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Book Fair Frenzy (Or, Macalley Turns The Page): A Tale Of Peavley Manor

It’s here at last! Meet the irrepressible Alice Peavely, the imperturbable Macalley, and Alice’s friends and rivals in their debut novelette, Book Fair Frenzy (Or, Macalley Turns The Page)!

I’m going to do something a bit different here…

You can click “Continue Reading” and read this for free, after the cut…

Or you can help support my work and spread the word by buying a nicely formatted and ready for your tablet or phone copy on Amazon! Click here for the US link, or search your local Amazon store.

Do whichever you like, and do it without guilt. I’m fine either way. (And doing both wouldn’t hurt!) But please, please, spread the word. Review, retweet, share the Facebook post, blog, mention it to friends over a hot cup of tea, whatever works for you.

And enjoy! I had a lot of fun writing this, and I hope you have as much fun reading it. Continue reading

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Book Fair Frenzy: Cover reveal and blurb!

The story I’ve been mentioning for the last two weeks is done, except for the formatting. It may not be ready for a few more days…but I think at this point, I can tell you what’s going on. This is a novelette, which I think is a fancy term for “longish short story”. It’s the debut of a new series – Peavley Manor – with a new cast of characters and a new setting. (And unlike the Skyblade Saga, this has no connection with the Monkey Queen series.) It’s technically not the first story chronologically, just a taster for what’s to come.

Here’s a peek at…”Book Fair Frenzy (Or, Macalley Turns The Page)”!

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Take To The Skies…Again! (Post #500)

I promised an announcement for post #500 on this blog, and I’ll lead off with that. I’ve started writing the second book in the Skyblade Saga…Skyblade’s Claim! If everything lines up right, it’ll be coming out on June 1, along with other books in the next wave of Plundered Chronicles stories! If for some reason you missed the first book in this series, Skyblade’s Gambit, head over to Amazon’s US store to check it out.

More after the cut! Continue reading

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Skyblade’s Gambit: Now Available! Take to the Skies!

Today is the day! ARRRR! Buckle your swash and prepare to set sail! Skyblade’s Gambit, my new novella, is now available! Click here to get the first chapter of The Skyblade Saga! Can a pirate and a Navy officer rescue stolen treasure…while falling for each other? Find out now!

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An important note: Due to restrictions of the Kindle Worlds program, Skyblade’s Gambit is only available through the U.S. Amazon store. You should be able to buy the ebook at that link even if you’re outside the U.S., but if you have any issues, contact me and I’ll see what I can do.

And don’t forget that Skyblade’s Gambit is part of the Plundered Chronicles, featuring a great selection of pirate stories inspired by the books of Alex Westmore! Click here for more info!

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Skyblade’s Gambit: The Plundered Chronicles…revealed!

We’re just two days away from the December 1 launch of Skyblade’s Gambit, my new novella. There’ll be a preview tomorrow, but today, I wanted to share more information about the project that this novella is part of…after the cut. Continue reading

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Announcing: Skyblade’s Gambit!

The last four weeks, I’ve been working on and hinting at a secret project. At last, I’ve gotten the all-clear to announce it, so here goes…

Coming December 1, an all-new novella, with new characters and adventures…

Skyblade’s Gambit.

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Captain Annabel Skyblade commands the Peregrine, the most feared pirate airship to sail the skies of Aldarre, plundering the rich and powerful. The rulers of the sky realms have had enough of her, and the kingdom of Cerindel has enlisted top Navy intelligence agent Victorie Brassfeld to capture the pirate, using a lure too strong to resist – a valuable, beautiful sapphire amulet.

But the amulet hides a great secret, and when it is stolen by sinister forces, Annabel and Victorie must join together to retrieve it. And as they face danger and adventure, they also have to face their feelings for each other, feelings they have never had before, when they discover…

Hearts can be stolen too.

I was honored to be asked to be part of this project – Skyblade’s Gambit is part of The Plundered Chronicles, the very first LGBT-themed Kindle Worlds, with stories inspired by the novels of Alex Westmore. My fellow writers and I are taking things in new directions, with adventure, romance, time travel, steampunk, dystopia…and airship pirates!

(Note that as a Kindle Worlds story, Skyblade’s Gambit will only be available through Amazon, and only as an ebook.)

There’ll be official previews and much coming up over the next few days, so stay tuned! I have a load of fun writing Skyblade’s Gambit, and I hope you have fun reading it…and that you’ll want more of Annabel and Victorie!

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The Crown Of Kylthena: Out At Last!

Yes! The wait is over! The sixth Monkey Queen book, The Crown Of Kylthena, is out at last! Get Michiko and Beth’s newest adventure at Amazon, or find other buying links and more after the cut! Continue reading

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The Crown Of Kylthena: Coming Friday!

Yes! You read that correctly! The sixth Monkey Queen book, The Crown Of Kylthena, will be published this Friday, October 14! Many, many thanks to Keri Knutson, and to Jason and Marina Anderson with Polgarus Studios, for getting things fixed in a hurry and allowing me to bump up the publication date! (And thanks to Willow, who is awesome!) Here’s the corrected cover, and if you missed the preview of the first two chapters, click here! See you on Friday, when the buying links are ready!

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The Crown Of Kylthena: Publication Delay Alert

Due to an unfortunate complication, I’ve had to push back the publication date for The Crown Of Kylthena until next Tuesday, October 18. The reason why? Short answer: I screwed up. Long answer? After the cut! Continue reading

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from the end of the world to your blog

The Sunday catchup returns, with this announcement: The sixth Monkey Queen book, The Crown Of Kylthena, will be published this coming Tuesday, October 11!

“Whatever it takes to rescue Beth, I’ll do it.”

The Crown of Kylthena is a legendary relic from the Lost Lands of Earth. The stories say it brings great power to its wearer. Michiko Koyama, the hero known as the Monkey Queen, is sent to retrieve the crown along with her girlfriend and partner in adventure Beth McGill, only to find that it’s been stolen. They’ll have to hop from world to world and team up with the enigmatic wizard Alasdair Sterling to get it back…but can he be trusted?

And even if they find the crown, the secrets it holds could tear Beth away from Michiko…or lead to their doom.

Come back Tuesday for buying links, and click here in case you missed Friday’s preview of the first two chapters of Michiko and Beth’s newest adventure! More after the cut! Continue reading

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