Sale! KISSED to Entangled Publishing

Snoopy dance time! I sold the short story, KISSED to Entangled Publishing. Here’s the blurb:

Every princess should be kissed. And by a man who knows what he’s doing. Beatricia had been enjoying just that when she was caught.

But running only drives her into the arms of a stranger. A man who wants to offer her one night together, to offer her the experience her life and duties in the city of Sun-Airor–a place set out of space and time–have denied her.

It’ll be her only chance before she’s forced to enter a loveless marriage…but who exactly is her stranger? And what will kissing him reveal?

There’s also a Behind the Scenes page for Kissed here

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Sale to Carina Press! Agamemnon Frost trilogy

I’m in a bit of a *squee* state as my editor at Carina Press, Deb Nemeth, said yes to my first series with them!

The name might give it away, but the Agamemnon Frost trilogy, is an m/m, not-quite-steampunk romance, set in late Victorian Liverpool. It’s always surprised me that there’s so little steampunk set here, what with it being the second city of the British Empire and all… (My bias may be showing. I live in Liverpool, after all 😀 )

Here’s the blurb for the first novella, Agamemnon Frost and the House of Death.

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The British Empire has changed. By 1891, monstrous machines replace men on the field of battle and with these weapons, the Empire’s grip on its territories strengthens.

Official history says the machines came from a recovered book written by Hero, the mechanical genius working in Alexandria almost two thousand years before. Edgar Mason doesn’t care. He only knows that the machines have landed him back in England to work as a domestic servant. For men like Agamemnon Frost.

He believes Frost to be a dandy, concerned more with the fine cut of his waistcoat than world affairs but there’s more to him than meets the eye. Something about the man triggers Mason’s sharp instincts at their first meeting. Especially the forbidden ones. But those instincts he has to ignore.

Mason becomes swept up in Frost’s world and in a single, impossible night, the man’s dandy facade vanishes. It reveals the heart of a man who will face down England’s most dangerous enemy. No matter the cost.

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The other two novellas are, Agamemnon Frost and The Hollow Ships and Agamemnon Frost and the Crown of Towers.

Yes, there could be a little bit of an Iliad mash-up in there too… 😀

I don’t have a firm date yet, but expect these novellas in 2013. You can read a little Behind the Scenes snippet, here

Sales to Cleis Press and Carina Press! *squee*

Busy start to the year!

First, I can say that my short story, AT THE SORCERER’S COMMAND will appear in Cleis Press’s THRONES OF DESIRE: EROTIC TALES OF SWORD, MIST AND FIRE, edited by Mitzi Szereto. The pre-order link is up now 😀

Here’s my blurb:

Miar is her people’s only hope to defeat the sorcerer who has besieged her home.  She has an unusual talent. She’s a soul-catcher, able to twist any soul to her will. And Varun, the man who must guard her, is willing to use her and her gift anyway he can.

And the anthology blurb:

Thrones of Desire: Erotic Tales of Swords, Mist and Fire is a place where lust and legend abound, and adventure, passion and danger entwine. Think mystical lands and creatures, kings and queens, knights and renegades, heroes and villains, warlords, maidens and princesses. Think battles and danger, honour and dishonour, good and evil. Most of all, think hearts filled with passion and secret desire.

This is a place where romantic chivalry is alive and well, but so too is romantic wickedness. This is a place where the good do not always win, and the bad are often more captivating and desirable than their altruistic counterparts.

In these lush and timeless landscapes, the battle for flesh can be as important as the battle for power. Intrigue, sorcery, revenge, lawlessness, dark secrets and mysterious elixirs; entanglements with supernatural beings – everything is possible in these magical mythical landscapes.

I’ve also sold my dark fantasy , erotic romance novel, ONCE A THIEF to Carina Press. It’s set for release in the autumn. Here’s the unofficial blurb:

Ava Kalle is a thief. Her empty soul devours magic, but she’s sharp, quick and can live in shadow. She’s the perfect spy.

When the man she loves takes another woman, the darkness at Ava’s heart unravels. Her attempt to stop the relationship drives her to do the unthinkable.  She makes a deal with the elemental, Captain Nahum Heyerdar. It’s a pact that pushes them into tasting forbidden magic, spinning them both into a dark and dangerous sexual obsession.

When Devourers break through the protecting wards of the city and start to kill and eat the emperor’s subjects, Ava’s tangled life becomes more twisted.  Her past and the dark heart of what she is, pushes into the light.

