Category Archives: Cons

Travel and a WIP

Tomorrow at Why the Fuck Am I Awake ‘Clock I am headed up to New York for bridal shower type stuff. Sasha’s sister is getting married, and I am required to attend a tea party, a river tour, and a brewery. Guess which one is my favorite.

That means I will be out of touch all of Tuesday, except by twitter or text. But I will get back to people as quickly as I can. Should be relatively stable come Wednesday, but Friday we’re driving to Albany for the actual wedding stuff (the early part of the week we’re going to see Sasha’s parents since she hasn’t seen them in a bit) so I probably will not be around much over the weekend.

Next Monday we drive back, but then we’ll be busy Tuesday with unpacking and the update etc, and Wednesday we are going to Raleigh for a concert and probably will not be around until late Thursday.

And the week after that we head down to Georgia for Authors After Dark.

I cannot stress enough that we’re probably going to be sporadic at best for the first half of August. We will do our best, LT3 strives to be there for authors, readers, and everyone else with whom we work, but we may be slower to reply/react than usual. Please bear with us.

In the mean time, I am writing where I’m able. Sadly I will probably not make the Proud to be a Vampire collection, but that story will come out later. Between working on harder stuff, I am picking away at this story, if you want to read an excerpt. It’s set in the same verse as Impractical, though none of those characters appear.

If you missed my blog tour for Dance Only for Me, you can check out all the stops here:

 

And I think that’s all I’ve got. Off to see what else I can knock off my to do list before I must cave and do laundry/packing ^__^ Everyone have a good week! <3

Books, Cons, Tattoos, and Writing

First up, next week is a double release!

Sasha and I have stupid amounts of fun writing stories in this verse. I think I have approx 500 paranormal verses and I would gladly add another. I love modern paranormal stuff as much as I love straight up fantasy, and short silly stories like this are a nice break from the more complicated verses like Dance :3

Both books are up for pre-order right now, 15% off until next week ^__^ They make me want to go to the beach, but I do not think we’ll be able to do that any time soon because …

Tattoos! I am finally going to start work on one of my sleeves :3 This will be the left arm, and the long-term goal is to cover it in abstract butterflies.  That will be a nod to Butterfly verse, obviously. My chest already has the Scarlet crest from Prisoner (eventually it’ll have arcen blossoms too) and one day my right arm will have the runes from Dance verse :3 I am excited to start the butterflies 😀

LT3 is getting to be  busier and busier on the matter of cons. We had started out this year with plans for GRL & Yaoi-Con. But both of those fell through, so we joined Authors After Dark at the last minute. Now we have AAD is August, the Gay Romance NW Meet-up, and next year we will also have RainbowCon, Yaoi Con, and will be working to add Ahn! Con and ConnetiCon as well, and that’s just for starters.

I am attempting NOT to freak out about panels. I’m not a public speaker, and I’ve certainly never spoken in such an official capacity before. But if you want to see me stumble and fumble my way through it, I’ll be doing a panel at GRNW and a few more at RainbowCon.

In addition to the cons, Sasha and I are going to see Neil Gaiman in a couple of weeks, all of LT3 is going to an MB20/Goo Goo Dolls concert in August, and Sasha has dragged me into the black depths of wedding preparation for her sister. The wedding is the day before my birthday, Sasha is mollifying me by promising a trip to Niagra Falls (this is another long running joke between us. the rumor mills of the world have long decided we are married, so whenever we go to NY I make honeymoon cracks whenever I see the Niagra Falls signs. I think we’re actually going in August, when we go up for some bridal thing or another).

Weirdly, July is pretty quiet, which is good, because that is when this comes out:

And I am very excited. This book kept stumping me for a loooong time, until I finally figured out the love interest. Once he stopped being a mystery, the whole story came together nicely.

I am doing a blog tour thing for it, so as I’ve said in a couple of places (I apologize for being repetitive) if there was ever anything about Dance-verse you wanted me to talk about, let me know and I shall do my very best. I’ve had one request for the devices and gadgets etc that are used, and I may pull out my ridiculous spreadsheet for all to see, but past that I have no firm plans :3

And for the serial crowd, Dance Only for Me will be replaced by one of the fantasy stories that has been eating my brain lately.

It’s actually one of two stories in this verse, the second is supposed to be part of LT3’s Proud to be a Vampire Collection:

They’re independent, you don’t have to read one to read the other. The world building for these stories has been ridiculous, even for me. My brain lately has felt decidedly overcooked. But after I finish this post, it’s time to really and truly get cracking again. Lots to transcribe, and even more to write.

Interestingly, With Pride takes place three years before Of Last Resort. If I’m not completely fucking sick of this world by the time these two are done, I think I know what story is next, and it takes places several years before the other two. We shall see.

And I could ramble on forever, but I think you’ve put up with enough from me for one day. Ya’ll take care! Have a good rest of the week and a fantastic weekend ^_^

Various things

Thank you thank you to all who participated in my serial poll ^__^ The winner was very clearly Of Last Resort so that is what I shall be working on next. Never fear on the other two, however, I will get to them.

