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[COVER ART] Queene of Light – Jennifer Armintrout

Cover art for Jennifer Armintrout’s Queene of Light, the first book in her upcoming Lightworld/Darkworld series, as found here. As you can see, the original is quite large, which is why I used my own link. But the large version lets you read the text and see the covers clearer – clear enough to see that Books 2 and 3 already have covers and titles: Child of Darkness and Veil of Madness.

The original release date for Book 1 was supposed to be August 2009, then there was talk of shifting it to January 2010. Since all three covers have been created, I’m assuming they’ll be released in consecutive months. Stay tuned for details.

The novel (and indeed the earlier Blood Ties series) seem/s rather dark, but the author has a delightful humour and is thus terrific fun to listen to – which is why you should subscribe to her POD Cast if you haven’t already done so. I pimp it when I remember to.

The BlogSpots I’m Following aren’t all being exported to my GoogleReader. It was by accident I realised that Jen’s BlogSpot had slipped through the cracks. Don’t freaking piss me off like that again, BlogSpot. Now I’m going to have to double-check your work like a pissed-off supervisor. Ach!

[COVER ART] Flesh Circus (US) – Lilith Saintcrow; Solitary (UK) – Alexander Gordon Smith; How to Ditch Your Fairy (US) – Justine Larbalestier & Jennifer Armintrout’s Princess of Dorkness Cast

Image #1: Lilith Saintcrow’s Flesh Circus, as found here. Due for US release in December 2009 (no word yet on UK and AU), but no pre-order link yet.

Image #2: Alexander Gordon Smith’s Solitary, as found here. Due for UK release on 2nd July 2009. Buy (UK)

Image #3: US paperback edition of Justine Larbalestier’s How to Ditch Your Fairy, as found here. We need more covers of hammers nailing fairies!

And in Jennifer Armintrout’s eighth Princess of Dorkness Cast, she shares the joy of the New Zealand accent. Also discusses terms that AREN’T erotic and therefore should NEVER be found in erotica…but sometimes, unfortunately, are. It’s gigglesome πŸ™‚

Keri Arthur in Lilydale & Jennifer Armintrout’s Latest PODcast

From here:

Who: Keri Arthur
When: Saturday 14th February 7pm
Where: Lilydale Library, Anderson Street, Lilydale VIC
Cost: Free event
Bookings essential: Phone 9294 3120

See you there, y’all! πŸ™‚

And be sure to listen to Jennifer Armintrout’s Princess of Darkness Cast, Episode #5. Mentions titles of the upcoming Lightworld/Darkworld books. And pot. And Harlequin gremlins, whom I imagine are creatures that loosen your wheel from your car whilst you’re driving. Or perhaps those are just mechanical gremlins πŸ˜‰

Usually I listen to the PODcast via GoogleReader, but this time listened to it via a temporary file in iTunes. Apparently the artist is “Supafly”. That may be her street name πŸ˜‰

[COVER ART] Huntress – Caitlin Kittredge et al; Jennifer Armintrout’s Princess of Dorkness Cast

Cover art for Huntress, an anthology featuring works from Caitlin Kittredge, Marjorie M. Liu, Jenna Maclaine and Christine Warren. Due for release 30th July 2009. Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA)

What People Typed into Google to Get to My WordPress
futuristic angel
tez says blog

7 views for the latter, and you definitely found the right place. Don’t just be a lurker – come say hello πŸ™‚

As for futuristic angel…only Faith Hunter’s Rogue Mage series comes to mind: Bloodring, Seraphs and Host.

Thoughts Upon Jennifer Armintrout’s Latest Princess of Dorkness Cast
-Is it wrong of me to find the word nostril somewhat funny?
-Weird how her eyebrows and nose are connected. Like how my sister gets hiccups from eating raw carrot.
Doubt…I am shamed. If I hadn’t seen the ads for the film version, I wouldn’t have known about the play. Oh, TV, what you’ve done to me…
-Baby’s first PODcast: rite of passage, w00t! πŸ™‚

Short Notes

What People Typed into Google to Get to My WordPress
*bitchtree – I don’t remember writing this word, but I think it’ll be my new favourite insult: “Stop being such a freaking bitchtree!”
*family guy adam west and paul – Well, enjoy the video I found πŸ™‚

