Friday, August 12, 2005

Blog party continued

Um, I sort of forgot to actually announce this, so it's carrying on today! It's raining, the car is broken (think the battery's run down, it's with Charlie the Super Mechanic right now) so I'm not likely to go anywhere. Although I probably ought to go and get dressed at some point...

Also, I'd like to announce that I'm running a contest on my website. All you need to do is read the extract from She Who Dares, and answer two simple questions. In two weeks I'll draw one winner from all the right answers, and that lucky, lucky person will recieve a free copy of the book in their chosen format (see the Changeling page for available formats), an Egyptian silver cat charm, and She Who Dares goodies like bookmarks, postcards, and a personally autographed cover flat for you to treasure when I'm a NYT bestselling author. Isn't this fun?


  1. Okay, K8 I'm going to be smart here but maybe this will get a discussion going.

    Do you think you'll write something set in ancient times? There seems to be a revival going on and I admit, I really think it's an interesting time to look into whether it be Egyptian, Greek, Roman or whatnot.

  2. Anonymous7:46 pm

    Hi K8

    I don't know if you'll remember me (now you're a famous and successful author!) but we met at the RNA conference...

    I just saw that She Who Dares is out and tried to buy a copy but so far without success

    So I might have to wait for the contest results after all (guess it would help if I entered though!). No, just kidding - I couldn't wait that long. A nice lady called Jennifer at Changeling is helping me sort out my order.

    I'm looking forward to reading She Who Dares - the excerpt reminded me a bit of Anita Blake, but sexier. I'm a fan already!


    PS I'm the short brunette in the front row of the newcomers' pic, in case you've forgotten ;-)

  3. Hi Michele! I hadn't thought about writing something set in the ancient world - I set very tiny fragments of Masika's story there, but that was all. To be honest, I'm not sure I could handle the research: my one and only historical exhausted me, and as it was set at the time of the Titanic disaster, there was plenty to be found out! It's all the minutae of life that I find fascinating, but is so hard to come by. That's why I love fantasy ;)

  4. Hi Stephanie! Yes, I do remember you (you're right there in the pic on my blog!). It's nice to hear from you again. Thanks so much for buying the book! I hadn't thought of the Anita Blake thing, but I do love those books, so I'm flattered!

  5. Research scares me even though I may be fascinated. I think that's why fantasy worlds are so tempting. Or why I've stuck with contemporary even though that can take a lot of research if you don't watch it. I have a few ideas for historicals kicking around in my head but whether I'll ever write them....

  6. Anonymous11:57 pm

    Hi K8,

    Just joining the cyber party!

  7. Anonymous10:00 pm

    Bought it, read it, liked it!!!!

  8. Anonymous11:42 pm

    Just got my copy today and finished it in one sitting (I like books that are short enough to do that!). Wow! Sexy stuff, and a great story too. I SO didn't see the twist coming!