Which “Superdude” Flash Fiction Story Gets Your Vote?

Vote5It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s… Superdude? We need you to tell us which of these stories should fly away with Flash Fiction Champion honors. 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 Superdude story was your favorite this week? Vote below.

  • Angela Luo (39%, 19 Votes)
  • Howard Johnson (31%, 15 Votes)
  • A. L. Kaplan (12%, 6 Votes)
  • Nancy DeCilio Gauthier (4%, 2 Votes)
  • Jon Jefferson (4%, 2 Votes)
  • Kathryn El-Assal (4%, 2 Votes)
  • D L Brown (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Nathan Rokus (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Obodai Sonny (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Sharon King (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Drew Taylor (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 49

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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: Feast of Fates

Feast of Fates by Christian A BrownFeast of Fates
by Christian A. Brown
Genre: Epic Fantasy
212,000 words

Morigan lives a quiet life as the handmaiden to a fatherly old sorcerer named Thackery. But when she crosses paths with Caenith, a not wholly mortal man, her world changes forever. Their meeting sparks long buried magical powers deep within Morigan. As she attempts to understand her newfound abilities, unbidden visions begin to plague her—visions that show a devastating madness descending on one of the Immortal Kings who rules the land.

With Morigan growing more powerful each day, the leaders of the realm soon realize that this young woman could hold the key to their destruction. Suddenly, Morigan finds herself beset by enemies, and she must master her mysterious gifts if she is to survive.

Feast of Fates is available for Kindle and in print through Amazon.com and Amazon UK.

Christian, how did you come up with the title for your book? Does it have any special meaning?
Feast of Fates, as a phrase, actually appears in the book. The moment it popped out of my keyboard, I scrapped the working title of the draft and just knew that FoF the name of my little darling. I’ll spoil the broth if I tell you anything more about the context in which it is used.

Who was your favorite character and why?
My children! I love them all! Even the wicked ones (sometimes, especially them). Morigan and the Wolf are simply epic, and they’d be the easy answer. Mouse, is a fan favorite: tough as nails and full of sass. I choose the mysterious quasi-villain, Elissandra: a woman who wears many masks.

Does your book have any underlying theme, message, or moral?
The highbrow answer: Love is what binds us in brotherhood, blinds us from hate, and makes us soar with desire.
The lowdown: Celtic werewolves, Immortal Kings, more magic, adventure, passion, intrigue, and plain old panache that you can shake a wand at (there are no wands in FoF).

What would/could a reader or reviewer say about this book that shows they “get” you as an author?
Compelling and engrossing characterization and world-building. Also, I delight in converting the: “I don’t read that” crowd. Fantasy can be an amazing window through which to view social and emotional commentary. The book has undertones of death, acceptance and love that I experienced during my mother’s illness (lymphoma) and passing.

Give us an excerpted quote from your favorite review of this book:
“Each character was so well written that I became very emotionally attached to them. I felt all of the emotions, fears and hopes of each of them while reading.”

Where can people learn more about your writing?
http://christianadrianbrown.com/

December Video Trailer View-fest

YouTube_FINALWe’ve seen some really good video trailers here lately. Don’t have one? This video trailer resource page should help. 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 November 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.