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Emily Mah Tippetts writes romance under the name E.M. Tippetts and science fiction and fantasy under the name Emily Mah. Before she was a published author, she was an attorney who specialized in real estate, contracts, and estate planning, especially literary estate planning.

Her most recent pro publications have been her science fiction and fantasy short stories in magazines like Black Gate, Analog Science Fiction and Fact, and the anthology, Shanghai Steam.


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E.M. Tippetts I am writing it right now and the current plan is to release it just before Thanksgiving weekend this year. On Tuesday, (July 15th), I'm releasing A…moreI am writing it right now and the current plan is to release it just before Thanksgiving weekend this year. On Tuesday, (July 15th), I'm releasing A Safe Space, which is a Fairytale spinoff novel. The main character is Lizzie Warner, Kyra Armijo's roommate - so lots of Kyra, but no Chloe and Jason in that one.

The title of the third Fairytale book is The Hunt for the Big Bad Wolf. I already have the cover, and the designer did an awesome job!(less)
E.M. Tippetts Celebrity romance is a very popular sub-genre, and it usually follows the Cinderella formula, with the famous guy as the prince. One day I was hit…moreCelebrity romance is a very popular sub-genre, and it usually follows the Cinderella formula, with the famous guy as the prince. One day I was hit with the idea for a character who catches the eye of a superstar, but she doesn't really know or care who he is, and that struck me as funny. The scene I had in mind was one where the superstar shows up on her doorstep to spoon feed her ice cream and she reacts like a normal person: uncomfortable and a little weirded out by it. That character eventually became Chloe Winters, and the superstar became Jason Vanderholt, and the ice cream scene is in the book.

In my mind, this book is a satire, poking fun at the ideas of celebrity and perfect men, but at the same time, I didn't want to be shallow about it. I didn't want my characters to be flat archetypes that nobody could relate to, so I spent several drafts thinking hard about how to make the story feel real. In the end of the day, I hope that people find my characters relatable, even if their situation is a little absurd. Everyone's life is a little absurd in one way or another, I suppose.(less)
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The paperback for A Safe Space is live, now, for anyone wanting that.

Meanwhile, my next release will actually be two already published books. I'm going to put Castles on the Sandand Love in Darknessinto a box set entitled: Shattered Castles. Check out the GORGEOUS cover Rebecca Berto at Berto Designs made for it!


This will be out at the end of September!
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“Here's to real heroes, not the ones who carry us off into the sunset but the ones who help us choose our princes." - commentary on Castles on the Sand”
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“Jason Vanderholt is off the market."
"I wasn't ever for sale," muttered Jason.”
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“Movies, good ones, with good leads, they give the audience something they need, okay? A release. An escape. Something that some of us are too broken to give ourselves. Maybe if I'd had a normal childhood, I'd be able to daydream and fantasize and all that on my own, but do you know how many of us can't? People need their dreams. There's a reason why society pays good money for them.”
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E.M. Tippetts Just posted an interview of Ty Franck, aka James SA Corey, on Black Gate: http://www.blackgate.com/2011/12/21/2...


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E.M. Tippetts Check out this interview and giveaway hosted by Janiera Eldridge on This Is From My Heart:

http://www.janieraeldridge.blogspot.c...


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E.M. Tippetts Many thanks to Stephanie Asbridge for this awesome review of Someone Else's Fairytale! http://reviewingwhatimreading.blogspo...


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E.M. Tippetts Come to emilymah.com to browse the Internet Indie Book Fair. 35 writers, 35 book deals, come browse! http://www.emilymah.com/2012/01/inter...


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E.M. Tippetts Many thanks to N. Colleen Peterson for this review of Someone Else's Fairytale! http://fortheloveofbooks-colleen.blog...


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Dana Davis Thanks for the GR friendship, E.M. Happy writing and Happy New Year! www.danadaviswriting.com


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E.M. Tippetts Dana wrote: "Thanks for the GR friendship, E.M. Happy writing and Happy New Year! www.danadaviswriting.com"

And likewise to you!


message 9: by E.M. (last edited Jan 17, 2012 11:32AM)

E.M. Tippetts Digital Book Today just posted this interview of me! http://digitalbooktoday.com/2012/01/1...


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E.M. Tippetts Many thanks to A Motley Vision for conducting this interview of me:
http://www.motleyvision.org/2012/e-m-...


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Bridget Bowers Thanks for the friend request!


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E.M. Tippetts Bridget wrote: "Thanks for the friend request!"

It's good to connect with you!


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E.M. Tippetts My guest post on Sugarbeat's Books went live today: http://sugarbeatsbooks.com/2012/01/31...


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E.M. Tippetts Wonderful of Someone Else's Fairytale up at Geek Chic: http://geekchicbooks.blogspot.com/201...


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E.M. Tippetts Many thanks to I Love YA Fiction for this review of Fairytale! Warning, though, this review does have spoilers. http://www.iloveyafiction.com/?p=513#...


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E.M. Tippetts Digital Book Today has featured Someone Else's Fairytale as a Weekly Great Read! http://digitalbooktoday.com/2012/02/2...


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E.M. Tippetts Someone Else's Fairytale is the featured book today on Kindle Books for a Buck (or Less)!

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E.M. Tippetts The Romance Man gives a positive review to Paint Me True (which is amazing, because he tends to prefer erotica, and when I say prefer, I mean usually won't read a romance novel that doesn't have it):

http://www.theromanceman.net/reviews/...


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E.M. Tippetts Someone Else's Fairytale receives a 5/5 rating from Lisa's Book Review: http://lisasbookreview.wordpress.com/...


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E.M. Tippetts Someone Else's Fairytale is today's featured book on Cents-ible eReads!

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E.M. Tippetts Ravenous Reader gives Someone Else's Fairytale a wonderful, positive review: http://ravenous-reader-book-reviews.b...


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E.M. Tippetts Asmita wrote: "Hi! I can't wait to read "Someone else's Fairytale! The reviews sound so great, I know I will love it! By the way I love your profile picture, so cute!"

Thanks! That's my littlest guy :-) He's 1 1/2 now. Very nice to meet you!


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E.M. Tippetts The first giveaway of my soon to be released book, Castles on the Sand, is open for entries!

http://sarahelizabethsbookshelf.blogs...


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E.M. Tippetts Castles on the Sand has launched and is now available for sale in all the major online bookstores.


message 26: by Lani

Lani Woodland Emily wrote: "Castles on the Sand has launched and is now available for sale in all the major online bookstores."

I loved it. :)


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E.M. Tippetts Castles on the Sand is $.99 (or local currency equivalent) this Labor Day Weekend! http://amzn.to/OtKVCb


Smitten's Book Blog Thanks for accepting the friend request. Just entered your giveaway of 'Nobody's Damsel' and keeping my fingers crossed. :) x


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Caisey Quinn Need to add a Coming Soon note about Kyra's book...just sayin'

;)


message 30: by E.M.

E.M. Tippetts Yeah, I've got that, Fairytale 3, and (I hope) a re-release of Time and Eternity slated for this year! I had planned to do Fairytale 3 next, then Kyra. You up for more beta reading? *hugs*


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Gabby Thanks for accepting the friendvite!
I just loved your books! Are you going to write a 3rd "Shattered Castles" book?


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E.M. Tippetts Gabby wrote: "Thanks for accepting the friendvite!
I just loved your books! Are you going to write a 3rd "Shattered Castles" book?"


Hi Gabby! Thanks for the friend request. At this point, Shattered Castles has the lowest sales numbers, so I don't have any planned for the time being!


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