Ohio State Bookstore signing 10/30!

Saturday, October 30 · 11:00am – 2:00pm
Barnes & Noble The OSU Bookstore
Come meet Fantasy authors from the 2010 World Fantasy Convention as they sign and dicuss their works. Authors who have expressed insterest in attending include – C.L. Wilson, Anne Bishop, Beth Bernobich, Samy Sykes, Seressia Glass, S. Andrew Swann, David Sakmyster, M.K. Hobson, Laura Resnick, J.A. Pitts, James Enge, Jules Bennett, Elizabeth Vaughan, Paige Cuccaro, Alison Paige, Marie Brennan, Darrell Schweitzer, Mary Robinette Kowal, Jess Granger, and Cahterynne Valente. Attending authors may change, please be sure to check for updated list!

See me at DragonCon!

If you’re heading down here to Atlanta for DragonCon, please do stop by and say hi! I’ll be in Booth #707 in the Marquis Ballroom.  Here’s a map of the Marquis level:

Marquis Level

As for when you can see me in the booth, I’ll be there at some point every day.

Friday: 3-5

Saturday: 10-12 pm and 5-7

Sunday: 12-2 and 4-6

Monday:  10-12 and 4 to close

I’ll have copies of both SHADOW BLADE and SHADOW CHASE for purchase and personalization, and our booth takes both cash and credit.  Oh! and I’ll be sharing the booth with some fantabulous authors, including:

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Shadow Chase Cover and Blurb

Here’s the cover and blurb for Shadow Chase, the second book in my Shadowchasers series, releasing July 27th: (I’m continually blessed by the cover gods)

Shadow Chase cover

As a Shadowchaser, Kira Solomon has been trained to serve the Light, dispatch the Fallen, and prevent the spread of chaos. It’s a deadly job, and Kira knows the horror of spilling innocent blood. But now she has a new role, as the Hand of Ma’at, the Egyptian Goddess of Truth and Order, and an assignment that might just redeem her.

A fellow Shadowchaser has gone missing, and so has a unique artifact imbued with astonishing magic. Unless the Vessel of Nun is returned, it will cause destruction beyond anything the modern world has seen. Kira’s got a team at her back, including Khefar, a near-immortal Nubian warrior who’s already died for her once. But as complicated as her feelings for him are, they’re nothing compared to the difficulties of the task she faces. And the only way to defeat the enemy is to trust in a power she can barely control, and put her life—and her soul—on the line.

What White Boyz Ride: eBook

I just found out that the eBook (pdf) of What White Boyz Ride is now available for purchase and the print version will be out mid-March. Here’s a bit more about it:

Baby Its Cold Outside, Karen White Owens presents Resa Warren who reluctantly accepts a job in ice cold Michigan. She meets a handsome skier who sets fire to her heart. But is this sexy ski bum hot enough to keep her warm on long winter nights?

In Natalie Dunbar’s Knight On A Jet Ski, Alexis Calhoun works on a secluded island. After nearly drowning, she is rescued by a hunky actor on a jet ski. Will their passion survive once they are off the island?

Seressia Glass’s Regina Lieberman in Rode Hard is in a rut. She agrees to take a ride on the back of a studly man’s custom-made motorcycle. Can these two unexpected lovers keep moving when a secret threatens to derail their desire?

Enjoy the Ride by Kelley Nyrae presents Evangeline Sinclair blowing off steam after passing her bar exam. She heats the slopes with a hot snowboarder in a affair hot enough to melt snow off the mountains. But will their fling last longer than a thrilling downhilll ride?

Simone Harlow’s Robey Wade is a girl in control of every aspect of her life until she she takes her first surfing lesson. She meets a handsome surfer who takes her on the wave of a lifetime. Will this mismatched couple learn to go with the Flow and let love rule?

Go forth and buy for only $6!

Teaser Tuesday: more of The Sharpest Edge

Here’s the first two unedited pages of The Sharpest Edge, coming soon in the Carnivale Diabolique anthology from Parker Publishing:

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Chapter One

A man and a demon walk into a bar…

“Well, will you look at that.”

Cam looked, and almost dropped the coffee carafe. Everyone had turned to stare at the towering, bronze-skinned man with black tribal markings etched into the left side of his face. Definitely not a common occurrence in Elberton, Georgia.

