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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Impact

This book contains 110 stories of 300 words or less each.

Book Blurb:

IM * PACT
(noun)

1) One object colliding with another

2) An impinging of something upon something else

3) An influence or effect on something or someone

4) The force of a new idea, concept, technology or ideology

Four definitions to inspire writers around the world, and an unlimited number of possible stories to tell, but only 110 made the final cut.

Imapct: A difficult choice to be made. An object hurtling recklessly through space. A new invention that will change the world. So many things can impact a life, a society, or a planet.

Impact features 300 word speculative fiction ficlets from across the queer spectrum from the minds of the writers of Queer Sci Fi.

Welcome to Impact.

Series Blurb:

It's hard to tell a story in just 300 words. Each year we ask writers to take the challenge, turning in stories across the queer spectrum. The rules are simple. Write a complete sci fi, fantasy, paranormal or horror story, include LGBTIQA characters, and do it all with just 300 carefully chosen words.

Excerpt (Non-Exclusive):

Since this book is composed of stories of no more than 300 words, we can’t really do a standard excerpt, so we’re offering you the teaser first lines from a number of stories.

“She’d needed new oil. She felt her joints grow stiff, her muscles grow tight, her follicles thickening. If she didn’t get fresh quarts soon, people she passed would start calling her sir, asking, Where’s your gun?” —Crossville Station, by Nathan Alling Long
“The mallet's impact on the hard, bright disk shattered the silence in the talking chamber. The resulting deep tone reverberated through the vault, through Saskia, as she fidgeted beside her lover.” —Settled, by Aidee Ladnier
“This is how the world ends, or so they say. From where I'm standing, it simply looks like a rolling darkness as distant lights flicker and die.” —Visitors, by LJ Phillips
“’What have you done?’ The mechanical eyes came to rest on his face, the droning beep sounding loud in the small room.” —Identity and Change, by Jo Tannah
“’Once upon a world, we were the same,’ he said, lifting my hand to his lips; the ground shaking beneath us.” —Impact, by Jack Ladd
“I been a tinker and soothsayer long enough to know this country's at the cusp of war. They stir up hate easy as breath. And, oh, it pains my soul to see it. “ —Impact of Intervention, by Patricia Scott
“All lives begin with a messy impact of some kind. The crash of zygotes and gametes. Splats of silica gel between cybernetic synapses. Two women slam into each other carrying full cups of coffee.” —Quintessence, by E.M. Hammill
“If I venture far enough into the house, I’ll find my closet.” —The Closet, by K.S. Trenten
“It touched Ligaya when she was a child. Or she touched it. A half-glimpsed shape under her bed.” Mas Mabuti An Answang, by Foster Bridget Cassidy
“Jam zipped down the neon track, feather-light in low gravity. She rocketed forward, a glowing haze in her starred helmet, and shot past the pack. “Space Jammer!” echoed as she neared the line. Time to rack up the points.” —First Bout: Andromedolls Vs. Crotch Rockets, by Ginger Streusel

Buy Links:

Amazon Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FC91HH2
Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/impact-j-scott-coatsworth/1129055097
iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/impact/id1409688669
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/impact-84
Angus & Robertson: https://www.angusrobertson.com.au/books/x/p/9781732307537
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40779373-impact

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About Queer Sci Fi:

At Queer Sci Fi, we're building a community of sci fi, fantasy, paranormal and horror writers and readers who want a little rainbow in their speculative fiction. We run a great discussion group on Facebook, a twitter feed, and have a website full of useful materials, news, and announcements for readers and writers of queer speculative fiction.

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

What's Going On

It's been quite a while since I blogged. If you follow me on FB or the Zon, you know what books I've put out. If you subscribe to my newsletter, you are up to date on all things Faith. I'll do a little recap just in case you have no idea why I've been away for a while.

Being a work from home author is the best job in the world. But it also comes with the ability to kind of lose yourself when things go awry. When I worked a 9-5 job and things went south, I had to put on my big girl britches and deal with life. Working from home, I don't have that accountability. When my husband had surgery, I had to drive him to and from work every day, taking an hour out of my schedule. When my pup got sick, I had to take her to the vet a couple times a week, also taking hours out of my writing day. When she passed away unexpectedly (she was getting better), my life spiraled.

You see, she wasn't just a dog; she was my best friend. My writing partner. The one. She had been with me through the worst of times and the best of times. Now, instead of reaching out to pet her and ground myself, I'm sort of lost. I don't have her to calm the crazy. On top of that, we have found a new house to move to, so I have been packing and cleaning and purging. When do I write? Good question.

