Z. Allora’s Zombies are coming! No, they’re here!


This is the very first complete print set of Z. Allora’s Club Zombie books! Those gorgeous covers are PL Nunn’s artistry, and the stories inside are Z. Allora’s rainbow-inclusive tales of the zombies who are effectively immortal as long as they get their daily dose of “male essence”.

Why do I have my set and you guys don’t–yet? Mine say “Proof” at the back, and are how we determine the books are beautiful and ready for release to the public. As the typesetter for Rocky Ridge Books, it’s my job to make sure the packaging is worthy of the story. If there’s an oops, it’s on me to keep it from seeing the light of day.

And while I set the book up, I get to read the story. 😉 Cassidy’s a supporting character in the first two books, and now he has his moment in the spotlight. (The books are linked, but read fine as standalones.) He’s been surviving as an unmated zombie for a very long time. That has a lot of drawbacks, poor fella, and if Erick doesn’t fully bond with his mate, he’ll get to experience all of them. How he expresses his nonbinary identity will make a huge difference to Cassidy. Z. doesn’t make it easy for her characters.

So I’ve kerned and leaded and adjusted hyphenation and all those fiddly things that make a print book be a seamless, pretty container for story, and we now have three matching volumes of Club Zombie tales.  Page one of Zombies Coming looks like this:

Zombies coming

You’ll want to read the rest.  In MOBI or EPUB too, if you prefer ebooks.

Club Zombie is a safe haven for people like Cassidy Frost. Zombies suck—but they’re not after brains! Forget mindless rotting corpses shuffling along. These zombies are young, hot, and looking for their mates.

Cassidy, who wrote everyone else’s happily ever after, had all but lost hope he’d ever find his own. Every night he sucked until his jaw hurt, praying for his other half more out of habit than faith his mate was out there. He didn’t dare hope fate would drop his mate into his lap.

Erick McGrath stumbled and landed in the arms of a beautiful angel. Though he must be dreaming, because he learned how cruel and short life could be when he lost his brother. Despite his parents’ toxic attitude, Erick starts to accept his nonbinary gender identity. Going to Club Zombie’s Drag Night is his first attempt at embracing his new grasp at freedom.

But Cassidy and Erick will have to take risks to have what they desire.

(Zombies Coming is part of the Club Zombie series but can be read as a standalone for a perfectly happy and satisfying ending.)

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50% off sale at Smashwords on selected titles

Just in time for the Tour de France, Spokes and a few selected titles are 50% off at Smashwords.

Now’s your big chance to grab a handful of highly-toned, Spandex-clad story, of love, cycling, betrayal, and redemption.

 

Or if you’d rather have a frisky otter shifter, try Otter Chaos at this great discount. Lon’s happy to play.

Sales prices are good through the end of July.

Publishing Cat 2.0

As many of you know, we lost Joe the Giant Cat about a year ago. He was my special buddy, sleeping on my head, occupying any available lap, and most importantly, supervising my writing and publishing activities. Did you not know, every book requires at least 497 cat hairs to be complete?

It’s taken quite a while for our family to be ready for a new fur pal, but we’ve adopted a kitty. I thought his name was going to be Toby, but MU and Youngerson observed this fuzzy dynamo and dubbed him Dex.

Short for Dexedrine. This cat runs at about 0.7 Miniature Dachsund Units. I’ve never encountered a cat in the laundry cupboard before.  Life with Dexie is like living with a raccoon.

However, he has assumed publication duties. Joe left some mighty big pawprints to fill, but Dexie is stepping up to the pump.
Here he is, supervising the preparation of D.H. Starr’s Wrestling With Passion, which, thanks to Dexie’s assistance, is now ready to read.

And good fellow that Dex is, he’s gotten my butt in gear too. Crises of confidence are best treated with nose boops and purring, according to Publishing Cat II.

So–drumroll please–Concierge Service will be coming out ASAP!  Craig and Joshua owe more than they know to my feline taskmaster.

If only he’d help me write the blurb…

GayRomLit news!

This is me after reading my email last night:

I was a sad Pam after the frenzy that was GRL registration: even the speediest of mouse clicks didn’t get me a spot. So I wait-listed, and resigned myself to being patient. And maybe not there. Which would be sad: where else could I hang out with Eden Winters (and Bear), TD O’Malley, D.H Starr, and all my favorite authors and readers in one giant partay?

Got the good news last night, and finalized today: all that PTO reserved last year is getting put to best use! I will be there!

With a new book. Or two. If I’m fast….

Dreamspinner sale!

Hmmm, looks like a great time to buy some books!  Find my Dreamspinner titles right here.  Mountains, stocks and bonds, submarines…. And love. Always love.