The Starving Artists – Howard Casner – $.99c!

A great new review for my book The Starving Artists… To celebrate, I am offering the collection for $.99, one penny under a dollar, until Tuesday, 9/18. AND DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE A REVIEW

 

The review: This is a very good read. Each story is creepy or unsettling and just long enough to get your attention. The one about the artists was a little too close to home! The last story could have been a screenplay. It’s so vivid and satisfying. All together an enjoyable experience-Thanks CD

 

For those who like the weird, the odd, the out there, here are nine stories with supernatural and sci-fi themes, from a DJ who might or might not be the last person on earth, to a visit from aliens about our nuclear capability, to a young boy whose life changes when “he” came out of the desert. Expect the unexpected in THE STARVING ARTISTS and other stories (http://ow.ly/Vd8630l8w0W) –

 

The reviews are glowing:

 

Howard Casner…has a unique imagination and a strong voice. Each of these finely-crafted tales creates its own little universe of surprises and satisfaction…predicated on suspense and sleight of hand…It should be noted – and this is an especially valuable quality for short stories – that we understand these characters immediately: Casner does a lot with spare writing. He says what he means, gets off the page and lets the reader’s imagination take care of the rest. 5 stars without reservation. Give it a try. You’ll be glad you did.

 

Casner’s stories will knock you out with his brilliant style, quirky characters, darkly comedic dilemmas, and savage wit. A few of them are so exquisitely twisted and downright uncomfortable that you’ll put your hands over your eyes, but peek between your fingers because they’re so wickedly juicy. High recommend!

 

So help me make this month’s rent…okay, my next meal. The Starving Artists and other stories, now available at Amazon http://ow.ly/Vd8630l8w0W for $.99. Also, check out the second edition of my screenwriting book, More Rantings and Ravings of a Screenplay Reader, also on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GD1XP9Y

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Happy Release Day! – Maraukian Wars – bk 2!

This year has been very interesting, to say the least, and after working from Jan to March with the fab Michael Chatfield in a stint only a few could actually stick to, I’m proud to say that our first co-written piece in his series launched today. 🙂 huge grin on my face!

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When Mike asked me to help out on this series, I was a little hesitant. Already 5 books in writing in someone elses world is not that easy. But, I considered all my options and for those who know me, they also know I love a challenge. So, stepping up my reading game, I blitzed through the Harmony War’s and soo fell in love with the characters he’d created. I don’t lie when I say, Mark Victor stole my heart. After getting to know Mark and Tyler throughout the first 5 books, I was eager to dig in and create with Mike the visions he saw for them into the Maraukian Wars.

We had our fair share of life trials and tribulations in the 54 days we sprinted our asses off, but the results I think speak for themselves.

I hope you guys will love the extra I bring to the characters you already love, and I hope that there’s a few more which may also steal your hearts.

So go check these badass covers out, by the amazing Fred Gambino – https://www.facebook.com/fred.gambino.6 and pick up the series…

Harmony Wars – https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01I5WV02Q

Maraukian Wars – https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07GVSPD57

Going Wide – W.D. Nix – Avatar Online

 

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Blurb-

Mara has come a long way since high school. She is a teacher with a strong will and a fierce heart. She will fight for herself and her best friend Kitty, no matter who tries to hurt them. When she wins the opportunity to be one of the first to play Avatar Online, both of the women are excited until they find themselves trapped with men they despise.
Logan made a mistake in high school. Now the only girl he has ever cared for hates him. Recently returned from military service, he wishes to earn redemption from those he has hurt and start a new life. He agrees to play a new game with his brother Ian. They find themselves trapped in a game with women that they are attracted to, but have mistreated in the past. In their new reality, alliances must be forged and love may be born from the ashes of old resentments. Redemption may be possible, but will the brothers make the right choices?

This is a GameLit novella of over 24,000 words and is a prequel in the Avatar Online Series. This edition of the book has been expanded from the original version.

You can check out all the wide links over on –

https://books2read.com/u/m0gkpP

Going Wide – R. A. Mejia – Adventures on Tera

One of the most notable authors in the genre because of his podcast and reviewing abilities. Going wide is Ramon Mejia with this great series.

I listened to all the audiobooks that were out when I found the genre, and these were a nice addition to my list. 🙂 Really good if you love audio!

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Bio –

I’m R.A. Mejia, and I’m an author apparently. I write in a genre called LitRPG. It combines video game and tabletop RPG mechanics with fictional writing. I fell in love with the genre a while ago and started to consume every book in the genre. I loved the genre so much that I wrote my own story. If you read my stories and love it, then I’m happy. If you don’t love it, I’ll recommend some other LitRPG for you to read that you might love. If you’ve ever dreamt about living one of your favorite video games or wondered what stories could be told from a gamer perspective, then the LitRPG genre is for you.

If you want to see reviews for all upcoming books, check out the podcast too! 

https://litrpgpodcast.com

https://www.books2read.com/ap/8P1PLx/RA-Mejia

Going Wide – Lars Machmüller – The Wayward Bard

I haven’t had the chance to really look at this book, but it seems to have really gone down well.

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Blurb

Daniel’s Guide to Early Retirement:

1: Intercept illegal money transfer from mafia boss.
2: Hide out in super exclusive Full Immersion Virtual Reality game until the heat is off.
3: Roll a bard. Max out charisma. Live it up.
4: Profit.

With all the pesky planning out of the way Daniel set out to realize his ultimate dream: gaining enough money to buy a tropical island and spend his days playing the violin and RPGs. What could possibly go wrong?

Disclaimer: There shall be no harems in this series. Overpowered, perfect protagonists will not be tolerated and excessive cursing will result in donations to the swear jar.

About Lars 

Introducing Past Lars, Present Lars and Future Lars

Past Lars spent most of his time on PC games, preferably RPGs or MMOs. He also imbibed too much alcohol for his own good, traveled a lot and read between 2 and 5 books a week. His favorite authors were many, but Patrick Rothfuss, Brent Weeks, Peter V. Brett, Steven Eriksson and Daniel Abraham were rarely far from his side.

Present Lars is constantly criticizing the lack of hours in a day. His full-time job and three small kids take turns entertaining him, tiring him out and making sure he doesn’t lack for something to do. The evening between 7.30 and 10 is when he truly comes alive, creating his own private fantasy world where mysteries abound and music permeates everything. He is amazed by the fact that he can watch a Lindsey Stirling video, attribute it as research for the coming book and not lie.

Future Lars is scraping by, but somehow he actually made the transition to full-time writer. The kids are growing up, and he can dedicate most of his time to writing – and he is loving it!

Universal link:

https://www.books2read.com/u/bzPWQ2