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2014 Frederick Book Festival

I’m pleased to be participating in the second annual Frederick Book Festival on Saturday, June 28, 2014.  This year the event will be held at the Hampton Inn (5311 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick, MD 21074), and it’s FREE for readers!  Please come out to join a host of authors, ranging across just about every genre you can imagine, from 10am to 6pm.  There will be a book signing event from 2-3pm, as well as diverse and lively panel discussions and readings all day.

Due to a conflict, Michelle won’t be attending, but I’ll be there, eagerly awaiting the chance to say hi, and hand out chocolate.  Stop by our table to try out the newly-minted Cabinet of Wonders, talk sci fi, romance, fantasy, or anything else… and did I mention chocolate? Because chocolate.

I look forward to seeing some of you there!

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Balticon 48 Draws Nigh!

Woman playing fiddle made of fire and ice, Balticon 48 title banner.

Michelle and I are once again participating in the festivities at Balticon.  We’ll be around Friday-Monday, so if you’re attending, please feel free to say hello.  Our books will be for sale at the Broad Universe table, and we plan to spend a fair amount of time there between panels.  The GoH is Brandon Sanderson, and I’m really excited to see Melissa Scott, Maria V. Snyder, and Myke Cole, as well.  Not to mention all the lovely people I only ever seem to run into at cons.

If you’d like to see the dog and pony show in action, please drop in to our panels!  Our schedules are below:

 

Michelle

Kicking Yourself Into Gear (Panel) (Participant), Friday 20:00 – 20:50, Parlor 1026

Broad Universe Reading Rapid Fire Reading Saturday Afternoon (Panel) (Participant), Saturday 16:00 – 16:50, Pimlico

Open Heart Surgery with a Chain-saw: Deep Edits (Panel) (Participant), Sunday 13:00 – 13:50, Parlor 1026

How to write Polyamory and not a train wreck (Panel) (Participant), Mon 09:00 – 09:50, Chase

 

Reesa

Kicking Yourself Into Gear (Panel) (Participant), Fri 20:00 – 20:50, Parlor 1026

Broad Universe Reading Rapid Fire Reading Saturday Afternoon (Panel) (Participant), Sat 16:00 – 16:50, Pimlico

How and Why Romance is 53% of the Market (Panel) (Moderator), Mon 08:00 – 08:50, Derby

How to write Polyamory and not a train wreck (Panel) (Participant), Mon 09:00 – 09:50, Chase

 


“In Discretion” Wins a 2014 SFR Galaxy Award!

I’m proud to announce that In Discretion has been honoured with an SFR Galaxy Award!

In Discretion cover

And the winner is…

The winner of the In Discretion trivia contest, now the proud new owner of some kick-ass Ylendrian swag (and chocolate!) is…

Colette Miranda

Yes, that’s REAL sparkle text. You can touch it.  I know you want to.

(Winner has been notified via email.)

Thank you to everyone who participated, all the amazing blogs that let me invade last week, and of course, all the people who’ve read, reviewed, and enjoyed In Discretion.


In Discretion Trivia Giveaway – Enter Now!

In Discretion Book cover - two men leaning against port hole door, zombie hands squeezing through gap
Hey folks, it’s not too late to enter the In Discretion trivia contest and (possibly) win some pretty cool prizes!  The winner to be drawn from the entries on Friday, January 10, 2014.  I’ll be giving away the winner’s choice of any e-book in my backlist, plus a reading gift pack featuring books and treats!  The contest is open to U.S. and International entrants.  In the event that a winner outside the U.S. is chosen, a gift certificate to Riptide Publishing or Amazon will be substituted for the physical prize.  To enter, email me the answers to the following trivia questions (answers to all questions can be found in In Discretion):

 

1.      What is the name of Thanson Nez’s father?
2.      Who is Tynna?
3.      What item did Thanson steal from Kazra the last time they saw one another?

 

What’s in the reading gift pack? Books! Coffee! Chocolate! And just because, a signed Ylendrian Empire mug!  You know you want it.

In Discretion Blog Tour: The Galaxy Express

In Discretion Virtual Blog Tour Banner

 The Galaxy Express has a nice non-spoilery tag post about In Discretion today, including the ongoing giveaway and Heather’s thoughts about the book

Stops for this tour:

December 29, 2013 - Smart Girls Love Scifi
December 30, 2013 - Sid Love
December 31, 2013 - Cup O’ Porn
January 1, 2014 - The Novel Approach
January 2, 2014 - Pants Off Reviews
January 3, 2014 - Delighted Reader
January 5, 2014 - The Galaxy Express

In Discretion Blog Tour: The Delighted Reader & M/M Good Book Reviews

In Discretion Virtual Blog Tour Banner

 

The Delighted Reader gave me the chance to tell everyone about the probable title of my biography, my secret plan to write a historical mystery, and- best of all- share some of the soundtrack to In Discretion.  Sophia Rose also gave the book four stars in her recent review!

M/M Good Book Reviews is featuring us in a spotlight today- thanks to them for the chance to drop by.

Stops for this tour:

December 29, 2013 - Smart Girls Love Scifi
December 30, 2013 - Sid Love
December 31, 2013 - Cup O’ Porn
January 1, 2014 - The Novel Approach
January 2, 2014 - Pants Off Reviews
January 3, 2014 - Delighted Reader
January 5, 2014 - The Galaxy Express

In Discretion Blog Tour: Pants Off Reviews

In Discretion Virtual Blog Tour Banner

 

It’s my day to hang out with the folks at Pants Off Reviews, and we’ve got a great interview to share.  Stop by to find out about my Not-So-Evil Day Job, what I’ve been reading lately, and how I accidentally turned my sister into a not!zombie.  (I apologized!)

Stops for this tour:

December 29, 2013 - Smart Girls Love Scifi
December 30, 2013 - Sid Love
December 31, 2013 - Cup O’ Porn
January 1, 2014 - The Novel Approach
January 2, 2014 - Pants Off Reviews
January 3, 2014 - Delighted Reader
January 5, 2014 - The Galaxy Express

Release Day Is Upon Us – Buy In Discretion Now!

Release day is upon us, and you can find the new Ylendrian Empire book, In Discretion, at any of the fine retailers listed below.  It should be up for sale on Kobo and Sony Ereader soon!

In Discretion cover

 

Buy In DiscretionAmazon Kindle
Buy In DiscretionBarnes & Noble Nook
Buy In Discretion: AReBooks
Buy In DiscretionRiptide Publishing


In Discretion Trivia Contest – Enter Now!

I’m running a trivia contest throughout the tour, with a winner to be drawn from the entries on Friday, January 10, 2014.  I’ll be giving away the winner’s choice of any e-book in my backlist, plus a reading gift pack featuring books and treats!  The contest is open to U.S. and International entrants.  In the event that a winner outside the U.S. is chosen, a gift certificate to Riptide Publishing or Amazon will be substituted for the physical prize.  To enter,
email me
the answers to the following trivia questions (answers to all questions can be found in In Discretion):
1.      What is the name of Thanson Nez’s father?
2.      Who is Tynna?
3.      What item did Thanson steal from Kazra the last time they saw one another?
What’s in the reading gift pack? Books! Coffee! Chocolate! And just because, a signed Ylendrian Empire mug!  You know you want it.