Shameless Promote Your Book Thread
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I just discovered this forum and really love the collection of books everyone has posted. My own children's iBook 'The Tale of Blob-Ba-Cus' ...
07-01-2012 03:57 AM
Hi Everyone! Here is your next fantastic short story, it's out on Amazon right now. Please go and check out the awesome and phenomenally done cover art - with this alone, you will be intrigued. Please give me your feedback on the interest that you would give this book based on what you have read, and seen. Thanks so much!
Publication Date: June 5, 2012
Years ago, the Order of Virtues waged war against God's angels. It began when the archangel Michael was summoned to a disturbance-a disturbance that soon turned into an ambush. The Order of Virtues, however, was defeated, despite their surprise attack. They were banished to Earth, where they now wander, infecting human souls with evil. Atnis Trepe is a young man back in his old neighborhood, there to take care of some family business. Soon, strange things begin to happen. Atnis feels as though he is being watched. He has terrible dreams-possibly visions, though he can't be sure. Then, he discovers a mysterious winged dagger in his coat pocket. How did it get there, and who did it belong to? Meanwhile, members of the Order of Virtues are in no way resigned to their lives on Earth. They want to challenge Heaven to another battle, but to do so, they must find the "Sword of Glory" which they believe will enable their victory. Atnis has no idea that he is the only thing standing in their way-and that soon he will become a supernatural force to be reckoned with.
About the Author
H. D. Doyle received a certificate in computer-aided drafting and worked in the technology field for thirteen years. He is a martial arts practitioner of over twenty years who competes in tournaments around the United States. He is a husband and the father of two in Joliet, Illinois.
Paperback: 132 pages
Publisher: iUniverse (June 5, 2012)
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.3 inches
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Last edited by ipadluva69; 07-01-2012 at 01:17 PM.
This looks so good!
Originally Posted by ipadluva69
Sent from my White iPad 4.
Thank you so much for your feedback! So gracious of you.
iPad 3 user
Originally Posted by MoonlitSonata
Thanks for this thread.
May I, then, offer this:
by Sebastian Michael
"A delight to read. So delicate, casually cruel, wickedly funny and wildly alluring."
- Stephen Fry
Damion is a boy who is so beautiful that everybody falls in love with him. This, his greatest advantage in life, gradually turns into his heaviest burden and so as he reaches adulthood, Damion, in an act half wanton, half heroic, destroys what for most people - but not for him - has come to define his essence. - A classic tale of a young man seeking his destiny.
The following description by Alana Jelinek, author of Ohm's Law, is taken from the back cover of the original hardback edition:
"Sebastian Michael's novel, 'Angel', is a great achievement; beautifully written and thoroughly engaging.
At face value it is the story of a young man so beautiful that 'anyone who met him fell instantly in love with him'. His emergence from boyhood is described with an astonishing sympathy for the experience of adolescence. The author has a great gift for subtle and commanding characterisation, one result of which is our developing appreciation of the burden of beauty on the 'hero' of the tale and all who come into contact with him. Events are beautifully described with a perspicacity for place and sensation.
On another level, 'Angel' can be read as an allegory of a society concerned largely with the superficial. Here value is determined by Beauty and the consequence of a great surfeit in power created by fundamental inequalities between people is explored in the trajectories of human lives. 'Angel' raises questions of responsibility and agency, as those privileged by society try to claim some responsibility for what appears to be pre-determined lives. We are asked to consider to what extent we can be responsible for the impact of our existence.
'Angel' is compelling and curious, an intelligent inquiry and a sensual pleasure. Its characters and their experiences feel immediately real and they also resonate over time remaining with the reader: so true is the author's ability with narrative and character. With 'Angel', Sebastian Michael has produced a novel that is a pleasure to read, that has depth and detail, and that raises some of the important questions for the contemporary moment. The ultimate meaning of 'Angel' will be a subject of debate between readers, as is inevitable with a novel that works so well on many levels."
Now on iBooks:
iTunes - Books - Angel by Sebastian Michael
Looks promising, but not as much as mine. Thank you for sharing.
iPad 3 user
Originally Posted by Sebastian Michael
Hi feel free to check out my Short Story on the iBookstore / ( only suitable for fans of Horror and Paranormal stories/ not for kids!! )
Author: R.A. Harris ( search iBookstore for author name for quick access )
Price: 0.99p/cents/euros/ any other currency it's sold in
Plot: Stalked by a shadow figure and haunted with nightmares that seem real, Sarah Fraser has been sentenced to life in a mental institute for the murder of her two best friends. When the figure begins to invade her every thought, the lines between what's real and what's not begin to merge, causing her to fear for her life....
Thanks if you decide to have a read and hope you enjoy it as much as i enjoyed writing it
Wow, great review from Stephen Fry, well done Sebastian. How are your sales going?
I have recently illustrated two children's books. Both have a preview available in the iBookstore and I would appreciate any suggestions concerning promotions. The first "Ookie!" written by Emily Stoll was first published in March 2012 as a hard copy. The second "Otters in the Attic" written by Valerie Johnson was designed as an ebook from the beginning. I created all the illustrations for the otter story using a Wacom drawing tablet.
I'm taking the thread title at its word!
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