Dec 19 2014
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Serial: A Promise Broken, 47

Wherin we see some of the fall-out of Janyn and Myrtan’s actions and Arèn starts to think about the future. Ineptly because he’s still no good with children whatsoever, but he tries. He may even be learning a thing or two!

This post is a touch longer than the others, squeaking in just under 2,500 words. This is the end, everyone. Happened a bit sooner than I was expecting. I hope you’ve all enjoyed it! Thank you for joining me on this adventure!

I aim to release the polished ebook in spring 2015. Some scenes need a bit more tweaking than just typocatches, but editing is already underway as this last installment is released. If you’ve been waiting for the ebook for easier reading, please hold on a little longer.

A Promise Broken

Lynn E. O’Connacht

Part 47

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Dec 17 2014
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Serial: A Promise Broken, 46

Wherein Eiryn meets Dernyri and learns a little about gaodansaoina culture. There is dancing and music (and some worrying about this because kerisaoina), but mostly there is Dernyri trying to soothe an upset little girl. It’s at least a partial success.

Please note! As an end-of-year/holiday season present, we end the serial as we began with posts on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. You can read more about the project here.

A Promise Broken

Lynn E. O’Connacht

Part 46

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Dec 16 2014
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Comments on those comments on VATMOSS

Let’s just look at Andrus Ansip’s blog post on VATMOSS and the way it completely misses the point, shall we? I’ve never done a post like this before and I hope I never have to feel like doing one again. You can read the whole post without my commentary here. I’ve put Ansip’s blog post in italics because I’ll be going through it line-by-line, but have made no other changes.

This is a post full of rage and snarls at the new legislation. Please do not attack or harrass actual people. It is a post made fairly quickly, with little to no links available to me. It is probably filled with typos because see “post made quickly”. You can read more about the EU VAT changes here. Among many other places.

I am a start-up indie author. I make mistakes and I’m still learning. This is your disclaimer to do additional research on your own. Corrections on faults delivered constructively will be accepted as graciously as circumstances permit.

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Dec 15 2014
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Serial: A Promise Broken, 45

After Eiryn runs away and out into the city at large, she meets someone new and encounters gaodansaoina who haven’t grown up in Lir. Not that Eiryn knows that at present. She’s still too upset to may much attention. I promise that nothing bad happens in this chapter. Well, other than Eiryn continuing to be upset.

Please note! As an end-of-year/holiday season present, we end the serial as we began with posts on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. You can read more about the project here.

A Promise Broken

Lynn E. O’Connacht

Part 45

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Dec 12 2014
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Game Talk: Never Alone/Kisima Inŋitchuŋa

I’ve been anxiously awaiting the release of Never Alone (or Kisima Inŋitchuŋa) since I learned that it existed. It’s a puzzle platformer based on Iñupiaq mythology and it’s been developed in collaboration with indigenous Alaskan people. And by “in collaboration with” I mean “was largely made by”. The story features an Iñupiaq girl (Nuna) who sets out to discover why the blizzards are so much worse than usual. In her travels she meets and befriends an Arctic fox (Fox). The game can be played in single player or local co-op. In single player you switch around between Nuna and Fox as required by the puzzles.

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Dec 10 2014
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Book Talk: Demon Hunter and Baby

Demon Hunter and Baby by Anna ElliottAnd thus I have finally read all of Anna’s published works. At long last! Took me more than long enough, but I’m so very glad that I did finally read it. True, I may just have lost the NaNo ground I’d regained all over again because I spent my evening reading the conclusion of this book, but I truly cannot say I’m unhappy with my choices there. I can kick myself in gear about writing (albeit very slowly) most any time I want. Getting back into the groove of a book when I’m about 20% from the end and no clue whether I’ll be able to pick it up again tomorrow or two weeks from now… Not so much. My memory for narrative is good. It’s not that good. (She said as she could happily put a book down, not touch it for a year and still not be lost by picking up where she left off. I’m making a point with that, mind you. Picking a book back up after putting it down right in the middle of the big climax is hard.)

Anyway! What is this book about? I’m glad you asked! It’s urban fantasy, but not quite as you’re used to reading. (I’m sure the title told you as much already, but work with me, please.)

