Yet more Etsy items!

Etsy items
Etsy items

I apologise that so many recent posts have been Etsy updates! A lot of exciting stuff has been happening, and I have some great new book and game projects to talk about in the near future, but for now — the shop has a new selection of cameos available!

As you can see from the photos, one of the cameo designs is of La Catrina, a figure strongly associated with Día de Muertos. I’ve had these cameos in my supplies for several years and, if I was purchasing stock now, I would hold off from buying them in order to avoid being a gross white person exoticising the traditions of another culture.

As I already have the cameos, however, I’m stuck in a bit of a bind: when I’m working so hard to generate income by whatever means I can, I find it quite difficult to think about tossing out genuinely lovely pieces of jewellery, but I’m also quite uncomfortable leaving them up. If anyone feels strongly that I should remove the necklaces from sale, I will.

“The Warm Taste” now onsale

The Warm Taste
The Warm Taste

Robin appears to be a quiet, attractive young man, but the exterior hides his true vampire nature: ageless, unchanging, and bloodthirsty. His current obsession is Martin, the personable and generous owner of a coffee shop, The Warm Taste.

All Robin’s careful plans to remain unnoticed are ruined, however, when Martin asks him out on a date. Can Robin really have something so good and sweet as an ordinary relationship, after such a long existence of cold loneliness?

And if things fall apart, and Robin goes back to his old ways, will Martin survive it?

Full of deliciously explicit sex scenes, this novel truly lives up to its name: dark, sweet, and just the thing to satisfy a craving.

Read for free via Kindle Unlimited, or $2.99 to buy!

Advanced Review Copies of new novel available

The Warm Taste
The Warm Taste

You’re invited to grab a free Advance Review Copy of The Warm Taste by Julia Leijon. 

Can a dark creature find a home in the light?

Robin appears to be a quiet, attractive young man, but the exterior hides his true vampire nature: ageless, unchanging, and bloodthirsty. His current obsession is Martin, the personable and generous owner of a coffee shop, The Warm Taste.

All Robin’s careful plans to remain unnoticed are ruined, however, when Martin asks him out on a date. Can Robin really have something so good and sweet as an ordinary relationship, after such a long existence of cold loneliness?

And if things fall apart, and Robin goes back to his old ways, will Martin survive it?

Full of deliciously explicit sex scenes, this novel truly lives up to its name: dark, sweet, and just the thing to satisfy a craving.

Advance Review Copy signup 

Patreon

I’ve set up a Patreon account for those who want to have access to my writing while it’s in the work-in-progress stages.

As I say on the account page,

One of the truest young voices I’ve ever heard… This is a writer who will go farther than perhaps even she imagines.
– L.J. Smith, author of the Vampire Diaries series

Words are great! I write them in all sorts of different contexts. As you can see if you have a look at my website, I’ve tried my hand at everything from romance novels to punk zines to video games to comics.

To tell the truth, when I was a kid and I’d say that I wanted to be a hairdresser or a doctor, I assumed that everyone else always had an unspoken “as well as being a writer” along with their own stated ambitions. I can’t remember a time when I didn’t want to be a writer. Ever since I first understood that books were created by people, I wanted to be one of those people.

I love my work. I find it personally and creatively fulfilling. Freelance writing can be an unpredictable income source, however, even when I’m in a position to take on multiple projects at once — which is not always the case. I have bipolar disorder, which often leaves me unable to work for weeks at a time. And just to make things even more exciting, in early 2016 I had to undergo neurosurgery to remove a brain tumour, which has left me with very little stamina and further reduced my ability to work at the kind pace I’d prefer to work at.

At the urging of friends and readers I’ve set up this page in the hope of generating a small regular cash flow to help me make ends meet as I continue to create new works. I’ll be sharing these creations, both in-progress and in their finished form, with those who become my patrons. That is such a great pair of words to type, I gotta say. “My patrons”. I feel like I should be painting cherubs for rich Italian families or something. Rad.

Patrons who contribute a dollar or more per month will be invited to follow along with each piece of writing while it’s still in the work in progress stage. These invitations will always be opt-in; you’ll never wind up with your inbox bombarded with a genre you aren’t interested in or a type of writing you’d prefer not to read.

(previews are subject to NDAs which may have been signed with contracting bodies and also subject to whether I have anything ready for anyone to look at that month.)

So please, if you’re interested, check it out and consider supporting me!