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Unmade, the last of the Lynburn Legacy trilogy, is out today (Yes that IS a shameless amazon link but if you have a local indie I love you for supporting it!) and I have had the beautiful Cassandra Jean make me a poster for its release, like a movie! A movie with a darkly ominous tagline.


(Our Characters, from the front left and proceeding: Jared Lynburn, Kami Glass, Ash Lynburn, Holly Prescott, Ten Glass, Tomo Glass, Angela Montgomery, Rusty Montgomery, Lillian Lynburn and Jon Glass, Team Good… ish… and Team May Be Marked For Death. You’re welcome, y’all!)

I am also doing a blog tour, so look out for my various posts on various subjects around the web. The writing advice post where I talk about cocaine may, in retrospect, have been an error.

This post is not JUST a showing off of beautimous pictures and sharing my love for y’all. It is, since this is Unmade release day, the place where you can discuss Unmade spoilers of any kind and ask me questions of any kind, though since the book is new it would be super appreciated as in the last post if the spoilers were signalled by a line of stars!

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  • And I wanted to give you guys a present to celebrate Release Day, but wasn’t quite sure what you would like, so like a DJ and since–wow, hey, two trilogies done, give me five, I am a grown-up writer lady–this is a special occasion, I thought I would take requests.

    So tonight, I am at your service. Ask for a little story about any characters you want. Any characters or stories that are exclusively mine, that is: I couldn’t do anyone from The Bane Chronicles without Cassie and Maureen’s input or from Team Human without Justine’s. (EDIT: NOW CLOSED.)

    I hope you’ll like Unmade! Thank you for suffering through the series. (I know you were suffering because you TOLD me so, and I ENJOYED it.)



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    Sep. 23rd, 2014 06:45 pm (UTC)
    It's not here yet! *sobs* We had to order it, and we paid for realease-day delivery, but the mail has come and gone and no book. So I am sitting here wailing and gnashing my teeth, and will close my eyes when I submit this comment just in case.

    I have finished my reread of the first two books, though, and love them all more than ever.

    A story, hmm? Is TotS allowed? If it is, I will be shameless and ask for Elliot and Luke, because I am trying hard not to think about Kami and Jared too much today. If not, I will ask for Holly and Angela, but I won't read it until the book gets here!

    Congratulations on releasing the last installment of your second, wonderfully fabulous trilogy!
    Sep. 25th, 2014 11:59 am (UTC)
    OMG the cocaine post was AWESOME! :)
    Sep. 23rd, 2014 06:48 pm (UTC)
    Not sure. Maybe an Angela story?
    Sep. 23rd, 2014 06:52 pm (UTC)
    I'm so excited! I am at work and it should be being delivered to my house soon. Super excited (and also terrified).

    Because it is on my mind, would you be so kind to treat us to Serene and Golden? I would like to hear more about their elvish ways. :)
    Sep. 25th, 2014 12:02 pm (UTC)
    Although I have already made my own request, I would also like to second the nomination of Serene and Golden. Because of reasons.

    (Really, though, I want to second ALL the requests, but I couldn't resist saying so on this one ;)
    Sep. 23rd, 2014 06:55 pm (UTC)
    You had a great review at Tor.com today today; congratulations!

    I miss Nick Ryves--any chance of a story for him?

    Edited at 2014-09-23 07:08 pm (UTC)
    Sep. 23rd, 2014 10:18 pm (UTC)
    I am so glad they liked it, but I think Kami would hate Dumbledore so his opinion of her would be irrelevant. ;) (Oh, HP characters, how can I miss you when people won't ever quit talking about you.) And I am ruefully amused that they denigrate romance to the point of saying Kami is exotified (!!!!) because she's desired by more than one person ever (horrors, 2 MUCH Romance), while quoting the bit of my book... talking about how people denigrate romance! (Holly's desired by four people, but is it more usual to see the blonde beauty desired?) Still I am very pleased they liked the book overall, liked my beloved Kami, liked the romances despite their uh, romanticness, and see the horror behind humour and sometimes the horror behind romance, and support wit and LGBTQ storylines. So--overall yay, and thank you for linking me, you are a sweet.

    Nick Ryves it is. Except maybe... not really. This is the story that popped into my head. I hope it counts! I don't actually need to do the spoiler stars because... none of this ever actually happened, but here's one star for luck. It is SO LONG. I must work on making them shorter. ;)


    Laura would have thought that untold power came without the need for bureaucracy. Sadly, this was not so. On one hand, that suited Laura: the efficient running of a country was more her speed than sitting cackling over her mastery of the cosmos.

