New interview and my latest SF Romance short story

Hello readers and writers! We’ve now entered the final month of 2016, and I’m sure many of us are glad of that. it’s been a fast year but also a difficult one at many levels. I hope all of you are gearing up for a blessed holiday season, if you celebrate, and that the next year will be better for all of us!

I’m working on a couple of short stories over the next two weeks, after which I will return to Beauty In The Bones and the revisions of Ruby Descent full swing. Both are coming along very well and I hope to get the final edits in on RD by spring 🙂

In the meantime, here’s a couple of fun reads on Wattpad 🙂 I’ve written my first science fiction romance story, and *gasp* it’s not a tragic one, but a Happily Ever After piece for @rskovach ‘s Decameron 2.0 event! It’s a fun and crazy space adventure with extraterrestrial characters, titled “My Poison Kiss Doth Purify”. Anyone who likes the antics of Guardians Of The Galaxy or The Fifth Element will likely find it amusing! I plan to revisit this universe and characters eventually because it was so blasted fun 🙂 Here’s the link:

https://www.wattpad.com/340326594-the-decameron-2-0-day-1-3-hea-love-my-poison-kiss

On another end, the wonderful folks over at @Fantasci recently featured me for an interview! Big thanks to all there for the opportunity! Here’s the link to that little appearance:

https://www.wattpad.com/340759875-prophecies-and-parallel-universes-an-interview

Have an awesome weekend everyone and stay safe!

“The Envy Of Angels”–A decopunk retelling of Poe’s “Annabel Lee”

The expanded version of “The Envy Of Angels”, my decopunk re-telling of Edgar Allen Poe’s famous poem “Annabel Lee”, is now available to read free on Wattpad. A stark tale of ambition, young love, and betrayal , set in a fictional universe with elements of vintage science fiction, cyberpunk, and noir. Tristan of Steelbend arrives in the famous city of Hosanna with nothing but his beloved harp and a pocket full of dreams. In this beautiful Kingdom By The Sea, mysterious angelic beings known as the Seraphim rule and protect mankind from the insidious Devils. Tristan hopes for fame and freedom in his glorious new home. Secrets unravel the further he’s drawn into the echelons of power within the city, and the price he must pay may prove too great a sacrifice.
 

Radio Interview With Speculative Fiction Cantina

This Friday, Nov. 18th I’ll be doing a live appearance on the internet radio show Speculative Fiction Cantina! The show goes live at 3 PM PDT/6 PM EDT, check it out if you can! I’ll be doing an interview as well as a live reading from my dieselpunk novel, “Perfect World Somewhere” 🙂 Also featured is fellow decopunk author, Sophia Martin, whom I personally adore. This is one not to miss if you love ‘punk fiction and if you want to learn more about decopunk

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/writestream/2016/11/18/the-speculative-fiction-cantina-with-sophia-martin-and-holly-gonzalez

“Beauty In The Bones Ep. 3 Part 6–Symposium Of Privilege

Beauty In The Bones Ep. 2 Part 6–Symposium Of Privilege is now up 🙂 In this installment, the gentleman’s club burns in a holographic conflagration, and the brethren surrender their greatest fears to the flame. Silas observes as he always does and ponders the true nature of his supposed enemies. Tempers flare as they will, but a little liquor sweetens even the oldest of rivals to civility. Stewart Lovejoy approaches the Blane brothers and proposes an escape before their elders get too drunk to tolerate. Read free on Wattpad:
 

Beauty In The Bones Episode 3 (Part 5) Symposium Of Privilege

“Beauty In The Bones” Episode 3–Symposium Of Privilege continues in Part 5. Silas and his little brother, Castor, are presented in a momentous Levee as the heirs of Jaster and Blane. The sinister Duke Rofschild extends his power, but fails to overcome Silas’ brimming confidence. Uncle Holten Jaster warns of danger and bolsters his nephew’s defense with his own considerable shamanic gifts. A surprise performance by a mysterious acrobatic burlesque dancer hints that a dark presence still lurks within the halls of the noble brotherhood.

https://www.wattpad.com/322073483-beauty-in-the-bones-season-2-episode-3-part-5

My latest short story, “Real Magick”, a sci-fi supernatural tale

The Gothpunk issue of Tevun Krus is up, just in time for Samhain! If you’d like a surprising twist on the classic ‘spooky doll’ story, check out my short piece titled “Real Magick” at the link. Witches both good and wicked, a mysterious robotic idol hidden in an antique doll, and a little girl’s love for her mother abound in this sci-fi supernatural tale. The entire issue is amazing, check it out free on Wattpad!