QSFer Andrew J. Peters has a new gay paranormal book out:
A fugitive from two murder investigations in New York City and a bizarre, big cat attack at a bank in Barbados, Jacks Dowd flees to South America to find the ringleader of a shifter terrorist organization deep in the Amazon. The world is on the brink of all-out war between shifters and humans, and Jacks needs to somehow broker a deal for peace.
But a special U.S. intelligence agency emerges as a new, possibly even more dangerous enemy. Both the terrorists and the U.S. government will stop at nothing to get an arcane codex that could unleash an unstoppable threat to mankind or exterminate werecats everywhere. While Jacks dodges danger from both sides and decodes the ancient book, he’s left with the impossible choice of how to use it.
From the publisher: This action-packed gay shapeshifter romance brings Andrew J. Peters’ Werecat series to its stunning conclusion. Peters tells fans that his original Werecat romance was an experiment. He asked himself: What would a gothic paranormal romance story look like with gay men in prominent roles? Now, this Romance Review Readers’ Choice finalist reaches its apex, as Jacks Dowd makes peace with his Werecat nature.
Andrew J. Peters is an author, an educator, and an activist. His young adult fantasy series on the legend of Atlantis (The Seventh Pleiade, Banished Sons of Poseidon) garnered honors at the 2014 and 2015 Rainbow Awards, and Banished Sons of Poseidon was a Best of 2015 pick at All Our Worlds Diverse Fantastic Fiction.
On the adult side, his Werecat series was a finalist in The Romance Reviews’ 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards. His latest novel The City of Seven Gods was a shortlisted as a 2016 Foreward INDIES Book of the Year. He is also the author of Poseidon and Cleito, which explores the origins of the Atlantis legend. In 2016, Andrew was included in Loop Magazine’s “Four Must-Read Authors with Buffalo Ties.” (That’s the city of Buffalo; Andrew doesn’t wear ties with buffaloes).
Andrew grew up in Amherst, New York, studied psychology at Cornell University, and has spent most of his career as a social worker and an advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth.
Most of Andrew’s work takes inspiration from mythological themes, but as a young writer, he adored Agatha Christie. At Smallwood Elementary School, he was briefly a literary celebrity when his school principal invited him to read from his novel Murder at Moosewood Mansion over the P.A. system at lunch.
In the 90s, Andrew founded a ‘Coffeehouse’ in suburban Long Island to provide a safe place for LGBT teens to make friends, express themselves through the creative arts, and get help if they needed it. While he writes about fantasy worlds, his work tends to feature LGBT characters, and he is proud to write gay fiction for readers of all ages.
Andrew lives in New York City with his husband Genaro and their cat Chloë. Outside of writing, he is an administrator and an adjunct professor at Adelphi University School of Social Work.