Monday, 14 March 2011

No, I'm not serving the wank & Scorpion news

I have the blurb for Scorpion. This was re-written about four times and the collaborative effort of seven people.

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You learn your wisest lessons from your enemies. Assuming, of course, you survive the encounter.

Kendras is a casualty of war: injured, penniless, and quite possibly the last surviving member of the only family he's ever known—the elite fighting force known as the Scorpions. When a
steel-eyed stranger offers him medicine and shelter in exchange for submission and a secret task, Kendras has no choice but to accept. He is a Scorpion; he’ll do whatever it takes to survive.

But his true goal is to rebuild the Scorpions. Neither Steel’s possessive nature nor Kendras’s shattered foot can keep him from finding the last of his brothers... or the mysterious leader of the Scorpions, a man who held Kendras’s heart long before Steel tried to take it for himself. The goal is simple, the situation anything but. To rescue his leader and escape from Steel for good, Kendras must fight through a morass of politics and intrigue, where enemies are
allies and even allies have hidden agendas.
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Cover, map and other stuff forthcoming once I have it.

In other news, I managed to get 800 words out yesterday. I have a plot for the boxer story and I have another idea for another historical, but I'll write that later - possibly next year.

I also have a bunch of stuff to edit for friends and some for money, and hope to make some serious progress on those, too. All that editing and rewriting has thrown my schedule out of whack a bit, but I'll catch up with the rest of my life, too.

And I bought presents for my partner (birthday on Friday). I hope he likes the Kinect. Me, I just love tech wizardry like that. And I noticed that Gears of War 3 is due 20 September. I can't WAIT.

3 comments:

  1. Now you've done it. I must go peek.

    Great gift choice! I tend to shy away from any type of video games. I have a tendency to get addicted. And then nothing else gets done. Any plans for the birthday?

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  2. Finally got around to reading a bit of the hoo ha around Erastes review. An awful lot of inferiority complexes showing. If I hadn't previously read the review and thought it was well done, I probably wouldn't have bothered, but the hurt-feelings tempest was amusing. Oh, heavens! She was not nice. And she used big words like anachronisms and egregious. I hope she got a kick out of the rumpus.

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  3. Artemis - we went to have a nice curry and then saw "True Grit" in cinema. Then he went off to celebrate with his roleplaying group. It was a good birthday. :)

    Catana - that kind of hoo-ha is the reason why I'm no longer reviewing under my own name. If authors use sock puppets, so can I. The problem is - the real professional reviews are a LOT more scathing and much of the genre wouldn't hold up at ALL when examined by a "real" "professional" critic. But above all - authors that attack reviewers will never get my book money.

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