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

Cover of 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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