Friday, January 30, 2015

Monkey Queen 3: More Preorder Links!

For those of you allergic to Amazon but looking to get the third Monkey Queen book, Under The Stars Of Faerie, we've got more preorder links for you! We'll get a more comprehensive list up, as usual, after the publication date of February 24, but for now, here are four key ebook sellers.

[6/7/15: Edited as we switch to Kindle Unlimited and being exclusive on Amazon.]

the lovers, the dreamers, and me

The Doubleclicks (who we've raved about here in the past) have just released a video in which they cover "Rainbow Connection". The world is a happier place for it.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Monkey Queen 3: Amazon preorders live!

We're having computer slowdown issues, so we haven't got things going everywhere, but you can now preorder the ebook edition of the third Monkey Queen book, Under The Stars Of Faerie, through Amazon! Get it now, download it on the release date of February 24, and enjoy Michiko and Beth's newest, biggest adventure yet!

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Monkey Queen 3: read Chapter One! see the final cover!

February 24 brings the release of the third Monkey Queen book, Under The Stars Of Faerie! Here's your first look at the completed front cover, with art by Willow and design by Keri Knutson with Alchemy Book Covers!

And after the cut, be among the first to read the first chapter!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Then I saw her blog, now I'm a believer

Haven't done one of these Sunday catchup blogs in a while, so here goes. We're hoping all of you who haven't dropped by Lori Connelly's blog to check out First Fight Fridays do so. We'd be recommending it even if we hadn't been featured this past Friday; it's a great premise, and it lets you sample work from a wide variety of authors and genres. You can see our entry here:

Artists! You have just six days left to enter Willow's drawing contest to celebrate her reaching 1000 likes on Facebook! (And since she's announced it, she's added another 300 likes. Wow!) Full details here:

So three episodes in to the new Mythbusters season, I'm beginning to wonder if there'll ever be another episode that's not a media tie-in. I'm enjoying the show, but it seems that only the Indiana Jones episode had a real spark to it, probably due to Jamie and Adam's ILM connections. And darnit, I still miss Kari, Grant and Tori.

And Princess Merida has run off spouting some nonsense about bears, so we've recruited a new guard:

Friday, January 23, 2015

First Fight Fridays!

We're pleased to announce that today, a scene from the first Monkey Queen book, Of Introductions And Abductions, is being featured on Lori Connelly's blog as part of the First Fight Fridays feature! Every Friday, a different author shares the first fight scene from one of their books, ranging from a lover's quarrel to an argument with law enforcement to, well, the Monkey Queen kicking an ogre's butt! Read it here: and be sure to follow Lori's blog for a new fight every Friday!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Announcement: Monkey Queen Three!

Even if you read yesterday's post, we wanted to make it official: Monkey Queen book three, Under The Stars Of Faerie, is coming February 24!

You were right about her. She is a hero.”

When a love-crazed gremlin kidnaps pixie waitress Mandy, Michiko Koyama, a.k.a. the Monkey Queen, and her partner in adventure Beth McGill journey to Faerie to rescue their friend. Circumstances force them to ally with the crew of a pirate airship, led by the mysterious Captain Ash. Dangers await them in the sky, on the ground and in their hearts.

And an old enemy waits for them, his trap set and ready to be sprung...and it could mean the end of the Monkey Queen.

We'll let you know, as always, when preorders open. Until then, if you missed yesterday's post, here's another look at Willow's gorgeous cover art!

© 2015 by Willow, and used with permission.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Monkey Queen Book Three cover preview and more!

Well, we here at the Monkey Queen Books blog have found out, as so many others have this winter, that sometimes flu shots don't work. (It's the first time for me in many a year, I'll add, and I'll still get one next flu season). But it's time to make up for it:

Monkey Queen Book Three. Under The Stars Of Faerie. February 2015.

And here's a look at the gorgeous cover art, courtesy of the amazing Willow!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Willow reminder!

