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Picked Up by The Steam Punk Daily

Hello Everyone,

My book trailer release was picked up by The Steam Punk Daily!

Read all about it here: http://paper.li/Steam_Core/1319549599

You can view the trailer here:

Cheers!

Chris

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Book Trailer for The Caelimane Operation

Hello everyone,

I hope that you enjoy the new trailer for my novel, The Caelimane Operation.  It is exciting to see my vision come to life in this format.

The novel will be available January 16th from Musa Publishing.  I cannot wait!

Cheers!

Chris

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Cover Reveal for The Caelimane Operation

Cover Reveal for The Caelimane Operation
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The Caelimane Operation

When the Temples to the Goddess north of Southwatch are burned and followers of Dione are murdered, Hierocrat Catherine, a bard of the Caelimane Temple, sets out to find those responsible and to bring them to justice. With only the help of a traveling group of minstrels and a retired fae investigator, Catherine must solve the mystery before more people are killed, but will she succeed when she finds herself pitted against members of her own Temple, rogue members of the Seelie Court, and a seemingly unstoppable army of undead?

The Darkside Codex

About the Darkside Codex

The Caelimane Operation is part of Musa Publishing’s Darkside Codex, a shared world series with a steampunk setting. Although steampunk forms the basis, the novels in the series explore science fiction, high fantasy, urban fantasy, horror, paranormal, romance, mystery, and noir themes. At the center of each story is the city of Southwatch and the dark cloud (a toxic stew of chemicals and pollution) that bisects not only the city, but the people who live in it. Segregation is quite literally built into the structure of the city with the rich and the powerful citizens living “sunside” while the poor and downtrodden live beneath the dark cloud.

The higher up you are in the city, the wealthier and more powerful you are.

The Caelimane Operation is scheduled for release on January 16, 2015 by Musa Publishing.
You can learn more about this at http://www.chrispavesic.com

Leading up to the publication date there will be special posts, pictures, and contests. Please check often to make sure you do not miss anything!

About the Author
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Chris Pavesic lives in the Midwestern United States and loves Kona coffee, steampunk, and all types of speculative fiction. Between writing projects, Chris can most often be found reading, gaming, gardening, working on an endless list of DIY household projects, or hanging out with friends.

Email: chrispavesic@outlook.com
Blog: http://www.chrispavesic.com
Twitter: @chrispavesic
Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1IvVb7W

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5 Minutes with Brita Addams

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I recently attended the Musa Publishing 3 Year Anniversary Celebration and met several of my fellow Musa authors.  Brita Addams was one of the authors who generously agreed to be interviewed for one of my 5 Minute Interviews.  I hope you all enjoy learning more about Brita and her work!

Chris

5 Minutes with Brita Addams

This is a chance to learn a bit more about Brita Addams whose novel, Thornhill’s Dilemma, will be published November 7th at Musa Publishing.

Website: britaaddams.net

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/BritaAddams 

About the Author

I started writing . . . I’ve written all my life, or from about 6th grade. I didn’t however, write from publication until five years ago. In between, my husband and I raised our family, during which time, I’d have never found the time to write.

What I love most about writing . . . I have a creative mind, exercised over the years through flower arranging, cross-stitch, macramé, crocheting and knitting, scrapbooking, and genealogy. Writing affords me unlimited creation.

The toughest thing about writing . . . at the risk of sounding glib, the toughest thing is writing for me is the blurb, tagline, and coming up with a title. I love the story building, but the other stuff is difficult for me.

The writer I most admire . . . I love Phillipa Gregory’s work. She combines real historical figures with her own stories, something I love. I also love Mary Balogh and Lisa Kleypas’ historicals.

My lifelong hero . . . this is easy. My hero is and always has been my husband. When we met, I had two children and he had none. He and I dated for four years and after we married, he adopted my daughter, would have adopted my son if my son had wanted him to, and then we had a child together. She was born with a severe disability, and together with our other children, we raised her. Clint supported us all so I could be home with the kids. To them, he is Dad, never stepdad, ever. He’s deserving of our love and admiration, and for all of us, he is a hero.

If I wasn’t a writer, I would be . . . a very bored human being, and I never use the word bored. I have to exercise my mind. I can’t conceive of a day that I don’t either write or plot a new story.

Other than writing, I am really good at . . . genealogy. I’ve traced my family back many, many generations, have lectured on cruise ships about genealogical research, and have conducted more interviews with “distant relatives,” than I care to think about. I’ve tramped through old cemeteries, been shoulder high in documents in dusty town hall basements, and taken thousands of pictures of gravestones. There isn’t anything about genealogy I don’t love.

When I am writing, I listen to . . . absolute silence. I am too easily distracted by music and TV.

Favorite Novels: Simply Love by Mary Balogh. Hands down one of the best romance novels I’ve ever read. Any of Phillipa Gregory’s works. I love them all. You can’t beat Jane Austen, particularly Pride and Prejudice. I read tons of research books, as I write historical fiction and thoroughly research every aspect of my stories.

Favorite Movies: I love old movies – Gone with the Wind is my favorite.

Favorite Actors/Actresses: Clark Gable, Tyrone Power, and more modern day Channing Tatum, Jason Stratham, Sean Connery, Russell Crowe, Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman. I don’t have favorite modern actresses. I do love a couple of older, unfortunately dead actresses – Irene Dunne and Vivian Leigh are favorites.

Favorite Foods: My husband’s gumbo – either chicken or seafood, and his potato salad.

Modern convenience I can’t live without: I live in Southern Louisiana so the answer to that is air conditioning.

Nobody knows that I . . . No one knows that and no one ever will. :-)

I wish I could stop . . . Serious note: I wish I could stop the progression of my husband’s Parkinson’s Disease. I’ve never felt so helpless in my life.

Advice to aspiring authors:

Learn what passive voice and filters are and how to write without them. Both make manuscripts clunky and distance readers from the action.

Never think you know everything about writing—we never do.

Follow your editor’s lead, but ask questions. Never stop learning. Editors don’t want to destroy your author voice, but they do want to help you produce the best book possible. Obstinacy about correcting mistakes gets you nowhere.

Understand and fix passive voice. The difference in your writing is night and day. Discover the newbie mistakes and don’t make them – use of began or started (I began to read a book. Instead of: I read a book,) intensifiers like very, so, really and tons of others, filters (he felt his heart beat, instead of – his heart beat. Of course it did and if he didn’t, who did?,) and showing vs. telling, and never use the word literally unless you mean literally. We see this all the time. “I’m literally tearing my hair out of my head.” No, not literally. Oh, yeah, and never, no matter what, use the word basically.

If you can conquer these few things, you’re on your way to better writing, happier readers, and quality prose.

Study. Read. Practice.

Thornhill’s Dilemma is the third book in my Sapphire Club series, now available for presale at Musa Publishing.

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Staid Phillip Allard, the Duke of Thornhill, and Alexander Chilton, a man of voracious sexual tastes, enjoy a long-standing relationship that satisfies them both,

until a young debutante inadvertently involves Phillip in her defiant quest.

Lady Hope is curious and accepting, but although Phillip cares for her, he can never love her as she wishes. When tragedy occurs, guilt leaves Phillip lost and numb.

Will he find his way back to Alex, or has he burned the one bridge that matters most?

 

This book contains a couple of menage scenes, M/F/M. It also contains spanking, voyeurism, and sexual activity between two men.

Thornhill’s Dilemma will release on November 7th, but is available for presale on Musa Publishing.

 

My Amazon author page

About Brita Addams:

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Born in a small town in upstate New York, Brita Addams has made her home in the sultry south for many years. In the Frog Capital of the World, Brita shares her home with her real-life hero—her husband, and a fat cat named Stormee. All their children are grown.

Given her love of history, Brita writes both het and gay historical romance. Many of her historicals have appeared on category bestseller lists at various online retailers.

