Hi! It appears to be Thursday. That manic grin on my face stems from the realization that another week is sliding past me. I'm doomed. Anyway - News!
Gravitational Attraction has been translated into Italian! *muppet arm flail* Up for pre-order now at Dreamspinner, releasing March 7, 2017! (For anyone curious, this title is also available in French.)
Attirato da una misteriosa richiesta di soccorso, l’equipaggio della nave mercantile Hermes trova alla deriva nello spazio un vascello militare in apparenza vuoto. Al suo interno, sangue e resti umani imbrattano i corridoi e vi è un unico sopravvissuto, rinchiuso in una cella di custodia. L’uomo, bellissimo ma traumatizzato, attira l’attenzione dell’addetto alle comunicazioni della nave, Isaac Ozawa, che decide di prendersene cura, offrendogli la gentilezza e il calore di cui l’altro ha bisogno dopo gli orrori vissuti.
Isaac ha imparato sulla propria pelle cosa significhi essere diverso, essere un emarginato, e questo rafforza il loro legame. Un tempo pilota promettente, ha subito dei danni fisici dopo che il suo cervello non è riuscito a fondersi con l’impianto necessario a pilotare i potenti caccia della Flotta. Il cervello di Turk non è da meno. Come risultato di un esperimento militare fallito, le sue naturali capacità sono state aumentate a livelli pericolosi.
Quando un ammiraglio senza morale e assetato di potere rapisce Isaac, usandolo per convincere Turk a diventare l’arma catastrofica che ha sempre sognato, saranno necessari tutta la forza di Turk, l’ingegnosità dell’equipaggio della *Hermes*, l’aiuto degli enigmatici Drak’tar e la testardaggine dello stesso Isaac per riuscire a salvare l’intero universo.
Cover Artist: Anne Cain
Translator: Victor Millais
In other news, Quinn's Gambit is up for Best M/M Paranormal Urban Fantasy and best M/M Paranormal Urban Fantasy Series over at the Paranormal Romance Guild. Voting is open until 2/12 - so if you have a chance, tons of good stuff to vote on!
Reviewer's Choice Awards for 2016
(The M/M items are toward the bottom and you do have to be signed into Google to vote.)
Somehow I've managed to overbook this year already, just so you know. It's only February.
Last but not least, I've been a good little author and have sent back final edits on Skim Blood & Savage Verse. Onward!
That's a lot of things, isn't it? For a month where very little is happening, I have a bunch of news snippets today:
For anyone who hasn't seen the news yet, Carrington got his contract! Pride Publishing will put his story up for preorder in February, with the early download in March and the general release in April.
Skim Blood and Savage Verse is Offbeat Crimes #3, featuring nutritionally-challenged vampire, Carrington Loveless III and all of his misfit freak squad mates.
Pride website: 3/7
General Release: 4/4
Also - It's Australia Day! Happy Straya Day to all my Aussie friends! In honor of the day, Mischief Corner Books has put their whole site on sale - 30% off, use the coupon in the graphic at checkout.
Need something to listen to besides a certain orange billionaire's voice today? Allow me to offer a little bit of Skim Blood and Savage Verse: Offbeat Crimes 3. Carrington Loveless III gets his turn in this one, atypical vampire, son of an old-money family. It's a story that only he could tell. Also - pardon the blips in the narration. I forgot how to word for a second there.
Skim Blood and Savage Verse
Offbeat Crimes 3
Coming soon from Pride Publishing
Preorder: 21st February
Early Download: 7th March (Pride website release)
General Release: 4th April
When a ferocious book attacks Carrington at his own birthday party, he believes it's an isolated incident. But similar books soon pop up all over town, menacing innocent people with harsh bits of poetry and blank verse that deliver damaging physical blows. It's a frustrating case with too many variables and not enough answers, and the stakes go up with each attack.
With the help of his misfit squad mates at the 77th and the public library's rare book department, the missing pieces decrease but not Carrington's vexations. His commanding officer rakes him over the coals at the beginning of every shift. His police partner has lost patience with what she sees as his delusional relationship choices and his inability to pick the right man in a vast field of two. City Hall demands that the books be stopped immediately. It's enough to put a nutritionally-challenged vampire off his skim blood.
Fraternal twins Rowan and Snowden eke out a subsistence sort of life in the woods. It's hard in the winter but they have each other and it's peaceful. Until a bear show up prowling around the house - a very strange bear indeed. A little reading from Chapter 2:
Wild Rose, Silent Snow
Content with the quiet isolation of their lake house, Snowden and Rowan Hadley survive on summer jobs and winter hunting, unable to move on since their parents died. Their peace is shattered by a strange, human-acclimated bear who insists on following Rowan like a giant hunting dog and again by the discovery of a naked, surly stranger in the snow.
Both bear and man lead the Hadley brothers into a strange, surreal world where sorcery and RPG software intertwine. Curses and magical traps lie in wait around every turn. Rowan and Snowden will need to adjust their view of how the world works, and quickly, if they want to live through rescuing their enchanted princes.
Always have been a big believer in Fairy Tales. Oh, not that I truly believe I'm going to meet Baba Yaga in the woods someday. Maybe. I probably don't believe that. I should say instead that I'm a believer in the power of Fairy Tales and have written several long-winded blog posts over the years about them.
Long and the short of it is this: Fairy Tales are for times of uncertainty. Really bad things happen and sometimes not everyone survives, but good wins in the end. They are stories to hold back the dark.
This is what attracts me to them and what's driven me to retell more than one.
For this week, I have Boots at Pride and up for pre-order at Amazon and Wild Rose, Silent Snow up for pre-order at Pride, both gay retellings and both set in modern day US spots.
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.