New contract

My horror novel in progress, DOWN, is now officially under contract to Riptide Publishing. I don’t have a projected publication date yet (I’m just over halfway done writing it) but it should come out sometime next year.

I’m SO excited about this. Horror has been my genre of choice ever since I first learned to read. The first book I ever bought for myself with my own money, way back in grade school, was a book of horror short stories. I’ve always wanted to write it. I’ve written a couple of horror shorts — one’s out of print and waiting for me to rewrite it; the other, Flesh and Song, is part of Riptide’s Bump In The Night anthology — but DOWN will be my first full length horror novel. I hope y’all will go along with me for the ride 😀

New Cover Art Goodness!

Hell On Earth

Hell On Earth

Check out the cover art for Hell’s End (Hellscape book 2), coming from Samhain Publishing in June of this year. Isn’t it beautiful? OMG, I swear I died. THIS is my Sandman. Only his missing eye with the smiley face ball in the socket is covered up by his hair because that is a real PITA to create, apparently. LOL. But that’s cool because his intact eye is a lovely, brilliant blue. And the rest of him is no hardship to look at either, is it? Mmmm. Artist is Kanaxa, who has done lots of my covers and is incredibly talented.

Here’s the blurb, in case you want to get started anticipating it now. Feel free! I know I’m looking forward to it 😀


Two prisoners. One forgotten planet. A secret that twists justice beyond all recognition.

All Sandman wants is to get away from his violent past on Hell’s End, but trouble follows him, leaving him with more blood on his hands and a one-way ticket aboard a crewless prison transport on a pre-set course for Deimos.

By the time he realizes the transport’s actual destination is a mystery, there’s only one other prisoner he can trust. He doesn’t like it, or the things Vijay makes him feel. Caring makes you weak. Makes you easy to hurt. And Sandman’s never been easy, or weak.

Vijay is focused on what he’s always done best. Survival. But Sandman is an enigma, fearless in battle yet terrified of tight spaces. Vijay finds himself longing to break through the fierce young warrior’s shell.

After crash landing on an uncharted planet, they stumble on the justice system’s dirty little secret—the Farm, where prisoners go in but never come out. When the Farm’s threat gets personal, Sandman and Vijay each test the limits of endurance to protect the man at his back—and in his heart.

(Warning: This book contains spaceships, soldiers, good guys, bad guys, solar system politics, and a one-eyed Gutter with an attitude. )

A Ghost Most Elusive

GhostMostElusive-A72webBook 2 of the Mojo Mysteries series is HERE, yay! A Ghost Most Elusive released today from Samhain Publishing. I am super excited. I love Adrian and Greg, and I’ve been looking forward to sharing their latest adventure with the world 🙂

You can buy the book on discount this week direct from the publisher, or you can always buy from Amazon, B&N, or your favorite third party vendor. Read chapter one on the Samhain page, or a different excerpt here on my website. Or if you want to read a sexytimes excerpt, I put one up on the Fiction With Friction blog a little while ago. Please enjoy one or all 😀

Long the Mile is here!

Long the Mile released TODAY from Riptide Publishing, yay! I’m super excited about it 🙂 This book is part of Riptide’s Home For The Holidays collection. 20% of all proceeds from the Home For The Holidays collection and all stories in it — including Long The Mile — go to the Ali Forney Center for homeless GLBTQ youth in NYC, so PLEASE  pick up your copies and help out! You can also donate directly to the Ali Forney Center if you like; CLICK HERE.

You can also get Long the Mile at AmazonAll Romance EbooksB&N, and your other favorite third party vendors.


LongTheMile_200x300Sometimes it takes losing everything to find what you really need.

When Judah went to prison for insider trading, he lost everything he thought was important: his business, his money, his power. But when he gets out, homelessness strips him of the one thing he has left: his self-respect. When another homeless man saves him from a beating, he begins to learn to rely on the goodness of those around him.

For Toby, life on the streets has become familiar. Comfortable. So comfortable he wonders if he’s given up on changing his life for the better. Then comes Judah. Formerly rich, newly homeless, all his pride and attitude gone along with his material possessions. Helping Judah feels good. Their unexpected connection—physical and beyond—feels even better.

Their shared situation nurtures a growing closeness that blossoms into something deeper. But when change comes knocking, it will take all their strength to keep fear and insecurity from tearing them apart.




Long the Mile blog tour

LongTheMile_blogtourpic I am super excited about the blog tour for my new Riptide Publishing release, Long the Mile, part of Riptide’s awesome Home For The Holidays Christmas bundle. The blog tour kicks off tomorrow, Monday November 25th, and runs through Friday November 29th. The blog stops are listed below. You can also see them on the website.  Comment on any of the blog posts, and you’ll be entered in a drawing to win an electronic copy of my novel Demon Dog, book one in the Mojo Mysteries series. Riptide is also giving away a donation to the Ali Forney Center for LGBTQ homeless youth in New York City in the name of one grand prize winner at the end of the entire Home For The Holidays tour. Check the blogs on the tour for details of how to enter. And remember, 20% of all proceeds from this title and every title in this bundle, as well as the Home For The Holidays collection itself, will be donated to the Ali Forner Center. Check out the blog stops below, pick up the book, and tell your friends and neighbors. Help us raise lots of money for a good cause!

