It’s been way too long since I did a Link Loving post, and I have a lot to share. Hey, even accomplished Premier Lady Ranters (a nickname bestowed upon me by the lovely and talented Eden Baylee, a HAWT erotica writer and All-Around Awesome Person!) can have a non-ranty day. It happens.
I get around the Intertoobz. (Oh, not like that! Get your mind out of the gutter.) I call it “research” for my job, which most of it is. Most of the time. Okay, some of the time. (ALL RIGHT! Occasionally it’s for my job. Happy now?)
Regardless, you are the beneficiaries because I’m going to share some of the cool things I’ve found so you don’t have to dig around and get all dirty and sweaty! You’re welcome!
I really like book trailers. I have no idea how effective they are as sales tools, but when they’re well-done I’m mesmerized. For instance, take a look at this trailer for Patti Larsen’s new release this summer from Etopia Press:
How cool is THAT? I love it.
Next up, also from Etopia Press, is the release of Ralph Hartman’s Ever Since. I can’t review this book, because it would be a conflict of interest, seeing as I was privileged enough to serve as editor. But I have to tell you, I love this novel. It is thought-provoking, unique and it was a true pleasure to work with Ralph. Check it out — you won’t be disappointed.
If you think you know all about me, you’re wrong. I’m a mystery wrapped in an enigma, but author J.D. Riso gets to the bottom of the genesis of Not Nice and Other Understatements in a probing and in-depth interview in June’s edition of Skive Magazine, edited by the awesome Matt Ward. Not only that, but there’s some awesome fiction in those pages, as well.
Go! Buy! Support your indie artists!
And, of course, I can’t leave you without a little fun for shitz and giggles, right? Check out The Dullest Blog in the World. I don’t know why this blog is so appealing to me, but it is actually hypnotizing. I don’t know whether to be disturbed or take a nap. Heh.
If you want to know how to tell a story, visit this little girl. She’s got it down!
If you ever wanted to know how to embarrass your children, this guy has it all figured out. He is my new hero. Heh.
Do you like horror? Of course you do! Everybody likes horror, and Rebecca Treadway, aka Creepy Walker has a great blog about her horror exploits. A talented and accomplished graphic artist, she also pens stories to chill your very soul. Man, I love it when that happens. Keep your eye on her — she’s got quite a future ahead of her.
This collection by Joseph Paul Haines remains one of my favorite reads ever. If you haven’t picked this up, you should. There is not one stinker story in the bunch and plenty to make you laugh, cry and cower in the corner. Amazing stuff.
In other news, Lori Whitwam and I are in the end-stage edits or “Make or Break”, which will be released later this year (updates as they happen). I have gigglesnorted my way through this book and it has been a blast. I can’t wait until it hits the ground running. What a riot 🙂 While you’re waiting, pick up a copy of Monster’s Unmasked. It’s a fabulous read!
And of course, I have to keep current with Joshua Guess and the happenings over at his Living With the Dead blog. Don’t forget, he’s got year one complied neatly for you, with a ton of bonus material including an exclusive short story by moi, titled “Rollin’ In The Deep”. Feed your zombie love!
This should keep you busy — and this is all great summer reading that should also entertain you for hours. Some great, great fiction here, seriously. All indies, and all deserving of your support, otherwise I wouldn’t have them here. Your Fearless Heroine don’t do junk.
So cuddle up in the air conditioning, swing the hammock, lounge on the beach and enjoy. Let me know what you think about my picks, and don’t forget to like or review what you’ve read to help support these talented artists. They work their asses off.
Viva la revolution!