Monday, January 3, 2022

2022 Writing Projects

 


Happy New Year!

I hope you all had a great holiday season (and if not, then here's to a fresh start!). First of all, I want to say thank you for all of your continued support over the years, but especially in 2021! I saw a lot of growth with readership and I hope to continue to reach more people who love LGBTQ Fiction. 2021 was an interesting year for me writing-wise. I published my first Contemporary story (Hollywood To Horses) and received Runner-Up honors in two categories of the Rainbow Awards the first year that I ever dipped my toes into the book awards circuit. In total, I wrote and published two books and sold two short stories to anthologies. Pretty good considering how many challenges I faced throughout the year!

So, here's what I'm working on heading into 2022:

  • Ntt Haven: Book 2 (a sequel to The Dandy Medium) - It's looking like this will end up being a duology with possible spin-offs in the future.
  • The Dead Oaks: Omnibus - I've been wanting to do this for a while and now feels like a good time. The goal is to release an omnibus edition of the entire Dead Oaks series (re-edited and with a new cover) which will possibly include a new short story.
  • Somniscope - this follow-up anthology to Mirrormaze will release in December 2022 and will include my new short story, Looped.
  • New Dreampunk series tentatively titled Dreampunk 2.0 - ROAM was my debut series and also my first venture into a genre that I ultimately helped define. I have a new series idea in mind which will also be very Dreampunk but I haven't decided yet how entwined it'll be to ROAM or if I'll keep it completely separate. This will be the beginning of a new giant project and I probably won't begin working on it until closer to the end of the year.
On The Back-Burner:
  • Ntt Haven: Book 3 - On the off chance that I just write up a storm this year and actually have time to do more than the aforementioned, I do have another Ntt Haven story already in mind but it would be a spin-off.
  • Experimental - I have a few ideas that will be unlike anything I've done before and I have yet to decide if I'll write them under this pen name or a new one. If I get to work on any of them, I'll keep you posted with more details.
What's Scrapped:
  • I hate throwing out any story idea, but sometimes they just don't work out. I had mentioned back in Autumn a new short story that I was working on. If you follow me on other platforms you may remember seeing some talk of this or some aesthetic inspo photos. I've decided to scrap this story. Recently, I've seen the same premise begin to be published by other authors in the same genre and as disheartening as it is, it kind of killed my vibe. Maybe I'll revisit it in the future, but for now, I'm calling it quits on that one.
But that's okay! I feel like I have enough writing projects going to keep me busy for a very long time. 馃榿

Which story are you looking forward to the most?

I'm excited for you to join me on my writing journey this year and look forward to sharing new stories with you all soon!

Cheers! 馃



Monday, August 9, 2021

The Dandy Medium is OUT NOW!

 



I'm so excited to finally be able to share this MM Gaslamp Fantasy full of vibrant characters in a dark world with you all! Get ready to meet Alfie & Sebastian in THE DANDY MEDIUM!


Crystal ball Misfit Medium Right-pointing magnifying glass Dapper Detective Ghost Unhelpful Ghosts Bat Secret Vampire Society


Alfred “Alfie” Hughes is a spiritual medium who has more than enough people in his social circle. Unfortunately, they're all dead. That is until Detective Sebastian Davies arrives in N贸tt Haven, a tourist town known for its active nightlife, and deems Alfie's abilities—perhaps, even his company—worthy of closer inspection.

A circus performer, known as The World Bender, mysteriously disappears and a slew of peculiar murders accumulate. Suspecting foul play as unusual as the crimes themselves, Sebastian enlists Alfie to guide him through the town's supernatural underbelly to find answers; and, in the process, Alfie might solve the biggest enigma of all: human connection.

SHERLOCK meets PENNY DREADFUL meets THE FRIGHTENERS

READ IT NOW

ADD ON GOODREADS



Thursday, July 29, 2021

Pre-Order THE DANDY MEDIUM Today!

 


MM Gaslamp Fantasy, THE DANDY MEDIUM, is now available for Pre-Order! Releases August 9th 2021!


Crystal ball Misfit Medium Right-pointing magnifying glass Dapper Detective Ghost Unhelpful Ghosts Bat Secret Vampire Society


Alfred “Alfie” Hughes is a spiritual medium who has more than enough people in his social circle. Unfortunately, they're all dead. That is until Detective Sebastian Davies arrives in N贸tt Haven, a tourist town known for its active nightlife, and deems Alfie's abilities—perhaps, even his company—worthy of closer inspection.

A circus performer, known as The World Bender, mysteriously disappears and a slew of peculiar murders accumulate. Suspecting foul play as unusual as the crimes themselves, Sebastian enlists Alfie to guide him through the town's supernatural underbelly to find answers; and, in the process, Alfie might solve the biggest enigma of all: human connection.


