A promo post. A most material promo post!

Ladies, Gentlemen, and assorted other sophonts, welcome to the weekend! My apologies for the missed weeks; between Our Beloved Hostess’s travels and the happy chaos that is the Oysterhaus right now, things were missed. Here and now, new submissions have arrived, with brand new releases from some of our favorite Hoydens (and their various nomes de plume). I’d put some witty commentary here, but I have a house to clean and code to write, so I’m off. Go read some books and leave helpful reviews! As always, future entries can (and should!) be sent to my email. Happy reading!

Jason Dyck, AKA The Free Range Oyster

The Man, the Myth, the $1.99 Taco Special

Sam Schall

Duty from Ashes

Honor and Duty Book 2

Duty calls. Honor demands action.

Major Ashlyn Shaw has survived false accusations and a brutal military prison. Now free, she finds her homeworld once again at war with an enemy that will stop at nothing to destroy everything she holds dear. Duty has Ashlyn once again answering the call to serve. She has seen what the enemy is capable of and will do everything she can to prevent it from happening to the home she loves and the people she took an oath to protect.

But something has changed. It goes beyond the fact that the enemy has changed tactics they never wavered from during the previous war. It even goes beyond the fact that there is still a nagging doubt in the back of Ashlyn’s mind that those who betrayed her once before might do so again. No, there is more to the resumption of hostilities, something that seems to point at a new player in the game. But who and what are they playing at?

Will Ashlyn be able to unmask the real enemy before it is too late?

Lilania Begley


Bluehills Book 1

Wounded veteran Dev Macquire needs some farm help until he recovers. When his father, Gray, brings home a new hand, he’s dismayed to meet Irina. How can a woman do the rough, heavy work they need? As she works her way into their life, and into his heart, he’s faced with a new dilemma. Can he persuade her to stay, and to accept a new role in his life?

Irina took the job on a whim. She just wanted to work hard enough to forget why her life was on hold and her future uncertain. Daily reminded of a brighter past, a childhood spent on horseback… but her new feelings for Dev were definitely not sisterly. At the end of the summer she’d leave, it was too dangerous to risk staying near him.

As a wildfire threatens the countryside, racing toward the Macquire place, Dev and Irina discover what true partnership can feel like, working together to find the arsonist who is responsible. When the fires die out, are there embers left smoldering in hearts?

Alma Boykin

Elizabeth and Empire

The Colplatschki Chronicles Book 4

Elizabeth von Sarmas has everything she ever desired, and more: power, a wonderful marriage, a haven and a home. But happily ever after only comes in those books she’s not supposed to have read, and the Age of Miracles ended hundreds of years before. When enemies old and new work to shatter her world, even Imperial War Duchess Elizabeth von Sarmas may find the challenge too great for one woman to bear.

But a good woman and a strong man can do anything if they have to.

The General’s Leman: A Love Story

When her world collapsed, Contracta Eleána Norhado fled the city and its memories. A year and a half later, General René Atwiler returned from the war to find a conspiracy in his regiment and his Contracta vanished.

Love once united them, but now war and pride threaten to keep them apart forever.

R.K. Modena

Sparrowind: The Dragon Who Lived As A Knight

Now available from Amazon!

Tiny Sparrowind can’t hunt from the sky, cannot hope to best his siblings in contests of strength, and scrapes by to survive. But in the books stashed in his parents’ hoard of gold and gems he finds a greater treasure: ideals.

Deciding to make his own way in life gives him more hope than he could have if he tried living only by the way of Dragonkind, but can this dreamer of a Dragon find his place in the world?

A delightful tale for all ages, that may be shared by reading out loud – either to a young audience, or those who are young at heart.

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17 thoughts on “A promo post. A most material promo post!

  1. That Sam Schall has certainly captured the female perspective. His first book was pretty good and I’m looking forward to reading this new one.

        1. well, it helps to refresh the carp from time to time if things don’t get too out of hand often enough…but keep the old ammo for those really deserving a stanky carping

      1. Cocked and locked gave me the mental picture of a very confused rooster sitting in the basket, ready to be launched.

  2. I’ve been “Ninja’d”. I had my first German sale on the first of the month and didn’t know about it. Of course, it doesn’t affect my rankings, which are now south of a million, fifty thousand. I’m working with an artist friend on a new cover finally.

    I’ve seen some folks play games with their release dates to push themselves back up on the searches. But would a new cover and maybe minor content changes constitute enough of a revision to change the release date honestly?

    1. Who cares if you’re changing the date dishonestly? Do it, if it generates better ranking. Only thing you shouldn’t do is steal other peoples’ stuff aka plagiarism.

    1. A fair theory, but no. Many are welcome to visit the Oysterhaus, but only the Oyster Wife and my doctor are allowed inside my shell.

      1. It does that sometimes.

        What’s really fun is when your explanatory comment about where your last comment goes also loses its place.

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