Random Thoughts and Updates

What I’m reading – Stellarnet Rebel by J. L. Hilton, and I just finished Toll-Gate by Georgette Heyer. Meh.

I received the final copy of The Magic Mirror and the Seventh Dwarf, so I promptly posted an excerpt! The book page is here, and has all the info that I know so far about it. It has a link to the excerpt as well. Feel free to leave a comment.

The last time I did this, I was still running Debuts & Reviews, so now when I make my new bookmarks, I will order a new batch of business cards as well, and finally replace those old D&R cards. Please send me your addresses so I can mail you some (tia at tianevitt dot com). I always send enough so you can pass them out. I also have some postcards with a coupon code that is good at Carina Press.


I have a book here that is highly recommended by my sister. It is by Jim Butcher and is called Furies of Calderon. She loves the series so much she has read it multiple times. The only reason I have not started it yet is because it features a 15 year old boy. Sigh. Years ago, I reflected that I was tired of coming-of-age fantasies, and I guess that has not changed. Has any of you read it?


I fired up my Nook today after not touching it for months. It was still almost fully charged! I want to give it to my daughter. But a while back I hacked it, and so before I give it to her I want to hack it back. NookDevs–the place where I got the instructions to hack it–had been offline for a while, but now it’s back.

Drawback–I purchased the Millennium Trilogy in Nook format and I never finished reading the last two books. I got them from Diesel Ebooks, so I might be able to download it in a different format. If not, I guess it will be time to experiment with converting one format to another. Which might require me to hack the DRM…


Speaking of DRM, did you know that many publishers are now selling DRM-free books? Tor has removed DRM, and Carina has never encumbered their books with DRM. It is a growing trend.


Up this week is Not Much. My employer is hosting a convention, and I’ll be there for the next three days. Thankfully, it is in town, but those days are still likely to be exhilarating but exhausting. Time to load up on the vitamins!

What’s up with you?

6 Thoughts to “Random Thoughts and Updates”

  1. I’ve read some of Butcher’s work, but I’m not sure I want to read about a 15 year old kid unless it’s fantastically different.

    1. Tia Nevitt

      Someone who understands! I’m still looking for that warrior woman story.

  2. The first book in the Jim Butcher series does follow the usual coming-of-age story pretty closely. I think a lot of that has to do with the fact that his previous books were all in first person, set more or less in our world, and third person secondary world take different writing muscles. After the first book, Codex Alera really takes off with all sorts of awesome ideas and complicated loyalties. (You have to read the first book for the groundwork, though. Sort of like how you have to watch the first season of Babylon 5.)

    1. Tia Nevitt

      I’ve started it. The opening is ok. At least the prelude was short.

  3. Deborah Blake

    Another gorgeous cover! Congrats!

    And I confess, I started the book, but set it aside because it just didn’t grab me. I may try it again in the winter quiet time. I love Jim Butcher’s Dresden stories, so I’m willing to give it another try.

    If you like kick-ass heroines (and don’t mind YA), try Tamora Pierce’s books. They rock.

    1. Tia Nevitt

      I kinda like an occasional YA, as long as it’s a female point of view. (Like I said, I tire of the boy-coming-of-age novels.) Seems to me you have recommended this author before!

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