News n’ stuff

Greetings, dahlings!

Let’s have some news n’ stuff.

First, a call for submissions! My co-conspirator R.G. Emanuelle and I are doing an anthology that’s a continuation of sorts to our Lambda and Goldie finalist anthology, All You Can Eat: A Buffet of Lesbian Romance and Erotica.

The forthcoming anthology is called Order Up: A Menu of Lesbian Romance and Erotica. Behold:

AND GUESS WHAT? There’s still time to submit a story!

We chatted with Ylva and bumped the publishing schedule. So SEND US YOUR STORIES! The new deadline is January 15, 2016. HERE’S THE CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS. NOTE the new email address.

And speaking of Ylva, I just signed a Halloween-ish short-ish novel with them. It’ll be out around Halloween (duh). We’re still working on a cover and hopefully that’ll be done pretty darn soon so you can get all in the mood and stuff.

For now, you’ll have to settle for the synopsis (also at the link above):

Tabitha “Abby” Crane, a doctoral student working on her thesis, doesn’t allow herself much time outside academia. Fortunately, she’s managed to squeeze in a research trip over Halloween weekend to the historical society of Sleepy Hollow, New York, where she hopes to uncover new research on the notorious town’s most infamous legend—that of the headless horseman. But she has a personal stake in this trip: Abby’s own ancestor, Ichabod Crane, disappeared mysteriously over two hundred years ago, perhaps at the hands of the ghostly horseman.

Abby has no reason to expect anything of Sleepy Hollow beyond immersing herself in archival collections and enjoying its Halloween festivities, but then she crosses paths with Katie, who makes her head spin and her heart pound. Katie too has her own ties to the famous story. When the two women find what may be the key to the disappearance of Ichabod Crane so long ago, it becomes clear that Sleepy Hollow has plans of its own for yet another Crane.

Also, I have a couple of other things in the works that involve another novel before the end of the year and something to do with one of my series. Hope you stay tuned for that.

In the meantime, tell all your friends who write F/F to submit a story to me and R.G.! WOOOO!

Happy Monday!

Space banditry rules!

Hi, peeps.

I love space banditry.

And I love space opera.

That’s why I’m writing one, and that’s also why today I am pretty stoked that the third installment of my sci fi series, the Far Seek Chronicles, is going to the printer next week. The Edge of Rebellion should be ready for mass consumption the end of this month.
Cover art by Mina Yamashita

Commander Kai Tinsdale knows something’s afoot when she receives orders to post to the military base Koto on the virtually impassable jungle planet Hanzey. Rumors of rebellion against the Coalition are spreading across the quadrants, and the threat of war makes Kai all the more suspicious about her assignment. What does Major Tinniset Vic, the ranking officer at Koto, want with Kai? How might the decade-old destruction of a Hanzien city pertain to Kai’s new posting?

The only person she trusts, former Academy bunkmate turned trader Torri Rendego, is running merchant routes in other quadrants and may be facing her own problems in the growing rebellion. So Kai must play the hand she’s dealt in a high-stakes game of intrigue and revenge where Major Vic holds all the cards and where a gamble could unleash a war all its own on Hanzey.

The Chronicles are a space opera with an ol’ skool pulp fiction kinda thing going on — that is, the books are shortish novels that are clearly serialized. Each installment generally picks up where the previous installment left off. Certain themes and plots carry through, and I stick with some core characters but introduce a few others who show up in later installments. So if you dig that kind of thing, check back around the end of the month. Hopefully, I’ll get sales links and info that I can post by then.

In the meantime, here’s an Edge of Rebellion excerpt.

And if you’re interested, a review.

Happy Friday!