Breena really can get sulky while waiting for the missus to feed her. My partner turned around and caught this look while cooking the beagles’ breakfast.

You may have noticed that most of the posts about our beagles involve food in some way. This is because they are beagles, and there are only four things that matter to beagles: food, affection, sleep, and food.

The burned tongue teaches best

Dogs need vegetable matter, not just meat, so these two get a bit of porridge for breakfast. One day, I had a migraine and needed to sit down, so I gave it to them before it had a chance to cool down, thinking that my wonderful beagles were smart enough to leave it alone for a bit. Breena was apparently too hungry and burned her tongue, so when I got up because I heard her whimpering, I was treated to the sight of a beagle who was afraid of food. This sight happened every day for a month, and she is still cautious about her porridge.

Something to tide you over.

Sorry everyone, I have hit a few problems and my books are running late(r) than I or, I imagine, any of you wanted. I should start posting snippets from the next 3 Mongrelverse books again next week. These are Through the Veil, book one of Good Deeds and Bad Company, Mongrel’s Tooth and Consequences, Book 2 of Breed Matters, and Forsaken Motherhood, Book 2 of Cursed Mother.

As to the delays? Well, let’s just say that life can bowl you a wrong’un, a flipper and a slider. Sometimes it seems to have the bowlers line up in a convey too, dammit. ( sorry, Cricket terms here, but I am Aussie, so it seemed right. Hmm. American terms… A Pitching machine throwing you a stream of curveballs maybe?)

In the meantime here are a couple of books to help tide you over… In a setting I should be contributing something to by the end of July, if not earlier.

Without further ado, welcome to the Badger Hole Bar, They can be found through this link

Book 1: Through the Badger Hole

Desolation and grief can leave you floating, unable to find a new shape to your existence.

Who knew that it was possible to be shocked out of the morass of sorrow by a well-timed push?!

Madrik was reeling from the loss of his family and unable to find his way into the new reality. Then something happened that sent him further than he ever thought to travel. A new life, in a new dimension!

This is a place where problems are solved, and life is continually changing. Come in, put your feet up, and join the crew that Madrik is collecting in this shared universe.

Be amused and challenged, touched and enthralled.

Welcome to the Badger Hole Bar!

Book 2: Grand Opening

Chaos and confusion. The tidal wave of tension before release.

The Badger Hole Bar is having its Grand Opening. Madrik and his new team have been frantic. Trying to get everything ready in time is hard enough, but there are problems.

Of course, it might help if the BHB would stop rearranging the architecture, or no new emergencies came up. Since that would be an impossible situation, they will just have to do what they can and leave the rest to fate, luck, or whatever.

That just leaves one main worry…

What if no one comes?

New Years Countdown deals!


A Mongrel’s Curse is on a countdown deal NOW (For 24 hours only, but… Welcome to your KDP running out,) and Paladin will be starting one soon.

A Mongrel’s Curse, From The Reviews

5 star- Great book! Now where is the second?
Yes, I love to chain read books, and I am already impatiently waiting for the next. I liked the worldview that is in this book. Supernatural and normals existing side by side, with Mongrel being a new twist to this genre. He has unique abilities that I am interested in seeing what will happen next.

5 Star – Really Funny
I like how the author got old mythology and gave a new twist. I am looking forward to the next one

4 Star – Not Jim Bucher…
…..However, the author isn’t trying to be either. When I read the back of the book I thought this was going to be Jim Butcher esque but it is very different. Very good too. I really enjoyed the world building, the characters, the storyline and there were no annoying grammar mistakes that shouted at me either. I will be keeping an eye on this author and would quite happily read something else of his.

Paladin, From The Reviews
5 star – A fun read
Interesting storyline, looking forward to see where it goes. A bit on the dark side and can be on the edge of stilted conversation. Going to be fun combining all the elements of life beyond “The gilded veil”.
5 Star – Very good
The level of skill and writing is promising toward a great future stand out author!! Very good read! Well done!

A Mongrel’s Curse is available to people in the US here and the UK here. Paladin Is the US here and the UK here
Sorry to everyone else – I wish I could run one everywhere. Amazon won’t let me. Talk to them, nothing I can do about it.
For you lucky people who can get it on the countdown deal, Enjoy. For others that find my customer’s reviews interesting, Enjoy.

If you could share this far and wide? I’d love the help!

P.S. There are a number of shorts and other Mongrelverse books available from Amazon, the easiest place to find them is HERE.

Evacuation is now Enhanced, Here is a snippet of new material!

Janna cursed herself as she heard a foot scrape on the sidewalk behind her. She hadn’t been paying enough attention, and her office for reviewing materials and sending them to the colonel was not in one of the better areas of town. She was glad she habitually kept her hands in pockets and didn’t wear gloves.

It seemed she had picked up a small group of thugs. Either they wanted to capture her for their boss or their own stable of whores, or they were merely planning on raping her. In this district, the police would pay no attention to such a crime. They were swamped with a gang war and the murders it produced.

Focused and making sure her Walther PPK-L .32 caliber was ready to be drawn from her sleeve. She was glad it was winter as it allowed her to wear a heavy coat with no comment. It enabled her to carry the light pistol in a holster on her wrist, concealed by the coat sleeve and quickly drawn.

She waited until she could hear them move up close behind her. Without warning, she dropped low and swept her right leg in an arc behind her, knocking two of the thugs into each other. Rolling to her right, she dodged the grab from the criminal on her far left. She drew her pistol as she rolled and steadied herself by leaving her left knee on the ground when she finished the movement. Firing three quick shots from the quiet gun into the brute that had grabbed at her, she took him out of the equation.

“She killed Yuri!” a fourth thug shouted as he barrelled into her. Janna hadn’t heard him until a moment before he struck. She avoided his grasping arms, but his body still hit her hard. He knocked her over, sending her tumbling across the ground. The force of his tackle sent the pistol skittering along the pavement.

One of the other thugs growled, “She must be some kinda cop. We’ll have to kill ‘er now. Siminov will be pissed. He’ll prefer the loss over us bringing a cop for ‘is stable.”

She continued to roll away from the thugs and considered running. A quick glance at them told her running was not a good option. They looked fit for street criminals, and she doubted she could outrun them. The pistol had skittered a significant distance from all of them, teetering on a drain. She quickly scanned the quiet street. She used this route as one of several back to her apartment to avoid attracting police attention. Unfortunately, that had backfired by drawing criminal attention. There was nothing available nearby for her to use as a weapon with her pistol gone.

People who already have Evacuation? Never fear! this is an update! If it doesn’t download automatically (It should, but it might not) just delete the current file and re-download. If you haven’t bought it yet, get it HERE!