Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Fallout

The Goodreads MM Romance Group recently held their annual readers’ choice awards, and M. Caspian and I are pleased to hear that Fallout came second in the Best Dark Read category.


Neither of us are in the MM Romance Group any longer, so we didn’t realize  that any of our titles were nominated in any categories, let alone came second.


Thank you, readers, for the best kind of surprise!


We’d like to thank everyone who read and voted for Fallout. We promise we’re not done with our dark collaborations yet! We’re currently working together on another novel that we hope to have knocked into shape in a few months. We hope you’ll enjoy that one too!



You can buy Fallout here:

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Stealing Innocents




Stealing Innocents is here! Yes, it's the collection of stories so dark that even my pseudonym needed a pseudonym. 

For a chance to win a $20 Riptide voucher and an ebook of your choice from my back catalogue, join the tour and leave a comment! 


January 11, 2016  -  La Crimson Femme
January 11, 2016  -  Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words
January 11, 2016  -  Booklover Sue
January 11, 2016  -  3 Chicks After Dark
January 12, 2016  -  My Fiction Nook
January 12, 2016  -  Boys in Our Books
January 12, 2016  -  GGR-Review
January 12, 2016  -  Cup o' Porn
January 13, 2016  -  Love Bytes Reviews
January 13, 2016  -  The Day Before You Came
January 13, 2016  -  Bookaholics Not-So-Anonymous
January 13, 2016  -  MM Good Book Reviews
January 14, 2016  -  Prism Book Alliance
January 14, 2016  -  Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents
January 14, 2016  -  Sinfully MM Book Reviews
January 15, 2016  -  Joyfully Jay
January 15, 2016  -  TTC Books and More
January 15, 2016  -  Book Reviews and More by Kathy


You can find out more about Stealing Innocents, and read an excerpt, here

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Happy New Year from New Zealand!

If I've been slack when it comes to blogging and keeping up on social media, for once it's not laziness! I'm on holidays, hurray! I'm in New Zealand, where it is unquestionably beautiful, and very questionably summer. Seriously, it's January and it's stupidly cold. I've probably spend way too many years living in the tropics, but I'm pretty sure the winters here would kill me! 

But what I've seen of New Zealand is absolutely beautiful, and everyone should come here. I'll be sad to get back to Australia and the daily grind in many respects, but it will be nice to get back into some writing again. I always take my computer with me, but when  my holiday brain is activated, I can't get much done at all. So apologies to all my cowriters as well... but you guys knew what you were getting into, right? 

Here are some pictures of New Zealand to make you all jealous: 






And no, I swear I didn't take a photograph of New Zealand sheep just to make a dirty joke about it. It's just that even their sheep are cuter than ours! Ours are skinnier and dirtier. I think they put them through the wash here before they let the tourists see them. 


Sunday, November 15, 2015

Stealing Innocents

I've often said that I don't know why I call myself a romance writer. Even when I write romance, it often tends to skew dark. And there's always been a little voice inside me that whispers, "But it could be darker." 

There's a definite relationship between sex and violence, and one I've always been interested in exploring. So a while ago I decided to do an experiment in self-publishing, and to write a few very dark stories, put them up for sale, and see how they went. I used a different pseudonym, because these stories were not stories I particularly wanted to attach to the Lisa Henry brand. I mean, presuming I have a brand. 

And what happened was this.

The stories went out, caused some modest waves in the dark little corner of m/m I often hang out in, and then, surprisingly, I got an email from one of my cowriters saying how much she'd liked them. I wrote back and admitted it was me. What happened next was the awesome team at Riptide offered me a contract to expand and re-edit the stories, and package them in an anthology. And so, I share with you: 



Those who dare to scratch the surface of ordinary, everyday life may be horrified to find a sick underbelly beneath—a nightmare world populated by villains and victims, predators and prey, where the rules of society no longer apply.
Where you’ll find people like Danny, the boy who sells himself to pay for his father’s gambling debts and ends up in a situation more twisted than he ever imagined. Or Troy, the cop whose obsession with saving a brutalized human trafficking victim turns deadly. Or Drew, the mental patient who begins to suspect his nightly delusions of abuse by his doctor are actually real. Or David, the cuckolded husband who decides the best way to get revenge is to seduce his wife’s barely legal son.
Stealing Innocents is an exploration of our darkest human impulses, where sex is power, love is horror, and there’s no such thing as a happy ending.

The stories included are Gamble Everything, Crazy, and Falling Angels


There's also a previously unpublished story written for the anthology, called First and Only, about a man who decides the perfect way to get revenge on his cheating wife is to seduce her barely-legal son. 

These stories are dark. There are no happy endings here, well, not unless you squint and tilt your head the right way. But for those of you who like to take the occasional trip to the dark side, I hope you enjoy them! 

Stealing Innocents is out from Riptide on January 11. You can preorder it here

Friday, November 13, 2015

Ezekiah

Here's a free novella I wrote for the BDSM Group on Goodreads. Because how could I resist a wolf shifter story? 




In the shifter world, submission means something different than it does to humans.

Ezekiah Sadler is an omega who doesn’t want to be claimed. 

Parker Ellis is an alpha who needs to make the omega his. 


Ezekiah’s wolf might submit to the first alpha who claims him, but Ezekiah wants more than that. If Parker can see past old prejudices, he might find his omega is more than he expected, and exactly what he needs. 


You can download it here: