Halloween Reading

13 Tales cover KindleHey, all, proud to present my latest release 13 TALES TO GIVE YOU NIGHT TERRORS. This is a horror anthology with authors from England, Scotland and America. Stories range from 1000 words to 6000. I have two stories included in the collection.

We’ve had our first review on Goodreads 5 stars: “I absolutely loved these although they did not actually give me night terrors (And I did make a point to read them at night, in the dark). I also loved that in the last story they added various trinkets from all of the preceding stories.”

In Waiting For The Wolf, a college student is stalked by a costumed street performer.

In Blackened Fireworks, paranoia seizes a party hardy teen.

I also may have edited the whole thing with Joshua Winning. So kinda proud there, too!

You get the FREE ebook right now at Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, Nook and the iStore.

And because Amazon hasn’t updated their files, you can also get the ebook over there for a whopping 99 cents.

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Author Interview with Margaret Fieland

Hey gang, in honor of our current 99 cent book sale, I’d like to share an interview with Margaret Fieland, whose novel Relocated is included in the great MuseItUp YA bundle of ebooks along with Wakefield. Without further ado:

brokenbonds_200X300(1) 1. From reading the descriptions for your sci-fi books, it seems like they’re set in the same world but not necessarily a series in the classic sense. If that’s accurate, why the unique take?

Troy, you’re right, I appear to be writing a sequence rather than a classic series. Why? In September of 2010, I decided to write a sci fi novel for NaNo (National Novel Writing Month, which is in November). I did so in order to overcome my phobia about writing science fiction — I was and am a long-time fan — I selected Robert A. Heinlein’s Farmer in the Sky for my tenth birthday — but had never, up til that point, written any.

Along about December, after I’d written the novel, I came across an editing workshop and signed up for it. I eventually ended up submitting the novel, Relocated, to MuseItUp Publishing, and it was published in 2011.

I never planned to write a series, but my characters refused to leave me alone. I wrote Geek Games to answer some questions for myself about what happened to Martin Samuels, one of the secondary characters from Relocated, and Broken Bonds to continue the story of two others, Major Brad Reynolds and Ardaval Namar.

2. The science fiction genre is usually seen as a boy’s club. What have been your experiences as a woman writing sci-fi?

Sci fi is largely a boy’s club, but there were women writing (and very successfully) in the genre even when I was growing up — Andre Norton and CL Moore, to name a couple. Now, of course, there are lots more. Though women tend to write more fantasy than sci fi, there are still a lot of very fine women sci fi writers.

3. If you could have dinner with one author, living or dead, who would it be?

Lewis Carroll. I love the Alice books and really enjoy Carroll’s poetry, When I was in college, I’d reread Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass every exam time. I would forego trips to the library, and then, suffering from book withdrawal, I’d reread Alice. I also taught myself to write backwards and wiggle my ears for the same reason. I taught one of my sons to wiggle his ears when he was in middle school. He and I thought it was a riot — his teacher was less enchanted.

4. How did you get into writing? Was it always a passion or something that came later in life?

I had absolutely no plans to become a writer. I wrote tons of bad poetry as a teen, and continued on into my twenties and beyond. Along about 2005, I wrote a poem I wanted to keep, and this led me a couple of online communities, where I heard about the Muse Online Writers Conference. I ‘met’ Linda Barnett Johnson and joined her writing forums. Linda required everyone to write both poetry and fiction, so, thus prodded, I started to write fiction as well. I started out writing fiction for children, under the mistaken impression it was easier than writing for adults. I ended up getting hooked.

5. Any upcoming projects you’d like to share with us?

I just completed the fourth Aleyne novel, which takes place after Broken Bonds. I’ve started work on a prequel, about the first encounter of Terrans (us) with the Aleyni, and as well I’m working on a fantasy that takes place in a future ice age.

meBio: Born and raised in New York City, Margaret Fieland has been around art and music all her life. Her poems and stories have appeared in journals such as Turbulence Magazine, Front Range Review, and All Rights Reserved. She is one of the Poetic Muselings. Their poetry anthology, Lifelines, was published by Inkspotter Publishing in November, 2011. She is the author of Relocated, Geek Games, and Broken Bonds, published by MuseItUp Publishing , and of Sand in the Desert, a collection of science fiction persona poems. A chapter book is due out later this year.

