Category Archives: Indie writing and publishing

Angel Ramon Nemesis Pre-Order and Sale! Don’t Miss Out.

Hello Serial Readers:

Angel Ramon
Angel Ramon, bestselling Amazon Horror Writer.

Bestselling horror writer, Angel Ramon, will be putting his next installment up for pre-order on Friday (January 12).  To celebrate, he is discounting his series as follows in the post below.   Ramon is a great writer and he gives back to the indie author community (which makes his endeavors even more meaningful).

As you might have noticed, Angel’s Nightmare Adventure 3 is coming out for pre-order this Friday! So I decided to put the series on sale! That’s right you’ll be able to get the series even cheaper from Thursday, January 11th to Saturday 13th. I will make the Amazon Bestseller in horror short stories FREE from January 11th to Saturday 13th and will keep Angel’s Nightmare Adventure 2 at the cheap price of $0.99. Nemesis will be at a special promo price of $1.99 from January 11th until the release date of February 2nd.

That means you can get all three books of the series if you love survivor horror for less than $3 this Friday and Saturday. Also, you if you already read the first two, you can snag the third book for $1.99, a full dollar off the regular price!

Looking to achieve your resolution of gathering the guts to read a horror book or reading a story with a Resident Evil vibe, this deal is for you. By the way, Nemesis will have a kick-ass chick for an MC, should be a fun read, especially for those who like Chick-Lit.

I’ll have a huge press release coming where I will discuss some of the new features that will be in Nemesis, especially for those looking for a richer GameLit Horror read or Lite LitRPG horror read.

Rundown of the deal:

Thursday, January 11th:

Angel’s Nightmare Adventure – FREE

Angel’s Nightmare Adventure 2: The Nightmare Continues – 99 Cents

Friday, January 12th and 13th:

Angel’s Nightmare Adventure – FREE

Angel’s Nightmare Adventure 2: The Nightmare Continues – 99 Cents

Angel’s Nightmare Adventure 3: Nemesis – $1.99

From January 13th until February 2nd:

Angel’s Nightmare Adventure 1 and 2: 99 Cents

Angel’s Nightmare Adventure 3: $1.99

Here is the link to the series, if you want to get books one and two they’re only 99 cents each!

Angel Ramon’s Blog Article.

Code Jumper by Zachariah Dracoulis

Happy New Year Serial Readers:

Check out Code Jumper by Zachariah Dracoulis.  In Kindle Unlimted and exceptionally priced at $2.99.

291 pages.   I give it 4.5 out of 5 stars.

The year is 2036, and half the population of the United States of America is dead.

Re.Generation killed them.

Code Jumpers, skilled hackers who meet strict criteria, are the traffickers of the new world. Guns, drugs, just about anything else you might need or want in the heavily moderated base game world of Re.Generation, the Code Jumpers can get it for you.

As one of the very few people in the US who can dive into Re.Generation without getting stuck, Eddie is one such Code Jumper.

Eddie likes his job, he gets to be a demigod who sells weed and guns to mere mortals every time he goes to work, but following a catastrophic event that affects both the real world and Re.Generation, access to the game is restricted and he becomes locked outside in the dreaded real world.

Fast-forward five years to a world where certain cities are becoming more and more dangerous to live in, and Eddie is forced to go back.

Before he knows it, he’s jumping around Re.Generation and many of its expansions in a last-ditch effort to stop what promises to be Hiroshima compared to what was a slap on the wrist with the last event.

A video game. A terrorist. A hacker and his AI.

What could go wrong?

My Daily Chatter – Singing the Praises of Author Michael Allan Scott

Hello Serial Readers –

Take a stab at a paranormal thriller with a psychic detective.

Michael Allan Scott writes stories that will leave you guessing.

Michael Allen Scott

Supernatural Murder Mystery – Realtor Carla Simon has her first showing in nearly eighteen months. Recovering from a nervous breakdown, she arrives at the bank-owned foreclosure well ahead of her prospect. When her buyer pins her against the wall, it turns out to be the last house she’ll ever show.

Looking for a new breed of supernatural thrillers? Paranormal mysteries of murder and suspense? Perhaps a psychic detective series which can be read and enjoyed in any order? Or maybe one of those scary books you can’t put down? Regardless, the dark, disturbing novels by Indie Author, Michael Allan Scott, won’t disappoint.

Check out Scott’s Amazon author page.  

His latest book: Cut-Throat Syndrome 

 

 

My Writing Tip: Free Class From The Comfort of Your Home PC

My #1  goal in life is to teach independent authors they are no longer writers: they are publishers.   Long before your book is published on Amazon, or before it goes wide, the focus should be on marketing.  Your job is to figure out a way to push your book into the hands of as many readers as possible.

My theory is that if you’re going to spend money on improving your skill, you should spend it on digital marketing.  So, the next logical question is: how am I suppose to develop and improve my writing skill? 

The answer: free university classes that you can complete in the comfort of your home.  

Coursera and MIT Open Courseware come to mind.   A quick search of these sites leads to over 100 eLearning opportunities.   Taught at some of the world’s leading institutions all for free.  On your time, in front of your PC or tablet.

The benefits outweigh the disadvantages.  Often you can skip around and just watch the videos you need.  Then, on that rare occasion, you need ‘hands-on’ training, then, by all means, spend the money on a writing development class.  But, for the most part, ditch the seminars and spend that money on digital marketing.

Hint: you can also find free online university classes on digital marketing as well.

 

 

Top 25 Bestselling LitRPG eBooks Ending 23 December 2017

Rank Book Title Author Reviews Number of Pages
1 Ready Player One Ernest Cline 14,711 386
2 Super Sales on Super Heroes: Book 2 William D. Arand 236 382
3 Shadow Eagle: A Paranormal Space Opera Adventure (Star Justice Book 8) Michael-Scott Earle 129 379
4 Project Alpha: Book 1 R.A. Mejia 89 366
5 The Human Familiar (Familiar and the Mage Book 1) Honor Raconteur 114 277
6 Super Sales on Super Heroes William D. Arand 783 374
7 Tamer: King of Dinosaurs Michael-Scott Earle 176 792
8 Rapture (Apocalypse Gates Author’s Cut Book 1) Daniel Schinhofen 97 383
9 Ring of Promise: A LitRPG novel (Elements of Wrath Online Book 1) J.A. CiprianoJ.B. Garner 45 394
10 Dungeon Lord (The Wraith’s Haunt – A litRPG series Book 1) Hugo Huesca 136 332
11 Eden’s Gate: The Sands: A LitRPG Adventure Edward Brody 63 426
12 Viridian Gate Online: Imperial Legion: A litRPG Adventure (The Viridian Gate Archives Book 4) James Hunter 32 370
13 Dungeon Calamity (The Divine Dungeon Book 3) Dakota Krout 290 405
14 Skysworn (Cradle Book 4) Will Wight 250 257
15 Empire Burning (Emerilia Book 11) Michael Chatfield 59 302
16 Chronicles of a Royal Pet: Wood, Stone and Bone (Royal Ooze Chronicles Book 3) Ian Rodgers 13 326
17 Viridian Gate Online: Cataclysm: A litRPG Adventure (The Viridian Gate Archives Book 1) James Hunter 152 307
18 Threadbare Volume 1: Stuff and Nonsense Andrew Seiple 6 261
19 The Land: Catacombs: A LitRPG Saga (Chaos Seeds Book 4) Aleron Kong 376 571
20 The Starry Skies of Darkaan (Realm of Arkon Book 6) G. Akella 32 239
21 The Twilight Obelisk (Mirror World Book #4) LitRPG series Alexey Osadchuk 19 435
22 First Login (Chronicle Book 1) Kevin Murphy 102 270
23 Change (The Stork Tower Book 3) Tony Corden 16 387
24 Black Friday (The Valens Legacy Book 1) Jan Stryvant 299 164
25 Underworld – Level Up or Die: A LitRPG Series Apollos Thorne 122 374

My Daily Chatter: Shouting Out Elizabeth Knox

#Romance #Giveaway #ElizabethKnox

Hello Serial Readers –

Looking for a great author to read this weekend?  How about Elizabeth Knox.  I like promoting new indie writers, so I’ll tell you what: the first two people who send me an email at georgefisher123@gmail.com will get a free copy of her latest book Blackjack (Reapers MC Book 1).   There are no rules or requirements, I’ll gift you the ebook Friday afternoon.

Her books are also on Kindle Unlimited.  Help me spread the word – this is a very good upcoming indie author.

 

 

Check out Richard Hummel New Website: DungeonQuestOnline.com

Here’s a cool author with a cool website.  DungeonQuestOnline.com

He’s writing a #GameLit #Saga and from the look of things I want to read it.

Richard’s blog is filled with information.  A character sheet as well as links to #LitRPG and #GameLit resources.

From reading the stats page of the character, Richard seems to know what he’s doing.

I get excited when writers go to this much trouble to introduce their worlds and characters – and the books is TBD, which makes me even more impressed.

My Daily Chatter – Author Zachariah Dracoulis #GameLit

Hello Serial Readers:

Genre(s): Science Fiction, Fantasy, Entertainment>Role Playing, Cyberpunk and TV/Movie/Video Game Adaptation.

