My connections and friendships with other writers on Google+ are two of my favorite things about this platform. This morning I celebrate and share with you the books that Meg Tufano, T. Pascal and Matthew Graybosch (three of my favorite Plussers) have written, each of which is now available on Amazon/Kindle.
Once upon a time, long, long ago, one had to go to a book store to purchase a new release. Amazon changed all that and more, allowing the ease of home delivery in paper, in the cloud, in your Kindle library, or, as is my choice, on my Mac. What a pleasure to know each of these writers, to be able to champion their work, and to be able to be so easily supportive by having so many different online purchase options.
I have attached jpegs of each book cover, along with About the Author and About the Book summaries from Amazon, so that you can get a feel for each writer and, hopefully, choose to support one (or all!) of them yourself. There is a fourth jpeg, of the cover of publisher Curiosity Quill’s Primetime, which includes The Milgram Battery, a story by Matthew Graybosch, also available on Amazon/Kindle.
It has been an honor and a pleasure for me to buy all of these books on Amazon. Join me if you can, will you? There is something so feel-good about technology that allows us to be so directly supportive of our fellow artists. Congratulations to each of them, and thanks to Mr. T., Matthew and Meg for believing in their own talents, for putting pen to paper, and for sharing themselves with us here on G+.
Please read on, add to your library, support writers and writing on Google+…and have a good weekend.
Thank you, all.
How I Started Drinking, by Meg McDermott, a/k/a Meg Tufano
(Kindle $9.99 / Paperback $21.78)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Meg McDermott is a fourth-generation Washingtonian who has lived in Tennessee for twenty years. She teaches college students over the Internet while traveling around the world with her childhood sweetheart who is a scientist for Oak Ridge National Laboratories. Meg designed and built their house deep in a forest of oak trees on the side of a mountain overlooking The Cumberlands. She could see Windrock in the distance while she wrote this novel. She is addicted to Buddy’s Barbeque and hopes her husband will not leave her if she eventually gets a little fat. She drinks Pinot Grigio but will have a glass of Bourbon on the rocks if provoked.
ABOUT How I Started Drinking: Meg McDermott’s writing reminds one of Maeve Binchy, Elizabeth Berg and Anne Tyler with a touch of Fannie Flagg (“Fried Green Tomatoes”) while establishing a voice that is all her own. She also manages to cleanly capture the voices of the heart of Appalachia. In this award-winning novel, “How I Started Drinking,” divorced Maggie Bailey, Ph.D.² comes to rural East Tennessee to forget her rich and high-powered life in Washington, DC, while her ex-husband has some second thoughts, bless his little heart. The story weaves together the past and the present with her mountain ex-in-laws while Maggie learns that maybe when it comes to life, love, and liquor, her cornbread just ain’t done in the middle. This is a poignant and light-hearted story about unusual friendships and the craziness of love and family in North America spanning The Vietnam War to 9/11. You will love this book if you enjoy warm-hearted, or cold-hearted, Southern characters, smart strong-headed women whose love-life gets them snookered into no-way-out corner pockets. And, maybe, if you like some interesting cooking recipes (included at the book’s end). It’s a fantastic read for people who love sex or drinking! It’s not too long and–WARNING–the sex is explicit! In an international competition, Meg McDermott was honored with the distinction of the The Sue Ellen Hudson “Excellence in Writing” award by The Tennessee Mountain Writers Conference, its top overall prize. They also awarded her novel, “How I Started Drinking,” BEST NOVEL. “As you go skinny dipping with the snapping turtles in this hilarious novel, pour yourself a strong one! I loved ‘How I Started Drinking!’” –Dr. Jane Oswald, author of “Teaching in Black Holes in Space.” http://goo.gl/FlPAUk
POTUS Goes to Washington, by T. Pascal
(Kindle $2.99 / Paperback $6.81)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: T. Pascal is a father, husband, and writer who looks down from the heights of his ivory tower and contemplates the little people beneath him. He is a benevolent writer who believes in the competence of all his subjects, excepting those who recycle and/or enjoy a vegan diet.
