MAGE OF INCONVENIENCE is (almost) here! My first novel is part of DSP’s Dreamspun Beyond line of paranormal romances, and I’m so excited that it’s almost out in the world. Release date is March 20.
West Irving is a werewolf with a problem. Mage Julian Colquhoun has a solution.
Two little words should give a clue: I do.
That’s right – Mage of Inconvenience is a paranormal marriage of convenience story, set in a magical universe, with conniving cousins, addictive spells, a locked library, and more secret identities than Marvel’s Infinity War (okay, maybe not quite that many). It’s tropey and fun and I really hope you enjoy it!
Preorder at: DREAMSPINNER
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.
Preorder at: DREAMSPINNER (other links to be added here when live)
Two weeks until Beating the Bounds is released! I’m pretty excited, and looking forward to losing a weekend to the rest of fairytales.com stories.
In this post, I wanted to supply some ideas of how Marlstrake, the village in BTB, looks. I didn’t have a particular village in mind, but an amalgamation of places seen while driving between one Roman ruin and another, nestled in the valleys of Northumberland. For those not fortunate enough to see those beautiful places, I wanted to share some images to help visualise the kind of place Jamie has moved to.
It’s very much the kind of place you’d expect to encounter a faerie. Don’t you think?
Note: I sourced these images from freefoto.com and they were taken by Ian Britton.
Bamburgh Village, Northumberland
A view of Hadrian’s Wall.
If you want to travel to Northumberland, and maybe meet some faeries,
Beating the Bounds is available for pre-order now!
General release is April 19, 2017, with Less Than Three Press.
Hot on the heels of WIKC, I am similarly (VERY) pleased to announce another forthcoming publication, from Less Than Three Press. The team at LT3 are awesome, and continue to put out spectacular works across the QUILTBAG spectrum. I’m a huge fan of the anthologies and collections and am proud to be part of the Fairytales.com collection.
Beating the Bounds is a f/f re-imagining of the Tam Lin story, with 100% less magical pregnancies and 100% more small town bureaucracy. Because a fairy tithe only counts if it’s noted in the Parish Council minutes.
Jamie has moved to Marlstrake, Northumberland, after a messy break-up, looking for escape into quiet country life. Instead she finds Lyn, a charming if slightly odd local, and sparks fly. However, Lyn’s ex—Margaret, head of the Parish Council—views Jamie as a rival. Curses, both literal and figurative, follow. So do cursebreakers, shapeshifting, and struggling to save one’s crush from being sacrificed as tithe to Faerie. Also there’s a talking cat.
I’d be utterly remiss not to mention the gorgeous cover by Aisha Akeju. I may have stroked the screen a time or two, trying to feel the embossed letters. It has yet to work but I keep trying!
Beating the Bounds is my first published f/f and was great fun to write. It comes out April 19, 2017, and can be preordered from Less Than Three Press here.
I am (VERY) pleased to announce my novella Wolf in King’s Clothing will be released by Carina Press as part of the Primal Need anthology in May 2017 – both the novella and anthology are available for preorder now, links here. I’ve really enjoyed working with Carina, and am looking forward to reading the anthology – I love shifters! (What, like that’s a surprise. Are you new.)
Writing WIKC was an absolute blast. The first draft felt like the most enormously self-indulgent exercise, and whittling it into shape has been a pleasure. Many thanks to my editor, Anne Scott, who suffered through much – including my continuing inability to differentiate times of day. Ahahahah. /cries a bit/
WIKC introduces Kent, a berserker stray fighting to free himself of his binding collar, and Hadrian, a firestarter alpha pursued for his status and connections. Their first meeting is an inadvertent kidnapping, and things go sideways from there.
What’s WIKC about? It’s clawing back identity from a world calling you a name not your own. It’s magic you don’t understand. It’s jumping off trains and through windows and into love, even when the timing couldn’t be worse. It’s York, 1912, and it rains a lot. Also, there’s werewolves.
I hope you like it.