IY – Youkai Shitsuji by j-lianne
A show of hands! How many of you have reread Impeccable in advance of the release of Tsumiko and the Enslaved Fox? (It’s certainly not required. I’m just curious.) While it’s true that I borrowed some elements from Impeccable when I framed the first book in the Amaranthine Saga, the cast are no longer loaners from Rumiko Takahashi. I know you’ll spot parallels (because I intentionally translated certain elements into the Amaranthine universe), but I hope you’ll be able to see these characters for themselves. (Most of all, I hope you’ll enjoy the story. That would please me greatly.)
For fun, let’s look at the first chapter of Impeccable, a fanfic I began back in 2009. It’s an AU (alternate universe) adventure I started after a fandom friend made a remark about raunchy slave!fics. ::twinkle:: Continue reading
One question that’s coming up often enough to qualify as a FAQ is a matter of size. “How long will Tsumiko and the Enslaved Fox be?” And on a related note, are the chapters drabble-length? (Hey, I do have a reputation in that department.)
And let’s face it… I posted pictures of physical copies, but they don’t offer much scale. For all you know, they could be itty-bitty … and hardly worth the price tag. Now, if you read the fine print on most book sale venues, they’ll give dimensions (some sites even list the weight), but that’s never stopped anyone from margin-abuse. ::nods wisely::
So! I have prepared a simple fandom-friendly framework to give you a better sense of size. (Photos included!) Wanna reassure yourself? Continue reading
Thanks to Jana, who has our first e-book spotting! For those who Nook their books, you can pre-order a digital edition of Tsumiko and the Enslaved Fox at Barnes & Noble. More venues are sure to follow.
Yesterday was one of those sit-on-your-hands, distract-self-with-manga kind of days. Because focus is non-existent when you have one eye on the clock and an ear tuned to the distant rumble of delivery trucks in the neighborhood. Because a box from the printer was due… with pre-release copies of Tsumiko and the Enslaved Fox.
The book box FINALLY arrived, but not until after dark. So I waited for daylight to take pictures. Wanna see? Continue reading
I know I’m spamming your inboxes this morning, but you guys must be pre-ordering like crazy because Amazon has actually put Tsumiko and the Enslaved Fox on sale! The nice thing about pre-ordering is that you always get the lowest price. So the upshot of all your purchases is … you’re all getting a price break! Nicely done, squee-buddies!
As of this morning, the book that retails at $16.99 can be had for $14.18. Good job!
…an email arrives to let you know that a shipment of pre-release books will be arriving from the printer. TOMORROW.
You may have noticed that I haven’t been updating my fanfics. (Though you’ve been kind not to mention it.) One of the main reasons I haven’t been keeping up is because I’ve been in full-on Editing Mode. For some reason, I work best if I focus on one or the other.
This time, the culprit is Imperceptible. Do you have any idea what it’s like to read something you wrote a decade ago?
Ninety-nine chapters of Continue reading
I haven’t been this nervous since the first time I clicked “Publish” on fanfiction.net. Seriously. I know this story is a good’un. I’m positively giddy to get it into your hands. It’s a very ME kind of adventure in all the best ways. But at the same time, I’m having all those silly qualms that come with starting something new.
(In the immortal words of Kagomaru) Erm…
Let’s you and me just pretend I’m all Brave and Brazen (and completely professional) so we can get down to business. Because I’ve created a world for you. It’s shiny and new, and it’s specially suited to my fandom friends. If you like my fics, you’ll probably enjoy this new series. In fact, if you’re passingly familiar with (or obsessively voracious about) my fanfiction … you are going to have So Much Fun guessing and second-guessing where forthy is headed next.
::cues drumroll:: Continue reading
I’ll be keeping my promise to reveal some juicy details about my new original series during the month of December. Which gives me until the ball drops at midnight tomorrow to make good. I have a title, a tagline, and a summary all set. And (since it’s fresh from the designer) I can even throw in a cover reveal!