Archive for July, 2011

Warmed and Bound and Inter/reviews

Posted in Uncategorized on July 27, 2011 by nikkorpon

As everyone in the English-speaking world (or at least our Facebook circle) Warmed and Bound came out this week. If you haven’t seen the line-up, it’s nigh on seizure-inducing. There are a couple places to pick it up, among them Barnes and Noble, Powell’s and Amazon. Apparently, though, we broke B&N a couple days ago with the orders. Pela Via, the editor, had this to say :

On a less fun note, it’s true Barnes & Noble has canceled orders. We don’t yet know why, or if there are more cancellations to come, but we’re presently seeking a very good explanation.

For readers affected: We wouldn’t recommend placing a new order quite yet, not without a better understanding of where the breakdown occurred. (Especially with regard to Barnes and Noble, whose price is now up to $15.95.) Till further notice—to serve as a temporary and to offset the inconvenience—Barnes and Noble cancellation emails can be forwarded to PELAVIA@THE-VELVET.COM in exchange for a PDF of the book.

Sincere apologies this has happened.

Either way, the whole thing should sort itself out soon and, even though I’m in the damn thing, the anthology is well-worth whatever you have to go through to get it. Trust.

Livius and Robb over at Booked Podcast are running a series of interview with W&B contributors. In addition to the usual miscreants I surround myself with (Axel, Caleb, Richard) they have some great people whom I’ve never before met, and who have some good things to say. After the W&B Sessions are over, be sure to keep coming back. Those guys do a great podcast, with insightful and interesting commentary on books that are frequently overlooked. At the very least, listen to the Anthony Neil Smith interview. The man knows his shit.

Over at Spinetingler, I’ve got an open letter to Tom Piccirilli regarding his book Every Shallow Cut, which absolutely slays. Pick up the book here.

Too, Nigel Bird was kind enough to let me talk to myself over at his blog Sea Minor.

Last bit, I’m in the process of updating the publication button over on the side. I don’t think it’s been done in over a year and it’s about time. In the lead-up to the release of By the Nails of the Warpriest, I’ll be doing another giveaway over at Goodreads, this time for Old Ghosts. There’ll also be Baltimore Stories: Volume Two that goes along with that, for free of course.

That’s all til there’s more.


Baltimore Stories: Vol 1 Available Now (and it’s free)

Posted in Uncategorized on July 16, 2011 by nikkorpon

Thank you so much to each of the 923 people who entered the Stay God Giveaway on Goodreads, and thanks to Richard Thomas for giving me the idea. Congratulations to April M. and Nicole M.! I’ll post your copies of the book and other ancillary goodness on Tuesday.

As I’d mentioned before, for all those who entered and didn’t win, as well as anyone else who cares, pretty much, I’m giving away Baltimore Stories: Volume One, a free mini-collection, over on Smashwords. You can get it by clicking here.

On that note, as the release of my next novella By the Nails of the Warpriest looms near, I’ll be doing another giveaway in a couple days, this time for Old Ghosts. There’ll be a Baltimore Stories: Volume Two with this one.

More info on Warpriest coming soon, including some early praise and cover art.