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Fire Up Your New Year!

We’re ending 2018 with a bang! Between today and January 4th you can pick up an electronic copy of Fire: Demons, Dragons & Djinns for just $0.99! At the risk of sounding like a total commercial, it’s an amazing deal. Whether you’re a reader who loves short stories, or an author who would benefit from seeing what sort of things I’ll be looking for when I read submissions for book two in the series (Earth: Giants, Golems and Gargoyles) you can’t lose when it comes to getting a copy for less than a buck. Honestly.

Get Your Copy Now!

Direct from the Publisher

 

Electronic:

Amazon (US) (CA) (UK)

Kobo

B&N

 

Paperback:

B&N

Amazon

 

And, if you have already purchased and read Fire (thank you, thank you!) please consider leaving an honest review on Amazon and/or Goodreads. I would really appreciate it 🙂 Your review doesn’t need to be long or detailed, but a couple sentences and some stars could really make a difference. Thank you!

 

Aphanasian Stories on Sale

Aphanasian Stories by Rhonda Parrish

Three of Rhonda Parrish’s beloved Aphanasian stories brought together in one collection for the first time!

A Love Story: Z’thandra, a swamp elf living with the Reptar, discovers a human near the village. When she falls in love with him, she faces the most difficult choice of her life, a decision that will affect the Reptar for generations.

Lost and Found: Xavier, the escaped subject of a madman’s experiments, and Colby, a young lady on a mission to save her brother, must combine their efforts to elude capture and recover the magical artifact that will save Colby’s brother before it’s too late.

Sister Margaret: A vampire hunter and a half-incubus swordsman are hired by a priestess to kill the undead pimp that is extorting, torturing and murdering vulnerable girls.

Okay, I admit it. The title is less than inspiring, but the stories are good 🙂

Aphanasian Stories are on sale for this weekend only–because Black Friday. You can pick up your copy now for less than a dollar… and the timing is great because I’ll be releasing a new Aphanasian story next year, so this will introduce you to the world and the characters just in time to pick that one up and dive in 🙂

Available Now

Amazon (US) (CA) (UK)

Kobo

B&N

iTunes

Playster

But wait! There’s more 🙂

Because of course there is, it’s Black Friday.

Aphanasian Stories is on sale as a part of a larger sale.

Click here to check out dozens of titles in all sorts of genres that have been marked down to $1 for this long weekend 🙂

Good news, everyone!

“Good news everyone! I think I’ve invented a plague that will destroy all life on Azeroth!”

~Professor Putricide

Sorry, sorry… I just couldn’t help myself, I have had that line stuck on repeat in my head ever since I woke up. Because I knew I wanted to start this blog post with the first three words. Hopefully, you will be more excited about my news than about that very old news from Ice Crown Citadel.

Good news, everyone! For the next few days only, the electronic version of Fire: Demons, Dragons and Djinns will be on sale for $0.99!

The ability for people to control (to some extent at least) fire has long been held as one of the major events that contributed to human evolution, but when fire eludes or escapes our control it is also one of the most destructive forces on earth. Associated with passion, power, transformation and purification, fire is a ferocious element with an unquenchable appetite.

Discover the power of Fire and the creatures that thrive on it in these twenty-one stories, including: the true inspiration behind Jim Morrison’s songs; a special weapon used in World War II; the secret in the depths of a mortuary furnace; a fantastical card game; and a necromancer out on what may be his last job.

Featuring: Blake Jessop; Kevin Cockle; Lizbeth Ashton; Dusty Thorne; V.F. LeSann; K.T. Ivanrest; Hal J. Friesen; Laura VanArendonk Baugh; Krista D. Ball; Mara Malins; Claude Lalumière; Susan MacGregor; JB Riley; Damascus Mincemeyer; Heather M. O’Connor; Gabrielle Harbowy; R. W. Hodgson; Chadwick Ginther; Wendy Nikel; Annie Neugebauer; and J.G. Formato.

