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Monday Musings: New Year, New Word, New Books!

Hey folks!  Let me take this quick moment to thank those who have supported my work, through Patreon, purchasing my books, or just regularly reading the blog.  I won’t even get started about those who have gone above and beyond to help with the actual writing, editing, and art aspects of it all.  To all of you, thank you, deeply and sincerely!

As for the year coming, there is a lot going on.  I’ll be making my first few official convention appearances.  I should have one new book out before March and at least two more released before year’s end, if not more.  I’ve got a ton of reviews coming.  All is pretty good in the world!

That being said, I apologize to authors who have been inundating me with review submissions.  As it says plainly on the submissions page, the gates are still closed, as I have at least 100 submissions to get through on my TBR list.  That’s at least a year’s worth of work there, so it is unlikely I will be able to take new ones for several more months.  Just be patient and wait for official word!  I don’t have the time to write each of you back with a message saying you should have read the review submission guidelines.

Anyway, it’s back to revisions for me!  Until next time, good reading, good writing, and good luck!

Monday Musings: A Title And A Blurb a.k.a. The New Book Matches On!

Good morning, friends!

My title-less new book, due to be published sometime in January, now HAS a title!  It will be The Songstress Murders, the first of hopefully many Inspector Redmane Mysteries to come!  Also, I’ve sketched out my first draft of a book blurb.  To be honest, I am horrible with these (I find it mind-wracking to compress something so complex down to a little blurb) but I’m open to thoughts and input!

Here it is:

The Walled City is the wonder of a world reborn, five cities stacked one atop another. The only thing that stands between the normal Folk and the criminals that would prey upon them is the City Watch. Cue Junior Inspector Vela Redmane, lover of life and the lovelies, yet serious about her work as a detective, who finds herself in embroiled in one of the weirdest murder cases ever seen in this place of magic. Murder by pleasure, warring gangsters, mysterious mages, and a singing golem are just the start of Redmane’s troubles. The most complicated part of all? The roots of love, tangling Vela with both her top suspect and the sorceress who holds all the answers!

Monday Musings: One More Sneak Peek For The Road! a.k.a.Exactly What It Says

It’s been a busy week here at Starving Author LLC and it promises to be even busier this week!  However, I promise not to leave you good folk hanging, so let’s start off the week with the final sneak peek (of this first round) of my newest novel, still really needing a title!  You can read the first Sneak Peek here and the second here.

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Monday Musings: New Book Series, New Readers a.k.a. Beta Readers Needed!

Okay, literary foodies, I need to call upon some assistance!  You see, I think I’ve hit critical mass to start getting a proper group of alpha/beta readers together.  It is something completely different than the other novel series I have written and I’m looking for as much input as possible.

The book itself is a fantasy mystery romance LGBT drama set in a post-magical-apocalypse world with film noire and cyberpunk influences.  I don’t want to delve much into it as there is still fluidity in the course of the plot (I’m about a third of the way through the book).  If what you have seen here interests you so far, then contact me at jbgarner58@gmail.com and I will tell you more!

Sorry for the brevity today, but I am starting to work a few overnight shifts each week so, yeah, time to shift my sleep schedule.  Expect more later this week!

Until next time, good reading, good writing, and good luck!

Monday Musings: New Horizons! a.k.a. There’s a Side Project A-Brewin’

It’s been a very fatiguing Monday for everybody’s favorite Starving Author.  Waking up at 4:30ish to get ready for the new part-time job, always busy with editing and writing and reviewing, plus spending some time helping out my elderly neighbors.  Generally good stuff, but exhausting.

There is a double good thing though, and that is that I’ve gotten some quality advice from a friend, what to do while the fine folks at California Times work hard on promotional material for The Opening Bell.  While I will be working on new volumes in both Three Seconds to Legend and The Push Chronicles, I’m taking a bit of a break to work on a new project.  It’ll be fun, you’ll see!  Just wait for more news to come shortly!

Until next time, good reading, good writing, and good luck!