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 – 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

Going Wide – K.T. Hannah – Somnia Online

I know this one’s been up not too long ago, but it’s so awesome 🙂

Check out K.T’s hottest book!

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Discover the class you were born to play.

Wren, a seasoned healer, is dismayed when Somnia Online automatically assigns her character, Murmur, to the Enchanter class. Determined to overcome the unexpected setback, she assembles her guild, intent on the coveted #1 spot. Twelve keys stand between her and victory, but finding them is only part of the puzzle.

Armed with telepathic abilities, Murmur rises to the challenge. However, old rivals have followed her to Somnia Online desperate for revenge. Intricate quest lines become more dangerous as NPCs absorb powerful artifacts, and Murmur begins to wonder just what sort of AI controls the world.

Murmur questions her sanity as the real and virtual worlds mesh together. Everyone is keeping secrets from her, even the AI, and Murmur’s determined to uncover them.

Available through Amazon

Excerpt:

A skeleton shambled to the left, its bones creaking softly as it jangled about. Straight ahead was a spider with ridiculously long legs, and off to the right was a cluster of something she couldn’t make out. All of the mobs she could see were yellow, probably at least level three. But if she didn’t try, she’d never know.

Feeling reckless, she cast minor suffocation and pulled the skeleton toward her. The fact that the spell managed to convince an undead creature it was being strangled was quite amazing. It let out a cackle and jangled over to her as she backed up, hoping to let a third tick hit before it reached her. This time her spell was hitting for five and four. A slight increase was at least something. The skeleton flailed a wooden staff in the air and Murmur hoped against hope her hit points would outlast it.

Then it was upon her, three ticks of her Damage Over Time down. The thing was tall and gangly and she realized these skeletons had to be locus, too. Even its empty sockets glowed, like some type of magic possessed it. Considering it was a walking skeleton, that probably wasn’t far from the truth. It swung at her, and barely missed when she managed to dodge. She could feel the heaviness of her body, and the unwillingness with which it made the movement. That was probably her one dodge for the next twenty. She’d better make it count.

Killing a skeleton was far more difficult than a beetle. For one thing, it was already bloody dead. That blasted staff hurt too, though not as much as the pincer claws had. It made Murmur wonder if locus could bruise. Finally, after what seemed like an age, she managed to hack its skull off. She leaned forward and looted the mob. It had twelve copper on it. Maybe skeletons were a good idea for a while with or without her quest. Not only that, the staff it had been wielding was hers as well.

“Score,” she muttered to herself, aware she was probably grinning like a loon. Sure, her staff skills were n’t up to par but she was sure it wouldn’t take too long. It’s not like melee did most of her damage or anything.

 

Author Bio:

K.T. Hanna

KT Hanna has such a love for words, a single one can spark entire worlds.
Born in Australia, she met her husband in a computer game, moved to the U.S.A. and went into culture shock. Bonus? Not as many creatures specifically designed to kill you.
KT creates science-fiction, fantasy, and LitRPG like it’s going out of style, with a dash of horror for fun! She freelance edits for Chimera Editing, plays computer games, and chases her daughter, husband, corgis, cats, and snake.

No, she doesn’t sleep. She is entirely powered by the number 2, caffeine, Chipotle, and sarcasm.

K.T. can be found in the following places:

Website
Facebook
Twitter
Patreon
Amazon

With her going wide link at – www.books2read.com/ap/Rw75LR/KT-Hanna

Going Wide – Puatera Online – Me!

Following the main picture I posted a few days ago and so there’s at least some kind of order in the chaos I’m promoting myself. 🙂 Yey me!

For those who haven’t tried this series. Desert Runner is also now FREE! across all platforms, and audiobooks accompany (and will accompany) the whole series.

My universal link – http://www.books2read.com/ap/8GGNM8/Dawn-Chapman

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Bio

Dawn Chapman has been creating sci-fi and fantasy stories for thirty years. Until 2005 when her life and attention turned to scripts, and she started work on The Secret King, a 13-episode Sci-Fi TV series, with a great passion for this medium.
In 2015, Dawn returned to her first love of prose where she revelled in the world of The Secret King, Letháo and First Contact, as an epic prose space journey over three generations.
This year her experience of working with others expanded. From Drama, Sci-Fi, Action, to LitRPG/Gamelit. Dawn’s built a portfolio of writing, consulting, publishing and audio proofing.

Website –

http://www.dawnchapmanauthor.com

Facebook pages –

The Secret King – http://www.facebook.com/TheSecretKing

Puatera Online – http://www.facebook.com/PuateraOnline