Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Happy Release Day: Wolf Storm

Fellow absolute write forum member Dee Garretson's MG novel Wolf Storm is available starting today.

Congratulations Dee!

I also noticed her previous novel (which I recommend) Wildfire Run is on sale for only $6.80 for the hardcover and $5.99 for the ebook.
I can honestly say that the fact Dee has volunteered to read SZJMB, has nothing to do with this post. I've been anticipating this book for awhile.
If you haven't read any of Dee's work, check it out. Her MG stories are great for boy reluctant readers. But she also writes great, strong females into each of her books too--making them ideal for readers of either sex.

Friday, August 26, 2011

SZJMB ARC's, Blogfest, & Giveaways -- Plus Cover Preview!

SZJMB in-process cover
I have edited digital ARC copies of Super Zombie Juice Mega Bomb (SZJMB) ready. You don't have to commit to giving it a review, just consider doing so. You can post to your blog, or review sites like Amazon, B&N, GoodReads, etc.

I have them in PDF and Kindle format; if you'd like one, just let me know (mikejware@gmail.com).

Also, I'm working on a blog tour for the month of October. I'd like to fill up everyday, so if you have a blog, please consider participating (it doesn't have to be a big blog).

I'm going to be giving out a Zombie Survival Kit each week (complete with zombie snot and water guns), as well as printed and e-copies of the book. 

For the blog tour, just let me know what you'd like to do; I'm planning on interviews, book excerpts, guest posts, posting one of my shorts, even just an announcement would be appreciated.

I'd like to get as many people participating as possible, so if you have other ideas, or like to be involved in some other way, please just let me know!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Hide-n-Go-Coffin 4.5 Star Review on Red Adept

If you haven't heard of Red Adept Reviews, they are one of the most respected review sites that reviews both traditionally published and indie published ebooks. For some time, I've wanted to submit my Monster Mashup omnibus, but I've been waiting until I have it proofread.

So I was surprised when, earlier this week, I was contacted by Michelle at Red Adept reviews with some interview questions for one of my short story collections, Hide-n-Go-Coffin. Even though I hadn't submitted it, she'd purchased a copy and was doing a write-up. They don't give you any clue as to whether the review will be positive or not (which I can understand) and while all my stories get professionally edited, this one had only been proofread by a friend. So, I was understandably nervous that she might not just dislike it, but she might tear the grammar apart too. I even stayed up really late, as I knew the site often posted reviews early East Coast time.

Turns out the worrying was for nothing, as it earned 4.5 stars! Here's a quote from the review, "I enjoyed it and it appealed to my inner kid sitting around the campfire – these could be urban legends in the making."

Seems she did find a few editing errors; honestly any more than 1 is too many in a short ebook like this (I'm going to start having everything professionally proofread twice) but she really enjoyed the book.

If you haven't read it, you can get a copy for 99¢ at Amazon, or better yet, pick it up for free at SmashWords. Speaking of Smashwords, I just realized Hide-n-Go-Coffin also received a 5 Star review from The Book Gremlin today. Here's a quote from that, "I really enjoyed reading them actually. I loved all three stories."

Two great reviews for the same book in one day--how lucky can one guy get!

Thank you Michelle and Rebecca (and to everyone who reviews my books) for taking the time to read my work and write-up honest reviews.