Zachariah Dracoulis makes reading fun.

Zachariah Dracoulis

Anyone who follows #LitRPG and #GameLit on social media knows Zachariah Dracoulis.  He’s well established as a best selling writer with his FRAGGED series and LEGENDS OF TARTHIRIOUS.

But, what you may not know is that Zach spends a lot of time giving back to the indie writing community by promoting other writers with his Facebook group LitRPG Rebels.

As serial readers, we need to support good independent publishers with our downloads and ebook buys.  In part, that is why this website was built.   And, by now you should know that I don’t recommend an author unless the books are good and I’ve actually read a good part of the writer’s catalog.

Zach is no exception; I’ve read most of his books.  I bought Legends of Tarthirious back in February and I read the whole series.  I read Fragged back in July and was also impressed.

Discoverers of these exceptional books have an advantage I didn’t have: they can buy the box set all at once without having to wait on pins and needles for the next installment.

So, give Dracoulis a read.  You’ll be pleased with is writing and it will be time well spent.  He makes reading fun.  And, after all, isn’t that what it’s all about?

Recommendations:

Read FRAGGED The 5 part short story series boxed set.  I give it 4.8 out of 5 stars.

Read LEGENDS OF TARTHIRIOUS the complete series boxed set. 

I give the series 4.7 out of 5 stars.

As most of us are in Kindle Unlimited, you can get the books individually.  So, download them all at once and clear your weekend calendar, order take-out and enjoy.

 

 

 

 

Top 50 #GameLit Bestselling eBooks on Amazon

Rank Book Title Author Reviews Number of pages
1 Rapture (Apocalypse Gates Author’s Cut Book 1) Daniel Schinhofen 64 383
2 Halcyon Rising: Breaking Ground Stone Thomas 30 233
3 The Twilight Obelisk (Mirror World Book #4) LitRPG series Alexey Osadchuk 14 435
4 Dungeon Calamity (The Divine Dungeon Book 3) Dakota Krout 251 405
5 Dungeon Lord (The Wraith’s Haunt – A litRPG series Book 1) Hugo Huesca 122 332
6 Black Hat (Afterlife Online Book 2) Domino Finn 36 365
7 Underworld – Level Up or Die: A LitRPG Series Apollos Thorne 115 374
8 First Login (Chronicle Book 1) Kevin Murphy 95 270
9 The Pantheon Moves (Emerilia Book 10) Michael Chatfield 67 355
10 Eden’s Gate: The Reborn: A LitRPG Adventure Edward Brody 338 460
11 War Aeternus: The Beginning Charles Dean 69 463
12 Dungeon Player: A LitRPG Dungeon Core Adventure (Glendaria Awakens Trilogy Book 1) Jonathan Brooks 29 141
13 The Greystone Chronicles: Book One:  Io Online Dave Willmarth 78 441
14 Delvers LLC: Adventure Capital Blaise Corvin 115 607
15 Shadow Corps Justin Sloan 51 316
16 The Trapped Mind Project (Emerilia Book 1) Michael Chatfield 251 534
17 Reboot (Afterlife Online Book 1) Domino Finn 114 470
18 Lewd Shadowmancer: The Concubine Contract: A Dark Fantasy Digital Adventure Eden Redd 6 270
19 Steele Alchemist: A LitRPG Series Deck Davis 23 452
20 Accidental Thief: Book One in the LitRPG Accidental Traveler Adventure Jamie Davis 70 310
21 Quest for Camlan: A LitRPG Adventure (Camlan Realm Book 1) A.T. Gilbert 2 266
22 Delvers LLC: Welcome to Ludus Blaise Corvin 416 598
23 Continue Online The Complete Series Stephan Morse 0 2319
24 Alpha Test Subject #3435: A Roguelike LitRPG Adventure (Chronicles of Alamor Book 1) Adam Myhr 8 201
25 Delvers LLC: Obligations Incurred Blaise Corvin 170 468
26 Accidental Warrior: Book Two in the LitRPG Accidental Traveler Adventure Jamie Davis 25 341
27 The Phantom Castle (The Way of the Shaman: Book #4) LitRPG series Vasily Mahanenko 93 593
28 Stay on the Wing (The Dark Herbalist Book #2) LitRPG series Michael Atamanov 79 547
29 Pangea Online Book One: Death and Axes S.L. Rowland 55 298
30 Avarice Online: The Seven Realms Series: A Litrpg Novel Matt Ryan 19 370
31 You’re Not Allowed to Die (The Twenty-Sided Eye Series Book 1) Kip Terrington 118 352
32 Wounded Legion: a mech LitRPG novel (Armored Souls Book 2) Xavier P. Hunter 1 325
33 The Desperate Quest: A MMORPG and LitRPG Online Adventure (Second Age of Retha Book 2) A. M. Sohma 46 307
34 Rapture (PG-16) (Apocalypse Gates) Daniel Schinhofen 5 371
35 The Luckless: A MMORPG and LitRPG Online Adventure (Second Age of Retha Book 1) A. M. Sohma 60 268
36 The Conduit: Book One: Epic Online Erik Anderson 13 151
37 Unbound Deathlord: Challenge Edward Castle 249 806
38 Fantasy Online Polynya: A LitRPG Saga Harmon Cooper 15 424
39 Luck Stat Strategy (Secret of the Old Ones Book 1) Blaise Corvin 130 236
40 Recoil (Recoil Trilogy Book 1) Joanne Macgregor 74 260
41 The Curse of Rion Castle (The Neuro Book #2) LitRPG Series Andrei Livadny 14 505
42 Continue Online Part 1: Memories Stephan Morse 77 314
43 Dead Mech Walking: a mech LitRPG novel (Armored Souls Book 1) Xavier P. Hunter 36 417
44 Quest into Hidden Realms (Hidden Realms LitRPG Series Book 1) Tom Gallier 21 434
45 The Feedback Loop (Books 1-3): (Scifi LitRPG Series) (The Feedback Loop Box Set) Harmon Cooper 48 710
46 Sphiel’s Song (A GameLit Virtual Fantasy Adventure) Alara Branwen 6 273
47 ALT-Reich: A LitFPS Novel Craig Saunders 0 170
48 Continue Online Part 2: Made Stephan Morse 38 370
49 Unexplored – Into the Wilderwood: A GameLit Virtual Fantasy Adventure (Book 1 Unexplored Cycle) Alara Branwen 12 216
50 Continue Online Part 4: Crash Stephan Morse 15 334

