Uh, so first of all, I’m using an image that isn’t the cover of Fae exclusively because the front page of my blog is beginning to look far too homogenous for my comfort LOL Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely ADORE the cover of Fae, but I need to change things up a bit now and then LOL
There are a couple of upcoming Fae-related events I want to make sure everyone knows about. Firstly tomorrow (Tuesday) we are going to have a Fae-centric #SFFLunch chat on Twitter:
Secondly, we’re holding our Canadian launch at When Words Collide on Friday at 3pm. You do not need a ticket to the convention to attend our book launch so if you’re in the neighbourhood please pop by. We’ll be having brownies (heh!), coffee, giveaways and readings with plenty of time to hang out and socialise. Adria Laycraft and Laura VanArendonk Baugh will be there to sign and read, plus we’ll be joined by several of the people behind Urban Green Man: An Archetype of Renewal.
I think it will be a lot of fun and I hope to see you there 🙂
Remember when I announced the Bewitching Book Tour and I said it was the first tour I was doing? This is the second 🙂 Enchanted Book Promotions is also responsible for running a one week tour for Aphanasian Stories. The itinerary looks like this:
I’ll be sure and let you know how both tours go and do a comparison post of some sort when they are through. in the meantime, I hope you’ll pop by some of the places I’ll be hosted at in the coming week.
I wanted to do a virtual book tour for the release of Aphanasian Stories but April was so crazy I knew I wasn’t going to have time to set it up, so instead I booked a couple tours with websites who would do all that stuff for me 🙂 The first is the Bewitching Book tour. I’m going to be all over the interwebz on this one 🙂
But wait! There’s more! I’ve set up a giveaway that will run tour-wide over the next week. The winner will receive an autographed copy of Aphanasian Stories along with whatever Niteblade goodies I feel like tossing in. That’s likely to include postcards with free download links, magnets, pens–all sorts of things. You can earn entries for the giveaway by following me on Twitter (easy entry right there if you already do LoL), tweeting about the giveaway or leaving a comment on the blog which is hosting me. Perhaps best of all, you can get credit for leaving a comment everyday of the giveaway. Yay!
Please enter. I’ll feel unloved if no one enters and that wouldn’t be fun at all.
Aphanasian Stories Available at:
Amazon.com (Physical and ebook) Amazon.ca (ebook)
Also available on other Amazon sites, just search for ‘Aphanasian’.
Coming soon on Kobo and other formats.
Just a super quick note to remind anyone who is interested that I’ll be be on the ‘Zine Evolution panel with JA Howe, Karen Newman, Megan Arkenberg and John Klima at Coyote Con tomorrow at 5pm EST.
It should be a very busy day for me as Danica has a dance and choir performance in the morning and afternoon (MST) which will mean a lot of rushing before I make it back home to go on the panel. Check it out though, it’s free and should be informative 🙂
Belinda McBride is having a Halloween in May event at her blog and on her mailing list. All month she has been having guest bloggers pop by and write about paranormal expiriences, Samhain or Halloween. I am lucky enough to be one of those guest authors.
Yesterday I was scrambling to find something to write about because I’d forgotten that the topic was meant to be Halloween/Samhain/Paranormal themed…which meant the topic I’d planned to write on wouldn’t work. Wewps. It all worked out in the end, though.
Halloween has always been important to me, so I talked a little bit about that and how what it’s meant to me has changed through my life. Please, take a look if you’re even vaguely interested 🙂 All comments left on that blog entry (on Belinda’s blog, not mine) will be entered into a draw to win a copy of Sister Margaret.
On a sort of related note I’m curious. If you have received a free copy of Sister Margaret from me and I sent it to you via Fictionwise, did you get it? I’m asking because I’ve given out a fair number of e-books that way and still there are only two reviews for Sister Margaret on the website. If people just aren’t giving reviews that’s fine, but I really want to make sure that people are getting the copies I’ve promised them.
I just got home from the World Horror Convention in Winnipeg. It had the lowest attendance of any World Horror Con (61 paid memberships with about 30 of those people actually attending), but it was a blast. We really got a chance to just hang out and talk and I got to know some really amazing people. Truly.
