FROZEN, Chapter 5

FROZEN, Chapter 5

Chapter 5Despite agreeing to try, Erik didn’t immediately follow me into the house. One look back at him told me why. Shattered ice lay in heaps near his feet. It no longer encased his arms and legs, no longer helped him maintain control—and the effort showed. He stood with his head down and his hands(…)

FROZEN, Chapter 4

FROZEN, Chapter 4

Chapter 4 Where was he? My gaze searched the shadows between the trees again. The moon had risen with the setting of the sun and silvery light flooded the clearing in front of the house. Everything beyond the clearing lay in darkness. Almost an hour had passed without a sign of Erik, the Hounds, or(…)

FROZEN, Chapter 3

FROZEN, Chapter 3

Chapter 3 Erik abruptly halted, his gaze fixed to the south. His arms constricted around me before he lowered my feet to the ground. With his hand at my waist, he tucked me protectively against his side. I slipped off my woolen gloves. Never taking my eyes from the trees alongside the driveway, I reached(…)

FROZEN, Chapter 2

FROZEN, Chapter 2

Chapter 2 My step faltered. That wasn’t ice. That was fury. Erik stopped three yards away. Even at that distance, his height was overwhelming. He stared down at me. His eyes didn’t seem glacial now, but burning with hot blue flames. “Turn around.” The words were as rough as gravel. “Get the fuck out of(…)

FROZEN, Chapter 1

FROZEN, Chapter 1

Chapter 1This couldn’t be the right driveway. I pulled my Jeep onto the shoulder and checked the rearview mirror. No one was coming up the snowy road behind me. I hadn’t spotted another car since leaving the main highway, and the only evidence that anyone ever came this way were the tire tracks leading into(…)

THE BLOG POST OF SHAME (i.e., Where’s FROZEN?)

THE BLOG POST OF SHAME (i.e., Where’s FROZEN?)

Starting tomorrow at noon, it’s going to be on this blog … one chapter at a time. It’s not a serial. It’s a cattle prod up my ass. So here’s the deal with FROZEN: I’ve been trying to write it for almost two years now (not constantly, because there were other things like Guardian Demon and(…)

FAQ: Pre-Order info for The Kraken King (the whole thing)

FAQ: Pre-Order info for The Kraken King (the whole thing)

I’ve gotten a couple of questions about the compiled version of The Kraken King, because links have shown up at various bookstores. I haven’t seen any typeset pages or additional edits yet, but looking at the bookstore catalogs, it looks like: Info for the print/compiled version: Release Date: November 4, 2014 Length: 576 pages Print(…)

Live Chat at 6:30 Eastern/3:30 Pacific!

Live Chat at 6:30 Eastern/3:30 Pacific!

Just a reminder that the live chat is today! Come chat with Steampunk Authors Meljean Brook and special guestsBec McMaster, Karina Cooper, Delilah S. Dawson, and Kristen Callihanand get insights on steampunk, fantasy, alpha males, and sweet sweet giveaways. Here is the link to the Facebook event page.

Live Chat + Two Books and author insertion

Live Chat + Two Books and author insertion

Live Chat First! Next week (Monday, August 11th from 6:30 – 9:30 Eastern) the awesome Jen Frederick is hosting a chat featuring…me! I’ll be chatting along with special guests Bec McMaster, Delilah Dawson, Karina Cooper, and Kristen Callihan, giving away prizes, and generally being my dorky self. Here is the event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1446844262249512/ and the groovy(…)

What I’m Reading: Monsters, Revenge, Steampunk, and Tentacles

What I’m Reading: Monsters, Revenge, Steampunk, and Tentacles

Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary, translated by J.R.R. Tolkien This is going to be a slow and long read. I love the legend of Beowulf, so that might have pulled me in, anyway — but Tolkien’s use of language is just so, so incredible. I won’t be reading this all in one go; I’ll be(…)

Where to find updates about my work (Where’s Meljean?)

Where to find updates about my work (Where’s Meljean?)

One of the most important things I learned from the serial release is that I really don’t reach a lot of my readers — or perhaps they are following me on one social media site, but not another, so the updates they needed weren’t necessarily the updates they received. So here is a quick breakdown(…)

The Kraken King, Part VIII roundup! and FAQs

The Kraken King, Part VIII roundup! and FAQs

First, a few frequently asked questions: (Most of this is information that I included in my newsletter. If you missed that, here is a link! And here is my newsletter link if you want to sign up.) When will the compiled version of THE KRAKEN KING be released? I’m not sure yet! I expect that(…)

Sticky: THE KRAKEN KING discussion thread!

Sticky: THE KRAKEN KING discussion thread!

Go ahead and have at it! I’ll check in now and again to see if anyone has questions (but I won’t give any spoilers for upcoming episodes, sorry!) But if you’re wondering about the world, the story format, or anything else, I’m game. (If you want a discussion forum that doesn’t include my contributions or(…)