Shawn K Maravel, author and designer extraordinaire, came up with this book trailer for my book Kiss Me, I'm Irish. How cool is that??
Pretty stinkin' cool.
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Volition and Severance, which I have on my TBR list (and in my Kindle). Can't wait!
Saturday, July 23, 2011
I only just started the books about a year ago and read them out to my kids. We didn't have time to finish them before the last film, Deathly Hallows Part 2, which we wanted to see in the theater.
We did and it was superlative. Aside from the compelling characters, incredible direction and amazing FX, what impressed me most was the realization that the author cared about her readers. J.K. Rowling never forgot her responsibility to her fans and she treated them with utmost honor and respect.
We can easily see times when the almighty dollar takes precedence over storytelling (think most film sequels), when what made the movie or book so good the first time is absent the second time around. Why can't the powers that be recognize what originally made the story great and replicate it?
I believe J.K. Rowling did not bump into success, instead, she wrote from her heart and continued writing that way through the series. She knew what made them good and didn't have to cobble something together to continue cashing in. It was as if Harry, Ron, and Hermione were her children, and like any good mom, she saw them through to the end.
And fans of Harry Potter recognized this. It's a symbiotic honor between storyteller and reader--as a good story is meant to be.
Friday, July 22, 2011
A cool shortcut to entering my contest Help Spread The Z Word.
Hat tip to Shawn Maravel for leading the way. Contest details here.
Check the entry form out and don't forget to get your FREE copy of The Z Word here.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
My contest to promote my new release, The Z Word, is live! The best part, is no cost is involved. It's free, baby, free--at least on Smashwords (Amazon is charging 99 cents, so a heads up there).
The Z Word is the first book in the Apocalypse Babes series.
It's been said that a sure sign of the coming apocalypse is an 80s roller skate disco movie coming to DVD (with special features). In the science-fiction novel series Apocalypse Babes, a stylish group of twenty-something friends are torn from the Babylonian arms of 2006 West Hollywood and flung nearly thirty years into the past. It might be because one of them purchased the taboo film in a nostalgic moment, setting off a chain of events more disturbing than a roller skating conga line. They wake up in an apocalyptic but strangely familiar landscape, complete with a hidden mountain compound and retro survivalists, hinting at hidden and retro secrets they must face if they want to survive.
Book One follows Seffy Carter and her longtime friends Gareth, Addison and Lani. The four besties share a past dysfunctional and dark enough to keep them bound together under do-over identities. But rends develop in their relationships from the flesh-eating pressures of ending up in 1980, in a Montana desert, surrounded by zombies wearing dated disco duds.
If you want to help promote the book--tweet, leave a review, friend me on Face Book, etc, send an email to email@example.com detailing the ways you promoted. Each action is worth points and you'll be sent a confirmation email with your total. The drawing will be in October by Random.org. See www.apocalypsebabes.com for all the details. Click on the contest sparkles.
First prize is a Juicy Couture tracksuit (tho the author cannot guarantee magical properties). Second prize is a bottle of Pink (Seffy's favorite, natch) perfume by Victoria's Secret, and third prize is a $25 Amazon gift card (more free books!).
So help spread The Z Word, like a zombie infecting a human--but in a good way!
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
For the month of July, all my titles are FREE at Smashwords.
Just go to the Smashwords website, click on any of my titles and at checkout, enter the code SSWSF.
enter my contest. Where else could you get the chance to win a pink Juicy Couture tracksuit??