Book View Cafe and “Betrayal”
No, Book View Cafe hasn’t betrayed me. Book View Cafe has been the best thing for my career in the past five years!
In fact, I spent the better part of this weekend working on BVC-related projects. First, there was an outline for a marketing plan, intended to be used by any author, with any amount of money and time at his/her disposal, writing in any genre. Yeah. It was a bit of a challenge to draft. But it’s being shared among the membership, and I expect to see great things evolve from it!
Then, there was a lot of fiddly work on a Big New Project that I’ll announce officially next week. I’m very excited, and you’ll get to see some pretty pictures, and you might get to read some new words (if you haven’t read them, in other guises, before…) How’s that for mystery?
And that takes us to “Betrayal”… “Betrayal” is a short story that I wrote a few years back. It’s in the Book View Cafe anthology Across the Spectrum, because BVC is turning 5 this month, and we wanted to celebrate with a collection of our favorite short stories. For $5.99, you can get stories by Marion Zimmer Bradley, Ursula K. LeGuin, Vonda N. McIntyre, a couple dozen other Book View Cafe members, and, um, me.
“Betrayal” is a story about Nimue, the enchantress from the King Arthur stories. And it’s a story about Merlin. And it’s a story about love and faith and betrayal. And it’s my favorite of the short stories I’ve written. And it isn’t available anywhere else in the world.
So. Wanna read it? Here’s the link to get your very own copy of Across the Spectrum in .mobi (Kindle) or .epub (just about everyone else) format: