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No, I did not finish the edit. I tried, but--yeah. I knew eighty pages in a day was going to be more than I could do--but I dream big!

Dave Matthews Band was INSANE. First--naive me--I had no idea there would be THAT MUCH POT SMOKE hovering about. No, I did not get a second-hand-smoke high, but not for my fellow concert-goers lack of trying. The people in front of me, behind me, next to me on both sides--no one even attempted to be sly about it! Ha! My friends, husband and I were an island in a sea of tokers. It was pretty hilarious.

I will have pictures soon, and I'll do a full concert run-down then, but I will say this--Julie is a goddess! She got us all floor passes. I was close enough to Dave to see the sweat dripping off his face. Standing for three and a half hours was a bit grueling! But worth every foot-sore second. You've not heard the Dave Matthews Band unless you've heard them in concert. What you hear on the radio? Yeah, nothing like it. These are MUSICIANS. Just--wow. Gave me chills. Ending the show with Jimi Hendrix's All Along the Watchtower was like nothing you'll ever experience.

FREE BOOKS!  Mark Nelson is up on Heroines of Fantasy. This week--Winter, Reading, and Story. He has a few questions for you! And at the bottom of that post, read about our HoF giveaway. We're doing a four-ebook-bundle giveaway, and there are quite a few ways to win them. The more you enter, the more chances you get to win. So go on over and check it out. I'll put up a few reminders over the next month. The giveaway ends in January.

Last, but not least--a fun thing Eric did up this weekend. Seven years of HRB in two minutes! Might see a familiar face or two in there.
Enjoy! :)
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Today is Hadely Rille Books' seventh birthday. SEVEN YEARS! That's pretty spectacular. Small press is a hard world to last in, but we've done it, and will continue to do it. We're already starting to plan the 2014 publishing calendar, so I imagine there's the proof, eh?

To celebrate this auspicious day, Eric Reynolds, publisher and editor-in-chief, is offering ALL our titles for Kindle and Nook for 99 cents. Yup! One week only, any HRB you've thought about buying but put off for whatever reason can now be had for under a buck.

Hadley Rille Books Catalog

On a more personal bit of pimpery, I noticed that the hardcover of A Time Never Lived is being offered on Amazon (a cyber-Monday sale...that lasts a whole week...who knows??) for $22! The cover price is $28.95--what a bargain! Hehee!! Just thought I'd pass that along.

(And who else LOVES the new set up on Livejournal?? I usually don't like change when it comes to anything like this. I finally learn how to use one format and it changes! But this is faboo. Love!)
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One of the things I have regretted since A Time Never Lived released is the absolute lack of pimpage I've done. When Finder released, I did blog tours and signings and all sorts of fun stuff that I've just not had the time to do with ATNL. Editing stuff, family stuff, writing stuff--something had to give, and unfortunately, it was promoting my book. The good thing about small press is, it's still new! Even if it's several months, or even years old. I have time to do some pimpage, and will be doing so in the near future. However...

Karin Gastreich (Eolyn) is the queen of self-promotion. Eolyn has been out since May of 2011 and is still going strong. I am ever-impressed by Karin's tenacity, creativity, and willingness to do whatever it takes to get her book, and her name, out there. For example:

A Giveaway
A blog tour stop

There are others. If you're interested, here's a full schedule of her most recent blog tour.

I couldn't be more proud, or honored to call her a sister in Hadley Rille Books. I got a sneak peak at the next book, High Maga. I don't care how you felt about Eolyn, good, bad or otherwise, this one is KILLER. Loved it from page one.
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Not every Monday comes with a faboo Publisher's Weekly review for my second edit with Hadley Rille Books: Heather McDougal's, Songs for a Machine Age. I'm thrilled for Heather! And thrilled for me. It's like having one of your kids star in the school play, or win the science fair or whatnot--it's Heather's story, her glory, but I get to bask all the same. Off on the sidelines, of course.

"A large cast of characters and complex world-building fuel the intrigue and action in this intricately plotted fantasy."

Being Monday, there's a new post up on Heroines of Fantasy. Mine! Location, location, location,,, Where we set our stories dictate the details. Come and share your opinion with me. Or prove me wrong. I always welcome the opportunity to see things from a different angle.

Hope you all had a great weekend!

