Thursday, November 24, 2011
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Stan plopped into the sofa and ran his hands through his hair. He felt so tired, but sleep was the last thing he wanted now. “Okay, let’s put everything on the table. Hannah can see the future. Her new best friend can get into other peoples’ dreams. I may or may not have Leila Starling, the Malevolent Muse of Minneapolis, playing tiddly-winks inside my head. Finally, my not-so-late wife Charity, whose secret identity I have carefully shielded for the past five years, now must be explained to Hannah. Did I leave anything out?”
“You also led an army of comatose nerds against Leila’s devil dogs in the realm of imagination.”
“Not helpful, Jilly.”
“Sorry. You asked for it.”
Available at Amazon in paperback and Amazon for Kindle, as well as the paperback at Barnes & Noble. Other retailers are taking their time to list it, but you can get Epub for Nook at Smashwords along with many other formats.
Monday, August 29, 2011
Available at Amazon (in Kindle too). Other retailers are taking their time to list it, but you can get Epub for Nook at Smashwords along with many other formats.Angel doesn’t remember her magical heritage…but it remembers her.Magic and science collide when she embarks on a journey to her true home, and to herself.Angel lives with a loving foster family, but dreams of a land that exists only in the pages of a fantasy novel. Until she meets Gregor, whose magic Talent saves her life and revives lost memories.She follows Gregor to her homeland…a world unlike any she has imagined, where she travels a path of self-discovery that leads directly to her role in an ancient Prophecy…and to the madman who set her fate in motion.
Friday, August 12, 2011
Gizile follows her mysterious teacher, Tok, to contemplate a series of strange and mystical visions that appear upon the ice of an ocean pool: Astonishing tales of technology and transcendence, aliens and elves, space and time, dragons and demons, prophecies and scriptures, humor and horror, the gifted and the enslaved, virtual and supernatural reality, insanity and inspiration. Dive into the creations of the Splashdown wordsmiths. Cross the borders into novel worlds you love already, and taste their delights if you are new to Splashdown's universe.
Angel doesn’t remember her magical heritage…but it remembers her.Magic and science collide when she embarks on a journey to her true home, and to herself.Angel lives with a loving foster family, but dreams of a land that exists only in the pages of a fantasy novel. Until she meets Gregor, whose magic Talent saves her life and revives lost memories.Angel follows Gregor to her homeland…a world unlike any she has imagined, where she travels a path of self-discovery that leads directly to her role in an ancient Prophecy…and to the madman who set her fate in motion.
Do the impossible…Change the future…Save the world…
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Gizile follows her mysterious teacher, Tok, to contemplate a series of strange and mystical visions that appear upon the ice of an ocean pool: Astonishing tales of technology and transcendence, aliens and elves, space and time, dragons and
demons, prophecies and scriptures, humor and horror, the gifted and the enslaved, virtual and supernatural reality, insanity and inspiration. Dive into the creations of the Splashdown wordsmiths. Cross the borders into novel worlds you love already, and taste their delights if you are new to Splashdown's universe.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Friday, April 15, 2011
by Keven Newsome
Goths aren't all the same, you know. Some are Christians.
...Christians to whom God sends visions.
Students at her university are being attacked, and Winter knows there's more than flesh and blood at work.
Her gift means she's the only one who can stop it - but at what price?
... or view it in its natural environment at http://darkwater.
Winter is now available for pre-order at http://www.splashdownbooks.
Facebook Launch: The 1,000 Campaign
Let's make June 1 a day to remember!
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
In this issue:
April New Release
New SF Author Contracted
And Yeshua said, "His ears will be a sign to you."
A time-travelling warrior elf on a manhunt for an evil genius. A state-of-the-art robot from New Los Angeles. And a carpenter's son from first-century Israel. Entering the Portal, they join forces with a princess of the Sapphire Monarchy to defy their power-mad adversary.
Available at http://www.splashdownbooks.
