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A trio of old friends

A trio of old friends

For the first publications of 2023, I have a trio of reissued stories! Wolf in King’s Clothing and Ward & Weft were originally published with Carina Press (Harlequin) and are a duology about sad werewolves, one of whom jumps out of windows and into trouble rather a shocking amount, and the other who is trying to lead a pack and would’ve preferred if his childhood sweetheart hadn’t rolled into town. Of course, both stories have a happy ever after.

If you’ve read these stories before, there are no significant changes to either. They will be made available for the first time in print, however! A print duology will be available in the usual places. Additionally, both stories will spend a few months in Kindle Unlimited before going wide, so do have a read if you’re subscribed to KU!

The other story to be rereleased is Flight and Fancy, which originally appeared in the Valves & Vixens v3 anthology from House of Erotica. This is a queer steampunk novella about a man trying to run a small business, and a creature of the night who is determined to help with PR. And also kissing.

Flight and Fancy has been expanded slightly in the second edition, and it will remain in KU for the foreseeable future. It’s one of my earlier stories, so do give it a read if you’ve not had a chance.

Return to Lastings in Shuck

Return to Lastings in Shuck

Surprise! On December 21, 2022, we’re heading back to Lastings in a new Love Has Claws story: Shuck.

Shuck is a novella set in the small coastal town of Lastings, where the sea and its secrets are foremost in everyone’s minds. Robin, a man from the nearby city, is spending his holiday in a rental cottage at Sickle Cove, hoping to finish his book and start a new story for himself. He’s seeking inspiration.

He finds the siren.

The siren has followed a strange, compelling song across the sea and to the cove in Lastings. There, night after night, xe listens, and thinks, and hopes— and finally reveals xemself.

Shuck is about two beings recognising themselves in the other without exchanging a word. It’s what I have been calling “sad queer wicker man”, though actually no one dies in this story, at which I’m sure we’re all surprised! But mostly it’s about connection, and inspiration, and finding the absolutely perfect chip. Like all of the Love Has Claws series, Shuck is a standalone story, but you may wish to read (or reread!) other works in the series.

Cover of Shuck

Love Has Claws #4

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Robin leaves the city and travels to the small coastal town of Lastings, hoping a holiday will help soothe his recent heartbreak. Staying at a remote cottage on the seafront, Robin spends his days walking along the cliffs and following the jagged line of the coast, while at night he plays guitar and sings his troubles to the sea.

He doesn’t expect the sea to begin singing back.

The siren has spent xyr long life singing to humans of their desires and yet has never considered the music of xyr own. When a compelling song reaches xyr hunting ground, the siren follows it to a strange new shore, where xe listens to the lone figure playing on the dock and wonders about raising xyr voice in response.

One night, the siren draws close enough to Robin to be seen.

Before long, however, a third figure joins their chorus: the Silver Maiden, one of Lastings’ ghosts. Powerful and mercurial, the Maiden has her own agenda and intends to use Robin and siren to fulfil it—even if the whole town of Lastings will suffer as a result. Can Robin and the siren reach an understanding in time to break free of the Maiden’s thrall? Or will they remain unheard?

Content Warnings: drinking of alcohol; mentions of the consumption of human flesh; abduction.

Foxen Bloom is out today!

Foxen Bloom is out today!

Cover of Foxen BloomToday sees the release of FOXEN BLOOM, a queer fantasy romance about magic, hope, and eating your enemies.

Fenton: forest god, heart full claws sharp, doesn’t like shoes or capitalism
Prior: cinnamon roll, believes in reckless self-endangerment, easy crier

The deal: Fenton will save Prior’s sister, providing Prior helps kill Fenton’s sibling in turn.

Except (naturally) it gets a bit more complicated than that…


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Foxen Bloom: Old Nan Had Two Sons and other stories

Foxen Bloom: Old Nan Had Two Sons and other stories

So let me tell you about FOXEN BLOOM.

FOXEN BLOOM is a fantasy romance about a forest god and his accidental acolyte. It’s about the things we’d do for family. It’s about finding similarities in differences, pining for the one you’re standing next to, and occasionally having to rip people apart with your sentient shadow, because stuff happens and keeps! on! happening!! It’s about, for some reason, goats.

It’s a good time, is what I’m saying.

The cover artwork is by Tiferet Design with illustration by Mar Espinosa and I could not love it more! It’s so beautiful and perfectly suited to the story. I am smit with this cover. Look at tiny Fenton and Prior! The raven! Fox friend! The woodcut makes me think of fairytales, which is definitely correct, so long as you remember fairytales usually come with a bodycount…

Yet, despite the bodycount, Foxen Bloom is soft. It’s slow burn. There’s face touching and declarations and a chaise longue. There’s viscera. It’s a bucolic roadtrip with fangs and I’m so excited to share it with you!

AO3 tags include: slow burn; hurt/comfort; only one bed; megafauna are friends not food; flower crowns for all; nose boops; original goat character.

FOXEN BLOOM will be published in ebook and paperback on June 17, 2021. Preorder at or

Cover of Foxen BLoomSeason after season, hunters have attempted to capture the white-tailed stag. Local legend holds that its capture promises prosperity, and in a land that is dying—to hunger, to war; to a magical curse, some say—even a whisper of hope is a powerful lure. Yet every hunter who tries fails, never to leave the forest. Fenton, god of the forest, yet imprisoned within its borders, watches from his place in the trees as the hunters first despoil and then fall to his land, dispassionate as his deadwood heart.

Prior doesn’t enter the forest in hopes of capturing the stag or securing prosperity. He has a far bolder hunt in mind: to entreat the god of the forest to save his sister from the sickness sweeping the land. It’s a desperate attempt without much hope of success. He doesn’t imagine he’ll meet the god in person, much less that he’ll find himself agreeing to a favour in turn: his sister’s life will be spared, and in exchange, Prior will kill the god’s sibling. And he certainly hadn’t imagined that a god would be so… human.

When Fenton leaves the forest, he has little but revenge on his mind. As he spends more time with Prior, though, he discovers that the world isn’t as simple as the hunt, and he’s not the only hunter with teeth—but sometimes the chase is worth the risk of being caught.


Content Warnings: contagious magical illness; bloody violence; magical violence; bodily injury; death, including the death of animals for food, and magical animals in battle; abduction; vomiting; minor self-harm; bodyhorror; sex.

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