Last week, The Book Smugglers officially released my story Luminous on their site and through a variety of retailers in addition to the Amazon release. So many people have said wonderful and interesting things about the piece that it’s mind-boggling. The feedback, ya’ll–it’s been AMAZING. I am humbled by the warm reception my words have found out there in the big wide world, and I’m deeply thankful to all of you who have taken the time to read, comment, tweet, share, or review. The discussions around my story and the diverse and extremely thought-provoking reviews I’m seeing make me remember why I started writing in the first place. I never dreamed this experience would be so awesome. From Plastic Skeleton George and me, we offer you thanks from the bottom of our comically giant plastic hearts–seriously, I am thankful beyond what I can articulate without resorting to Porky-Pig blathering and interpretive dance. <3
I am so over-the-moon to share this awesomeness with the world! The absolutely stunning cover for my sci-fi romance, Luminous, is out there and shining in all its glory. YA’LL, YOU HAVE TO COME SEE THIS! *____* The art is everything I could have wanted and more I didn’t even realize I would adore. Yasmin Khudari has given my characters and world so much beautiful life in her cover art. West and Jyothi are PEFECT! You can check her out on Twitter as @executeyk, or look at more of Yasmin’s lovely work here on Tumblr–so rad!
But there’s even MORE news–and I promise you, I’m exploding into glitter as I write this–Luminous is now available for purchase on Amazon. WOO! IT’S ALIIIIIIIIIIIVE! Click here for the Book Smugglers’ official cover release post. If you want to purchase a copy–and oh please pretty please, I hope you do–it’s available exclusively on Kindle here. You’ll get the story itself, an essay about what inspired/influenced me to write it in the first place, the The Book Smugglers patented awesome author interview, and a lovely note from Yasmin Khudari, the mad-talented cover artist. ALL THE EXTRAS! Thank you to the Book Smugglers for allowing me this opportunity to realease the Kraken my work into the world. And to all who readers who take the time to engage, you have my luminous gratitude (it looks kinda like the light from a yellow dwarf star). <3
Forgive me, but I must squee. And run around in circles, and drop-kick Care Bears to the moon and ride off on my robo-pegacorn into a forever made of rainbows…
The Book Smugglers have announced their upcoming First Contact Anthology and I’m honored to be among the authors included in the lineup. You can find the official announcement here (link will open in new window). If you’ve not read their other anthology, Retold: Six Fairytales Reimagined, I recommend nabbing a copy (and it’s on sale right now, woo!). Each offering is imaginatively and beautifully-crafted. And oh my goodness, the cover art! O.O
The First Contact series kicks off in May, and continues with new releases throughout the summer and ya’ll, you should read them all. My story, Luminous, will be available 7/21/2015. I’ll be sure to bug you with millions of excited tweets and posts and so much squee everywhere keep you posted!
Thanks for tuning in…I’ll be over here doing my most awkward, elbow-flailing happy-dance EVAR.