‘Fraid so. You might have noticed in goals published by both Ileandra and myself that we’re talking about static sites to run alongside the blog. The time has come to explain.
For those of you who don’t know, Ileandra writes fantasy, horror and occasionally a little comedy. In recent months she’s also written a lot of general fiction. I write erotica. Just erotica.
We share this blog because, even though we have different names, we share a body. The names Ileandra Young and Raven ShadowHawk are pseudonyms employed by one woman who wants to be fair to any followers and/or fans she may have scooped up on this mad journey of hers.
Some folk may love erotica. Others may not, though they may be partial to a good bit of fantasy or comedy. I enjoy both, but acknowledge that you may not.
Last year posts from us were separated and we’ve since tagged them by author, meaning, if you so wish, you can follow just Ileandra’s RSS feed or just my RSS feed. You can follow both, that’s up to you, but now the choice is there.
With a year of publications looming, it seems important to give folk outside the blogging world, a fair chance of figuring out what’s going. To that end, both myself and Ileandra will have author websites, with our own domains that are utterly separate from each other. Both will have links back to this blog which will continue to run for the foreseeable future, but the individual content on each site will be geared specifically towards fantasy and horror for Ileandra and erotica for me. Each site will have excerpts and samples available for download (some of which will be lifted from here) as well as news regarding new releases and giveaways. The sites will also enable readers to buy special edition books and ebooks directly (i.e. books with digital signatures, pen and paper signatures, or personalised content). You will also be able to buy standard books from these sites as well as Amazon, Smashwords and dozens of other ebook retailers.
As you can probably guess, this is going to keep both of us pretty busy over the coming months. But we’re looking forward to it.
As far as this blog goes, we will be neatening the pages, updating the content and choosing a new theme with cleaner lines and clearer links. We’ll also be changing the domain name. We want the experience for you, the reader, to be as clear and easy as we can possibly make it and this blog is well over due for some maintenance.
In fact, the domain name should have updated by now, but, for those of you who haven’t spotted it, look at the address bar in your browser.
http://www.ileandrayoung.com will still work up until some point in the middle of March. It will direct you here and things will be just as normal. HOWEVER… the true domain for the site is now http://www.ileandraXraven.co.uk and this is the domain name you will need to access this blog after the end of March. I’d advise making those changes to your links/bookmarks now so that you’re not caught off guard when the time comes.
In addition to this the arrangement of pages through the site has been updated as well as lots of the content. This is to make clear what is my work and what is Ileandra’s and to make it easier to follow on or both of us. If that’s what you want.
For the rest, I’d ask you to please be patient and bear with us. Content will go up as normal, there should be no gap in the scheduling, all being well. And, as always both Ileandra and I are here to answer comments and questions.
Oh and, while today’s post title did, originally make me think of David Bowie, it also made me think of this.