The graphic above is a direct link to the Pinterest board for The Absinthe Earl. Click to see some of the images that gave me inspiration while I was writing the book. For example, did you know that Irish actor Aidan Turner (Poldark) was the inspiration for Earl Edward Donoghue? There are also images of the places in Ireland where the story is set, photos of other characters, and some gorgeous absinthe posters. If you have a Pinterest account and share book stuff, sharing the cover is a great way to get the word out about the book!
Tonight I'll be celebrating the release with a book signing at Ada's Technical Books and Cafe in Seattle. If you are in the area, I hope you'll drop by! Back when my scifi romance Echo 8 came out, I had a release party at Ada's. It's a particularly fitting venue for this book, not just because they feature a lot of local fantasy and scifi authors, but because the store is named for the same woman that the heroine of The Absinthe Earl is named for: Countess Ada Lovelace, who was the daughter of Lord Byron and is considered to have written the first computer program. Huzzah!
I've got one last little gem for you. Last week I noticed there's an audio sample up for the book on Downpour. You only get to hear the female narrator, but still it's fun!
Thank you so much for your interest in my books. It means the world to me to be able to connect with you through my newsletters like this! Here in a week or two I promise to get out an October issue of The Cozy Read. Book release or no, I just didn't feel like I could skip one of the coziest months of the year! Hopefully I'll also be able to share some info about how the release went.
And I almost forgot! I've made a short story available to people who sign up for my newsletter, and I wanted to make sure you get to read it too! Click to download a copy of A Heart for Copper, a sweet clockwork romance.
I'll leave you with a photo from my first signing event, at the Pacific Northwest Booksellers conference in Portland last week. The indie booksellers were wonderfully receptive and excited about the book!