Friday, September 30, 2011

Cathartes Aura and the Apocalypse Zoo by Eight Six

Today I have a REALLY different type of story for you, actually two stories.  The first is "Cathartes Aura and the Apocalypse Zoo" by Eighty Six and it is definitely in the creepy category.  Let's take a look.


Here is the book's description:
A post-apocalyptic story of a zoo on the day no one showed up. Narrated by a captive turkey vulture. Written in verse. 10 syllables per line, 10 lines per stanza, 10 stanzas per chapter, and 10 chapters overall. The first episode in the series. The narrator must escape his cage and navigate a zoo without keepers or tourists on his way to a world without structure.
Now doesn't that sound absolutely creepy! You can find "Cathartes Aura and the Apocalypse Zoo"by Eighty Six at Smashwords (click here). But the fun doesn't end there, next up we have "Cathartes Aura on the Road from Nowhere" by Eighty Six, let's take a look at this one.


Here is the book's description:
Our turkey-vulture narrator has escaped the zoo and is observing the ragged remnants of humanity recovering from disaster. Some will rebuild. Some will destroy. Some will come together. Some will fall apart. A novel-in-verse written in ten-by-ten format. Book Two in the Cathartes Aura Series.
You can find "Cathartes Aura on the Road from Nowhere" by Eighty Six at Smashwords too (click here).  You can find out more information about the Cathartes Aura series on Eighty Six's blog (click here).

Here are other locations to find
Eighty Six's series:

Amazon:

Barnes & Noble:

Diesel Books:


Sony:

Smashwords:

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Dragon Sister by Annie Oldham

I have a new book for you today with a totally different concept. Today we bring you "Dragon Sister" by Annie Oldham, available at Smashwords (click here). How would you feel if you found out you were a half-sister to a dragon? Let's take a look!


Here is the book's description:
Neram has been raised alone by her mother, an outcast and unwanted. While Neram struggles with day-to-day life in her own village, the land of Vallorn crumbles around her as all the magic drains from the world. Then Neram finds the last dragon, and she knows her life will never be the same. But when she learns she is half-sister to the dragon, she must choose—save her village or save Vallorn; embrace the dragon inside her or lose what matters most forever.
Doesn't that sound like fantasy fun? You can find "Dragon Sister" by Annie Oldham at Smashwords, (click here), available in multiple formats. Annie Oldham was very generous and provided us with a coupon code so you can get "Dragon Sister" for FREE at Smashwords (click here) using this coupon code - AS92B. The FREE coupon code is good until October 7, 2011, that gives you plenty of time to pick up "Dragon Sister". Now remember, Annie Oldham was very kind in giving her book "Dragon Sister" away for FREE, so please make sure you leave her a review on Smashwords once you have finished reading.

We aren't done with Annie Oldham yet, she has a brand NEW book released TODAY! I thought I would offer you a peek :) Her NEW book is titled "The Burn", and it's a Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Dystopian genre! I think it has a bit of creepy in there too! Have a peek!


Here is the book's description:
The Burn is full of nuclear fallout, roving gangs, anarchy, unreliable plumbing. That's what Terra's father tells her. She has lived her whole life in comfort in a colony at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. She hates it. And she would pay any price to leave. But when Terra finally escapes the colony, she finds out her father is right.

She finds a group of survivors that quickly become friends, and every day with them is a race for survival. When she witnesses and commits unspeakable acts, she has to decide where her loyalty lies: with the colony she despises or The Burn, where every day is filled with nightmares.
Doesn't that sound like a great Sci-Fi read? "The Burn" by Annie Oldham was just released and you can get it at Smashwords (click here). If you can't find it at other locations, don't worry, it's coming. I have listed below the places "The Burn" has already been released and the others should follow suit very soon.

For more information on Annie Oldham and her work you can visit her website (click here). You can also check her out on Facebook (click here) to keep up to date on her writings.

Here are other locations you can find
Annie Oldham's collection of stories:

Amazon:
Dragon Sister
The Burn

Barnes & Noble:
Dragon Sister

Diesel Books:
Dragon Sister

iBooks (Apple):
Dragon Sister

Smashwords:

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Hometown Day One by John Dee

Alright, today, we have several stories by John Dee. I have to tell you he is a bit of a character himself. We will start off with "Hometown Day One" by John Dee, which is available at Smashwords (click here) for FREE. The story is about a gentleman named Robert Porter as he tells the history of his hometown through his eyes.