Musa Publishing has contracted many of Brita’s historical romances, including the rewritten and expanded, best-selling Sapphire Club series.

Tarnished Gold, the first in her gay romance Tarnished series for Dreamspinner Press, was a winner in the 2013 Rainbow Awards, Historical Romance category. The book also received nominations for Best Historical and Best Book of 2013 from the readers of the Goodreads M/M Romance Group.

A bit of trivia—Brita pronounces her name, Bree-ta, and not Brit-a, like the famous water filter. Brita Addams is a mash-up of her real middle name and her husband’s middle name, with an additional d and s.

Readers can find more information about Brita Addams at any of the following places:

Website/Blog  Twitter Facebook

Fan page  Pinterest

Booklikes

Monthly column at The Novel Approach

And the Rest is History WON Radio/Blog Talk Radio shows

 

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Guest Blog Post At Musa

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Musa Publishing shared a blog post of mine.  You can find it at http://musapublishing.blogspot.com/2014/10/congratulations-musa.html

Chris

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Milo James Fowler Cover Reveal

 

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 Yakuza Territory by Milo James Fowler will be available November 7, 2014 from Musa Publishing.       Website    Facebook Amazon    Twitter

 

A detective with no way out.  A telepath with something to prove…

Struggling to survive the night, one private eye must rely on his wits to solve a mystery where he’s outnumbered, outgunned, and trapped inside a police station with a soulless killing machine.

 

I enjoy helping my fellow authors get the word out about their publications and I wish Milo the best of fortune with his new work!

Chris

 

 

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COLOSSAL ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

with Musa Publishing
Grand Prize
$15.00 Musa Gift Certificate
6 Paperback Books
Baiting the Hook by Mary Palmer & David Wilton
Brothers in Crime by KM Rockwood
Legends of the Timekeepers by Sharon Ledwith
Indian Shirt Story by Heather Lockman
Pantheon by Josh Strnad
Windy City Heat by Remi Hunter
1st Place Winner
$10.00 Musa Gift Certificate
6 Paperback Books
Baiting the Hook by Mary Palmer & David Wilton
Brothers in Crime by KM Rockwood
Legends of the Timekeepers by Sharon Ledwith
Indian Shirt Story by Heather Lockman
Pantheon by Josh Strnad
Windy City Heat by Remi Hunter
2nd Place Winner
$5.00 Musa Gift Certificate
5 Paperback Books
Cairo in White by Kelly Ann Jacobson
Chasing Athens by Marissa Tejada
First Frost by Liz DeJesus
Who Wacked Roger Rabbit by Gary K. Wolf
Windy City Heat by Remi Hunter
3rd Place Winner
5 Paperback Books
Cairo in White by Kelly Ann Jacobson
Chasing Athens by Marissa Tejada
First Frost by Liz DeJesus
Who Wacked Roger Rabbit by Gary K. Wolf
Windy City Heat by Remi Hunter
Plus
Beginning October 1, 2014 we draw 2 winners a day and they will each receive 3 books
And
All participants receive a download of Cooking with Musa.
All entrants are eligible for Grand Prize and Other Drawings October 15, 2014
Winners announced October 16, 2014
Enter daily to win!
No particular order to the daily drawings for the books below

Random Survival by Ray Wenck
TRUE blue by Susan Rae
Chasra: The Homecoming by Joanne Hirase

Drowning Cactus by Carrie Russell
To Catch A Fish by Mary Pamer & David Wilton
Lies in Wait by Donna Del Oro

Question of Time by Mary S. Palmer
Glass Frost by Liz DeJesus
The Andersen Ancestry by Addie J. King

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Contest begins October 1, 2014 and ends midnight CST October 14, 2014. All winners announced October 16, 2014.
Winners who reside outside the Continental United States will receive their prize in e-book format.
All prizes must be claimed by October 20, 2014 or they are forfeited. Prizes will be shipped October 22, 2014.

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