Teaser: Daughter of the Dark

I am busy editing Daughter of the Dark, but here is a tiny teaser from the Second Chapter. Even if it isn’t perfect, the draft will be much better when I’m finished.  Which should be, since the last time I revised it was 2009, I have improved a lot as a writer since then.

And then, I’ll start looking for an editor in earnest. I’ll probably post the revised first chapter in January. Or maybe on Christmas eve. 🙂

The hounds  howled in pain and rage. The closest hound ran towards me.
Oh crap. I dropped the crossbow, and unsheated my dagger. I dodged the attack, and slashed with my dagger. I felt a fierce satisfaction, when a thin blood read line appeared on the fur.   The Hound growled, and leapt at me. The next moment 150 pounds muscle knocked me to the ground.

The dagger slid from my grip, landing out of sight. I gasped for air, and looked up in to the face of Death. I wriggled, but the Dhu Annwi growled.

Another teaser from Daughter of the Dark

I spent yesterday creating a cover for Daughter of the Dark. I am really pleased with how it turned out. Simple, yet it doesn’t scream home made to me. Best of all? All the elements in the stockphoto I found is tied to the plot.

So here comes a tiny snippet from Daughter of the Dark:


I knew that the wool was expensive. Very expensive. The money I would get if I sold a bolt of that wool was enough to feed me and Rhiane for months, maybe even a year if we lived frugally.

Daughter of the Dark should be out in early 2014 :). If someone wants to beta read it, leave a comment, email me or catch me in the war room.

WWW Wednesday


What are you currently reading?

Nothing. I am between books right now. Which is an…odd feeling.

• What did you recently finish reading?

I just finished reading Heart of Darkness by Lauren Dane, which was an intresting Paranormal Romance
• What do you think you’ll read next?

I am not in the mood for fiction right now, plus I feel I need to do research for Trollkungens dotter, so I think I’ll get Människan och Naturen 1 from the library.  This is big hardcover tome that sadly is out of print. I would love to have all three books in my research library.


WWW Wednesday Jan 16th

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?


I found this meme at Book View Cafe, although originally it was created by Shouldbereading


• What are you currently reading?

The Complete Works of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.  This is a freebie and it has been in my TBR pile forever. I know that Sherlock Holmes is a classic, but I just do not care about the mystery. To me he feels smug, and snotty.  No, I think I’ll give up on Sherlock Holmes, and re-read the Raffles series by EW Hornung instead.   ( Gentlemanna thief, written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s brother in law.)
• What did you recently finish reading?

Heart of the Wolf by Terry Spears.  This is another book  that has been in my TBR pile forever. Parts of it was good, but I had some problems with connecting to the characters. 

• What do you think you’ll read next?

Not sure, either I’ll glom on the Granite Wolves series by Vivian Arend, or I’ll read Beautiful Scars by Shiloh Walker.


Operation Shelfpurge

Earlier this week ( or was it last week?)  Laura Anne Gilman purged her shelves of non-fiction books on twitter.  Yesterday, I realised that I need to do the same but with fiction.   Let’s be honest: I live in a small apartment, I have a cupboard filled with books, and  I have  a lot of books at my mom’s as well.  And… most of them I haven’t read in years. Some of the books are on the keeper shelf, but most of them aren’t.

So, the plan is to  go through them, and sort out the keepers from the not keepers. And then sell the culled books on Bokbörsen.  I am a bit sad that Alibris didn’t work, but I can understand the buyers ( If I priced a paperback at 2 dollar, Alibris added 12 dollar in shipping, which put the price at 14 dollars.).

But I am toying with idea of putting up a list the books I am culling at the blog, and let  interested blog readers buy directly from me.    Well, we will see.

( You can see the Fantasy books I am currently selling here.)

I’ll never again complain about Amazon’s Whispernet fees

So, I have been poking around at Dito recently, since I got a nice hefty Giftcard for Christmas. I have bought some books, mostly in Swedish, but I have also grown more and more appalled at their prices.  Not the prices on swedish e-books, since I already knew they were high. ( There’s a reason I get most of them from the library)  No, what appalls me is their prices on english e-books.

Let’s take a few examples:

Stolen by Shiloh Walker:
List price: 7.99.  Price at Dito:  13.50.
Maya Banks Highlander Trilogy are priced the same. Misfit by Sylvia Day: List price: 2.99, price at Dito: 6.99. Jeaniene Frost’s Cat and Boone series:  List price: 7.99 Dito: 14.99

Maybe the reason that I am so appalled is that I am used to the US prices, and the fact that both Books on Board and Kobo gives me discounts.    I understand that Dito needs to turn a profit, not to mention the distributor wants their cut.    Maybe the reason is that they want to price the English e-books at the same level as Swedish e-books.  I don’t know.  What I do know is that I am very interested to see how they react to Bokon.  Why? Since Bokon offers US list prices on their English e-books. Uh-uh.  You read that right.  Granted, their sortiment is different.  Bokon sells e-books from indie publishers ( Samhain, Kensington, Carina Press etc) while Dito sells a lot of the bigger publishers.

And, I am pretty certain I will buy more books from Bokon than Dito in the future. The main reason  is that I really like what they are doing.  Their webpage is easy to navigate, they offer the possibility to pre-order books, and not to mention they sell books from  my favorite publishers.