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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Friday, April 06, 2018

Wanted: Book Reviewers and Book Bloggers to Write About Texas Fiction Collection

Please consider writing & posting a review of The Acorn Stories. Read it free via NetGalley for a limited time.

From romantic comedy to razor-sharp satire to moments of quiet reflection, The Acorn Stories transform a fictional West Texas town into a tapestry of human experiences.

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

“There are people that you like, some that you can’t wait to see if they get theirs.” –Joe Wright, StoneWall Society

“A well-crafted collection of short stories.” –L. L. Lee, author of Taxing Tallula

“Duane Simolke is one of our great American writers just ready to be recognized as such. He has the talent and the imagination and the humanity and the perspective to make each of our lives richer. Bravo!” –Grady Harp, Amazon Hall of Fame Reviewer

“Each story is intertwined rather than just there for entertainment and each character is well-defined and the humor throughout the book makes it a pleasure and an easy and enjoyable read.” –Chandler, Amazon #1 Hall of Fame Reviewer

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Sons of Taldra: A Science Fiction Adventure now in Paperback

In an alternate reality, an Iroquois scientist and her twin gay sons battle shapeshifting aliens. Telius wants to marry the man he loves. Argen struggles with the residual effects of a deadly drug addiction. Both twins help their mother face Valchondria’s greatest threats.

Sons of Taldra eBook.

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Featured Book Blog: It's Write Now

From the blog: "Books are to be shared! Every day we hand-pick quality free and discount Kindle books and share them with our readers to spread the joy of reading."

It's Write Now helps readers find free or discounted eBooks every day and helps readers share about those books. The newest entries appear first, but readers can also click through under genres, discount, or free. They can also find blog entries and author interviews. It looks like a good place for readers and writers to connect.

Book reviewers needed for gay science fiction adventure. Free eBook 4/3/2018 only.

Today is the last of the scattered free days for the Sons of Taldra eBook. Please download it. If you like it, please write and post a review. Watch here for news about the paperback.

Queer scifi, LGBT scifi, queer spec.

Monday, April 02, 2018

Book blogger Leonard Tillerman gives "5 Small Town Stars" to The Acorn Stories, offers more suggestions for readers and writers

At his book blog, author and book reviewer Leonard Tillerman has posted a review of The Acorn Stories. In it, he discusses the focus on emotions:

"This ability to capture the raw emotions of his readers is an ingenious tool used by Duane Simolke. He is able to achieve it through beautiful writing and compelling character development."

The review also goes in depth about many other aspects of The Acorn Stories, but without any spoilers. Please have a look at the review and also look around some more while you're there.

Besides a constantly updated list of book reviews, Leonard's blog also includes his tips on book marketing, blog writing, and many other related topics. He actively updates and promotes the blog, to ensure visibility for himself and the other writers he covers.

LEONARD TILLERMAN: Author, Book Blogger, Book Reviewer

Friday, March 30, 2018

Writing news.

Thanks for reading! I've been working on short stories lately and hope to make more announcements about those soon. Also, watch for news about a paperback version of Sons of Taldra.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Featured Book Blog: Speculative Fiction Spot

Speculative Fiction Spot is "Your spot for news, author spotlights, awesome book deals and giveaways and everything else speculative fiction!"

Dark speculative fiction author Renee Scattergood started this blog as a companion to Renee's Author Spotlight but with an emphasis on scifi, fantasy, and horror. Visit her network of sites for a free eBook and a lot of reading recommendations.

Sons of Taldra: A Science Fiction Adventure at Speculative Fiction Spot.

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Featured Book Blog: My Book Place

MyBookPlace.Net features author interviews and details about new books. Readers can find something of interest with the search engine or category listings. Writers can take part for free or choose paid options for increased publicity. The layout for the entries makes it easy to learn much more about the works and their writers.

My Texas Humor Book at MyBookPlace.Net

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