Aaaah, Home Again!

Review Drive Giveaway

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If you read The Sevenfold Spell, please review it! Details here!


I had a lot of fun on the blog tour, but I’m glad it’s over. I feel like I am home again after a long vacation. Besides, I was beginning to wonder if I was boring you guys.

In the future, I’ll restrain any “Me! Me! Me!” posts for the weekend, unless something really awesome happens, and I just have to squee. Or, you can catch it on my writing blog, which is 100% me, all the time, but which I post to once every 2 weeks or so. I DID learn about something that’s pretty exciting, but I have no idea if I can say anything yet, or even word from anyone official, so I’ll just keep mum.

And because you’re here reading this, I’m having a giveaway for The Sevenfold Spell, buried right here in the third paragraph! While I was touring blogs, I had giveaways at almost every stop, so I thought I should have a giveaway here. To enter, just leave a comment or send me an email with “D&R Buried Giveaway” (or something like that–I’m not strict) as the subject. I’ll draw a name in a few days. I promise next time (hopefully there will be one) I’ll do it ahead of the publication date.


So what’s coming up? This week I have two guest authors, a review by Katie, and possibly an as-I-read-it post. Plus, I haven’t done any One Year Later guest posts in a while, so I’ll try to rustle up some authors for that. I already have discussed it with Kelly Gay for November. I have had several publishers—especially e-publishers—get in touch with me recently about reviews, but I’ve been too busy to even consider that, but now that things are settling down I’ll do a couple of Publisher Reviews.

And I’m in the mood to do something new and different, so I’ll brainstorm about that.


I’ve been reading Prospero Lost by L. Jagi Lamplighter, who has a totally subdued website. It’s pretty good–a contemporary fantasy that doesn’t feel contemporary at all. Flawed characters for whom you can see some hope, and who do the right thing even if it’s the last thing they want to do. And a growly, 1940’s era detective that is (pronoun deliberately misused) distinctly out of place. The novel is based on Shakespeare’s The Tempest.


What have you been up to? I’ve missed you guys! One thing I’ve learned about this blog tour is just because people feel comfortable enough to post here, doesn’t mean you’ll be similarly comfortable at someone else’s blog.

6 Thoughts to “Aaaah, Home Again!”

  1. Chicory

    Welcome back, Tia. 🙂 What I’ve been up to (since you asked) is collage midterms. (That’s why I haven’t been commenting much lately.) `Prosparo Lost’ sounds interesting just because I love Shakespeare. Have to admit, Tempest isn’t my favorite of his comedies (That’d be Twelfth Night.) But my lack of appreciation is mostly because Tempest is so visual. I didn’t like Midsummer Night Dream, either, until I actually SAW it.

  2. I’m looking forward to hearing more about what you think of Prospero Lost. It’s one I’ve been curious about for a while now.

  3. Tia Nevitt

    Chicory, midterms already?! [Looks around.] Where did September go?? I have a big ole tome of Shakespeare and I was thinking of hauling it out and reading The Tempest, but I’d much rather download an eVersion from Project Gutenberg, so I think that’s what I’ll do.

    Kristen, I do believe I’ll blog on this one as I read it.

  4. Welcome back. {Smile}

    I wasn’t bored by all the posts; I found them interesting, especially as I discovered their variety. However, I can be shy and self-conscious about commenting on a blog where I don’t know the regulars. I’m not entirely sure why. I do worry about misunderstandings, but that doesn’t feel like the whole reason. {odd Smile}

    Anne Elizabeth Baldwin

    1. Tia Nevitt

      It was kinda hard to keep up that variety! I decided to post the book trailer script out of sheer desperation.

      I do understand about being shy of posting where you don’t know the crowd. Some blogs have a rough crowd.

      1. {Smile} I thought that booktrailer was interesting. I agreed with your reaswons for not using it, but it’s still intersting. {Smile}

        It’s so easy to be misunderstood on the net. We don’t have facial expressions, tone of voice, bodylanguage, or even penmanship to help us figure out how the words were meant. All we have is the words themselves and a few emoticons. That’s often not enough to prevent misunderstandings between friends, let alone between strangers. {lop-sided smile}

        Anne Elizabeth Baldwin

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