    Still, it was frustrating that her leader was so entirely lousy at it, and Laura was left with a teeming mass of magicians, rebels, demons and general whiners on her hands.

    She was now in the process of walking the new staff through the demon dwelling.

    It had once been the palace, fit for queens and princes, but it had been a long time since any queen or prince walked these halls. The gardens had been torn away when Hnikarr ripped a hole almost through to his home world: now through the tall glittering windows all there was to be seen were swirling shadows and a terrible absence of sound, as if silence was whispering to itself about you.

    There were stormclouds wrapped around the roofs, but there were storms all over the city.

    Once there had been many demons here, but they had scattered the world over, wayward willful things that they were. Now the only ones regularly found here was the first demon and his two most constant companions. Even Anzu was rarely in the palace any more. Fearful and thrilled people took pictures of it sometimes and put them up online: on mountaintops amid white heather, wandering through lavender near the Loire valley with feathers falling from its hair.

    Hnikarr, the first, was always there, on one of the high carven thrones, like a ghost in the house. Laura found it terrifying that there was nowhere in the world it seemed to want to go. There was something casual about the way it regarded the world: as if the world was a china ornament someone had given it as a present but which it didn’t like much, and every day it looked at the world and considered accidentally on purpose knocking it off its precarious position. Pieces shattered all over the floor, and in Hnikarr’s view, problem solved.

    Laura lay awake at night sometimes, thinking about that. But then she got up the next morning and went about her business.

    “Now as we approach the throne room,” she said to the line of staff, “Remember that you want to be quiet, respectful and not attract notice.”

    Liannan was due a new body any day. It was so disastrous when it took a member of the staff: such a waste of training and Laura’s valuable time. Why could it not take a body off the street? There were plenty. (ctd.)

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    Sep. 23rd, 2014 07:00 pm (UTC)
    Eeeeeeep! I cannot get over that poster! But no, I came here with a mission. Musn't get distracted by the pretty. So pretty...MISSION.

    I'd love me some quality Rusty time if you'd be so obliged :)

    Thanking you in advance x
    Sep. 23rd, 2014 07:11 pm (UTC)
    Seconded on Rusty. ♥
    Sep. 23rd, 2014 07:02 pm (UTC)
    I Have It!

    Was pre ordered it so it came to my reader today! Very exited but also reluctant to reach the end.

    Happy Release Day!
    Sep. 23rd, 2014 10:24 pm (UTC)
    Re: I Have It!
    Thank you--I super hope you enjoy it!
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    Sep. 23rd, 2014 07:05 pm (UTC)
    This is RunYouCleverBoy from Twitter. LiveJournal hates my Twitter apparently.
    Okay A) you're super awesome for doing this B) as for a request
    Something with Ash at uni possibly? I'd love to see how his life is after Unmade
    Sep. 23rd, 2014 07:09 pm (UTC)
    Happy book day!
    As I mentioned on Twitter, and have in fact been wailing about, on all my social networks, my copy of Unmade won't be here till October. Thank Glod for the Kindle store, is all I'm saying.

    My request is for a little story about everyone's favourite grouchy redhead and also Serene and Luke, because they may actually be my favourite characters ever written! (I see someone asked about Serene and Golden and I could definitely get behind that, because Golden seems like a gentleman who could bring all the sass to the table, in a very Shakespearean kind of way - the Beatrice to Serene's Benedick) In fact, a story about all four of them (Serene and Luke and Elliot and Golden) would be perfect!

    (also I finally got to read Wings in the Morning last night and I am still not over how perfect and awesome it is!)
    Sep. 23rd, 2014 07:10 pm (UTC)
    Also Stories!
    I'd love to hear more about Mae and/or Jamie.

    Or Kami, Angela, and Holly, always. ;)
    Sep. 23rd, 2014 07:15 pm (UTC)
    OMG, that poster is fabulous. Jon Glass, you sexy dad. I can see why Lillian finally remembered your name. I can't wait to read Unmade--going to have to wait til work is done, alas.

