Whew! I’ve just sent Infinity 8: The Demon Lord of California off to my cover artist and formatter. The tentative publication date is early March.

Demon Lord is book one of an upcoming, whimsical, and maybe sometimes gritty urban fantasy/paranormal series.

Agustin Chavez de la Cruz is Lord California. He’s a workaholic with numerous responsibilities.

He’s sleep deprived. Does not know the meaning of, and is highly allergic to the concepts of enjoyment and relaxation.

A noble by birth, Agustin strives to remain worthy of the title Demon Lord of California. A title handed down to him by his mother.

He also works for Infinity Corporation, an angelic-run company created to protect humanity. Time is not something to waste when so many people–including his team of Infinity 8–look to him for guidance, and to keep order.

But that doesn’t mean he lacks a sense of humor. His estate is affectionately and officially known as Demonym, and is located in the foothills above Redwood City.

It’s this humor that gives him the strength to endure the fear and judgement of strangers when they notice his two different colored eyes. Born with the condition known as heterochromia, it often meant he was left on his own as a child, even among demons.

Agustin is the level-headed counterpart to Calico’s fussy and whimsical nature. With this energy sizzling between them, how long will it take for things to combust?

Here is the book blurb!

Earth, 1900.

Calico Winghorse has no choice but to flee to the plane of existence called Earth. His great grandfather, suffering from a terrible curse, strips him of his psychic abilities and nearly murders him.

As a mixed-blood phoenix concealing himself in human form, Calico first settles in England, then in the San Francisco Bay Area. In order to make a living, he opens a small bakery and quietly licks his wounds.

But just how Calico escaped his childhood home—via interdimensional portal—is the very reason why he’s drawn the unwanted attention of Infinity Corporation.

Representing this angelic-run company is Agustín Chávez de la Cruz, the Demon Lord of California. Even though Agustín is IC’s heir, he finds himself demoted from his daily duties for a new assignment: take absolute control of Calico’s portal.

Calico and Agustín’s first brief encounter ignites sparks of attraction. Their second is highly explosive, bogging down initial communication with innocent mistruths and a healthy dose of fear.

As Agustín struggles to restore trust, Harper, the demanding head of IC interferes, further complicating matters. With negotiations slowed, Calico and Agustín realize they both wish to establish more than just a business deal.

However, until the extensive and brutal psychic injuries Calico received from his great grandfather are healed, the portal remains vulnerable to the darker forces that want it at any cost. Agustín will have to push both his angelic heritage, and his psychic powers to the very limits to mend someone who bears more than celestial blood, but who is also the god of space and time.

And the clock’s ticking.

Jeanne Marcella

Author of dark and light LGBTQIA fantasy sagas.


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