So, yesterday I was hanging out over at A Small Gang of Authors sharing excerpts from my short story collection, Legend of the Boy, In the Window, and Other Short Stories. Then I realized that I don’t think I’ve ever really shared many thoughts or samples of that publication here at the ToiBox and decided I needed to share it. If you are interested, please go check out the post and read the excerpts.
“I like the idea of seeing myself progress as a writer and I also like being able to explore different genres. My collection of short stories, Legend of the Boy, In the Window, and Other Short Stories, is an exploration of an author’s voice and developing creativity. It’s, sometimes dark and intense, adult fiction that is suitable for teens.
So, I had a great time at my local Con this weekend. I kinda needed a day to recover, but I still went to my day job yesterday. There were many high points of the weekend including seeing Ernie Hudson and Sam Jones up-close (sorry no pictures).
I did pretty good with my Eternal Curse sales and even managed to move a few of my short stories. But the coolest thing was making a woman’s day, who wasn’t really in to the event, when I showed her my romantic comedy. I still can’t believe I sold a RomCom at a ComiCon. 😉
At a regular price of $2.99, Legend of the Boy will be irresistible, newly updated and re-edited, and at a special discounted rate.
From August 7rd through August 9th, own your copy of, Legend of the Boy, for only $0.99. If life gets in your way, don’t let it get you down too much. You’ll still be able to save on this purchase from August 10th though the end of the day on August 11th for only $1.99.
About The Book
All young boys dream of having super powers and being able to do great and wondrous things…except this boy. He’s not from this world, but he must save it, though he doesn’t know how. Legend of the Boy is a science fiction tale that combines the notions of power, might, right, and destiny in a complex pattern woven from threads of logic, philosophy, and faith. This is the tale of a boy, a stranger to this world, who not only has to save the world, but must also destroy it, in order to move the human race forward. Pain, tragedy, shock, and awe await you in the pages of, Legend of the Boy
Not a children’s book.
Please enjoy this excerpt.
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Hi there friends. As you know I am an author, blogger, reader, wife, and dreamer. As a dreamer, I have a message to share with you today, but before I do that, I want to tell you the story of Abraham. This isn’t the Abraham some of you may be thinking of. No, he’s the major supporting character in my latest book release, Eternal Curse: Giovanni’s Angel.
Abraham’s tale is one of rags to riches during the time of The Great Depression. Abraham starts his life poor and desperate. Even though he’s a nice guy and looks on the bright side, that isn’t enough to keep him content. Soon he finds a way to better his life and make his dreams come true, but not without consequences to pay later. He reminds me of a more popular character of that period, Jay Gatsby, but their tales are very different.
Now in the winter of his life, Abraham has served many roles, but the ones of devoted friend and mentor are the ones that define who he has become. Having once been Giovanni’s (the book’s hero) savior, Abraham is now solely reliant on the aid of his young friend as he struggles with and suffers a battle with cancer. When Mira (the book’s heroine) enters his life, Abraham is more than happy to fulfill the greatest desire of her life. He becomes like a father to the little girl, now strong woman, who has never had one.
Eternal Curse is a not-so-typical paranormal romance that may just define a whole new genre. At this time, I would like to invite you to experience Abraham’s story within the tale of Eternal Curse: Giovanni’s Angel and, in turn, help me to give to a worthy cause.
Just as cancer has plagued the lives of the characters in my book, it has also struck a nerve with me after the recent loss of a loved one. During my period of grief so many other struggles, battles, and memories of friends and family dealing with cancer came to mind and I decided I wanted to do something.
So, for today and for the next two following days (6/16 thru 6/18) I’m offering 50% proceeds on all registered sales of my books to the American Cancer Society. Since I’m asking that all sales be verified or “registered”, I’ve set up a sweet little Eternal Curse themed giveaway to hopefully entice you into participating. Since this cause is what matters most to me right now, you may also have the option of making a direct donation without purchasing any of my books and still be able enter the giveaway…I’m cool like. 🙂
On a completely separate note– I have an author friend with a very ill child currently being treated by CHKD. Because of the extensive care the child needs, this author and his wife have had to seek extra and side jobs to pay for the outstanding medical bills. I thought this would be a good opportunity to promote his novelette. He has no idea I’m doing this, but I’m sure his family could benefit from some additional book sales.
Get this; if you register your purchase of his book, Deadblood, you’ll be able enter that for a chance to win my prize (I guess I’m in a major season of giving right now). Remember, he has no idea I’m doing this and is not offering proceeds of his work at this time (I will make $0 from the sales of his books). I just thought it might be nice to share his story.
So here it is, ladies and gents, the special prize that’s up for grabs, should you choose to aid me in this endeavor. It only takes 1 entry for a chance to win. (Open to U.S. and Canada only.)
Eternal Curse themed gift box including:
A set of gourmet coffee, tea, and cocoa (Green Tea Cocoa is a thing),
1 signature piece of December 10 jewelry from Tori J. Jones (my inspiration for Mira),
1 DVD copy of Rear Window (Abraham’s favorite movie),
1 paperback copy of the Dreamer’s Dictionary (It’s all about Giovanni’s dreams),
1 digital download card of Eternal Curse to give as a gift, and
1 Eternal Curse Fan pack: t-shirt, pen, poster, and bookmark
Please select from the active links in this post to make donations or purchases and then visit the Rafflecopter giveaway below to participate in this endeavor, in whatever capacity you can.
This contest is now over.
Thank you for taking the time to hear my spiel and consider this cause. I wish you Eternal health and sensational summer reading.
In the spirit of celebrating life and blessings, I’m showing the world just how blessed I am and just how happy I am to be doing something that I love. I’m offering my two shorts as free Kindle downloads on November 29th and then again on December 2nd.
That’s right, you heard it. My novelette “The Legend of the Boy” and my short story collection “Unexplained” will be available as free Kindle downloads on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
…But wait there’s more. Post your buy tweets and more at the link below to have a chance to win a $10 Amazon gift card and a free copy of my ebook companion guide, 40 Days and Nights of Eternal Curse.
Two free downloads and a chance to win another free ebook and a $10 gift card.
So, have fun shopping, reading, and winning and don’t forget to spread the word.
Thank you all for your wonderful support.
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