CONGRATULATIONS

Elisa Rolle’s annual Rainbow Awards were published yesterday. Hearty congratulations go to:

PENELOPE FRIDAY for THRACE
Second in the Best Bisexual/Transgender SciFi/Paranormal/Fantasy category
Tenth in the Best Bisexual/Transgender Novel category

MORGAN CHESHIRE for SOLEMN CONTRACT
Third in the Best Gay Debut Novel/Book category
Ninth in the Best Gay Historical category

JULIE BOZZA for THE DEFINITIVE ALBERT J. STERNE
Third equal in the Best LGBT Mystery/Thriller category

CHRIS QUINTON for FOOL’S ERRAND
Sixth in the Best Sci Fi/Futuristic category

R.A. PADMOS for RAVAGES
Sixth equal in the Best Gay Debut Novel/Book category

ADAM FITZROY for STAGE WHISPERS
Honourable Mention in the One Perfect Rate category

Chris also got an Honourable Mention in the Best Sci Fi/Futuristic category for a book with another publisher!

[This post has been expanded as news of further awards came in.]

And another review!

I wonder whether author R.J. Scott is the only person actually reading and reviewing anything at the moment? At any rate, there is a deservedly very positive review of Penni’s THRACE at this location.

ETA: Unfortunately there is a problem with the website at the moment which is making it impossible for me to update it to reflect this review. I will do so as soon as humanly possible.

Another review!

THRACEI’m delighted to report the first substantive review for Penelope Friday’s THRACE, which was posted yesterday by Bibrary Bookslut. Among the comments included was this perceptive line: “Definitely an interesting read, even if it doesn’t make us feel too good about ourselves as a race.” Since that’s precisely how we ourselves feel about Penni’s work (although we’d go for ‘fascinating’ rather than merely ‘interesting’) we’re going to take this as a positive sign that it’s reaching its target audience and they are definitely showing their appreciation. Congratulations, Penni!

Week 21 – Return of the Good News

No sales to report on this week, alas, so response time is back to either zero or infinity. However I can now tell you that we hold a signed contract on Penelope Friday’s intriguing anthology Thrace which will be before you in November. I’m not sure whether it quite falls into the category of science fiction, although it takes place on a different planet and features unfamiliar species and technologies; nevertheless the emotions will be understood by all – love, loss, fear and hope combine in three outstanding short stories.

In addition we have the first part of a trilogy by Chris Quinton – a murder mystery set in Barcelona some thirty years from now. It isn’t just the suspect that’s unusual – the cop pursuing him has some rather unique abilities, too.

And then there are two titles by established author Julie Bozza, both of which will take your imagination off in very different directions. However we’ll resist the temptation to give too much away at this stage; full details will be available by this time next week.

Meanwhile we are busying ourselves preparing for the website update and the launch of all four new titles; I’m sure I saw smoke pouring out of our proof-reader’s ears!

Stick around – this is all going to get very interesting again soon!