So...things are running behind schedule a bit. I do still plan to have Kick Start -- Dangerous Ground 5 -- out at the end of the month (Thanksgiving weekend, if all goes well). There's a snippet over on my blog. AND another snippet over on Amber Kell's blog -- that second bit takes place before Kick Start opens.
On the translation front, The Darkling Thrush is now available in French through MxM Bookmarks (you can see the lovely cover in the previous LJ post). It's had a name change, the title, The Shadow of the Sword, named for the legendary grimoire Colin Bliss searches for. Interesting, oui?
Coming in December is the no-longer-secret Adrien English surprise. You can find out more about that right here, along with a glimpse of Catherine Dair's wonderful cover art.
Also in December...per your requests, last year's holiday codas collected in one convenient package. There will be an additional few codas as well AND as promised, Astrid Amara, Nicole Kimberling, Ginn Hale and moi are all putting together holiday codas for our Irregulars stories. Those will be made available on my blog the first week of December. I've had sneak peeks at Ginn and Nicole's stories and they are utterly delightful, as you'd expect.
Oh! Speaking of collections, my Petit Mort stories (previously published through JCP) are now available in one tasty little digital batch. Sweet Spot can be purchased for about a dollar a story through Smashwords, All Romance Ebooks, B&N, and Amazon.
Finally, on the audio book front Death of a Pirate King is now available through Audible.com. This is pretty much everyone's favorite title in the series, and Chris Patton does a marvellous job with it. I think you will be very pleased. Only one more book to go! We also have In Sunshine or In Shadow, a collection of thirteen short stories read by four very talented narrators. Finally, Armed and Dangerous, the Dangerous Ground collection of stories is now complete and headed toward the sales channel.
I think that's about it for now. I can't stand here lollygagging if I'm going to hit all these deadlines. Have a terrific Monday! GET YOUR FLU SHOTS.
- Current Location:A small made up town in Oregon
- Current Mood:busy, busy
- Current Music:Spin
The illustrated Japanese translation of Don't Look Back will be available October 9th from Amazon Japan. The lovely, lovely cover can be seen in the post below.
On the audio book front...still no sign of In Sunshine or In Shadow, but In From the Cold (the I Spy collection) is now available through Audible.com Or if you'd like to just sample the first book, I Spy Something Bloody is available on its own as well. Chris Patton has completed work on Death of a Pirate King, so we'll probably see that mid-November. And Sean Crisden has completed work on The Dickens With Love, so again, maybe late November on that one. There is one more Dangerous Ground book to record and then the Armed and Dangerous collection will wend its way into the system as well. In fact, it might be going live about the time Kick Start comes out -- which is what I'm working on now.
Will is finally braced to bring Taylor home to meet the folks. Unfortunately, not every member of the Brandt clan loves Taylor the way Will does. Then again, not everyone loves the Brandts. In fact, someone has a score to settle -- and too bad for any former DS agents who get in the way when the bullets start to fly.
And that's pretty much where we are up to...now.
Hope you're having a beautiful Autumn. We went from blazing hot weather to cold in about the space of a week, and no real easing into the season.
But not all the items are that easy to catalog. Or get rid of...
The audio books are proceeding apace, as we say. The short story anthology In Sunshine or In Shadow (which has four, count 'em four, narrators trading off) should be avaialable for sale by the middle of September. Meanwhile, In From the Cold is two thirds complete and Armed and Dangerous is halfway done. You can read an interview with Adrian Bisson at my blog.
(I'm really, really happy with the way these audio books are turning out, and I hope you will be too.)
And finally on the audio book front, I've just contracted Sean Crisden to narrate The Dickens With Love, which should be ready in time for Christmas.
Next up is a short story called The Parting Glass. This is a sequel to "In a Dark Wood." And then we're probably looking at Kick Start, the fifth Dangerous Ground novella. Either Kick Start or Boy with the Painful Tattoo, but either way BWTPT won't be out until the end of the year because of the formatting, editing, etc. But both these books ARE in the works. Don't let anyone tell you different.
So I think that's everything. I had a terrific vacation but it seems like such a long time ago. What are you all up to? Can you believe Summer is nearly past?
- Current Location:end of summer
- Current Mood:awake
- Current Music:working on it
I've sold two projects to Carina Press for 2014. Stranger on the Shore (excerpt here) and the sequel to Fair Game (titled Fair Play).
I have an interview with Max Miller, the narrator of The Darkling Thrush and The Ghost Wore Yellow Socks over at my blog. And also in audio book news, I'm giving away an audio title from my backlist to a randomly selected follower every time my twitter followship jumps by 100 members.
AND I am catching up on all the episodes of the X-Files that I missed.
I think that's all. I'm writing like a maniac right now! A lot of what I'm doing seems to be laying the groundwork for next year, but yes, I am still planning to get The Boy With the Painful Tattoo and Kick Start out for this year. Really. I AM working on them.
In two weeks I am going on vacation. I can't even tell you how excited I am about that.
- Current Mood:distracted
- Current Music:X-Files Theme
- Current Location:mid-jump
- Current Mood:busy, busy
- Current Music:air conditioner
- Current Mood:accomplished
And thus the idea formed.
A book of Adrien English stories and art by fans of the series.
What if I were to commission -- pay outright -- for original stories and art set within the Adrien English universe? Maybe I could invite a few authors and artists? OR, wait. Better still, what if I just opened it to everyone? Everyone who loves the series and feels like they have something to say about it (even if the "saying" is in visual media). These would have to be pretty good stories, of course. And the art...well, I've been talking to Catherine about anchoring the stories with a couple of choice pieces of her work.
I would naturally be picky as hell about the overall quality -- although not about the story content itself. You want to write from Jake's POV. Feel free. You want to write that love story for Angus and Natalie. Have at it.
I could set a deadline of December 31st -- that would give anyone interested about six months -- and then I'd go through the submissions. OR...yes, I'd go through the submissions, but maybe I'd also have a panel of trusted readers to help me select the works to be published.
As I mentioned, I would pay outright. No royalties. And I would have to have contributors sign off on the understanding that they are merely borrowing the characters and playing in my universe -- not taking over the franchise.
I'm still brainstorming here, but what do you think?
- Current Location:Cloak and Dagger Bookstore
- Current Mood:creative
- Current Music:fire engines