Just to let you know, I am no where near as creative as John Dee. The descriptions came straight from Smashwords in John Dee's own words, lol Let's have a peek!

"Hometown Day One" by John Dee is FREE at Smashwords (click here)

The 'Good Ol Days' were better. In the words of Jeremiah "Hogwash; Sinners have always been sinners, Bigots have always been bigots and the Righteous have always been both.

❃ A hundred and fifty years of our hometown seen through the eyes of Robert Porter.

❃ A few words to live by thrown in for fun along with love, caring and hope.

❃ My only book without potty words, John Dee.

Next up we have part two of this continuing story, "Hometown Day Two" by John Dee. You can find "Hometown Day Two" by John Dee at Smashwords (click here) too! Come on, you know you want to see how the story continues, so let's have a look.

"Hometown Day Two" by John Dee is at Smashwords (click here) for only 99¢

If you enjoyed "Hometown Day One", then "Hometown Day Two" is going to be a blast.

Our couple is still under house arrest and Pa is still entertaining them with his homespun stories about the Thatchers and other folks here abouts.

In Day Two the kids will about everything from fishing to the mysterious 'IT'

These stories about love, life and living are for everyone.

Only got one Damn in this one, so I think I am going to go with a 'G' rating.

We have another story by John Dee, "The Weathermen" which has a slightly different twist. Well, you will just have to read it for yourself.

"The Weathermen" by John Dee is at Smashwords (click here) also, for only $4.99

On a secret base in the middle of Utah, Thompson and O'Brion along with 150 coworkers are building a tank.

Or so they think!

What they don't know just might get them killed.

Of course, when everyone in the government wants you dead; it's fun staying alive, if for no other reason than just to upset them.

There is just one question to ask yourself.

Are you faster than the speed of light?

We are!

With the exception of WANDA this book is gender free. Make the heroes and heroins male or female at your whim.

I told you he was a character! Now hold on tight for this one, it will really throw you for a loop. "Eat the Food, Drink the Water and Kiss Your Ass Good-bye Travel guide" By John Dee, I told you to hold on tight! I don't even know what to say other than "here is the description"?!?

❃   If you have never traveled before; This IS Your Book!
❃   If you are a seasoned traveler; This Is YOUR Book!
❃   If you travel at all; This Is Your BOOK!
❃   John Dee, international explorer and Guide shares some important how to's and some not too important stories about travel.
❃   Eat, Drink and party your way around the world with author John Dee.
❃   This book's rating will be around PG 16.
❃   Here is the breakdown.
❃   Description of sexual acts none.
❃   Vulgar slang due to lack of creative verbalization.
❃   S word 0 times
❃   F word 0 times, but a close call once.
❃   H word 1 time
❃   D word 6 times
❃   A word five times unless you count the cover.
❃   P word 0 times for either gender.
❃   C word 0 times for both genders.
❃   If you wish profanity; this book just ain't going to do it for you, If you enjoy laughs give it a shot. If you made it this far you may as well read the Damn book.
❃   D word 7 times

What can I say, the guy's a NUT! Check him out on his website (click here) for more fun. You can find this book and the rest of John Dee's collection at Smashwords and other locations.

Here are more locations to find
John Dee's work:

Barnes & Noble:
Hometown Day One - FREE
Hometown Day Two - 99¢
The Weathermen - $4.99
Eat the Food, Drink the Water and Kiss Your Ass Good-bye Travel guide - $1.99

Diesel Books:
The Weathermen - $4.99
Eat the Food, Drink the Water and Kiss Your Ass Good-bye Travel guide - $1.99

iBooks (Apple):
Hometown Day One - FREE

Monday, September 26, 2011

I would like to wish author

Kelly Stanaway  

    

Today we have a Science Fiction/Adventure for you, "Uncrossed Paths" and "The Light Rises" by Kelly Stanaway. "Uncrossed Paths" by, the Birthday Girl herself Kelly Stanaway, gives you background information for "The Light Rises". These stories look like they're going to be a wild ride! Years before they would be called upon to save the world, a baby girl was adopted by a master magician, a spy hunter found and lost the love of his life, a girl saved the one she cared about most from a demon, and a detective failed to save the one most important to him. Just your average day, right?


