Rafaello’s Eternal Design Inc.

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Rafaello’s office is a collection of the most creative, most talented creatures, alive or undead. His designers can do anything, from revamping your tomb to updating your out-of-date curse website.

Living and working forever isn’t easy. Pegasus in Monster Resources knows the truth of that. Sam Devile, Rafaello’s latest addition, struggles with unwanted emotions. Ketos fears his past will come back to haunt him. Even Rafaello himself, vampire extraordinaire, deals with the occasional hardship.

In this collection of shorts, some of his best (and worst) employees come together to make trouble. And sometimes they even do their jobs.

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The Dragon’s Unhatched Offspring – Now Available!

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THE DRAGON’S UNHATCHED OFFSPRING:

Brogan and Teagan Finnaly didn’t have to wander far to find trouble. Their battle with Alesstros is over, but it seems that some of his monsters remain. Collin, plagued by almost-memories of the evil sorcerer, and Neal (his loving boyfriend) agree that the monsters must be stopped. Melinda’s always game for a fight, and Kaylan believes he’s the centre of the universe therefore no journey can proceed without him.

That’s when death strikes.

Now Brogan is stuck in Rappa investigating a murder and searching for a missing egg. The Finnaly mansion is crowded with people, but who are the suspects? Where is the thief? And just how much cake can a baby eat?

The answers to these questions, and more, in The Dragon’s Unhatched  Offspring!

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Which Way is Left? available now!

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Which Way is Left?
A print exclusive, with colour illustrations by Ethaniel Ritchot.

Olive has nine tickets to the sold out Cylindrical Sludge concert in Nightmare City. Finding eight friends won’t be difficult; she’ll start with her best friend Daniel, the organizer extraordinaire. A road trip with friends seems like the perfect way to spend the summer before college, even if she does have to bring her brother along.

What Olive doesn’t realize is that old rivalries, new enmity, and the occasional bout of motion sickness may just ruin the trip for everyone.

Which Way is Left? has a glorious cast of diverse teenagers who poke fun at teenage tropes while also including a spectrum of gender identities.

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(And don’t forget, The Dragon’s Unhatched Offspring is out on May 17!)

Announcement – The Finnaly Trio Trilogy #2

The Finnaly brothers and their friends thought the adventure was over, but as you know from the epilogue, there are some loose ends that need tying (and Teagan still needs to find True Love)!

The Finnaly Trio Trilogy: Because everything in a trilogy.

If you haven’t read The Dragon’s Toenail  you can click the handy link.

Now, without further ado, I hereby announce…

May 17, 2016: The Finnaly Trio Triology #2

THE DRAGON’S UNHATCHED OFFSPRING

Brogan and Teagan Finnaly didn’t have to wander far to find trouble. Their battle with Alesstros is over, but it seems that some of his monsters remain. Collin, plagued by almost-memories of the evil sorcerer, and Neal (his loving boyfriend) agree that the monsters must be stopped. Melinda’s always game for a fight, and Kaylan believes he’s the centre of the universe therefore no journey can proceed without him.

That’s when death strikes.

Now Brogan is stuck in Rappa investigating a murder and searching for a missing egg. The Finnaly mansion is crowded with people, but who are the suspects? Where is the thief? And just how much cake can a baby eat?

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This gorgeous cover is once again by the fantastic Ethaniel Ritchot.

Once Upun a Time – Now Available!

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Once Upun a Time
A Book of Puns and Other Nonsense

Do you like gripping tales of action and adventure? Are you fond of spooky science fiction? Does high fantasy float your boat, while low fantasy tickles your yacht? Well, good news – none of that is what you’ll find here!

This book includes:
An exclusive story set in The Dragon’s Toenail universe!
Zeus’ birthday party!
Appliances doing their duties!
The 1980s of the future!
Exclamation points!!!
And more!

Sit back, relax, and ready your eyes for rolling; this book has a little pun for everyone.

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Once Upun a Time: The Cover!

Once Upun a Time will be available on December 1, 2015. (This holiday season, give the gift of laughter!!)

