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The Burial Club: Release day!

The Burial Club: Release day!

Draw your curtains, pour yourself a beverage, and get ready: THE BURIAL CLUB is available now!

The Burial Club is the second story from Love Has Claws, a series connected by the odd little town of Lastings. In this story we take to the city to meet Aggy Stephenson, a Lastings boy, and Laurel St. John, the vampire who loves him. (The first story is Nine Years of Silver.)

I really enjoyed writing this story! I’ve been thinking of it as gothic-adjacent with a high ‘perfectly compatible numpties’ content. Also: vampires! I hope you enjoy it, too. 🙂


Cover of The Burial ClubAggy Stephenson is a funeral bidder, hand-delivering invitations to funerals in the latest fashion among city elite. His work takes him to the house of Laurel St. John, a man as handsome as he is rich, and as frequently bereaved. Despite the circumstances of their meeting, Aggy quickly falls for Laurel’s strange thrall. But they stand on either side of a barrier: wealth, status—and death.

Dilettante, socialite, and vampire, little surprises Laurel—until he meets Aggy. But Laurel isn’t the only creature with his eye on Aggy, and not everyone is restricted to hunting at night. When Aggy misses a delivery, Laurel wonders if his love has tired of a life of darkness. Then Aggy’s name appears on the list of the nearly departed intended for Laurel’s plate, and the sun isn’t enough to stop Laurel’s wrath.

Can Aggy and Laurel keep walking the thin line between the living and the dead? Or will the city force them to choose between existence—and each other?

Content Warnings: bloody violence; on- and off-screen murder; vampire-specific dub con; death, grief, and mourning; past death of a sibling; vomiting; workplace harassment; abduction.


The Burial Club: Love Has Claws #2

The Burial Club: Love Has Claws #2

Are you ready for to meet a new area man and the monster who loves him?

I sure hope so!

THE BURIAL CLUB, book two in Love Has Claws, will be released this summer! It’s twice as long as Nine Years of Silver, and definitely equally as weird, and this time there’s vampires.

If NYOS was a western-by-the-sea, The Burial Club is gothic-with-fangs. If you think you’ve seen melodrama, you’ve seen nothing yet. Aggy Stephenson is from Lastings. Laurel St. John is from the other side of the grave. Together, they–well, you’ll see.

Links coming soon: here, on my mailing list, and on twitter. The Goodreads page is live. Follow #lovehasclaws for updates!

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Aggy Stephenson was the most normal boy in Lastings. He moved to the city. He may have made a mistake. THE BURIAL CLUB, Love Has Claws 2, feat. vampires! biscuits! snark! also: class differences, defenestration, drama, grief (professional and personal), claws, kissing, and really quite a bit of murder. The Burial Club. Summer 2019. Eat the rich.

Love Has Claws: And then there were vampires

Love Has Claws: And then there were vampires

It’s been just over a month since Nine Years of Silver was released. WOW. The weird western-by-the-sea story of my heart has received great reviews, but better yet, readers have loved Briar and Quinn – and Lastings – as much as I do. And that’s the most important part. Thank you all so much for daring the journey!

But Parker, what’s next for Love Has Claws?

four images: tombstones; pinapple print; man in a suit; hands kneading flourWell, thanks for asking, italicised text! Because Love Has Claws is a series, there’s definitely more to come. Next up is THE BURIAL CLUB.

Lemme tell you, The Burial Club is weird in a whole new way to NYOS. There’s vampires, baking, contract killing, and a zombie. Someone gets melted. At least one person gets thrown out a window (come on, it’s pratically a motif by now). A pineapple features. And it’s queer, of course, and there’s kissing. …I mentioned the melting, right?

Anything else we should know?

It’s coming in around 50k, over twice the length of NYOS, with a release pencilled in for late summer 2019. So mark yourself out a couple hours in the sun for some murder!

… This. This is why editors are so valuable, friends.

THE BURIAL CLUB, Love Has Claws 2

Summer 2019

Haven’t visited Lastings yet? Check out Nine Years of Silver!