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Other Writer Wednesday: Indie Spotlight on Christopher Nuttall

This week’s Indie Spotlight falls on Christopher Nuttall’s science fiction series, The Empire’s Corps.

You Should Never Speak Truth To Power…

The Galactic Empire is dying and chaos and anarchy are breaking out everywhere. After a disastrous mission against terrorists on Earth itself, Captain Edward Stalker of the Terran Marine Corps makes the mistake of speaking truth to power, telling one of the most powerful men in the Empire a few home truths. As a result, Captain Stalker and his men are unceremoniously exiled to Avalon, a world right on the Rim of the Empire. It should have been an easy posting…

Well, apart from the bandits infesting the countryside, an insurgency that threatens to topple the Empire’s loose control over Avalon, and a corrupt civil government more interested in what it can extort from the population than fighting a war. The Marines rapidly find themselves caught up in a whirlwind of political and economic chaos, fighting to preserve Avalon before the competing factions tear the world apart. They’re Marines; if anyone can do it, they can.

The battle to save the Empire starts here.

No Worse Enemy (The Empire’s Corps)

Six months ago, Colonel Edward Stalker and his Marines were abandoned on Avalon, left to fend for themselves as the Empire withdrew from the Rim. Since then, Avalon has been isolated from the settled universe…until now.

As a mysterious pirate organisation attempts to take over Avalon, the Marines find themselves struggling against a shadowy figure with dreams of power, while a young civilian is kidnapped and press-ganged into a pirate crew. They’re fighting to preserve something of the Empire’s order in the wake of its departure, but the pirates appear to have far greater resources and a plan that seems unstoppable.

The Empire is gone. What will take its place?

 

Both of these books, as well as other books by Christopher Nuttall, are available for the Kindle on Amazon.com.

Learn more about Christopher and check out free samples of his work at The Chrishanger, and while you’re at it, be sure to check out Chris’s blog and Like his Facebook page!

Other Writer Wednesday Open Thread – with CORGIS!

Well, I thought I had a spotlight author lined up for today, but he never gave me his info. So here are some corgis pulling a tiny sleigh.

Corgi Sleigh

And while we’re at it, go ahead and have an open pimp thread.

Other Writer Wednesday: Indie Spotlight on Athanasios

This week the spotlight shines on Athanasios, dark fantasy author and fellow Holiday Blog Hop participant. Click here to visit his Hop giveaway page — and be sure to enter my giveaway if you haven’t done so already!

BIO

Athanasios works in Montreal as a graphic/video artist, illustrator & writer in dvd production & film. He has been crafting Predatory Ethics: weaving in factual & rumoured history for over ten years.

Athanasios has been interested in religion & faith since childhood. This led to studying a bewildering variety of beliefs from pagan, wicca, judaism, christianity, islam, to hindu, buddhism, shinto, luciferianism & much more. The interest created its own momentum & brought Mad Gods. It was followed by Commitment and then I Am Eternal.

All three are part of the Predatory Ethics saga and in 2012-2013, In Whom To Trust and I Am Eternal 2: Vampires and Indians will continue Predatory Ethics.

Other Writer Wednesday Indie Spotlight: Juli D. Revezzo

This week, the Indie Author Spotlight shines on supernatural fantasy author Juli D. Revezzo. Juli has long been in love with writing, a love built by devouring everything from the Arthurian legends, to the works of Michael Moorcock, and the classics and has a soft spot for classic the “Goths” of the 19th century, in love of which she received a Bachelor’s degree in literature from the University of South Florida. Her short fiction has been published in Dark Things II: Cat Crimes, The Scribing Ibis, Eternal Haunted Summer, Twisted Dreams Magazine and Luna Station Quarterly. She also has an article and book review or two out there. But her heart lies in the storytelling. She is a member of the Independent Author Network. Learn more by visiting Juli’s website, and follow her on Twitter.

The Artist’s Inheritance

Trouble only a witch can solve…

Settling into a new home, Caitlin notices changes coming over her husband. When nightmares deepen and ghosts begin lurking–Caitlin knows something’s not right, and not just her newfound precognitive abilities. It’s the damned chair her husband’s carving, she’s sure. Could it be just what it seems: a mundane piece of furniture? If so, why is it attracting dark forces–the forces she suspects drove Trevor’s siblings to insanity and suicide?

Armed with a handful of allies–a coven of helpful witches–she must proceed with caution against the hellish forces besieging her family. If she fails, she may lose forever the one thing she cares about most: her beloved Trevor.

Available for the Kindle and in paperback.

 

House of Cards

You can’t escape Fate….

