Summer Fantasy Giveaway—49 Free eBooks Available

As I’ve done in the past, I’ve asked some fellow speculative fiction authors to join me to give away free eBooks to readers. Today, 48 other authors have made their eBooks available for free download.  Bookfunnel is handling the distribution of the eBooks, so the process is easy and they have a great support team. If you run into any difficulty, contact them and they’ll help get things sorted for you. Click here to see all the books available: https://books.bookfunnel.com/summerfantasygiveaway/cs14hji49n Also, as a special thank you to my readers, DSP Publications has given me a coupon good for 50% off all my eBooks and 30% off all my Paperbacks if you purchased them from the DSP Publications Store. The coupon …

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07/13/2017 In Author Profiles, Guest
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Guest Post—An Interview with Sadie Rose Bermingham—Burning Boundaries Blog Tour

Today please welcome to The Land of Make Believe, Sadie Rose Bermingham.  Sadie and her co-author, Bellora Quinn, have a new release—Burning Boundaries—and Sadie is here for an interview to help tell us more about the new book: Welcome Sadie. In one sentence can you tell everyone what Burning Boundaries is about? Burning Boundaries is about exploration – exploring limitations, be it physical, psychic or sexual. What was it that led you to write in the genre(s) you write? I read a lot of fantasy and sci-fi as a child and a teenager. When I was younger High Fantasy was my escape pod. Most contemporary fiction didn’t engage me, it felt too dull. Too ordinary. As I grew older, I suppose, …

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07/10/2017 In Guest, Running The Bases
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Running the Bases with James Kampel

Thank you to James Kampel for joining us today to Run the Bases with Andrew Q Gordon.  You will want to check out his book The Dreamer when you are done with interview.  Links are at the bottom.  Who or what inspired The Dreamer? Growing up, I read a bunch of Dragon Lance and Forgotten Realms novels. The works by Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman, Richard Knaak, R.A. Salvatore, Ed Greenwood, and all the others transported me to other worlds with fantastic adventures. I also enjoyed the Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan and the Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind. I would be remiss if I didn’t also mention how much I enjoyed the Dark Tower series by Stephen …

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06/26/2017 In Guest, Running The Bases
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Running the Bases with Bradley Lloyd

  Thank you to Bradley Lloyd for joining me today to Run the Bases.  After you finish the interview, be sure to check out Shadow Fray recently released from DSP Publications.   What drew you to write a dystopian world? First, I’m a big fan of the genre, particularly in the YA realm. I loved The Hunger Games, Enclave, Divergent, Pure,Red Rising and many others. While my book is far from YA, I did try to keep the same spirit of page-turning fun that propelled many of those books. Secondly, if I weren’t going to write a dystopian world, that would leave me with…a utopia? Sounds pretty boring, doesn’t it? A dystopian world is pretty common in sci-fi, I think because …

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Summertime And The Reading Is Easy (And Free!)

Today I have another promotion with Free Sci-Fi/Fantasy Books to pass along.  This one is offering 38 free books. Click the link below for more info and to browse the books. Midsummber Fantasy Reads Unlike the previous giveaways I’ve been involved with, this uses a new service – BookFunnel.  Unlike the Instafreebie promotions, where you had to sign up with Instafreebie AND the author whose book you wanted, BookFunnel doesn’t ask you to sign up with them. You pick the author whose book you fancy, give that author your email, and you get sent to the download page. Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy. There are some really good books in this mix, so check them out. And look for another promotion …

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Guest Author—J. Scott Coatsworth—Fuzzing the Line with The Great North

Please welcome to the Land of Make Believe, J Scott Coatsworth. I’ve mentioned before, Scott is trying to single handedly bring Queer Sci-fi (and Fantasy) to the masses.  He stops by today to give talk about blurring the lines between genres in his writing. Did we mention he has a new release?  He does! The Great North is now available everywhere. With that, the blog is yours, Scott. J. Scott Coatsworth: Fuzzing the Line   I’m notorious for coloring outside the line in my stories. I especially like mixing my fantasy and sci fi hues – see “The Autumn Lands”, “Skythane”, “Through the Veil”, “Wonderland”, and “Homecoming” for examples. For my latest story, “The Great North”, I was asked to …

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06/12/2017 In Guest, Running The Bases
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Running the Bases With Rosemary A Johns

  Thank you to Rosemary A Johns for joining us today to Run the Bases with Andrew Q Gordon.  You will want to check out her Rebel Vampires series when you are done with interview.  Links are at the bottom.  When you began writing Blood Dragons how much of the Rebel Vampires series was planned out? Firstly, thanks for having me on Andrew! I always know the first scene…and the last one. Rebel Vampires is set in a paranormal secret London where vampires are both predator and prey. I knew where the first trilogy was going because this was a redemptive journey for the main British vampire anti-hero. Blood Dragons – is about a man losing his humanity and then discovering …

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05/22/2017 In Uncategorized
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New Fantasy eBook Giveaway

This week I’m thrilled to host another free fantasy eBook giveaway.  I’ve asked other fantasy authors to join me in giving away free books to our readers via InstaFreebie. (If you’re not familiar with InstaFreebie, click the link to learn more.). Eleven other authors are joining me this month to give away 10 novels and 2 excerpts.  Click the banner below to see what books are available this month.       Each book cover on the giveaway page is linked to the author’s InstaFreebie page where you can find out more about their book. Just enter your name, email and preferred format and Instafreebie will send you your ebook. Sign up for as many different books as you like. Look for another giveaway …

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05/01/2017 In Guest, Running The Bases
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Running the Bases With Meg Cowley

Running the Bases’ guest this week is Meg Cowley. Meg is an indie author and illustrator living in Yorkshire, England with her husband and two cats Jet and Pixie. If you sign up for Meg’s mailing list, you can get a free book in return along with tons of great content. Let’s go out in the field and toss a few questions to Meg. We see you’ve read from an early age and are an educator. Therefore, what fantasy/science fiction book would you recommend for children? It would have to be Harry Potter. That was one of the most influential pieces of literature I read growing up, because I was roughly the same age as Harry, Ron and Hermione when the books and …

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04/24/2017 In Author Profiles, Guest
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Japanese Inspired Fantasy–and Cooking–With K. Bird Lincoln

K. Bird Lincoln writes fantasy inspired by her love of the Japanese culture. Today K. Bird is sharing 2 easy Japanese recipes for busy writers and their picky families. *** Confess. When someone says “Japanese Food” you immediately think of either nigiri-sushi with glistening slices of pink, raw fish riding on top of rice or dudes in tall, white hats flipping shrimp over a grill-table. Japanese means expensive restaurants with issues for people with shellfish allergies, right? It’s okay, that’s what I thought too, until I ended up marrying a Tokyo boy against all my wildest expectations. But that’s another story.  After living for six years in Japan, though, I found out, surprise surprise, that Japanese housewives have ye olde …

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