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.