Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Goodreads Giveaway Winners

The giveaway for a copy of Tales From Imagination's Closet is over. Congratulations to the following three winners:
Kendra Mitts
Stephanie Standifird
Michelle Randall

Expect your books soon!

Happy Reading!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Lots of good stuff going on...

I haven't blogged much this week because I had a lot of freelance assignments, which is good money-wise, but not time-wise. However, I do did have lots of stuff going on this week. First, Mysti Parker is having a contest over at her blog Unwritten- click here . She is giving away books as prizes, one of them mine, Tales From Imagination's Closet. If you're an animal lover check it!

Second: I have some new reviews to share.

 Cassie at Gathering Leaves Reviews, read and reviewed The Peanut  Buttor Tweatment- click here to read

Amy  read and reviewed both "Ally Ally Oxen Free" and "Operation Onion" at Goodreads- Click here and here to read. Amy is and editor check out her site The Eyes for Editing .

Amy review of "Operation Onion" suggest that it be expanded and there is more to Samuel's stinky story, so this may turn into something bigger. When I first wrote it, I thought I'd leave the reader knowing Samuel is okay and there is hope,but maybe the reader needs more...

The Goodread's giveaways for Tales From Imagination's Closet and The Peanut Buttor Tweatment continue, so there is still time to enter.

Happy Reading!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Operation Onion at Smashwords for $0.99

My short story, "Operation Onion," is available in Ebook format at Smashwords. It was first published in Spectacular Speculations.

It is a short piece of speculative fiction. Samuel was born with a strange condition. His body emits various offensive odors based on his moods. Samuel's mother says that God doesn't make mistakes, but could she be wrong in his case. Can Samuel find his place in the world? 

You can Click here to read an excerpt.

"Ally Ally Oxen Free, " is a horror/scary story for a younger audience, but also may give older readers the chills.

Tom is fascinated with bones, human bones. He wants to study them and gets his chance when Mr. Dukes allows home dig in the vacant  lot behind his store. What Tom unearths makes the neighborhood kids tremble with fear.  

"Ally ally oxen free!" These four little words can bring anyone out of hiding

Click here to read an excerpt

'Remain Calm' is a novelette Ebook coming soon to Smashwords.

The insane never question their own sanity.

Happy Reading!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Ally Ally Oxen Free for $0.99 at Smashwords

 I have a short story eBook available at Smashwords. "All Ally Oxen Free" is mystery/horror story available in several Ebook formats including HTML, Kindle, .Epub, PDF, .RTF, Palm Doc and plain text. Purchase and download for .99 cents.

Ally ally oxen free! These four little words can bring anyone out of hiding.

Happy Reading!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Another Giveaway?!?!

Yes! You can win a copy of The Peanut Buttor Tweatment by entering the Goodreads giveaway. I have posted the details to the right =>

Three copies are available and the contest runs through October, so there's plenty of time to enter.

The giveaway for Tales From Imagination's Closet continues through August 31st. Still time to enter if you are interested.

Good luck and
Happy Reading!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

The Peanut Buttor Tweatment now on Amazon

You can purchase The Peanut Buttor Tweatment on click here

The book still isn't available on Kindle at this time. I am looking into some other publishing options before publishing in eBook format. I will keep you posted!

The Goodreads contest to win a signed copy of Tales From Imagination's Closet continues though August 31st.  I will have a Goodreads giveaway for The Peanut Buttor Tweatment very soon. Watch for it!

Happy Reading!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

I made the switch...

I know have The Peanut Buttor Tweatment available from Createspace for $10.99. I have changed the link to the right to go to Createspace to purchase when you click on the cover. I have also made the changes on Goodreads.

I am still working on the formatting for Kindle. I have been too busy to sit down and really get into it, so hopefully I can this weekend. :)

Happy Reading!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

My review of Domingo's Angel by Jenny Twist

Once I began reading Domingo’s Angel, I was unable to put it down. Ms. Twist does an excellent job of bringing her characters to life and placing the reader into the setting. I felt as though I knew these people and everything about their village.  Twist uses flashbacks brilliantly without interrupting the flow of the plot, and this allows the reader to understand and care about the characters. My favorite character is Rosalba. She is the matriarch of the village, and she has sort of a ‘mother’s intuition’ when it comes to happenings in the village. On the outside she is tough, scares some and intimidates others, but inside she has a heart of gold.

The story begins when a stranger shows up in the village and at first no one knows what to make of her. She looks and talks differently, but as the village comes to accept her, Angela brings changes to the village and the people become the family she longed for and prompt changes in her as well. The characters and their struggles during a time of oppression and poverty make for a very engaging story.

I enjoyed the story and recommend Domingo’s Angel to anyone looking for a heartwarming, engaging read.  I look forward to reading Jenny Twist’s other title, Take One At Bedtime.

To learn more about Jenny Twist and her writing click here to visit her Melange-Books author page. 

Two Reviews...

Two Reviews for Tales From Imagination's Closet by Joaquin Santiago and Jenny Twist.

Click here to read Joaquin Santiago's review on Goodreads. Joaquin is the author of James the Magi. Read more about it here.

Click here to read Jenny Twist's review on Goodreads. Jenny is the author of Take One At Bedtime and Domingo's Angel, read more about them here. 

Happy Reading!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

I feel like sharing today :)

As you all may know, I have an online magazine, Fictitious Magazine, and while reading through the piles of submissions, this past few weeks, one writer has caught my attention, Ray Busler.

I accepted his short story, "Strawberry Moon,"(click on the title to read)  for publication in the August issue, and I've accepted three of his very short stories for the October issue. And, this morning he shared two  links with me for two of his short stories on; they were both wonderful, and chosen as story of the week on the site.

Ray has a gift for writing short stories, and I want to share his beautifully written stories with other readers and writers. I know you will enjoy his stories as much as I do.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

A New Review!

The lovely author of  A Ranger's Tale, Mysti Parker, has posted a review of Tales From Imagination's Closet on her blog Unwritten. Click here to read.

Happy Reading!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Lots of news today...

First the August issue of Fictitious Magazine is ready to read. Stop by and enjoy some beautifully written short stories and poems.

The Goodreads giveaway starts today to win a signed copy of Tales From Imagination's Closet. Looks like there are already quite a few entries. :) I have a link to the right for those who want to enter =>

Update on The Peanut Buttor Tweatment! Got my files formatted for Createspace and waiting on a proof copy. I may publish through there instead of Lulu. I can sell the books at a cheaper price, which makes me happy. I am still working on Kindle or eReader formats when I can. I've spent my whole morning working on a terribly time consuming monster of a freelance assignment that I will never do again unless I am paid more for it. It just wasn't worth my time.

Sorry! Starting to rant!

This afternoon I plan to work on the stories for my next anthology of short stories, Stories to Wrap Your Mind Around. Look for it next March!

Happy Reading!