It all started last May. Six of my author friends and I headed to the mountains for a girls’ weekend/writers’ retreat. The weekend was fabulous and during dinner on our last night there, one of us said, “We should write a book together.” (There may have been a few glasses of wine involved. But I digress.) We tossed the idea around, came up with a theme, and a few months later, this happened!!
TICK TOCK: SEVEN TALES OF TIME is a collection of seven short stories based on the theme of time. That’s probably obvious from the title. Here’s the back cover blurb:
Seven Fantasy and Science Fiction authors have twisted time into tales of adventure, mystery, horror, and romance.
A serial killer returns years later to finish what was started.
A coffee shop offers a respite for the cursed.
A hangover masks the horrors of the previous night.
A princess’s wedding gift comes with a price.
A locked apartment door hides a chilling secret.
A girl wakes up in an asylum and must survive, and escape.
A young woman must protect the past to thwart a thief from the future.
All it takes is a second . . . a minute . . . an hour . . . for everything to change.
And here we are! Wicked Ink Books is a group of seven Denver-based speculative fiction authors (from left to write, er, I mean right) — A.G. Henley, Corinne O’Flynn, Kristi Helvig, Wendy Terrien, Rebecca Taylor, Sue Duff, and me. You can read more at Wicked Ink Books.The book doesn’t officially go on sale until March 1st, but you can pre-order it today.
Trust me, these are fun stories! I’m really proud of what we’ve done.
To celebrate, we’re holding a GIVEAWAY!
Good Luck and Stay Wicked!
February 1st is the day. The cover for TICK TOCK: SEVEN TALES OF TIME will be revealed AND the contest will start. Click below to win a $100 Amazon gift card and a copy of TICK TOCK signed by all seven authors… including me!
My good friend Carlyle Labuschagne has got a kickin’ new cover for her book, DEAD OF NIGHT. So eye-catching and intriguing! Take a peek at the blurb and teaser below, you’re sure to want it. Congratulations, Carlyle!
DEAD OF NIGHT book one of the Aftershock Novels
AUTHOR : Carlyle Labuschagne
PUBLISHER: Fire Quill Publishing
Dead of night has be re signed to Firequill Publshing with new edits and a new subplot. Stay tuned, releasing soon!
In a dark and desolated After Earth, love still does exist, but the cost of bearing such a flaw is death.
World War III has left Earth in utter turmoil. People’s beliefs are said to be the cause of the worldwide destruction. After The Clearing new laws are set about – to show certitude in anything besides the law is weak and chargeable as mutiny. To be illogical and have faith in religion is illegal, to be limitless is dangerous. And Illness is seen as a defect – all flaws that are inexcusable.
But to love is the greatest betrayal of all man kind. It is a fault the world has long forgotten and punishable by death, a fatal risk Aecker and Opel are fully prepared to take – because in love there is freedom. But how far can they push back before it claims their lives and of those they care about?
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“Dont be crippled by fear, let love give you wings”
Oh my goodness. Every now and then a reader will put up a review of one of my books that makes me smile for days. This post from Shantella Benson has not only been making me smile, it covers the first three books in my series. How awesome is that?!?!
So what’s the big deal about reviewing a book? It helps readers know if it’s one they want to pick up or not. Shantella wrote a lot about her thoughts on each book which is fabulous. If you don’t have time or don’t feel comfortable writing that much, write just a sentence or two. Easier still, and more important, give a book a ranking. Most popular is the star method – 1 to 5 stars – Shantella uses hands. You could use flowers or unicorns or Heffalumps (because who doesn’t love Heffalumps? Although there might be a copyright issue so maybe don’t use Heffalumps.)
Where do you leave this review? If you bought the book on Amazon you can leave a review there. Same with Barnes & Noble or any of the online book sites. If you purchased it elsewhere, at a conference or book fair for example, you can go to Goodreads. All of my books are there and I’d love to see those reviews stack up! Or if you read a lot and want someplace to express your opinions about what you read, start your own blog. You can set up a WordPress site for free! If you do, let me know. I’d be happy to do a Q&A or interview for you.
So, check out Shantella’s review of book 1-3 in The Wish Makers series. Then go ahead and read them yourself (the electronic version of #1 is FREE) and then let and the world know what you think by leaving a review!!