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Nov
10

Advocacy in the Time of Bullshit

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So this week was a bit of a mess on a number of fronts. And maybe it’s just the fact that I’ve been on steroids for a couple of weeks and I’m also menopausing like crazy, but I just…have no more patience. For anything. (Yes, the steroids helped – I can hear again, huzzah. Boo, the menopause continues and hotflashing is shit and yes some of the herbal remedies help, but still. Really, body? Right now?) There have been some good things – the kickstarter I’m contributing a story to funded, so I’ve already turned in a script to the editor for that. Awaiting feedback so I can talk to Aimo about how we want to set the pages up a bit better. I also have the formatting for A Symphony of Starlight done, so with any luck I’ll have paperback versions ready to go by the end of November,… Read more
Oct
8

A Symphony of Starlight Release Day!

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Huzzah! Order here: Amazon Everywhere else Trade paper coming eventually, though I don’t have a date for it just yet. I hope you all enjoy it!! 😀 A Symphony of Starlight (Abby Sinclair #4) The road to Hell is paved with good intentions . . . and sometimes unicorn puke. In the span of a few months, mortal TouchStone Abby Sinclair has been trapped in a painting, had her memories stolen, and been Tithed to Hell, killed, and brought back to life by the OtherFolk. Now she’s pregnant and torn between her incubus lover, Brystion, and her elven king of a husband, Talivar. Otherworldly love triangles notwithstanding, she’s more than content to set the political drama of magic and mayhem aside and quietly settle into motherhood. But nothing is ever that easy . . . Years ago, Abby’s best friend, Melanie St. James, virtuoso violinist and DoorMaker to the CrossRoads,… Read more
Oct
3

A Symphony of Starlight Pre-order

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I meant to get this up days ago, but life got in the way in the form of myriad things like breaking laptops, sick kids, an exchange student, getting trees removed, etc. Life, as they say. But in the meantime, yes SoS is up for pre-order on Amazon and nearly everywhere else. (The ebook, anyway. The print will be out…eventually. Maybe by the end of the month, maybe a little longer.) Release date is October 8, so just a few days away!! Amazon Everywhere else (more options being added shortly)   Other things of interest – Aimo and I are part of a comic Kickstarter that is currently ongoing! It is the Gothic Tales of Haunted Futures and there’s a number of very talented artists and writers taking part! Our tale will deal with a futuristic space port known as New Edo, and the tragic romance of a particular oiran… Read more
Aug
16

Indie Fantasy Fiction Sale!

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  Just a quick announcement that my book Magpie’s Song, along with over 100 other indie pubbed books are on sale for .99 until August 20! (Full list of books here –> https://www.emeralddodge.com/spfbo5-99-sale This is part of a little promo for SPFBO (or Self Published Fantasy Blog Off – 300 books, 10 blogs, 1 winner) Definitely check it out as it’s a pretty fun contest and you might find some books that might normally be lost in the shuffle. You can find Magpie’s Song on Amazon here –> https://www.amazon.com/Magpies-Song-IronHeart-Chronicles-Book-ebook/dp/B072MNKBYV/ (it’s free on ebook right now if you already bought the paperback too!)   Or everywhere else here –> https://books2read.com/u/4DAvKO     And for everyone looking for info about Symphony of Starlight, I’m finishing up copyedits this week. It’s coming. (I’ll be doing a cover reveal once I have a pre-order date ready to go. It’s all about timing, yo….)… Read more
Apr
28

Waiting

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Ironic that my last blog post was about seeing clearly (or not, as the case may be) as I’m several days post-op now and my vision remains an absolute mess. Not sure if it’s the anesthesia or the anti-nausea patch the docs used to try to keep me from puking when I woke up (side note: it didn’t help. At all.) but at the moment my eyesight is oddly blurry, with or without glasses. It definitely makes it difficult to do anything I might normally do after surgery – e.g. read – as I can’t actually focus on words particularly well. Hopefully it will wear off soon and I’ll be back to whatever is normal for me. Surgery-wise, it was the simple removal of an ovary with an endometriosis cyst that was torsioned up, I guess and a general endometrial scrape, though that turned out to be not as bad… Read more