Free For Now, But Not For Long

If you haven’t read my books, and you have Kindle Unlimited, you might want to get them now.
 
Because starting on April 14th for most titles, my books will be coming off Unlimited & no longer be free to read. By June 11th none of them will be available on Kindle Unlimited any longer.
 
They will still be for sale as an e-book or in print on Amazon and as soon as they are no longer bound to KU, they will be available on many other platforms as well.
 

Dragon Awards 2019

It’s that time of the year again. Nominations for the 2019 DragonCon’s Dragon Awards are open and will remain so until July. I’ve dropped my nominations off and am awaiting the e-mail with this year’s finalists so I can vote for them. Just like I’ve done the previous three years of the award’s existence.

As you regulars here know, I consider the Dragon’s to be the premier award in sci-fi/fantasy. They are open to everyone to cast a vote in. They do not have a pre-programmed bias against *wrongthink* creators (cough, Hugos, cough, Nebulas, cough) and I feel they accurately reflect the true feelings of sf/f fans everywhere.

1551240225.pngI was fortunate enough to have been a finalist in 2017 for Best Sci-Fi Novel with Escaping Infinity and I hope to be one again in 2019 with my two eligible works: When The Gods Fell (Best Fantasy Novel) and The Timeless (Best YA/Middle Grade).

In the past I’ve waited until the finalists were announced to reveal who I nominated, and then waited until after the awards were handed out to reveal who I voted for among the finalists. This year, we’re going to shake things up a bit.

I am going to reveal my nominees here today. I hope you will look them over and give each of them a read between now and July and see if you agree they are worthy. If you do, or if you think another work deserves recognition, please follow this link to the Dragon Awards Nomination page and fill out your own form and submit it.

Here are my nominees for 2019:

BEST SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL:  OCTAVIA GONE by Jack McDevitt

1548177498BEST FANTASY NOVEL: WHEN THE GODS FELL by Richard Paolinelli

BEST YOUNG ADULT/MIDDLE GRADE NOVEL: THE TIMELESS by Richard Paolinelli

BEST MILITARY SCIENCE FICTION OR FANTASY NOVEL: A Place For War by Daniel Humphreys

BEST ALTERNATE HISTORY NOVEL: Brave And The Bold by Hans Schantz

BEST MEDIA TIE-IN NOVEL: Thrawn Alliance by Timothy Zahn

BEST HORROR NOVEL: Hell Spawn by Declan Finn

BEST COMIC BOOK: Flying Sparks by Jon Del Arroz

BEST GRAPHIC NOVEL: PD Wodehouse by Chuck Dixon

BEST SCIENCE FICTION OR FANTASY TV SERIES: The Orville (Fox)

BEST SCIENCE FICTION OR FANTASY MOVIE: Aquaman (James Wan)

NO NOMINATIONS SUBMITTED:

BEST SCIENCE FICTION OR FANTASY PC/CONSOLE GAME; MOBILE GAME; BOARD GAME; or MINIATURES/COLLECTABLE GAME

So there you go. That’s who I’ve nominated. Who do you think should take home one of these in September?

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B. Michael Stevens is my guest on ASJ

Debut author B. Michael Stevens joins host Richard Paolinelli this week to discuss The Goddess Gambit. Marketing a novel that doesn’t fit a specific genre and Stevens’ story in the upcoming Planetary Anthology: Pluto.

Afterwards, Richard discusses a disturbing trend: Gatekeeping. It has him running a little hot under the collar. But don’t worry, no show hosts were injured during the filming of this week’s episode.

You can watch the show starting Wednesday, March 13th at Noon (EDT): Here’s the link:

ASJ: B MICHAEL STEVENS (S01 E08)

 

An MP3 download of the show will be available Wednesday afternoon that you can listen to on your MP3 player at your convenience.

And be sure to grab a copy of Stevens’ debut novel right here: The Goddess Gambit

Every 50 Reviews

Ok, here’s the deal.

From now on, whenever one of my books (not an anthology I am in mind you, but one of my own novels) hits 50 reviews, I will randomly pick one of my followers on Social Media (Twitter/FB or my mailing list here) to win a signed copy of that book.

This repeats every 50 reviews for each book.

Here is the Amazon link for my author page for all of my books:

 #freesignedbook