Some weeks have a pile up of things to report. Naturally, these happen during weeks when I have to travel. I'll be at the Dreamspinner Workshop from Thursday afternoon to Monday evening recharging my author batteries and learning cool stuff.
News on several fronts in the meantime:
Up for pre-order now and releasing October 23 - we have more pre-order links coming in now! The rest should be following shortly.
Barnes and Noble
This will be a new one, eventually, I hope. Manuscript finished and submitted - if this first publisher doesn't want it, we'll go from there. Mage is a M/M paranormal about a young man whose hereditary magic is killing him and the grumpy hermit mage he sees as his last hope.
There's another possible paranormal series out there as well, but that's only in proposal form and I'm not quite ready to talk about it yet.
Off to Orlando! :)
I know it seems like there's not much going on from the outside right now - but back here in the workshop, I'm doing my best not to drown.
Some things happening now that might be of interest:
Seriously, how did it get to be August? Didn't we just start this year? *thousand yard stare at 2018*
So... The stuff going on.
Beside a Black Tarn Audio has launched. We talked about that.
Diego: Endangered Fae 2 launches on August 14 - yay!
Freddy and I have Lijun 2 due at the editor August 15 - eek!!! (Almost there, though.)
And I really hate summer. Just needed to say that.
It's here! Release the frogs!
I mean... Shax! Come back! I was kidding!
*ahem* Anyway. We'll track our intrepid captain down later. Right now it's time for the Beside A Black Tarn audio release, narrated and voiced by the amazing Vance Bastian!
In which Vance voices all the characters you've heard before, plus one rather astonishing one. I don't know how he did it...
It's Brimstone. It's an homage to Edgar Allan Poe. It's a disaster of...well, you'll have to have a listen.
Beside A Black Tarn
Narrated & Voiced by Vance Bastian
When Shax stumbles across rumors of an experimental house that responds to the occupant’s brain functions, creating scenarios to please and delight, naturally, he wants to steal it. But with the return of a troubled and hunted Julian Parallax and an overabundance of Poe references, even Shax’s scheming may not be enough to get the Brimstone crew out alive this time.
Which is less disturbing than Diego, Paper, Scissors, I suppose...
Thing the first - Diego: Endangered Fae 2 is up for pre-order at Pride! Other pre-order links should be following soon here with a release date of August 14.
This book is where things get all fae-stravaganza and fae-complicated. :D
Thing the second and third! Fireworks and Stolen Kisses is out in Paperback now on Amazon as well. For those readers who must have a physical copy, come snag one!
Pride Publishing paperback
Also Haru and Tally are going on tour - so watch for blog posts! Freddy and I have rambled about all sorts of things for this one and there is, of course, a giveaway. :D
The first two posts are up this morning - thank you Amy and Addison!
Thing the last! (For this week, anyway) If you will be at GRL this year and would like to pre-order paperbacks, either for the signing or because you feel like it, please do so at the form below:
We're almost there! Thank you so much to everyone who pre-ordered Fireworks and Stolen Kisses - just a few more days before it drops!
If you still would like to pre-order, all the links for you (or if you just wanted to check out the blurb and stuff. :D )
Barnes and Noble
Speaking of pre-orders... I will have Fireworks and Stolen Kisses available at GRL this year, along with just about every other paperback I have out right now.
If you would like to pre-order books for GRL, please use this form:
GRL Pre-Orders 2018
Honestly, I feel like I've lost an entire month. I haven't, of course. Got to go to RT and see wonderful people. Moved Dad to his new apartment. Been catching up on lots of medical appointment type things I've been neglecting. (My new doctor: It's been HOW many years since you had this?)
Right. Moving on...
No big release news this week - we do have the release of Fireworks and Stolen Kisses coming up later in June.
Right now, I'm working on a couple of things:
So that's me right now. Things should be settling down again next month. Fingers crossed.
All righty - RT (the Romantic Times Booklovers' Convention) is next week (!!!) in Reno. For anyone who'll be there, if you'd like to hook up for lunch or something, just let me know. :D
Otherwise, if you want to find me at an official thing, I'll be acting as an acquisitions editor for MCB and as an author for DSP. These are the places I absolutely have to be, lol:
Wednesday, May 16
1:00 Editor Appointments (for Mischief Corner Books)
Thursday, May 17
10:00 DSP Autograph Scavenger Hunt
1:30 Editor Appointments
Friday, May 18
10:00 Small Press Event (for MCB)
Saturday, May 19
6:00 DSP's Fan-tas-tic Day Party
Hope to see you there!
Things are ticking away here as our lack of spring yields abruptly to summer. Hooray. (Full disclosure - I'm so not fond of summer, it's right up there for me with okra.)
Things that are happening:
Also - for anyone going to RT in Reno this year, come and say hi! I'll put up a schedule of places where you can hunt me down next week.
Romantic Times in Reno
Convention appearances this year are a little scarce, Stuff just didn't work out for several things. I will be at Romantic Times in May, though, in case you happen to be there.
My first time there - sort of a scouting expedition - though thank all the holies I won't be alone. Freddy and Diane will be there to keep me from getting lost in the desert. If you're a writer and want to pitch something, we'll be doing editor/author meetings for Mischief Corner Books. Come chat!
I've had several questions this year that read something along the lines of "What happened to the Finn books?" (Soft wailing sometimes in accompaniment.)
Fear not. Endangered Fae will start showing up in the e-book/paperback sphere shortly here, through Pride Publishing. Finn goes up for pre-order April 10 and releases May 22 - the rest to follow throughout the year.
Also coming up shortly here, a brand new paranormal series with Freddy MacKay - Lijun. The first book, Fireworks & Stolen Kisses, goes up for pre-order May 15 and releases June 26.
From the time humans became a unique species, the lijun have lived among us. Dual spirit beings able to change at will between their human halves and their animal halves, at different periods throughout history lijun have been revered, feared and reviled. Modern lijun realized some time ago that their survival in the human world depends upon successful, peaceful integration—a partnership with humans who are unaware of their existence. But in the little town of Wadiswan, Wisconsin, tensions between rival factions run high, escalating to the point where the secretive lijun community risks exposure. The survival of lijun everywhere may depend on which side wins.
Look for the cover coming soon!
Angel writes (mostly) Science Fiction and Fantasy centered around gay 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.