Business news! Necromancy For Dummies has been retitled to How Not To Raise The Dead and new files are distributing as you read this. This is a minor cover change, no change to content.
Stealing Serenity, previously published by Bottom Drawer Publications is going out for ebook preorder. Subscribers will see their copies in bookfunnel shortly. Since this novella is long enough for print, I’ll be providing print books on my webstore and wide. I’ll try and release those in July as well. I’m not sure if I planned that enough in advance, though. It’ll be a little tight. In addition, Serenity print is getting two versions of cover art, the sexy to-market version and a subtle version. The subtle version will only be available on my webstore.
Going forward, all spicy print books will get a subtle version on the webstore and any book large enough for hardback (novellas just don’t make the cut!) will have the subtle cover on the dust jacket and the sexy one inside on the hard cover.
Serenity is scheduled as a serial on Wattpad and here on my blog, but I’ve done this without any notice so newsletter people will only hear about it next week. I’m leaving the whole story up for as long as it takes to do the serial rather than taking chapters down after a week since I can’t do that on wattpad. It’ll be removed except for a chapter 1 sample once the book is live in July.
Speaking of sexy things. All of London’s next like 15 books will have spicy bonus epilogues and I’ve decided to collect all these into a single ebook that I’ll update with the new scene every time a book is released. This week, Red Stars Crossed (Dragonfire Soul Mates Book 1) came out in the Aliens on Earth anthology. As a result, that epilogue is now available via newsletter signup on bookfunnel. I’ll drop the epilogue in bookfunnel libraries for Subscribers, but you’ll have to buy the anthology yourself if you’d like book 1. (it’s only .99 and for charity!)
I’ve also (finally!) finished the illustrated cover for Beauty Makes A Beast, a gothic sexy F/F retelling first published in the anthology Thorns. Subscribers will get a writeup about this illustration because it’s a bit of a STORY. I almost quit several times and then I nearly lost the file entirely when it was almost finished. This ebook will go out to Kickstarter backers first (the final reward!), then it’s scheduled to be published wide in October.
The next thing I’d like to illustrate is a Bone Witch short story scheduled for September. I learned a LOT in doing this illustration project and I’m excited to apply that to the next one. Preferably without the Almost Losing Everything panic in the middle.
For example, I figured out a line of code that prevents my paypal checkout gateway from loading on the home page. A page where you can’t check out if you wanted to. It took two days to solve that. Now the page loads faster! I’m very proud of myself XD
Personal news! Henbit is keeping me pain free and I have so much time and energy to spend on other things now. (have I mentioned the henbit? It’s a lawn weed in the mint family. It’s magic.) I’ve gone absolutely crazy and started training for a 5k train run in August. I’ve got a fancy Garmin Forerunner watch and I’m tracking everything on Strava (friend me!).
I’m also taking a road trip in June with family to go see… more family. Road trip! Woo!
And finally, a question: what book conferences, reader conferences, fan conventions etc. do you like to attend? Which ones do you really really want to attend but haven’t yet? I’m soliciting a list of conventions from all of my readers because starting next year I’ll have paperback and hardback books to sell and I want to know where I should be going!