Every Wednesday ALLi will tell the world about our members' latest book launches, news, awards, freebies, workshops and updates on the writing life and take a look at the projects and businesses of our partner members.
To celebrate National Short Story Week, Dancing Shadows, Tramping Hooves, a short story collection ebook by Dianne Ascroft, will be free on Amazon Kindle from Wednesday, 19th November until Sunday, 23rd November.
Dancing Shadows, Tramping Hooves is a collection of half a dozen short stories with Irish connections. Tales of outsiders who discover they belong, a humorous slice of life yarn, heartwarming love stories and a tale of taming fear. The shadows are on the wall, in the heart and clouding a woman’s memories while tangible foes tramp through the physical landscape.
The stories were previously printed individually in a variety of publications, including Ireland’s Own magazine, Dead Ink Books’ website, and several writing anthologies.
Evil isn't always made. Sometimes it's born. When Leanansidhe is betrayed by her best friend, Titania, and abandoned by those she thought loved her, she flees into the Dark woods, where she encounters terrors even she couldn't have imagined.
Soul Meaning, the first novel in AD Starrling's award-winning thriller series Seventeen, is now free.
‘My name is Lucas Soul. Today, I died again. This is my fifteenth death in the last four hundred and fifty years.’
Soul is an outcast of both immortal societies. Born of a Bastian mother and a Crovir father, a half breed whose very existence is abhorred by the two races, he spends the first three hundred and fifty years of his life being chased and killed by the Hunters. One fall night in Boston, the Hunt starts again, resulting in Soul’s fifteenth death and triggering a chain of events that sends him on the run with Reid Hasley, a former US Marine and his human business partner of ten years.
“AD Starrling has written a high-octane debut to what looks like a great series. If you are a fan of the “Highlander” movies and TV shows, then “Soul Meaning” will definitely be a welcome treat.” The Kindle Book Review
Just released! Only $0.99.
Pull up a nice, warm, cozy chair and enjoy a cup of Hot Apple Cider along with me. Move in closer. That's it. We'll all share our stories together, like a group of close friends.
Stories of heartbreak and redemption—trouble and overcoming—questioning our faith and embracing it—and, most of all, finding hope at the end of every path.
There's just nothing like a circle of warm friends to share life with. All 15 of us will take turns opening up our hearts to you—sharing little pieces of ourselves. Come and join us.
Discussion Questions for personal reflection or group exploration included.
The first two Hot Apple Cider anthologies won a number of awards and have nearly 90,000 print copies in circulation. They’re also now available as ebooks.
“Sometimes all you need is a reminder that there is something good in the world.” –MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW
My ebook Up, Back and Away will be 99 cents on Amazon between Midnight Pacific Time on Nov 19 thru Midnight Pacific Time on the 26th.
First promotional outing with a new cover by a very gifted fine artist (and Kate Greenaway award winning book illustrator), Juan Wijngaard.
New cover design too by Juan and Scarlett Rugers.
EVENTS / AWARDS
Just found out that my play, The Camping Guy which was produced and performed by Regina Performing Arts Centre, won the following awards at Theatre One Festival (Provincial One Act Play competition) this past weekend:
- Best Play
- Best Actor(S)
- Best Director, and
- Honorable Mention for the Technical/Back Stage Award.
When over-stressed, obsessive compulsive, city slicker Johnson, reads an ad in his business magazine for a de-stressing weekend of camping in the Rocky Mountains with Earl, an experienced woodsman, he signs up on the spot.
Reminiscent of television’s and theater’s The Odd Couple, The Camping Guy follows the uproarious misadventures of Earl, an experienced woodsman, and Johnson, his inept, stressed-out business client, as they spend a camping weekend in the wilds of the Rockies.
(The wonderful cover for both the script version and short story version was produced by ALLi member Derek Murphy.)
In Roma Nova, we celebrate Saturnalia during which presents are exchanged.
My special offer runs till 6 December. Take a look here.
Looking to Add new .epub3 Titles to our Embellisher eReader app
I am Jim Musgrave, the President and CEO of EMRE Publishing, LLC in San Diego, and we publish, promote, and sell enhanced (multimedia) .epub3 eBooks.
We are looking to add some excellent new .epub3 titles to include in our Embellisher eReader app. You can see a demo of our app here.
I have seen some awesome examples of enhanced eBooks on sites like Blurb, Amazon, and Inkling, and I am willing to include your work inside our app, where it will be marketed through PhoneGap across major mobile platforms.
Since our Embellisher will work on cross-platforms, and it is one of the only .epub3 eReaders now in use, you will have an exclusive platform for showing off your talents.
We will also be including other API enhancements in the near future, such as Instant Messaging capabilities, maps, and other cool features to enhance your title's popularity with readers.
[email protected] today and please put: “Embellisher submission” in the subject line of your email.
If you are a member of The Alliance of Independent Authors and you would like to showcase your work on our ALLi Showcase, please send it to [email protected] to reach me no later than the Friday proceeding the Wednesday you would like it published.