Posting this announcement here just in case you missed it on my blog, Facebook, and Twitter:
Snarled Threads (Thalia’s Musings, Volume Two) will be available as a DRM-free ebook for Kindle and NOOK on Wednesday, 12/12/12.
In the meantime, if you haven’t gotten A Snag in the Tapestry for Kindle or NOOK yet, check out the new “Shop” page, and keep an eye on it for further updates as more Thalia’s Musings works become available for purchase.
[Cross-posted from amethystmarie.com just this once]
In what is UNDOUBTEDLY the biggest news story to hit the internet today, I can now give you an official release date for the very first Thalia’s Musings ebook. A Snag in the Tapestry will be coming to Amazon.com and BarnesAndNoble.com on…wait for it…
NOVEMBER 23, 2012
also known as
For my non-American readers, Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is when American retailers start the Christmas shopping season in full force. It is a day of overhyped sales, shopping riots, and pure unabashed commercialism. It is something no sane, rational human being would ever voluntarily participate in. And I finally get to be a part of it. >:-D
Mark your calendars!
Now that Snarled Threads is concluded, here’s what’s next for Thalia’s Musings.
- A new look! Like the new cover art? Yes, Thalia’s Musings has a logo now. The cover for A Snag in the Tapestry will be based on the same design.
- Cover for A Snag in the Tapestry, you say? Yes! I can’t promise a release date today (watch my blog for that), but A Snag in the Tapestry will be released as an ebook on Amazon.com and BarnesAndNoble.com during the 2012 holiday season.
- Wait, what blog? Yeah, I have a blog. I know, I’ve done absolutely nothing with it since I staked my claim on the address “AmethystMarie.com” this summer. That’s going to change now. You know how you have to click through all the “Amethyst’s Musings” posts between Volume 1, the bonus chapters, and Volume 2? Annoying, right? Well, no more. This is the last such post I will make on this website. From here out, only Thalia’s Musings story content goes here. If you want to read updates about book releases, Volume 3 progress, and any of my other projects, please subscribe to my blog. And, of course, there’s Facebook and Twitter.
- Volume 3??? There will most definitely be a Volume 3, and a Volume 4. I have the rest of the series roughly outlined, and it looks like it’ll take two more novels to finish it. Possibly more; certainly not less. Volume 3 will likely be released fall 2013. There may or may not be more stand-alone bonus chapters between volumes.
I couldn’t be more thrilled with the response to this volume. I love the thoughtful, engaging, and enthusiastic feedback I’ve been getting from you guys. And since this volume got into some sensitive subject matter, I really appreciate the fact that the comments have remained sensitive and respectful. I’m sure you’ve all noticed that the first time you post a comment, it’s submitted for moderation. So far I haven’t had to edit or delete a single word. My readers are awesome!
Until Volume 3,
Alas, this obviously is not the Hades chapter. That’s on my flash drive with my beta reader’s notes, awaiting a final edit. In the meantime I thought I’d catch you up on what’s going on with the site and the series.
Due to health issues, I haven’t been able to do nearly as much writing this fall as I thought I would. So the release of Volume 2 is being pushed back to spring 2012. I will post the Hades chapter, but that’ll be the last of the bonus content. After it’s posted, this site will go on complete hiatus while I finish drafting Volume 2. I’m about a third of the way into Volume 2 right now.
I’ve gotten some questions about fan art. I’d be happy to post it on the site if people wants to submit it. Email fan art or anything else to me at amethyst[dot]marie[dot]writes[at]gmail[dot]com.
And now for an announcement I’m very excited to make…
…The first volume of Thalia’s Musings, A Snag in the Tapestry, is coming to Kindle and Nook stores in summer 2012!
May whatever holidays you’re celebrating this season be happy. See you in the spring.
Last month, readers of Thalia’s Musings voted for Poseidon’s Court as the setting for the next bonus chapter. Hades was a very close second. So this month, I’ll be posting a new bonus chapter set in the realm of Hades and featuring Hades himself. He’ll get much more screen time than the handful of lines he had in A Snag in the Tapestry. Persephone is in it, too. And Artemis and Athena. And- well, just wait and read it.
And now I shall get back to work on it.
…for the long-awaited, fan-chosen, under-the-sea bonus chapter! The rough draft is finished, and the final product will be posted next Monday. It’s a rather fitting post for Halloween since Thalia spends the story more or less in costume. Well, not in costume so much as shapeshifted. You’ll see.
To my readers who celebrate it, Happy Halloween! To my readers who don’t, have some end-of-October candy for no reason whatsoever.
Need a new webseries to check out while you wait so patiently for me to finish my alleged bonus chapter and alleged sequel? Look no further! You guys know Seireina, right? Photographer of Delphi? Blogger of modern Greece? Reviewer of Japanese pop culture? Well, Seireina has written her own webseries that draws on her knowledge of all of the above. Readers, I present to you…
Seireina describes Greek Ninja as “An epic adventure packed with action, some mythology, heavily features the theme of friendship, occasional humor, topped up with a hint of romance.”
Sasha Hunter is a young talented ninja, however, she has no purpose to fight for. She spends her days training and attending Ariadnio, a Greek martial arts school. Her life is peaceful and uneventful, even boring, until one day, everything changes.
Her sensei is killed during the invation of Ariadnio and leaves Sasha alone and confused. His last words to her are to go to Delphi and discover her real self. She wants revenge more than anything, but how can she make things right when she doesn’t even know who’s responsible?
So, she sets out on a fateful journey, along with her team mate Dawson, a mysterious British warrior. On the way they meet Eleonora and Menelaos, two Greek wandering youths who insist on joining them. Together, they reach Delphi where Sasha can finally fulfill her teacher’s dying wish. Just when she thought everyhing was over, she soon realizes nothing has even started…
Check out the rest of the description and the first (?) volume at http://sashathegreekninja.blogspot.com/ . I’m looking forward to reading about Sasha’s adventures!
And fear not, Thalia and her misadventures will be back by the end of the month. Unless she decides to send me back to sheep herding for good.
Taking this week and possibly next week off to finish the new bonus chapter. It’s coming along well, and I can’t wait to get it posted!
In other news, Thalia’s Musings is now on deviantART. If you’ve got an account, follow me! And don’t forget to follow on Twitter and Facebook, too.
Back to writing,
The polls are closed and the votes are in. The next Thalia’s Musings bonus chapter will be set in…drumroll…
…Poseidon’s court! Any hot crustacean bands or Muses who want to be a part of someone’s world will be entirely coincidental.
Now, as you can see, the voting was really close. Poseidon just barely pulled ahead of Hades in the end. That’s why I’ve also outlined a Hades bonus chapter which will be posted after the Poseidon story. It will be set in the Underworld and will feature a lot of Hades himself.
Check back next week for some canon mythological background about Poseidon and Amphitrite, their kingdom, and their family. The Poseidon bonus chapter will be posted some Monday in October, though I can’t say which one. Thanks for voting!