Orders of business on this Sunday evening…
1. Pantomime is on sale for 99p! Pick up my debut. Not sure how long it’ll be on sale for. Queer magic circus starring an intersex lead.
In a land of lost wonders, the past is stirring once more . . .
Gene’s life resembles a debutante’s dream. Yet she hides a secret that would see her shunned by the nobility. Gene is both male and female. Then she displays unwanted magical abilities – last seen in mysterious beings from an almost-forgotten age. Matters escalate further when her parents plan a devastating betrayal, so she flees home, dressed as a boy.
The city beyond contains glowing glass relics from a lost civilization. They call to her, but she wants freedom not mysteries. So, reinvented as ‘Micah Grey’, Gene joins the circus. As an aerialist, she discovers the joy of flight – but the circus has a dark side. She’s also plagued by visions foretelling danger. A storm is howling in from the past, but will she heed its roar?
2. A Hidden Hope is on sale for 99 cents! Pick up my debut as Laura Ambrose. F/F geeky romance.
Natalie and El used to be writing critique partners, sharing their work chapter by chapter. Falling in love off-page was like the next part of the story. But after a huge falling out, three years have passed in bitter silence.
When they both appear at a science fiction convention in London, Natalie, a struggling writer, wants nothing to do with El, the hot debut novelist who sold her book at auction under a male pseudonym. But over the weekend, ignoring each other–and their attraction–proves impossible, not least because they have several panels together. Can El hope to atone for the mistakes of their past, and is Natalie willing to let hope fly?
3. I’ll be out and about! Upcoming events . . .
February 8th: Me in conversation with P.M. Freestone for the launch of her debut, Shadowscent (chaired by Sarah Broadley!). I mentored her for the SBT New Writer Award and her book is the first one I’ve worked on to see publication, so that’s very exciting, and Peta’s now a dear friend. Waterstones Princes St at 6 pm.
February 28th: Me in conversation with Samantha Shannon for the Priory of the Orange Tree, her awesome epic fantasy with dragons loosely based on St. George and the Dragon. Waterstones Argyle St in Glasgow, 6 pm. Bonus: the book can double as a murder weapon at 800odd pages (I’m still making my way through it and loving it!).