Sunday, November 25, 2018

Cyber Monday - Deals on Kindle Devices

Ok, I searched through Amazon and found the best deals for Cyber Monday on Kindle devices.  Here are three really good deals:

Kindle Paperwhite Previous Edition 7th - (I have this one and absolutely love it) - Built-in Light which makes it really easy to read.  Today you can get this Kindle for 33% off normal price!

Kindle Paperwhite E-reader (Previous Generation - 7th) - Black, 6" High-Resolution Display (300 ppi) with Built-in Light, Wi-Fi - Includes Special Offers

Fire HD 10 Tablet - This one is also 33% off now and offers a hands-free reading experience.

Fire HD 10 Tablet with Alexa Hands-Free, 10.1" 1080p Full HD Display, 32 GB, Black - with 
Special Offers

The third one is very inexpensive but a good one nonetheless.  Today you can get it for 40% off!

Fire 7 Tablet with Alexa, 7" Display, 8 GB, Black - with Special Offers

It is a great starter Kindle and is now only $29.99!

These are my Cyber Monday Picks for reading Amazon ebooks and documents.  My next email will tell you about one of my ebooks that you will receive for Free.  Have a great day!

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Inspire Your Kids to Become an Artist with the Crayola Inspiration 140 Piece Art Case Set

I know you like to read and that is why you are here, hopefully, you like my author blog.  Today, I thought I would tell you about the Crayola Inspiration Art Case designed to foster an interest in art among your children.

The Crayola Inspiration Art Case is a 140 piece complete set of art supplies.  Art inspires creativity as much as writing does.  It is a great idea to expose your children to the arts at a young age to see if the values take hold.  So let me tell you about this great set.

All materials are safe and nontoxic for boys and girls age 3 and up.  It makes a great birthday or holiday gift that will provide hours of fun.  The 140 art supplies include 64 Crayola crayons, 20 short colored pencils, 40 washable markers, 1 nice art storage case for all of the materials and 15 large sheets of paper.

The art and craft storage is portable and organized for everything inside of this set.

The one thing I wish differently for myself is that I really did not do anything artistic at a young age.  Sure, I had a few art classes in grade school but outside of school, I did not touch the stuff.  Today, I spend a lot of time writing in both fiction and non-fiction formats and I also love graphic design.  If I would have been involved at a younger age I would be much better at it today.  So check out this set and get your kids started at a very affordable cost. This set is a 5-star product.  Meaning that the vast majority of reviews give it a 5 out of 5-star rating.

I highly recommend that you purchase this Crayola art case set by following the link below.  The link will take you to Amazon.  It's currently on sale here only through Amazon.

Crayola Inspiration Art Case: 140 Pieces, Art Set, Gifts for Kids, Age 4, 5, 6

If your child is older than 6 this art case is better suited for them.

Crayola Inspiration Art Case, Pink Portable Art Studio, 140 Art & Coloring Supplies Art Gift for Kids 4 & Up in Convenient Graphic Travel Case, Great for The Artist On-The-Go, Hours of Creative Fun

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Book Review for Cure: A Time Travel Adventure by Joshua and Penny Castle

Penny Castle lost her son Joshua in early 2018.  Before he died, he helped his mother formulate this story.  It must have been very hard for Penny to write this book about a mother who would do anything to save her dying son, even time travel where she might not be able to return to the present day, or worse yet, she might day from time traveling side-effects.

The author immerses the reader into a world similar to today in 2018 and then the world sometime in the future.  I don't think the year in the future was mentioned but by inference, I would guess it to be around 2040.

This book is well-written with very little typos to distract from the story.  The basic premise behind the story is a sick boy is dying from cancer, he needs medicine from the future to cure him, and his mother is willing to risk her life and go into a time machine to obtain the medicine at any cost to her physically or mentally.

A good read.  If you like time travel science fiction books, you will most likely enjoy this read as much as I did.  I grabbed the book off of Amazon.

Also if you want to touch base with the author, Penny Castle, she can be found on her blog, "My Garden Crush."

Friday, October 12, 2018

Blog Accepting Flash Fiction Stories

Now accepting flash fiction stories to post in this blog.  It is a great way to get your name out there and with each submission you can include a short two to three sentence biography and a link out to one of your websites, blogs, or books.

The flash fiction stories accepted are in all science fiction genres but please no swearing as many teens will be visiting this website.  Horror and monsters are fine as long as the story is tastefully done.  We reserve the right to reject any story for any reason.

The stories should be less than 1500 words in length and be original, meaning that they have not been published anywhere else.  Flash fiction poetry is also highly encouraged.

Just a quick example from me J.T. Dusky.

