THE ROAD UPSTATE:
A JUNIUS THOMPSON ADVENTURE
October 1, 2019
Junius Thompson, fallen angel and fertility demon, thought that getting James Kelly to admit his feelings for him would be the hard part. A few months later, though, and James Kelly is still secretive and prickly. June knows he needs time to adjust—who wouldn’t?
He invites James Kelly to accompany him on a trip upstate as he checks in on a handful of farms that pay for his brand of magic to keep their crops and livestock in good health.
The trip becomes a balancing act for June. His relationship with James Kelly needs careful tending, he’s escorting a young witch to a school in Lilydale, and he’s expected at a fertility festival in the Adirondacks. The festival becomes more of a problem than he anticipated: James Kelly is a fish out of water, an unexpected face from June’s past makes an appearance, and worse, fairies are afoot.
It takes everything June has to get through the trip in one piece and by the time he makes it back to New York City, he’s not sure he’s succeeded.
FOR A GLANCE
October 1, 2018
As the king of Hell, Lucifer's role is mainly bureaucratic--sorting souls, managing unruly demons, and dealing with the politics of Heaven. A demon sneaks a human lover into Hell, leaving Lucifer conflicted, and with an opportunity for revenge against his enemies back on Earth.
Meanwhile, at a brothel, Lucifer meets Ira, a lovely gray demon. Starting a romance is difficult with his life in constant turmoil and when there are souls to save that don't want saving. Mundanity and horror mix in a sprawling, alluring hellscape.
THE THINGS THAT COME
April 1, 2019
David never wanted to hurt anyone, but he didn’t ever think he’d ever be made to choose between his own mutilation or someone else’s life. With a threat like that hanging over his head, he returns to his hometown and reconnects with the one person who might believe that the things that come to visit him some nights aren’t just another hallucination.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dan Ackerman is a writer and educator who has lived in Connecticut for their entire life. They wrote their Master's thesis on representations of women in same-sex relationships in contemporary Spanish literature and cinema. Dan wrote a second Master's thesis on teaching language variability to individuals with disabilities. In their spare time, Dan continues to read and write, supplemented with a healthy amount of movie marathons and gaming.
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