets thrown out a window (come on, it’s pratically a motif by now). A pineapple features. And it’s queer, of course, and there’s kissing. …I mentioned the melting, right?

Anything else we should know?

It’s coming in around 50k, over twice the length of NYOS, with a release pencilled in for late summer 2019. So mark yourself out a couple hours in the sun for some murder!

… This. This is why editors are so valuable, friends.


THE BURIAL CLUB, Love Has Claws 2

Summer 2019

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Nine Years of Silver: Release day!

Nine Years of Silver: Release day!

*insert sound of trumpets here* Here we are! NINE YEARS OF SILVER is available at The Internet now!

I’m excited to release NYOS into the wild. Not only is it my first self-published book, and the first from Love Has Claws, but this is the kind of story I started writing in the way-back-when and absolutely l i v e for—morally-grey people in a liminal place where at any moment things could change irrevocably. With kissing!

But, like, less depressing than I’ve made that sound? Hopefully?

Ahem. Anyway. NYOS is out today, and I’m very proud of it, and grateful for those who helped me form it into this final version. I hope you enjoy meeting Briar and Quinn, and your first visit to Lastings—because we’ll be visiting again, and soon. Let me know what you think!


Cover of Nine Years of SilverNINE YEARS OF SILVER

Love Has Claws #1

Briar Augustin, a bounty hunter, returns to his hometown on the trail of a killer. There he becomes once more entangled with his first love, Quinn Lawrence, who is as integral to Briar’s hunt as he is to the mythology of Lastings. Can Briar find his bounty and return to the city, resisting the call of the sea? Or will he be drawn back into Lastings’ secrets—and the arms of Quinn Lawrence?

Lastings: Where some things can only be mined out.

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Nine Years of Silver: Preorders

Nine Years of Silver: Preorders

… mysterious town … mysterious people … bounty hunters … selkies … kissing … murder …

NINE YEARS OF SILVER is available to preorder, and will be released April 16!

Store links at Books2Read/NYOS!

Extract from Nine Years of Silver, repeated in blog post

They called it mining, what those men did to Quinn’s daddy. Like he’d been a seam they longed to follow to the source and from there pluck riches like they thought they deserved. But Quinn’s people weren’t from the land and all those bastards mined from Quinn’s daddy was darkness, releasing it from the cage of flesh and blood and bone where it had been residing peaceably for Quinn’s two-and-twenty years.

Area Men and Monsterboys: Love Has Claws

Area Men and Monsterboys: Love Has Claws

In the spirit of a new year, I’m trying something new—self publishing! Over the course of 2019, I plan to release three novellas in the Love Has Claws series. Love Has Claws stories are loosely connected by a strange town called Lastings, but each can stand alone. Each story has a queer couple at the centre, some already acquainted, some meeting each other for the first time. HEA guaranteed!

I mean. Eventually.

Okay, so that’s the ‘love’ covered—what’s with the claws?

‘Claws’ are why I’ve been calling this the ‘area man and monsterboy’ trilogy on twitter. Each story features a different paranormal creature, as that’s what I love writing; I enjoy exploring the possibility of different forms, the way their lives might resemble our own (or very much not!), and also I think they’re neat. This time, though, I wanted to try writing outside my usual beloved werewolves.

So what kind of creatures can we expect to see in Love Has Claws? Can anyone say ‘selkie’? Vampire? Merpeople?

I’M SO EXCITED.

I really hope you enjoy the stories as much as I enjoy writing them!


Cover of Nine Years of Silver

NINE YEARS OF SILVER

Briar Augustin, a bounty hunter, returns to his hometown on the trail of a killer. There he becomes once more entangled with his first love, Quinn Lawrence, who is as integral to Briar’s hunt as he is to the mythology of Lastings. Can Briar find his bounty and return to the city, resisting the call of the sea? Or will he be drawn back into Lastings’ secrets—and the arms of Quinn Lawrence?

Lastings: Where some things can only be mined out.


NINE YEARS OF SILVER, a queer speculative novella, will be released April 2019.

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