New book blurb and a few updates

It’s been a summer of deadlines and events and consequently, I’ve been pretty offline and not good at updates. But the next book is complete!

It’s called The Dream Alchemist and will be released by Samhain on 2nd December 2014. It’s book 1 in the Somnus series with 3 planned books, however, unlike with the Enlightenment trilogy, book 1 will be a complete romance and books 2 and 3 will feature different MCs. See blurb below.

(The proposed cover looks great but hasn’t yet been approved – I hope to post that very soon along with an excerpt).

 

When the sun goes down, their passion awakens…and so do their nightmares. 

Centuries ago, a man with Bryn Llewelyn’s dreamwalking ability would have been a shaman or a priest. In this time, he’s merely exhausted, strung out on too much caffeine and too little sleep.

Sleep means descent into Somnus—an alternate reality constructed of the combined dreaming consciousness of ordinary humans. A place he’d rather avoid. Trouble is, his powers don’t include the ability to go without sleep indefinitely. At some point his eyes close…and his nightmare begins.

As a teen, the treatment that cured Laszlo Grimm’s sleep disorder stole his dreams—and his ability to feel emotion. Petrified of needing more “treatment”, he clings to familiar rituals and habits. But lately his nightly terror has returned, and when he meets Bryn in the real world, the man seems hauntingly familiar. Not only that, Bryn awakens feelings in Laszlo for the first time in years…

Slowly Bryn and Laszlo realize they are both unknowing pawns in a plan of unspeakable evil. And that their powerful attraction could release the destinies locked within them—or be the instrument of their doom.

 

There will be two other novellas this year, a historical M/M in October 2014 entitled Introducing Mr. Winterbourne and an as-yet-untitled contemporary festive story which will probably come out in late November 2014. Both of these will appear in anthologies with other exciting M/M authors!

What else? Oh, well, I’ve added a couple of pages to this site: Coming Up – which is basically this post – and Eva’s stuff – which gives details of some short (sekrit!) titles I published under another name.

I’ve also got about half a dozen blog posts I’d love to write brewing in my head – about all the amazing books I’ve read lately and my general thoughts on life and reading and writing. Realistically, I know these won’t all happen, but this one I plan to write for sure: a follow up to this post about revelation of the self, inspired by reading the superb anthology Stitch (Kim Fielding, Jamie Fessenden, Eli Easton, Sue Brown) and written to the soundtrack of Prince Johnny by St. Vincent.

Till then, mes amies!

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4 responses to “New book blurb and a few updates

  1. helenajust

    Joanna — I’m interested to know why you used another name for “Eva’s stuff”?

  2. Ariss

    December. So far away! I can’t wait for your new book.

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