Sunday, July 31, 2016

New Multi-Author $0.99 Box Set Releases for Barnes & Noble Nook





Outcast Journeys: Fantasy & Sci Fi Box Set from Eight Great Authors offers readers 9 novels and novellas from an international group of indie authors. I’ve been fortunate to collaborate with talent from the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia to create this exciting ebook deal.

If you love adventures set in fantastic worlds, you’ll get hours of enjoyment out of Outcast Journeys. With over 600,000 words of content, you’re certain to find one or more stories that take you away from mundane problems.

Although the media loves to bash Barnes & Noble, the company’s Nook store remains my third best source of ebook sales. That’s why I’ve chosen to distribute this multi-author production at many ebook retailers. I know they’re many readers who appreciate access to content on multiple platforms.

If you’re ready to explore new worlds and hopefully discover a new favorite author, then get your copy of Outcast Journeys for only $0.99.

It Releases on August 2nd at the Nook Store. See the details about the great stories in this Nook fantasy and sci fi box set.



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Friday, July 29, 2016

Kobo Books Preorder only $0.99 Outcast Journeys: Fantasy & Sci Fi Box Set by Eight Great Authors


Multi-author ebook anthologies allow readers to discover many authors, often for a bargain price.

With the new release Outcast Journeys, produced by Tracy Falbe, Kobo customers can get 9 fantasy & sci fi novels and novellas for only $0.99.

Outcast Journeys at Kobo Books

This low price will give readers access to over 600,000 words of content.

Join in the adventures of heroes and heroines created by an international group of eight talented authors. Outcast Journeys brings together nine novels and novellas set in fascinating realms of the imagination.

From dragons to space ships, experience the trials and battles of memorable characters as they navigate magical worlds.

Box set written by Nathan Anton, Tiffany Cherney, Tara Maya, Scarlett Van Dijk, Tracy Falbe, Ashley Capes, Alex James & James T Kelly

This multi-author fantasy and sci fi box set presents:

Leros of the Underworld: The Tournament by Nathan Anton

Describing himself as a connoisseur of Japanese anime, Nathan Anton is an author from the United Kingdom. In this novel, he introduces Leros and his sinister alter ego, Demiro. His adventures in Earth Alpha pit him against a tyrannical queen.

Forgotten Relics by Tiffany Cherney

Michigan author Tiffany Cherney takes readers into outer space in Forgotten Relics. In this sci fi adventure, Rei leads a crew of thieves as the Captain of the starship Kathya. While trying to escape her enemies, she chooses to help a friend find ancient relics. What she sees as an opportunity to strike back against her foes could actually change her life forever.

The Unfinished Song: Book 1 Initiate by Tara Maya

U.S. author Tara Maya has traveled the world, and her inspirations have poured out in many works of fiction. In The Unfinished Song, she creates a world of pixies, roving cannibals, hexers, warriors, and dancers. This story introduces an ambitious girl, Dindi, and an exiled warrior, Kavio. Dindi faces an initiation that no one in her clan has ever survived. Kavio searches for a new life after being exiled for a crime he did not commit. When he crosses Dindi’s path, a dangerous plot engulfs him. 

Sky Stone by Scarlett Van Dijk

This young adult fantasy novel from an Australian author introduces Skyla. In her 21st century life, Skyla is a social outcast. When a magical journey transfers her to a magical Medieval land at war, she steps into a destiny made for her by the gods.

Rys Rising by Tracy Falbe

In this epic fantasy by a Michigan author, the conflict between the magical tabre and rys will bring an entire age of the world to an end. In an attempt to enhance the magic of their species, the tabre created the rys, but then reviled them as unworthy failures. They hid them away in a remote mountain valley but could not contain them. When the rys challenge their masters, they will drag two human civilizations into a war that tests the faith of all involved.

The Amber Isle by Ashley Capes

In this story by an Australian novelist and poet, a rogue named Never is on a quest to learn his true name and lift a curse on his blood. When he joins a group of treasure hunters, he’ll uncover world-altering secrets that were dormant within the Amber Isle.

