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Postby Alex Kane » Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:35 pm

Looks great, Annie! I may have to give this one a read. Can they be read out of order, or would it be best to read Witch Hunt instead? I'm dragon-crazy at the moment; been playing a lot of Skyrim, and recently saw How to Train Your Dragon for the first time (brilliant, fun little film).
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Postby izanobu » Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:50 pm

They can be read in any order. wotf008

Mmm, Skyrim. The main reason I haven't gotten more work done lately. wotf011

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Postby Bard Constantine » Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:05 pm

This is awesome. I can't believe I haven't found this topic until now. I've been looking for books to purchase on my Kindle, and for some reason didn't think of looking here. That being said, I'll be going down the list and purchasing every title I'm interested in. Why not give my fellow writers first crack? Just purchased A Simple Movement by Brad Torgersen, and The Scent of Sunlight by Annie Bellet. I will definitely be back to this list after every book I finish.

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Postby Strycher » Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:37 pm

Storybundle? It's odd when Carl Zimmer tweets about these kinds of things.

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Postby izanobu » Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:25 am

Thanks, Bard. That story was one of the ones that got me into Clarion and is still one of my favorite stories that I've written.

The third Gryphonpike Chronicles novella is done and published (now with more dueling!):
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Description: The mute elven archer known only as Killer. Azyrin, a half Winter-orc shaman and his human swordswoman bride, Makha. Drake, the charming, swashbuckling rogue. The fireball-slinging pixie-goblin, Rahiel, and her mini-unicorn, Bill. These are the Gryphonpike Companions.

A magical scabbard and a hundred year old story send the companions down into the caverns beneath the Barrowlands. Surviving the caverns and finding the legendary rapier will test Killer’s friendship with the roguish Drake. Far more than half-truths and forgotten stories lurk in the dark beneath their feet.

Here's the Kindle link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0077FOPFC

For the like two of you playing along, these can be read in any order. While they reference past events and such, I'm trying to make each stand alone.
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Postby tlsmithphx » Fri Feb 17, 2012 5:27 pm

I'm proud to announce the release of my novelette,

The Thing Down the Road, by T. L. Smith

Beware of road-side freak shows! You never know what you’ll discover, or do, on the other side of the glass. You might go too far to ever return home.

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Del detested these roadside displays of hapless creatures, mangled by fate or bad DNA, but it’s the only way to quiet his restless children. They stop to see “The Thing”, but what he discovers in this cage exceeds his expectations as a Xeno-biologist. Del rescues the creature and is taken on a harrowing tale of the lengths a man could go to, out of love, compassion, and insanity. He befriends this strangely charismatic captive, and sympathizes with the captive’s motives, fears, and final act of humanity.

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Postby tlsmithphx » Fri Feb 17, 2012 5:29 pm

Ouch, my image didn't post... and my avatar is gone, after all that work trying to get it posted...

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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Fri Feb 17, 2012 5:30 pm

Your image doesn't work for me right now.

Your description is very intriguing! I'll check it out. I've got a HUGE "To Be Read" stack, so it may take a while.
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Postby soulmirror » Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:14 am

I'm proud to announce the release of my novelette,

The Thing Down the Road, by T. L. Smith


http://www.musapublishing.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=6&products_id=177

I don't mean to presume, but this link works better.
Tell me if you'd rather I delete this ... just trying to help out!
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Postby tlsmithphx » Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:21 pm

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:Your image doesn't work for me right now.

Your description is very intriguing! I'll check it out. I've got a HUGE "To Be Read" stack, so it may take a while.


Thanks Martin, now if I can figure out how to get the cover to actually show up. I'm usually good at computer stuff, but this one requires a lot more... code?

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Postby tlsmithphx » Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:22 pm

soulmirror wrote:
I'm proud to announce the release of my novelette,

The Thing Down the Road, by T. L. Smith


http://www.musapublishing.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=6&products_id=177

I don't mean to presume, but this link works better.
Tell me if you'd rather I delete this ... just trying to help out!



I'd never turn down a helping hand. (psst, tell me how to make the coverart show up and get my avitar back)

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Postby soulmirror » Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:44 am

The Thing Down the Road, by T. L. Smith
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copied it to my host (again, just tell me if I should remove things)

Do you mean your avatar here on the wotf/iotf forum has vanished?
Your hosting site may not allow hotlinks (Flikr or tumblr are good hosting sites), your image may be too many kb, etc?
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Postby tlsmithphx » Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:44 pm

soulmirror wrote:The Thing Down the Road, by T. L. Smith
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copied it to my host (again, just tell me if I should remove things)

Do you mean your avatar here on the wotf/iotf forum has vanished?
Your hosting site may not allow hotlinks (Flikr or tumblr are good hosting sites), your image may be too many kb, etc?


THANKS for the helping hand. That's what I was trying to do. As for my avatar, I had one reduced to the right kbs, and still have a copy of it stored somewhere. I'll have to try uploading it again. Ewwww, fun.

