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Happy 2012!

It’s a hot and sunny New Year’s Day here in Melbourne (and was a fairly hot New Year’s Eve). Hope you partied well last night, in whatever form you prefer…me, it was old movies and pizza due to the still-healing ankle. In other news, I have seen a hopefully-close-to-final version of the Blood Kin cover so should be able to share that with you all shortly. Hard to believe it’s only five and a bit months until it hits the shelves. Anyway, wishing you all a wonderful, awesome, and amazing 2012. Go for your dreams, laugh, do silly things, and read some good books!

Don’t forget Shadow Kin is now available right there on the shelves (real or digital) from many places. Buy links available on my books page. More to be added as I find ’em. If you stick around here you can learn a little about me and my books, and check out some of my favorite writers and writing links. For even more about me check out the FAQs.

This site is currently updated once a month or so (more often as exciting news hits). For more frequent updates visit my blog where I’ll be talking about what happens between getting the call and the book hitting the shelves, writing and whatever else catches my attention. You can get in touch with me here. If you want my irregular updates and book release announcements, you can join my mailing list using the form in the sidebar. Happy reading!

Mel

Summer!

Supposedly. Melbourne is currently chilly. Which I prefer to stinking hot and humid, so I shall not complain.  I’m currently still buried in book three (a good distraction from my broken ankle (sigh, I am a klutz). There will be a contest before Christmas, so keep an eye on the blog.In other news, my awesome cover has finalled in Best Female cover and Best Debut cover in the All Things Urban Fantasy 2011 Cover Art Awards, so you can head on over and vote for it (and other great covers) should you feel so inclined. Hopefully there will be a Blood Kin cover to share before too long (only six months until Blood Kin is out!)

Don’t forget Shadow Kin is now available right there on the shelves (real or digital) from many places. Buy links available on my books page. More to be added as I find ’em. If you stick around here you can learn a little about me and my books, and check out some of my favorite writers and writing links. For even more about me check out the FAQs.

This site is currently updated once a month or so (more often as exciting news hits). For more frequent updates visit my blog where I’ll be talking about what happens between getting the call and the book hitting the shelves, writing and whatever else catches my attention. You can get in touch with me here. If you want my irregular updates and book release announcements, you can join my mailing list using the form in the sidebar. Happy reading!

Mel

Onwards

September sped by in a blur of book launching and other sundry activities. I swear I blinked and suddenly it’s October and Shadow Kin has been out for nearly a month already. Which means back to much type type typing on Blood Kin edits and Book three. It also means its slowly starting to get warmer here in Oz, that daylight savings has started this week which always confuses my brain and that there is less than three months until Christmas (there, I said it and who wants to join me in a chorus of “how the heck did that happen?”). I’m currently pondering some contest ideas, so keep an eye on the blog.

Don’t forget Shadow Kin is now available right there on the shelves (real or digital) from many places. Buy links available on my books page. More to be added as I find ’em. If you stick around here you can learn a little about me and my books, and check out some of my favorite writers and writing links. For even more about me check out the FAQs.

This site is currently updated once a month or so (more often as exciting news hits). For more frequent updates visit my blog where I’ll be talking about what happens between getting the call and the book hitting the shelves, writing and whatever else catches my attention. You can get in touch with me here. If you want my irregular updates and book release announcements, you can join my mailing list using the form in the sidebar. Happy reading!

Mel

 

Lift off!

It’s officially nine in the morning New York time, so I’m declaring it to be Book Day and that Shadow Kin is officially launched into the wild. Yippeeeee!

To celebrate, I’ve just posted the winners of the blog giveaway (and sent out the newsletter giveaway announcement to my newsletter peeps!).  Check out the appearances page with both book launch details and where I’ll be popping up on the internet over the next few weeks to celebrate Shadow Kin’s release.

Don’t forget Shadow Kin is now available right there on the shelves (real or digital) from many places. Buy links available on my books page. More to be added as I find ’em. If you stick around here you can learn a little about me and my books, and check out some of my favorite writers and writing links. For even more about me check out the FAQs.

This site is currently updated once a month or so (more often as exciting news hits). For more frequent updates visit my blog where I’ll be talking about what happens between getting the call and the book hitting the shelves, writing and whatever else catches my attention. You can get in touch with me here. If you want my irregular updates and book release announcements, you can join my mailing list using the form in the sidebar. Happy reading!

Mel

 

Really really close

Only 3 days until release day! It’s the 4th here, so two days for me technically but it will be late on my 6th before it’s officially THE DAY.

I’ve been posting some glimpses into the book over on the blog…snippets from my soundtrack and collages.  A couple of people in the US have sighted Shadow Kin in the wild at Barnes and Noble, so everything is happening! Don’t forget there’s still also three days to enter the giveaway happening over on the blog.  And checkout the appearances page with both book launch details and where I’ll be popping up on the internet over the next few weeks to celebrate Shadow Kin’s release.

Don’t forget Shadow Kin is available for pre-order (and in a few days immediate order!) from many places. Buy links available on my books page. More to be added as I find ’em. If you stick around here you can learn a little about me and my books, and check out some of my favorite writers and writing links. For even more about me check out the FAQs.

This site is currently updated once a month or so (more often as exciting news hits). For more frequent updates visit my blog where I’ll be talking about what happens between getting the call and the book hitting the shelves, writing and whatever else catches my attention. You can get in touch with me here. If you want my irregular updates and book release announcements, you can join my mailing list using the form in the sidebar. Happy reading!

