Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Storm Lords release: Blog Tour Wrapup!

It's been one week since the release, and you may have seen my posts around the blogosphere. But in case you missed them, I will link all of the interviews and blog posts here!

A blog post over at MM good book reviews! This one talks about characterization.

A blog post about fantasy and LGBT over at DSP publications!

I talk about the writing process over at My Fiction Nook!

I talk about the importance of home and the theme of home at Love Bytes!

I talk about the challenge of writing a mute character at Alpha Book Club!

I was interviewed on my thoughts about characters and writing over at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words!

And I talk about the theme of sacrifice in the story in my interview over at Genre Talk!

I hope you enjoy reading my thoughts about writing the book!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Storm Lords: Released today!

Available at

4.5 Stars from Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words!
4.5 Stars from Gay Romance Book Reviews! 
5 Stars from Diverse Reader! 

The heat took everything from Rowen: his parents, his voice when the local cure for heatstroke poisoned him, and the trust of his fellow villagers, who branded him a water thief. It would have claimed his life when he was deemed unworthy of precious resources and left in the sun to die, had not a strange man named Kristoff ridden in on the wind and told Rowen he had power. 

Rowen works hard to become a Storm Lord, one of a secret magical group that brings storms to break the heat waves overtaking their world. But Rowen is starting his training at a disadvantage since he cannot speak and is much older than the other novices. The desire to please Kristoff inspires him to persevere even more than the threat of being sent back to his village to die should he fail. Still, he cannot gather rain, and when his abilities manifest, they are unlike anything known to the Storm Lords. Unless Kristoff can help him control his deadly powers, the entire world will be in danger.

Kristoff might be among the mightiest of the Storm Lords, but he’s never been a mentor before. For a chance to be with Rowen, he’s willing to risk everything.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Storm Lords Countdown--1 Day until release!

The Storm Lords goes on sale tomorrow! Check this space for buy links and hopefully some early reviews!

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Storm Lords Countdown--3 days until release!

I am not typically a musical person, but I thought of some pretty songs that helped inspire some of the scenes! I love techno, and a lot of these I find relaxing as well as evocative of some of the book.

What do these songs remind you of?

Friday, August 4, 2017

Storm Lords Countdown--4 days until release!

For today, I figured I'd talk about the incident that inspired the story!

Flash back to my second year of graduate school. I was living in the dense urban jungle of NYC, in an apartment with no air conditioning, and my two tiny cats were two tiny kittens. There was a heat wave that lasted for two weeks. Two weeks of temperatures in the high 90's during the day and dipping only to 80, maybe 75 at the lowest, at night. With humid NYC air. I had no screens on my windows, and one of my kittens was rather...dumb. He would see bugs outside and try to catch them, which meant the one time I tried opening my window, he would try and jump out. I very quickly learned I couldn't open my windows.

It was hell. I could barely sleep at night it was so hot. I had one working fan, and would put a bowl of ice in front of it to keep cool. Cold showers were only a relief for a few minutes. I was overheating all the time. The kittens, at least, seemed fine.

But one night, I was sitting there praying for rain, or a storm to break the heat. And then the idea hit me--someone who could summon storms to break heat waves.

The rest is history--or at least, a fun story you can read on August 8th!