For the last few months, I’ve been writing like a demon as part of the Phoenix Prime group to put together a body of work to pummel PhD students into submission with. In many ways this is working, in sheer volume if not in sales volume, but it’s meant that for a very long time my arse has been in contact with my couch. Back when I had a day job (oh, regular paycheque, I miss you so) I may not have been the fittest member of the office but I did have to walk farther to my work than five metres down the hall. During the day, the copious volume of things I printed did
Phoenix Prime is a selective, in-depth workshop to improve the writing and story-telling abilities of the participants. It uses applied industrial psychology to address components of writing, marketing, branding, business, contract issues, and productivity that combine Creative Writing and Business perspectives.
The participants will create a portfolio to showcase their work alongside students in doctoral programs in several major universities. The objective, in addition to expanding the professional growth of all the participants, is to study the impact of the independent author-publisher on the commercial fiction industry.
What this means for you? Better writing. More frequent publication. Expanded series.
Did I mention better writing?
CAN YOU HANDLE THE READING?
World War Magic – Releases in March and April
The Last Magic Man - Available Now
For years, battle weary soldiers have been chasing down the last few practitioners of magic, completing their goal to eradicate them from the face of the earth.
When Andreas Parson’s is chased deep into the woods, outnumbered and outclassed, he attempts to evade his captors as he has so many times before. But with a world offended by his very existence, can he keep running forever?
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A Tale of Magic and Sorrow
Victimized by bullies and held in contempt by his rage-fueled father, young Nolan Helmond’s ambition in life is to live in peace. Instead, when a magic healer offers him a tantalizing choice, his overwrought emotions lead him careening down the wrong path.
Years later, when long months of blood-drenched battlefields have left Nolan mired on the wrong side of morality, he must once again face up to his childhood dilemma.
But with his bullied self still buried under the thin disguise of a war hero, will Nolan’s decision be any different the second time around?
Caged Magic - Part of Rebels and Runes Boxset - Releases March 28th
Cormac Lance is adjusting to a better life. No longer homeless, he goes to school, he’s made good friends, there’s even a pretty girl—Anna—who seems to like him. But when he’s introduced to an Internet site on the deep web, Cormac’s new life is about to change.
A woman is trapped inside a house, imprisoned by the government. If no one rescues her, she will die in front of the Internet’s impassive gaze. Her crime? Possessing Magic--a powerful force long eradicated from the world.
If Cormac joins Anna in a fight to save the woman, he might win the heart of the girl he loves. Or, he might discover that Magic is better left caged.
Bitter Magic - Releases April 20th
When Grainne Helmond’s book club is struck by a bolt of magic, she’s caged by authorities. Her only contact with the outside world is through the deep web—kids channeling into her security camera feeds like she’s a show to binge-watch on Netflix. Tuning in to watch Grainne starving. Dying inch-by-inch. Scared. Confused. Alone.
But that is how it should be.
Because stone-bound swords and dragons are nothing but fairy tales your mother used to lull you into sleep. This is true magic: deep, dark, and dangerous. The stuff your great-great-grandfather fought against in blood-soaked battles to eradicate from the earth.
And the world is right to fear her.
Looking for a good book to curl up with through the cold and lonely winter?
Look no further!
This volume contains a dozen winter-themed stories by Kindle Press Authors writing in the worlds of their longer works.
There are romances, action and adventure, intrigue, and even a few scary stories to get you through the long and cold nights.
So grab a copy and come along. Who knows? You might just find your next favorite author!
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A New Release from…
T J Ryan, R Brady Frost, Michael Anderle, Emma Right, Adam Kayce, Sabrina Sable,
J M Sloan, Martha Carr, Sarah Dalton, J L Hendricks, Craig Martelle, Kat Lind,
T S Paul, Katherine Hayton, R J Crayton, E E Isherwood, Dale Furse, K S Brooks,
Debbie Cassidy, James Aaron, and Hayley Lawson
Chapter Game idea courtesy of Hayley Lawson
(unless it doesn’t work, in which case – Chapter Game idea courtesy of Hayley Lawson’s Husband)
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- 28 Feb 2017
A year or two ago, I set up a personal safety alert on my phone that I could activate when I was in trouble. It would send a picture from my front and rear cameras, my location coordinates and a recording link where the phone would record for a few minutes after I pressed the help key combination. All of this would be parceled up and sent to my darling’s phone. I’m aware that since he never checks his text messages, or even knows how, that the plaintive cry for help would go unanswered. Whatever fate was befalling me would continue to do so without intervention. Bu
- 21 Feb 2017
This afternoon I was sitting at my laptop, writing my little heart out, when Amazon sent me an email. Pleased of the distraction, I eagerly opened to find that they thought I would be interested in the latest releases in Sports and Outdoors. Yes, you read that right. Sports and Outdoors. Now, I’m not judging if that’s the kind of thing you like (oh, yes I am, I am so judging, can’t you feel me judging from here) but I didn’t even know there was such a section on Amazon. Let alone that it contained such esteemed titles as the Baseball Prospectus 2