Things have been crazy-good-busy with work these past couple of weeks and something’s had to give. Unfortunately, it was the blog. So, herewith, a quick catch up on some new and exciting goings-on, some pics from Dragon*Con and a few links. Universe willing, I’ll finish posting the glorious Hawaii pics very soon and get back to blogging as usual.
So, Vamped, the first book in the series of the same name, is currently specially priced at $1.99 for Kindle. That’s right, all that snark for half of what a fancy coffee will cost you, and it’ll last a lot longer! If you’ve liked Clueless or Legally Blonde, if you’ve liked Buffy (and who hasn’t?), this might be for you. At best, you love it. At worst, you get to feel all superior to me because you can write circles around me. Isn’t the not-knowing killing you?
Also specially priced are new digital releases from Faith Hunter and Vicky Dreiling! Have Stakes Will Travel, Faith Hunter’s new set of stories from the Jane Yellowrock world, includes an exclusive preview of the first few chapters of DEATH’S RIVAL, coming October 2nd! Vicky Dreiling has a new e-novella A Season for Sin out from Forever Romance, introducing the sinful scoundrels that will be featured in her upcoming series. I love a good rake, as long as I’m not expected to use it on the fall foliage! As if that isn’t enough, Forever has specially priced Vicky’s RITA Award nominated Regency romance, HOW TO MARRY A DUKE at $2.99. If you haven’t read it already, now’s your chance! Heck, even if you have…books make great gifts!
Huge congrats are in order for Karen Whiddon’s romantic suspense THE COP’S MISSING CHILD debuting at #94 on Bookscan’s Romance bestseller list and for Christie Golden’s new World of Warcraft: Jaina Proudmore: TIDES OF WAR hitting the New York Times bestseller list at #13 and a USA Today at #119! You go, gals!
I wish I had time to post an entire wrap up of the enormity and crazy wonderfulness that is Dragon*Con, but suffice it to say that I got to put an arm around James Callis and Jamie Bamber (and see them drinking at the bar the following day), snap a picture with a zombie-hunter Beaker, sell out of my urban fantasy BAD BLOOD (murder, myth and mayhem, oh my!) and spend a wonderful few days with incredibly talented writers David B. Coe/D.B. Jackson, Faith Hunter, Kalayna Price, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Michelle Belanger, Diana Peterfreund, C.L. Wilson, Jennifer St. Giles, Deidre Knight, John Hartness, James Tuck, Elaine Isaak, and Tracy Akers. I also wrote a post over at Magical Words on Con-etiquette, partially inspired by the con. Here are some snapshots for your viewing pleasure.