Saturday, July 7, 2012

July already

Oh Darlings!
Fandom Fest was quite exhausting but great fun. And there is a lot of news.

Myrlen's Magickal Teachings, a nonfiction book of Magick, is now under contract.

The Eight Thrones Cycle LARP at Fandom went off swimmingly. President Bradley Baker of Heartland MUST appear in some book! He was a brilliant player and made the game. The Mechanics work and the world intrigues the players.

I have new submissions to read over.

And please remember, anthology calls are still open!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Catching up

It's been very busy here at the lair.

We've gotten Adventuresses out, in paperback and ebook. In fact, Mon-Wed of next week, it's going to be free on Amazon.

We've been to MidSouthCon and FroliCon.

Still having trouble with our website cart, but that is this weekend's project.

We're doing a complete reformat of Nikolai in paperback. Howl at the Mistletoe, in its current form, is going away. It's been made an all male collection. The girls went to Adventuresses. The title and cover aren't moving it, so we're redesigning.

Niko-Chan is also going away. It's getting a complete rewrite and changing a lot. I've never been completely happy with it, so now is the time to fix it.

Into Dark Waters will simply be getting resized. The standard size for a trade paperback at Inkstained Succubus is 8.5x5.5 inches.

Calls are still open for all anthologies.

We're in negotiations with a voice actor, as Angelia and Naomi retain rights to Curse of the Pharaoh's Manicurists.

It's very exciting right now and we're about to grow!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Friday, March 2, 2012

First Page Friday: Adventuress

Throughout the Month of March, I will be posting parts of Adventuresses
From the opening story, "Adventuress"

Clarissa stood on the deck of the airship, shivering in the cold wind, trying to hide behind her brothers. Tom and Matt stood very tall and fierce looking with their hair whipping in the wind. They'd protect her from any man in shoe-leather.

The alert siren had sounded half an hour before, and the next minutes had been a frenzy of racing crew, fainting women and general chaos. Clarissa kept her head and watched the pirate airship heave them to.

The crew, a motley collection of men and women in clothes that only half-fit them, swarmed aboard. In their midst, a tall woman, taller than most men, strode through the mess. Clarissa watched her with unseemly interest. She'd never seen anything like her and wanted to memorize every detail. Perhaps the paper in Dodge City, or penny dreadful publishers would pay her to tell the story.

The woman's left boot came over her thigh, but the right was cut away to let her draw the arcane looking pistol she carried. Two more, of different make, crossed in her wide leather belt, Mexican style. Her long duster coat fell to her knees, and Clarissa saw the straps holding it close to her thighs. A man's embroidered waistcoat and a band-collared shirt, without collar or tie, led Clarissa's eye to the woman's face. She flinched at the sight of a scar that ran up from her jaw and disappeared under an eye patch. A set of flying goggles, one lens blacked out, rode the brim of her battered leather hat.

“Toldja we should have taken the train, Matt,” Tom grumbled, as he glared at the pirates.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

I have a shiny new computer

My laptop gave up the ghost as I began this venture. So, yesterday, I got a sleek black little e-machine desktop.

This way, my fledgeling venture won't be lost with a single fumble of my clumsy hands.

I'm busily prepping ADVENTURESSES for print and e-book. It will all be ready on the appointed day.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012 books

I just got a shipment of new paperbacks today, books I hadn't seen in print yet. There is nothing like opening a box and seeing YOUR cover, in real paper, staring back.Then I picked it up and held it a second, my newest baby.

And as I did with the four children, I flipped it over and read the directions on the back.  Oh, wait...  Since there were no fingers or toes to count, I read the back blurb, I looked at the cover. Just like an infant, I sniffed it. Clean babies and new books, no better smells around.

This is an experience I've had a number of times now, and it never gets old. It's an experience I'm looking forward to later in the month when the first copies of ADVENTURESSES arrive.

Stay tuned. More details on the exciting girls as they become available.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Welcome to the Inkblots from my desk. I've been hard at work today, getting the website mostly up. It'll get fancier as things progress, but for now, we're keeping it very simple.