Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Story Portals - Katya the Assassin


My sometimes-editor, sometimes-collaborator, and all the time friend, Larry Segriff, is launching a new venture, Story Portals. This is going to be an online store for fantasy tales, starting with short stories, then adding in full-length novels. 


These stories and books will be written by working professionals in the field, and in the initial roll-out, begin with short tales featuring Katya,  a trained assassin, courtesan, and worker of magicks. She kills people. She likes knives. She's a trained courtesan. What else do you need?


I am lucky enough to have a short story up in the first batch, a nasty little bit of business called "Just Desserts." And later, I'll have a part in a novel about Katya, working title of which is Assassin's Holiday. In this, I am paired with a younger writer some of you who drop round here know, Bobbe Edmonds.


Assuming, of course, that he gets off his lazy ass and finishes the thing ...


Um. Anyway, I urge you to drop by and have a look. 


Disclosure Notice: If you join and Larry makes a ton of money, some small measure of it will eventually filter down to me, and I must confess I wouldn't mind that. 


The site's official launch date is Thursday, September 1st, but you can sneak peek today and look around. There will be free samples, so you can see if you like it.


You can click on the link above, or over in the link list to the right.

10 comments:

Kris said...

It may be too early to tell, but it almost sounds like the publishing industry (actual authors included) are having far more success adapting to a new, digital world than did the music industry. I wish you nothing but success with this new project.

Steve Perry said...

And before Bobbe checks in here to whine, yes, I know you have been writing steadily and producing a prodigious amount of material. I was merely pulling your chain as always ...

Bobbe Edmonds said...

There's no thrills in beating me to the punch, Old Man.

Steve Perry said...

"No challenge" is what you mean ...

Bobbe Edmonds said...

Anyone else here notice how the rules of grammar and sentence structure apply to everyone BUT Steve?

Steve Perry said...

Well, once you *know* the rules, you can break them ...

Bobbe Edmonds said...

I got a speeding ticket the last time I came down to visit you...Are the police aware of this "break the rules" policy of yours?

Steve Perry said...

You got a ticket? Huh. The police don't stop me. Maybe that's because if you break the rules properly, they let it pass ...

Bobbe Edmonds said...

Fuck it, I'm quitting while I'm only a parsec behind.

Steve Perry said...

Well, I'd say "Wise." but, of course, a wise man wouldn't have started down that road ...