The Mayonnaise Murders, part 2 – Keith Owens (Black Friday indie author sale)

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Genre: Science fiction/fantasy/humorous/detective mystery
Author: Keith A. Owens
Author Website:
Twitter: @MayoMadd
Page Count: 332 pages
Publishing Date: Oct. 15, 2014
ISBN: 1502857014
Discount Price: $5
“The saga continues as a crew of angry mutant chickens collaborate with the critters from Planet 10 and a group of ambitious drug dealers in Denver to inflict the alien drug MayoMadd upon a planet of unsuspecting humans as revenge on behalf of the human/chicken hybrids for an experiment that went horribly wrong. This is a science fiction/fantasy/detective mystery with a lot of humor thrown in for one wild, offbeat ride.”
The Mayonnaise Murders Part 2 is here! I know it’s been almost a year since Part 1, but I wanted to get this just right. I’m really hoping you’ll find it worth the wait. I’m not kidding, I had a ball writing this, so if you have half as much fun reading it as I did writing it then I’ll consider it a win.

Meanwhile, take a ride with Chapter 1 for free here on my website. For your patience.

Oh, and for those of you who have not yet read The Mayonnaise Murders Part 1, it’s on sale for just 99 cents for the next two weeks on Amazon:

Book 3 – How the Wolf Lost Her Heart by Sarah Brownlee

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Two hundred years in the future, the City of London has fallen to thugs and scoundrels. The once thriving metropolis is now a shadow of its former self; decent citizens cower in their homes and the streets are no longer safe. In the city lives Skye Archer, a Morpher with the ability to transform into a wolf (her spirit animal) at will. Morphers are the direct result of an experiment that took place two centuries previously. Though extremely rare, Morphers exist in all countries and from all walks of life.

It is on one fateful day that Skye meets Raphael Renzo, the handsome son of Lord Renzo who rules over a fair part of West London and does his best to thwart the villains and cads in the city. Raphael has a secret of his own, one the villains secretly fear and one that both intrigues and disturbs Skye. As time goes on, Skye is unable to prevent the feelings she develops for Raphael, but there is nothing to determine whether it is returned. As she sinks further into the depths of unrequited love, Skye discovers things about herself that she never thought possible, things even more incredible than being able to transform into a wolf. As an impending civil war approaches, Skye must wrestle with the fiery passion she feels for Raphael, while at the same time playing her part in protecting innocent citizens of the city. Intriguing, exciting and compelling, it is a tale of love and war, one where the heart of a city and the heart of a girl are simultaneously pierced by one man

Facebook party

All day Monday there’ll be a facebook release party going on here:

It is for Zoe Dawson’s ‘The Starbuck Chronicles: AfterLife’ – it’s urban fantasy.

I’ll have a 15 minute slot from 5:45pm – 6:00pm, where I’ll be there to answer questions or receive comments. I’ll also be asking everyone the meaning of purple larkspur– and the chosen winner will get a copy of Larkspur: A Necromancer’s Romance emailed to them.

Hope everyone is having an awesome day!

Updates to Larkspur

So, Larkspur is a self-published indie book. And upon rereading it, again, I found some minor flaws. A spelling/grammar error in a few place, some parts may have been confusing– I fixed those. I added a few hundred words of extra prose, usually explaining something a little better, and fixed the small grammar issues I found. I updated it and put it up on Amazon. If you have the book, it should tell you to update the book on your apps or kindle, but I informed them once already and nothing has come up for me. The book WILL be free again soon, so re-downloading the better version will be an option.

If you don’t have the book- you’re in luck, if you get it now you’ll get the fixed and shiny version with the blue cover, and not the originally published ‘playing card’ cover that didn’t look as good as I thought it did.

KDP Select

I plan to publish my stories with KDP Select- meaning they will only be for digital sale with kindle on Amazon. This may seem silly to some, mostly because I have a Nook, and also because lately I’ve just taken to reading ebooks on my phone with MoonReader+

But my books are going to be DRM free. Meaning if you have the file, you can do whatever you want with it. It’s yours. You can copy it, put it on 354 different devices, and even change the file format.

Using Calibre is best, it’s a great ebook management tool it’ll store, sort, and look over your digital library. You can also use it to change the format of books- a mobi/azw file, like for kindle, could be turned into an epub, or pdf. So I am NOT cutting out people who don’t have a kindle, I wouldn’t do that (though, it is true you can now just read kindle books with an app, or on your computer). With KDP Select there are many benefits that I like (like the 5 free promo days over a 90 day period. I want to have a ‘free books’ day at least once a month), and so I decided to keep to that as my only means of distributions.