August 1, 2008 — HEX BREAKER release!

Friday, August 1, 2008
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It’s here!

Today is HEX BREAKER’S official release date.

If you want to buy a copy, go to Firedrakes Weyr publishing. The page you land on from this link has a line near the top that says “Bookstore”. Click that, and you’ll land on the bookstore page, click on “New Releases” in the left hand column, and I’m somewhere on it. I was near the bottom yesterday, but I should be in stock today, so maybe I’ll have moved up!

I’m thrilled, excited, and nervous. I hope it’s a good, strong start to the series.

Of course, the CDs that I need for the party that were supposed to be here on Wednesday have yet to arrive. Isn’t that typical?

I should have something special for all of you pertaining to the series by early next week.

The Creative Heartbeat Collective has the review up for HEX BREAKER. You can check it out here. Phew. Wouldn’t it be awful if they spent all that time with me and then hated the book?

And Michelle Miles was kind enough to invite me for an interview on her blog, Ye Olde Inkwell. It’s a fun one. Check it out.

Now comes the stuff I’m bad at – being out there, trying to be interesting enough so people actually want to read this genre adventure. But it’s part of the gig – the audience can’t find the work if they don’t know about it, right?

Here’s an article we should all read, by Ann Patchett, in THE ATLANTIC, about the Book Tour.

I don’t have to worry about book tours until I have print books rather than digital, although I plan to do as many blog tour stops as possible, but her article hit home.

We did a test run with the dress, the hair the make-up. An acquaintance wanted to design a “look” for the party. Unfortunately, it was Mortiz hair and vampire makeup. (The former reference you’ll only get if you’re familiar with the show SPRING AWAKENING). Now, why would I want to look like I had two black eyes, deathly pale skin, and stuck my hand in a socket? This is supposed to be a celebration. Keep it simple!

Did another round of interviews, and, just when I thought I didn’t have one more word left, found some more to do an interview with Crystal Adkins for her book blog. I’ll let you know when it runs.

Carolyn Bass Burns has a question about one’s five most annoying habits. I have more than five, so I’m not sure if I should participate!

I worked on the articles that are due today; I’ve got to finish the final one, give them all a polish, and get them off by noon.

Of course, they turned the water off again this morning – but at least they warned me. Otherwise, I’ll be stopping at the theatre to shower before the party!

I still feel betwixt and between the theatre and the writing. The whole month of July was an emotional roller coaster for many reasons. I’m hoping to get my focus back on the page in August and that things will quiet down – but up the ante on work coming out!


Devon’s Bookstore:

Hex Breaker
by Devon Ellington. A Jain Lazarus Adventure. Hex Breaker Jain Lazarus joins the crew of a cursed film, hoping to put to rest what was stirred up before more people die and the film is lost. Tough, practical Detective Wyatt East becomes her unlikely ally and lover on an adventure fighting zombies, ceremonial magicians, the town wife-beater, the messenger of the gods, and their own pasts.
$4.00 ebook/ $6.00 on CD from Firedrakes Weyr Publishing.
Visit the site for the Jain Lazarus adventures.

5 in 10: Create 5 Short Stories in Ten Weeks
by Devon Ellington. This ebooklet takes you from inspiration to writing to revision to marketing. By the end of ten weeks, you will have either 5 short stories or a good chunk of a novella complete. And it’s only 50 cents, USD. Here.

Writing Rituals: Ideas to Support Creativity by Cerridwen Iris Shea. This ebooklet contains several rituals to help you start writing, get you through writer’s block, and help send your work on its way. It’s only 39 cents USD. (Note: Cerridwen Iris Shea is one of the six names under which I publish). Here.


  1. I’ve already bought my copy! And guess what? I’m going to read it before I read BREAKING DAWN. (It is the last in the “Twilight” series, out tomorrow.)
    I’d pick you over Stephenie Meyer anytime!

    XOXOXO Have a great party and weekend!

  2. I bought it! I’m waiting for Paypal to stop pending so I can download it. Can’t wait to read it. Wonderful review! I left a comment 🙂

    Have a GREAT launch party!!


    Got my copy this morning and I started reading it over my lunch…good luck tonight!

  4. Many, many congratulations!

    Have a wonderful launch party. You deserve it!

  5. Congratulations, doll! I’m so tickled for you! I dedicated a congratulatory blog post to you today. 🙂

    Yay!!! The party begins!!!

  6. Congratulations and I hope to purchase the book from you tonight. Nice review.

  7. Congrats!!!

  8. Congratulations on your book! It looks like a must-read for August! 🙂

  9. Congratulations! I’m so happy for you! I hope to be able to read Hex Breaker soon. Have a WONDERFUL time tonight!

  10. Congratulations and good luck. I’ve not been online much recently so I’m catching up.

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