Signal Boost: Asexual Author Giveaway

I was contacted by an ace author who requested a signal boost. Here’s the information:

Hi! I’m Jessica, my interview was posted here at Asexual Artists several weeks ago and I wanted to reach out again. From now until October 14th I’m hosting a giveaway. The full post is here, but if you buy and review my book Perfect World on Goodreads you’ll be entered for a chance to win prizes!

First prize: a short story with your favorite Perfect World character as the protagonist, and your choice of three writing books (books are over in the full post)

Second prize: the two remaining writing books

All you have to do is review! What exactly is Perfect World, though? I have, as my debut book, a psychological thriller with a Middle Eastern heteroromantic asexual protagonist named Farid 305. There’s tons of racial and LGBT+ diversity in all the other characters too; to be honest, there’s only like two white people. My story says the word asexual, it says the word trans, it says the word autistic, because I don’t want anyone to try and weasel my characters’ diversity out of them. For a story blurb:

A young government agent, Farid 305 is forced to learn and hide his utopia’s secret origins. While doing so, protecting his little sister from the truth about their world and souls, he struggles to avoid psychosis.

The full post also has links, but you can buy Perfect World in print, in ebook form, or for your kindle! For the physical and ebook form, please notice that the price is in Austrialian so it’ll be a bit lower if you’re from the USA.

Anyone from anywhere can enter! Please do, you’ll get fun prizes and review are not only awesome to get but they can also (especially for an unknown author like me) play a major role in if another publisher will take me on for my next books. Thank you!

~Jessica


So followers, go out and show Jessica some love!

Thank you! 🙂

A Couple Signal Boosts

Hello all!

I have a couple super exciting updates. I’ll start with the most exciting one.


 

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C2E2 Panel!

I know I mentioned this earlier. I’m presenting a panel entitled “Where are the Asexual Artists” at C2E2, which is a massive Chicago convention. I’m incredibly excited but also quite nervous. The panel schedule just went live and you can find all the information about the panel at this link: http://www.c2e2.com/en/Sessions/18474/Where-are-the-Asexual-Voices

It’s going to be on Friday, March 18th at 5:30 and I hope to see some followers there. However, if you can’t attend, a good friend of mine is going to record it and I’ll post it (most likely on YouTube).


 

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“Embraceable” in Paperback

The book I have an essay in, Embraceable, is now available in paperback. So if you’ve ever wondered how I became the badass aro-ace feminist that I am today, you’ll want to check that out.

To celebrate the release, August McLaughlin is having a week-long release party and giving away some pretty sweet prizes. You can get more information on her own blog: http://www.augustmclaughlin.com/blog-2/


 

I’m still hard at work on my fifth novel and could still really use more sales. My job is as an author, that’s how I make a living. Conventions are a drain on my finances and I don’t have any real marketing aside from word of mouth. So please, buy books (you can find more info on my personal site and I have a Square store), leave nice reviews, and tell your friends.

Thank you, everybody 🙂

Signal Boost: Wings of Renewal

Claudie Arseneault, one of the fantastically talented writers interviewed for this site (and fellow member of “Pack of Aces”) has co-edited an anthology entitled Wings of Renewal and yesterday was the cover reveal for said anthology.  Let me tell you, dear followers it is gorgeous.  Take a look.

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Here’s some further information on the anthology and cover (provided by Claudie):

*The artist is Agata Jędrychowska. She can be found on deviant art here.

*The anthology is expected to launch in late October.

*The author line-up post is here.

*Claudie has a page with basic information about the anthology, located here.

*The provided blurb:

The future is vibrant, hopeful, and filled with dragons.

In WINGS OF RENEWAL, twenty-two authors explore the exciting new subgenre of solarpunk through the lens of these majestic creatures. Whether they irrigate dry terrain or serve as spaceships, are mythic beasts come to life or biomechanical creations of man, these dragons show us a world where renewable energy overcomes gas and oil, and cooperation replaces competition.

If you love fantasy/sci-fi fusion, this is an anthology you do not want to miss! So hop on solar wings and follow us into futures that–for all their witches and dragons–are far more possible than they might seem.

*Anyone who wants to stay updated can subscribe either to Claudie’s mailing list, or Brenda’s. We can also be found on twitter (Claudie, Brenda).

*A series of interviews with the authors will be held on Claudie’s blog.

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Looking forward to it, Claudie.