One more Friday down, a bajillion to go! Or something like that. Time is confusing.
Anyhoo, hey, you know what would be really cool? Winning 30+ SciFi ebooks! Click that pic below and find out how!
Wow. That’s a big pic.
Now, on to the Drabble!
Dead Or Dormant
“Is it… Is it a…god?” Teller asked, one gloved hand to his chest, the other on the butt of his pistol.
“No, Teller, it’s not a god,” Basko replied as he checked the readings on his handheld scanner. “It doesn’t even register. The thing is dead or dormant.”
The two crewman stared at the behemoth that was collapsed across the hillside. Above them red clouds swirled endlessly, creating a vertiginous feeling that threatened to send both of them to their knees. Finally, they turned and hiked back to the shuttle.
A massive eye opened, filled with relief. Close one.
Disclaimer: My god, it’s full of scifi writers!
Okay, so I have decided it is time to get serious about the mailing list. You probably don’t care too much about the intricacies of the business side of writers’ lives, but we writers eventually have to come down from our Imagination Cloud (trademark 2017) and play in the reality sandbox. Stupid reality sandbox. All the bummer cats crap in there…
Anyhoo, since I’m gonna get serious about my mailing list then that means I need to get serious about giving you, my faithful readers, reasons for signing up and staying signed up. I understand most of you stick with me out of the kindness of your hearts, but your compassion isn’t enough. Sorry. NOT ENOUGH!
Here’s how it all works-
- When you sign up for the mailing list, you will automatically be entered into my Character Name pool. It’s not a real pool; no swimming skills required. No, it’s a list of names I can draw from when I need to create a new character. Considering I write a novel a month, I need a lot of character names. Y’all get to be immortalized! And all you have to do is add your email to the mailing list. That’s it. No extra work. And this isn’t a monthly contest. It’s a Whenever I Need A Name contest. Maybe twice a month, maybe more. What a bargain!
- So, you are signed up for the mailing list. Great. That means you will receive my monthly newsletter and special announcements in your inbox. However, that is only truly great if you open the emails! Due to the wonders of modern science, I can actually see who opens the emails. That means another contest! Once a month, I’ll draw a name from those folks that opened the emails. You get an entry for each unique email. If you open the monthly newsletter and a special announcement email then that’s two entries! Bam! What’s the prize? A free credit code to Audible! You can pick any audiobook you want, although I’m sure you’ll pick one of mine. This contest is monthly and will have at least one winner. I may pick two if I’m feeling frisky.
- Oh, now, here’s the big one! I have a bookshelf filled with author copies of my novels. FILLED! Time to sign those puppies and send them off to some lucky winners! Just like above, I not only see who opens the emails, but who clicks through to one of the links. Also, just like above, if you click through to a link in one of the unique emails, you get an entry into a contest to receive a signed paperback of one of my novels. You choose the title (subject to inventory on hand). It’s gonna be a one click per email kind of thing. But, if you click through on a monthly newsletter and on a special announcement email then that’s two entries for the month. Don’t worry, I’ll keep track (MailChimp will keep track, really).
That’s about it. Now y’all are in the know. If you have questions, please ask. I want this to be fun for everyone!
Thanks, y’all! Cheers!
[Fine Print BS: You can only win one prize per contest, per month, per quarter. If you get picked for the Audible code and the paperback, I’ll email you and ask which you want. You choose and I pick a new name for the other prize. Once you win that prize, you can’t win it again until the next quarter. Keeping it fair for everyone. But, you can win an Audible code one month and a paperback the next month. After that you have to wait until the next quarter to be entered again for either/both. Make sense? Oh, and I’ll email to ask about whether you want your name used or not. Your choice, of course. And one last bit o’ the fine print: paperbacks are US only. Sorry, but it is crazy expensive to ship overseas (or even to Canada). BUT, if you win, we’ll work something cool out. May even be better than a signed paperback!]
I’m back! It’s been a while since the last episode, but life is life, right?
This episode I chat a little about my attempts to build my audience more. I’m still finding my footing on that, so we get to stumble together on this one.
A million Fridays behind me, a bajillion Fridays to go! With all the Drabbles in between!
No clue what any of that means, but it sounded nice in my head. And if it’s in my head then it’s gonna get written down at some point. This is that point.
Hey! Guess what? There will be all kinds of deals and promos and contests coming up. I’ll be announcing them this coming week. But, the only way you’ll find out about them is if you sign up on my mailing list. Seriously. You don’t want to miss out!
Get to the signing!
Now, on to the Drabble!
The engine sputtered and died.
Tanya glared at the gas gauge, the red arrow lying its ass off as it pointed to half a tank. She pounded the steering wheel with white hot rage until the heels of her hands were tenderized into bruised lumps of pain.
She grabbed the blood-coated backpack and shotgun from Delia’s lap and shoved the driver’s side door open. Delia wasn’t going to need them; she’d died a good fifty miles back.
Tanya didn’t waste a second. She sprinted into the shadowed woods that bordered the road. Cross country was the new plan.
Disclaimer: The gas tank is lying to you and the spare tire has a drinking problem!
Well, hello there, everybody! Welcome to the Friday Night Drabble Party!
Hey! Guess what? NEW NOVEL!
Yep, that’s right, I have a new novel out. SURPRISE! Not really. You know me. I write. It’s what I do.
What’s the novel? Nebula Risen- A Roak: Galactic Bounty Hunter Novel!
Jonny Nebula was the greatest heavy-grav fighter to ever compete in the Orbs. Galactic Champion for two decades running, no one could touch his skill. Until his final, brutal fight when his reign came to a bloody, deadly end.
But, as Roak is about to find out, there’s always an encore.
An old friend from his past. A job that shouldn’t exist. A web of lies and deceit that goes deeper than anyone knows. Roak has his work cut out for him.
It’ll take all of Roak’s skills as the galaxy’s premiere bounty hunter to track down a dead man. Especially one that refuses to be found without a knockdown, drag out, to the death (again) fight!
How ya like dem apples? DOUBLE BAM!
Now, on with the drabble!
“What’s that, Coop?” Ropes asked. “That looks…funny.”
“Just drink it, Ropes,” Coop replied. “Trust me.”
“Last time I trusted you, Coop, you nearly poisoned me.”
“That was an accident.”
Ropes eyed the bottle with deep suspicion. “Then what is it?”
“Would I poison you, Ropes? Would I?”
“But, last time–.”
“Accident. Complete and total accident.”
Ropes reached for the bottle of bubbling green liquid, hesitated, reached for it again, hesitated once more, then took the drink and downed it.
Ropes died. Horribly. The worst death. Blood, pus, everything.
“I fixed it,” Coop said. “Works now.”
Disclaimer: TRIPLE BAM!