Cover for 'Uncrossed Paths'Many years before the events in "The Light Rises" the characters led very different lives. Elizabeth was born into a world that would not accept her. Alexander found his flower and wished never to let her go, though his duties caused him to lose her forever. Amelia and Enrico were two teenagers who found themselves at the wrong place, at the wrong time, and were brought into a world that would become their life. Keagan was an investigator who only wanted to stop a killer from striking again, only to lose his beloved twin to the killer, vowing to bring her back. This collection of short stories follows the lives of the characters from "The Light Rises", and how things were before they came together.

"Uncrossed Paths" gives some interesting background on the main characters of "The Light Rises", but can also stand as a mysterious introduction to the characters and setting. You can get "Uncrossed Paths" by Kelly Stanaway for FREE at Smashwords (click here).


So now "The Light Rises" by Kelly Stanaway comes into play, and it looks like that wild ride isn't over yet! On a warm August night in London 1890, a man holds his hand up to the sky and creates a blizzard. Now signs of the end times are everywhere, the Horsemen are taking the stage, and the Harlot Queen rides her Beast through London to fill the ranks of hell’s army. In the end it will be up to the strength of few to try and prove that humanity has a right to exist. Doesn't that sound exciting! Let's take a look!


Cover for 'The Light Rises'1890’s London was a time when magic was everywhere and steam mixed with the fog in the sky, and it was a world Detective Keagen Gillette welcomed as he returned home from a guilt-stricken voyage to America. Desperate to start his life fresh, he is haunted by the images of those he left behind; his friends he couldn’t bring himself to face, and his twin sister who was lost due to his inability to permanently bring her back from death.

However, when he saw a man create a blizzard in the middle of summer, he knew it was time to push the past away and begin to fight for the future. Joined by his loyal companions; a master magician named Elizabeth Sterling, a military spy-hunter specializing in illusions, Alexader Truseau, and a woman who has taken a vow to protect the world from darkness, Amelia Helstrom-Petri.

Together the four of them must stop the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, prevent the Harlot Queen of Babylon from feeding the army of hell, and defeat the Light Bringer himself; Lucifer. Failure is not an option, as the fate of not just London, but the whole world rests on their success.


Kelly Stanaway is giving away 5 FREE copies of "The Light Rises". Please make sure you follow the directions so you don't miss out on getting your FREE copy of "The Light Rises" by Kelly Stanaway. Remember, there are only 5 copies to be handed out! The following will explain how we will determine who gets a FREE copy:

The first five people to read "Uncrossed Paths" by Kelly Stanaway and leave a review on Smashwords (here) will get a FREE copy of "The Light Rises".

After you leave your review on Smashwords (here) come back to this post and leave a comment telling me that you left your review and the date you left it, with the user name that you used so I can find it.

Make sure you leave the email address that you would like to have your coupon code for "The Light Rises", in the comment. When you leave your email address please do it like this: pinkyspub(at)yahoo(dot)com. Providing your email address like this will prevent web bots from grabbing your email address for spam.

Kelly Stanaway also has a blog (click here) you can check out and wish her a "Happy Birthday"! Or if you would like to send her a "Happy Birthday" wish through Facebook you can find her here. You can also Tweet at her on Twitter, (click here), not sure if I said that right, but you get the idea.


Here are other locations you can find

Barnes & Noble:
The Light Rises

iBooks:
Uncrossed Paths - Available Soon
The Light Rises

Smashwords:
Uncrossed Paths
The Light Rises

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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Nature of the Beast by Jodi Langston

Today I have a Romance, Suspense, Mystery, Thriller for you, doesn't that sound exciting! "Nature of the Beast" by Jodi Langston is based on a Homicide Cop who's life seems to get turned upside down. Let's have a look!

"Nature of the Beast" by Jodi Langston

Cover for 'Nature of the Beast'When the doors open at the Star Light Casino, a serial killer turns it into his hunting ground. The challenge of two unsolved murders and a chance at a fresh start prompts maverick cop Nick Dempsey, to leave L. A. and his actress girlfriend Kathy Tyler behind. This lone wolf must learn to be a team player when he takes the job of sheriff.

