Our new title, Cold Blood, by Katherine M. Lawrence, is out on Kindle (and Kindle Unlimited)!
“Ever kill a man?” The fencing master’s eyes searched hers. “I can see you haven’t. That takes cold blood.”
Sixteen-year-old Taka Yamabuki, royal by birth, but samurai by training, embarks upon her first mission: to deliver important dispatches to the capital. Untested and traveling alone for the first time in her life, Yamabuki encounters a vivid tapestry of natural beauty, unusual characters, unexpected friendships, and indiscriminate brutality and violence.
But an unknown assassin dogs her trail. And before she knows it, her life hangs in the balance.
A lyrical tale of adventure, young love, and self-discovery, Cold Blood brings alive the experience of a young woman warrior in 12th-century Japan.
On Kindle now. Coming very soon in hardback and paperback.
The new Cold Saké cover.
The novelette by Katherine M. Lawrence is available on Kindle now, and will be releasing it in paperback and on other ebook platforms in the coming weeks! Watch this space, or for the first word, sign up for our newsletter.
(Watch this space. A new Yamabuki novella is coming out later today!)
We have a new page on Google+. Hopefully now we can give it the right short URL!
The book will be available on Kindle, hardback and paperback. More info (with links) soon.
Also, we will be releasing Cold Saké in hardback and paper, as well as ePub format.
Both books will be available online and for order from your local bookshop.
Update: The novelette is no longer on KU. It’s still available on Kindle, though. As soon as Cold Blood (Kate’s next book) is out, we will be rolling out Cold Sake in paperback, Nook, iBooks, and Kobo. —LS
Have you joined the free trial of Kindle Unlimited? If so, now’s your chance to download and read Katherine M. Lawrence’s novelette for free*!
* Well, it’s “free” during the free trial, and included in the $9.99 Kindle Unlimited subscription meal if you decide to try the book later.
Cold Saké introduces Yamabuki, a young woman samurai who actually lived in 12th-century Japan. In this tale, she encounters supernatural mysteries in a remote country inn.
Cold Saké, by Katherine M. Lawrence
And Cold Saké is but the beginning. Yamabuki is the lead character in Katherine’s upcoming multi-novel saga about this young woman warrior as she faces challenges in the runup to the great Gempei War. Katherine is about to hand over to our editor her manuscript for the first full-length novel featuring Yamabuki. (An extended excerpt from an early draft of the novel is included in the Cold Sake ebook.) Katherine’s novel, as well as a short story and a shorter novel, are coming this fall in ebook and paperback formats. (Sign up for our newsletter to get early word on release dates.)
Meanwhile, you can get Cold Saké now!
We have a few domains currently, and odds are, if you tried one of the others, you were redirected here to our new domain:
WordPress.com (our current host) supposedly redirects all URLs, including the RSS feeds, so feed readers like Feedly may continue to work fine. Our new feed URL is http://tootsweet.ink/feed if you would like to update our entry in your reader of choice.
Sometimes I hate WordPress. I had a post in draft form, half-baked, incomplete, saved as a draft, and somehow, in trying to simply save my latest revisions, I accidentally published it. And being unable to find a way to unpublish it, I deleted it.
The post on print book trim sizes will come soon. But not yet.
Call me old school. I started writing on typewriters. And that meant Courier was the font. (Actually I liked Elite a bit more, but I digress.) You typed your pages in Courier, and you typed them double spaced.
If you search online for manuscript formatting today, you find recommendations — and they are quite particular — for the same thing: Courier double-spaced. Compile your novel in Scrivener for manuscript and you get Courier.
Today at the Pikes Peak Writers Conference, though, four working editors in traditional publishing said they don’t want — to the point of hating — Courier.
Use Times 12 pt double spaced, and have 1″ margins all around, and indent your paragraphs 1/2″ — and indent in styles, not using tabs. (Page layout down the line is done using styles, not your hacky carriage returns, spaces and tabs.
And do NOT use Courier. (It was mentioned in the same breath as Comic Sans. Enough said?)
So there it is, another data point.
(For the record, we’re fine with Courier, but agree about using styles. Learn the styles usage in your wordprocessor. Find them under Help. Be kind to those downstream.)