From Barb: Okay, I just checked the B&N stores within a hundred miles of our house, and all of them are showing that they have copies of S3B2: The Dog in the Dark. I just wanted to make sure because this is an unusual release date for us.
So far, the only glitch I'm seeing for this release date is that the mass market paperback for S3B1: Between Their Worlds is being listed on Amazon and B&N as a completely separate book (it's not linked on the hard cover/Kindle page at either site), and the e-editions are still listed at $12.99 when they should have dropped to $7.99. Our publisher is closed for the holidays, but if this problems has not corrected itself, I'll contact our editor on Wednesday and see if she can help.
From J.C.: Certain standard vendors we link for each book on our “Books” page have delayed updating their listing for S3B2: The Dog in the Dark. Very frustrating for us, as well as some of our readers of ebook editions. This has been reported to our publisher, and I am monitoring those vendors several times per day. As soon as proper listings are available, I will update them immediately on our site.
Noble DEAD Raffle #1—UPDATE
The winner of the first raffle has been determined and notified, but we have yet to set up processing on the prize. Please stayed tuned for the official announcement later today, along with details for when the next raffle will begin. There will be a little something extra as well for what is coming.
Due to the reality of having two eight-month old kitties in the house, we couldn't put any wrapped packages out until the last minute: for fear having them "opened" for us (smiles).
Once the gifts were out, excitement and great interest followed. Here is Miss Cinders checking out the colorful ribbons.
JC and I are electronically publishing "longish" stories set in the world of the Noble Dead about popular side characters who our readers have met over the years. The story to the left here is about Aunt Beija, and the one down below is about Loni, the elf, who lives in Miiska.
These are a lot of fun. They are only available electronically (Amazon, B&N, Apple, etc), but for more information and purchase links, pop over to the Noble Dead website and click on "Tales" at the top: nobledead
NOTICE: No early entries will be accepted at this time. Please wait for the coming official announcement of the first raffle’s opening via the NobleDead.org newsfeeds.
Very soon, we will begin another series of six bi-weekly raffles for varied hardback volumes and paperback sets, all signed by us and delivered to your door. Right now, we are buried in completing the manuscript for next year’s volume in the Noble Dead Saga, but since a new volume is about to hit the shelves…
Of course, the first raffle’s prize will be a signed, hardback, first edition of S3B2: The Dog in the Dark.
Following raffles will be a mix as yet to be announced. In that mix will be a few other copies of this new book.
That is all for now, but we will be back with you soon. The official opening for the new series of raffles is not far off.
Then after about 45 minutes of solid playful madness, they just collapsed for a nap. They looked so cute I shot a picture. These two sisters really love each other.
I've been receiving a number of somewhat confused emails asking me, "What a minute . . . is Ghosts of Memories the final book in this series?"
The short answer is, "Yes, this is the last book of the series."
The longer answer is that wrapping up this series was a mutual decision between me and my publisher. I love this series and so does my editor, but it just never found an audience.
This is a tough business, and a series has to sell a lot of books to stay in the game, and I decided that I might "not" be an urban fantasy writer. It just might not be my forte. So, I ended the series (with a bang), and I pitched another one
The Mist-Torn Witches:
This will be out in May. I'm very excited this new series, and I am sad to be done writing for Eleisha, Wade, and Philip . . . but I did pull out all the stops in Ghosts of Memories, and it is quite a ride.
Years ago, one of our fans (a lovely woman named Virginia) made these two dolls for us. They stand on the bookshelf and guard the books! (smiles). Our office is decorated year-round with prints of our book covers and a huge map of the guild in Calm Seatt.
But these two still remain among my favorite things in our office.
So . . . since then, every January, JC and I have "the next book" due on our editor's desk. Right now, we are eagerly awaiting the release of The Dog in the Dark, and at the same time, we are trying to get ready for the holidays (buying gifts, writing cards, decorating the house, and planning a holiday party), while we are finishing up the first draft of a fat Noble Dead novel that is due right after Christmas. I tend to write in the mornings, but sometimes at this time of year, I go all day and then play catch-up on other things in the early evening.
And . . . I drink too much coffee (smiles).