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E.D. Martin’s 2016 Holiday Giveaway Extravaganza – Day 2

E.D. Martin's 2016 Holiday Giveaway Extravaganza!

Christmas 2013: The Lone Wolf (since retitled Yours to Keep or Throw Aside) was released.

Christmas 2014: The Futility of Loving a Soldier ebook was released.

Christmas 2015: Nothing new.

Last Christmas, I didn’t do much for my readers so this year, to save you from tears, I’m giving you something special!

Every day from now until Christmas, I’ll be giving away copies of my books (digital AND print), Amazon gift cards, and book-related stuff. A new chance to win, every day!

December 1st: ebook of “Not My Thing” short story
December 2nd: ebook of “Tim and Sara” short story

The victim of debilitating flashbacks, Tim is content to spend the rest of his life at Kirkbride, a state mental hospital. But his friend and fellow resident Sara is concerned that she has to save her soul before it’s too late, and so she devises a plan to break them out of the hospital. Can Tim help his friend while holding onto what’s left of his sanity?

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E.D. Martin’s 2016 Holiday Giveaway Extravaganza – Day 1

E.D. Martin's 2016 Holiday Giveaway Extravaganza!

The weather outside’s near freezing, and my space heater is pleasing. Since we’ve no place to be, win a book for free, book for free, book for free!

Every day from now until Christmas, I’ll be giving away copies of my books (digital AND print), Amazon gift cards, and book-related stuff. A new chance to win, every day!

December 1st: ebook of “Not My Thing” short story

When The Dancing Freemasons embark on their first major tour, Jeff’s dreams of being a rock star have come true – until he can no longer connect with the music. One night after a show, he meets a woman who might be the one to get the music flowing again, but is the cost worth it?

Simply leave a comment below by midnight CST, and I’ll randomly pick a winner!

And check back every day for a chance to win new stuff!

Friday Five: Timothy C. Ward

Tim WardToday’s Friday Five focus is Timothy C. Ward, author of dark fantasy and technothriller short stories, novellas, and novels.

Timothy C. Ward is a former executive producer and Hugo Nominee of Adventures in SciFi Publishing. He has been broke and lost on the other side of the world and now dreams of greater adventures from his keyboard in Des Moines, Iowa. He recently released his second Sand Divers book, Scavenger: A.I., where two parents use an ancient technology to fight a reproducing A.I. while trying to resurrect their deceased infant. His next novel is Godsknife: Revolt, an apocalyptic battle for godhood in the rift between Iowa and the Abyss. Sign up for his newsletter for news, sales, giveaways and more.

In Godsknife: Revolt, the rift between Iowa and the Abyss is thinner than it seems. Modern society meets the power and reality of myth in the new war between Chaos, Order and Maker. A priestess of Order seeking godhood unleashes a virus to mutate and enslave the human race. Those who survive to face the height of her power must choose not to bow before it.

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1. Why do you write in the genre(s) you listed above?

My style is a combination of liking Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, G.I. Joe and Goosebumps in elementary school. In middle school I discovered epic fantasy in Dragons of Autumn Twilight, literary fiction in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Catcher in the Rye, and horror in King’s Cuju, The Shining, and the Dark Tower books. I write because I loved all of them and want more and more adventures like I had growing up.

2. Is there a certain type of scene that’s harder for you to write than others? How do you deal with this?

I recently heard an interview with Robert Kroese who said there are people who can’t picture images, or something like that, so it is really hard for him to write description. I’m like him. I’ve had a lot of coaching, and I try really hard to show what’s important and let the reader use their imagination. If I show too much it slows the read, and that’s not something I can handle as a reader.

3. What literary character are you most like and why?

I’m almost as clumsy and unaware as Mr. Bean, but I wish I was as smooth as Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible.

4. How much of your published writing is based on personal experiences?

Godsknife: Revolt has scenes in Iowa and South Korea, where I’ve lived. I taught English in South Korea for six months and loved it. Much of the next book in the series will alternate between South Korea and Iowa.

5. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever researched for your works or biggest/most out-of-the-ordinary thing you’ve done while researching?

