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I've been in the writing cave for the last few weeks and pretty scarce online...well, how long can that last?

January JCP News is out - and if you haven't been reading The Starving Years, you might want to start, 'cos this freebie is A-grade material--and this month is scorching hot!

Literate Shrew featured me on her blog--and be sure to poke around a while, because there are also fluffy, fuzzy KITTIES in other posts!

Brief Encounters reviews is featuring Petit Morts this week, and they're also giving away CHOCOLATE.
Pretty Ugly Review - I don't usually read my reviews, but this one has me all verklempt because I think PettyProse really dug deep into the subtext
Ten Important Dates in the History of Chocolate - from kings to commoners!
JCP Interview part 1 - answers to crazy questions forthcoming from me, Josh and Sean all week long!

Clare London's LJ - I've got a post for Clare's birthday month called When Man-on-Man is like Brussels Sprouts (you know you're wondering)

A Bitter Taste of Sweet Oblivion will be coming out in paperback soon...here's some cover art to dress up an otherwise text-heavy post!

And those of you who were grossed out by my photo of the Parson's spider will probably find it funny that I was gathering laundry (and shaking out everthing from the room where the Parson's spider was last seen) and then picked up a handkerchief in a totally different room and found a yucky SAC SPIDER under it. Bleah! What if I blew my nose in that and it got on my face??? Bleah bleah bleah. Sac spiders get no amnesty.

And...it's snowing sideways here in Wisconsin. What's it doing by you?


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Jan. 17th, 2011 07:05 pm (UTC)
Great cover! Love the hair.
The weather is cold. But at least it's not snowing, or raining. So many places are having such devastation at the hands on Mother Nature. I (and Ali) are in an auction to help out with Queensland Flood Relief.
Jan. 17th, 2011 07:10 pm (UTC)
The Bill-model's lips make me weak in the knees.

That's a great idea about the auction! Post the link here if you like :D
Jan. 17th, 2011 07:13 pm (UTC)
They are very nice lips :o)
Thanks! It is for a great cause and every little bit helps.
Ali & I are on page 7

Jan. 17th, 2011 07:08 pm (UTC)
Here's it's been looking ominous all day and spitting very fine snow that mostly just slicks things up. Oh joy.
Jan. 17th, 2011 07:11 pm (UTC)
My car seems to do the worst on hard-packed snow in zero-ish weather.

I guess we chose to live in the frozen northernlands. But that doesn't mean we can't complain.
Jan. 17th, 2011 08:04 pm (UTC)
LOL! True! I have rear-wheel drive, so... Apparently I've been living in the bubble of mild winters for a long time.
Jan. 17th, 2011 10:47 pm (UTC)
Do you have a Subaru?
Jan. 17th, 2011 10:53 pm (UTC)
'97 BMW. Long story - bought it from friends at an amazing price. Previous car was a purple Escort station wagon. :D
Jan. 17th, 2011 11:01 pm (UTC)
Ha ha, I have a hard time imagining a purple station wagon even being made!

I'm often surprised they don't make a bigger variety of cars, for instance for people who want a small car, seldom have any passengers, and who may want to haul things. The Honda Fit is the closest I've seen to that. But I'd like to be able to fold all the seats away. who needs 'em, not me.

Station wagons seem very practical for that. As do hatchbacks, which they don't make much anymore.
Jan. 17th, 2011 11:07 pm (UTC)
It was a stock color even. :)

My wee beemer is a 2-door hatchback with an imaginary back seat - it's technically a back seat, but only the very limber can sit back there and get out again. :)
Jan. 17th, 2011 10:59 pm (UTC)
LOVE THE COVER!!! I cannot wait for it come out. I do love my paper books :D

Read the latest chapter of the Starving Years last night, oh wow it was HOT. Haven't voted yet as I am still pondering my options.
Jan. 17th, 2011 11:01 pm (UTC)
Oh goody! Glad you dug the smexin'!
Jan. 17th, 2011 11:06 pm (UTC)
Hmm, did I dig the smexin'? Let me think, I read it TWICE last night, then decided to read it again when I got up this morning :-P
Jan. 17th, 2011 11:11 pm (UTC)
Exxxcellent! (said Mr. Burns style.)
Jan. 17th, 2011 11:00 pm (UTC)
At least the spider from the previous entry was pretty and would have made an awesome piece of jewelery. The picture of the sac spider I just looked up made me kinda squirm >.<

