Friday, July 20, 2012

Workin' for the Weekend

Honies...I'm ho-ome!

Happy Friday! Hope everyone had a fab time while I was off in beautiful San Diego with just a hundred and fifty thousand of my friends and colleagues. Comic-Con was, as always, awesome (and yes, I brought home goodies that will go into the big Combo Con Contest that's coming sometime soon).

But a lot's been going on while I was off checking out Avengers costumes and trying to get close enough to kidnap Nathan Fillion (sadly, I was thwarted's as if they KNOW I'm trying to catch him or something) all while getting to do two awesome panels and a super book signing and MORE, so let's get to all that went on whilst I was away, shall we?

First off, a reminder that you only have through the end of TODAY, Friday, June 20th, to get your entries in for a chance to win a copy of The Night Beat. It's for Hook Me Up! only, so if you're not on, be quick like a bunny and send an email to with "Hook Me Up!" in the subject line. You'll be in and get the info for how to register to win!

You also only have until July 23 to enter to win two books -- The Night Beat, and Skein of Shadows by Marsheila Rockwell. Head over to They're Biodegradeable and get entered now, before it's too late!

Now, onto some reviews! Check out what Bibliognome, Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell, and Readaholics Anonymous thought of The Night Beat. Not yet convinced to grab The Night Beat today? Check out Bibliognome's Sentence Sneak Peek to whet your appetite. Then see what Gameolosophy thought of Touched by an Alien, and what Long and Short Reviews thought of Hotter Than Hell, by Jemma Chase (yes, yet another side of moi).

Next, see what Larissa's Bookish Life picked as her Favorite Names of Female Characters.

Reminder that the next stop on the Split Personality Summer Signing Tour will be August 5, 2012, from 2:00-4:00 at The Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale, AZ. I'll be signing Alien Diplomacy, Alexander Outland: Space Pirate, and The Night Beat, and whatever else you have on you. Don't miss out, because I sign AND give you chocolate, and that's a hard combination to beat.

Now, I'd like to take a moment to thank a couple of the Members of the Alien Collective in Very Good Standing. There was a pirate attack of the most plagiaristic (is too a word) kind while I was at Comic-Con. It affected me and several very impressive authors (so, I was in rather stellar company, which was flattering, in its way). You can get a run down on what happened at John Scalzi's blog, Whatever and also get an identity on the plagiarist/pirate/thief (hey, should you see his name, anywhere, know that it's attached to someone else's work that he's trying to steal). But I'd like to thank Nicole Snyder and Colette Chmiel for leaping into action when they discovered what was going on and going down, and getting it stopped, pretty close to immediately. My title (Alien in the Family) was "saved" the fastest of all the books, and it's because of these two wonderful gals who were ever vigilant for pirate-plagiarist danger. (Extra A-C clones to those women! On the double!)

My Comic-Con wrap up will be long, so I think we'll save it for another day, when there's a little less excitement going on. So, enjoy the tour around the interwebs, have wonderful weekends, and let's be readers out there!


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