Houston Indie Book Festival, Contest, oh, and a Short Story
Welcome fans and friends, new and old! We just got back from the Houston Indie Book Festival, and boy are we tired. All day in the humid, sweltering heat became quite taxing. Still, we met many new friends, and we bumped into a few old friends there as well. If you visited us at the Houston Indie Book Festival, AggieCon42 (which we were at last weekend) or some other event, please feel free to say hi in the comments below. I (Christopher) have some pretty cool news to tell, so be prepared for some good reading.
As Heather announced on Facebook and to many of our guests today (those who stayed around to chat or who noticed “free contest” written on a box with a slot in it and a roll of tickets), we are giving away some signed books – 3 sets of books one and two of the Morrigan’s Brood Series (Morrigan’s Brood and Morrigan’s Brood: Crone of War). These sets of books will be signed by us, the authors. We will announce the winners from a random drawing of both in-person and on-line entrants. IF YOU STILL WANT TO ENTER, YOU CAN!!! Send an email, by Monday at noon CDT, to firstname.lastname@example.org saying you want to be entered into the contest, and you will be entered. Heather or I will announce the winners Monday evening on our blog, and we will also try to contact the winners using the contact information they provided. If you already bought book one from us, you can choose to receive a second copy, or we can work something else out. Good luck!
Short Story… Morrigan’s Brood: Madness… now available in pre-release form
It is done, well mostly. Heather and I have finished writing and editing, with the help of Jill Rosenburg, the one of the two short-stories which take place between Morrigan’s Brood: Crone of War and Morrigan’s Brood: Dark Alliance. Morrigan’s Brood: Madness, the first short story, examines the activities of our good friend Mandubratius (“good friend”?!?!?!?!?!), whereas Morrigan’s Brood: Reckoning examines the activities of the delightful and hilarious Marcus Galerius Primus Helvetticus and the whimsical and hysterically funny Máire (adjectives do not accurately reflect the characters of these… characters).
Sadly, Morrigan’s Brood: Madness is not ready for eBook release; I still need to figure this who eBook thing out. However, as a treat to our readers of our blog, I have posted the entire short-story here, on our blog. Well, not “here”… but HERE! Oh, and you can see “Morrigan’s Brood: Madness” on a tab in the upper-right corner… right…. there. Found it? Cool. Click it when you have finished with the news. When I figure out this who eBook thing, we will release the short-story in formats for the iPad, Nook, Kindle, and whatnot. Until then, please enjoy our blog version.
Morrigan’s Brood: Dark Alliance
Without beating around the bush, Heather and I decided to delay the release of Morrigan’s Brood: Dark Alliance until September. We want to invest more time in pre-release promotion, and we felt July 1 was way too soon for us to market it. We will be investing in some ARCs, which we plan to send out for reviews, and we will be planning some kind of small release event, even if it is just for the two of us (our anniversary is in early September). So, we will have more about that later. Sorry if you were chomping at the bit for a copy in July.