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CYBER MONDAY SALE

Journal Entry: Mon Nov 27, 2017, 5:16 AM




 

EDIT: NEW PIECES ADDED!

Hey guys, I'm selling a LOT of my old artwork. It's priced to move, so buy it while it's here! Message me if you want a particular piece.


Also, for my Cyber Monday sale, all commissions are 30% off!!!! I have a few slots available in December, so make sure to put your name in soon. 

Another holiday treat: I will be illustrating one NEW Disney lady and villain, to be debuted on December 15th! Anyone who buys anything from me for the Cyber Monday sale or commissions a new piece from me will get a special sneak peak of the preparatory sketches. 


(Addendum: many of the art pieces from my site portfolio is also on sale-- so send me a note if a particular piece takes your fancy.) 

Thanks everyone, and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!! 

Going for $15


  Peter by suburbanbeatnik   The Eternal Sleeper: Villains by suburbanbeatnik  The Eternal Sleeper: Poison by suburbanbeatnik  Mother of Crawly Things by suburbanbeatnik  Meg and Mr. Jenkins by suburbanbeatnik  Elsa by suburbanbeatnik

  Going for $20
 
  The Sultana page 1 by suburbanbeatnik  The Sultana page 2 by suburbanbeatnik 

Mature Content

The Sultana page 3 by suburbanbeatnik


  Going for $25
 
     Prince Humperdinck by suburbanbeatnik 

  Going for $35
 
  Steampunk Girl by suburbanbeatnik   Cyan's Song by suburbanbeatnik  Saint-Just by suburbanbeatnik

  Going for $40

  The Chimera by suburbanbeatnik   Prince Frederick by suburbanbeatnik 

  Going for $50 
 
  Chantal's Got a Gun by suburbanbeatnik    Bellerophon and Zeus by suburbanbeatnik  Swallow the Light by suburbanbeatnik  American Rococo by suburbanbeatnik

  Going for $60

  The Chronead by suburbanbeatnik  Lewis, Clark and Sacagawea by suburbanbeatnik  Bellerophon and Pegasus at King Proteus' palace by suburbanbeatnik  Bellerophon and Lobates by suburbanbeatnik  After Lobates' feast by suburbanbeatnik
   

  Going for $75
  
  The Big Bad Wolf Speaks by suburbanbeatnik   Late 15th century Esmeralda by suburbanbeatnik   Early Victorian Hans by suburbanbeatnik   The Birthday of the Infanta by suburbanbeatnik   Mme. de Montespan- final by suburbanbeatnik  The Magician's Nephew by suburbanbeatnik 

  Bellerophon and Princess Philonoe by suburbanbeatnik  Queen Mariana and Prince-Consort Carolus by suburbanbeatnik  Early Victorian Elsa: 'Let It Go' Ice Costume by suburbanbeatnik

  Going for $80

  Bellerophon fights the Chimera by suburbanbeatnik


  Going for $85

  The Phoenix Queen by suburbanbeatnik  Bellerophon and Pegasus by suburbanbeatnik

  Going for $90
 
  Edward II and Piers Gaveston by suburbanbeatnik

  Going for $100


  Saruman by suburbanbeatnik  Galadriel by suburbanbeatnik


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  • Reading: Enemy of Love-- Virginia Coffman
  • Drinking: tea

I have a new novel out, and commissions are open!

Journal Entry: Wed May 4, 2016, 12:02 AM




 


                       

Hi guys! 

It's been a long time since I've checked in, but I've got good news. I have a new novel out called DOORS. It's a parallel universe romantic adventure, and a follow-up to to my time travel romance A QUESTION OF TIME!

Jackie Karam always knew her friend Orne was a weirdo, even before he enlists her help in opening a door to an alternate dimension. His theory is that if one could find a book one lost, a book one loved but can no longer remember anything about, it might open a door to another world. Jackie just happens to have such a book in her past. A science fiction novel her high school teacher had recommended to her before he died in a car crash.


Jackie loves hanging out with her handsome, charming, eccentric friend, so she agrees on a trip back to her hometown to look for Mr. Forrest’s book. She finds it in the White Springs library, and just as Orne hoped, opens a door to another dimension, one altered from the world she knows. Not just altered, but better. Her career is a success, her old teacher is alive and well, and her relationship with Orne is so much more intimate. Her own world is so drab and hopeless by contrast, she’s tempted to stay.

But does she truly belong in this other world? What happens to this world’s Jackie if she stays? And what will happen to her, if she refuses to go back through that door?


Doors is now available through Amazon, Champagne Books, All Romance Ebooks, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble. You can read an excerpt here. You can also check it out on Goodreads.  You can read an excerpt here, and there are more extras here



    Also, commissions are officially open again. So drop me a note if you'd like something! 
 


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  • Reading: The Devil on Horseback

So I just saw Maleficient

Journal Entry: Wed Jul 2, 2014, 12:28 AM




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And it was pretty awesome! Wow, Angelina Jolie. She was AMAZING in it, and drove it with her acting prowess and seemingly effortless charisma. I wasn't sure if I could buy the whole "Maleficent is a misunderstood anti-hero" idea, but I think they pulled it off. While it was something of an AU fanfic of the original Sleeping Beauty, it worked on its own terms. Maleficent didn't feel angst, she was dignified, she had a pretty cool arc, and I loved her evolving relationship with Aurora. AND NEITHER LADY ENDED UP WITH A GUY AT THE END which was just... wonderful. I was even okay with Stefan being the heavy. Other than the occasionally tiresome candy-coated CGI, I liked it a LOT. IMHO, it's a much stronger movie than Frozen.  

Go Maleficient! 
I'm really excited for the live action version of Cinderella next year... 

And expect some Maleficent artwork, coming up (hopefully) soon!




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The Queen's Cavaliers Kickstarter is live!

Journal Entry: Sun Jun 1, 2014, 4:05 PM






Hey there guys! I am super excited about The Queen's Cavaliers, a game I'm illustrating that's currently up on Kickstarter. Inspired by The Three Musketeers, it's a baroque clockpunk tabletop RPG sent in an alternate 17th century France. So there's swashbuckling ahoy, with dangerous ladies and complicated men, along with all other sorts of Errol Flynn type shenanigans-- and more fancy baroque fashion than you could shake a rapier at!


We were recently featured on the No Pun show, and also on io9. If the game takes your fancy, I hope you'll consider supporting us; I'd love for the book to look as gorgeous as possible. 


The Kickstarter runs until June 6th--  we are now in the final week-- and I hope we can make our final stretch goals so I can make the game look awesome.

We have twenty four hours left! Thanks again, everyone!




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  • Reading: The Lady Serena
  • Playing: coffee

Merry Christmas!

Journal Entry: Wed Dec 25, 2013, 8:16 PM






Merry Christmas, everyone! Here's Reggie "Turnip" Fitzhugh and Arabella Dempsey from Lauren Willig's wonderful and frothy historical romance, MISCHIEF OF THE MISTLETOE, here to wish you a merry holiday season. So whether you have Christmas pudding or not, I hope everyone had a nice, safe and relatively stress-free day!


Christmas sale and FREE shipping!!

Journal Entry: Tue Dec 17, 2013, 3:07 AM




Time flies, and it's almost Christmas. I'm sorry I didn't post last week, but it's still time to ship in time for the 25th! Would one of you guys like an original piece of art for the holidays? Shipping is FREE for anywhere in the continental US!  



Cicero and Clodia III by suburbanbeatnik
"Cicero and Clodia III": 9 x 12, pencil on Aquabee paper. $25.  

Meg and Mr. Jenkins by suburbanbeatnik
"Meg and Mr. Jenkins": 9 x 12, pencil and acrylic on Aquabee paper. $30.

Regency Hat Girl by suburbanbeatnik
"Regency Hat Girl": 5 x 7.5, colored pencil on Moleskin paper. $35.

Jaime Lannister by suburbanbeatnik
"Jaime Lannister": 5 x 8, colored pencil and alcohol marker on Moleskin paper. $35.

Steampunk Girl by suburbanbeatnik
"Steampunk Girl": 5 x 11, marker on sketch paper. $40.

Peggy Shippen and Major Andre by suburbanbeatnik
"Peggy Shippen and Major Andre": 5 x 7 marker on Holbein mixed-media paper. $45.

Prince Frederick by suburbanbeatnik
"Prince Frederick": 5.5 x 6 watercolor on Holbein mixed-media paper. $55.

The Chronead by suburbanbeatnik
"The Chronead": illustration for the summer 2011 issue of Dark Valentine Magazine. 7 x 9 gouache and ink on Holbein mixed-media paper. $70.

The Threshing Floor by suburbanbeatnik
"The Threshing Floor": illustration for the winter 2010 issue of Dark Valentine Magazine. 8 1/4 x 10 1/4 acrylic on watercolor paper. $80.

The Empress and the Gladiator by suburbanbeatnik
"The Empress and the Gladiator": cover for Issue 5 of Astonishing Adventures Magazine. 8 1/4 x 10 1/4 acrylic on watercolor paper. $90 or best offer.

Swallow the Light by suburbanbeatnik
"Swallow the Light": cover for the spring 2011 issue of Dark Valentine Magazine. 8 1/2 x 10 3/4 acrylic on illustration board. $90 or best offer.

Late 15th century Esmeralda by suburbanbeatnik
"Late 15th Century Esmeralda." 9 x 13 acrylic on watercolor paper. $100 or best offer.

Bellerophon and Pegasus at King Proteus' palace by suburbanbeatnik
"Bellerophon and Pegasus at King Proteus' palace": painting done for Compass Media's "Bellerophon and Pegasus." 12 1/2 x 8 3/4 acrylic on watercolor paper. $115 or best offer.

Bea and Alan at the ball by suburbanbeatnik
"Bea and Alan at the Ball": originally painted for Lora Innes. 9 1/2 x 12 acrylic on watercolor paper. $115 or best offer.
SOLD!

Lewis, Clark and Sacagawea by suburbanbeatnik
"Lewis, Clark and Sacajawea": painting done for Glencoe/McGraw Hill. 10 3/4 x 11 acrylic on watercolor paper. $125 or best offer.

The Lost Diary of Fitzwilliam Darcy by suburbanbeatnik
"The Lost Diary of Fitzwilliam Darcy": painting done for E.A. St. John Publishing. 7 x 10 acrylic on watercolor paper. $125 or best offer.




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  • Reading: Secret of the Unicorn Queen 2: Sun Blind

Quick update and new book coupon!

Journal Entry: Thu Dec 5, 2013, 2:19 PM




Sorry for the long radio silence, guys-- this last year has been crazy busy. I'll be posting some new artwork soon, honest!

I'll have a new story out very soon too. It's a SF version of Rapunzel I've co-written with DA stalwart Kat Laurange (aka Capn Flynn. More about that soon!

For the meantime, my publisher Champagne Books is having an extended Black Friday sale-- with the coupon code CYMON13, you can save 50% off all books in the new store until 11/6 at noon. Been meaning to buy my critically acclaimed novella A QUESTION OF TIME?



Here's your chance!




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  • Drinking: COFFEE holy god

I have a new blog! And here's a coupon for my book

Journal Entry: Thu Apr 25, 2013, 7:53 PM




I have a new blog! You can find it here, on Tumblr. As you might know, my late, lamented blog died (or rather, was nuked from orbit) by my old host. I am in the process of posting my old posts on my new blog-- I also have free reads, an excerpt of A QUESTION OF TIME, reviews, extras, and much more!

Speaking of which, have you read A QUESTION OF TIME yet? Now's your chance! Celebrate eight years of Champagne Books with 50% off all our ebooks. Use coupon code celebr8 at checkout! Valid until Apr 30 in all our stores.




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  • Eating: seaweed ramen

A QUESTION OF TIME release, and contest!

Journal Entry: Mon Apr 8, 2013, 2:07 PM






The past five months have been exciting and very busy. In addition to new work, gigs &etc, my new book came out around Thanksgiving! (Apologies for being slow to post here, but things have been crazy.)

A QUESTION OF TIME is a time travel romance about Celia, a successful sci-fi author who travels back in time to the 1980s. She ends up falling in love with her old high school teacher, Alan, who died tragically in a car crash in 1989-- she doesn't know whether she can save his life or not, and it's a race against time until the hour of his death! It's been pretty well received, as you can see from these reviews here, here and here.


Anyway, I have a contest, just for you guys! If you enter this contest on Najla Qamber's blog, you not only get a chance to win a copy of my ebook, A QUESTION OF TIME, but the art that I did of my characters, Alan and Celia!



It's open internationally, so anyone can enter. No one has entered yet, so you have an excellent chance to win!!

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A QUESTION OF TIME is available here at Champagne Books: champagnebooks.com/shop/index.…
Amazon: www.amazon.com/A-Question-Of-T…
Barnes and Noble: www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-que…
Smashwords: www.smashwords.com/books/view/…
All Romance Ebooks: www.allromanceebooks.com/produ…
Kobo: www.allromanceebooks.com/produ…


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  • Drinking: coffee

Cyber Monday Christmas Sale!

Journal Entry: Mon Nov 26, 2012, 1:08 PM






Thanksgiving has come and gone, and it's Cyber Monday! Wouldn't you like an original piece of artwork as a Christmas gift? These prices are good until Friday midnight PST-- and if you buy today, you'll get free shipping to any place in the continental US!

Regency Hat Girl by suburbanbeatnik
"Regency Hat Girl": 5 x 7.5, colored pencil on Moleskin paper. $35.

Jaime Lannister by suburbanbeatnik
"Jaime Lannister": 5 x 8, colored pencil and alcohol marker on Moleskin paper. $35.

Steampunk Girl by suburbanbeatnik
"Steampunk Girl": 5 x 11, marker on sketch paper. $40.

Peggy Shippen and Major Andre by suburbanbeatnik
"Peggy Shippen and Major Andre": 5 x 7 marker on Holbein mixed-media paper. $45.

Prince Frederick by suburbanbeatnik
"Prince Frederick": 5.5 x 6 watercolor on Holbein mixed-media paper. $60.

The Chronead by suburbanbeatnik
"The Chronead": illustration for the summer 2011 issue of Dark Valentine Magazine. 7 x 9 gouache and ink on Holbein mixed-media paper. $75.

The Threshing Floor by suburbanbeatnik
"The Threshing Floor": illustration for the winter 2010 issue of Dark Valentine Magazine. 8 1/4 x 10 1/4 acrylic on watercolor paper. $80.

The Empress and the Gladiator by suburbanbeatnik
"The Empress and the Gladiator": cover for Issue 5 of Astonishing Adventures Magazine. 8 1/4 x 10 1/4 acrylic on watercolor paper. $90 or best offer.

Zeppelin Girl by suburbanbeatnik
"Zeppelin Girl": cover for the print issue of Issue 6 of Astonishing Adventures Magazine. 8 1/4 x 10 1/4 acrylic on watercolor paper. $90 or best offer.

Swallow the Light by suburbanbeatnik
"Swallow the Light": cover for the spring 2011 issue of Dark Valentine Magazine. 8 1/2 x 10 3/4 acrylic on illustration board. $90 or best offer.

Tang Dynasty Mulan by suburbanbeatnik
"Tang Dynasty Mulan." 9 x 13 acrylic on watercolor paper. $100 or best offer. SOLD!

Late 15th century Esmeralda by suburbanbeatnik
"Late 15th Century Esmeralda." 9 x 13 acrylic on watercolor paper. $100 or best offer.

Bellerophon and Pegasus at King Proteus' palace by suburbanbeatnik
"Bellerophon and Pegasus at King Proteus' palace": painting done for Compass Media's "Bellerophon and Pegasus." 12 1/2 x 8 3/4 acrylic on watercolor paper. $115 or best offer.

Bea and Alan at the ball by suburbanbeatnik
"Bea and Alan at the Ball": originally painted for Lora Innes. 9 1/2 x 12 acrylic on watercolor paper. $115 or best offer.


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Commissions are now open again!!

Journal Entry: Mon Oct 22, 2012, 5:50 PM






Commissions are officially open again! Here are my rates:



If you have any difficulty viewing the image, they can also be seen here.

I charge the same for colored pencil work as I do for markers. In regards to paintings, the rates quoted here are the base rate. Depending on the complexity of the character and/or the background, I might have to charge more.

If the commission is under $40, then I need to be paid in one installment after the final sketch is approved. However, if it is over $40, then half of the cost of the commission needs to be paid after the sketch approval-- the rest of it can be paid after the artwork is completed, and before the artwork is shipped to the client.
  
Please contact me privately in regards to larger paintings in order to negotiate pricing. If these prices are out of your range but you still are interested in owning a piece of my work, we can negotiate a payment plan or some other kind of arrangement.

I do accept Paypal.

If you have any other questions, please leave a comment, or send me a note. Thanks!


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  • Watching: MST3K Danger: Diabolik
  • Drinking: coffee

The Return of the Disney Princess (and/or Heroine)

Journal Entry: Wed Sep 26, 2012, 9:28 PM






So, I'm settled, and back in the swing of things in what is pretty much my old neighborhood.

And speaking of old friends, I've decided-- mainly due to the affectionate nagging of FripperiesandFobs-- to return to my Historically Accurate Disney Princess series, which my long-time followers and watchers will know was a thing I was doing up to the spring of last year.  I have done Belle and Pocahontas, and, due to popular demand, I painted Aurora. Here's what I have so far:

Rococo Belle by suburbanbeatnik Jacobean Pocahontas by suburbanbeatnik Medieval Aurora by suburbanbeatnik

And of course, some assorted sketches:

Belle by suburbanbeatnik Aurora sketch by suburbanbeatnik

I've decided to expand it to "heroines," as opposed to official princesses, mainly because I really like characters like Esmeralda, Jane and Wendy, and it would be really interesting to depict them.

Because I'm expanding the scope of this series, I've opened a new poll. Don't forget to vote for your favorite! suburbanbeatnik.deviantart.com…


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  • Reading: The Lathe of Heaven
  • Watching: Downton Abbey
  • Drinking: nothing yet

Moving Sale!!

Journal Entry: Sat Aug 11, 2012, 5:23 PM




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Hi everyone! I have some exciting news. Next Wednesday, I'm moving back to sunny LA! So for the next three days, I'll be holding a fire sale of my artwork.  I'm slashing prices-- help me get rid of stuff and raise some money to cover moving costs!

It's Not Easy Being Queen by suburbanbeatnik
"It's Not Easy Being Queen": 4 x 5, marker on Moleskine paper. $10. SOLD!

David8 by suburbanbeatnik
"David 8": 5 x 8, paint and marker on Moleskin paper. $20.

Steampunk Girl by suburbanbeatnik
"Steampunk Girl": 5 x 11, marker on sketch paper. $35.

Peggy Shippen and Major Andre by suburbanbeatnik
"Peggy Shippen and Major Andre": 5 x 7 marker on Holbein mixed-media paper. $40.

Twilight meets Twin Peaks by suburbanbeatnik
"Twilight Meets Twin Peaks": 8 x 9 colored pencil and watercolor on Holbein mixed-media paper. $45.

Regency Christmas Card by suburbanbeatnik
"Regency Christmas Couple": 5 x 7 acrylic watercolor on Holbein mixed-media paper. $50. SOLD!

Intergalactic Romance by suburbanbeatnik
"Intergalactic Romance": 7.5 x 9.5 acrylic on Holbein mixed-media paper. $60. SOLD!

The Chronead by suburbanbeatnik
"The Chronead": illustration for the summer 2011 issue of Dark Valentine Magazine. 7 x 9 gouache and ink on Holbein mixed-media paper. $80.

The Empress and the Gladiator by suburbanbeatnik
"The Empress and the Gladiator": cover for Issue 5 of Astonishing Adventures Magazine. 8 1/4 x 10 1/4 acrylic on watercolor paper. $90 or best offer.

Zeppelin Girl by suburbanbeatnik
"Zeppelin Girl": cover for the print issue of Issue 6 of Astonishing Adventures Magazine. 8 1/4 x 10 1/4 acrylic on watercolor paper. $90 or best offer.

Swallow the Light by suburbanbeatnik
"Swallow the Light": cover for the spring 2011 issue of Dark Valentine Magazine. 8 1/2 x 10 3/4 acrylic on illustration board. $90 or best offer.

Bellerophon and Pegasus at King Proteus' palace by suburbanbeatnik
"Bellerophon and Pegasus at King Proteus' palace": painting done for Compass Media's "Bellerophon and Pegasus." 12 1/2 x 8 3/4 acrylic on watercolor paper. $125 or best offer.

Bea and Alan at the ball by suburbanbeatnik
"Bea and Alan at the Ball": originally painted for Lora Innes. 9 1/2 x 12 acrylic on watercolor paper. $125 or best offer.  

Lewis, Clark and Sacagawea by suburbanbeatnik
"Lewis, Clark and Sacagawea": painting originally done for McGraw Hill Timelinks series. 11 x 10 1/2 acrylic on watercolor paper. $125 or best offer.

If one of these pieces takes your fancy, drop me a note and we'll figure out payment.  I do accept Paypal.

If you have any other questions, please leave a comment, or send me a note. Thanks!




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Bellerophon and Pegasus is now on sale!

Journal Entry: Mon Apr 23, 2012, 4:40 PM




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It's been a long, long time since I've posted to my blog here, but I wanted to assure everyone that I'm not dead-- I've just been tremendously busy. But here's some good news-- I finally received several copies of "Bellerophon and Pegasus" in the mail! Here's a pic:

Bellerophon IRL by suburbanbeatnik

This is the Compass Media page for it. If one of you really wants to buy it, I think purchase information can be found somewhere on the site. You might have to call somebody though. However, there IS a nifty preview that can be seen if you click "preview": it'll let you see the first few pages. The graphic designer really did a fantastic job laying everything out.

I'll be posting the rest of "Bellerophon" this week, and I have a lot more work after that to show you guys. I hope you enjoy!




  • Listening to: WRAS "Soul Kitchen"
  • Reading: "League of Rogues" by LD Smith
  • Drinking: coffee

Support Wandering Monsters High School!

Journal Entry: Wed Nov 16, 2011, 2:12 PM




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My favorite game designer, Caoimhe Snow of Bold Pueblo Games, has a new game out called "Wandering Monsters High School." What if mythical fantasy monsters went to high school? It's the cutest game ever! In Caoimhe's words, WMHS is "a humorous fantasy roleplaying game where you take the role of monsters going to school. Inspired by wacky teen comedies and the silliest bits of fantasy gaming, WMHS is an all-ages game that anyone who's attended school can relate to."  

Artwork is by webcomics goddess Lea Hernandez, creator of RUMBLE GIRLS and co-creator of KILLER PRINCESSES. Check it out-- and please consider donating a few bucks if you can, because it's that awesome. Here's a link: www.kickstarter.com/projects/c…

If you can't afford to give anything, please spread the word-- Twitter, FB, Tumblr, etc. Thanks, everyone!




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More interviews and a brand new book giveaway!

Journal Entry: Fri Oct 28, 2011, 7:01 PM




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**Only 6 hours are left on the giveaway! Don't forget to leave a comment!



