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Posted on Feb 12, 2010 1:44:17 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 14, 2010 6:25:35 PM PST
Brad Marlowe says:
Sleepwalker: The Last Sandman is 99 cents for a limited time, reduced from $6.99. It's rated 4 1/2 Starts over 19 reviews.

STORY SYNOPSIS:

A dark force is born from the uncommon imaginations of young Sean and Cole Golden, casting a cold shadow over Nod, the ever-changing land of dreams. When the malevolent entity abducts the Sandman, and then snatches its own creators from their cozy beds in an Iowa farmhouse, Jake (the boys' cynical father) is forced to resurrect the imaginative child within in order to cross the adult-proof barrier that separates the real from the surreal. In Nod, a world literally made of our dreams, the younger Jake must rescue Sean, Cole, and the Sandman before the sleep-deprived citizens of the world burn everything to the ground.

Jake faces physical manifestations of all manner of dreams, including a treacherous money forest, Lost Lake (where mankind's collected regrets churn beneath black waters), They and Them (monochromatic Siamese twins who are the architects of The Rules for accountants and elementary school teachers), The Tree of Hope, and Death himself-who turns out to be a pretty nice guy. But despite the wondrous locales and characters contained in the story, there is a current of authentic emotion tethering the whimsical fantasy elements to a credible reality like the string of a bright red balloon tied around a child's wrist.

SLEEPWALKER: THE LAST SANDMAN is a modern fantasy without wizards, faeries, dragons, or vampires. It is an exploration of the origin of dreams and the tale of a world-weary, brokenhearted father's love for the sons he has neglected far too long. It is a fantastical journey through lost love and rediscovered hope that may lead to redemption-for one family, and the world entire.

A thematic cousin to PETER PAN and ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND, this unique adventure offers emotional complexity to mature readers while delivering a thrilling ride for the young and the young at heart. (456 Pages)

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From Red Adept's Kindle Book Review Blog:

4 1/2 Stars

"The writing style of Mr. Marlowe had a wonderful flow to it that kept me enthralled throughout. The descriptions were vivid, bringing the dream world to life. Although this is listed as a YA novel, it is just as enjoyable for adults, if not more so. This was an amazing effort from a first-time novel author. I was truly impressed with the artistic style and professional quality." (Excerpted) - Red Adept

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Thanks for supporting indie artists!

Posted on Feb 12, 2010 8:49:30 PM PST
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Posted on Feb 13, 2010 7:45:57 AM PST
On the Origins of Joy Boy's Chasm . . . available now for 99 cents on your Kindle. Or your neighbor's Kindle. Go ahead, they're not looking.

"Somewhere between our ever-extending, post-adolescent existence and having a life, lies a burlesque netherworld. It is called Joy Boy's Chasm, and I have never before known it to be so damn funny."

-- Young Werther

Posted on Feb 13, 2010 8:11:29 AM PST
Thriller fans will enjoy Toe Popper - professional, independent, a value at $.99

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 14, 2010 5:30:40 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 14, 2010 5:37:42 PM PST
I am happy to announce the release and relaunch of Bobby's Trace effective this evening 2/14/10. The new edition, besides maintenance includes 2 new chapters and the work is expanded. To accomodate the many readers who have previously purchased the work on the Kindle and would like to replace the older version, for a two week period, expiring on 2/28/10, Bobby's Trace will be available at Smashwords for free in several eBook formats and in pdf. New readers, of course, are welcomed during this period.

http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/91 Use Coupon Code HG65U upon check out and be sure to select the version dated 2010-2-13.

I am excited about this new version. Thank you and enjoy.

Edward C. Patterson

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 14, 2010 6:36:29 PM PST
JayeJaye714 says:
Thank you Liam. I will check the website out this week.

Posted on Feb 15, 2010 6:26:43 PM PST
bump

Posted on Feb 16, 2010 4:52:34 AM PST
M42 says:
I've dropped the price of my book down to 99 cents in honor of it being chosen to be spotlighted this week. This price will be good through February.

The NeXt Dimension

Posted on Feb 16, 2010 3:51:16 PM PST
My 99-cent- novels hit the Kindle Bestseller list last month.

Faking It
Ordinary World

Thanks to all those who made this possible!

Best-
Elisa

Posted on Feb 16, 2010 4:02:29 PM PST
Marva Dasef says:
Quest for the Simurgh received a nice review on Clayton Bye's Review site on The Deepening. Word up. Clayton accepts requests for reviews from authors. He posts the review only on his site for a week, then will post it to your Amazon or other links (not too many now!). Of course, you can use excerpts etc. on your own web pages

Read the reviews here: http://tinyurl.com/yb5urtu

Kindle: Quest for the Simurgh
Print: Quest for the Simurgh

* If I posted this before, my apologies. Sometimes, one loses track of our pitiful and lamentable marketing efforts. Okay, the Kindle version is only .99.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 16, 2010 4:27:52 PM PST
phylmus says:
I enjoyed both of your novels.
Thannk you.

Posted on Feb 16, 2010 5:05:53 PM PST
Caliopia says:
I'm not an author, just a reader. Here's one that just did a price drop; the sample was great so I bought it. The NeXt Dimension

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 16, 2010 6:27:59 PM PST
@phylmus
Thank you for letting me know! I'm glad you enjoyed them.

