Drunk Monkeys Short Fiction Contest

It’s time for the Drunk Monkeys Summer 2013 Short Fiction Contest. They are looking for short fiction from 400-2000 words on the theme of, you guessed it, clever people: summer.

Prizes: First prize, $50 and publication in their Ebook anthology series. Second and third prize, publication.

Reading fee: $3 per story.

Deadline is June 7, 2013. For more information, please visit their website.

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New Releases – April 2013

You’ve been waiting all month to learn about the new indie author releases, haven’t you? Well, wait no more. Here are four new books which went to publication in the past month.

So, pull up a chair and acquaint yourself with these new releases.

Uncertainty Principles by Krista Tibbs

They can refuse to look and choose not to believe, but the threat is real, and the probability is rising.

Uncertainty Principles is available through Amazon.com, Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon UK.


Mantrap by R. Brandon Anderson

This zombie-infested, dark comedy follows 6 friends on trip gone awry. Now they must get back to their loved ones before killing each other.

Mantrap is available at Amazon.com and Amazon UK.


Silks and Sand  by K. Rowe

Silks and Sand: romance. A Kentucky racehorse owner’s fortune rests on a wild colt and female jockey who to turn his farm on end.

Silks and Sand is available at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, and Amazon UK.


Lies I Never Told by Martin Crosbie

Martin Crosbie’s newest and most personal stories yet deal with growing older, children, sex, guilt and sometimes, the absence of guilt.

Lies I Never Told is available at Amazon.com and Amazon UK.



Featured Book: Tangled Omens

Tangled Omens
by Joni Parker

In Book Two of the Seaward Isle Saga, young Alex continues her adventures as she begins her new role as a Tracker, an elite soldier of the King’s Army. After Alex goes undercover in the market in Agana to gather intelligence, she encounters the pirate spy known only as the Horseman at the tent of the renowned fortunetellers, the Witches of Winden. When she returns to her command and reports the incident to her superiors, she’s assigned her first Tracker mission–find and kill the Horseman or die trying. Without any clues as to his real identity, she pieces together where his trail leads, deep into the pirate stronghold of Riverton. There, she must go it alone, confronting danger and intrigue around every corner.

This book is available from Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes&Noble, and Kobobooks.

Shakespeare Wrote Murder Mysteries

Guest post
by T.D. Griggs

Perhaps it’s worse in Oxford, like the weather.

Oxford, England, that is: a city stiff with history, bristling with dreaming spires, and teeming with writers. You can hear the scratching of their metaphorical quills even over the patter of the rain (and in Oxford, that’s saying something).

I’m talking about literary elitism. That’s what’s worse in Oxford.

Well, it shouldn’t surprise me too much. I have a background in history, and I ought to know that writing has always been an occupation for the privileged. In the Middle Ages literacy was virtually a form of shamanism, and could only be acquired by those adepts who had the money or the time – that meant churchmen and the nobility. Everyone else was too busy scraping a living and staying warm. The ability to write conferred and preserved power among those who mastered it. Continue reading “Shakespeare Wrote Murder Mysteries”