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. 


Diane Henders said...

Right on - nice review! I already have Pre-Fix and can hardly wait to get into it - now I just have to find time...

Judy, Judy, Judy said...

Nothing like loads of good news all at once. Heading to amazon for Pre-Fix. Yay!

Pearson Report said...

Congrats, Linda, on these great reads!

I'm diving into Pre Fix - looking forward to it.

And the photo, of that little girl… I think I have one like it - you know, black and white and all uber excited. Too cute.

Have a great day!

Sent with smiles, Jenny
Write Brain Challenge

Linda G. said...

Diane -- Thanks! Good luck finding time. I'd offer you some, but I can't find any around here, either.

JJJ -- Thanks! :)

Jenny -- Isn't she adorable? I know I have a few like that in the back of a closet somewhere. Let's just say perms were not my friend when I was little. ;)

Patsy said...

Brilliant stuff. Congratulations all round.

LD Masterson said...

Wow. It just keeps getting better. I know I'll enjoy Pre-Fix as much as I've loved the rest of the series.

Pearson Report said...

Hi Linda…

I just finished Pre-Fix. OMG what a great backstory piece. Loved it. Loved the characters. Ciel is what a modern woman should be.

I bought In A Fix… that's the one I said I thought I bought for my Kindle, but can't find. Well, now I have it. I can't wait to dive into it.

It's a lazy Friday, the rain is beating against the windows, perfect for snuggling under the covers, tea and a good read to keep me happy.

Thanks for the great writing… I am really enjoying your style.

Cheers, Jenny… xo

Linda G. said...

Patsy -- Thank you! :)

LD -- Thanks! And I sure hope so. :)

Jenny -- Thank you so much! I'm happy you chose Ciel to be your lazy-Friday companion. :D

Dianne K. Salerni said...

Congratulations on all your good news -- and for getting your first starred review! Woo Hoo!

Dawn@Lighten Up! said...

Linda!! Congratulations on everything, but especially the starred PW review!! So happy for you, my friend!

Carol Kilgore said...

Awesome book news! Congratulations on all of it!

Deniz Bevan said...

Congratulations all over again!