May 12, 2010

Today I did more organizing/phone calling/itinerary printing re: the upcoming travel, powered through some day-job work, and spent some time soul-searching with regards to my in-progress fiction projects. That last one has been the real kicker. I have a whole horde of things I want to write, but here in the real world where there are only so many hours in the day … well. Sometimes, one must pick and choose.

In the short term, this means I will likely abandon MAPLECROFT to a back burner (not forever, just for now). In the long term … hmm. Can’t talk about that too much yet. Things loom on the horizon — good things! — but they aren’t set in stone. It’s a time of flux, people. Stuff is changing. Good things are upcoming.

Among these good things upcoming, I have a formal release date for Dreadnought – which is great, since everybody’s been asking. Expect it to hit shelves September 28, 2010, which is to say, practically soon! And sooner still: Clementine, which will be out in June.

Likewise, this winter — namely the end of January, 2011 — you can also expect my debut foray into urban fantasy – Bloodshot. You may recall me recording my progress here, calling it my “fabulous urban fantasy adventure about a neurotic vampire/thief and her wealthy blind client, now with Bonus! Cuban drag queen and military intrigue.”

Yes, well. If that struck your fancy in any way, then it may interest you to know that Bloodshot officially has a cover — and if you click the link below, you will be magically transported to it …

(Click to see the BIG-ASS version.)
Pretty damn cool, I tell you what.

Bloodshot cvr

14 thoughts on “May 12, 2010

    li class="comment even thread-even depth-1" id="comment-45094">

    No ass tattoo. Which means I give this urban fantasy cover a GINORMOUS THUMBS UP. :D

    li class="comment byuser comment-author-cherie bypostauthor odd alt thread-odd thread-alt depth-1" id="comment-45096">

    My husband says that the lack of ass tattoo and leather pants obeys the LETTER of the law, but not so much the SPIRIT. Heh :)

    li class="comment byuser comment-author-cherie bypostauthor even thread-even depth-1" id="comment-45097">

    (Also, thanks! I’m glad you like it!)

    li class="comment odd alt thread-odd thread-alt depth-1" id="comment-45099">

    Nice cover. Great not to see the demonic tramp stamp.

    li class="comment even thread-even depth-1" id="comment-45103">

    That’s a striking cover! Nice!

    li class="comment odd alt thread-odd thread-alt depth-1" id="comment-45104">
    Shawna

    Great cover. Those eyes are super cool.

    li class="comment even thread-even depth-1" id="comment-45105">

    Sure, the cover doesn’t depict the main character with a tramp stamp, but the important question here is: did you write her to have a tramp stamp?

    li class="comment byuser comment-author-cherie bypostauthor odd alt thread-odd thread-alt depth-1" id="comment-45106">

    Thanks all – and no, she does not have a tramp stamp in the book. Nor does she ever wear leather pants. However, there is a scene in which her clothing is described as resembling a slutty real estate agent’s … but only the once. Usually she dresses very nondescript.

    She likes Fluevogs, though.

    li class="comment even thread-even depth-1" id="comment-45107">

    Mmm… “business hot.” And second that for Fluevogs.

    li class="comment odd alt thread-odd thread-alt depth-1" id="comment-45115">

    Sweet! That’s an arresting cover. It totally works, I’m looking forward to reading this :)

    li class="comment even thread-even depth-1" id="comment-45127">
    Mickie Priest

    Any chance you will ever make an appearance at any of the cons in Sacramento CA? I only say this for selfish reasons, because it would be awesome for me!

    li class="comment byuser comment-author-cherie bypostauthor odd alt thread-odd thread-alt depth-1" id="comment-45142">

    Thanks guys! And Mickie, I have no immediate plans to visit – not for lack of love, but for lack of funds. If you can convince a Sacramento bookstore or event to fly me down and put me up, I’ll be all about it.

    :)

    li class="comment even thread-even depth-1" id="comment-60589">
    Everette Craig

    Just wanted to let you know how floored I am at the worlds you create. I have been an avid reader of all genre of fiction and non fiction, much of which has grown stale and cookie cutter. Then I stumbled upon Boneshaker. Thank you for choosing to be a writer. Now that I have read all your books I find myself once again in search of another great writer to satisfy my desire for such amazing creativity, until your next book arives. Any suggestions?

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