I have no idea how I managed to finish Seeker. It's actually a great book, so maybe the crazy transfered onto the pages of the book and weaved a story better than it normally would have been. But it's out there, and I hope you've given it a look. It might be in the YA category, but like all my books, it's filled with adventure and mystery.

I'm currently working on Tamian, Book 11 in the Stone Society as well as a New Series... The Hounds of Zeus. These books are about a clan of shifters, but this time around, I'm writing about Gryphons. You'll be introduced to the Hounds in Tamian.

Speaking of the Stone Society, I have put together a box set of the first 4 books and have dropped the price from $16 to $9.99.  You cannot get the box set on the big retailers. I am offering them through a my website, or you can click here: Stone Society Box Set

I hope you all have a wonderful summer, and I will be back soon.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

The Ghost in the Water is Live

The Ghost in the Water, Samuel Dexter, Book 2 is Live. This book was a long time coming. Over a year,  in fact. The original premise came to me in a dream, and that's how Cindy was brought to life. Or death, since she's a little ghost. I knew the book would be MM, but I didn't know it would be about an interracial couple. And I didn't know I would fall so hard for these two guys. Dex and Orlando are so very real to me. Their lives, their struggles, everything about them, I feel deeply. When it came time to write book 2, they weren't ready because I wasn't ready. I was sitting down to write this sappy, easy-going story, and that's not where they were. Of course, they got through most of their struggles, but it didn't start off that way. When I was ready to listen, they were ready to talk.
Book 2 picks up where book 1 left off, and the mysteries withiin their stories were intriguing to me. I had the idea for one of the characters for months, but it took a bit of research before i was ready to write about a person with Dissociative Identity Disorder (formerly known as multiple personalities). I didn't want the whole focus of the book to be on that character, but I wanted to understand it enough to make her seem real. I hope I did Lindy justice.
If you like MM mysteries, I hope you'll take a chance on these books.
Amazon    Kobo    iTunes    Barnes & Noble
A M/M Mystery
A Marine who can’t remember. A detective who wants him to forget. It’ll take them both to catch a serial killer.
There’s a serial killer in Robins, Alabama, and he’s targeting women who look like the missing young woman Samuel Dexter and his PI mentor, Jillian, are searching for. As Sam trains to become a Private Investigator, he is also learning more about being a medium. During his missing persons case, two ghosts contact Sam, allowing him to put both new sets of skills to use.
In Orlando Shaw’s years as a detective in small town Robins, he’s never come up against a serial killer. Until now. The killer is smart, leaving only the most elusive clues behind. Orlando has always relied on his team, but as the killer continues to evade capture, Orlando turns to the one person who has connections beyond his reach - his lover, Sam.
Navigating the rough waters of their reunion, Sam and Orlando learn there is give and take in a relationship. The love they felt as teens is gone, replaced with a more mature love, and it will take compromise by both men to make it work.
With the help of his little ghost, Cindy, Sam embraces his new gifts as together they help solve another crime.
The Ghost in the Water is book 2 in the Samuel Dexter Series. These books are written to be read in order.




Sunday, December 31, 2017

Looking Back and Forward

Happy New Years Eve. 2017 was a wonderful year as far as my writing life goes. I have a stellar following, and for that I am grateful. Without my readers, I wouldn't be able to do what I love every day. As a writer, I live in my stories. My characters are family. Once a book has reached "the end" that doesn't mean the story, the world, the people, are forgotten. They live inside my head and in my heart. I'm sure you've read books that stay with you, and you feel like the characters are your family or friends. That's how it is for a writer.

This year, I wrote 5 books and 1 Novella. The genres were all over the place, and that's because I have so many stories to tell.  Here they are in order of release - 
  • Finding Me - Book 3 in The Music Within Series (MM)
  • Tap Dancing with the Devil - Standalone MF Suspense
  • Julian - Book 9 in The Stone Society
  • Oracle - Book 1 in The Guardians of Truth - YA Fantasy
  • Urijah - Book 10 in the Stone Society (MM)
  • Dane - Stone Society Novella

Here are the stories I have slated for 2018 - 
  • Tamian - Book 11 in the Stone Society
  • The Ghost in the Water - A Samuel Dexter Story (MM)
  • Finding Home - The Music Within Book 4 (MM)
  • Seeker - The Guardians of Truth Book 2 - YA Fantasy
  • Tap Dancing with an Angel - MF Suspense
  • Deacon - Book 12 in The Stone Society
The stories are tentative and won't be released in the order shown above. I fully intended on getting to Ghost and Finding Home in 2017, but the characters were being quiet. They are whispering to me now, but until they are shoving each other out of the way to say something, I will continue writing the voices that are speaking to me. Dane wasn't supposed to happen until after Deacon, but he was pushing and shoving, so he got his story told this year.

