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The Herald of Day is finally out!  It’s currently available on Kindle, iBooks, Nook, and Kobo. 

The Herald of Day FANTASY EDIT

For anyone who’s just visiting this site for the first time, The Herald of Day is the first book in The Boar King’s Honor trilogy, which is about the descendants of a mage named Edmund Mainwaring. Edmund trusted the wrong man and unwittingly helped murder Richard III’s nephews, who’re known as The Princes in the Tower.  Richard III was wrongly blamed, so the Mainwaring heirs are cursed until they clear the king’s name.

Lifting the curse is the goal in each book, but the characters also face larger problems.  In Herald, a powerful wizard has changed the history of England to set up a dictatorship of the magically Gifted.  The second book, The Steel Rose, takes place between Napoleon’s escape from Elba and his defeat at Waterloo, with the fate of Europe at stake.  The story wraps up in The King’s Champion.  Set in 1940 between the Dunkirk evacuation and the start of the Blitz, it’s about a German plan to invade England.

You can read the first chapter of The Herald of Day here

I’m already doing the research for The Steel Rose, which moves from the ballrooms of Regency England to the gritty field of Waterloo.  This period has always interested me, and now I have an excuse to really dig into it!

Jeanne Adams and I are working on a new space opera anthology, Welcome to Outcast Station.  Outcast Station gets its name from its location at the back end of nowhere in human-occupied space.  Its technical name is Paradise Station, but no one assigned there calls it that. It’s seen as the place careers go to die.

The anthology contains two novellas, one by each of us, about newcomers to Outcast Station, which is where it gets its title.

You can read the blurb here. This page also has a link to read the first chapter of each novella. The anthology, a late summer release, is in editing now and will be available for preorder.

Nemesis_finalI’m not abandoning the Light Mages.  I still have some research issues, but I hope to resolve those soon and have the book out this summer.  I’m excited about finally finishing it and putting Tasha and Carter’s story out into the world.

Once Nemesis  is out, I’m looking forward to writing Avenger, a novella featuring Sybil from Renegade, for an mid 2018 release. The next full-length novel after that, Spymaster, will be out in late 2018. 

There may also be a couple of short stories about Griff and Val.  Those are kind of bubbling around in my head right now.

Capitol-Danger-final-revised-188x300I’m also working on Danger’s Dance, a sequel to Danger’s Edge, my story in the Capitol Danger anthology. Danger’s Dance, an Arachnid Files novella, is about what happened between Arachnid operative Kelsey Mitchell and FBI special agent Greg Reed after the action-packed Inauguration Night detailed in the anthology.  To read an excerpt of Danger’s Edge, click here.

I started a blog on this site, only to let it languish.  I’ll be posting more often this year and will post announcements of new entries on social media.

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I really love all my covers. If you do, too, you can obtain a signed copy by sending me a self-addressed, stamped envelope (legal size – 4 1/8” by 9 1/2″). For instructions, click here. That will take you to the For E-book Readers page.  And just so you know, sending an SASE does not get you on any mailing list.

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