Fans of my urban fantasy series (Spellbent, Shotgun Sorceress, and Switchblade Goddess) have been asking me when the next Jessie Shimmer book will come out. And while I do intend to write more novels in the series, I've been focusing on short fiction the past couple of years; I've been writing new tales about Jessie and her friends that you'll find collected in Orchid Carousals and in anthologies such as Appalachian Undead.
These stories all stand on their own; you don't need to read Spellbent to enjoy them.
- "At the Royal Orchid: Part I" tells the story of how Jessie and Cooper became more than just friends.
- In "At the Royal Orchid: Part II", The Warlock confronts a stranger who tried to slip him an illicit love potion.
- "Demonized" gives readers a glimpse into Mother Karen's most private life.
- "Biscuit" (my collaboration with Kaysee Renee Robichaud) tells the tale of how Kai finally got over his crush on Jessie.
I had a lot of fun writing this collection, and I hope readers enjoy it, too.
I have PDF and .mobi review copies available.