I've been putting this post off for a bit, but I keep getting asked, so here's the rundown on remaining projects for this year.
Of course August 31st is the Liquid Silver release of the novella Out of the Blue.
Grieving over the death of his lover, British flying ace Bat Bryant accidentally kills the man threatening him with exposure. Unfortunately there’s a witness: the big, rough American they call “Cowboy” – and Cowboy has his own price for silence.
In October we have the sequel to I Spy Something Bloody -- that's a Halloween Fling (a short story) from Loose Id. We'll also have the historical ghost anthology The Mysterious from MLR Press. My story is "The Dark Farewell."
Newspaper man David Flynn knows a phoney when he sees one, and he's convinced the Spiritualist Medium Julian Devereaux is as fake as a cigar store Indian. And he’s absolutely right. But when Julian begins to see bloodstained visions of a serial killer, the only person he can turn to for help is the cynical Mr. Flynn.
Speaking of my MLR projects, I do have some sad news. My current partner-in-crime,
jordan_c_price (Jordan Castillo Price) has opted not to continue with the series. Jordan gives a little insight into her reason here. I'll say only that I respect and support her decision, although I am enormously disappointed not to continue with her. I thought it was an excellent match.
But all is not lost. Jordan and I are planning on a brand new project which will be released through her own publishing enterprise. And again, a little bit of info on her site -- it's too soon to go into a lot of detail, but we're both delighted to continue this creative partnership.
As far as Partners in Crime 5, I'm pairing up with a relative newcomer to m/m romance, and that's the talented JS Cook. J.S shares an appreciation and knowledge of vintage mystery with myself, and I'm sure there will be many pleasant surprises ahead for readers in this pairing. I know I'm excited. J.S. blogs under the name of Louis Renault.
November will see the release of the novella Old Poison from Loose Id. This is the sequel to Dangerous Ground. What can I say? I love these guys and this story should be a lot of fun.
Happy Birthday, Taylor! Taylor has pretty well recovered from his shooting, but not everyone is happy to see him reach his next birthday. Does a cobra pickled in a bottle of wine means someone cares enough to send the very death -- er, best?
December is a big month for me -- and hopefully for you too. The month kicks off with the release of Strange Fortune, my spec fiction adventure-romance from Blind Eye Books.
Dashing soldier of fortune Major Valentine Strange, late of the Emperor of Alba’s 21st Regiment of Benhali Lancers, is hired by Brahman Ehimay Warrick to find a legendary diadem reputedly hidden in a lost monastery somewhere deep in the distant, snowy mountains of Hidush. To ensure Strange’s success in this quest vital to the future of the politically unstable Hidush, the powerful Holy Orders designate Master Aleister Grimshaw, a powerful young witch with his own history of instability -- political and other -- to accompany the dashing major. But long before Strange and the unwilling Grimshaw reach the tea bushes of the foothills and the lost city of Nagara, they realize there are forces both natural and unnatural at work to stop them from ever achieving their objective. Their only chance for success relies on each other and their tentative friendship -- as does their only hope for survival.
Then we've got a Christmas novella from Samhain publishing. This one is called Love is the Dickens.
When disgraced book hunter Jamie Winter is hired to authenticate a “lost” Dickens Christmas story, he's taxed with convincing the owner to sell the manuscript to the disreputable Mr. Steffanapolis at any cost. Unfortunately, when Jamie’s deception is discovered, the cost may be his budding romance with the manuscript’s owner, handsome Professor Sedgwick Crisparkle.
Just a bit of romantic holiday fun.
Let's see, let's see. What else? Hmmmm. Am I forgetting something? Hmmm...
The Dark Tide. The fifth and final (for the foreseeable future) Adrien English novel. Coming in December.