Her boss is a fairy, her ex-lover is a Knight Templar, and she spends her days fighting the demons that plague London’s streets. But what’s *really* complicating Aisling McKay’s life is being a single mother to a nine-month-old baby girl.

Ever since the End Times, magic has been leaking into our world. Magic and demons, shadowy beings that possess humans’ bodies and destroy their souls. The Monastic Order of the Knights Templar have revealed themselves to the world as guardians and defenders of the veil between the demon world and ours. But the Templar Order is growing weaker, and the veil is starting to shred and tear. Often all that stands between humans and complete demonic possession are professional demon fighters, Hunters like Aisling McKay.

Aisling already has enough to handle between her day job, her (very unplanned) baby daughter, Willow–and avoiding Kieran, Willow’s father and a Templar Knight. But now a new danger is abroad in London–and facing it will set Aisling on a collision course with the past she thought she’d escaped for good.

And there you go. Like I said, it’s not your typical urban fantasy, being how it features a single mother and all. Regular readers may know I have many and varied issues with urban fantasy even when the author is technically doing everything right and meeting all of my narrative needs. I will still hate it. I did not hate this and this book has offered me more clues into Why Lynn Does Not Get On With Urban Fantasy.

Lastly, this is your standard disclaimer note that I know the author, I am (mildly) biased and below the cut like spoilers. Enjoy!

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Dec 08 2014
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Serial: A Promise Broken, 44

Content warning for suicide ideation as thought by a four-year-old who doesn’t understand the concept.

Wherein Eiryn gives Radèn her gift, the effects of bullying catch up to her something fierce and songs are sung off-key.

A Promise Broken is a WIP serial fantasy novel that updates every Monday for free. You can read more about the project here.

A Promise Broken

Lynn E. O’Connacht

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Dec 07 2014
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Book News and a Hiatus Announcement

Good and fun news first!

I’m running a couple of countdown deals this month. You can read the full schedule on the Dovelet site, but for the short breakdown:

Tales of the Little Engine is on sale until December 12th. Feather by Feather and Other Stories will be on sale from the 13th to the 20th.

You’ll notice that the first deal has been up a few days already. That leads me to my next bit of news which is a little sadder:

From now until about mid-January I am going on commenting hiatus.

I have an utterly abysmal trackrecord with hiatuses, so don’t be surprised if you see me engaging people, using Twitter, replying to email or popping up on IM services to chat to anyway. I won’t be gone entirely. I’ll just be extremely selective in what I do and do not comment on or engage with. I apologise for any inconvenience.

Posts on Little Lion Lynnet’s will continue to go up as usual. Mostly. I have posts scheduled up to the holidays, most of them are serial novel posts. I will be posting my monthly Sailor Moon Crystal reaction post and I will be doing end-of-year and beginning-of-year posts as I have time to make them. I’ll just also be doing my darnest to focus on everything else I need to be doing. (Such as, um, eat.)

And now I’d best start to get ready for today’s gathering. Wish me luck! The coming week will be nothing but social spoon drain.

Dec 05 2014
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Book Talk: The Second Mango

The Second Mango by Shira GlassmanIt took me a while to remember how The Second Mango happened to find its way onto my TBR pile. It was an interview with the author that pinged it onto my list. It sounded like a fun adventure and the promise that the protagonists wouldn’t end up together as a couple was quite tempting as well, so let me just share the description with you all. ^_^

Queen Shulamit never expected to inherit the throne of the tropical land of Perach so young. At twenty, grief-stricken and fatherless, she’s also coping with being the only lesbian she knows after her sweetheart ran off for an unknown reason. Not to mention, she’s the victim of severe digestive problems that everybody think she’s faking. When she meets Rivka, an athletic and assertive warrior from the north who wears a mask and pretends to be a man, she finds the source of strength she needs so desperately.

Unfortunately for her, Rivka is straight, but that’s okay — Shulamit needs a surrogate big sister just as much as she needs a girlfriend. Especially if the warrior’s willing to take her around the kingdom on the back of her dragon in search of other women who might be open to same-sex romance. The real world outside the palace is full of adventure, however, and the search for a royal girlfriend quickly turns into a rescue mission when they discover a temple full of women turned to stone by an evil sorcerer.

And there you go. You might be interested to hear that there’s a sequel, Climbing the Date Palm. Below the cut, as always, lie spoilers.

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