Saturday, May 1, 2010

Embers and royalties

Fighting sickness, still.  On antibiotics, but they're at the stage where they're making me feel worse.  Sucks to be me.

Though, I did use it as an excuse to catch up on my reading a little.  Finished Laura Bickle's Embers.  It was great.  I liked the story, and the mix of characters was intriguing.  I LOVED Sparky.  Every time Sparky would do something almost random, and wild elemental like, it would make me reach out and pet my cat.  He's a goofy happy familiar in his own way, and Sparky kept making me think of him.

Laura's descriptions of Detroit really got me into it, and made me feel some of the decay and waste that Drake was going up against.  Very nice.

And I loved the Lantern concept.  A medium who basically has a little furnace that can eat ghosts.  VERY COOL.  I may have to borrow the idea.  ;)

Granted, seeing as I'm a dragon freak, I was rooting for Sirrush.  I want more from him in future books.


For myself, it's now two weeks until my birthday.  Plenty of time to join in my contest.  I've even got a couple of guest blogs coming up on the 12th and 13th.  Stay tuned for those.


Got my first royalty check.  Not wanting to brag here, but just to say it feels....weird.  It feels good.  It's tangible proof that my storytelling is good enough to make people buy it.

So, a HUGE thank you to everyone who bought my book.  It means a lot to me.  I hope you enjoyed it, and I hope I've got you looking forward to the next book.

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