New in 2020!

At a glance:

  • Duo Ex Machina 5: Little Star
  • Duo Ex Machina song release – Hymn/Him
  • The She-Wolf of Baker Street (on Patreon)
  • The Only One in the World: A Sherlock Holmes Anthology (Coming soon)
  • Oz is Burning
  • Branch and Root (Coming soon)
  • Duo Ex Machina 4: Kiss and Cry

Duo Ex Machina 5: Little Star

The fifth and last Duo Ex Machina novella has finished its serialisation run on Patreon and is being released into the wild.

It’s currently available in both epub and mobi formats (along with the other four books) at Clan Destine Press. In due course it will be available on other platforms.

It’s 2019, and Frank and Milo are realising a dream they only recently realised they had – fatherhood. But they’re not only gaining a daughter – they’re inheriting a some serious issues from little Lyra’s extended family. Milo is also discovering his own family history isn’t quite what he’s been told. Parenthood. Always full of surprises… With all this going on, they’d very much like to not be involved in any more violent crime, thanks. However, crime is not quite done with them in the fifth and final book of the Duo Ex Machina series.

The Duo Ex Machina Song Project

The Duo Ex Machina novellas are full of lyrics sung by Frank and Milo and other performers that appear in the books. Now, in partnership with Joshua King and Golden Hour Studios, we’re bringing those songs to life. The first release is Hymn/Him, which you can hear on the following streaming services!

The She-Wolf of Baker Street

My new novel is being serialised on PatreonThe She-Wolf of Baker Street is a queer, modern, paranormal take on ACD’s classic characters. Werewolf Audrey Hudson takes on a tenant who may help her discover the mastermind behind the vicious murder of her pack.

All new patrons get Scar Tissue and Other Stories as a welcome reward.

The Only One in the World

On Wednesday 1 July, I made my first public reference to a new anthology that I’m editing for Clan Destine Press.

The Only One in the World is an anthology of Sherlock Holmes stories predicated on the notion of what Holmes and/or Watson would be like if they came from a completely different cultural background.

Writers with a particular cultural background or expert historical knowledge were invited to contribute, so readers can look forward to Holmeses and Watsons from many backgrounds.

Clan Destine Press aims to release the anthology towards the end of the year. More details will be posted as they are available.

Anthologies

I have stories in two anthologies due out this year.

‘Harvest’ appears in the B Cubed Press anthology Oz is Burning, released in August 2020.

The anthology is also a bushfire fundraiser with WIRES the nominated charity, so please consider supporting both writers and Australian wildlife with a copy!

‘The Marbletree Wood’ will appear in Branch and Root from Shooting Star Press. The release has been delayed due to the pandemic (well, what hasn’t?) so stay tuned for details.

I have just submitted a Moran and Cato story to another anthology, so keep your fingers crossed for that one!

More details and links when they are available!


Duo Ex Machina 4: Kiss and Cry

My first new release for 2020 is the fourth novella in my Duo Ex Machina series, Kiss and Cry. Now that it has finished being serialised on my Patreon, the book is available to the general public!

Set in 2014, Kiss and Cry sees musicians and life partners Frank Capriano and Milo Bertolone facing new challenges. Milo is taking part in a celebrity ice dancing show for charity; Frank is a busy music producer. They’re both working too hard and losing touch with the love that has kept them strong for so long. At the same time, some odd things are going on with other participants in Icing It! What new and unlooked-for danger threatens them now, and is it worse than the miserable estrangement they’re going through?

Dangerous Charm Book-inspired jewellery

In 2019 I began to make book-related jewellery, including earrings inspired by Sherlock Holmes, Kitty and Cadaver, Grounded, Richard III and Secret Agents Secret Lives. In 2020, the range of themes will include Shakespeare, paranormal & Halloween themes, bees and crime, the Vampires of Melbourne series and more!

All sale proceeds currently go to the Duo Ex Machina song project.

If you join my Patreon at the Bling level or above, you’ll get Dangerous Charm items as part of your rewards!

Looking for more titles? Read on!

If you’re new to my work, my inspirations are eclectic: crime, adventure, fantasy, horror and romance – separately or combined. My inspirations are also themes of family, growth and redemption. Whether you’re reading:

  • a vampire adventure in modern Melbourne
  • Sherlock Holmes and John Watson falling in love across time
  • a racy lesbian romance in the Middle East
  • two flightless people discovering each other in a world of wings
  • a rock band that fights monsters with magical music
  • a queer paranormal thriller set in the heart of London

you’ll find humour, heart, friendships and love.


Holmes and Watson
Traditional and queer interpretations, in novels and short stories.

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Romance-Adventure!
Queer and straight romance, often combined with crime and fantasy.


Fantasy-Adventure!
Fantasy adventures, with or without romance


Horror, SF, Fantasy and Crime!
Crime, SF, fantasy and horror short stories.


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