Monday, August 27, 2012

2012 eFestival of Words

Happy Monday, friends. Some of my writer friends are involved in a most excellent promo, so I decided to share the details with you, below. Have at it.


Readers! Eight award winners in the 2012 eFestival of Words "Best of the Independent eBook Awards" have grouped together to offer you an amazing opportunity. They've reduced the prices of their award-winning novels to 99 cents for August 27 and 28th!

Whether you like to read mysteries, romance, horror, young adult, women's fiction, or fantasy, this group has it. Are you a writer yourself? Do you want to learn all about digitally publishing your next masterpiece? They've got you covered there too.

Get all eight award-winning ebooks for the price of one single paperback!


Award Winners

Best Mystery/Suspense: Dead is the New Black by Christine DeMaio-Rice

Best Non-Fiction: DIY/Self-Help: Let's Get Digital by David Gaughran

Best Horror: 61 A.D. by David McAfee

Best Romance: Deadly Obsession by Kristine Cayne

Best Young Adult: The Book of Lost Souls by Michelle Muto

Best Fantasy/Urban Fantasy and Best NovelThe Black God's War by Moses Siregar III

Best Chick Lit/Women's LitCarpe Bead'em by Tonya Kappes

Award for Best Twist ("I've Been Shyamalaned"): The Survival of Thomas Ford by John A.A. Logan

Here's a one-stop shopping link for your convenience: http://amzn.to/MO7qBY


Book Blurbs

Dead is the New Black by Christine DeMaio-Rice

Laura Carnegie gave up on the man of her dreams a long time ago. He's fashion designer Jeremy St. James, and not only is he her boss, everyone knows he's gay.

When the woman who holds the company purse strings is found dead in the office, and Jeremy's arrested for the murder, everything changes. If Laura can just solve this crime, keep the cops off her tail, break up a counterfeiting ring, and get the show on the runway by Friday, she might stop being Seventh Avenue's perpetual loser.

If you love Project Runway, or enjoyed The Devil Wears Prada, try Dead Is the New Black.

Let's Get Digital by David Gaughran

This guide contains over 60,000 words of essays, articles, and how-to guides, as well as contributions from 33 bestselling indie authors including J Carson Black, Bob Mayer, Victorine Lieske, Mark Edwards, and many more.

It covers everything from how the disruptive power of the internet has changed the publishing business forever to the opportunities this has created for writers. It gives you practical advice on editing, cover design, formatting, and pricing. And it reveals marketing tips from blogging and social networking right through to competitions, discounts, reviews, and giveaways.

If you are considering self-publishing, if you need to breathe life into your flagging sales, or if you want to understand why it's a great time to be a writer, Let's Get Digital: How To Self-Publish, And Why You Should will explain it all.

61 A.D. by David McAfee

61 A.D. For ten years, Taras has lived in the young city of Londinium, feeding off the city’s underbelly. But now Theron, his old enemy, has come looking for revenge, and Taras’ nights of living in relative peace are about to end.

Yet not even Theron can slip into town unnoticed, and the Council of Thirteen sends Ramah to deal with the two renegades once and for all. But unknown to the Council, a much older enemy is also in Londinium, and this time even the great Ramah might not be safe.


Set against the backdrop of the Iceni uprising in Roman-era Britannia, 61 A.D. continues the story of Taras, Theron, and Ramah, as they fight their way through history.

Deadly Obsession by Kristine Cayne

Nic Lamoureux's perfect movie star life is shattered by a stalker who threatens any woman close to him. When he meets photographer Lauren James, the attraction is instant--and mutual. She's exactly the sort of woman he craves, but the stalker makes deadly clear Lauren is the competition.

And the competition must be eliminated.

"Stock up on ice cubes because this is definitely one sizzling debut. Readers will be hooked from the first sentence- on the book and on Nic! As rich as a white chocolate cheesecake, Cayne's entrance into the suspense genre is invigorating, explosive and simply intoxicating." ~ RT Book Reviews Top Pick


The Book of Lost Souls by Michelle Muto

When teen witch Ivy MacTavish changes a lizard into her date for a Halloween dance, everything turns to chaos. And when no one is powerful enough to transform him back except Ivy, it sparks the rumor: Like father, like daughter. Worse, someone has used an evil spell book to bring back two of history's most nefarious killers.

