I have to be honest. For a few weeks I feared that I was never going to get Mistress of Malice and Mercy finished. I started a new job in June (this was after quitting my job of nearly 11 years in March and working a "transition" job for a few months), and I started taking a few classes in September. Add to that the volunteer World War II transcriptions I do for my grandfather and a museum here in Texas plus the other side projects I talk myself in to and I was feeling pretty overwhelmed.
I couldn't give up on it, though. I love Duke and Viola so much, and they have been a part of my life for almost five years now. I knew how the story (and the series) were supposed to end, but I couldn't take that final step to get there.
I am so happy that it is out there for all of you to enjoy that I can't stop grinning. Fortunately, my coworkers know what a dork I am. Daughter of Deception and The Chaos Child went through minor revamps to match the format of MMM, as well.
To celebrate, I am giving away 5 copies of the entire series (PDF only) and 10 copies of Mistress of Malice and Mercy (PDF only). I will randomly draw a name from commenters who can answer this question: What is Viola's middle name (the answer can be found in the backstories on the blog, especially the one from December 1983. Hint: think Greek).
Contest Ends 11/30/12.
If you don't want to comment, you can always email me at firstname.lastname@example.org