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Postby tlsmithphx » Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:55 pm

Thanks Soulmirror. You got my bookcover posted, and I found my avatar and reposted her. wotf010

Just needed a little push in the right direction.

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Postby WriteToLive » Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:16 am

izanobu wrote:They can be read in any order. wotf008

Mmm, Skyrim. The main reason I haven't gotten more work done lately. wotf011


*sigh* Skyrim. A game you should put down before it consumes you.

Now, off to play League of Legends...wait...DRAT!
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Postby Brad R. Torgersen » Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:08 am

Three new items of potential interest to y'all:

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Amazon Kindle or B&N Nook

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Amazon Kindle or B&N Nook

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Amazon Kindle or B&N Nook
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:22 am

Brad R. Torgersen wrote:Three new items of potential interest to y'all:

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Amazon Kindle or B&N Nook

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Amazon Kindle or B&N Nook

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Amazon Kindle or B&N Nook


What, you didn't get enough of my money yesterday? You know how long I've been waiting to read "Gemini XVII"!

Clicky, clicky... And Brad hears, "Ka-ching! Ka-ching!"
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Brad R. Torgersen wrote:Three new items of potential interest to y'all:

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Amazon Kindle or B&N Nook

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Amazon Kindle or B&N Nook

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Amazon Kindle or B&N Nook


Awesome! I don't suppose they are available in epub, Brad? If not, never mind, I can probably convert them with Calibre, I'll have to see... Ray of Light especially is at the top of my must read list.
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Postby Brad R. Torgersen » Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:01 pm

The Nook is .epub, yes?

Let me know if you can't get calibre to convert, and I can send you the .epub version.
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Postby MJNL » Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:35 pm

Brad, those covers are awesome! Great for thumbnails, reflective of the genre, and very professional. I love 'em.
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Brad R. Torgersen wrote:The Nook is .epub, yes?

Let me know if you can't get calibre to convert, and I can send you the .epub version.


I think the Nook is Nook. wotf004 I have a Sony e-reader.
I expect I can convert it though. If I have problems I will indeed let you know!
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Postby izanobu » Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:56 pm

Nook is epub.

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izanobu wrote:Nook is epub.


Oh really. Nice! Thanks! wotf004
Brad, you're too polite, just tell me I'm wrong straight out. wotf019
I'll buy it tomorrow I think, too late now, it's midnight.
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Postby E.CaimanSands » Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:52 am

Barnes and Noble don't take international credit cards, so I bought it on Kindle in the end.
I shall worry about how to actually read it later. wotf001
I've converted books before, on my old PC, I'm sure I can figure it out again. Though I have to say, I still like paper. wotf004
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Postby Grayson Morris » Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:29 am

Eli-gator, do you have a smartphone? Amazon has a free Kindle app for Android phones and iPhones (perhaps others as well).
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Postby E.CaimanSands » Thu Mar 01, 2012 7:58 am

Grayson Morris wrote:Eli-gator, do you have a smartphone? Amazon has a free Kindle app for Android phones and iPhones (perhaps others as well).


Nope, I don't have a mobile of any kind. No signal in the swamp.

But not to fear, it seems I was worrying unduly. My Calibre software is already set to handle kindle books--I must have bought one after all since I got my new PC or something--so it was easy to load it and convert to epub.

So I've started reading it. So far, so excellent! wotf006
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Postby Fobok1 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:41 pm

Brad R. Torgersen wrote:Three new items of potential interest to y'all:


I picked up all three on Kindle last night. :)
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Postby RogerLairdWriting » Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:15 pm

From what I gather this is a place where we can advertise our published works. If I am wrong then sorry for posting here. I have several stories and works available, 3 free and one paid. They can be found on all the major ebook stores such as Kindle, iBooks, Nook, Sony, Kobo, and Diesel. Although anyone seeking my free kindle books should look them up on smashwords.com. Amazon won't let me list them for free. Smashwords does have all of the formats all in one place.

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Legacy: A Father's Tale
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Zombie High
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Of Love and Vengeance
A play developed for my first novel that stands as a story of its own.

Poetry by Roger Laird
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Brad R. Torgersen wrote:Three new items of potential interest to y'all:


Brad Freakin' Torgersen! I'm sure you have plenty of fan boys and fan girls already, but now you officially have a fan gator too. wotf015

Ray of Light doesn't deserve a Nebula. It deserves a Hugo and a Nebula! wotf006
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Gonna have to read more now. wotf040
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:53 am

E.CaimanSands wrote:
Brad R. Torgersen wrote:Three new items of potential interest to y'all:


Brad Freakin' Torgersen! I'm sure you have plenty of fan boys and fan girls already, but now you officially have a fan gator too. wotf015

Ray of Light doesn't deserve a Nebula. It deserves a Hugo and a Nebula! wotf006
What a stonking story! Chaplain's Assistant was good but this one was a-rockin' and a death-rolling good.
Gonna have to read more now. wotf040


Start with "Gemini XVII". Awesome. I'll have a review on Amazon this weekend.
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