So yesterday the winners of the Rainbow Awards were announced. The Rainbow Awards are given out by a panel of judges (quite a large panel, in fact) on the popular Elisa Rolle review site. I don’t know how many years they’ve been going on for now, but they’re pretty big, with a huge list of books in the competition, so it’s really an honor to win.
Seidman didn’t win, but it did get an honorable mention in two categories:
BEST LGBT YOUNG ADULT / COMING OF AGE
BEST GAY DEBUT NOVEL/BOOK!
In honor of this, my publisher has discounted Seidman by 25% for the entire week at All Romance eBooks!
In other news, Dreams of Fire and Gods: Dreams has gone into galley proof, which means that it’s mostly done — we’re just checking over the formatted novel for typos and other errors. It will be available on December 15th!
Coinciding with the release, I (James Erich, in case you’ve forgotten who I am) will be doing my first online chat! It will be on the Harmony Ink Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HarmonyInkPress
So come and say hello! And win free stuff! We’ll be giving away a free eBook copy of Dreams of Fire and Gods: Dreams, as well as some original sketches of the main characters, Sael and Koreh, by Beau Shemery! I think it’s from 1pm EST to 6pm EST, but I’ll double check that and post the hours here again, when I’m more certain. The first Harmony Ink chat was yesterday, featuring Beau Shemery (in his author guise, but with plenty of giveaways of his sketches), discussing his steampunk novel, The Seventh of London, and it went pretty well.
Lastly, I’ve submitted Seidman for consideration in the Lambda Literary Awards. As they say, you can’t win, if you don’t enter. The competition is steep, but the award is prestigious. Even being a finalist would be amazing!