First, I have a minor update on the Personal Demons release. We’re still hoping the Amazon listing will be updated soon–presumably the books are in their warehouse, just not yet unpacked, which is leading to the delay. We’re also expecting it in bookstores shortly. I will post more updates as I get them.
Second, I’m showing up all over the internets, baby. Shannon reviews the book at The Good, the Bad, and the Unread here.
Mark Henry licks my boots like the man-whore he is here.
Fantasy Debut talks the book up here
And I’ll be doing some interviews in the next few weeks, so keep an eye out for them (I’ll link them when they go up, of course)–at Fangs Fur & Fey, at Alchemuse on livejournal, at Jill Myles’ blog. CORRECTION: There will be an interview with me tomorrow, along with a contest, at Urban Fantasy Land, not alchemuse’s livejournal. Sorry!
I’m also doing a couple of promo-y things next month, which I’ll have more news on as the time gets closer.
And, wow, I’m legitimate now, because I’ve been Klausnered. (Harriet Klausner is Amazon’s top reviewer–she reviews a, um, suspiciously high number of books every day, and–well, Google her if you’re interested. I’m just amused.)
Funny that my Amazon reviews went live at the same time as a huge controversy has sprung up over Amazon reviews elsewhere. You can read the whole story (and hundreds of comments) on Dear Author here and more here. Settle in for a few hours–it really is worth it for sheer “holy fuck I can’t believe this shit”ness.
In a nutshell? A particular writer, of whom I’ve never heard before, who also functions as publisher for an epub I heard of once, looked at the site, and decided it was the sort of place from which to run, decided to go after a reader for daring to have her own opinion about a book. This is disgusting behavior. This is shocking, revolting behavior, and–you’ll see what I mean, if you read it all–criminal behavior.
I honestly don’t even know what to say in the face of all this. Of course, Ann Rice and Patricia Cornwell have both exhibited some of this sort of behavior in the past, but Ann Rice and Patricia Cornwell, for all their sins, are actually best-selling writers of whom people have heard. It doesn’t excuse it, but it does make it feel less like that crazy woman you work with who’s always talking about how everyone is out to get her has suddenly decided you’re the one who left the invisible poop on her lawn.
Very scary indeed. Even scarier is that some authors who’ve spoken out in that thread have now found people messing with their Amazon reviews. It’s like some tiny, invisible KGB made up of five or six people, who wander Amazon spreading darkness in their wake.
If I’m not here on Monday…you’ll know they GOT me. *looks around nervously*