Once Upun a Time
Puns and Other Nonsense

Do you like gripping tales of action and adventure? Are you fond of spooky science fiction? Does high fantasy float your boat, while low fantasy tickles your yacht? Well, good news – none of that is what you’ll find here!

This book includes:
An exclusive story set in The Dragon’s Toenail universe!
Zeus’ birthday party!
Appliances doing their duties!
The 1980s of the future!
Exclamation points!!!
And more!

Sit back, relax, and ready your eyes for rolling; this book has a little pun for everyone.

And now, the cover…

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The cover was created by the supremely talented Ethaniel Ritchot. Why is it a fish, you ask? Why not read it and find out?

A Pun Announcement

If you’re keeping track, you may have noticed some stories disappearing from this blog. It’s not because I’m ashamed, and it’s not because I don’t love you.

I’m pleased to announce my next book; a short (and cheap!) collection of groan-inducing fiction: Once Upun a Time.

I have compiled 38 of my favourite flash and short fictions, and made revisions; some small, and some large. Some have been expanded, some have been changed from their original format, but all retain their original eye-rolling twists. I have butchered fantasy, urban fantasy, science-fiction, and contemporary fiction; there are groans here for everyone!

My expected publication date is December 1, 2015 (just in time for the holidays!)

Once Upun a Time contains a little mature language and a heckuva a lot of immature humour. I hope you will enjoy it!

The Dragon’s Toenail – Now Available!

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The Finnaly Trio Trilogy #1
The Dragon’s Toenail

When Teagan Finnaly’s girlfriend is kidnapped by slave traders, he demands to be allowed to go after her. Older brother Brogan, Knight of the King, leads the expedition through Hell and high water – and a dragon too.

With middle brother Kaylan, Teagan’s bodyguard Neal, and the handsome barkeeper Collin along for the ride, they must fight their way to Fragaria and rescue Ashlyn before it’s too late. All may not be as it seems, however, for as the chimera quoted to Brogan:

“When the dragon flies again, The Three shall unite and conquer all!”

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The Dragon’s Toenail – Art Teaser

As I’ve mentioned previously, Ellustration has done several illustrations for The Dragon’s Toenail. Here are a couple of previews of the magic:

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A small hand?

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A mug? An octopus? Who knows?

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Is that…a spoon?

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Something is watching you.

One more, just for fun:

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What the…is that an apple core?

I hope you are now intrigued.

The Dragon’s Toenail is due out by August 30. I will make another announcement when it’s available.

The Three shall conquer all!

Remember, the eight free chapters of The Dragon’s Toenail available on this blog will be gone on August 21, 2015 (Friday!). Editing has changed some of the minor details. Read ’em while they’re there!

The Dragon’s Toenail – Cover Reveal!

THE DRAGON’S TOENAIL:

When Teagan Finnaly’s girlfriend is kidnapped by slave traders, he demands to be allowed to go after her. Older brother Brogan, Knight of the King, leads the expedition through Hell and high water – and a dragon too.

With middle brother Kaylan, Teagan’s bodyguard Neal, and the handsome bartender Collin along for the ride, they must fight their way to Fragaria and rescue Ashlyn before it’s too late. All may not be as it seems, however, for as the chimera quoted Brogan:

“When the dragon flies again, The Three shall unite and conquer all!”

Can Teagan defeat his clumsiness and survive the journey? Will Neal ever get a date? Will Brogan ever stop being so full of himself?

The answers to these questions, and more, in The Dragon’s Toenail; a book dedicated to making you laugh, groan, and roll your eyes. (Warning: It may or may not make you want a pet goblin.)

THE COVER:

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This gorgeous cover was designed by Ellustration (the mastermind behind my Holly Berries logo).  I freakin’ love orange! I’m also happy to reveal that there will be a few illustrations in the book, also by the talented Ethaniel.

Stay tuned for more The Dragon’s Toenail news!

Remember, the eight free chapters of The Dragon’s Toenail available on this blog will be gone on August 21, 2015. Editing has changed some of the minor details. Read ’em while they’re there!