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

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Items of Note

You can now pick up Station House Six and Let the Good Times Roll in paperback!
Just click on the covers to go the Amazon page. Station House Six is still free as an ebook here.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

The Night Shift International

Guest blogging this week is Sophia Beaumont, author of the latest Night Wars novel, The Spider's Web. 

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away two friends began writing. Separated by over five hundred miles, they exchanged daily missives about their writing and their very different lives. Swapping chapters, they discussed plot progression and character development, and why isn't this antagonist working?
It wasn't until they were well into their manuscripts that they realized something very important:
These books take place in the same world.
Though they had been written in two different countries, it was clear enough to both authors that their character existed on the same plane. Bringing them together, however, would be a challenge...

 You've seen Chicago. You've seen New Orleans. Now it's time to get out your passport and go a little further north.

Evie Cappelli might, at first, seem unrelated to the Night Shift team you've come to know and love, but she has quite a lot in common with Fynn and the others, and she has the psych ward discharge papers to prove it.

The Spider's Web is an origin story for the newest member of the Night Patrol--the Canadian form of the Night Shift. Instead of working with vampires and renegade witches, however, she'll be up against something a little more intimidating: a goddess. Or two. And maybe a cult. Or at least the cult's crazy leader.

Meanwhile, she has family problems coming out her ears, and medication can only do so much when ghostly spiders start coming out of the woodwork, literally. It might take more than her favorite coping mechanism--obsessive knitting--to get her through this one.

But there is good news. She's got some strong allies in the form of Micha, her spiritual companion, and Adam, a burgeoning empath. And then there's that strange red headed man who keeps showing up, who says his name is Adder...


The Spider's Web by Sophia Beaumont, book 1 in the Evie Cappelli series, is now available from Torquere Press. Look for follow ups coming later this year!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

New Release

After being released from a Toronto psych ward, Evie decides that her life needs a drastic change. Moving 500 miles east to stay with her aunt in Montreal, however, is not turning out as expected. Though she loves the city, she can’t outrun the problems that drove her to the edge in the first place.
Recovery might be a little easier if not for Micha. Handsome, kind, always willing to help Evie or cheer her on–and completely invisible to everyone else. He seems to think he’s some kind of guardian angel, and she might need one now that things have gone from bad to just plain weird.
It started with the spiders–ghostly spiders that showed up out of nowhere, swarming over Evie while she was home alone. Then the owls started following her.
Her search of answers dredges up past lives, secret societies, and one very angry goddess. She’s going to need help from some very powerful friends if she wants to make it to her next birthday, but when one of those friends is the goddess of the underworld, she might need more help than a guardian angel can provide.

It's the newest book in the Night Wars series! The Spider's Web takes us to what happens after Sleeping on the Job. At first glance, Evie might not seem connected to the folks in Chicago, but looks can be deceiving.