Tuesday, May 18, 2010

I interrupt this release . . .

To remind everybody to go here and do what you're told. Because Kris is rapidly turning into the Wicked Witch of the South.

Now, for some miscellaneous news items:

  • A reader on Dreamspinner's Facebook page threw quite the complimentary hissy fit about wanting Jude in Chains available in print. I was very flattered. Alas, since it's a novella this will never be. But I did sort of mention that if DSP coupled Jude with The Prayer Waltz, they'd have a print-size volume. Heh.

  • My new steam-punkish WIP features a very alpha but bipolar "branded mongrel" named Fanule Perfidor (no, not a shifter; I don't do shifters), a young patent-medicine salesman, a second alpha, and a healer with some quite unusual characteristics. The book could be a bit grisly in spots but not gaggingly so.

  • Anybody with genuine love and respect for our language should see this post at Katrina Strauss's blog.

  • Congratulations to Lily for winning a download of Mobry's Dick via a Chris-sponsored giveaway. (Doesn't that sound egotistical? I mean, to "congratulate" someone for winning one of my books? I think so. Poor Lily could end up thinking it's the biggest piece of dreck ever to curse her eyes!)
  • A cougar has been attacking livestock in the county immediately to the west of mine. Looks like I now have some competition. :-)

  • My hands feel like overfried Spam after days of gardening. TMI?


Chris said...

Linkity KZ! *off to Katrina's*

wren boudreau said...

It seems that the more you write the more complicated you get. Steampunkish, bipolor, patent-medicine, unusual healer...? This after historical/contemporary, magickal magician, clockwork dick, doctoral student, rent-boy, gangster?

Loved MD, by the way :)

K. Z. Snow said...

Holy crap, Wren, you read it already? I need to send you a prize or something.

wren boudreau said...

Oops. I emailed my response instead of posting it. So I didn't get the chance to see a veri word.


My rering ot to be worth something!

Katrina Strauss said...

LOL at cougar comment. Fresh meat can be hard to find. Better stake (steak?) your territory. ;)

Val said...

" But I did sort of mention that if DSP coupled Jude with The Prayer Waltz, they'd have a print-size volume."

I was just thinking this. I think it's an excellent idea!

K. Z. Snow said...

In this godforsaken part of the state, legal fresh meat is impossible to find.

K. Z. Snow said...

Hi, Val, and thanks!

Actually, I've never thought that having my stuff in print is the be-all and end-all of my publishing career. Just having it read would be the be-all and end-all of my publishing career. ;-)

I do want readers to be pleased, though.

Tam said...

-a) (because I missed this point and don't want to reletter) Done!

a) You sneaky girl you. Great idea. If so I demand an autographed copy.

b) I find the idea of branding rather intiguing, not in a serious cowboy sense, but in a more esthetically pleasing sense, I read about it once but thought the after pain would be too great for me to contemplate it. But I did, for a moment.

c) I'll go read.

d) No, not at all. She will not think that so stop it.

e) You're funny. But I'd love to see a cougar (the four legged kind)

f) Umm. Yeah, that's why I don't.

Word veri: suntip - sounds like a nifty description of some hotties hair. Suntipped.

K. Z. Snow said...

I think, Tam, you would dislike being face-to-face with a hungry cougar a whole lot more than you would dislike being face-to-face with a petunia.

Actually, Lily was very gracious. She's a sweet lady.

"Word veri: suntip - sounds like a nifty description of some hotties hair. Suntipped."

I don't know why, but I was thinking more of his nipples. Must be all the cougar talk. :-)

Tam said...

I just remembered I did this quizz on facebook that said I would die at age 83 being mauled by a cougar. Huh.

Some friend made a joke about me still being out at the bars after the young ones at 83. I guess in that case the young ones would be in their 60's.

Kris said...


K. Z. Snow said...

Castanet dug it up. I suppose she would have a nose for paranormal beings, considering she's a doppelganger and all.

Lily said...

LOL, loved the cougar line!!!!

Thanks again to you and Chris for the book. And don't be silly, I'm sure I'll like it. I've got it up on my reader to read next.

K. Z. Snow said...

Hi, Lily, and thank you!

Update: I've decided not to compete with the other cougar. I have a feeling it's much younger, more limber, and better looking than I am. ;-)