Just FYI

Feb. 12th, 2011 01:59 pm
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This weekend (Feb 12 & 13), Rainbow eBooks has taken 20% off the price of all Dreamspinner Press titles. That means that you can buy The Demon Catcher for US$3.19 instead of its usual $3.99.

Titles by m/m romance writer Andrew Grey are also 20% off this weekend, and if you buy one of those, you go into a draw to win a free copy of one of his books. In addition to that, you can also download Andrew's short story Copping a Sweetest Day Feel for free.
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It's all happening, folks! My novella, The Demon Catcher has a cover and is scheduled for release on January 5th, 2011 -- it will sell for US$3.99:

Art by Paul Richmond

From the website:

Brother Euan has always been skeptical about the existence of demons. He may have spent his life in a monastery dedicated to the God Ajen, but that doesn't mean he has to indulge in superstition. Even the unnatural storm that batters the monastery one night isn't enough to make Euan believe.

But superstition becomes the least of Euan's worries when Leon of Tremea arrives at the monastery to investigate the reports of demonic activity. Leon is nothing like the frightened, shame-filled monks, and when Euan is assigned to assist Leon in his work, he finds himself struggling with desires he'd thought firmly under control. After a second demon attack on the monastery—one that not even Euan can explain away—Euan's beliefs and assumptions about the world are shattered, and with nothing to hold him back, he opens himself to his feelings for Leon. But then Euan discovers that Leon is not all he seems to be....

I'm really happy with how the cover came out, and very pleased that the release date is so soon!

AND, you could win a copy before the release date, if you add it to your wishlist AND buy a title from Dreamspinner during December: in fact, anyone who buys a book from Dreamspinner during December goes in the draw to win EVERY e-book on their wishlist between December 26th and December 31st.
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Just to alert those of you who might be interested:

Dreamspinner Press is giving you the chance to WIN BOOKS. Everyone who purchases a book from Dreamspinner in December will go in the draw to win EVERY e-book on their wishlist -- and there will be a seperate draw on every day between December 26th and December 31st.

So, make a purchase and get your wishlists in order. :)
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This is actually something that I've been sitting on for a couple of weeks, because it didn't quite seem real -- but Dreamspinner Press have accepted my novella, The Demon Catcher for publication as an e-book. It's currently in the editing stage, so I don't yet have a release date for it or anything like that -- I just know that eventually (I'm guessing at some point during the first half of 2011) it will happen.

And I'm finally allowing myself to get excited about it!

To all of you who helped me by reading over earlier drafts, allowing me to bounce ideas off you, etc -- thank you so much. I'm more grateful than I could say, and if we all lived in the same part of the world, I'd have you all over for dinner where I would make us a scrumptuous feast, which would be accompanied by lots of wine.
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I sent the novella-length revised draft of The Demon Catcher off to Dreamspinner today -- now for the 6-8 week wait! That's quite all right, really, since I have this pesky little thesis that I need to finish in the meantime.

I also have a few new projects.

  • Firstly, as I believe I have mentioned here, I am working on a sequel to The Demon Catcher. Regardless of whether or not this story ends up professionally published, Euan and Leon are alive in my head now, and I can't stop writing them. I'm thankful for the internet, as it gives me the chance to share them with people, regardless.

  • Secondly, I'm working on what I think will be a short story, another m/m romance, about an Irish man living on an island as a hermit around the turn of the 19/20th centuries. He's purposefully shut himself off from a world that rejected him, but all that changes one day, when a dark-haired man washes up onto the beach of his tiny rocky island.

    I'm just working on this one very slowly, in dribs and drabs. When I started it, I really only had the image of the hermit finding a man washed up on his island, and nothing more. I started writing, not knowing whether or not I would actually end up finishing it, not knowing if a plot would develop. But now that I'm writing a plot is developing, and I think I have a good sense now of how the story is going to take shape.

  • Thirdly, I'm formulating ideas for a f/f cyberpunk romance novella, which I hope to submit to Samhain Press's cyberpunk anthology. I haven't actually started writing this one yet, but I have lots of ideas for it that still need a bit of time to stew in my brain, and I'm very excited about writing it.


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