Friday, January 16, 2015

State of the Witless

The big question… 
“So, Dennis,” you ask, “what are you up to?”

I’ll do my best to fill you in…

Well, besides trying to keep my children from going to all-out war with each other over who gets to pick more – from meals, to games, to entertainment. Peacekeeper is a full time job lately. Add that to the standard homework, and hygiene routines… and well… I wouldn't have it any other way. My little people are the best.

Personally, I've finally started watching Agent Carter, and while it doesn't quite live up to the quality of Captain America: the First Avenger, it is certainly better than a lot of modern television. 

Currently, I also need to catch up on How to get away with Murder. Have you seen it? It took me a little while to really get into, but once I did... totally hooked. It's scripted well, and the acting is well above what I've come to expect from modern television. You should check it out... if for no other reason than because Viola Davis... 'cause seriously, wow!

I’ve finished reading Rachel Thompson’s latest, Broken Places, and I’ll be writing up a review shortly. You should pick it up if you have the time. It’s not initially as stunning as her Broken Pieces, but it has a slow build power that is moving, and undeniable… most definitely worth the read! Trust me. The writing is simply amazing… you can read my review here.

Oh, and it’s worth mentioning that in my lackluster foray into the wonderful world of eBay, has begun to convince me that Paypal is the devil; and if not the devil, then certainly a high level minion. For the amount of information they need and all they require, they are certainly not in a hurry to help you out… or to actually be all that easy to use in any capacity that doesn't include taking you money out of your bank account. Then there are the issues with the ‘day job’ and the search for a newer better one… also, why does a company bother to have a human resources department if no one in it ever answers the phone? Enquiring minds want to know!

Sorry, I’m rambling… back to what I’m working on…

The Booktrope re-release of Blood & Spirits has been fun so far. The sales and reviews that have been generated have been positive. There’s even a giveaway that Krystal set up over at Goodreads for two paperback copies with the gorgeous new Shari Ryan designed cover.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Blood & Spirits by Dennis Sharpe

Blood & Spirits

by Dennis Sharpe

Giveaway ends February 08, 2015.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to win
I've been doing a ton of writing for the release, but I’m pleased with the effort… all my guest blog posts and interviews for my blog tour to promote Blood & Spirits are finished... save one. Isn't that always the way? The last thing on the list is the killer... (sigh)

I also just got in the big box of author copies of Blood & Spirits... I'm about to start signing a few of those and getting them out to my readers... I think I'm going to do a giveaway on my blog or my new website

What do you think? 3 signed copies in a giveaway? Sound good? I'm open to suggestions. 

I’m still happily, and regularly, promoting Wednesday. She’s gone far… and looks to go a lot further. She’s got an awesome listing on IFList, you can go see it here:

It's an awesome site that sets up books and games for film adaptations, and allows people to vote and show their support. Head over there and check it out!

I’m currently doing what I've decided is my ‘last pass’ edit on Distant Thunder. It is due with the editor soon, and I can’t wait to see what Shari Ryan comes up with for the cover for this one. Did I mention that this one will have a new editor? Her name is Katrina, and I can't wait to get to work with her. 

I really am chomping at the bit to get at it, with this book… there are so many more piling up behind it. 

Saturday Night To Infinity, Mitch Will vs. The Queen of Evil and Her Space Zombies!, Driving Rain, and Her Boy Friday... for starters...

A lot of late nights and coffee have added quite a bit to the sheer volume, but all of it will be out and available soon enough. I just dropped twelve more titles into the queue with Booktrope, and the team I've got there - Krystal, Shari, Samantha, Katrina, and Jesse – are awesome… and efficient. Look for a lot of good stuff in the very near future - starting with the re-release of Destroyer of Worlds, on January 14th, with yet another beautiful Shari Ryan cover. 

Click here to get it on Kindle

Any other questions? Just ask. I’ll have more news to post soon enough… trust me. 

Thanks for reading, as always,


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