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Many things, that's what. The first of which is--MY BOY IS HOME! Yes, he's home, and we're all very happy--happy to see him so well and so NEW. That's the only way I can describe it. He's so full of joy, life, and hope. I haven't seen him so relaxed and focused in years. I know this is only the first leg of the journey, but he's made a really good start of it. As I said to the hubs yesterday, when we went to get him--and forgive the dire analogy, but drug addiction is no less dire: It's like he had cancer. Now the tumor is out. It's time for chemo. And for now, enough said.

Second thing--Alison Goodman (author of Eon and Eona) is our guest blogger over on Heroines of Fantasy. I met Alison at World Fantasy this year. She's beyond fabulous, and so is her work. Eon won the 2008 Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Novel. Her first novel, Singing the Dogstar Blues, won an Aurealis for Best Young Adult Novel. Come see what she has to say about research, and getting the details right.

Third thing--I am not a writer this week. I am an editor. Part of me is bummed not to be able to get to work on all the exciting stuff that came out of last week. Part of me is glad to let it stew a few days. But this edit needs to be done and back to the author by the end of the week. Down to the wire on solo-edit #2! I'm excited. I love this job. And if the rest of it reads as well as it has so far, I might even get it done before the end of the week.

Hope you all had a fabulous weekend! I know I did.
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First, my bit is up over on For the Love of Love. (Scroll down for the entries.) Topic--the love of writing. You can win stuff! If you vote, that is. [livejournal.com profile] karin_gastreich is up too! Yep, they pitted us against one another. A battle to the death! Mwhahahahaa! No? Dammit! Ah, well. Maybe next time.

Second--The weather conversation is rockin' over at Heroines of Fantasy. Got something to add?

Third--Hadley Rille's gotten another fabulous review from Publisher's Weekly! Melissa Mikelsen's novel, Nightengale (April) was edited by my beloved sister-in-all-ways-but-blood, Kim Vandervort.
"Effectively melding briskly paced action with the internal struggles of both a traumatized young outcast forced into horrific deeds and the wily but honorable Talros, debut author Mickelsen brings fresh twists and emotional depth to her tightly written, compelling tale of mercantile politics, interracial conflict, and difficult choices..."

For the full review, go here.
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Hadley Rille Books started out publishing science fiction. Eric quickly branched into archaeology and fantasy as well. We've talked about changing the name, mostly because it has caused some confusion over the years. I, personally, think it evokes all aspects of what it is to be a Hadley Rille Book. Science, whimsy, and antiquity all in one word. Seeing this video (Eric sent out to his authors last night) I am more convinced than ever. So. Cool.


Don't forget!
Heroes in Love on Heroines of Fantasy
For the Love of Love starts today. You can win all sorts of prizes if you play!

Hey, aren't you proud of me? An imbedded video AND links that done sprawl code all in one post! I'm getting better at this. :)
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Eric Reynolds is another year older, and so is Hadley Rille Books. Happy Birthday, Eric and HRB! And here's to many more!

A new guest post is up over on Heroines of Fantasy. Welcome Suki Michelle and Carlyle Clark, authors of The Apocalypse Gene.
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Between now and November 29th, to celebrate Hadley Rille Books' sixth anniversary, Finder, as well as many other HRB titles, are being offered on Kindle and Nook for $0.99. Yes, that's NINETY-NINE CENTS!

Get them while the getting's good!
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To celebrate Hadley Rille Books' sixth birthday, we're offering FREE, and hugely discounted ebook titles from Smashwords, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble. Here's what's been offered so far:

Taking Care of Old Burt, free fiction by Eric Reynolds. A fabulous story, and not even because I'm biased!

Cupid for A Day, by Julia Dvorin, a wonderful, romantic novella that recieved a great review in Publisher's weekly. 99 cents over on Amazon.

And looky, looky--want Finder for your Nook for 99 cents??

These prices won't last. Get them while you can! And watch this space for more offers. Not even I know what's coming down the pike!

Just a reminder, the story is going strong at Heroines of Fantasy. Wow. I have really talented friends. You guys rock. Those of you who haven't joined in yet, come on! It's really amazing so far.
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Doesn't it look snazzy? Short, simple, and to the point.




And there's this nifty clicky-link  (from our web page) where you can sign up to receive this newsletter monthly. At least check out the quarterly flash fiction contest! You KNOW one of the judges, for pity's sake! :-P 


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