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Want to win an illustrated Japanese copy of Promises?

So, it turns out the Japanese version of Promises is illustrated! That’s right. It includes seven black-and-white illustrations, and I have to tell you, they’re AMAZEBAR!! And (good news!) Elizabeth North of Dreamspinner Press is giving away one copy on Facebook. Go here to enter! (Entries must be received by midnight EST on March 28.)

If you want to buy a copy, you can find it here. You’ll have to make a new account with amazon.jp in order to buy, but just watch for the “want to see this page in English” button and click that. 🙂

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I Suck at Blog Posts, or: More Random Babbling

This is going to be one of those totally random, babbling posts. Consider this your fair warning. 🙂

tnee-igI leave in six days for Vegas for The Novel Experience Event (TNEE). To be quite honest, I probably would have canceled once I realized it was Easter weekend, but they don’t offer refunds so I’ll be there with bells funky shoes on. I’ll be on the contemporary panel on Thursday at 2:00, and the cross-genre panel on Friday at 1:00. I’m also helping host a breakfast on Saturday before the signing (please join us!). Otherwise, you can (as usual) probably find me at the bar. Please feel free to come up and introduce yourself at any time! I am never, ever too busy to meet somebody new. I may be hanging out with my friends (because I’d feel like an ass sitting there by myself), but I’m always happy to be interrupted. I mean that. And I hope to see you there!

Lost Along the Way will be out in just a few short weeks. You can PRE-ORDER it from Dreamspinner Press HERE, if you haven’t already. It might be on Amazon by now too. I’m not sure. (And I’m lazy.) Lost Along the Way is part of the Tales of the Curious Cookbook anthology from Dreamspinner Press, which also includes Amber Kell, RJ Scott, Amy Lane, and Mary Calmes. All five stories work as stand-alones and the stories can be read in any order. Most of those are up for pre-order now too, so check them out.

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Ever-After-for-Amazon

I’m in the process of putting together a print anthology of short stories. It’s a totally oddball mixture: Too Feel the Sun, One More Soldier, Chapter Five, Apartment 14, and Cinder. I’ve decided to call it Ever After. It should be available in the next week or so, and I’ll have copies at Denver Pride in June, and possibly at GRL in October.

Which brings me to GRL. I didn’t really intend to go this year. Many of you know that I’ve been pretty burned out on the travel, and I hadn’t intended to go to any of my usual events. Then my husband found out GRL is in San Diego this year, and he flipped. He loves San Diego, and he immediately suggested we make a family trip out of it. But of course GRL is during football season, and we have Broncos season tickets. DH is always reluctant to miss a game, but the schedule won’t be posted until sometime in April. So, after much debate, I went ahead and registered for GRL, but we won’t decide for sure whether or not we’re going until we see the 2015 NFL schedule.

Yeah, we’re that crazy when it comes to football.

So maybe I’ll see you in San Diego. Maybe not. Only time will tell.

ロングゲインolIn case you missed me raving about it on Twitter, Promises recently came out in Japanese. Check out my cover! Isn’t it gorgeous? I can’t stop looking at it, and my daughter is really sick of me showing everybody we know. I hope the publisher decides to pick up A to Z too, because I would LOVE to see this artist’s version of Angelo. (I know, I know. You’re all going to mention Cole. But Angelo’s the one I’m really dying to see anime-style. Just the thought of it makes me a bit giddy.)

Once I’m back from TNEE, I’ll be getting to work on Return (the sequel to Release). I’m relieved to say the task of finishing it feels far less daunting now than it did a year ago. (Hopefully I won’t regret having said that out loud.) Return will be available on August 31.

And, I guess that’s about it. Right at this point in time, I need to write about eight different guest blog posts for the upcoming release of Lost Along the Way. I have no clue what to write about. I actually went digging through old guest blog posts earlier this morning, looking for ideas. What I discovered was that I used to be way better at writing blog posts than I am now. Some of them (like one I did for Rachel Haimowitz about my Angst Bank) were kind of fun, and some (like the one I wrote about my daughter playing on the beach) were actually pretty damn good. I’ve been thinking maybe I’ll pull some of those out and post them here. Sort of a lost post revival. Old content is better than no content, right? It’ll be like watching a show in syndication.

Or not. We’ll see.

But for now… I need to clean my kitchen and make dinner and get to work on those eight guest blog posts. What in the world am I going to write about? Any suggestions? Anything you’re just dying to know? Tell me, please!

Have a great weekend, and I hope to see you in Vegas!!

In Case You Missed It: New Coda Book Coming in 2015!

I’ve been home from GRL for all of an hour, so hopefully you’ll forgive me if this is short and sweet:

In case you haven’t heard the news already, I’ve just completed a brand new Coda book! It’s called Shotgun. It features a never-before-seen couple, Dominic and Lamar, but I promise, you’ll also see plenty of Matt, Jared, Zach, and Angelo. (Jon and Cole were unable to visit. They were quite busy changing diapers and getting way too little sleep.)  🙂

Shotgun will be published by Dreamspinner Press in 2015 (probably around May – exact date TBD). It was so great going back to my roots and spending time with my original boys. I sincerely hope you all have just as much fun revisiting Coda as I did.

It’s my Author Birthday! Plus, a Brand New Edition of Blind Space Coming Soon!

First of all, I’d like to point out that exactly four years ago today, my very first novel, Promises, was released by Dreamspinner Press. The four intervening years have flown by, and yet at the same time, it feels like it was ages ago that Matt and Jared first appeared in the world. I can’t believe how much has happened in that time. I’m so grateful that Dreamspinner decided to take a chance on me and my debut novel, and I’m grateful to each and every one of you who decided to give it a try.

In celebration of this, I’m giving away some paperbacks of Promises over on my Facebook page. Please leave a comment over there to enter.

In other news, I’ll be self-publishing a few things this year. I’ve been debating for months how much to say about this publicly. I’ll keep it short and sweet and simply say that the old edition of Blind Space is going away. Likewise, Cinder and One More Soldier. But Blind Space is up first. It will be disappearing from book stores very, very soon. In fact, it should have been gone as of yesterday. I’m sure it will take a while for that to happen everywhere, but once it does, I’ll be re-releasing Blind Space on my own. I already have this gorgeous cover.

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It has been re-edited. Other than that, there are no major changes, so if you bought the first edition, there is no need to re-buy. But, if you haven’t bought Blind Space yet and are suddenly now interested in reading it, I’d like to ask you very politely to please wait until you can buy this version, with this cover. It should be soon. I’ll post here the minute it’s available.

Again, thanks very much to all of my readers for their ongoing support.