Do you know of Chuck Wendig, author extraordinaire and dispenser of really good literary advice you are free to ignore because he knows not all advice works for everyone?
Well you should, and he has an awesome blog called Terrible Minds where you can find out about the many things he cares about and his many many novels (which include Star Wars tie-in work, so like, he’s living the dream).
Recently he hosted me for a personal essay on Tremontaine, how it handles queerness, and why that – and Swordspoint (the book that started it all) – really matters to me, because of time and place and the communal trauma of the AIDS years.
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As part of A Queen from the North winning in Library Journal’s Indie Ebook Awards 2017, we were interviewed by the magazine about the book, about its upcoming sequel – A Royal of Ravens – focusing on George, and about the challenges of indie publishing in general.
You can catch it all at their site.
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It was time to talk about some non-fiction royal for a change, as Racheline was interviewed for Wedding Wire on why the relationship between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle looks built to last.
The Art of Three was named a winner in the Rainbow Awards in the category of Best Contemporary Bisexual Romance. The book was also named a runner-up for Best Bisexual Romance overall, and three judges awarded us honorable mentions (scoring the book 36/40 or higher).
Here’s some of what the judges had to say:
“Utterly fascinating … the reader will not be able to close the book until the last word is read.”
“…wonderfully complex characters…. I really didn’t want to put it down!”
“The authors are fantastic storytellers, navigating the reader through complex emotions, varied landscapes, jet-setting life-styles and the social minefield of colleagues, family, neighbors, and the Church.”
The Art of Three is on sale for just $2.99 now through December 16, 2017.
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A Queen from the North was named the romance category winner and the first ever overall winner in Library Journal’s 2017 Indie Ebook Awards!
We’re utterly ecstatic and are working on our responses to an interview with Library Journal now. That will be in (I believe) their January issue, but for now you can catch their write-up on A Queen from the North and all the other winners, here: http://reviews.libraryjournal.com/2017/11/in-the-bookroom/self-esteem/indie-ebook-award-winners-2017/
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We know the wait was long, but book 4 in this series is finally here!
Hollywood mainstay J. Alex Cook has a growing family — and a growing career. But as he makes the move from television regular to blockbuster film star, the media scrutiny he’s never acclimated to gets more intense than he expects.
Returning to his childhood home in Indiana to confront his sister and their troubled past, Alex’s vision for his future is thrown into turmoil. Forced to realize that sometimes space is the only way to grow closer to the ones you love, Alex sets off on an international adventure that will change the way he does life, love, and logistics forever.
Please be aware, this is a high-heat, high-angst M/M romance and includes characters with a past history of self-harm.
Release date: August 28, 2018
Pre-orders begin: June 1, 2018
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Pronoun, a distribution tool for independent publishers is moving towards shutdown between now and January 2018. As Erin ad I distribute books using this tool, we wanted to let you know how this will and won’t impact you:
– We are currently migrating titles off of pronoun and on to various sites directly or through D2D. This may result in brief periods where books aren’t available on a platform you expect to see them on. We don’t expect any outages to be more than 48 hours and are trying to avoid major shopping days. However, we are still committed to distributing wide so you can read on your preferred platforms.
– GooglePlay has proven to be difficult for us to access as indie publishers. We are currently working on this. Our titles will remain on GooglePlay via Pronoun for as long as possible, and we hope to have a solution to this issue before the Pronoun shutdown.
– If you are having trouble accessing a book because of changes made between when you purchased it and when you went to download it, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get it sorted.