The demon that came in behind him?  She’d seen plenty of those, unfortunately.

She forced herself to resume pouring Willie’s coffee. “I’d heard that a carnival was coming to town. Looks like it’s here.”

“Is he the strong man or the side show?”

“Those tattoos mean he’s Maori, from down by New Zealand way. Ain’t you ever seen Whale Rider?”

Willie frowned. “Is that some kind of interracial porno?”

Cam shook her head. “There are times when I’m glad you can’t contribute to the gene pool, and this is one of ‘em.” She returned the carafe to its warmer, then moved behind the counter to greet the new arrival.  She stood an even six feet barefoot, but this guy had at least five inches on her.  Man, they sure grow ’em big Down Under. “Welcome to Cam’s Café.”

“Thanks.”  His voice, a surprising tenor instead of a bass rumble, held just a bit of an accent.  He slid onto a stool as she held her breath, but the seat took his weight.  Her peripheral vision caught the demon sliding onto the stool to his left.  “Seems like a nice place.”

“We do all right.”  She reached beneath the counter for a menu, placed it in front of him.  She so wasn’t getting out a menu for a demon.  “You with the carnival, I guess?”

“Yes.  We pulled in about an hour ago.”  He picked up the menu with large hands covered in black swirling patterns, like a masculine version of lace.  It made her wonder if his entire body was marked, but she was too polite to ask.  Just like she wouldn’t ask if he knew he had a demon for a shadow.  Sticking one’s nose into other folk’s business could get you killed, and Cam liked her life just fine.

“I don’t suppose you have hot tea?”

“I do.  It’s the closest you’re going to get to unsweet tea around here.  I got a bunch of different herbal kinds you can choose from.”

“Excellent.  I’ll take tea and a cup of coffee, black.  Oh and if you have tomato juice, I’d like a glass of that with a bottle of Tabasco sauce.”

Cam raised an eyebrow but didn’t say anything.  Did the guy know he had a demon—and was actually buying it a drink?  If so, he was dangerous.  Maybe the entire carnival had demons and humans who could not only see them, but wanted them around.

Big problem.  She suppressed a shudder as she moved off to fill his drink order.  Too many demons running free.  Part of the reason she’d come to Elberton and stayed was because the town was full of honestly good people of different faiths, a mysterious tourist attraction called the Georgia Guidestones, and absolutely no demons.  That had been two years ago.  Just when she’d finally gotten past being “the outsider” and had made her café one of the main congregation spots, demons started appearing.

It was enough to make her wonder if she was the magnet that drew them.

Teaser Tuesday: The Sharpest Edge

Here’s the opening for new urban fantasy romance, The Sharpest Edge, which is part of the Carnivale Diabolique anthology coming out later this year from Parker Publishing:

Carnivale Diabolique cover

Carnivale Diabolique cover


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“Well, will you look at that.”

Cam looked, and almost dropped the coffee carafe. Everyone had turned to stare at the towering, bronze-skinned man with black tribal markings etched into the left side of his face. Definitely not a common occurrence in Elberton, Georgia.

The demon that came in behind him? She’d seen plenty of those, unfortunately.

Coming Together: At Last – Now Available!

cover for Coming Together: At Last

Volume One

Volume Two

Phaze, in partnership with editor, Alessia Brio, is proud to announce Coming Together: At Last, a collection of interracial erotic fiction which celebrates the diversity of desire. With an introduction by NYT Bestselling Author L.A. Banks!

Volumes 1 and 2 feature stories by Bridget Midway, Saskia Walker, Seressia Glass, Aliyah Burke, Alessia Brio and Will Belegon, and many more!

All proceeds from the sale of this special anthology will benefit Amnesty International. Coming Together is erotic altruism at its finest!

Buy the eBook for $6.00 or order the trade print edition for $15.95

Volume One

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NPR: Black Authors and Self-Publishing

NPR did a program focusing on black authors and whether or not self-publishing is still a viable alternative.  I haven’t had a chance to listen to the broadcast myself, but you can check it out here.  It’s roughly 17 minutes.

Free Read

I haven’t posted in a bit, so I thought I’d see if anyone would like to read the prologue to Dream of Shadows. Instead of posting it on the blog or my website, I thought I’d make a handy-dandy PDF for you to download and read at your pleasure.

To download a copy of the prologue, just follow this link.

Happy Reading!