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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Our books are not free!

The biggest event on facebook, I’ve seen in a while! and it starts soon!

https://www.facebook.com/events/206705409792190/

Sorry facebook for the double tap. Well worth it I think. 🙂

I’ve had the best time since we launched TSK’s second book in December, with a really well laid out plan of attack and some well-placed blogs and adds, we’re doing okay, sales and KU reads are really steady! and I’m proud of that.

But in the launch I did what most authors do, I had giveaway prizes. I love and will always love doing things for others if they REALLY want them, but I gave away between 2 events over 16 audiobooks, out of those prize winners only 6 actually have claimed their books.

These books cost a tonne of money to produce, and each gift costs around $20 or £20 (we’re almost even in cash value)

So I gave away £200 worth of goods, that no one really wanted.

So when a facebook friend decided enough was enough and she shared her idea on this event, I fully supported her, and I’m very proud of the gathering that is involved with this event.

Writing is not easy, it’s fun… sure.

It can be highly stressful too.

It is expensive.

To compete in the real world we have to pay out for many things.

Editing,

Cover art…

Proofing.

Marketing.

Our time is worth something.

Yet, all the time, artists and not just in the writing world are berated and asked for stuff for free.

My other qualm was before my book launch in December I took part in a big event for a $100 amazon gift card. We gathered email addresses for our mailing lists, which was fab.

However in January and up to date, because I gave my email address in, I’ve had over 350 emails, with authors GIVING books away for free 😦

I am very saddened by this, and it has to stop.

We are worth it!

Our time is worth it. You as a reader want hour after hour of entertainment, right?

But you won’t pay more than 2.99 ?

What’s that coffee cost you there, that you’re drinking? how much is that barista on per hour?

Yeah, you get my point, right?

I love my readers, and I love my fans, the comments and notes I get all over social media make my day, but I have to eat, I have to put a roof over my head.

Hugs to you all, and I really, really hope you guys will support this fab event.

I’ve got spending money tonight! So I’m going to buy some amazing books from some of these fabulous authors!

 

Cover Reveal for our Second AudioShort!

This is our second short – again by the amazing and talented Holly Adams –

https://www.facebook.com/hollyadamsnarrator/

Brie’s Results (to be released soon)

Brie's Results V3

And our blurb is –

Fresh from her medical exams, Katya Brie heads to a new life on Outpost Frelik. Thrust into her duties, Brie tends to badly wounded, yet handsome, Lt. Commander Sheve Hadi. From that moment, life takes an interesting turn, as she finds herself amid treason, conspiracy, and a plot that threatens her, the Ainoren, and everyone she loves on Letháo.

Are you interested? If so let us know why entices you!

Cover Reveal for our first AudioShort!

For our second reveal is the fab short narrated by Holly Adams – (soon to be released, no date set yet) The Truth Hurts – if you want to read this for free, and get a sneak peek at the line art to accompany this in our Anthology go register for the website for free! (at the moment) and you’ll get access to everything we’re doing, and all the apps.

http://www.thesecretking.com

 

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And our blurb is –

Kept away from her grandmother for most of her life, young Natalie stumbles upon a secret hidden in the old woman’s drawings: communications from another world. She quickly finds herself learning not only of an alien race, but the many dark truths that pulled her family apart.