I’ve been more or less absent during the Summer Holidays, partly because I took a couple of weeks off so hubby and I could get busy on our ‘Spring Cleaning’ project and to go camping, and partly because of editing, proofing and writing commitments, not to mention enjoy the weather
So… what’s new with Blaine?
July 20th Aliens, Smith and Jones, my gay sci-fi, came out.
This is what reviewers thought of it:
Also, Storm Moon Press authorized a limited print run of 500 trade paperbacks of
The Fifth Son – Illustrated, hand-numbered and with signed bookplates from me. It includes five beautifully shaded black-and-white illustrations by Yana Goya!
I received my author copies earlier this week and they’re gorgeous
Last week (August 24th) my husband and I had been married for 22 years, and I thought that was the perfect day to release a new free short (vignette sized – D/s) into the world. I originally wrote Slippery When Wet as an April Fool’s fic, and it’s about Alex and Seth taking a break from installing an inflatable slide to have a little fun of their own.
Last month, I was Author of the Month at the Goodreads Gay Science Fiction group. To close it off, I’m running a small contest. Connor goes to see a band in the book, and I’d like you all to take a wild guess which band he’s gushing over (it’s an existing band). On Monday (Sept 3rd), I’ll randomly choose a winner from all the entries (whether right or wrong) and award them an ebook of choice from my backlist
You can enter the contest here, though, you need to be a member of the group to participate.
In two weeks I’m travelling to the UK for the UK GLBT Fiction Meet. I’m really looking forward to spending all weekend with like-minded people, whether reader or writer. As an homage, I’ve had my nails done ‘Deconstructed Rainbow’ style.
September 14th Storm Moon Press‘ Carved In Flesh anthology comes out with a new short story by me. More information about the anthology and my story will follow soon.
That’s it for my Summer Holiday 2012 update.