Tuesday, February 25, 2014

My Excuse for Being Away: Baby Holmberg

I've been a little absent lately.

Mostly because of this:

Our little baby was born last Wednesday morning, weighing 7 lbs 13 oz, 20.5" long. :) I love love love her. Still getting the hang of being a mom!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Shameless Self-Promotion

I know, I'm horrible.
I know, you're sick of hearing about my anthology. But let's look at it this way: I'm STILL pregnant, so let's all pity Charlie by reading one more post about her anthology. :D

The My Bloody Valentine anthology* is now available for Nook and Kindle (AKA Barnes & Noble and Amazon). You can read more about my contribution, "Salt and Water," here. If you're into jaded love stories (or just fantasy, as mine is fantasy and not so much jaded love... I'm a rogue that way), definitely give the anthology a shot! Or just boost my ego and scope it out. :D

*There are two of them out, now! Same title! Mine is in the white-cover one, not the black. And I shan't link to the rival anthology. I shan't! ;)

Monday, February 10, 2014

Interview at Up Around the Corner

I'm over at Up Around the Corner with Terry W. Ervin II talking about, well, myself. Please stop by and check it out if you have a chance!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Release Party and Some 411 on "Salt and Water"

As you know, I'm honored to be part of the My Bloody Valentine anthology, which releases Monday! The other seven wonderful authors contributing to this book and myself are even hosting a Facebook release party, so please stop by, learn more about the short stories, and win some goodies.


My story is titled "Salt and Water." In it Chellis, a slave, is tortured for one purpose: to make her cry, for the healing properties of her tears can mend any wound. A broken heart leads her to revolt, which lands her in the charge of a more competent slave handler.

But Ahad-dian is different; he’s reasonable, even kind. Ahad-dian’s generosity may be the key to Chellis’s escape, but even the soft-hearted slaver has secrets to hide—secrets that not only threaten Chellis’s freedom, but the survival of her entire species.


We have some great teasers zooming around Facebook for the stories; I thought I'd post mine here (for all you valiant readers who put up with my blog-talk):

          The blood stains formed shapes before Chellis’s eyes. Abalones, stars, eyes, mouths. In them she saw Fallid’s smile as he told a joke Chellis didn’t understand.
Dead. They had killed him, and her Dian had blinded her from the scene as soon as the tears began, face as smooth as the marble floors in the hallway.
“Nika, are you listening?”
Chellis straightened, ripping her gaze from the blood.
“Do you need to go back to the vat?”
Chellis met her Dian’s dark eyes and did something only Hagori did.
She lunged for them.

Monday, February 3, 2014

One More Week!

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One more week to go! Or so it seems. I'm willing to bet this kid is going to be as late as possible. Such a pill. I'd like to claim she gets it from her father, but . . .

Should we take bets? ;) What will greet the world first, my daughter or the My Bloody Valentine anthology? Both are due on the same day!

((Also, a shout-out to my friend Nathan Major, who is getting surgery done today. Hope everything goes well!))