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A little something to whet your appetites

The Starving Years
Coming March 5

Imagine a world without hunger. In 1960, a superfood was invented that made starvation a thing of the past. Manna, the cheaply manufactured staple food, is now as ubiquitous as salt in the world’s cupboards, pantries and larders.

Nelson Oliver knows plenty about manna. He’s a food scientist—according to his diploma, that is. Lately, he’s been running the register at the local video rental dive to scrape together the cash for his exorbitantly priced migraine medication.

In a job fair gone bad, Nelson hooks up with copywriter Javier and his computer-geek pal Tim, who whisks them away from the worst of the fiasco in his repurposed moving truck. At least, Nelson thinks the those two are acquainted, but they’re acting so evasive about it, he’s not sure how they know each other, exactly. Javier is impervious to Nelson’s flirting, and Tim’s name could appear in the dictionary under the entry for “awkward.” And with a riot raging through Manhattan and yet another headache coming on, it doesn’t seem like Nelson will get an answer anytime soon. One thing’s for sure, the tension between the three of them is thick enough to cut with a knife...even one of those dull plastic dealies that come in the package with Mannariffic EZ-Mealz.


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Feb. 28th, 2012 03:15 pm (UTC)

I have been waiting for this one, having chosen to not read it as a serial just as I chose not to read Magic Mansion. The luxury of being able to read it and savour it all on my e-reader is too great a temptation, even if I have to stretch my patience to the point of snapping while I wait for the release.

March 5 you say? Not gonna miss it for the world.
Feb. 28th, 2012 03:48 pm (UTC)
Eee! I get so excited to release a book I can't wait. It's strangely like Christmas morning for me. I can't wait to hear what you think of it :D
Feb. 28th, 2012 03:48 pm (UTC)
I chose not to read this one when it came out - I am very impatient and hate waiting for the next release. Having read it as a whole - I loved it. But now I am wondering what all the polls were :o) I look forward to having a copy for my Kindle.

I have to say, I like your serials. Reading Magic Mansion that way was great. You give nice big chunks each month and post monthly. It takes the sting out of having to wait.
Feb. 28th, 2012 03:53 pm (UTC)
I'm going to include the polls at the end so you'll be able to see 'em.

I think a lot of people don't care to read serially. I know I like to inhale whole seasons of TV shows over short periods of time rather than once a week.
Feb. 28th, 2012 05:20 pm (UTC)
YAY so excited! I loved it in serial format, can't wait to revisit it and see what changes you made :)

I don't mind serials if it's done well. Yours is good because you move things along rather quickly. I have a long-running serial that I subscribe to, which moves along at a glacial pace but I love the story and I like having something to look forward to every week. Then your newsletter came along and now I have something to look forward to every 15th of the month!
Feb. 28th, 2012 06:18 pm (UTC)
I was just talking to a friend about doing a subscription type thing. I think it would psych me out knowing that I had to deliver x-amount by x-date...even though that's basically what I do in my newsletter. Maybe knowing it's free takes some of the anxiety out of it for me.
Feb. 28th, 2012 10:55 pm (UTC)
*stares at calendar*

Is it March 5th yet?


How about now?

Now? Huh? NOW???


A long time ago I got burned on a WIP fanfic that never got finished. Since then I just can't make myself read something that's not finished no matter how much I want to.

I'm so very happy to hear this is coming out soon, though. =D

And, as an aside, when I came home today there was a small book in the mail. It looked more like a small catalog but it had JCP on the cover and the word 'March' in the corner. I got so excited! Jordan sent me a book, OMG! Yay, it's a cover I haven't seen so it must be a new release!

Then, when my brain finally kicked in and I stopped doing the happy dance it occurred to me: Jordan does not have my address. Even if she did, why would she be sending me a book?

Opened the cover to find... it really is a catalog after all. *sighs*


J. C. damned P enney.

Not Jordan Castillo-Price :(
Feb. 28th, 2012 11:17 pm (UTC)
You are not alone.

My dad sends me Penney's gift cards for Christmas every year, so finally this week I went to the mall (to research Mnevermind, actually) and decided to use my card to get some socks at Penney's.

That receipt with JCP all over it is kinda freaking me out.
Feb. 28th, 2012 11:21 pm (UTC)
They should just drop the J.C. part already. Everyone knows who we mean when someone says, "Penney's". By doing this, it would save me from having heart failure when disappointment sets in that it's not a new release by Jordan Castillo-Price. *snickers*
Feb. 29th, 2012 12:39 am (UTC)
I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one who decided not to read this in installments. (I didn't read Magic Mountain for the same reason, and I held back on reading The Rifter until every volume had been released.) I have absolutely NO patience for these types of things, and once I lose myself in a story, I just want to keep going until I get to the end.

But yay!! To join in with everyone else...Is it March 5th yet? What about now? How about now?

Feb. 29th, 2012 09:12 am (UTC)
It's exciting to hear...maybe I'll sell a few copies :D
Amanda Corlies
Feb. 29th, 2012 01:24 am (UTC)
SQUEEEE! Something new and JCP to read. I can't wait!!!
Feb. 29th, 2012 09:13 am (UTC)
Whoo! I love release day so much!
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