Friday, 27 March 2015

Alison Wonderland: $1.99 today

 Alison Wonderland
If you enjoy smart, funny books, you might enjoy Alison Wonderland.

Private detective Alison Temple spends her days working undercover in offices and her evenings shadowing unfaithful husbands. Then one day, a beautiful client shows up and turns her life upside down. So far, so noir. But this is no ordinary detective story…

Meet Mrs. Fitzgerald, Alison’s boss at the all-female Fitzgerald’s Bureau of Investigation in London who assigns her a “Top Secret” project while hiding secrets that could endanger them both. Meet Alison’s adorable poetry-writing neighbour, drumming monks, a witch, a shig—“the fattest, woolliest animal on earth, the product of a union between a pig and a sheep”—and a psychic postman. Follow the quest to find an abandoned baby that takes Alison on a road trip to the seaside with her new best friend, Taron. And find out who she falls in love with, and how that love changes her life.

Clever, quirky, and infused with just a hint of magic, this humorous literary novel introduces a memorable heroine who can turn the everyday into a dazzling surprise.

Smith is gin-and-tonic funny. Booklist

You can click on this link to learn more: Alison Wonderland at Amazon.

Sunday, 22 March 2015

For Fans of The Wire: Isiah Whitlock Jr Talking Bobblehead

Isiah Whitlock Jr Talking Bobblehead
My friend Richard Hine is involved in this Kickstarter: Isiah Whitlock Jr Talking Bobblehead.

How often do you wish you had Isiah Whitlock, Jr. around to say "sheeeeeeeeeit"? Wish granted!

Each Isiah Whitlock, Jr. Talking Bobblehead is individually hand-painted and packaged in its own collectible box. With your support, they’re ready to go directly into production.

There are lots of incentives available to backers of this Kickstarter project. Details here or watch the video below.

Note: Because of the costs of posting overseas, you can save money by buying two if you're outside the US:
Kickstarter Special = $30 + $25 p&h = $55 per unit

Double Bobble = $55 + $35 p&h = $45 per unit

Saturday, 21 March 2015

For Fans of Red Dwarf: Kickstarter for Epic Fantasy Trilogy

Kickstarter for humorous epic fantasy novels
My friend Rob Kroese has launched a Kickstarter for two more books to follow his popular Disenchanted book.

Disenchanted tells the story of Boric the Implacable, an undead king who must travel across the mythical land of Dis to rid himself of an enchanted sword and finally get some peace.

BoingBoing.net said: “Disenchanted kept me laughing and laughing…. Kroese, who also brought us the Mercury Falls series, tells tales in a way that reminds me of Red Dwarf or the Hitchhiker’s Guide. Disenchanted is a fast paced read that I did not want to put down.”

Rob will be following up Disenchanted with Disillusioned, which follows Wyngalf the Bold, a young missionary who realizes that he is the only one who can save the land of Dis from the scourge of dragons. Distopia, which completes the trilogy, tells the story of a knight named Vergil who wishes he had been born during Dis’s heroic age, when men fought monsters and dragons–but soon has more adventure than he ever wanted.

Rob will be giving away books, posters, custom USB thumb drives, maps, and all kinds of other stuff. Check out the Kickstarter here and help Rob make the Dis trilogy a reality.