For Christmas, Santa gave me cover art

December 28, 2012 at 12:29 pm | Posted in Dreamspinner Press, Metal Heart | Leave a comment
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Well, Christmas is over for another year, and we are staring down the barrell of 2013. 2013! How on earth did that happen?

I got various things for Christmas, the most exciting of which is my cover art for Metal Heart. Done by the wonderful Anne Cain, it’s all I could have wanted in a cover for my Aussie rocker boys.

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Beautiful, no?

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Coming soon: Rust Red: Galvanized

September 7, 2011 at 9:42 pm | Posted in Color Box, Novella, Rust Red: Galvanized, Torquere Press | Leave a comment
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This time next week, I will be in America. This time in 3 weeks, I will still be in America and yet the world will be filled with sunshine and puppies and rainbows, because my Torquere Press Color Box will be out. Woo hoo! As my subject line implies, it’s called Rust Red: Galvanized, and you have no idea how difficult it is for me not to type “my Torquere Colour Box, Rust Red: Galvanised” every time I talk about it.

Seriously, America, you kill me with your Zs all over the place and your lack of Us where Us should be, you really do. As if me facing another 6 weeks of driving on the wrong side of the road wasn’t bad enough, you also have to curb my natural inclination to spell properly.

Joking, Americans! I love your country. You have Junior Mints.

Anyway. The new book is a novella of about 17,000 words, give or take, that continues the story of Adam and Chris, who we met in Eyes Wide Shut. The cover art and an unedited blurb are below the cut.

Continue Reading Coming soon: Rust Red: Galvanized…

Puppies, cover art and more reviews for Equilibrium

August 10, 2011 at 10:33 pm | Posted in Dreamspinner Press, Equilibrium, Novel, Reviews | 2 Comments
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At the end of this week I’m going to have quite a lot of work to do, because I’ve got publisher edits on a novella due and I’m also trying to write something new in time for a deadline of September 1st. So of course I’m procrastinating like my life depends on it. I do have a cover art questionnaire open even as I speak, but I keep getting distracted by pictures of the West Australian outback and lovely panoramic photos of Perth. But if I don’t write down anything about these photos I’m looking at on the questionnaire, then I won’t get them on my cover, will I? No. No, I will not.

But mostly I’m thinking about getting a puppy. An opportunity has presented itself, and while it’s the absolute worst time for me to be getting a pet I am seriously considering it. Because I am the least practical person in the world when it comes to tiny, supercute little puppies. And I haven’t had a dog in a long time and I’m finally starting to miss it.

Anyway. I’ll make that tomorrow’s problem.

Today’s problem, which is not a problem at all, is that Equilibrium has gotten a lovely review on Amazon. Greek Reader gave it 5 stars and said:

I liked this one a lot. Both main characters and those surrounding them are described in well-rounded and lively detail. Michael has flaws and issues, some of which he’ll always struggle against, but he tries not to wallow and ultimately won’t be defined by them. Ryan has led an easier and more charmed life, but he has a streak of realism that allows him to understand Michael and to stand by him.

It’s a rather quiet and tender love affair, as they often are in real life, but never boring. Highly recommended.

So that’s got me all warm and fuzzy today! Puppies and a good review = a pretty good day, really.

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