Come celebrate publication eve with me and the good folks of Romancing the Gothic! I’ll be reading from A DOWRY OF BLOOD, talking about monsters and romance, and taking questions from the audience. Dr. Sam hosts wonderful free lectures and author visits from gothic creators, so be sure to check out all of the interesting programing. The event is on January 30th at 6pm London time, and you can sign up right here to save your spot!
We’ve got another exciting event announcement for you today! On February 2nd, I’ll be dropping into the launch of WHAT BIG TEETH hosted by Astoria Bookstore to talk about sexy monsters and gothic reimaginings with Rose Szabo! I just got my hands on an ARC of WHAT BIG TEETH and I’m so exciting to dive into this gleaming gothic jewel.
The event is free, but be sure to reserve your spot in the Crowdcast by signing up through this link!
Hello all! Tonight I’ll be slinging some cards to usher in the new year and celebrate the release of Alexandra Bracken’s new book, LORE! The event is totally free, just make sure you register for the crowdcast through the Books of Wonder webiste to save your digital spot!
I’m excited to see you all there!
The paperback mockup is here for A DOWRY OF BLOOD, my dark and lyrical queer Dracula’s brides retelling! Paperbacks are currently available through my publisher and will be widely available across other retailers soon!
Saved from the brink of death by a mysterious stranger, Constanta is transformed from a medieval peasant into a bride fit for an undying king. But when Dracula draws a cunning aristocrat and a starving artist into his web of passion and deceit, Constanta realizes that her beloved is capable of terrible things. Finding comfort in the arms of her rival consorts, she begins to unravel their husband’s dark secrets. With the lives of everyone she loves on the line, Constanta will have to choose between her own freedom and her love for her husband. But bonds forged by blood can only be broken by death.
You can now request advanced review copies of my queer Dracula’s Brides retelling! If you’re a book blogger, author, bookseller, podcaster, or publishing professional who would like a free copy for review, drop your name and email in this nifty form my publisher made.
Be sure to request if you like:
- Dracula’s Brides w/ an all bi cast
- poly m/f/f/m relationship
- cathedral kisses
- sapphic longing at the opera
- overcoming abuse in gothic chateaus
- crumbling empires
It’s that crisp, spooky time of year, and you know what that means! It’s time to reveal the gorgeous A DOWRY OF BLOOD cover magicked up by the phenomenal Marlowe Lune. My breath was stolen by the beauty of this cover the first time I saw it, and I’m still reeling!
ADD ON GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55384940-a-dowry-of-blood
A lyrical and dreamy reimagining of Dracula’s brides, A DOWRY OF BLOOD is a story of desire, obsession, and emancipation.
Saved from the brink of death by a mysterious stranger, Constanta is transformed from a medieval peasant into a bride fit for an undying king. But when Dracula draws a cunning aristocrat and a starving artist into his web of passion and deceit, Constanta realizes that her beloved is capable of terrible things. Finding comfort in the arms of her rival consorts, she begins to unravel their husband’s dark secrets.
With the lives of everyone she loves on the line, Constanta will have to choose between her own freedom and her love for her husband. But bonds forged by blood can only be broken by death.
It’s been a pleasure and privilege to work on this book with such an amazing team, and I can’t wait to share it with all of you in early 2021! Keep your eyes peeled for a release date coming soon.
Huge news! My Dracula’s brides reimagining A DOWRY OF BLOOD is going to be published by Nyx publishing in early 2021! It’s been such a pleasure to work on this novella with the editor at Nyx, Celine Frohn, and I can’t wait to share it with all of you.
This one is by far my darkest, sexiest, most experimental book yet, and I’ve had so much fun playing around with the epistolary format and exploring the intricacies of the character’s relationships.
Head over to the Nyx website to get the full scoop, and enjoy the blurb below!
You’re definitely gonna want to grab this one if you like:
- sapphic yearning at the opera
- bi rep for days
- obsessive love
- tangled polyamorous relationships
- kisses in cathedrals
- gothic abandoned chateaus
- eating abusive men
Dont forget to add the book on Goodreads! Pre-order information will be coming soon.
I’ve got a hot-off-the-press publishing update for you all today! The marvelous Star*Line recently published “Darker Urges Still”, a piece about feral women, monstrous appetites, and desires so tender they feel like violence. I affectionately refer to this one as my “lesbian werewolf poem”, and it’s a good, medicinal tonic of wildness for us while we’re all cooped up indoors.
I spent much of last winter and fall working on poems, most of which you can spy over on my instagram, but this one was special. I excavated a long of tender, tangled feelings for this one and put a lot of myself into it. This one deserved a more formal home.
Grab your copy to read the whole piece, along with other great S/FF poems! I’ve included a little teaser below for your hungry eyes. Enjoy!
So pleased to share this essay I wrote for The Stellar Beacon: “Forging Fortunes: Tarot as a Woldbuilding and Storytelling Tool”! I was able to dig my fingers into two of my favorite subjects, tarot and writing, and discuss how I used the tarot to plot the character arcs of the newest book in my Odd Spirits universe.
I discuss the cultural trend towards alternative spirituality, break down how I use tarot in my character builds and outlining work, and share tarot exercises that can benefit any worldbuilder; no experience or woo-woo streak necessary.
Enjoy this tasty little teaser, and then head on over to The Stellar Beacon to get your copy!