Happy Friday, everyone! This week I have an excerpt from the exciting new Dalí Tamareia Missions novel, Third Front by E.M. Hamill. Intrigue and action/suspense all wrapped up in space opera goodness with a genderqueer character :D
Come have a listen!
The Dalí Tamareia Missions #3
by E.M. Hamill
Dalí Tamareia has the terrorist Skadi in their sights – but bringing her in may cost them everything.
Dalí’s role as an undercover operative is compromised, putting a target on their back and threatening the close-knit team aboard Thunder Child. A new lead on Miriam Skadi’s activities forces them back to Luna, where they must confront everything they tried to run from…including their changed relationship with Rion Sumner, who insists on backing up Dalí for this investigation.
But Dalí is not the only one searching for Skadi. An alien presence hunts the terrorist as well, taking over Sumner's body to ensure Dalí’s cooperation. With their team on the other side of the solar system Dalí must depend on this questionable ally to complete the mission, which takes a deadly turn when an old nemesis resurfaces.
If there is any chance for a future with Sumner and their chosen family, Dalí must exorcise the demons haunting them, or they will burn in the heart of a star.
About the Author:
E.M. (Elisabeth) Hamill writes adult science fiction and fantasy somewhere in the wilds of eastern suburban Kansas. A nurse by day, wordsmith by night, she is happy to give her geeky imagination free reign and has sworn never to grow up and get boring.
Frequently under the influence of caffeinated beverages, she also writes as Elisabeth Hamill for young adult readers in fantasy with the award-winning Songmaker series.
She lives in eastern Kansas with her family, where they fend off flying monkey attacks and prep for the zombie apocalypse.
The long-awaited, exciting (I hope) second novel in the Variant Configurations story is up for pre-order! Amazon for now, and more pre-order sites to come.
From the Noblest Motives
Variant Configurations 2
Release date November 22!
*a shocking arrest
*the sudden appearance of a relative
*lots and lots of suspicious people doing sus things
Also - coming in November, several books will be included in the Amazon monthly deals at 1.99 - yaaay! From November 1-30.
Lime Gelatin and Other Monsters
Jackalopes and Woofen-Poofs
All the World's an Undead Stage
Happy Friday! While I'm in Virginia, have a lesbian historical reading from Edale Lane's latest release :D Early Norse, enemies to lovers, with a murder to solve!
Sigrid and Elyn
Tales from Norvegr 1
by Edale Lane
Attracted by passion, repelled by war. Can two shieldmaidens navigate battlegrounds of the sword and the heart?
Pre-Viking Scandinavia. Sigrid the Valiant is legendary throughout the kingdoms of Norvegr, along with her twin brother, for their many heroic deeds, but her heart has not found a home. Now, racing on the heels of their father’s murder, a neighboring kingdom’s raids threaten to cause an all-out war.
Elyn is a young shieldmaiden with a score to settle, fighting her own insecurities along with enemies who threaten her homeland, but she remains unconvinced all is as it seems.
When the two clash on opposite sides of their shield walls, sparks fly from both their swords and passions. But when they talk, the two fierce women discover an antagonist’s plot has pitted their kingdoms against each other.
Will Sigrid and Elyn move past their suspicions and differences to forge a relationship and foil the villain’s scheme, or will the enemy’s assassins end their search for the truth?
Edale Lane is an award-winning author (Rainbow Awards, Imaginarium Awards, Lesfic Bard Awards) who is realizing her dream of being a full-time writer. She is the alter-ego of author Melodie Romeo, (Tribute in Blood, Terror in Time, and others) who founded Past and Prologue Press. Both identities are qualified to write historical fiction by virtue of an MA in History and 24 years spent as a teacher, along with skill and dedication regarding research. A native of Vicksburg, MS, Edale (or Melodie) is also a musician who loves animals, gardening, and nature. After driving an 18-wheeler cross-country for eight years, she now lives with her partner in beautiful Chilliwack, B.C. Canada.
Author Website: https://pastandprologuepress.lpages.co/
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For the Gay Romance Literature retreat - where we get to talk about queer romance for several days :D While the retreat did start out focusing on gay romance only, there are more and more authors attending who write all throughout the rainbow.
Today, I have a panel on co-authoring, tomorrow is my author lounge, and Saturday is the big signing event.
The signing is open to the public - you don't have to be registered to come by and see us!
We're so close to a release date, I can taste it (mmmm, delicious release date...) To celebrate, I'm reading to you from this second novel in the Variant Configurations series. I'll explain all the things in the audio clip :)
From the Noblest Motives
Variant Configurations 2
by Angel Martinez
Several months have passed since Blaze and the infamous Variant activist Shudder McKenzie helped Damien rescue the captives of the sinister Fredamine Project.
