Malone here. Yeah, I’m a fictional cat. What’s it to ya? Have you checked out my latest story yet? No? Well, get yer credit card and head over to Lulu for the best quality version of Blackbirds Third Flight available. Go ahead. I’ll wait while you order. Then come back here and learn a little more about me.
If you haven’t met me yet, you can catch my first story at these fine retailers: Lulu (Blackbirds Second Flight), Amazon (as the bonus story with Glaring Upheaval) (Kindle only), Amazon (Blackbirds Second Flight) and BarnesandNoble.com (Blackbirds Second Flight).
I got dames waitin’ for me, but, hey, go check out my latest adventure dealing with an invader in our house.
Passing along an email from Holly Lisle, because I know a lot of you might want to read this book. This trilogy is well worth the investment to read — ebook, physical book, however you find it. Give it a read. This offer good until January 18. Holly’s email follows in it’s entirety:
Much to my surprise, I received an email from the promotions guy at HarperCollins a few days ago, letting me know that Memory of Fire, the first novel in my World Gates trilogy, was going to be on sale for 99¢ for a limited time.
He asked me if I wanted to do anything to promote it.
And I do. I loved that book.
Frankly, I loved the whole series. Set in small-town North Carolina, where I lived from the time I was nineteen until I was thirty-five, Memory of Fire let me tell a tale of secret heroes in a small Southern town, the magic on the other side of a mirror, a family struggling to save each other from destruction, and a growing threat to the existence of not just our universe, but all of them.
If that sounds like your kind of magic, pick up your 99¢ copy here today:
If you like Memory of Fire, just reply to this email to let me know.
If you love it, forward this email to a reader friend or three.
It’s a long shot, but enough interest from readers (“interest,” as defined by publishers, ONLY means sales) could stir up HarperCollins to ask for more books in the World Gates universe.
If that happened, I would be VERY interested in picking up where I left off.
The sale ends January 18th. That might be enough time to make magic happen.
P.S. The other two books in the series are Gods Old and Dark:
And The Wreck of Heaven:
I’m looking for a fresh start for my web presence. For a long time, I reserved several domain names, tried to blog in different areas for different interests, but I’ve been feeling drawn to consolidating my interests in one area. It’s not quite as bad as you may think. I have two focus areas — Creative Expression (Journal, Reading, Writing) and True Health (Cats, Mater Key Experience, and Essential Oils). I wanted a place I could share the opportunity for my friends and readers (many times they are the same) to participate in enhancing their own health as well. Now, I can do that, and you can reap the benefits.
I haven’t decided upon the journaling schedule yet, but many of your old favorites will reappear. Cats, property, travel, technology, a random recommendation, and my husband’s beloved 1946 Mercurys will make periodic appearances. I’ve imported many posts from both Rantings and Ravings of An Insane Writer and Philosophical Meanderings, so if you have old favorites, they’ll likely be here.
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Last year, a friend of mine gathered up several other authors and produced an advent calendar of science fiction and fantasy short stories. She’s doing it again this year with an emphasis on fairy tales, myths, and legends. I want to spread the word so you can get in on the beginning of this fun event. It’s a great way to find up to six authors you may not be aware of who resonate with your interests.
When you go to the site, a box will appear on your screen. Type in your email address and submit it. Look for an email to come to your inbox with a link to validate that it was really you who input the address and you do want to receive the advent calendar offerings. That’s it. Then wait for fresh fiction to come to you.
You’re a reader. If you’re not, you wouldn’t be wandering the blogosphere. But are you the kind of reader who wishes you’d had an opportunity to help your favorite authors “get it right.” You know that one detail that just isn’t realistic based upon your expertise in an area? Maybe … Continue reading →
Please join me as I begin a new phase in my writing life. If you’ve visited the site over the last couple of weeks, you may have noticed a new widget in the upper right corner of the blog or a new banner across the top. By entering your email … Continue reading →
In a post of firsts, today we have a guest. I’m interviewing debut novelist Valerie Comer, here to talk about Choose NOW Publishing’s release of Valerie’s Raspberries and Vinegar. Valerie, I’ve always enjoyed your work, and I’m so pleased to see you becoming published, first in last year’s geocacheing lead-off … Continue reading →
Valerie Comer‘s Raspberries and Vinegar releases today (at least, I think it’s today — it’s already shipping from Amazon). Valerie’s motto is “Where Food and Faith meet Fiction” and it’s spawned a new genre called Farm Lit. Raspberries and Vinegar is the first in a three book series about three … Continue reading →
Let me get the obvious stuff out in the open right up front. Yesterday afternoon, Brandilyn Collins posted an offer to her Twitter account and Facebook page that I could not refuse. She offered to send anyone who was interested an electronic copy of her newest book, That Dog Won’t … Continue reading →
I won El Narco: Inside Mexico’s Criminal Insurgency by Ioan Grillo from LibraryThing’s Early Reviewer program a couple of months ago, and I have been eagerly awaiting it’s arrival. Today, it finally showed up in the mailbox, and I look forward to reading it. This book contends: Despite what some … Continue reading →