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Bone Walker, Faerie Blood, Valor of the Healer

Meanwhile, for those of you on Scribd or Oyster

Smashwords deploys to both Scribd and Oyster, so if you subscribe to either of those services, you can find the Free Court of Seattle books there! Here are the links, which will be added to the books’ pages:

Faerie Blood:

Scribd | Oyster

Bone Walker:

Scribd | Oyster

On a related note, Harlequin has begun experimenting with putting material on Scribd as well. So if you’re a subscriber there you can ALSO read Valor of the Healer! The link for that is here and will be added to Valor‘s page as well.

Scribd does not yet have Vengeance of the Hunter, but they might pick it up if Valor shows some activity. So if you or any of your friends use the service, consider sharing the link around, mmkay? I will get paid for reads of the books on these services!

Bone Walker, Faerie Blood, Valor of the Healer, Vengeance of the Hunter, Victory of the Hawk

Wednesday news!

Today’s top story: screw Black Friday, we’re releasing the first single from the forthcoming Bone Walker soundtrack NOW! Because we CAN!

Dara’s got her post up about it right over here, in which you can stream the premaster mix of “Something’s Coming” right off of Bandcamp. If you’re inclined, you can buy that single. AND you can preorder the album!

If you backed the Kickstarter, you of course don’t need to actually buy it because we will be sending it to you. But DO spread the word! And check out the previews of the other tracks that’ll be coming!

We’ll be doing the official release for this thing at the next Conflikt in January, along with the release for the actual Bone Walker novel! SO EXCITING. Stand by for more on this as it happens!


As I think I’ve mentioned before, Dara and I are fans of the Doctor Who Podcast, one of the many Doctor-themed podcasts available for your listening pleasure. In addition to reviewing new episodes when they come out, they have extensive knowledge of the Classic-era series as well as the Big Finish audio range, and all of their presenters are just generally fun to listen to.

One of the things we find particularly charming about them is the jingle they wrote for whenever they review a Big Finish release! It goes like this:

Big Finish with Ian! And Michelle from across the Atlantic Ocean!
Ian from UK, and Michelle from the United States!
Reviewing Big Finish, sorting out the wheat from the chaff and nonsense
Saving you money on the ones that are not so good!

It’s insidiously catchy, enough that every time we hear it show up in an episode of the podcast, we start singing along. Hell, THEY’VE even songvirused themselves with it.

So the other night I said to Dara, “I wonder if this thing would work as a round!” And the fun thing about having a spouse with her own music studio? She can FIND OUT.

Behold! Dara’s round edition of the Doctor Who Podcast Big Finish Review Theme!


And while we’re on the topic of things you should signalboost, don’t forget, Faerie Blood is ON SALE for $2.99 until this coming Monday! All the details are right over here!

I will also honor the sale price for anyone who wants to buy the ebook directly from me in the format of their choice!


Last but DEFINITELY not least, Victory of the Hawk is now available for preorder as well AND has shown up on Goodreads. So if you’d like to get in some preorder love on Book 3 of the Rebels of Adalonia trilogy, NOW IS THE TIME! Links are on the Victory of the Hawk page!

And if you haven’t read Valor or Vengeance yet, now would also be a VERY good time to get caught up on those. If you haven’t read anything of my writing at all yet, or if you’ve just read Faerie Blood and aren’t sure whether you’d like my high fantasy, you can even see some shiny samples that’ll let you read up to 10 percent of each book, provided courtesy of Overdrive! The samples are available on the Valor of the Healer and Vengeance of the Hunter pages!

Valor of the Healer, Vengeance of the Hunter

New samples for Valor and Vengeance!

Harlequin alerted us authors at Carina to a Nifty Thing: namely, that you can sample our books before committing to buying them, courtesy of functionality up on!

I have therefore elected to add the Overdrive samples for both Valor of the Healer and Vengeance of the Hunter to their respective pages! Go to the Valor page or the Vengeance page and look for the “Read an excerpt” links. You should see the Overdrive sample come up in a popup window (note: this only works if you have Javascript active).

If you’d like to go directly over to the Overdrive pages for each book and see the samples there, you can do that here and here.

All hail the folks at Harlequin for making this available to its authors!

Rebels of Adalonia

For those of you who have read Valor and Vengeance

I need to do a post on Here Be Magic tomorrow, so I’d like to do a roundup of random interesting worldbuilding trivia about the setting of Valor of the Healer and Vengeance of the Hunter!

So if you’ve read either or both of the books, and you have questions about any aspect of the world, drop me a comment and I’ll include it in the post that’ll go up tomorrow on the Here Be Magic blog!

Valor of the Healer

A little Christmas present for you all: a Valor of the Healer deleted scene!

A lot of authors like to share deleted scenes out of their novels, a thing I’d been meaning to do for quite some time. So tonight I’ll share with you all the first of these–the original prelude to Valor of the Healer, back when it was still called Lament of the Dove.

Those of you who’ve read earlier drafts of the book will recognize this, but for those of you who haven’t, there aren’t any spoilers here! These two scenes are backstory for Faanshi, describing her birth and the rising of her power.

You can find ’em right over here. Enjoy all, and Merry Christmas to you all! I’ll post a few more of these as the holidays proceed on to the new year!

Faerie Blood, Valor of the Healer

And now, a Faerie Blood sales report

I note with some amazement that yesterday I apparently made a sale of Faerie Blood on the UK iTunes store–that’s the first time this has ever happened. 🙂 Thank you, unknown UK reader! I hope you enjoy the book!

This means, O Internets, that I am now a single sale away from the 300 mark, and the promised Dyeing of My Hair. Which means in turn that probably some time in the next couple of weeks, I will be scheduling myself a trip to Dara’s salon, and hopefully booking the same girl that does her hair! There will, of course, be pictures. And the side benefit of having cut my hair prior to my recent surgery is that now I have quite a bit less hair, so dyeing it will be cheaper!

As a general reminder, since I have been asked on this on the social Intarwebz, Faerie Blood is available on several major ebook vending sites–Amazon, B&N, iTunes (in LOTS of countries), Kobo, Smashwords, Google Play, and Sony. You can also buy it directly from me if you’re PDF-inclined and you’d like the lovely high-res-cover PDF version that Dara made.

AND! As a second general reminder, I do have a piping hot fresh print run in so I have a bunch of print copies available. So if you’d like a print copy, either for yourself or for a gift for someone for the upcoming holidays, you can get one directly from me.

See the official Faerie Blood page for all the deets on where to buy it! And as always, thank you for your support, everyone!

P.S. And don’t forget–Valor of the Healer remains NICELY cheaply priced as well, at the apparently now-permanent $2.99 price point! Since Vengeance of the Hunter will be coming out in April, you might want to read up on Valor before Vengeance drops!

Valor of the Healer

Blogging today at Here Be Magic

With Valor of the Healer dropping tomorrow (to wit: EEK! *^_^*;;), I have a post up today on the Here Be Magic blog, talking all about how my MUSHing days influenced my writing. With big ol’ shoutouts to my days on PernMUSH (where I got Kestar’s name from) and especially my days on AetherMUSH.

The post is right over here! Clickie! If you’re a writer who’s also a former (or current!) gamer of any kind, come tell me about how your gaming experiences shaped you as a writer! If you’re not a writer yourself, tell me about your favorite games or characters!