Tag Archives: Science Fiction

Saving Eira (Pre-sale)

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by Laura Greenwood

What’s a girl to do when she’s expected to make the frosts come, keep her twin in line and pretend not to be in love with her best friend? Not to mention the half-fae that seems to have taken a liking to her.

As a descendant of Jack Frost, Eira’s only job is to make sure the frost arrives on time. Well not her only job, but her most important one. And when they don’t, it’s a race against time to get them back. Because if the seasons don’t change…well it’s best not to go there.

Saving Eira is set in the Paranormal Council Universe but is a stand alone Urban Fantasy Romance.

https://www.amazon.com/Saving-Eira-Laura-Greenwood-ebook/dp/B0743F2JCQ

My first Book Convention! #AntoinetteJHouston

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My first Book Convention!

It was an experience that I will not forget any time soon! (Especially since I’ve singned up to do two more!)

If I said I did great, I would be lying, but I learned a lot and met a lot of great people. I learned that I could talk to people first! I’m not usually one for speaking first. A hello or nod is usually what you’ll get from me and talking myself up or my books, that’s freaking hard for me to do. But I did it!

I had help! My bestest buds in the universe! Kellee and Tagan, they were fantastic in keeping my confidence up.

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I was giddy when the first blogger came by to do a brief interview and then the photgrapher, that’s when I realized that even if I didn’t get many sales I was getting my face and name out there aswell as my books! I did a couple more of those and could only think about how neat it was! Kellee was great support and having her there was a blessing. Because of her, I’m sure I’ll be getting a lot more hits on my web site and a few more sales on Amazon.

Now, originally I had been worried as I write Science fiction and fantasy and 95% of the authors there were what I heard them call ‘Street Lit’ or (Seriously, I heard our table neighbors say ‘Hood Books’. I was the sole odd genre in my section.

But I wasn’t alone!

I was determined to learn how the other authors navigated their way through this thing and got up from my seat and ramed about. I got some ideas for the next convention and learned some leassons as well. But, thanks to Tagan being the talker she is, she found other authors who were sci-fi and fantasy. I met Yvonne Nicolas {https://www.amazon.com/Yvonne-Nicolas/e/B003RAVPY0 } and Keith Kareem Williams { https://www.amazon.com/Keith-Kareem-Williams/e/B0063K6JJC }. They gave me great advice and kudos for braving the convention for the first time. As i left them I continued to look around as see what I wanted to take from the experience and what I wanted to leave behind (very loud music that made it hard to hear, they were going for the ‘party’ feel – I’m not a party-person). There was a lot of different approaches to putting their books out there to be seen. A Lot.

Finally, as I reached the rear of the salon, I came across what one of the authors called ‘Sci-fi row’. A total of five (5) other Authors that were far from the common genre of this book-lover’s get – together.  Aaron-Michael Hall (c), C. Michael Forsyth (left), Milton J. Davis (Far right), Balogun Ojetade (right) and Jeff Carroll (far left).

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I was estatic! Especially since I was already (Facebook) aquainted with Aaron and I was familiar with books of Jeff, Micheal, Balogun and Milton via Facebook, Twitter and other media. That made my day! I actually greeted each one and was walked back to my own table by Mr. Milton, himself. We talked about our genre and how even if it didn’t suceed at this book convention, it was a the end.

I didn’t come this far to quit.

So as the end of the event loomed closer I decided to see if they would be up for a book trade. I’m pleased to say I have quite a few books to read now. Beautiful cover and stories I’m interested in reading.

Now, the convention wasn’t a complete failure for me, it was something I needed to experience and I did learn much. I had fun even if I only sold a few items, I will more than likely do it again next year.

Thanks so much 556 Bookchicks for the opprotuninity, Tagan and Kellee for coming with me and Mason and Edie for coming out to support me!

 

An #UrbanFantasy series

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An Urban Fantasy Series by Antoinette J. Houston!

Book one: Red Summer – Rita ‘Red’ James and friends realize that life after high school is more than just getting a job and being an adult. Forgotten memories reveal fantastic abilities and a dangerous past they can’t escape in Red Summer!

Book two: Wil’s Winter – In Wil’s Winter, the adventure continues five years later in a nowhere town in Texas. Wil’s trying to deal with the chaotic up and down of his relationship with Red and the failing attempt at having what he thinks is a normal life. Then the past catches up with them again.

Get books 1 & 2 for under $5!

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B071WKCGJ7

Quarantined in Chaos (Nova Nocte Book 2)

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by Melissa Gibbo

Immerse yourself in the continued experiences of Squirrel and her community of human and vampire survivors of the zombie outbreak. Join them as they set their lines between friend and foe, lovers and enemies, life and death and make irrevocable decisions. Fear the living, Dead, and Undead as the group known as Nova Nocte seeks to build a new life.

https://www.amazon.com/Quarantined-Chaos-Nova-Nocte-Book-ebook/dp/B00LF9BN6A

Treasure of the Black Hole (Treasures of Space)

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by S. Evan Townsend

The Stuff that Dreams are Made Of . . .

When private detective Rick Bailey is hired by the exotically beautiful and outrageously wealthy Princess Nora, he thinks it’ll be easy money. Escaping from her rebellion-torn kingdom, the princess has lost her handmaiden, Lores: the only person who knows how to find the hidden royal jewels.

But when his search for the equally lovely Lores turns deadly, Bailey realizes that there is more to this case than it first seemed. When someone tries to kill him, he discovers that the roots of evil run deep.

With his own set of values and sense of honor, Bailey must keep one step ahead of murderous mobsters, secret government operatives, and a genetically enhanced Lores as he races across the galaxy in search of the truth. The only things he knows he can trust are his eight-foot-tall ladybug-like girl Friday and a powerful weapon that responds to his thoughts.

Will Bailey find the treasure of the black hole in time and will he survive long enough to discover why it is something worth killing for?

https://www.amazon.com/Treasure-Black-Hole-Treasures-Space-ebook/dp/B013D07YS4

 

Red Summer (2 Book Series) Kindle Edition

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An Urban Fantasy Trilogy by Antoinette J. Houston!

Book one: Red Summer – Book two: Wil’s Winter and Book three: Gray’s Spring – TBA

Get books 1 & 2 for under $5!

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B071WKCGJ7

The Bennu Project

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by Tyrone Givens

The book itself tells the tale of a young man whose whole world has been over run and oppressed by invaders. When the man stumbles upon long forgotten knowledge, it opens up an entirely new perspective for him, along with everyone else on the planet who have no idea about their true heritage. Will he be able to use that knowledge to help advance and free his people? Amidst the turmoil of an alien occupation, one young man must rise up against overwhelming odds to free his people. Armed with only a vague sense of what his ancestors had once stood for and accomplished, his journey begins..

https://www.amazon.com/Bennu-Project-Tyrone-Givens-ebook/dp/B00VP4N6X8