Sunday, July 28, 2013

First Chapters: Wings by Carlie Simonsen




Wings is the first book in the Wings series, which follows a family of people who have wings and bird-like feet. They have lived as normal a life as possible, concealing their not-so-human aspects as best they can. So far they have been successful, but that’s all about to be turned upside down.

Jack has wings, but he keeps them well-hidden. When a new girl comes to school and does not hide her own wings, what changes will she bring to Jack’s life?

Wings is available from Smashwords, Amazon-Kindle, Kobo, Nook, DriveThruFiction and iTunes.

First Chapters: Wings




Jack had wings on his back and claws on his feet. He had feathers on his legs and a bell around his neck. He took the bus to school.
Jack had green eyes and dark skin. His father had green eyes. His mother had dark skin. His mother had wings and his father had claws on his feet.
They tried not to let people know.
Jack’s father wore shoes all the time. They were big shoes that cramped his claws together, just like Jack’s. Jack’s mother hid her wings under a coat. It looked like she had a big lump on her back, just like Jack.
People laughed at Jack’s mother. They laughed because she had a hump on her back, and the unkind ones called her deformed. They laughed because she wore a long coat in summer. One that reached right down to her toes.
Those same people laughed at Jack as well. Jack hid his wings under a jacket. He looked like he had a hump on his back. The meaner kids at school called him ‘Camel’ or ‘The Hunchback’, but not where the teachers could hear them. Jack’s jacket did not reach down to his toes. His wings were not as long or beautiful as his mother’s.
One day a girl came to Jack’s school. Her name was Jedda. She had wings like Jack and she did not hide them.


END FIRST CHAPTER: WINGS
If you would like to read more, Wings is available from Smashwords, Amazon-Kindle, Kobo, Nook, DriveThruFiction and iTunes.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Blogging Elsewhere: Wednesday, July 17, C.M. Simpson was at the DSDU Blog



After a week with a broken computer, we missed this guest blog over at Dark Side Down Under. A group of Australian writers of romance and other paranormal genres, they kindly hosted C.M. Simpson their regular A Bite Of… blog spot on Wednesday, July 17. She discussed the inspiration behind the stories and poems in An Anthology of Battle(which may also be found in her Short Stories and Poems of 2012 collection), and gave an excerpt from one of her favorite stories, Jalaya. Feel free to go over and check it out.



Sunday, July 7, 2013

Print-on-Demand now available for C.M. Simpson: Short Stories and Poems from 2012

C.M. Simpson: Short Stories and Poems from 2012 is now available in both normal-print and large-print versions from CreateSpace. This collection includes the contents of the four anthologies released in 2012. In print-on-demand this is the equivalent of a two-for-one deal, with extra content thrown in. In e-book version its four-for-three with extra content. Check it out :-)


Distribution: Eleanor Maine, Ellie Moonwater and Madeleine Torr titles now available from AllRomance Ebooks

We have now finished up loading all the Eleanor Maine, Ellie Moonwater and Madeleine Torr titles to AllRomanceEbooks and OmniLit. Covers of the titles available from these venues as mobipocket or PDF files are as follows:







Carlie Simonsen and C.M. Simpson are now available from OmniLit

This week we have been transferring our catalogue to the OmniLit and All Romance site for distribution. So far, we have uploaded all of Carlie Simonsen's titles, and all but the most early of C.M. Simpson's single short story and poem titles to OmniLit. They are available as PDF and mobipocket formats.

Titles uploaded are as follows:
































Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Blogging Elsewhere: Today Eleanor Maine is discussing Hunters of the Nile at the DSDU Blog


DSDU = Dark Side Down Under: A group of Australian writers of romance and other paranormal genres has kindly hosted Eleanor Maine on their regular A Bite Of… blog spot. She’ll be talking about one of her earlier works, Hunters of the Nile, the first erotic romance in The Hunters series. Feel free to head on over and join her.


Tuesday, July 2, 2013

New Cover: Wings by Carlie Simonsen

C.M. Simpson has come through with a new cover for Carlie Simonsen's pending release: Wings.


E-book Cover
Print-on-Demand Cover





















Wings is the first book in the Wings series, which follows a family of people who have wings and bird-like feet. They have lived as normal a life as possible, concealing their not-so-human aspects as best they can. So far they have been successful, but that’s all about to be turned upside down.

Jack has wings, but he keeps them well-hidden. When a new girl comes to school and does not hide her own wings, what changes will she bring to Jack’s life?

Wings is due for release in July 2013, and will be available from Amazon-Kindle, Smashwords, Kobo, Nook, and iTunes.

Monday, July 1, 2013

New Release: C.M. Simpson: Short Stories and Poems from 2012



This is a collection of all the short stories C.M. Simpson published and wrote in 2012. Many of these pieces can be found in earlier anthologies or on C.M. Simpson’s blog, but some have not previously been published. Genres range from paranormal urban fantasy to dark fantasy to space opera and comedic science fiction and magic realism. With tales ranging from her earliest years of writing to more recent times, this collection showcases one writer’s exploration of the worlds in her head and outside it.

This collection contains all short stories and poems included in An Anthology of Battle, An Anthology of Dragons, An Anthology of Those Who Walk Among Us, and An Anthology of Worlds, as well as previously unpublished content.

This collection is currently available from Smashwords and DriveThruFiction.
Published on: June 29, 2013