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Release date is June 28!
Rarely Pure and Never Simple
Variant Configurations 1
Variant children are vanishing at an alarming rate. It will take a uniquely mismatched pair of trackers to untangle a web of conspiracy and misdirection to find them.
In his isolated cabin, variant Damien Hazelwood avoids human contact as much as possible to prevent attacks of blind berserker panic. But his rare talent as a locator makes him the go-to contractor for tricky missing person's cases and when agents bring him a troubling contract involving missing variant children, he finds it impossible to refuse.
Licensed tracker Blaze Emerson can't help being irritated when he's expected to follow the strange, twitchy locator's lead on his latest case. He works alone, he's damn good, and as a variant sparker, he has both the fire and the firepower to take on anything out there. Though he has to admit there's something intriguing about a man who can find people with his brain.
With vastly different temperaments and backgrounds, Damien and Blaze need to negotiate quickly how to work together if they're going to crack this case. Add in the sudden appearance of Blaze's outlaw ex, the perils of tracking in the wilds, and a maddening lack of discernible motive or method, and they soon find themselves in as much danger as the kids they're trying to rescue.
Variant Configurations takes place in a future Earth where humanity is reclaiming its spot in a gradually healing world. This book contains mentions of past abuse, action-adventure style mayhem, and the beginning sparks of a slow burn, series-spanning relationship.
More chatty than newsy - but editing is an ongoing process. I'm often in some stage of editing. Every publisher or self-published author has a different process for edits. Some authors only self-edit and have done (please don't do this.) Some have several rounds with different sorts of editors.
I have three levels of bosses - I mean editors - to pass before a manuscript goes to formatting: the content editor (who has opinions about my stories), the line editor (who has definite opinions about my hyphen issues), and the proofers (who don't let me get away with anything.)
Content editor (CE) is sometimes even there for me when I'm not finished a manuscript - which is good. I tend to wallow when I get stuck and CE will start prodding at where the sticking points are. We sometimes meet so that the prodding can become more specific and surgical. (Meetings in which I don't get away with saying "a bunch of stuff happens" or "there's things". Cruel. Just cruel. Call the Society for the Protection of Sulky Authors.)
That's where we were this week for both Shadow Run and For the Noblest Motives - at sticky spots. I have homework and projects now. Wish me luck...
Flame Con is confirmed! The last one I was supposed to go to was in 2020. We all know what happened there. The organizers tried again for 2021 - also a no go.
2022 looks like the magic year for the convention to return to Manhattan. Freddy and I will be there for Mischief Corner Books - table number to follow very soon.
August 20-21, Times Square Sheraton.
It's a heck of a fun time with all the queer creators and fans - hope to see you there!
Please leave a message at the beep... Fine. Of course I'm here. Online is portable, after all.
A brief check in since I'm visiting my sister in the Virginia mountains.
Shadow Run, which I started writing because I wasn't writing, has hit 30 episodes. I honestly thought it would be quite short. A short story. Perhaps a novelette. Ha. We'll see where we are when it's done. I apologize in advance for any cliffhanger episodes as we reach the dramatic climax.
Rarely Pure and Never Simple is on track for a June 28 release. Hooray!
From the Noblest Motives is swiftly approaching 50K - and is nowhere near done. I'm not even going to try to estimate a word count this time. I'm thinking around 65K? We shall see.
Just got word this week that Quinn's Gambit has been translated into Italian! I don't know about you, but thinking about Val speaking in Italian makes me feel certain things, lol
Linkies below - I don't see the Kobo version yet, but I'm sure that will be soon:
We have a release date for Rarely Pure and Never Simple: Variant Configurations 1 - yay! The first novel in the series will release June 28, 2022.
We should be seeing a first look at the cover in May, too. :D
The second book should be following fairly quickly in early August, barring any disasters on my part.
Rarely Pure and Never Simple: VC1 - June 28, 2022
From the Noblest Motives: VC2 - August 2022
In All Its Tainted Glory: VC3 - tbd (but there's a title!)
Stay tuned for more news to come!
It's almost time! March 8, Ryld gets to meet the world!
To celebrate, Bellora and I have some stuff happening :)
Next week, thanks to Gay Book Promotions, we start our tour - interviews, reviews, Ryld's face plastered everywhere! (He would be quite puzzled, I think.)
There will be giveaways, so visit the blog posts for more chances to win :D
Starting March 1, here's the first week-ish of the blog tour :
Gay Book Promotions
Lily G Blunt - INTERVIEW
Sadie's Spotlight - INTERVIEW
LGBT Book Promotions
MM Fiction Cafe - INTERVIEW
Gay Book Promotions Blog
Mirrigold: Mutterings & Musings
The Faerie Review
Lots of stuff happening for Ryld prior to launch date (March 8):
Go forth and sign up for stuff! :D
A quick rundown of Where Stuff Is:
Ryld's Shadows: AURA 4
Time to begin the ramp up to release for Ryld's Shadows. We've done a small cover release and now you know what time it is? It's ARC time!
I have the book files from the publisher and will be sending them out to the ARC team. More instructions on that in the group. But this gives us plenty of time to do all the things.
I also want to apologize again for the missed Shadow Run episode last Monday. Yes, I'm doing much better, thank you everyone.
We'll just have two episodes this coming Monday and I'm sure everyone's terribly upset about that. :D
Angel writes (mostly) Science Fiction and Fantasy centered around queer heroes. Currently living part time in the hectic sprawl of northern Delaware and full time inside her head, she has one husband, one son, two cats, a love of all things beautiful and a terrible addiction to the consumption of both knowledge and chocolate.