Monday, July 30, 2012

Book Review: Pride: Queen of the Black Dragons

Okay. Okay. I picked today's ebook. No cats ... but dragons!

Our book is Pride: Queen of the Black Dragons by Vickie Adair. Actually, this is part of the anthology, Seven Deadly Sins. I found each of the seven deadly sins of the title available individually as well as in the collected ebook. (Note: that's a great marketing idea!)

The sin Pride is the theme of this short story. Panzer loved that Adair gave  the dragons  human emotions, intelligence and thinking capabilities. Yes, they are fire breathing, flying, egg laying dragons, but they also have lives. While some of the dragons don't like humans, others are their protectors. This leads to a war among the dragons and an interesting outcome. (No spoilers here!)

Panzer gives the ebook four paws up (and you know how hard he is to please).

We rate it family friendly for all ages.

Ebook available at Amazon for Kindle.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Of Covers and Beta Readers

You probably noticed Panzer and I weren't around the catospere for a few weeks. Smashwords changed the cover requirements for our ebooks (read  about it here  Smashwords: New Ebook Cover Image Requirements Coming to Satis...:)  which meant our covers needed to be redone by our cover designer Jennifer Barnhouse. Panzer's short story collection Cats and Crime is now back from beta reader Shannon Younker and ready for the final edit and formatting.

So ... Panzer's patience has paid off. Things are really starting to happen here. Panzer's Cats and Crime is only a couple of weeks away from going live at Smashwords!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Free Flash Fiction "Guess Who?"

Here's a  free flash fiction from Panzer and me for you:

Behind me I heard the sound of the hammer of a pistol  ratchet back. Without looking over my shoulder, I said, "Stop playing with your gun, Simon."

"I'm not playing with it and I'm not Simon," a familiar female voice said close to my ear.

"Geez, Marilyn, what did you do to Simon."

"Killed him. Guess who's next?"

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Author Steve Brown Fundraiser

Panzer wants to get the word out into the catosphere about the fundraiser for author Steve Brown (author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Private Investigating). Steve is fighting leukemia. To help him pay his medical bills, fifteen authors have put together a fundraiser selling their books and ebooks on Monday July 16. To make sure your purchases count toward helping Steve, read the instructions at Handcuffed to the Ocean.

Panzer says, "Please help!"

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Smashwords: Smashwords Publishes 5 Billion Words

Smaswords has been busy.  They've now published 5 million words! Yep, you read that right: 5 million words. Read their announcement here Smashwords: Smashwords Publishes 5 Billion Words: Smashwords today released its 5 billionth word. From your fingertips to reader's eyes. The number is difficult to grasp.  These words ...

Panzer says, "Have you joined the indie publishing party yet?"

Hurry! You don't want to get left behind!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Fourth of July

Happy Fourth of July from Panzer, Fiona and the Pirate!