Monday, November 16, 2020

The Yap's All Over, Nov. READ THIS! Q&A, & More!

 Guess what time it is? That's right, it's Yappin' Time! There are a variety of ways to see, hear, and read about the me, starting with this week's READ THIS! Q&A and going on from there!

November 2020 READ THIS! Author Q&A
November's READ THIS! author Q&A with Elle E. Ire will be Thursday, November 19, 2020, from 9pm-10pm Eastern.

Access to Discord is available worldwide, and everyone is invited to attend!

You do not need to be a Discord member/user to attend:
Use this link https://discord.gg/rnNBGfS to go directly to the chat room!


(You also don't need to have finished the book to join in the fun. We authors know that everyone reads at their own pace and we just want to hang out with you guys and have some good times!)

Once in, you'll get to join in the fun of asking authors about their "process" and more. PLUS, every attendee will be given a coupon code for a special purchase (see below). AND, one lucky winner will get December's READ THIS! selection for FREE! I know! It's too happy to be true! But true it is, so don't miss out!

(You must be present in the chat to win.
Physical copies U.S. only; ebook copies worldwide.)
November 2020 READ THIS! Selection


The READ THIS! Selection for November 2020 is: 

Threadbare
by Elle E. Ire



Gini's Take: SFR in a gritty, military setting, action that will make you keep turning the pages, and romance to root for.

About the Author: Elle E. Ire writes science fiction and urban fantasy novels featuring kickass women who fall in love with each other. So far, these include VICIOUS CIRCLE (2015/2020), and the STORM FRONTS trilogy: THREADBARE (2019), PATCHWORK (2020), and WOVEN (2020). When she isn’t writing, Elle enjoys getting into her characters’ minds by taking shooting lessons, participating in interactive theatrical experiences, paying to be kidnapped “just for the fun and feel of it,” and attempting numerous escape rooms.
 
December's READ THIS! Selection
 

And Remember: One Lucky Q&A Participant can win it early!


The READ THIS! Selection for December 2020 is: 

Plush Life
by Gini Koch

It's Episode 300 of the TG Geeks podcast and guess who's the guest star? That's right, moi! I've had the great honor of being Podcast Interview #1 and getting to be the Milestone Guest of this cool and fun and all things geek podcast, and I look forward to many more milestones! Check it out and join in the fun of seeing where my mind takes us!
The Yap is large and in charge in an interview with ShoutOut Atlanta! Take a look and have a read and find out more things about moi!


That's it for today but, never fear, another Update, including more info about the December READ THIS! selection, will be arriving in a couple of weeks!

In the meantime, stay safe and healthy, remember we're all in this together, be kind to one another, give love and support to all those who are on the front lines in any capacity, and let's be readers out there. Peace out, my li'l gangstas, and I'll catch some of you at the Q&A and all of you on the flip side!

Love, Gini


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Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Nov. READ THIS! BotM, Multiverse Recap, and a whole lot more!


Happy November! And happy "only two more months left of 2020" to one and all! We've got a lot for you, so let's get to it!


READ THIS!

A Book Club by Moi for All Y'all

Welcome to READ THIS! A Book Club by Gini Koch. This is my chance to introduce you to some great authors that I love and know you will, too.

Every month I'll spotlight a book and, even better...every month I'll host a live discussion with the author, that all y'all can join! I know, it's too happy to be true, but true it is!

 
November 2020 READ THIS! Selection


The READ THIS! Selection for November 2020 is: 

Threadbare
by Elle E. Ire



Gini's Take: SFR in a gritty, military setting, action that will make you keep turning the pages, and romance to root for.

About the Author: Elle E. Ire writes science fiction and urban fantasy novels featuring kickass women who fall in love with each other. So far, these include VICIOUS CIRCLE (2015/2020), and the STORM FRONTS trilogy: THREADBARE (2019), PATCHWORK (2020), and WOVEN (2020). When she isn’t writing, Elle enjoys getting into her characters’ minds by taking shooting lessons, participating in interactive theatrical experiences, paying to be kidnapped “just for the fun and feel of it,” and attempting numerous escape rooms.
 
