Tag: Anthology

P.G. Holyfield “Novelette” Pre-Order

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“Canary in a Coal Mine”

A few years ago I wrote a short story (short for me, in any case, around 8K words) for Matthew Wayne Selznick\\™s The Sovereign Era: Year One anthology. It was called \\Every Breath You Take.\\ It\\™s the story of high school senior Christian Murphy, who has it bad for a foreign exchange student named Stacey… \\˜but in a world where thousands of people are learning they possess unique, incredible powers, what exactly stands in the way of Christian getting what he wants?\\™

Last Fall, Matt did a Kickstarter for his second novel set in this universe, and I offered to write a \\˜sequel\\™ to my first story as a pledge reward for his fans. Matt allowed me to play in his universe once again, and this story became more of a \\˜novelette,\\™ with a word count of nearly 14K. Now that Matt has fulfilled his Kickstarter obligations, we\\™re getting this puppy out as an e-book on Amazon and B&N for $3.99. The name of this novelette? \\Canary in a Coal Mine.\\

It will be available at online retailers on Friday, but if you are an .epub or .mobi consumer, you can pre-order it now for $2.99 until 11:59 PM PST, tomorrow night.

Here are the pre-order links:

https://gumroad.com/l/canary-coal-mine-epub

https://gumroad.com/l/canary-coal-mine-mobi

For that $1.00 off, enter coupon code – sfmfan

So, more about \\˜Canary,\\™ which can be read as a standalone story (although there are characters from the first story that appear in this one as well, so go get \\˜Breath\\™ for 1.99 at Amazon or B&N… it\\™s good)

\\Sovereign Conduct Enforcement Team (S.C.E.T.) investigators Adoette Smith and Joshua Wolff team with a local police officer to investigate what happened at the end of \\˜Breath,\\™ and the disappearance of the potential Sovereign, Stacey Miller

When circumstances bring Adoette\\™s violent, troubled past to the surface, will she be able to utilize her own Sovereign abilities in time to find Stacey?

I had fun with this story, and doing it got me back in the writing mood, in a big way. I hope you enjoy it. And if you enjoy the setting and haven\\™t read Matt Selznick\\™s Sovereign novels, please do!!

TuacaCon 2011 – Vivid Muse

Vivid Muse photoViv is the co-host of the now four year old Into the Blender podcast with her husband Chooch, and her occasional all-female podcast is called Girls\\™ Rules. She is a contributor to the SpecFicMedia site, and co-host of their Beyond the Wall Podcast, which discusses the HBO Game of Thrones series. Her personal blog is called Vivid Musings.

Viv has been a panelist at Balticon for 3 years and Dragon*Con one year. She is the Manager of the TuacaCon Musical Guest of Honor, Ditched by Kate.

Viv started up Vivid Muse Creations, LLC this year to support all the amazing creative types she’s met over the years. The first major undertaking is launching a small publishing house that will release a breast cancer anthology next summer, with all proceeds going to breast cancer charities. They are accepting written and artistic submissions until December 15, 2011.

Pocket Mom Forever!

Viv will be providing a reading of the story that inspired the anthology during TuacaCon.

TuacaCon 2011 – Starla Huchton

Starla Huchton released her first novel, The Dreamer\\™s Thread, as a full cast production beginning in August 2009. Her first foray into podcasting went on to become a finalist for the 2010 Parsec Awards. Since her debut, Starla\\™s voice has appeared in other podcasts including Weiner Blut and Erotica a la Carte.
She is also a voice talent for DarkFire Productions, and narrates several of their projects, including The Emperor’s EdgeThis Path We Share, and others. Her writing has appeared in the Erotica a la Carte podcast, the Farrago Anthology and, most recently, the Tales from the Archives podcast. Starla\\™s artistic endeavors continue into music as her dulcet tones have provided sweet crooning for various podcasts produced by Alex White, Koru Studios, and Imagine That Studios.
From beautiful Monterey, California, Starla pursues a degree in Graphic Design while agent shopping her new Steampunk project, Antigone\\™s Wrath.
Starla will provide an author reading as well as sing during TuacaCon.