Saturday, August 30, 2014

My Other Car is a Spaceship is still climbing the charts

Still at Dragon Con in Atlanta this weekend. Still having a blast! And my sci-fi thriller, My Other Car is a Spaceship, continues to climb the Amazon charts. It's currently at #16 in the Military Sci-Fi list and #19 in the Space Opera list. Here's the link for 12 Amazon sites around the world: http://smarturl.it/MyOtherCarSpaceship.


Friday, August 29, 2014

Dragon Kaaaahhhhnnnn!!!

I'm at Dragon Con in Atlanta this weekend. Having a blast!

Meanwhile, I see that my sci-fi thriller, My Other Car is a Spaceship, is still climbing the Amazon charts. It's currently at #24 in the Military Sci-Fi list and #26 in the Space Opera list. :)  Here's the link for 12 Amazon sites around the world: http://smarturl.it/MyOtherCarSpaceship.


Thursday, August 28, 2014

Here's the finished, hi-res cover for My Other Car is a Spaceship


This beautiful cover was created by a talented artist from the Czech Republic, named Adam Pizurny. Click on the image to see it in all its glory.

Here's the link to the book on 12 Amazon websites around the world: http://smarturl.it/MyOtherCarSpaceship 

You can reach Adam at https://www.facebook.com/AdamPizurny on Facebook, or http://adampizurny.com (website).

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Here's the NEW COVER for My Other Car is a Spaceship

So what do you think of the new cover vs. the old one? The old one was more colorful, but the new one is more exciting:



















This is the difference between a serviceable but basic cover made by the author (due to time constraints) and one made by a professional artist. :) While the old cover was vague as to what the book was about, I think the new one does a much better job of showing that it's military SF/space opera.

Here's the link to the book on 12 Amazon websites around the world: http://smarturl.it/MyOtherCarSpaceship  The Amazon page still has the old cover. It'll take a day or so for the new one to filter down to all the sales pages.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

My Other Car is a Spaceship is rocketing up the charts!

*** Update! This morning the book reached #29 on the Military Sci-fi list and #32 on the Space Opera list! ***

Sorry about the bad pun, but this morning My Other Car is a Spaceship broke back into the Top 100 listing on Amazon for Military Sci-fi at #99. By noon it was up to #85, then #78 by 3 p.m., then #51 at 7 p.m., and by 10 p.m. it was up to #46. Woo-hoo! It's also at #63 on the Space Opera Top 100 list.

Here is the link to 12 Amazon sites around the world: http://smarturl.it/MyOtherCarSpaceship



Sunday, August 24, 2014

Frequently Misused/Misspelled Words and Phrases, part 94

Very unique

Wrong: This is a very unique example of Etruscan pottery.
Right: This is a unique example of Etruscan pottery.

Unique means one-of-a-kind. Something either is or isn’t unique, just as a woman either is or isn’t pregnant. It can’t be slightly or moderately or very unique (or pregnant). “Very,” in this case—as in most—is redundant. It’s akin to “gilding the golden lily.”


This is an excerpt from my upcoming self-help book for writers of all types and skill levels, "Frequently Misused/Misspelled Words and Phrases (and how to use them correctly)"

Saturday, August 23, 2014

First review for My Other Car is a Spaceship!

My new military sci-fi/space opera novel, My Other Car is a Spaceship, has been out for only four days, but it's selling like gangbusters. (Yesterday it hit the Top 100 for military SF.)

It just got its first review on Amazon. *****Five Stars***** The review is short but oh-so-sweet: 


"A very enjoyable, action pack[ed] military [SF] against pirates. Well worth buying. I started and could not stop reading it. I will definitely buy the next book in the series."

It’s available on Amazon in 12 countries: http://smarturl.it/MyOtherCarSpaceship 

Friday, August 22, 2014

New cover for the upcoming Sunrise Destiny paranormal/detective sci-fi novel

Here's the new cover for Sunrise Destiny. It's a paranormal/detective/alien-abduction sci-fi thriller. :)
 

The book should be out around October 1.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

My Other Car is a Spaceship became available a few hours early!

It was supposed to go on sale after midnight Eastern time tonight in the U.S. but somehow it ended up going live at 4:12 p.m. instead. Even weirder is that when I discovered that fact an hour later, there were already two copies sold. I have no idea how people found it already, but I'm happy they did. LOL!

The introductory price is US$1.99 through September 20, 2014. Here's the link on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MV0GMVI

In case you somehow missed all the previous postings of the cover, here it is:



Monday, August 18, 2014

Frequently Misused and Misspelled Words and Phrases, part 93

From my upcoming book, Frequently Misused and Misspelled Words and Phrases (and how to use them correctly).

People vs. Peoples vs. Persons

Wrong: The many people of Africa offer diverse cultures.
Right: The many peoples of Africa offer diverse cultures.

Wrong: The incredibly huge number of peoples in India leads to economic hardship and health problems.
Right: The incredibly huge number of people in India leads to economic hardship and health problems.

Wrong: We’re hunting for three specific people who escaped from jail.
Right: We’re hunting for three specific persons who escaped from jail.

The word people refers to a group of human beings in a general sense. But a people is used for a body of people sharing a similar culture. When discussing multiple such bodies of people, use peoples. Persons is a plural of person, naturally, and refers to particular individuals, even if unidentified (as in “person or persons unknown”).