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The other day a friend asked how long I've lived in southwest Wyoming and how I liked it. She laughed when I admitted that after 9 years, I'm still just getting used to it. Winter out here is especially shocking to me, the cold temperatures the only part I'm used to. Michigan winters, as I remember them, are very wet and white.
Far Orbit: Speculative Space Adventures anthology edited by Bascomb James, will be out April 2014 (trade paperback and ebook) featuring modern space adventures crafted in the Grand Tradition.
World Weaver Press is pleased to announce the following authors and award winners will be contributing to the anthology:
David Wesley Hill
Sam S. Kepfield
Anthologist Bascomb James has previously posted an article on what draws him to SF in the Grand Tradition. You can bet that these stories exemplify everything great about the Grand Tradition.
Not only is the second novel in the trilogy, Fate Forgotten, newly out this month, but we’re giving away books — honest to goodness, tangible, paperback books! — potentially lots of books.
See here’s the thing: the more followers we get on Facebook, the more copies we’ll be giving out. And there’s no cap.
Already own a copy of Forged by Fate or Fate Forgotten? Don’t worry: if you win and can send us a link to your online review of the offered book, we’ll let you pick another WWP title to substitute.
Easy entry on Facebook, or if you don’t Facebook, you can enter the Rafflecopter here – there’s even a freebie entry, as in, you don’t have to do anything but give Rafflecopter an email address to contact you by. So go forth, and sign up… and then get your friends to sign up to increase your chances of winning by increasing the number of prizes available.
We’re pleased to announce Fate Forgotten by Amalia Dillin, a new novel in the Fate of the Gods series is available in paperback and ebook today, Tuesday, November 5, 2013.
Praise for Forged by Fate, first in the “Fate of the Gods” series:
“You won’t be able to deny that Miss Dillin is a genius … This story was absolutely amazing. It’s like nothing I’ve read before … a complete game changer.” — Parajunkee
“An amazing fantasy world which succeeds in cleverly incorporating history, mythology and biblical figures. The seamless integration of Norse and Greek gods was inspired and I can’t wait to see where this series heads next.” — Book Chick City
“One of the more fascinating and haunting books I’ve read in quite some time.” — JC Andrijeski, author of the Allie’s War series
“A beautiful, sweeping story that puts on display the power of every interpretation of love, and the truth of what can be accomplished when people choose peace over strife. I couldn’t put it out of my mind for days.”— Trisha Leigh, author of The Last Year series
To win the world, Adam will defy the gods, but his fate rests in Eve’s hands. — Since the gods returned Adam’s memory six hundred years ago, Thor has been a scourge on his lives. But when Adam learns that Thor has been haunting his steps out of love for Eve, he is determined to banish the thunder god once and for all. Adam is no fool: Eve still loves the man she knew as Thorgrim, and if she ever learned he still lived, that he still loved her, Adam would lose any chance of winning Eve to his side, never mind liberating the world. But after everything Thor has done to protect Eve, everything he’s sacrificed, the thunder god won’t go without a fight. Not as long as Eve might love him again.
Which means Adam has to find a new ally. The enemy of his enemy, complete with burning sword and righteous resentment of the gods. But in order to attract the Archangel Michael’s attention, he needs Eve — an unmarried Eve, willing to give him the benefit of the doubt.
It shouldn’t be too difficult to find her in the future. Not now that he knows how to look.
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Amalia Dillin began as a biology major at the University of North Dakota before taking Latin and falling in love with old heroes and older gods. After that, she couldn’t stop writing about them, with the occasional break for more contemporary subjects. She lives in upstate New York with her husband, and dreams of the day when she will own goats — to pull her chariot through the sky, of course. You can find her online at amaliadillin.com or follow her on Twitter @AmaliaTd.
The Weredog Whisperer cover art has arrived! This paranormal cozy mystery chock full of Southern humor, comes out December 31, 2013. Book Two in the Cleo Tidwell Mysteries by Susan Abel Sullivan.
Publication date: December 31, 2013
The Tidwells are supposed to be on spring break on the Florida Gulf Coast, not up to their eyeballs in paranormal hijinks … again.
Bertram wants a baby, but Cleo isn’t real keen on the idea. After all, her sister, Molly, has four of ‘em—who needs more? Hoping to throw Bertram off the baby trail, they adopt Luna, a white pit bull terrier, and take her to Florida with them, along with Bertram’s mother and Cleo’s nieces. Everybody loves Luna, especially the goofy little dog at a tacky tourist trap touting something called a “weredog whisperer,” so much so that he puts the moves on Luna and gives her a love bite during the throes of puppy love.
