Saturday, January 28, 2017

8 Sentence Sunday: Warlock in Training

Here's a little snippet from my upcoming novel Warlock in Training (a m/m urban fantasy full of magic and demons).
All he had to do was draw some magic, then he could get rid of the demon that he hadn’t wanted to summon in the first place, until the next class when he’d have to see him again. Now whenever Angus needed power, all he had to do was summon him and tap into his demon. He’d spend the rest of the semester, his life, being entirely too close to the horned creature.

Angus closed his eyes and tried to feel the magic flowing from Demonside. It was soft and spicy like a freshly baked treat that was begging to be eaten. He wanted to reach for the magic and sample its delights.

His demon laughed.

Magic swelled, but it wasn’t Angus’s doing.

The demon broke the circle. Before Angus could protect himself—the first thing every warlock learned—the demon grabbed Angus by the wrist and pulled him through the void.
~~~
Angus Donohue doesn’t want to be a warlock. He believes draining demons for magic is evil, but it’s a dangerous opinion to have—his father is a powerful and well-connected warlock, and Angus is expected to follow the family tradition.

His only way out is to fail the demon summoning class. Failure means expulsion from the Warlock College. Despite Angus’s best efforts to fumble the summoning, it works. Although not the way anyone expects.

Angus’s demon, Saka, is a powerful mage with his own need for a warlock.

Saka wants to use Angus in a ritual to rebalance the magic that is being stripped from Demonside by warlocks. If Angus survives his demon’s desires and the perils of Demonside, he’ll have to face the Warlock College and their demands.

Angus must choose: obey the College and forget about Demonside or trust Saka and try to fix the damage before it’s too late. Whatever he does, he is in the middle of a war he isn’t qualified to fight.

Ebook: 978-1-63533-267-4
Print: 978-1-63533-266-7
DSP Publications
Kobo
iBooks
Barnes and Noble
Amazon


Friday, December 9, 2016

coming soon: Warlock in Training

My first urban fantasy novel will be out next year in print and ebook. I'm just a little excited. The cover captures the two worlds of the story and the warlock caught in the middle. It is available to pre-order from the publisher, I'll add more links when they become available.

DSP Publications
14 February 2017
Ebook: 978-1-63533-267-4
Print: 978-1-63533-266-7

Angus Donohue doesn’t want to be a warlock. He believes draining demons for magic is evil, but it’s a dangerous opinion to have—his father is a powerful and well-connected warlock, and Angus is expected to follow the family tradition.

His only way out is to fail the demon summoning class. Failure means expulsion from the Warlock College. Despite Angus’s best efforts to fumble the summoning, it works. Although not the way anyone expects.

Angus’s demon, Saka, is a powerful mage with his own need for a warlock. Saka wants to use Angus in a ritual to rebalance the magic that is being stripped from Demonside by warlocks. If Angus survives his demon’s desires and the perils of Demonside, he’ll have to face the Warlock College and their demands.

Angus must choose: obey the College and forget about Demonside or trust Saka and try to fix the damage before it’s too late. Whatever he does, he is in the middle of a war he isn’t qualified to fight.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

new release! The Vampire's Dinner

I have a Christmas novella out today. The Vampire's Dinner is a little slice of darkness with a dash of holiday hope.

The Vampire's Dinner
For vampire Charles Redfort, Christmas is a bitter reminder of the day he was killed by a werewolf. After fleeing the vampire army he was created to serve in, he has lived in exile in England. Once a year he allows himself to tell the truth about his life over dinner. Then he eats the man he’s hired for the night.

Blake Wells is an engineering student by day and escort by night. He works Christmas because he doesn’t want to see his father, and his mother doesn’t want to see him. When he meets Charles, he thinks he’s gotten a bonus present that he can’t wait to unwrap. But as the truth is revealed, Blake will have to think fast to live until morning and convince Charles to give up his lonely life.

A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2016 Advent Calendar "Bah Humbug."

Amazon
All Romance ebooks
Dreamspinner Press

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Boy Meets Boy Reviews: Shifter Sunday Funday: A Walk on the Wild Side Ant...

Boy Meets Boy Reviews: Shifter Sunday Funday: A Walk on the Wild Side Ant...: The unicorns are reading Dreamspinner Press' 2016 Daily Dose | A Walk on the Wild Side Anthology !  5 reviewers: Ann, Fantasy Li...



A Wolf's Resistance gets reviewed.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Sale: The Vampire's Dinner

The Vampire's Dinner is a dark, sexy Christmas novella that will be out in December with Dreamspinner Press. The first round of edits is already done (I was a little late in announcing the sale here).

It wont be long until I'm sharing the cover art for Warlock in Training, my first urban fantasy novel. I'm doing the final read through on that this weekend.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

8 sentence sunday

It's been a while since I did one of these but since I have a new book out I thought I'd offer a little taste. It's a WW2 set m/m paranormal story set in occupied France.

Renny has been running from soldiers in his wolf form. Injured he is looking for a place to hide and something to eat. He is tempted by the blacksmith's chickens...
~~~
The cold air bit into Renny’s bare skin, and his thigh throbbed. The bullet had been expelled when he shifted, and the wound was freshly closed. But it still ached and burned as his body continued to heal. The dead chicken in front of him no longer looked quite so tantalizing, and his mouth tasted like dirt and feathers. He was sure there was an incriminating feather stuck to his stubble, but he didn’t dare move in case the man with the rifle shot him. The brand on the back of his hand no longer looked fresh and raw. The scar was well healed but still red. His night vision was better than a human’s and he could see the scar, as well as feel it branded into his soul—the fleur-de-lys forever marking him as loup-garou by the Vichy soldiers. The man with the rifle stood there, staring with his mouth open as though he couldn’t quite believe what he’d just seen.


~~~

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

how to keep up with my news

Following the blog is one way.
Following me on twitter, @TobyJNichols is another.
Or facebook https://www.facebook.com/TJNichols.author/
If you follow my Amazon author page you'll get notified when ever I have a new release:
TJ Nichols on Amazon
You can also find me on the Dreamspinner website: TJ Nichols on Dreamspinner

I am really looking forward to celebrating my first novel when it comes out early next year. I hope you'll join me.