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There's definitely one big silver lining about being sick (yah, same cold/sinus/rundown stuff as per usual, this time with bonus cough and now 3 sets of meds) - one can stay home and READ.

Although earlier in the week, I was mostly just sleeping, this weekend, my attention span got a little better and I devoured the most recent 2 books in Jenna Black's Devil series.

If you're looking for a good new urban fantasy series, this would be a great one. I adore this series beyond the telling of it. I bought the first book only a couple of weeks ago and immediately bought the next two. It's been a long time since I raced through a set of books.

What I love:
The premise - very interesting and unusual. The world created is detailed and yet, no boring infodumps, go Jenna! She does a fabulous job at revealing the details through action, dialogue and showing the reader.

Morgan, the protag - tough, but yet vulnerable in many ways; her relationship with her BF, her brother, her family is real and handled well.

The lovely and so very hot and endearing relationship between Adam and Dominic. There's a truth to their interactions and love doesn't mean they don't screw up.

Note to [livejournal.com profile] theamusedone - I think you'll really, really like these guys.

Lugh and Raphael - Jenna makes these guys fascinating - likeable, yet extremely dangerous.

The plots - interesting in their own right, and I like the overall arc mixed in with each book's discrete plot line. Answers are given, yet more questions raised in just that right mix of "omg, I must keep reading".

So major kudos to Jenna Black. I'm looking forward to her continuing this series.

I stayed up way too late last night reading The Devil's Due, right after I finished The Devil You Know. This is definitely a sign that I'm hooked. :)

Buy these books at your favorite indie bookstore.
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SciFi Guy created a video salute to the ubiquitous Urban Fantasy covers from tramp stamps to unbuttoned jeans. I'm chuckling, as he included one of my covers in the mix. Hee!

Just a month and half until Blood Bargain hits the shelves! I've already been Klausnered. As usual, she gets some of the details wrong. (for values of some that mean "most"). Ah, well, at least I'm in good company. ::g::

Of the amusing & interesting:
Whedonesque reported a photo of James Marsters in a Jayne hat

My boss blogs on the value of your e-mail.

[livejournal.com profile] cleolinda continues to recap True Blood.

I have stopped watching Heroes. Srsly. Season 3? WTF? (to quote Jackie Kessler)

/random

Hope everyone has a fabulous Wednesday!
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Bouchercon has published the panel schedule. All the panels are titled after songs.

I'll be on a great panel on Thursday, October 9, 2008 (as moderator):

WEASELS RIPPED MY FLESH (Frank Zappa) Mixing mystery and horror.
Maria Lima(M),
Mario Acevedo
Heather Graham
Kat Richardson
F. Paul Wilson

Pretty darned good line up!

On a side note, my wonderful team at work gave me a pirate birthday card today and there was pie. :)

Okay, that's it, I'm off home, then finish the last wee bit of packing, then to bed early so I can get up at 3:15 a.m. (YIKES!)
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Just finished Vampire Academy by [livejournal.com profile] blue_succubus (Richelle Mead) and am looking forward to the next in the series.

Been on a Harry Potter kick, so last night finished re-reading Chamber of Secrets and am starting Prisoner of Azkaban.

Went to see The Dark Knight on Friday with JM from work, her hubby and some of their pals. Truly a brilliant, relentless, immersive movie experience. As said by many before, Heath Ledger's Joker is a tour-de-force, a brilliant, twisted psychopath.

Since I've been on a bit of a vampire kick, too, I've started to re-watch Angel: the Series. Just finished reading Five Seasons of Angel (one of the SmartPop Series from Benbella books) and enjoyed it immensely.

On the screen right now: Spike prancing about in "In the Dark" (AtS 1x03) at the end of the episode, strutting like he's going to rise above all the disappointments, then realizing he's well and truly screwed as the ceiling gives way.

As always, my favorite bit from this episode is at the beginning. Spike watching Angel from the roof of a nearby building as Angel saves the girl:

SPIKE: (imitating Rachel) How can I thank you, you mysterious, black-clad hunk of a night thing? (imitating Angel) No need, little lady, your tears of gratitude are enough for me. You see, I was once a badass vampire, but love and a pesky curse defanged me. Now I'm just a big, fluffy puppy with bad teeth.

