Which “Feed the Babies” Flash Fiction Story Gets Your Vote?

Vote5It’s that time again…time to choose your favorite flash fiction story of the week! The judges have made their choices – their picks for the top entries are included below. Confused? Check out our rule change for 2015. The judges have spoken, and now it’s your turn. It’s super easy – choose your favorite and cast your vote below for this week’s Flash Fiction champion.

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 "Feed the Babies" entry below should win this week?

  • Jules Dixon (37%, 38 Votes)
  • Lisa Kovanda (32%, 33 Votes)
  • D L Brown (9%, 9 Votes)
  • Vickie Johnstone (7%, 7 Votes)
  • Howard Johnson (7%, 7 Votes)
  • A. L. Kaplan (5%, 5 Votes)
  • Jacqueline Hopkins (5%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 104

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NOTE: Entrants whose submissions are not relevant to the prompts and/or 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: Hot Pursuit 1

hot_pursuitHot Pursuit 1
by Jennifer Zane
Genre: Romantic Suspense
36,000 words

A fun weekend at a friend’s wedding in Denver takes a bizarre twist for Anna Scott when her rental car is pulled over due to an “anonymous tip.” In her trunk…one dead body linked to warring crime families. It should be easy for an innocent woman to be cleared of an random mix-up. But was it? The police aren’t so sure, and neither is the crime boss who wants vengeance for his son-in-law’s death.

Jake Griffin is playing a dangerous game, having spent the last few months undercover in the Moretti crime family. Moretti assigns him to find out who Anna Scott is, what she wants, and to kill her if she’s a threat. Jake needs to focus on taking down Moretti, but he can’t stop thinking about Anna, nor can he stop taking dangerous chances where she’s concerned. The most dangerous of all might be trusting her with the truth.

Hot Pursuit 1 is available through Amazon.com and Amazon UK.

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Createspace Like Fest

createspace logoAh, the print book. I do love Createspace.  You can create discount coupons for your books there. But you should never use Createspace to format an eBook. How about we forget about eBooks for a while and have a Createspace Print Book Page Like-fest!

This is how it works: If you are an author with a book listed on Createspace.com, in the comments below, write a SHORT one sentence blurb about ONE of your books, then paste in the link to that book below it. (If you post more than one book, to be fair to everyone else, we will delete all except for the top link, so please behave and post only ONE book!) Make sure you show some love to the links in the comments above yours, and check back throughout the day to catch up.  If you’re a publisher, editor, or reader, please check out these book pages – you may see something you like! (BTW, liking a book on Createspace WILL show up in your FB feed. If you don’t want it there, you’ll need to go into Facebook and manually remove it from your wall.)

There is always some confusion as to which link to use when sharing a book. The diagram below will show you how to find your book’s page. Make sure if you use the search tool that you are searching in the STORE and not the site.

finding your book in the createspace store
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[Don’t forget, if you right-click the links, you can choose to have them open in a separate tab so you don’t have to worry about navigating back and forth to pages.]

This should be fun and should generate a lot of likes for everyone’s books. Let’s get things moving – and here’s a book to get you started:  http://www.createspace.com/4954934 PLEASE do not post erotica titles. IU is a safe-for-work site.

To those with concerns about the ethical implications of “liking” a book you have not read, we regard  likes as more analogous to a “high five” than a rating or review. We do not support the idea of rating or reviewing a book you have never read. If you’re concerned that people will think you are endorsing someone else’s book, you can always just write something like “hey, my friend’s book is on Createspace.”