Sunday Book Promo
*Note these are books sent to us by readers/frequenters of this blog. Our bringing them to your attention does not imply that we’ve read them and/or endorse them, unless we specifically say so. As with all such purchases, we recommend you download a sample and make sure it’s to your taste. If you wish to send us books for next week’s promo, please email to bookpimping at outlook dot com. One book per author per week. Amazon links only.-SAH*
FROM STEPHEN LAWSON: Leaders Taste Better and Other Stories.
This volume contains all my published work from 2017: Leaders Taste Better, Moonlight One, The Death of Arthur Owsley, Game Theory, and Bullet Catch. It also contains two previously unpublished stories, and the semi-pro contest-winning story that affirmed my path as a writer, Gifted. Whether you want to laugh or brood in the shadows; whether you want hard science fiction or urban fantasy, you’ll find a story to delight you in these pages.
FROM ALMA BOYKIN: The Scavenger’s Gift (Merchant and Empire Book 2).
Of all the gods, men fear the Scavenger the most. Wise men and women take pains to avoid His notice.
When Osbert Manns’hillda ventures into the mine called Scavenger’s Gift, the Dark One takes notice. Or does he?
Short story: 5000 words
BY TOM TINNEY: Blood of Invidia: Maestru Series Book 1.
2017 Dragon Award Finalist.
10,000 years ago, a warrior race waged unrelenting war across our galaxy. They were the Invidians and they conquered worlds. Arrogant mortal beings, driven to fulfill their destiny and build an everlasting empire , they sought the secret to eternal life. They found it.
And then they disappeared.
Tomorrow afternoon, a Vampire battles Werewolves in the middle of Times Square. Shortly after, the ashen-skinned Agorans arrive to calm our fears. Find out why the galactic order rests on the shoulders of three human beings and one mysterious stranger. To save us, they must follow the ancient path paved in the “Blood of Invidia”.
There’s over-the-top action in this SciFi/Paranormal (Non-Romance) novel packed with Galaxy Conquering Immortals, Shape Shifting Warriors, Yakuza Ninjas and “Roswell” Gray Visitors .
Aliens, Vampires and Werewolves…Oh, my! These aren’t cute candy eating extraterrestrials, or sparkly “Tween” bloodsuckers. This is the breathtaking beginning of the Maestru Series!
FROM DAVID L. BURKHEAD: Study in Black and Red.
Struggling artist Leslie Jefferson keeps finding strange paintings on dark and disturbing themes in his studio. To all appearances, from the signature to the style, they are his work. Yet he has no memory of making them. Are these paintings the product of a sick mind, perhaps even his own, or do they portend something more terrible than he ever imagined?
FROM L. A. BEHM II: Footnotes From the Apocalypse.
John Peters awoke to a normal day. His wife was off with their son, in Dallas, visiting her folks. It was a typically sunny, Central Texas day. By nightfall he was scurrying around, stockpiling supplies for a long siege against an enemy too small to be seen with the naked eye. And before the end of the week he was puking his guts out, wondering if all his plans were meaningless.
But John survived the plague – one of a few of the scattered remnants of humanity – and alone he must begin to pull the shattered pieces of life together.
Along the path he brings other survivors with him, and they begin a long climb back.
(NOTE- If I didn’t put your book up, I did NOT reject it. As mentioned above, I don’t reject books. I reserve the right to make exceptions, but in general I put up what comes in.
It’s just that apparently people interpreted my vent about how people don’t follow directions as a request for MORE books to pimp. (!) So I had twenty books. Even the strongest stomach won’t page past twenty books much less look at them, to get to the vignettes. So, next week. – SAH)
Vignettes by Luke, Mary Catelli and ‘Nother Mike
So what’s a vignette? You might know them as flash fiction, or even just sketches. We will provide a prompt each Sunday that you can use directly (including it in your work) or just as an inspiration. You, in turn, will write about 50 words (yes, we are going for short shorts! Not even a Drabble 100 words, just half that!). Then post it! For an additional challenge, you can aim to make it exactly 50 words, if you like.
We recommend that if you have an original vignette, you post that as a new reply. If you are commenting on someone’s vignette, then post that as a reply to the vignette. Comments — this is writing practice, so comments should be aimed at helping someone be a better writer, not at crushing them. And since these are likely to be drafts, don’t jump up and down too hard on typos and grammar.
If you have questions, feel free to ask.
Your writing prompt this week is: Book