(Rachel steps closer to Angel, and Angel steps back, warding her off with his hands)

SPIKE: No, not the hair! Never the hair! (high voice) But there must be someway I can show my appreciation. (low voice) No, helping those in need's my job, and working up a load of sexual tension, and prancing away like a magnificent poof is truly thanks enough! (high voice) I understand. I have a nephew who is gay, so... (low voice) Say no more. Evil's still afoot! And I'm almost out of that Nancy-boy hair gel I like so much. Quickly, to the Angel-mobile, away!

SPIKE: Go on with you. Play the big, strapping hero while you can. You have a few surprises coming your way. The ring of Amara, a visit from your old pal Spike, and, oh yeah, your gruesome, horrible death. **


Hope everyone's had a great weekend!



* Xander to Giles, Miss Calendar; BtVS 1x08, I, Robot

** The Buffy Dialogue Database

Oh, hai

Feb. 26th, 2008 09:03 pm
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I'm still here, despite no evidence to the contrary. I realized this evening that I haven't posted in awhile. Amazing how time just vanishes.

Today is debut book sale day for fellow
[profile] fangs_fur_fey  members, [profile] mdhenry  and [profile] antonstrout .

Mark Henry's first book, Happy Hour of the Damned and Anton's Dead to Me both sound fabulous and right up my reading alley. I'm looking forward to both books!

The parental units sent me a care package of goodies from the Latin Market in San Antonio. Much with the yumminess! Some turron, some coconut macaroons and 2 cans of Nescafe Cafe con Leche. About as close to Cuban food I'm going to get for a while.

I recently started reading Unquiet Dreams, Mark del Franco's (
[profile] markdf ) sequel to Unshapely Things (which I loved). My only beef: not having time enough to read. I adore his characters and wish I could just ignore my work and my writing and just hunker down and read all the way through. If you've read the first book, it's the current pick/discussion over at the League of Reluctant Adults.

Time: something most authors have little of and want desperately - maybe someday, I'll get some back so I can do things like watch Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles and get to finish books I adore. In the meantime, I leave you all to it...whatever it might be.


Postscript: Damn it, I keep losing my wireless connection. ARRGH!


ETA: Does John de Lancie ever play a good guy? (random thought while watching SG1 season 5x03 Ascension)
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I have once again confirmed my belief...no, my conviction, that chickwriter trying to drive in DC is doomed to get lost and end up in some skanky part of town.

How Chickwriter Avoided Dying on the Streets and Lived to Sign Books )

After surviving the OMG CITY! ordeal (really, I'm not that bad about the city, just when I am dumb and decide to drive when there's perfectly good public transportation) - I get home and voila! Advance Check for Blood Bargain arrived. Yippee!

And then of course, the other set of nightmares...of the good and squeeful kind...

SGA )

Now, it's off to a hair appointment, then later, another book signing.

SO, DC area peeps - even though this is late notice, if you're around this afternoon, stop by Waldenbooks at Landmark Mall. I'll be there at 1:00 and for a couple of hours.

LandMark Mall/Waldenbooks
5801 Duke St #G304
Alexandria, VA 22304

Have a great Saturday all!!
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Let me be one of the first to congratulation my friends Charlaine Harris and Toni L.P. Kelner on their new book (which debuted on my birthday!) and hit the stands at #30 on the New York Times bestseller list.

Many Bloody Returns is an anthology of vampire tales, containing stories by Charlaine, Toni, Jim Butcher, Christopher Golden, Jeanne Stein and others of note.

Kudos to Charlaine and Toni for a fabulous debut!!
chickwriter: (Blood Ties - Vicky - stressed)
Let me just say that going back to work after a week and a half off makes time fly: and not necessarily in a good way. Last week is still much of a blur. I dropped out of warp speed sometime this afternoon, but am still slammed with a bunch of projects.

The cleaners are coming tomorrow and stuff is still piled up on the floor.

However, I totally blame Dean James for that (well, sort of...at least for part of it). At Mayhem, we got to talking about Madeline Brent and well, one thing led to another, and the next thing I know I'm browsing half.com.

I not only scored a bunch of Madeline Brent books, but also Anne Maxwell's Dancer series and a bunch of oop books by Mark Richard Zubro, whom I met briefly at Mayhem. Mark writes about a couple of gay detectives and I'm really looking forward to reading him. Sadly, many of his books were out of print, and since I'm a completist, I had to start at the beginning. ::g::

Which means - I have this PILE o'books that must find a temporary home so that the cleaners can vacuum.