ABOUT POTUS Goes to Washington: The governor of Kansas is elected to the highest office in the land. As President of the United States, he promises to right the wrongs that plague the great states of America. His populist platform involves getting rid of Daylight Savings and abolishing Congress. With his silent, brave, and heroic Secret Service agent Johnson by his side, he attempts to confront his political enemies on the open field of back room meetings. His most trusted allies and head maid turn against him in an all-out battle to determine who will control the White House lunch menu. Can he implement his reforms and turn the clock back on Daylight Savings before he is impeached?
*Without Bloodshed (Starbreaker #1), by Matthew Graybosch
(Kindle Price $4.99), 319 pages.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Matthew Graybosch is the author of Without Bloodshed, a near-future science fantasy thriller set in the Starbreaker universe. His other works include Steadfast, a novelette published in five parts at the Curiosity Quills Press website; Tattoo Vampire: and The Milgram Battery, which was included in the Curiosity Quills Primetime charity anthology. According to official records maintained by the state of New York, Matthew Graybosch was born on Long Island in 1978. Urban legends in New York suggest he might be Rosemary’s Baby, the result of top-secret DOD attempts to continue Nazi experiments combining human technology and black magic, or that he sprang fully grown from his father’s forehead with a sledgehammer in one hand and a copy of The C Programming Language in the other — and has given the poor man headaches ever since. The truth is more prosaic. Matthew Graybosch is a novelist from New York who lives in central Pennsylvania. He is also an avid reader, a long-haired metalhead, and an unrepentant nerd.
ABOUT Without Bloodshed (Starbreaker #1): “All who threaten me die.” These words made Morgan Stormrider’s reputation as one of the Phoenix Society’s deadliest IRD officers. He served with distinction as the Society’s avenger, hunting down anybody who dared kill an Adversary in the line of duty. After a decade spent living by the sword, Morgan seeks to bid a farewell to arms and make a new life with his friends as a musician. Regardless of his faltering faith, the Phoenix Society has a final mission for Morgan Stormrider after a dictator’s accusations make him a liability to the organization. He must put everything aside, travel to Boston, and prove he is not the Society’s assassin. He must put down Alexander Liebenthal’s coup while taking him alive. Despite the gravity of his task, Morgan cannot put aside his ex-girlfriend’s murder, or efforts to frame him and his closest friends for the crime. He cannot ignore a request from a trusted friend to investigate the theft of designs for a weapon before which even gods stand defenseless. He cannot disregard the corruption implied in the Phoenix Society’s willingness to make him a scapegoat should he fail to resolve the crisis in Boston without bloodshed. The words with which Morgan Stormrider forged his reputation haunt him still.
Curiosity Quills: Primetime:
(Kindle $4.99 / Paperback $13.00)
Curiosity Quills Press brings together bestselling authors like J.R. Rain, Tony Healey, A.W. Exley, and more to create a spine-tingling, mind-blowing, quirky collection of short stories in their first ever, annual Curiosity Quills: Primetime Anthology. 10% of every purchase will go straight to animals in need. The CQ team has selected humane societies on both the East and West coast that spend well and do not stray from their “no-kill” policies. Included Short Stories: – And Death Shall Have No Dominion – K.H. Koehler – Cyber Cowboy – James Wymore – Dark Orb – Tony Healey – Ephemera – Gerilyn Marin – The Fridge – J.R. Rain – Ghost Placers – Nina Post – Gothic Gwen – A.W. Exley – How I Killed the Drama – Mike Robinson – Mad Science – Sharon Bayliss – On the Rocks – William Vitka – Razor Child – Michael Shean – Sinergy – A.E. Propher & Grace Eyre – Tell Us Everything – Randy Attwood – The Caw – Eliza Tilton – The Damned and the Dangerous – Michael Panush – The Last Carnivale – Vicki Keire – The Milgram Battery – Matthew Graybosch – The Notebook – Randy Attwood – The Pearl – Rand B. Lee – Trevor – Nathan Yocum
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