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December 26th, 2008

10:58 PM

Oh lord, she's back...

According to Julia on the Dear Author Dara Joy thread, Dara Joy is planning her fourth self-publishing venture. Wait, I thought she'd settled the Dorchester lawsuit and is now available to be picked up by a publisher? I suppose there are still some kinks to be ironed out before her grand comeback can happen.

What I am curious is how Cory - Dara's son, boyfriend, or jailkeeper, depending on whom you ask - said that this ebook will be a "limited edition" one. I sincerely hope it's not an ebook that comes in one of those Mission Impossible type discs, programmed to self-destruct after a period of time, because if I pay $10.50 - yes, $10.50 - for an ebook, I'd like to own it permanently. And what's this about Cory needing two weeks to "ship" the ebook when it's available?

If this blog entry on "Castle Joy" is anything to go by, this new story could be an expansion/rewrite of the pointless In Kirkpatrick's Woods rather than the much-awaited story of... what's-his-name, Triad? Ah yes, Traed.

Cory tries to tempt you into wanting to see what is in Dara Joy's woods by saying, "It is spooky that the things she wrote about in 2003 regarding the economy and unchecked greed are a reality today, which is why I think we have been getting so many requests for this story lately."

Ah yes, but poor Dara, did she foresee the sorry state of her career today?

Sorry, guys, but $10.50 is too much for me to plonk down and play the guinea pig for Dara's Delightful DIY Drama this time around, especially when I think very little of the original story. Any volunteers willing to step up to the plate?

PS: Who is this Dawn H woman who claimed on the website, "I'd crawl over broken glass to the mailbox if it would get me a Dara Joy book!"? I think Cory made her up.
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Posted by Angela James:

I got that email from Cory. Somehow I get those official announcements. My eyebrows almost shot off my head when I read it, the price and the delayed shipping. Here's what it said about the book:

Avast ye, mateys!
We have big news at OfficialDaraJoy.com, so grab your best seafarin' garb and come prepared to go adventuring on the bounding main, arrrrrg, as Ms Joy is about to take you on a voyage filled with action, passion, laughs and plenty of grog in her brand new

Ms Joy's first FULL LENGTH NOVEL in many a year, so don't miss out on this amazing tale of roguish love and tom-foolery, action and rousing adventure on the high seas, told as only Dara can, with a plenty of lusty rogues to go around for the lot of ya!

Written for the love all things pirate.

So, if you fancy a good rousing tale o' the brethren life in the vein of Pirates of the Carribean, well, then, me hearties, this is the book for you!

If you're interested in the whole thing, I can forward it to you.
December 27th, 2008 @ 6:03 AM