Monday, September 10, 2012

Home Sweet Home

My husband and I have been living in the Madison, Wisconsin area for one week now and we are comfortably settling in.  It certainly helps that the weather has been nice, with the heat easing off at long last.  The weekends have been spent exploring the area, locating those all important stores for grocery shopping and video game purchases.  I am hoping that next weekend will include a visit to the zoo as well as to a park or two while the weather is still somewhat warm.  The leaves haven't started changing yet, but I am expecting to see some new colors within the next couple of weeks.

On our first weekend, we located a great bakery that is close to downtown Madison and the zoo.  As we were leaving, we caught a glimpse of the bay for Lake Monona.  A quick half-block walk left us sitting on a park bench, eating doughnuts, and watching the ducks in the morning sun.  While I know a harsh winter is heading my way in a matter of months, Madison is turning out to be a great place to live. Everything is extremely close and relatively easy to find, the people are nice, and the area is simply lovely.

My new job has been cool so far.  Of course, I'm going to be in training for about six months, so I'm not expecting the real stress to kick in until the bulk of my training has been completed.  The people I work with are nice and the campus is gorgeous and huge.  The entire campus is filled with the most amazing pieces of art.  I've been trying to snap pictures here and there to show family.  Walking around the campus and finding new pieces has been a favorite part of my day.

But hearing me talk about my adjustment to northern living isn't why you have stopped by my blog.  You want to know about my other job -- the writing books job.  Yeah, I think it's time I talked about that too.

So, what has come out in 2012 for the new Asylum Tales series?

The Asylum Interviews: Bronx -- an e-novella that was released in July that introduces readers to Gage and Bronx, tattoo artists in the Asylum Tattoo Parlor.  Available everywhere that e-books are sold and on sale for only $1.99.  The e-book also contains an early sneak peek of Angel's Ink.

The Asylum Interviews: Trixie -- an e-novella that was released on September 3 that introduces reader to Gage and Trixie, tattoo artists in the Asylum Tattoo Parlor.  Available everywhere that e-books are sold and on sale for only $1.99.  The e-book also contains an early sneak peek of Angel's Ink.

So, what's coming out for the rest of 2012?

Angel's Ink -- the first full-length novel for the Asylum Tales is going to be available as an e-book and a trade paperback book on October 16.  The first novel follows Gage as he tries to escape his past while trying to fix a tattoo gone wrong for a dying girl.

Blood by Moonlight -- Anthology.  Do you like spooky Halloween stories?  I am part of this anthology that will be released as an e-book on October 23.  With stories from myself, Terri Garey, and Caris Roane, the e-book is now available for pre-order and is on sale for only $1.99.  My story is called Of Monster and Men, and features Gage, Trixie, and my favorite shifter Jack as they try to protect the local werewolf pack from the Winter Court.

What else is there to look forward to for 2012?  Well ... there's going to be more of me.  Me and Gage.

Throughout September and October, there will be more interviews, guest blogs, short short stories from Gage, live chats, and contests.  I may even leave the house a few times to sign some books and answer your questions in person.  Interested?  Then, you need to stay tuned to my blog and Twitter for updates on what is going to be happening so you can get in on the fun.  Within the next few weeks, my schedule should be firming up and I will provide a complete list of chances to win books, get books autographed, read interviews, and ask me questions both in person and online.

It is my understanding that Facebook is changing how posts are being listed in a person's news feed. As such, there's a good chance you might miss an announcement unless you're visiting my Facebook page every day. To avoid that happening, you should visit my blog.  If you don't want to visit every day, you can always follow me via Google or email.  Those entry boxes are in the right column of my blog.  Don't worry about me spamming you. As I'm sure you know, I usually only blog a couple times a week.

If you don't want to follow via those options, that is fine. I will still be updating information on Facebook and Twitter. I just want to make sure you don't miss out on the fun!


Serena DeNardo said...

Its always nice to hear that life change has turned out well. I hope your move continues to be a wonderful adventure.

I'll be a honest - I'm holding out for Angel's Ink. (And I cant wait!) I'm afraid the interviews will be too much of a insight - i want to be surprised!!! :D This wont effect my read once I get them I hope?

I've been into Audio books a lot lately - work and travel doesn't give me the time i used to have to really sit and read. Will any of these be released through Audible?

Thanks ya!

Jocelynn Drake said...

I am being very careful not to give any of the really cool stuff away in the interviews. They are just giving some background details for the book and series.

I honestly have no idea if they are being released as audiobooks. Sorry.