Friday, June 28, 2013

Dreg City 5 News: I Can Haz Title

Okay, peeps, I know I've been talking about digitally self-publishing Dreg City 5 for a while now. The good news is, THIS IS STILL HAPPENING.  The bad news is...well, there really isn't bad news, since THIS IS STILL HAPPENING.

I am in the midst of edits. After that, I'll do that whole formatting thing. I am in the process of commissioning cover art. Steps are being taken in order to have this book for sale by....

The end of August/early September.

This year has totally been getting away from me, and I've been dealing with some personal stuff that's stolen a lot of my attention. I'd hoped to have this book ready for June, but that's obviously not happening. And even if I did get the book formatted and ready to go in three weeks, that's barely any time for reviewers to get their advanced copies and actually, you know, review the book close to release.

So I'm looking at late August.  Really, it's only two months. And it gives you plenty of time to reread the other books, because you may need the refresher.

Also? If you missed the short, Tybalt-centric story I posted on way back when THREE DAYS TO DEAD first released, you should check it out.  The major story in Book 5 is tied to the events in this story.  Is it absolutely necessary that you read it first?  No. Will it give you extra insight into Tybalt, Marcus, Astrid, the Pride, and a bad guy named Prentiss?  Absolutely.


Marcus commands you!

Okay, last bit of news for you awesome folks who've read this far: Book Five has a title!

Dreg City 5 is now officially REQUIEM FOR THE DEAD.

I'll have a blurb soon!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Can I Keep Him? Can I?

Dear fellow "Rent" fans,

Ponying up the money for a day trip into New York City in order to see a Broadway performance of "Chicago," and then hanging around the stage door after the show led to the best (early) birthday present ever:

 And I even got a week-early "Happy Birthday!"

He was fantastic as Billy Flynn, by the way.


A Very Happy Rent-head (and general Adam Pascal fan)

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Disney's Genetic Opera

Admit it. You've time randomly surfing the billions of insane things people upload to YouTube. It's okay. So do I.

Tonight I stumbled upon some videos that I have to share, because they amuse me beyond words. REPO: THE GENETIC OPERA is one of my favorite movies. It came out in 2008 to very little fanfare, but it's become a bit of a cult classic. I'd put that on the list of 10 Movies You'd Bring With You To a Desert Island.  It's awesome. It's basically a horror movie musical.  If you haven't seen it, I highly suggest it.

So you know those awesome fans who come up with ideas and make mashup videos?  Well, I found a slew of videos that reimagine the songs from REPO with scenes from Disney movies.

Yes, Disney movies.

And they are awesome.