I'm halfway through a paranormal novel set in NYC.
Here's a short except:
Elijah rocked back on the heels of his Brunello Cucinelli wingtips. He drew his collar up and fixed his gaze on the weathered sign hanging slightly askew above the door: DON'T JUDGE A BOOK . . .
By what? By its cover, the saying went.
His mind replaced the ellipsis with something more fitting: by the neighborhood it's sold in.
This was an abysmal borough, and the buildings-this one in particular-ought to be condemned. The structures were grimy shades of gray, separated here and there by darker charcoal smudges of alleys. Despite the cold wind that deadened his senses he smelled grease and dirt and the biting odor of piss.
I've decided to put a little romance in it, just enough to add a bit of steam, though I usually don't write "smoochy." I tend to blow things up, gut characters, and generally be destructive. Hmmmm . . . maybe a destructive romance. Yeah, I'll do that. Gavin, my main character, needs a little love in his life . . . to go along with all the tragedy I'm heaping on him.
AUGUST . . . Shadows of the New Sun, a tribute anthology to the awesome Gene Wolfe comes out from Tor Books. I edited the collection, and there are some amazing tales inside . . . Joe Haldeman, Neil Gaiman, Timothy Zahn . . .
Later in the year, a collection of essays called Chicks Dig Gaming will come out. I'm editing it with Jenn Brozek. Some neat stuff inside. We have a Hugo nominated author, USA Today Bestselling author, New York Times bestselling author, and a seven-year-old who hasn't been published before. Gamers all of them. How nifty is that?
Oh . . . and I'm gaming regularly at the Armored Gopher, this great shop in Urbana, IL. If you're in the area, check it out. Lots o' games for sale and lots o' space to play and meet new friends. I've added the Gopher to my links page. But if you don't want to go all the way over to my links page, you can check out their website by clicking on the armored gopher to the right: