Monday, November 1, 2010

I was nominated! And I'm in the mood for a Druid and more!

Hey everybody! I hope you had a great Halloween. So, a couple items...

The HOUNDED Cover arrives! 
Fellow Leaguer Kevin Hearne has a cover to his new series, which releases in April, May and June. It's about a DRUID. Personally, I like the idea of a Druid, and this series sounds really cool: 

Hearne on the Iron Druid Chronicles:

Atticus O'Sullivan has been running for 2,000 years, and he's a bit tired of it. After he stole a magical sword from the Tuatha Dé Danann (those who became the Sidhe or the Fae) in a first century battle, some of them were furious and gave chase, and some were secretly amused that a Druid had the cheek to defy them. As the centuries passed and Atticus remained a fugitive—an annoyingly long-lived one, at that—those who were furious only grew more so, while others began to aid him in secret.

Now he's living in Tempe, Arizona, the very last of the Druids, far from where the Fae can easily enter this plane and find him. It's a place where many paranormals have decided to hide from the troubles of the old world—from an Icelandic vampire holding a grudge against Thor to a coven of Polish witches who ran from the German Blitzkrieg.

When Atticus hears from the Morrigan that his nemesis, Aenghus Óg, has found him once again, he decides to stay and fight rather than run. In so doing, he becomes the center of a power struggle amongst the Tuatha Dé Danann, where the sword he stole is the key to a plot to overthrow Brighid, First among the Fae. To thwart this determined deity, Atticus will need all the power he can muster to deliver himself from evil.

Read the cover reveal story at Reluctant Adults here! 

Authors After Dark Best Fantasy Book nomination! 
I was just so psyched to see Double Cross was nominated for Best Fantasy Novel on the Authors After Dark site! That is so cool, so huge!!! 
Fantasy Novel:
Shalador's Lady by: Anne Bishop
Born of Ice by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Last Dragon Standing G.A. Aiken
Archangel's Kiss by Nalini Singh
Catch of a Lifetime - Judi Fennell
The Barbarian Prince by Michelle M Pillow
Enemy Lover, Karin Harlow
Double Cross by Carolyn Crane
Wicked Enchantment Anya Bast
Am I in some amazing company or what? Check out the rest of the categories here.

Dudleytown released! 
Also, my pal LB Gregg has a short being released from Aspen Mountain Press

What does Ms. Author have to say for herself??  "It's short. It's sweet. It's nasty. It'll be cheap AND it's a fricken' thrill ride." This is why I adore you, LB!! 

Double Cross out in the wild!
I continue to be SO so grateful to everybody who takes the time to read and review and discuss Double Cross. It means so much to me when people engage with it in their own thoughtful and creative ways. (and if you have a review I seem to be ignoring, let me know. I am far too haphazard in catching and citing them.)

In other news, I am so down on blogger. Why is it so hard to get the layout and fonts and spacing to look right? Look at this! Stupidly big spaces, tiny words. I've spent like an hour fooling around with this thing in two different browsers. ACK.


lbgregg said...

Class act, that's me.

Congrats, CJ. I <3 U.

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

LOL. I always end up fussing with the stupid font too. It irritates me as I could be spending quality time reading, or doing something else other than Font. It should just know what we want to do with it. ;)

Thank you again for the link to the review! Really appreciate it. :) Have a great week, and so glad to hear so many are loving the series.

Fiction Vixen said...

Congratulations on the nom! Well deserved.

You NEED to download Windows Live Writer. It makes formatting blog posts so much easier. Blogger's editor is from the devil.

AngelGoneMad said...

Sorry to hear about the blogger problems - it's a pain in the patooti sometimes! You aren't alone!

Thanks for the mention =) Made my day!

Spinecraker said...

Congrats on the Nom!! You deserve it. Let me know if there's anything us fans can do to swing the vote :D

kylie said...

Congrats on the nomination, Carolynn. You've truly reached the major league!

Carolyn Crane said...

Thanks so much you guys!

Pamela said...

YAY!! That is AWESOME! Congrats and definitely well-deserved!!

orannia said...

Congrats on the nomination!