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More updates on Moonshine, end of summer plans, etc.

More updates on Moonshine, end of summer plans, etc.

Hello again, here’s another summer update!

Finally, I’m in the home stretch with my edits for Moonshine, so I’ll be finishing those this weekend and returning to drafting the second Moonshine book. And hopefully titling it because boy would I love to have something to call it.

Happy Book Day, A Study of Fiber and Demons!

Happy Book Day, A Study of Fiber and Demons!

Happy bookday!A Study of Fiber and Demons is officially released today! If you didn’t get the chance to preorder the ebook (or you want to snap up the paperback version), check out the book’s main page for links to vendors. So far, Amazon is the only one I can find that has the paperback available for purchase at this moment, but I’ll keep updating that page as I find other links for the paperback version going up.

(And if you’re hoping for a free copy, LT3’s Goodreads giveaway is still going on until August 21st.)

One Week Until A Study of Fiber and Demons

One Week Until A Study of Fiber and Demons

In one week from now, A Study of Fiber and Demons will be released. You can still preorder the ebook until 7:00 PM EST on August 8, so if you’re hoping to get that sweet, sweet preorder discount, be sure to get on that soon. Less Than Three Press is still running their Goodreads giveaway, as well, and you have until August 21st at 12:00 PM EST to enter that for a chance to win an ebook copy for free.

I gotta say, I’m very excited for this one. I’ve talked before how For All the Gold in the Vault was a very sort of experimental story for me, and while I had a ton of fun with that novella, A Study of Fiber and Demons is much more within the bounds of my typical type of story and, even more so, my typical kind of characters (which is to say, rude jackasses.) And while FGV had a similar enemies-to-lovers vibe, it was great fun playing around with more, let’s say, cheesy romance tropes in A Study of Fiber and Demons. Working with a cast that actually possesses something of a sense of humor, compared to Arturo and Ezekiel, also made it a breath of fresh air and lent itself to a sort of narrative rhythm that I think turned out really well for this particular story. Plus, there are monsters in this one, which is an element I’m kind of sorry I wasn’t able to work into FGV. You all know how I am about monsters, and I’m really proud of the design and mannerisms I came up with for these demons.

Overall, I had an absolute blast writing A Study of Fiber and Demons, and that’s always especially helpful when the story itself is supposed to be funny and sexy. I’m really hopeful that my readers will have just as much fun with it.

Fiber and Demons Giveaway, plus miscellaneous updates

Fiber and Demons Giveaway, plus miscellaneous updates

 

A Study of Fiber and Demons is now less than two weeks from its release date (wow!!), and Less Than Three Press is holding a giveaway for it and more of their soon-to-be-released titles over on Goodreads. If you’ve got a Goodreads account, now’s a great time to head on down there and see what kind of great books could you potentially win.

In the meantime, I’m currently working on putting together a content warning list for A Study of Fiber and Demons here on my site. LT3’s official page for the book does include a warning for the sexual content, but I wanted to add a more comprehensive list for potentially triggering content that I hadn’t considered when submitting my book form to LT3 (or left off because I didn’t want to clog up their page with a long list of super specific warnings). Naturally, the list isn’t going to be able to account for all possible triggering content, but I wanted to add warnings for some of the more obvious, common, or intense examples.

I’m hoping to get that content warning page live sometime this weekend so anyone still thinking about preordering can make an informed decision before the book’s release. I’m trying to finagle it into a practical format for expansion (in case I need to add anything or to add separate lists for my other books), and I’m playing around with the idea for a feedback form so readers can suggest things they found in the book that they feel would be useful on such a list, but these features might have to come later as I try to figure out my not-so-customizeable WordPress layout.

As for other updates, I’m in the heart of editing country for Moonshine right now. I’ve also seen the final draft for its cover and WOW! I can’t spoil anything until after the official cover reveal, but damn it is stunning. But since I can’t show you that yet, please enjoy this picture of my roommate’s cat instead.

 

 

A Study of Fiber and Demons – Cover Reveal

A Study of Fiber and Demons – Cover Reveal

With all this book news lately, it’s nice to have some visuals to go along with it. Here’s the final cover for A Study of Fiber and Demons, created by Michelle Seaver.

