Some weeks are quiet and some weeks are all the things!
I'm at Yaoi Con this week at the Santa Clara Hyatt Regency for Mischief Corner Books. The convention is October 6-8 and they do have day passes. The amazing Catherine Dair will be with me as our guest (and much needed pair of hands!) and will be debuting her ultra cute Pip & Skip line of plushies.
Come say hi, and pick up some books and bunnies!
Jackalopes and Woofen-Poofs: Offbeat Crimes 5 is out everywhere! Yep - in ebook and paperback. Return to the 77th Precinct as Officer Wolf and his boyfriend ACO Jason Shen have another bizarre puzzle on their hands. And Audacity, of course.
The MCB holiday event "A Holiday To Remember" is now through its submissions period. Stories will start releasing 11/29 - just in time for the holidays - and will continue throughout December. I'm pleased to say I have a story in this collection, a F/F science fiction humor holiday romance (can I get any more sub-genres in there?)
Safety Protocols For Human Holidays releases 12/9 - Join Growlan Security Officer Raskli as she tries to determine what's caused the ship's single Human to begin displaying aberrant (even for a human) behavior.
Hooray for a Friday that finally feels like fall! Today's reading is from Offbeat Crimes 5, which has it's general release next Tuesday - October 3. All the linkages below :)
Jackalopes & Woofen-Poofs
Offbeat Crimes 5
Pride Publishing (print edition)
All Animal Control Officer Jason Shen ever wanted was a quiet life of rescuing lost kittens and helping animals in need. Having a paranormal cop boyfriend guarantees an end to the quiet part. What at first seems like a random encounter with jackalopes in the park might be more than chance and when State Paranormal sends a handsome, charming vampire to consult with the Seventy-Seventh, he finds his relationship with Alex on shaky ground.
Officer Alex Wolf hoped his humaning skills were improving but now he can’t unravel the strange politics at State Paranormal or why Jason’s family seems to hate him. There’s no time to puzzle things out, either. Bizarre animals are loose in the city, Jason’s acting strange—and is the vampire captain from State flirting with him? Wolf’s going to have to keep his head in the game if he’s going to have any chance of putting the pieces together and keeping the city safe from the strange critters terrorizing its streets.
Okay. Let me see if I can remember all the things for this week. Always seem to forget something.
It's here! Jackalopes & Woofen-Poofs is available now at Pride Publishing's website for early download. If you have a favorite distributor that isn't Pride Publishing, the book is up for pre-order all of those places but you'll have to wait until October 3 - not so long now!
Prepare for hoax animals galore, Alex Wolf, Jason Shen, Audacity (of course), all the officers and entities of the 77th and some fun new characters. :)
Stuff happening right this moment? I'm taking a short break from novel writing and working on a holiday short story for Mischief Corner Book's A Holiday To Remember collection for this year. Yes, it will be SF and it will be (probably) a standalone story. It will also be a F/F story since MCB is accepting all queer pairings this year - yay! And that's all I'm telling you. Ha.
Back to the beginning here with Offbeat Crimes for a quick visit with Kyle in Lime Gelatin and Other Monsters, the story that started all this paranormal madness. :)
As of next Tuesday, books 1-5 will be available over at Pride Publishing. 1-4 available there now and at all the regular lovely distributors. Jackalopes, ahoy!
Jackalopes & Woofen-Poofs - it's almost time! Pride release next week!! If you're waiting for the general October release (10/3) and want to pre-order, though, those links are coming online too:
Also - we have a cover for Offbeat Crimes 6 - All The World's An Undead Stage (and you just might be able to read part of the first chapter at the end of Jackalopes, too. Just so you know.) From the wonderful Emmy Ellis - she's given us Erasmus Graham:
Something unusual (for me) happened this week. A publisher offered me a contract on an unfinished story. I've certainly made promises to publishers before, but Pride has enough confidence in me that we've signed a contract on All The World's An Undead Stage (Offbeat Crimes #6) on the merits of the first chapter. I am pleased and humbled...
And slightly terrified. :o This is a deadline I must not, cannot miss.
Anyway, the new release dates for Undead Stage below:
Preorder: 21st November
Early download: 5th December
General Release: 2nd January 2018
Jackalopes and Woofen-Poofs goes up for pre-order next Tuesday!
All sorts of fun news for Jackalopes & Woofen-Poofs: Offbeat Crimes 5!
First - I have the first round edits back. Working on those diligently this week.
Second - we have blurb!!
Hoax animals and a consulting vampire on the prowl-ACO Jason Shen never thought having a cop boyfriend would be this hard.
All Animal Control Officer Jason Shen ever wanted was a quiet life of rescuing lost kittens and helping animals in need. Having a paranormal cop boyfriend guarantees an end to the quiet part. What at first seems a random encounter with jackalopes in the park might be more than chance and when State Paranormal sends a handsome, charming vampire to consult with the Seventy-Seventh, he finds his relationship with Alex on shaky ground.
Officer Alex Wolf hoped his humaning skills were improving but now he can’t unravel the strange politics at State Paranormal or why Jason’s family seems to hate him. There’s no time to puzzle things out either. Bizarre animals are loose in the city, Jason’s acting strange, and is the vampire captain from State flirting with him? Wolf’s going to have to keep his head in the game if he’s going to have any chance of putting the pieces together and keeping the city safe from the strange critters terrorizing its streets.
And last but not least we have the lovely cover - featuring Wolf, because this is the second Wolf book - from Emmy Ellis!!! Jackalope included! Yaaaaaay!
We've had homicidal giant snapping turtles, time-warping pill bugs, savage books and feral dust bunnies. Kyle, Vikash, Carrington and Alex Wolf have all had their say. It's time to work on getting the last two stories in the series arc out to you.
Jackalopes and Woofen-Poofs: Offbeat Crimes 5
Is with my lovely and ever-patient editor. This is the second Alex and Jason story, and features both Jason's and Alex's POV's. We do have dates for pre-order and release:
Pre-order: August 22
Early download (at Pride Publishing): September 5
General release: October 3
I'll share the blurb when it's approved but I will say there are several, ah, interesting encounters in this one.
All the World's An Undead Stage: Offbeat Crimes 6
Is in its fledgling stages. All mapped out and begun, though, and about 6K in. Yes, we all know I move with agonizing deliberation at the beginning of a story. Don't worry. I'll get it in on time. It's slated for a late fall release and will be the second Carrington and Erasmus book with shared POV between them.
That's all I have shareable for now! Stay tuned for more coming up. :)
The news this week in bullet points!
Feral Dust Bunnies
Offbeat Crimes 4
(Gay Paranormal Humor)
General Release June 20!
Barnes and Noble
Offbeat Crimes, Volume 2
Contains Skim Blood & Savage Verse and Feral Dust Bunnies.
Vassily the Beautiful
An ESTO Universe novel
Narrated by Greg Boudreaux
(Gay Science Fiction Romance)
Shax's War: Brimstone 3
Narrated by Vance Bastian
Coming soon to Audio!
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.