Okay, so it’s actually been out for almost a week now, but on launch day there wasn’t much to say other than, “hey, it’s out.” But today was pretty cool, because John Scalzi included the paperback of the book in his photo of new books/ARCs. And I’m in company with some of my writing heroes, like George RR Martin and Lois McMaster Bujold.
Sure, it’s really just because of timing and all, but STILL. How cool is that?
Of course, the folks at New In Books did me an awesome turn, too. They listed Rider’s Revenge as one of the best new fantasy books with female protagonists. (If you haven’t subscribed to their lists yet, you should. Those folks rock. Also check out Bargainbooksy and Freeboosky if you’re not already subscribed.)
And I have my first review up on Amazon and it’s five-stars. So, yay for that!
Of course, because of that review I now realize that the book maybe ends on more of a cliffhanger than I’d thought. The main conflict that sets K’lrsa off on her journey IS resolved in this book. I promise you that. It’s just that other events also happen right at the end that make readers want more. And more WILL be coming. I’m not going to name a date because I don’t want to jinx it, but should be in the first half of next year.
Finally, if anyone is going to be at the Sirens Conference this weekend, I’ll be there. Track me down and say hi. I’ll also be signing copies of Rider’s Revenge on Friday/Saturday. They’ll have a few copies for sale in the bookstore at the conference if you don’t already have a copy.
And that’s that. Book’s out and so far so good. Grab a copy if you haven’t already.
OOPS! Edited to add that I’m also doing a Goodreads giveaway starting midnight October 8th, ending on the 31st. Open to anyone in the U.S. or Canada. (If you can wait that long, enter!)