Friday, 8 January 2016

In Other News...

So here we are in 2016. And, no, I haven't made any NY Resolutions. Instead I have A Plan. 

First of all, I'm in the process of editing the first draft of Tawny, the second in my Melusine's Cats series. I'll be self-publishing this some time in the next month, all appendages crossed and the moon in the right quarter...

Blurb: Hal Rayner enjoys his job at Greenlynn's Black Dog pub. He gets on well with the locals, and has been adopted by the usually standoffish pub cat. Then the dreams start, a red-headed stranger turns up, and before he knows it, Hal is caught up in other-worldly danger and weirdness. The cat, Tawny, is right in the middle of it, and Hal can't understand how a common or garden mog can become something out of a prehistoric nightmare.

Gryffyth, the son of Nodens Silverhand, has been released from long imprisonment, and despite the unhealed wound given to him by Melusine in that distant battle, the years haven't blunted his hunger for revenge. He is still loyal to Gronw, and when Morgan sends for him, he willingly gives his aid. Gryff is determined to find and free his imprisoned liege lord. Then he meets Hal and Tawny, and suddenly the rules have changed.

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Come February 1st, I have a title due for re-release - Carlyle's Crossing from Manifold Press. 

Blurb: Jubal, the last Carlyle, lives the full width of the continent away from his Abenaki ancestors until a letter from a lawyer draws him and best friend Sal to the suffering town of Whitewater, Vermont - where dark forces, unleashed by one man's obsession, bring depression and hopelessness to the people. 

Jubal's father was unable to drive back the incursion, but Jubal knows he must try; without knowledge or training he has only instinct to rely on - and Sal, who is rapidly becoming far more than a 'friend with benefits'. The dangers they face are insidious, and their lives and sanity are at risk - and so much more.

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On the writing front, I have two in the immediate pipeline; Coins Not Accepted, and my as yet untitled wolf-shifter story. They will both be submitted to publishers on completion.

Also in the wings is Ice, second in the Salisbury Tales series, to be co-written with the rather wonderful RJ Scott.

I'm hoping to make a start on Pyewacket, the third of Melusine's Cats, but that will depend on me keeping up a sensible writing speed on the other projects.

Apart from Ice, they are all paranormals of various genres. And Coins Not Accepted will be me dipping my paws in the steampunk genre, a new one for me.

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