I’m overjoyed to announce that A DOWRY OF BLOOD is going to be translated into Italian by Tiffany Vecchietti and published by Mondadori. The news took me completely by surprise, and I never dreamed that my little vampire book would be travelling around the world and being translated into different languages! Fingers crossed that this is just the first of many translations to come!
The A DOWRY OF BLOOD epilogue short story, “An Encore of Roses”, is going to be out in the world before we know it! Coming to you in July, this story catches up with our three favorite vampires in a modern day setting through Alexi’s POV.
The short will be going out in my newsletter in just a few weeks, so be sure you’re subscribed at saint.substack.com to get it straight in your inbox! I’m so excited to give these characters their well-earned happy ending, and to be returning to a world I love so much.
I’m overjoyed to announce that both A DOWRY OF BLOOD and ROBBERGIRL are getting audiobooks! A huge thank you to my agent Tara Gilbert and to Kim Budnick and the team at Tantor for making this dream a reality.
I’ve heard the narrator slated for A DOWRY OF BLOOD and her voice is so beautiful and so she’s talented! She’s going to make a wonderful Constanta. I’ll be updating you guys with production timeline news when I have it, but right now I’m still on cloud nine!
The wait is over and the day is here! A DOWRY OF BLOOD is out in the world in all it’s bloody glory. My darkest, sexiest, most experimental book yet, this little gem holds a very special place in my heart. The wonderful folks at Tor.com featured an exclusive excerpt of the first few pages, which you can read here.
I never dreamed it would end like this, my lord: your blood splashing hot flecks onto my nightgown and pouring in rivulets onto our bedchamber floor. But creatures like us live a long time. There is no horror left in this world that can surprise me. Eventually, even your death becomes its own sort of inevitability.– A DOWRY OF BLOOD
You can pick up DOWRY at Amazon, Indiebound, Nyx Publishing, Barnes and Noble, or Apple. You can also order it through your local indie bookstore or request it through your neighborhood library! Be sure to check out the content warnings before you dive in.
If you enjoy the book, consider leaving a review! Reviews are a big help when it comes to visibility, especially boosting the profile of a book from a small press!
Thank you so much for being with me on this long and winding journey to publication day. As of today, this story doesn’t belong to me anymore. It belongs to you, the readers. There’s a sort of transformative quality to publishing a work, an alchemy that happens when the manuscript passes from my hands to yours, and I’m excited for all the magic this book is going to make in the world.
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.
At long last my sapphic Snow Queen retelling is here! Celebrate Valentines Day with a Snow Queen retelling full of secrets, ghosts, and a disaster bi thief and femme witch falling for each other opposites-attract style.
In a Sweden wracked by war and haunted by folk stories so dark they can only be spoken of in whispers, Helvig has been raised by her brigand father to steal whatever treasure catches her eye. When her men ambush a strange girl on the road with hair pale as death and a crow perched on her shoulder, Helvig cannot resist bringing home a truly unique prize: a genuine witch.
Drawn irresistibly into the other woman’s web, Helvig soon learns of Gerda’s reason for walking the icy border roads alone: to find the Queen who lives at the top of the world and kill her. Anyone else would be smart enough not to believe a children’s story, but Helvig is plagued by enchantments of her own, and struggles to guard the sins of her past while growing closer to the other woman.
As Christmastide gives way to the thin-veiled days when ghosts are at their most vengeful, the two women will find themselves on a journey through forest and Samiland to a final confrontation that will either redeem them or destroy them entirely. It’s DEATHLESS meets FINGERSMITH in this coming-of-age fable!
Anyone out there want a free e-copy of ODD SPIRITS in exchange for an honest review on their blog/social media and Amazon?
It takes a lot of commitment to make a marriage between a modern ceremonial magician and a chaos witch work, but when a malevolent entity takes up residence in Rhys and Moira’s home, their love will be pushed to the limits. Brewing up a solution is easier said than done when your magical styles are polar opposites; throw a psychic ex and a secret society in the mix, and things are bound to get messy.
Think The Haunting of Hill House meets The Raven Cycle with a multicultural married couple and LGBTQ protags. The book is novella length at just under 100 pages, so it’s a perfect weekend read.
Comment below or shoot me a message at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested and I’ll hook you up, no strings attached! E-copies will be sent out early next week.
Non-book bloggers, make sure to mark Odd Spirits as to-read on Goodreads,and keep your eyes peeled for a super-steal sale on pre-orders coming in just a few days!