May 20

Guardian books! Real books!

Guess what! Guardian is REAL. It’s a BOOK! And it’s beautiful!

Don’t believe me? Check it out:

photo 2Dion Hamill’s artwork is amazing to begin with, and it’s just so rich and vibrant on the cover there. Yes, I’m gushing. I know this. I can’t help it :)

Also, Trilogy:

photo 1TRILOGY. Look at it, all three of them together. Trilogy.

*deep breath*

Guardian is officially out in June, so it’s still not too late to pre-order and get a special price! Then you too can pet the pretty book! (Or am I the only one who does that??)

 

May 01

Ditmars (and freebies!)

TheBoneChimeSong-CoverIt’s Ditmar time again, and I’m SO excited that Mah Song and The Bone Chime Song and Other Stories have been shortlisted! Mah Song has been shortlisted for best short story (yay!) and The Bone Chime Song and Other Stories has been shortlisted for best collected work (ALL the yays!!).

Fablecroft have made some samplers and free fiction available on their website, as well as the full shortlist. Check it out here. That’s a lot of cool stuff to read.

It also means that if you haven’t read Mah Song but would like to, you can download it here!

Isn’t that awesome?

The Ditmars are decided by vote, and are open to all members of Continuum 10 (including supporting members) and to members of Conflux 9 who were eligible to vote in the 2013 Awards. It’s a great opportunity to get involved and support something you’ve read and loved. There’s so much cool stuff on this list too! (voting can be done here and it’s open until the 28th May)

Speaking of which, I’d better get my vote in 😀

Apr 29

Guardian cover!

Well folks, I can finally share this with you! Guardian has a cover image, and I LOVES it!

I hope you loves it too :)

Guardian-CoverArt by the amazing Dion Hamill, and design by Amanda Rainey who is just awesome. With extra thanks to Tehani Wessely for all the reasons. All of them.

I’m so excited about this cover. It captures the book so well.

*stares at cover*

I shall attempt to be more coherent at a later date. For now, it’s just *stares*

Apr 25

Book three has a new name!

After a lot of consideration, book three of the Veiled Worlds is getting a new name.

I think Tehani says it best:

Changing a title can be a big decision, especially if promotion for the book has already begun, but, after much deliberation, Jo Anderton and I have decided to change the title of the forthcoming Veiled Worlds novel from Unbound to Guardian! We agreed that the title of Unbound (in addition to being very popular right now!), didn’t really represent the story as well as Guardian. 

This was a hard decision for me, because it’s been Unbound in my head for so long. I planned three books: Debris, Suited and Unbound. But when I actually sat down to write the trilogy, the story changed. And some part of me knew that Unbound didn’t quite fit anymore, but apparently I wasn’t ready to acknowledge that until my wonderful editor pointed it out. Writing can be like that sometimes :)

So Unbound is now Guardian, book three of the Veiled Worlds Trilogy. It’s coming out in June (yay!) and can still be pre-ordered at a special discount HERE.

And it has an awesome cover, let me tell you. Can’t wait until I can show you that!

Apr 14

Bone Chime won an AA!

I’m a little behind on posting this but it’s still exciting! The Bone Chime Song and Other Stories won the Aurealis Award for Best Collection! See:

BCAA

The Award is very pretty (and also sharp! A good award should double as a weapon, right? 😉 ) It lives on the shelf behind me, and I keep looking over my shoulder just to check it’s real.

YAY for Bone Chime. You’re the little collection that could.

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