October is just five days away, and with it will be Meredith’s yearly Spooky Serial Interactive Fiction! Past stories are at that link if you want to peruse, but it’s basically a live choose your own adventure game — Meredith writes a part, and you leave a comment suggesting what the protagonist should do. The next day, she’ll write the next section of the story based on your comments, and it will continue like this, reaching its climax by the end of October! (For more info about how she runs this, check out this Twitter thread.)
Keep an eye out for the instructions going up on Sept 30, and check back every day throughout October for new story to engage with. Enter your email in the “Subscribe to Updates” section of the sidebar to be alerted to new story sections as they go up so you don’t miss a thing!
Otherwise looking for spooky stories to set the Halloween mood early?
- Empty Vessels: A psychic young man knows he has to overcome his anxieties to protect the local monsters from something terrifying lurking in the night. Along the way, he finds romance in unlikely places, between the ghost that keeps him company and the deer-antlered man running the mysterious antique shop. Monster kissing, flirty horned boys, mindscapes, and creepy dolls. (Rainbow Awards 2018-2019 Runner-Up Best Gay Book.)
- Only Human: When an excitable human nerd gets hit with a necromantic curse, he finds himself getting close to his doctor’s receptionist, a kindly frankensteinian zombie with body issues. It’ll definitely take some communication to make this unusual relationship work. Coffee shop dates, curses, would-be mystery writers, and fans loving fans! Sweet and steamy.
I’m looking forward to playing with you all this year too!
A big announcement today…
We’re happy to announce the preorder for If Wishes Were Fishes! Release date: May 15, 2020.
❤ PREORDER HERE ❤
The boys from Empty Vessels are back in a new story about family, communication, and learning to let go of the past… and about trying to get along with your immortal boyfriend’s persnickety grown-ass kid whose lover has gotten himself trapped in the form of a fish. (A M/M/M polyamorous paranormal romance featuring a soft psychic, a sweet ghost, and many cute cryptids). Learn more about it over here!
If Wishes Were Fishes is a standalone sequel—reading Empty Vessels is recommended, but not required. But to make it a bit easier to do so, we’ve put Empty Vessels on sale for 25% off its usual price of $4.99!
Despite everything happening at the moment (whew), we want to continue releasing creative things into the world. We’re indie authors, so we’re especially grateful for any support (retweets of our tweets, reviews, recs, etc)! Please add the book on Goodreads, and if you’re a reviewer or book blogger interested in acquiring a review copy, feel free to contact us.
Stay safe out there!
We’re so sorry about the recent lack of updates. 2020 has been… well, you all know how 2020 has been. 🙁 We want to do what we can to help bring a bit of joy to people in an isolating time where funds may be tight and spirits a little low, so:
We’re making How Saeter Robbed the Underworld free until the end of March! How Saeter Robbed the Underworld is a novella-length M/M story and the Rainbow Awards 2019 winner of Best Bisexual Fantasy-Romance. Featuring found family, shape-shifting tricksters & a happy ending. Click here for content warnings, an excerpt, and additional information.
The link above should be showing as free on all major retailers, but it might take some time to trickle down from Amazon.com to other regional Amazon sites. If so, or if you want to download it directly, we have also posted it in epub, mobi, and pdf formats over on Itch.io.
Meredith’s 2019 Halloween Interactive Fiction is now complete! Thank you so much to everyone who read and participated—it was a lot of fun. Now that it’s done, you can read through the whole thing here, or ask any questions or give feedback here at the Q&A post!
Big news all around! First up, the final re-release from Meredith’s backlist: Hair to the Throne (Pandemonium #3): F/F (cis/trans) friends-to-lovers. A hairdresser is reunited with her long-lost best friend after they’re captured by a many-eyed demon prince and need to scheme their way to freedom.
And with that, we’re all caught up! All of Meredith’s books are now available — check them out and see if there’s something you might want to pick up! (We especially suggest Empty Vessels or Only Human for halloween-appropriate reads).
¡Nuevo libro! SEÑALES DE HUMO. Un romance gay enmarcado en el género de fantasía urbana. Un agente de atención al cliente tiene que ayudar a un atractivo y multimillonario dragón cambiaformas. Reserva ahora y léelo el 1 de octubre.
Which is to say, Smoke Signals has a Spanish translation available releasing tomorrow, October 1! If you speak Spanish and fancy a human/dragon m/m urban fantasy, check it out! And, of course, if you’d rather just read that in English, you can do that over here.
Other big October news? It’s time for my yearly queer halloween Interactive Fiction! Every day in October, I’ll post a section of the story, and your comments will help determine how it goes for the next day! Go here to get started, or check out what we did in previous years. This year is going to be f/f, a lil spooky, and a lil cozy! Let’s just say there will be some soft cryptids involved.
Speaking of soft cryptids, our last bit of news isn’t book-related at all. Meet the new addition to our family, Jester!