Did you think we would get all the way through 2021 without a new release? HAH!
Life after an interstellar war doesn’t get much quieter with the arrival of “peace.” It doesn’t get any easier for those who stray into the magical shadows of Seattle or for a crew of monsters on the run, either. Before long, heroism can become a tough habit to break.
HABITUAL HEROES contains twelve novelettes and short stories from the series Good Intentions, Wandering Monsters, and Poor Man’s Fight. Collectively they include explicit violence, explicit sex, explicit language, explicit economic discontent, sorcery, lies, fluff, breaking and entering, premeditated public indecency, analysis of adult film, impersonation of a cow, angel gossip, punching, kicking, stabbing, shooting, defenestration, casual sex, assertive sex, sex in a stranger’s office, sex under the table, awkward shopping encounters, unsafe starship hallways, a jerk throwing a rock at a cat, the same jerk getting stomped for it, outdated sports merchandise, kidnapping, intimidation, judgmental peers, college hook-ups, persistent enabling, incomplete college notes, polyamory talk, hiding things from Mom, Tacoma traffic, snarky book titles, price gouging, the social and emotional trauma of a superior sense of smell, sorcerous inadequacy, rampant speculation, orc civics lessons, passive aggression, insubordination, ambushes, abusive leadership, misuse of medical equipment, betrayal, conspiracy, corruption, looting, espionage, baiting, social engineering, running in socks, weaponized shrooms, home invasion, a surprise snake, and failure to disclose the cult origins of used furniture.
HABITUAL HEROES will be ebook only, with no plans for a paperback or audio version. It’s also available on Kindle Unlimited.
(Also, to head off the obvious implication: No, this cover does not mean a crossover event is happening. I just wanted to see people from the different series together. The art is by the talented Dan Watson.)
Like SMALL VICTORIES, Habitual Heroes is drawn from stories from my Patreon page, where I also share sneak-peeks of coming works and occasional commission art. Supporters there have already seen three chapters of the forthcoming Hot Restart (still in the works, but coming soon!) along with concept art and a couple semi-canonical stories from Good Intentions not included in the collection here. Supporters at my Patron tier received a copy of Habitual Heroes for free!
Whether you’re on that Patreon or you stick to the books, thank you so much for your support. Please get that booster shot and stay safe, and best wishes for your 2022!
Read the blurb. I was fine with it until I got to “Tacoma traffic.” Have you no shame? Have you no decency?
I love HH and it’s great that you added a stand alone Lynette / Phoenix story.
One pedantic quibble relating to something said in one of the earlier PMF books… Opium only became a controlled drug in the UK in around 1917 although the UK signed up to an international conve tion trying to end smuggling in 1912. The Dangerous Drugs Act 1920 made opium and its derivatives such a heroin available only through a doctor’s prescription.
Up to this point, the alcoholic distillation of opium, a drug called laudanum was freely on sale throughout the British Empire as a sleep aid, and if you have read your Sherlock Holmes you will know that opium smoking dens proliferated around London’s docks in the nineteenth century… along with child brothels and other such enlightened entertainments… Nice.
One Warren Delano along with many other Americans was involved in smuggling opium to China, his grandson was FDR, POTUS.
Here’s hoping for a return to normality in 2022 and looking forward to more releases!
Kind regards from England,