Eep!


Blood Bargain is now 7500 words closer to being a real book. Hard to tell the actual total word count as I have several random scenes that may or may not make it into the final draft (perhaps about 10,000 more words).

Am behind on reading LJ, but hope to catch up.

If I commented and you commented back, and want a response - I may not have seen your message. I changed my email host and for a few days, I was not getting LJ messages. That's been corrected. I promise, I'm not ignoring you, it might just take me a while to go back through and see if I owe anyone anything.

Okay, toddling off now because tomorrow is all-day client meeting day.

Oh, quick drive by book rec: Succubus Blues by Richelle Mead. Thoroughly enjoyable!
chickwriter: (DarkAngel photo by Donna Andrews)
Of the great, my dad is doing fabulously with the radiation/chemo. Things are progressing well and the doctors have every confidence. Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers.

Of the good, seems that although Amazon is having problems fulfilling orders for my book (they seem to have under-ordered), my editor assures me that they are working with their rep to rectify this. In the meantime, if you want to get it sooner, order from an indy or you can order directly from my publisher.

Now for the utterly sucktastic.

I just heard that a dear dear friend and fellow author, Elaine Viets, suffered a stroke last night at 9:00 p.m. and for a while, the prognosis was the worst. Luckily, after surgery, things seem to be better. She's slated to be okay, but with a long, long road to recovery. Elaine is a fantastic, fabulous woman and one of my closest friends and mentors. I love her dearly and am still processing the news.

The women at the Lipstick Chronicles - the blog she participates in - have set up an entry to keep us posted. If you know her or read her books, please drop in and leave a comment.

Back to work now.
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So just a few days after MJ, where the lovely and talented [livejournal.com profile] lamardeuse was facilitating learning a 2nd language (and by that, I mean learning how to curse in Joual, punctuated by scenes from Bon Cop, Bad Cop) - I see this news item.

I repeat: coincidence or some weird karmic synchronicity?

[livejournal.com profile] lamardeuse, I think I need a written Joual curse primer. ::g::

I am still battling the Crud, which has morphed into the Cough-that-will-not-quit. My co-workers are being most patient with the ugly resounding hacks and honks from my office.

TGI...Almost Friday! I canceled my hair appointment on Saturday to stay home and pamper my abused respiratory system. Besides, I have new books to read - like the brand new Dresden novel, White Knight and the latest Laura Lippman What the Dead Know.
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So yesterday, in the midst of two hours of crazy!insane work type stuff, I get an IM from [livejournal.com profile] oldcharliebrown, chief editor at Wildside. Mostly chit-chat, until the really really cool thing about orders for Matters of the Blood.


Him: Borders took 1200 copies.
Me: WOW
Him: Barnes and Noble took 900 copies.
Me: :-D

::chickwriter grins wildly::

Holy crap, all - I'm going to be in the chain stores!

Don't get me wrong, I absolutely adore my lovely indies, especially Mysterious Galaxy and Mystery Loves Company. Both stores have been wonderful supporters. But try as they may, they can't deal in those kinds of numbers. I'm still in a bit of shock.

On Wednesday, I'm at the Alexandria Public Library with 3 other local authors. Olsson's ( another fine indie) ordered a case of my book (36). What's left over after the signing will be my author copies, so I'm dying to see it finally.

If you're in the area, feel free to stop by. It's a free event and I promise I won't force you to buy anything. ::g::

The weather has cleared up (thankfully!) but unfortunately, we didn't get to go to Paula Poundstone last night. Weather was much too risky, plus after the work insanity, I had a splitting sinus headache. Although, the news about the book went a long way to alleviate that.

Of the amusing: In my mail last night, I got a promo postcard for a new book: Whips of the West. Tracey, I swear, it's not what you think...no, really, I am so not lying. Evidently, since Chesapeake Crimes II, which I co-edited, is published by this press, I'm on the mailing list.

I'm going to have to keep this postcard.

In conclusion: 2 weeks until MJ!!!! 1 week until DS fannish weekend!!!!!

New books!

