Thursday, July 5, 2012

July 2012

Kia Ora, Everyone!

Winter is in full swing in the Southern Hemisphere and Summer heat blazes in the North. What could be better than snuggling up with a good book and a blanket or by the poolside? Yes, we have just the book.

New Release from Splashdown Darkwater:
Rift Jump by Greg Mitchell

The day Michael Morrison died was the day his life began.

A sinister threat is growing in the void between realities, and Michael has been recruited to stop it. Ripped from his own violent life, he is sent rift jumping to other worlds seeking out the agents of the Dark and putting them to an end by any means necessary. The love of his life, Sara, joins him as he battles Civil War space ships, sea serpents, superpowered humans, and even his own duplicate from a parallel timeline.
But the darkness he fights is growing within him too, calling him to the same destiny as every other Michael from every other world. If he is to change his fate, he must learn to love, to forgive, to trust, and to let the man in the Stetson guide him to become the warrior of the Light he was always meant to be.
Rift Jump is now available. Grab it now at Amazon or B&N (Paperback), Kindle, and all ebook formats at Smashwords. Other outlets to follow. 

Splashdown's First Darkwater release, Winter...

is now available as an audiobook at Kindle, Audible and iTunes. Want to know more? Read the interview with voice actress Lindsey Zana and another at Magical Ink where Keven talks about the process of making it, and more.

Summer Extravaganza from Caprice Hokstad

Caprice has joined the spirit of the season with a Summer giveaway designed to make your poolside experience book friendly. What do a waterproof e-reader cover, a giant-sized tote and a reuseable water bottle have in common? They could be yours!
Check out the rules at her blog, but enter now! Contest entry deadline is July 5, so don't delay!

The Silliest Contest Ever

Have you seen it? You haven't seen it? How can you not have seen it? Go see it!
I'm not kidding. Splashdown authors Keven and Diane prove that there's more to them than writing.
While you're at it, read the books. They're much better than the dancing.
I promise.

And the winners... who may or may not be as silly as the contest. 
1st Place – Crystal Serrano. Wins a Kindle Touch, fully loaded with the Prize List.
2nd Place – Timothy Ward. Wins the entire Prize List of electronic books.
3rd Place – Ralene Burke. Wins her choice of 5 electronic books from the Prize List.
4th Place – Tim George. Wins his choice of 2 electronic books from the Splashdown Books catalog.
5th Place – Becky Milstead. Wins her choice of 1 electronic book from the Splashdown Books catalog.

Coming Soon 

Autumn Tour

Summer and Winter just arrived, but Fall is coming to the USA, and so is Splashdown publisher Grace Bridges!
Less than one month to go until Grace sets off on her epic journey: 20 stops in 20 states over 4+ months.
Stay tuned for information on conference panels and writing/publishing seminars in Georgia, Colorado and Kansas. Maybe more. Are you keen to help set something up?
Here's your chance to meet the Irish Kiwi with a German Twist, the Queen Alien, the Space Kiwi, yea, even the Wise-Word-Bird, Grace Bridges, in the flesh/scales/feathers.
Don't miss it. Itinerary details HERE.

Avenir Eclectia Volume 1

Have you subscribed to the micro-fiction world of Avenir Eclectia in your inbox? Multiple authors of multiple story lines, each small enough to read in a few minutes yet big enough to chew on for hours.

Well, that world will soon be available in book form.
Stay tuned.

To sum up...Enter Caprice's contest, watch The Silliest Dance Video ever, and order Greg Mitchell's new release Rift Jump and Keven Newsome's Winter audio.
That should get you through whatever season your July falls in.