Jennifer Armintrout’s Princess of Dorkness Cast, Episode #3
Shenanigans in France’s Euro Disney World. May include traces of arse-pinching. And duty is funnier to hear in an American accent, as any Peter Griffin fan will tell you πŸ˜‰

Princess of Dorkness, Episode #2

Jennifer Armintrout’s Princess of Dorkness Cast is back for a second episode, this time with special guest Warnament. (At least that’s what his name sounded like, but I have a habit of mishearing lyrics and such…)

Ego-tripper am I, naturally I was delighted to get a mention, because I’m self-obsessed like that πŸ˜‰ And I was pretty sure I was about to get a compliment when Warnament burped – damn you! πŸ˜‰ (It’s okay, people, I’m not desperate for compliments; I have my ego, let’s not forget… πŸ˜‰ )

Unchaperoned 16-year-olds + Amsterdam = DUDE! Only I read an article yesterday that said Amsterdam will clean up its act, so they won’t get as many druggy deadbeat tourists. But wouldn’t that defeat the purpose of Amsterdam? πŸ˜‰

Which reminds me, there was an awesome Dutch TV show called All-Stars, a soccer comedy. I miss that…

As for the trombone…well, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones were cool back in the ’90s.

Parallel universes make my head hurt. Like in Futurama, how Fry was his own grandfather. Dude!

Does the gender of specific authors matter, like if a woman is writing a male protag, and a man is writing a female protag? Is this why some authors use pseudonyms? Mark Henry’s clearly a man, yet he writes Amanda Feral really well. He knows more about fashion and cosmetics than I do (though I’m on a budget, so don’t talk to me). Another female protag series is written by a man, but I haven’t read any of them. And there’s a male-led series written by a woman, but I haven’t read those yet, either. In other words, the author’s gender doesn’t matter to me. No need to hide behind initials. Whether you’re male or female isn’t a problem as long as the writing is good, the plot is interesting, and the characters are realistic.

Then there’s romance, and no I won’t snob the genre, its authors or readers. But there have been male love interests who come across as chicks-with-dicks.

And for a non-sequitur, I’m still not coordinated enough for chopsticks. Have to ask for a fork in restaurants.

Next week the PODCast will return with more shameful stories, w00t!

Author PODcast

I’m not one for podcasts, but here’s one I’ll definitely be following: Jennifer Armintrout’s Princess of Dorkness Cast. (Just add the link to your GoogleReader or whatnot to stay updated.) “Princess of Dorkness” is what the “pod” in “podcast” stands for by the way. Some would say it’s the same POD in “Print on Demand”, but I can assure you that Jen is published by a proper publisher (Harlequin MIRA) worldwide.

Her Blood Ties series works for me because of the humour, and by that I mean “wit”. I know witty, wise-cracking protags are de rigeur, but Carrie’s witticisms don’t seem forced, and that’s because the author is genuinely funny on her own. Believe me, I’m wary of humour in fiction, because when someone’s trying to be funny, but they’re not actually funny…comes across as lame. Humour is objective of course, so I’m the kind of person who generally stays away from novels with puns in their titles. My idea of humour is Family Guy, American Dad and South Park – the writers are so smart, and their social commentary is apt. Then there are the memorable characters…

*ahem* Anyway, Jen’s PODcast will be about whatever she feels like talking about, or what her readers/listeners suggest. The first PODcast is online now, and amongst the topics is NaNoWriMo. I’m not a NaNo fan anymore, because I realised this year that it’s more about competition, like who can get to 50,000 first. I much prefer the 70 Days of Sweat, because everyone’s goals are different, so there’s no direct competition – just a lot of genuine support.

And NaNo tends to bring out…people who think 200,000 words is a novel. No, that’s two novels. And then there’re those who talk about their characters as if they’re real people. Mostly my problem is the people who only blog about their writing, and nothing else. That’s so close-minded, because even if you spend all day writing, you do still have opinions about food, TV, society and whatnot. To blog strictly about your characters seems kind of obnoxious…or maybe the blogs I’m following have content that I’m not privy to πŸ˜‰

If you only want to follow one author’s podcast, make it this one. Audio only, no video.