All righty, my darlings, I promised you a post with dragon news, and here it is: if all goes according to plan (i.e. if I don’t go insane in the process of writing five books this year), then there will be not one, not two, but three dragon books released next year.
Yes, along with the two new contemporary books. I know! I’m totally crazy, right? But luckily, I have publishers who like this form of craziness, and, in fact, encourage it. No word on exact dates for the dragon books, but I’m expecting one to be out sometime during the summer months, and then the last two toward the end of the year.
The first contemporary will be out in January, with the second in (I think) May, or thereabouts.
And since I know some of you are wondering about vamp books…no, I haven’t forgotten them. Yes, I will write more. But not this year…with five books to write in twelve months—and god help me, I’m thinking of doing some new YAs as well—I’ve got as much as I can handle. I’ll start thinking about Dark Ones and steampunk and other such things later this year.
The discussion about just what dragon sept is going to be featured in the books will be conducted over on the Official Katie Mac Discussion group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/359678384170905/). Yeah, yeah, subtle, I know.
Info on the latest reader chat and Ventapalooza can be found here. Be there or be square!
Official Discussion Group
I’ve decided to close down the message forum since most folks have taken up residence on Facebook. With that thought, there is a new official discussion group that will replace the message forum, and you’re welcome to join in and romp with us there. You can find the group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/359678384170905/
Fourth Quarter Wallpaper!
It’s late, but finally available, thanks to Assistant Sister’s dedicated work through her cold. You can find it on the wallpaper page.
Art of Stealing Time Audio now available!
The cover is missing on Audible (that usually happens when the audio book folks zap the file over in a bit of a hurry), but The Art of Stealing Time is now on Audible.com, and ready for all your listening pleasure! I can’t wait to hear how the narrator does with all the wackiness that ensues in the book. You can listen to a preview on the Audible site here.
Art of Stealing Time is now available!
The long summer wait is over, and finally Gregory’s story can be told! Hie thee to the book’s page for more information.
The Great Art of Stealing Time ARC Contest: Day Thirteen
Rather than have one contest that people enter over a period of a week or two, I’ve decided to hold one contest for each Art of Stealing Time ARC. I have thirteen ARCs to give away, so beginning July 18th, one contest will run each day until all thirteen ARCs have been given away.
- Each contest will require a separate entry. Once that day’s contest is over and the winner has been randomly picked, all other entries will be tossed.
- Contests will run for 24 hours only, from midnight to the following midnight.
- One name will be drawn randomly from the pool of entries each day to receive a signed ARC; there is one ARC per winner, so if you win one, there’s no use in entering the contest again.
- Please note that some contests may include slight spoiler text from Time Thief, so if you haven’t read it yet, you may want to give the contest a miss.
To enter today’s contest send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following:
- Your Name
- Your Mailing Address
- Your oath that should you win, you will keep the ARC just for you and no one else but you, because you know that I will psychically intune any sharing of the ARC, and will cry and think very sad thoughts about you. Which you don’t want.
- Your answer to this request – What is the question to which you’d answer “I’d rather just have a pickle, thank you”?
Note: contest ends at midnight Pacific Time on Friday at 12 am. Any entries received after that time will be discarded.
A winning entry will be randomly drawn the following day, and a signed Advanced Readers Copy of The Art of Stealing Time will be sent to the winner.
New desktop wallpaper
The new wallpaper is here, the new wallpaper is here! Courtesy of Assistant Sister, you can find it here.
New Historical Update
So, I promised details on the new book that I’m writing now, and you shall have them! The newly settled-upon title is The Truth About Leo, and while the hero is not Noble’s son Nick, it will have both Nick and Thom in secondary roles.
The hero of the book is indeed named Leo, and the heroine is a half-Danish woman named Dagmar. Both Leo and Dagmar march to the respective beats of their own drummers, and although I’m not halfway through the book yet, I am having great fun with them.
Leo will be out in August of 2014, following the re-release of Noble Intentions, Noble Destiny, and The Trouble With Harry. I have no cover yet, but you know when I get one I’ll post it.
As for what’s coming up after that…we’ll see. I’m not sure if I want to write a new dragon book, or another Karma Marx book, or a new idea that’s tickling at the back of my brain. We’ll just have to see where the muse goes once Leo is finished.
Huzzah for Audio Books!
Good news, peoples who like audio books! Editor Kate informs me that an audio company has made an offer for the rights to Even Vampires Get the Blues, Last of the Red-Hot Vampires, Men in Kilts, Corset Diaries, Blow Me Down, and Hard Day’s Knight.
I don’t know the time frame for production, but I’m thrilled that all six of those books will (soon, hopefully) be released in audio format!