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All of the (mostly Christmas) Things

First up, LT3 is running a Holiday Celebration thing and their are two Kindle Fires to give away as the grand prizes. Check out the deets here ^__^

Second up, the anthology I put together this year, A Touch of Mistletoe, comes out soon. I’ve never been the editor in charge of an antho before, it was kinda fun ^__^ I had some lovely writers on board, their stories are all wonderful. Many, many thank yous to A.F. Henley, J.K. Pendragon, Talya Andor, and E.E. Ottoman. A Touch of Mistletoe comes out on December 17th.

Related to that, Amethyst Daydreams posted a fabulous review here (it goes live on the 6th). There’s also a post for it here although I swear I set a giveaway that’s not there. I could have made that bit up, who knows with me. But speaking of giveaways, if you want a chance at the paperback you can still do that on Goodreads.

In other Christmas news, I wrote a cute little short for The Missing Butterfly here. The lovely and wonderful Emily Wells is hosting a Christmas Party, and I had a lot of fun working with her before. I don’t know how people organize and manage these massive things, I can barely manage a to do list and my own little website ^^ But scope out my post if inclined, and all the other shiny things that will be happening.

In other posting news, I contributed to Queer Town Abbey’s 12 Days of Christmas, so that post will be going live soon. Once I have the link i’ll post it.

And LT3 will be participating in the Lesbian Fiction Appreciation Event in January, hosted by KT Grant. I am stoked ^__^

In non-writing news, I am going with Sasha to see her family for Christmas, aaaaaalll the way to the top of New York. The wretched, miserable, evil cold will probably kill me. It was nice knowing all of you. Remember me fondly.

In non Christmas news, thanks to nano I am DONE with the first draft of The High King’s Golden Tongue. Final word count was 105k. My betas have assured me I’ve done an excellent job expanding the original short. I’m not sure of the release date yet, obviously, but you will see it in 2015. Much, much love to everyone who has waited so patiently for it.

With that off my plate, I am looking to work on a handful of stories:

Anti-Heroes, which is actually a set of six stories. I want to finish all of them before I send them off for editing/publishing. Anyone who has read my silly little superhero shorts for Minder, Trick of the Light, etc, everybody’s getting rewritten/expanded. Trick of the Light is finished, actually. Next up is Turncoat. Which involves a certain cowboy and cat burglar 😉

Dragon Magic, which I posted a snippet of forever ago. I have a little over 40k of it finished. If I stick to my original notes/plans, this story is meant to be in the 150-200k range. If the aforementioned cold doesn’t kill me, this definitely will x_X I don’t know how the fuck mainstream fantasy writers put out 10 book series that are like a 500k per book. Fuck that shit, ugh ugh ugh.

Star Grinders is a sci-fi story. It’s set in the same verse as Kidnapped and Meant to Be but involves a different government, the Stalarium Empire. But a familiar party planet will make an appearance.

And Clan Mordred, which was supposed to be done this year but fell by the wayside, poor thing. I turned in Pack forever ago, but it too had to get pushed aside for other things. But that will come out in 2015 and I aim to knock out CM come hell or high water. After that, I’ll bounce back to other DwtD and SotK short stories.

There are other things on my list (The Painted Crown, a tournament story I promised Piper Vaughn, to name a couple).

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For those who had not seen it, the audiobook for Dance in the Dark is out. And we just finalized the narrator for Midnight ^__^

And so far my releases for the new year include:

Rabbit Season
The Broken Forest
Shine Forever
The Harem Master

And I’m sure there will be plenty more to come.

Happy Holidays, everybody stay warm (or cool)!

 

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

Engineers, Angels, Tentacles, and Mischief

My new serial starts in two weeks! I am very excited, even if it’s been a cause of serious stress the past few weeks and has put me massively behind schedule on writing projects.

Lord Vellem is a man desperate for escape. His father hides from his problems in alcohol, his mother hides from her misery in drugs, and his brother fled to the relative safety of the royal palace. Vellem eventually found solace in the Royal Army Corp of Engineers, but still could not entirely escape. Then his brother provides him with an unexpected chance, and now Vellem’s marriage to the young prince of a neighboring kingdom is only months away.

The marriage promises not just a fresh start in a new land, but a challenge to his famed skills in building roads and bridges. But before he can settle into his new life, tragedy strikes, and Vellem isn’t certain he’s up to rebuilding the ruin left in its wake.

I think all writers keep a running list of ideas at the back of their head, just waiting for the day a story appears and they can go ‘oh, I know what I can use for this!’ One of the things on my list was the Army Corps of Engineers. My mom used to work for them at a damn in Tennessee and she loved that job. They liked her so much that when we went to visit her one day, they gave us a special tour and took us places I’m pretty sure kids weren’t supposed to go :3

It’s something I’ve always wanted to play with and this story is was a chance. It’s definitely a verse I’ll come back to someday.

There’s a snippet of it available on this post, for those so inclined.

