Weekend Writing Warriors ~ A Tricky Business

Greetings and welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors.  I missed last week because I was at a writers conference hosted by Wordcrafters In Eugene.  The focus was on the psychological and forensic reality behind mystery and crime thrillers. Great information, but let me tell you, after spending a weekend hearing about true crime I am very happy to return to my world of wicked elves, dangerous mermaids and the wonderful world of fantasy in general.

I’ve been sharing from my new release Death by Starlight, an m/m urban fantasy set in Seattle. Last week, Alistair declared his love for Mellosa the mermaid.  She was underwhelmed.

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“Men always love Mellosa. Elves, however, are more rare.” Her tongue flicked out like a lizard’s, and she licked her lips. Zeke shuddered again. Perhaps he’d put too much of himself in the lure. Perhaps his thoughts had been too wrapped up in his and Ian’s impending nuptials when he’d performed the magic. Love was such a tricky business.

Alistair gave Zeke a murderous stare, then returned his focus to the very large sea creature hanging from the side of his boat. Zeke guessed Mellosa was of above average size and therefore quite old, maybe as old as himself. What would a beast such as this do with a fragile, crunchy old human like Alistair?


Edge of Night 2: Death by Starlight

In Betwixt and Between, Ian and Zeke fought a battle against the queen of the dark realm in order to be together. Now, when they think they might settle into as normal a life as elves living among humans might be able to expect, a new enemy threatens to tear them apart. While Zeke helps the shaman Alistair in his hunt for an elusive mermaid, Ian is called to confront a wicked nymph preying on tourists along Seattle’s waterfront. Zeke and Ian soon discover that the defeated Queen Ysolde has spread her evil into the sea realms, and danger lurks beneath every wave, but it is too late to stop an escalating series of confrontations that lead to disappearances, death and the possible end of light in this world.

As Ysolde plots revenge and a mysterious prince seeks to win Ian for himself, the ancient war between light and dark sweeps Ian and Zeke into its maelstrom of hate, testing their trust of each other to the utmost.


“I love this author’s imagination and skill, from the magical, emotional, and erotic nuances of the romantic pair, the details of the underground world of the svarta, the remote and glacial world of the liosa, and the characters that support or thwart them. Highly recommended!” ~ Velvet Panic


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Betwixt and Between: Edge of Night Book 1 is available at these retailers:  Amazon   Kobo   Barnes & Noble  Books2Read


This post is part of an ongoing blog hop hosted by Weekend Writing Warriors. Every Sunday, participating authors post eight to ten sentences from a published work or perhaps their current work in progress. Then we hop to our fellow warriors’ blogs and check out all the fabulous fiction that’s happening! I heartily invite you to participate as a reader, writer, or both. It’s a great way to discover your next favorite book. Click here or use the address: http://www.wewriwa.com


11 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors ~ A Tricky Business

  1. Yes, real life is always a hundred times more frightening than fantasy! Our hero is in quite a fix but not in over his head, I hope!


  2. “fragile, crunchy old human” sounds like a tasty morsel for the right creature. I really like how you mix different creatures. Makes for interesting twists.

    And it’s way better than true crime. 🙂


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