Which Castaway Story Gets Your Vote?

Vote5It’s time again to vote for the story which should win the honor of Flash Fiction Champion this week. It’s super easy – choose your favorite and cast your vote below.

Remember, the winning entries will all be included in the next edition of the IU Flash Fiction Anthology.

Check out this week’s entries here. Make your decision, then use those share buttons at the bottom of the post to spread the word.

Voting polls close Thursday at 5 PM Pacific time.

Which Flash Fiction Entry Gets Your Vote?

  • Leland Dirks (35%, 22 Votes)
  • Joan Childs (33%, 21 Votes)
  • Bjoern Gabler (6%, 4 Votes)
  • David Borrowdale (6%, 4 Votes)
  • AL Kaplan (5%, 3 Votes)
  • Dick C. Waters (3%, 2 Votes)
  • Michael T Heath (3%, 2 Votes)
  • N E Chenier (3%, 2 Votes)
  • Ian Ker (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Kathryn El-Assal (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Timothy Wan (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Nancy DeCilio Gauthier (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 63

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NOTE: Entrants whose submissions exceed the 250 word limit are eliminated from the poll. ONE VOTE PER PERSON, please. Duplicate votes will be deleted. The results displayed above are unofficial until verified by administration.

Book Brief: Hoodoo Money

Hoodoo MoneyHoodoo Money (The Stolen Nickel Series Book 1)
by Sharon Cupp Pennington
Genre: romantic suspense
89,000 words

After her almost-wedding to a bigamist, successful children’s author Braeden McKay has given up on love. She’s content to live vicariously through her imaginary heroine, Platypus Pearl, and a gaggle of adventurous, web-footed cohorts – until a working vacation in New Orleans shakes up her quiet, structured world. Had she known that souvenir nickel stolen from the grave of a hoodoo woman would catapult her into a nightmare of betrayal and murder, she would have insisted her friend put it back. Cursed nickel or unfortunate happenstance? Sanderson Montgomery isn’t one to discount the supernatural beliefs of others. This is the Big Easy, after all, Mecca to the spiritual and the superstitious. As a veteran detective, neither does he ignore cold, hard fact. And the fact is, someone or something is bent on harming Braeden McKay, and it’s up to him to protect her while keeping his heart out of the mix. Can love, the very thing Braeden wants no part of, be the one force greater than any adversary – even a hoodoo curse?

Hoodoo Money is available at Amazon US, Amazon UK, and Barnes & Noble. Continue reading “Book Brief: Hoodoo Money”

October Video Trailer View-fest

YouTube_FINALAll those new Fall book releases – and we love it when they have book trailers, right? Wait – yours doesn’t have a trailer yet? Well goodness! Monday, we ran a post on how to make your own free trailer with Windows Movie Maker. Check it out, then come back here and post a link to ONE of your video trailers below so we can show it some love!

And don’t forget, you can vote for the September Video Trailer of the Month. Meanwhile, if you’d like your trailer featured on IU, check out our submission requirements, and now let’s show our own videos some love with a YouTube LikeFest!

This is how it works: If you are an author, in the comments below, paste in the link for your YouTube book trailer video. (ONE trailer per person, please!) Make sure you show some love to the links in the comments above yours, and check back throughout the day to catch up.

This should be fun and should generate a lot of likes, follows, etc. for everyone who plays. I’ll kick things off with ours: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxpeL2u7FIk. (Okay, so that’s not a book trailer, but it’s pretty cool anyway!) Now let’s get the party started!

Don’t sweat it if your trailer embeds. We’ll fix it.

PLEASE be sure to reciprocate by liking those who like you. This is give and take. If everyone plays by the golden rule, we all benefit.