Upcoming stories. Cover reveals!!

If you’re in a Kim Fielding mood, I have lots of stories on the way. Here’s what to look for in the next several months. And I have cover reveals too!

First up–on May 12–is my next novel, Motel. Pool. I’m really excited about this one. You can preorder it now. It was inspired by a trip to the Grand Canyon and Las Vegas. Paul Richmond made that beautiful cover. Here’s the blurb:
In the mid-1950s, Jack Dayton flees his working-class prospects in Omaha and heads to Hollywood, convinced he’ll be the next James Dean. But sleazy casting couches don’t earn him stardom, and despair leads to a series of poor decisions that ultimately find him at a cheap motel off Route 66, lifeless at the bottom of the pool.
Sixty years later, Tag Manning, feeling hopeless and empty, flees his most recent relationship mistake and takes to the open road. On a roundabout route to Las Vegas, he pulls over to rest at an isolated spot on Route 66. There’s no longer a motel or pool, but when Tag resumes his journey to Vegas, he finds he’s transporting a hitchhiking ghost. Jack and Tag come to find much-needed friends in each other, but one man is a phantom and the other is strangely cursed. Time is running out for each of them, and they must face the fact that a future together may not only be a gamble… it may not be in the cards.

In June, my short story “The Border” will be available. You can get it as part of the Daily Dose anthology (which has a hurt-comfort theme–yay!), or you can buy it separately. The blurb:

Injured in a war that has stretched on for years, Sergeant John Peterson guards a lonely border. Aside from passing contact with railship captains, the only person he sees is the enemy: the man who guards the other side of the border. A bad fall places John’s life in the other soldier’s hands. He’s wary of his rescuer, First Lieutenant Thomas Fellowes, but over time he finds himself drawn to his new companion. Both soldiers carry the war in their souls, but they might find peace in each other.

I don’t have a release date yet, but sometime this summer my novella Guarded will be available for free. It’s part of the Goodreads M/M Romance group’s Don’t Read In the Closet event. Here’s the prompt: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/1731849-dear-author-margitta—claimed-by-kim-fielding (you might have to be a group member to access the page). We’ve got a guard with a crush on a prince–but the prince hates him. But when disaster befalls the prince, only the guard can save him. I made the cover myself. 🙂

Later this summer, my novella The Pillar will be released by Dreamspinner. It takes place in 15th century Bosnia. Then the third book in the Bones series, Bone Dry, comes out this fall. I have such fun with that series! And also this fall, I’ll have a vodou novella in an anthology.

So that’ll keep us busy for a while, right?