carolecummings: (Wolf's-own)
So DSP Publications held a contest a while back to thank readers for their support of the new imprint. Winners were asked to supply their character preference and a prompt word to their author, and then the author was to write a story involving those characters and base the theme on the word. I got “Fen + surprise character” and “breath”.

The story I actually wrote for my recipient is Breathe Me below, but once I got done writing it, I realized I didn’t know if the recipient had read the entirety of the series or not. So I wrote them another—Breath Like a Passing Shadow—that wasn’t a big spoilerfest for books 3 and 4.

The long and short of it is: here are two Wolf’s-own fics, the one at the link above and the one under the cut below.

Ta-da! *jazz hands*

Breathe Me )
carolecummings: (Fireman Damsel)
I've been answering some questions for a blog tour I'm doing soon, and a couple of the bloggers have asked me about the people who would play my characters in movie versions of my books. And I realized I've never shown you guys these pictures. So, eye candy Kimo, Bas, Fen and Mal under the cut.

Come ogle with me )

Anyway, there we go. I lost all my Dallin and Wil pics back in the OMG Learn to Back Up Your Hard Drive! Crash of '08, and I never did manage to find a good pic for Lucas or Alex, alas. (Though Matt Bomer with facial hair would probably do nicely for Alex.) If you've got candidates, feel free to link me!  :)
carolecummings: (Writer)
2nd Edition release available now at DSP Publications!

carolecummings: (watch how i soar--green)

So, I said last week I had some good news.

The Wolf's-own series is now officially off the market. No, wait, that really is good news!

Dreamspinner Press is launching a new imprint--DSP Publications--this autumn for genre fiction with M/M content to complement their romance line. Since the Wolf's-own series is fantasy and not romance, they'll be launching its re-release as a second edition run beginning in November. So, all of you who've bought the first editions-- they'll be collectors' items now! *snort*

Also, I'm pleased to announce that DSP Publications has contracted to publish Blue on Black (BoB!), a fantasy/sci-fi novel with an Old West flavor.

Kimolijah Adani—Class 2 gridTech, beloved brother, most promising student the Academy’s ever been privileged to call their own, genius mechanical gridstream engineer, brilliantly pioneering inventor... and dead man. But that’s what happens when a whiz kid messes with dynamic crystals and, apparently, comes to the attention of Baron Petra Stanslo. Young and brilliant and killed for his revolutionary designs, Kimolijah Adani had been set to change the world with his impossible train that runs on nothing more than gridstream locked in a crystal that shouldn’t even be possible but nonetheless works.

Bas is convinced the notoriously covetous and corrupt Stanslo had something to do with Kimolijah Adani’s tragic and suspicious death. A Directorate Tracker, Bas has finally managed to catch the scent of Kimolijah Adani’s killer, and it leads right into Stanslo’s little desert barony. For almost three years, Bas has been trying to find a way into Stanslo’s Bridge, and now that he’s finally made it, “shock” is too small a word for what—or, rather, whom—he finds there.

The release is tentatively scheduled for June of 2015.
carolecummings: (Bang Head Here)
So, life goes whacko for a while and it seems my brain takes that as a sign that it must generate a bazillion new story ideas that must be written right now omg! and then I get all flustered and have to slouch down to my cave for a while until life calms down and The Muse stops whipping plots at me like darts through her bony fingers. Life has not exactly calmed down, but I’ve been working steadily on one story for a while now, when I can, so I’m taking that as a good thing.

Now, usually I don’t name a story until it’s finished. I go with a horrible computer filing system wherein my WIPs are labeled stupid things like ‘#515’ or ‘Mage with scar’, but at least they’re all in one place now (I used to have them scattered all over my computer and had to search random folders just to find the one I wanted to work on; I found one once in a folder labeled ‘recipes’ so go figure) so that’s an improvement. But this one has ended up with a name-- Blue on Black. There is a reason for that, and it does have something to do with the plot and the characters, but I have to confess that the main reason I went against my usual (stupid) system was because I realized that if I allowed this story to name itself Blue on Black, I could then call it BoB. So I am currently writing a steampunky fantasy involving a train and I call that story BoB. Thank you, yes, I realize my head makes no sense to anyone who lives outside of it.

