Saturday, March 12, 2011

Splashdown News: March

Kia ora and welcome to the Splashdown news for March! You'll notice it's coming some time after the beginning of the month, and there's a VERY exciting reason for this which you'll find as you read on...but first comes our new release for this month:


Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, reality invaded the world...
When the presence of reality emerges from under the fa├žade 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!


SPLASHDOWN DARKWATER

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Work continues on our new Supernatural/Paranormal imprint. We've got some amazing reading lined up for you! There'll be more news on that very soon, so keep your eye on our web presence.
In the meantime, don't forget to check out the Splashdown Darkwater website and teaser trailer: darkwater.splashdownbooks.com.


AVENIR ECLECTIA

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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

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All the artwork for Avenir Eclectia has been provided by none other than 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/avenir-eclectia

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!

Grace Bridges
Splashdown Books

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Authors of Superhero Parody Novel Announce Blog Tour

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

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Please direct all media inquiries to grahams@dimknight.com

Monday, March 7, 2011

Splashdown Books Takes Part In National Read an Ebook Week

In the United States, it's National Read an Ebook Week from March 6-March 12 and with the help of Smashwords, Splashdown Books will help you celebrate. All of our Ebooks bought off the Smashwords Site are 75% off or 50% off. (Just enter the coupon code: RAE75 or RAE50 at Checkout.)

Our books:


$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.