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If Red Between the Lines was on AO3…

If Red Between the Lines was on AO3…

On my twitter, you’ll have seen tweets about my LASER EYE STORY (all in caps, forever) and also my enduring love of fanfic (here, have a thread of Bucky Fics That Have Destroyed Me). Thusly, you may extrapolate~ I spend a bit of time on the Archive Of Our Own (aka AO3), a fan-run multi-fandom platform for (primarily) fanfiction, which has a tagging system to which all others can but aspire.

Seriously: check out some random tags. Now the search function. It really helps narrow down that One Fic you’re looking for. Friends to lovers? Sure. Coffeeshop AU? Absolutely? Consentacles? You better believe it.

As readers, we’re familiar with these shorthands, but there’s been little crossover into describing our books. (Kit Rocha does, notably, to great effect: Kit Rocha’s tropes page.)

Which brings me to RED BETWEEN THE LINES, aka the LASER EYE STORY. RBTL is a sci-fi novella (m/m explicit) set in a dystopic future. It has sarcasm, androids, badly-timed attraction, and a ballroom sequence. And as for the tags…

friends to enemies to lovers | capitalism is evil | explosions are cool | cyborgs in love

alley sex | super soldiers | public showers | car chase | we do crime | browncoats

I hope those give you some idea of the kind of fun I had writing this – and that I hope you get from reading it! Red Between the Lines will be released on October 8 from NineStar Press. If you preorder from NSP, you’ll get the story on October 5 – in time for the weekend! 🙂

Cover of Red Between the LinesWynfield, a washed-up former Corpsman with optical bioware and a healthy chip on his shoulder, is reluctantly drawn into a conspiracy to take down Nutrindustry, the company responsible for both his “upgrade” from human and the city’s food shortage.

Playing clinic doctor for the day, Yeven doesn’t expect the mouthy former pilot and their begrudging attraction—nor the fresh twist of shame for his part in Nutrindustry’s past. He needs Wynfield, though, and for more than his smart mouth. Feelings would just get in the way.

In a world where the line between man and metal is thin, there’s more happening behind the scenes than even Wynfield’s enhanced optics are able to see.


UK Meet 2018

UK Meet 2018

I had the great luck to get a ticket for UK Meet 2018, which was held in Bristol this past weekend. UK Meet is an event for fans/readers/writers of LGBTQIA+ fiction, and as well as panels and book signings, it’s a great opportunity to meet others familiar with this growing corner of the market. And – most unusually! – it’s held in the UK. Huzzah!

I’d not been to an event like this before, and I had a great time! The panels were really interesting with lots of lively discussions but still retaining that ‘friends in the pub’ kind of feel, which I think is a real selling point for UK Meet (versus e.g. academic conferences, which is the closest thing I can compare it to from my experience). I got to speak with a range of friendly and welcoming people and also~~ picked up a few books (well, it would be rude not to).

The next UK Meet is currently rumoured for 2020. I’d definitely recommend you join their mailing list if you think you might be interested – tickets go quick! I reserved my ticket back in October 2017, to give you some idea, and they were gone not long after.

Maybe I’ll see you there next time!

State of affairs: June 2018

State of affairs: June 2018

Somehow we’re halfway through the year? What is time.

January to June seems a blur. In spring I moved back to the UK after two years in Canada, and have been busy relocating and setting myself up in a new city. I’ve moved to the south east for the first time and am in practically-the-country, which has been a real speed change! As a result of all this, my writing targets have… Well, let’s say there’s been some technical difficulties.

I’d hoped to be a lot farther along with certain projects by now, but I’m not and that’s okay. Mage of Inconvenience was published in March and I’m really happy with it! West and Julian have found a lot of friends out there, which is lovely. My next scheduled release is with NineStar Press in September, which will be a sci-fi novella – more soon!

Currently I’m finishing a sweet shifter romance, and then I want to wrap up a novella that’s part-Justified and part-Poldark. More on those as they come! After those… After those I’ve got something super neat lined up (or at least, I think so!) that I’d hoped to drop in autumn, but it’ll be delayed thanks to it being freakin’ June already.

Anyway. Who has vacations booked? >)

Sale: Mage of Inconvenience 35% off!

Sale: Mage of Inconvenience 35% off!

Great news for all bargain hunters! As part of a sale at Dreamspinner Press on works from British authors, Mage of Inconvenience and Pastures New will both be 35% off until May 20! There is a heap of titles on sale, including the Perchance to Dream line, so don’t miss out!

Mage of Inconvenience – Dreamspinner PressCover of Mage of Inconvenience

Can they find the magic in a practical union?

West is on the run from his werewolf pack, but if he cannot renew his magical defenses, he won’t get far. What he needs is a mage….

Julian is part of a wealthy and ancient family, and one day, his legacy will include his mother’s vast library of spell books—and the knowledge he needs to correct his past mistakes. But his inheritance comes with a stipulation: he has to be married before he can collect. What he needs is a husband….

West and Julian can help each other, and at first they don’t want anything further. But as they dodge meddling cousins, jealous rivals, and an insidious drug, it becomes clear that their lives are entwined in ways they never imagined—and they’re in greater danger than they thought possible.

Cover image of Pastures NewPastures New – Dreamspinner Press

After a successful career as Illustrious Ruckus, three-time winner of the British Open, James Kirby has hung up his saddle. His experience as a horse in the eventing world doesn’t exactly translate to two legs, and he’s struggling to move on. James’s quiet days at the family farm with his sister, Matilda, are interrupted by Archie Ievins, a sports journalist visiting to interview Matilda and snap a few photos of Illustrious Ruckus. Archie quickly endears himself to the family and to “Ruckus,” and James falls head over hooves—only to be brought up short when his ex-boyfriend threatens to expose James’s secret. How can James start something new when he has four legs threatening to come out of the closet?

Part of Daily Dose 2016: A Walk on the Wild Side