Sometimes you just gotta strut!
The eBook is out! The bonus comics star August, and T2A did an awesome work on them. *snickers* <-That’s August I’m snickering at, btw. The short story packaged with it is Britt-centered! :)
Thanks to everyone who reblogged and liked my post about Sparkler Monthly’s Membership drive!
I’ll be contacting the winners through their Ask box today. If you don’t get my Ask, please let me know here.
Winner of Year+ Membership: spindizzily
Winners of Trial Month Membership:
Thanks again, everyone, for your support! And don’t forget to read and listen to all the good stuff at Sparkler. :)
My son as Nick Fury: I know your secret identity, Dick Grayson.
My son’s friend (CJ) as Nightwing: I…I don’t know what you’re talking about.
S/Nick: Then I’ll just put it on Facebook and Twitter. *runs to computer* SENT!
Me as Black Widow: Suck it up, Dick.
I’m running a little giveaway on my Tumblr!
Sparkler Monthly is doing its Year 2 Membership Drive. If you haven’t checked them out yet, you should. Trust me, they’re filling a niche and a need that nobody else is in the English-language market, and it’s female gaze oriented/fem-positive! They’ve delivered awesome diversity in stories, characters, and content. And they are the cat’s meow when it comes to supporting and promoting indie creators.
I want to see what else they have in store for us (like a gaming department!), and that means supporting them by subscribing to one of their membership plans (Monthly, Yearly, VIP), and by generating word of mouth buzz about Sparkler Monthly.
So my giveway is this:
Everyone who reblogs this post before 8/30/14 will be entered in a drawing to win one of the following items.
- A Year+ Membership ($50 value) to Sparkler Monthly. This 12 month membership will include a free ebook from the Sparkler shop!
- One month trial membership (Five of these will be given away.)
Winners will be chosen through random.org on September 1st, 2014 and notified that day.
You can use the membership or trial month yourself or gift it to another to share the Sparkler Monthly love!
I can’t say enough good things about the Sparkler team. They’ve been supportive and fun to work with the whole way, and I want to see them stay around for a long time. Thanks for helping spread the word!
P.S. Check out the free Year 1 sampler.
I have the hottest dentist ever. He’s tall, dark, devastatingly handsome (Looks kind of like Chance from Gauntlet.), and he has the sexiest voice in the world. He’s also super nice. At my appointment today, he told me he was on the swim team in high school. I’m, like, thinking, don’t make me think pervy thoughts while you’re putting things into my wide open mouth! XD
Literary Word Count Infographic: http://shortlist.com/entertainment/books/literary-word-count-infographic
I love point and click browser escape games, especially of the surreal and sorta creepy type with cool artwork and music. Nekra Psaria is right up my alley. Short and atmospheric and pretty intuitive. It’s an amuse bouche of a game, and I hope the creator gives us more soon.
Sort of belated update? It’s our girliest cover yet, courtesy of the fabulous Jamie Lynn Lano, who I got to meet at San Diego Comicon last week!
Anyway, Sparkler Year 2, Issue 1 launches August 4th—as of this month, we are switching from weekly Friday updates to one monthly update (just like a real magazine!), on the first Monday of the month—so you’ll get all your regular Sparkler goodness then. Including the first chapter of Jen Quick’s new series!!
In the meantime, we hope you enjoy (and share!) a special Year 1 sampler issue, compiling the FREE first chapters of all our multi-part series. You can read them all on the site here, or download a PDF of all of them here! 300-plus pages of original, girl-oriented comics and prose, all for you!
Thanks for an amazing first year!
<3 The Sparkler Team
What a cool thing! All the first chapters of every multi-part series that ran in Sparkler the first year! FREE! Happy anniversary, Sparkler Monthly!
40 fruits on one tree. I want one!
sunflower1343 said: Oh where did my first part go? Quick recap: Jim Butcher’s Dresden files. Gail Carriger’s Parasol Protectorate; Lois Bujold’s Shards of Honor/Barrayar.
Thank you! I added a bunch of your recs to my Kindle. I actually have Ready Player One back in SF. Steven’s been trying to get me to read it for ages. I definitely remember the 80s. ;) I love that your recs have protagonists who are spinsters, pregnant, etc. These all sound like fun!
Higher brain functions shutting down…
Got any beach read recs? Fic or traditionally published? :)
The hotel plays all my favorite songs from when I was fifteen, so if I post any fic that sounds rather sophomoric, it’s not my fault! XD
I watched the first two episodes of Love Stage on crunchyroll. Such a silly yet charming manga/anime.
Han Solo was my first crush. I had it majorly bad for him when I was but a wee girl. And then he gradually morphed into my Dad. Seriously, my dad is kind of a Harrison Ford/Steven Martin hybrid, in looks and personality. So these days I see him and just get the creeps. No offense, Dad! XD
Also, I love the menwithlegs-crossed blog.