What Stace had to say on Thursday, May 20th, 2010
Quick Things

1. You all know my pal Jackie Kessler, right? Remember her excellent Jezebel books, the HELL series? Which were total sexy fun. Anyway, Jackie’s releasing a NEW Jezzie story on her blog, in installments! FREE SUCCUBUS STORY! It starts here. You don’t want to miss it!

2. I am guest blogging today over at Marta Acosta’s Vampire Wire, about how I created Chess Putnam and giving a little more insight into what kind of character she is and yes, into her addiction. Come read it and comment! One lucky commenter wins a copy of UNHOLY GHOSTS! (But you’re still going to go buy it, right?)

I actually find I’m discussing the drug use in the book quite a bit these days, and there’s a reason for that, same as the reason why I uploaded the first five chapters of the book here.

Yes, of course I want you to read it and decide you can’t wait to read more, and rush to buy the book on Tuesday or pre-order it now, which you are of course perfectly welcome to do. But I also want to make it clear exactly what the book is, and what you’ll find inside. I don’t want there to be any surprises. The back cover copy tells you very clearly that the book is about a drug addict. That is true. She is. Drugs are used in the book(s), quite a bit. If that’s a problem for you don’t buy the book, and I mean that in the nicest possible way. I don’t want you to buy a book you’re not going to like, or that will upset you or make you uncomfortable! I want you to be happy with it, and enjoy it. So please do be aware. The back cover copy isn’t lying to you. It’s there to tell you what you’ll find inside the book. You should pay attention to it, and that goes for all books, really.

One more thing. Remember how I was going to do a little thank-you giveaway, where if you buy UG I’ll send you the first three chapters of UNHOLY MAGIC? Yeah, I figured what the heck. Why go through all that trouble, for both you and me? Instead I’m just going to go ahead and load those first three chapters onto the site, probably next Friday or Saturday. If you are absolutely dying to get the chapters earlier, go ahead and email me anyway, with your overflowing heartwarming praise for UNHOLY GHOSTS, and I’ll send you the chapters. But it’s not necessary. I want to give you guys a sneak peek, so that’s what I’m going to do.

So come hang out with me at Marta’s!

Oh, and tomorrow I’ll be doing an interview at Wicked Lil Pixie’s blog, so make sure you come by and say hello, because I’m giving away a book there too!

5 comments to “Quick Things”

  1. writtenwyrdd
    · May 20th, 2010 at 3:40 pm · Link

    I have pre-ordered them all. Can’t wait to read them.

    • Moonsanity (Brenda)
      · May 20th, 2010 at 5:04 pm · Link

      Hmmm… you probably know this already, but Sherlock Holmes used Opium I think it was. In fact, I think he was addicted to it. Are you thinking this is going to be a problem with some reviewers? Man, I hope not. You could not possibly be ANY more clear on this issue. Ugh.

      Lately it seems I’ve been reading a lot about things that readers/fans are obsessing about. Whether it’s where a book is sold/not sold, or a tiny issue with something that doesn’t seem “right” in the plot, or even a typo that slipped through in the editing. I’m not getting why the author is nagged obsessively about it. Especially when it’s something out of their control like Amazon.

      Okay, off my rant now. :roll:

      • Salis
        · May 21st, 2010 at 4:30 pm · Link

        The internet makes it easier for tiny things (once super crazy fan out of thousands, say) to be blown way out of proportion, or to just get a little publicity (as opposed to zero in the print-only age).

        I don’t get the drug use, thing, either. I mean, it’s not like there aren’t plenty of TV shows and books where they throw drug use in just to make a character interesting. (Come on, House, you used to be interesting. D: )

  2. Bernita
    · May 25th, 2010 at 5:40 am · Link

    Stacia, there is simply no one like you!

  3. Amy
    · June 3rd, 2010 at 10:43 pm · Link

    Stacia, there is simply no one like you!

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