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Friday, November 30, 2012

FREE lending library for Kindle Prime

Did you all know you can borrow Kindle books FREE at Amazon if you're a Prime member? (For US and UK members only).

Doesn't cost you a blue cent, it's FREE at KOLL (Kindle Owners Lending Library).

Time to enjoy a good ebook on your Kindle just in time for the holidays.

Can't beat the price.

Download SpaceHive now. KOLL makes it easy, and there's no cost to you, the reader.

Picture courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Sunday, November 18, 2012

DOMO ARAGATO, READERS - SPACEHIVE!


Sorry, readers, SpaceHive is back to paid. My mistake, I thought it was free today as well. But hey, get on yer Doc Martens and join the convo on my site, or start something! I feel so silly like barf in my cornflakes, SpaceHive will be free again on Dec. 26-27  "Don't get stung and miss this…" That will be your last chance for quite a while to get this great book free! But grab yourself a copy and please help me make it a bestseller, reviews are very helpful and very welcome on Amazon, and please "like" it as well.

My Japanese readers downloaded a significant number of copies yesterday. Domo Aragato, readers. I hope you have a great day and enjoy your reading pleasure. Meanwhile, I'll get back to the barf in my cornflakes and try to find something clean to wear when my publisher whips me with a wet noodle.

SpaceHive is a great read any time. Let's hear from y'all.

India? Are you there? The action takes place to a great extent on the plains of India.

Also, the Japanese are mentioned although pore Japan is sunk with General's Vard first invasion. Let's not let this happen.

Carry on and tell me how you like the cover. Done by Ryan Doan. Pretty cool, huh? Can you draw or paint? How about sending me a picture? I'll publish it here.





SPACEHIVE "a strange and quirky twist on the science fiction genre"

Earth defends itself against alien invasion
A vicious alien wasp attacks

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Gothic and cool stand up dude



One day I was sitting in the bus and a hip hop guy got on. He was a large Asian young man with a blue spiked Mohawk, chains everywhere, lips, ears, mouth and nose pierced, army boots and tattoos. He was sucking a large soother. I thought, my gosh, he's so cool—if  I were 18 again that might appeal to me. He's decorated his entire body. 

I stared too long; he sat down with his friend behind me and I heard them talk. "I don't stare at her because she's all wrinkled and old looking, I wish she wouldn't stare at me. I should be staring at her."

I thought that was funny for some reason.

We all stare for our own reasons.

Photo courtesy of Free Digital Photos.net
I heard an elderly woman say to a young Gothic couple with rings in their lips, "How do you kiss?" They didn't answer her.

Yes, there's a generation gap.
Saturday, November 10, 2012

FATAL ERROR - Guest post with Author Eileen Schuh




In celebration of its long-anticipated release, FATAL ERROR is FREE for a short time on Amazon!
Click here to download this eBook from Amazon.com  or Click here to download FATAL ERROR free from Amazon.co.uk  for FREE on Saturday, 10th  November 2012 or Sunday, 11 November 2012.
My new release, FATAL ERROR, is the second in a series, and I hope I met the special challenges involved in writing a sequel.  The beginning and the ending were the most difficult to write—not only did they need to receive effective treatment as the beginning and ending of FATAL ERROR, they also had to connect the novel to both its prequel and sequel.
Some series are the type wherein the same cast of characters reappears in each novel and participates in a new adventure, generally of the same ilk as the one before it.  Series such as Nancy Drew and James Bond are those kinds of stories.
The second type of series follows the characters through time as well as through adventures. The genre and target readership of the stories may change as the characters step into the new roles that come with their aging and changing circumstances.
That second type of series is the one into which FATAL ERROR falls.  In THE TRAZ (Book I), because the protagonist was a young teen, the story was written with her adolescence in mind. The challenges she faced were those of an at-risk youngster on the cusp of adulthood.  The plot, the vocabulary level, the focus of the story was written to match her age.
In FATAL ERROR, Katrina achieves the adult status she’s wanted since she can remember, though we’re pretty sure she’s not going to find it as wonderful as she imagines (because nobody does). She’s enthralled with the freedom adulthood allows, but overwhelmed by the accompanying responsibilities. And she cheats a bit on her aging. You’ll have to read the book to find out how she so ably brings that about.
FATAL ERROR, although it will appeal to teens intrigued with the idea of waltzing past those blasted difficult mid-teens and getting to 20 quickly, is directed at an adult readership. The subject matter naturally changes from adolescent dilemmas to more complicated ones as Katrina becomes fully immersed in the adult world.  The adult characters who were peripheral to Katrina’s story in THE TRAZ, step forward energetically in FATAL ERROR and drive the story with their adult perspectives, strengths, wisdom and weaknesses.
Although FATAL ERROR is a psychological crime thriller, when we turn that last page we’re left with the distinct feeling that Book III of the BackTracker series might well be marketed as a romance novel.
We’ll have to wait to find out for sure.
I do like writing series, but I don’t want to cheat my readers. I suspect they want a complete story when they pay for a novel. I have to make sure that I wrap up all those lose ends and answer all the burning questions...well, most of them. Actually, all of them except for the two new ones I snuck in on the last page.
It’s not unsolved riddles and unresolved plot lines that will compel my readers to seek out Book III, but rather the loose ends of the character’s lives, hearts and psyches—much like how the natural suspense of the unknown future drives our very own real-life stories.
 After reading THE TRAZ and FATAL ERROR , BackTracker fans will know what Katrina did, saw, learned, forgot, loved and lost between the age of 12 and 20. They’ll know how all her successes and failures were dealt with during that time period and how her problems were solved.
What they won’t know is how all that trauma and drama is going to affect her future life. What kind of wife, mother, grandmother, police officer will it make her?
The persistent danger, the betrayals, the unrequited love—what kind of adult will Katrina become?

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Indie Author Anonymous featured YA novel

HELLO, MY FRIENDS! SPACEHIVE IS FEATURED ON INDIE AUTHOR ANONYMOUS.

Lovin' it.

Go to Reddit.com or Stumbleupon and see the posts, or click the link above. We're everywhere we're everywhere, do you hear the sound of geese choking combined with a dog vomiting, check your best pair of jeans for signs of your neighbor's dog coughing up his Kibbles 'n' Bits, separate your best duds from this convo, get on yer Doc Martens and come on over.

You'll LOVE SpaceHive!


Thursday, November 1, 2012

One dollar off print book on CreateSpace until December 16!

Imajin Books has a special promo only on CreateSpace from November 1 - December 16, 2012.

Get ONE DOLLAR OFF any novel listed on Imajin Books sale site if you order from CreateSpace.

Buy SpaceHive here on CreateSpace for a LIMITED TIME ONLY at $1 off! USE COUPON CODE HWVDU6SL

GREAT DEAL FOR $9.99 USD, a dollar off.

Stuff all your Christmas stockings with great books for the holiday season. Don't forget the young adult or teen on your list and buy SpaceHive for only $9.99 USD until December.