Nuclear fission. In Scavenger: Evolution, I created a power source in the military base they discover that is like a micro sun that creates safe nuclear fission energy into plasma. Also, it’s ironic to think of me, someone who struggled to get a C in geology in college, writing a book in Godsknife: Revolt where Order mages have to master elements of stone and other surfaces before they can wield them and walk through them.

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Godsknife: Revolt is currently available for preorder at Amazon. Plus, you can enter to win not only a copy of Godsknife: Revolt, but also the first two Scavenger books: Evolution and A.I.!

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Weekend Writing Warrior 11/1/15 #8Sunday

coverIt’s a new month, so I’m shifting focus back to my short story collection, The Futility of Loving a Soldier, because a print edition is coming out later this month!

Today’s excerpt is from “Gone But Not Forgotten.” Carolyn is going through boxes belonging to her ex-husband when she finds a medal.

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A simple bronze medallion dangled on a silver chain, the raised image and engraved words worn away by constant contact. Bryce’s medal had been awarded for bravery or good conduct or something along those lines; she couldn’t remember anymore. She closed her eyes and heard his voice as he’d told her of the honors he’d be receiving for his combat experience. She couldn’t recall the exact words, just the tone: happy, proud, and relieved to be coming back home.

Even then, however, there’d been a touch of bitterness underneath it all, an impotent anger festering beneath the surface of his personality. He hadn’t been okay, of course; he’d changed over there.

Yet she’d been so happy to get him back, and for him to finally meet their daughter, she’d overlooked the sudden mood swings and the sullen drinking.

Until she couldn’t ignore it any longer.

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Read more about Carolyn and Bryce in The Futility of Loving a Soldier, then post a link to your eight sentences blog entry, or join the fun at the Weekend Writing Warriors website.

#Free story for Halloween

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FREE psychological horror story to celebrate Halloween!

Tim and Sara” – 4.7 stars on Amazon

The victim of debilitating flashbacks, Tim is content to spend the rest of his life at Kirkbride, a state mental hospital. But his friend and fellow resident Sara is concerned that she has to save her soul before it’s too late, and so she devises a plan to break them out of the hospital. Can Tim help his friend while holding onto what’s left of his sanity?

FREE October 29th – November 2nd.

Anyone? by Angela Scott

anyone coverMonday was a big launch day at Evolved Publishing. In addition to my own The Futility of Loving a Soldier short story collection, fellow author Angela Scott released Anyone?, a YA post-apocalyptic novel.

The end of the world? That’s the stuff of Hollywood blockbusters and deep philosophical exercises in school. No need to sweat it. So when sixteen-year-old Tess’s doomsday-dad builds a bomb shelter in their suburban backyard, everyone thinks he’s gone crazy….

…Until fire rains down from the sky, sinking whole cities into colossal craters and setting much of the world ablaze.

Tess’s dad gives her a few short minutes to gather her emergency bag and her freaked-out kitten, then leads her outside and into the underground shelter. Terrified, the last thing she expects is for him to leave her there all alone, but he has no choice—he must find her missing brother.

Before leaving, he makes Tess promise to keep the hatch door shut, not to open it for anyone but him, and to stay put until he returns.

But he forgot to tell her one thing: What is she supposed to do if he never comes back?

Anyone? is available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, and Kobo.
Plus, Angela is giving away prizes!

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Free bookmarks!

I’m gearing up for the launch of my first novel, The Lone Wolf, in just a couple weeks. I’ve already made a book sell sheet, which I gave area booksellers when asking them to sell my book. It had all the information they needed to order my novel from their supplier.

I’m also planning some giveaways: a Rafflecopter contest here on my blog, a day to interact with my publisher’s street team on Facebook, something at this week’s NaNo write-in, and who knows what else.

And just this weekend, my The Lone Wolf bookmarks arrived! It took me about an hour or two to design them, and I’m really happy with how they turned out. I plan to give them out like candy. :D

Want one? Add The Lone Wolf on Goodreads, and then use the contact link above to send me your address and a link to your bookshelf.

And make sure you keep checking back, because there’ll be a lot going on between now and launch day on December 2nd!

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