Archives for October 2016
Thanks to reader Susan H. for sending me an email asking about the Amazon preorder of White Hot. She noticed that a hardback option was available and wondered if this was accurate. Well, I was as surprised as she was, so off to Ilona (the expert in all things <seriously, everything!>) with the question.
Ilona helpfully explained: ‘Libraries don’t like to order in paperback – books fall apart – so sometimes publishers do a special library edition in hardback. This is what that is.’
If you ordered this book you would likely get a library binding of White Hot which would look something like this:
Ilona also provided a link to an Amazon conversation on this topic. Read it HERE. <See, I told you she was awesome!>
::waves:: This is just a quick shoutout to let you know we are still alive. We’re working a lot. The deadline is looming and all that.
Today I bring you another odd house, although not in Florida this time. I saw it on Facebook linked by someone named Teresa. She called it Hell House 2: the Craftening. I think it’s very apt, and I just had to share. There are no words.
The new OFS is up, but before you escaped, I wanted to plug an anthology.
Teeth Long and Sharp has six stories by five different authors, who are in no particular order: Grace Draven, Jeffe Kennedy, Mel Sterling, Antioch Grey, and Aria Jones. Grace asked me to write a very short forward for it, a couple of sentences, and it’s a pretty interesting anthology. In one story there is an evil piano, in another two merchants are trying to avenge a murder in a fantasy trade city full of vampires and mermaids.
As always with anthologies and recommendations, your mileage may vary so I recommend downloading a sample to see if you like it.
The anthology is available at most ebook retailers and at $3.99 it’s a good buy.
I stole the synopsis from Amazon, because I am too lazy.
IVORIES by Aria M. Jones – Eleanor resents the afternoons sacrificed to piano lessons and a disagreeable teacher who gloats over her failures and humiliations. Today, it’s Mrs. Lundemann’s turn for a sacrifice of a very different nature…
NIGHT TIDE by Grace Draven – Something hunts the surf at night, luring villagers to their deaths with a lullaby of sorrow and the torture of nightmares. Blessed with the gift of water-sight, Zigana Imre senses the presence of an ancient predator possessing a taste for human flesh sweetened by grief. With the help of a child of earth, she will battle a spawn of the sea to protect a loved one and save a man who will one day save a world.
THE NOISE OF FUR by Jeffe Kennedy – The first time, it came at night…
In the forest, a Thing prowls, picking off members of young Raven’s tribe. If they flee their home, they face starvation. If only Raven can answer the question of what kind of fur makes that noise.
VENETRIX by Antioch Grey – A merchant and a poet come to the City, seeking justice for the murder of a relative, and if justice cannot be found, they will have revenge. They collude with vampires, negotiate with mermaids, share ale and meat pies with gargoyles and navigate the prisons, waterways and court system of a city ruled by a Master possessing long life and even longer teeth.
The City will make you a fortune, or it will kill you, but it will always change you.
THE VAMPIRES OF MULBERRY STREET by Aria M. Jones – Living the simple life in small town Indiana, Mrs. H has everything she could possibly ever want: a cozy house, peace and quiet, and a garden that is the envy of Mulberry Street. But when sinister outsiders disrupt the tranquility of her neighborhood, it might be time for her to come out of retirement and take up tools more deadly than pruning shears and a trowel.
VOICE OF THE KNIFE by Mel Sterling – Biologist Charles Napier doesn’t mind getting lost in a Florida swamp—it’s part of a scientist’s job. Logic and training will get him out safely. Except lurking in this swamp, there’s a monster Napier’s science can’t explain…a lonely, exquisite, desperate monster.
And now on to Innkeeper.