Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Happy Holidays!

This will be my last post before the big holiday, so I'm going to cover several things at once. First and foremost, the important business: 


Second: I have ONE paper-bound ARC of Blood & Steam left to give away. I will give it to the first person who emails me the correct answer to the following question (this should be easy, since I posed the very same question here just a few weeks ago. Be sure to put the word "contest" or something similar in the subject line so your email doesn't go to spam): 

Q: What is the name of Breeze's father in The Tinkerer's Daughter? Once again, this is not Tinker. I'm asking for the name of her true, blood-father.

Should be an easy enough question. Shoot me an email and get yourself a free signed paperback!

Last, and this one is just for a chuckle: Those of you who've read Tinker's War will appreciate the irony of this review posted at Goodreads this week:

"...I skipped ahead to see if it was going to lead where I thought it might, and I was right... She gets herself preggo and turns into a farmer and stay-at-farm mommy. Another book that started out great and then ran out of steam."

/Sigh. Sometimes I don't know whether to laugh or cry. Is this person sincere? Is this a genuine reviewer or another of the sock-puppets we've heard so much about lately? Will potential readers actually believe this review? I hope not! Her frank admission that she didn't actually read the book might give the wary readers a clue LOL. Obviously, I can only roll my eyes and chuckle.

Anyway, for a few more laughs you can read the whole thing here:

That's it for this time. Once again I want to wish you all a warm, safe holiday with friends, great food, and much laughter. Merry Christmas!