I have two Christmas novellas coming out later this month and a new book in January, so you know what time it is? That’s right, shameless self-promotion time!
Are hot, kinky gay vampires on your Christmas shopping list? If so, you’re covered, with books one to four of Master of the Lines, now out as a four-book compiled edition. Pick it up at Smashwords right now, if you’re so inclined, or Amazon, and other online retailers over the next week.
But wait! I’m not done being shameless yet! I’m having a prologue sale, and have Smashwords coupons for 50% off the prologue to Master of the Lines, Castoffs (use code SH22L), and the prologue to The Care and Feeding of Sex Demons, Cy Gets a Sex Demon (use code AF35B), valid from now until the end of December. If you’re keeping track, that means you can get the entire Master of the Lines series right now, including Castoffs, for $12.00.
Okay. I’m done being shameless for now. At least about promoting my own books. Next on the agenda for today: deciding if it’s worth going out into the wet, snowy, grey day to pick up some more eggnog. And rum. Wish me luck.
I am happy to say that my older Angela Fiddler novellas are back in print!
The Devil You Know – originally published by Loose Id in 2008, this one is high fantasy, which is what most of what I wrote for original fiction before I started Castoffs. I read it over again before re-releasing it, and I hadn’t read this story since the original final round of edits. Reading it through, I was actually surprised at how much I liked it. I know that sounds stupid, but I was dealing with a lot of issues just before I stopped writing for three years. The magic and the music in this world drew me in.Buy from Amazon or Smashwords.
Gift of the Raven – Set in the same world as the Master of the Lines series, this story was originally published in the vampire collection Blood Claim from MLR in 2008. Random facts: the haunted house in the story is a real restaurant in a historic house in Calgary, is actually supposed to be haunted (although the vortex is debatable), has fantastic biscuits for brunch, and my wife and I got married there. No ghosts or vampires made a guest appearance at our wedding–that we noticed. I love setting books in cities that I know quite well.Cory maybe a bit of a bastard, but I love him. At the moment, I’ve put it up as a free download on Smashwords, but Amazon won’t let me do freebies.
Forgotten Favor – I have had more than one story over the years with the working title “ponies.” This was one of them. Originally published in the cowboy anthology Studs and Spurs from MLR Press in 2009. Forgotten Favor was the first story that I really married my two loves, horses and smut. There are a lot of real life experience that I pumped into the story. I did not actually get brained in the head by a horse’s back hoof, but I’d been walking up to a horse name Socks from behind, I felt the air move, and I looked up to see the V part of his foot we call the frog about six inches away from my face. If I’d been half a step closer, I would have gotten brained. I wrote this not as a way to rewrite the ending of Brokeback Mountain, but to give the other side of it. The side where if you can accept who you are, you are going to be happier. Buy from Amazon or Smashwords.
The Bright Side of Midnight – originally published in Space Escapes from MLR Press in 2009. I wrote the line in one of my vampire stories that the humans were still on the bright side of midnight and so were unafraid, and I loved the phrase so much I made it into its own short story. The book I wrote in 2012, Dome, is going to be a part of this world somehow, I just don’t know how yet. Buy from Amazon (link coming later today) or Smashwords.
I wrote a lot last year. Like, I’m prolific when I know what’s going to happen next, but I wrote a 1990’s the main character has a brain tumor level of words last year. Not just hyperbolically. Seriously. I wrote so much that it’s July and in all of 2014, all I’ve ever done was rewrite what I’ve written last year. I’ve had three books out this year that I all love enormously (The Care and Feeding of Sex Demons, Coral Were His Bones and, of course my darling Changeling) but the one thing I haven’t done this year was actually write something new.
Two days ago, Elisabeth said, “Oh! Here’s an anthology you’ll love, but it closes on the 31st. They want 10-40k.” We started to brainstorm and I’m 14k into it and about half way done. If it doesn’t get accepted, it’s going to still be an amazing story, and those are the best kind of anthology calls.