In case you missed it earlier this week, the big news for me right now is showing off the gorgeous cover and preorder info for Earth and Water! My first M/M paranormal romance will be available on January 23, 2024, to read in ebook, paperback, and Kindle Unlimited. Natasha Snow Design did an amazing job bringing Archer to life (which is only fair, since Kane is on the cover of the companion book Steel Magic).
A life with no room for distraction
Earth mage Kane Nalamas may be on his first official contract as a mercenary, but his years of experience and training don’t prepare him for immediate betrayal. Within days, he loses both his client and his freedom.
A prison of his own creation
Water mage Archer Sophin would not wish his half-life as a human magical battery on anyone. Especially not the sweet mercenary who has no idea he’s stumbled upon one of the greatest secrets in the magical world: magic is dying.
An unlikely partnership
Kane will take any help he can get from the intriguing water mage, even if he’s not sure whether Archer’s role is villain or fellow victim. Drawn further together by an unexpected voyage, what begins as a temporary arrangement turns into the potential for so much more.
To live free in a world that craves their power, the elemental mages will have to use earth and water in ways never seen before. And for a chance to build a future together, they’ll have to escape the chains of their past.
Earth and Water is an M/M paranormal romance featuring a broody pansexual water mage, a stubborn gay earth mage, forced proximity, meddling best friends, and magic as an accidental aphrodisiac. It is set in the same universe as the author’s Steel Empires series but can be read as a standalone novel with a happily ever after and no cliffhanger.
Updates & Upcoming
Earth and Water (Steel Bonds #1): This month is dedicated to revisions and final proofing, and then I’ll be able to send it out to ARC readers in December! [available January 23, 2024 | preorder here]
Steel Legacy (Steel Empires #7): My draft blurb and the dedication and acknowledgments text are off to my publisher! [expected publication: early 2024]
[untitled contemporary military romance]: You might have figured out by now that I’m a neurotic plotter. I’ve got about 10k words worth of notes and scenes outlined, and I’m excited to see how much of this I can get done for NaNoWriMo once Earth and Water is off to the proofreader. [expected publication: May 2024]
Blood and Ink (Steel Bonds #2): [in the writing queue]
Events: No official writing appearances are on the schedule for October, but I’m running away for a weekend to meet up with writer friends at the beach!
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