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Just Published Episode 11 of Mage in Love!

Episode 11 of Mage in Love is available now direct from me and coming soon on Kindle Vella!

This episode is called “One hard target.” :D

In Mage in Love, Jihu makes a bargain with crafty (but hot) Gaeru to escape death. One bad decision leads to another and, soon, Jihu has only himself to blame for the trouble that follows…

Mage in Love is a serialized M/M space fantasy romance!

If you read the story and you want more, a thumbs up and a follow on Kindle Vella (or a comment here) will let me know! :-)

Of Relations and Ships Is Available Now!

Book cover image for Of Relations and Ships (New Canton Republic, book 7) with man standing in front of otherworldly city

It’s been a long time coming, but Of Relations and Ships is finally here!

Book 7 of the New Canton Republic series is a crazy, humorous, sometimes touching—okay, there’s a lot of touching—story of human-alien love, and it’s available now. ;)

Direct from me (see below for details) | Smashwords | Barnes & Noble | Amazon | Kobo | Google Play

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Of Relations and Ships is on the way today!

Just a quick update, Of Relations and Ships will be going up later today (MONDAY)! First on Smashwords, then everywhere else. It might be quite late in the afternoon, but it IS coming. And yay! I’m so glad to finally get this book up.

Most of the other retailers (like Amazon) will take a bit of time because of the processing time they require before making a book live.

If you plan to pick up a copy, you have my undying gratitude!

As always, I will post a notice on the blog as soon as the book goes live in at least one place. :)

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Of Relations and Ships is coming (very) soon!

I have a few things left to do on Of Relations and Ships, after finally getting back to it this week. :D I’m happy to say that I’m very pleased with it even after being away from it for so long. I have a real soft spot for Kaviere and Blane, and I can’t wait to get it up for everyone to read. I’ll post an update this weekend, because I should have committed to a release date by then!

In the meantime, I’ve also posted a new episode of Mage in Love (episode 10). Writing is going well, I’m happy to report! :D For anyone who doesn’t know, Mage in Love is part of the New Canton universe, but not directly related to the series at the moment. That will eventually change, but not for a while. You definitely don’t have to have read the New Canton series to read it, and vice versa. :-)

It’s a Beautiful Day

I’m going to finish and post a new episode of Mage in Love later today, then look at Of Relations and Ships and see if I’m ready to restart my proofreading. It’s been super hard to concentrate these last few months but I think I am finally ready. The leaves are turning outside my window, the sun is shining, and there’s a light but gusty breeze. It’s a beautiful day. :)

Update: I did it! I’m so happy that I was able to finish the episode and post it. Episode 9 has been in the making for many months, to be honest, delayed by life events I didn’t expect, but it is done now. :D I’ll post a link when it goes live on Kindle Vella. (It’s live!)

Tomorrow, I will turn to Of Relations and Ships and see about getting that ready to go. I’ve been away from it for so long, I’m kind of scared to be honest, but I do remember liking it quite a lot so we shall see!

Getting through tough times

Hopefully, this will be the last post I have to write about delays for a long while. My father did pass away, but I’m doing okay. I just need a little time for things to settle around me before I can tackle all the things that have been put off. I didn’t finish the episode I mentioned in my last update nor get to restart my final proofreading, but I expect I’ll be able to do that soon.

Thank you so much for your patience and well wishes during these tough times. I’ve really appreciated all of it.

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Update on delays

There’s a whole lot of stress in my life right now, but I’m working on my writing today regardless! First up, I have a half finished episode of Mage in Love so I’m going to go ahead with it first since I figure I can finish it and get it up today. Then, I am going to restart my final proofread for Of Relations and Ships which I bailed on when things got really bad because I just couldn’t concentrate on anything other than my real life at that point.

Unfortunately, I do have to restart that proofread from page one because it will be easy to miss things if I don’t and it’s been so long since I have looked at it, and I always try to put out the best book I can. :) I have to be the last one to go over my books before they go out, always. I can’t let them go out any other way. This will take me a couple of days, probably. I’m not gonna sugar-coat this, my dad is in bad shape and if he passes in the next week or has another incident in the hospital, it will take longer. That’s just the way it is.

I appreciate any and all well-wishes, and if you want to help out in any way, I will be eternally grateful for any Ko-fi or Patreon support or purchases through Smashwords (a place where I get more of the money, faster). Google Play is a good third, and Barnes and Noble another good option. Amazon, Kobo, and Apple are fine also, but pay from those sales can take many months to make its way to me. Thank you so much if you do buy my books or support my writing!

How to read a story on Laterpress on a phone

At the moment, you can get my Mage in Love story by the chapter/episode direct from me on the Laterpress platform, but if you want to read on the browser on your phone or a smaller tablet, when you first drop in to a chapter, you might think something is wrong with the text because you can’t scroll.

I hear that’s going to be an option in the near future, but for the moment, the way it works is to swipe the text to the side to turn the page or touch the right side of the screen on the text, like you would an ebook in a lot of e-reading apps.

Not gonna lie, the first time I tried to read a chapter of my own story to test it out, I thought things were broken. They weren’t. It’s just that I’m so used to scrolling on a phone that I didn’t realize reading on Laterpress was more book-like. :)


First, I’d like to say I’m sorry for all the delays this year! I had planned to get things off to a strong start with a few releases and keep up the momentum. Then a bunch of family emergencies happened, and I’ve really just been avoiding anything that causes me any kind of stress at all.

It’s resolving now, for the most part. So tomorrow I’m going to sit down and take stock and see if I can just pick it all back up where I was when I stopped everything and start this year over. I’ll post an update in a few days and hopefully I’ll have good news about a release or two. :)

New Episode of Mage in Love Is Available!

Jihu and Gaeru are having an adventure in Mage in Love

Episode 7: “Nothing but nerves” is available now!

In Mage in Love, Jihu makes a bargain with crafty (but hot) Gaeru to escape death. One bad decision leads to another and, soon, Jihu has only himself to blame for the trouble that follows…

Available at: Amazon

Mage in Love is an ongoing story published on Kindle Vella. (It’ll tie into the New Canton Republic universe eventually, but it’s going to take a while!)

If you go read an episode (the first three are free), and you want more, a thumbs up and a follow will let me know! :-)