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Saturday, March 28, 2020

Queer SciFi Double Feature

Taldra: Science Fiction Adventures

At Barnes & Noble.Com, the eBook is half off during April 2020 with coupon code BNPTaldra.

Taldra Discussion in Two Gay Geeks Webcast.

Set in an alternate reality, the Taldra novels focus on gays, people of color, and powerful women. Degranon: A Science Fiction Adventure flings an Iroquois family into a battle across time and space. In Sons of Taldra: A Science Fiction Adventure, alien shapeshifters and dark secrets threaten humanity. Both works appear in this specially priced eBook.

“Edge-of-your-seat action, scenes that detail the turmoil and terror of an alien attack and an inside look at love and acceptance for humanity’s differences.” —Tome Tender. Read this SciFi Book Review.

“A highly-imaginative sci-fi adventure. Simolke’s alternate universe hits all the right notes between the fantastic and the believable. There is a dizzying and impressive array of ideas that permeate this novel. Taldra is a great sci-fi read, especially for those who enjoy history and religion mixed in with technology. This is one story where all three blend seamlessly into one.” Self-Publishing Review, ★★★★ Read this SciFi Book Review.

Set in an alternate reality, the Taldra adventures focus on gays, people of color, and powerful women. Books 1 and 2 of Taldra both appear in this specially priced collection. Degranon: A Science Fiction Adventure flings an Iroquois family into a battle across time and space.

In an alternate reality, Earth is the planet Valchondria. No illness exists, gay marriage is legal, and everyone is a person of color. However, the Maintainers carefully monitor everyone’s speech, actions, and weight. The Maintainers also force so-called “colorsighted” people to hide their ability to see in color.

The Iroquois scientist Taldra thinks of her twin gay sons as the hope for Valchondria’s future, but one of them becomes entangled in the cult of Degranon, while the other becomes stranded on the other side of a doorway through time. Can they find their way home and help Taldra save their world?

Winner, StoneWall Society Pride in the Arts Award.

“A thought provoking and fun sci-fi read.” —Blogger Girls

In Sons of Taldra: A Science Fiction Adventure, alien shapeshifters want to feed on humanity. Taldra again relies on her sons to help protect Valchondria. The Maintainers still hold dark secrets that might pose an even greater threat than the invaders. World events and Native American storytelling inspired this sequel to Degranon.

“The most intriguing aspect of the story is controlled by emotion as relatable characters grow and brave it all together, selflessly helping each other.” -Enas Reviews

Thursday, March 26, 2020

SciFi Thriller Featured at Expansive Resource for Authors and Book Lovers

Sons of Taldra is a featured book at Proof Positive, a blog that offers book suggestions and writer interviews, as well as tips about writing, blogging, social media, marketing, and much more. Visit often for new resources. Find even more at MelanieRockett.Com.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Authors Give Back

My gay-themed eBooks Sons of Taldra: A Science Fiction Adventure and Holding Me Together: Essays and Poems are 60% off during the big Authors Give Back promotion at Smashwords, March 20 - April 20, 2020. Just use the provided coupon code.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Texas Short Stories Featured on App That Pays Users to Read Books

Read about The Acorn Stories at Booksta, an app that pays in coins after readers successfully answer questions about featured books. Also read about The Acorn Stories at Booksta's website.

A lush tangle of small-town life branches out in this engrossing collection of short stories.” –Kirkus Reviews

“The ability to depict such a wide cross-section of humanity including details of each character’s breadth of knowledge and experience takes a talented insightful author and Duane Simolke is such a writer.” –E. Conley Betty’s Books

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Get writing feedback via Critique Circle

I love Critique Circle's web site. I work on my current stories or chapters for months, post them there, critique other authors in the sub's genre, and get helpful feedback. #WritingTips #WritingCommunity #WritingAdvice #WritersNetwork https://www.critiquecircle.com/

Monday, March 02, 2020

Texas Short Stories Featured at Reader & Writer Resource

Read about The Acorn Stories at Snickslist, a site that helps readers find low-priced or free eBooks.

“A lush tangle of small-town life.” –Kirkus Reviews. #SmallTownLife #TexasTales

Sunday, March 01, 2020

Read an eBook Week

Sites like Smashwords are celebrating Read an eBook Week by offering deep discounts on many ebooks, including the following gay read.

Sons of Taldra: A Science Fiction Adventure.

“A major voice not only in American literature but also in the LGBTQ genre.”

We thought the aliens wouldn’t find us. We thought we could trust the Maintainers. We were wrong.

The Iroquois scientist Taldra became Leader of our world a year before the alien shapeshifters attacked. Her twin gay sons, Telius and Argen, will rally to her side.

Telius, a former time traveler, wants to marry his boyfriend, a former spy. Argen, a prodigy with a troubled past, modifies a handsome captain’s vessel for the battle.

Our world’s other protectors hold dark secrets that might pose an even greater threat than the invaders.

Monday, February 03, 2020

Spotlight on Gay SciFi Adventure

Sons of Taldra: A Science Fiction Adventure is a featured book at BookWeek.

We thought the aliens wouldn’t find us. We thought we could trust the Maintainers. We were wrong.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Get to know this small fictional town

From a new book review of The Acorn Stories at Goodreads: “I found myself not wanting to put this book down because I quickly felt like I belonged in this town.” #Texas #ShortStories