It is available for preorder! About two weeks until it drops, so you’ve got that long to snag it for 15% off. ^__^ I’m quite fond of it and it’s lovely ridiculousness. It focuses on Laurence Wickes, a newly turned drinker (a.k.a., vampire, but no one calls them that anymore b/c it’s soooo outdated), and his psychiatrist, Dr. Ira Ashdown. Laurence was a hunter, in charge of keeping drinkers in line, right up until he was bitten on the job. To keep that job–which he does want–he has to convince his government-mandated psych he’s not a danger to society and get the right certification. He expects a stuffy old man and instead gets Ira, who’s pretty much the opposite of stuffy old man. Everything seems to be going well for Laurence and Ira, until Ira’s (secret, mysterious) past comes back to haunt them…
You can check it out here, complete with excerpt and Megan’s (better than mine) summary. :3
Audiobooks! LT3 has gotten the first of many audiobooks back from Red Planet Audiobooks. We opted for Megan’s Prisoner first, b/c that seemed to be most in demand. ^__^ I did a quality check (a.k.a., listened to the whole thing). It’s AWESOME. Seriously, I can’t even with how awesome it is. Links will go up on LT3 soon to where you can buy it, but also go visit M’s blog for a chance to win a free copy. ^__^
What am I doing now? Working on my next serial (it’s a Snow White rewrite that I’m already inordinately fond of) and working on my auction peeps’ commissions. ^__^ Will hopefully have something to show for those soon. Also, the ongoing website update, which fell to the wayside with Proud to Be a Vampire and travel taking up ALL of my time lately. Both are about wrapped for now, so I’m hoping to really dig in and finish that up.
That’s all I got for now. ^__^ Hope ya’ll are having a lovely October.
Okay, so this is going to be a huge ass long ass post, so you are forewarned.
First up! M and I sort of kind of collab’ed a few months back to write a matched set of stories featuring a pair of hedge witch brothers. Beach Remedy and Herbal Remedy are set in the same ‘verse as my story Quality Control, in That Famous Happy End anthology and also M’s story The Werewolf of Grey Lake Inn in the Bad Moon Rising anthology.
Basically, Quinn is one of the main chars in Quality Control; M stole his brother Astor for Grey Lake Inn. Lee, the MC of Beach Remedy, is Astor’s cousin, and he ends up with Jayden, whose brother Jordan is featured in M’s Herbal Remedy. :3 Confused yet? :3
You can preorder them for another week and then buy them thereafter. ^__^ Also, I reaaaally like the covers.
Second up. I no longer have a day job! I am working LT3 full time, though my mind hasn’t quite wrapped around that yet and I keep telling myself I have to go to bed to get up for work in the morning despite not having to get up until I want to. :3
Some of my major projects include setting up HR stuff (401k, health insurance, etc.) for us, doing a complete rehaul of the LT3 website (upgrade software, webhost, other software, look and feel, etc.), and ALL of the writing (anthology story catchup, Stolen Hearts book 2, a snow white fairy tale rewrite, and more). Should be funtimes. ^__^
Oh, and if anyone has anything they’d like on LT3 with the site overhaul, let me know and I will see what I can do. <3
Third up, this is going to be a busy summer/fall season for travelling. o_O;;
June 22 - M and I are gallivanting off to Georgia for a stop on Neil Gaiman's last U.S. signing tour.
July is pretty quiet
August 2-4: My sister is having her bachelorette party and bridal shower, which will necessitate a trip to NY
August 7: Goo Goo Dolls and Matchbox 20 concert in NC
August 15-18: Authors After Dark convention
Sept 14: NW Gay Romance Meetup in Seattle
October 12: Sister’s wedding in NY
If you haven’t been on the LT3 site since Friday, you should definitely go check out the shiny new Halloween theme we’re rocking! Megan made the new banner, and it’s an awesome yellow / orange / spooky theme. I really like the way it turned out.
(That said, uh, if you notice anything weird–wrong color, poor placement of something, etc.–don’t hesitate to let me know!)
We’ll also be doing a Christmas theme and have plans for other holiday themes down the road, which should be a lot of fun.
Oh, and discounts! LT3 will be doing weekly discounts for Halloween: Midsummer, Vampires, Werewolves, and DwtD themed (uh, not in the order? Maybe in that order, I don’t remember. :3).
Off to write now. Hopefully I will get this short story done this week, and will have something to show ya’ll soon. ^__^
The Trouble with Magic is now out! Congrats to lucky #42 Kathleen (the first Kathleen ^__~ and I swear that number was completely random), winner of the free copy. If you would like to buy a copy, you can do so in the LT3 Book Market! I hope ya’ll enjoy. <333
LT3 is doing some awesome stuff in October, including sales and giveaways and some awesome web stuff that I hope to do this weekend. ^__^ Keep an eye out, especially on the GoodReads group, if you happen to be a member. Megan is also doing a bunch of stuff on her website for the paltry occasion of her birthday (she’s turning old ^__~), so keep an eye out there. Also, Yaoi-con is next month! /excited
The Fairy’s Assistant, running in the LT3 Fairy Tale serial slot, completed this week! I really loved writing that story, and I hope ya’ll enjoyed it too! It’ll be available w/a serial subscription for a while yet, since we need a few more fairy tales before we can compile Volume 4 of the fairy tales (OMG, volume 4).
I think that’s all I’ve got. ^__^
The Trouble with Magic Giveaway
This is just a reminder that the giveaway contest for a free copy of The Trouble with Magic is still open until next Tuesday, September 27. You can enter both the contest here on my website and the contest open in the GoodReads group; we’ll just pick again for the second contest if the same person wins both. Good luck!
I love creating websites. ^__^ I’m not an expert, but I’m a pretty fair hand at it, if I do say so myself. (Humility, what?) One of my biggest stumbling blocks, though, is color. I’m good at basics; blue and orange are complimentary colors! No dark backgrounds and light text unless you like giving your readers eyestrain! But color schemes? I’m not so good. I’m especially bad at picking the perfect shades of colors to match a pretty header. It usually takes a bit of trial and error before I’m happy.
Usually I pick a color from the header and toss it in a color scheme generator (usually whichever one pops up in Google first). I also really like Kuler, which is an Adobe project, which has some really dynamic color selection tools. I totally burned my Sunday re-doing Megan’s LJ layout, and I went to Kuler to find a color scheme to match her Halloween-y banner.
Only to find they’ve made a super awesome cool enhancement. You can upload an image–any image–and Kuler will automatically generate a color scheme based off that image! It worked really damn well with M’s header image, though I haven’t tried anything else, but it was really, really exciting for my color-challenged self. :3 Exciting enough I had to share. ^__^
Other than web stuff, I’m diligently working on editing, not dying, editing, writing, keeping the kitties in line, cooking, writing, editing, cleaning, and breathing. All worthy endeavors.