Sneak Peek: Romancing Wisconsin Volume I

Today we have a sneak peek from USA Today Bestselling author Stacey Joy Netzel’s contemporary romance box set: Romancing Wisconsin Volume I.

Christmas recipe for love—combine a matchmaking Santa, lots of mistletoe, one iron-clad rule, fated hearts; mix and stir. The Riley siblings don’t stand a chance.

Christmas in July is the theme of Mistletoe Mischief, with two single parents who never expected to find love at the zoo. Mistletoe Magic centers around an animal rescue and an Army veteran trying to move on with his life after a traumatic third tour of duty. Mistletoe Match-Up brings together two former high school rivals for a whole new set of fireworks. Each story features Santa Butch, a mischievous matchmaker with a heart of gold.

Currently on sale for 99 cents, 25% of the net royalties for this boxed set for the month of June 2013 will be donated to the Wounded Warriors Project to help American veterans.

This eBook box set is available from Amazon, B&N, Kobo, Apple, and Amazon UK.

And now, an excerpt from Romancing Wisconsin Volume I

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Video Trailer: Kings of the World

The galaxy is on the brink of war and only four dysfunctional, hormone-driven teenagers from Earth stand in its way. God help us all.

It didn’t take Cooper long to come to the conclusion that space sucks. It seems everyone there despises humans, everything’s too far away and the travel makes you heave. Worse still, Cooper’s stuck there with his best mate and two former classmates who want to beat the crap out of him.

And people, well, alien people are trying to kill them. Can Cooper and his inept sidekicks save the galaxy? Or are we all doomed?

Kings of the World, the young adult science fiction comedy by author Matt J. Pike, is available through, Smashwords,  and Amazon UK.

Part of the proceeds from each sale go to finding a cure for Rett Syndrome.

Don’t forget, you can cast your vote for trailer of the month on June 29, 2013 at 5 p.m. Pacific time.

Book Brief: Lies I Never Told

Lies I Never Told
by Martin Crosbie
Genre: Literary Fiction/Short Stories
Word count: 19,000 words

“It’s what we do. We make our own beds. We become thirty and then forty and we divorce and re-marry and visit our children on weekends, and work at jobs we never dreamed of doing, and have too many relationships with people we don’t like, and on the outside we look like any other forty-year-old hero. We’re not though, because it never goes away. No matter how hard we try to hide it, inside we’re still seventeen, sitting at the river, looking for the girl with the brown eyes.”

In this collection of short stories, Martin Crosbie, the bestselling author of My Temporary Life, presents us with a glimpse into the rear-view mirror of life. Crosbie’s writing is quiet, so quiet that when the crash comes you suddenly realize you’ve been gripping onto the edge of your chair, living the story right along with the main character. In this intensely personal collection, he writes about relationships, sex, children, infidelities, guilt, and sometimes, the absence of guilt.

Lies I Never Told includes four new, original stories, one previously published short story, and the first chapters of his Amazon bestselling novel “My Temporary Life” and the follow-up “My Name Is Hardly”.

This book is available on Amazon.

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Genre Snobbery

Approximately nine years ago, after sending a manuscript to just about every mainstream publisher, I was eventually told that the only way I would find the right publisher and actually have my work looked at seriously was to present my material through a literary agent. I then went about systematically, submitting the manuscript to every single literary agent I could find. Take into account that this was at a time when everything had to be submitted in hard copy and very few agents could be located through the internet; it is enough to say that it was not an inexpensive exercise. Continue reading “Genre Snobbery”