CaveatReader CropHoleColorRev7BI don’t promo well, but my social reality person has gone on the lam, so I’m going to take a stab at it.  I’m offering a big promotional deal to all of my loyal Readers from now until October 23rd.  Here’s what I need from you:

1. Support the NaNoWriMo Young Writers’ Fund by going to http://www.adropofinkreviews.com/ and making a donation. In exchange for your donation, you will get five non-DRM books: Veneri Verbum, Grave Beginnings by R.L. Virdi, Dawn of Steam: First Light by Jeffrey Cook and Sarah Symonds, Think Happy Club: Friendship by Grace Snoke and Anne Saucer and Rose in the Dark by Casia Schreyer. Any donation gets you five books. All donations will go to the Fund, which supports the development of young writers.
2. Write a review of any book written by a NaNoWriMo writer. Need some recommendations? Ask!  Please post your review on Amazon, Goodreads, and Facebook.  You can post it here, too, for bonus points. (Legal disclaimer: Bonus points are good for exactly squat, diddly, and nada, but are excellent for making your favorite Figment-Writer happy.)
3. Buy a copy of Veneri Verbum in any format. Note that step one can count for this, but if you want a signed paperback, I will send those out over the next two weeks for only $5 plus shipping. Yep, better than Amazon, even with Prime, unless you live somewhere out of the way. I recommend moving before you order.

Here’s what you get from me:

  1. Five full minutes of undivided-but-genuine gratitude.
  2. A coupon for a signed paperback copy of the next book, Caveat, Beta!, for just $5 plus shipping or for the e-book version for just $0.99.  Tentative release date: February 12, 2016.
  3. A coupon for a signed paperback copy of the third Figments book, The Big Con, for just $5 plus shipping or for the e-book version for just $0.99. Tentative release date: August 12, 2016.
  4. A free copy of the short, The Eleventh Hour, with any order.
  5. One Character in an as-yet-unnamed and unplanned Figments story that will be all about the joys of book promotion, but funny. No, really. It will be funny and you will have artistic control over the Character. Not the plot. That’s my gig.

Oh, right.  Where to send stuff.

You can either send stuff to my email address (zanzibar7schwarznegger@gmail.com) or post it as a comment to this blog post.  I need links to reviews and either a receipt showing purchase of a book or a photo of a book.  If you buy it directly from me, I’ll save you a step.

Where can you buy my book?

So, there it is.  Why are you still here?

New Things and Purple Text Talk

I’ve been trying new things, like playgrounds and malls, lately. Did you know that there is a gang that converges on both of these areas with regularity, spouting all sorts of code words and swearing life-long allegiance to each other? I’ve been told BFF is not supposed to be taken literally and that ‘tween girls aren’t really dangerous, but the very name ‘TWEEN’ sounds like something that could rip your heart out with a well-placed protractor.

I do think I’ve managed to decipher some of the code, though, and am sneaking it into my next short so that others will be warned. Better to be prepared than not!

Eleventh Hour- Part Seven

It’s the penultimate part to the short story I’m doing on Wattpad. I think the site keeps leaving off zeroes, so I’m up to nearly 300 reads (or less than 30, if you want to believe that could possibly be accurate). I’ll have to think of something new when this passes… or maybe post a chapter or two of Veneri Verbum to whet a few appetites.

My Social Reality Manager, Chelo, will be taking over the posting after the short is finished. I hope you’ll all be as wonderful to her as you’ve been to me.  Okay, wonderfuller. She could quit on me.

Eleventh Hour- Part Five

There is obviously a glitch with the Wattpad system, as it only shows sixteen views and I know all my devoted fans are hanging on my every word with my new short story, “Eleventh Hour”. Keep reading! I’m sure Wattpad will fix the issue soon and I’ll be able to thank each and every one of you at an award’s show somewhere.