Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Beat It campaign

We're cooking up some very groovy prizes for the official release of Drummer Boy on May 11. It's so groovy, we are not quite sure what it's going to be yet, but we'll have some goodies or bonuses for people who post our banners on their sites or web blogs. We're also targeting an "Action Hour," at which time we'll be asking everyone to do an online version of a Flash Mob, hyping the book and seeing if we can get a run up the Amazon charts. And, of course, we'll have a little Drummer Boy video, because it's not often you get a ghostly Civil War kid.

Also, we're trying a discount special at Amazon for The Skull Ring, lowering the price to 99 cents for the month of May. E-book prices are all over the map, and it's an age of experimentation. Signed paper copies of The Skull Ring, The Red Church, and Drummer Boy are available through the Haunted Computer. PDF versions of the comic book Dirt #2 are also now available for 99 cents.

We're also in talks with two other writers to release more books soon, and John O'Dowd is finishing up the second Mahko action thriller.


Thursday, April 22, 2010

Coyote Con

New review of Mahko's Knife at Kindle Obsessed.

We've also selected May 11 as official release date for Drummer Boy. Look for ways to get free stuff and be part of the "Beat it" campaign.

Review of The Red Church at Swamp Dweller! Four-and-a-half stars.


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Coyote Con in May

A month-long digital con covering a wide variety of speculative-fiction topics. Registration is free but space is limited. Register today at Coyote Con.


Monday, April 19, 2010

Latest book reviews

Review of Burial to Follow at Swamp Dwellers. They're also looking for book reviewers, so if you want to combine love of literature with an audience who will go streaming to the bookstores to follow your advice (but hopefully not your burial), then drop Ash and the gang a line.

Debra at Book Blog gave The Skull Ring a whirl, with some of the best insight I've seen. I learned things about the book I didn't even know I'd put in there! I love reviewers.

Marcia at the Printed Page didn't like the spiritual and religious aspects of The Red Church--perfectly understandable. It's the kind of book not everyone is going to like. But I guess most books are that way. I fully support critical, independent reviews because they help writers improve and they help readers seek out new books, instead of feeling obligated to buy the latest best-sellers. I'm glad people still love books, no matter what form they are in.


Monday, April 12, 2010

Live from the Haunted Computer

Like comics and high-tech special effects? Dig it.