February Video Trailer of the Month

movie lightDid you happen to catch the fine assortment of video trailers we showed during Friday Night at the Movies on Indies Unlimited this month? Get in on the action now, because whichever trailer wins trailer of the month could go on to winning trailer of the year, decade, or even millennium! Okay, so perhaps that’s a little overzealous. But we do have a selection of four 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 month are:

Don’t Tell Anyone

Maggie Vaults Over the Moon


Canvas Skies

Which video trailer do you think should win trailer of the month for February?

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Strategy … Or … Why Am I Posting on Facebook?

We all spend time posting to our Facebook Pages and personal timelines. How much do we think about WHAT we post?

Do you have a strategy for your Facebook Page? You see, in order to be successful at this indie author business, you need to treat it like … a business.

In order to do that, you first have to determine what you want to get out of your Facebook Page—for that matter, Twitter, Google+, Goodreads and everything else as well. Continue reading “Strategy … Or … Why Am I Posting on Facebook?”

Flash Fiction Challenge: Feast of the Ninja

Photo by K.S. Brooks

Paulie the possum has had it with eating berries and bugs. There’s a nice trash can over there, just brimming with goodies.

He can smell the pizza crusts, half-eaten hamburgers and yummy melon rinds.

All he has to do is get around that sleeping little white yapper over there.

This should be no problem for a skilled ninja-like possum like Paulie.

In 250 words or less, tell us a story incorporating the elements in the picture. The 250 word limit will be strictly enforced.

Please keep language and subject matter to a PG-13 level.

Use the comment section below to submit your entry. Entries will be accepted until 5:00 PM Pacific Time on Tuesday, February 26th, 2013.

On Wednesday morning, we will open voting to the public with an online poll for the best writing entry accompanying the photo. Voting will be open until 5:00 PM Thursday.

On Friday morning, the winner will be recognized as we post the winning entry along with the picture as a feature. Best of luck to you all in your writing!

Entries only in the comment section. Other comments will be deleted. See HERE for additional information and terms.

Book Brief: Dead Blow Hammer

Dead Blow Hammer
by Steve George
Genre: Mystery, suspense
Word Count: 52,000

Jim Mann is a homebody. While he trades grain commodities out of his house in a western suburb of Minneapolis, he spends most of his time helping his neighbors. If they ask, he helps. If they don’t ask, he offers. Everyone on Barbosa Street calls him Handy.

It would have been a peaceful life if he hadn’t trusted his neighbors. If he hadn’t traded home repair work for Bo Stinson’s accounting expertise. If he hadn’t fallen for Gustav Olson’s long-lost daughter. If he hadn’t, with true DIY stubbornness, tried to do it all himself.

Dead Blow Hammer tells the story of how one misstep—in this case, the first step on the stairway to Angie Stinson’s bedroom—drew Handy Mann into a life-or-death struggle with evil he never imagined could be so close at hand, a struggle he will need every tool in his tool box to survive.

This book is available from Amazon US and Amazon UK.

Continue reading “Book Brief: Dead Blow Hammer”