Sneak Peek: The Wrong Way to Feed a Unicorn

Today we have a sneak peek from author Christian Knoebel’s fantasy/action adventure book, The Wrong Way to Feed a Unicorn.

Charles wants to keep his 13-year-old daughter, Lexi, happy even if it means taking care of a manipulative, potty mouthed unicorn that continually insults his hospitality, intelligence and manhood. But when it comes to food they have a problem. To placate the unicorn, Charles finds himself hunting one of the world’s most expensive ingredients in a crime-ridden neighborhood known for its grisly dealings with outsiders.

Along the way he meets a long-lost high school friend with a fast-food job and unusual knowledge of haute cuisine, a voodoo-wielding faith healer and his gun-toting bodyguard, a nearsighted stripper with a taste for knives, and her jealous boyfriend who confronts Charles for stealing his girl. Only one of them will walk away.

The Wrong Way to Feed a Unicorn is available through and Amazon UK.

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Breaking News: Amazon to Acquire Goodreads

Amazon.comA News Bulletin
by Lynne Cantwell


Amazon has announced that it has reached agreement to acquire Goodreads. According to a news release from Amazon, the deal is expected to close within the next few months. Russ Grandinetti, Amazon’s vice president for Kindle Content, and Goodreads CEO and co-founder Otis Chandler joined in making the announcement.

For now, Goodreads’ headquarters will stay in San Francisco. No other details are available right now – including how much Amazon is paying for Goodreads, and what this means for Shelfari, Amazon’s Goodreads wanna-be site.

Read the press release on Amazon.

Read the announcement on Goodreads.

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Book Club Views May Vary

A guest post
by Dave Vizard

Women and men often look at life through completely different lenses.

So, it really should come as no surprise that the way men and women view the same novel after reading it is sometimes as different as what can be seen through a set of eyeglasses and a microscope.

That became apparent after I recently met with members of two book clubs – one all male and the other all female – that had read my novel.

One club hails from Attica, the rural community about 30 miles north of Metro Detroit, not the infamous prison in New York state. The Attica Ladies have been reading a wide variety of books and meeting regularly for more than 10 years. Noteworthy. Continue reading “Book Club Views May Vary”

American Library Association Acknowledges Hurricane Sandy Effort

Congratulations to our K. S. Brooks and the over 100 other authors involved in Indie Authors for Hurricane Sandy Library Recovery – they received acknowledgement by the American Library Association in the March 27, 2013 edition of their weekly newsletter, American Libraries Direct.

To date, the group has shipped over 800 books to libraries in need, and the number grows daily. “The generosity of indie authors is heart-warming,” group founder K. S. “Kat” Brooks told us. “Inclusion in the ALA’s newsletter is just fantastic. We’re looking to help as many libraries as possible and hopefully this will get the word out to them.”

Indie Authors for Hurricane Sandy is currently looking for more children’s book authors to fill the needs of three elementary schools looking for books for grades K-6, rated G. All books are vetted to make sure they meet the libraries’ specifications.

Libraries are encouraged to contact the group through its website. Authors interested in being considered for book donation are asked to join the Facebook group.