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We begin this Sunday catchup by letting you know that Redblade, the fifth Monkey Queen book, is now available on Barnes & Noble for your Nook! You can also get it through Kobo, iTunes, and DriveThruFiction!

With that, all five Monkey Queen books are now in wide distribution again. You can get Redblade, and all the other Monkey Queen books, through Amazon or most other ebook retailers; just search the store for “Monkey Queen” or “Robert Dahlen”. More after the cut. Continue reading

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Going Wide IV: Redblade…and thanks!

Today is the day that Redblade, the fifth Monkey Queen book, goes wide! You can now get it through Kobo, iTunes, and DriveThruFiction! It should be available shortly on Barnes & Noble, for your Nook, and other webstores worldwide. And you can still buy Redblade, and all the other Monkey Queen books, through Amazon!

Today is also a special day for me. If you don’t know the story: On March 16, 2013, I found the material I had written for a comic book series that never took off and, after reviewing it, realized it could work as a book. The next day, three years ago today, I typed these words into my tablet: “It was another crappy Friday for Beth McGill.” Three years and five books later I’m still writing, with two books and a secret project in progress, and still having the time of my life.

Thank you to you – the fans, the readers, the people who have taken a time to drop me a line or leave a comment or review, the people who have encouraged and supported me. Special thanks, first and foremost, to Willow! And also to Calomiel, Shei Darksbane, Kate Danley, Meri Amber, the crew at KBoards, Stan Sakai, Studio Foglio, Cora and Jessica at the Speculative Fiction Showcase, the enigmatic “M”, everyone else I may have overlooked…and of course to you!

Stay tuned! Don’t touch that dial! 2016 is still going to be amazing for all us! And thanks again.

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hold me closer, tiny blogger

Today’s Sunday catchup is going to be a short one. I’ve got three major things I need to take care of, and all of those need to be done today. I’ve been busy getting Redblade ready for this coming Thursday, the 17th, when the fifth Monkey Queen book will debut on Kobo, iTunes, Barnes & Noble, DriveThruFiction and more! I’m finishing something for a top-secret project that I can’t say anything else about. (It is top secret…for now!) And I have to do laundry. Not as exciting as the other things, but there you go.

Just a quick reminder: If you’re a Monkey Queen fan and a reader of Portuguese, I could use your help! I promise I’m not going to sell you anything, add you to some weird emailing list, or send ogres to your house; I just need some help with a publication opportunity. Contact me for more details; I’ll keep everything confidential. Thanks!

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Willow Wednesdays Extra: Heeeere’s Abby!

I hope you’ll forgive my posting again so soon, but I realized as I was getting the “Behind The Scenes: Redblade” post polished and ready that I’d forgotten to share this with you, and I didn’t want to bury this at the bottom of that long post. So, here’s Willow’s first take on Abby! (Well, second take, since I did ask Willow to change the coloring on Abby’s coat. But it’s still a gorgeous sketch!) (© 2016 Willow, all rights reserved, used by permission.)


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Behind The Scenes: Redblade

Here’s the latest in the series of Behind The Scenes posts, focusing on the fifth Monkey Queen book, Redblade! This one is long, and there are spoilers a-plenty, so read on after the cut! Continue reading

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towards the blog you left so very far behind

Happy first Sunday catchup of 2016, everyone! Don’t forget that you only have until Wednesday to enter the Goodreads giveaway to win one of three signed paperback proof copies of Redblade, the new Monkey Queen novel! Good luck to all who’ve entered, and I’ll see you after the cut. Continue reading

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Redblade: Goodreads Giveaway!

As I do with every new Monkey Queen book, I’m holding a giveaway on Goodreads. This time, however, I’m doing things a bit differently…

Five proof copies of the paperback edition of Redblade were printed. One stays with the author (me). One is headed on a journey to the center of the galaxy. And since Redblade is new-reader friendly, the remaining three copies will be given away to Goodreads members, and autographed by author Robert Dahlen (me)! Click here to enter!

Open to readers and Monkey Queen fans worldwide! You need to join Goodreads to enter the giveaway if you’re not already a member, but it’s quick, and there are many cool things readers can do there.

The contest ends this coming Wednesday, January 6, so don’t wait! Enter now!

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The Troll And The Garter: A new short story!

Here’s the New Year’s Eve surprise I promised: A new short story! This one has major spoilers for Redblade, so be warned, and read on after the cut! Continue reading

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so you better get ready, we may be blogging to your town

It’s our last Sunday catchup before the New Year’s! I wanted to take a moment to thank all of Michiko and Beth’s fans, casual or die-hard, those who are just discovering the Monkey Queen and those who have been with us from the start. Thank you! If you’re not busy New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, check back here; there may be a surprise or two for you!

After the cut: We get timey-wimey and Peanutty, and there’ll be some Monkeeing around. Continue reading

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Redblade: The paperback is here!

The proofs for the paperback edition of Redblade have arrived, and have been approved. They look great!


The paperback is now up on Amazon. It still needs to be linked to the ebook edition, which should happen in the next day or two; until then, use this link to buy a copy. If you’re interested in buying paperback copies of Redblade or any other Monkey Queen book directly from me, let me know.

And in related news…I am a very very happy writer.


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