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!
NINE 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.
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.
A 15k novella, this is part of Dreamspinner’s Daily Dose 2016, A Walk on the Wild Side. Every story features shifters! Which is utterly my jam (this will surprise precisely no one). Am stoked to read everyone’s stories throughout June!
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?