Jan. 29th, 2007 02:09 pm
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Just got my package from Mysterious Galaxy with my inscribed copies of You Suck: A Love Story, by Christopher Moore (a sequel to Bloodsucking Fiends: A Love Story, which was my intro to him); and No Dominion, by Charlie Huston. No Dominion is the third in a brilliantly written noirish vampire PI series. I got to meet Charlie at BEA last year, even got an ARC of No Dominion, but it vanished from our booth at some point. :( I would have ordered the book anyway, but I'm sorry to have lost the lovely inscription. This new copy is also inscribed, because Charlie signed at MG recently. :)

Also on the horizon: No Regrets by Shannon K. Butcher. Yes, the spouse of Jim Butcher. It's her first book, a romantic suspense and I hear it's most excellent. It's officially out next week, so make sure you pick up a copy. (paperback original, $6.99)

Over the weekend, I read Old Man's War by John Scalzi (feed: [livejournal.com profile] scalzi). If you like science fiction, with a Heinlenesque flavor, this one's for you. Just out in paperback, it's garnered tons of awards/nominations for its debut last year in hardcover. Ghost Brigades, a 2nd book in this universe is due out from Tor in paperback soon. (yeah, I'm buying a lot more in paperback these days, mostly because of space issues...as in I have none).

I spent the weekend relaxing, with a heating pad on the tendinitis-affected left shoulder...oh yeah, I forgot, the verdict is tendinitis. IMHO, this means: wow, your shoulder is swollen and we have no idea why! Treatment is 500 mg of Naproxen (e.g. Aleve) 2x a day, and heat. The heat helped a LOT, plus, not using it probably was helpful. Hard thing to do at work, though. ::g::

I did *not* watch any of the Sunday shows, so tonight, after I get home and d/l from iTunes, I will immerse myself in Dresden and BSG goodness. Then Rome, via On-Demand. I totally LOVE being able to do this.
chickwriter: (Grinch whee! by grrliz)
After a couple of insane work days, I came back from lunch to find a great big box from my sis. Knowing it was early b'day pressies from [livejournal.com profile] birki_lib, I immediately had to open it. (Yah, no delayed gratification here!)

First thing I found: A note, written on a note paper from a pad I'd made for her (designed, had printed) about 10 years ago. It read:

STOP!!!!

You must call me before opening any of your presents. I want to be able to hear you reactions! I'll have my cell on.

Eep!! Delayed gratification. So, I pull open the rest of the box, because I know she's wrapped everything and call her.

PRESSIES!! )
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Just heard today that HBO has greenlighted (greenlit?) True Blood, the new series based on Charlaine Harris' Southern Vampire series. The show is slated for late 2007.

Also, SciFi has picked up The Dresden Files, based on Jim Butcher's books. This series will premiere in January '07.

This is FABULOUS news!

As for me, I owe comments galore and probably missed some birthday greetings. RL has been a bit wonky, but hope to be back on track soonish.

Spent the weekend either napping or mainlining Season 1 of Footballer's Wives. What a hoot!
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I was dead dog tired on Saturday night, and decided to take my time getting in to the convention center in the a.m. on Sunday.

Stopped off and got coffee and a bagel and some cash, then drove to my lovely corner lot from the day before only to find it chained shut. :(

Had to drive around, but I found another one, nearly as convenient.

Fewer attendees walking around on Sunday, as many folks were leaving for home early, but still extremely successful.

Got to meet Chuck Zito, a new author with a truly funny new series set in the theatre. First book: A Habit For Death. (No, this isn't the actor that played on Oz ::g::)

More serendipty, author Clyde Ford and our booth boy S discovered they went to high school together in NY, class of '67. A big HS in NY, so they never met. And I thought I was the queen of serendipity!

[livejournal.com profile] beledibabe and I did another pass through the show, gathering more freebies. Ended up at Diamond Distributing again at my publisher's booth, when all of a sudden I heard my name. It was Patrick Heffernan, the incomparable store manager from Mysterious Galaxy. It was great running into him - got a gigantic hug and a chance to chat without thousands of people around.

Back at the MWA booth, I had a chance to visit a bit with my old pal, Steve Brewer, who'd run out of books at his publisher signing the previous day, so we had nothing for him to sign. I hadn't seen him in a while, as Steve now lives in CA, and I'm here on the East Coast.

Margery and S packed up all their myriad of goodies, including a Smallville 2nd Season Companion book that S somehow scored. This dude is AWESOME when trolling for goodies. People just GAVE him things, especially on Sunday, as publisher reps packed up and realized they didn't want to take stuff back with. Unfortunately, the Smallville book was a display copy that they were discarding, so there was only one. Oh well, I did taunt S with the SV magazine with Lois on the cover. ::g::

We wrapped up the day in a haze, trying to figure out just how to get all the stuff back out. At least I had a car, but poor [livejournal.com profile] beledibabe had to pack mule everything on the Metro. At the last minute, Brooke B from Dorchester, home of [livejournal.com profile] naominovik's hubby Charles' Hard Case Crimes, came over with bottles of wine and a book for each of us. We'd steered folks over there yesterday during the Jason Starr signing and wine party so she wanted to thank us. No hardship there. I love the books and think Charles and the gang are doing a fabulous job with the imprint. But, hey, free wine!

Got home at a decent hour and basically vegged.

I had SUCH a blast, even though I was dead tired and felt battered and bruised afterwards. Where else can you spend such a fabulous weekend talking about the book biz with folks that know it from all ends of the spectrum?

Next year: NYC!
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BEfreakin''A, baybee!

OMFG, what a huge place. The trade show is in three halls on TWO levels and my feets they are SORE.

I got lost for an hour this a.m. trying to find the MWA booth, which number I'd mis-read or something.

In any case, I got great free stuff from Ellora's Cave (condom keychains!) and met some new authors in our own booth, plus got to hand out all day with [livejournal.com profile] beledibabe, the lovely Ms. M and lots of cool folks.

Best of all, at the end of the day, I finally got to meet [livejournal.com profile] viggofest in the flesh!

Dinner at Lebanese Taverna and a long metro and bus ride home.

Tomorrow, we get to do this all over again, w00t!

Note to self: Aleve.
chickwriter: (Brokeback Mountie by SkaterGater)
For those of you who knew who this was, Gene Pitney died while on tour in GB. (In case the subject line wasn't hint enough, he was a singer/songwriter, most well known for that song).

Work has been a roller coaster of insanity, but I'm trying to remain zen about all of it. Today, that's working better than it was yesterday.

My DVD of Brokeback Mountain arrived today, so w00t! I've spent the majority of today listening to Rufus on the iPod - hooked up to my speakers and just chilling while I work on catching up on daily stuff. I could get used to this. Have scheduled Friday as "work from home" day, so I'm very happy about that. Nothing like rolling out of bed at the last minute to start working. ::g::

On the TSTL* list for the day, because, yah, live ordnance as paperweight is really smart. Sigh. (snurched from [livejournal.com profile] scott_lynch)

Didn't watch House last night, but am looking forward to more roommate fun with the boys. hee!

Current issue of Sci-Fi magazine has a lovely article and some photos from the upcoming Dresden Files, a series pilot based on Jim Butcher's books. I'm looking forward to this. I first met Jim a few years ago, just as the first audio was released (Storm Front) , he was and is a fabulous writer and interview subject. I've loved the Harry Dresden books from the start and have hooked at least 8 or 9 people in my office to the series. My book pimping is an awesome thing. ::g:: (but I learned from the best, right, [livejournal.com profile] allaboutm_e?

On the writing front - I'm working on the query/synopsis of Matters to get that back out in the world, plus I have an idea for another book/series that I'm toying with. I do want to eventually get the 2nd book of the Blood Lines universe finished, too. I wish there was more time in the day/week/month and more energy. With work being as soulsucking as it's been, it's really really tough to make my brain work for fiction writing. I'm hoping that the energy from the upcoming cons (Malice and Mayhem) will help. I usually come back from those with a renewed sense of purpose.


*TSTL: Too Stupid To Live
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The subject? That would be me, doing the happy dance.

I got the official release of rights from my (now former) publisher today via FedEx. I'm now free - which means, my book is officially out of print (teh woe), but I'm free to shop it around to real publishers who might actually act like professionals (teh yay).

On other book fronts:
I started and devoured [livejournal.com profile] naominovik's His Majesty's Dragon on Sunday. Fabulous characters, fascinating sense of place, excellent story. I didn't stop reading until I was done. Normally, I'm not so much into a historical setting. I usually prefer contemporary fantasy, but will enjoy well-done books, no matter the time period. Naomi's book is beyond well done, it's utterly brilliant.

