So, tomorrow is the release day of Familiar Demon, and I have to say– I was SO DAMNED EXCITED to go back to my old stomping grounds of paranormal romance and urban fantasy.
The first book– Familiar Angel-–was about Harry and Suriel, and I wanted it to be a cross between Hawaii 5-0 and Romeo and Juliet. Suriel was the Angel Bound to service– he and Harry had been in love for a century–but Suriel had to trust in the love enough to cut his bonds with heaven, and he had to escape the ties of obligation that literally bound his corporeal form to the other plane.
Harry was a reckless trouble magnet who could beat an entire squadron of bad guys after getting teleported into a firefight naked.
Yeah. I gotta admit. I had fun.
But Familiar Demon was a different story.
For one thing, Familiar Angel was supposed to be a Dreamspun Beyond, but they felt it was too heavy in the world building department (which is funny, because some people complain it’s too light. Yeesh.) It was published as a regular romance, and… well, like with so much of what I write, nobody was sure where to put it. I’m troublesome that way, I admit it.
Anyway, those things that held me back in world building (and sensuality!) when writing Familiar Angel were no longer present in Familiar Demon, and boy did I go to town.
The world building, the sex, the shapeshifters careening around the known universe to have an existential scavenger hunt in the family minivan–oh my word, I had so much fun with this book.
And in the end, I brought it back to my first love, the first world I’d ever built, and one of the things I’ve written that I’m proudest of. I brought it back to Green’s Hill, and the world of the Little Familiar Demon, I also hope it was fun to visit them again.
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So Familiar Demon is out–and it’s a new peek into the world of the Little Goddess.
And it’s a chance to visit Harry and Suriel some more.
And I hope it’s a hell of a lot of fun.
Come check it out.
One hundred and forty years ago, Harry, Edward, and Francis met an angel, a demon, and a sorceress while escaping imprisonment and worse! They emerged with a new family—and shapeshifting powers beyond their wildest dreams.
Now Harry and his brothers use their sorcery to rescue those enslaved in human trafficking—but Harry’s not doing so well. Pining for Suriel the angel has driven him to take more and more risks until his family desperately asks Suriel for an intervention.
In order for Suriel to escape the bindings of heaven, he needs to be sure enough of his love to fight to be with Harry. Back when they first met, Harry was feral and angry, and he didn’t know enough about love for Suriel to justify that risk. Can Suriel trust in Harry enough now to break his bonds of service for the boy who has loved his Familiar Angel for nearly a century and a half?
For over a century, Edward Youngblood has been the logical one in a family of temperamental magical beings. But reason has not made him immune to passion, and Edward’s passion for Mullins, the family’s demon instructor, has only grown.
Mullins was lured into hell through desperation—and a fatal mistake. He’s done his best to hang onto his soul in the twisted realm of the underworld, and serving the Youngblood family when summoned has been his only joy. Edward concocts a plan to spring Mullins by collecting a series of items to perform an ancient ritual—an idea that terrifies Mullins. He can’t bear the thought of losing Edward and his brothers to a dangerous quest.
But every item in their collection is an adventure in brotherhood and magic, and as Mullins watches from the sidelines, he becomes more and more hopeful that they will succeed. When the time comes for Mullins to join the mission, can he find enough faith and hope to redeem himself and allow himself happiness in the arms of a man who would literally go to hell and back—and beyond—to have Mullins by his side?
Little Goddess: Book One
Working graveyards in a gas station seems a small price for Cory to pay to get her degree and get the hell out of her tiny town. She’s terrified of disappearing into the aimless masses of the lost and the young who haunt her neck of the woods. Until the night she actually stops looking at her books and looks up. What awaits her is a world she has only read about—one filled with fantastical creatures that she’s sure she could never be.
And then Adrian walks in, bearing a wealth of pain, an agonizing secret, and a hundred and fifty years with a lover he’s afraid she won’t understand. In one breathless kiss, her entire understanding of her own worth and destiny is turned completely upside down. When her newfound world explodes into violence and Adrian’s lover—and prince—walks into the picture, she’s forced to explore feelings and abilities she’s never dreamed of. The first thing she discovers is that love doesn’t fit into nice neat little boxes. The second thing is that risking your life is nothing compared to facing who you really are—and who you’ll kill to protect.