Welcome to Biting-Edge, a blog shared by authors and vampire experts, Mario Acevedo and Jeanne Stein. We’ll cover urban fantasy, vampires, pop culture, and all things Joss Whedon. Unlike other fantasy blogs, we don’t insist on body cavity searches (unless you ask politely). Snarkiness is most welcome...though we won't promise not to bite back!

Wednesday, June 08, 2011
  Kevin Hearne Hits Denver!
And Denver hits right back!!

Last night, UF author Kevin Hearne made his first official author stop at Who Else!Books . His back-to-back releases of three in the Iron Druid Chronicles (the third next month) is garnering reviews and raves. Well, why wouldn't they? Take a look at these covers:

Kevin is not only a great writer, but funny as well! He kept us entertained with his readings, wit, and general good nature--unlike Mario who was his usual...well, you know. Let me show you what I mean.

Here we are on our best behavior...fellow league members sharing a little good will.

Then Mario starts acting up....

And all hell breaks loose.

And Kevin with his family in the audience! (Although I did notice mom and wife snapping away, too. Daughter was trying hard to pretend she didn't know any of us.) Still, all I can say is shame, Mario, shame.

For you Denverites, there are signed copies of Kevin's books available at WhoElse!Books and you can call or stop by to get your very own!

I'll post more pictures of the signing on the League Blog later today.

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Well, HEXED is on its way, as is CHICKS KICK BUTT. Preliminary sales have been good and I want to thank you all for that. A little Anna Strong fix before CROSSROADS.

Speaking of which, Crossroads takes place on the Navajo Reservation in Monument Valley. I took a trip there several years ago and fell in love with the area. There are Navajo characters in the book and one thing I didn’t think of while writing it was that when the book is read for audio, the Navajo language would be difficult to deal with. My narrator Dina Pearlman contacted me for help and I had to refer her to the websites I used for translation. But I don't know how much help that will be. So, if there are any Navajo speakers out there, contact me and I’ll put you in touch with her!

I went to the grocery store this afternoon and for the first time, I saw my name on the cover of a book on the racks!!! HEXED was right there! That's fun.

But then I went on Amazon to read some HEXED reviews..I know, I know, I hear the groans out there. And really, I don't usually do this. But there was this from a reviewer:

"Blood Debt" by Stein. One star trash. Gratuitous profanity, then warehouse is misspelled 'wearhouse' and I stopped reading there. Might have gone two pages. I dropped this author's series at book two, and it was obvious she still has no idea about writing.

Okay, I just would like to set the record straight. Wearhouse was not misspelled. It's the name of a business, Men's Wearhouse, which is why it was in caps.

Okay, I've gotten that off my chest. Now I'm never going to read another Amazon review again. EVER.

How goes it in your world?

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There's a new Disney movie on TV called "my baby sitter is a vampire"

The tot is throughly convinced they ripped of your story about Anna, lol.

Have a great weekend!


Hey Suzanne-- I'll have to check that movie out!

Clearly the reviewer has no idea what they're talking about; there's no such thing as gratuitous profanity.
My feeling exactly, Betsy!!!
I had to work a mid shift last night, so emailed Nina and asked if she'd have Kevin sign two copies each of his books so that I can have them on my keeper shelf and copies for my buddy Jenna in Oregon who is constantly going to Powells at Cedar Hill and getting books signed for me. I can't wait to read these books!

That reviewer had to have been on crack. Every single novella was perfect in HEXED and I was highly enthused about the new smoochie schtuff going on in Anna's life.
Looking forward to CHICKS KICK BUTT and sent Nina an email requesting a pre-order of CROSSROADS. I thought I'd pre-ordered from Cynthia at High Crimes, but I was incorrect. Tryin' to keep it indie!
You are a good woman, Vickie!!

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