Every few months, a giant spider appears in our living room. Giant is a relative term, and in this case it’s about the size of a quarter, which isn’t exactly a tarantula, but it’s big enough compared to the teensy spiders we usually get.
This spider almost always appears in the same place, right in the middle of our wooden floor, and never, not once, have I ever caught it walking to or from that location. I have no idea where it comes from, how it gets in, or how it crosses five feet of open floor without me noticing.
I also have no idea why it always picks the same place to lie in wait.
I think I’m being hunted by a ninja spider and all of its descendants, bent on revenge.
And now I’ve typed spider enough times that it no longer looks like a real word, so enough of that. :)
In other news, I wrote a little blog post on science fiction romance for Fantasy Cafe’s Women in SF&F Month, so you can mosey over there if you want to read my ramble about why people should be reading cross-genre books.
I also did a back alley book trade with Kit Rocha, where I sent Bree Aurora Blazing and she sent me Deal With The Devil, their first Mercenary Librarians book.
Go to that link right now and sign up for information. Sadly, their preorder isn’t up yet because the book doesn’t come out until early next year, but the second it’s up, expect me to shout about it because you do not want to miss this book. Nina is everything I love in a heroine—smart and badass, but with a core of hope and kindness—and Knox is jaded, honorable, and so very conflicted. I loved it and want book two desperately.
I’m frantically working on the still untitled third book in the Consortium Rebellion series, which is due July 1. I’m not catastrophically behind, but I’m somewhat behind and it’s freaking me out. This is due to a series of unfortunate events, the most unfortunate of which is I thought the deadline was the end of August because that’s when book two was due last year.
Ha! Surprise! Goodbye two extra months of writing, hello nights and weekends.
Edits for TQA are due any day, and I still have another potential round of edits, copyedits, galley proofs, and probably some other things I’m forgetting for Aurora Blazing, so it’s going to be a busy few months.
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