Cinder and the Smoke is officially available at ebook sellers everywhere! (although if you purchased it through the publisher’s website or my store, I get a fraction more money, so choose your purchase wisely ;D).

In nineteenth century New York, safes aren’t living up to their name. A thief so wily, so impossible to capture the police call her “the Smoke,” has been targeting the wealthy. In reality, the Smoke is a woman named Kezia Cyr, a woman born in prison, stolen from her mother, and raised by runaways and pickpockets. When her emotions cause a job to blow up in her face, Kezia’s adoptive family scatters, and she is left to avenge those she’s lost.

The Smoke may finally meet her match in Pinkerton Agent Shelby Button, who earned the moniker “Cinder” for running into a burning building to capture a criminal. Button finds Kezia’s trail and refuses to let her prey go without a fight.

With a decade-old murder to avenge, Kezia will stop at nothing to correct her past mistakes, and Agent Button is willing to trek across the country to bring the phantom Smoke to justice once and for all.

This one has everything: lesbians, bisexuals, a crossdressing thief with a heart of gold, a female boxer in 1880s New York City, an obsessed Pinkerton detective, and a milk bottle that is used in a way that is definitely not recommended by the dairy company.



“We’re working on a project with an author named Geonn Cannon, and he has a series called Riley Parra, that has lesbian leads and we are… it’s the one project that I wish we could move faster on. But it has a lot of scifi elements and like fantasy elements, which tends to be a little bit more expensive so what we’ve been working on is finding someone who can do post on it. He’s very smart, because he’s written it so we can shoot it without there having to be a ton of special effects. But it’s a super compelling story, and he’s done a really great job of writing… he’s sort of like a Joss Whedon, like the way he writes strong women, and he plays on Twitter with us a lot. He’s really great. And he has a really great fan following.”
– Christin Baker, CEO of Tello Films on The Lesbian Lounge podcast

This is from the February 18 podcast for The Lesbian Lounge (which you can find… well, people know where I find podcasts. If I know, it’s common knowledge). I’m blown away that I got mentioned at all, let alone in comparison to Joss Whedon. I’m not saying I’m on his same wavelength, but I AM around the same age he was when Buffy took off. So you never know… 😉



Made by Lindsay Mays

Made by Lindsay Mays

Coolest Kickstarter perk ever…? The reward included a custom plush, and I thought who better to request than the original Squire’s Isle resident, Nadine Powell? Nadine wasn’t the first Squire’s Isle character I ever wrote (that honor goes to Amy Wellis), but she was the one who made everything blow up into what it is today. When she was introduced in On the Air I had no idea what sort of world I was building. Now the island feels like home to me, and the people there are precious. I feel like I know them. There’s a reason Nadine’s voice is often the first thing visitors to the island hear. Nadine is the heart and soul of Squire’s Isle, so she definitely deserves this honor.



For all those Tello subscribers and followers who are wondering “Just who IS Riley Parra?”, allow me to educate you!

Riley Parra is a cop in a town gone to hell. Over the years certain parts of the city have gotten so crime-ridden that even the police refuse to go there anymore. Dubbed No Man’s Land, these fringe neighborhoods are where law-abiding citizens are only welcome as victims even when the sun is up. Riley grew up in No Man’s Land, so she refuses to stand idly by while her city is eaten alive from the inside out. During the course of her latest investigation, she stumbles over the shocking truth that the decline of her home is because angels and demons are real, and they’re doing battle in No Man’s Land. Declared champion for the side of good, Riley teams up with her guardian angel – undercover as a mortal to better protect Riley and aid her in the coming battle – and a beautiful medical examiner that Riley must keep at arm’s length for her own safety. If demons want a fight, then Riley and her friends are more than willing to give them one.

The short-story series was originally released episodically online, then collected into “seasons” and released as ebooks. Now Tello is looking to turn them into an honest-to-goodness webseries, but they want to do it right. That means money, and that means getting the word out and making sure people want this. I know people want this! We just have to make our voices heard!

So if you have Twitter, tweet from here! If you don’t have Twitter, leave a comment here and I’ll point Tello to this post so they can see you!



Signal boost!

