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Hi all:

Friday is the day for new books and guest authors. I always love to have authors who have already featured in my blog come back with new offerings. It warms my heart to see that, however hard the task, we’re all committed to writing and creating new worlds.

Today is one of these occasions, as Nicholas Rossis, a fantastic author and a generous blogger, is back with his new book. Just in case you missed my previous post about his books, here it is.

Author Nicholas Rossis

Author Nicholas Rossis

And he brings us a treat for those of you who enjoy short and speculative fiction.

Infinite Waters by Nicholas Rossis

Infinite Waters by Nicholas Rossis

Infinite Waters: 9+1 Speculative Fiction Short Stories by Nicholas C. Rossis

Ten speculative fiction short stories and flash fiction, written by the award-winning author of Pearseus and Runaway Smile.

Although they seem to be concerned with various themes, there are certain passions that run through them.  What is the nature of reality; digital and corporeal?  Is there more to the world than we can see?  How far can we trust our senses?

The anthology includes the following stories:

  • Infinite Waters“: A woman seeks her future at a carnival. She discovers more than she expected.
  • The Things We Do for Lust“: Beware of time travelers bearing gifts.
  • James’ Life“: A man with nothing to look forward to but oblivion, discovers it’s not that easy to escape his life.
  • Two’s a Crowd“: Blood runs thicker than water. Especially when you spill it.
  • What’s in a Name?“: A trip to the tropics has an unexpected ending.
  • The Lucky Bastard“: How far will the luckiest man alive go to escape his luck?
  • A Twist of the Tail“: A confused woman meanders through a sleepy town. But not all is as it seems.
  • Is There a Doctor in the House?“: A high school student just loves to experiment.
  • Sex and Dinner“: A timeless combination. Or is it?
  • Would You Like Flies With That?“: Nothing’s scarier than a supermarket.
  • The Hand of God“: Nothing has prepared a grizzly veteran for this meeting *.
    (* first published in The Power of Six)

Humorous and poignant, these short stories are exciting, intriguing and imaginative.

Editorial Reviews

Review

“I found myself looking forward to coming home so I could dig into the next story. Each story pulls you in to its unique little universe and takes you on a ride where the tracks are hidden, and you can’t see the corners up ahead.”

“…the author really pulled out a ‘Twilight Zone’ type of vibe.”

“Well-written, fast-paced, clever and thought-provoking.”

About the Author

Nicholas Rossis lives to write and does so from his cottage on the edge of a magical forest in Athens, Greece. When not composing epic fantasies or short sci-fi stories, he chats with fans and colleagues, writes blog posts, walks his dog, and enjoys the antics of two silly cats, one of whom claims his lap as home. His children’s book, Runaway Smile, earned a finalist slot in the 2015 International Book Awards.

What readers are saying about Nick’s fantasies:

“Most avid readers still have books from their childhood which they read over and over again. ‘Runaway Smile’ has joined the list.”

“From the very first sentence I realized I was not reading a book, I was going on an adventure.”

For more on Nick or just to chat, visit him on:

Just in case you need more convincing, I’ve chosen one of the many fabulous reviews the book already has. It is a five star review.

By Nat Russo on July 9, 2015

Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. Nicholas Rossis is a master of the craft. Each of these short stories is handcrafted with the utmost attention to every facet of good story telling. But more, Nicholas finds a way to wrap the collection in a “meta” story. It was a brilliant way of grouping together a set of seemingly unrelated short stories. I read each of these over the course of a couple of days, and I found myself looking forward to coming home so I could dig into the next story.

In short fiction, you don’t have a lot of room for error. Every sentence, every word should have to fight for its existence, and Nicholas handles this expertly. Each story pulls you in to its unique little universe and takes you on a ride where the tracks are hidden, and you can’t see the corners up ahead.

If you want to experience what good short fiction is like, grab a copy of Infinite Waters.

And before I forget, links to the book:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B010MRBJ3W/

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B010MRBJ3W/

Ah, and best of all, Infinite Waters is FREE from the 17th to the 21st of September and on the same dates The Power of Six is only $0.99. Now, what excuse do you have to not CLICK?

Thanks so much to Nicholas for his new book, thanks to all of you for reading, and you know, like, share, comment and CLICK!

Hi all:

Today I bring you an author who has visited us many times because he’s not only prolific but he never fails to bring us something new and interesting.

Author Christoph Fischer

Author Christoph Fischer

Christoph Fischer (here his Amazon page ) this time brings us a story of innocence, glamour, gambling, love and friendship. The question is, when money changes our life completely, how do we know what’s true?

The Gamblers by Christoph Fischer

The Gamblers by Christoph Fischer

The Gamblers

Ben is an insecure accountant obsessed with statistics, gambling and beating the odds. When he wins sixty-four million in the lottery he finds himself challenged by the possibilities that his new wealth brings.

He soon falls under the influence of charismatic Russian gambler Mirco, whom he meets on a holiday in New York. He also falls in love with a stewardess, Wendy, but now that Ben’s rich he finds it hard to trust anyone. As both relationships become more dubious, Ben needs to make some difficult decisions and figure out who’s really his friend and who’s just in it for the money.

http://www.amazon.com/Gamblers-Christoph-Fischer-ebook/dp/B00XOQRGAO/

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gamblers-Christoph-Fischer-ebook/dp/B00XOQRGAO/

All the reviews are fabulous so I didn’t want to single out, just go and check them yourselves.

