Friday, October 14, 2011

Go Forth And Read

Thanks for the well wishes and I'm glad that you liked the videos.  I'm slowly climbing back into the saddle.  I think I'm going to be working this weekend as I try to play catch-up.  I'm not 100%, but I think I can get a little work done today.

Book update: We're moving forward.  The first book has been accepted by my editor and it has been passed along for copyediting.  When I get it back, I will be able to make changes.  Not too massive, but I can insert new pages if necessary.  For the most part, I'm just cleaning up language and double-checking facts at this stage.

In addition, we're thinking on cover and title.  I've sent some pictures along to help get the art department thinking.  I don't know what we're going for, but I want it to be pretty different from the Dark Days series.  I also don't know if I'm going to have the same artist  yet.  But I can't wait.  I love seeing the cover for a book!  I've been blessed with some fantastic covers so far and I have a lot of faith in my publisher.

It has also been decided that the original title has a somewhat soft feel, so my editor and I will be brainstorming next week when she gets back from New York Comic Con about new title ideas.  I'm hoping to compile a list this weekend to send her.  I am never any good at coming up with titles.  In six books, I have come up with one title that stuck.  My editor is the brilliant one when it comes to titles.

But... while you're waiting for me to come out with something new, there are a lot of great books out there waiting to be read.  Next week one of my favorite authors has a new book coming out.  Have you read the Sandman Slim series by Richard Kadrey?  No?  What?  Are you insane?  For shame!

Sandman Slim is deliciously dark, sharply sarcastic, and so gritty it'll rip your face off if you're not careful.  The mythology is intoxicating and the writing is spot on.  Sandman Slim and Kill the Dead are already on shelves.  Aloha From Hell comes out on Tuesday.  I wasn't able to score an ARC, so I've got this one pre-ordered and I'm trying to clear my plate so I can dive in as soon as it arrives.  His main character isn't someone that I'd want to personally know, but I wouldn't mind sitting near him at the bar while I watch him kick someone's ass.

Go forth my wonderful minions and get this series.  It's so perfectly sinful that it's practically orgasmic. 

1 comment:

Traci (aka the Bookbabe) said...

Hubby dearest blew thru "Sandman Slim" in about 2 days. Could not stop talking about, so of course, it's now in my TBR pile, moved to the top. Have already reserved him a copy of the 2nd book in the series, too!