Anyway. Oh, look--more clowns! )
carolecummings: (Wolf's-own)
So, of course, the internet would pick today to be a recalcitrant bastard. And I broke my mouse! I hate using the touchpad. Do you have any idea how long it took me to write this post? *grumbles*

Okay, anyway...

Wolf’s-own, Book Four: Incendiary, the final book in the Wolf’s-own series, is now available in paperback and ebook from Dreamspinner Press

Also, Cole was generous enough to invite me to answer some questions for his blog The Armchair Reader. I had a really fun and interesting time coming up with the answers. You can read the interview and enter a giveaway HERE. (He also reviewed the entire series in several posts over the past week.) He’s got some other really interesting and entertaining posts—from reviews to recipes to racy pictures and videos—so sign up to follow him while you’re there.
carolecummings: (Wolf's-own)

God, I'm going to miss emails from Anne Cain and will forever be her devoted fangirl.

Official release date is June 18th. Thanks to all of you who stuck with me from first draft through release. I will never be able to tell you how much it means to me, but I love you all. *massive hugs*
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I’ll be over on the Dreamspinner Group at Goodreads today from 1:00 to 6:00 (eastern time) to chat, answer questions about Wolf’s-own, and whatever comes up. (Or, you know—stare at the walls and listen to the crickets.) The direct link is HERE. Stop by and wave, if you can.

Also, I’m still at the YA LGBT Books group at May Featured Author and Aisling - Guardian, talking about Aisling (and fantasy and world-building and Lois McMaster Bujold, among other things) until the end of the month.

Hope to see you!
carolecummings: (Wolf's-own)

Now available in paperback and ebook at Dreamspinner Press.

(Don’t forget—download the free read Rapport and look for the easter egg before you buy!)

The Kindle version is also available at Amazon.

Also—the winner of the random drawing for the ebooks of ghost and Weregild is Kym B. (Kym, if you’re here, I’ll be contacting you shortly.)
carolecummings: (Wolf's-own)
I want to thank everyone very sincerely for playing along. This was great fun for me, and so interesting to see what you all came up with. I’m going to share the answers with you, but let this serve as a warning to anyone who hasn’t read Ghost or Weregild that there are some major spoilers to follow.

What happened to the braid after Malick cut it off? )


May. 16th, 2012 02:23 pm
carolecummings: (Default)
Two days left to enter to win an advance reader copy of Koan.

See THIS POST for details.

The random drawing for Ghost and Weregild goes until Monday.

[ profile] addie71--I'm not allowed to look at the emails yet, but my daughter says you've been busy. *snogs you*
carolecummings: (Wolf's-own)
For those of you who have not read them but were thinking about it:

May 14th - May 21st

Random drawing for e-books.

That's it. To win both books, just email me at carole AT carolecummings DOT com (SUBJECT: Ghost/Weregild) or leave a comment here within the timeframe and I'll choose a name at random on the 21st and notify the winner. One entry per person, please.

You will need an account at Dreamspinner Press in order to collect your e-books. If you don't have one, it only takes a minute, and there is no credit card info or anything like that required.

Now don’t peek at the next one, because there are spoilers. ;)

For those who’ve read the first two:

May 14th - May 18th

Simply answer the question: What happened to the braid after Malick cut it off? and email it to carole AT carolecummings DOT com. Make sure you put KOAN CONTEST in the subject line. You will need an account at Dreamspinner Press in order to collect your e-book. If you don't have one, it only takes a minute, and there is no credit card info or anything like that required.

A winner will be chosen by me on May 18th and awarded the e-ARC for Wolf's-own, Book Three: Koan. Just in time for weekend reading. ;)

There is no right or wrong answer. There is no answer at all, which is why I'm asking the question. And there will be no blind drawing or objective criteria for awarding the prize. 'Wow' me, entertain me, make me think--whoever gives me an answer that makes me laugh or groan or say 'Ah-ha! That's it!' gets the advance copy of book three.

