Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Just The Latest News

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It's been a while since I've put out a blog post. I haven't disappeared, but I have been busy—just not with writing so much. 

But others have! So, here's all the news that's fit to print...

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First of all, Terri Deno has a new Kindle Vella project going. It's an historical romance story called A Hollywood Ending. It takes place in the 1970s. 

Here's the blurb:

Annie Crane knows just how lucky she is. Adopted by a wealthy Beverly Hills family, she is the kind of girl that does exactly what she is told. When tragedy strikes, Annie's world is turned upside down and she must find a balance between making her friends her family or giving one of them the chance of being so much more to her.

I haven't started reading it yet, but I'll get there. And you can find it HERE.

Miranda Kate has a new Kindle book on presale (available October 31st!). It's called Unsailable Sea (Tricky's Tales Book 2).

Here's the skinny on this one:

This is book two in the series of Tricky's Tales - make sure to read book one, Dead Lake, first.

Tricky by name, Tricky by nature

Buggeration! Without knowing it she’d been recruited into unearthing Carter’s bloody network, just as The Baron wanted!

When Lucien Dufray’s cat and flock of birds turn up at Tricky’s cabin, she knows something’s wrong. But when her crystal ball shows her one thing and Adric tells her another, Tricky becomes suspicious – which might be her natural state, but there was nothing natural about Dufray’s disappearance. Adric wants her to find him, but had Dufray been kidnapped or had he turned traitor?

Between her mother’s jade calling to her in the forest of Ferriston, The Rabble, an untrustworthy fae collective directing her to the Unsailable Sea, and her spy glass showing her Dimitry Stanislav, one of her mother’s murderers, Tricky is confused.

The only witnesses to Dufray’s exodus were his menagerie, so Tricky’s best friend Annie sends for an old friend, Nathan Rothschild, who can communicate with cats, and her ex-girlfriend, Safa Odeh, who can communicate with birds. Together they try and piece together what happened that night.

What they uncover is a plot deeper than the network’s underground bunkers, with more twists than Tricky’s sexual desires. Will she find Dufray, or will she risk capture? Either way she needs to keep her wits about her and remember she’s the tricky one.

Dead Lake is a dark paranormal fantasy novel set a few hundred years from now in a post-apocalyptic world. After a massive shift of the tectonic plates decimated the world and its population, life on the remaining landmass has returned to simple living, with money, rulers and religion no longer tolerated.

Michael Wombat has a new book out called Johanna & Sebaster's Big Day Out.

Here's what this one is about:

One's a high class raven. The other's a foul-mouthed feline. Together they must journey on a magical quest.

This hilarious new novelette comes with another twenty-one fresh, unpublished tales from master storyteller Michael Wombat. The title story itself is a magical extravaganza, but you will find herein adventures from every genre. They all have one thing in common: sheer entertainment. There is even an intriguing guest appearance from highly respected writer Victoria Pearson, author of the 'Strange Stories' trilogy of dark short stories and twisted fairytales.

So, what have I been doing? 

Not a lot, writing-wise. I did send out one sci-fi horror story which was rejected. I don't think the editors thought much of it, probably because they're evil aliens and my story was too close to real life for them. I can't come up with any other rational explanation.

I have been working slowly (I always work slowly) on a Kindle Vella story, but other things have gotten in the way. I'll continue it when I can. 

I have a few poems on Medium which you can check out via my Patreon site (public access on that page). Been looking at Substack and Simily, too. Maybe something will show up there eventually. Keep your ear to the ground!

But that's all for now! Thanks for stopping by!

Note: The Amazon links on this page all point to the US Amazon site. What can I say? I'm lazy...

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