I’m very happy to announce that “Deadly Times“, the final novel in the Human Hybrids trilogy, is now available for pre-order at Amazon, to be released on 23 March.
Novel Description: The war with the cannibal wendigoes reaches its explosive climax in the last part of this nail-biting trilogy.
Scientists have genetically engineered five human hybrid races known as werewolves, vampires, dragons, sensers and wendigoes. The first four races coexist with humans in relative peace. The fifth one wants to slaughter the others.
Theo has a secret agenda when he joins the Invercade HyCO but which side is he working for? Daelin is suspicious of him but how much of that is due to Theo reminding him of the lover who nearly wrecked his life?
With sabotage from within the group and devastating battles being fought, the HyCO officers must face their worst fears in a war that not everyone will survive.
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To celebrate the new book, I’ve made “Coexistence: Book 1 of the Human Hybrids Series” free at Kobo, Nook and Smashwords. I’m working on getting Amazon to set their price to free too. I also have an interview at Smashwords where I talk about some of my favourite M/M novels and authors here.
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‘Scary just got sexy’ is the tagline for the show, “Supernatural”, but certain monsters have always had an erotic side. From Dracula onwards, vampires have often been as sexy as they were dangerous. Werewolves, too, have a similar ethos, with early versions of the Red Riding Hood tale – such as Charles Perrault’s 17th century story ‘Le Petit Chaperon Rouge’ – having the wolf represent the Seducer who will lead sexually innocent girls astray.
In the M/M world the supernatural creature is often one – or more – of the protagonists. Jordan L Hawk’s SPECTR series has a demon as a central character. Gray is powerful and dangerous but also irresistibly attractive to exorcist John Starkweather, the twist being that Gray exists in the body of a third protagonist, Caleb, so sometimes Gray has takes control of the body and the rest of the time he lies dormant with Caleb in control.
In other M/M novels, the supernatural creature or monster is the obstacle stopping the heroes have their happy ending. In Lynn Flewelling’s Nightrunner books Alec and Seregil have to do battle with necromancers and a resurrected god. In “Melusine”, the first book in the series by Sarah Monette, Felix has dark magic performed on him that makes him see ghosts others can’t.
Monsters are also a theme in my Human Hybrids books: the cannibal wendigoes are the obvious monsters, but there are also hidden monsters pretending to be good people and those, like werewolf Brand, who have faced so much prejudice that they feel like monsters.
So why is it sexy to be afraid? Perhaps it has something to do with confronting the fear of being vulnerable during sex or, in first time sex, a fear of the unknown. Maybe we like to imagine ourselves having supernatural powers that help make us desirable to others. Perhaps it’s just an inexplicable allure of danger. Whatever the reason, novels that let us explore these contrasting feelings have an enduring appeal and I look forward to reading many more.
“Blood and Choice” (Book 2 of the Human Hybrids Gay Paranormal Series) is available from today. Liam and Tig are probably my favourite characters in the whole series so I really loved writing their romance. I’ve included flashbacks of how they became friends and started working together so the reader gets to see the whole evolution of their relationship. Liam goes through a lot of heartache and the whole relationship between the 2 characters comes close to breaking point. The wendigo threat is also getting more deadly in this novel, putting Liam and Tig in increasing danger, and building for the final massive battle that will take place in Book 3.
‘Liam watched, Tig standing next to him, as uniformed police officers exhumed dead bodies that the wendigo’s funeral home had been responsible for. It was cold, dark and gruesome and having spent two hours previously listening to Tig talking about Megan and using words like beautiful and incredible and I’m so happy, this was the highlight of his night.’ – “Blood and Choice”
“Blood and Choice“, the second novel in my gay paranormal Human Hybrids trilogy will go on sale at Amazon on 19 September 2016. To celebrate its launch, the Kindle e-book of “Coexistence” (Book 1 in the series) will be free at Amazon from 9 to 13 September. You can download it at Amazon US, Amazon UK or other Amazon stores.
“Blood and Choice” is available for pre-order now at half its regular price: at Amazon US for just $1.49, Amazon UK for £0.99 and also in Amazon stores in other countries at the sale price.
Book description for “Blood and Choice“:-
Years ago Liam faced the destruction of his village in Ireland by wendigoes who murdered nearly everyone in his life. Now, working in Invercade HyCO and still tormented by the past, the only person he has left is his best friend, Tig. The two of them kill a wendigo who has been living and working in the city for years and begin to unravel a plot by the creatures that could be more dangerous than anything they have experienced so far.
When Tig starts dating someone else Liam realises he is in love with him and his jealousy causes their friendship to start falling apart. Liam thinks his life can’t get much worse but wendigoes always find a way to prove him wrong and before long both their lives are in mortal danger.
A Destructive Power is a gay m/m novella, set earlier in time in the same supernatural universe as my Human Hybrids trilogy. Download it for free by clicking on the title above then downloading the PDF or read a description of it on my Books page.