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Release Day: Vast

Release Day: Vast

Release day!

Vast: Stories of Mind, Soul and Consciousness in a Technological Age is the first anthology from Orchid’s Lantern edited by C.R. Dudley. Ten stories exploring the boundaries between the physical world and the mind, on the backdrop of technological progress.

My short Luz Beyond the Glass looks at what it takes to achieve symbiosis with the planet that sustains us.

Details here and here.

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Release Day: Havesskadi

Release Day: Havesskadi

Havesskadi, the first installment of the Dragon Souls series is out now!

Links NineStarPress | GoodReads | Amazon | Smashwords | Barnes & Noble | Kobo |

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Giveaway on Rafflecopter!

Tags high fantasy, dragons, mythical creatures, magic, shifters, sentient castles, asexual, slow burn, #ownvoices, LGBTQIA+

The red dragon is hunting her own. Up in the icy peaks of the northern mountains, Orsie Havesskadi spends his days hiding from her, but eventually he is found and his dragon magic stolen. Cursed to wander the lands as a mortal unless he recovers his magic before twenty-four rising crescents have passed, Orsie embarks on an arduous journey. Spurred by the whispers in his mind, his quest takes him to a castle hidden deep in a forest.

Arkeva Flitz, a skilled garrison archer, discovers an abandoned castle in the woods. Trapped there, he spends his days with his two companions, one cruel, the other soothing. One day, a young man arrives at his gates, and soon they are confined by heavy snowfalls and in danger from what slumbers in the shadows of the castle.

Havesskadi: February 24th

Havesskadi: February 24th

Who is ready for February 24th?

In Havesskadi, the country of Danv is inspired by Dacia, a.k.a. ancient Romania. In these lands, Feb. 24th is still celebrated, since old times, as the Dragobete.

The day for blooming love, Dragobete is one of the two Romanian events marking the arrival of spring.

On Feb. 24th, read about Orsie and Ark making their way through a cold winter to find solace in each other.

Preorder here!

Havesskadi: Exclusive Cover Reveal & Preorders

Havesskadi: Exclusive Cover Reveal & Preorders

Happy end-of-winter or end-of-summer, depending on hemisphere, everyone!

Orsie’s arduous journey and Ark’s magical entrapment are back on paper, both physical and virtual. The first installment of the future Dragon Souls series, Havesskadi is an #ownvoices ace story with dragon shapeshifters and their magical dragonsouls.

LGBTQ Reads has hosted a lovely exclusive cover reveal for Havesskadi‘s new look. Check it out!

Good news! Preorders are available for Ninestar Press, here.

More good news! Between 14 feb. and 17 feb. 2020, everything is 40% off at Ninestar Press, so be sure to check out my works with them.

Be crimes, do gay! And lavish kindness on yourself.

 

2019 Retrospective

2019 Retrospective

In 2019 my literary journey has reached some new turns in the road. Although longer works are still in progress (plotting underway, let the interweaving begin), I’ve met some satisfying milestones. Selling short fiction to magazines has been one of those things that felt like a required stamp on my Writer CardTM. Semi-pro so far; hey, progress! And many thanks to those editors who believed in my works! With great joy, my novel Havesskadi has received the Rainbow Award for Best Asexual Debut Book. Celebrations are in order, with cake of the black-grey-white-purple variety (get it?).

That said, here are my works of 2019. This list serves as an award eligibility post, too!

  • Erebus (2019) Short Story (1400 words): Science Fiction, Space, Mythology, Death, Slipstream. Selene Quarterly, Volume 2, Issue 2 | Online here | Semi-pro.
  • Peripheric Synthesized (2019) Flash (900 words): Science Fiction, Space, Artificial Intelligence, Fictional Non-fiction, Time Travel. Sci Phi Journal, Issue 3/2019 | Online here | Semi-pro.
  • Snowdrop in a Storm (2019) Novella (18300 words): Contemporary, Holiday, Interracial, Transgender, Romance. Publisher: NineStar Press; Snow Globes Series.
  • Sunbound (2019) Flash (900 words): Science Fiction, Winter holidays. Anthology: Gay Apparel | A queer holiday charity anthology project collecting stories from all over the world | Counts as self-published.
  • Across the Mirror Lake (2019) Flash (300 words): Science Fiction, Space Travel, Portals, Transgender. Anthology: Migration | Publisher Other Worlds Ink | This work has been part of Queer Sci Fi’s Sixth Annual Flash Fiction Contest and has received an honorable mention.

In 2020 new releases await impatiently, just around the corner. In 2021, it will be an immense honor to be part of the excellent lineup for the Trans-Galactic Bike Ride: Feminist Bicycle Science Fiction Stories of Transgender and Nonbinary Adventurers.

Stay tuned, and remember: keep your hands, arms, tentacles and antennae inside the train at all times!

Happy New Year!

Coming Soon! Snowdrop in a Storm

Coming Soon! Snowdrop in a Storm

Good news everyone! Snowdrop in a Storm, the 3rd installment of the Snow Globes series is now available for preorder from NineStar Press (holiday, family, interracial couples, transgender character)!

Daniel Wu’s life is wonderful. He has an amazing family in his partner, Jeff, and their adopted daughter. The only thorn in his happiness is Abby’s biological father, Nick, who can’t seem to let go of the past.

Ridden by guilt for trying to tear apart Jeff’s family a year prior, Nick Mariani struggles to find a place for himself in a future that seems bleak. With the backdrop of a holiday vacation, he embarks on a journey of redemption. An unexpected surprise is Leon, who flirts shamelessly from the moment they meet. Leon brings Nick hope, but the shadows of the past threaten to swallow all that newfound brightness.

Details here.

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Release Day: Migration

Release Day: Migration


Across the Mirror Lake has received a Honorable Mention in Queer Sci Fi’s Sixth Annual Flash Fiction Contest.

MI-GRA-TION (noun)

1) Seasonal movement of animals from one region to another.

2) Movement of people to a new area or country in order to find work or better living conditions.

3) Movement from one part of something to another.

Three definitions to inspire writers around the world and an unlimited number of possible stories to tell. Here are 120 of our favorites.

Migration feaures 300 word speculative flash fiction stories from across the rainbow spectrum, from the minds of the writers of Queer Sci Fi.

Details here.

New Release & Giveaway!

New Release & Giveaway!

New release!

Family in a Snowstorm is the second story in the Snow Globes series.

Last Christmas, Daniel Wu found a place to call home with Jeff and his adopted daughter Abby. A year later, they confirm his place in their family with a surprising and warm gift. However, when Abby’s biological father returns making demands, Daniel’s happiness is threatened.

With the worsening weather, a much more urgent problem arises when Abby goes missing. Will Daniel and Jeff be able to find her before the storm sets in, and will they manage to keep their small family intact?

Giveaway!

Reblog / Retweet by December 15th 2018 (23:59 GMT) for a chance to win an ebook copy of Home in a Snowstorm, the first story in the Snow Globes series.