First up, Quality Assurance is currently on preorder and will be released on June 18. This is a short story I first wrote for LT3's very first anthology, That Famous Happy End. If you've got that anthology, don't bother getting this (unless you want it as a stand-alone). It went through another bout of editing, but nothing major changed. Mostly I just weeded out my qualifiers, b/c good grief do I love me some qualifiers.
Quality Assurance is also the story that kicked off the Paranormal Days 'verse, so if you've read Beach Remedy or Megan's Herbal Remedy, it's set in that same 'verse. ^^ Lee from Beach Remedy is Astor's cousin, who is the brother of Quinn in Quality Assurance. (Megan did Astor's story in LT3's Bad Moon Rising anthology, so he got some love in there too. ;3)
In any case, you can find that here (save 15% until June 17), and it'll be up at all the usual suspects soon.
Second and third, I've now got two stories running as part of LT3's serials. (Taking over the world!) Uh. But I think I've blabbed on here about The Heart of the Kingdom before, that's the main one. It's the snow white fantasy rewrite and it's rolling on into part two now. :3 Fun stuff is happening/about to happen.
The other one, I don't think I have mentioned. It's part of the fairy tale serial (it's shorter than The Heart of the Kingdom, which was waaaaaaaaaaaay too long to be suitable for fairy tale serial) and is called The Dragon of Bellerose Island. It's sort of kind of a riff on Beauty and the Beast, and I had a lot of fun writing the two MCs. Leandre is well-meaning but doesn't always see the big picture, which causes him to be stuck on inside the spell on Dilan's island. Dilan is a shy half-dragon who would prefer to hide away from the world forever, and now he's got to deal with Leandre. :3 Funtimes.
I've got a couple short stories on my plate ATM. One is finished and features my very first trans* character. It's called The Errant Prince and is about a soldier-type dude going off in search of a runaway prince. The soldier is expecting a spoiled brat, the prince is expecting a bossy, order-following soldier, and neither of them is expecting the other. ^^ I'm hoping to get that one published at some point this year, just waiting on a last few betas before I throw it at Sam and tell her to do something with it.
Past that, I've got a mage-soldier short for a lovely (and very patient) lady that I need to get cracking on. I have some good ideas on that, just need to sit down and get it out. I also need to get started on the serial that will follow The Heart of the Kingdom (I'm thinking Elemental magics, b/c that's always cool to play with) and various other projects that I won't mention here b/c I don't want to get people's hopes up when I have no idea when they'll be actually done. ^^;;
That's all I've got. I hope ya'll are having a lovely summer so far!
If you're interested in a chance to win a signed copy of Battle of Will, head on over to Goodreads, where the giveaway there is still open (and will be open until end of day March 31).
That's all I've got. Hope ya'll are having a lovely March, and that spring comes quickly for those of you in the frozen states. :3
It's been two months since Battle of Will dropped, and if ya'll haven't had a chance to pick up a copy, or if you'd like a paperback copy, I'm throwing a giveaway through GoodReads. Giveaway is open until March 31, and open to everyone everywhere. (Note: the giveaway thing is a bit buggy; there are entries, but on the book page it says there isn't. So if you enter and see that, your entry is there, GoodReads is just being weird.) Widget is below:
Goodreads Book Giveaway
Battle of Will by Sasha L. Miller
Battle of Will
by Sasha L. Miller
Giveaway ends March 31, 2014.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to win
To celebrate, I'm throwing a giveaway. There's a couple ways to enter, but uh, this is my first rafflecopter giveaway, so uh, hopefully everything works, and I haven't screwed anything up. o_O
a Rafflecopter giveaway
fundraiser and was taken up on that by two lovely peeps. The Duke's
Deception was one of the stories I wrote, written for the ever lovely Mara
Ismine, and will be up for grabs starting on Wednesday. (The other story is
still half-done and being a brat. >_<)
You can grab it from LT3 or any third-party vendor (excepting Amazon, since
they require a price and then price matching, so I suppose you COULD buy it
from Amazon, but that seems silly when you can grab mobi format from
The Duke's Deception All Larkin wants is to be left in peace, live a life
free of lies and deceit. But agreements have been made and he must see them
through if he ever hopes to achieve his goals. But between nefarious
dealings, dangerous encounters, and one stubbornly determined prince, the
obstacles may ultimately prove insurmountable …
Battle of Will is coming to the end of its serial run! The final installment posts next week, and two weeks after that it’ll release as an ebook (on Jan 1, 2014, so I get to run around going FIRST and have everyone stare at me like I’ve lost my mind ;3). If you’ve been waiting for the ebook, it’s on preorder now, with a special preorder sale of 25% off (so you can pick it up for a cool $5.99 instead of the full price of $7.99). After the LT3 Advent Sale ends, it’ll be back to the usual 15% off ($6.79) until release, so pick yours up before Christmas. ^__^
This will not be the last you see of this ‘verse, by the by, as one of my donated fics from a few months back asked for something in-verse and I have an idea (no time yet, but an idea). In any case, the standard details:
At a memorial service meant to honor the dead and mark the beginning of a truce between Skirfall and Morcia, Ackley spies a figure who does not belong—a mage interrogator whose presence will only cause harm should the Morcians realize who he is and all the people he has tortured. But the problem rapidly grows much worse than that when Ackley realizes his true purpose is assassination of the Morcian crown prince—an assassination Ackley prevents, but at great cost.
