it’s my party and I’ll read if I want to

So it’s my birthday today. While it did involve work as usual (time and spreadsheets wait for no woman), it also involved a card from my coworkers, cakes at work, presents from my family, a nice dinner out with steak and wine, and a generally good day.

It’s also just over a week now since The Masked City came out in the US. I hope that people are enjoying it! (And if you really want to give me a birthday present, and you enjoyed reading it, then do leave a good review on amazon or wherever – it’s the sort of thing that makes authors happy…)

I need to remember to check the Lush shop soon. They should be getting in their Halloween and/or Christmas specials any day now. I’m a Lush addict – well, some of their products, at least – and I wouldn’t want to miss any good new stuff.

giveaways and nervousness

So with The Masked City coming out in the States next week, am I nervous? Of course not, she says unconvincingly, wearing a path in the carpet with her constant pacing…

But in the meantime, we now have two giveaways!

Here’s the first:
Goodreads giveaway of The Masked City – US only, ends 4th September

And here’s a brand new one:
Tor giveaway of both The Invisible Library and The Masked City – US only, ends 4th September

Now please excuse me while I go off to work on book 4. Irene is currently sitting up from trauma and demanding brandy. She’s very predictable…