After a one night stand with her ex-husband, Kathy follows Nick to Minnesota. Tempers flare when Kathy arrives in Brody to find Nick has taken a new lover, Angie Reynolds, a beauty nearly half his age. Fearing for Kathy safety Nick moves her into his house. Kathy finds herself a new playmate in Nick's Deputy Ben. Nick and Kathy struggle with their strained relationship as they both date other people.

As Brody celebrates Heritage Days, Nick has his hands full with a town full tourists, a serial killer and two angry girlfriends. Victim number three is found alive but lapses into a coma before she can identify her attacker. Deputy Russ Thompson conceals a clue from the crime scene, then struggles with his decision to remain silent about what he found.

A violent storm descends on Brody putting everyone's nerves on edge. When both women he cares about turn up missing, Nick must use all his skills to figure out who the killer is before one of his women becomes the next victim.

Wow, right? This seems like the type of book you don't put down. Right now you can get "Nature of the Beast" by Jodi Langston for only 99¢. Jodi Langston was very kind in providing us with a coupon code, (ZU37T), to use at Smashwords for 50% off! So you can get this fantastic Romance, Suspense, Mystery, Thriller for only 99¢ at Smashwords, (click here).

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That's not all Jodi Langston has going on, she has another great book "Always". This one is a Romance/Suspense story and looks like another one that won't be set down. Let's have a look at "Always" by Jodi Langston.

"Always" by Jodi Langston

Cover for 'Always'Writer, Alexandra Martinson, woke from a coma ten years ago not remembering Detective Rick Ryan and the love they shared. Rick, her faithful friend and savior has waited patiently for her memory to return. As he readies himself to tell her how he feels, fate throws another obstacle in his path.

A Hollywood producer asks Alex to rewrite the script based on her novel and she reluctantly agrees. Alex has kept her heart and soul locked safely away until she's swept off her feet by the incredible hunk, Thane Hunter. The womanizing former child star is drawn to the shy writer with the painful past. They share an afternoon of passion in the Vermont woods as a storm and danger rages around them.

After ten years in prison, her ex-husband, Chris, is paroled and goes in search of revenge. No one is safe as those she cares about get caught up in the tempest of violence surrounding her.

Rick makes a stunning revelation to Alex, making her wonder if all he’s done for her has been out friendship or love.

When Alex is kidnapped, Rick and Thane must put aside their differences as they race to save her. Both men care about her, but only one man will do whatever it takes to make sure she survives. When the smoke clears will Alex choose Rick, or will the hot and handsome Thane Hunter steal her heart?

Well, there ya have it, another one that's going to keep you on the edge of your seat. You can get "Always" by Jodi Langston at Smashwords, (click here), too and it's only $1.99. So go check out Alex and her disruptive life and don't forget to leave a review after you have finished the story.

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Jodi Langston also has a blog site (click here) where you can see what she is up to next and she has a poetry corner, and recipes, gift cards, her beautiful gallery and more, go take a peek. You can also visit Jodi Langston on Facebook, (click here), and find her on Twitter (click here).

Here are the locations you can get Jodi Langston's "Nature of the Beast" and "Always":

Amazon:

Barnes & Noble:

Diesel Books:

iBooks (Apple):

Kobo:

Sony:

Smashwords:

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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Catho-Darlington by Sara Marie Hogg

Today we have four stories for you from Sara Marie Hogg. The first story is "Catho Darlington--Lessons Learned in the Space Age". This is a story about growing up in the rural heartland in the 1950's. That sounds like fun doesn't it, or does it? Let's have a look Sara Marie Hogg's work!


Cover for 'Catho Darlington--Lessons Learned in the Space Age'This is a novel written about growing up in the rural heartland in the 1950s. Catho Darlington is a typical but quirky little girl growing up in the Ozarks Mountains, CA. 1949-1962. The children of the tiny, isolated community of Calhoun have lives rich with adventure and creativity. Because of their isolation and lack of luxury they must invent their amusements using objects that are readily available. Catho goes from pigtails to pompadoured ponytail leaving a trail of heartwarming and humorous experiences. It is all done with a gusto that can only be fermented with sassafras tea and "acifidity" bags. If you grew up in the rural heartland in the 1950s, this is probably your story. Come, enjoy again, "life in the Space Age."

Since the eBook does not contain illustrations, Sara Marie has put them up on Facebook where "Catho Darlington--Lessons Learned in the Space Age", the book, has its own page (click here).