While I was in Winnipeg I was also being featured on Amber Stults‘ blog. I meant to post about it here as it was happening, but um…I forgot. *looks sheepish* Sorry.
Firstly, Amber interviewed me. You can check that out here. She asked me a lot of questions that I’ve never been asked before, and I had a lot of fun answering them. The interview also includes my Rhysling-nominated haiku, Lovers, in case you’re curious and want to check it out.
That same day, Amber posted a review of Sister Margaret (here). In it, she says:
“The only thing lacking in “Sister Margaret” is that it’s not enough! I know Rhonda has written more stories and a novel with some of these characters. I’ve been purposefully staying away as a beta reader so I can be surprised like everyone else when they get published.”
Lastly, she invited me to write a guest blog post, so I wrote about falling in love with secondary characters. Secondary Characters = <3.
I would like to thank everyone who stopped by and commented and congratulate Joyce for winning a copy of Sister Margaret just for commenting.
Now I need to get my nose to the grindstone. I have a new layout for this blog I really want to install and show off!
There is also a new review of Sister Margaret over at Imperfect Clarity today that says, in part:
Rhonda shows her ability as a true wordsmith in this story. As a fledgling writer myself, while reading this piece, it was as though each word was carefully measured and painstakingly chosen because it was the exact word needed to make the story flow.
The choice of details and description within the story truly bring out the richness that she has wrought.
I think she’s being far too nice, LoL but how could I not adore being called a wordsmith? I do, I love it. I admit it. Even if I’m not sure it’s deserved LOL
Included with the review is a guest blog I wrote about inspiration. Mostly about the inspiration for Sister Margaret, but not exclusively.
I think that’s it for today.
Pretty exciting to be me this Tuesday, lemme tell you 😉
Clare Revell reviewed Sister Margaret at her blog today and said:
The book kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time. It was fast paced from the start and its twists and turns make for gripping reading. The descriptions meant I had vivid images in my mind throughout the book. At just over 4000 words, Rhonda wastes none of them, throwing you straight into the story and leaving you breathless at the end.
“Leaving you breathless”. How awesome is that? I am flattered and completely blown away 🙂 Clare also interviewed me to go along with her review. She asked me a lot of great questions about Sister Margaret, Niteblade and writing in general. Tomorrow I will be guest blogging there too, talking about writing and finding the motivation to do it LOL
Please check it out >> here << and leave a comment and thank you so much Clare. You rock!
I’m late. I am so late with this month’s newsletter. Originally I was waiting until the 16th to put it out because I was going to the hairdressers on the 15th and I thought it would be fun to take a new picture with my new hair…alas, it turns out I’m too lazy to actually put makeup on and take that picture, so that hasn’t happened yet LOL
Since then things have been a bit crazy…but I’m hoping to do the newsletter today or tomorrow. If you’ve been waiting (lol) I apologise. I’m on it. Really. I haven’t forgotten, I’m just doing my White Rabbit impersonation. I’m late! I’m late! I’m late!
Kim, from Eternal Press, interviewed me recently and it went live on their blog today. Just in case you don’t know more about me than you want to already LOL You can read it >> here <<.
In other interview news, I had the pleasure of interviewing Leslie Ann Moore for Niteblade. You can check that out >> here <<. Leslie is the author of the Griffin’s Daughter trilogy. Book two recently came out and though I haven’t read it yet it is on my list because I adored the first book so much 🙂
Sister Margaret is a short story about a vampire hunter and a half-incubus swordsman who are hired by a priestess to take care of an undead pimp. It’s been called ‘…a gritty tale of cross and double cross’ by one reviewer and received several glowing recommendations from others.
I am so very proud of this story, I hope everyone who buys it loves it and I’ll be watching my Fictionwise ratings (when it becomes available on Fictionwise in a few days) with avid attention. Despite all the good reviews its received I’m very nervous on behalf of ‘Sister Margaret’. Keep your fingers crossed for me that it’s well-received LOL
To celebrate the launch of Sister Margaret I am giving away a free copy to one lucky subscriber to my Newsletter. I’ll be announcing the winner later on today or early tomorrow. I will also be guestblogging over at Fang-tastic Books today and giving away a copy to someone who leaves a comment there. It’s going to be quite a day. 🙂