As of tomorrow, we are on vacation. 🙂 There will be no updates, posts, or other weirdness until we return the following week.
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Have a wonderful, restful time!
Mary Beth says
I wish the same with a bit of excitement for spice!
+1, go, R&R and enjoy yourselves.
In that case, I hope you have a good time.
Enjoy and no wifi usage. Put on sunblock, hat and sunglasses and you’ll be good to go.
Emmy Hage says
Have an amazing vacation!! It’s very well deserved. I hope you both get lots of rest and have a lot of fun!! Enjoy ?
Enjoy the vacation!
Enjoy your vacation.
Enjoy your vacation!
Woo Hoo – vacation time! Enjoy 🙂
Patricia Schlorke says
Yay, yippee, hooray, and any other words to describe the celebration of not working! Have lots of fun where ever you go even if it’s being at home. 🙂
Have a wonderful time 🙂
Remember sunblock and drink all the wine.
Natasha Johnson says
Have fun and enjoy! I also have to say thank you so much for the book recommendation I have enjoyed it tremendously!
Debra Johnson says
Good for you!
Enjoy. You deserve it. I will wait for next email notice before checking the blog again.
Enjoy! What a great idea … I just scheduled a day off for August 28 and booked a room at the beach. I’ll be sitting on the deck listening to the ocean and immersing myself in Magic Triumphs.
What a great idea Karen!
Marcia S says
Have a good time and enjoy your vacation.
I’d threaten to never read anything you write ever again if do work on your vacation… but you probably don’t care, and I’d definitely be lying anyways.
Enjoy your vacation.
Marietta Swan says
l am a long time reader, first time poster, most importantly, please try some paraffin therapy from a manicure expert. the wax on your hands and wrists is heavenly. I gave myself carpel tunnel, paraffin feels fabulous, please try it. It truly helps the pain. Next, thank you for your free fiction experiment. You are both so generous. I appreciate your Innkeeper stories and anything else you are willing to share. I hope you both have a lovely time at the beach. But, most importantly, having dealt with pain, Please take care of yourself.
Have a wonderful vacation and rest!
Have fun!! Safe travels if you are going anywhere! 🙂
Hope you guys have a blast. You deserve it. 😀
Bon voyage! Enjoy!
Have a wonderful vacation. Rest and have fun. As always. thank you for all the wonderfulness
Have a relaxing and fun vacation!
Pat McCain says
Debi Majo says
WOOHOO! Have a fabulous time!
Fan in California says
My reaction exactly!!!!
Tiffany Crystal says
Wait, no weirdness?? WHY?! How are we supposed to live without weirdness???
WHAT KIND OF MADNESS IS THIS?!
(Enjoy your vacation, you guys. And don’t worry about the weirdness…pretty sure I’ve got that covered on my own :X )
Weirdness happens – I saw pineapple/coconut Hershey’s kisses at the supermarket.
I rest my case.
Pineapples, chocolate, champagne, and apple wood smoked bacon wishes to you on this short voyage. I hope it is a real rest and recuperation event. Have fun and enjoy yourselves.
Carolyn Walker says
Have a good time. Remember sunscreen.
Enjoy the beach! That sounds glorious!
I’m still enjoying the crepe inspiration – no dessert crepes yet, but tonight’s was filled with scallops, zucchinis, tomatillos and fresh herbs. And then I had chocolate lava cake and raspberry sorbet (it had been a long few days, and cooking helps me unwind.)
So jealous. Salad, chicken and fish until I lose the 3 pounds I put on when my daughter visited. SO jealous…
Would it help if I listed all of the foods that I can’t eat? (…though I’d prefer not to. I don’t think I’ve ever put together a complete list, I mostly work from what I can eat, which is reasonably plentiful and much less depressing.)
My body will pretty much self regulate if I stick with my training schedule and don’t eat anything I’m allergic to. Of course, I’m still making my way back from the great allergy incident, but I’m most of the way back… (And for the next month or so, I’ll be happy to hold steady, as my schedule will be all over the place, and my stress level is likely to be… high. I cook because it is so much more productive than violent revenge against asshats.)
(Okay, just one asshat. And an asshat whom I sometimes even like, but oh, so aggravating at the moment.)
I think I’ve seen a bunch of them on previous posts. I am so sorry that you have the danger to your health.
My allergies are generally not food based, but I can sympathize.
Your dinner was still awesome. I’m happy you enjoyed it and happy that you enjoyed cooking it.
Feel free to make me jealous anytime.
(And asshats deserve your ire, even if you sometimes like them.)
OMG that sounds amazing – I had a nectarine. boo hoo
Upon your Return, we will Rejoice. ?
Have fun and rest well.
I hope you have a wonderful time! You deserve a relaxing vacation.
Amanda P says
Have a fantastic time?
I wish you a great vacation ???
Have a good time!
Good! Have fun!
Have fun!! Enjoy your vacation 😀
Wonderful! Have a great holiday and lots of fun and good food (somehow I equate fun with good food 🙂
Andreas Hoppler says
Good for you! I’ve been back from my vacation for a week now, and only noticed after my vacation how much I needed one.
Shannon from Florida says
I hope you are going someplace cooler! Have a great time.
Enjoy! You’ve more than earned it.
Have a fantastic vacation filled with beautiful weather and lots of sunscreen. Don’t think about work, we will be here when you get back!!
Congratulations! Don’t think about anything except where is the sunscreen and where to find the best food.
Teresa valentic says
Have a wonderful vacation. Res fresh and recharge??
Chiara (AKA Chandramas) says
Have FUN! and rest or whatever you want/need!
Nancy C. says
Have a great time, enjoy
Have a fantastic time!
William B says
Enjoy yourselves! Relax!
Wishing you a vacation filled with love and laughter, fun and adventure, and of course great food and drinks!! :)♡
Splash and relax
Read you on the flip side…..
Woohoo! Enjoy the vacation!
Have fun and take care of yourself
Enjoy your well deserved vacation!
Have a wonderful time.
Mehjabin Haque says
Have a fun filled vacation..enjoy:)
Have a great time you two. Rest, relax, and don’t do any typing for the next week.
We love y’all. Have a great time.
ENJOY! If you don’t deserve a vacation, I don’t know who does.?????
Have a great week! We’ll be here when you get back.
P.S. Finished Iron and Magic????????????
Debbie Vassar says
Have fun!!! Relax, enjoy the break because you really do deserve it. Have a drink for me!
Marisa V says
Have a wonderful time!!! ?
Have fun, and safe travels!
Suzann Schmid says
Recharge and have a fun-filled vacation. I love all your offerings, but in particular Maud and Arland. Thank you.
Alisa Hylton says
I hope your vacation is full of fun and renewal.
Monica B. says
Have a great time!
Happy vacation! ????
Excellent!!! Have fun!! ?
Enjoy! Relax! Stay away from keyboards of all ilk!
Y’all rock. And y’all deserve every HEA you can get, vacas included. 🙂
Helen Carames says
Enjoy your fun in the sun, we all know you deserve it!
Good for you!! Enjoy your well deserved vacation.
Ellen Z says
Karen the Griffmom says
Good on you. Fruity drinks with umbrellas, ahoy!
Rowena Huser says
Have a wonderful vacation.
Enjoy both of you get a good rest have a wonderful time ???
Have a fabulous time!!!
Forget about everything includind the BDH. Relax, be spontaneous, enjoy yourself. We will appreciate your renewed self.
Remember, angels measure intelligence by how much fun you can have without guilt. Be smart, be very smart!
Kathryn Krigsman says
Good for you both! Have a fabulous vacation, enjoy and we will be here when you return.
KC Hulsman says
Sounds like fun!
Relax, recharge, have fun. 🙂
Enjoy you vacation. Relax, recharge, make memories. Your are both deserving of it for the greatest writers that you are.
Well deserved. Enjoy!
Tina in NJ says
Have a wonderful trip. I will probably reread Arland’s smackdown at least once a day until we get another installment. What a great gift to hold us until the next one. Will we get a countdown clock to Magic Triumphs upon your return? Not that I need one.
Bill G says
Teh Gerg says
Have a beachin’ time!
Travel safe….have a GREAT time !!!
Relax and enjoy
Kyle in SF says
Have a great time!!
Woohoo!!! Vacation!!! Have a fabulous time! So well deserved!
My favorite authors/storytellers deserve a break! Hope weather cooperates and you have a peaceful vacay!
Debbie C says
Your devotion and talent are appreciated by your many fans. Please take the time you need to recharge, enjoy and live life to its fullest. Never fear we will be waiting as patiently as possible for your return. Don’t turn on a computer or think about a single plot while you are gone (unless you just can’t help it). Work will always be there. Life might not. Celebrate it as often as you can.
Good advice but I miss the author lords story’s when they’re gone???
Me too! Vacation happy dance! Have a wonderful vacay! Saved last two chapters of sweep of the blade to read, I’m ready to go.
And no working on writing projects. Gordon only. may jot down an idea you just put your hands up ?.
You mean we have to make our own weirdness for an entire week? *wrings hands* Whatever shall we do?!
Thank you for your usual courtesy notice of hiatus. I am surprised it took you so long to actually break off.
Enjoy a truly splendid vacation. I hope you get to try something new to break the stress of a very challenging year for you and your family.
Take your time, enjoy a little break and thank you so much for everything you do for us, your BDH. You more than deserve a bit of time off and some rest. Have fun, enjoy yourself and take care of your health.
Sending you happy thoughts.
YAHOOOOOOO!!! Enjoy you awesome twosome! And please make sure that there’s no work to be done there and just enjoy each other!!!
Have a great time! Hope you enjoy time with your family and get a chance to recharge!
Katie B says
Have a great holiday!
I am not sure we dare go on holiday abroad again. My husband is scoring two for two.
In 2017 we came back from holiday, He fell ill on the way back, hospital for 10 days, off work 10 weeks.In 2018 we went on holiday and he broke his wrist on the first day. So far he has been off work four weeks and counting! At least we always carry travel insurance and we live in England, so no expensive bills.
Anne H says
Gloria Magid says
Have fun, don’t forget the sunscreen, eat delicious meals, and just generally relax and enjoy. Come back relaxed and happy!