Speaking of serials, I hope everyone is enjoying Dance Only for Me. We’re into part two tonight and the plot begins to shape up. And next update you may briefly see a familiar demon and consort :3

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Something Happened on the Way to Heaven also comes out in two weeks. This is LT3’s angel anthology, and it’s a good set of stories. For Dance with the Devil fans, my contribution was Jed & Charlie’s story, if you were ever curious about the powerful sorcerer with the angel companion (and did not read the original I posted forever and a day ago).

You can buy it here, and it should be going up for pre-order (so, discounted 15%) tonight 🙂

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When not working on more serious stories, I am having a lot of fun chipping away at a story promised to Storm Moon Press for their Tall, Dark and Wiggly anthology. There’s a snippet of this story in the same post as Engineered Throne above :3

Aaaand when all of that and normal LT3 stuff is not demanding my attention, we are working on a special new project ^___^ I showed it off a few days ago on tumblr and twitter, but here is one third of the New Secret Project:

I’m not saying a single word, you’ll just have to wait :3

And now I go back to work. I hope everyone is having a good week ^__^

Yay, Christmas!

I am heading out at Ass crack o’clock tomorrow morning to go bum off my parents for a week while Sasha goes to hide under blankets in the freezing north. I’ll be around, but probably not as much as I would normally be. If you need me ASAP, tweet me. Otherwise, email and I’ll check it when I can. Otherwise, I’ll be drinking coffee and screwing around until it’s late enough to switch to booze and screwing around :3

Also, you know, writing and stuff :3

HAPPY HOLIDAY AND MERRY CHRISTMAS AND ALL OF THAT. Love you, peeps! <3

Hurricane Sandy Relief – Story Auction

I have been dead from an allergic reaction and/or drugs all day, but it’s finally eased up enough I can stay awake, so here is me belatedly chiming in to say that the story auctions for Hurricane Sandy are now life. You check information and all the bids here, and my bid post is here. Have fun and thanks for contributing! <3

Ain’t one thing, it’s another

Okay, so I a, finally home from conventions. I have all kinds of blogs planned and a million things to do.

Unfortunately I turned on my comp last night to find that sometime on the journey home it went bust. I am getting a work around set up (and this is being typed on my iPad), but life is going to be very difficult until I can fix my computer or get a new one. I am asking peeps to be just a little more patient if they’re waiting for me on stuff. I’ll be up and running quick as I can.

I am also settling back in after being gone two weeks, so please bear with me. If you do absolutely need me, tweet @amasour or text me. I will do the best I can to help.

<3 Meg

Poly Month, Royal Inquisitors, and Love Tokens

First up! The magnificent Lor Rose was kind enough to let me join the line up of posts for her Poly Month. My post went up today, check out it and all the other awesome posts ^__^ Much love to Lor for having me!

Books, books, I have no time to read anymore because I’m so busy getting books into shape – either my own, or formatting the other LT3 books. I have three stories out this month, and this post is about the two short ones.

First up is my contribution to Private Dicks: Undercovers. I was tempted at first to go supernatural, but I already have that covered with Dance-verse. Straight up contemporary is not often my thing, so I went back to my main sandbox: fantasy. I didn’t want magic, and that of course sparked an idea for knights. All in all, I am very pleased with it ^__^ If you want a chance for a free copy of the ebook, Samantha is hosting a giveaway. If you’re inclined to buy, you can currently pre-order it. I’ll be ordering the paperbacks when I get back from the conventions. We’re extremely proud of this anthology, it has a good range of stories and not a one is a lather rinse repeat detective tale. We hope to continue with more Private Dicks stories in the future. If you read it, I hope you enjoy! Much love to all those who contributed a tale, they were (and are) a joy to read ^__^

Next up is my LT3 Halloween Rentboys story. This was another idea spawned one day on twitter (the HQ of Shenanigans) and it came together rather nicely. We have truly awesome authors contributing, for a host of fun stories with paranormal and spooky elements. My story is about an incubus who owns a brothel and a rather shameless demon who is determined to have what he wants. It wound up being a very interesting verse, and I may go back and play in it again someday. I hope peeps enjoy Love Tokens and all the other Rentboy stories!

Oh! I knew I forgot something. For those who have not seen it on twitter or tumblr, the first part of the Bound online graphic novel is up ^__^ It contains the first three chapters and is only 99 cents. Check it out if you’re so inclined! NovelExp is a truly awesome group of people, and I can’t thank them enough for the amazing work they’ve done with Bound. Much love to them! <3 <3 <3 And in honor of this release, we've marked the ebook and paperback at 25% off!

And now it is back to work I go!

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

Moving: Final Stages

Alright, Peeps.

From here on in, I and the rest of LT3 are mostly out. Tomorrow is our double update night (see LT3 if you have not seen that announcement/explanation the past two months), and after that we are gone, baby gone until we return to work on May 7th. If you need me today or tomorrow, email. After Tuesday night, you can email, but it’s a pretty safe bet I won’t get back to you any time soon (we’ll be moving Thurs/Friday, and after that is lots of unpacking/settling, and we don’t even get internet in the new place until the 30th).

So speak now or wait until the seventh :3 Don’t have too much fun without us!