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“Games & Consequences” in Finnish

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Once again I have been blessed by the hard work and sheer talent of Paula Merensuo who has translated the second book in the Remastering Jerna series into Finnish.

Go download it for free here.

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My racefail post

During recent reorganisation of my domains, links to my Racefail ’09 summary have been broken. Just want to let you know that I’ve reposted it here. A lot of the links are probably dead, but this is the document as it was then and shall remain. (Sorry, comments on the original post are also lost.)

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“Remastering Jerna” in Finnish!

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remastering_jerna_cover_finnish_smA Finnish reader contacted me a while ago and offered to translate my book, since there is very little of this kind of material in the Finnish language. I was wary because I would have no way of checking the quality of her translation. I agreed she could translate it so long as she didn’t try and sell the book, or claim copyright over it.

I figured that would deter anyone, but nothing daunted, Paula Merensuo went ahead, and not only translated the book, but sent it out for assessment by other English speaking Finns. They approved, and let me know, so I’m happy to announce that “Jernan uusi isäntä” (“Jerna’s New Master”) is now available for free at Smashwords.

Remember, the translation is copyright Paula Merensuo, and the translated version must not be sold or put up for download anywhere without my permission. Other than that, if you are a Finnish speaker – enjoy!

(And if you have comments on the translation, please let me know and I will pass them onto Paula.)

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And…I’m back!

Safe and sound and not even too jetlagged (thank you Singapore Airlines business class, ooh you are so awesome!)

It was all amazing. Iceland was even more stunning than I imagined, and Norway lives up to all the hype and then some. In no particular order, here are my own personal invented awards: Continue reading

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Up, up and away!

This time tomorrow I’ll be on a plane heading to London, where we catch a flight to Iceland. And then, hopefully, will follow six and a half weeks of wonderful scenery, great food and exciting things to do in Scandinavia and thereabouts. So if there’s a delay in my answering emails or the like…it’ll be because I’m having too much fun :)

I’ve put all the Darshian Tales up on All Romance Ebooks now, but don’t buy them from there until after the end of July. Because until 31 July, Smashwords’ sale is still on, and you can get all my self-published books from there for 50% off using code SSW50.

See you all again in mid-September!

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Smashwords Summer/Winter Sale – all my self-published books are 50% off

My Junetacular giveaways are over (and thank you to all those who availed themselves of the chance to pick up the six books for free – hope you liked them! Don’t forget to tell a friend!), but the bargains continue with the Smashwords Summer/Winter Sale.

All my books at Smashwords are 50% off for the entire month of July. Where that discount reduces the price to below 99cents, the price is free!

So if my giveaways piqued your interest, here’s your chance to get some more of my writing very cheap. (Don’t forget, I have some stories right here for free all the time.)

Other books in the Smashwords sale can be found here.

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Junetacular Freebie #4: Hidden Faults

hidden_faults_cover3_smUse code KN24F to buy Hidden Faults for free from Smashwords until 28 June 2013

Hidden Faults is the second book in what I call my Pindone Files AU. This series kicked off with the Cold Front remix, Walk a Lonesome Road, but you don’t need to read either story to understand or enjoy Hidden Faults.

In a world where paranormals are persecuted, medical researcher Jodimai hon Belwin works to find a ‘cure’ for paranormality so ‘paras’ can lead normal lives again. His society is dominated by religious bigotry as much as paranoia over paranomal abilities, so he struggles to keep his homosexuality secret for the sake of his family and his career. But unbeknownst to him, he has another secret, and when that secret is suddenly uncovered, his comfortable life comes to a horrifying end. Now his fate rests with the much-hated paranormals, and in particular, a mysterious dark-eyed man with powers Jodi can barely comprehend, and many shocking secrets of his own.

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Junetacular Freebie #3: Going Down

going_down_new_ed_smUse code HP62K to buy Going Down for free from Smashwords until 21 June 2013

Going Down is set approximate fifty years or so before Cold Front, and for now is the only story in that time period.

For 15 years Derzo Einan rescued others from fires, floods and natural disasters. In the aftermath of a horrific event, he’s left unable to help anyone, not even himself, his empathy now more of a curse. Running from his demons, Einan finds refuge in a big city, discovering an underclass of people even worse off than him. In saving one more person, will he find his own salvation?

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Junetacular Freebie #2: Cold Front

cold_front_cover_smUse code GJ37N to buy Cold Front for free from Smashwords until 14 June 2013

Cold Front takes place approximately three thousand years after the events of Kei’s Gift, and is the first book of the Pindone Files.

Dek tops. Ren bottoms. Neither gives an inch. Kinky, tough, troubled, caring. Cops and lovers, fighting crime and, sometimes, each other, in a vast cold land where the criminals read minds and the cops never know what they’ll face next.

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Junetacular Freebie #1: Kei’s Gift

kei_cover_newUse code YR69Q to get Kei’s Gift free at Smashwords until 7 June 2013.

The first freebie from my Periter stories is, appropriately, the first novel I ever wrote, and which kicked off that universe. It’s the first of the Darshian Tales.

Kei’s Gift is the story of Kei, a clever, gentle healer from an isolated village in the country of Darshian. War brings him  into collision with Arman, an embittered, honourable general from a hostile nation waging war on Kei’s country, a man trapped in a loveless marriage and joylessly wedded to duty. The fate of two nations will rest on these  men–and somehow they must not only learn to overcome their own personal difficulties, but bring peace with honour to their countries. If they fail…many will die.

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Junetacular Winter Freebies!

Here in the southern hemisphere, June is the first month of winter, and to mark the occasion, I will be making one book from my Periter universe stories free each week of this month. The first book will be announced on Saturday 1 June, so come back then and find out which one you can pick up entirely free from Smashwords! Three books will be announced each week for three weeks after that.

And since there are more than 28 days in June, as an extra surprise, two more very special books will be made free for the last two days of the month.

I bet you feel warmer already :)

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Disabled protagonists

means_of_support_cover_smI thought some readers might appreciate a list of my books which feature disabled protagonists, so I’ve created a category so you can find them easily.

These are the characters: Dylan in Twin Effect is an amputee, as is Evan in Means of Support. Lindira is blind, as is Connor in Somatesthesia (though he has bionic implants which give him artificial sight.) Paole in Many Roads Home is blind in one eye. Dharn in Learning to Dharn is deaf. Dek in Walk a Lonesone Road and Dinan in Going Down both suffer from PTSD. Juimei in Home Ground has hemiplegia from a traumatic brain injury.

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Now the sales are over….

All the sales and discounts are finished now, which is sad for you and for me. For you, if you missed out, and for me, for the same reason, because I hate to see people paying full price when they can buy the books cheaper!

But, if you did manage to snaffle one or more of my books during the sales, as always, I would be incredibly grateful if you would rate and review (honestly!) the book at Amazon, Goodreads, Smashwords or wherever. I’m also always delighted to hear from you through email, or on Twitter (which happened just this morning, yay!)

I love to hear how I made my readers cry ;)

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