A Forest of Eyes by Ashley Capes (Special bonus sequel to the Amber Isle)

Poisoned and furious, Never must add a desperate quest for a cure to his existing search for truth. His path takes him deep into the White Wood where he faces vengeful spirits, giant leeches, and Commander Harstas, whose lust for revenge is an ever-present threat.

Roc Isle: The Descent by Alex James

In this heroic fantasy from a UK author, a titanic clash between rival clans releases monstrous sorcery. With magic and swords, Lord Azure of the Azure-Cloud Clan pursues revenge against those who assassinated his parents. Azure will struggle to raise an army among warriors of the North to fight the infidels in the South.

The Fey Man by James T Kelly

The final part of the box set presents a stunning story by a UK author that Brian Sibley described as “powerful.” The story includes elves, an enslaved army of dragons, a legendary blade, and mortal and fay realms. At the center of the saga is Thomas Rymour, a prophet who cannot lie. His friends beg him to join the battle to free the dragons, but can he overcome the magical forces that are arrayed against him?

Outcast Journeys will release globally on August 2nd. Preorder it at Kobo Books.



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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Discover 8 Fantasy Authors for $0.99 with Box Set at iBooks





People with Apple devices like an iPad or iPhone have access to ebooks at the iBooks store. For lovers of the fantasy and sci fi genres, Outcast Journeys: Fantasy & Sci Fi Box Set by Eight Great Authors offers them an ideal way to find new authors for a mere $0.99.

This anthology presents adventures in fantastic realms from talented indie authors in the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom.

This new release, produced by Tracy Falbe, brings the popular multi-author ebook box set format to the iBooks platform.

Through August 2nd, Outcast Journeys is available for preorder. After its release, the anthology will remain at this tempting bargain price.

Multi-author promotional ebooks have become popular with readers. They have been known to sell by the thousands because they allow people to access a collection of novels for a low price. This aids the discovery of new authors, especially for avid genre readers eager to find new talent.

Box set was written by Nathan Anton, Tiffany Cherney, Tara Maya, Scarlett Van Dijk, Tracy Falbe, Ashley Capes, Alex James & James T Kelly

This multi-author fantasy and sci fi box set presents:

Leros of the Underworld: The Tournament by Nathan Anton

Describing himself as a connoisseur of Japanese anime, Nathan Anton is an author from the United Kingdom. In this novel, he introduces Leros and his sinister alter ego, Demiro. His adventures in Earth Alpha pit him against a tyrannical queen.

Forgotten Relics by Tiffany Cherney

Michigan author Tiffany Cherney takes readers into outer space in Forgotten Relics. In this sci fi adventure, Rei leads a crew of thieves as the Captain of the starship Kathya. While trying to escape her enemies, she chooses to help a friend find ancient relics. What she sees as an opportunity to strike back against her foes could actually change her life forever.

The Unfinished Song: Book 1 Initiate by Tara Maya

U.S. author Tara Maya has traveled the world, and her inspirations have poured out in many works of fiction. In The Unfinished Song, she creates a world of pixies, roving cannibals, hexers, warriors, and dancers. This story introduces an ambitious girl, Dindi, and an exiled warrior, Kavio. Dindi faces an initiation that no one in her clan has ever survived. Kavio searches for a new life after being exiled for a crime he did not commit. When he crosses Dindi’s path, a dangerous plot engulfs him.

Sky Stone by Scarlett Van Dijk

This young adult fantasy novel from an Australian author introduces Skyla. In her 21st century life, Skyla is a social outcast. When a magical journey transfers her to a magical Medieval land at war, she steps into a destiny made for her by the gods.

Rys Rising by Tracy Falbe

In this epic fantasy by a Michigan author, the conflict between the magical tabre and rys will bring an entire age of the world to an end. In an attempt to enhance the magic of their species, the tabre created the rys, but then reviled them as unworthy failures. They hid them away in a remote mountain valley but could not contain them. When the rys challenge their masters, they will drag two human civilizations into a war that tests the faith of all involved.

The Amber Isle by Ashley Capes

In this story by an Australian novelist and poet, a rogue named Never is on a quest to learn his true name and lift a curse on his blood. When he joins a group of treasure hunters, he’ll uncover world-altering secrets that were dormant within the Amber Isle.