But when Luna shape shifts into a teenage girl on the first night of the full moon, the Tidwells wind up with an instant were-daughter. Poof! Just add moonbeams. A video of Luna’s transformation goes viral and the Tidwells are hounded by an array of reporters, sight seers, animal rights kooks, Hot Diggity Dog Pet Foods, a couple of hungry weresharks, a motley crew of weredogs, and AASS—a secret society of shape shifters that considers Luna an abomination and orders her immediate extermination.
The Tidwells’ vacation has gone to the dogs—literally—as they jump through hoops to protect their unexpected new were-daughter from a dog-eat-dog world.
Add The Weredog Whisperer to your Goodreads lists today and pick up book one of the series, The Haunted Housewives of Allister Alabama for half price now through the end of 2013. (Ebook only. Regularly $6.99.) Purchasing details:
Great Books – In a 5-star review, Good Choice Reading raves that,
“The King of Ash and Bones is hands-down, one of the best collection of short stories I have ever read. I must admit, I already had a love-love relationship with Rebecca Roland after reading Shards of History, but this work just cements everything for me.” Read more…
Free Books — ‘Tis the season … for a good ghost story or thirteen! There are two Specter Spectacular: 13 Ghostly Tales giveaways going on right now: enter via Facebook (Rafflecopter) or enter the Goodreads giveaway. Both giveaways are offering a paperback edition of our first ghost anthology and any US mailing address is eligible to receive it.
New Reviews — The Thor-Madness of November is almost here! Want to see what we’re talking about and why anything with the hastag #ThorLove is absolutely awesome? Check out these reviews of the first novel and novella in the Fate of the Gods series and get ready for the release of the second novel:
Jeep Diva Reviews gives Forged by Fate a 4-star review:
“I was hooked! I can’t wait until the second book comes out so I can find out what happens next.” More…
And in 4-star review of the e-novella Tempting Fate, states:
I really enjoyed reading this short novella. It gives us a little background on how Mia met Adam uhh, I mean Ethan. In the first story she just kind of shows up with him and not a lot is known about how she actually met him and if this is all just a game for Ethan or if he really likes Mia. More…
Book Chick City gets in on the action, giving Forged by Fate 4.5 stars:
“An amazing fantasy world which succeeds in cleverly incorporating history, mythology and biblical figures. The seamless integration of Norse and Greek gods was inspired and I can’t wait to see where this series heads next.” More…
Book Two of the trilogy, Fate Forgotten, comes out November 5, 2013. And voting is now open for the Book Junkies Choice Awards where Forged by Fate is a nominee in the Debut Novel (fiction) category — vote for Forged by Fate today!
David J. Rank is president of the Wisconsin Writers Association and director of the WWA’s Novel-In-Progress Bookcamp, which debuts May 18-24, 2014. His debut novel, ALIEN WAYS, a science fiction-mystery-thriller, is targeted for publication in spring 2014 by World Weaver Press.
A writer of dark fiction, his short stories has been published in regional literary publications and online in The Absent Willow Review, AlienSkin, Apollo’s Lyre, Bewildering Stories, Every Day Fiction, Flashes in the Dark, Macabre Cadaver, and MicroHorror. He has written two spring training novels and several false starts, all safely ensconced in a cobwebbed file cabinet to spare inflicting pain on the public. He’s now plotting out the next Darci Salazar LLC adventure, MURDER MOST ALIEN, while at work on a horror novel, THE WILDLING, about a young girl whose father is a werewolf. It is not YA.
A working journalist for more than 40, he has written and edited newspapers, magazine, books, and worked in corporate communications. He lives in eastern Wisconsin with his wife, and vicariously enjoys the further adventures of his three adult children and two grandchildren.
David J. Rank’s Alien Ways (Darci Salazar LLC 1) is the first novel in a series of science fiction-mystery-thrillers. Forthcoming in 2014.
The #ThorLove bloghop is coming November 5-8, and signup begins today at blog.amaliadillin.com. Participants are asked to sign up ahead of time, post a Thor-ode during the blog hop, and visit (or “hop” to) the other participating blogs who’ll be hosting their own #ThorLove entries.
And there will be prizes! The bloghop hosts are giving away a slew of Norse/Thor literature and swag! The Grand Prize will feature a signed print copy of both FORGED BY FATE and FATE FORGOTTEN, an e-edition of Elsker and Endre, (Marvel’s) Thor comics, an ARC of HOUNDED by Kevin Hearne, Thor and Avengers movie trading cards, and of course some awesome Fate of the Gods/Elsker Saga sundries! Also, one runner-up will get a Thor graphic novel, e-edition of Fate Forgotten and Tempting Fate, and e-editions of Elsker and Endre, plus sundries!
More details and a chance to sign up here.