Launch Celebration: The October 1 drawing was delayed because I was traveling to Seattle! I sincerely apologize. I will randomly draw the winners tonight and post them tomorrow. Thank you everyone for your support!
Review Round Up: Amber of Buried By Books reviewed Butterfly Swords with a C+/B- grade. Another review by Goodreads reviewer Jean Marie Ward, who I believe won the Goodreads giveaway, and one more from book blogger Mala on Bad Necklace. Hope I didn’t miss anybody.
The Pink Heart Society has selected Butterfly Swords for their October Book Club . Come back there October 26 to discuss the book. Speaking of book chats, I’m gearing up for the book chat on Dear Author next Saturday from 7pm to 9pm EST. I’ll definitely be there and will post details about joining the chat as I get them.
Some people are surprised and probably wonder why I re-tweet and post less than stellar reviews. Two authors I respect, Stacia Kane and Joanna Bourne, link and acknowledge every review good or bad. And, frankly, I don’t think they’re awful reviews and I just like that people are reading and talking.
I’m still at the ECWC conference. I’m having a fabulous time. I got to attend Kristina McMorris’ “Selling the Hard Sell” workshop and scribbled notes furiously. Wonderful info on marketing. I hope we get a chance to merge our two talks together at RWA 2011.
My first book signing was AWESOME! I got to chat with many new faces and I was overwhelmed that so many people wanted to buy multiple copies to do giveaways on their blogs. Butterfly Swords sold out early, but that meant I could get up and speak with some authors. 🙂
I got a chance to pick up The Iron Duke by Meljean Brook as well as Kris Kennedy’s The Conqueror and The Irish Warrior. I’ve been waiting to get my hands on hers for a while now. I also grabbed Rose Lerner’s In for a Penny which looks fabulous.
And here’s a bit of fun. Kung-fu Action Theatre posted a audio reading of the opening of Butterfly Swords. I believe there’s a podcast as well. I had to do a lot of takes and I’ve decided I don’t have a great voice for radio. Next time, I must find a narrator with a sexy voice…preferably with an English accent.
Oct 03, 2010 @ 19:08:00
Thoroughly enjoying Butterfly Swords right now.
The Season For Romance Blog has it on the list as a potential choice for the October Book Club.
Oct 05, 2010 @ 05:19:20
Thanks for the heads up Daz! I must pimp it up 🙂
Oct 05, 2010 @ 11:01:39
Thanks for the mention and the link, Jeannie. I don’t think I won any giveaways (if I did, there’s a prize somewhere I didn’t collect LOL). BUTTERFLY SWORDS was one of the reasons I signed up to Net Galley. I’d heard good things about it from people like Grace Draven and, as someone who’s only now discovering the wonders of Asian history, I wanted to see how you handled the period.
BTW, the site is beautiful.
Oct 05, 2010 @ 13:49:15
I thought you did awesome reading it! You were easy to hear and understand and you didn’t get in the way of understanding. Also, you made the Mandarin sound legit. Not everyone can.
My voice would shake and I’d either read too fast or get too quiet to be heard. LOL