Frequently Asked Questions
(in which 'frequently' means 'I think someone asked me this once...?')
What do you write, Ms. Rainey?
Historical fantasy with a dash of steampunk and a healthy sense of humor.
But what are your books about?
The Lovelace & Wick Series follows the adventures of two gentleman demons in a pseudo-steampunk Massachusetts. See Dante Lovelace and Iago Wick face vampires, witchcraft, amphibious beasts, angels, demon hunters, and the occasional existential crisis. Also, there will be cake and gratuitous Shakespeare references.
When does The Lovelace & Wick Series take place?
I am purposely vague about the details, mostly because I am a decidedly lazy researcher. However, the series begins roughly around 1890. You can do the math from there. ;)
Is the series considered LGBTQ+ fantasy?
The short answer is yes. Our protagonists, Dante and Iago, are both male and thoroughly in love with each other. The long answer is yes, but their relationship is not always the main focus of the plot. So, if you're looking for LGBTQ+ representation in genre fiction, you're covered! But if you're looking strictly for romance, you might be a shade disappointed.
My kid, grandkid, nephew, niece, etc. is a big reader! Are your books appropriate for kids?
Glad to hear the kid in your life is reading! While these books do not contain any explicit sexual content or even excessive language, there are some scenes of violence, adult themes, implied sex scenes, and other demonic tomfoolery. Discretion is advised. I would give them a solid rating of age 16+.
Where are your books available?
The ebooks in The Lovelace & Wick Series can be found on Kindle, Nook, Kobo and Apple Books. Paperbacks are currently only available at Amazon, but we're working to change that. The short 'Iago Wick and the Vampire Queen' is available for free download wherever ebooks are sold.
What are your books comparable to?
The Lovelace & Wick books share their tone and themes with the works of Jonathan L. Howard, Gail Carriger, Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. There are also plenty of slimy beasts for you Lovecraft fans out there and a whole lot of Shakespeare references--sometimes in the same scene! I am also a fan of the show Supernatural, so it's unavoidable that its influence should sneak in every once in a while. (But no impassioned cries of, 'Hey, assbutt!' Yet.)
Are your books available on audiobook?
Not yet, but stay tuned! Audio is definitely on the horizon.