Have you seen the Darkwater preview book trailer? If not, be sure to catch it at http://www.youtube.com/user/
The Splashdown Darkwater main site with its own teaser is here:
Adventures in Microfiction
The Avenir Eclectia project has gotten off to a great start, with a steady flow of contributors adding to the story. Already there's a great bunch of new characters to follow on the space station and the inhospitable planet it orbits - hunters, smugglers, historians, miners, wizards, children, and more. Sign up to receive these bite-sized stories by email: a minute to read, a day to digest. Head on over to http://www.avenireclectia.com and dive into a new world!
New SF Author Contracted
Ryan Grabow with Caffeine
In 2179, a gamer is trapped by an unusual artificial intelligence, a virus looking for the meaning of its own existence.
We're thrilled to announce that Ryan has joined our team! Science fiction fans, get ready for this mind-blowing tale that will chase you through multiple virtual realities and leave you with a new angle on life. Look out for his book appearing later in the year.
Facebook page for Caffeine: http://on.fb.me/gDtCVL
That's it for this time - watch out for the big Darkwater announcement real soon!
Till next time,
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, reality invaded the world...
When the presence of reality emerges from under the façade of perception, lives are changed. Forever. A mystical ring binds Sisko to bless others with miracles and avoid using its power for himself, which would lead to a curse. With his friends Josh the wizard and Seth the leader of a gang of thieves, Sisko explores the emerging reality through his travels and adventures.
Journey with Sisko as reality’s presence confronts and changes the greedy, the killers, the trapped, the demonic, and Sisko himself....Reality has dawned, and no one will be the same.
Reality's Dawn is now available direct from Splashdown, and also other online retailers including Amazon Kindle.
We're running a cool contest on this series: Buy the first book and upload a photo of yourself with it to the Splashdown Facebook page. We'll pick the most interesting shots to win a copy of Reality's Ascent, the second book in the series, just as soon as it comes out in May - so get creative!
In the meantime, don't forget to check out the Splashdown Darkwater website and teaser trailer: darkwater.splashdownbooks.com.
Avenir Eclectia is a brand-new project from Splashdown Books, officially launching today! We've been working on it behind the scenes for quite some time now, so it's really exciting to present it in public. It's a multi-author microfiction project, based in a world with flavors of science fiction, fantasy and supernatural genres - yes, all at once. A space station with wizards, criminals, children and madmen. Sea-dwelling angels. Underwater cities, ore mines and beetle hunters - something for everyone!
You'll want to sign up for email updates to receive regular small slices of story - most no longer than 200 words! Head on over now and read the first story: "Cool, Smooth Metal." www.avenireclectia.com
Eleon a.k.a. Michael L. Rogers, and he's also begun work on a fabulous soundtrack to go along with the stories. You can hear that at his Avenir Eclectia album page: http://eleonmusic.virb.com/
That's all the Splashdown news for now, but you've probably heard about the earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand. While I live quite far away, I'm still impacted by this national tragedy and you can read my thoughts in my post at International Christian Fiction Writers.
Thanks for reading!
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Authors Adam and Andrea Graham will be available to talk about their novel, Tales of the Dim Knight, on several speculative fiction book review blogs on dates ranging throughout the month of April.
Boise, Idaho—Authors Adam and Andrea Graham announce their Superhero Parody novel, Tales of the Dim Knight, will be touring on several book review blogs from April 1-May 3 of 2011. Released in November of 2010 from Splashdown Books, Tales of the Dim Knight is available at Amazon.com, Barnes&Noble.Com, and direct from the publisher.
Tales of the Dim Knight is a Superhero Fantasy that pays tribute to the superheroes many adults will remember from childhood while parodying the genre’s tropes and gaffes. Mild-mannered janitor and superhero fanboy Dave Johnson gets all his wishes at once when a symbiotic alien enhances all his strengths, giving him a super-imagination able to mold reality to his vision. Follow his zany adventures as he fights crime and corruption while trying to keep his family together and avoid being sued for copyright infringement.
“A truly original premise, Tales of a Dim Knight is a light-hearted escape into the world of superheroes and villains with a thoughtful twist as to what matters most in life,” says Jill Williamson, the Christy award-winning author of By Darkness Hid.
