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

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

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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.

sparklermonthly:

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!

sparklermonthly:

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!

40 fruits on one tree. I want one!

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thanks for the recs!

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.

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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.

menwithlegs-crossed:

Harrison Ford 

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.

menwithlegs-crossed:

Harrison Ford 

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.

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Gauntlet: A survival horror romance novel

sparklermonthly:

We did it! Yaaaay! Thanks for all your help getting us across the finish line, folks! 

Omg, Kickstarter SUCCESSFUL!  So happy!!!

Everyone has been so supportive and encouraging! Thank you for all your help!

Books books books!  *squeals in undignified manner*

Anonymous said: Hi! :) Just dropped by to say that I love your Viewfinder fics! They are a treasure in the fandom; awesome characterization and plots and everything. Hope you continue to write more! Thank you and much love :D :D :D

Thank you so much! It’s such a great feeling to hear that someone is enjoying them. I am still in love with VF and the fandom, so I’m not planning on disappearing anytime soon. I do have a new chaptered fic in the works, though it got derailed this month because…stuff, lol.  But I WILL be posting a followup to that one soon. I’ve been dying to write this cyberpunk-esque take on Viewfinder for a long time. :)  <3

Gauntlet Kickstarter

sunflower1343:

eprime:

Time is running out on the Kickstarter to back my novel, Gauntlet, getting a print run!

The chapters of Gauntlet are free to read, for the month of June only, to coincide with the Kickstarter. In July, Sparkler will release an e-book of Gauntlet. Since they’re still a young company, a print…

Whoa, I almost missed this!  I chipped in for a physical book. I hope you meet the goal!

Thank you so much! <3  I was just thinking about the story you wrote about Asami reading my book. (It wasn’t really the reading my book part I was thinking about XD.)

Gauntlet Kickstarter

Time is running out on the Kickstarter to back my novel, Gauntlet, getting a print run!

The chapters of Gauntlet are free to read, for the month of June only, to coincide with the Kickstarter. In July, Sparkler will release an e-book of Gauntlet. Since they’re still a young company, a print run for their titles is 100% dependent on a successful Kickstarter.

Incentives to pledging (based on the tier pledged) includes artwork, ebooks, subscriptions to the Sparkler Monthly site, other merchandise, an editorial write-up from the Sparkler team for a comics or prose project, a cameo in the novel which would appear in the e-book and the print version, and even me writing a story based on your specifications!

Please take a look, and feel free to pass it on to anyone else who might enjoy this kind of fiction. The novel is illustrated by Teaat2am, so it comes with some lovely art too!

In any case, you should definitely check out the Sparkler Monthly site. They have some new titles starting this month that sound great! (Skyglass: Sex, elves, and Rock ‘n’ Roll, yes yes??)

And here’s just a little bit of info about the publisher:

Chromatic Press is a new independent publisher who went live with Sparkler Monthly last June. It’s a digitally based monthly format publication, similar to the Japanese manga magazines styles. They feature comics, audio dramas, and prose.

Using their words: “Sparkler Monthly is a multimedia, digital shoujo/josei magazine of original English-language fiction. The primary audience for Sparkler Monthly is girls and women aged 15 and up, or anyone interested in the rough ballpark of Female Gaze.”

I appreciate their vision and their dedication to providing diversity to this field. They really do deserve acknowledgement and support.

Thank you for making it through this wall of text! And thank you to those who have already backed! :)



Go Giants!  It was a gorgeous day!

Go Giants! It was a gorgeous day!

sparklermonthly:

Welcome to June! This is gonna be a heckuva month in these parts, starting off this week with the mind-bending finale of GauntletClio finally figures out how to escape from the bizarre maze in which she’s been trapped…but what does leaving really mean?

And just so you know, all of Gauntlet is free to read this month as part of our Kickstarter campaign to support the print run of our first Sparkler exclusive series! Pre-order through the Kickstarter and get some fabulous bonuses along with your book!

(cover art this month, in all its neon glory, is for our new prose series, Skyglass, from Jenn Grunigen with illustrations by the fabulous Mookie, starting up June 13th!)

The new series, Skyglass, sounds so cool! I can’t wait to read it!  P.S.  The Gauntlet finale is up!

sparklermonthly:

Big news: we’re running a Kickstarter for Gauntlet!
The last chapter of Ellery Prime and T2A’s survival horror/romance Gauntlet will be released this coming Friday, and in order to fund a paperback version, we’re running a Kickstarter through the month of June. We can’t go to print unless we meet this goal, so I hope you check it out!
Thanks, everybody!

You guys! I finished writing Gauntlet! I actually wrote an original fiction novel! (Makes a check on the bucket list.) Survival Horror Romance! XD So this!1. Please look at the Kickstarter that just launched today to fund a print run of the book!2. The LAST chapter is coming out on Sparkler Monthly in June. (I can&#8217;t believe I survived all my deadlines without ripping all of my hair out. I can thank fandom/fanfic again for giving me practice in releasing serial chapters, even if I wasn&#8217;t always so regular in my posting of them, haha. And thanks, Lianne, for putting up with my writerly angst and for your invaluable editorial efforts.)3. All the chapters of Gauntlet are free to read during the month of June, so please take a peek if you haven&#8217;t before. :) The e-book is coming out in July.The Kickstarter has lots of cool incentives for backers, and there&#8217;s an awesome video and more information about the story and T2A (teeat2am) who does the beautiful art for Gauntlet.Today is also my wedding anniversary, so my day is chock full of celebration! (Except now I have to go grocery shopping for dinner ingredients&#8212;we like preparing fancy meals together. Well, I prefer when I just get to sit and drink wine and watch, but I&#8217;ll play Sous Chef, if I must.:))

sparklermonthly:

Big news: we’re running a Kickstarter for Gauntlet!

The last chapter of Ellery Prime and T2A’s survival horror/romance Gauntlet will be released this coming Friday, and in order to fund a paperback version, we’re running a Kickstarter through the month of June. We can’t go to print unless we meet this goal, so I hope you check it out!

Thanks, everybody!

You guys! I finished writing Gauntlet! I actually wrote an original fiction novel! (Makes a check on the bucket list.) Survival Horror Romance! XD

So this!

1. Please look at the Kickstarter that just launched today to fund a print run of the book!

2. The LAST chapter is coming out on Sparkler Monthly in June. (I can’t believe I survived all my deadlines without ripping all of my hair out. I can thank fandom/fanfic again for giving me practice in releasing serial chapters, even if I wasn’t always so regular in my posting of them, haha. And thanks, Lianne, for putting up with my writerly angst and for your invaluable editorial efforts.)

3. All the chapters of Gauntlet are free to read during the month of June, so please take a peek if you haven’t before. :) The e-book is coming out in July.

The Kickstarter has lots of cool incentives for backers, and there’s an awesome video and more information about the story and T2A (teeat2am) who does the beautiful art for Gauntlet.

Today is also my wedding anniversary, so my day is chock full of celebration! (Except now I have to go grocery shopping for dinner ingredients—we like preparing fancy meals together. Well, I prefer when I just get to sit and drink wine and watch, but I’ll play Sous Chef, if I must.:))