My Daily Chatter – Jim Nesbitt Hardboiled Noir

Good day, fellow serial readers—

Jim Nesbitt – author of The Last Second Chance and The Right Wrong Number

I want to introduce you to indie author and publisher Jim Nesbitt.  He writes crime drama and has two books out.  Both are exceptional reads, underpriced and are on Kindle Unlimited.

I’m going to cut to the chase: go to Amazon and buy the damn books.  If you’re like me and have a Kindle Unlimited account, by all means, read them through that app.

Jim’s a cross between Jim Marrs and Rooster Cogburn.  His writing is rustic and raw—which makes him a pleasure to read.  I think you’ll agree.

Nesbitt’s first book, “The Last Second Chance,” introduced me to hardboiled noir even though it’s been around since the 1920s.  Gino Cox wrote a review that is 100% spot on:

The Last Second Chance is a thoroughly enjoyable tale of two men on a collision course, each blaming the other and seeking violent retribution and revenge. The author is a gifted storyteller with a flair for allusions and an eye for detail that combine to make relatively commonplace settings seem fascinating and unique. The characters are three-dimensional with intricate histories and believable motivations. Some characters are familiar, but with unique backgrounds. Others are unique characters one would not ordinarily encounter in a thousand lifetimes. But they all seem authentic. The story is character driven. Half a dozen characters are pursuing conflicting goals, each of which is fairly simple and straightforward in its own right. Taken together, the story is filled with unexpected twists and turns as the characters and plots intertwine and conflict.

It is not a difficult read; however, it is not a quick read. The prose is crafted with such skill that it needs to be savored. The allegories and allusions give the descriptions a unique texture.

Another reviewer said this about The Last Second Chance:

I checked the author’s bio twice while reading the novel finding it hard to believe he hasn’t published a dozen other award winners. The character development was rich and deep. The pace of the story kept me interested. And the plot made the book impossible to set aside.

Jim Nesbitt “The Last Second Chance” and “The Right Wrong Number”

Here is the link to Jim Nesbitt’s catalog.

Link to The Last Second Chance in paperback. 

I bought the paperback of The Last Second Chance.   It’s definitely a 5-star read.

Author Bio:

For more than 30 years, Jim Nesbitt roved the American Outback as a correspondent for newspapers and wire services in Alabama, Florida, Texas, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Washington, D.C. He chased hurricanes, earthquakes, plane wrecks, presidential candidates, wildfires, rodeo cowboys, ranchers, miners, loggers, farmers, migrant field hands, doctors, neo-Nazis and nuns with an eye for the telling detail and an ear for the voice of the people who give life to a story. He is a lapsed horseman, pilot, hunter and saloon sport with a keen appreciation for old guns, vintage trucks and tractors, good cigars, aged whiskey and a well-told story. He now lives in Athens, Alabama.