What Stace had to say on Monday, July 11th, 2011
News!

Ah, it’s a fine bright Monday morning, just the type of day to announce some exciting news.

First, I’m going to be in French! Well, not me personally, of course. Megan Chase. French publisher J’ai Lu has bought translation/publication rights to PERSONAL DEMONS, DEMON INSIDE, and DEMON POSSESSED! I don’t have any news on release dates or anything, of course, as I’ve only just signed the contracts, but I’m still extremely excited. Yet another step on my road to Global Domination.

Also, I can now dream of entering a French bookshop and having the clerks know who I am and invite me to an impromptu party in my honor, which I will totally schedule for the night the hubs has important plans, too, thus blowing him off, but then at the last minute I can blow off my French readers without bothering to even pick up a phone or anything. And maybe later I can find the restaurant my party was at and there will be copies of PERSONAL DEMONS (or whatever they’ll call it in French) lying around with wine stains all over them. Ahh, what a glorious fantasy.

Aaaand…Remember HOME, the short story I wrote for THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF GHOST ROMANCE? I pulled it from the anthology back in March. And when I did I promised the story would definitely see publication somewhere, even if it was just here on my website.

Well. It won’t be. I’m very pleased to let everyone know that HOME will be published as an estory original on the Heroes and Heartbreakers website run by Tor/Macmillan. I of course don’t have a release date or anything like that yet, but I’ll definitely keep you all updated.

Heroes and Heartbreakers is a really cool site, for those of you who haven’t checked it out before. It’s mainly a romance site, and it’s got a great, active community and lots of cool stuff. I love their take on genre fiction, actually, and they’ve been extremely kind and enthusiastic about the Downside books in particular, so I’m even more excited to be working with them.

I believe I mentioned before that HOME is definitely a romance story, which was a bit weird since it’s a Downside story. I like it quite a bit, of course, but it felt odd writing a story where everyone was basically happy in the end. That’s a pretty rare occurrence for these characters, heh, so I hope everyone enjoys it. You’ll be able to read it free if you’ve registered on the site, and/or it will be available at all the major ebook retailers etc. if you’re not. But you really should register, since it’s a cool site.

So, more info on that as we go along. But HOME has found a home (ha! See what I did there?) and I’m really glad.

Speaking of Downside stuff to read online…you may remember a while ago where I mentioned some friends of mine have set up a girl-geek-focused website called Stellar Four? It’s a really, really awesome site, and they do some great stories.

Anyway. This week they’re doing an Urban Fantasy Week, and they’ll be giving away a copy of my dear friend Stacey Jay’s DEAD ON THE DELTA, although of course you’ve all already bought it, right?

As part of their UF week, I’m going to be posting a new, never-before-seen excerpt from SACRIFICIAL MAGIC on Thursday or Friday (most likely Thursday). So you’ll definitely want to go check that out. Read the excerpt, browse the site, laugh at the awesome posts, leave comments, and enter the giveaway (I just might be persuaded to give something away myself, if enough people comment and all).

Tomorrow we’re heading out to visit some friends etc. in the Southwest, and then to the house where we’re renting for a bit in north Wales. So I may not be around as much this week (I know, again) but hopefully by the end of the week we’ll have all our internets and all set up, and things will calm down. Plus, I’ll be able to post pictures of north Wales, which is gorgeous.

Oh! And yesterday we went to the Willian Village Fair, and saw Morris dancers. It was quite something. I’m not sure if you’ll be able to view the video, but here’s the link just in case. (Warning: the sound starts right away, and it’s loud accordion/drum/bells/etc.)

I think that’s it for today! Oh, but don’t forget the L.A. Banks auction! Two days left to bid on the custom Downside shirt and mp3, and we’re at $51.50, which is totally exciting for me since I was afraid I’d only bring in a few bucks. So thank you all SO MUCH for bidding!! I am thrilled to see that my item is so far one of the biggest earners in the auction, and it’s all down to how fantastic and generous you all are. (And if you haven’t bid yet, well, you have two days to go.)

8 comments to “News!”

  1. Layla Messner
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    · July 11th, 2011 at 8:41 am · Link

    “First, Iā€™m going to be in French! Well, not me personally, of course.” –> I could totally picture you in French šŸ˜‰

    And, congrats!



  2. Shiloh Walker
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    · July 11th, 2011 at 11:01 am · Link

    :smile: congrats…!!



  3. RK Charron
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    · July 11th, 2011 at 11:08 am · Link

    Hi Stacia :)

    Congratulations on the selling to France!

    And whilst you are in Wales, would you be near Cardiff?
    Say, near Roald Dahl Plass?
    (Home of Torchwood)

    :)

    Love & Best Wishes to you & yours,
    Rob



  4. Carrie
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    · July 11th, 2011 at 12:37 pm · Link

    I would say congatulations in French, but… I don’t know how. :sad:

    I love H&H.com! It’s where I first heard about Downside. I comment pretty actively on that site. Lots of really cool people, as you said.



  5. Michele Lee
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    · July 11th, 2011 at 5:22 pm · Link

    Congrats!! Good to hear Chase will be getting more exposure!



  6. synde
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    · July 11th, 2011 at 8:22 pm · Link

    congrats



  7. Marie
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    · July 12th, 2011 at 1:18 pm · Link

    (That’s Sex and the City, right? Right? Just wasn’t quite sure. lol)

    So much great news!!
    I still don’t have the German or Polish editions, but I really want them; and now I want the French ones too. :-)
    (Not that I’d read them, most likely. I should read more in French and German, but I think I’ll have to start with something… easier? To warm up. :-))

    I love the Heroes and Heartbreakers site! Especially the fact that they write about such a wide variety of topics – tv, movies, books etc. I mean, they are as enthusiastic about True Blood as they are about Downton Abbey.

    Oh, and I actually did buy Dead on the Delta just this weekend. :-) I haven’t started it yet, but it sounds really good. I also bought Diana Rowland’s My Life As A White Trash Zombie, which I had to have, if for nothing else than for the amazing cover! I’ve only started that book, but I’ve been given promises that I’ll love it. ;D



  8. Jamie
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    · July 12th, 2011 at 6:09 pm · Link

    Congrats! I love your Personal Demons series and its fabulous that it will be published in French.

    I can’t wait to read an excerpt from Sacrificial Magic. I need more Downside stories!!

    And I bought and read Dead on the Delta. It was a fabulous book, and I hope everyone reads it so that Stacey Jay is able to continue writing this wonderful series. Annabelle is a lovely, messed-up character.



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