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I’m a tri-brid author!

So what’s up with me?

I’m about to be officially a tri-brid author. Yes, I did make up that word. It means I’m:
1) e-published,
2) traditionally published, and
3) about to go indie (self-published.)
I’ve got several backlist books returned to me as well as two brand spanking new books I’m editing.
Here’s a comprehensive list:

TITLE Word Count Genre Tagline Status Links
 

GBLT books by Storm Grant

1 Re-Inventing Love 60,000 Steampunk historical, new adult, gay romance with paranormal elements The road to love is paved with good inventions NEW–to be e-published Coming soon!
2 Lost Boys 2.0: Book #2 in The Chronicles of B.O.O. series 66,000 New adult, gay, contemporary, paranormal multicultural mystery with romantic elements A man trapped between life and death must partner with Secret Agent Peter Pan to save a new generation of Lost Boys. NEW–to be self-pubbed Summer 2014 Coming soon!
3 Shift Happens: Book #1 in The Chronicles of B.O.O. series 80,000 Contemporary Fantasy m/m–Won a Rainbow Award A change is as good as a quest. reprint–to be self-pubbed Summer 2014 Coming soon!
4 Tart & Soul 15,000 Humorous m/m contemporary It’s a business doing pleasure with you. reprint–to be self-pubbed Summer 2014 Coming soon!
5 Assume the Position (formerly “Lust in Translation”) 9,000 Sexy, humorous m/m contemporary Can false arrest lead to true love? reprint–to be self-pubbed Summer 2014 Coming soon!
6 Gym Dandy 56,000 Humorous m/m contemporary A gay tale of seduction and denial, humor and sweat. reprint–to be self-pubbed Summer 2014 Coming soon!
7 Dual Citizenship 1,000 Humorous m/m contemporary Putting the “B” in LGBT! Available in the Best Bi Anthology Available from Circlet Press Link
8 Sucks & Blows 4,500 wacky urban fantasy No greater love has a vampire than for his dentist. Available from Riptide Press Link
9 Few Are Chosen 13,000 urban fantasy, multicultural, YA–Won a Bookie Award Sparks fly between virgin teenage demon hunters when the Chosen One turns out to be… the Chosen Two? Available from Riptide Press Link
10 Be Prepared 1,100 m/m romance In the Coming Together with Pride anthology Available on Amazon Link
 

“Straight” books by Gina X. Grant / Storm Grant

11 The Reluctant Reaper: Book 1 in The Reluctant Reaper Series 62,000 wacky urban fantasy Death is what happens while you’re making other plans. Available from Simon & Schuster Link
12 Scythe Does Matter: Book 2 in The Reluctant Reaper Series 46,000 wacky urban fantasy Be careful what you wish for, it just might get you! Available from Simon & Schuster Link
13 Esprit de Corpse: Book 3 in The Reluctant Reaper Series 50,000 wacky urban fantasy Hell is where the heart is. Available from Simon & Schuster Link
14 One Scythe Fits All: Book 4 in The Reluctant Reaper Series 30,000 wacky urban fantasy So a Grim Reaper, an insane murderer and a 700-year-old poet walk through a portal. Stop me if you’ve heard this one. WIP Coming soon!
15 Creep 6,000 m/f erotic romance, horror Typical folk tale—only the narrator remains to tell the tale. Available from Excessica Publishing Link
 

Freeeeee! Stories by Gina & Storm

16 A Wolf in Cheap Clothing 700 Contemporary Fantasy A naked werewolf story Free! Link
17 Click Click 300 Autobiography An alarmingly abridged autobiography Free! Link
18 Continental Divide 1,200 Future History A future history of sorts Free! Link
19 Grapes 300 Contemporary Crime A dark tale of murder by inaction Free! Link
20 Lost and Found 750 Contemporary paranormal A spooky dog story Free! Link
21 Sea Monsters 750 Contemporary paranormal horror A horrific tale of seduction and body-snatching Free! Link
22 Wheels 175 Contemporary m/m not romance A sad tale of insecurity Free! Link
  PSSST. Stormy Stormheller’s fanfiction is available here: Sentinel, Due South, Stargate Atlantis, etc. Free! Link

 

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#1 with a bullet

This is what the Amazon listing pages for THE RELUCTANT REAPER look like for both the US and Canada: (I added the red burst.)