Professionally, everything's great. He's back to working with Damien again and they have a new lead on the three kids who are still missing. Personally, not so much. Blaze has made his peace with Shudder, though nothing between them has even been easy, but his relationship with Damien has taken several steps back. Blaze no longer has any idea where he stands. Adding to the tense atmosphere are the anti-Variant members of legislature who have been slowly gaining popular approval, and the cryptic messages Damien receives from an unknown source.
Shudder's back to his old haunts and his old tricks, trying to raise public awareness of imperiled Variant rights—such as the draconic Horace Act that strips due process during Variant trials—and to rescue Variant kids in trouble. His almost mythical luck runs out though when he's arrested for murder only three days after the passage of the Horace Act and a whirlwind trial and sentencing lands him in the most notorious maximum security facility for Variants—San Judas Tadeo.
With too many conspirators on both sides of the aisle, Damien, Blaze and Shudder no longer know whom to trust. Peeling through the layers of deceit and half-truths puts them on shakier ground with every discovery and in greater danger than ever before.
Variant Configurations takes place in a future Earth where humanity is reclaiming its spot in a gradually healing world. This book contains mentions of past abuse, action-adventure style mayhem, and the sparks of a slow burn, series-spanning relationship.
I'll be driving down to Portsmouth, VA on Tuesday morning - it's about a five hour drive when you add in a couple of stops. Not too bad :)
Some of the fun things I'll be bringing to give away:
I'll be several places over the course of the retreat, though if you need to get hold of me, the easiest place is on Facebook Messenger (linked in case we aren't already friends).
Happy Friday, all! This week, I'm reading to you from M.D. Neu's recently released novel, Volaria - a melding of urban fantasy and science fiction! The world has changed, and humans have diverged... Come have a listen!
by M.D. Neu
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Humans are no longer alone; they have been joined by Arcanes, Lycans, and Vampires. It’s been over a hundred years since the Earth went through The Shift. Where once almost eight billion humans lived, the population now holds at four billion. But that wasn’t the only change.
No one anticipated the branching of human DNA to produce new species of humans. Arcanes, Lycans, and Vampires are hidden throughout the genome, awaiting puberty before they manifest distinctly unhuman abilities. Finally, the new species of man were welcomed. No longer studied or treated as outcasts by most. People accepted these new humans and they integrated into society, albeit not easily. This allowed the UN Government to focus on colonizing space, in order to secure a future for all.
Risks remain however, permitting a vampire to feed from you can cause shared memories. Tobin Corsian took such a risk. He resides in a newly reopened district of San Jose, California, where his family’s old home stood. He lives there with his friend Mikel, a Lycan, and his dog Begger. Instead of making his mandatory monthly blood donation at the government blood bank for the vampire community, Tobin decides, with the help of his therapist, to visit Biter, a vampire spa.
The spa allows vampires to feed from humans directly while providing spa and sexual services, granting the donor a three-month reprieve from their required donations. Tobin’s encounter at Biter opens a window to his past and an experience he had as a child on the moon. Questions abound as he tries to unravel his past and make sense of his life.
About M.D. :
M.D. Neu is an international award-winning inclusive queer Fiction Writer with a love for writing and travel. Living in the heart of Silicon Valley (San Jose, California) and growing up around technology, he’s always been fascinated with what could be. Specifically drawn to Science Fiction and Paranormal television and novels, M.D. Neu was inspired by the great Gene Roddenberry, George Lucas, Stephen King, Alice Walker, Alfred Hitchcock, Harvey Fierstein, Anne Rice, and Kim Stanley Robinson. An odd combination, but one that has influenced his writing.
Growing up in an accepting family as a gay man he always wondered why there were never stories reflecting who he was. Constantly surrounded by characters that only reflected heterosexual society, M.D. Neu decided he wanted to change that. So, he took to writing, wanting to tell good stories that reflected our diverse world.
When M.D. Neu isn’t writing, he works for a non-profit and travels with his biggest supporter and his harshest critic, Eric his husband of twenty plus years.
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Author Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/M-D-Neu/e/B076FK1S14
Almost there :) I'll be heading down to Portsmouth on Tuesday, the 18th to get there in plenty of time for the start of things.
On Wednesday starting at 9 am, the Admiral Boardroom will apparently be open for hanging out to chat and for authors to give out their pre-orders. I plan to be there at 9 or so and will probably stay a couple of hours. If you pre-ordered from me and want to have a more relaxed signing than the one on Saturday - come see me :)
The lovely Ari McKay has once again organized the charm hunt. Readers have a lot of fun with it every year and this year, I have DNA helix charms as part of the giveaway. (You have to come see participating authors at the signing for that.)
Can't wait to see everyone!
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.