    You are so kind with presents for your readers. Since I can't legit suggest "all of them!" I am just going to sit back and be happy with whatever you write.
    Sep. 23rd, 2014 10:25 pm (UTC)
    Aw, that is very kind. I have written one TDL one with more to go. ;)

    I confess, I'd remember Jon Glass's name. Yowza!
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    Sep. 23rd, 2014 07:19 pm (UTC)
    Oh my gosh. ALAN AND SIN PLEASE????

    (This is Felicity Disco. Hi!)
    Sep. 23rd, 2014 07:27 pm (UTC)
    I love the poster! Especially how it says 'sacrifice' to trick us into thinking there's only going to be one.

    Though it breaks my heart to do it, I have to mute you on Twitter, because I am extremely spolier-adverse (and yet I follow you on Twitter? This makes no sense!) but it is only until I can obtain and read your latest marvelous, pain-filled work. It's like you baked a delicious cake and put fish hooks in the batter, but since you clearly label it as Fish Hook Cake, we have only ourselves to blame for the resulting tears.

    As I have already seen at least one astute and tasteful reader request Angela, I will instead select Jon Glass's mother (her name eludes me and I haven't the first first book at hand). She seems like a great lady and though I think we got a bit of her in TSBIMY, I would like more. This is assuming she does not return in Unmade as an Onryo though if that does happen I will be very surprised and even more delighted.
    Sep. 23rd, 2014 10:57 pm (UTC)
    It's like you baked a delicious cake and put fish hooks in the batter, but since you clearly label it as Fish Hook Cake, we have only ourselves to blame for the resulting tears.

    That is beautifully put, elegant and funny!
    Sep. 23rd, 2014 07:32 pm (UTC)
    I Read Way To Fast!
    I just wanted to stop by and say thank you for this lovely pic commissioned from CJ! I got Unmade last night and already finished it! It's amazing! Like you! XoXo

    PS. Who is older Ash or Jared? How close r they in age? Is Rob really Jareds dad? He still seems unsure if he and Ash r really blood brothers. Thx
    Sep. 23rd, 2014 07:35 pm (UTC)
    RUSTY PLEASE! Possibly Rusty and Angela meet Nick. But just Rusty is good too!

    I am so excited for this - Unmade is ready and waiting for me on my kindle for the moment I get off work, and several pints of ice cream are in the freezer for me to drown in my tears afterwards. Or during. Or both.

    Finally, the poster is BEAUTIFUL.

    Edited at 2014-09-23 11:28 pm (UTC)
    Sep. 23rd, 2014 08:20 pm (UTC)
    Angela meets Nick. Possibly with Mae or Elliot or someone diplomatic trying to make them engage in polite conversation.

    I know it is multiple series, but it would be hilarious.
    Sep. 23rd, 2014 11:43 pm (UTC)
    Not quite, but how I figure them meeting would go... pre either series, naturally.


    Nick waited until the little one with the great boobs had gone to the bar, and approached the one with the gorgeous murderous face. He'd heard her friend call her Angela, he thought.


    "Not interested," she said, stabbing him with her eyes. Her pupils really did seem like knifepoints.

    Nick grinned. "Sure?"

    "Oh no, I made a mistake, take me now, you irresistible hunk of something unmentionable," Angela drawled, her voice perfectly flat.

    Nick tilted his head. She really wasn't interested at all. He was good at judging that sort of thing. He wouldn't have bothered with asking a second time, except...

    "Just liked your style," he said.

    "Just could not care less," Angela snapped.

    Nick shrugged. Angela rolled her eyes and turned her back. Nick turned away in turn but grinned again as he did so.


    Kami was bouncing on her toes trying to attract the attention of a bartender when the tall redhead next to her spoke up.

    "I'm sorry for whatever terrible thing my brother is saying to your friend," he said, nodding in the direction of Angela and a dark-haired guy.

    Kami blinked. "Well... I'm sorry for whatever terrible thing my friend is saying to your brother."

    The redheaded guy laughed, as if he instantly and perfectly understood. Kami found herself smiling at him.

    "Hi, I'm Alan," he said. "Odd question. Do you read at all?"

    "I'm addicted to crime fiction," Kami said with enthusiasm. "I want to be a journalist and do a degree in Cambridge which will start out in--"

    She stopped. "No really, please go on," Alan urged her sincerely, but then the vision Kami had seen over his shoulder was in their midst.

    "COME ON KAMI, WE'RE LEAVING," said Angela.

    Kami smiled at Alan for the second and last time. "Sorry."
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