Baltimore Noir debuts this week, with an event at the Enoch Pratt Library in Baltimore. It's an anthology of mystery stories, penned by the some of the best Charm City writers, including Laura Lippman.

eep - the threatened storms have arrived - I'll log off to spare any possibility of power freakouts. (even though I do have a heavy duty surge protector - I'm all about the safe over the sorry, especially when it involves my laptop!)
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Ran to B&N at lunch for my semi-regular dose of Sci-Fi mag and other genre mags, and spotted [livejournal.com profile] naominovik's Her Majesty's Dragon on the "new releases" dump at the front of the store. I got my copy already, what are you waiting for? ;-)

Still pimping Crystal Rain by Tobias Buckell and Covenants by Lorna Freeman. I'm halfway through Lorna's 2nd book (The King's Own) and am not wanting to finish it because then I'll be done and there are no more yet!! EEEEE!!! /bookpanic

The weather is awesomely beautiful - high 60s and not a cloud in the sky. I was tempted to not return to work after the lunch outing. But alas, I'm still here. Saturday is our staff retreat, which means working, but it should be productive.

Watched House last night - my reaction? Pretty much the same as all of you - OMGWTFGAYERTHANAGAYTHING! 'Nuff said.

Did not watch Lost or Veronica Mars, those will be tonight. Thank goodness for the DVR.

Tomorrow I go to a new doc for the sinusy stuff. If I like this clinic, I plan to transfer all my gyn records over to them. These folks are a women's clinic that does primary care work and gyn. I like the idea of a one-stop shop.

Trying to plan out my nearly!midnight panel for Malice Domestic - the title: Things That Go Bump In The Night - not sure of who's accepted the invite to be on the panel, but we've invited any of the attendees that have written paranormal/supernatural elements into their mysteries. I'm wracking my brain for ideas for what we'll actually do - maybe readings? I'm drawing blanks. Discuss the seductive aspects of horror? Why is the supernatural sexy?

My "official" panel is the following morning at 10:00 a.m. - Crossing Genre: Is there a bridge that allows passage from one genre to another? - My co-panelists include Carole Nelson Douglas, Barbara Hambly, Lillian Stewart Carl and Lois Greiman. I'm not running this show, but I did offer up some ideas to our moderator, who is a good friend. I did a similar panel at ConDor a few weeks ago and shamelessly stole some of the questions we discussed. ::g::

May brings BEA - and I'm an official exhibitor - working the MWA/Sisters in Crime booth. I'm psyched, as I've never attended this event. So if any of you author types are there - stop by the MWA booth and say "Hi".

Just after BEA, I'm off to Mayhem in the Midlands - my favorite small con (<200 people). This years GOH is Laura Lippman.
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I have a definite love/hate relationship with spring. On the one hand...ooh, shiny/pretty/warm. On the other: OMGWTFPOLLEN! I'm not technically allergic to anything, just have overactive sinuses. Yeah, well, wtfever.

I spent a good part of last week/this weekend trying to breathe. I use plain saline spray, some decongestant tablets and try to avoid the nasal sprays that work great, but eventually (in a couple days) rebound and make it worse. Sometimes, I cave, because sleeping without breathing just so doesn't work.

Because I was out of sorts due to the stupid sinuses, I spent the weekend lazing about, reading and vegging, and totally AFK. It was refreshing in a way, and utterly self-indulgent.

Book recs:
Covenants by Lorna Freeman - loaned my copy to [livejournal.com profile] beledibabe who also enjoyed it.
Crystal Rain by Tobias Buckell - pimped to me by PH at Mysterious Galaxy, who's convinced it's the next big thing. I'll have to agree. Really excellent book. If you want a preview, you can download it here. Tobias was kind enough to send me some promotional magnets that I'm passing out at work.

Publisher update:
He's finally surfaced, after two and a half months. Long story, yadda yadda, he's been away, etc. ad nauseum. Same old excuses. He's offered to let authors out of their contracts and give them their rights back. My letter should be going to him this week. Now to start all over. Sigh. I don't know whether to try to market something new, or try to re-sell Matters, which was #5 bestseller for them and has garnered a bit of a following. I don't even know if an agent or publisher would be willing to look at something that's already been done by a small press. I think maybe, since I've heard of others who've done this. I'm semi-considering working on another book entirely, more straightforward paranormal romance than mystery. In any case, I'm stepping back a little now to re-think my next steps. (I just became a member of Romance Writers of America - a group highly motivated in seeing their members succeed.

I'm really really behind on LJ, plan to catch up over the week, but if there's anything happening, I'd love to know about it. :)

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