Saturday, June 23, 2012


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A week of busy-ness

It has been a week!

I woke up absolutely deaf on Sunday. An allergy attack had gone into my eustachian tubes. I'm still deaf and will call the dr. Monday

Monday, I got word that my editor wanted HARD REBOOT by Friday, and I pulled out all the stops. Oh, ducklings, I've been trapped in cyberpunk editing HELL! Your dear old auntie has been killing herself, rising, editing, eating, editing, going to the day job, coming home and editing. But my edit is done and off to the editor. We'll be having another round before publication, so yeah...

NIKOLAI was up for grabs this week. 359 copies ended up in willing hands. We peaked at number 30 in the SF section. Very nicely done.

I am taking the weekend off. I'll be reading LKH's OBSIDIAN BUTTERFLY (I love Anita when she's working!) and watching back episodes of "Nikita" and getting all caught up on this season's "True Blood." There was also an Errol Flynn marathon earlier this week (for his 103rd birthday), and I have MASTER OF BALLANTRAE waiting. (this is me, doing a Scottish happy dance)

Yes, I do watch television. I'm watching more than I've watched for years! I watch Nikita, Walking Dead, Sons of Anarchy and True Blood. I watch soap operas, but mine have spies and zombies and bikers and vampire. A few of my favorite things. *g*

But today there will be reading and Mexican Chicken Casserole and much goofing off. I may even play CivilizationV. (I remember the first version, 20 years ago)

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Free for Kindle, Wed-Friday

Free for Kindle today: NIKOLAI.  If you plan to play in the Eight Thrones LARP, this is recommended reading! And it's FREE!

James Ligatos is a man with an unusual hobby. He turns promising young criminals into world leaders. His latest project is Nicholas Boyd, formerly Nikolai of the Revenant street gang.

But the little killer-turned-file-clerk is much more than Ligatos and his staff bargained for. As Kentucky attempts to secede from the Confederated States of America and rejoin the United States, Nick's skills and the group's training are put to the ultimate test, and the price of failure is death.​Nikolai-Eight-Thrones-Cycle-ebo​ok/dp/B008BUOZ52/​ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=13402060​68&sr=8-2&keywords=nikolai+spa​rrow

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Busy Week

It has been a WEEK around here.

NIKOLAI is all formatted and set up for Kindle and print. I edited the older copy, and it looks much nicer now. It'll be free on Kindle for a few days this next week.

INTO DARK WATERS is all set up as well. It's been revised, with five new stories added, and the m/m/f removed.

I sent HOT DELTA NIGHTS to Ellora's Cave and now I'm back to work on BARBAROSSA'S BITCH.

Ducks, did you know I have THREE books coming out this month?

Like it Or Not is out from Storm Moon Press. The good folks at Goodreads are roundly hating on my story, but that's all part of the gig.

The Love That never Dies is out from Renaissance e-books. This is a story that ties into Power in the Blood.

And Man-Hunt comes out tomorrow from Amber Allure.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Catching back up

I'm sorry my dears, I am terrible at keeping this blog current. I did an interview today, with Naomi, at Cole's place, I'm finishing rewrites on HOT DELTA NIGHTS, which just poured out of me. 7K to go to reach that magical print number! I'm re-editing NIKOLAI for ebook and paperback. Dark Roast's contracts are over, and I am ready to have it back under my control. Still editing on HARD REBOOT. It takes a fair bit of Naked Nicole Kidman to get me motivated. We're reissuing INTO DARK WATERS, with new stories. I'm renaming HOWL AT THE MISTLETOE into RIDING THE NIGHTMARE and adding my new stories. Also hunting up all the menage a trois stuff we've written and getting ready to put that out as a collection, if there's enough. The fun just never ends around the Gazebo. Now, my darlings, I meant to be in bed over an hour ago. Good night!