Thursday, November 19, 2015

Catalina Blues is Published!

Bet you didn't even know I was working on something. ;) Sorry it's been so quiet here.

I've been going back and forth for a while about whether or not to say anything because I thought I'd be working on the next book already when my first romance came out. But here were are. I am proud and excited to say that a book I've been laboring on far too long is finally (freely!) available to the general reading public! Today!

Before I link to the download page I must be clear: this book contains strong language, drinking, smoking, and graphic sex between men.


Catalina Blues by Marlo York

The story was inspired by a member of the M/M Romance Group on Goodreads who requested a story about a Catalina gunner who saves a drowning pilot. In the past few months I've learned so much about the flying boats, such as the PBY-Catalina. It was a really popular sea rescue boat. It's become my favorite, probably. I'll discover something better in a couple months... maybe.

Catalina Blues is a historical romance, set near the end of WWII, featuring a fictional bombing mission and subsequent dogfight above the pacific ocean. Leonard Dobson is an American pilot doing his time on the a sea rescue tour when he pulls Nikifor Jelen out of the ocean and saves his life.

I listened to and enjoyed Prof. Childer's lectures on WWII, he also taught a great series on Hitler's empire as well (click for a review of that on aurora lector) and once I've reviewed that I'll link it here. I've been reading a lot about the war and pilots anyway because my young adult fantasy is about those things as well. Getting an action view of the war, the dog-fights of the seas and of the strange way that the airforce existed before the Airforce existed has been so tantalizing. I'm going to miss it.

A quick note, while I will be more active on this blog now, posting about this story and about the things I've learned and am learning about writing (as well as continuing to post in my book review blog) I'm not going to say a lot about my current projects. If you're looking to find out more about what I'm currently working on, I'd like to take this opportunity (and make it an infrequent one) to let you know that I have a Patreon page

 Patreon is a way for creators to ask their supporters to help them make their dreams a reality. I've been working on my stories for a while now, but with your interest and tips, I hope that I can keep the excitement alive as I head into editing and shopping the story around. I'd like to commission some pieces of the characters and of some of my favorite scenes, as well as experiment with an online serial story in the future. I'll be sharing unique stories, more info behind the stories, earlier views of free stories and answering a lot of questions on the blog there than I will here. So, take a moment to check out the page and please consider tossing a tip my way.

Thank you for checking out my story, I hope you enjoyed it!