Free! Sharkpunk mystery/romance "Silent Water"

My novella Silent Water is free for five days. It's the second in the series, but can be read alone, so check it out if you'd like a short, spooky-atmosphered mystery with a touch of hot romance. And a big shark.

Silent Water blurb :

Yerena Fin Caller and her husband, Captain Darok Juell, know they’ll have to surrender their young son to the guild Seawatch before long. Seven-year-old Alon has the same mental talent as his mother, meaning Seawatch has the right to bond him to a shark, no matter how his parents feel about that.

Hiring a sailboat, Yerena and Darok set off on a family getaway, one last shore leave with their son—and accompanied by her great white shark. But when they dock at Silent Harbor for supplies, they hear that two people have been found dead in the water, savaged by something with sharp teeth. Yerena offers to patrol the harbor, but that’s not enough. The fisherfolk want her to kill the man-eater who preyed on their people, and the local sharkhunter throws suspicion on her great white when a third corpse is discovered. Trapped in the harbor behind sharkproof steel nets, Yerena has to uncover a conspiracy before the people behind it can seize her son.

The Highest Tide

Release date for my fantasy romance The Highest Tide!

When brothel health inspector Jason Remerley finds a uniformed woman waiting impatiently in the Velvet Court parlor, wanting to hire a man’s services, he’s struck by lightning. Intensely attracted, he pretends his way into her arms.

Enough silver, and most men forget about Captain Lera Vanze’s half-burned face. She knows something is off about the handsome, ill-dressed prostitute who sells himself so cheaply. But with his first touch, goose bumps turn to shivers of desire—right before the truth drives them in opposite directions. And her fury is still simmering when they face each other in a more “official” capacity, because she’s joined a warship to stop a terrorist only Jason can identify.

It gets hotter and more complicated from there. Sex in a cave, a shark with a bad habit, and a giant tidal wave. So read the first chapter here, and order the book on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo or my publisher's website. Enjoy!

Fanfic writers and artistic rights
Drag Strip - Misery
Do fanfic writers have "artistic rights" over the characters they write about? Can characters be owned by the people who originally came up with them?

I saw a discussion about this and wrote up my thoughts. Read those here and let me know what you think.

My new novel released!
This is one of my favorites, because it's about an ocean-crossing race. Which, back in the early days of the Age of Steam, would be dangerous enough before a kraken begins to hunt down the competitors...

You can read the blurb plus excerpt from The Farthest Shore here, and check out the cover too!

The Farthest Shore

The Farthest Shore is on sale from my publisher now. Also on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Get it today and find out how the race ends!

The Deepest Ocean released!
First, I'll start with the treats.

If you like my Transformers fanfics, there's a new one up. What To Expect When You're Interfacing is the sequel to "Crash Course" and "Dear Mr. Prowl". Motormaster would like to forget about that unfortunate time they were turned human, but Dead End starts talking about the purpose - and consequences - of human interfacing.

If you'd like to read another short story, there's one on my website, to celebrate the release of my second novel.

And if you'd like to read the first chapter of the novel, here it is! The Deepest Ocean is a sharkpunk romance, Master and Commander meets Jaws. He has a ship, she has a shark and they fight pirates together. Available now from Amazon. Check it out!

The Deepest Ocean

Happy Canada Day!

I've accepted a job...
Dead End-doomed
mdperera Iqaluit. Yeah, it's a little distance from Toronto.

It's only for four months, because I don't think I could survive temperatures of - 45 Celsius. - 65, with wind chill. That would freeze me where I stood, and scientists hundreds of years later could dig me out of the ice and wonder what brought this clearly equatorial-adapted specimen to the Land of Always Winter. But I digress. The job posting I saw a month ago was for a lab technologist position at Qikiqtani General Hospital, and the pay is excellent, so I thought I'd go for it. Today the official paperwork from the hospital arrived, so I'm just waiting for my criminal records check and CSMLS (Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Sciences) registration to arrive. I'm hoping to leave after the first week of May, to take advantage of the all-too-brief summer.

I'm also buying supplies, because Iqaluit is the only capital in Canada that is not connected by highways to the mainland. Everything has to be shipped or flown in, so prices for groceries and so on tend to be high. It's like going on a hiking trip. I'm looking forward to trying caribou and Arctic char and seal meat (will not think of those cute little white baby seals as I do so), wearing mukluks, and in general, having a very very different experience. An adventure.

Dead End-doomed

1. Airachnid is so tiny compared to the other two. Tiny but badass. I loved her baiting Breakdown and then facing off with Dreadwing, though when Breakdown was following the energon trail and found Airachnid on the ground, it was so obviously a trap.

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I made it!
Drag Strip
After much studying and even more worrying, I passed the national certification exam of the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Sciences. I did it! I'm the prettiest! Uh, well, not that last one.

The last few days of waiting for the results were the worst, because I started dreaming about the damn results, or lack thereof. I was also consumed with the utterly irrational fear that I had forgotten to sign the form that came with the exam, meaning the whole thing would have been invalidated. But it's finally over. Now I can celebrate! And get a job, of course.

*dances around*

Snarky review on Amazon
Dead End-doomed
So I was reading reviews for one of Terry Goodkind's novels. I'm used to long, snarky reviews, partly because  I've written quite a few of my own. This one's short and pithy, though.

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