A Forest of Eyes by Ashley Capes (Special bonus sequel to the Amber Isle)

Poisoned and furious, Never must add a desperate quest for a cure to his existing search for truth. His path takes him deep into the White Wood where he faces vengeful spirits, giant leeches, and Commander Harstas, whose lust for revenge is an ever-present threat.

Roc Isle: The Descent by Alex James

In this heroic fantasy from a UK author, a titanic clash between rival clans releases monstrous sorcery. With magic and swords, Lord Azure of the Azure-Cloud Clan pursues revenge against those who assassinated his parents. Azure will struggle to raise an army among warriors of the North to fight the infidels in the South.

The Fey Man by James T Kelly

The final part of the box set presents a stunning story by a UK author that Brian Sibley described as “powerful.” The story includes elves, an enslaved army of dragons, a legendary blade, and mortal and fay realms. At the center of the saga is Thomas Rymour, a prophet who cannot lie. His friends beg him to join the battle to free the dragons, but can he overcome the magical forces that are arrayed against him?

To purchase Outcast Journey visit the iBooks store.




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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Fantasy & Sci Fi Multi-Author Box Set only $0.99 at ALL ebook retailers


Fantasy and Sci Fi readers who're looking for new authors to enjoy should pick up Outcast Journeys: Fantasy and Sci Fi Box Set by Eight Great Authors.

This ebook box set is only $0.99 and represents a collaboration among authors from the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia.. They are Nathan Anton, Tiffany Cherney, Tara Maya, Scarlett Van Dijk, Tracy Falbe, Ashley Capes, Alex James & James T Kelly.

This value-priced box set will release on August 2nd.

You can preorder it right now for only $0.99 and have it automatically available to you on August 2nd. 

This box set is available worldwide at Amazon Kindle, Apple iBooks, Google Play, Kobo Books, and Barnes & Noble Nook.

Visit the Outcast Journeys page at your preferred retailer to see details about the 9 novels and novellas included in this anthology.

Amazon

Kindle US
Kindle UK
Kindle AU
Kindle CA
Kindle DE
Kindle NL
Kindle FR
Kindle IT
Kindle ES

Google Play

Apple iBooks

Barnes & Noble Nook

Kobo Books




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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Love Indie Music? Then try Indie Books



Going to live shows and internet exploration allow music fans to discover talented artists within their communities and from around the world. Indie music has gone hand in hand with the development of the internet. Bands and individual artists can share and sell their music online, and big companies, like Apple, Amazon, and Google, have enabled musicians to reach global audiences who want to download music.

It's easy for a person to sample almost any indie artist and make a decision about whether or not he or she likes the music. Within a couple minutes, a person can judge if the sound is pleasing or not.

It's not so easy for indie authors. It takes time to evaluate a book's potential. Usually someone wants to read at least one chapter, which could take several minutes or even an hour.

For this reason, I think it's harder for authors to market their work online. We don't have sound bytes to share. Someone might be browsing online during a work break and not have time to read an excerpt. And authors can't really put on live shows like musicians can. Yes, an author can do a reading at a bookstore or other venue and perhaps attract maybe a dozen people. Contrast this to almost any gig at a bar where musicians can potentially be seen by scores of people, maybe even a hundred. More successful groups can do shows at venues that seat thousands.

All indie artists struggle though. Musicians might even make less money than authors. Too many people only want free downloads. Even when they love the entertainment, they attach no value to the hours and years that the creators put in to it.

This reality makes that minority of people who genuinely appreciate good content and pay for it of even greater importance. Reaching them is the goal, and it's a difficult one.

Indie Fiction Rocks Too

If you appreciate indie music but have yet to try indie fiction, it's easy to expand your choices. Apple iBooks is available just like iTunes. Thousands of indie authors give away and sell their stories there.

To start finding new authors that you'll never see in a bookstore but who may be very talented, start surfing around Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google Plus. Search for terms like "indie authors" or "indie books" within your favorite genres.

When you find authors that interest you, seek out their ebooks at iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, Smashwords, Nook, and Google Play. Many of them will even have free ebooks. Most ebooks will be priced under $5.

Prefer Paperbacks?

