Video Trailer Smackdown

It’s time once more to vote for the video book trailer of the week. Wake the kids, phone the neighbors and fire up the popcorn popper. We have a selection of three great book trailers to choose from, so take a look and pick your favorite. No cash. No prizes. It’s all for the glory!

So, let’s get ready to rumble. It’s a steel-cage death match of awesome videos. Or something.

Check ’em out for yourself by clicking the links! The contestants this week are:

Bad Spirits


Paulie Potatoes

Which was your pick for video trailer of the week?

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Copyright and a Case for Why We Should

Copyrights are always something in the forefront of our collective indie publisher minds. Should we or shouldn’t we, do we have to take special steps? This overview will focus on U.S. copyright laws but I would imagine that they are similar in other countries. Toward the end of this post we’ll look at a possible copyright infringement that hits a little too close to home. Continue reading “Copyright and a Case for Why We Should”

Flash Fiction Challenge: Some Gave All

Photo by K.S. Brooks

All gave some. Some gave all.

In honor of Veteran’s Day, we will have a special flash fiction challenge honoring veterans everywhere. Here is your chance to acknowledge the men and women who stand in harm’s way so we can wield our pens and write whatever we damn well please.

Bring it. Continue reading “Flash Fiction Challenge: Some Gave All”

Book Brief: Bluff

by Lenore Skomal
Genre: Literary Fiction/trangressional fiction
Word count: 90,000

“To the medical world, I was a host body, surviving only to bring a new life into the world. And while I wanted to die more than anything in the world, I never wanted this. No, I never wanted to cease to exist. This was the worst death of all.”

Jude Black lives in that in-between, twilight place teetering on death but clinging to life in order to bring her baby into this world. Only she knows the circumstances surrounding her mysterious fall off the bluff that landed her in the hospital being kept alive by medical intervention. Only she knows who the father of her baby is. In this poignantly crafted literary novel, the mystery unfolds and the suspense builds as the consequences of Jude’s decisions threaten to reveal everyone’s deceptions, even her own. Bluff offers a sensitive look at essential questions such as the value of human life, the consciousness of those in a coma and the morality of terminating life support. At the core is the story of a tragically misunderstood woman who finds peace, acceptance, understanding and even love on her deathbed.

This title is available from Amazon. Continue reading “Book Brief: Bluff”