Today at the IWSG site we have an amazing special guest – award winning author, K.M. Weiland! She’s offering some great words of wisdom, so please stop by.
We managed to ride out Hurricane Matthew without any damage and only brief loss of power, but our state was hit hard. Several counties (including ours) received fifteen inches of rain on Saturday and there have been many flood-related deaths. With rivers still rising and dams threatening to burst, not to mention so many without power, we're in a bad way. Please pray.
Don’t Buy My Book
“Oh, no!” you say. “Not another Indie Author pleading with me to buy his/her book.”
That’s right: don’t buy my book. It won’t hurt … much. I’m an unattractive guy. I’m used to pleading and not getting any … thing.
Yes, there’s humor in my Steampunk book.
“Oh, Steampunk,” you groan. “I know about those books.”
Just because you saw SUPER 8 doesn’t mean you know what STRANGER THINGS will be like … until you see it.
This is the wild child of the Steampunk family.
A cursed Texas Ranger sent across the ocean to rescue the kidnapped Princess Victoria. The culprit: High Fae Queen Oyggia of the Sidhe Royal Court.
It doesn’t go well, and the consequences follow Samuel McCord to dog his honeymoon voyage aboard the first Air/Steamship, Xanadu, as it sails to the mystery-laden shores of France …
Where he and his deadly wife, the alien Empress Meilori Shinseen, grabble with enemies from both their pasts …
The Rougarou, werewolves of Paris. Worms of the Earth, evolved raptors. Vying Vampire Kingdoms, one ruled by Abigail Adams, the other ruled by Empress Theodora of the Unholy Roman Empire.
But sometimes your friends are among your worse enemies, and sometimes you are your worst.
What are you waiting for? Buy my book! I know what I named my tour, but you never heard of Reverse Psychology?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Roland Yeomans was born in Detroit, Michigan. But his last memories of that city are hub-caps and kneecaps since, at the age of seven, he followed the free food when his parents moved to Lafayette, Louisiana. The hitch-hiking after their speeding car from state to state was a real adventure. Once in Louisiana, Roland learned strange new ways of pronouncing David and Richard when they were last names. And it was not a pleasant sight when he pronounced Comeaux for the first time.
He has a Bachelor’s degree in English Education and a Master’s degree in Psychology. He has been a teacher, counselor, book store owner, and even a pirate since he once worked at a tax preparation firm.
So far he has written thirty-four books. You can find Roland at his web page or at his private table in Meilori’s. The web page is safer to visit. But if you insist on visiting Meilori’s, bring a friend who runs slower than you. You can also find him on Amazon and Facebook.
Based on the true story of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion, causing the worst oil spill in history. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, and John Malkovich.
Director Perter Berg has really come into his own with movies lately. He knows how to take a tragedy such as this and do it right – straight with no overly-dramatic moments, paying due respect to the men who were on that rig.
The cast is top notch, Wahlberg is solid as the top electrical engineer and family man. Russell really shines as the general supervisor, his concern for his men genuine.
We know what happens, but the mounting tension as systems fail and all hell starts to break loose is effective. The intensity really hits you when the survivors finally reach land.
You’ll learn a lot about the event and the daily operations of an oil rig. And you’ll come away with a healthy respect for the men and women brave enough to work on such rigs. Highly recommended – and stay for some of the credits.
Don’t forget the IWSG Anthology Contest is open – fantasy/hero lost is the genre/theme and the word count is 3000-6000.
The trailer for CassaDawn has now been adjusted to include the cover art. (Fortunately there was no mention of the defunct anthology so that was the only adjustment needed.)
If I Were a Mobster Blogfest - on October 21.
Sylvia Ney has been a part of the blogging community! As a thank-you, she is offering two giveaways. The first is a free copy of Broken Angel to anyone who comments. The second is for anyone who reviews that story – they will be entered to win this cool collection of prizes. See Sylvia’s site for full details.
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Edited by Dean K. Miller
This is the first poetry anthology from the Northern Colorado Writers. Purchase it HERE and use code WXXPC7LH to save $1.00 off the $8.95 cover price.
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It’s been a while since I offered any movie trivia! Today it’s all about movies based on real events. Guess the movie based on the clues:
1 – Iran, John Goodman, movie – 2012
2 – Football, Tim McGraw, homeless – 2009
3 – London, Kate Winslet, Peter Pan – 2004
4 – Coal mining, Laura Dern, Sputnik – 1999
5 – Arabia, Omar Sharif, cowboy – 2004
6 – Musician, Reese Witherspoon, legend - 2005
Answers next week!
Follower of the awesome K.M. Weiland? Care to meet the werewolves of Paris? (And despite his words, are you picking up Roland’s latest book? It is his birthday you know!) Have you seen Deepwater Horizon? Any news strike your fancy? Can you guess the movies?
And is everyone all right after Hurricane Matthew attacked the East Coast?