In light of recent third party distribution site issues (see All Romance closure), Mischief Corner Books is carefully re-evaluating our third party distribution channels. We want to be sure that both you, the consumer, and our authors have the best possible book buying experience and are also protected from fraud and piracy.
Over the next month, we will be transition titles at the sales sites below from their current channels to new distributors. You may experience no interruption of service or changes in your libraries BUT we highly recommend that if you use any of these sites for your purchases that you back up your Mischief Corner titles in the next two weeks.
Sales sites affected: Apple Inktera Baker and Taylor Overdrive ScribD Gardners Yuzu Tolina Odilo Bookstrand
We will be back at Apple and Scribd, but our method of distribution will have changed. We should also be back at Overdrive in the coming months.
However, it is unlikely we will be back at the other distribution sites such as Bookstrand.
You may have noticed we have a couple books no longer available from Mischief Corner.
Please do not worry! They will be back on shelves in the next couple of months.
Toni is focusing on her Atherton Pack and Hounds of Hell series this year, and as such decided to expand her first Hounds of Hell story, Archie's Accidental Kidnapping, before the sequel, Pyro's Accidental Shooting is released. AAK will have substantial additions as well as a new cover and another surprise - we hope. *crosses fingers*
The other book currently not available is Freddy's Internment. It will be re-released with some minor edits, a new cover, and 4 color illustrations from Mila May. This is to make way for its sequel, Enhearten, coming out late Spring. Freddy has the first draft done and is now going through beta reads and edits for the new story!
IMP Universe stories
As many of you heard, Wilde City Press is closing their doors. It's sad news for all of us. The team at WCP brought some wonderful stories to the world. Two of those happen to be from Mischiefiers Angel and Freddy.
These stories happen to be a part of the same universe as Angel's, A Christmas Cactcus for the General, and as such we have decided that the stories will be coming to MCB. We have not determined when they will be getting released, but we want a plan in place before we do. We will keep you updated.
Hello everyone! This week is brought to you by Freddy, and it's going to be short and sweet. No, really, this time it is.
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Welcome to another week of Stuff We Like. Brought to you by Freddy, the letter V, and the number 8.
Yes, this week is about my love for V8. I have liked it for a long time because it's something - as a person with food issues and allergies - that is good for me and helpful. Plus I think it tastes good. (What can I say? I appreciate tomatoey things.)
My biggest problem was being able to have something to pack. The 12 ounce cans were too much. I could never finish one, and by the time I came back to it, the V8 was icky.
That's why I love the smaller single serving sizes.
Isn't it adorable? It's one tiny can, equal to one serving of vegetables. It's easy to pack for a lunch and not overwhelming to drink. It goes down much easier in fact.
Hi Everyone! Welcome to another week of Stuff We Like with me, Freddy. This week you're getting bombarded with one of my favorite pastimes. Baking bread, which really means sourdough starters.
I know, I know. You guys probably think Angel and Toni wouldn't let me near a kitchen. If they had their way, they wouldn't. It's not exactly the safest place for me to be. I am not known for my kitchen prowess. At all. Ever. In fact, it's best if I just watch. (Who doesn't enjoy watching ;))
If you don't have someone who can give you some sourdough starter, you can order from King Arthur Flour. They're nice and helpful —you can also get the crock set, which is nice. People won't mistake your starter and throw it out.
One of the things you learn to love — and desire — when you make your own bread is a nice sourdough starter. People have passed these down over decades. No joke. The taste and whatnot can change over time. The air, flour, all sorts of stuff (like time) effect the taste, therefore effecting the taste of your bread.
The long fermentation process is something the modern, store bought breads have lost, and nothing can really make up for it. The old-fashioned way to make bread gives us what we need. If you're too poor for meat, and too poor for vegetables, bread is there — if you're making it yourself. It gives you the protein and energy you need. The gluten is different in sourdoughs made by the long fermentation process.
And one thing that can help with making a good sourdough, is the sourdough starter.
King Arthur also has a nice, easy guideline up on their site for making a starter.
This is what my starter looked like when I was just getting it going. It is water and flour. That's it. The air has yeast in it, and that yeast gets in the mixture when you're starting it. Bubbles are a good thing. That means the fermentation process is happening. Once your starter is healthy, the possibilities are endless.
I store mine in a small crock pot. People can mistake it and throw it away if it doesn't scream—I am here on purpose! They *might* think it's something gone bad.
It's not. It's just fermented flour and water. ;)
Starters do need care. They can die, or go bad. But they're not something you have to slave over either.
I use mine frequently enough that it sits out on the counter. Some people store theirs in the fridge — because of climate or because they don't use it as frequently.
But the end result of having a starter is nice, crunchy sourdough bread that is yummy and is much better for you than the usual suspects.
Welcome to another week of Stuff We Like with Freddy. Now you may look at the title of the post and be thinking "Are you kidding?" Nope. Not one iota.
I have loved the Deadpool character for as long as I can remember. He first showed up in The New Mutants (#98) in 1991. If you are a fan you knew he was originally depicted as a supervillan with accelerated healing powers. A mentally unstable mercenary who often broke (breaks) the fourth wall (to much joy of fans everywhere).
Over the last 24 years he has evolved into more of an antihero than a supervillan. Watching his evolution has been fascinating, and a study in story telling and character growth.
He unapologetically knows he is a comic book character, makes decisions in the moment, is a confirmed omnisexual (really, anyone will do. Think those Spiderman X Deadpool memes are ridiculous, would never happen? Deadpool would totally hit that given the chance), and sometimes his decisions will rub ethics the wrong fucking way.
Deadpool is unapologetic for who he is. That's another reason I like him. He is a character. He embraces himself - flaws and all (his many, many flaws) - and rides along with them. Deadpool runs the spectrum of human integrity and morals, and knows it. He's not black and white but all the colors in the crayon box.
And all this means he is more real, more human than a lot characters out there.
By the way - Ryan Reynolds is killing Deadpool so far (and the 12 Days of Deadpool leading up to the new trailer has been quite humorous thus far.)