My newest book, A Cup of Smoke: stories and poems, is now available for purchase for $ 4.99, at Amazon here A Cup of Smoke: stories and poems, and in epub format at Smashwords. It contains six short stories, twenty poems, and a rodent zodiac.

In a steampunk Wild West, women with nothing left to lose walk into the desert, and emerge soul-bonded to giant robots...

A pair of bickering angels try to re-create Heaven in a Tokyo subway station...

A woman warrior matches swords and wits with a many-headed demon in mythic India...

These stories and more appear in "A Cup of Smoke." The anthology includes the Rhysling Award-winning poem "Nine Views of the Oracle" and the Rhysling nominee poem "Minotaur Noir."

Contains lesbian gunslingers, prophesying ravens, a martial artist on an interplanetary mission of revenge, three golems, and a one-eyed, hopping sandal.

Two of the short stories and eleven of the poems are original to this collection. The other stories originally appeared in Steam-Powered: Lesbian Steampunk I, Strange Horizons, Andromeda Spaceways Magazine, and Cabinet des Fees. All the short stories have new afterwords by the author.

The lovely cover is by Stephanie Folse. Huge thanks to Cora Anderson and Larry Hammer for doing the surprisingly difficult formatting.

Please feel free to link to, tweet, or otherwise publicize this book.

If you would like to review it, please let me know and I will give you a free copy. I don’t usually read reviews and am so busy right now that I’m almost entirely offline everywhere but my own sites, so please review honestly. I am highly unlikely to ever even see it, and I do not expect everyone to love everything in any collection.
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From: [personal profile] starlady


Congratulations!

And I will happily write a review if you give me a copy--although I cannot promise immediate delivery, the end of the semester being what it is.
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From: [personal profile] kore


Totally non-ironic \o/!

Also, damn, that is one hot-ass cover. Were I in the market for a cover artist I would certainly want to know that one's rates.
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From: [personal profile] telophase


I'll have you know the tabletop that cup is sitting on features genuine dust from my very own house!

(I don't know why I didn't attempt to clear the table off more before taking the photo, but at least it gives it an interesting texture.)
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From: [personal profile] telophase


I took the photo of the cup and the table, then after failing to take any decent photos of smoke, found a couple of nice smoke stock photos from this guy, edited them together in Photoshop, then offered Rachel a whole suite of options on fonts and colors for the cover. :)

edit: Oh! Thank you! :D
Edited Date: 2013-04-18 02:31 pm (UTC)

From: [identity profile] rhoda-rants.livejournal.com


Yay!!! Thanks for keeping me in the loop--and congratulations!

I'd be happy to review as well, although I'm equally happy to pay for it.

From: [identity profile] rhoda-rants.livejournal.com


Will do! :) Although I'll probably review it on [livejournal.com profile] glitter_n_gore--my "rhoda" ID is for fangirling over things like Game of Thrones and Doctor Who. The other one is for Serious Writing Business.

From: [identity profile] finnyb.livejournal.com


I, personally, would love to review the collection. Finding poems to review, especially, is something I enjoy.

From: [identity profile] rachelmanija.livejournal.com


Thanks! If you leave your email address, I can send you a copy. Do you want epub or mobi?

From: [identity profile] finnyb.livejournal.com


finvic @ gmail.com minus the spaces. I'd prefer ePub, please.

From: [identity profile] fearlesstemp.livejournal.com


Yay, congratulations! Just bought my copy - it looks great!

From: [identity profile] ejmam.livejournal.com


I am super lazy -- will it show up on barnes & noble, or do I have to go ALL THE WAY to smashwords?

From: [identity profile] rachelmanija.livejournal.com


You have to go ALL THE WAY. The Nook bookstore system ruined the formatting. After trying to resolve that for literally months, I gave up.
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From: [personal profile] seajules


Awesome! I would seriously love to review, but I haven't the spoons and have no idea when I would. Still, I shall buy when I have the money and then probably loan it out to everybody and then make them buy their own copy so I can have mine back. Cuz that's how I roll.

From: [identity profile] oracne.livejournal.com


Bought, set up a couple of tweets. Lesbian gunslingers!

From: [identity profile] anderyn.livejournal.com


Bought!

I am looking forward to seeing your fiction, since I don't think I've read any of it before, and I like your work here on lj.
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From: [identity profile] estara.livejournal.com


Congratulations! I've added the .epub edition to Goodreads ^^. Lovely cover by telophase, too.

From: [identity profile] asakiyume.livejournal.com


Bought it! It looks gorgeous! And when I have finished it, I'll review (but it might be a while, given how slow I am with things--but I'll promote in any case!)

From: [identity profile] tool-of-satan.livejournal.com


Sweet! I will buy a copy as soon as I figure out what format I can read without actually buying an e-reader.
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