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July: Upcoming Story, and Free Story

While I’m working on Overseer, the final book in The Horn trilogy, I’m also working on several other things, so I thought I’d give a rundown very quickly on what’s going on:

  1. The Horn trilogy is almost finished, and I’m aiming for a release in August.
  2. I am still trying to update The King’s Daughter at least twice a month.
  3. My Patreon story set in the Golden City setting, The Truth Undiscovered, is being updated once a month. This is a story about the initial case handled by Inspectors Gaspar and Anjos, the Lady, and Miss Vladimirova. If you’re interested in following along, you can join my Patreon group for as little as $1 a month!
  4. I am working to make all my old short stories available as ebooks. To that end, I’m trying to publish one per month (except August, since I have Overseer coming out.)  Next month I’ll be putting out The Stains of the Past.(This is only a tentative cover). This was my very first published story (2006!) and it ties into The King’s Daughter. Although this story takes place a few years later, it involves some of the same characters.
  5.  In that vein, Fleurs du Mal is now FREE at most etailers….except Amazon.  I have not been successful in getting Amazon to lower the price to free, but I’ll keep trying!  Click on the picture to see a list of retailers:

6. And if that’s not enough to keep me busy, I’m also putting together a plan for the next three Dreaming Death stories, with Shironne and Mikael returning. The first of those, tentatively called “Bound in Dreams” should be out late this year.   I will have to have titles and cover ideas worked out for all three before I hit up my cover artist, Kate Marshall…

So I’m really really busy these days, and hope that I can get everything out on time!!!


99 Cent Sale!

Hi! I’m running a sale on all my indie ebooks through the end of April, 99 cents each!

(This includes the pre-order for Original  for Kindle)


Barnes & Noble: NOOK PAGE


(This sale does not, sadly, include my books from Penguin, as the publisher controls those prices. I wish I could put them on sale, but it’s just not possible.)

Tex-Launch in Irving this Weekend!

This weekend at the Irving Public Library (address below) 16 authors and associated hangers-on will be gathering to celebrate the Launch of Tex Thompson’s newest work, Dreams of the Eaten!!!

Come and Join Us!

Get signatures!

Ger rid of your holiday goodies (and take home someone else’s!)

(We promise not to eat anyone…that’s just the name of the book.)

There will also be a book table, where authors are giving away the books of their friends and allies (seriously, our shelves are CRAMMED), so please come see us. If you don’t we’ll be sad 🙁


Roanoke Public Library Writers’ Conference

Hello All!  This weekend I’ll be speaking at the Roanoke (TX) Public Library during their Writers’ Conference. I wanted to post here to let those visitors know about the free ebooks I have available, so here are the details!

My short30972954 story “Whatever Else” will be free for Kindle through September 5 (in all markets). Click here to pick up a copy!

From the back cover:

Maia is a young woman with only a small gift: the ability to watch others from afar. To cement a treaty between two clans, she married Arras, a young man she’s known most of her life. But when her brother comes to visit, he reveals a shameful secret that leaves Maia questioning everything she believes about her husband. Now she must use her small gift to determine the truth of her brother’s claim…and decide whether to stay at her husband’s side or flee him.




TDC CarouselFor those who sign up for my mailing list, they can pick up a free copy of my short story collection, The Dragon’s Child!

From the back cover:

Kseniya Ilyevna originally came to the mountain of the Dragon Wizard to protect her younger sister, but when she learns of the wizard’s true plans for his daughter, she vows to spirit the child away. In seizing freedom for the little girl—her sister’s child, Jia-li—Kseniya finds herself tied to the Zheng family and all the strange events that befall them. In six short stories, we follow Kseniya and her extended family as Jia-li grows into a budding wizard herself.




iscarouselWhile supplies last, you can pick up a copy of my collection of three Saratoga Springs novellas, Iron Shoes, over at Instafreebie.

From the back cover:

Imogen Hawkes is running out of time. She must come up with enough money to prevent the bank from foreclosing on her farm. All her hopes are pinned on her horse winning the Special Stakes.

But things keep going wrong, and it’s soon clear someone is determined to stop her. As race day draws closer, Imogen finds unexpected sources of help…including the new stallion she’s purchased from Boston, who’s not at all what he seems.

Despite a life spent avoiding it, Imogen learns that magic may be her best ally….




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Free Ebook: Iron Shoes

I have iscarousela free promotion going on over at InstaFreebie for an ebook copy of the Iron Shoes trilogy.

The trilogy is a series of Historical Fantasy novellas set in 1905-1909 Saratoga Springs, and in keeping with the racing history of that town, they’re also about….horses.

Well, not your average horses, because Imogen Hawkes has a secret: she was fathered by a puca, an Irish horse shape-shifter. That secret has shaped every part of her life, even though she’s always tried to hide it. But now trouble has come to her farm and her horse has to win the big race in order to save it…

So if you’re game for a group of novellas set in that world (two of which are also Romance) then you might want to give this freebie a try.

(This is the first time I’ve used this service, so I have no clue how this will play out. If all the books are gone quickly, I’ll add some more.)

And please leave a review if you like it! Reviews are how other readers find writers they like!