Category Archives: Announcements

New Release – Detour Is Out Now!

We’ve waited a long time to be able to share this book with people- nearly 20 years, if you count back to the first appearance of Ethan and Nick.  We’re so proud of the story, and judging by our early reviews, other people are falling for Nick and Ethan almost as hard as we have.

Detour book cover and review excerpts

We’re running an Amazon instant giveaway right now, and if you can follow our virtual book store for the chance to win a $20 gift certificate to The Ripped Bodice.

Amazon Instant Win

Detour Virtual Blog Tour Dates:

May 7, 2018 – The Novel Approach
May 7, 2018 – Boy Meets Boy Reviews
May 7, 2018 – La Crimson Femme
May 8, 2018 – Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words
May 8, 2018 – Open Skye Book Reviews
May 8, 2018 – Wicked Faerie’s Tales and Reviews
May 8, 2018 – MM Good Book Reviews
May 9, 2018 – OMG Reads
May 9, 2018 – Bayou Book Junkie
May 9, 2018 – My Fiction Nook
May 10, 2018 – Love Bytes Reviews
May 10, 2018 – Book Reviews and More by Kathy
May 10, 2018 – Jessie G Book Reviews
May 11, 2018 – Dog-Eared Daydreams
May 11, 2018 – The Day Before You Came
May 11, 2018 – Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents


Samhain Publishing Closing – Two Ylendrian Titles Going Out of Print

Samhain Publishing is OFFICIALLY (for the second time…?) going out of business at the end of this month. If you purchased any books through their site, you need to login and back up your files. They will be pulling their website down.

This also means that two of our books, The Balance of Silence and The Slipstream Con, will be going out of print at that time. Michelle and I will be investigating other options to put them back on the shelves. At some point it’s likely that we will self-publish those titles to make sure our entire series remains available.

If you’re wanting copies of those titles, I’m not entirely sure what to tell you. Samhain has maintained their royalty payments thus far, and I want to believe that will be the case throughout the closure. I have paperback copies of The Slipstream Con. Going forward, we will likely publish a revised, expanded edition of The Balance of Silence and offer a paperback option. If you want ebooks, you may want to purchase them ASAP and make certain you’ve downloaded a backup copy of the files.

We met and worked with many wonderful people at Samhain, building relationships that will continue beyond the end of the company. Beyond business, they helped us meet and entertain our readers, and that’s what we’ll keep doing.

And with that, it’s back to work on the end of our next book!

Wishing You the Stars-
Reesa and Michelle

Peripheral People – 2016 Bi Book Awards Finalist!

Fourth Annual Bisexual Book Awards Performers

Michelle and I are going to New York!

Let me backtrack.  Peripheral People has been named a finalist in the Speculative Fiction category at the Fourth Annual Bisexual Book Awards.  We’ll be attending the awards ceremony and reading in NYC on Friday, June 3rd, 2016.  Want to join us, and hear some wonderful authors and artists do readings and celebrate diverse art?

Get tickets, directions, and event info here.

Don’t worry if you can’t make it- if we win, you’ll be able to hear our squee from space.

New Release – Beach Patrol (A Playa Escondida Story)

Woohoo! It’s new release day for Michelle’s latest story! Welcome back to everyone’s favourite beach town, Playa Escondida- where the history runs deep, the magic runs just below the surface, and everyone who’s ever driven a car seems to have bought it from the same guy…

Beach Patrol -  LT3 Press

Jay’s an average lifeguard. Sure, there’s the family curse—a connection to a demon who shipwrecked on the coast centuries ago—and being the last heir to the heretical sect of monster hunters who failed to destroy that demon. So he’s mostly an average lifeguard.

Dan Green wants nothing more than to find and tag a sea turtle, and finish his degree. He’s starting to think he should have picked a different beach. Even his degree isn’t worth getting tangled up in old ghost stories, demonic curses, and a monster hunt 400 years in the making. But Jay? Jay just might be…

Buy Links:

Less Than Three Press


Barnes & Noble (Coming Soon)

All Romance eBooks

2014 Frederick Book Festival

I’m pleased to be participating in the second annual Frederick Book Festival on Saturday, June 28, 2014.  This year the event will be held at the Hampton Inn (5311 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick, MD 21074), and it’s FREE for readers!  Please come out to join a host of authors, ranging across just about every genre you can imagine, from 10am to 6pm.  There will be a book signing event from 2-3pm, as well as diverse and lively panel discussions and readings all day.

