Release Day!

This book has been such a long time coming. I wrote it between Chaos Station and Lonely Shore, then had to put it aside because writing the rest of Felix’s journey alongside Zed was too absorbing and too much fun – even while they were breaking our hearts.

Now Block and Strike is finally here and I’m so, so excited!

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Read the first chapter of PHASE SHIFT and enter to win an advance copy!


“This was truly a great wrap up to an amazing series.
I will definitely be re-reading this series in the future.”

“It had absolutely everything I was hoping for…
romance, action, answers, plenty of time with all of our favorites.”


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PHASE SHIFT releases May 2. You can read Chapter One now!

To celebrate the release of the last book in the Chaos Station series, we’re giving away an advance copy of PHASE SHIFT to one lucky newsletter subscriber! If you’re already signed up, you’re already entered. If you haven’t, here’s a link to get you started. 🙂

Winner will be notified on Monday, April 25th.

The Chaos Station newsletter keeps subscribers up to date regarding new releases,
giveaways, free short stories and extras.

Use this coupon to catch up with any books you’ve missed!
Coupon expires April 30.


Available Now: Skip Trace

SKIP TRACE releases today and we’re celebrating all week with guest posts, excerpts and a giveaway.


Book three of Chaos Station

Zander Anatolius has been revived from the fatal effects of the super-soldier program, but now he has to face his estranged family and tell a story few would believe. With his lover and the crew of the Chaos at his side, Zander returns home to a media frenzy, threats from the military and pressure to join the family business.

Felix Ingesson still struggles with the horror of believing Zander dead. And no matter how strong their emotional connection is, Felix feels out of place in the glittery world of Zander’s rich family. His lover would be better off without a broken, low-class ship’s engineer holding him back.

When the crew receives word that another of Zander’s former teammates needs rescue, Felix travels with the Chaos…setting Zander free. But when Zander is arrested for treason, the men realize they need each other as much as ever—not only to survive, but to make their lives worth living.


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What reviewers are saying:

“Readers looking for queer characters in a pulpy space adventure should find a lot to like here.” – Publishers Weekly

“Another action packed, emotional installment in a series that just gets better with age.” – Fiction Vixen

“This is turning out to be one of my favorite sci fi/romance books ever; certainly the best M/M I’ve read by far. Highly recommended.” – Online Eccentric Librarian


10/5     Purple Rose Teahouse: The Middle Chapter

Queer SciFi: Announcement and Exclusive Excerpt

10/6     Joyfully Jay: Kelly’s favourite M/M Couples

Carina Press Blog: Chaos Crew Triva

10/7     Prism Book Alliance: Jenn’s favourite M/M Couples

10/8     Fresh Fiction: Our Top Five Favourite Tropes in Romance

10/9     The Novel Approach: Technology in the World of Chaos Station

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Terms: Two prizes. Rafflecopter runs from 12:00 AM EST 10/05/2015 to 12:00 AM EST 10/09/2015. Giveaway is open internationally. Gift card value is US dollars. Winners will be contacted via email. If a winner already has one or both of the books, gift card value will be increased to $15 USD.

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What’s Your Ashushk Name?

In LONELY SHORE, book two of Chaos Station, the crew of the Chaos visits Qekelough’s home planet, Ashushk Prime. We had a much more convoluted name picked out for it. Well, I did, but neither Jenn nor I could reliably spell it, and no one with a human mouth could say it. So we decided to give the planet a human designation and leave the unmentionables to the ashies. We did, however, have fun naming the other ashushk.

So, what’s your ashushk name?

Pick a letter. It can be from your name, or totally random—this is for fun, after all! Match the letter with the list and post your result in the comments below for a chance to win a copy of CHAOS STATION, book one of Chaos Station.


Small print: Competition is open to the U.S. and internationally, and closes midnight (EST) tonight, Friday May 29. The winner will be notified by email tomorrow, Saturday May 30. The prize is one ebook copy of CHAOS STATION, format of your choice, delivered to your inbox. Good luck!

Available Now: Lonely Shore (Chaos Station, #2)

Last week, I celebrated a birthday. At my age, birthdays are a fairly low key affair. If I didn’t have a child, I’d probably skip celebrating altogether. It’s just another day. This week, I’m celebrating the release of my third book, my second novel. It’s a BIG DEAL. I woke up with butterflies in my stomach and the realization that I probably wouldn’t be very productive today. It’s much more exciting than turning *cough*, and while birthdays and other anniversaries continue to slip by unnoticed, I hope this feeling of excitement never fades. Today, I get to share something  special with my family, friends, and with readers who enjoy my stories. That’s more fun than counting candles on the cake. 😉

Co-written with Jenn Burke, LONELY SHORE is the second book in the Chaos Station series. Set two hundred years in the future, the series is a mixture of science fiction and romance. We have super soldiers, aliens, space stations, far flung colonies, criminal cartels, and the best little crew in the galaxy aboard an ugly Corvette called the Chaos. In CHAOS STATION, Zed and Felix find each other again after nine years apart. It’s six months after the end of the brutal Human-Stin war, and both men bear significant scars. In LONELY SHORE they must battle the more recent past to ensure their future together.

We have a lot planned this week to celebrate our release, including giveaways, exclusive excerpts and a new short story. I’ll update links in the calendar below daily so they point to the action.