And, Christoph is taking part in an anthology in aid of MacMillan Cancer Care, that is in pre-order and will be published tomorrow, so I couldn’t help but share it with you. It’s an incredible opportunity to sample the work of some fabulous writers and to contribute to a worthy cause.

You Are Not Alone anthology

You Are Not Alone anthology

An international group of indie authors, inspired by the personal grief of one, decided to collaborate in the spring of 2015 in a project to create this multi-genre smorgasbord of original short stories, all with the same potent theme – relationships. Some are heartfelt, some funny, some poignant, and some are just a little bit scary – much like relationships themselves. All are by authors fired by the shared enthusiasm to give something back in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Cancer touches us all. It has in some way affected those who have contributed their time and talent here. This is our way of showing that we care.

Indie authors carry forward a revolutionary shift in publishing, which allows the author to be creative director in their own work. There are many exceptional, experienced and acclaimed writers who have decided to take this bold step in publishing. In producing this anthology we have also had the inestimable assistance on board of artists, graphic designers, and bloggers – all of whom have a place in our acknowledgments. You, the discerning reader, are the other vital part of this equation. By buying this book you are supporting the work of indie authors, as well as discovering their worth. You are also supporting the charity to which we have chosen to dedicate our work.

100% of the royalties earned or accrued in the purchase of this book, in all formats, will go to the Pamela Winton tribute fund, which is in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Contributors:

Lesley Hayes – A Year Afterwards
BL Pride – Closure (Somewhere Over France)
Anthony Randall – Colin And Sandy
Ian D. Moore – One Of Those Days
Mike Billington – Dolphins Dance
D. Avraham – A Special Evening
Sallyann Phillips – At The Hands Of The Healer
Kayla Howarth – Dad
Christoph Fischer – Forever Yours
Phyllis Edgerly Ring – Fruits
Felipe Adan Lerma – The Yoga Bowl
Sylva Fae – Lilies For The Mantel
Andy Updegrove – Gabriel And The Minister Bird
Penny Luker – Inside Out
Katerina Sestakova Novotna – Witch’s Mark
Lisa Shambrook – Love’s Silent Ache
Tom Benson – Goals
Katharine E. Hamilton – If The Shoe Fits
Lucinda E. Clarke – The Birth
Barbara Doran – Lotta Blum
Angela Lockwood – Never Too Old
Rebecca Bryn – Ooh Air Margrit
Max Power – Babes
Paul Ruddock – Last Goodbyes…
S.K. Holmesley – A Stitch In Time
Eric Lahti – Day Late, Dollar Short
S.E. Meyer – Love In An Elevator
Nico Laser – No Longer Broken

Links:

Amazon for per-order via these links:

http://smarturl.it/YoureNotAloneAnth

http://bookshow.me/B00Y5RCOOE

You’ll find the Facebook page here:

https://www.facebook.com/yourenotalone2015

And here is the fund, in loving memory of Pamela Mary Winton

https://macmillan.tributefunds.com/pamela-mary-winto

Christoph has been publishing a number of interviews with authors in the anthology, so go and visit!

https://writerchristophfischer.wordpress.com/

Thanks to Christoph, for his book, and for the anthology, thanks to you all for reading, and if you’ve enjoyed it, like, share, comment and CLICK!

 

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My friend Jodie Pierce (you’ll remember she’s been my guest and she’s the queen of vampires) asked me if I would help publicise a new initiative in aid of St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. I was very happy to be able to help and I hope you can find a way to contribute to this great cause.

“In Vein” is a vampire charity anthology book where 100% of the proceeds will go to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital! With over 18 Authors, you’re bound to find a few vampire stories you’ll love. From devious vampires, to vampire moms, a child vampire, teenage vampires, King and Queen vampires, a vampires’ slave girl, a vampire mob, a Red necked vampire, driving vampires, an Eastern European angel of pain, a vampire poem, a dug up coffin, a Dental Hygienist, a sad vampire tale and a vampire that helps a young cancer boy. Like I said, something for everyone! Did I mention it’s all for charity? The kids, people, the kids!

The participating Authors are:

Tara Fox Hall

Mark Knight

Ann Snizek

Mark Mackey

Zoey Sweete

Autumn Starr

Geoffrey Porter

Frank Franklin

Jay Wilburn

Errick Nunnally

Samuel Southwell

Lourna Dounaeva

Mathias Jaanson

TP Keating

T.G. Reaper

Laurie Treacy

Charie D. La Marr

Jodie Pierce

And if you want to buy it, here is the link!

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FCL334M/

Thank you for reading, don’t forget to like, click and if you’d like to participate in a giveaway of a set of ebookmarks, you just need to make a comment one of you will be randomly chosen and will be the winner. The winner will need to give me the e-mail address and fabulous Jodie Pierce will contact you directly with your prize. Good luck and get clicking and commenting!

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