There are monsters in the city. And one of them is her.

Sale! FREQUENCY to Ellora’s Cave

Ellora’s Cave have contracted the final book in the Planetary Bodies series, FREQUENCY.

Here’s the unofficial blurb:

Zev Vertinen has a problem. She lusts after the one man she can’t have, her captain, Frederick Jannes. They have a past—ritualised and uniquely sexual—but for her to remain a pilot aboard the CMC Theseus, they can never touch each other again.

Of course that doesn’t stop Zev lurking to catch a glimpse of Jannes naked, or making him the star of every one of her fantasies. Then sheen engulfs the ship. And the rules that have dictated their lives are changed. Jannes has changed them.

Now he will fulfil another ritual. Hunting her down and making her his. No matter the cost.

Planetary Bodies was my first ever series.  I will admit, now it’s over with, it didn’t seem so bad.  Just remind me I said this when I think about another one… 😕

Sold! ENERGY to Ellora’s Cave

I’ve been on holiday so I didn’t get a chance to update here…but I’ve sold the 4th book in the Planetary Bodies series, Energy.

Here’s the blurb:

Callie Thiago lives for gossip. And her crew aboard the CMC Theseus provide her with enough lurid tales of sex to keep her lonely nights warm. It sates her curiosity. Mostly. She has no experience of her own to draw on as shyness plagues her…until sheen smashes into her ship.

Now she’s stuck on a small outpost moon with Aaron Blane, a man she’s wanted for all of her adult life. But she knows sheen can’t work through her as it does others. She’s different. And it’s this difference that Blane is more than eager to explore…

A few little hints about the series are on my website in the Behind the Scenes page for the series

And in other news, Current, Book 3 is out 16 September.

You can read a yummy excerpt here

More bang for your buck…literally!

Ellora’s Cave have slashed the prices on two of my books! The menage novel Her Dark Soul and the erotic SF novella, Flesh and Shadows.

Her Dark Soul

A man trapped by magic, an enigmatic guardian, and a virgin who will bind them all…

Ordered to secure a precious box from the priests of Fausta, Marek isn’t told a virgin ward is part of the deal. Ash’s innocence and need drive him to touch her, taste her, to take the twisted power in her flesh and energize his own. But hidden players force Marek into doing something unthinkable.

Lucas’ soul has been trapped for four hundred years. His new master demands he invade Ash’s dreams and take her virginity. If he does, the treasure she guards will open. He’s happy to obey. However, he finds her guarded by a man unlike any he’s known in his long life.

Ash should deny the fire in her blood, remember who and what she is, but something inside her finds both men irresistible. As their lives intertwine, they’re driven to find pleasure, using their unique blend of sex and magic to fight an enemy who would consume them all.

For sale at Ellora’s Cave, Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk and ARe for around £1.60/$2

Flesh and Shadows

Flesh-fruit—priceless delicacy, forbidden fruit…

Rand has a secret. Bitten by one of the deadly shadow-snakes, he’s changed and will go to any length to see that he remains in charge of his planet—and the flesh-fruit harvest—including using his alien abilities to convince Agent Niamh Sullivan to lie to her superiors. His plan is simple, but what he doesn’t realize is that his venom is an aphrodisiac. With it, Rand has become irresistible.

Now Niamh must deny their overwhelming mutual attraction. But as their need for each other spirals out of control, the danger becomes apparent. Rand will take her humanity, take who and what she is. Niamh has to make the choice. Turn him in. Or succumb to his potent, forbidden temptation.

For sale at Ellora’s Cave, Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk and ARe for around £1/$1

Sale! CURRENT to Ellora’s Cave

Ellora’s Cave have agreed to publish the third book in my Planetary Bodies series, Current!

This story is slightly darker than Magnetism and Friction, but it fits with the characters.  Lawe is a new fav hero.  Just saying.  Here’s the unofficial blurb:

Alexandra Syato has complete control of her life.

She’s rich and has Captain Rhearden Lawe as a delicious friend with benefits.  Her life couldn’t be more perfect.  Until the mysterious force known as sheen turns her world upside down.

It changes Lawe in a way she doesn’t expect and now her easy-going friend has become a dark and brooding stranger, determined to take her control. She can’t fight their new, blistering attraction.  But the price for having him may break her. Completely.