In other book news, I have updated my coming soon page so you can accurately read on what is coming out soon. But the quick version: I have my silly bit of fluff Backwoods Asylum coming out in May, my story Lukos Heat comes out at SMP as part of their Dracones anthology in April. In August, Dance Only for Me will finish up as a serial and move to the ebook market, and in October The Engineered Throne will join it ^__^ Whatever else might come out along the way, I guess we shall see :3

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bloghop

Check it out! The fun begins soon ^__^

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LT3 is attending Authors After Dark in Savannah this August. I’ve probably said that before, but hell if I remember ^^ Anyway, if you’re attending or in the area, come say hi! 😀

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And I know I had other stuff to ramble about, but I’ve completely blanked on all of it. Prepare to be harassed again in the near future :3

Hope life is treating everyone well! If not, I hope that changes sooner rather than later. Love ya!

IMPORTANT: Going to be Hard to Reach

I am going to be gone, doing conventions and travelling, from basically October 10th – October 22. Sasha will be with me throughout that time, so she too will be hard to reach. Samantha will be gone the first week, but back the second. If there is anything you need from me/us, ask now or you’ll probably be waiting until I am mostly recovered on the 23rd.

LT3 contact info
@amasour or @LT3Press

All of the Things

1 – Writing & LT3 Things

I have three books coming out in the very near future, at the end of September and throughout October.


All four of these releases were a hell of a lot of fun to write. Chaos because it is the conclusion of Lost Gods and comes veeeery close to Burning Bright as author’s fav. I don’t think I’ll be tackling another such series for a while, but it was a hell of a lot of fun to do (and I did a much better job than when I first tried many moons ago).

For my Private Dicks: Undercovers story, The Royal Inquisitor, I got write to knights! Which I think we’re all aware is one of my absolute favorites things. It’s actually set in the same verse as Always There but in one of the neighboring countries. Private Dicks is one of LT3’s best anthologies yet. But I will babble about all the stories in it on the day it comes out ^__^

Love Tokens is the first cute/fun story I’ve gotten to write in awhile. I get so busy doing the novels and novellas, I rarely get to do short and sweet and silly anymore. Also a dash of morbid, because it’s a Halloween theme. My editor for it has ordered me to do more with them, so they may come up again sometime :3 Definitely check out the other Halloween Rent Boy stories! There are ten in total, eight up now and the last two will be up soon ^__^

Black Magic I adored just for the magic, for spinning necromancers as good guys and getting to muck with demons and paladins and alchemists 😀 Also Koray is much with the <3 and it's ridiculously fun to write characters who can't go five minutes without bickering :3 I really hope everyone enjoys it ^___^ Currently, I am deep into Dance Only for Me. Dance verse is always fun because it’s a world to which I am always carefully adding elements. It requires quite a bit of work in keeping track of timelines, characters, etc. Jackie, the MC, is fun because he’s got Southern roots–gunslinger roots, in fact, so this book historical touches. We shall see if I can pull together everything my notes tell me I must, I really can’t wait to get back to it (I’m stuck in editing hell atm).

We are also very busy here at LT3 preparing for our convention double-whammy. There will be a whole crowd of us at LT3, and honestly you may have to poke Sasha and me awake at GRL. But we’ll have lots of shiny books in both places and we love talking to peeps when they stop by to see us 😀

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2 – Life Things

Still feeling burnt out and blah. Sasha and Sam are feeling it too, worse than me, I would wager. I keep trying to read, but five pages (at best) into a book I just close it and do something else. I have lots of shiny, shiny books waiting for me and several more on pre-order, but I just don’t freaking care right now.

Most of my free time instead is spent happily playing in Teen Wolf fandom. I cannot wait for Hannibal to start next year. I am also dying for November, when I finally get SKYFALL 😀 😀 😀 I <3 you, James Bond. The James/Q fanfic is going to be ridiculous. The weather is finally cooling down, which means we can bring all of our favorite recipes out of storage. I made veggie soup yesterday, and tomorrow I aim to make bread (also ice cream, which is weird for the weather, but damn it homemade ice cream is the best thing ever). Once it really gets cold I aim to make chili :3 This weekend is all about errands and such. Tomorrow I'm trekking to the DMV to take care of my car. We're also doing haircuts, clothes shopping, and other such things. Somewhere in there we hopefully will also get to finish watching Teen Wolf (I've seen both seasons, but Sasha is only halfway through S2). And that's all I've got. Everyone have a good weekend! <3

LT3 at the Rainbow Book Fair

Less Than Three Press LLC will be at the rainbow book fair this weekend, on Saturday March 24th ^___^ LT3 staff will not be there, as we’re in the middle of moving, but we are going to be represented by Piper Vaughn and K-Lee Klein. They are both very lovely ladies, and they’ll be selling a slew of LT3 books, so stop by to say hello and grab a book!

Lots of other stellar publishers will be there, so if you’re in the area definitely stop by 😀