Due to a conflict, Michelle won’t be attending, but I’ll be there, eagerly awaiting the chance to say hi, and hand out chocolate.  Stop by our table to try out the newly-minted Cabinet of Wonders, talk sci fi, romance, fantasy, or anything else… and did I mention chocolate? Because chocolate.

I look forward to seeing some of you there!

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Balticon 48 Draws Nigh!

Woman playing fiddle made of fire and ice, Balticon 48 title banner.

Michelle and I are once again participating in the festivities at Balticon.  We’ll be around Friday-Monday, so if you’re attending, please feel free to say hello.  Our books will be for sale at the Broad Universe table, and we plan to spend a fair amount of time there between panels.  The GoH is Brandon Sanderson, and I’m really excited to see Melissa Scott, Maria V. Snyder, and Myke Cole, as well.  Not to mention all the lovely people I only ever seem to run into at cons.

If you’d like to see the dog and pony show in action, please drop in to our panels!  Our schedules are below:



Kicking Yourself Into Gear (Panel) (Participant), Friday 20:00 – 20:50, Parlor 1026

Broad Universe Reading Rapid Fire Reading Saturday Afternoon (Panel) (Participant), Saturday 16:00 – 16:50, Pimlico

Open Heart Surgery with a Chain-saw: Deep Edits (Panel) (Participant), Sunday 13:00 – 13:50, Parlor 1026

How to write Polyamory and not a train wreck (Panel) (Participant), Mon 09:00 – 09:50, Chase



Kicking Yourself Into Gear (Panel) (Participant), Fri 20:00 – 20:50, Parlor 1026

Broad Universe Reading Rapid Fire Reading Saturday Afternoon (Panel) (Participant), Sat 16:00 – 16:50, Pimlico

How and Why Romance is 53% of the Market (Panel) (Moderator), Mon 08:00 – 08:50, Derby

How to write Polyamory and not a train wreck (Panel) (Participant), Mon 09:00 – 09:50, Chase


“In Discretion” Wins a 2014 SFR Galaxy Award!

I’m proud to announce that In Discretion has been honoured with an SFR Galaxy Award!

In Discretion cover

And the winner is…

The winner of the In Discretion trivia contest, now the proud new owner of some kick-ass Ylendrian swag (and chocolate!) is…

Colette Miranda

Yes, that’s REAL sparkle text. You can touch it.  I know you want to.

(Winner has been notified via email.)

Thank you to everyone who participated, all the amazing blogs that let me invade last week, and of course, all the people who’ve read, reviewed, and enjoyed In Discretion.

In Discretion Trivia Giveaway – Enter Now!

In Discretion Book cover - two men leaning against port hole door, zombie hands squeezing through gap
Hey folks, it’s not too late to enter the In Discretion trivia contest and (possibly) win some pretty cool prizes!  The winner to be drawn from the entries on Friday, January 10, 2014.  I’ll be giving away the winner’s choice of any e-book in my backlist, plus a reading gift pack featuring books and treats!  The contest is open to U.S. and International entrants.  In the event that a winner outside the U.S. is chosen, a gift certificate to Riptide Publishing or Amazon will be substituted for the physical prize.  To enter, email me the answers to the following trivia questions (answers to all questions can be found in In Discretion):


1.      What is the name of Thanson Nez’s father?
2.      Who is Tynna?
3.      What item did Thanson steal from Kazra the last time they saw one another?


What’s in the reading gift pack? Books! Coffee! Chocolate! And just because, a signed Ylendrian Empire mug!  You know you want it.

In Discretion Blog Tour: The Galaxy Express

In Discretion Virtual Blog Tour Banner

 The Galaxy Express has a nice non-spoilery tag post about In Discretion today, including the ongoing giveaway and Heather’s thoughts about the book

Stops for this tour:

December 29, 2013 – Smart Girls Love Scifi
December 30, 2013 – Sid Love
December 31, 2013 – Cup O’ Porn
January 1, 2014 – The Novel Approach
January 2, 2014 – Pants Off Reviews
January 3, 2014 – Delighted Reader
January 4, 2014 – The Bookaholic – Spotlight Stop
January 5, 2014 – The Galaxy Express