Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Misc News

Living Words and Saving Liam

The second editions of Living Words and Saving Liam are out! These aren't much different from the originals, I mostly cleaned up language and fixed some minor inconsistencies. The biggest changes are (1) the shiny, shiny new covers and (2) I created a map for Saving Liam. If you previously bought the book through LT3, the new versions overwrote the old, so you can download the new versions from your past order history.

If you haven't picked these up, or if you picked them up elsewhere and can't get a shiny new version, LT3 is offering them (and Megan's 2nd Ed. of Sandstorm and The King's Harem) for $0.99! That price only lasts through end of day Thursday, so get them before then if you want the super cheap price.

   


The Heart of the Kingdom

This is currently running in serial (I may have mentioned this once or twice or a dozen times in various places ;3), but wraps as a serial on October 1. It's also listed in the ebook market, so if you're not a serial person and want to check out a ridiculously convoluted fairytale rewrite of Snow White, now's your chance to preorder. (You can do so here.)

I've already started on a sequel for it, because I don't have enough to work on. ^^ That's tentatively titled The Northern Wall and is 90% done. It'll require pretty big edits before it's ready to send to LT3, but I'm pretty pleased with the rough. That's getting set aside, however, b/c I need to have another serial ready to take Heart's place. But look for that next year, if you're interested.

That's all the news crap I've got for the moment. Hope ya'll are having a good August!

 

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Serial stuffs

So there are just about four chapters of The Heart of the Kingdom left, which means it'll wrap in serial on October 1 and be available in ebook (and print) on October 15. (It's up for preorder now, btw.) Yay! I'm neck deep in a sequel to it b/c that's what's struck my fancy for some reason. It will not be the serial following Heart, though, and that's what this post is about. I've got two ideas, and am not sure which to pick. That's where you lovely people come in.

Poll time!

Which serial should I write next?

(If the above doesn't work, the poll is visible in the sidebar of the blog. ^^)

So what are these stories about? They might be vaguely familiar to anyone who's been following me since old, old LJ days.

The elemental earth wizards story basically rolls like this. Carter's mother owns a mid-sized earth territory that's under siege by a horrific disease that's killing off the plants in the territory faster than she can fix it. Carter, is a weak earth wizard, so he can't help much, and then a newcomer shows up in town, with more than enough power to overpower the family's weakened grip and steal the territory from them...

The urban fantasy witches rolls like this:  Witch dude has a normal, everyday sort of practice doing magic for hire, when, of all people, an elf shows up looking for a love spell to make his intended fiancĂ©e more palatable (we're rocking the elves Do Not Approve of witch magic shenanigans). And then, b/c I like this trope too damn much, the two of them get (temporarily) stuck physically touching b/c of a spell gone wrong and then shit goes wrong for everyone.

Poll runs through midday Wednesday, at which point I will be kicking into high gear to get the first draft done ASAP. B/c I'm awesome at scheduling.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Free books!

Want a free book or dozen? Check out Digital Book Day! On July 14, 2014, a whole lot of authors are going to be offering up books for free. (Including me!) I'm offering up Drinker Class X, for those of ya'll who didn't get a chance to nab a copy during LT3's anniversary giveaways in April. Drinker will be available for free from the LT3 site (because I have the power!) for the entire day of July 14.

Click below to check out Drinker and Digital Book Day:



Thursday, June 12, 2014

New covers for old shinies!

 

New covers for old shinies! The lovely Aisha Akeju did these, and I am so in love with them both. ^^ The new versions will be out in the next few months (there is formatting and I want to clean them up and such), but I couldn't resist sharing in the interim.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Quality Assurance, serials, and other various things

I'm a slacker when it comes to my own blog posts and such. ^^;; I'm pretty good at keeping on top of LT3's social media, but past my twitter, I don't seem to update my author stuff much. So I have some 3-4 pieces of news to dump on ya'll at once.

QUALITY ASSURANCE

First up, Quality Assurance is currently on preorder and will be released on June 18. This is a short story I first wrote for LT3's very first anthology, That Famous Happy End. If you've got that anthology, don't bother getting this (unless you want it as a stand-alone). It went through another bout of editing, but nothing major changed. Mostly I just weeded out my qualifiers, b/c good grief do I love me some qualifiers.

Quality Assurance is also the story that kicked off the Paranormal Days 'verse, so if you've read Beach Remedy or Megan's Herbal Remedy, it's set in that same 'verse. ^^ Lee from Beach Remedy is Astor's cousin, who is the brother of Quinn in Quality Assurance. (Megan did Astor's story in LT3's Bad Moon Rising anthology, so he got some love in there too. ;3)

In any case, you can find that here (save 15% until June 17), and it'll be up at all the usual suspects soon.

SERIAL STORIES

 


Second and third, I've now got two stories running as part of LT3's serials. (Taking over the world!) Uh. But I think I've blabbed on here about The Heart of the Kingdom before, that's the main one. It's the snow white fantasy rewrite and it's rolling on into part two now. :3 Fun stuff is happening/about to happen.