Ernie the Kidbot

The monster stood 20 feet tall, and I was staring just above its knee,
I could feel its flaming hot glare on the top of my head.
Was this the end? Could I run fast enough to escape?
I took a step back without turning around, just hoping it would let me go.
Like a mouse backing up from a cat ready to pounce, would this be my last day?
The searing heat on my head became hotter as I continued to step backward.
I could start to smell the foul stench of my own hair burning.
I dropped to my knees to escape..."Please I don't know what you are or
where you've come from but please, turn off your heat ray!"
The metallic monster didn't budge.
I became lightheaded and could feel myself collapsing towards the floor.
As I lay on the floor, the temperature of the room started to moderate.
Beside me, the wooden floor burst into flames and I lay there helpless,
hoping that this behemoth would walk away.
It didn't.  Time seemed to go very slowly.  Was it a minute?  15 minutes?
I don't know.  The burning floor was now just smoking and the smell of ashfilled my nostrils. Just then, through squinted eyes, I could make out a form
walking towards me from behind the steel beast.  As the form got closer, I
could see that it was a child of about 10 years old.
Has Ernie been mean to you?  The boy shouted at me like a child yelling at another
while in a parental role-playing game.
"Yes!" I pleaded. "Please tell him to stop!"
"I can't tell Ernie to stop, Ernie is my daddy!"
Just then the metal monster turned his attention away from me and swung his enormous head with one eye towards the child.  The blazing fire gun shut off and when it did I saw my opportunity.
As quick as a seagull swooping down on a french fry, I lunged towards the child and knocked him to the ground and wrestled the controlling device out of his hands. I then hit the switch on the side of it that was positioned under a green glowing light.  A noise like a room fan turning off filled the air and with that my nightmare was over.  The behemoth, for now, was quieted.

So you have nothing to lose by sending me a flash fiction story.  And, more readers will find you!

Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Promotion Site

If you write sci-fi or fantasy, you will want to subscribe to my blog.  Last year, I held a very successful book promotion that resulted in more than ten thousand downloads of approximately 25 books.  My short story titled "2018 The Return of Ra had 736 downloads."

The reason I am telling you this is not to brag but rather to get you involved.  If you are trying to promote your book by yourself, it is much more difficult than team promoting.  Anyway, my promotion was on Instafreebie.  Although the ebooks were all given away free, it was a very big success that led to downloads after the free event was over.

So, a big part of this blog will be doing science fiction and fantasy book promotions.  Most of the promotions will be for books that are listed for sale and not freebies.  And, I will heavily advertise the events so that they are successful.

I simply do not have enough time to read and do book reviews for the number of science fiction books out there.  That is a hobby of mine and I don't want it to be too much like work.  So, my events are a great way to get your books seen by many other people.

This is a new blog and does not get much traffic yet.  However, when I run a promotion, I will advertise it heavily on Google and other mediums.  So if you are interested in cross promotion events, subscribe to my blog and in the contact form say hi and tell me about your books.  And, I will keep you informed about all of our upcoming book promotions.  Good luck with your writing career!

Book Review #1 - In Darkness of the Mountain's Night - A Hunter's Tale

In my science fiction blog, I am going to do a lot of book reviews.  So with this being October, I thought I would start out by reading some horror stories.  I ran across a collection of horror stories on Amazon and am very happy that I did.  The first short story that I read from the collection had me turning each page in anticipation.  I dove into each page like a hungry werewolf plunging its fangs into a new victim.

Having said that, the name of the short story was aptly titled, "In Darkness of the Mountain's Night - A Hunter's Tale."  by author Eddie Patin.  It is in his Collection of Horror Grimdark Sci-fi Short Stories.

I can't tell you how long it took me to read this short story as I was enthralled and immersed into it from page one.  I did not even set it down until I read the whole thing.  Maybe it took me a half hour to read, maybe an hour.  I don't know.  But I do know that I loved it.

Patin definitely knows how to use words to express visions and after reading this one I seriously didn't want to go to bed for a while.  Haunting visions of werewolves filled my head like Christmas presents fill a child's the night before Christmas.

I used to be an actual elk hunter too.  And, this short story is basically about hunters and werewolves. If you like hunting stories, you will like this.  And, if you like werewolves, you will like this also.
His story is based in the American state of Colorado.  I hunted the state of Wyoming which is very similar so I could totally relate to the story.

In summary, I will definitely be reading more from author Eddie Patin and can't wait to finish his short story collection.  So give him a chance, he is a very good indie author.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Telepathy: Truth or Fiction?

In my novel Solarity, the United States Government is trying to develop spies with telepathic abilities.  So what do you think?  Is telepathy possible in the year 2018 and would the governments of the world try to keep this technology to themselves?

Many people say that they hear voices in their heads from time to time.  Could this, in fact, be other peoples thoughts?  Anyway, I do believe that I have some telepathic abilities and am looking for others that think they might have this ability also.

Many years ago I met a very old man that gave me a telepathic test.  I passed the test with flying colors and he was sure that I am telepathic.  I remember the test and I have put together my own to test other people.  I am not saying that it is perfect but it is a good test to see if you are telepathic with me.  Perhaps, you are telepathic to other individuals and not me.  If so, you probably won't pass my test.

I believe that just like a baby learns how to talk, people can learn telepathy.  It just takes practice and sometimes a lot of it.  So if you are interested in telepathy and would like to join me in my study and perfection of it, email me and I will start sending out information.

Mind transference...possible???  I believe so!