Most indie authors produce paperbacks of their novels too. The company Createspace integrates with Amazon. This print-on-demand service allows indies to create books at competitive prices.

Why Seek Out Indie Authors?

Just as with music, a lot more talent exists than there are large corporations that wish to produce it. Mainstream producers and publishers want content that will have broad appeal. They'll take few risks on anything different, and they'll be especially adverse to content that might veer from mainstream views.

The publishing industry in particular is very cemented to the status quo. You might not think this applies to fiction, but consider the point of view offered in this Salon article. It presents the opinion that the Game of Thrones franchise represents a right-wing paradise with war, inequality, and violence against women. Of course, those books show violence against everyone, but it does portray a grim world, and it's rather lacking in the usual fantasy trope of salvation through a good and brave main character who'll strive to do right by people.

In the Song of Ice and Fire series, as far as I can tell, the narrative is just one bloody disaster after another with no hope in sight. True, this represents our world and makes for compelling reading, but it's not fiction that will inspire a society to seek its better angels. Or help a single reader find the personal inspiration that great fiction can inspire, such as is found in The Lord of the Rings.

Diverse Voices

Because no one with a marketing formula and shareholders is deciding who publishes indie books, you have an opportunity to discover authors who for one reason or another never got a publishing contract. Some don't even really look for a publisher because self publishing is accessible and sometimes profitable. Most want to retain creative control and the ability to collect their full share of profits. For example, I have worldwide rights to my novels and I receive a portion of every sale on every legitimate site I distribute through around the world.

Since becoming an indie author, I've read many indie authors. I've encountered many great books that I thoroughly enjoyed. Some have been powerful and brilliant. Some have just been fun, weird, or interesting. Those that passed muster with me were in no way inferior to books produced by large companies.

Indie authors have gained substantial market share among ebook readers in recent years. 

According to Author Earnings:
In two short years, the market share of paid unit sales between indie and Big 5 ebooks has more than inverted. The Big 5 now account for less than a quarter of ebook purchases on Amazon, while indies are closing in on 45%.

We've got some good stuff out there that is resonating with paying readers!

Next time, you're looking for something read, especially if you limit yourself to only brick-and-mortar bookstores, consider seeking out indies. Many of them have paperbacks available in addition to ebooks. Your local bookstore might be willing to order an indie book, but if you'd like the author to actually get more than a few cents, order the book yourself online from Createspace or Amazon.

Buying ebooks from indies is quite easy if you like ebooks. Our novels are everywhere.

If you'd like to sample my fiction, all three of my series start with a free ebook. Visit Brave Luck Books to download one.

Also find my fiction at:

Smashwords
Google Play Store
Kobo
Amazon Kindle
Nook
Apple iBooks




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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Now out for Kindle and Kindle Unlimited Hero & Heroine 3 Sci fi, Fantasy & Paranormal Anthology of Short Reads



Fans of the fantasy, sci fi, and paranormal fiction can get a big bouquet of reading in the latest issue of Hero & Heroine Magazine in the Kindle Store. I contributed a short read to this anthology. It's an exciting episode from my novel Judgment Rising. In "Attack on Vetanium" you'll see the last-minute struggle of Dreibrand to save his family and settlement from two tabre bent on vengeance who have risen from a long hibernation.

Along with my story, you'll get many other stories by talented writers.

“Over the Hills and Far Away,” by Douglas Kolacki
A powerful curse can become an even stronger blessing.
He didn't know what he was in for when he married a movie actress' doppelganger in a magical land. But this will be the least of his worries when their greatest threat emerges from the woods...
Genre: Urban Fantasy / Paranormal, 3,600 words

“An Orc at the Ball,” by Michael Stephens
An Orc goes to the Spring Ball…
When Scagie an Orc of the Bog decides to go on her own to the Spring Ball, what she finds on the dance floor is more than just a boring High Court ceremony.
Genre: Urban Fantasy / Young Adult, 6000 words

“Attack on Vetanium,” by Tracy Falbe
A surprise attack.
Dreibrand and Miranda are nurturing settlements in Nufal. Shan, the king of the rys, has recently redeemed this land that had been left in ruins for thousands of years. To everyone’s shock and horror, two tabre rise from a long hibernation. They are the sole survivors of an ancient war with the rys, and they have come for revenge….Dreibrand and Miranda are the hero and heroine of The Rys Chronicles. At this point in the saga, they are nurturing settlements in Nufal. Shan, the king of the rys, has recently redeemed this land that had been left in ruins for thousands of years. To everyone’s shock and horror, two tabre have risen from a long hibernation. They are the sole survivors of an ancient war with the rys, and they have come for revenge. 

