The winner for the free book ‘Sea of Iron Hands’ is Danielle Stewart. Thanks so much Danielle for responding to the post! I will be packaging your book and sending it your way.
For those of you who want a chance to win this book, there will be one more opportunity soon.
For now, you can head check around my newly themed blog for helpful writing tips, book reviews or free stories!
As ‘Ring of Stone’(Book 2 to Mark of Fortune) is being prepared, I thought I’d share a few pics of the place where Stone of the Ice Rings is from. He was born on the “outskirts of Saturn” which can mean the ice rocks on the ring belt on some other place during that ancient time. Either way its beautiful- enjoy!
Click on the “The Basics of Saturn” to enjoy interesting, mind boggling facts on this gas giant!
*Disclaimer: All images are from NASA.org and some may be artist’s concepts.
Dawn on Saturn
Cassini at Saturn’s Bow Shock
If you have not read Book 1: Halflings yet, read the mini preview below and then I can get down to the “new” news featuring brand new book covers for Book 2: Guardian(Available this Fall) and Book 3: Avengers(Available April 2013)- Yay! Also, the mini graphic book ‘A Halflings Rescue’ will be available as a FREE ebook later this month!
After being inexplicably targeted by an evil intent on harming her at any cost, seventeen-year-old Nikki finds herself under the watchful guardianship of three mysterious young men who call themselves halflings. Sworn to defend her, misfits Mace, Raven, and Vine battle to keep Nikki safe while hiding their deepest secret-and the wings that come with.
Mace, Raven, and Vine have a mission: Rescue Nikki Youngblood. What Mace doesn’t realize is that Nikki isn’t just beautiful, she has studied karate for six years, is a gifted artist, and doesn’t realize just how special she is to him. He got a first glimpse of this while watching her run and face down some hounds from hell. Raven, declared as the “bad boy” of the group, finds himself wanting to be near Nikki as well, but perhaps for different reasons involving his very own soul. Vine, the youngest isn’t falling for any girls yet but during the book he consumes gummy candy all the time and may actually be wiser than his other two brothers at a mere 15 years of age.(Read more on Examiner)
*Click on either of the bookcovers to go to the Halflings Network. Read! Join! See what’s happenin’!
E.J. Smith | CreateSpace
As mentioned on me and my hubby’s website Brass Hands Books, we are going to deliver more of our books for free, more often. We can identify with everyone else these days that purchasing books at any amount of cost can be a risk(but that is why we have sampling so people don’t waste their time and money on books they’d rather pass over).
My book The Prayer Monologues will be available for free download to your Sony, Kobo, ePub readers, B&N, and Kindles.
Why not print books?
Well, I do have the book available in print for those trying to keep the classic book in hands-I totally get it! However, giving away ebooks seem quicker and easier to distribute rather than order more print books for a giveaway(which I will do next year anyway, stay tuned).
Head over to http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/20106, to download your FREE copy of my book The Prayer Monologues.
I thank you in advance for your Tweets, Likes, Diggs, and honest reviews!!
*My very personal thoughts about Night of the Living Dead is that this book was devourable(is that a word?). Anyway, another fun thing I did with reading this book, was reflect on what kind of monster am I? Mikalatos was gracious enough to include a monster glossary to glean over. before reading more below, check out my review on examiner.com then come back for more.
Now, for the monster list:
Some people can be a mixture of things, but me? It appears I fall on the spectrum of Sasquatch and Werewolf. Let me tell you why. Sasquatches, according to Mikalatos’ dictionary are “poorly suited for city life, sometimes we forget how to interact with others and have bitterness towards organizations including churches.
Werewolves are animalistic and have instinctive urges. So not only am I forgetful of how to communicate and am bitter(for good reason) towards organizations, I have animalistic urges(will not try to explain that one), so perhaps I need just a bit more Jesus.
Great book. Check out the video and other goodies below!
*Book received for my ubbiased review from Tyndale Publishers.
Matt Discusses NLDC here
Visit Matt at www.mattmikalatos.com for more scary good stuff!
Now on to what you’ve been waiting for….
A free book!
Please post your comment to this post only if you’d like to receive a gift certificate to take to the bookstore and grab your own free copy of ‘Night of the Living Dead Christian’ Winner will be announced after December 15, 2011.
Writer's Digest Free eBook for a limited time
Keeping you up to date with my writing and how you can embark on your own journey, I have learned a few things this past week and thought I’d share it with you.
