Dru Faust and the Devil’s Due
Genre: Mystery, historical, YA
Format: currently available as a free read here on the blog or on my Tumblr. More formats will be available once the entire story is up.
In 1922, seventeen-year-old Dru Faust is more concerned with volunteer work and assisting her chemist father in his laboratory than the burgeoning world of jazz and speakeasies.
When one of her best friends is poisoned after a night of dancing, though, Dru takes it upon herself to find the culprit. The police are overstretched and quite frankly, don’t seem interested in shutting down the local bootleggers. As more and more people fall ill, Dru races to find the source of the tainted liquor before it does irrevocable harm.
The Witching Hour
Genre: romance (m/m), historical
Format: E-book only. Only $.99 to buy, or free if you have Kindle Unlimited!
Dr. Jacob Thompson is a respectable member of his Puritan community, if a little odd. He’s kept to himself since the last member of his family died.
But his sister, Sarah, still lingers, bearing a warning from beyond the grave: if he doesn’t complete the yearly protection ritual, Maple Valley will fall into the same chaos that tore through Salem Village just months earlier.
He may not get the chance, however, when Marcus Swan, an inquisitor fresh from the trials at Salem, passes through the village. Suddenly, the Elders are looking on Jacob’s eccentricities with suspicion.
But there’s more to Inquisitor Swan than meets the eye. Jacob has been dreaming about him for months. Still, the question remains–is Marcus Swan his doom, or something else altogether?
First published in 2012, now newly revised and re-released!
In Defense of Mushrooms (novella)
Evie Cappelli, book .5
Genre: Contemporary fantasy/YA
Format: E-book only.
Isabella “Izzy” Cappelli has always been a troublemaker. She has no problem sneaking out of the house to go to whatever bar or wild party she and her friends can find.
A fling with a handsome stranger might have been a step too far, however. Sixteen, pregnant, and with only minimal support from her family, Izzy is left with only the ruins of the life she once had, and the future she thought she would have. Her second chance may not come in the form she’s expecting.
In this prequel to the Evie Cappelli series, found out more about Evie and Izzy, and their ties to the Chicago Night Shift.
The Night Wars Collection (anthology)
Genre: Contemporary/Urban Fantasy, romance
Formats: E-book & print (print copies only available through amazon.com)
Samples: available on the Torquere website.
In Devilry Done, when Lucas decides he wants Ambrose back, he needs a plan. Unfortunately, Lucas has never been very good at plans. By the time he’s gotten Ambrose’s attention, Lucas is in trouble with some dangerous people and broke to boot. Of course, he also gets into trouble with Ambrose, and if he’s very lucky, his former paramour will be in a forgiving mood. Followed by An Eye for Trouble, Lucas and Ambrose are back for another spot of trouble as an old friend asks Ambrose to come to Chicago. Too bad Lucas just got bit by… something and he’s not exactly sure how much help he’s going to be. Poisoned Spirits takes us to Chicago Special Police Officer Ian Mulhane, who has never been stood-up before, so when Billy doesn’t show up to the speakeasy, he’s not a happy camper. But anger quickly shifts to worry, and Ian soon discovers Billy is gravely ill, poisoned by magically tainted whiskey. Ian’s used to the paranormal, but witches might just be more than he can handle.
Fast forward to modern day Chicago in Happy Halloween, Jack’s past has always been something of a question mark, until now. On Halloween, an eighteen-year-old Jack found himself in a world of trouble, and headed straight toward the man who would take him from hustler to cop. In Foxtrot, Remy starts this year’s Masquerade miserable, but with help from an old flame, things start looking up. Across the ocean in Ame, Takashi Matsumoto has spent his entire life in Tokyo. He’s seen terrible things working for the yakuza, but when an encounter with something straight out of folklore leaves him nearly dead he has to revise everything he thought he knew. After he recovers, he runs into an old flame, Daisuke. Can Takashi have a relationship knowing what he does? Or will his past catch up to both of them?
Cary Vaughn has found himself on the wrong side of a lot of people. When he ends up in Edinburgh hiding from one of those people he meets a tall Scotsman in a bar and goes home with him. He spies a small fortune on a bookshelf and takes a chance by stealing it—but he’s not the only one with an ulterior motive in Feumaidh Mi Ruith. In The Ten of Cups, Isaiah Cappelli is trying to overcome a broken heart and a cloudy future. Is it fate or only coincidence that leads him to a New Age shop and a handsome stranger? Christmas comes in This Time of Year and a dragon is loose in Chicago. Howl would be more concerned if the case didn’t keep interrupting his lunch reservations. Partnered up with the distractingly handsome Detective Reyes, Howl is going to have to pull himself out of his melancholy if he wants to solve the case and get back to his Christmas plans, getting drunk while watching It’s a Wonderful Life, alone. Well, not if Detective Reyes has anything to say about it.
In Fiends in Low Places, Simon Murphy, psychic and former thief is trying to rekindle the romance between himself and his FBI beau, Gabriel. Can a pizza date fix this mess? The Raven and the Wolf introduces Bran Morning, he owns an occult bookshop, has PTSD and doesn’t remember what happened exactly that gives him nightmares. Roped into attending the wedding of an old squad member, Bran is in for more than he bargained for and discovers that the body can remember things the mind forgets. Evie Cappelli has been with the Montreal Night Shift for a while now, but she’s about to get the surprise of her life—if a wedding dress and some rosary beads don’t kill her first in L’Île des Sœurs.
The Spider’s Web (novel)
Evie Cappelli, Book 1
After being released from a Toronto psych ward, Evie decides that her life needs a drastic change. Moving 500 miles east to stay with her aunt in Montreal, however, is not turning out as expected. Though she loves the city, she can’t outrun the problems that drove her to the edge in the first place.
Recovery might be a little easier if not for Micha. Handsome, kind, always willing to help Evie or cheer her on–and completely invisible to everyone else. He seems to think he’s some kind of guardian angel, and she might need one now that things have gone from bad to just plain weird.
It started with the spiders–ghostly spiders that showed up out of nowhere, swarming over Evie while she was home alone. Then the owls started following her.
Her search of answers dredges up past lives, secret societies, and one very angry goddess. She’s going to need help from some very powerful friends if she wants to make it to her next birthday, but when one of those friends is the goddess of the underworld, she might need more help than a guardian angel can provide.
Birds of a Feather (short story)
Genre: Contemporary Fantasy
Formats: Read online for free on Goodreads.
Previously published by Torquere Press, and now available for free!
Eric has always been wary when it comes to intimate relationships. The fact that he turns into a flamingo when the full moon is out really doesn’t make it easy to find a boyfriend–or to keep one. Even after ten months with Dan, he still hasn’t gotten up the nerve to share his secret.
But Dan has been offered a new job on the other side of the country, and Florida native Eric is having trouble explaining why moving to the mountains would be a bad idea. He’ll have to shake a tailfeather if he wants to convince Dan to stay before it’s too late.
Things get even more complicated when a new Were shows up in town. Eric might be moving north, whether he likes it or not, but it may not be in the way he thought