Machine Language

February’s story, “Machine Language,” first appeared in the Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide v. 5,  from Dreaming Robot Press.

On the damaged colony ship Strelka, limping toward the sanctuary of a nearby planet, Yuka and the other surviving colonists–even the children–struggle to keep the ship moving. They pilot remote rovers on the planet’s inhospitable surface, searching for a region where they might have a chance at survival. But tensions on the ship are high, and the few left uninjured in the disaster–the Fulls–hold themselves separate from the many who survived, but not intact.

When Yuka’s remote rover encounters a robotic explorer that didn’t come from the Strelka, she’s not sure what it means…or who to trust with the information. If she can communicate with it, she might gain valuable planetary data. But what if it poses a threat to the colony even more dangerous than the ones they already face?

It’s available across all platforms for just .99! Find it at your favourite retailer here.

Come-From-Aways

My January release is live! It’s a standalone short story about small towns, strangers, and friends, and you can find it at your favourite retailer by following this link.

Mac Laidlaw returned to his small hometown after a decade away, with big plans to build a theme park and put the place “on the map.”

​​​​​​​For Louise Coldbrook, the town’s mayor (and Mac’s one-that-got-away), Mac’s plans are nothing but bad news. The town has a good thing going–a very, very secret good thing–and the last thing they want is attention from the rest of the world. But Mac’s not a man to take no for an answer…not this time, anyway. And certainly not without a really good explanation, which is the last thing Louise can offer him.

​​​​​​​Not if she wants to keep the town’s secret safe.

It’s just .99 across all platforms, so what are you waiting for? :)

Subordinate Clauses

Earlier this month, I released “Subordinate Clauses,” an Olympia Investigations holiday short story, across all platforms.

When a clutch of elves hire Acacia to investigate a plot against Santa Claus and an elf kidnapping, she has only her supernatural detection abilities to guide her in the right direction. As the days count down and the presents pile up, will Acacia and Oliver be able to find the perpetrator, rescue the elves, and save Christmas?

If you’re in the mood for some fun holiday urban fantasy, you should check it out! Just .99 at your favourite retailer.

 

The Swamp Cat and the Reckless Scout

New short story out today in ebook format (across all platforms!).

Captain Stel Aurora of the Reckless Scout is on a routine ScoutGuard mission when the emergency call comes in – the men of a remote research station are disappearing, possibly kidnapped. The “swamp planet” Inderani B boasts a humid climate, voracious insects…but no other inhabitants, and not many clues to the vanished researchers. It’s a race against time for Aurora and her crew as they delve into the secrets of the jungle, and the mysterious swamp cats who might hold the answers to it all.

This story first appeared in Engen Books’ Pulp Science Fiction from the Rock earlier this year.

Get the ebook for just .99 from your favourite retailer here!

New Book Bundle/Box Set

This week I launched a box set (although ebook only for now!) of the first four Olympia Investigations cases. I’m excited because I’ve been picking away at this idea for a while, and also because I’ve started writing a new novella in this series.

Acacia Sheridan is a private detective with a special gift for communicating with the supernatural. Her clientele includes ghosts, demons, fae, and many more denizens of the otherworld…which makes for some interesting cases. In these first four cases (a short story, two novelettes, and a full-length novella), Acacia and her long-suffering assistant Oliver take on a ghost, a goddess, a vampire, and a coven of witches as clients…and manage to come out alive and still speaking to each other (although sometimes that’s a near thing). Join the urban fantasy fun as Acacia and Oliver bring their deductive talents and sense of humour to bear in dealing with Olympia Investigations’ most unusual clients.

If you love bundle deals, check this one out at your favourite retailer–it’s half the price of buying all the stories individually!