Genre: Epic Fantasy, 4,100 words

“The Speed of Love,” Deborah Walker
Love is patient…
They move at a different pace than humans. What can bridge the gap?
Genre: Science Fiction Romance / Flash Fiction

“The Corn Maiden,” by Tara Maya
A woman without memories…but not without a past.
The childless couple had always yearned for a child. Then they found a lovely, fragile maiden in a field and took her in. But she is not like other young women…
Genre: Epic Fantasy / Flash Fiction

“The Falcons of Narabedla,” by Marion Zimmer Bradley
Flung into the far future…
In 1957, Mike Kenscott, a veteran of the Korean, is back home in the Sierra Nevada mountains, trying to re-adjust to civilian life, when he suddenly finds himself flung into the far future. To the people of this era, when two suns shine in the skies of Earth, Mike is known as Adric, master of the Crimson Tower, warlord and conqueror.
Mike’s only chance to return to his own identity is to find the Keep of the Dreamer. To do that he must determine who is friend and who is foe, evade the terrible falcons of Narabedla—whose touch can enslave a man’s mind—and possibly start a revolution.
But the biggest battle will be inside his own mind—because the real Adric wants his body back…
Genre: Retro Future / Science Fiction, 12,0000 words

“First Steps of a Hero,” by Judith Rook

He has a lot to learn…
Escaping from the local bully is part of David’s life, but when the bully threatens his sister, the peaceable young school-leaver must turn into a hero as best he can.
He needs help, and he gets it – from an enigmatic man who lives in a parallel dimension. But with the man comes a danger which could threaten the safety of Earth, and only David can deal with it.He needs help, and he gets it – from an enigmatic man who lives in a parallel dimension.  But with the man comes a danger which could threaten the safety of Earth, and only David can deal with it.

Genre: Urban Fantasy / Young Adult / Paranormal, 27,000 words

Available for Kindle and Kindle Unlimited.



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Saturday, July 2, 2016

Savage Storm by Tracy Falbe - save 25% on ebook


Even if you can't take a vacation this summer, this fantasy novel will take you far away from your tedious daily problems.


One of the advantages of following my blog or joining my email list is that you'll know when I offer coupon codes at my website. Sometimes I even set up sale prices at other retailers too.

Right now, through July 16th, you can save 25 percent on ebooks and audiobooks at Brave Luck Books.

Get the discount by typing or pasting code 25summer into the promo code box on the checkout form.

If you've read Rys Rising: Book I, this is your opportunity to get the sequel, Savage Storm, for $3.75 USD instead of $4.99.

My download service, SendOwl, delivers ebooks worldwide. Click the button for your format and buy Savage Storm today.

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To browse more of my novels and use the discount code, visit Brave Luck Books. The coupon works on ebook value bundles too for extra savings.

Excerpt from Savage Storm:


The savages howled hungrily when they sighted the militiamen defiantly arrayed upon the open prairie. Under a haze of steaming breath, the horde darkened the snowy land like the shadow of an enormous predator bird. Sprawling flanks of savages trailed the central vanguard of the cruel men who had weathered the elements so that they could slaughter their unwanted neighbors.


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Friday, July 1, 2016

Global ebook discounts during July Summer/Winter sale at Smashwords

Thousands of fiction and nonfiction ebooks are on sale at Smashwords this month during the July Summer/Winter sale.

Participating authors and publishers have activated coupon codes for 25, 50, or 75 percent off regular prices. And many titles are free during this promotion.

Find yourself something to read and browse sale titles here.

In addition to my free ebooks, I've added my titles to the promotion.

Save 25 percent with coupon code SSW25 on the following ebooks:

(You'll see the coupon code on each page for the books too, so you can easily type or copy it into the discount box during checkout.)

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