Other Words for Human

For those who don’t follow me on social media (and, really, you should, I’m hilarious) I have a new free serial out on Panel&Frame, one of the most interesting and unique media magazines for emerging voices.

Other Words for Human, which updates monthly, is a story that tackles the human concept of gender from the eyes of sapient creatures who are decidedly Not Human. When  Kyrokh, a transgender man who translates for the Great Khan of Nazva, meets the dragon race the Long on the central steppe, his quest for coming to terms with his own identity becomes even more complicated.

It’s hard fantasy with a lot to love, so head on over and give it a chance.

Chapter One is Here

Continue with Chapter Two

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RELEASE DAY! HEATWAVE: WASHINGTON, DC

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RELEASE DAY!

Visit the JMS Books website to get 20% off HEATWAVE, WASHINGTON DC, all week! Washington politics and queer women — what more could you ask for?

Simone Jackson is struggling in her first job out of college. Running errands for a city councilman in Washington, DC, isn’t all that fun in the June heat, but Simone has big plans about being a politician, and this is a big step. Still, the humidity is hard to ignore, as is a tray of free lemonade left in front of a house with the most gorgeous garden Simone has ever seen. And the owner of the garden? Not half bad looking, either.

Natia Savea, a transplant from Samoa, is gentle, kind, and the center of the neighborhood. Her garden has become a paradise for everyone around to come and beat the heat. Natia soon becomes the center of Simone’s life, too.

But when Natia’s home is threatened, can Simone take on City Council and save the day … and the woman she’s grown to love?

New Release – Heat Wave: Washington, DC

It’s that time of year again, and everything around here is hot as hell. Good thing I have a new novella for you to read that’s hot as hell, too! Check out Heat Wave: Washington, DC, releasing August 16, 2015.

Find out how Simone, a whip-smart new politician in the City Council, and Natia, a generous gardener straight from Samoa, navigate the hottest month of the year–and the rising heat between them.
Heat_Wave_Washington_400x600Sneak peak to the cover, and look out for this release from JMS Books  in August!

New Short! And More…

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Hi all! Long time, no chat. You can understand, things are busy–I recently made a move to the Czech Republic, for one…

But the hiatus is over now, because I have a brand new story for you all! It’s available through Dreamspinner Press, as a single short or as a huge anthology with many amazing authors, such as Ariel Tachna and Kim Fielding!

Check out the blurb below, and try a sample here!

Adrian Delgado’s time in the Peace Corps has been rewarding, but with Christmas around the corner, he is starting to get homesick. Life in Mongolia is very different from Texas, from the holiday celebrations to… dating. Take his coworker Batbayar, for instance—they’ve slept together several times and spend most time outside of work in each other’s houses. But are they “together,” or friends with benefits? Maybe a Mongolian Christmas and a sheep’s head in the bathtub can lead to the answer.

In other news, I have a treat for you all–there will be some free fiction appearing here in a few weeks. Please keep an eye out as I do some major renovations!

 

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Its the day before the release of “And We Will Live Happily”! And, as such, I’m instituting a bit of a contest to win one free copy of “And We Will Live Happily”

All you have to do is comment below and tell me — what’s the best present you’ve ever given someone else? How did they react? One comment = One entry. If I get lots of participation, maybe I’ll even add more than one winner?
Ends tomorrow, November 22, at 11:59 pm PST.

Want other ways to enter? Links are below: Comment at my facebook page, follow this wordpress blog, or reblog this to your tumblr. I will get a notification if you do any of these, and you’ll be entered once more into the contest.

Sound like fun? Let’s go!

New Short Story — Out In Time For the Holidays!

I know I’m utterly atrocious at updating this, but I’d like to wave hello to anyone following my blog, and let you know about some exciting things.

First of all — anyone who hasn’t heard yet, guess what? I’m terrible at Latin. I wanted anyone who cared to know — Pro Domine Mori, my favorite story about rough gays, has had an official title change, to Pro DOMINO Mori. Because apparently Latin cases are different from the way I was thinking about them, and you can’t believe everything you read in “The Eagle” fandom. BRILLIANT :) Thanks to Brooke Maake for setting the record straight. 

But that holds a back seat to some even better news — I have a new book coming out, this December. Everyone, please get excited for And We Will Live Happily.

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Art (C) Anton Pleshakov. Yes, he did fanart for me!

 

I don’t know how much I can give away yet, but its a short, light Lesbian Holiday story, and will be available in eBook in December, just in time for the Holidays. I’ll be better about updating (I think) and I’ll let you know about release dates, covers, and a lot more. 

 

As always, thanks for being a lovely reader.