Best,
Elisa
author of Faking It and Ordinary World

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 17, 2010 11:32:07 AM PST
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Posted on Feb 17, 2010 12:50:15 PM PST
Hello, I just dropped my book from $5.00 to $.99 and thanks for the thread.
Test Pilot's Daughter: Revenge
Harper Collins' Review
Number 1 out of 8,000 books on Harper Collins' Authonomy website November, 2009.
Test Pilot's Daughter is exciting, original and a real page-turner. It is extremely well plotted. The author's familiarity with flying lends his action real veracity and texture.
Harper Collins' Editorial Staff
Romance, adventure, murder and revenge, Christina Matthews does it all. An obsessed fly-girl with the Right Stuff and True Grit finds love in the oddest place, the cockpit.

Posted on Feb 17, 2010 12:57:15 PM PST
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Posted on Feb 17, 2010 12:58:52 PM PST
M42 says:
Lots of good reads here for 99 cents! Pay attention Macmillan and Harper Collins!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 17, 2010 1:50:25 PM PST
Thank you, Cal -- it's been a blast!
May all indie authors have a taste of success!

Best-
Elisa
author of Faking It and Ordinary World

Posted on Feb 17, 2010 2:03:43 PM PST
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Posted on Feb 17, 2010 5:05:02 PM PST
S. McLeod says:
bump

Posted on Feb 17, 2010 5:58:52 PM PST
Here is one of the reviews of my sci-fi/horror novel Peculiar, MO. It's gathered 17 reviews so far, five 5-star and nine 4-star. Check it out. You'll be glad you did.

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars Invasion of the Plasmids!, December 10, 2009
By J. Chambers (Georgia, United States) - See all my reviews
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Question: How does an extraterrestrial civilization survive the impending destruction of its home planet?

Answer: Embed your species' DNA in meteors and send them flying throughout the galaxy in hopes that eventually one of the meteors will impact on a planet that is suitable for regeneration of the species.

That's the scenario for Robert Williams' first rate science fiction novel "Peculiar, MO." The story reminded me a bit of a cross between "Andromeda Strain" and "Invasion of the Body Snatchers," but in fact it's neither. In "Andromeda Strain," the action takes place primarily at a remote laboratory where scientists study the alien organism that has infected and killed most of a small town's population. In "Peculiar, MO," the action is in the town itself and centers around the organism's effects on the local people and a biological terrorism military unit that is studying the alien organism and trying to limit its spread. The tension grows steadily as the unit's scientist comes to the terrifying realization that the organism is attempting to invade the earth, not just infect it.

The author's scientific explanation of the mechanism by which the alien plasmids (short strands of DNA) could use earth's plants and animals, including humans, to regenerate the alien species and rebuild its group consciousness and memory is quite detailed. I don't remotely have enough science background to know how plausible this is, but it was a fascinating concept that was more credible than the typical aliens-invade-human-bodies stories. I'll give the author a lot of credit for originality.

The author builds the story around several characters. The principal characters, including Kelly Ross, Spencer Dale, and the mysterious John Gordon, are likable, well developed three-dimensional characters. There are some bad guys too, and the author kills them off in some very satisfying (i.e., gruesome) ways.

As another reviewer noted, the military unit involved in the story was very small and was led by a non-commissioned officer, with privates doing most of the work. This wasn't very realistic, since the government had already dealt with a previous meteor strike that contained the alien plasmids, so the potential danger was recognized. I'm guessing that the author's reasoning was that a larger unit, such as a battalion, would have brought too much attention from the local people. In any case, this is a fairly minor quibble.

Having read other stories by Robert Williams, I expected the writing to be of professional quality, and it was. The story flowed smoothly from scene to scene, and the characters' dialog was realistic. The story grabbed me from the beginning, and the action is pretty much nonstop, ending in an extremely tense and violent climax. Blended smoothly into the action is the relationship between Kelly and Spencer and the blossoming romance that brings them closer together.

Editing was generally good, but there were a number of typos in my Kindle version. There weren't enough mistakes to affect my enjoyment of the book, but the author should have proofread his final manuscript more closely.

No spoilers here, but after reading "Peculiar, MO," I don't know if I'll ever turn my back on a cat again!

The bottom line: This is a first rate page-turner for science fiction and techno-thriller fans. It's certainly one of the most original and intelligently written alien invasion stories I've read.

Posted on Feb 17, 2010 8:16:47 PM PST
rexk says:
I almost bought a bag of chips to go with my lunch yesterday, until I realized they cost 1 1/2 times each of my books.

Posted on Feb 17, 2010 8:26:50 PM PST
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Posted on Feb 18, 2010 10:17:44 AM PST
From a customer's 5-star review:

"Some of the characters are simply hilarious -- Charles is a terrifically entertaining character -- I would love to see more of him in a future book. And Willie's misguided exploration of his sexuality is pure comedy. I liked that the whackier a character was, the more endearing the character came across. "

Only 99 cents on your Kindle . . .

On the Origins of Joy Boy's Chasm, a Comic Novel

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 18, 2010 10:56:41 AM PST
Liam:

Your posts have been humour indeed telling me hat you're promoting in the right way - selling yourself. So I bought you (your book that is) and it's in my TBR pile.

Ed Patterson
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