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Lords of Deliverance Compendium!

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Yay! The Lords of Deliverance Compendium is finally done, turned in, edited, and cover-ed! :) I’ll provide links once it’s up at ebook retailers, but for now, here’s the cover and blurb:

New York Times bestselling author Larissa Ione brings readers behind the scenes with this definitive guide to her latest imaginative, epic series featuring the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. With character descriptions, key player background information, a handy glossary of terms and special abilities, and an all new, original short story, this is a must-read for every Larissa Ione fan. As an added bonus, this compendium includes an extended sneak peek at the next book in the Lords of Deliverance series, Lethal Rider.

This will release May 1st in ebook format only (you don’t need an ebook reader to read it, though — there are several free apps available.)

Also, this has nothing to do with the compendium, but I wanted to post a picture of Hexe, since it’s been forever since I’ve done that. This is her looking all pretty in the snow. She’s about 90-95 pounds now!



Thank You!!!

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Today was release day for Immortal Rider in the UK! I’m thrilled to have my books on the shelves over there! I’ve made no secret of the fact that I’d live in the UK if I could, so…YAY!

On this side of the pond, Immortal Rider released last week, and this week my US readers gave me an early Christmas present — they put Immortal Rider on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists!!! I can’t thank you enough!!!!

I had a really great release week (with one exception I’ll tell you about in a minute,) between awesome reviews, bestseller lists, and an appearance in A Klingon Christmas Carol. Folks, if you haven’t seen A Klingon Christmas Carol, I urge you to do it if you can. Even my mom, who isn’t a Star Trek fan, LOVED it. I got to play a Klingon in a fun scene, and I even had a line — in Klingon! It was AWESOME. And yeah, this is me as a Klingon (makeup and costume wasn’t quite finished yet. I’ll share more pics later!)

Now for the exception to my great week I mentioned above.

Okay, so remember Hexe, our new puppy? Well, I’m SUPER picky about what I feed her, from her regular food to her treats. She gets nothing that isn’t all natural, no grains, and has to be made in the US. I learned my lesson with a diabetic cat that a pet’s health can truly suffer from diet (I even have an entire section on my website dedicated to feline nutrition.)

So anyway, Hexe got a treat that was supposedly made from quality, all natural ingredients. And ingredients I THOUGHT came from the US. Turns out, the chicken used in the treats was from China. The FDA has issued a warning about chicken treats made in China (which includes the chicken wrapped veggies and fruits that are so popular.)

I gave Hexe ONE teeny Waggin Train treat, and an hour later, she was vomiting. She vomited nonstop all day, all night, and into the morning the next day. She was horribly sick, so I rushed her to the vet. Turns out that another dog was there with the same problem…same brand of treats.

Hexe is doing better now, but it was scary. She’s still on meds and needs tests to make sure her kidneys are okay. And don’t think that if you’ve been feeding your pets these treats for months or years that they must be fine — apparently, the effects of whatever is in these treats can be cumulative, resulting in renal failure and other problems WAY too early in a pet’s life.

PLEASE heed the FDA warning and don’t feed treats imported from China. It’s scary stuff, and it’s real. My vet bill will attest to that. It’s way cheaper to throw out the treats than to pay vet bills.

Okay, so scary stuff aside, it’s been a good week, and I want to thank everyone who has bought Immortal Rider. Your support means so much — and it’s the reason I keep writing!

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Catching Up

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Ack — I didn’t realize it’s been a MONTH since I’ve blogged! Hexe, our new King Shepherd puppy, has taken up a LOT of time, and I’ve also been insanely busy with revisions and pre-release stuff for Immortal Rider. We’re down to less than a month until Limos and Arik hit the shelves! Woo hoo! VERY excited for this book. I know Eternal Rider was a little hard to get into for a lot of readers, but now that the set-up has been laid out in that book, the others start off faster and with a bang! :grin:

Puppy has settled in well! She’s so damned smart, though we do have a few things we have to work through. She HATES to be brushed. So we’re slowly using positive reinforcement to make it less horrible for her. She’s also obsessed with the cat, and over two weeks later, we’re still trying to get those two to play nice.

Our biggest challenge is socialization. She loves other dogs, but she’s extremely reserved around people, so I’m taking her downtown today to walk around and hopefully get used to being a little more social and teach her that it’s not necessary to bark at people when she’s on a leash.

Other than those things, though, she’s been wonderful! She’s a happy, lovable, playful pup, and yay, she’s housetrained! She had two accidents, but once I taught her to ring a bell on the door with her paw, she figured out how to tell us she wants to go out.

In other news, Amazon finally fixed Immortal Rider’s Kindle edition release date, so it’s back to November 22nd, just like the print book! I’ll also have a cover to show you for Lethal Rider very soon. Unfortunately, I can’t post the blurb until Immortal Rider releases, because it’s a HUGE spoiler!

Also, today I’m over at the Pop Culture Divas blog, talking about staying positive while writing. Not surprisingly (for those who know me,) it includes champagne! :tongue:



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