A young nobleman escapes the Reign of Terror in 18th century France to find himself dragged into an even worse fate–a hellish underworld wherein he is cajoled and put on trial by a demon tribunal for crimes he never committed. Can he thwart his fate, one worse than the guillotine?

Currently available for the Kindle.

 

Other Writer Wednesday: Open Thread

It’s the last Wednesday of the month, and you know what that means: open pimp thread! If you have a book (or anything, really) to promote, post your link in the comments.

And while we’re at it, I might as well post yet another link to my Dominion of the Damned pre-order-palooza over at IndieGoGo, which as of this writing is just $50 shy of the half-way mark with eight days left on the clock. I’m hoping to have the book finalized and ready to publish by the end of this week, and to start shipping out the pre-ordered copies next week. So place your order if you want to get the book in advance of the official release date, or get it in time or Christmas. You’ll also get a shout-out in the acknowledgments and get entered to win free signed paperback copies of all of my future books.

Other Writer Wednesday: Special Guest Ron Vitale

This week the indie spotlight falls on fantasy author Ron Vitale, who shares with us a lovely and touching post on the power of allowing vulnerability into your writing.

About a year ago I stumbled across a TED talk by Brené Brown on the power of vulnerability and I knew that I had stumbled upon someone who truly understood what I had been trying to do with my life. Like many before me, I grew up in a dysfunctional family and discovered that through my writing I could create characters and worlds I could share with people. As new age and mystical as this might sound, I learned pretty quickly in life that in order to grow, I could either repeat the cycle of dysfunction that my family had taught me or I could embrace vulnerability and become authentic and live a life of worthiness. Writing, for me, is an act of being vulnerable.

Other Writer Wednesday Indie Spotlight: Troll Or Derby by Red Tash

It’s Other Writer Wednesday! This week, urban fantasy author Red Tash steps into the Indie Spotlight with her roller derby fairy tale (…awesome) Troll Or Derby. The official description:

In Troll Or Derby, fifteen-year-old Roller Deb is singled out by town bullies for both her skates, and for being different. When her popular homecoming queen of a sister is kidnapped by a scuzzy drug dealer, Deb must flee the trailer park in which she’s grown up, and rescue her. Along the way, Deb becomes enmeshed in the magical realm of trolls and fairies, and the blood-thirsty version of roller derby at which these beings excel. But spending too much time among the fairies comes with a price. Will Deb choose to save her sister, with the aid of a mysterious troll? Or will she be lost to the lures of roller derby, and the blonde temptress April, forever?

Red Tash is a journalist-turned-novelist of dark fantasy for readers of all ages. Monsters, SciFi, wizards, trolls, fairies, and roller derby lightly sautéed in a Southern/Midwestern sauce hand-canned from her mama’s recipes await you in her pantry of readerly delights. Y’all come, anytime. Learn more about Red Tash and her books at Redtash.com and Twitter.

Indie Spotlight: Fangirl by Jill Robi

The election has thrown off my whole week, so Other Writer Wednesday has become Other Writer Thursday this week. This week, the indie spotlight is on my good friend Jill Robi and her debut novel, Fangirl. The official description:

A groundbreaking novel of pop fic/chick lit, Jill Robi’s Fangirl is a fictionalized non-fiction, and a book that all fangirls should read.

A young woman named Khloe discovers the world of sci-fi and fantasy at conventions and meets the man of her dreams. The only trouble is, he’s a well known actor and inaccessible. With him on a platform and her amongst the crowd, will she be able to find love?

Good writers write what they know, and Jill knows fandom. She’s a regular at conventions and her intimate knowledge with this world shows in her writing. Fangirl is a must-read for fangirls and fanboys alike, convention-goers, and anyone who enjoys seeing stereotypes get demolished. Get the e-book here, or click here to get it in paperback.

Jill Robi is a Chicago native with a BA in Literary Arts from Columbia Chicago. She writes first and foremost for her own entertainment. By sharing her work with the world, she hopes to achieve the entertainment of others as well. Learn more about Jill at her website, read her blog, and don’t forget to like her Facebook page!

Happy Halloween! (Other Writer Wednesday Open Thread)

Happy costumes and free candy day, folks! In lieu of candy*, I’m still giving away free e-copies of my paranormal fantasy novel, Restless Spirits. This Halloween promotion ends at 11:59 PM PST tonight, so get it while it’s still free.

*Only on the Internet, not at my door, because I do not want my house to get TP’d.

This is also the last Wednesday of the month, and hence, OPEN PIMP THREAD. Have something to promote? Tell my readers about it in the  comments.

And to help celebrate the holiday, here are some relevant links.

The Anything Ghost Halloween Special

The Haunting of Sunshine Girl

The Halloween Blog Hop

Marble Hornets (It’s scary watch it!)

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