Month: December 2016

Cover Reveal: RoAnna Sylver’s The Lifeline Signal

Posted December 31, 2016 by dove-author in Guest Posts / 0 Comments


Coming January 2017

Parole is still burning. And now the day everyone has been waiting for is finally here: it’s collapsed. A lucky few managed to escape with their lives. But while their city burned, the world outside suffered its own devastating disaster. The Tartarus Zone is a deadly wasteland a thousand miles wide, filled with toxic storms, ghostly horrors, and just as many Eyes in the Sky as ever. Somehow, this new nightmare is connected to Parole. And it’s spreading.

Now Parole’s only hope lies in the hands of three teenagers reunited by their long-lost friend Gabriel – in their dreams. Growing up outside Parole, Shiloh Cole always had to keep xir energetic powers a secret, except from xir parents, Parole’s strategist-hero Garrett, and Tartarus expert Maureen. When Parole collapsed, all contact was lost. Now, connected by Gabriel and their colliding pasts, xie joins collapse survivor Annie and the enigmatic, charismatic Chance on a desperate cross-country race, carrying a disc of xir mother’s vital plans, whose encrypted contents may be Parole’s salvation. First they’ll board the FireRunner, a ship full of familiar faces that now sails through Tartarus’ poison storms. Together, they’ll survive Tartarus’ hazards, send a lifeline to lost Parole – and uncover the mystery connecting every one of them.

The world outside Parole isn’t the one they remember, and it didn’t want them back. But they’ll save it just the same. It’s what heroes do.

Doesn’t that sound awesome? I certainly think so! The Lifeline Signal is the second book in the Chameleon Moon series, following Chameleon Moon.

The first book is on my TBR pile for 2017. It. Sounds. So. Awesome. There’s a lot of intersectionality in these books and I’m superexcited about seeing that! These books feature QUILTBAG characters, disabled characters, asexual characters, polyamorous relationships… I’m probably missing things because I’ve not read any of them yet, but they just sound so good. I’m really looking forward to them! (My TBR pile in general, people. You should see it. It looks amaaaaazing. <3)

I just. I am excite! I hope you are too! Here’s to the end of 2016 and its awfulness and to the arrival of 2017, which we’re going to make better.


Anxiety, Using Labels and Yuri!!! On Ice

Posted December 17, 2016 by dove-author in Personal / 0 Comments


Yesterday, I attended a job interview. I have anxiety, so a daylong trip that involves going to another country for a short interview is, well, let’s just say I spent most of today balancing needing to keep my sleep rhythm proper and needing to recuperate. I’m really glad that everyone I met was super nice to me because human kindness really helps me out. But even with human kindness the parts where I was travelling on my own were… not great.

I won’t go into all the details, but since it followed so closely on Yuri!!! On Ice episode 11 and because Yuuri’s anxiety has been on my mind a lot, it is something I’ve been thinking about and have been since I watched Yuuri’s flashback to last year’s Grand Prix Final where he failed. It also features VERY MILD spoilers for YOI episode 11.

Content Note: Descriptions of how anxiety manifests for me and related food issues as well as descriptions of how I talk about anxiety.

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