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One of the most-asked questions I get is when my first five (The Five) novels will be available for Kindle/Nook/Kobo/etc. Today I finally have an answer: soon.

Okay, I know that’s the answer I’ve been giving for about two years, but there’s been a shakeup that means this “soon” is different from the “soon” I’ve been giving all that time. P.D. Publishing has made the sad decision to close their doors at the end of 2013, and the majority of this year will be spent tying up loose ends and getting their authors situated. I’ve signed my termination papers with them and I’m effectively no longer a member of the P.D. family.

As an aside, if you want an original paperback copy of one of my P.D. novels, I’d suggest moving quickly. Once they’re gone, they’re gone for a while.

But not forever! Because I’d already found a new home with Supposed Crimes, it was just a matter of shifting boxes from one house to another. The new company is more focused on ebooks than paperbacks, and for good reason. If I wanted to make a numerical comparison between paperback sells versus ebook sales of the same book, it would make the paperback look very, very bad. A few days ago on Amazon, the paperback version of the first Underdogs novel was one million positions higher than the ebook version. The price and the convenience of ebooks has made the race extremely lopsided.

So Supposed Crimes will finally be re-releasing The Five in ebook format. Gemini is already available, and the others (On the Air, World on Fire, Tilting at Windmills and The Following Sea) will follow in short order! In addition, the unreleased novels I had contracted with P.D. Publishing will also be released! That’s Silence Out Loud, Only Flame and Air (Claire Lance 2), Confused by Shadows (Claire Lance 3), Chasing Dragons (Claire Lance 4), and What Matter Wounds? (Claire Lance 5). That’s right, Claire Lance will reach the end of her road at long last! The series was originally written to end in 2012, so hopefully the final novel will come out in 2013. A little late, but better than how it was looking at the end of last year.

As an aside to other P.D. authors who are still looking for a home… please get in touch with Supposed Crimes! The boss wanted to create a P.D. Imprint since the company’s inception, so she’s willing to offer everyone who needs a new publisher a chance to keep their books in print. You can find information about the company here: http://www.supposedcrimes.com/



There’s probably an author out there who is worse at updating their site/blog, but right now I can’t think of any. Mea culpa! I have two books on the verge of release, The Following Sea AND the second book in the Claire Lance series, Only Flame and Air. Keep your eyes peeled for those! Also, both seasons of Riley Parra are now out in paperback as well as ebooks, and Season Three of Riley begins taking subscriptions SEPTEMBER 9! So a very special time in  Geonn-land.

The purpose of this post, though, is to announce a new story!

Kim Pritekel is doing a lovely little anthology called “101 Strange Ways to Meet the Love of Your Life.” My contribution, “Nothing Up My Sleeve,” is available now for $2.50 at her website! Be sure to check out the other stories, too. If you like Underdogs, the second story might interest you. ;-D

http://kimpritekel.com/ebooks/shorts.html

Here’s a sneak peek at my story, the opening teaser…

<center><b>Nothing Up My Sleeve</b>
by Geonn Cannon</center>
The love of my life took the loaded gun with a smile. She checked the chambers and slapped the wheel into place. She took a stance with her body facing forward, turned sideways to my point of view. She aimed the gun at my head so that I could see down the barrel. She closed her left eye, as she was aiming with her left hand. I stood ten feet away with my chin held high. She cocked the weapon. I took a deep breath.

“It’s nothing personal, darlin’.”

I smiled. “Certainly not.”

She fired.

My head whipped back and I fell to the hardwood of the stage with a sickening thump.

The room was utterly silent. I could hear feet shifting on the carpet from the other side of the auditorium. Someone asked ‘Is she hurt?’ I pushed myself to my feet and crossed my legs at the ankles, spinning to face the crowd. The bullet was proudly displayed between my teeth.

The crowed erupted in applause as the love of my life walked toward me. We linked fingers and we bowed. We straightened, the spotlight scorching our eyes and threatening to melt the pancake makeup we wore, but we remained as the crowd continued their adoration.

We bowed.



I thought it was only fitting to announce this on 6/06… P.D. Publishing is ready to contract Only Flame and Air, making it my sixth novel with them. It’s the second novel in the Claire Lance series, following Tilting at Windmills (due later this year, check this page often for updates!). The plot is sort of under wraps at the moment (although it will be up on my official P.D. author’s page) since it may spoil some stuff that happens in Tilting. Not much… the series isn’t like “24” or anything… but for the time being, yeah. Zippity lip. <g>

Your Geonn Cannon bookshelf (and everyone has one of those, right? Built special, with proper lighting and whatnot?) will hopefully look like this by the end of 2010:

On the Air

Gemini

World on Fire

Tilting at Windmills (Claire Lance #1)

The Following Sea

Only Flame and Air (Claire Lance #2)

And with any lucky, there will be two more to add to that list very very soon. Keep your eyes on this blog for updates! Oh, and in case anyone is curious… The Following Sea is only vaguely related to the Claire Lance story. Claire Lance’s novels take place in the Squire’s Isle universe, but Lance does not actually go to the island in either of the two novels listed her. The Following Sea also takes place in that universe, but it’s a standalone. All of the stories on this list are in the same world as Squire’s Isle. Riley Parra is the only character outside that world.

Hope that was clear as mud. <g> Keep your eyes peeled for the new novel!



Huzzah, I bring you happy news! I got an email this morning (technically last night) from P.D. Publishing. One of the four novels I have in their queue has been accepted! All I have to do now is let them put together the contract and then sign it. I have the pen all ready. This manuscript went through quite a few changes and revisions and new drafts, so I’m really gratified to finally see it with a stamp of approval.

So, my fifth novel from P.D. Publishing will be The Following Sea.  And I don’t want to give too much away, but one reason I’m glad this book is coming out is because something and/or someone in the novel will make an appearance in a future book I have yet to write. So it’s good to know this story will be part of the canon before I write the other book that’s connected to it.

Still no word on Only Flame and Air (the second Claire Lance novel, following Tilting at Windmills), but Confused by Shadows seemed very close to being accepted. I hope we can do a two-fer with that, but… well, we’ll see what develops. I don’t want to put the cart before the horse. <g>

Summary: “Sara Tamirova doesn’t need much to make her happy. She’s a well-respected deckhand on an Alaskan salmon seiner in the summer months, and she has a steady stream of beds she can hop into if the winter gets too cold. But all that changes when she meets Vanessa Kavik. It’s lust at first sight for Sara, but her fantasies are quickly dashed when she discovers that the lovely newcomer is married to a fellow deckhand. She’s ready to throw in the towel when Vanessa casually reveals that she’s bisexual, she has an open relationship with her husband.

Sara is adamant about becoming involved with a married woman; she just won’t cross that line no matter how willing the couple might be. But her platonic friendship with Vanessa causes a lot more problems than it eases and Sara finds her resolve crumbling. With her feelings for Vanessa threatening to overtake her better judgement, Sara is forced to make a move one way or another. But as she’s learned time and again, the sea can be dangerous, and the weather can change at a moment’s notice.”