Friday, May 25, 2007

New Review of DEAD SEXY!

Romance Reviews Today reviewed DEAD SEXY. You can check out the entire review here.

Here's a excerpt of the review:

Juggling the two DEAD SEXY men in her life should be more than enough trouble for Garnet Lacey, but somehow she manages to attract even more. Garnet has issues. Although she is in love with Sebastien, she can't give up Parrish. They have a history that can't be erased and, frankly, he generally is the first one she thinks of when she's in trouble. Unfortunately, it makes for a really rocky relationship with Sebastien. To be honest, I don't understand why Sebastien puts up with her, but I expect his centuries as a vampire have made him very egalitarian, and he does have his ghouls he feeds from after all. Add in a sexy FBI agent and a love triangle has become even more complicated.

The tale is told from Garnet's point of view, which is not what one would call extremely logical, but it is often absolutely hilarious. Her quandary over where to place Parrish's coffin is laugh-out-loud funny as are her interactions with Dominguez when explaining the paranormal. Secondary characters include William and Izzy, whom readers will remember from TALL, DARK, AND DEAD, and a few new additions such as Maureen, Izzy's cousin and voodoo queen.

It's another wild adventure for this powerful, if a mite ditsy witch. Check out the highly entertaining DEAD SEXY for a walk on the wild side, courtesy of Garnet Lacey.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Off to WisCON

Though I'll be bringing my laptop along, I may not post with the same regularity because I'll be off at WisCON starting tomorrow. I'm very excited about it because Mason is going to be dropped off at his grandfolk's house and Shawn and I get to continue on to the hotel ALONE. A childless vacation! Ahhhhh, sleeping in until six or seven o'clock! I can hardly wait. Plus, I'm sure that Mason will have a great time with his doting grandparents.

I won't be there officially, but my alterego will be. Here's her schedule, in case you're interested:

Please Explain Slash To Me (Reading, Viewing, and Critiquing SF&F)
Saturday, 10:00-11:15 a.m.
Slash fans and authors explain the appeal of their chosen pastime. Why are women in particular so drawn to this form of expression, as readers and writers? What's so special about mucking around in someone else's fictional world?
JJ Pionke, M: Sharyn November, Rebecca Marjesdatter, Lyda Morehouse, Yoon Ha Lee

Sexism: A Spotter's Guide (Feminism, Sex, and Gender)
Saturday, 1:00-2:15 p.m.
It's relatively clear what makes a work feminist...relatively... but in these days of more subtle sexism, and required at least lip service to equality, what makes a work non-feminist, or antifeminist?
Graham Sleight, M: Lyda Morehouse,Betsy Lundsten,M. J. Hardman, Lee Abuabara

Broad Universe Rapid Fire Reading (Readings)
Saturday, 4:00-5:15 Assembly
Members of Broad Universe read very short selections from their work. (Note: 10-15 members of Broad Universe will read. The group usually includes both well known and beginning writers. This program usually runs about an hour.
Kristine Smith, Jennifer Pelland, Katherine Mankiller, Lyda Morehouse, Sue Lange, Anne Harris, Rina Elson, Jennifer Dunne, Leah Rose Cutter

Transsexuality as Trope (Feminism, Sex, and Gender)
Sunday, 10:00-11:15 a.m.
Much science fiction and fantasy of recent years deals with changing sex. But it treats it as a trope rather than a process: LARQUE ON THE WING, I WILL FEAR NO EVIL, "Changes," the work of John Varley. While there is no denying the usefulness of transsexuality as a trope in discussing the social construction of gednder, what are we missing by eliding transsexuality's nature as a process?
Jennifer Pelland, M: Lyda Morehouse, BC Holmes, Elizabeth Bear, Charlie Anders

Battlestar Galactica: The Debate (Reading, Viewing, and Critiquing SF&F)
Sunday, 2:30-3:45 p.m. in Senate A
Is the new BSG the most pro-feminist SF show ever, or is it a secret sexist scourge? Opinions differ -- markedly. So, let's debate! Instead of a panel, this programming item will consist of one pro-BSG representative, one anti-BSG representative, and one moderator.
Jef a. Smith, Annalee Newitz, M: Lyda Morehouse

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

More Ocean things.

Blame this on my son, but here's some more cool ocean depth thingies. An article from the New York Times: Mysteries to Behold in the Dark Down Deep

When you ask Mason what he wants to be when he grows up, he never hesitates. He says, "A marine biologist." Occasionally, without provocation, he will ask us when he can start taking diving lessons. I tell him he has to first learn how to swim. The thing that makes me happy about this is that, it seems to me that Mason will still have plenty to explore (provided we don't poison our oceans to death) given that scientists are discovering new species almost every day, it seems. This beauty is a ping-pong tree sponge. Cool, huh?

Oh, and I should probably report that the signing/reading last night at Dreamhaven was a mitigated success. It was successful in that a lot of people showed up (probably a dozen or more), but mitigated by the fact that in the middle of reading "Fire and Ice and Linguine for Two" (my upcoming pub in MANY BLOODY RETURNS) I discovered that I was missing a page. Everyone asked me to make up what was missing, but I guessed wrong and ended up telling them what I was about to read on the next page. Still, everyone was surprisingly forgiving and a good time was had by all (or, at least by me.) We all went out to pizza afterward and a friend from college, Nick, showed up! So that was a nice surprise.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Oh yes,

And, if you happen to be local to the Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St. Paul) area and are looking for something to do tonight (Monday, May 21), please consider coming to visit me at Dreamhaven tonight. Here are the details:

Monday, May 21, 2007 from 6:30-8:00 pm I will sign and read from my latest novel Dead Sexy at Dreamhaven Books and Comics as part of the Speculations SASE Reading Series. Dreamhaven books is located at 912 W Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55408. For more information call 612-823-6161. This event is free and open to the public. Off-street parking is available behind Dreamhaven. You can also check out their web page at:

While You're Driving....

... around the Antarctic, you might want to be careful of those 700 new species of marine life they've found! Check out this World Science article: Antarctic Depths Called Cradle of Life.