Monday 14 November 2011

Monday Madness

My contributor's copies of Barbed Wire Hearts arrived on Saturday morning. I was going to take a photograph and display them here for all to lust after but a) I was too lazy and b) the natural light faded so fast (and taking a photo with the overhead light on wouldn't display the books in all their glory. And trust me, they're glorious. The cover is to die for.) As well as being able to purchase the book at the Dark Fuse website (Limited Edition hardback and e-book) you can now also pick up the e-book at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

Two more reviews of Nowhere Hall (aka the book that just keeps giving) have crept online... The first from Joshua Reynolds (Her world is one of slippery construction, changing from one thing to the next in the blink of an eye or the turn of a page, with a dream-like haze that lulls the reader down false corridors into nightmare conclusions.) which you can read in full over at Innsmouth Free Press, and the second from Richard Baron ( her ability to make unnatural events and characters seem as real as the very air we breathe, but this time she has added a layer of melancholy upon each page that is beautiful as it is heartbreaking) and you can read the review in its entirety on Richard's blog.

Next up, I've fallen back in love with my kindle. I suspect I only fell out of love with it because I read a couple of books that I wasn't keen on (or tried to read them) and blamed the kindle where I would normally blame the book. Anyway, Katey Hawthorne's (aka the awesome KV Taylor) book Equilibrium cured me of my kindle hate. I suspect my kindle might explode from the heat the book is generating. Ahem! Buy it.

And as a final note, PS Publishing is venturing into the world of chapbooks and their first release is Holding the Light  by Ramsey Campbell. There's a lovely comic book feel to the cover.

P.S. If you've bought Barbed Wire Hearts don't forget to enter my competition.


Aaron Polson said...

Busy, busy.

Yay! for Barbed Wire Hearts. I must get myself contesting...

Deborah Walker said...

Great news, Cate. Nowhere Hall really is the book that keeps on giving. I must get something to them for that competition that you told us about. I haven't missed it have I?

PS Quickies! How marvellous. I would love to be able to sub to them. They're not open at the moment. I wait, ready to pounce, cat-like.

Cate Gardner said...

And what an awesome contest you have, Mr Polson

I think the Spectral Competition is open for a while yet, Deborah. If I remember correctly it's the end of January.

Katey said...

I'm glad Sam and Hansen are useful for SOMETHING, Cate. They're fairly useless otherwise. (I kid -- they're awesome at blowing things up and making out. Wait...)

Seriously though, I am SO excited to see my hardback. I'm going to kiss it. And then come to Liverpool and beg you to sign it.

Is that stalkery? Sorry. I'm nice, I swear. I'll buy you lunch! :D

K.C. Shaw said...

I go through phases where I love my ereader and phases where I don't love it. I've been meaning to charge its battery so I can see if I'm about to hit a love-it phase.

woohoo for Barbed Wire Hearts!