Cylinder of heat rises, wafting waves of smoke. Juniper. Like myst. Anointing everything it breathes on. Leaves. Moths. Pinon needles. Night. Me.
Snatch of Pinon hurried onto the embers. Juniper and Pinon encapsulate stars. Infuse th... Read more of this blog post »
I replayed "Hardliners" by... Read more of this blog post »
Remember when Devendra Banhart was going to save music?
What ever happened to that?
I’ve had a lot of thoughts over the last month and haven’t shared any on here. I connected this site to my facebook. I don’t know why. Maybe to harass my friends with more commentary on society and so on.
Today I spe...Read more of this blog post »
Genre: Children’s Books - Pets/Dogs
Description: "It’s Kero’s birthday, and his humans are doing everything they can to make it a special day for him. What will Kero think of all the fuss and attention? And what exactly makes a birthday special for...Read more of this blog post »
It's interesting when I think about my story, because (if your pardon the cliche) it's been a long journey too.
Brackenb... Read more of this blog post »
Isn't it great? Wait until you guys see them all together :)
Check it out on Amazon HERE
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The wait is over....
For the first time, Anna Avery was looking forward to the future. She’s mated to her soul mate. The pack has become her new family, and she has friends she can confide in. She had every reason to look ahead, until a vision put her future happiness in jeopardy.
Someone is... Read more of this blog post »
En person vars betydelse för Akademien är svår att överskatta, men som är okänd för alla utom specialisterna är Magna Sunnerdahl. Nu på söndag har det gått 150 år sedan hon föddes, och igår på Akademiens middag på Gyldene Freden utbringades en högtidlig skål till hennes minne.
Orsaken till vår t...Read more of this blog post »
So yesterday...first was a celebration lunch with my wonderful editor (still gives me a thrill to say that!) and sitting in reception the only book on display was A Co... Read more of this blog post »
When it comes to our limitations, most people operate out of an if, then mindset.
If I had __________, then I would ___________.
If I could __________, then I would ___________.
If I had more money, then I would buy a nicer house.
If I could sing, then I would be a musician.
If my children were in...
Today’s a good day for a cover reveal of THE KEEPER, my 45-page companion story to THE SCOURGE. I’m waiting for the final formatted ebook file to return from the delightful Jason Anderson of Polgarus Studio and then THE KEEPER will be available to purchase on Amazon’s Kindle store and Barnes and...Read more of this blog post »
I thought I’d write a review (well, more of a rundown) of the BBC2 programme The Last Days of Anne Boleyn for those of you who missed it or are unable to see it. I sat scribbling notes as fast as I could and I hope this makes sense!
The programme flitted between a narrator telling Anne’s story (he...Read more of this blog post »
First off, 2013 marks 15 years in publishing for me. M... Read more of this blog post »
Cinemax has announced that Logan Marshall-Green (Dark Blue, Traveler, The O.C., As I Lay Dying, Across the Universe) will star in Quarry. Here’s the scoop over at The Hollywood Reporter!
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So once again I am late to the party. Between my holiday, my inability to schedule anything without double booking myself, and family emergencies, I have only just realised that today The Last Keeper is on sale… For today only.
Now, had I realised that this Friday was this Friday and not next, the...Read more of this blog post »
Reasons to sign up:
- Be updated on the latest releases by Andrew Butcher
- Get all the latest information on the Lansin Isla... Read more of this blog post »
I stripped down to the underwear and decided I would give Max a further taste of his own medicine, going back to find him. He was in the kitchen, gathering what he needed to prepare our meal. I quietly entered. I want some shock value on my side.
“Max, sweetheart, I thought you might want to see... Read more of this blog post »
One of the purposes of science fiction is to take a good story and insert it into a futuristic world of science fiction, making it a great story; something you haven’t read before. Bestselling author Robert J. Sawyer does just this with Red Planet Blues as he presents the classic noir detectiv...Read more of this blog post »
I know many of you are as horrified as saddened as I am about the recent deaths and destruction wrought by the tornadoes in Oklahoma.
The Lucky 13s have banded together to raise funds for the victims--to help rebuild, in any way we can.
So spread the word and hop on over to check out the fundraise... Read more of this blog post »
And we want to invite YOU!
Come party with the hottest angsty authors out there at the official Book Bash after party for FREE! Located in the same... Read more of this blog post »
Elijah Cameron, the son of runaway slaves, has spent his whole life in the British army proving that a black man can be as good a soldier as a white man. After a victory over the French, Elijah promises one of his dying men that he... Read more of this blog post »
And part 2 of the comment clearout. Here’s the last lot.
Comment from Orion:
two suggestions.. an ask Alex to give Luna a break, she probably doesn’t even get paid the poor thing.
And a shape shifting encyclopaedia entry
I completely endorse this suggestion. Alex, you reading this?
(And no, I don...Read more of this blog post »
Welcome Jane Austen fans! I couldn't resist taking partin the Jane Austen Giveaway Hop hosted by vvb32 reads. This giveaway is open to residents of the US.
I will be giving away a copy of my book, Persuasion: A Latter-day Tale. It is a modern version of Jane Austen's Persuasion. As the title sugg... Read more of this blog post »
Hallöchen alle zusammen. Gestern bin ich wieder daheim angekommen, nachdem ich eine (für mich) recht große Reise unternommen hätte - nämlich einmal quer durch Deutschland. Im Zuge meiner zahlreichen Bewerbungen für Praktika, die ich in den letzten Tagen verschickt habe, hat mich ein Vorstellungs... Read more of this blog post »
“The Whip” wins the 2013 National Indie Excellence Award for Best Western Click to read the announcement
The post “The Whip” wins the 2013 National Indie Excellence Award for Best Western appeared first on Karen Kondazian.Read more of this blog post »
Talespinner (center) docked this week at the Marsh Harbor Marina in front of the JibRoom
I’m not a Facebook power user but still, lately, I haven’t much liked going to the site ever since they changed the design (again!) and now the About section on the upper left side of the page keeps demandin...Read more of this blog post »
The story is here. Hope you enjoy it!
Stressed and exhausted, Paul's not too happy about being pushed into taking a yoga class by his sister, but the instructor, Rob, is hot eno... Read more of this blog post »
The past few weeks have been a whirlwind, mostly to do with the apartment search. We are (knock on wood) about to sign... Read more of this blog post »
It’s Reading Matters 2013 next week!
Imagine the little bumblebee-girl in Blind Melon’s ‘No Rain’ video clip (you’re lost, you dance to a different beat, nobody understands you) then, by chance (or by purchasing a ticket), you stumble into a field (or the RMIT building) and discover your people....Read more of this blog post »
So apparently the form that wassupposedto email my assistant and I with requests for swag and bookmarks has been broken since March. Honestly we had no idea because the other four forms were working perfectly. I’m so sorry. We have your data in the website so we’ll sort this out. Plus we’re...Read more of this blog post »
Also, some of you may be aware that my next novel RAGE'S ECHO will be released later this year. No word on the exact d... Read more of this blog post »