November 2020 READ THIS! Author Q&A
So, you've read the READ THIS! selection and you want to share what you thought with the author, hang out with them and Gini, and generally talk books for an hour. Well, guess what? You can!

The third Thursday of every month will be READ THIS! Author Q&A time. The event will be held utilizing Discord, and the invitation to Gini's READ THIS! room will come out in the week prior to the chat.


And that's not all! Near the end of each Q&A session, we'll be doing a raffle and one lucky winner will get a copy of the next month's READ THIS! selection! (You must be present in the Q&A to win. Physical book prizes will be U.S. only. Ebook prizes will be worldwide.)
November's READ THIS! author Q&A with Elle E. Ire will be
Thursday, November 19, 2020,
from 9pm-10pm Eastern.


Access to Discord is available worldwide, and everyone is invited to attend!
December's READ THIS! Selection
 

And Remember: One Lucky Q&A Participant can win it early!


The READ THIS! Selection for December 2020 is: 

Plush Life
by Gini Koch

Multiverse: Multivirtual 2020 Recap!

I had a fantastic time at the Multiverse: Multivirtual con. It did the impossible -- it made you feel like you were really at a con. They even managed bar events, as well as mentoring sessions, watch parties, and more. A truly great, inclusive, welcoming, and fun time was had by all.

Bummed you missed out? Well, you can catch up on a lot (though not all) of the con experience, by heading over to the Multiverse YouTube Channel and checking things out! My panel, Make Me Laugh: Writing Humor in SpecFic is up there, too! So, don't miss out any longer, check out all the great Multiverse content!
UFO 8 is available now!

The latest installment in the Unidentified Funny Objects anthology series, UFO8, is available now!

Check out what Tangent Online had to say about it, then race off and get your copy today! After all, you don't want to miss my story, "C.A.T. Squad", now, do you? Of course you don't!

Because I get asked this daily (often multiple times daily)...

Yes, Aliens Like Us IS coming, but...

No, Aliens Like Us still isn't ready for Prime Time, but...

I'm using the Virus Troubles to git 'er dun, so...

Fear not, Kitty & Company will be back sooner than you think...


I promise.

P.S. Despite what you'd think, pre-orders are still mattering a whole lot, so even though it SAYS it's coming in 2050 or 3000 or something, do your girl a solid and pre-order this book as soon as the various retailers allow it, please and thank you!


P.P.S. The book isn't available for pre-order in most places at the moment, because it's not back on DAW's schedule yet (because, well, see above). This is the (constant) reminder that, when it IS available, it'll help a LOT if you pre-order it. 
In case you missed it, I did a reading from my story in A Secret Guide to Fighting Elder Gods, "Pickman's Daughter", by moi writing as J.C. Koch, for the Atlanta Horror Writers Association chapter's Southern Nightmares Reading Series (#4). 

Check it out, then get this cool anthology to get ALL of the story. Plus, you'll get all the other stories in this Stoker Nominated anthology, too. What's not to love?
Random Randomness

I'm incredibly pleased to share this piece from York College of PA about one of the Members of the Alien Collective in Very Good Standing, James Fuchs. Way to go, James, you do the Alien Collective proud!

That's it for today but, never fear, another Update, including the Discord Q&A chat invitation, will be arriving in a couple of weeks!

In the meantime, stay safe and healthy, remember we're all in this together, be kind to one another, give love and support to all those who are on the front lines in any capacity, and let's be readers out there. Peace out, my li'l gangstas, and I'll catch you on the flip side!

Love, Gini

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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

READ THIS! Q&A Deets & More Ways to See the Me!

Lots of ways to see the me this month, most of them interactive, so read on for all the info!

October 2020 READ THIS! Author Q&A
October's READ THIS! author Q&A with Hal Bodner will be Thursday, October 15, 2020, from 9pm-10pm Eastern.

Access to Discord is available worldwide, and everyone is invited to attend!

You do not need to be a Discord member/user to attend:
Use this link https://discord.gg/rnNBGfS to go directly to the chat room!