You can enter as many times as you like, but please do not comment here with your answer. Email only to the above address. My daughter will be screening my email for me so that all I see are the answers with no names attached to them.
carolecummings: (Wolf's-own)
I still like that synopsis better.

RAPPORT—just a little short about Malick’s first meeting with Skel—is now available for free download from Dreamspinner Press.

SYNOPSIS: Life for an immortal can get a little dull. But Skel has just found a new spark of interest in Wolf's new Null, and he's taking another look at life, love, the world, and Kamen Malick.

Anyone who plans to buy any book in the Wolf’s-own series should go take advantage of the offer, even if you’ve already read this particular story, and be sure to check out every last page. (*cough*easter egg*cough*)

FAQ for the Wolf’s-own series )
carolecummings: (Wolf's-own)

Now available from Dreamspinner Press HERE.
carolecummings: (Wolf's-own)

Wolf’s-own, Book Two: Weregild is now available for pre-order from Dreamspinner Press HERE.

EXCERPT from Chapter One: )
carolecummings: (Wolf's-own)

by the multitalented J. Tullos Hennig
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NOTE: Wolf’s-own, Book Two: Weregild has been scheduled for release March 26th and is now available for preorder from Dreamspinner Press.

Synopsis: The amorality of gods makes it hard to tell bad from good and right from wrong. Fen Jacin-rei doesn’t care. All Fen cares about is saving his family, and he’ll sacrifice anything that gets in his way. Including his own soul.

No longer willing to wait for the machinations of the gods’ minions, Fen accepts the trade Kamen Malick offers. Together they set out to rescue Fen’s family and kill the man who betrayed them. But Fen is an Untouchable, one whose mind hosts the spirits of long-dead magicians, and with Voices of the Ancestors screaming in his head, Fen finds it harder and harder to stave off madness.

Malick has his own reasons to hand over everything Fen wants and equally compelling reasons to withhold everything Fen needs. In over his head with his timing as bad as ever, Malick must devise a way to do his god’s bidding without breaking his god’s laws—and keep Fen sane and on Malick’s side in the bargain.
carolecummings: (Wolf's-own)

Available now in print and electronic formats at Dreamspinner Press.
carolecummings: (Wolf's-own)
I'm kind of haphazardly putting together an actual playlist for Wolf's-own, and since Adele had a good night at the Grammy's the other night, and since this is kind of gooey, I wanted to share this one.

(Those of you who've read W-o, this would be Malick-->Fen in that last alley scene. The 'I dare you' part of this song--and the so-appropriate-I-swear-she-knows-Fen bridge were what made this one stick.)

I know everyone says Adele is overexposed these days, but some people deserve the attention they get. There are tons of people who make a living singing, and very few who have a voice like this.
carolecummings: (\o/)
In honor of Valentine’s Day, both of my publishers, Torquere Press and Dreamspinner Press are offering discounts.

TORQUERE is offering a 15% discount now through Sunday, February 19th. Just use the code ‘val2012’ in the coupon code box upon checkout and the discount will be deducted from your total.

And DREAMSPINNER is offering a 20% discount for today only. BUT. If you hunt about the site for little hearts and flowers, and click on the icon, you’ll receive a code that will be good for 20% off through February 29th.

As a side-note/incentive, Dreamspinner does allow preordering, so if you had any plans to purchase a certain book due out Friday, written by a certain someone you know and love (*whistles*), you can order it today at the 20% discount.

What? *looks innocent*

Okay, fine, there are tons of other good books you could get instead. Whatever you choose to buy, it’s a great deal.

FYI--The first twenty to order the paperback of Wolf’s-own, Book One: Ghost from Dreamspinner will receive a signed copy, fresh from the printer. (No, I don’t actually know how that works. They sent me things to sign weeks ago and said the signatures will somehow end up printed right into the covers. *shrug* (If anyone here gets one, I want a picture to see what it looks like.) The signed copies are only available from Dreamspinner, not Amazon or B&N or other distributors.
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I want to have Anne Cain’s babies.

…Okay, no I don’t. But still. So perfect I could just die.

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