Sunday Small Talk

I’ve missed this in the last couple of weeks because I’ve been relaxing a bit before nano starts in a couple of weeks. Also I’ve had a lot of work stress and things to do for it like research grant writing and putting together a sabbatical proposal (wish me luck)

The biggest news really is it’s a MONTH before Blood Red Roulette drops. This is a novel that’s been with me so long and I love these characters. I hope you do too. Also I can’t get enough of this cover.

Blurb Arrigo Giancarlo’s friends think he’s a rich young man with the unusual job of paranormal investigator, working with his psychic assistant in Las Vegas. In truth he’s a two-thousand-year-old vampire and member of the Chiaroscuro, a group of Supernaturals dedicated to keeping humanity safe from the more dangerous of their kind. He’s also openly bisexual… but alone.

When he spots Luc St. John in a bar, Arrigo is intrigued. What begins as an effort to repay the kindness shown to him in the past quickly turns into much deeper feelings for the suffering and displaced Cajun. For Luc’s part, he feels too poor, too uneducated, and too bound to his hateful family to ever be worthy of elegant and cultured Arrigo.

An old enemy, Eleni, blames Arrigo for murdering her true love. On the anniversary of that death, she’s back to take revenge. As Arrigo’s closest friends fall victim to savage attacks, he fears nothing will keep Luc safe. Should he break both their hearts and let Luc go, or is it too late? If Luc’s already in Eleni’s sights, Arrigo knows that like most things in Vegas, the odds are against him.

You can pre-order the paperback here (currently on sale)

the ebook here

It releases November 13th!


ANd here, have another crap ton of writing links.

R.A. Salvatore and Patrick Rothfuss on What Does and Doesn’t Make Epic Fantasy Worlds Work

Turning Fury into Unicorns: How to Write Through Anger

Six Characters Siloed Into a Separate Story SIloed?!? Sidelined? Someone not know how siloes work?

Trying to Be a Good Writer is a Complete Waste of Time

How to Write Better Marketing Copy

3 Characteristics of “Extraordinary” Heroes, According to Donald Maass

editing advice

Overcoming Creativity Wounds

Story Structure Q&A: 6 Outstanding Questions About Structure

The Do’s and Don’ts of Storytelling According to Marvel

The Anatomy of a Book Cover: A Guide for Authors

10 Ridiculously Simple Steps for Writing a Book


Lessons From the Fractured Plotting of The Collapsing Empire mythcreants being mean again.

Making Teleportation Work in Your Story

How Can I Ensure Reinvented Creatures Feel Different?

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