RR Bestseller

#1 with a bullet

RR #1 in CanadaTHE RELUCTANT REAPER IS NOW #1 on Amazon Canada’s contemporary fantasy list! I’m on the same page as greats like Neil Gaiman and Patricia Briggs!

Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 

Amazon.ca Bestsellers Rank:
#101 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

#1 in Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Contemporary
#1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Contemporary

And at Amazon.com:
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #366 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
#5 in Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Urban
#7 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Humor & Satire > General Humor
#7 in Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Contemporary

Climbing the ranks with a bullet!

Thanks to YOU, THE RELUCTANT REAPER is shooting up the Amazon ranks!

Amazon.com Best Sellers Rank:
#1,492 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
#20 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Humor & Satire > General Humor
#20 in Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Urban
#22 in Books > Literature & Fiction > Humor

 Meanwhile, in Canada:
Woo-hoo!
TODAY!

Here’s my agent’s proposal that sold RELUCTANT REAPER

Patrick at QueryTracker graciously included me in his “Success Story” series. Thank you, Patrick.

At the end of the fun interview, I included both my original query letter, and also, with her permission, the proposal my agent wrote that sold the 3-book series to Simon & Schuster.

(Warning: Contains spoilers for the first two books. And also, bear in mind the book was substantially rewritten between the query and the proposal.)

I think you’ll find this of interest. I know I’d never seen a proposal before.

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Dead or alive or somewhere in between…

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From The Quote Factory

 

COVER REVEAL, THE SEQUEL: SCYTHE DOES MATTER

More stripper music… ta dum dum da! Here’s the cover to book 2 of The Reluctant Reaper series… SCYTHE DOES MATTER!

Scythe Does Matter Cover Final~SmallerComing to an online retailer near you July 17, 2013!

BLURB: Kirsty’s afterlife gets even more Hellish in this second installment of The Reluctant Reaper series when her soul-stealing ex-boss targets her beloved aunt. Her only chance to stop him? Becoming a Reaper herself. Fortunately, her hunky new boyfriend, Italian-poet-turned-Reaper Dante Alighieri, is there to help.Still trapped in the bureaucratic inferno known as Hell, Kirsty d’Arc redoubles her efforts to escape back to the Mortal Coil when she learns Conrad is after the soul of her beloved aunt. To save Aunt Carey, Kirsty must enroll at the Reaper Academy and earn a scythe of her own. Studying topics like Exor-scything 101, Riding the Death Cycle, and Reincarnation for Dummies is strange. But then, so are her classmates: a fallen angel, the Death Valley girls, and Kali—the ancient god of death, destruction, and those little earring backs that always go missing.

Now time is running out thanks to a temporal crisis she may have accidentally created. Can she graduate, rescue her aunt, take down Conrad, and save Hell and every other dimension—before the clock stops ticking?

As the saying goes in Hell, “Be careful what you wish for; it just might get you!”

 

Mexico in pictures!

044 (427x640)When I had a day job, I looked forward to vacations and days off (even surgery!) as time to write. So for the first time in ages, I’m on vacation and I’m not writing. In fact, I’ve hardly been writing emails and I have only written one blog post.

This morning I off-loaded our pictures from the camera and so now I will share with you a couple a day.

1) Here’s a shot of Jean from Minnesota (left) and me outside St. Paul’s Episcopalian Church.

2) And this is the tennis court where Mr. Grumpy played three times a week.

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More tomorrow!

Not-my-real cover. Let me show it to you: Now with 100% more scythe.

I’m (im)patiently awaiting cover art for my Reaper series.

Yesterday, Alex Beecroft shared a faux cover she’d made for fun.

As soon as I saw it, I had to make my own. (And you can, too.)

Surprisingly, it’s not the time-waster you’d think. Took me only a few minutes to make the cover, below.

So not-my-real cover. Let me show it to you: Now with 100% more scythe.

RR1 pulp cover

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