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Dear Lord Akeldama: The 2012 Edition, Part Two

Rune Bartlett asks:
How you feel about becoming the adoptive parent to Lady Alexia and Lord Maccon's child? Do you feel up to the task?
Of course, duckie, how difficult can it be?

Lousie asks:
I hope I am not being terribly rude, for this question comes from the heart. Are werewolf/vampire relations truly incompatible? As a trendsetter is it not possible for you to lead the way in said relations?...perhaps with a certain chocolate and oxblood furred werewolf?
My dear lilliput, one does not mix creams and acids, it just curdles. One must either pick lemon for one's tea, or milk, not both.

Sarah asks:
"Will you marry me? Love always, Your biggest admirer, S. (Waiting for your reply, midnight in Trafalgar Square. I have red hair and am wearing a pink blazer, likely with blue trousers and my favorite magenta top-hat. Kiss kiss!)"
My darling button, marriage is not for me, I prefer to think of myself as taken, not shackled.

neuroticred asks:
I know his eyes aren't the right color, but from your experience do you see Gerard Butler as giving a reasonable presentation of Lord Maccon?
Gerard whom? Butler, butler? Butler or actor? My darling Periwinkle, I believe you must be confused. Oh, you mean that loud toothy fellow with the amazing chest? I can see a passing familial resemblance. Them man is, if that travesty of a Sparta movie is to be believed, rather lacking in chest hair. But I'm certain there is the merkin equivalent available.

jaiser asks:
Have you any fashion tips for gents off a rather more "stout" physique?
Corset, corsets, corset! They were invent for us gentlemen, did you know? So were high heels.

Have a question for Lord Akeldama? He may have answered it already or you may leave it in a comment below.


Your Infusion of Cute . . .

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .
The Steampunk Scholar manages a spoiler free review of Timeless and goodbye to me over on Tor dot Com.

Deportment & Deceit ~ The Finishing School Book the Second: Working rough draft.

Etiquette & Espionage ~ The Finishing School Book the First: Release date Feb 2013. In production. Have seen initial cover mock-up and it is stunning!

Manga ~ Soulless Vol. 1: Printed volume avaible in some bookstore now! (Have seen cover sketch for Soulless Vol. 2 (AKA Changeless) and it is beyond fabulous!)

Timeless ~ Parasol Protectorate Book the Last, official release March 1. Some stores have already shipped.

Prudence ~ The Parasol Protectorate Abroad Book the First: Release date fall 2013. She's started waking me up in the middle of the night with ideas.

BIG FAT SPOILER ALERT! Really, DON'T READ THE BLURB ON AMAZON if you haven't read the other books first!

Book News:
  • The Unread Reader reports on her road trip and my Austin signing and gives away a signed copy of Timeless.
  • B&N on Tor.com picks both Timeless and the manga for March.
  • For those dedicated fans who have kindly asked (and I stuck here near the end as only the most dedicated get this far) Timeless will not make the NYT list. I only barely squeeze on as it is and, sadly, Amazon shipped 11 days early, which split Timeless's sales between 3 weeks. Without all sales going to one week, I can't get a top 10 bestseller. It is what it is, but it does mean Timeless probably won't show up in airports.
  • Amended, we did make it on to the extended at #17!

Quote of the Day:
Circumvent (n.): An opening in the front of boxer shorts worn by
Jewish men.
~ Unknown


Aw man, I'm so sorry about the early shipment thing! That's just not cool. I pre-ordered my copy ages ago (Do pre-orders make a difference in contrast to people who just buy it in the first week?), and bookdepository only started shipping on Monday.
(I told myself that I'd continue with the Islandic constitution of anno dunno until "Timeless" was here. Everybody dies. 'Nuff said about my mood.)
It's not as bad as we feared, I managed to squeeze onto the extended at #17.
Congratulations on that, and fingers are crossed that books to come will be shipped on time. ;)
Dear Lord Akeldama, in regards to your milk and lemon comment, weren't you the very same who built up an immunity to distasteful acids for the sake of something you wanted?
I was saving Timeless for a bad weather day (this time of year is rather primed for that sort of thing) and today was it (albeit bizarre. Snowed in with horrible winds in the morning; sunny without a cloud in the sky during the late afternoon. Very bizarre).

It was a very good morning. I'm so glad that you like to write in smaller cycles for how you ended the series was unexpected but worth it. I literally did not see it coming and I suspect neither did any of the other characters except for maybe one *ahem* It was a lovely send off for the crew and this is definitely my favourite book of the series. I can't wait to read the manga version; it will tide me over till 2013, even if I'm timetravelling backward first before jumping forward into the future into your lovely world.

For Alessandro Tarabotti's book, if there is ever that possibility, I would wonder if you would ever consider writing it in the style of his journals? With the mentions of him (and his deviousness - oh what messes he can weave) I'm terribly curious and reading his journals would be like meeting him.
I tend not to like to write in first person, but I had thought that his book woudl be a mixture of the two, both journal entries and 3rd POV.
Am I missing something? Will Lord Akeldama have his own book? Or one devoted to him, I mean?

PLEASE let this be so!
Nope. can you image how exhausting that would be? Both to read and to write.
:D I understand. If such a thing existed, though, I would read - rather, savor - in tiny doses. :D

Thanks for the reply. I do adore Lord Akeldama. It must be the fag hag in me.

Edited at 2012-03-08 03:40 am (UTC)
On Akeldama and Children

Is he in for an experience. :)
Dear Lord Akeldama, I have a dear friend that, while being quite kind, simply refuses to even attempt any form or sense of style or dressing properly. Do you have any ideas of how I can convince him into some proper clothing?
So pleased you did manage to make the list, even with the early release issue. I've just finished Timeless and it thoroughly deserved a spot on the list. You tied it all up beautifully and finished it on a high.
Thank you!
Many thanks, Lord Akeldama, for the fashion advice. Spanks, here I come! :-)