Stops for this tour:

November 25, 2013 – Sid Love
November 26, 2013 – Cup O’ Porn
November 27, 2013 – The Jeep Diva
November 28, 2013 – LeAnn’s Book Reviews
November 29, 2013 – Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

Demon Dog, now in molestable paperback!

DemonDog72webThat’s right, folks, Demon Dog (Mojo Mysteries book 1) is now officially available in delicious, strokable trade paperback. Yummy 🙂 It is on discount right now at the Samhain store, or you can pick it up on Amazon or your other favorite third party paperback retailer. You might even be able to find it at your local indie book store or have them order it for you.

There’s an excerpt up on the Samhain website, or you can read another one right here on my site. Enjoy!

Bump In The Night blog tour – Ally at The Jeep Diva

BumpNight_150x300For today’s Bump In The Night blog tour stop, I’m over at The Jeep Diva blog with a totally cool interview. Stop by and comment for a chance to win a $25 Riptide Publishing gift certificate. Be sure to check out the rest of the tour too, you don’t want to miss the posts my fellow anthology authors have put up. There’s some fantastic stuff there 🙂

Reading at Lady Jane’s Salon Raleigh-Durham

DemonDog72web  For anyone in the Raleigh-Durham area of NC, or anyone who feels like traveling here, I’ll be reading at Lady Jane’s Salon in Raleigh-Durham on Wednesday October 30th, along with Kianna Alexander and Virginia Kantra.

The price of admission is low – $5 or a gently used romance novel. I’m going to read a selection from Demon Dog, the first book in my Mojo Mysteries series, set in Chapel Hill.
All the details, including a map to the site, are on the Lady Jane’s Salon RDU website. Anyone who wants to come out and say hi, I’d love to meet you 🙂

Bump In The Night blog tour – I’m up!

BumpNight_150x300 Hey y’all, today’s my first post in Riptide’s virtual blog tour for Bump In The Night. I’m over at the Under The Covers book blog with a deleted scene from my anthology contribution, “Flesh And Song“. Hop on over and comment for a chance to win a $25 Riptide gift certificate. Don’t forget to check out the rest of the blog stop and comment on those as well!

Bump In The Night blog tour — MM Good Book Reviews

BumpNight_150x300Check out Brien Michael’s fascinating post on his writing process plus an awesome review of Bump In The Night over at MM Good Book Reviews! Be sure to comment for a chance to win a copy of a book by Brien. Also, comment on any post in the Bump In The Night blog tour for a chance to win a $25 Riptide Publishing gift certificate. The tour started October 14 and runs through October 31. I’ll have a couple of posts myself 🙂 Not sure what dates they’ll be, but I’ll let y’all know when I do.

Here’s the full listing of blogs and dates for the tour:

October 15, 2013 – Cup O’ Porn
October 16, 2013 – Sid Love
October 16, 2013 – The Saucy Wenches Book Club
October 17, 2013 – Book Reviews & More by Kathy
October 19, 2013 – All I Want and More Books
October 21, 2013 – MM Good Book Reviews
October 23, 2013 – That’s What I’m Talking About
October 24, 2013 – Pants Off Reviews
October 25, 2013 – Under the Covers Book Blog
October 26, 2013 – Top 2 Bottom Reviews
October 27, 2013 – Elisa -My Reviews and Ramblings
October 28, 2013 – 3 Chicks After Dark
October 29, 2013 – Joyfully Jay
October 30, 2013 – The Jeep Diva
October 31, 2013 – My Fiction Nook

Be sure to hit all the blogs! It should be a really cool tour 😀 Read excerpts from all the stories (and pick up the book!) here.

Bump In The Night is out!

BumpInTheNight_500x750_0 The erotic horror anthology Bump In The Night is now available from Riptide Publishing. It contains my short story “Flesh And Song” and several other weird, wonderful, shocking tales of sex and terror. Mine is by far the tamest one of the bunch!

If you like your man-on-monster sex to keep you awake nights, then you have to pick this up. You will not regret it.

Done and done!

Well, mostly. There are still a few tweaks I’d like to make, if I can dig up the right plugin/widget, but the bulk of my monster website has been moved from the old digs to this fancy-pants new WordPress site. Man, that was a HUGE job. Something on the order of 60 pages that could not, as it turned out, simply be copied and pasted from there to here. Yikes O_O That might not be a lot for some folks, but for me it was a tremendous amount of work. I think it was worth it, though. I like my new place. I hope y’all like it too 🙂