Saturday, 28 March 2009

Now Available in Paperback on Amazon!

Great news! My entire catalogue of Eternal Press eBooks is now available in print as well, short stories and all. Our CEO, Ally, has worked tirelessly these past few months to make it happen. My fellow EP authors and I are over the moon--electronic and paperback versions of all our books. My titles are:

Cafe at the Edge of Outer Space - $3.95
The Eleven-Hour Fall - $4.95
The Elemental Crossing - $5.50
Esther May Morrow's Buy or Borrow (as Arthur Everest) - $5.50
Esther May Morrow's Fruitless (as Arthur Everest) - $4.95
Esther May Morrow's Lot 62 (as Arthur Everest) - $3.95
Grandiloquence - $3.95

http://www.amazon.com/

And you can still order them as eBooks at http://www.eternalpress.ca/

Friday, 20 March 2009

The Basingstoke Chronicles Cover Art!


Kudos to Judith Glad for this nifty piece of cover art for my upcoming time travel novel, The Basingstoke Chronicles. Jude is the brilliant Editor-in-Chief at Uncial Press, and she recently won the Quasar Award for Best Cover Art at EPICON. Talk about being in good hands. She's been nurturing Basingstoke through its editing process, and I think you'll be well pleased when you read the finished book. It's due for release in August. Epic is the first word that comes to mind...as well as gripping adventure.

More details coming soon...

Monday, 16 March 2009

New Book Cover & Trailer for Sunset on Ramree!


Now available for purchase at Eternal Press, priced $3.95!!!
AND as a paperback novelette on Amazon.com!
July 7th is the official release date for Sunset on Ramree, my WW2 action novelette with Eternal Press. It is the deadliest crocodile attack ever recorded. On February 19th, 1945, a thousand Japanese soldiers retreated into the fetid mangrove swamps of Ramree Island. Days later, only twenty were found alive. History has come to know it as the massacre of Ramree, when twelve kilometers of marshland delivered the battalion from their British enemy…straight into a nest of giant saltwater crocodiles.

Inspired by true events during WW2, Sunset on Ramree follows young musician-turned-soldier Shigeatsu Nakadai and his best friend, Kodi, as they head ever deeper into danger. Will friendship be enough to keep them alive in the deadliest place on Earth?
Learn about saltwater crocodiles here!

Check out the great book cover by Dawne Dominique, and the new trailer I put together...

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Thursday, 12 March 2009

Amazing new artwork for Kate of Kratos!


Check out Amanda Kelsey's incredible artwork for my upcoming sci-fi release at Eternal Press. Kate of Kratos is the final installment in my Eleven-Hour Fall survival trilogy, and this new cover exceeded all my expectations. Thank you, Amanda!

Get ready for May 7th, when all hell breaks loose on planet Kratos!

New Review: Esther May Morrow's Buy or Borrow








It's been a while coming, but the first review for my time travel anthology Esther May Morrow's Buy or Borrow has arrived.

FOUR Angels from Fallen Angel Reviews! Here's the link:






Sunday, 8 March 2009

ParaNormalRomance Review for LOT 62!

Make that three glowing reviews in a row for Lot 62: An Esther May Morrow Mystery. The latest is from ParaNormal Romance, home of the P.E.A.R.L. Awards. Here's a quote:

"LOT 62 AN ESTHER MAY MORROW MYSTERY is a short, thrilling story. Arthur Everest does a fantastic job of setting up the story and seamlessly weaves in Julie's past association with MI6. While this story can easily be read in one sitting, it's full of non-stop action and kept my interest. If you're in the mood for a quick, thrilling read with a very bizarre ending, don't pass this by."

Read the full review here: http://www.paranormalromance.org/reviews/review.php?id=30685

EPPIE Awards 2009

Congratulations to my fellow EP author Kim Chatel on her EPPIE win last night. Rainbow Sheep won in the Children's Fiction category, and if you haven't seen her brilliant creations yet, head over to her website:

www.kimchatel.com

Tell me that isn't the cutest homepage on the web.

Kim also writes fantasy/horror books as Kim McDougall. Her superb stories Barbegazi and Luminari are available on www.eternalpress.ca

Saturday, 7 March 2009

Fruitless: An Esther May Morrow Fantasy


Book 3 in the Esther May Morrow's paranormal collection had its release today at Eternal Press. Fruitless is a contemporary fantasy with shades of Aladdin and Midas. In other words, it's a lot of fun.

Blurb:

Your glass fruit bowl from Esther May Morrow’s gift shop shall be filled nightly with the following ingredients—money, diamonds, anything you could possibly dream of! There is no three wish limit. No one else knows your secret. As long as it fits inside the bowl, nothing is beyond your grasp. What would you wish for?

For down-on-his-luck salesman Nick Bergman, a heartfelt gift bought with his final ten pounds opens an astonishing, magical route to fortune. His girlfriend Geri advises caution, but Nick fears the magic might only be temporary. It’s time to be creative. Physical riches soon give way to ambitious plans for the future when he realizes the awesome implications of limitless wealth. The world beckons. But will he ever know when enough is enough?


Excerpt:

“There’s more than one kind of fruit bowl?”
She grinned and nodded.
“OK, well our last one was about yay big”—he approximated the distance between his hands—“with a fancy glass design. Anything like that’ll do.”
After staring into his eyes for a moment, she replied, “I have just the thing.”
Nick suddenly realised who she reminded him of—the scheming blonde from Double Indemnity. A dead ringer, he thought, only this one’s a little less…femme fatale.
She retrieved a fine-looking cut glass bowl from the far end of the shop. Its design wasn’t garish, its shape would blend innocuously with Geri’s other knickknacks, and it didn’t look too expensive either.
“How much?” he asked.
“Why don’t you make me an offer.”
“Excuse me?”
She handed him a white business card. “This is a ‘Buy or Borrow’ shop. You tell me if you want to keep or rent the item, and then make me an offer. It’s very rare we refuse anyone.”
Sounds screwy.
“OK, just a sec,” he said.
Rummaging through his wallet, he suddenly remembered his two debit cards were useless. He was overdrawn. Until his next, final paycheck from Sulley & Vance, a tenner was the only cash he had…anywhere! And given Rutherford’s bullying tactics thus far, he’d likely stay broke for some time to come. But Nick grew stubborn at the thought of his girlfriend’s empty sideboard. The day had been a wretched one, but if he could just fix this one thing…for her…she’d at least smile when he returned home early. Before he gave her the news.
“Is a tenner alright?” he asked. “I’m afraid it’s all I’ve got…literally!”
“Are you sure?”
“Sure, why not—it’s for my girlfriend, and she’d do the same for me. Go on, make out a receipt for ‘Everything I own for one glass bowl.’ It’ll cheer me up after the day I’ve had.”
The lady smiled and took his ten-pound note. “OK, and if you ever need a replacement, I promise I’ll only charge you the same.”
“Very kind.”
“What’s your name?”
“Nick…Nick Bergman.”
“I’m Esther May Morrow. Your girlfriend’s a lucky woman.”
“Thank you. I just hope she takes better care of this one.”
“She will. You both will, I guarantee it.”
She handed him the receipt and wrapped the bowl in blue paper.
“Thank you very much,” he said. “Have a nice day, Esther May.”
“You too, Nick.”
He left the shop with two nagging desires: the first, to devour a footlong Subway Melt with southwest sauce; the second, to snuggle up next to Geri on the settee…for the remainder of the day.