Adam Graham is a paid political columnist for Pajamasmedia.com. He also has short stories published in the anthology Light at the Edge of Darkness, and in the Laser & Sword e-zine. He is host of the the Old Time Superman Radio Show among several other podcasts, including the Great Detectives of Old Time Radio. Mr. Graham holds a general studies Associate of Arts degree from Flathead Valley Community College with a concentration in Journalism.
Andrea Graham co-authored Adam’s first novel, Tales of the Dim Knight. Her short story “Frozen Generation” also appeared in Light at the Edge of Darkness. She studied creative writing and religion at Ashland University. Adam and Andrea live with their cat, Joybell, in Boise, Idaho. They are members of several writers groups, including Lost Genre Guild and American Christian Fiction Writers. Adam is president of their local ACFW chapter, Idahope.
Tales of the Dim Knight is available at Amazon.com and Barnes&Noble.com. The first chapter is available for free at: www.dimknight.com
The Blog tour’s currently scheduled stops are:
3/17/ James Somers http://www.jamessomers.blogspot.com/
3/20 and 3/27 David James http://newauthors.wordpress.com/
4/1/ April Erwin http://www.projectinga.blogspot.com/
4/3/ Phyllis Wheeler www.Christian-Fantasy-Book-Reviews.com
4/4/ Noah Arsenault http://noahsreads.blogspot.com/
4/4/ Sarah Sawyer www.sarahsawyer.com/blog
4/5/ Tammy Shelnut http://www.bluerosesheart.blogspot.com/
4/6/ Timothy Hicks http://fantasythyme.blogspot.com/
4/7 Joan Nienhuis http://www.bookwomanjoan.blogspot.com
4/8 Carol E. Keen http://carolkeen.blogspot.com/
4/11 Morgan L. Busse http://morganlbusse.wordpress.com
4/14/ Emily LaVigne http://southernfiberreads.wordpress.com/
4/15 Chawna Schroeder http://chawnaschroeder.com
4/22 Frank Creed http://afrankreview.blogspot.com
4/28/ Beckie Burnham http://rbclibrary.wordpress.com
5/3/ Amy Cruson http://the160acrewoods.com
Please direct all media inquiries to email@example.com
Monday, March 7, 2011
$6.99 Ebooks, currently on sale for $1.75:
Legendary Space Pilgrims by Grace Bridges
Alpha Redemption by P.A. Baines
$5.99 Ebooks, currently on sale for $1.50:
Faith Awakened by Grace Bridges
The Muse by Fred Warren
$4.99 books, currently on sale for $2.50:
The Duke's Handmaid by Caprice Hokstad
Nor Iron Bars a Cage by Caprice Hokstad
$4.95 Ebook currently on sale for $1.24
Tales of the Dim Knight
Also my digital short, "Your Average Ordinary Alien" is available for free using code RAE100. This week is a great opportunity to stock up on your ebook reading material. You can get all 7 of these books for $12.74,
Remember the sale ends March 12th.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
I'm referring of course to the common practice of labelling a publisher's authors as their "stable". Well, don't let me catch you calling my people that! They ain't horses.
What are they then?
They're a team.
Never have I been so aware of that as in these past couple of weeks, where we've had so much cooking behind the scenes. We've got our people proofing and editing each other's manuscripts all over the show. We've got a new marketing plan in the works. I've been delegating like mad to get on top of the schedule I've aimed at for the time ahead: four books in four months, and a load of prep to be completed by the end of February.
We've got all kinds in our team. Some are the editing type, while others are more the gungho marketers and salespeople, or artists, or image consultants. Yet we are all writers, no matter what else we put our hand to, and this is what unites us in a common cause.
We've added about five people to the team this month: three authors, an artist and an editor, for a total of twenty or so, with varying levels of contribution, and everything they do is valuable.
Twenty! How the blazes did I get twenty wonderful individuals to throw their lot in with me, even just for a time? I really have no idea, but I'm incredibly grateful for every one of them.
Thanks, guys. Here's to you.
(and of course those not pictured, too!)