Monthly Archives: April 2011

What’s We’re Working On – Project Update, April 2011

This is the project list as it stands on April 13, 2011.  We reserve the right to have a better idea, get hopelessly sidetracked by other things, or throw our hands in the air and declare a story dead at any point.

I’ve also added progress bars for the current novels, on the sidebar.  And if you’re really amused by random words, I’m tweeting the first and last word of everything I add to Peripheral People, on the Ylendrian Empire twitter. Continue reading

Working for the weekend

You haven’t lived until you’ve written a sex scene in a Starbucks.  Especially an awkward, tangled, emotionally charged sex scene involving a telepath.

Maybe there’s a reason that the guy in the corner keeps giving me funny looks when I take a break to play peek-a-boo with his daughter.  I mean, I’m not wearing my “I’m writing the Naughty Parts!” t-shirt today, but perhaps he just knows.

Maybe he’s a telepath.

I’ve been working up to using this song as a soundtrack for weeks, and the time has finally come. Heh. Yeah.  You see what I did there.

Interviewed by Heather at The Galaxy Express

Well, now I feel famous- Heather Massey at The Galaxy Express has interviewed us!   Highlights include some behind-the-scenes info on The Slipstream Con, our taste in television, the state of the Ylendrian Empire, and the always relevant: boxers or briefs?

We had a blast talking with Heather, and you can read the results, as well as Heather’s thoughts on The Slipstream Con, here:

An Interview With Reesa Herberth & Michelle Moore, Authors of THE SLIPSTREAM CON

Michelle and I are dropping in to answer questions in the comments section, so feel free to ask us something cheeky and relevant.

And the winner is…

We’re pleased to announce that the winner of our latest comment contest is:

Susan R.

We’ll be emailing Susan R. to find out what format she would prefer her book in.

Thanks to everyone who commented, and be sure to stick around.  We’ll have more contests coming up, not to mention a sneaky snippet from The Slipstream Con and The Balance of Silence here and there.

Who DOESN’T love jewelry?

The Slipstream Con: Ylendrian Empire, Book 2

So how did Reesa and I spend New Release Day??  Duh… with shopping, of course.  Reesa had this super cool idea to create bead charm bracelets to commemorate our books.  I did not need any convincing, being the sappy romantic that I am.  Something to celebrate and commemorate AND it’s pretty jewelry?  I’m there!


I may have spent almost *mumble mumble* two hours obsessing over beads.  But seriously, there were so many!  And it would be sad to not find the perfect one to represent Riv and Ducks, or Tal and Kellen and Vanya.  Or planets.  Because come on, I needed a beach glass bead to represent Karibee, and a snowflake for Noska, and this cool green swirly thing for Maltana, and this brass etched official looking charm for Rogena and… well, you get the idea.


Pictures coming soon!


The Slipstream Con – Available now!

It’s finally here!  Our new book, The Slipstream Con, releases today, and we’re excited to be able to share an excerpt with you.

You can read the full first chapter, or purchase the book, by clicking on the cover below.

The Slipstream Con - Available now from Samhain Publishing!

Is love the biggest con of them all?

A Ylendrian Empire story.

For three years, Kellen Frey has led bounty hunters Tal and Vanya on a merry chase, evading capture with flair and style. Now, just when they finally have their pet project—and object of their mutual fantasies—cornered, the elusive con artist turns the tables and gives himself up. A sudden attack of conscience, perhaps? Tal and Vanya know better.

Their suspicions are confirmed when a crime lord comes dangerously close to killing them all, and the rapidly sickening thief is forced to confess the truth—he’s been accidentally dosed with a highly illegal form of nanotechnology.

If Kellen can’t get his hands on another dose, he’s finished. The problem is, the only thief who’s ever broken in to Slipstream Labs is his ex-girlfriend, and she’s allergic to bounty hunters. As he does his best to play both sides, he struggles with his growing desire to be more than a prisoner to Tal and Vanya. Without trust, they won’t survive long. The clock is ticking as they race to uncover a conspiracy that spans the Ylendrian Empire.

Product Warnings
This book contains an anti-hero with no qualms about redecorating your spaceship, a heroine capable of killing you with her hair stick, and another hero who would like nothing more than to shag them both without the inconvenience of a conscience.

Chapter One

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It’s like the night before opening night!

Or something like that anyway.  The Slipstream Con is out tomorrow!  On the one hand, it seems like we were just writing it yesterday.  On the other, this has taken forever and a day.

Excited and nervous seem to be the emotions of the day, with excited in the forefront.  Kellen, Tal and Vanya are going to be released to the world at large.  I hope everyone loves them as much as we do.


Before and After

When it’s a category on Wheel of Fortune, I’m all over the Before and After.  So why is it that I never remember to take before and after pictures until I’ve already reached the “after” part of the equation?

Never fear!  My mad Photoshop skillz (they really deserve the z) can fix the problem!

The Project: Backyard Mayhem

Last year for Christmas, I gave my friend and housemate, Stanley, the gift of landscaping.  No, it’s not what you’re thinking.  Actual landscaping.

Our back yard, over the years, has gone from relatively spacious and clean, to a gradually diminishing ivy nursery.  We’d lost at least 10 to 15 feet of yard to the creeping green menace, including the only spot on the entire property that gets enough direct sunlight to grow a vegetable garden.  It was time to declare war, and so, armed with only our wits, our checkbooks, and the wiles of the 3 guys who actually did most of the work, we struck a blow for freedom from the English (creeper vines.  Hi, Brits!  We <3 you!)

It wasn’t enough to just gain the ground back, though.  We had to stake our claim!  So after our reserve troops had been sent home, Stanley built me some lovely raised gardening beds, and then we both set to work filling them with the tiny mountain of topsoil that had been left behind for us.

We filled.  And we filled.  I’m pretty sure that Stanley thought I was going to have a heart attack, and I was relegated to “raker” rather than “shoveler”.  When we were done, I had learned two very important things:

1) I give awesome Christmas presents, when they get me something I want.
2) I would never make it on Supernatural, because those dudes seem to dig up a grave or two a week, and after moving approximately the same amount of dirt, I felt like I could cheerfully be put in the ground myself.

And now, courtesy of my lax grasp on sequencing, before and after pictures of my yard and new garden: