Friday, 29 June 2012

News Roundup

Now Available

The War at the End of the World
September, 1941. 
War correspondent Joseph Byrne has been cheating death all his life, ever since he spent two years in an iron lung as a boy diagnosed with polio. In the years since, the Fetch, a strange being charged by Death with collecting Joseph and transporting him into the unknown, has been condemned to watch and wait. 
Now, with Joseph working in a Finland caught in a tug of war between Nazi and Soviet forces, it seems a foregone conclusion that the Fetch's sentence is at its end and Death will have Joseph for her own at last. Joseph, an openly Jewish American, has no doubt where his allegiance lies, no matter the danger. But after all these years at Joseph's side, watching him overcome adversity to grow into a brave and principled young man, the Fetch has come to realize that there are forces stronger and so much sweeter than even the purpose you were made for.
Our free Love is Always Write short is now available for your ereaders! You can download it directly in a variety of formats from Storm Moon Press, or from ARe. It's a dense paranormal WWII historical that clocks in at around 10k words. You may want to read it twice!
Hawaiian Gothic
Gregorio “Ori” Reyes thought there was nothing left for him in Hawaii. A former Army Ranger and promising MMA fighter, his dishonorable discharge turned him into the family disgrace, and his childhood best friend Kalani never could love him back--not the way Ori needed to be loved--even before Kalani’s doctors declared him to be in an unrecoverable coma. Ori’s return to Hawaii seems fated to be a depressing reminder of every chance he never took... until Kalani himself impossibly welcomes him home. 
Kalani’s body is bedridden, but his spirit is free to roam, and it turns out it’s not just Ori who had unspoken yearnings. Kalani is eager to prove that he can still savor all the pleasures of this world. Together, they remember all those years of surfing, wrestling, touching and aching but too afraid to act; now, they cross that final barrier and struggle against each other in an entirely different way. 
Passionately but tenuously reunited, the pair must solve the mystery of Kalani’s unlucky life, sorting through dark family history and even journeying to the Hawaiian ghostworld. And the greatest terror of their journey is that Ori might have to put Kalani to rest.
Hawaiian Gothic has been available on Loose Id's website since June 12th, but if you prefer to buy from third party retailers, you can now purchase it from Amazon and All Romance eBooks.
The Druid Stone
Sean never asked to be an O'Hara, and he didn't ask to be cursed by one either. 
After inheriting a hexed druid stone from his great-grandfather, Sean starts reliving another man's torture and death...every single night. And only one person can help. 
Cormac Kelly runs a paranormal investigation business and doesn't have time to deal with misinformed tourists like Sean. But Sean has real magic in his pocket, and even though Cormac is a descendant of legendary druids, he soon finds himself out of his depth...and not because Sean's the first man he's felt anything for in a long time. 
The pair develop an unexpected and intensely sexual bond, but are threatened at every turn when Sean's case attracts the unwelcome attention of the mad sidhe lords of ancient Ireland. When Sean and Cormac are thrust backward in time to Ireland's violent history—and their own dark pasts—they must work together to escape the curse and save their fragile relationship.
The Druid Stone comes out from Carina on August 6th, but if you've got a Kindle you can now pre-order it on Amazon for 20% off! Woohoo!


If you read our Riptide Rentboys short "Cruce de Caminos" and are interested in following Sean's journey when it picks up -- five years later in Ireland -- with our novel The Druid Stone, there's still time to enter to win a copy! Just take the Cruce de Caminos quiz! E-mail me your answers, and two lucky winners will be chosen. You have until July 1st (Happy Birthday, Canada!) to enter.

How about an amazing Hawaiian Gothic totebag, so Hawaiian hunks can help carry your things? (Figuratively, I mean. If you want an actual Hawaiian hunk to carry your stuff around, I'd suggest dating one.) Check out our review and/or interview at Mrs Condit Reads Books and leave a comment on either with your email for a chance to win. Since this is a physical prize, it's only open to people living in North America. You have until July 2nd to enter!


Hawaiian Gothic has had an absolutely amtiazing critical reception so far. You can check out a roundup of reviews here. And while you're on the site, why not check the sidebars for some great extras like a pronunciation guide, MMA videos, and a soundtrack?

Lisa at The Novel Approach gave "The War at the End of the World" 5 stars:
...a beautiful tale of the inexplicable and mysterious journey we all eventually take, and it left me saying, “This can’t be the end.”

Jenre at Well Read gave the anthology Like It or Not 3 stars, and had this to say about our offering "Salting the Earth":
Although this was not my favourite story in the anthology, it made me think and is perhaps the most complex story in the collection, which can only be a good thing!

Coming Soon

Violetta and I have signed two contracts (!!!) in recent weeks.

First of all, an upcoming novel tentatively titled Mark of the Gladiator, (the story formerly known as TMQF), which will be released as a part of Riptide Publishing's "Warriors of Rome" line. It's all about a disgraced gladiator who is given one last chance to prove himself as a warrior and a man by training a troupe of demoralized gladiatrices. He's quickly enamoured with his new master, who's the ideal Roman man, but things get complicated by the arrival of his master's brother, a young poet and dandy and ne'er do well. There's attempted fratricide and love and even talk of freedom, but only if he can avoid being sent to the cross or the mines. You can expect to see it out in November 2012.

Also, coming in December 2012, "The Saturnalia Effect" is getting a big exciting re-release from Storm Moon Press in an extended edition! We're just starting work on it now, but what I can tell you is that we're planning on adding something in the range of 15k words, which means more sex, more violence, and more magic. (And an epilogue, for those of you still agonizing over the end!)

Finally, this isn't signed and sealed yet, but we're in the planning stages with our awesome editors at Storm Moon Press of putting together an anthology of erotic horror shorts centred around the world of Irish druid-for-hire Cormac Kelly, including our non-con short "Salting the Earth", a newly edited and revised version of our freebie "Out of the Tombs, Exceedingly Fierce", and a whole bunch of new material. Fans of The Druid Stone won't wanna miss it!

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on the contracts, you two! Looks like you'll be keeping me entertained throughout the rest of the year. Love, that.