Archive | September 2013

Book Promo Day: 26th September, 2013

Some fantastic reads from fellow authors . . . please check them out . . .


Due to the Tsunami response to my post on 24th, I have had to limit the number of books to six, but if you’ve made a submission and yours is not in this article, DON’T PANIC, it just means that it will appear either NEXT Thursday 3rd October, OR the FOLLOWING Thursday 10th October, or even on any Thursday thereafter 🙂

This weeks SIX (6) great entrants are as follows:

Involution-An Odyssey reconciling Science to God by Philippa Rees


Two companions Reason and Soul embark upon a light-hearted poetic journey through creation’s evolution, and its legacy, memory. Memory’s recovery is traced through the intuitions of scientific genius: from pre-Socratic Greece, through the epochs of Western thought to the dissolution of Modernism, where mind and matter approach their . recovered and essential unity. Adding involution to evolution is adding yeast to flour; it bakes a lighter loaf. Saints and scientists…

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Thanks and Sorry

Please keep Steve in your prayers, and wish him a speedy recovery. Thank you!


Inadequate Thanks…

It is genuinely impossible for me to express my thanks to all those who have given me their support during this period of illness.  Special thanks have to be sent to Chris (The Story Reading Ape), who has kept the blog ticking over excellently, despite the demands of his own blog and other online activities!

Sadly, there is no sign of an early recovery but I’ll take the liberty of remaining optimistic!  To give you some idea of the state of affairs, I started composing this post back on Friday of last week!  Focussing is a major problem, especially with narcoleptic episodes every time I start writing…

And Apologies…

If you experience a delay in receiving a response to using the blog’s general contact form, I can only apologise.  Equally, if you have emailed me directly, the same applies.  I’m afraid that I’m only online for…

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Don’t price your ebook at $1.99


What’s the right price for your self-published ebook? You’ll probably want to stay in the $2.99 to $5.99 range, new data from Kobo’s Writing Life platform suggests — and stay away from $1.99 if you want to maximize sales.

Publishers Weekly reports on Kobo’s self-publishing platform, Writing Life, which launched in June 2012. Mark Lefebvre, Kobo’s director of self-publishing and author relations, tells PW that the $1.99 price point “is dead”:

“Authors most often start at $2.99 ‘and walk the prices up,’ he said, noting, ‘A low price point may be a hook, but it’s the quality of a work that attracts readers, not the price.’ Lefebvre added that $1.99 is dead ‘not just for us, but also, it seems, on other platforms,’ pointing out that $0.99 KWL titles sell twice as many copies as those at $1.99, and that ‘$2.99 sells more than four times more.’ About 80…

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UNSEALED Obviously I’m not the only one who has strange ideas . . .

It’s 12:47 a.m. on Saturday night, September 22, 2013, and as I sit here in awe and amazement, watching a supposedly never televised (at least not on national television) show entitled “Unsealed: Alien Files” . . . I am amazed at the SIMILARITIES in my novel “Obtrusion” and my previously posted video trailer for said novel!!!!!

Facts: I created and posted my video trailer for my novel back in early July of 2013, and published it to Youtube as ‘pre-publicity’ for my novel “Obtrusion” – a 3 book series revolving around aliens and other theories that I have personal thoughts on . . .

Here is the excerpt I pulled from the internet:

Posted by: Jason McClellan August 22, 2013  4308 Views


On August 7, 2013, Bellum Entertainment announced that its show Unsealed: Alien Files has been picked up by Discovery Communications.


This show, and a companion show, Unsealed: Conspiracy Files, premiered in September 2012.  These shows were syndicated nationally in the United States by Tribune Broadcasting, but weren’t on a single network, which made it difficult for interested viewers to find the shows.  But that issue should be eliminated now that Discovery has added Unsealed: Alien Files to its Destination America channel.

Episodes of the show reportedly premiered on Destination America on Thursday, August 8.  Bellum Entertainment explains, “Unsealed has already experienced great success in syndication and internationally through the first season and expecting to perform well on cable.”  The company announced that the show’s second season will premiere on September 16 “with a full hour of Alien Files.”  The aggressive broadcast schedule indicates that the show will air weekly, with two back-to-back half-hour episodes every week, for a total of forty new episodes.


The website for Unsealed: Alien Files provides this description of the series::

Unsealed: Alien Files investigates recently released documents regarding alien and UFO encounters, made accessible to the public in 2011 by the Freedom of Information Act. Each week, Unsealed: Alien Files tackles one compelling alien case by opening these previously off-limits secret files. Based on the newly discovered information the show re-examines key evidence and follows developing leads.

Unsealed: Alien Files investigates mass UFO sightings, personal abductions, government cover-ups and breaking alien news from around the world. We delve into the “photoshopping” of space, the value of Wikileaks, and the role social media plays in alien stories. Finally, we examine these newly released documents to see how alien visitations may have affected our past, and what influence they may have on our future. This show will have believers wanting more and skeptics questioning their long held beliefs. Unsealed: Alien Files … exposing the biggest secret on planet Earth.


CALL ME PARANOID . . . or just call me psychic, whatever you want to label it, but to me it is baffling that some of the stuff that I THOUGHT I was creating out of my own vivid imagination is actually being touted as realistic possibility on national television (albeit in the middle of the night when most ‘normal’ people are sound asleep, safely tucked away in their beds) . . . .  YES, I’ve done research on the internet regarding certain aspects I have chosen to include in my ‘fictional’ novel, as well as certain real life experiences (those of which shall remain unspecific – you, the reader will have to decide for yourself what is gleaned from real experience, and that which is purely fiction . . . . or IS IT FICTION?????)


It appears that there is a sudden resurgence in the ‘alien phenomenon’ . . . I found a video trailer for this show posted on youtube, way back in July of 2012. I just stumbled onto the actual two half-hour shows tonight as I was channel surfing while taking a break from writing.


So, with that thought in mind, I’m thinking . . . “Hey! Maybe my theories in “Obtrusion” aren’t as far off base as some might think. You, dear readers will be able to tell for yourself, as release date is drawing near . . . NINE more days and “Obtrusion – Book 1 The Gathering” will be in publication. I am looking forward to it with great anticipation. I think it will be if nothing else but entertaining, perhaps an eye opening experience.




Special Guest Pie (An Old Brown Horse) minus his Biographer Kandy Kay Scaramuzzo

No such thing as an “old” horse, they are always special, no matter what the age!

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In one of my reviews I was called, “ Brown Beauty” and compared to Black Beauty the fictional horse in Anna Sewell’s novel. I can see where someone might come up with that since we both spoke and told our stories from our view points. That is a definite compliment, and when you get right down to it, Black Beauty is probably one of the most famous and well known horses in history. So thank you to those who have put me in the same category as that beautiful black horse.

Let’s look at this and see if I can fit the shoes of any other famous horses. I think I am more of a doer than a looker. The comparison between Black Beauty and I had nothing to do with my looks. Now Bucephalus, that was a horse with which I have a few things in common. I…

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