Ebook Impresario

Today, my novel was featured as ‘Book of the Day’ at Ebook Impresario. This is a good link for all writers out there who want to get their book known. Check out their ‘advertise’ tab.

This is their link:

Book of the day: http://ebookimpresario.com/

Here is a screen shot of what their website looked like today.

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‘The World Within’ 50% off @Smashwords!

 

Yes, that is right. My fantasy novel is on sale until July 31, 2012.

50% off through Smashwords only.

Here is the link:

The World Within

And, just because I am a generous person, here is an excerpt:

“I had often heard that one great discovery only leads to another one, and what lay before me certainly proved this creed to be right. There were tall walls of earth that encircled the quartz pillars, forming a special kind of funnel around it. I could distinguish roots, long greenish-brown vines that hung down like a curtain and layers of rock formations that crept out, as if protecting the closely-knit quartz pillars on their way up. They did not touch the crystal, though. There was enough space between the cluster of quartz pillars and the surrounding earth for a person or two to climb upwards to the surface. The whole sight gave off the surreal impression that the quartz had been planted on the puddle, rather than it emerged from it. Close to the top I could see some brownish-green areas, but these did not belong to the forest. It was then that I realized I was inside an odd sinkhole, underneath Maboodia, in a world within another one. “

Green Book Festival Honors ‘The World Within’

This is the lovely certificate they gave me.

The book is available in print too. But, if you have Kindle, here is the link where you can read the first chapter and part of the second for free:

For all other electronic devices click here:

The World Within

The World Within wins an Honorable Mention!

I can’t believe it! I just got the email a little while ago.

My very first novel, The World Within has won an Honorable Mention at the Green Book Festival in San Francisco.

http://www.greenbookfestival.com

They misspelled my name, but I don’t care, I’m too happy.

In case you’re interested:

My book is available both in print as well as in Kindle format and you can read the first chapter and part of the second over here:

Mac lovers, can click over here:

The World Within

YAY!!!

Book Awards for Indie Authors

I’ve been wanting to post about this for some time, but I haven’t had the time, until now. Just wanted to share a list of Book Awards where independent authors can submit their work. These are the ones I know of, there might be others, so feel free to add to the list in your comments. The not so good news about these awards is that you have to pay a fee to participate. So, I’ll just list them here, in no particular order.

1. Independent Publisher Book Awards

2. Next Generation Indie Book Awards

3. The National Indie Excellence Book Awards

4. Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards

5. Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards

6. San Francisco Book Festival

7. The Green Book Festival

8. New York Book Festival

9. Hollywood Book Festival

I have submitted my book, but I won’t say to which ones, so I’ll just leave you with the mailing promo I made and…

Good Luck to all!

 

Inside ‘The World Within’

Writing is not an easy task. Between organizing your thoughts and putting them down in words, a hundred million things can happen. Plus, add in there that fact that you have to work and clean the house, do laundry,  go to the supermarket, run errands, etc. You have to set some time aside to sit down, clear up your mind and write, and if the muse is not working at that particular time, hours can go by on a single paragraph, or even a a single line. Although the opposite may also happen, where you can write five or six pages in a couple of hours, time seems to fly and you just flow with it.

That’s why it took me over a year to finish my first novel, but I’d like to share a section here where the main character is about to enter the mysterious world within the rainforest:

“Climbing up the wall did not look like such an impossible mission. Even though the artifacts were quite closely knit up, there were some objects that stuck out, here and there, and with concentration and skill, I could use them as climbing grippers to find my way up. With a big sigh, I slowly started my ascent to the top. The first four or five steps were easy, but when I was halfway up, I had to stretch my right leg far onto what looked like a bicycle pedal and then slide myself on top of it, much like a spider would do. After this step, there were many protruding things I could use to reach the top. I counted in my head, “one, two, three” and managed to slide and lift myself up to the pedal, then I quickly stretched my left leg onto a car handle that stuck out in the most convenient way. Next, I took hold of two metallic objects, near the edge of the wall. They were indeed the two parts of a broken set of pliers, I grabbed them tightly and stepped on an old skateboard that lay stuck, in a perpendicular position, with half of its side view stuck to the wall. Now that I could stand on my two feet, on the same wall grip, I took a few seconds to gather my strength and my breath. I only had to tiptoe over the edge to take a look of what lay on the other side.

Then, as I placed my hands over the wall and stood on the tip of my toes to take a peek, a pair of mushy, yet warm strong hands were placed above mine, and I was face to face with the most unimaginable creature I had ever seen. Its face resembled a meerkat’s, only that it was furrier and rounder, with deep-dark, large crystal-like eyes. Its ears were round as well, and they balanced in size to its equally dark, rounded snout, which bulged out with long silver whiskers that moved about nervously as if examining me. While doing so, I noticed its mouth opening and closing for a brief moment; showing me its white, pointy-sharp teeth, a detail that proved to be its most terrifying feature. “Rah-ka-tah-koo-BAH-LAH” the creature whispered as it threw a handful of purple mist right into my face and almost immediately, everything around me turned to darkness.”

The book is available both in print as well as in Kindle format and you can read the first chapter and part of the second over here:

Mac lovers, can click over here:

The World Within

 

Like any other writer, I’d love to be read, of course, I won’t deny it, but I guess it’s a matter of time. I also have a short story uploaded, and that one can be downloaded for $0 and surprisingly, it has been in the Top 100 Amazon’s Best Sellers under Mythology for some weeks now. So, I guess that in order for my book to get there, I’ll have to put it up for free as well…

Unfortunately, I can’t do that. I wish I could though…