First, I discovered that writing shouldn’t be tedious and about cramped fingers. It is an exploration of what you know and wish to know. Writing is a powerful tool for me because I feel I can say more and see how the words flow onto the page/screen and play with them a little. I can do this verbally, but thats what www.audibles.com is for. And it is a great venture to get into.
These days its more about conveying a message than just shouting, “I’m a writer!” What am I writing? Who am I writing this for? As a writer, or should I say storyteller, you must convey your thoughts in al mediums to reach the crowd. eBook, Print, Audible, and maybe even animation/video. I certainly only have 2 out of 4 for my own book but will be working more on conveying my idea and will discuss more about multiple formats in a later post. For now consider why you are writing and whom you are writing for to generate a pre-marketing scheme. For example: I write to share a thought or “many” speculative thoughts. I wish to share these thoughts with the young adult group of readers. Not because of the upstart in teen reading, but my style seems to flow in that direction, plus I feel I never left my teens.
Next subject: Infusing a memoir with fiction seems to be what makes a story more uncanny yet ineresting. Think of Robert R. McCammon‘s Boy’s Life story. It reads like a memoir but infused with some supernatural elements we (may) have never experienced. What conversations, episodes, or feelings springs up from time to time? Have you thought about either planting some pieces of it in a memoir or using it to fuel your fiction? I certainly think it can help.
To get you on the right track to writing, Writer’s Digest is offering FREE ebooks for Back -to School and it is running from August 15-22, so get in on it now by going here!
I have a set of books to giveaway and the lucky winner will receive all three! Yes, that’s right, a set. This is the first of the Cleaning Out My Closet Blog Book giveaway. Again, these books are in good condition and some never even cracked open…
Knit for Love | Waterbrook Press
Knit for Love by Beth Patillo
Publisher: Waterbrook Press(2009)
When the Heart Cries | Waterbrook Press
When the Heart Cries(Sisters of the Quilt Book 1) by Cindy Woodsmall
Publisher: Waterbrook Press(2006)
- When the Morning Comes | Waterbrook Press
When the Morning Comes(Sisters of the Quilt Book 2) by Cindy Woodsmall
Publisher: Waterbrook Press(2007)
These are sweet fiction to get your heart as warm as the summer sun this Summer 2011, stay tuned for more free book giveaways!
Please see Contest Rules for more information. The deadline for part 1 of this giveaway series is July 5, 2011- Good Luck!
The Write Web
Thomas Perkins | Dreamstime.com
Hey bloggers, writers and the rest! I am still thinking of how to do this Clean out My Closet business, I’ve just been too busy to select books to giveaway but there will be a giveaway int he hugest way, so stay tuned!
Nextly, I have been furiously writing, and taking notes for my next book and was wondering if anyone like sci/fi fantasy with YA appeal to it? I’m quite sure you are out there or know someone who is. What are your thoughts on the mixture of those elements? Isit really popular/unpopular, should it be segmented for a specific audience, or should any of this matter?
To be honest, I frequently scroll the fantasy and romantic section at Books A Million when I go, and kind of admire the covers of the sci fi section but rarely pick up a book. Unless its a book by Tananarive Due or Octavia Butler I don’t read it. God rest your soul, Octavia.
Last, and most important…Writing tutorials and workshops given by video on this blog! Yay! On this blog in the Tutorials section, there will be instructional videos on all things dealing with writing, creative writing, and self publishing. You won’t want to miss it. Anything you ever wanted to know about writing will be right at your finger tips.
I am even planning lessons that parents can offer there kids and teachers offer their students on reading helps and writing tips. It will be beneficial. For one on one online tutoring, please contact me for details.
The idea is to turn this entire blog into video posts. I’ll see what I can do…in the meantime get excited for those upcoming tutorials!
Okay, holla back at me with your thoughts and comments. I’ll be working but I always respond
Thanks to everyone who actually reads this blog and to those who have entered my previous blog book giveaways. In June I have some brand new books, and semi-new books that I will be giving away. Everything from gentle Amish romances to suspense filled stories from Christian and Secular writers.
Oh, this WILL be good.
I will post pictures of these books right here on my blog for you to see once I compile the ones I am giving away. I have not decided if there will be two or three giveaways, a set of books, or individual- not sure. But for now, tell your family, friends, and coworkers that The Write Web will be giving away an awesome stack of books this June to hit your Summer off right!