Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Promo Post

Hello all! Now, I wasn't the only author hit by the whole "not paid" issue, and I'm also not the only one who decided to go ahead and put their works up with new covers and some new content.

Shira Glassman has been doing that (and the new covers are super cute). Just as a reminder, if you want to buy any of these, make sure you're getting one of the new covers, otherwise she won't get paid.

Shira is best known for her Mangoverse novels. The first of which is The Second Mango. 


Queen Shulamit never expected to inherit the throne of the tropical land of Perach so young. At twenty, grief-stricken and fatherless, she's also coping with being the only lesbian she knows after her sweetheart ran off for an unknown reason. Not to mention, she's the victim of severe digestive problems that everybody thinks she's faking. When she meets Rivka, an athletic and assertive warrior from the north who wears a mask and pretends to be a man, she finds the source of strength she needs so desperately.

Unfortunately for her, Rivka is straight, but that's okay -- Shulamit needs a surrogate big sister just as much as she needs a girlfriend. Especially if the warrior's willing to take her around the kingdom on the back of her dragon in search of other women who might be open to same-sex romance. The real world outside the palace is full of adventure, however, and the search for a royal girlfriend quickly turns into a rescue mission when they discover a temple full of women turned to stone by an evil sorcerer.

 The series continues to have a lot of heart and it's great for a pretty wide audience. Her name above links to her Amazon profile, which has a full list of titles. 
 She's also written some fantastic short fiction, as well! Wet Nails and Fearless have just  been released again with some fun new cover art

Official blurb for Wet Nails:

Lonely grad student Adina Greenberg is in for a treat when the glamorous ghost of Rose Hamilton, her favorite 1950s Hollywood actress, comes out of the television to give her a manicure and great sex. This story explores contrasting versions of bisexuality: Adina's open preference for women vs. the closets and dangers of Rose's era.

 You can also find Shira on twitter @ShiraGlassman


Sunday, January 1, 2017


All right everyone, exciting news for the new year!

First, Troll Slayer's ebook version is now available.

 In other news, there are new covers! The Night Shift, The Hellfire Legacy, Home Sweet Home and Sleeping on the Job all have shiny, brand new covers! When purchasing, please make sure you are buying copies with these covers, otherwise I don't actually get paid.

The re-releases for Home Sweet Home will be tomorrow with the other three releasing later this week. I'll continue to re-release stories until we've got them all back up again.

Sophia and I are hoping to get The Spider's Web re-released in March, pending a reversion of rights letter. We're also waiting on the letter for The Night Wars Collection, and hope to have that re-released at the same time.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

So...Here's What Happened

Since the publisher has announced it, I feel comfortable coming out with this. Torquere Press is closing. What rights of mine they still have will be reverting into my hands. I made an effort to place my books in new homes, but am now self-publishing everything.

Which means, I am re-editing. I am formatting and I'm doing all of the cover art. So I've gotten the first batch out. The Hanged Man's Ghost, Troll Slayer, and The Grave Watchers are all out in the world. The next batch will include The Night Shift, The Hellfire Legacy, and Death's Children.

After that, Sleeping on the Job and The Night Wars Collection are up, as well as the Night Wars novellas that are floating around. Sophia and I are working together as well to get Evie's books edited, reformatted and with shiny new cover art.

As I have updates, you will get them. It's been a super frustrating few months. The closure of Torquere Press wasn't a real surprise to the those of us who started to pull our rights earlier, and honestly I'm just glad it's all finally over. There have been authors with other houses that never got their rights back.

And I'm sort of resigned to the fact I'll never get paid for the books I sold during the quarters they were struggling. It sucks. So as the new covers come out, please make sure those are the ones you are buying because they are the only ones I am getting paid for.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Re-Release: The Grave Watchers

That's right folks, the Grave Watchers is back on the market! For those of you have already written reviews, it would be awesome if you could repost them to the new Amazon page.

This time around there's an ebook version and a paperback! With shiny new cover art courtesy of myself.

Death rides a pale horse, and she is a beauty. Since man first buried his dead, she has watched over them. With her hand she raises those select few, those disturbed and maimed, to new life. These risen souls are duty bound to protect the souls still buried and resting. The souls restless and walking.

Sebastien Crowle is such a watchman. But as a villain so profane and perverse enters the scene with a crime the likes of which Sebastien has never seen, can he stop the villain and confront the ghosts of his own past as they begin to rear their heads?

Tuesday, October 18, 2016


You may have noticed that you can't get your hands on the Night Wars books. You may have seen my Facebook posts and the like regarding my recent departure with the previous publisher of those books.

So, what's next? Well, what's next is I'm putting them back out in the world! Cover art and edits, formatting and all of that, are in progress. I'm currently in the proof stage of the Hanged Man's Ghost, so it'll be back up first.

 I'm going with a gray/silver/black theme for the reissue of the initial trilogy. I'm actually super happy with how the new covers are coming out.

Formatting is something I've gotten used to since putting out Let the Good Times Roll, so it's not too much of a hassle.
And then there's the Blight, well, formerly the Blight, now Troll Slayer. A shiny new cover and we'll get the formatting and all that sorted out soon as well.

I'll get you more news as I have it.

