Monday, June 13, 2022
In celebration of International Steampunk Day this Tuesday, I've put the Magic & Steam series on sale all week! If you've been hesitant about steampunk as a genre, now is a great opportunity to give it a try and race the streets of Gilded Age New York City with magic-wielding federal agent, Gillian Hamilton and his gentleman thief and infamous outlaw lover, Gunner the Deadly. Take a ride on airships, battle crazed engineers and power-hungry gangsters, sneak into the gay clubs along the Bowery, and try to survive as a mysterious villain threatens the magic encompassing Gillian's world!
Monday, June 6, 2022
I'm a bit behind on posting my May reads (story of my life!) and I haven't written reviews for everything, so I'll just share the two I did. I continued my pleasure reading of Adrien English, and got my greedy hands on the finale of Hazard & Somerset, too!
Death of a Pirate King (An Adrien English Mystery 4) by Josh Lanyon
Final Orders (Hazard and Somerset: Arrows in the Hand 5) by Gregory Ashe
Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Every June I have plenty of reasons to drink whiskey and eat cupcakes guilt-free, and that includes: it's my birthday (35 this year!), the celebration of marriage equality, Pride, and my publishing anniversary! 2022 marks 7 long, weird, wild, and glorious years of pursuing my lifelong dream of being a professionally published author—and it marks 2 years of doing this as a full-time job! It all began with a (currently unavailable, but will eventually be re-published, I promise) short story called, Love Has No Expiration.
2015 - 2022 with Emporium Press
5 short stories (+1 in production: Curio)
10 novels (+1 in production: Subway Slayings)
2 co-written novels
15 audiobooks (+1 in production: The Doctor)
9 French translations (+4 more in production)
2 German translations (+3 more in production)
Not too shabby for someone who takes an average of three to four months to write a book while juggling all the other moving parts of being a small business owner!
I've been able to include Garrett Kiesel, Declan Winters, and Kale Williams in my narrator stable, alongside the talents of Greg Tremblay and Wyatt Baker. My beloved steampunk series has found a dedicated readership—these were books I was told had no audience by agents and house alike. I even won two awards this year for Madison Square Murders (Indie and e-Lit) and The Gangster (e-Lit)!
I'll be co-hosting a reader meet-up in New York City this July and attending GRL in October as a Spotlight Author. I've also got a few trips planned for 2023, which I hope to be given the go ahead to talk about soon! All in all, my seventh year is looking great, and I couldn't have done it without the support of my fellow artists, production team, and readers like you. Thank you for supporting indie authors and quality LGBTQ fiction.
Tuesday, May 31, 2022
The Doctor (Magic & Steam: Book Three) is out in the big wide world and I wanted to share some of the songs that I religiously listened to on repeat while writing the latest adventure of Gillian and Gunner!
Can You Feel My Heart - Bring Me The Horizon
Safe and Sound - Capital Cities
Godzilla - Eminem
Popular Monster - Falling in Reverse
Infectious - Imminence
Stay - The Kid Laroi
Running Up That Hill - Meg Myers
Wellerman - Nathan Evans
Teeth - 5 Seconds of Summer
Thursday, May 26, 2022
Blurb: 1882—Gillian Hamilton, magic caster and Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Magic and Steam, has been stripped of his title, badge, and freedom. Gillian’s true name and powers have been exposed, so now he’s kept under lock and key. To make a tragedy worse, Gunner the Deadly has returned to his life out in the Wild West and has not been heard from since.
Rumors of a doctor, known only as Sawbones, with access to illegal magic have persisted into the new year. Gillian believes that violence, chaos, and certain death will befall New York City if this criminal isn’t apprehended. And despite having lost his sense of purpose, Gillian knows he’s the only one capable of confronting this new madman—with or without the backing of the FBMS.
But such dangers should never be undertaken alone. Gillian will need both Gunner’s deadeye marksmanship, as well as his love, if he’s to detain Sawbones before irreparable damage is done to the magic of his world.
Purchase: Available Online Retailers
Title: The Doctor
Series: Magic & Steam
Book #: 3
Cover art: Reese Dante
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Saturday, May 7, 2022
April was a long month of decompressing, as I realize, looking back, I was very near every author's biggest fear: burnout. I didn't even get much reading done, to be honest. It was a month of committing to healthier routines and getting back on track for the rest of the year, which I am confident I've achieved!
The Hell You Say (An Adrien English Mystery 3) by Josh Lanyon
Father Complex (Hazard and Somerset: Arrows in the Hand 4) by Gregory Ashe