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Monday, August 30, 2010

Win a Free Fantasy Book!

Book description:
The Return of Innocence blends humor and romance with exciting fantasy action. Visit Theln, a planet of magic, dragons, nobility, and heroes. Sasha Varov was born into a noble home in the Thelni kingdom of Jaan, but Sasha’s father dared to oppose the king’s sorcerer, Wuhrlock. Sasha and her family became exiles on a desolate island.

At sixteen, Sasha left her island home to buy seeds in Jaan. She stumbled into a series of misadventures that ended with the death of Wuhrlock and made Sasha a legend, known as “Innocence.” Never mind that the legend barely resembled the truth, or that Sasha caught Wuhrlock in an unguarded moment. When Sasha returned for more seeds, the people of Jaan expected her to defeat a much more ruthless and powerful sorcerer.

Someone will win a paperback copy of The Return of Innocence: A Fantasy Adventure, today at Cyber Launch Party.

Also visit AuthorIsland Giveaway for details about a month-long contest for another paperback copy of that book.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Win a free eBook! Author interview.

My interview at AuthorIsland includes details about my writing process and how The Acorn Gathering happened, as well as an announcement about the upcoming sequel to Degranon: A Science Fiction Adventure.

The AuthorIsland site features book excerpts, trailers, and giveaways. Degranon is the book of the day there, with a free eBook for the winner. Watch there for more giveaways.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Nothing can stop Telius from meeting the man he will love: an enemy spy from another time and another planet. “A must read.” –StoneWall Society. “An incredible book.” –Rainbow Reviews. “A fascinating scifi excursion.” –gay author Ronald L. Donaghe.

Read about Degranon: A Science Fiction Adventure. Watch here for news about the sequel!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Visit the Smashwords page for Holding Me Together to read the opening essay, Reactions to Homophobia. Just click your choice under “Available Ebook reading formats.” That page also includes the videos Gay Pride and Gay Love Poem.

Resources for Reactions to Homophobia.

More of my book excerpts appear at DuaneSimolke.Com; use the links down the right side.

Friday, August 06, 2010

Authors and other book lovers.

Bitsy Bling’s Book Reviews features reviews and interviews, in a variety of genres. Author Charlie Courtland is the blogmaster.

I've added links above for the entries Science Fiction & Fantasy Links and Literature and Writers Links: General. Those entries previously appeared as pages at my old site.

Also try the "Writer resources" and “SciFi and/or fantasy” tags at the end of this entry.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Visit Goodreads to discuss The Acorn Gathering's stories, themes, and authors, or the fight against cancer. The Acorn Gathering raises funds for cancer research.

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Readers and writers can now find or promote books with the resource Rate My Book Video. That blog invites authors to post their book trailers and also invites responses to those videos.

The book trailer The Return of Innocence: A Fantasy Adventure has received over a thousand viewings at YouTube. Science Fiction, the second trailer for Degranon: A Science Fiction Adventure, has received over 1500 views there.