Okay, so I've been talking about it, but hey, that's why I get the big bucks.
Just a few quick notes: The SFWA New Releases Newsletter went out yesterday, and if you happened to get it, I just wanted to note that the $4.99 price they listed is incorrect. The price of In Midnight's Silence starts at $0.99 in the U.S. and then varies according to your country. The best way to find out is to simply hit the buy links I've listed:
Your [price] mileage will vary, depending on where you're from, but hopefully the novella isn't out of reach for most folks.
I've also received the first round of author blurbs for In Midnight's Silence, and I'm really excited about what other authors are saying:
In Midnight's Silence tells an honest story of pain and redemption. Sure, there are demons, angels, golems, and magic, but it's the honesty that stays with you and touches your heart.” --Alex Bledsoe, author of The Hum and the Shiver
The dark plots of angels and demons increase the already-high stakes in 1930s Spain in Frohock's enthralling introduction to the world of Los Nefilim. --Beth Cato, author of The Clockwork Dagger
With admirably few words, Frohock layers atmosphere and mythology to create a rich, vivid tale populated by creatures both heavenly and hellish. Though In Midnight's Silence may be dark and sometimes bloody, at its heart is a surprisingly sweet story of love old and new, and a man learning what it really means to be a father. --A.F.E. Smith, author of Darkhaven
Do I need to tell you to check out their books, too? I shouldn't have to, but I'm going to say it once here: check out their books, too. (More on that in a subsequent post.)
So where the hell have I been?
I went to see Mad Max: Fury Road. In a theater. It was the first movie that I've seen in a theater in eight years. It was magnificent. I will also buy it when it comes out on DVD. I am not going to start talking about the movie, because I have to other things on my plate right now, but at some point, I will blog about it. Blogging will come after I have the DVD and the dialogue in my brain. The theater where I saw it did not have closed captioning, so I just got a two hour, heart-stopping visual feast.
I'm almost finished with the first draft of the next novella in my Los Nefilim series, Without Light or Guide. I'm also working on a few blog posts for the latter part of June to celebrate the coming of In Midnight's Silence. When I'm not working, I'm working ... and reading. Like I mentioned above: more on what I'm reading in another post.
In the ongoing adventures of Bruce the Boxer and Macavity the Maine Coon:
Bruce is still valiantly trying to win Macavity's heart. Macavity has stopped hissing and growling whenever Bruce gets within five feet of him.
That's because Bruce has finally come to understand that the spitting, hissing, growling noise Macavity occasionally makes means "BACK OFF DON'T STEP ON ME YOU GIANT GALLUMPING DOG-BEAST," and not "I LOVE YOU PLEASE STICK YOUR NOSE UP MY BUTT UNTIL MY BACK LEGS COME OFF THE GROUND." Having reached this level of communication, Macavity hasn't smacked Bruce on the nose for forty-eight hours.
The dining room table is considered to be the neutral zone. Bruce and Macavity circle the table like sharks. Treats are dispensed once the humans have finished eating. Both Bruce and Macavity are content with this development.
I see a buddy movie on the horizon.
Meanwhile, I'm writing ...