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Monday, June 14, 2021

Hollywood To Horses - OUT NOW!

 


It's finally here!! "Hollywood To Horses" is now available through most major retailers!

GET YOUR COPY HERE!


I'm so excited for you all to meet Mateo & Christopher in this MM Contemporary Rom-Com!


Purple heart MM Contemporary Rom-Com Kiss (man, man) Rivals-To-Lovers Trophy Retired Olympian Film projector Runaway Movie Star Horse Big "Horse Guy" Energy


Mateo Harris, a retired Olympic Show Jumper, achieved just about everything he could want in life. Rising from a nobody to becoming a beloved gold-medalist, co-owning H&H Riding Academy with his cousin—and best friend—Emily Hall, and he’s one of the most powerful and respected men in his hometown of Sweetspire, VA. Nothing can shake the foundations of the life he’s built for himself. That is until he hears his nemesis and former crush, Christopher Wright II, has moved back to town.

Christopher, a runaway movie star, has returned to Sweetspire to inherit the family business: Wright Stables, the only rival riding academy Mateo has ever had to worry about. With Christopher’s charm, talent, and fame taking charge, Mateo is faced with real competition both in and out of the arena. He’ll have to be at the top of his game to prove he’s still the number one equestrian in town, but every encounter with Christopher becomes as challenging as any obstacle he’s faced on horseback.

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Meet Mateo & Christopher from "Hollywood To Horses"!

 

(Images from Unsplash & Pexels.)

“With Christopher back, your academy might have to say goodbye to its blue-ribbon status this season."


Mateo Harris, a retired Olympic Show Jumper, achieved just about everything he could want in life. Rising from a nobody to becoming a beloved gold-medalist, co-owning H&H Riding Academy with his cousin—and best friend—Emily Hall, and he’s one of the most powerful and respected men in his hometown of Sweetspire, VA. Nothing can shake the foundations of the life he’s built for himself. That is until he hears his nemesis and former crush, Christopher Wright II, has moved back to town.

Christopher, a runaway movie star, has returned to Sweetspire to inherit the family business: Wright Stables, the only rival riding academy Mateo has ever had to worry about. With Christopher’s charm, talent, and fame taking charge, Mateo is faced with real competition both in and out of the arena. He’ll have to be at the top of his game to prove he’s still the number one equestrian in town, but every encounter with Christopher becomes as challenging as any obstacle he’s faced on horseback.

(Image from Unsplash)

MATEO HARRIS
Retired Olympic Show Jumper & Co-Owner of H&H Riding Academy

"The MC Mateo is a snarky grumpy bear that loves wearing 3 piece suits and being in the spotlight." ~ Tosha of toshsbookcorner (IG & Goodreads)

"I loved Mateo. He was all sarcasm and fashion sense and I can never say no to that sort of mix... His ability to learn and grow when presented with new information. That's refreshing in a main character." ~ A.E. Bross, Author of The Roots That Clutch

(Images from Pinterest)


Mateo as a Picrew:

"I'll give him a second chance. Tomorrow. After I beat him. That way, if I don't like his answer, I can hit him over the head with my trophy." - Mateo



(Image from Unsplash)

CHRISTOPHER WRIGHT II
Runaway Movie Star & Head of Wright Stables

"I shipped Mateo and Christopher so much. I found myself hoping Mateo would get his happily ever after with his attractive movie star enemy." ~ Mary Ellen of aparanormalromance (IG & Goodreads)

(Images from Pinterest)


Christopher as a Picrew:

"Every time I turn around, the whole world is eager to tell me who I am." - Christopher



Hollywood To Horses releases June 14, 2021!


Happy Pride Month! 馃彸️‍馃寛





Thursday, May 20, 2021

Pre-Order HOLLYWOOD TO HORSES Today!


 

Pre-orders are now available through NineStar Press! 


Meet Mateo and Christopher in, Hollywood To Horses

a M/M Contemporary Rom-Com.

馃懆‍❤️‍馃拫‍馃懆 Rivals-To-Lovers 馃懆‍❤️‍馃拫‍馃懆

馃弳 Retired Olympian 馃弳

馃摻️ Runaway Movie Star 馃摻️

馃 Luxe Parties 馃

馃幎 80s Music References 馃幎

馃挌 Competitive Passion 馃挌

馃悗 Big "Horse Guy" Energy 馃悗

Pre-order from NineStar Press and get this romance 

3 DAYS EARLY! ✨ ALSO: Use code "PREORDER"

 during checkout for 30% OFF!




Wednesday, May 12, 2021

COVER REVEAL - HOLLYWOOD TO HORSES