Hope you have a relaxing and enjoyable time!! ?
Enjoy your holidays.
Alexisa N says
All right vacation time!
Have a rocking time ?
Hope you have a wonderful time!
Have a great time ?
Enjoy the much deserved vacation and hopefully you found a nice quiet place with good food, lots of sunshine, beautiful scenery for relaxing walks and a few sights to see to round things off.
Have a great vacation!
I hope you come back healed, relaxed, refreshed, recharged… and eager to write new awesomeness for me. LOL
OK, that last bit is pure selfishness, but I want the first part for you anyway.
Take all the time y’all need to unwind… You never really know how much it’s needed until it’s done. Have fun, be safe, and enjoy! 8)
Have a fun vacation and be safe. Thank you for providing us with well-written stories, they’re much appreciated.
This article remind me of you. Please have fun *carefully* ? (part 1 out of 2)
(Part 2 out of 2)
I’ll post images under “…” for precaution.
Amy Y says
Hope you have a great vacation Enjoy the sun, food and all that goes with vacations.
Hope you have a great time ?
Woohoo!!!!!!!! Have an amazing time!!! 🙂
KC Hulsman says
How I imagine the vacation is going…
Have a lovely week. Hope it’s by the beach….
Lena Kleinert says
Why just one week?
You deserve at least three!!!
Enjoy your holidays, hope you’re feeling better and your fingers too, again enjoy, _sending hugs and positive waves_ ~~
cherylanne farley says
WooHoo! Retreat. Rest. Reload. Return. BTW thanks for kind comments re wildfires. Not us yet. Everybody else though. Guy Fieri–Diners Drive in and Drives guy–setting up feeding stations that can take 5000 a day. We will all survive!
Susan B says
What everyone else said! Whether you Party Hearty ???, or have a quiet time ?, I hope you have a Marvelous vacation!?
Anne in Virginia says
Major Announcement!!! Subterranean Press is doing a limited edition of THE KINSMAN UNIVERSE. I just got the email since I’m on their mailing list. I went and ordered my copies RIGHT AWAY because their edition of the INNKEEPER sold out very, very quickly. It is scheduled to be released in December. Happy happy holidays for us all.
Anne in Virginia
trailing wife says
Thanks, Anne! I checked the website — here’s the listing:
I notice it lists three stories: Silent Blade, Silver Shark, and A Mere Formality. I have the first two but don’t recall the third. Is that something written especially for this edition? Can we look forward to being able to buy it separately at some future time?? Here’s the blurb:
The leader of the fierce Reigh people expires during an intergalactic summit, putting 30 million colonists’ lives and livelihoods in jeopardy. When the new heir to the Reigh throne, Lord Nagrad, demands restitution, the phrase “‘a life for a life” turns the intergalactic calamity into an arranged marriage contract between Lord Nagrad and sharply intelligent diplomatic analyst Deirdre Lebed… and the negotiation of terms becomes anything but formal!
“A Mere Formality” is a hoot – it’s been posted before, because I’ve read it. Very funny.
I hope you are having a fantastic time on vacation!
As for me, I just got the notification for the early announcement for the release of “The Kinsmen Universe” from Subterranean Press. IT IS BEAUTIFUL!!!!! And mine is already ordered. So, thank you, author lords, for this amazing gift even while you’re gone!
Have fun! Breath! Relax! Enjoy! Yayyyyy!
If looking for hilarious, meet-cute, and beautiful binge reading while on vacation, I *highly* recommend this updated take on Hades + Persephone. It’s gorgeous fun! https://www.webtoons.com/en/romance/lore-olympus/list?title_no=1320
Holy cow – I devoured this today – thank you!
WooHoo! Enjoy Vacay weirdness (as opposed to ordinary daily weirdness).
BTW…..Has there been any discussion regarding some “rippercushions” merchandise?
My personal vote swings to a graphic of the word in a small variety of available fonts … Papyrus/Century Gothic/Typewriter … With 5 long clawmarks pulled thru the word at a slight angle. Maybe a few downy feathers floating by.
This could be put on tees, coffee cups, etc etc etc.
I’d spend money on it. Not sure what the best thing to put it on would be, except there should be some way to get it on a pillow…
It’s Friday and we miss you – I hope you are really enjoying yourselves. Rest – Relax – we will be here whenever you return – and no that is not a threat.
Loved the story. I liked how you got past the horrible things Hugh has done in the past, still keep true to his arrogant character but redeem him in the readers eyes. Very adroit. Only one problem. I read the book on kindle for my iPhone and at the start of each chapter the first two lines were obscured by a sword. I hope some day you will republish swordless
Have a great Vacation. Thank you for all of the great stories.
what happened to the search this site box?
I can’t find it… 🙁
i’m looking for the snippets of George and Jack that happen after the end of Steels Edge, where Spider gets killed and George becomes an arbitrator.
I think the George becomes an Arbitor story is part of Sweep in Peace. But it is Monday and I am only just starting coffee.
i’ll go look there
I’m glad that y’all are taking a break. Have fun. (But not too much fun.)