Category Archives: Books

Cover Reveal – Cheerleaders from Planet X by Lyssa Chiavari

Claudie Arseneault/ February 7, 2017/ Books, Writing/ 0 comments

Yes, you read that title well: Cheerleaders from Planet X. Welcome to the cover reveal of Lyssa’s next book, a thick concentrate of the funniest, hammiest alien invasion tropes, with bonus cheerleaders and lesbians! Tada! Honestly, I am so here for an unashamed dive into good old story tropes, refreshed by 100% more queer characters and a good deal of

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Interview with Lauren Jankowski, Author of The Shapeshifter Chronicles

Claudie Arseneault/ February 6, 2017/ Books, Community, Uncategorized/ 0 comments

Last week I had the great pleasure of hosting Lauren’s cover reveal for her latest book, The Dwelling of Ekhidna, and you know what, I wanted to hear more about it! So today, we’re moving from covers to character and book, and having a quick interview with Lauren! So, shapeshifters! You must love that, to have an entire series with them!

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A Grey-Scale Cover

Claudie Arseneault/ February 5, 2017/ Books, City of Spires, Projects, Publication/ 0 comments

This is going to be quick. Unforeseen circumstances have added some solid delays to my cover reveal. As in, closer to publication than I am comfortable with waiting. It sucks, but that is life, there’s no real way around it. So while I will not have a cover finished in all of its glory for a while, I do have a

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Announcing… The Kraken Collective!

Claudie Arseneault/ February 1, 2017/ Books, City of Spires, Community, Projects, Publication/ 0 comments

Are you ready for exciting news? I hope you’re ready for them.  I have been sitting on this one for such a long time, and it might be my biggest project of the coming year(s). Hopefully it will be. It’s The Kraken Collective! The Kraken Collective is an alliance of indie authors who have pooled resources to publish high-quality fiction while

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Cover Reveal: The Dwelling of Ekhidna, by Lauren Jankowski

Claudie Arseneault/ January 28, 2017/ Books, Community, Publication, Writing/ 0 comments

I don’t talk about Lauren nearly as much as I should. In all the baby steps I took reaching out to the ace community and getting involved with representation, Lauren Jankowski and the Asexual Artist blogs was one of the most fundamental and important one. Heck, that very first interview (she has over 500 ace artists interviewed now!) was a coming

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Asexuality and Death and Other Associations

Claudie Arseneault/ January 9, 2017/ Books, Characters, Community, Personal, Writing/ 1 comments

I’m used to asexual and aromantic characters being the villains. Pegging down a lack of attraction or love as inhuman and evil is an old tradition still well alive in stories, especially SFF. We have for a long time painted villains as people unable to comprehend love and celebrated romance as a staple of humanity, in addition to describing a

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Five Asexual Protagonists by Actual Ace Writers

Claudie Arseneault/ December 28, 2016/ Books, Characters, Community, Writing/ 0 comments

Let’s have a party. Today Tor reposted their April list of asexual protagonists, which not only doesn’t recommend books by ace authors, but actually sets forth pretty shitty rep. And to add insult to injury, they paraphrase Lauren Jankowski, an indie aro-ace artist that is very vocal and supportive of the community and its self-publishers as she states that several

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Le carré rouge

Claudie Arseneault/ November 1, 2016/ Books, Inspiration and Ideas, Personal, Varia/ 0 comments

On November 7, I have a new short story released from Solarpunk Press, Le carré rouge, which is a very personal take on Québec and solarpunk, and how the two might entwined. The short draws upon many elements specific to the province’s history and my own activism, and I wanted to talk more about these.  Le carré rouge I titled the

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VIRAL AIRWAVES goes out of print … for a tiny bit!

Claudie Arseneault/ August 28, 2016/ Books, Varia, Viral Airwaves/ 0 comments

I have an announcement to make! (and, spoilers, it is in the title) For the time being, VIRAL AIRWAVES and THE WHITE RENEGADE are both out of print. It won’t last long–no more than a month–and though it might sound like bad news, I assure you I’m quite happy with it. My publisher, Incandescent Phoenix Books, offered me to get

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