The other one, I don't think I have mentioned. It's part of the fairy tale serial (it's shorter than The Heart of the Kingdom, which was waaaaaaaaaaaay too long to be suitable for fairy tale serial) and is called The Dragon of Bellerose Island. It's sort of kind of a riff on Beauty and the Beast, and I had a lot of fun writing the two MCs. Leandre is well-meaning but doesn't always see the big picture, which causes him to be stuck on inside the spell on Dilan's island. Dilan is a shy half-dragon who would prefer to hide away from the world forever, and now he's got to deal with Leandre. :3 Funtimes.

OTHER STUFF

I've got a couple short stories on my plate ATM. One is finished and features my very first trans* character. It's called The Errant Prince and is about a soldier-type dude going off in search of a runaway prince. The soldier is expecting a spoiled brat, the prince is expecting a bossy, order-following soldier, and neither of them is expecting the other. ^^ I'm hoping to get that one published at some point this year, just waiting on a last few betas before I throw it at Sam and tell her to do something with it.

Past that, I've got a mage-soldier short for a lovely (and very patient) lady that I need to get cracking on. I have some good ideas on that, just need to sit down and get it out. I also need to get started on the serial that will follow The Heart of the Kingdom (I'm thinking Elemental magics, b/c that's always cool to play with) and various other projects that I won't mention here b/c I don't want to get people's hopes up when I have no idea when they'll be actually done. ^^;;

That's all I've got. I hope ya'll are having a lovely summer so far!

Friday, March 28, 2014

Birthday!

Happy birthday to me! And happy my birthday to you, too. :3 In honor of my birthday on Sunday, LT3 is hosting a 30% off sale from now until end of day March 30, so hop on over and stock up on anything you may have been contemplating.

If you're interested in a chance to win a signed copy of Battle of Will, head on over to Goodreads, where the giveaway there is still open (and will be open until end of day March 31).

That's all I've got. Hope ya'll are having a lovely March, and that spring comes quickly for those of you in the frozen states. :3

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Giveaway and random status things

The Heart of the Kingdom is in full swing over at LT3's serials. For those following along, the real fun starts next week. :3 :3

It's been two months since Battle of Will dropped, and if ya'll haven't had a chance to pick up a copy, or if you'd like a paperback copy, I'm throwing a giveaway through GoodReads. Giveaway is open until March 31, and open to everyone everywhere. (Note: the giveaway thing is a bit buggy; there are entries, but on the book page it says there isn't. So if you enter and see that, your entry is there, GoodReads is just being weird.) Widget is below:



Goodreads Book Giveaway

Battle of Will by Sasha L. Miller

Battle of Will

by Sasha L. Miller

Giveaway ends March 31, 2014.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to win

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Odds and Ends

First up, sale! LT3 is having a 20% off sale now through end of day Feb 15, so if you've been waiting for any reason to pick up any of my books, now is an excellent time to grab them. ^__^ Here is the me-specific listing of books, minus anthologies (which are on sale, but are listed under "Various" for multiple authors ATM*.


Second up, there's still two days left for giveaway entries. If you'd like an audiobook copy of Saving Liam, bop on over to this post and throw your name in that hat. If you'd like to win some serial subscription time to read The Heart of the Kingdom and a bunch of other neat serials, go to Goodreads and throw your name in this hat. (Note: you'll have to join the LT3 Goodreads group to join that giveaway, and obviously have a GR account.)


I swear there was a third thing, but I can't remember it so I'm going to run off to the next task on my to-do list. :3 Hope ya'll are having a good week.


*I am implementing a fix for this, and am super excited that it's nearly in place. ^__^ So sooon, it will have all my books, anthologies included.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Saving Liam - audiobook giveaway

Exciting news! Saving Liam is now available on audiobook. ^__^ It's available on WorldWide Audiobooks currently, and will be available on all major retailers soonish (processing can take a few weeks). You can keep an eye on where it's up here.

 To celebrate, I'm throwing a giveaway. There's a couple ways to enter, but uh, this is my first rafflecopter giveaway, so uh,  hopefully everything works, and I haven't screwed anything up. o_O

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Monday, January 6, 2014

New Free Read: The Duke's Deception

Back in October (or somewhere around there), I offered up writings for a fundraiser and was taken up on that by two lovely peeps. The Duke's Deception was one of the stories I wrote, written for the ever lovely Mara Ismine, and will be up for grabs starting on Wednesday. (The other story is still half-done and being a brat. >_<)

You can grab it from LT3 or any third-party vendor (excepting Amazon, since they require a price and then price matching, so I suppose you COULD buy it from Amazon, but that seems silly when you can grab mobi format from anywhere).


The Duke's Deception All Larkin wants is to be left in peace, live a life free of lies and deceit. But agreements have been made and he must see them through if he ever hopes to achieve his goals. But between nefarious dealings, dangerous encounters, and one stubbornly determined prince, the obstacles may ultimately prove insurmountable …