I absolutely love the color and glow effect used – it’s exactly what I had in mind for the demonweave. I’m so glad for all the hard work Michelle put into this.

As a reminder, A Study of Fiber and Demons comes out August 9. (Wow, that’s… really soon! I didn’t even realize how close it was.) You can pre-order the ebook version here.

As for me, I am in the middle of the final copyedit for this book, so I’d best get back to work on that.

Small News on A Study of Fiber and Demons and (Secret) Project

Small News on A Study of Fiber and Demons and (Secret) Project

Two brief points of order!

  1. Less Than Three Press just let me know that A Study of Fiber and Demons has been scheduled for a release date of August 9th, 2017! The cover is still in progress, but I’m told that it will be ready soon and the pre-order page will be going up shortly on LT3’s book market, so I’ll be updating on all of that as it comes along.
  2. I can now tell you that my (Secret) Project should be un-secret sometime next week. I still don’t have the exact date, but rest assured I will be eagerly awaiting the go-ahead to lift my gag order and I will finally be able to talk about my big, big news.

That’s it for now! I should have much, much bigger updates very shortly, but in the meantime, mark your calendars for A Study of Fiber and Demons’ release on August 9th.

New Novella Announcement

New Novella Announcement

(Reposted with slight edits from my Tumblr account.)

I’m pleased to announce that I just signed the contract with Less Than Three Press to publish A Study of Fiber and Demons (formerly titled Demon’s Mantle). Those of you following my chronicling of this novella on my Tumblr might remember I mentioned I wrote it to submit to their My Dearest Enemy collection call. Although it didn’t end up fitting their needs for the collection, they’ve accepted it for publication as a general release.

Here’s the blurb:

When Alim is exposed by his rival Liam for academic corruption, his career in the Pinnacle University of Scholarly Magic is brought to shambles, and only a breakthrough in the study of the highly-profitable essence known as demonweave will be enough to regain his standing. Alim’s efforts to rebuild himself as a researcher of note are disrupted, however, as the University designs its own plans for demonweave research. Tired of Alim’s embarrassing floundering as a scholar, the University assigns him to uncover a means to replicate the production of demonweave, along with a team of experts on demon magic: his nemesis, Liam; his primary competitor in the field of demon research, Sylvestra; and the handsome and tender-hearted professor, Jack. Knowing Liam has also soiled Sylvestra’s career by stealing her research years ago, Alim must navigate the tense three-way hostility between them while still catching Jack’s eye and trying to re-establish himself as a respectable academic. Liam and Sylvestra each are ruthless scholars trying to keep afloat their reputations as ambitious scientists, and their project to dig up the secrets of the demons in a forgotten ruin provides ample opportunity outside of university walls for treachery.

As if present company weren’t bad enough, Alim is well-aware that the University intends to sell demonweave to mages for a hefty profit, and they will expect their researchers to do whatever it takes to discover a way to control the production of demonweave, even at the risk of the demons who create it. And there is no telling what lengths the demons might go to in order to protect themselves from the interests of the University and its politicking agents.

If it’s not apparent from the blurb, A Study of Fiber and Demons is a high fantasy romance, and it features a polyamorous relationship between bisexual and asexual characters.

It will be a while before I have any news on the publication date or cover art, but of course I’ll post updates here and on my website. I can confirm, though, that A Study of Fiber and Demons has been contracted to publish in both ebook and print format.

I’m stoked for this publication. I’m so excited to be working with LT3 again–they did a great job with For All the Gold in the Vault and all the LT3 staff and other authors are such sweet and passionate people. This has been a great project so far for me, too. Unlike FGV, which was a lot more experimental, ASoFaD (which is a terrible initialism; I’ll have to think of something else for that…) is a lot more my typical writing style, both tonally and genre-wise. Being back in my comfort zone for writing was a great chance to just let loose and have fun with it. Which isn’t to say that this project has been easy so far, either–it’s more than twice the length of FGV, and just the sheer volume alone has been a lot to contend with. Although it’s still under standard novel length, it’s only barely. But I’m very proud of how it’s turned out, and I’m glad it found a home at LT3.