Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Exploding with News! (Not as messy as it sounds...)

Yikes! So much to share today. 

First of all, Pre-Fix is out there as of today--yay!

Meet Ciel Halligan, aura adaptor extraordinaire, in this charming introduction to Linda Grimes' "sparkling series" (Publishers Weekly).

A genetic quirk means Ciel can take on the appearance of anyone she meets by projecting their aura. This startling ability presents endless possibilities, and she's one of a rare few who has it...so you'd think it'd be easier finding a day job that lets her put it to use. Actress? Model? Ethically dubious and possibly criminal activities, like her best friend Billy? Ciel's long-time crush and fellow aura adaptor, Mark, has found his calling as a CIA agent-a life of intrigue, danger, and the perfect utilization of their rather unique skill set. It seems like the obvious choice to Ciel: She could do good and spend time with her crush. What could be better?

If you'd like to buy a copy ($0.99--it's cheap!), you can find it in these fine establishments (and others, I'm sure):

Oh, and lest I forget my poor neglected QUICK FIX -- it's out in mass market paperback today. Which means you can get it cheaper. (Hey, I don't know about you, but I am totally down with cheap books. Feeding a reading habit can add up.)

It's available here, among other places:

Barnes and Noble
Indie Bound
Google Play Store

And, finally, a bit of awesome news I just got today: THE BIG FIX got a starred (!!!) review from Publishers Weekly!

I'm over the moon and grinning from ear to ear.

Funny thing: the "slightly discordant" moment the reviewer is referring is the absolute favorite scene of my agent, my editor, and the vast majority of my CPs, betas, and early readers. *grin* Whatever. I'm just thrilled with the rest of the review. 

And the star. I'm thrilled with that, too. My first PW star. :D

Anyway, sorry to unload all this on you at once, but that's how things in the publishing biz apparently work. Long stretches of waiting, punctuated by busy-busy-busy-ness. 

Hope all is well in your neck of the world. :)

Edited to Add Breaking news: Tor just dropped the price of the IN A FIX ebook to $2.99! (See above about stuff happening all at once.) So, if you haven't gotten around to reading it yet, for whatever reason, now you can grab it for a pretty good price. 

Friday, March 20, 2015

Coming Soon -- PRE-FIX! (In other news, I'm still alive.)

Yeah, yeah. I know. I haven't been around in a while. But it's not my fault. Somebody has apparently been speeding up time while I wasn't looking, and now weeks go by at the same pace it used to take a day or two. 

Whoever's doing that -- STOP! Just stop it now!

So, I wanted to give you a heads-up about the upcoming release of the first Ciel Halligan short story. It's a prequel to the series, and it's called Pre-Fix. (Get it? Ha-ha!) If you've ever been curious about how Ciel got her start in the fixing biz, here's your chance to find out. 

Or, if you know someone who hasn't started the series yet, this might be a good way to introduce them to it (and earn my undying gratitude at the same time). 

It's being released March 31, 2015, but you can pre-order it now for your Kindle (here) or your Nook (here). Best part? It's only 99 cents! So not only is it easy, it's also cheap. Cheap & easy--what better combination is there? ;)

Oh, and as long as I'm sharing happy stuff, I just found out that RT Book Reviews has made THE BIG FIX a Top Pick!

I'm completely over the moon about that. :D 

Heck, now I don't even mind (much) that it's snowing/sleeting here on the freaking first day of spring. To quote my daughter, "Spring, you had one job..."

Anyway, that's all for now. Hope you all are doing well. If any of you have any good ideas about how I can slow down time, please tell me in the comments.