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The Mountains come to Dreamspinner!

Maroon Bells, ColoradoI am delighted to announce that the Mountains will be coming out from Dreamspinner! Beginning in June 2012, we will again see Fire on the Mountain and Snow on the Mountain, along with two new novels. Blood on the Mountain will be out later in the fall.

I am very busy on rewrites for Fire right now; Kurt and Jake have more going on than I knew when I started this book.  Kurt also has an entirely new short story that will be included with the novel, so we will know a lot more about him.

The novels, with their bonus short stories, will be available in both ebook and print;  the thought of a row of spines marked “P.D. Singer” taking up a couple of linear inches on the bookshelf does make me smile.

For all of you who have shown interest in Fire, Snow, and the shorts while they’ve been out of print, I thank you, and hope to reward your patience with a fine read.

Joyfully Reviewed looks at Fire on the Mountain!

Sometimes one just finds out about these things a bit late, but it warms the heart anyway. Lisa at Joyfully Reviewed read Fire on the Mountain and had some lovely things to say.

An old fashioned, quietly building, layered romance takes your breath away in Fire on the Mountain.  Told in first person perspective, readers watch Fire on the Mountain unfold and ignite.

See the entire review here at Joyfully Reviewed.

Honorable Mention!

“Fire on the Mountain” made the Honorable Mention list at Elisa Rolle’s Rainbow Awards! I am very happy, because “Fire” was up against some very good books by some very well known authors, and this is my first novel. It probably should have been in the new author category because of that, but I am happy with the showing all the same. Thanks to all who voted in both stages.

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Rainbow Awards

Someone paid me a lovely compliment by nominating “Fire on the Mountain” for the new Rainbow Awards that Elisa Rolle is putting together. This is the first year for the awards, so it is evolving as it goes, as new information makes itself felt. It’s a huge undertaking, for which Elisa should be applauded and fed chocolate. Currently voting is in the first round, meant to get the number of nominees down to a manageable number. I’d dearly love for “Fire” to be in that next, shorter list: you, dear reader, could help that along by voting here:here, on her LJ.

There are a number of other authors who have been nominated as well, and I wish them all success. I’d vote for GS Wiley’s YA “The Nest” six times if I could, because it’s just that good of a story. For all the categories, look here.

Voting in this round is open through October 17.

August Prompt Story with Jake and Kurt

The August prompt challenge from Vincent was scrapbook, zinnia, and tire (in the sense of “round thing on a vehicle”). The length requested was 150-200 words, so, here we are: a little pre-“Fire” action.

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Kurt should have let Jake drive the tanker into town. The sides were laced with scratches from previous adventures in “Reverse,” and now there were new ones. The gouges in the paint made a scrapbook of the places they’d gone.

A small car in front and a pickup behind boxed the tanker in, turning their leaving into a parallel-parking situation.

“No problem,” Kurt had said, backing and filling to escape.

“Problem,” Jake disagreed with his eyes squinched shut.

The Chief’s mail box listed at an angle that would require the postman to bend nearly double for deliveries. The big puffy blooms of the zinnias at its base were mashed into the soil– pink petals brightened the treads of the dual rear tires.

“That’s two pine trees, one Weber kettle and a mailbox. We take the car next week, I drive, and we arrange for fuel with Max.” Jake squatted on his heels to assess the damage. Green twill stretched tight over his ass, distracting Kurt from the carnage.

Damn it, if he could just get Jake’s attention, Kurt would show him that he really could get in and out of a small tight place.