Very excited to bring you info on the charity anthology organized by Miski Harris! Midnight in the Renaissance Elevator will have 27 stories and is up for pre-order now!
All proceeds go to the Trevor Project. :)
For a tiny bit of background, the idea for the anthology came out of a shared experience at GRL 2022. The hotel's elevators were mostly polite and well-behaved, but there was one...
The angry elevator.
The haunted elevator.
Instead of closing its doors nicely, this elevator would *SLAM* as if furious with the world and everyone in it. It was disconcerting, to say the least.
So 27 authors have written stories for this anthology in, around, and regarding that elevator, at 5K words or less each. It's quite the list! :D
The antho is $2.99 during the pre-order period and will go to its normal price of $5.99 on release day. Authors and story titles so far are:
No one will be shocked, I think, if I mention mine involves demons. Pick up your copy at Amazon - release date is September 1!
Hi all! Some fun news this week about a new anthology project. :D I'm going to let the blurb do the talking, though a huge thank you goes to Miski Harris for doing all the author herding to get this organized! All stories are 5K or less and all proceeds go to the Trevor Project. Cover reveal and pre-order coming April 1!
(My story is a paranormal, Somewhere Below the Basement - and I got it in early! Everyone faint with me!)
MIDNIGHT IN THE RENNAISANCE ELEVATOR
Do you like mechanical devices with personality? Sure, who doesn’t? How about when they hold your life in the palm of their hands? Hmm…less sure now, yes? Don’t worry, you’re gonna love this.
At an LGBTQ literary retreat in October of 2022, a group of authors met a particularly cantankerous elevator. Doors slamming open or closed for no apparent reason? Check. Scary noises, also for no apparent reason? Also, check. Were we concerned for our lives? Okay, listen…
This cranky elevator figured heavily into conversations for the next few days, many of which included expletives in a dozen languages, but eventually, it became a (somewhat) beloved mascot. Some people actually chose it over the other elevators!
The resulting mayhem is over 25 different author takes on the underlying story behind the elevator’s peculiar behavior. Possession? Poltergeists? Personified mechanical objects? Vampires?
All these unique stories come together in one volume: Midnight in the Renaissance Elevator. Join us as we attempt to explain the unexplainable, rationalize the unrationalizable, and give imagination free rein.
Proceeds for the sale of this book benefit The Trevor Project, which provides crisis support services to LGBTQ young people. More information can be found about this worthy cause at https://www.thetrevorproject.org/
It's time for the PRG awards and there are tons of fun authors nominated this year! Voting begins January 29 on the Paranormal Romance Guild site. :)
I had a nice surprise and received notification that I have some things in the nominations - yay!
Rarely Pure and Never Simple
From the Noblest Motives – Angel Martinez
Ryld’s Shadows – Angel Martinez & Bellora Quinn
We're almost there! From the Noblest Motives releases this coming Tuesday!
For your various pre-order needs:
Barnes and Noble
If you prefer to purchase from the publisher, that link will go live on release day and the paperback will be available at Amazon as well.
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
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!
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).
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!
Pride Publishing has been working on getting back list series into Kindle Unlimited, so if that's one of the ways you read, I have some series for you :D
Three of my series are now available on KU - and this includes individual books as well as boxed sets:
Endangered Fae (urban fantasy - 4 books, complete)
The time is now. I need to close the orders out after August 30 (8/30) to be sure I have enough time to fill said orders.
The order form includes the most requested books including non-M/M and new releases from this year, and can be found here:
I invoice through PayPal and will make whatever arrangements you need to deliver at the convention. :)
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.