Well, Ancient History Month on my blog is drawing to a close, but I wanted to let you know about my latest interviews and giveaways.

Joumana Medlej, deviantArt's own :iconmajnouna:, was was Artist of the Month-- I interviewed her on October 13th, and she had lots of interesting things to say about her favorite French comics, growing up in Beirut, her artistic process and where Malaak is going. Check it out!   

Now Stephanie Dray, author of the epic historical fantasy SONG OF THE NILE, the second book in her Cleopatra's Daughter trilogy, is the October's Author of the Month. If you leave a comment here, and you live in the US or Canada, you have a chance to win your very own print copy of SONG! It's a beautiful book (I love the cover design and illustration) and it's a lot of fun to read. (You can read my review of SONG OF THE NILE here.)

You have until midnight EST on Friday, November 2nd, 2011, to leave a comment. The winner will be selected via random.org, with winners' names posted to my blog by November 3rd, 2011.




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Would you like to win a free book?

Journal Entry: Sat Oct 8, 2011, 6:49 PM


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Hey guys! Would you like a win a free book? Cassandra Dean, author of the hot new gladiator historical romance "Enslaved"-- which I reviewed here-- is giving away one free ebook of "Enslaved," plus a prize pack of goodies including a keychain, magnet and a signed postcard! All you have to do is leave a comment on her new guest blog post, which is up today.

You have until midnight EST on Friday, October 14th, 2011, to leave a comment.  The winner will be selected via random.org, with winners' names posted to my blog by October 16, 2011.




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Author of the Month: I interview Lora Innes

Journal Entry: Thu Sep 22, 2011, 6:26 AM


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My interview with Lora Innes, aka the amazingly talented :iconcomic-chic: is now up at my blog! She talks about her writing process, the inspiration behind "The Dreamer," "Dreamer" fandom, her love for "Gone with the Wind," and her exciting new project, "To Appomattox." Check it out-- and don't forget to leave a comment!




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More Interviews and a review of The Ash-Slave

Journal Entry: Sun Sep 18, 2011, 1:44 AM


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I'm a bit behind on announcing the interviews I've posted on my blog, but I wanted to let you guys know about my last two awesome people I've interviewed. My very first ever Author of the Month was with Karri Shea, the talented author of the epic, novel-length sci-fi romance fanfic "Learning to Dance." It's fanfiction-- but don't let that put you off! It's miles better than many novels I've seen published, and a very devoted fandom has formed around this very story on Tumblr and Facebook. Be sure to check out Karri's interview to find out her story-- it's well worth it.

(The above image is an illustration by Swirk done especially for "Learning to Dance.")

  



And the Artist of the Month for September is with deviantArt's own Kat Laurange, who has some great news-- she's one of the artists in the upcoming comics anthology, "Womanthology"!

I have a very exciting interviewee coming up this week-- it's Lora Innes, the author and artist behind "The Dreamer"! My interview with Lora, who is September's Author of the Month, will be posted this coming Thursday.



And speaking of blogging, Karri wrote up a very nice review of my short story, "The Ash-Slave." It's a retelling of the Cinderella fairy tale, but set in ancient Persia-- I originally wrote it for Dark Valentine Magazine, but it's now available on Amazon for less than a dollar. Check it out, and it interests you, get a copy!




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Adielle is open for commissions!

Journal Entry: Fri Sep 9, 2011, 4:12 PM


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I'm sorry to say that I am not open for commissions at the moment-- however, :iconadielle: is. She's having a tough time right now-- she's just left an abusive marriage, her family isn't helping her out, and she's just relocated to a new city. She needs all the help she can get, and she would prefer to work for the money instead of asking for donations. She's very affordable-- I know she would do a great job of drawing or painting whatever character (original or otherwise) you'd like her to depict.  If you could go over to her page and offer your support-- or just to say hello and wish her the best-- I'm sure she'd appreciate it.

Her journal about her situation: adielle.deviantart.com/journal…
More info about her commissions: adielle.deviantart.com/journal…

Thanks everyone!




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