Doesn't that sound like a down-to-earth story? Well right now you can get "Catho Darlington--Lessons Learned in the Space Age" by Sara Marie Hogg for FREE. Yup, Sara Marie Hogg has given us a coupon code (XE42E) to get "Catho Darlington--Lessons Learned in the Space Age" for FREE at Smashwords (click here). Don't forget to leave Sara Marie Hogg a review for her story once you have finished reading it. So let's see what else Sara Marie Hogg has on her bookshelf.

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"Multiple Exposures" by Sara Marie Hogg

Cover for 'Multiple Exposures'Multiple Exposures is Sara Marie's second volume of poetry, that was written since the publication of Dark Shadings, Spattered Light in 1990. It is filled with haunting words, dark imagery and occasional humor, it is most importantly from the heart. There are a few encore poems in this volume and many that have been honored with literary awards.

You can get "Multiple Exposures" by Sara Marie Hogg, a dark collection of poetry at Smashwords for only $1.99 (click here). "Multiple Exposures" has a "Parental Rating": This book contains content that may not be suitable for young readers 17 and under.

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"Mumbledypeg, On Call" by Sara Marie Hogg

Cover for 'Mumbledypeg, On Call'Next we have an interactive story for young children. Mumbledypeg, On Call is a children’s book made to be read to children K-3. Senior citizen. Mrs. P.G. Mumbledypeg is called out of early retirement to help a young town ruffian, Dexter Cainbrake, get ready for an important meeting with the governor of the state.

The governor has created a children’s conference at the Governor’s Mansion with children from all over the state in attendance. Dexter was selected to go and there is no excuse that will get him out of it. When the town discovers the governor’s selection there is much hand-wringing. Is Dexter going to embarrass the whole town? Dexter, himself, knows this is a possibility so he decides to enlist the help of Mrs. Mumbledypeg as she is kind of a walking encyclopedia on many subjects.

Oh dear! Mrs. Mumbledypeg has only forty-eight hours to get Dexter ready for the big event. She enlists the help of her old friend Calysta, also known to the area children as Snaggletooth. What on earth will happen when they take Dexter into Snaggletooth’s cave-like home to give him a crash course in all things gentlemanly?

There are pauses in the story to do some fun and instructional activities such as survey-taking, graph making, polite tea parties, conversational techniques, and other delights. Mrs. Mumbledypeg has found it helpful to use George Washington’s Rules of Civility that he composed when he was a lad.

Children find Mumbledypeg, On Call funny and entertaining. The story is chock full of ideas that can add polish to personalities.

You can find "Mumbledypeg, On Call" by Sara Marie Hogg at Smashwords, (click here) for only $2.99. "Mumbledypeg, On Call" even has it's own Facebook page, (click here).

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Next we have a collection of short stories, "Blade Chatter" by Sara Marie Hogg. There is a "Parental Rating" on this book: This book contains content that may not be suitable for young readers 17 and under.

"Blade Chatter" By Sara Marie Hogg

Cover for 'Blade Chatter'Blade Chatter, Twenty Four Stories of the Macabre is a volume of short fiction that includes such topics as geezers gone wild, alien life, strange medical conditions, phobias, alcoholic rants, creative bully removal, tainted, unrequited love and jealousy to the max--refreshing, as short story collections are not so common these days. Maybe reminiscent of Poe, Saki and Hitchcockian in tone.

You can grab "Blade Chatter" by Sara Marie Hogg at Smashwords, (click here),  for only $3.99. "Blade Chatter" also has it's own Facebook page you can check out, (click here), so you can keep up on all of the creepy fun!  This would be a fun book to get you in that Halloween mood!

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Sara Marie Hogg is all over Facebook, here are the links she has associated with her work:

Sara Marie Hogg's Author page (click here)
Blade Chatter (click here)
Catho Darlington (click here)
Mumbledypeg, On Call (click here)

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You can find Sara Marie Hogg's collection of stories at the following locations:

Amazon:
Catho Darlington - Paperback

Barnes & Noble:
Catho Darlington - Electronic Format
Catho Darlington - Paperback

Diesel Books:

iBooks (Apple):

Kobo:

Sony:

Smashwords:
Catho Darlington - FREE (XE42E)

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