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Cover Reveal: Some By Virtue Fall


It’s here! The cover for Some by Virtue Fall, the first book of The Seven Gods, my new series of adult fantasy novellas! It’s got everything you like best in a book: Fantasy-Elizabethan acting troupes, found-families, wlw/mlm solidarity, arson, passionate rivalries, a chaos-gremlin main character, some extremely dapper hats...


Think Shakespeare in Love meets West Side Story—except they’re all lesbians.



By the King’s Edict, men have been banned from performing on stage.

Everyone else is still out for blood.


Sabajan Hollant, director and co-founder of the celebrated Lord Chancellor’s Players, has one resolution: This time they’re going to do it right. If they want to keep their noble patron—hell, if they want to stay in the theater business at all—they’re going to have to keep their hands clean. No accidents, no rising to other troupes’ provocations and taunts, and certainly no more duelling in the streets.

But their arch-rivals have different plans, and soon enough, Saba and her troupe are caught up once again in an escalating drama of revenge, betrayal, and outright sabotage.

The men may have started this war. . . but Saba and her remaining players are going to end it.



Some by Virtue Fall is launching on January 25th, 2022, only about a month away. Preorder links below!


I’ve been tinkering with this story for years and I am so excited to be releasing it! I’ve always thought of it as kind of the fraternal twin of A Taste of Gold and Iron in many ways: I started writing them in the same year (within two months of each other, in fact, if I recall correctly), they had a similar process of needing to be rewritten and refined through several drafts more than my usual process requires, they’re both deeply queer... And, of course, it’s all the same world-setting, which will already be familiar to fans of A Conspiracy of Truths!


I’m thrilled with the beautiful cover art by illustrator Miles Äijälä. I have loved Miles’ art for years, especially their splendid eye for dramatic light and color. As soon as I started picturing Some by Virtue Fall as a finished product, I knew immediately what the scene on the cover had to be, and that no one could do it justice like Miles could. :) They did a fabulous job bringing my vision to life.


Okay, that’s all the professional-sounding stuff out of the way, so let's get to the fun bit:


The gif that best sums up Saba as a person is, “Anytime I had a problem and I threw a Molotov cocktail, boom! Right away, I had a different problem.” The AO3 tags for Some by Virtue Fall include:

  • queer found families

  • rivals to arch-enemies to allies

  • forbidden flirtation with a member of the opposition

  • dapper fancy hats

  • main character is a chaos gremlin and THE most useless lesbian

  • maybe the real enemy was the patriarchy we smashed along the way

  • everyone is queer (except one man named Leony Token who is straight and is only mentioned once)

So! Preorder links!


Some by Virtue Fall is available to preorder right now in ebook and paperback wherever you get your books! If possible, I'd encourage you to support your local bookstores or buy from Bookshop.org (and be sure to recommend the book to your local library as well!) If you'd like an autographed copy, you can also preorder directly from me by filling out this form. This is limited to the first 100 people, though, so sign up early.


Preorder Now:

Amazon Kindle (paperback and Kindle)

Barnes and Noble (paperback and Nook)

Bookshop.org (paperback)

All other distributors (Ebook)



Finally, one more announcement: There is now an official Discord server for my books! If you’d like to ask me questions or hang out with other fans, please come join us!

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