Blurb for Broken Bonds: Sex with aliens? How about romance with aliens? A treason accusation? Brad Reynolds has his hands full. When Major Brad Reynolds is assigned to head the Terran Federation base on planet Aleyne, the last thing he expects to find is love, and certainly not with one of the alien Aleyni. How can he keep his lover, in the face of political maneuvering and of Ardaval’s feelings for his former partners — and theirs for him?

Buy the Book: Publisher’s Website, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Bookstrand

Find Margaret on the web: Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads

Super book sale

The Prodigies of YA II coverHey all, excited to share a fantastic sale iTunes is offering for the next month. It’s practically a bundleapooza because the iTunes bookstore is bundling hundreds of books together and selling them dirt cheap.

I’m happy to announce that Wakefield (Mad World, Book 1) was selected by our wonderful publisher, MuseItUp, to be included in a bundle of Young Adult e-books. So, for the next month, you can buy four full length YA novels for only .99 cents.

The bundle with Wakefield is Prodigies of YA II (because we’re in Muse’s second YA bundle). The four titles are:

Joshua’s Tree by N.W. Harris. Chased by flesh-eating mutants and aided by an overbearing warrior princess, brainy Joshua must save the future—from himself.

Relocated by Margaret Fieland. On planet Aleyne, a teenage boy discovers a terrorist plot and learns more than his own life is at risk.

Palace of the Twelve Pillars by Christina Weigand. When Prince Joachim is kidnapped and twin Brandan attempts a rescue, both will search their faith and familial loyalty.

Wakefield (Mad World, Book One) by Erin Callahan & Troy H. Gardner. Troubled teens Max and Astrid bond while questioning the true nature of the psychiatric treatment facility where they are forced to live.

As you can tell, there’s a variety of sub-genres here. Magic, fantasy, paranormal. You check it out here at the iStore.

Perfection cover reveal

Hi, all. Quick update today. Perfection (Mad World, Book 3) is scheduled for release July 11, and here’s the cover!

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Erin and I have the galley now to proof before it’s finalized, good times. For all your Mad Word info, check out MadWorldseries.com.

New cover announcement

Hi all. I recently received the cover for Three May Days (Evermore Island, Book Three). This one is releasing April 11 from MuseItUp Publishing. You can pre-order it now and save 50 cents. Pretty sweet.

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Blurb: On the hard-to-find Evermore Island, where mythical creatures live and work, May Day is a much beloved holiday. Fairy tale creatures celebrate with songs, parties, and feasts. And just like any other holiday, May Day means family obligations.

The fairy Abelone, secretary for Cupid, has recently started dating Joe, a handsome half-giant/half-dwarf. The two have kept their relationship a secret. The upcoming holiday seems like the perfect time to introduce each other to their families.

With gruff and over-eager families, confused friends, and lies to keep track of, how will the happy couple survive three May Days?

And in the meantime, you can check out the first two book (Guardian of Cupid’s Heart and Guardian of Suffrage Celebration) at Amazon.

New book released

Guardian of Suffrage Celebration - Evermore Island 333x500Hi, everyone. My ebook Guardian of Suffrage Celebration (Evermore Island, Book Two) was just released from MuseItUp Publishing. That sounds like they freed a wild beast or something.

Blurb: When a saboteur strikes against Susan B. Anthony Day, it’s up to a woodland elf to discover the culprit.

You can find this short humorous/fantasy/mystery at MuseItUp, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and the iStore, to name a few. And you can rate and review it on Goodreads.

P.S. If you haven’t read the first in the series, Guardian of Cupid’s Heart, what better time than Valentine’s? Here’s a convenient link to its Amazon page.

Happy reading!

New cover reveal

Guardian of Suffrage Celebration - Evermore Island 333x500Hi all, I just got the cover for my upcoming eBook Guardian of Suffrage Celebration (Evermore Island, Book Two). Take a gander.

When a saboteur strikes against Susan B. Anthony Day, it’s up to a woodland elf to discover the culprit.

Look for this one next month. More info coming soon. (And there’s plenty of time to get caught up and read the first one, Guardian of Cupid’s Heart.)