Thursday, February 26, 2015

Announcement: YA Spring Fling giveaway!

We'll be taking part in the upcoming YA Spring Fling giveaway! Authors in a wide variety of genres will be joining in, and everyone who enters is guaranteed to win at least one e-book! We'll be giving away 10 e-book copies of the first Monkey Queen book, Of Introductions And Abductions, and one lucky person will win a signed set of all three Monkey Queen paperbacks AND a signed and personalized notecard! We'll have more on this as we get closer to the starting date of March 20, but you can keep up on things by signing up for the mailing list.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Monday, February 23, 2015

Speculative Fiction Showcase, take three!

The new Monkey Queen book, Under The Stars Of Faerie, is featured today at the Speculative Fiction Showcase blog! Head over there now for a short excerpt from Chapter Four! Thanks to Cora and Jessica, and be sure to bookmark their blog for daily features, links and more!

Monkey Queen 3: Tomorrow's the big day!

...or today, if you live in India, Australia, Japan or continental Europe! And any minute now for the U.K.! Get your copy of Under The Stars Of Faerie! Will Michiko and Beth survive their journey to Faerie? Their airship rides? The pirate crew they have to team up with? Find out now (or tomorrow for us Western Hemisphereans)! And don't forget to leave a comment or review if you enjoy the book!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

take the last train to Blogsville

Don't forget that we're just two days from the release of the third Monkey Queen book, Under The Stars Of Faerie! Get excited! Spread the word!

We'd like to thank the folks at PixelScroll for featuring the first Monkey Queen book, Of Introductions And Abductions, this weekend! Head to their site for great deals on ebooks and more!

And here's your obligatory Willow reminder: Her art contest is ending this Saturday, February 28! Head over to her DeviantArt page for the rules, and even if you can't draw (like me), you can check out the gorgeous entries already submitted here!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Monkey Queen Book 3: Read Chapter Two! Coming in 3 days!

We're just three days away from the release of the third Monkey Queen book, Under The Stars Of Faerie! We previewed Chapter One earlier, and you can read it here: But we know some of you need to see more, so after the cut, you can read Chapter Two!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Awesome Gang!

We wanted to thank the staff at Awesome Gang for featuring the first Monkey Queen book, Of Introductions And Abductions, today! Head over to their website for more book features and recommendations! And don't forget that this book is 99 cents US at Amazon and other ebook stores through March 1!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Willow needs our help!

Willow could use your help! She's taking part in a contest organized by the Swiss convention Polymanga, and she would be grateful if you could take a minute to read this Facebook post and follow her instructions. Vote for Willow! Vote early and often!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Monkey Queen 1 now on sale! Just 99 cents US through March 1!

To celebrate the impending release of the third Monkey Queen book, we're now running a sale on the first, Of Introductions And Abductions! Get it for 99 cents US, and marked down everywhere else, through March 1, at Amazon! Also on sale at other top e-book stores! And if you like it, don't forget to get the second and third books, The Brigadoon Boondoggle and Under The Stars Of Faerie! Sales links after the cut.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Lesley Gore

I was sorry to hear that sixties singer/songwriter Lesley Gore passed away. So, I suspect, would be Michiko. However, there are two certain ogres who may not be...

Sunday, February 15, 2015

And I don't know if I'm ever blogging home

Hey! It's now just eight days until February 24 and the official release of the third Monkey Queen book, Under The Stars Of Faerie! Preorders are open, and you can find the links at the bottom of this post, or you can search your favorite e-book store for "Monkey Queen"!

Another reminder - the deadline for Willow's art contest has been extended to February 28! Those of you of an artistic bent can get more info here: Win an original sketch from Willow and more!

And due to jury duty, the Doubleclicks' live show was delayed until this Tuesday, 2/17 at 12:00 PM Pacific time. Tune in here, for live streaming or later viewing:

Now: How you can help Michiko and Beth! After the cut.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Monkey Queen 3: Goodreads giveaway!

Under The Stars Of Faerie. The third Monkey Queen novel. Only three paperback proof copies were printed. One is staying with the author. One is now carefully guarded by Space Cats. And the third and last can be yours if you enter this Goodreads giveaway! You'll get to read Michiko and Beth's latest adventure (coming February 24!), and your copy will be signed by author Robert Dahlen! Don't delay, enter today!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The Willowclicks!

Ah, the team-up that we all want to see happen.

Actually, we wanted to let you know that Willow (who does the gorgeous cover art for the Monkey Queen books) is holding a Facebook contest to celebrate reaching 1500 likes! You could win your choice of one of three mugs! The deadline is this Friday, so don't wait! Head here to see how to enter:

And this Friday, at 12 noon Pacific time, is the latest livestream show from the Doubleclicks! It'll be Valentine's Day themed, so expect sweetness in with the fannish snark. And it'll be archived here for later viewing if you miss it:

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Monkey Queen 3: Paperback is live!

We're pleased to announce that the paperback version of Under The Stars Of Faerie, the upcoming third Monkey Queen book, is now available on Amazon! We know that some of you prefer the traditional approach to your reading, so we're glad to take the extra time and effort to make that possible. Order here: Or search your Amazon store for "Monkey Queen"!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Here we come, blogging down the street

Sunday catchup! Don't forget that the special at Willow's Society6 webstore ends today! Free shipping on most items if you use this link: Remember, Space Cats t-shirts make great Valentine's Day gifts!

We're still waiting for Amazon to add the paperback version of Under The Stars Of Faerie to their "Sold by Amazon" listings. You can order it through third-party vendors, but it will be cheaper (if only by a few pennies) when it's sold by Amazon proper. We'll let you know when that happens.

And who's the cutest and fluffiest genetically engineered creature of mass destruction? YOU are! Yes you are!

Friday, February 6, 2015

Willow special!

Well, we knew that already, but what we really mean is that Willow, our cover artist, is having another special at her web store! Use this link and get free shipping on most items (Framed Art Prints, Stretched Canvases, Wall Clocks and Rugs not included) through Sunday, February 8! And don't forget that one of the designs she's offering is the wonderful drawing of Michiko and Beth from the cover to the first book! Go! Shop! Now!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Monkey Queen 3: Proof copies have arrived!

The proof paperback copies have arrived and been approved! Aren't they pretty!

Our thanks to Keri Knutson at Alchemy Book Covers for the layout, and Jason and Marina Anderson at Polgarus Studio for their formatting work. And thanks again to Willow, for her best Monkey Queen cover yet!

We'll let you know when the paperback goes live on Amazon. And if you're a member at Goodreads, we'll let you when the giveaway for one of these proof copies starts!

And in related news, here is a very happy author. Even if he may need a haircut.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

I'm not your bloggin' stone

It's Sunday catchup time! If you're just joining us, scroll down to see the cover for the third Monkey Queen book, Under The Stars Of Faerie! You can also read the first chapter and find preorder links!

Some Willow news: She's just announced that she's extending the deadline for her art contest to celebrate reaching 1000 likes on Facebook! (Of course, she's reached the 1350 like mark already...) The new deadline is February 28! Get details on Facebook: or on DeviantArt:

And speaking of Willow, don't forget that you can shop her web store at Society6!  Get prints, tote bags, and much more! And if you swing by there, among the many beautiful designs you'll see is this familiar one: