Rainbow Award Winner!

Hey gang, just dropped by to let you know that Thrall: Beyond Gold and Glory won a Rainbow Award for Best Lesbian Fantasy Romance!

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And Paladins of the Storm Lord was a runner-up for Best Lesbian Sci-Fi/Futuristic!
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Plus both books were runners-up for Best Lesbian Book! Squee! Thanks to Elisa Rainbow and all the judges. I’m still hard at work on House of Fate, and Widows of the Sun-Moon, sequel to Paladins of the Storm Lord, comes out in January. Busy busy busy! What’s everyone else been up to?

Win Your Own Copy of Coils!

Hey, lookit what I have here:

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I know, right?!?! Want to win one of these babies? I’m gonna make it real easy for ya.

There are five ways to enter, and you can enter up to five times! Crazy, I know, but I want you to have the best shot you can!

Entry #1: Leave a comment on my blog, this post, or any contest post I make between now and September 1st.

Entry #2: Leave a comment on the blog post I’ll be making on the Bold Strokes Blog on August 30th. (I’ll post a reminder here.)

Entry #3: Share a contest post from my Author page or my Facebook page.

Entry #4: Retweet a contest post from my Twitter Feed.

Entry #5: Join my fan club! I didn’t even know I had one, but I do. If you’re already a member, I’ll enter you once automatically.

Five ways to enter, one fabulous prize! I must point out that you can only win a physical copy if you live inside the US. Sorry, folks, it’s the shipping. If you live outside the US, you can have a fabulous ebook. If inside, you get your choice between ebook and paperback.

So get sharing, get entering, and one of these can be yours! Winner announced right here on September 1st!

 

 

This weekend, 11/14

Join the Lone Star LesFic organizers this Saturday, November 14th from 2pm to 4pm for the fundraiser for the next Lone Star LesFic Festival. From the press release:

Time to hone your trivia game skills! BSB authors Barbara Ann Wright, Carsen Taite, and Laydin Michaels say they’re ready to compete with you for prizes.

We’re raffling off some great books, too! Affinity and Bold Strokes have generously donated their latest publications. What a deal – free admission and refreshments, too!!!

The Trivia Event is in Austin at 1607 Colony Creek Drive. I’ll see you there!

A review and a contest!

Thrall has a review at All Our Worlds! And before it’s even out, too. Aw, all grown up. *sniff*

And if you’d like to be able to leave your own review (*cough* massive hint *cough*), then just leave a comment here, and you’ll be entered to win your own copy of Thrall! If you’re inside the US, you can choose from a signed paperback or an e-book. If you’re outside the US, it’s a shiny ebook for you!

But wait, there’s more! If you share or retweet the flogging of this blog from either my facebook or Twitter feeds, you’ll be entered to win again! That’s three chances to throw your name in the hat. The winner will be drawn on Monday 8/17. Fingers crossed! Er, as much as I can… 🙂

So comment here, share the post about this blog from my facebook or retweet it from my twitter feed, and you can win!

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Tidbits

Thrall Beyond Gold and Glory 300 DPIAs I work furiously on Coils, I have a few things to share. First of all, my September release, Thrall: Beyond Gold and Glory is right around the corner. Stay tuned for giveaways, and come see me on the Bold Strokes Author’s blog on September 1st. Writing this book was quite the palate cleanser after ending the Katya and Starbride books. The world is grittier, but no less interesting (I hope.) ^_^ I hope everyone enjoys reading it as much as I did writing it. I’m working on the trailer right now, so make sure you check back for that. It will be silly. Guaranteed.

Paladins of the Storm Lord 300 DPINext, I have a release date for the first novel in my sci-fi Godfall series, Paladins of the Storm Lord. It comes out May 2016! I can hardly wait for this one. It’s a story I started ages and ages ago. I remember scribbling in a notebook while I waited for a parade to start at Mardi Gras in the late 90’s when I was in college. I ended up writing a short story set in the same universe in 2003, and it got second place in the 2004 Isaac Asimov Award for Undergraduate Excellence in Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing. Soon after, I dug the book back and out, and it went through several transitions before becoming what it is today.

You can find me at Dallas Pride on September 20th. Some people have asked me why I don’t plan to have a table at Austin Pride, and I can only say that I heard from other booksellers that people at that festival didn’t seem interested in buying books. Since the Austin pride festival is in a park rather than along a street, it seemed to have more of a party atmosphere to me. An excellent party, but still not interested in buying books. ^_^

On October 14th-18th, I’ll be at Women’s Week in Provincetown. Bold Strokes will be having a week of talks and readings, including a panel moderated by yours truly. Stay tuned for more details.

51wYpaLyQiL._SX311_BO1,204,203,200_Last but certainly not least, my friend Shei Darksbane has published an urban fantasy along with Annathesa Nikola Darksbane called, Awakened (Auralight Codex: Dakota Shepherd Book 1). Shei was kind enough to send me a copy, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Sexy lesbian vampires? Yes, please. It’s practically a steal on Kindle right now, so get it while it’s hot.

What’s going on in your world? Where can I find you?

The Fiend Queen Giveaway! Updated.

Guess what, gang?

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And I’m giving one away! You’ll get it a month before anyone else. There are three ways to win.

1. Leave a comment here
2. Share the post about the giveaway on Facebook
3. Retweet it on Twitter

If you’re in the continental US, you’ll get your choice of a paperback or e-copy. If you’re outside the US, you’ll get an e-copy! Postage, ya know?

Good luck everyone.

Update! You can enter up to three times by making one comment, one FB share, and one Twitter retweet! I’ll draw a winner next week.