Mel

 

And closer

Only 12 days until release day, people.  Yay!

Yesterday my box of author copies of Shadow Kin arrived, so, as promised, there’s now a giveaway happening over on the blog.  Also, I’ve updated the appearances page with both book launch details and where I’ll be popping up on the internet over the next few weeks to celebrate Shadow Kin’s release.

Don’t forget Shadow Kin is available for pre-order from many places. Buy links available on my books page. More to be added as I find ’em. If you stick around here you can learn a little about me and my books, and check out some of my favorite writers and writing links. For even more about me check out the FAQs.

This site is currently updated once a month or so (more often as exciting news hits). For more frequent updates visit my blog where I’ll be talking about what happens between getting the call and the book hitting the shelves, writing and whatever else catches my attention. You can get in touch with me here. If you want my irregular updates and book release announcements, you can join my mailing list using the form in the sidebar. Happy reading!

Mel

 

Getting closer

August brings the last month of winter (yay!) and the last month before Shadow Kin hits the shelves (double yay!).

Later this month I’ll be doing some more giveaways to celebrate Shadow Kin’s release, so keep checking back at the blog.  In other news, amidst all the craziness of getting ready for a book to come out, I get to do fun things like organise a book launch! If you’re in Melbourne or near Melbourne, check out the blog for initial launch details.  I’ll be adding the info to my appearances page here once I have all the right RSVP details etc.

Don’t forget Shadow Kin is now available for pre-order from Amazon.com/uk/ca (including Kindle), The Book Depository, Powell’s and Barnes and Noble. Buy links available on my books page. More to be added as I find ’em. If you stick around here you can learn a little about me and my books, and check out some of my favorite writers and writing links. For even more about me check out the FAQs.

This site is currently updated once a month or so (more often as exciting news hits). For more frequent updates visit my blog where I’ll be talking about what happens between getting the call and the book hitting the shelves, writing and whatever else catches my attention. You can get in touch with me here. If you want my irregular updates and book release announcements, you can join my mailing list using the form in the sidebar. Happy reading!

Mel

 

Still July….

I am back from lovely warm New York and trying to adjust to the chill of Melbourne winter….bring on the blankets and hibernation, I say.

Shadow Kin is out in less than two months now.  To celebrate, I’m giving away a signed ARC over on my blog. So head over there if you want to be in the running.

Roc is also doing a Goodreads giveaway for US readers.  (There will be a book giveaway for international readers coming on the blog too).

In other news, the full Chapter One is now available on the excerpts page.

Don’t forget Shadow Kin is now available for pre-order from Amazon.com/uk/ca (including Kindle), The Book Depository, Powell’s and Barnes and Noble. Buy links available on my books page. More to be added as I find ’em. If you stick around here you can learn a little about me and my books, and check out some of my favorite writers and writing links. For even more about me check out the FAQs.

This site is currently updated once a month or so (more often as exciting news hits). For more frequent updates visit my blog where I’ll be talking about what happens between getting the call and the book hitting the shelves, writing and whatever else catches my attention. You can get in touch with me here. If you want my irregular updates and book release announcements, you can join my mailing list using the form in the sidebar. Happy reading!

Mel

 

July

It’s July.  And I’m currently in New York where it’s nice and warm and not looking forward to returning home to cold, wet Melbourne.

July also means Shadow Kin is out in two months.  If you want to get your hands on it before then, my lovely publisher is doing a Goodreads giveaway for US readers.  When I get back from the states, I’ll do an ARC giveaway and later, when I have some copies, a book giveaway too for the international folks.

In the meantime, until I do get home, myJune mystery contest is still running over on my blog (I have the book but you don’t get to find out what it is until I return).

Don’t forget Shadow Kin is now available for pre-order from Amazon.com/uk/ca (including Kindle), The Book Depository, Powell’s and Barnes and Noble. Buy links available on my books page. More to be added as I find ’em. If you stick around here you can learn a littleabout me and my books, and check out some of my favorite writers and writing links. For even more about me check out the FAQs.

This site is currently updated once a month or so (more often as exciting news hits). For more frequent updates visit my blog where I’ll be talking about what happens between getting the call and the book hitting the shelves, writing and whatever else catches my attention. You can get in touch with me here. If you want my irregular updates and book release announcements, you can join my mailing list using the form in the sidebar. Happy reading!

Mel

 

June adventures

It’s well and truly winter here in Oz, we just had the coldest May in forty years in Melbourne, which also makes it the coldest May in my lifetime. As I don’t particularly like freezing, I’m looking forward to escaping to New York for a few weeks later in the month. Otherwise, I’m still writing away on Book Three and trying not to give into my annual knit-everything-in-site urge. Oh, and the first Shadow Kin excerpt is now available to read or download.

My June mystery contest is up and running over on the blog, so check it out.

Don’t forget Shadow Kin is now available for pre-order from Amazon.com/uk/ca (including Kindle), The Book Depository, Powell’s and Barnes and Noble. Buy links available on my books page. More to be added as I find ’em. If you stick around here you can learn a little about me and my books, and check out some of my favorite writers and writing links. For even more about me check out the FAQs.

This site is currently updated once a month or so (more often as exciting news hits). For more frequent updates visit my blog where I’ll be talking about what happens between getting the call and the book hitting the shelves, writing and whatever else catches my attention. You can get in touch with me here. If you want my irregular updates and book release announcements, you can join my mailing list using the form in the sidebar. Happy reading!

Mel