Man ... I never thought I'd get out of that dress ...
... ahem, moving on!
I'm way excited today. Why is that? Because you guys have really jumped on my invitation to highlight and showcase your books. I had to make a calender to keep track of everything. Hopefully, no one will slip through the cracks. If you do, call me a jerk. I'm sure I'll deserve that. I was all the more amazed to receive offers to help with book tours, enough to make my reading list busy for the next few months, and this lovely volume arrived in the mail to be reviewed first:
Check out the awesomeness of Mr. Chad Morris! Isn't that a lovely cover for a MG adventure? I know I'm excited, WAY excited, and having known Chad for a couple years has nothing to do with it (well, maybe a little). I know very little about this novel besides that it takes place in a school in the near-ish future with all sorts of crazy technology (has a sci-fi Harry Potter feel to it, but we'll see), but that will soon change. More details about this book to come when we get closer to its release. Thanks, Chad!
This part is quite the funny story - Between my lack of observance and a series of emails being sent to the wrong person, I won an ARC copy of Venom as a giveaway prize a couple months ago from Kate Coursey (what can I say - I'm a bit of a sucker when the cover teases the prospect of a masquerade ... they never seem to get old for me). All that business is sorted out and I should receive it soon, which will make my TBR list even fatter. Something tells me I'm in for some good reads this year, I take it!
Speaking of good reads, I have a Goodreads button now, at the top right. Check it out. I promise it won't send you to some promiscuous place (unless you have affairs with books ...). Thanks, Lisa!
And as a last minute addition, I'd like to reveal the cover for Julie Flanders's debut novel, Polar Night (look's awesome, doesn't it)!
*shoots off fireworks* - Congratulations, Julie!
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This is a couple weeks late, but I'd like to introduce you to Sue Ann Bowling's recently launched story, Horse Power!
Rumors have reached the Inner Council of the Jarnian Confederation that the Horizon Company is illegally exploiting the colonists. Roi has been sent to find out what’s happening, and he asks his old friends, colonists Timi and Amber, for help. But the Company’s behavior is legal, if immoral. Can the three find a solution to the problem?
Just so you know, you've got a Collie on the cover, which scores some serious points at our place. Congratulations on your release, Sue! May you have many readers!
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Ever heard of WHIE: Write Here in Ephraim (pronounced WHEE!)?
It's a one-day writing conference in my old college stomping grounds - and this year, I'm teaching a class about Social Media, Web Design, and Networking with my friend and design expert Darren Hansen (details to come). If you happen to be in the area, we'd love to see you - and we're going to have crullers (real ones this time - really)!
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Please welcome Debbie, the latest member of our Cosmic Crew!
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Update: It's official; Undead's projected word count bumped up to 70K words. I was hoping to keep it shorter than that, but what can I do? When the story can't contain itself, who am I do deny it?
You can expect another week of semi-cool posts here at the Laire - all the usual as usual (with maybe a few other surprises in store ...).
Hope you all had a great weekend, friends - see you soon!
I'm David, and this is how The Hobbit should have ended ...