Don't forget that today is the last day for Willow's special at her new Society6 store! You can get free shipping for most items if you use this link:

And even if you read this too late for the sale, you may, just may, want to click on this link anyway:

Friday, January 9, 2015

More Big Willow News!

Willow (awesome Monkey Queen cover artist supreme!) recently topped 1000 likes on Facebook. To celebrate this, she's holding a drawing contest. (Yes, that means you have to draw something...) The top three entries will win great prizes, including original sketches by Willow herself! The catch: You have to draw one of the characters who appear in one of her beautiful drawings! January 31 is the deadline for entries, so get those pencils sharpened! More details here, including the art I referenced earlier, and yes I'm aware of the irony of linking to a DeviantArt page for a Facebook contest:

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Fan Art! Whee!

This is our 100th post at the Monkey Queen Books blog! We were hoping to make it something special, and we can! The talented cartoonist Marion Leblanc, a cohort of Willow's in Collectif Pin Up, has provided us with this drawing of Michiko! Thank you, Marion! You can see more her work at her Tumblr site,


Wednesday, January 7, 2015


My thoughts and best wishes are with the friends and families of those murdered in Paris today. As a life-long fan of cartooning and a supporter of free expression, I am saddened by the losses of Charb, Cabu, Honore, Tignous and Wolinski.

No idea is worth murdering for.

And please remember - the militants who apparently are behind this are just as abhorrent to most Muslims as Eric Rudolph and Timothy McVeigh are to most Christians. Don't persecute the many for the evil actions of the few.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Big Willow news!

Willow, who does the wonderful cover art for the Monkey Queen books, has just opened up her own web store at Society6! Buy prints, t-shirts and more at And if you use this link through December 11, you get free worldwide shipping!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Field Blog For The Sundays

Did we say that the 99 cent sale for the first Monkey Queen book, Of Introductions And Abductions, ends Sunday? We meant Monday! Monday, January 5! Darn space cats. Anyway, grab your copy while you can! Amazon only, scroll down for the links or search your Amazon store for "Monkey Queen".

And we've been worried about hobgoblin burglars lately, so I've brought someone in to help keep an eye on things:

Saturday, January 3, 2015

They've got cats and Netflix...and a Patreon!

Don't forget that the "It's still not over!" New Year's sale on the first Monkey Queen book, Of Introductions And Abductions, is still going on at all Amazon locations through Sunday! Check the post below this for all the details and links.

I've been remiss about mentioning this: The Doubleclicks, the awesome comedy nerd folk rock sister duo from Portland, has launched a Patreon to help finance their plans for 2015! You can help for as little as $1 per new song or cover song video. I did! For more info, click here:

Friday, January 2, 2015

"It's not over until we say it is!"

Here at Monkey Queen Books, we like being different. The Mad Science Fiction and Fantasy Sale may be over, but we're going to keep the price of Of Introductions And Abductions at 99 cents (and on sale everywhere else on Amazon) through Sunday the 4th! It will go back to $2.99 on Monday the 5th, so grab it now! - $0.99!

Amazon Canada - $1.15!

Amazon France - EUR 0,89!

Amazon United Kingdom - GBP 0.77!

Amazon Netherlands - EUR 0,89!

Amazon Germany - EUR 0,89!

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Amazon India - 63.00!

Amazon Mexico - $14.45!

Amazon Brazil - R$ 2,63!

Amazon Australia - $1.22!

Amazon Japan - 118 yen!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

The Mad SF&F Sale continues!

What, you think we're slowing down just because it's New Year's Day? Not when we need to remind you that the Mad Science Fiction and Fantasy Sale hits its peak today! Get more than 40 e-books and e-boxed sets today, just 99 cents each when you order through Amazon! Marked down at other Amazon sites as well! Head to this page to see all the titles on sale:

Of Introductions And Abductions, the first Monkey Queen book, is one of those books! If for some reason you haven't read it yet, we may just keep the 99 cent sale going a bit past today...but it won't last forever! Here are all the Amazon links to get your e-copy: - $0.99!

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