Ivy's got a simple plan to set things right: find the real dark spell caster, steal the book, and reverse the spell. No problem! But first, she’ll have to deal with something more dangerous than murderous spirits: the school’s hotter-than-brimstone demon bad boy, Nick Marcelli. Demons are about as hard to handle as black magic, and Ivy soon discovers it’s going to take more than a lot of luck and a little charm if she wants to clear her status as a dark witch, get a warm-blooded boyfriend, and have her former date back to eating meal worms before the week’s end

The Black God's War by Moses Siregar III

Against the backdrop of epic warfare and the powers of ten mysterious gods, Lucia struggles to understand The Black One.

Her father-king wants war.

Her messianic brother wants peace.

The black god wants his due.

She suffers all the consequences.

"Moses is a fine writer deserving of success, and I think that it will follow ... I really enjoyed Moses's work." - David Farland, NYT Bestselling Author of The Runelords

Carpe Bead'em by Tonya Kappes

Hallie Mediate was raised by her (slightly) crazy Great Aunt Grace on the wrong side of the tracks in Cincinnati. Hallie escapes her hometown and never looks back.

That is, until she’s transferred back to the hometown. Not wanting her past to cross paths with her future, Hallie puts her life on hold.

Aunt Grace is still up to her old tricks, but Hallie finds some sanity at a local jewelry-making class where she uncovers a hidden talent for beading.

Will she keep searching for the happiness she may already have found?


The Survival of Thomas Ford by John A.A. Logan

Thomas Ford is the only survivor of the car crash which killed his wife. He is also the only witness who would be willing to identify the young, reckless driver who caused the crash. But the driver would sooner see Thomas Ford dead than ever let that happen.



Happy Reading!

20 comments:

Laura Pauling said...

I've a lot of these! Look good! :)

Sarah said...

Cool--thanks for posting about it, Matt.

Em-Musing said...

Great post. I've already check several out. Thanks Matt.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That's a good deal. The horror one sounds cool.

maine character said...

Thanks for the tip, and love the new photo!

LTM said...

Very cool! I have to say, 61 AD is freakin me out!!!! :p

And it seems like I've seen The Book of Lost Souls around these parts, yes? Congrats to the winners!!1 :o) <3

Old Kitty said...

Yes your new avatar pic is totally different! LOL!!

Hoorah for these ebooks! take care
x

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Now if only my TBR pile wasn't already out of control. I'm still catching up with the books by my favorite authors.

Thanks for letting us know which books are worth checking out, Matt. :D

vic caswell (aspiring-x) said...

what a great idea to help people reach beyond their genre comfort zones. :)

Johanna Garth said...

What a great idea. Thanks for posting this Matt!

Nancy Thompson said...

Wow, I never would have known about this. Thanks for sharing, Matthew!

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

I was on a panel for the e-festival of words. It was interesting. We talked about female protagonists in fantasy.

Sarah Ahiers said...

ooh man, i want to snag a couple of these!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

99 cents is a steal.

Jessica Salyer said...

Thanks, Matthew. A lot of these sound really great. Off to add more books to my Kindle app. :)

Samantha May said...

Thanks for sharing! Just added a bunch of new books to the kindle :)

Sam

Elise Fallson said...

Looks like I'm going to have to expand my TBR pile! Thanks for sharing, oh and one more thing, auto-focus :P J/K, love your new pic!

Lydia Kang said...

That's a pretty great deal!

M Pax said...

Congrats to all the writers. Guess I'll be expanding my TBR list, too.

Jen Chandler said...

Hi Matthew! Long time no comment. Sorry about that!! Hope all is well.

Most of these sound wonderful. And I had to laugh when I read "I've been Shyamalaned"!! HA! Great description!

Cheers,
Jen