Anywho, it's been a lovely 84 degrees out here, sunny, with a slight breeze. Of course, that didn't stop me from spending my day off inside, playing video games, instead of going to the beach or something. If the weather holds out, though, I am so totally hitting the beach on my next day off!
Jan. 17th, 2011 11:03 pm (UTC)
Ah, do you live near the beach! There are some inland lakes around here, but for now I must make do with the indoor pool where I take a water exercise class (and it's nice, I have no complaints.)

I just now found YET ANOTHER sac spider in a different room. Jeez, what the heck? Gross.
Jan. 18th, 2011 12:10 am (UTC)
Aw, they're probably just trying to find someplace warm. Poor things, now I feel bad for them.

And I live near enough to the beach. About 45 minutes if I drive the speed limit, which I don't think I've done since I started driving :-P
Jan. 18th, 2011 02:38 am (UTC)
I live in Southern California, about 40 minutes outside of LA and it was 82 degrees today! Can you believe that!? I feel sort of guilty telling people that, what with all the snow and bad weather everywhere else in the country. But you've got to remember, we're essentially desert here and it does get hellishly hot during the summer months.

Any of the books you've got coming out in paperback form? I love my ereader, but I love the feel of a real, honest to god book in my hands.
Jan. 18th, 2011 03:27 am (UTC)
Why, hello there, neighbor!

Sorry, I saw the 40 minutes outside of LA and simply had to check your profile to see how close to me you are. I live in Rancho Cucamonga :-P
Jan. 18th, 2011 10:31 am (UTC)
One of my good friends moved to LA and I think the 100-degree-plus summers are more than I could bear!

Thanks for asking about the paperbacks! I should have four this year.

A Bitter Taste of Sweet Oblivion is paperback
Zero Hour will be both ebook/paperback
GhosTV will be both ebook/paperback
Food of the Gods (Petit Morts II) will be paperback

Maybe Starving years too? Although that would probably be 2012.
Jan. 18th, 2011 02:08 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'm so happy to hear that! There really is nothing quite like the feel of a book in your hand. I'm really looking forward to your list of books. Will I be able to get them on amazon? Or should I order them directly? What's best for you? I love you!
Jan. 18th, 2011 02:40 pm (UTC)
You're so sweet!

Amazon or book depository is just fine. If you ever want to help out any author or blogger and you think they have an amazon affiliate account, starting your trip to Amazon on the author's site and going through the author's link is actually a big help to them, probably bigger than most people realize.

Sad but true, the way economics work out, the affiliate who points you to the sale often earns as much from the sale as the book's author. I liken it to the hobo standing outside a restaurant with an "Eat At Joe's" sign making as much as the chef in the kitchen who studied for 6 years in Paris.

Even when I make a non-book Amazon purchase, I always start from a link on a friend's blog, so she gets credit for the sales. Once someone bought a whole set of cookware through one of my links...what a treat for me! (Thank you, mysterious benefactor.)

So anyway...the Amazon links in the sidebars of JordanCastilloPrice.com or channelingmorpheus.com or psycop.com should all be good if you ever want to do that!
Jan. 18th, 2011 02:47 pm (UTC)
I didn't realize that. Well, you got it, then! I'll wait until you put it up on your site and go through that into amazon. Thanks for the head's up!
Jan. 18th, 2011 04:08 am (UTC)
Really? I live in Upland! The world just keeps getting smaller!
Jan. 18th, 2011 01:08 pm (UTC)
Speaking of freebies: weren't you going to publish Zero Hour?
Jan. 18th, 2011 02:33 pm (UTC)
Yes, those edits are actually next on my to-do list!
Jan. 19th, 2011 12:12 am (UTC)
Thanks for the shout out (from me AND the kitties)!
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