Afflicted with wanderlust at the age of seventeen, Steve has lived in seven states, served briefly in the U.S. Air Force as a Pararescue Trainee and has a profound aversion to mint chocolate chip ice cream. Steve currently straddles two worlds--Elmwood, CT, and Sunnyside, NYC. He has a great, fat, good-for-nothing but entirely loveable planet of a cat, Jeter--who is a welcome distraction, most of the time.
Vashia’s father is the planetary governor. Unfortunately, he’s also a complete bastard. When he promises her to his lackey, Jarn, she panics. On the run in the nastiest corner of the galaxy, Vashia seizes her one chance at escape and signs on as a bride candidate for the elusive race of aliens known as the Shrouded, unaware that she very well may be chosen as the next Queen of Shroud
Of the seven, volatile Shrouded princes, Dolfan may be the only one that doesn't covet the throne. So the last thing he expects to find in the future queen is the woman of his dreams. If he wants Vashia, he must accept the throne as well. Unfortunately, his long-time rival has the same idea. Now, only the planet’s sacred crystal can decide their fates, but what happens when the right woman is paired with the wrong man? And when Jarn comes after what was promised to him?
When immortals start meddling with a century-old murder mystery, the King of the Eternal City summons Delphi Janjack: fixer, tour guide, gentleman’s gentleman … a one-person army meant to solve problems without mussing his tophat and brocaded vest. Delphi might also be a disgraced champion in hiding, his secrets so abhorrent nothing but death will wipe the slate clean. Nearly 400 years after the Elves invaded South America, there is just one free city left: Austen, Tejas. With the heir to Court Royale missing, the last bastion of human independence faces inevitable destruction.
Delphi has mere days to find the missing Queen, solve the murder, and administer rare justice to the incorrigible Grey Elves. Can humanity afford to trust this monster? Does it have any other choice?
Equal parts murder mystery, revenge tale, travel guide, and cultural history, Bugbear Blues stakes readers to a world that witnessed Jane Austen survive tuberculosis in 1817, then alter the landscape of the multiverse. From jazz wizards to magical computers enter a bizarrely familiar 1980s Texas where the Darcy clan has taken up the way of the sword and literature itself can be fashioned into a weapon of inestimable power.