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The Villain Comes Home

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I'm not supposed to be on a social network right now, what with all that writing to do, all those Con preparations, all those parts of my nostrils that have yet to be explored. However, I am very excited by the announcement that When The Villain Comes Home is now available to buy.

This is the sequel anthology, obviously enough, to last year's When the Hero Comes Home. There are some great, famous, talented, thrilling authors on the TOC, but mostly, I'm excited to see personal friends of mine in there too. You'll see my lovely name half-way down the list with a story called "The Sunshine Baron" -- very appropriate for the monsoon summer we in Ireland are currently experiencing.

Note: only the physical book is available for purchase right now, but the ebook is imminent.

Here's the cover, followed by a full list of the contents.



Camille Alexa – Pinktastic and the End of the World
Erik Scott de Bie – Hunger of the Blood Reaver
Chaz Brenchley – Villainelle
Eugie Foster – Oranges, Lemons, and Thou Beside Me
David Sakmyster – Prometheus Found
Marie Bilodeau – Happily Ever After
Richard Lee Byers – Little Things
K.D. McEntire – Heels
Peadar Ó Guilín – The Sunshine Baron
Jim C. Hines – Daddy’s Little Girl
Ari Marmell - Than to Serve in Heaven
Karin Lowachee – The Bleach
Jay Lake – The Woman Who Shattered the Moon
Julie Czerneda – Charity
J.M. Frey – Maddening Science
Clint Talbert – Birthright
Rachel Swirsky – Broken Clouds
Tony Pi – The Miscible Imp
Leah Petersen – Manmade
J.P. Moore – Lord of the Southern Sky
Ryan McFadden – Back in the Day
Todd McCaffrey – Robin Redbreast
Erik Buchanan – Cycle of Revenge
Gregory A. Wilson – The Presuil’s Call
Rosemary Jones – The Man With Looking-Glass Eyes
Gabrielle Harbowy – Starkeep
Ed Greenwood – A Lot of Sly Work Ahead
Mercedes Lackey / Larry Dixon – Heir Apparent
Chris A. Jackson – Home Again, Home Again
Steve Bornstein – The Best Laid Plans


Comments

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mollydot
Aug. 6th, 2012 01:38 pm (UTC)
Yay!

Oooh, and Rachel Swirsky! I've only read one story by her, but I liked it a lot. Looking forward to reading more.

And, of course, I'm looking forward to reading about what happened our summer. Can we blame you?
peadarog
Aug. 6th, 2012 01:40 pm (UTC)
I met Rachel very briefly last year and she was lovely. Mind you, in reality, she could be really evil.

As for the summer, I merely report what I see. In other words, I bear little of the blame.
mollydot
Aug. 6th, 2012 01:45 pm (UTC)
Hmm... I'm not sure if I believe you. You can be pretty evil yourself.

The rain was somewhat amenable yesterday though - it rained a *lot* on our house, but when we went to a bbq in Maynooth, there wasn't a drop.
msstacy13
Aug. 6th, 2012 01:48 pm (UTC)
As Billy Joel might say,
he didn't start the fire,
he's only passed on the blame.
mollydot
Aug. 6th, 2012 02:29 pm (UTC)
The fire was good. Can't have a bbq without it!
peadarog
Aug. 6th, 2012 02:02 pm (UTC)
To be fair, I never pay much attention to what happens in Maynooth. I'll need to up my game if I am to extinguish happiness forever.
mollydot
Aug. 6th, 2012 02:29 pm (UTC)
I hope you're taking notes.
msstacy13
Aug. 6th, 2012 01:45 pm (UTC)
It's wonderful to be among friends,
particularly in such a notable venue.
I'm as happy for you as I am envious.
:)
peadarog
Aug. 6th, 2012 02:02 pm (UTC)
Thank you :)
marshallpayne1
Aug. 6th, 2012 01:55 pm (UTC)
Congrats! Great line-up!
peadarog
Aug. 6th, 2012 02:03 pm (UTC)
It is! Thanks :)
snapes_angel
Aug. 6th, 2012 03:40 pm (UTC)
Huzzah!
peadarog
Aug. 6th, 2012 03:42 pm (UTC)
Oh yes :)
snapes_angel
Aug. 6th, 2012 03:57 pm (UTC)
YUou'll let us know whe the e-dition comes out, yes?
peadarog
Aug. 6th, 2012 07:18 pm (UTC)
Oh, absolutely!
snapes_angel
Aug. 6th, 2012 07:20 pm (UTC)
Yay!
regina_of_york
Aug. 6th, 2012 04:20 pm (UTC)
Congrats!

Also, I love the title of the anthology.
peadarog
Aug. 6th, 2012 07:18 pm (UTC)
Cool! Me too :)
bondo_ba
Aug. 6th, 2012 06:41 pm (UTC)
Nice!
peadarog
Aug. 6th, 2012 07:20 pm (UTC)
I certainly am!
bondo_ba
Aug. 6th, 2012 07:21 pm (UTC)
Sadly, you are too far away for me to confirm or deny that!
peadarog
Aug. 6th, 2012 07:22 pm (UTC)
My ninjas are *never* far away.
bondo_ba
Aug. 6th, 2012 07:23 pm (UTC)
Yes, but you pay them so badly that most of them have actually approached me to see if I can get them a job...
peadarog
Aug. 6th, 2012 07:25 pm (UTC)
Unseeable, uncatchable, ungrateful :(
fenryng
Aug. 6th, 2012 11:47 pm (UTC)
Okay, yeah, I second the statement that the anthology's title is cool. I suppose I will have to break down and buy them both at some point. Blast you. :-)
Congratulations on these stories of yours getting published, though; you are going right along!
peadarog
Aug. 7th, 2012 07:05 am (UTC)
Thanks v. much ;)
_lady_narcissa_
Aug. 7th, 2012 02:50 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! Looking forward to reading it!
peadarog
Aug. 7th, 2012 06:02 pm (UTC)
Thank you! And thank you!
MihaiDarkWolf
Aug. 9th, 2012 08:11 am (UTC)
Quite an interesting line-up. And a villain sounds more interesting than a hero, because from my experience the bad guys seem to be more complex. ;) Still, I need to catch up with the first anthology too, it is on my Kindle for quite a while now.
peadarog
Aug. 9th, 2012 02:57 pm (UTC)
We are more complex ;)

Hey, did you ever receive that package I sent you?
MihaiDarkWolf
Aug. 10th, 2012 07:58 am (UTC)
I did, thank you very much sir :) I hope to get to it really soon.
peadarog
Aug. 10th, 2012 08:43 am (UTC)
I always worry when I put something in the post, it's not going to get there :)
hatgirl
Aug. 11th, 2012 10:06 pm (UTC)
Oh, hurray! I've been looking forward to this collection :-D
peadarog
Aug. 12th, 2012 08:12 am (UTC)
I'm reading it now and genuinely enjoying it :)
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