Saturday, September 27, 2014

Fantasy on Kindle Unlimited and Kindle Owners' Lending Library

I have just enrolled my fantasy novel Tarnish back on KDP Select for a limited time.  This means that right now, if you have access to Kindle Unlimited or the Kindle Owners' Lending Library, you can download Tarnish for free.  Right now.

Go ahead, check out the description and reviews on Amazon.  Notice the especially the quotes from professional reviews and reading blogs, such as Tales of the Talisman Magazine.

As a matter of fact, there's a full review in Talisman's newest issue (volume 10, issue 1), available here.  A big thank you to editor David Lee Summers and especially to Karissa Sluss, who read the book and wrote a very thorough and well-thought review.

As I've blogged about before, the downside of entering the Faustian KDP Select deal is that you can't have your ebook published anywhere else.  So for the next three to four months, the Tarnish ebook will not be available anywhere but Amazon.  

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Writers of the Future Contest Results... At Least Mine

My story for the last quarter, which will also be featured in the Identity Crisis collection Dreams of Flying sometime next year, did not win the contest...  But it did receive an Honorable Mention, which is pretty darn nice!  There are thousands of entrants every quarter, so being selected for an honorable mention is still, well, an honor.

So now I'm going to revise the story and submit to to other markets.  If it gets picked up for publication that will likely delay the release of Dreams, as it's standard to wait a year for rights to revert back to the writer.  But getting published in a big magazine or fiction website is certainly worth the wait!

You can check out the talented eight finalists of this quarter who are going forward toward winning by clicking here.  Good luck, everyone, and congrats!

Monday, September 15, 2014

New Superhero on

My humorous superhero adventure tale Puppet Theatre is now available on Amazon for only $0.99!

You can find it by clicking right here.

In other news, this is likely the last post I'll be typing up on this side of the Pacific.  The next few weeks will be even crazier for the Brink family than the last few have been, so please understand if I don't get back to writing or blogging for a bit.  But I'll see you all on the other side of this world-spanning wormhole when I get the chance!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Weird Web Pirate Bull$#!^

I don't know if I should be flattered or offended.  I notice that at some point in the last week or so, someone else has taken over my old writer's blog URL.  "jdbrinkfugitive" is now the site for some cheap hair care curling iron crap. How weird is that???  Someone decided that "jdbrinkfugitive" had the ring they were looking for to sell curling irons?!  Maybe they figured I was soooooo damn popular that using my discarded website would guarantee then a rich flood of customers!

Hmm.  Not likely.

I don't recommend anyone buy anything there.  They surely have to be some foreign con job.  Who else would purchase that very specific URL to sell a totally unrelated product?

The scary part is that I still had log-in access to my blog, so hopefully that didn't go both ways. I have now deleted my blog at that address, for whatever good that does.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Hot Chick with a Sword


A couple weeks ago I finished the second draft on Part One of the book (basically the first third of it) and was able to get together with Amy Thunderhawk to take some pictures for future use on a cover design.  The sample here is just to give you a taste.  There is a lot of graphic design work that will go into removing her from my kitchen and placing her (along with some other elements) into a cool-but-creepy book cover.  
That's the progress part.  The pause part is this: I'm now nine days out from shipping my entire family and life to distant Japan with the Navy.  We are in a state of CHAOS right now.  I feel guilty stopping long enough to even write this.  So work on this project will likely be put on hold for a good two or three weeks.  But I still intend to have it finished by the end of the year.  
I'll let you all know when I've reached the next milestone along the way!