SILK FIRE (Adult Fantasy, in edits!)
A fading god anoints Koré, a courtesan, as the last source of magic. But he’d rather plot revenge on the aristocrat father who abandoned him on the street than shapeshift into a dragon and breathe life into the dying world. If the imperial throne knew of his power, he’d be enslaved and forced to breed dragon children.
The defences Koré’s built from years of sex work help him control his shapeshifting—which manifests whenever he expresses his true feelings—until two demanding strangers march into his brothel. Ria, a fun-loving adventurer, needs Koré’s help investigating suspicious diplomats within the imperial court. Faziz, a gang leader, provides valuable underworld support to Koré’s conspiracy. Both hold tools Koré needs to prove his father’s ties to necromancers, destroying his political career and satisfying Koré’s vendetta. But as they cross civilizations, confront corrupt bureaucrats, and seduce support from royal heirs, Koré falls into a love that weakens his ability to hide his true, scaled self.
His instincts urge him to hurt himself and his loved ones, all to keep his feelings at bay. But when an ally’s betrayal raises an army of the dead, Koré must jeopardize his freedom and his vengeance both to fight beside the woman and the man he’s finally let himself love—as only the bright truth of dragon’s fire can free the dead from their chains.
MAY THE BEST MAN WIN (my debut, Spring 2021!)
Jeremy Harkiss, cheer captain and SGA president, lives the perfect charmed life. Yes, he’s just come out to the school as a transgender boy, and yes, he publicly dumped his boyfriend of three years this summer, but fear and loneliness are feelings for losers. Instead of moping or collapsing in a dysphoric heap, he’ll prove his masculinity to the school—and how better than challenging his ex-boyfriend in the election for Homecoming King?
Lukas Wong, running back and head of the Homecoming Committee, knows his world is collapsing around him. His brother died this summer, his family is falling apart, and the girlfriend he thought would always stand beside him was actually the boy who ditched him in his lowest moments. Homecoming is the one thing he can control, and he won’t let Jeremy Harkiss get away with both breaking his heart and stealing his crown.
As the two boys fight for the school’s votes, the fallout of their campaigns—and their breakup—quickly turns toxic for their friends, family, and themselves. Even in their progressive suburb, Jeremy flamboyant campaign style draws bullies and Lukas’s struggle to control his chaotic life get him embroiled in a school-wide cheating scandal. As the dance grows nearer, and the consequences of their increasingly-wild stunts pile up, they find themselves dateless, in detention, and on the verge of getting the dance cancelled for good. But to save Homecoming, they’ll have to confront the vulnerabilities they’re both hiding—and the romantic feelings neither can deny.