Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Merry Christmas to All and to All a Good Night (for Reading)

[cross posted in All Places Sue]
I've heard from some people that they can't afford books for themselves during the holidays, so I wanted to stuff some Kindle ebooks in your stocking. Lucky me, Rose Gordon is also stepping up to help with the stocking stuffing! We're posting books from people we know and like, so if you like our fiction you should be able to find something you like here, too.

Enter the Rafflecopter here, or in one of the other places this is cross posted, saying which book you're hoping to find in your stocking and you'll be eligible to win one of the DAILY giveaways until Twelfth Night. More books will be added as our friends join in the fun.

Update: Exciting news! Urban Fantasy author Nicholas Olivo has donated a $25 Amazon gift card to be given away on Christmas day! All registrants will be in the running for this awesome gift! Thanks Nicholas!

Stocking Stuffers You Can Win*

And some of our buddies have FREE books out there, too. You never need to go without a book!
*All books on this list are 99-cents. Any books that change price above 99-cents will become ineligible and will be removed. We're not made of money, people!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Find out more about Sue and Rose at the following links:
Sue London, Author
Rose Gordon, Author

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Monday, November 25, 2013

Sue London Book Giveaway on Goodreads!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Trials of Artemis by Sue London

Trials of Artemis

by Sue London

Giveaway ends December 15, 2013.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to win

Monday, November 11, 2013

Blog Tour for Sue London's Haberdashers Series

In case you wondered what I've been up to, I've remodeled my writing website a bit and posted links to my Haberdashers November Blog Tour on it. Check out the links for reviews, articles, interviews, and (squee!) giveaways.

Thanks for reading! And, uh, let's do some Back in Time Reviews soon, eh? Everyone's been talking about the movie version of the Addam's Family lately and that's making me think it deserves a Sue Review.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

How to Date a Nerd Blog Hop Stop

Sue, what is the nerdiest thing about you?
Oh wow. That's some stiff competition right there. Haven't you heard that I'm about the nerdiest girl in the land? I'm well-versed in Dungeons & Dragons, have been to Star Wars Weekends multiple times, and had a medieval wedding (with archery!). If I had to pick just one thing that was my nerdiest trait, though, it's probably that I still sometimes write letters from my elf character to his friends (in the D&D world that my brother shut down over twenty years ago) as he chronicles his experiences in a great battle. No, those letters are never sent anywhere. They are all on purple stationary because that's his favorite color. Ok, yeah, deeply nerdy. I warned you.

Sue, can I add this book to my list on Goodreads?
Oh yes you can! Just follow this link: Goodreads How to Date a Nerd.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Pie: An Old Brown Horse

**cross-posted from Writing Insight**

When I was growing up I had a thing for horses. Like a really big thing. And of all the types of horses in the world my particular weakness is for cowponies. That's why I love, love, LOVE Pie's story, written by Kandy Kay Scaramuzzo. Watch the video, but more importantly READ THE BOOK. If you are an animal lover, especially a horse lover, it's a must.

Pie: An Old Brown Horse (on Amazon)

You can also connect with Pie on Facebook and Pinterest.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Tweet Up With Sue

Ok, so it's not really a book tour. It's sort of a I wanna visit all my buddies and see some cool things tour. The timeframe isn't picked out yet (maybe Spring 2014?), so if you have suggestions for things "not to miss" then drop them in the comments so that we can start to figure out the when as well as the where. And drop a note if you want to be included in one of the TweetUps. I'd love to see you!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Who Is The Nerdiest Girl In The Land?

CT, Jeeg, and Pax had me take a spin in the 4th Chair on today's Nerd Lunch Podcast. Our topic was Nerd Romance and we built a Power Couple Mt. Rushmore, talked about looooove triangles, and debated whether romance is an essential element in our entertainment or sometimes just too forced. Check it out on the NerdLunch website: Episode 98: Nerd Romance.

(They also let me talk about my book and I managed to do that wrong because words no come out right. The American Revolution pre-dates the Regency period, but I was trying to create context and... Oh, never mind. Just listen to it.)

Saturday, July 20, 2013

I Blind Myself With Science

I took the Hello Quizzy Steampunk Style Quiz and came up as The Scientist. What is your result?

The Scientist

46% Elegant, 55% Technological, 40% Historical, 48% Adventurous and 23% Playful!
You are the Scientist, the embodiment of steampunk’s academic side.  Where other technological styles might emphasize the gadgets of the genre, you realize there is more to science than doohickeys and gears.  Your accessories are medical bags, test tubes, measuring instruments, and academic papers.  You are more likely to carry a compass, quadrant, or ether-attuned spectrometer than a wrench or welding torch.  You probably carry a timepiece, and your prolific reading gives you every right to wear spectacles.  Perhaps the most distinctive feature of your style is that it combines the frock coats and bustle gowns of the 19th century with the trappings of Victorian science.

Try our other Steampunk test here.
Take The Steampunk Style Test at HelloQuizzy

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

First Haberdashers Book Climbing Amazon Charts

 The first Haberdashers novel, Trials of Artemis, is steadily climbing the Amazon Kindle sales charts, reaching #21 on the Regency romance list today. Reviews have been very positive. Have you gotten your copy yet? Keep up with the Haberdashers on their blog.

The characters are well thought out and likeable. The element of history adds interest, but does not become ponderous. I enjoyed seeing the relationship play out between the two main characters, especially since the author decided to make them both forthright and honest with each other, being able to pick up on emotional cues, instead of relying on misdirection and misinterpretation to lengthen the story, as is usually the case in this genre. I would have given it five stars, but the grammar nazi in me noticed a few inconsistencies/misspelled words that the editors missed (perhaps it's a kindle thing? Many of the books I've read on the kindle seem to suffer from this). All in all, this book is an enjoyable break from reality, and I would definitely read the next two books in the series.

It was refreshing to read a romance with a heroine who wasn't constantly melting at the sight of the hero or, conversely,unconvincingly resistant to his charms. Jack seems an authentically strong young woman which is what really attracted me to the story. Very well written. I liked it and will read the series. More by this author please!

I really grew to love Gideon/Giddy and Jacqueline/Jack. Jack is a weapon-loving bluestocking who is forced to marry Gideon due to an interesting meeting. Their characters and their relationship develop at an almost perfect pace as the book progresses (with bumps along the newlywed road, of course). If you like a strong female, this is the book for you. The only (very minor) issue I had was that if both characters were as against getting married as they said they were, I would've expected a little more resistance on both sides. Although they were upset, I felt that they acted like they were more indifferent versus actively trying to avoid the marriage mart prior to their leg-shackling. Granted, both characters seemed sensible and would be resigned to accepting the situation in time...but the immediate period surrounding the marriage still felt a bit weird. Aside from that, it was a great read and I'm looking forward to reading the next installment!

OH MY GOODNESS, I love your book! I was up at 3:45 this morning reading before I had to get ready for work! When can I expect the next one? I hope not long!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Bucket List: Publish a Book

Today gets a big checkmark because you can purchase my first book, a hot Regency romance, through Amazon Kindle. If that sounds like your kind of thing check out Trials of Artemis (Book One of the Haberdashers). You can download about the first three chapters as a free sample.