Tello Films is excited about Riley, but they have to know everyone else is, too! It’s going to be a big undertaking and they can’t make it blindly. They have to know you guys are out there! They want to know what kind of support they can expect for their investment. So click the following link and get the word out! Spread it far and wide and let them know that you want to see Riley and her cohorts brought to life! If you’re sick of TNT teasing Rizzoli & Isles while never delivering, make your voice heard to producers who will actually let the detective and the medical examiner make out with each other! (full disclosure, I wrote the first Riley story before Rizzoli & Isles came along, but even if I hadn’t, I’m sure a Detective/ME pairing would have cropped up in my writing somewhere. ;))

This can only happen if the fans and the support is there! Click this link, tweet the tweet, and then spread the word as far and wide as you can. If you want to support this but don’t have a Twitter, let me know and we’ll see if there’s an alternative you can use to get the word out.



The cover for Cinder and the Smoke has been released! It’s a Victorian-era crime story set in New York and Seattle in the 1880s, featuring a crossdressing safecracker nicknamed the Smoke. When she starts making a name for herself in the underworld, she attracts the attention of a tenacious Pinkerton nicknamed Cinder. The novel comes out in ebook format in March!

 

Cinder and the Smo

 

 

 

Supposed Crimes

In nineteenth century New York, safes aren’t living up to their name. A thief so wily, so impossible to capture the the police call her “the Smoke” has been targeting the wealthy. In reality the Smoke is a woman named Kezia Cyr, a woman born in prison, stolen from her mother, and raised by runaways and pickpockets. When her emotions causes a job to blow up in her face, Kezia’s adoptive family scatters and she is left to avenge those she’s lost.

The Smoke may finally meet her match in Pinkerton Agent Shelby Button who earned the moniker “Cinder” for running into a burning building to capture a criminal. Button finds Kezia’s trail and refuses to let her prey go without a fight.

With a decade-old murder to avenge, Kezia will stop at nothing to correct her past mistakes, and Agent Button is willing to trek across the country to bring the phantom Smoke to justice once and for all.



Ari and Dale are officially award winners!

The latest Underdogs book, Dogs of War just won the Rainbow Award for Lesbian Sci-fi/Futuristic & Fantasy! How’s that for a birthday present? I guess people just respond to a story about a lesbian werewolf leading a small army of wolves against a terrorist group of hunters on the streets of Seattle. Who knew? ;D

The other novels I had in the running… What Matter Wounds? (Claire Lance 5) was second place in Contemporary General Fiction, and Girls Don’t Hit came in fourth on Mystery/Thriller. So all-in-all not a bad run. ;D



In honor of the hardcover release of The Rise and Fall of Radiation Canary (available now from Amazon, B&N, or wherever you buy books!), a brand-new “bonus track” story featuring Lana Kent. This takes place during their “off” year of 2010 before their live album, when the band was focusing less on recording and more on just enjoying their newfound celebrity. This doesn’t spoil any larger plot points of the book, it’s just a fun little side story about what the girls got up to one Saturday afternoon.

Perfect Pitch

by Geonn Cannon

http://www.geonncannon.com

Copyright © 2014 Geonn Cannon

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I don’t always remember the inspiration for my novels, but this one stands out with particular clarity in my mind. It was morning, and I was listening to music, and I heard a song called “Lancelot” by Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer. It was a song about an old drunk and the woman who loved him, sort of a wild west Don Quixote. Of course, I love Man of La Mancha and I wrote lesbian romance novels by that time, so I decided I was going to write a novel based on that first image I had: a battered and weary woman who has trekked through the desert arriving in a tiny-town bar where she’s forced to take up arms in order to protect someone. The story was inspired by Lancelot, so I named my knight-errant Lance. The rest of the story just cropped up around her, where she was running from, what she was looking for, and how she found herself in the process of saving others.

There are five Claire Lance novels in all, and for a limited time, you can get the first novel in the series, Tilting at Windmills, for free! All you have to do is go here and voila! It’s all yours. A little early Christmas gift from me (well, my publisher) to you.

Get it here!



SPANK OR TREAT 2014

Spank or Treat 2014 is officially over! Visit Governing Ana for information on the anthology, including when it will be released in print and ebook! On Friday, October 31st Ana will announce the lucky winners there. Will it be you? We will also announce prizes on the Spank or Treat Facebook page.

For more information, updates, and a list of participating authors, please visit Anastasia Vitsky’s blog.

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