Available Now:

Direct from the Publisher

Electronic: Amazon Kobo | B&N

Paperback: B&N | Amazon

“Rhonda Parrish’s fascination with all aspects of fire and fantasy has resulted in a gift to readers: Fire: Demons, Dragons, and Djinns is an incredibly eclectic and carefully curated collection of short stories. The theme is exactly as the title says – a stunningly original array of tales involving fire. There isn’t a clinker in the stack… The authors who have enriched this anthology are among the most imaginative storytellers I have ever read. ”

~Melanie S. Amazon Review

If you haven’t already, please consider checking it out. For less than a buck I guarantee you can’t go wrong!

Fae is $0.99

Super short post today, I just wanted to let you know about a great sale. Although it wasn’t my first rodeo, in many ways Fae was the anthology that changed everything for me, and this week it’s on sale for less than a buck 🙂

Available Online:

From the Publisher

Amazon (US) (CA) (UK)

Kobo

iBooks

B&N

 

Update:

First of all, Amazon, this is irksome:

…because no, I most certainly did not mean ‘face’ I meant ‘Fae’. Sheesh.

However, this is not irksome:

...on Amazon.ca

...on Amazon.com

If you bought the book and helped make this happen, thank you! I’m excited to see how long we can hold those #1 spots 🙂

D is for Dinosaur Countdown Sale

D is for Dinosaur is on sale, but it’s not just any kind of sale, it’s a countdown sale! That means, for today and tomorrow the book will be 99 cents. Following that you’ll be able to pick it up for $1.99 for a couple days before it returns to its regular low price of $2.99.

To get the best deal you need to act quickly, but honestly, even at $2.99 this huge anthology is a steal!

Get Your Copy Now!

Black Friday / Cyber Monday Sale

b-is-for-broken Kobo sale

For this week only, B is for Broken is on sale for $0.99!

So you can get 26 awesome stories for less than a buck… I mean, that’s like, what? Four cents a story or something? Pretty tough to beat 🙂 Treat yourself to an escape from the post-election, holiday season–you’ve earned it! (Do I sound like a Nice ‘n Easy commercial? I mean… it worked for them, right? LOL)

Get B is for Broken now!

Kobo

Amazon

And if you’ve already read B is for Broken, would you do me a favour? Leave it an honest review on Amazon and/or Goodreads? Your two sentences and some stars could really help this anthology out.

 

Metastasis is 25% off

Metastasis

The short version: for this week only Metastasis is on sale for 25% off.

Paperback copy:

  1. CLICK HERE to go to the Metastasis page at Createspace.
  2. Use this code to get your discount — FYXXU8AP

Electronic copy:

  1. CLICK HERE to go to the Metastasis page at Smashwords
  2. Use this code to get your discount — EA29F

 

The longer version:

Metastasis is the most important anthology I’ve ever edited. It was also the first (if you don’t count Niteblade, and for this, let’s not). I’ve learned a lot since I put this one together, but it holds a super special place in my heart, and on my bookshelf. This was the anthology which helped me deal with my mother’s death and the one that allowed me to work with Jay Lake. The creation of this book was cathartic, not just for me, but for so many other people who were involved with it.

And it’s filled with powerful stories and poems that examine cancer through a speculative lens. And though it’s a heavy subject and not all the stories have happy endings, as one reviewer put it (I’m paraphrasing again) it’s not nearly as depressing as you think.

And a whole whack of the money it generates is donated to cancer research. I can’t remember the exact percentage off the top of my head, but it’s over 60% and includes all my royalties. I don’t make a single cent off sales of this book.

And it’s on sale.

It’s on sale because one of the contributors recently found out he has cancer. His prognosis is good and his spirits are high, but still, it’s cancer. When he got the diagnosis he wanted to find a way to turn that negative into a positive so he emailed me and said, “Hey, can we do a promotion or something of Metastasis to help raise some more money for the American Cancer Society?” and I said, “Lemme ask the publisher!” (I’m totally paraphrasing that conversation. Whatever.)

The publisher said yes and so here we have it. The totally impromptu, turning a negative into a positive, sale of Metastasis.

Pick up a copy for 25% off by using either of the methods I detailed above or if you don’t like Smashwords or Createspace you can find it at all the usual locations as well.