(You also don't need to have finished the book to join in the fun. We authors know that everyone reads at their own pace and we just want to hang out with you guys and have some good times!)

Once in, you'll get to join in the fun of asking authors about their "process" and more. PLUS, every attendee will be given a coupon code for a special purchase (see below). AND, one lucky winner will get November's READ THIS! selection for FREE! I know! It's too happy to be true! But true it is, so don't miss out!

(You must be present in the chat to win.
Physical copies U.S. only; ebook copies worldwide.)
Inaugural Coupons For The Win!

Hal Bodner's publisher, Crossroads Press, has provided us with a special deal! All October Q&A attendees will receive a link that allows you to buy "The Trouble With Hairy," Book 2 in the West Hollywood Vampire Series, at a massively reduced price!

 
October 2020 READ THIS! Selection


The inaugural READ THIS! Selection for October 2020 is: 

Bite Club
by Hal Bodner



Gini's Take: Funny paranormal with a sarcastic twist and vampires you root for, for all the right and wrong reasons.

About the Author: Hal Bodner is best known for writing hilarious paranormal featuring fluffy vampires with real bite. He writes paranormal romance, is working on a series of thrillers which paint classic noir with a lavender glaze, and has two fun and funny superhero novels coming from Crossroads Press in 2021.
 
November's READ THIS! Selection
 

And Remember: One Lucky Q&A Participant can win it early!


The READ THIS! Selection for November 2020 is: 

Threadbare
by Elle E. Ire

I'm a guest at Multiverse this year, and there are a lot of ways to see and interact with the me! Get registered for this great, fun con today, because it starts this Friday, October 16th and runs through Sunday, October 18th!

Just like READ THIS!Multiverse is using Discord for many of its events (Zoom for the others), so there's no better time to join Discord, for free, than right now!

Here's my schedule for this coming weekend, October 16-18, 2020. (All information for how to get into the various rooms on Discord is up at the Multiverse website.)


Bar Con Social:
Discord Hotel Bar
Friday, October 16, 2020:
8:30pm EST


Make Me Laugh: Writing Humor in Spec Fic
https://www.multiversecon.org/mvo-write-3
Watch party on Discord channel #write
Saturday, October 17, 2020
2:30pm EST 


Writers at the Bar: 
Discord Hotel Bar
Saturday, October 17, 2020
8:30pm EST
 
Kaffeeklatche:
Discord Kaffeeklatsch reading room 2
Sunday, October 18, 2020
1:00pm EST 
Come Hang Out With Gini Koch!
Want to chat about books, publishing, pop culture, comics, TV, movies, or anything else? Sounds great! Want to have Gini read something from her large list of novels, novellas, and short stories? That's cool, too. (Might she read from the upcoming Aliens Like Us if you ask nicely? She might, she might indeed.) So, come for a fun hour of whatever you and Gini want to run your yaps about!
Closing Ceremonies:
Discord Concourse
Sunday, October 18, 2020
5:30pm EST


Mentoring Sessions
For aspiring authors, or people who just want to talk about process, the publishing business, etc., there are two mentoring sessions available (15 minute increments per person within the sessions) on Sunday, Oct. 18th. This is the link to use to learn about the various mentors and to sign up for mentoring sessions: http://bit.ly/MVC-Mentors-2020
 -- it will be updated regularly.

Sunday, October 18 - 2pm - 3:15pm EST
Sunday, October 18 - 3:30pm - 4:45pm EST


I will be mentoring during the 3:30-4:45 session FOR SURE, and may be doing "pick up" mentoring at the prior session, so watch the Multiverse website for full details.

That's it for today but, never fear, another Blog, including more info about the November READ THIS! selection, will be arriving in a couple of weeks!

In the meantime, stay safe and healthy, remember we're all in this together, be kind to one another, give love and support to all those who are on the front lines in any capacity, and let's be readers out there. Peace out, my li'l gangstas, and I'll catch some of you at the Q&A and all of you on the flip side!

Love, Gini


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