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Month: February 2013

Breakout Books & A Case of the Randomz

Because I’m usually something other than random?

Verity has been featured on the iBookstore’s Breakout Books promotion. Read about it on the Smashwords blog for more info and a list of the other, far more awesome, books featured so far – they switch out the books during the promotion, which is better than one big unmanageable mass of books, imo. It’s pretty cool, but any time I check out the iBookstore, indie titles are promoted quite prominently, so I’m not really surprised (although I’m shocked they selected Verity). I kind of feel bad for Verity though, standing awkwardly behind the much cooler kids. 😀

It’s nice timing in a way, because the last book  in the series just released (by the way, it was chosen as a Red Adept Select). Purity isn’t available on the iBookstore yet, but Smashwords sent it across, so it’s just awaiting Apple’s review process. Thanks for the early responses to the ending; it’s always terrifying throwing your baby out into the world, and I’ve been sick with nerves since I pressed publish. 😉

Has everyone seen “new” MySpace? I was curious enough to sign up, but right now, I can’t see myself using it too much. It’s a good idea, but I find new music in other ways. Sorry this post is so disgustingly linky, but MySpace reminded me of Pledgemusic (because I checked out Ours and realised I already have all their songs, so why would I listen on MySpace?) It’s like Kickstarter, and one of my favourite bands has a pledge thingy going. I listen to music by Ours and Jimmy Gnecco while working on Every. Single. Book. (and right now this minute) so I was a little squeaky fangurl when I saw the pledge for a new album. I don’t know why Ours isn’t already massively huge! Anyway, if you want to support one of my favourite muses, check out the Ours project on Pledgemusic.

I was thinking of creating a page for Cursed, somewhere people could ask spoilery questions about the series. If anyone is interested, let me know. I’ll have the omnibus up maybe next week. Paperbacks will take longer because of post & proof copies and all that jazz.

Regarding beta reading: My editing slots have been brought forward or delayed in a way that’s made it impossible for me to find time to beta read DIAG or Taste properly. Sorry. :/ My schedule is all screwed up, so I don’t know if I’ll be able to do a proper beta reading session for Traitor either, but both Taste and Traitor are still on schedule for March and June. I was also going to start working on a brand new series (Demonolatry), but it would probably be quicker to just edit stuff I’ve already written, right? 🙂

I’m off to edit before this becomes a novel. Except to say we got our first bit of snow – it was a half-arsed job, but still. And grumpy,  hunting, loaner of a guard-cat decided to be cuddle-cat today. We melt the hardest of hearts in this house. 😉

Also! Kai the Hitch-hiking Hero! Probably NSFW!

Have a great week!

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Purity Release

Purity

 

It’s taken a while, but the final book in the Cursed series is finally out in the world. (Amazon US, Amazon UK, Smashwords, & Kobo so far – others will take a week or two longer). I hope those who are waiting on it will be satisfied by the ending, but I’m pretty happy with how it turned out.

I’m glad I actually finished a series, but at the same time, I’m sad to let it go. (I may or may not have had a little cry today. Lol). I did a final read-through after the proofreader finished with it, and all I did the entire way was think of how many other stories I could do in the same world. I have an illness… 🙂

 

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Feb Updates

I’m using my phone for this for the first time, so bear with me – WordPress isn’t working on my laptop for some reason. Anyway, as of this week, we have reliable broadband again which means less radio silence from me.

Updates: I thought Death is a Gift would be my next release, but due to one editor bringing forward our schedule, and the other falling behind, Purity is up first. Right now, I’ve no idea when DIAG will be ready. 🙁 Still, expect to see Purity on Amazon, Kobo, & Smashwords early next week – B&N, Apple, etc. will probably take a couple of weeks. I’ll also do a complete Cursed collection option soon, and paperbacks for both soon.

Taste is heading to its editor next week, so I’m hoping for a March release. Traitor, the final Ava Delaney book, should then be available around June if all goes to plan. I will likely have another release in the summer, but I’m not certain which book I’ll choose for that yet.

I’ve been ridiculously busy since October, but I didn’t write much in January (stoopid editing), so I’m looking forward to that changing this month.

I have some writing related stuff on my mind, but it’ll keep until the big anniversary post next month.

Non-updatey stuff: We are probably the only place not to get snow. We got a little flooding, but no snow. We also got an unwelcome mouse, so we’ve stolen a grumpy cat and are hoping she doesn’t assassinate our dogs. (She’s gone into super-stealth mode, so anything can happen). My big scary guard dog is afraid of cats. She’s also afraid of shadows, bin collectors, closed doors, and steam from the kettle, so I may as well put up a Beware of the Cat sign.

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