Speculative fiction too real not to be frightening . . . and enlightening: Review of Ink by Sabrina Vourvoulias

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I’ve read a LOT of books.  Most entertain me.  All teach me.  Some inspire me.  Once in a while, a book does all three.  Such is the case with Ink by Sabrina Vourvoulias.  Read my lengthy review here.

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What’s better than a cover reveal?

A cover reveal and a giveaway!

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I’m giving away 5 free copies (in any digital format) of Incorrigible: Secrets Past & Present – Part Two / Seeking.  The giveaway will be open for entries for 10 days.  It includes a treasure hunt on this blog, so keep this window open and visit Incorrigible’s Facebook page to submit entries!  Good luck, and have fun!  On second thought … Be INCORRIGIBLE!

Discount & FREE!

Sometimes, Amazon is a weeeeee bit slow in getting a message.

The price for Part One / Entrapments of Incorrigible: Secrets Past & Present is now $.99 on Amazon.

You can get it FREE on Google Play (epub).

You can get it FREE on Goodreads (epub).  (Interesting side note…now owned by Amazon)

You can get it FREE in all digital formats at Smashwords.

Seriously, Amazon?

To celebrate the opening of Balticon 47 . . .

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. . . there’s nothing like a cover reveal!  I am in love with what Derek Murphy of Creativindie Covers has done to capture the essence of Incorrigible.

Anne E. Johnson reads like a rock star!

When I heard through a Broad Universe communication that Anne E. Johnson was going to be reading from her science fiction novel, Green Light Delivery, at Head House Books in Philadelphia on May 19th (my father’s birthday), I decided to attend and show some support for a sister Broad.  Dad would have approved of that.  From a purely selfish standpoint, it was one of the best decisions I’ve made in a good long while!

Not only does Anne emit sincerity, she holds a crowd like a rock star when she reads!  Of course, one cannot give Anne’s superior talent for public reading all the credit.  Her writing talent gets a huge kudos for its part, too.  The two excerpts in the reading were crisp, inventive, and  . . . alive!

When Anne stopped reading, I was disappointed, but only until my mind could zoom back to the here and now, riding on the exhilarating knowledge that I could get this talented author to sign a copy of Green Light Delivery!  Turnabout was fair play, after all.  She’d captivated me, and now, I was going to do the same with her.  Non-stalkerishly, you pessimists!  Okay, well, maybe slightly stalkerishly.

Anne was so gracious that I felt guilty afterward, albeit WAY pleased with myself for snagging her autograph, but definitely NOT too proud to get hubby Walt to grab a snapshot WithAnneEJohnsonANDHERBOOK5.19.2013of Anne’s genuine smile and my goofy astonishment (holding the coveted signed copy of the book, which didn’t quite make it completely into the photo…damn you, Murphy!).

Tell me it wasn’t generous of her to give me a chance to retake that photo, and I’ll smack you on the nose much harder than Dorothy Gale from Kansas ever thought of doing to that wimpy lion!  WithAnneEJohnson5.19.2013

It was a delightful way to spend a Sunday evening, and I look forward to reading the novel and its sequel, Blue Diamond Delivery, which is due for release June 25, 2013 by publisher Candlemark & Gleam.

For those of you who love lively science fiction that will keep you laughing and thinking at the same time but couldn’t come out to hear Anne read (so that you could get as lucky as I did in snagging an autographed print copy of Green Light Delivery), I have great news!  Anne uses Authorgraph to sign digital copies of her works.  Get thee to Authorgraph, buy a copy of the book, and Anne will sign it digitally for you!

Get thee also to calendar reminders for June so you can be the second in line for an autograph/authorgraph of Blue Diamond Delivery(Get thee behind me, stalkers.  I was here first!)