I’m going to try to disappear into my writing cave for a bit, but if you celebrate Valentine’s Day, I hope it’s an epic one.
Binge on Books is doing a month-long Sounds Like Halloween celebration of scary stories, and I recorded myself reading the mission sequence from Earth Bound for it. It’s more suspenseful than spooky–and obviously very spoiler-y if you haven’t read the book!–but you can listen to it here.
Also, I talked to Rachel Kramer Bussel from Salon for an article on resistance romance. A lot of my favorite authors are quoted and are name checked, so it was incredibly cool to be included.
Finally, I started an author newsletter. I promise I won’t send too many of these, but if you want to keep up with my new releases and sales, you can sign up here.
- There have been lots of lovely pieces and reviews related to the Rogue Desire release. Just a reminder that today is the final day to get it for 99 cents. The price will go up to $2.99 tomorrow. If you need resistance romance in your life, click fast.
- We are also working on a second volume–Rogue Affair–which will drop November 8. It’s already available for preorder most places. I’m writing my novella now, and I’m giddy about it.
- The Romance Writers of American national convention begins tomorrow and I won’t be attending (sadly), but led by Olivia Dade, a group of us decided to put on a virtual convention on Twitter. I’ll be doing a quick tweetstorm on Thursday morning about writing betas. You can check out the full schedule on Olivia’s blog here; she’ll be adding to the schedule as we go. I’m super excited!
I know we only announced Rogue Desire last week, but it’s here already! You can get your copy at Amazon, iBooks, B&N, Kobo, or Google Play and then you can add it to your Goodreads shelves or check out my inspiration board on Pinterest. Paperbacks are coming too, but remember the 99 cent price is only good for a week.
We also have a super-cool release giveaway that includes a paperback copy of Rogue Desire, a Kindle Fire, a crocheted hat, a mix CD, and a donation to the ACLU, so be sure to enter.
The anthology includes eight new novelettes. We wrote out of anxiety and fear. We wrote about reclusive hackers and civic-minded Park Rangers and saucy protestors and pre-school teachers who want to make a difference and frightened legislative aides and foul-mouthed pastors. We wrote about love, the force that gives our lives meaning.
I believe in the stories we told, and they soothed some anxious part of me. It’s a book about now, about this crazy moment, but also about the future, and if you pick it up, I hope you’ll love it.
Back in April, I outlined a book on Twitter. Well, not really a book, more of a plot bunny about two people admitting they were in love against the backdrop of a global crisis and a debate about the Twenty-fifth Amendment.
It festered, and I started emailing and direct messaging with friends who had their own resistance romance ideas. All of that turned into Rogue Desire, which is releasing next week. You can see the cover over on the Happily Ever After blog at USA Today. I have the blurb and preorder links below the fold.