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Book two of Chaos Station

All they can do is live day to day…

Felix Ingesson has returned to his duties as the Chaos‘s engineer with Zander Anatolius, his ex-boyfriend-turned-broken-super-soldier, at his side. Hope means something again. But there’s nothing Felix can do to battle the alien poison flowing through Zander’s veins, or his imminent mental decline. With each passing day, the side effects of Zander’s experimental training are becoming more difficult to ignore.

When the ruthless Agrius Cartel seeks their revenge—including an ambush and an attempt to kidnap the Chaos’s crew—Zander is pushed over the edge. He can no longer hide his symptoms, nor does he want to. But hurting Felix when he’s not in control of himself is Zander’s worst nightmare—when it nearly happens, he agrees to seek help. Even if that means trusting the unknown.

As Zander places his life in alien hands, Felix appoints himself his lover’s keeper. And though he tries to be strong, he can’t ignore the fact that he might lose Zander…forever this time.

Read the first chapter!

Available now at:

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Release Week Events


Aliens! Blog post and giveaway at The Purple Rose Tea House.

“Felix, I’m fine. I’m going to be fine.” Read an exclusive excerpt of LONELY SHORE at Stein’s Station.

“Is it normal for humans to share sexual partners?” Another exclusive excerpt at Queer Sci Fi.


Quotable Tuesday on Carina Press Facebook.

Sexuality in the Future on the Carina Press Blog.


Kiss the Guardian (Part One). A new short story, featured on Here Be Magic.


Kiss the Guardian (Part Two). Second half of the story. 😉


Choose your Ashushk Name. Here, on this blog, choose your ashushk name and enter to win another copy of CHAOS STATION.

Still Searching. Meet Zed’s brother Brennan on Boosting the Signal.

New from Heidi Cullinan and Samhain Publishing: Carry the Ocean

I have read this book and I absolutely loved it. I didn’t really review it because I felt incapable of summing up what the book meant to me in a few (any) words. Instead, I simply implored my Goodreads followers to READ IT. I added the qualifier: IT’S AMAZING.

Sometimes we just don’t need a lot of words to convey how we feel. Anyway, here are all the deets on a book I loved so much, I ordered a print copy for my bookshelves.

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The Roosevelt, Book 1

Normal is just a setting on the dryer.

High school graduate Jeremey Samson is looking forward to burying his head under the covers and sleeping until it’s time to leave for college. Then a tornado named Emmet Washington enters his life. The double major in math and computer science is handsome, forward, wicked smart, interested in dating Jeremey—and he’s autistic.

But Jeremey doesn’t judge him for that. He’s too busy judging himself, as are his parents, who don’t believe in things like clinical depression. When his untreated illness reaches a critical breaking point, Emmet is the white knight who rescues him and brings him along as a roommate to The Roosevelt, a quirky new assisted living facility nearby.

As Jeremey finds his feet at The Roosevelt, Emmet slowly begins to believe he can be loved for the man he is behind the autism…

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Review: Pan’s Conquest

In between the space faring science fiction and epic fantasy, I like to read romance. I’m a sucker for Happy Ever Afters. Here, I review a fellow Entangled author. It’s always a little nerve-wracking to read an author from the same publisher. What if I don’t like the book! I had no such worries in this case.

Sparks are always going to fly between the goddess of chastity and the god of fertility. They are two edges of the same sword, two sides of the same coin. To say they have to meet in the middle sounds sort of obvious, but mythology is full of such tales.

Syrinx is the goddess of chastity and she’s being pursued by Pan, the god of fertility. She’s tempted and that’s the problem. She shouldn’t be, by her own estimation. So she makes a deal with a water nymph and hides out in the twenty-first century. There, she works as a florist, happily making things grow while keeping her chastity, er, belted.

Enter Parker Thomas, the breathtakingly handsome bachelor who needs five hundred roses for a gala. Syrinx finds herself tempted again, but given he is mortal, thinks she can handle the situation.

Parker is not mortal; he is Pan in disguise and has traveled through time in pursuit of the one maiden he must have. Through the judicious advice of a friend, however, he discovers the meaning of that old adage, the one about the journey being more important than the destination.

The god of fertility learns about romance rather than conquest and the goddess of chastity learns that she can make her own rules.

Pan’s Conquest is a really sweet romance. There are a lot of funny moments and more than a touch of sincerity. I liked both characters, but felt more drawn to Pan, particularly as he evolved into something other than a raging lust monster. Beneath the love story is a setting that showcases Aubrie Dionne’s interest in music and poetry, and an obvious fascination with mythology and nature.

The book could have been meatier, definitely. More plot and even more romance. But I didn’t mind that it was short. It felt like a quick interlude, a break from the every day, and I think that’s exactly what these sort of romances should be. Not heavy and thoughtful, but light and easy to read. Entangled Publishing’s Covet line is offered at such a low price, no reader is going to feel ripped off.

I quite enjoyed Pan’s Conquest and I’m inspired to look into some of Dionne’s other offerings, particularly her science-fiction romance.

Pan’s Conquest by Aubrie Dionne

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Pan, the God of Fertility, is used to getting what he wants. So when Syrinx, the God of Chastity, transports to the twenty first century to flee his advances, he tracks her down and finds her hiding as a human florist. Determined to win the one that got away, Pan poses as a mortal. But he doesn’t count on falling hard for his conquest or Syrinx falling in love with a man who doesn’t exist. Can Pan hide his identity forever, or will the truth tear them apart?

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