Hello again, faithful readers.
My post is on time by negative-one days! (NOTE: Why is it that “negative one” can get a plural, but “one” can’t…?)
So, I know I’ve got some bigger topics to cover later, such as “why is it that so many people have a problem with Ellen Hopkins?” and “Judaism cured me of potential alcoholism,” but for now, I wanted to make an announcement.
I self-published my very first novel!
I’ve been working on this since September of 2013, and finally it feels smooth enough (and has been rejected enough by publishing houses) that I can put it out in the wilds and feel good about it being there. Lately I’ve been coming off my medications, so anxiety and fatigue have overwhelmed my desire to drag out my computer and put up a post.
Voila. Today you get one. 😀
I must thank you for sticking around for as inconsistent as I am. This summer, if I don’t publish directly on a Tuesday, it’s most likely that I’m writing during that time and haven’t gotten around to blogging. Anyway, it’s rather late, and I’ll be working tomorrow, so here! Have a semi-on-time blog post and a *new book recommendation* while you’re at it! I guess this is my big cover reveal!
Thanks again, hearts.
Lords of the Civilized Underworld by Caitlin Theroux
As an aspiring scientist, Katarine Maris moves to Glenne to begin her career in a top science undergraduate program–and to look for her best friend who’s been missing for seven years. The last anyone saw, he had run into the heart of the city, where industrial machines and airborne toxins are the least of the residents’ worries there.
Enrik has always been sick, always the odd one out, always fighting to take his next breath. He’s all but given up hope, until his brother leads Katarine right back into their lives. Have they arrived in time, or worse: does Enrik want to be saved at all?
Fairfax, an alchemist living in Glenne, offers Katarine a chance at working with him as his apprentice. As Chairman of Industry and Mechanization in Glenne, his unique access to every part of the inner district gives her unrestricted access to look for Enrik. But how could she continue to work with a mentor who’s fallen in love with her? Especially when she doesn’t realize that’s what’s happening.
Join the adventure and set your rail spikes in the first installment of a new Steampunk series set on a parallel Earth, Lords of the Civilized Underworld.