The Demon's in the Details
Cover art by Alexandria Corza
I love this story and I'm still swooning over the cover Alex Corza made. THIS. IS. POE. I couldn't have chosen a better model and I love that she incorporated a raven on the cover.
I skew toward writing MM fantasy romance, but I also love a good urban fantasy/paranormal story. I just hadn't had a lot of opportunities to write one. I'm pleased to say that this one exceeded my expectations and it's encouraged me to stretch my wings and add more UF/PNR to my writing schedule . . . though, of course, I'm still going to be bringing more Starfig Investigations and the Must Love Demons universes your way.
**Also a reminder that this story was previously published in the Fables Retold Anthology. ~60,000 words. No new content has been added.
Can a sexy demon really spin straw into gold?
Poe Dupin, raven shifter and thief extraordinaire, is in trouble with a capital ‘T.’ Not only did he get his wing caught in the cookie jar during his latest heist, but his loser stepdad, the alpha, seems determined to run their roost into the ground. And Baltimore is many things, but forgiving is not on the list.
When his stepdad puts the roost in peril, Poe sees no choice but to bargain with Charm City’s only demon, Tommy Tittoti. Rumors are that Tommy eats the souls of those foolish enough to try. Three strikes and you’re out. But really, Poe wasn’t using his soul anyway. And if it saves his roost? Worth it.
Tommy isn’t what Poe expects. Demon—huge, horned, hairy, and scary, right? Nope. Blond, gorgeous, with a bubble butt, and a lilting drawl that beckons Poe to come play. Total hookup-app fantasy material. Even if he is a murder twink.
Poe’s no angel, but Tommy . . . well he’s more devil than demon. Yet, Poe just can’t seem to keep his feathers out of the fire. As one bargain turns into two, and then a third tragedy strikes the ravens, Poe finds himself falling for a guy who may very literally be the death of him. Or maybe the flames will burn them both.
The Demon’s in the Details is a fast-paced, roller coaster of a romance with a guaranteed HEA and lots of steam. Shenanigans include: a gold object that is definitely not a ring, a best friend who’s trigger-happy, and a demon who’s got a few surprises up his, uh, sleeve.
A quick annoucement! For those of you who are active on Facebook: I've just opened my reader group: Maslow's Mischief, Magic, and Murder. I'd love to have you there! We'll be talking books, I'll post snippets, and have giveaways. I aim to make this space one huge blanket fort where we can all go to get away from the outside world.
Must Love Demons
Cover art by Alexandria Corza
Narration by Darcy Stark
I'm so excited for this! I've loved Darcy Stark's narrations ever since I listened to Eden Winter's Diversion series. He did such a fantastic job on this one. I can't wait to have more in the series just so I can listen to him voice all the characters.
You’d think being magically tethered to the hottest warden in all Verona wouldn’t be a hardship.
You’d be wrong.
Incubus Nico Azertiran has his dream job as a cherub-in-training. It’s the perfect position for a lust demon who’s more interested in happily-ever-afters than one-night stands. Or it would be, if he didn’t keep screwing it up. When a new cherub gadget misfires, Nico is left trussed to Verona’s most eligible warden, the incredibly grumpy, Sir Flame.
Flambeau Illume has a job to do. Someone’s murdering Verona’s rich and famous, and Sir Flame’s hot on the killer’s trail . . . until he has the misfortune to get magically lassoed to the most infuriating incubus he’s ever had the displeasure to meet. Except, maybe Nico isn’t so terribly awful. But how can he solve his case and keep Nico safe at the same time? Especially when the sweet demon seems to have a bullseye on his back.
Together they need to solve the crime, stay alive, and—if their luck changes—maybe even fall in love. Easy, right?
Must Love Demons is part of the Magic Emporium series. Each book stands alone, but each one features an appearance by Marden’s Magic Emporium, a shop that can appear anywhere, but only once and only when someone’s in dire need. This book contains explicit scenes, a lariat of love, a demon tail with a mind of its own, and a guaranteed HEA.
September: Fairy & Impartial (Starfig Investigations, book 4)
All Twig wants is to settle into mated life with his wizard. No drama. No heartache. A HEA fit for a dragon.
Hahahaha. Yeah, no. That's not this story. Instead, Twig and Quinn are roped into a new case involving missing orc stones (yes, those really are a thing), as well as a murder investigation with a certain red fury as the main suspect. Twig's old enemies are dropping like fairy flies, and his dad is on the PR warpath. Tuuk Chingle is still using Quinn as his muse for his Rei-gency Romances--Twig is SO not amused--and Quinn's little brother can't seem to stop hitting on their housemate.
What else could go wrong?
Buckle up, you're about to find out.
So, I did a thing.
I cajoled some fantastically talented fantasy, urban fantasy, and paranormal romance writers to participate in a shared element series! Each author wrote a novella--or in my case a novel. Sigh, I can't seem to write anything short.
Here's the series blurb:
Welcome to the Magic Emporium, where magical creatures and some not-so-magical creatures find their matches. Is it a dating service? No, but it is a magic shop that can appear in any world or realm, it never shows up in the same place twice, and it only appears for creatures in dire need of one of its magical items. How is dire need defined? Depends on who's telling the story. Oh, didn't I mention that? There are 12 amazing novellas in this multi-author series and each has characters who need HELP. If these characters all find love along the way . . . well, how enchanting.
Jacki James, Eliot Grayson, Sam Burns/W.M.Fawkes, Kim Fielding, Meghan Maslow, Rowan McAllister, Rhys Lawless, Clara Merrick, Angel Martinez, EJ Russell, Rachel Langella (Ari McKay), and Morgan Brice.
The Amazing Sarah Jo Chreene did a portrait of Twig and Quinn! I absolutely love it! Expect to see this image show up on swag and possibly merch in the near future.
For those of you who aren't familiar with Sarah Jo's work, she recently did a rockin' cover of "Eryx" for Jaclyn Osborn and she did her very first graphic novel for "Try" by Ella Franks.
News and other happenings. . .
Well, St. Louis didn't happen . . . yet. I'm still signed up for 2021 (St. Louis) and I'll definitely be attending GRL in 2022 (it's in Portsmouth, VA). Woot! I'm going as a featured author again! I'll have paperback copies of each book in the Starfig series and some Starfig swag. I'll also have some new non-Starfig books on offer. And I'll have more than a few handfuls of "Hug Me" buttons, because that's kinda my thing. Hope to see you there!
*Meghan Maslow Mischief, Magic, and Murder graphic by JJW