Romantic Times in Reno
Convention appearances this year are a little scarce, Stuff just didn't work out for several things. I will be at Romantic Times in May, though, in case you happen to be there.
My first time there - sort of a scouting expedition - though thank all the holies I won't be alone. Freddy and Diane will be there to keep me from getting lost in the desert. If you're a writer and want to pitch something, we'll be doing editor/author meetings for Mischief Corner Books. Come chat!
I've had several questions this year that read something along the lines of "What happened to the Finn books?" (Soft wailing sometimes in accompaniment.)
Fear not. Endangered Fae will start showing up in the e-book/paperback sphere shortly here, through Pride Publishing. Finn goes up for pre-order April 10 and releases May 22 - the rest to follow throughout the year.
Also coming up shortly here, a brand new paranormal series with Freddy MacKay - Lijun. The first book, Fireworks & Stolen Kisses, goes up for pre-order May 15 and releases June 26.
From the time humans became a unique species, the lijun have lived among us. Dual spirit beings able to change at will between their human halves and their animal halves, at different periods throughout history lijun have been revered, feared and reviled. Modern lijun realized some time ago that their survival in the human world depends upon successful, peaceful integration—a partnership with humans who are unaware of their existence. But in the little town of Wadiswan, Wisconsin, tensions between rival factions run high, escalating to the point where the secretive lijun community risks exposure. The survival of lijun everywhere may depend on which side wins.
Look for the cover coming soon!
This week included the launch of the second collection of Brimstone Journal stories. Hard for me to believe that I've written the Journals for two years now - and that there are so many. (For those new to them, these are flash fiction pieces of 500-1200 words published on the Mischief Corner Books blog every Tuesday - slice of life pieces from the Brimstone crew.)
This second collection includes all the Journals from 2017, a couple of late entries from 2016, and an exclusive, to be found nowhere else short story for Leopold, as requested by the nice folks in my Facebook group.
So. Brimstone Journals: Collection Two
While your out there in book buying land, don't forget to pick up your copy of the latest Brandywine Investigations (Family Matters.)
The Brimstone Journals: Collection Two
By Angel Martinez
The Brimstone Journals 2
Word Count: 59,337
Release Date: March 21, 2018
Mischief Corner Books
The Brimstone. Demon owned and—mostly—demon operated. Shax, an exiled prince of Hell, has gathered only the best misfits for his motley crew. You've been with us from the rescue of a runaway angel in a psychedelic nightmare jungle to the house that Poe built. Now share some in-between moments with the Brimstone crew – flash fiction snippets plucked from various spots in each personal timeline, from Shax and Verin's youth in Hell to after the events of Beside a Black Tarn.
The Brimstone Journals, Collection Two also includes an exclusive short story, never published as part of the blog series. Leopold meets his formidable grandmama, much to his father's dismay.
Angel writes (mostly) Science Fiction and Fantasy centered around queer heroes. Currently living part time in the hectic sprawl of northern Delaware and full time inside her head, she has one husband, one son, two cats, a love of all things beautiful and a terrible addiction to the consumption of both knowledge and chocolate.