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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.

 

 

 

 

Check out outstanding author Matt Doyle

#SciFi, #Crime and #GameLit author Matt Doyle lives in South  East, England.  Rumor has it he has an extensive tea collection.   From his Amazon author page:

Matt Doyle lives in the South East of England and shares his home with a wide variety of people and animals, as well as a fine selection of teas. He has spent his life chasing dreams, a habit which has seen him gain success in a great number of fields. To date, this has included spending ten years as a professional wrestler, completing a range of cosplay projects, and publishing multiple works of fiction.

These days, Matt can be found working on far too many novels at once, blogging about anime, comics, and games, and plotting and planning what other things he’ll be doing to take up what little free time he has.

A  Sci-Fi murder mystery that has been described by reviewers as Sam Spade meets Blade Runner.

Check out Addict available on Amazon.

New Hopeland was built to be the centre of the technological age, but like everywhere else, it has its dark side. Assassins, drug dealers and crooked businessmen form a vital part of the city’s make-up, and sometimes, the police are in too deep themselves to be effective. But hey, there are always other options …

For P.I. Cassie Tam, business has been slow. So, when she’s hired to investigate the death of a local VR addict named Eddie Redwood, she thinks it’ll be easy money. All she has to do is prove to the deceased’s sister Lori that the local P.D. were right to call it an accidental overdose. The more she digs though, the more things don’t seem to sit right, and soon, Cassie finds herself knee deep in a murder investigation. But that’s just the start of her problems.

When the case forces Cassie to make contact with her drug dealing ex-girlfriend, Charlie Goldman, she’s left with a whole lot of long buried personal issues to deal with. Then there’s her client. Lori Redwood is a Tech Shifter, someone who uses a metal exoskeleton to roleplay as an animal. Cassie isn’t one to judge, but the Tech Shifting community has always left her a bit nervous. That wouldn’t be a problem if Lori wasn’t fast becoming the first person that she’s been genuinely attracted to since splitting with Charlie. Oh, and then there’s the small matter of the police wanting her to back off the case.

Matt’s other books include::

A sci-fi/GameLit series, ‘The Spark Form Chronicles’. The universal links for these are as follows (in order):
WICK: books2read.com/u/4ED7wz
CARNIVAL: books2read.com/u/bpW1e9
GIFTS: books2read.com/u/bwW9Z0
This series follows five professional card players as they take part in a future-based tournament where the battles are enacted for live audiences by holograms.

An ‘over the top’ performer guarding his companion’s right to life.
A genius programmer striving to retrieve her property.
An ex-mercenary sick of the abuse that she and her girlfriend receive.
A teenage girl desperately seeking to understand her past.
An old man intent on living on his own terms.

Five professional card players. Five reasons to fight. One thing in common: Their lives will be touched by the existence of the AI known as Carnival.

The Spark Form Chronicles combines card gaming with the excitement of professional wrestling, and tells a complex story that asks a simple question: Can an AI every truly be alive? Dive into Matt Doyle’s epic science fiction series to find out the answer.

You can also check Matt out on his website www.mattdoylemedia.com

Twitter: @mattdoylemedia
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MattDoyleMedia/

 

Here’s the #LitRPG Chatter for July 2 – July 3, 2017

What is #LitRPG Chatter?  I follow blogs, message boards, podcasts, new authors, old authors, short story writers and whatnot mostly relevant to LitRPG.   I don’t always get it right, but I try.   It’s much more than a copy and paste, I actually spend time in trying to find the best of what people are talking about in this new(ish) genre.

 

The Most Legendary LitRPG Giveaway of All Time! $500 Value! Ends…Jul 3 – 12:00 PM

Hello /u/Walelia42 You have posted 23 *reposts* in the past 24 hours, which is approaching the 25 limit /r/giveaways has. In order to promote fairness and to discourage hoarding, once you hit the…

Any good guides/articles with tips for writing LitRPG?Jul 3 – 11:03 AM

…available for fantasy/sci-fi authors – litRPG is not special in regards to this. As a reader as … basically what sets apart the LitRPG from other portal fantasy/science fiction. This is basically…

Looking for fantasy books where magic is actually a thing.Jul 3 – 10:54 AM

…catch your fancy. *Sufficiently Advanced Magic by Andrew Rowe* Litrpg magic school, and battles *The Woven Ring by MD Presley* Flintlock era, Cool magic! Excellent book! *The Never King by James…

Bellow Calls New Jumanji Movie LitRPGJul 3 – 9:21 AM

…definition of LitRPG (who could), he’s had interesting comments about the state of the LitRPG … and tying LitRPG to Jumanji makes sense. At its core, the new movie is pure LitRPG goodness on the…

Some LitRPG novels have “Permadeath”, but since the genre mostly derives from MMORPGs that’s more of a call-back to *Sword Art Online* than…

Some observations for LitRPG authorsJul 3 – 1:11 AM

>:) I am happy that you are happy. Spread the happiness around. [This doggo demands it.](http://www.toyeskies.com/Abby_10wks _1.jpg)

unlocking skills by useJul 2 – 8:59 PM

I think it’s more to do with the freedom characters have in litrpg and vr than anything. I’m most games you can’t simply do anything you want, whereas these vr games give you far more freedom so…

A good story vs a good litrpg.Jul 2 – 7:08 PM

LitRPG, but I also think there have been a few times in which a work I would have considered LitRPG … emphasised this book is not a LitRPG (and other times I agree with him), as a community of readers…

Free RITA Award Nominated Author Romance, 3 Free NYT & USAT…Jul 2 – 3:41 PM

Genre: Science Fiction of the Day, Sponsor, LitRPG, Cyberpunk. Rated: 4.8 stars on 790 Reviews… Genre: Science Fiction, Sponsor, LitRPG, Cyberpunk. Rated: 4.8 stars on 790 Reviews. 526 pages…

Longer LitRPG audiobooks?Jul 2 – 2:20 PM

Ok, thanks. I’ll have to look into it.

