Mondays frequently prove to be a hodgepodge of random for me as I catch on things before launching into writing. I've been slowly pulling together thoughts for a mini-blog tour to celebrate the release of The Asylum Interviews: Bronx on July 3 as well as making some notes for a new project that I am working on. And there's the usual emails, blog entries, cleaning, and video gaming that makes every day complete.
So, for today's blog, I've got just a list of random things that you should be aware of.
First, the lovely Vicki Pettersson has a new book/series kicking off in less than a month. The first book in the Celestial Blues is called The Taken, and I think it looks pretty darn awesome. I haven't read it yet and I'm looking forward to picking up my copy when Ms. Pettersson comes to the Cincinnati area on June 20.
Here is a description of the book:
"Griffin Shaw used to be a PI, but that was back when gumshoes hoofed
the streets . . . and he was still alive. Fifty years later, he’s a
celestial Centurion, assisting the recently, and violently, dead. Yet
just because he’s an angel doesn’t mean he’s a saint. One small mistake
has altered fate, and now he’s been dumped back onto to the mortal
mudflat to collect another soul—Katherine “Kit” Craig, a journalist
whose latest investigation is about to get her clipped.
Bucking heavenly orders, Grif refuses to let this sable-haired siren
with hairpin curves come to harm. Besides, protecting her offers a
chance to find the truth about his own mysterious death — and wreak some
vengeance for the murder of his beloved wife, Evie.
Joining forces, Kit and Grif’s search for answers leads beyond the
blinding lights of the Strip into the dark heart of an evil conspiracy.
But a ruthless killer determined to destroy them isn’t Griffin’s biggest
threat. His growing attraction to Kit could cost them both their lives,
as well as the answer to the greatest mystery of his long afterlife …"
Sounds interesting, right? Well, HarperCollins has made the first chapter available to read now! Click here to read the first chapter.
In the realm of new books, Richard Kadrey has released the cover for the fourth Sandman Slim novel, Devil Said Bang. I really do love this series and this is a fantastic cover! The book will be released August 28.
And then on Twitter, I caught that Book Club Girl has provided links to a Book Club Ebook Bonanza. There's a list of 12 great books that an inexpensively priced.
Let's see, Nicole Murphy has a cool post over at Supernatural Underground today about the skills learned while pursuing self-publishing. She also has a new story available to read for free!
Finally, if you aren't getting enough of me, I do also maintain a Tumblr page where I post my more random stuff as well as a discussion board that is open for comments. I do check it at least once a day and answer questions as quickly as possible.