January 6th, 2012



Baba Yaga's Daughter Ancient rivals, best of friends, worst of enemies: dragonlord Janx and master vampire Eliseo Daisani are the threads upon which a tapestry of lives and loves are woven across the centuries. From the coldest Russian nights to the heat of Chicago’s greatest fire, nothing brings the immortal adversaries together–or tears them apart–like a woman.

And there is always a woman.

Vanessa Grey has been at Daisani’s side for decades, but the secrets borne by a witch may be her undoing. Baba Yaga’s daughter has plots that are decades in the hatching, but they may only succeed if Margrit Knight, named “the Negotiator” by Daisani and Janx themselves, will work with her. And there are others: the greatest vampire hunter mankind has ever known, and a woman for whom the Old Races are a wonder to walk away from.

Revisit C.E. Murphy’s world of the Old Races with eight stories that delve into the past and future of the two most beloved characters from her urban fantasy trilogy The Negotiator!



BABA YAGA’S DAUGHTER should be be available for pre-order later this month (or early in February) so I’ll be doing this all over again then, but SQUEE! I’m really, really excited about this book. It’s going to be SO beautiful, and I’m very pleased with the stories in it, so holy beans, I hope you guys will like it too. EEEEEEEEE!

V. large full cover behind the cut! Worth clicking through! I PROMISE!

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(x-posted from the essential kit)



I have had a stupendously productive day.

I finished the second ElectriCity chapter. I got the cover for BABA YAGA’S DAUGHTER and posted it. I delivered via email the stories I was supposed to and delivered two packages to the post office to be sent far far away. I finished the laundry. I got “Easy Pickings” ready to go up on Amazon and B&N.com. I walked 3 miles. I did some video game dancing with my adorable dancing toddler. I fixed the cross-posting problem from mizkit.com to LJ. I ordered the Rockabilly dress, because a friend of mine said “If Catie was a dress, she would be that dress. She Must Have It,” and that was so awesome I decided I could lose twenty pounds and rock it. I have sent a request to my Kickstarter patrons and have been overwhelmingly granted it, the results of which will be made visible early next week.

I am awesome. And I have a trillion other things to do this weekend, but damn, I done good today. (Actually, I really only have to do one thing this weekend. It’s just that it’s largeish in scope: the Kickstarter write-up and associated stuff. And, er, it appears I’m finally getting around to updating/perhaps redesigning cemurphy.net…)

This week I’ve been using the Kinect “Just Dance” game, which is ridiculously fun. It’s also, as hoped/anticipated, something I can do with Young Indiana’s, um, assistance. He loves to dance, so he’s much more tolerant of the “videos” than of any other form of exercise I might try–ie, I can do it for longer–and he gets to dance too, so he’s also having fun with it. I’ve also done a couple rounds on the “Your Fitness”, which actually has some pretty decent-seeming workouts, but what I’ve really learned this week is that I need to just go downstairs and do a workout first thing in the morning instead of trying to get a little work done first. So next week that’s what I’ll be trying to do. Because I have a really fantastic dress on the way and I’d like to fit into it sooner rather than later.

(x-posted from the essential kit)