From now through the end of Halloween night, my publisher, Hydra Publications, will be offering both The Hand of God and The Watchers for only 99 cents. If you’re looking for books to keep you up at night, there’s no better time like the present to pick them up. You can find them on sale at Amazon.com
Tags: A Haunted Hydra Halloween, Amazon.com, Hydra Publications, The Hand of God, The Watchers
Tags: Christmas lites, Christmas Lites II, EveryDay Fiction, F2K, Facebook, Hearts of Tomorrow, Mysti Parker, Quentin's Problem, Roche Hotel, romance, Tallenmere, Tasteful Murders, The Darwin Murders, Tony Acree, Writers Village University
Good friend and fellow author, Mysti Parker, has a series of new books based on her time as a desk clerk at at nearby hotel. Part fiction and part demented mind, I have no doubt they will be worth your time. I’ll let Mysti tell you about her new series. Take it away, Mysti!
The Roche Hotel
A serial romantic comedy by Mysti Parker
After her husband ditches her for a blonde actress wannabe, Jane Seymour needs a job that pays the rent. The struggling Roche Hotel needs a miracle. With the former owner’s wife butting her nose into the renovations and new owners who are in way over their heads, Jane may be the answer to their prayers. Sure, she can handle The Roche Hotel’s quirky staff. But, can this skittish divorcee keep it all together when handsome Henry the Donut Guy makes his first delivery? This collection of serial fiction stories is a Tudorific romantic comedy that will leave you laughing out loud and hungry for more.
The Story Behind the Stories
THEY say a lot of things, don’t they? Like don’t wear white after Labor Day or don’t fry bacon with your shirt off (that’s probably good advice, come to think of it). Most of what THEY say goes right in one ear and out the other. But, in terms of writing, when THEY say “write what you know”, it makes a lot of sense. So, that’s where The Roche Hotel got its start—from my own experience working in a hotel way back in the ‘90s.
Many of these first 10 episodes are based on some very real incidents that happened during my days as a front desk clerk in a little mid-priced hotel. Sure, a lot of stuff’s made up purely from my crazy imagination, but there were 5:00 AM donuts—delicious being fresh from the bakery. Henry the Donut Guy—not real, but I wouldn’t have argued one bit if he had been! Among the many other true-to-life items that appear at the Roche Hotel are a popcorn machine, a Muzak (think elevator music) that never played at the right volume, at least one “lady of the night”, and a dead body.
To discover all those things for yourself, from now until release day on October 15, you can pre-order your copy of The Roche Hotel, Season One for just $0.99 on Amazon Kindle! After that, the price goes up to $1.99, so make your reservation now and save a buck!
Because I like parties, I’m also inviting all of you to the release day party on Facebook, October 15 from 6-9 PM EST.
You’ll get a chance to win a hotel-themed gift basket which includes:
- Tiny soap bars (so cute!)
- Ghirardelli chocolates
- Signed postcards
We’ll also have some fun and games, so I hope you’ll join me. And please bring a friend!
Thanks so much for your support! Happy reading! ~Mysti Parker
Mysti Parker (pseudonym) is a wife, mom, author, and shameless chocoholic. She is the author of the Tallenmere standalone fantasy romance series. Her other writings have appeared in the anthologies Hearts of Tomorrow, Christmas Lites, Christmas Lites II, The Darwin Murders, Tasteful Murders and EveryDayFiction.
Other writing pursuits include serving as a class mentor in Writers Village University’s seven week online course, F2K. She finished her first historical romance this spring and has one children’s book (Quentin’s Problem) soon to be published, with one more waiting for illustrations, and many more stewing in her head.
Tags: Archon, Jay Reyes, St. Louis, Steampunk, The Dragonfly Warrior, The Hand of God, The Shadow Warrior, The Watchers, Tony Acree
Another Archon is in the books and I had a blast. Jay Reyes and I sold a ton of books and thanks to everyone who bought one or took a card to buy the ebooks. If you have not yet bought Jay’s Dragonfly Warrior novel or the sequel, Shadow Warrior, what are you waiting for? They are steampunk genius. High marks to the Archon staff as for taking good care of us this weekend. However, if you see several of them standing together, don’t call them a Staff Infection. Just don’t. I am already looking forward to next year. The people in St. Louis love their cons and when a guest there tells you they will come back and buy your book, they come back and buy your books.
And what would a post about Archon be with out cos player photos.
How about a before and after?
Tags: Archon, Cos Players, Jay Reyes, St. Louis, The Hand of God, The Watchers
Today at our Archon table, Jay Reyes and I were joined by his lovely wife, Janet. Better known as the “Booth Babe”. When she was at the table, Jay’s sales took off. When she was gone, they slacked. Janet is a blast to have around and she keeps her husband in line.
Quite a few people who promised yesterday to come back and buy books, did so today. We thank you! We made many new friends. From Alicia and Nathan to Ashlee and Samantha, and who could forget Luther? Not a chance. Thanks to all who stopped by our table and we look froward to finishing off the con tomorrow. And for course, more pictures for your viewing pleasure. If you are one of the people in the picture, make sure to drop me a line and let me know in the comments so I can tag the pictures properly.
And here is a before and after!
Tags: Archon, Glen Cook. The Black Company, St. Louis, The Hand of God
The great thing about attending a con for the second time, is you know the ropes. This weekend find me near St. Louis, Missouri for Archon, the largest scifi convention in the area. This time I avoided standing in the registration line and went to the vendor line. This time I knew where to park to load up and where to find my table. I felt like an old pro.
I am spending the table with Jay Reyes, the talented author of the Dragonfly Warrior steampunk series. (I highly recommend you pick it up.)
I got to meet Glen Cook, author of the Black Company series, one of my favorites. Tomorrow I’m picking up some signed copies from Mr. Cook.
And of course, there are the Cos Players. Enjoy!
Tags: Cover Reveal, Imaginarium, Karri Klawiter, The Speaker, Tony Acree
Here is the cover to the next Victor McCain novel, The Speaker. We are shooting for the end of November for a release date, but wanted to share the cover now. My thanks to the incredibly talented Karri Klawiter for yet another kick ass cover. At Imaginarium this past weekend, person after person remarked how our covers didn’t look like small press covers. Most of the covers at the table were Karri’s. If you are an author looking for a great cover, contact her. But be willing to wait in line. She is booked into the new year. Drop me a line in the comments section and let me know what you think about the new cover.