Sunday, December 25, 2016

A Wylde Sale Appears Yonder!

The Kindle edition of Rosaria of Venice, Book One of The Renaissance of Rosaria Adalberto, is on sale for the holidays!

In the year 1491, during a steam-powered Renaissance, Rosaria Adalberto seeks a theory of electromagnetism—but finds conspiracy and intrigue instead.

The Kindle ebook will sell for 99¢ on Christmas Day only, and $1.99 every day thereafter until the New Year.

If you have yet to experience the Steampunk Renaissance, this is your chance. Buy the Kindle ebook today!


Windy howls on wintry eve
muffle sounds of merriment.
Snow-packed squalls
wrack porch and wall;
the black of Yuletide storm
swallows the glow of jubilation.

Midnight chimes long since sounded,
echoes drown’d in frosty tempest,
No dawn clutches at inky sky.
morrow’s fortunes roil and churn,
as do boiling thunderheads
which o’er hearth and fir still lie.

Through vagrant cracks night’s chill gusts;
the flutter of timid flame
in strobing light casts huddled
forms braced against wayward gale;
In their widened eyes
is wintry darkness reflected.

Candlelight shrinks from the cold;
embers cling to scorched wicks.
Zephyr’s gales
cast ice and hail
—and yet, though grasp’d in frigid vise,
the candles do not die.

O’er three winters quenched in eternal night,
freezing flesh and snapping bone,
those stubborn flames do not subside,
in darkness growing ever bright,
the rays of banished sun
infusing their mounting glow.

Hope alights in once-dead eyes
of the gathered merry host.
Their hearts’ solstice does ordain
that from Earth, not Heaven,

shall dawn be born again.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Site Maintenance

I am in the process of migrating and to a new provider and faster server. While the transition should prove seamless, I cannot guarantee it. Temporary outages or malfunctions might occur. However, once the transfer is complete,'s and's response times should be greatly improved, easing navigation and ensuring more pleasant browsing. I will post again once everything is in the clear. Thank you for your patience!