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Affliction

Happy Passover, yo.

They weren't kidding when they called matzah the "bread of affliction." No shit, Sherlock. Man, that stuff can be vile. And that's without the horseradish.

I made my own egg salad yesterday (I know, veganfail -- but the thought of tofu on matzah is enough to make me weep). It was OK, but next time I need to add salt. Or Dijon mustard. Or chocolate.

So if any of my fellow Tribe members are reading this -- what are your favorite Passover foods? (Or is that an oxymoron?)

Guest Leaguer: Sonya Bateman

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Our guest blogger comes with three stamps of League approval (Jaye, Jeremy and I blurbed her awesome debut urban fantasy, MASTER OF NONE), so lend he an ear, bitches...or eyes. Whatever.******************Yet Another Debut Writer Comes Out With a...Whimper (Sorry, My Roar’s in the Shop)Hi there! My name is Sonya Bateman, I’m a brand new debut urban fantasy novelist, and I’m going to tell you all about my book (MASTER OF NONE – one unlucky thief, one unlikely genie, one very odd couple – now available everywhere books are sold, OMGZORZ *dies*), and about my fascinating, original, well-rounded characters, and where I got every last idea for every single scene, and check out this graph of my Amazon rank over the last 30 days, and here’s how I started writing when I was six months old – no, when I was still in the womb – and it’s always been my dream, and now I feel like Susan Boyle, and stars and rainbows and unicorns and are you bored to tears yet?Good. Because what I actually want to ta…

New League Releases

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Hello, Urban Fantasy fans! Just in time for Easter, the League has two hot releases destined to get your ass to church ASAP.

This first is SUCCUBUS SHADOWS, written by the League's resident (natural) fiery red-head, Richelle Mead.


Blurbage:
Georgina Kincaid has formidable powers. Immortality, seduction, shape-shifting into any human form she desires, walking in heels that would cripple mere mortals--all child's play to a succubus like her.

Helping to plan her ex-boyfriend's wedding is a different story. Georgina isn't sure which is worse--that Seth is marrying another woman, or that Georgina has to run all over Seattle trying on bridesmaid dresses. Still, there are distractions. Georgina's roommate, Roman, is cluttering her apartment with sexual tension. Then there's Simone, the new succubus in town, who's intent on corrupting Seth.

But the real danger lies in the mysterious force that's visiting her thoughts, trying to draw her into a dark, otherworldly re…

Guest Blog and Contest over at my Emporium!

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Mario's been kind enough to come and guest blog over at my site. He spreads filthy lies about me and reveals why he really likes the League.
Oh, and you can enter to win a copy of WEREWOLF SMACKDOWN.
Awesome!

An Author's Journey...

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Nope. This isn't a blog post about writing, but my recent trip to NYC and DC crossposted from my blog...

I've loaded a heavily captioned photo album from our NYC/DC trip on Facebook. With photos such as this one depicting me as our nation's majestic unicorn.

Here's the link...

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=198783&id=680349602

Swing by and leave a comment or two.

Sherri Erwin Interview Posted

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My interview with Sherri Erwinm author of JANE SLAYRE, has been posted at my blog. Stop by to get to know the lovely Sherri and enter to win a $25 Borders gift card.

Springy

Spring has almost sprung. Not that you'd know it in Texas because the weather has ADD, but whatever. Oh, yeah. Now I have an hour less every day to write and make this deadline. So, thanks for that Daylight Savings Time.

On my author blog, I posted about the middle muddle. Well, sorta. The post was actually about how I got to that place in the book ... you know, the part where the doubts roar to life and I worry that the 200 pages I just sweated over day after day after freaking day SUCK. I love it, but me loving what I write doesn't mean a helluva lot. Readers decide what is awesome. Well, first the publisher, editor, production, and marketing decide what is awesome. Then readers get a shot.

For published authors, writing a book becomes a group project. I'm okay with that. The reality is that you can be an AR-TEEST or you can be a working writer. Sometimes it's difficult to balance the creative with the business of writing, but that's just part of the job. And as …

The Horror!

So the Oscars were last night. Did you watch? I caught the last hour or so. In other words, the good awards. But since this is a group blog for writers and fans of paranormal and speculative fiction I have to ask:

What did you think of the tribute to horror?

I think it's awesome they even included it in the program.

BUT...

Why in the hell did they include a clip from New Moon in the montage? Seriously?


What say you Leaguers?

Publishing ROADKILL: A Contest of Sorts

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Yes, I realize that title could be about me, what with my struggles (cue violins), but not this time. Nope. Today's contest is all about Rob Thurman (insists she's not a man), the author of the Cal Leandros urban fantasy series, or so I'm told--haven't read them, though I'm certain they're adequate--I kid, it's at the very least fantastic.
A while back, a friend of mine, Kat Richardson (Greywalker series), attended DragonCon and hung out with Rob (not short for Robert, as far as I can tell **not verified**), drinks were consumed and apparently, to hear Kat tell it, Rob turned out to be a crazy long-haired Mark Henry doppelganger, only tiny and more geeky...a lot more. So when she popped up on Twitter--late, I might add--I decided to get her to follow me, because I'm a fan of the reverse stalking. And she did, of course.Crazy attracts crazy.A couple of months later she'd infiltrated the League of Reluctant Adults and filled us all in on her plight to …