Friday, August 26, 2016

The Future of the Night Wars

I've seen the questions, I've answered some of them and I want to honest with all of you. Part of the reason my books haven't had the frequency they had earlier in my career is that I've had a couple years that haven't been so great. My health and I have been at odds, I changed day jobs, moved, moved again, changed jobs again... And then we lost my grandmother. All of that, however, doesn't fully explain it. I simply lost the drive to write the stories.

But, thankfully, my dear Sophia finally sorted out her part of the Night Wars series and I felt somewhat reinvigorated. I dusted off all the short stories, wrote some new ones and then we went over the timeline with fine tooth comb, worked through some of the issues and figured out where we're going next with the Night Wars universe.

The Spider's Web and it's untitled follow up are (in my timeline) the official beginning of a new era of Night Wars books. Evie Capelli is a part of this world. Her second book will follow directly after the events of The Hellfire Legacy and does take place in Chicago with Fynn and the gang. Sophia and I worked closely together to make this book work.

So what comes after that? Well, I'll tell you. What comes after that will most likely be The Smiling Man, a book about the New York Night Watch (yes, they have a different name), also with a female protagonist. Rebecca Driscoll's story will bring us forward to the next chapter of Fynn's story, or rather, Jack's story. The Evil Eye is all about Jack, for the most part.

After that? I think what will end up happening is a third Evie book (Because I know Sophia is writing one) that isn't really "connected" to the others. There are other stories I want to tell, but I think they're likely to turn into a second story collection(or three), rather than novels. There will likely be a collection entitled Ladies of the Night Shift (because they're are a bunch of them, and I love them).

Truthfully, my passion for modern fantasy is...not there anymore. I want to finish the stories I have planned, and I intend to.

The stories I want to tell? Historicals for the most part and also...not with male MC's. I want to write books for women, about women. I love my boys and I'll always love them, but I know where my heart is.

This is not goodbye. The Night Wars aren't over yet, I can promise you that.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Why Yes, I Did Have a New Release

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With the help of the estimable Sophia Beaumont, I finally got this short story collection knocked out and it is now available for purchase! 

The Night Wars Short Story Collection gathers all of your favorite Night Wars shorts into one volume, with five never-before seen stories!

 In Devilry Done, when Lucas decides he wants Ambrose back, he needs a plan. Unfortunately, Lucas has never been very good at plans. By the time he’s gotten Ambrose’s attention, Lucas is in trouble with some dangerous people and broke to boot. Of course, he also gets into trouble with Ambrose, and if he’s very lucky, his former paramour will be in a forgiving mood. Followed by An Eye for Trouble, Lucas and Ambrose are back for another spot of trouble as an old friend asks Ambrose to come to Chicago. Too bad Lucas just got bit by… something and he’s not exactly sure how much help he’s going to be. Poisoned Spirits takes us to Chicago Special Police Officer Ian Mulhane, who has never been stood-up before, so when Billy doesn’t show up to the speakeasy, he’s not a happy camper. But anger quickly shifts to worry, and Ian soon discovers Billy is gravely ill, poisoned by magically tainted whiskey. Ian’s used to the paranormal, but witches might just be more than he can handle.

Fast forward to modern day Chicago in Happy Halloween, Jack’s past has always been something of a question mark, until now. On Halloween, an eighteen-year-old Jack found himself in a world of trouble, and headed straight toward the man who would take him from hustler to cop. In Foxtrot, Remy starts this year’s Masquerade miserable, but with help from an old flame, things start looking up. Across the ocean in Ame, Takashi Matsumoto has spent his entire life in Tokyo. He’s seen terrible things working for the yakuza, but when an encounter with something straight out of folklore leaves him nearly dead he has to revise everything he thought he knew. After he recovers, he runs into an old flame, Daisuke. Can Takashi have a relationship knowing what he does? Or will his past catch up to both of them?

Cary Vaughn has found himself on the wrong side of a lot of people. When he ends up in Edinburgh hiding from one of those people he meets a tall Scotsman in a bar and goes home with him. He spies a small fortune on a bookshelf and takes a chance by stealing it—but he’s not the only one with an ulterior motive in Feumaidh Mi Ruith. In The Ten of Cups, Isaiah Cappelli is trying to overcome a broken heart and a cloudy future. Is it fate or only coincidence that leads him to a New Age shop and a handsome stranger? Christmas comes in This Time of Year and a dragon is loose in Chicago. Howl would be more concerned if the case didn’t keep interrupting his lunch reservations. Partnered up with the distractingly handsome Detective Reyes, Howl is going to have to pull himself out of his melancholy if he wants to solve the case and get back to his Christmas plans, getting drunk while watching It’s a Wonderful Life, alone. Well, not if Detective Reyes has anything to say about it.

In Fiends in Low Places, Simon Murphy, psychic and former thief is trying to rekindle the romance between himself and his FBI beau, Gabriel. Can a pizza date fix this mess? The Raven and the Wolf introduces Bran Morning, he owns an occult bookshop, has PTSD and doesn’t remember what happened exactly that gives him nightmares. Roped into attending the wedding of an old squad member, Bran is in for more than he bargained for and discovers that the body can remember things the mind forgets. Evie Cappelli has been with the Montreal Night Shift for a while now, but she’s about to get the surprise of her life—if a wedding dress and some rosary beads don’t kill her first in L’Île des Sœurs