Author Chat with Binge on Books, January Edition: C.S. Pacat

Next week, on Feb 2nd, is a date that all of us here at Binge on Books has noted in the calendar, circled in bright red ink, with a warning out to all friends and family: don’t even bother talking to us, expecting us to work/make dinner/interact with you, or anticipate us doing anything other than reading Kings Rising, the highly and hotly anticipated third installment in C.S. Pacat’s groundbreaking Captive Prince series. It’s 7 long years of waiting for some and finally, FINALLY, it will be released.

captive prince trilogyIf you’ve never read Captive Prince, stop everything you’re doing right now and read it. I’m not joking. Read it. Now. Right now. It’s one of the most gorgeous, heart breaking, revolutionary works of genre fiction I’ve read to date. It’s a book that’s stuck with me since I first reviewed it back in 2013 and one that is routinely recommended by me to anyone looking for something extraordinary. It’s one series that will obliterate what you think about political intrigue, romance, and fantasy, overturning stereotypes and engrossing you. It’s the book you’ve been dying to read but didn’t even know it.

In anticipation of the third and final book’s release, I sat down in my latest Author Chat with Binge on Books to discuss all things Captive Prince with C.S. Pacat herself. Cat was lovely enough to submit to a lightning round of silly questions and a rapid fire Q&A about craft, upcoming projects, and Kings Rising itself. She even goes so far as to discuss the question at the forefront of every long time reader’s mind: did Laurent know?

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So with that, I give you, the January 2016 edition of Author Chat with Binge on Books, featuring C.S. Pacat!

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CS PacatC. S. Pacat is the author of the Captive Prince trilogy, including Captive Prince and Prince’s Gambit. Born in Australia and educated at the University of Melbourne, she has since lived in a number of different cities, including Tokyo and Perugia. She currently resides and works in Melbourne.

Find C.S. Pacat on her website: http://cspacat.com/ or on her publisher’s website: https://www.penguin.com.au/contributors/8331/cs-pacat

Connect with her on Twitter: @cspacat

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Author Spotlight: Ginn Hale reading an excerpt of Servant of Shadow

Hello, all! So if you haven’t realized (or haven’t read my post on the subject, FOR SHAME) October is Queer Romance Month! Hooray! Queer Romance Month is a celebration of love stories in all shades of the rainbow in all shades of romance. There are over a hundred LGBTQ+ authors and allies with essays, flash-fiction and much, much more. If you haven’t gone to check it out, I highly suggest you do so now: www.queerromancemonth.com

Now, many of your favorite blogs are hosting exclusive content from Queer Romance Month contributors as part of this celebration. And do I have a treat for you. Today on Binge on Books, we have one of my personal favorites with us: Ginn Hale! Yes, Ginn Hale, the amazing author of the Rifter Series and contributor to the Charmed and Dangerous anthology is here reading from her current Work-In-Progress, Servant of Shadows (the third set of books in the Cadeleonian series)!

Read all about Servant of Shadows here: Elezar Grunito has fled his homeland—a hunted man intent on carrying out the vital diplomatic mission that will redeem him. But in Labara he faces creatures of myth and magic far more dangerous than anything he’s faced in Cadeleon. Complicating matters further is the wily street witch, Skellan, whose courage and passion threaten to unravel all of Elezar’s ambitions.

And now listen to this exclusive excerpt:

 

Sounds so very enticing, no? Now, go follow Ginn everywhere and fall in love with her and her gorgeous writing:

tiny-ginnGinn Hale lives with her lovely wife and indolent cats in the Pacific Northwest. She spends the many rainy days tinkering with devices and words. Her first novel, Wicked Gentlemen, won the Spectrum Award for best novel. Her most recent publications include the Lord of the White Hell, Champion of the Scarlet Wolf and The Rifter trilogy: The Shattered Gates, The Holy Road and His Sacred Bones. Her novella Things Unseen and Deadly appears in the Irregulars Anthology, while Swift and the Black Dog appears in Charmed and Dangerous.

Find Ginn in all the places: Website | Twitter | Facebook

This exciting, honest-to-goodness piece of multi-media content is brought to you in support of Queer Romance Month. 

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October + Romance = Queer Romance Month!

Guys. Guuuuuuys. Get excited. No, really. Get very Very VERY excited cause October is fast upon us and with it comes a very special celebration: QUEER ROMANCE MONTH!

Queer Romance Month? What is that?” you are no doubt all wondering. Well, you see, it’s a fabulous month long celebration of romance across the LGBTQ+ spectrum. What? Yes. FABULOUS. Month Long. Celebration. Every day in October, three to four posts from a variety of readers, writers, bloggers and other brilliant people get posted on queerromancemonth.com. Contributors come from all corners of romance, united by the belief that love is love, romance is romance, and sexuality is not a sub-genre.

Last year’s theme was: Love is Love; this year’s theme is: We All Need Stories. And we do, we all need stories. We All Need Stories badge

You’ll find the awesome contributors all over social media, giving exclusive interviews, audio clips and video readings in addition to the cool content on the Queer Romance Month site.

Now, here’s the clincher: why should you care? Because everyone involved in Queer Romance Month is terribly brilliant and sexy, of course (YOU, the reader, included!!).

No, really.

But on a serious note, it’s a chance to talk about books you love or discover books you’re going to love in an exciting, diverse and enthusiastic community.

There’ll be actual, legit, brand new content from a wide range of writers who we hope you’ll already think are fabulous or will decide are fabulous after you read them.

Here at Binge on Books we are so excited for the return of all those who contributed to the Charmed & Dangerous anthology, as well as so many of our other favorite writers, such as Santino Hassell, Roan Parrish, Alexis J Hall, EE Ottoman, Rose Lerner, Amy Jo Cousins… You get the picture, right? That’s just the beginning of the incredible and diverse list of authors. We are also excited for some of our favorite artists and bloggers to contribute, such as Catherine Dair and Elisabeth Lane, as well as our very own, Liz(!!)

We hope you will join us in celebrating all the amazing and unique queer stories that have already been told, are in the process of being told, or will be told in the future.

There will also be a lot of free stuff. Woot woot. FREE STUFF. You know. As a bonus.

You can visit daily at www.queerromancemonth.com. Subscribe by email or add the RSS to your feed-reader of choice. You can also, and most importantly, follow on Twitter at @QueerRomance, which will alert you when new posts go up.

You can also snag one of the gorgeous badges to display on your own site or use temporarily as a Facebook or Twitter icon to show your support of Queer Romance Month.

Tweet, leave comments, enter giveaways – Queer Romance Month is coming to share stories and the contributors love hearing from people.

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