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Giveaway of The Queen’s Librarian continues through 11:59pm Pacific time on Sunday at The Novel Approach. Rules are listed at the bottom of the post.

(Lisa’s review is here.)
carolecummings: (Writer)
The Queen’s Librarian

All Lucas Tripp wants is happiness and prosperity for the tenants of his family’s estate, some good weather for the upcoming harvest, suitable matches for his six older sisters, a little money leftover at the end of the month, to never ever come within distant brushing distance of an ascension to the throne, and more quality time with Alex. That’s not so much to ask for, right? Oh, and for his dog to listen to him. And for his cat to stop plotting against him. And for his mother to stop being disappointed in him. And for his sister Clara to someday forgive him for stealing Alex away from her. Not that Lucas did that!

When Clara’s new suitor suddenly disappears, Lucas absolutely will not have it and is thus drawn into an adventure of a lifetime—kicking and screaming all the way. All right, complaining and grumbling. (Because Lucas neither kicks nor screams, no matter what Alex says.) Magical beings who were supposed to be banished hundreds of years ago, coming through portals that were supposed to be shut against them—that’s only part of Lucas’s problem. Missing princes, breaking and entering, suspicious magicians, arsey cousins and far too many well-meaning women who are far too interested in Lucas’s sex life doesn’t really cover the rest of it, but give Lucas time; he’ll come up with more.

Wooster and Jeeves meet Monty Python and Doctor Who, with a side-visit now and then to the Three Stooges. The Queen’s Librarian is a romp through absurdity and intrigue and humor and schmoop, with a healthy dose of real adventure. And while Lucas spends most of it decidedly Not Amused, he’ll get over it someday. Probably. Because there is, after all, always Alex.

Now available at Dreamspinner Press, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other major distributors.

I'm back!

May. 23rd, 2011 05:28 pm
carolecummings: (Hey!)
Oh, shut up, you didn't even know I was gone.

I was laptop-less for a while, since it had to go back to HP for repair, so I had no internet. Which was not, actually, as bad as it sounds. I borrowed my husband's old laptop, which has no ether card, alas, but I got so much writing and writing-related stuff done, so I can't whine too much.

Book two of Aisling is now in the final proofing stages (still slated for a 6/15 release, as far as I know), and Impromptu has moved on to the galley stage. Woot! It'll be cover art and excerpt time pretty soon. Plus, I may be ready to start sharing book three of Wolf's-own soon. (Hey, quit diving for cover!) The only thing I really wanted to get back to and haven't been able to yet is the Lucas and Alex story. I think it's because they're too polite. Fen scowls and shoves all the other characters loitering in my head out of the way and waves knives at them, while Malick leers at him and smirks and poses; Lucas and Alex just raise their eyebrows and give each other significant looks. It makes them rather pleasant to play with when I do get to, but it doesn't help them get their screen time.

Though, holy crap, my WIP folder is starting to get just as out of control as my email inbox. Which now contains exactly 383 pieces of unread mail. *head desk* No, I'm not that popular--I just really have to stop signing up for newsletters.

I don't think I missed anyone's b-days, but I'm sure I missed some good posts, which I'll never catch up on. But I did miss you guys. So, hi! :)
carolecummings: (Grinch)
(I'm not grinchy, but it's the only holiday icon I have!)

You guys remember Alex and Lucas, right? *pats their heads* They're starring in a Solstice story, over on Torquere's Romance For the Rest of Us blog for the Twelve Days of Smutmas. Light and fun, which is why I like writing them, and holiday-ish, since I'll be spending my evening wrapping presents. *sigh* Anyway, the link to the new story is below. Hope you enjoy. :)

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