I will be at the Barnes and Noble at the Paddock Shops (formerly The Summit) in Louisville, Kentucky, today from noon until 9 pm. If you’re looking to pick up my books for a Christmas present, drop by and I will write a note of Christmas cheer inside. Hope to see you later today!
Tags: Barnes and Noble, Louisville Kentucky, The Hand of God, The Paddock Shops, The Summit, The Watchers, Tony Acree
Tags: AMA, Amazon Kindle, Frankfort Convention Center, Hydra Publications, Kentucky Book Fair, Reddit.com, The Hand of God, The Watchers, Tony Acree
Tomorrow, from 9 a.m. until midnight, I will be taking part in a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) and they mean anything. I will be discussing my best selling novel, The Hand of God, and the sequel, The Watchers. Both novels, by the way, are on sale through Sunday for only 99 cents for Amazon Kindle. I will also be discussing the publishing business and all things Hydra Publications.
Then this Saturday, I will be one of nearly two-hundred authors at the Kentucky Book Fair at the Frankfort Convention Center, from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. There will literally be a book for anyone on your Christmas shopping list.
Stop by and ask questions tomorrow, and find great book deals this Saturday. See you there!
Tags: Bethany Morse, Dearly Departed, For We Are Many, Hydra Publications, OC3, Oldham County Comic Con, Oldham County Public Library, Rachael Rawlings, Stuart Thaman, The Goblin Wars, The Hand of God, The Parrot Told Me, The Watchers, Tony Acree, Vatican Massacre
This weekend marked the very first Oldham County Comic Con and as part of Hydra Publications, we bought two tables for the event. I was joined behind the tables by Stuart Thaman and Rachael Rawlings, two incredibly talented authors. Stuart offered up his fantasy novel, The Goblin Wars Part 1, his scifi/religious mashup, The Vatican Massacre, and his newest novel, For We Are Many, his first foray into the horror genre. Rachael brought her young adult paranormal romance, Dearly Departed, and her mystery novel, The Parrot Told Me. I sold quite a few copies of The Hand of God and The Watchers. Several people came to visit who already had book one.
Bethany Morse and all the wonderful volunteers at the Oldham County Library did a fantastic job running the convention. Quite frankly, there is not one thing I would recommend they change for the next year. Anytime you have a first year convention, you wonder about turnout. The estimated turnout for OC3 (as it is known) topped three thousand. From the opening moments, the building was packed. The food provided for the vendors was also better than most any other convention I’ve attended. Heck, most conventions you fend for yourself. I am already looking forward to next year.
And of course, there were cos players. Here are a few pictures.
Tags: Book Reviews, C Bryan Brown, The Hand of God, The Watchers, Tony Acree, trolls
Have you ever wondered what to do with a bad book review? Author C. Bryan Brown asked me to share my secrets on how to both get new reviews and how to deal with the trolls who leave you nasty reviews, just because they can. I was happy to oblige. Check out his blog here.
Tags: A Haunted Hydra Halloween, Amazon.com, Hydra Publications, The Hand of God, The Watchers
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: 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.