Hi all, just wanted to let everyone know that I’ll be releasing my first of many short stories entitled All Monsters. It’s about Dane Curse, the former black cape turned PI, on a kidnapping case for a scion of Gold Coast City. If you want an absolutely free copy be sure to sign up for the Gold Coast Chronicle quarterly newsletter. It’ll ship in about two weeks, followed by another installment three months later. These tales won’t be available on Amazon, the only way to take this ride is to get it sent to your virtual mailbox, so why don’t you subscribe with that address you only check once a month because it’s exclusively used for deals like this, and enjoy!
I’m doing a Rafflecopter giveaway! Just follow the link and sign up for a free shot at a $20 Amazon gift card. Starts Monday the 2nd, ends two weeks later. You could enter here, but seriously, what the hell’s a widget?
For romance fans out there Laurette Long, authoress of the dope ass Hot Basque series is giving away swag in the form of free books. Check out her site www.laurettelong.com and claim your stuff. Unless you don’t like romance. Or free stuff. Or books. In which case you’re a monster and enjoy being killed by Sam and Dean Winchester.
Just found a great site for all you fellow indie authors out there. Check out readfree.ly if you’re looking for help a la getting the word out about your novel. Or don’t, and enjoy living in obscurity! Look for me, I’m there too. Not for long though, cause, you know, readfree.ly.
The very talented Robert Grey is giving out free copies of his premier novel The Boy Genius Detective Agency. So if you’ve got a kindle and a kid, or just a kindle and a heart full of whimsy, pick one up because even though it’s aimed at children the book reads fast and is actually pretty fun for adults as well. Or if you don’t want to get it free you can always wait until the promo’s over and fork over the dough. As for me? I bought my copy weeks ago, which kind of makes it a collector’s item. At least that’s what Robert told me…
We got one more stop today, this one at Boom Baby Reviews where I’ll be breaking down the classic three act structure. If you’ve got the characters, I’ll show you how to craft a trio of disasters that will make them pop. And snap. Then crackle. Sorry, I just ate a big bowl of Rice Krispies…
Please to check out the very kind Erin down at The Readers Hollow, where she’s kindly hosting a stop on my Virtual Book Tour, and my article about the big three: Goals, Obstacles, and Stakes. If you’re in the mood for some fiction structure necessities check it out. And if you’re not in the mood for some fiction structure necessities you should swing by anyway, because Erin and Company may call themselves The Reader’s ‘Hollow’, but when it comes to bookish information that site is stuffed. I think that’s called iron, man.
Thank you Tony, I obviously meant irony, man.
If you get a chance please swing by the fourth stop on my Virtual Book Tour, at Readaholic Zone. This time I’m writing about my experiences living and writing in China, which is equally likely to make you to laugh, or get me kicked out of this Middle Kingdom. Or maybe thrown into Suzhou Prison. I’m not sure, but it’s pretty much going to be one of those.
Big ups to my friends at Literary Musings for hosting my article about the flat character arc. It’s what Katniss Everdeen, Harry Potter, and Dane Curse all have in common. So if you want to craft characters who don’t change, but change the world around them, stop by and say hi. Or hello. Or if you’re British; cheers. I think. Honestly, I have no idea what those cats say.