Free Book!

Great news!
Now you can get the first book of the Del Rio political mystery-thriller series, Reservations, for free for your Kindle or any other e-book reader.
 
 
or on many other platforms (Kobo, Apple, Nook, etc) by following this link: https://books2read.com/u/meyqWz
 
And be sure to check out the rest of Del Rio’s adventures as he comes face to face with a decades-old plot to overthrow the U.S. Government from within.
So what are you waiting for? Did I mention its absolutely free?
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NYT Bestseller Tosca Lee is my guest on ASJ

NYT Bestseller and multiple award-winning author Tosca Lee is this week’s guest. She and host Richard Paolinelli, a fellow Nebraska transplant, discuss her latest release, The 51KL6A8se3L._SY346_Line Between, and the upcoming sequel.

She also talks about the five years of research for her novel, Iscariot, as well as her particular journey to becoming an author.

The show will go live Wednesday, April 3rd at Noon (EDT) right here: ASJ: Tosca Lee.

As always, an MP3 download will become available later Wednesday afternoon for those wishing to listen to the audio-only version of the show of their favorite MP3 device. Check the page linked at the top of the home page for the download link.

Stick around after the show ends for a special showing of Superversive Press’ book trailer for its upcoming release of: Planetary Series: Jupiter.

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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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

A Scribe’s Journey Episode 2 And Future Guests

Couple of items to share from my weekly video podcast, A Scribe’s Journey.

First, Episode 2 is live right here: A Scribe’s Journey: Episode 2: Gibson Michaels

Second, the show is currently booked with guest authors through the end of March. Not bad for a show that just launched two weeks ago, eh? Check out the list of upcoming guests here . And if you are an author and want to be on the show to talk about your book(s) and your journey to becoming a writer, just drop a line to this e-mail address: ascribesjourney@gmail.com