When we planned this series out, book 2 was going to be about Kai. It is still about Kai to a certain degree, but we suddenly had another character talking to us...and another...and another. Which is how we got Flax, and how this turned into Flax's story primarily and Kai had to take a grumpy secondary role. Depending on your point of view. For some of our beta readers, it was still all about Kai. ;)
Flax's Pursuit has it's early release next week on 6/16! This means, if you pre-order from Totally Bound, you get your copy in your hot little e-hands on 6/16.
Pre-order is up everywhere else if that works out better for you - all other distribution sites release on 7/14/15!
Flax's Pursuit: AURA 2
Angel Martinez and Bellora Quinn
Totally Bound Publishing
Totally Bound pre-order - available early on 6/16
All other pre-orders available 7/14:
Quinn and Valerian have come through the trials of facing an undead lich queen and the perils of falling in love. Now they work to restore AURA to its previous strength and efficiency while navigating their new life with each other. Fortunately, they’re not in this alone.
Kai Hiltas has taken over as the head of the research department at AURA and has become everyone’s favourite workaholic, everyone except his lover Tenzin, who has had enough of his late nights and broken promises. As Kai tries to salvage his relationship, he finds a teacher for Quinn, who also happens to be one of Valerian’s new officers, Flax Wolfheart, a sexy elf with trouble written all over him.
Flax has motives beyond simply teaching Quinn to control his magic. He’s trying to recover from his own losses and failures, but he has a plan. The two newest elvish crossovers, Ash and Sage, are sizzling hot and might even like him. With them as backup as he tracks a deadly stone mage and figures out how to teach Quinn, Flax sees his chance to impress Val and snag a place by his captain’s side. On the hunt for both danger and redemption, Flax’s pursuit leads him ultimately down trails he never expected.
You know those nice quiet months? Like, oh, April, when there are no conventions or book fairs, and you only have one release? Um, yeah, seems like a long time ago now...
June is nutso crazy bonkers gonzo with waaaay too much going on. But I'll try to give you a rundown anyway, because if I don't enumerate, I'll get lost and eaten by the release dragons, and you'll never hear from me again. Oh! I mean, I have a lot to share with you! Yes! That's what I meant!
First up - a bit of Science Fiction drama!
The Color of His Crest - released 6/6/15 - a bittersweet short story of a multigendered world and a young person who just doesn't fit, no matter how hard he tries.
(.99 cents, you can't beat the price.)
Mischief Corner Books
The beautiful cover art (love this cover!) is by Catherine Dair.
Next - the return of AURA in the sequel to Quinn's Gambit!
Flax's Pursuit: AURA 2 - up for pre-order NOW at Amazon and Totally Bound, releasing on the Totally Bound site on 6/16 - A murderer haunts the city, turning the unwary to stone. Between hunting this evil and corralling new arrivals, Flax struggles to guard both his life and his heart. (general release 7/14, including print release)
In Appearance Land - I will be at the Hockessin Art and Book Fair on 6/20!
All sorts of local authors attend, I think there are 80 or so this year. If you're anywhere in the Delaware/Tri-state area, come see me. I'll be there as my given name self, Sandra Stixrude, but if you're planning on coming and want Angel books, let me know ahead of time!
Back to Releases - Offbeat Crimes is here! Paranormal Humor for your summer fun reads!
Philadelphia's 77th Precinct - the paranormal misfits squad
The Pill Bugs of Time (Offbeat Crimes 2) releases 6/21 at Amber Allure
Stick-throwing tumbleweeds, pill bugs and…time travel?
Lime Gelatin and Other Monsters (Offbeat Crimes 1) is out there already, waiting on the Amazon release, but that should be this week.
What good’s a squad of cops with psychic abilities if all of them are defective?
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.