I apologize to everyone who is waiting on a certain story to be told, but I will not push a book out just because it should be next. Believe me, nobody puts more pressure on me to get a certain book out than I do. I have sat down and tried to force the words, but all that does is make for a crappy story and take away from the stories that are supposed to be told first. I hope you can understand.
I attended several book signings and met some of you in person for the first time, and I look forward to meeting more of you next year. I have 4 book signings slated for 2018 - 
  • Kinky in Kansas City - March 10th
  • Rocket City Author Event (Huntsville AL) July 21st
  • Naughty Nashville - October 6th
  • Rebels & Readers (Huntington WV) - November 3rd 
Here's to a wonderful 2017 and an even better 2018. I wish you all nothing but the best in the coming year.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Dane is Live & The 12 Days of Giveaways Starts Tomorrow

Dane and Marley's story is a 37k word fun read. The Unholy are on the rise, 3 Greek Gargoyles have something planned for the Stone Society, and things are heating up in New Atlanta.

Dane is live here: Amazon   iBooks   Kobo  and coming soon to Barnes & Noble.

It's that time of year again when I start the 12 Days of Giveaways through my newsletter. Starting tomorrow, I will be giving away everything from socks, to jewelry, to gift cards, signed books, and a Kindle Fire. You can't win if you aren't subscribed, so click on the Newsletter link to get signed up:  Newsletter  I normaly only send out the newsletter with cover reveals and releases. This is the one time of year where you get 12 in a row. After that, it goes back to about every other month.

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season, and thank you for being part of my year.


Wednesday, October 18, 2017

A Halloween Treat for you MM lovers

What's better than a trick for Halloween? How about a treat? From now until the end of the month, The Ghost in the Mirror is on sale for 99 cents.

If you like MM books as well as a little suspenseful paranormal, now's the perfect time to try Ghost...

Blurb:
What do you do when you have no memories of your life except the one moment that took everything away?
My name is Dex and I'm a Marine. Somewhere in the horrors of the sand overseas, an explosion took out not only most of my unit but also my memories of everything that happened before that day. When my memories don’t return, the explosion also ends my career in the military. That one moment costs me everything.
Starting from scratch sucks. I don’t even know what foods I like or what types of music I listen to. Am I a boxer or briefs man? Do I like women or men? I also have to figure out what I’m going to do with my life from this point on.
While adjusting to my new life, I start seeing things -- things that no one else can see. I think that maybe my head injury caused more than amnesia. When one of my "visions" won't leave me alone, I have no choice but to believe in ghosts.
Along with the ghosts during the day, at night I dream vividly of two men. But are these two men merely dreams, or are they memories? When one man steps through the door of my hospital room, I have the answer. This man literally tries to lead me down memory lane, culminating in a searing kiss. Too bad my brain isn't cooperating, because this man is breathtaking.
With the help of my sassy grandmother, I begin to rebuild my life.
I am Samuel Dexter, and these are my stories.




Friday, October 13, 2017

Urijah Cover Reveal and Pre-Order

Uri and Banyan's story has been a long time coming... Eight hundred years in the making... Writing their tale has taken a lot out of me emotionally. This has been the hardest book to write yet. It is full of happiness, sadness, love, betrayal, and loss. It's hard to type through the tears. But with the tears comes the laughter and the joy. 

Urijah is up for pre-order for $2.99 for two weeks only. Get yours here: Urijah on Amazon


Two Alpha Gargoyles…

Urijah Aldobrand and Banyan Sorensen spend the first two hundred years of their lives together, first playing as boys, then fighting alongside each other as warriors.

Urijah is searching for a female mate, denying what is in front of him his whole life. He sets off alone, in denial, leaving his best friend behind. A couple of centuries later, life has finally given Urijah what he wants until his best friend betrays him. Devastated, Uri cuts him out of his life.

Banyan spends years silently loving his best friend while not so silently trying to convince him they are mates. When they part ways, Banyan carries on, going through the motions of living as a lone male. Two hundred years later, Banyan has found a life for himself in New Orleans. When he makes a grave mistake, he loses his mate for good.

War is finally upon the Stone Society. Fifty of the Clan travel to Greece for battle, but not all return home.
Banyan, heir to the Norse throne, is now ready to accept the crown. Not only has he kept his promises, but a lifetime of secrets as well. Urijah, at a crossroads, decides to return home, hoping to find himself. Both ending up back in Norway surrounded by family, they each must come to terms with what the fates have in store for them. Will Uri let go of his anger and forgive his old friend? Or will he once again turn his back on a future with his mate?