Another Outline Drafted – Scarhoof’s DomainJul 2 – 11:00 AM

I got my word count in for the day, as well as some worldbuilding on my litRPG world. I also came up with a character, concept, and fleshed that all the way into a draft of a story. I’ll spend the…

Raiding Jotunheim: A LitRPG Saga (Valhalla Online Book 2)Jul 2 – 4:40 AM

‘Raiding Jotunheim’ continues the exciting LitRPG adventure by USA Today bestselling author Kevin McLaughlin. When technology blurs the line between fantasy and reality, what…

 

#LitRPG Chatter for June 27 – June 29, 2017

 
What is #LitRPG Chatter?  I follow blogs, message boards, podcasts, new authors, old authors, short story writers and whatnot mostly relevant to LitRPG.   I don’t always get it right, but I try.   It’s much more than a copy and paste, I actually spend time in trying to find the best of what people are talking about in this new(ish) genre.

LitRPG: Introduction to a new genreJun 29 – 10:51 PM

It’s been popular in Japan for awhile now. Sword Art Online (2009) popularized it, and there’ve been many, many lights novels and mangas in the years since.

LitRPG Books: Precursors to LitRPG BooksJun 29 – 8:59 PM

As you might expect, the LitRPG genre didn’t burst onto the scene fully formed. It is a genre … books that came out before the LitRPG genre existed that filled a very similar role. While these…

Looking for something similar to mother of learningJun 29 – 8:34 AM

Yep, my bad. In that case try out The Good Student maybe? Less litrpg and more magic school but has a lot of the cool elements of MoL

A good story vs a good litrpg.Jun 29 – 4:25 AM

…Mystery/Romance) [2,599] Awaken Online: Catharsis by Travis Bagwell (LitRPG) [787] Scraps of Paper (The First Spookie Town Murder Mystery Book 1) by Kathryn Meyer Griffith (Murder mystery) [301]…

Some observations for LitRPG authorsJun 29 – 2:27 AM

…honestly avoid most MMO based litrpg. I prefer the portal fiction (such as The Wandering Inn, or … straight Fantasy that isn’t strictly litrpg but scratches the same itch for me with tiered power…

Looking for a good Litrpg with a lot of item craftingJun 29 – 2:01 AM

A Certain Middle-Aged Man’s VRMMO Activity Log is fun. Also has a decent Manga version.

New LitRPG out – HERO OF THERAJun 29 – 1:30 AM

Kind of makes me think when he chooses another class, he’ll immediately get levels in it.

Would Skills remain in the event of returning to Earth?Jun 29 – 12:01 AM

One of my favorite versions of LitRPG is when the MC returns to Earth with their powers. That would at least be a fun interlude once the BlackMage group gets a…

Unwritten Rules – my first LitRPG novelJun 28 – 1:01 PM

Thanks, I appreciate the feedback. I’ll keep it in mind for book two.

Best anime to watch for this type?Jun 28 – 6:03 AM

If you really liked this style you should check out this new genre called litrpg, it’s about vrmmo written books. Has a sub as well at /r/litrpg

Wandering Inn now has its own subreddit!Jun 27 – 10:56 PM

Wandering inn is the best litrpg around, and if youre not reading you should be.

Naughty Beauties Book Blog: Lisa SwallowJun 27 – 5:17 PM

The problem is, if I allow my game world to merge with reality, I could die standing in the fire. Romance meets LitRPG in this romantic comedy from USA Today bestselling author, Lisa Swallow. If…

Have a few credits that I’m ready to use. Suggestions Appreciated!Jun 27 – 4:55 PM

…79-catharsis?from_search=true) litrpg if your into those kind of books [Columbus Day (Expeditionary … tone?from_search=true) another litrpg book [ The Rules of Supervillainy (The Supervillainy Saga #1)…

Recommendations, I’m looking for books you might find cheesyJun 27 – 1:10 PM

> Drew Hayes LitRPG, I’m not sure i know what that is. Thanks you very much for Drew Hayes , looks like something I would love.

any audio books like awaken online?Jun 27 – 11:27 AM

I just listened to books 1 & 2 of The Land. I quite enjoyed them and they did a good job scratching my litrpg itch.

Horror, SciFi, Thriller and More Audiobook Release Day June 27, 2017Jun 27 – 10:27 AM

…_acx0_088459_sample.mp3 This #litRPG #fantasy #sciencefiction #audiobook in my ears now! Launch … and 57 mins Genres: Fantasy , LitRPG , Science Fiction Format: Audiobook Three days before his…

The Way Of The Outcast (Mirror World) Download Epub Mobi Pdf Fb2Jun 27 – 9:38 AM

…Mirror,,,World,,,Book,,,#3),,,LitRPG,,,series,,,-,,,Dark,,,Fantasy,,,.,,,Proj ect,,,Daily,,,Grind,,,(Mirror,,,World,,,B ook,,,#1),,,LitRPG,,,series.,,,Viridian,,,Gate,,,Online:,,, .The,,,Way,,,of,,,the…