Friday, September 27, 2013

Friday Book Club

Wow, where has this week gone?! It's time to talk books again. What are you reading and devouring this week? :-)

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

This Week...

So far this week:

1. I've been to to the dentist.

2. I've been to the dentist a second time. Now I'm freeeeeeeeee!! (Maybe not forever, but I'll savor the joy while it lasts).

3. Cracked the glass on a picture frame, then realized no one can tell the glass is missing, so it'll be going back up. ;-)

4. Baked gluten free red velvet cupcakes. (I used this recipe from the Sprinkles cupcake shop in L.A.)

5. Finished the last of the custard cream cookies in the cookie jar. (These are very dunkable cookies).

6. Retweeted this gorgeous image of two lion cubs.

7. And posted this quote from Archangel's Legion on Facebook. Here it is for those of you who aren't on FB. I hope you enjoy!

Kisses down her throat. "I wouldn't wish my consort to suffer ennui."

Chest heaving...she managed to say, "Ennui, yes, that's exactly what I feel right now."

His eyes glinted. "So, my consort challenges me. Very well."

- from ARCHANGEL'S LEGION: Oct 29th (International Oct 31st)

How's your week going so far? (And yes, I'm writing. Lots and lots ;-)).

Friday, September 20, 2013

Friday Book Club

The book club is open! Time to talk about your favorite reads this week. :-)

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Psy-Changeling FAQ: Clips from Anderson's Bookshop Q&A

Look what I found on Youtube! Some very clear clips from my Q&A session in June at Anderson's Bookshop in Naperville, with answers to some frequently asked questions.

Videos taken by Tram Nguyen.

Talking about the genesis of the Psy-Changeling Series

Talking about the future of the series and of the younger characters (including Kit)

And while I was in the vortex of Youtube, I found some really neat fan videos. 

 Psy-Changeling FanCast by kath1193 


Kiss of Snow by TheAmyWitch (German) 


Monday, September 16, 2013

Archangel's Legion Quotes

A couple of quotes from Archangel's Legion. Enjoy! And remember, Chapter 1 is available to read on the website.

Quote #1

"Elijah has resorted to teaching me how to stab people in the eye with my paintbrushes."

"That's a really excellent idea if you always have paintbrushes at hand." Elena tapped a finger on her lower lip, her mind on the other tools of Hannah's craft. "I've seen Aodhan with a paint scraper--you could sever someone's jugular with that."

Quote #2

Galen with babies? "Impossible," she said. "Galen eating babies I can understand, but training them?"

Open amusement. "I think you miss our weapons-master."


- Archangel's Legion (Oct 29 North America / Oct 31 International)

Friday, September 13, 2013

Friday Book Club

Time to talk books! What are you reading and loving this week?

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

September Newsletter

The September newsletter will be hitting your Inbox in approximately 14 hours, complete with a short story featuring Max & Sophie.

If you're not yet a subscriber, you can subscribe on the front page of the website (top right on computers, bottom of the page on mobile devices). You should then get a confirmation link in your email - you aren't subscribed until you click that. Soon afterward, you'll get a Welcome newsletter with the short stories Poker Night and Knives & Sheaths.

Any problems, let Ashwini know (naliniDOTassistantATgmailDOTcom).

Friday, September 06, 2013

Friday Book Club

The Friday Book Club is now open!! What are you reading and loving this week?

I've been on a historical kick, and recently devoured Sarah MacLean's Nine Rules to Break When Romancing A Rake. Loved the "on the shelf" heroine who decides to do all the things ladies aren't supposed to do (smoke a cheroot, gamble, attend a duel...), and the scandalous hero who gets caught up in her rule-breaking (until he actually helps her do some of the things on her list). Totally recommended!

Your turn :-)

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Brisbane & Chocolate

Amazing event at Ipswich Library tonight. Thanks to everyone who came and asked such great questions. A special thanks to the awesome staff and booksellers! :-)

My next event for the Brisbane Writers Festval is a Worldbuilding workshop on Friday (which I believe is sold out), but I also have two panels on Sunday, so grab a ticket if you're in Brisbane and come join us!

See the photo above? It's because my Brisbane hotel is next to a CHOCOLATE CAFE & SHOP. Yes, all kinds of chocolate. And macarons. Looking at this photo, you might think I've been very restrained by only buying two (raspberry and chocolate), but you see, I plan to taste test two every few hours. Have to go through all the flavors (including peanut butter!).

I've just sipped the hot chocolate. It's so thick it's like drinking melted chocolate. Nobody contact me - I will be in a chocolate coma for the foreseeable future.

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Kindle $5.99 Sale on Psy-Changeling & Guild Hunter Series

Please share. :-) I have some good news for Kindle readers - it looks like is discounting the Psy-Changeling and Guild Hunter series (including ARCHANGEL'S LEGION) down to $5.99!!

If you've been hesitant about starting either series, or waiting to complete your collections, this is a good chance to get the first books at an excellent price. Have fun!

(Apologies to international and non-Kindle folks unable to get this deal. This is a bookseller promotion (Amazon), so I can't control it - but keep an eye on your own ebook seller. Sometimes, they'll match prices.)

Monday, September 02, 2013

Brisbane Writers Festival & Random Penguins

As I was about to publish this post, the following link popped up on my Twitter feed - check it out if you could do with a grin:


This is a heads-up for those of you in Brisbane - only a couple more days until I'm in your neck of the woods! Looking forward to seeing some of you soon. :-)

Brisbane Writer’s Festival
September 4-8, 2013

Conference website
Wednesday, September 4th, 6-7pm
Ipswich Library
Author Talk and Book Signing
Free event

Friday, September 6th, 10am-1pm
Bank of Queensland Heritage Collections Learning Room
State Library of Queensland (SLQ)
World Building Workshop
Ticketed Event

Sunday, September 8th, 11:30am-12:30pm
Auditorium 2, SLQ
Angels and Demons: Urban Fantasy Panel with Marjorie M Liu, Paula Weston, Teagan Chilcott
Ticketed Event

Sunday, September 8th, 1-2pm
Auditorium 1, SLQ
Heart of Obsidian: Chat with Sarah Wendall of Smart Bitches, Trashy Books
Ticketed Event