Banished from his own country, bound magically to the crown prince of his enemies, Ackley is certain of just one thing: whether he can figure out how to break the spell or not, his death is assured.
As I mentioned up above, LT3 is running an Advent Sale, featuring different authors by last name each day of the month. Day 13 is M Authors, including yours truly, so you can get any of my backlist for 25% off on Friday, December 13. Hopefully that is tempting to some of you. ^__~
Finally, I’m going to be moving my website at some point this month. I hope to preserve all its content, including the free stories, but I’m shifting the domain to a new home and the content to Blogspot. If I had more time and more money, I’d keep it all hosted (I really hate WordPress.com, though I love the stand-alone WordPress platform). Since I rarely update and rarely get to play with it, however, it doesn’t make sense to keep it hosted. What this means for ya’ll is that if you visit my website you may get funky results. Should all be resolved by January. ^__^
That’s all I’ve got. I hope ya’ll are having a good December. ^__^
Drinker Class X is being released next week on October 30 (just in time for Halloween!). I’m really happy with this story, and I hope ya’ll will like it as well. ^__^ I wholeheartedly and completely blame it and all my other vampires on Megan, b/c when I started this writing stuff I was vehemently anti-vampire in any way, shape, or form. She has convinced me otherwise, so you can blame my bastardizations on her. :3
In any case, to celebrate, I’m throwing a giveaway because why not. Comment on the website post (not on the cross-posted LJ post*) with your favorite Halloween candy or tradition. Giveaway is open until Wednesday, October 30th around noon Eastern Time (basically if I haven’t commented with the winners, you’re good to enter). I will pick two winners with random.org and they’ll have 24 hours to claim their prize of any e-format of Drinker Class X that they would like.
If you’d like to just buy the book (I LOVE YOU), it’s on preorder until Tuesday, October 29 for 15% off at LT3. ^__^
Drinker Class X
Bitten on the job, Laurence is left to readjust to living as one of the drinkers he has always hunted. In order to be declared a stable citizen—and get back to work—he must attend a series of court-mandated sessions with a psychiatrist specializing in newly-turned drinkers.
The worst part of being a drinker, besides adjusting to life without sunlight, is that it’s mostly doctors and red tape and tedium—right up until it isn’t.
(*I’ll shut comments off there, but if LJ has opened that up on me in the past after I close it, so just in case.)
It is available for preorder! About two weeks until it drops, so you’ve got that long to snag it for 15% off. ^__^ I’m quite fond of it and it’s lovely ridiculousness. It focuses on Laurence Wickes, a newly turned drinker (a.k.a., vampire, but no one calls them that anymore b/c it’s soooo outdated), and his psychiatrist, Dr. Ira Ashdown. Laurence was a hunter, in charge of keeping drinkers in line, right up until he was bitten on the job. To keep that job–which he does want–he has to convince his government-mandated psych he’s not a danger to society and get the right certification. He expects a stuffy old man and instead gets Ira, who’s pretty much the opposite of stuffy old man. Everything seems to be going well for Laurence and Ira, until Ira’s (secret, mysterious) past comes back to haunt them…
You can check it out here, complete with excerpt and Megan’s (better than mine) summary. :3
Audiobooks! LT3 has gotten the first of many audiobooks back from Red Planet Audiobooks. We opted for Megan’s Prisoner first, b/c that seemed to be most in demand. ^__^ I did a quality check (a.k.a., listened to the whole thing). It’s AWESOME. Seriously, I can’t even with how awesome it is. Links will go up on LT3 soon to where you can buy it, but also go visit M’s blog for a chance to win a free copy. ^__^
What am I doing now? Working on my next serial (it’s a Snow White rewrite that I’m already inordinately fond of) and working on my auction peeps’ commissions. ^__^ Will hopefully have something to show for those soon. Also, the ongoing website update, which fell to the wayside with Proud to Be a Vampire and travel taking up ALL of my time lately. Both are about wrapped for now, so I’m hoping to really dig in and finish that up.
That’s all I got for now. ^__^ Hope ya’ll are having a lovely October.