I have lived everywhere from New York to San Francisco, but currently live on the prairies of Kansas. I recently completed a Master of Arts in English Literature from the University of Kansas where I managed to convince my thesis committee to let me write about twelfth-century Breton werewolf stories. By day I do IT support; by night I write fiction. I'm a fan of comic books, folk tales, pulp, noir, horror, wuxia, and spaghetti westerns. My literary influences are an equally mixed bag: Stephen King, Elmore Leonard, William Gibson, and Robert E. Howard, among many others.
JT is an orc on the way up. He’s got his own boutique robotics shop, high-end clientele, and deep-pocketed investors. He’s even mentoring an orc teen who reminds him a bit too much of himself back in the day.
Then Austin shows up, and the elf’s got the same hard body and silver tongue as he did two years ago when they used to be friends and might have been more. He’s also got a stolen car to bribe JT to saying yes to one last scheme: stealing the virtual intelligence called Blue Unicorn.
Soon JT’s up to his tusks in trouble, and it ain’t just zombies and Chinese triads threatening to tear his new life apart. Austin wants a second chance with JT—this time as more than just a friend—and even the Blue Unicorn is trying to play matchmaker.