Book Brief: If Mistakes Could Fly, You’d Be a Superhero

if_mistakes_could_fly_book_front4_thu (3)If Mistakes Could Fly, You’d Be a Superhero
by Kenyon Ledford
Genre: Parody Flash Fiction Collection
Word count: 8,500

The city is crying out for help. Private Eye Jonny Gonzo and Police Sergeant Joe Bidwell have arrived to help. Okay, so now the city is crying out for a superhero, instead. Up, up, and away, Money Man is on the way! Geez, people wonder why there is so much urban flight. This book of screwball flash fiction crime tales begins in an American urban sprawl, and culminates with a wild shootout of a fan-fiction epic involving a bizarro side of Batman and Robin, and taking place in the wild lands of Tasman, Australia.

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The Genre Analyzing Generator

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The stylish GAG, shown here in antique chrome


Here at IULabs, we take pride in creating products designed to help indie authors. It’s all about making life easier and taking your money. And the Genre Analyzing Generator (or GAG) is yet another in a long line of inventions to assist authors in finding their niche and making money!

The great thing about the GAG is how easy it is to use – and how accurate it is! We know it can sometimes be a chore to decide under what genre to classify your magnum opus. Don’t sweat it! Just feed your manuscript into the GAG and it will search for phrases, keywords, and dialogue in order to find just the right genre for your book.

Here are two perfect examples for you:

We fed Twilight into the GAG and got:
Juvenile Fantasy
Urban Fantasy
New Age
Kissing Fiction

And for 50 Shades, we got:
Cult Literature

As you can see, the GAG was right on the money, both times! So don’t spend anymore time fretting over the best genre categorizations for your novel. Order your GAG today, and get a move on!

Use the GAG as directed. Other uses are not sanctioned by IULabs. Do not insert anything other than manuscripts into the GAG. Not meant to be used while driving or sleeping. Bodily injury, coma, or death may come as a result of improper use. Should a manuscript become lodged within the GAG for more than 4 hours, do not attempt to probe the GAG. Instead, dial the technical support number in your user’s manual. User’s manual sold separately.

Why Every Writer Should Have a Go at Stand-Up

ComedianIt’s no good jeering at me and saying this post is rubbish. I am immune. I am deaf to your complaints and even better, I have learned how to deal with hecklers. You can say what you will, I’m determined to continue and explain why I’ve written it.

I understand your reluctance, after all, you probably write Science Fiction or Romance or YA and can’t see how doing stand-up comedy can help. Rest assured it can.

In a nutshell, stand-up comedy is brilliant for the brain, your self-confidence, and for boosting your presence. People love comedy even if you’re not very good at delivering it.

You do not need to go on a course to do stand-up. There are plenty of self-help books on this subject and indeed comedians who are willing to do online mentoring for merely a mention on your blog. They are artists like us and willing to assist others. If you want to sign up for a course and learn to do it with others, there are plenty available. Continue reading “Why Every Writer Should Have a Go at Stand-Up”

Video Trailer: Triple Dog Dare

Chick-lit, romantic comedy by K.S. Brooks and Stephen HiseWhen wealthy champion dog breeder Stu Hockersmith presents prize pup Lord Louis to lovely Bianca Jameson, he hopes to win her heart. Bianca, oblivious to Stu’s amorous intentions, takes the adorable pooch back home to California where she goes on to become a celebrated author, writing books about little Lo-Lou.

To make matters worse, Stu is informed that gifting the dog broke the kennel club bylaws and he now must get the pup back before his father’s legal team takes action against the woman he still loves.

Triple Dog Dare, the light romantic comedy by K. S. Brooks and Stephen Hise, is available from and Amazon UK.

Don’t forget, you can cast your vote for trailer of the month on May 31, 2014 at 5 p.m. Pacific time.