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First, please have a look at Spooky's splendid new Alabaster: Pale Horse pendants. Each is one of a kind, made from the actual page proofs for the forthcoming collection. They're going fast! All proceeds go to replace my broke-ass iPod. Thank you. Oh, and here's a link for the book (Dark Horse, February 25th), if you'd like to preorder.

Here in Providence, it's 27˚F (feels like 29˚F), but sunny. The sky is that wide carnivorous blue. But the good news is that it looks as if the additional snow we were expecting this weekend had been taken out of the forecast. So, maybe all this shit on the ground can have a chance to melt and evaporate and just go the fuck away.

Yesterday was my best writing day on Cherry Bomb since December 5th, when I finished Chapter Four – the first time. I wrote 1,006 words.

And here's what Kirkus has to say about Pink Delicious:

Another wisecracking supernatural horror yarn (Blood Oranges, 2013) expressed in what used to be known as splatterpunk mode.

Tierney brings new or forgetful readers up to date with a memorably pithy page-and-a-half recap. The ballsy, profane, in-your-face narrator is Siobhan Quinn—don’t, whatever you do, call her Siobhan—ex-heroin addict, now both vampire and werewolf. Her employer, the devious human she calls Mean Mr. B, has been hired to locate the missing daughter of a prominent local necromancer. Unfortunately, Mr. B’s investigator, Shaker Lashly, has also gone missing and soon turns up with bullet holes. Quinn’s job, then, is to find out what happened to Lashly and locate the missing girl. Naturally, the case turns out to involve something else altogether, namely, a MacGuffin that’s actually a transcendentally powerful and valuable dildo. No, that’s not a misprint. Three demonic entities desire to possess the item: the infernal brothel-keeper Drusneth, the succubus Yeksabet Harpootlian, and Magdalena Szabó, a demoness from an alternate world who may or may not even exist—all of whom will stop at nothing to acquire it. Not only must Quinn survive the attentions of these three formidable females, but also the determined assaults of defrocked priest Father Burt Rizzo, whose self-appointed mission is to rid New Providence of its supernatural badasses.

Another defiantly over-the-top yarn that breaks every rule in the book, mostly with advance warning, and succeeds by being even more flagrantly disgraceful than its predecessor.


If I had a band, I would change its name to Transcendental Dildo. Also, "even more flagrantly disgraceful" made me smile.

Also also, I'm pleased by this: Rainbow Google doodle links to Olympic charter as Sochi kicks off.

Last night was RP in The Secret World. I'm RPing quite a bit less, because...well, many reasons. But there was a short scene last night I enjoyed. Tonight, Kid Night. And the Olympics opening ceremony.

Time for Red Bull,
Aunt Beast

Comments

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setsuled
Feb. 7th, 2014 04:41 pm (UTC)
Also, "even more flagrantly disgraceful" made me smile

That's certainly my idea of high praise.

Also also, I'm pleased by this: Rainbow Google doodle links to Olympic charter as Sochi kicks off

It's become clear the response to Putin's op-ed on American exceptionalism is, "It could be worse. We could be Sochi."
greygirlbeast
Feb. 7th, 2014 04:47 pm (UTC)

That's certainly my idea of high praise.

Indeed.
everville340
Feb. 7th, 2014 05:34 pm (UTC)
The Dancy and Boot pendants are so cool, exquisitely so. For once I am glad to have worked the midnight shift: home in time to catch your entry and be able to get them. Thank you. I now have to choose which to keep and which to give to the husband.
greygirlbeast
Feb. 7th, 2014 05:41 pm (UTC)

Thank you!
everville340
Feb. 7th, 2014 05:50 pm (UTC)
It is most definitely a bowtie day. Thanks and bowties to Aunt Beast and Spooky.
greygirlbeast
Feb. 7th, 2014 05:54 pm (UTC)

You're welcome.
dipsomaniac
Feb. 7th, 2014 05:59 pm (UTC)
I love that review, especially the "flagrantly disgraceful" description. The pendants Spooky made are amazing. I just pre-ordered Alabaster: Pale Horse.
greygirlbeast
Feb. 7th, 2014 06:12 pm (UTC)

I just pre-ordered Alabaster: Pale Horse.

Thanks!
mataar
Feb. 7th, 2014 05:59 pm (UTC)
If I had a band, I would change its name to Transcendental Dildo. Also, "even more flagrantly disgraceful" made me smile.

This makes me smile, as well.

My copy of Pink Delicious just arrived, so I look forward to reading it for myself very soon.
greygirlbeast
Feb. 7th, 2014 06:12 pm (UTC)

My copy of Pink Delicious just arrived, so I look forward to reading it for myself very soon.

Beware interdimesnional sex toys....
mataar
Feb. 7th, 2014 06:23 pm (UTC)
Jaded as I am, I can't say I've ever encountered a transcendent dildo. I can hardly wait!
pisceanblue
Feb. 7th, 2014 06:29 pm (UTC)
I'm a little over halfway through Red Delicious but I just wanted to tell you I'm so glad you brought back a particular character, probably just as glad as Quinn was. Enjoying Aunt Beast's Wild Ride as always.
greygirlbeast
Feb. 7th, 2014 06:33 pm (UTC)

I'm a little over halfway through Red Delicious but I just wanted to tell you I'm so glad you brought back a particular character, probably just as glad as Quinn was.

I almost didn't. But I missed him so much.
martianmooncrab
Feb. 7th, 2014 07:44 pm (UTC)
"even more flagrantly disgraceful

gives new depth to meets or exceeds expectations..
homewardangel
Feb. 7th, 2014 11:10 pm (UTC)
Noticed sky was particularly carnivorous today, thought of you (you've ruined me for polite society! ;) and wondered whether you've ever been to Montana (where the Big Sky is kept).
greygirlbeast
Feb. 7th, 2014 11:54 pm (UTC)

you've ruined me for polite society!

Such is my lot in life.

I've never been in Montana, but I spent a lot of time in other Rocky Mountain and Great Plains states.
homewardangel
Feb. 8th, 2014 12:01 am (UTC)
Was the sky situation better, worse or the same? I'm genuinely curious.
sovay
Feb. 8th, 2014 12:58 am (UTC)
Another defiantly over-the-top yarn that breaks every rule in the book, mostly with advance warning, and succeeds by being even more flagrantly disgraceful than its predecessor.

That is totally a pull quote for the next book.
mizliz13
Feb. 8th, 2014 03:27 am (UTC)
Got Red Delicious and pre-ordered the new Alabaster book. As per usual.

Edited at 2014-02-11 06:01 am (UTC)
esanko
Feb. 8th, 2014 05:44 am (UTC)
Flagrantly disrgaceful
Thanks for making me feel inadequate. My modest white middle-aged penis can not compete with a dildo carved from UNICORN HORN. Maybe fossil Walrus ivory. Or extinct Stellar Sea Cow bone. But not Unicorn horn. You win. Sigh.
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