So...yeah. Two years later, but who's counting?
It was through the back-from-a-watery-grave publication of The Hell You Say two years ago, that I met many of you -- and discovered M/M writing. I don't know about M/M writing, but I have never been the same.
Assuming all goes well, Death of a Pirate King goes live at Loose Id around about midnight tonight. I'm happy with the way the book turned out (okay, as happy as I am with anything I do) but my main hope is that those of you who love the series -- especially those of you who've been with me for so long -- find it lives up to expectation. All I can tell you is, I did my best.
The print edition through MLR Press is expected to go live around September 29th. A lot depends on Amazon and B&N.
Two years is a long time between books in today's publishing paradigm, and if it makes you feel any better, the fifth book -- as yet untitled -- will be out December 2009.
Dakota Flint did a very funny (or maybe you just had to be there) informal overview of why she enjoys the books. You can find that here, here, and here. And, yes, it is flattering when readers take the time to do this kind of thing -- it's generous and kind on their part, and I think you'd have to be pretty jaded not to find it amusing and flattering. (I mean, if it was about you. When it's about another author, I realize it's pretty annoying.)
The initial reviews have been favorable thus far -- and I am very grateful for the care paid in avoiding spoilers. Not for my sake, but for the sake of readers who've waited two or more years.
That indefatigable Babwa Wahlters of the M/M world, Jessewave, was first with an enthusiastic five plus thumbs up. Read here.
The charming and much traveled Elisa Rolle chimed in here.
And the much-adored Angus Devotee offered her opinion too. Not to mention some fabulous wallpaper.
Anyway, there you have it. I hope the book lives up to your expectations.
Meanwhile, I'm working on Mexican Heat, which is due...oh yeah, TWO WEEKS AGO! Talk to you soon.