Tuesday, August 23, 2011

"Kill'em Dead," an ebook fairy tale with cussin' and shootin'

I just finished publishing my third ebook, "Kill'em Dead," a (to borrow a phrase from The David Barron) "Science Fantasy Romance" with fairy tale flavours. Available, as usual, from Isomorph Press - which is to say, yours truly by any other name.

(The pun was not intended but thoroughly enjoyed.)

"Kill'em Dead" is one of the earliest stories I wrote and has actually been my favourite story for a long time. It was roundly rejected by literally every editor I could put my paws on: I persecuted its submission with such alacrity that there are quite literally no markets left for it. Such was my faith in the tale! But, I see now, better things were in store for "Kill'em Dead:" I can make it directly available to the reading public, instead of advancing through the slosh of editorial slush.

A funny aside about this story is that my dad's advice re: its editing was that it needed more (read: any) sex. I think that's been my dad's advice for all my stories. He's entirely right, but, heck, I've got principles to stand for! For which to stand. I mean, they're lying around here somewhere... and in all good faith I should probably at least attempt to counteract the wild profanity, loose morals, drug abuse, violence, and stereotyping so rampant in all my other work with the occasional feel-good, gently-toned tale.

All that aside, this story has always touched my heart, although the fact that I wrote it may make that count for nothing.

Enjoy! Or do not. I haven't sold any ebooks yet. You could be the first! Be the first and I'll post a blog post about you. Be the first and e-mail me to remind me or else I might forget.

Be the first!

Do it live.



-bn

4 comments:

  1. Danke seone! I like it a lot, too.

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  2. Isomorph Press needs a sexy logo.

    I read the Kindle preview, I'll get around to buying it when I'm on Internet that won't steal my ID. (I doubt I'll be the first...or last.)

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  3. You're absolutely right about the logo. I tried to create one back when I did "What the Market Will Bear," but it didn't pan out and then I didn't feel like making a new one. I'll definitely work on something for the next e-book.

    Perhaps it can involve my sexy green insect from the Press's web-banner?

    http://isomorphpress.blogspot.com

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