Monthly Archives: March 2012

What does the future of publishing look like? – Guest Post by Hillary Peak


What does the future of publishing look like?

Recently, my husband and I rented “The Social Network.”  One of the things that struck me about the movie was the role Shawn Fanning (of Napster fame) played in the establishment of Facebook as the social networking tool.  Then it hit me—Amazon has done for books what Napster did for music.  Napster turned music on its ear (ha ha), pun intended.  Then Apple ran with the idea and gave the music industry a choice:  You can die or change.   No longer do we buy albums, we buy songs we like—all the songs we like for just a little over a dollar.

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Giveaway of 2 signed Paperbacks of ‘Latter-Day of the Dead’ by Kevin Krohn


An awesome giveaway hosted by the wonderful Cabin Goddess! Head over to her site to enter! Here’s the URL:  http://cabingoddess.com/2012/03/latter-day-of-the-dead-giveaway/

Do you like zombies? If so, you’re going to love this giveaway brought to you by my friend Kriss over at The Cabin GoddessAnd what’s better? You are getting a chance to win signed paperbacks! If you ask me, it is totally awesome!

About Latter-Day of the Dead

“Harrowing cries escaped the contorted faces of our flock. End of Days was a known truth but never a faced reality. Once the madness broke…we feared it would never subside.” A thrilling tale of horror from Kevin Krohn, “Latter-Day of the Dead” tells the story of a hallowed compound’s fight for survival against unbridled evil.

You can read a review of the book here.

And here’s the awesome book trailer, if you needed more reasons to enter!

How to enter:

  • Open for people with a valid USA or Canada postal address.
  • The giveaway is open till Midnight on March 17th 2012 (EST)
  • Winner will be announced on March 20th by email and updated on the giveaway post.
  • 2 signed paperback copies available
  • The author will be responsible for sending you the books.
  • This giveaway is hosted by The Cabin Goddess and I am in no way responsible for the giveaway or the prize.
  • More details are available on the giveaway website.

So head over to the Cabin Goddess to enter to WIN!

The creation of Blind Sight – Two authors, two perspectives


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Guest post: By Eliabeth Hawthorne

Inspirations from literature and bad table manners

There are two sides to every story.

That’s the major premise behind how Blind Sight is written. Anyone who has ever listened to grandparents talk to each other without their hearing aids knows how funny those conversations can be. What one of them says is not always what the other one hears. Or trying to understand someone when their mouth is full, I wanted to capture the misunderstandings that occur when the perspective is limited to a single point of view, but I couldn’t do it alone.

I was first inspired by Tom Stoppard who turned Shakespeare’s tragedy, Hamlet into the comedy Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. Tom Stoppard’s play follows the plot of Hamlet through the point of view of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, giving them their own voice and own plot so that even though it is the same story line, it is a very different story. It was exactly what I expected out of Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West.

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Interview with Donna Brown, author of Double-take Tales


Today, I have someone extremely special with me today. Author and blogger extraordinaire, Donna Brown is someone I met through Facebook. She is extremely supportive of both bloggers and authors and runs the wonderful “The Indie Exchange” website. She has written a wonderful collection of short stories, Double-take Tales, which I have previously reviewed here.

So, lets get started. I can’t wait!

Interview with Donna Brown, author of

Double-take Tales

About Donna Brown, the Author

Describe your book? What genre would you classify it into?

I guess I would class it as ‘Short stories’ and ‘Contemporary’ – it’s just a collection of three short stories, designed to be a nice read for a train journey or split over several lunch breaks etc.  It’s a fairly quick read, hence the low price, but I hope it’s a satisfying one!

How did you come up with the idea for the book?

They were just three short stories that I wrote over the course of a few years and I felt they fit together nicely because of the little twists (hence the title ‘Double-take Tales’).  I’ve written other short pieces but somehow I felt these three made the best trio.

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Poseidon’s Children by Michael West – Book Trailer Reveal


Poseidon’s Children

Book One of the Legacy of the Gods Series

“Man no longer worships the old gods; forgotten and forsaken, they have become nothing more than myth and legend. But all that is about to change. After the ruins of a vast, ancient civilization are discovered on the ocean floor, Coast Guard officers find a series of derelict ships drifting in the current–high-priced yachts and leaking fishing boats, all ransacked, splattered in blood, their crews missing and presumed dead.

And that’s just the beginning.

Vacationing artist Larry Neuhaus has just witnessed a gruesome shark attack, a young couple torn apart right before his eyes … at least, he thinks it was a shark. And when one of these victims turns out to be the only son of Roger Hays, the most powerful man in the country, things go from bad to worse. Now, to stop the carnage,Larry and his new-found friends must work together to unravel a mystery as old as time, and face an enemy as dark as the ocean depths.”

Ritesh: Wow! This sound like a really interesting book, but what got me really into is was this book trailer:

About the Author

Michael West is the critically acclaimed author of The Wide Game, Cinema of Shadows, and Skull Full of Kisses. His new novel, Poseidon’s Children, is the first chapter in an epic Urban Fantasy series entitled The Legacy of the Gods.

West lives and works in the Indianapolis area with his wife, their two children, their pet bird, Rodan, and turtle, Gamera. Faithful readers can keep up with his many on-going projects @    http://www.bymichaelwest.com

Ritesh: So, what does everyone think of the trailer? Do you think the book will be scary? Interesting? And … do you plan on reading it?