If you enjoy it, consider leaving a review. 🙂

Metastasis

 

Aurora Story Bundle

If you’re looking for a great bundle of books to read have I got a link for you! Story Bundle has a bundle going on right now that contains 8 books which have won the Aurora Award. The Aurora Award, for those who don’t know, is an award for excellence in Canadian speculative fiction.

Check this out:

Our curator, Douglas Smith, has won the Aurora three times and been on the final ballot another sixteen. One of his goals when putting this bundle together, aside from offering the best books possible, was to have a gender balance in the selected authors. Mission accomplished. The bundle includes five female and five male authors. You’ll also get a great mix of SF and fantasy, adult and YA novels, as well as a selection of short fiction. The bundle also reflects the long history of the Auroras, with titles spanning over twenty years of Canadian speculative fiction.

Covers

Click Here to check ’em out

And for the record, I don’t have a book in this bundle, I’m just spreading the word because a friend asked me to and writing is a team sport 🙂

 

Aphanasian Stories on Sale

Aphanasian Stories by Rhonda Parrish

Aphanasian Stories is on sale for $0.99!

Available now at:
Amazon
Kobo
Smashwords

“Rhonda Parrish’s descriptive and action-packed prose grabs you by the hands and doesn’t let go. This is the kind of story that’s so good you clutch right back because you don’t ever want it to end.” ~ Carrie Jones, New York Times Bestselling author of NEED

Call it a Black Friday sale.

Call it a Cyber Monday sale.

Call it whatever you want, but for a limited time only Aphanasian Stories is on sale for less than a dollar!

Three of Rhonda Parrish’s beloved Aphanasian stories brought together in one collection for the first time!

A Love Story: Z’thandra, a swamp elf living with the Reptar, discovers a human near the village. When she falls in love with him, she faces the most difficult choice of her life, one that will change the Reptar for generations.

Lost and Found: Xavier, the escaped subject of a madman’s experiments, and Colby, a young lady on a mission to save her brother, must combine their efforts to elude capture and recover the magical artifact that will save Colby’s brother before it’s too late.

Sister Margaret: A vampire hunter and a half-incubus swordsman are hired by a priestess to kill the undead pimp that is extorting, torturing and murdering vulnerable girls.

On Sale Now!

Amazon
Kobo
Smashwords

Scarecrow Names

ScareCROWA couple weeks ago I attended Pure Spec, which isn’t especially noteworthy because I go to Pure Spec every year. What is noteworthy, however, is that this was the first year I got a table in the vendor room, which made this a whole different rodeo. It was interesting to see the con from the perspective of a vendor rather than a panelist or attendee. Interesting and overall positive.

Our* table looked awesome. You’ll have to take my word for this because I managed to forget my camera both days. But it did.

I met some people.

I sold more than enough books to pay for the table.

I got to chat with some friends.

It was great.

My favourite reactions to our table were:

“Wow. That’s a lot of anthologies.” – this from people who didn’t know me

“Wow. I didn’t know you had this many books!” – this from people who did know me

“Can I take a picture of your scarecrow?” – this from people with awesome taste in scarecrows

About the scarecrow. As you can see from my picture of him, he’s a cute little dude. Both a crow and a scarecrow, I feel like he might be a little bit conflicted about his identity, but I love him just the same. I brought him along to Pure Spec and asked people to suggest names for him. Here are some of the suggestions:

  • Jeck
  • Old Joe Croaker
  • Ostif (Outstanding in his field)
  • Bob the Destroyer of Worlds
  • Edgar Allen
  • Dave
  • Tobias, Traitor to all Crowkind
  • Dreadbeak
  • Albert (Albie)
  • Biety
  • Beaker
  • Peckerhead
  • Corey

Which one is your favourite? Or, if none of them, what would you name him?

Speaking of scarecrows, just a quick reminder that the sale for Scarecrow, the anthology, ends on the 8th 🙂

SCARECROW-banner-sale

November 8th if you buy SCARECROW at the World Weaver Press website and use code SCARE at checkout you will get 50% off the cover price–for both Ebooks and Paperbacks!

*Jo came with me and set-up and ran the table with me 🙂