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eBook Black Sunday Sale All Weekend–45% Off!

Fictionwise 45% off sale
Fictionwise is having a big Black Sunday Weekend Sale. Wonder Publishing Group now has 75 eBook titles available in MultiFormat (yes, even for the Kindle). All Wonder eBooks are 45% off through this weekend. Including many new releases which I haven’t done a post for yet (like, hopefully that will happen tomorrow).

Wonder eBooks at Fictionwise.

Free Science Fiction eBook – D-99 by H.B. Fyfe

Free Science Fiction eBook

D-99 by H.B. Fyfe

D-99 by H.B. Fyfe


A Brain Plucker exclusive offer courtesy of Wonder Publishing Group in tandem with SFFaudio.com’s 4th Annual Audiobook Challenge. H.B Fyfe’s Vintage SF Novel D-99 This complete novel was originally printed in 1962.

D-99 by H. B. Fyfe —HTML | PDF

Here’s the back cover copy:

EARTHMEN IN TROUBLE

Harris was caged in an underwater “zoo” by a pack of blue lobsters.

Maria drew a five-year sentence on a puritanical planet for trying to buy a souvenir—and for being excessively feminine.

Taranto & Meyers had committed the crime of being shipwrecked on a planet that didn’t like strangers.

Gerson was simply kidnapped.

And nobody had any idea why five citizens of Terra were being held on other worlds—and the ultra-secret Department 99 existed only to set them, and others like them, free.

This tense novel is the story of one evening’s work for Department 99—their successes and failures—and of the strange crisis that almost wrecked D-99.

Coming Soon – D-99

H.B Fyfe’s Vintage SF Novel D-99 will be out soon. Two things you need to know now. It will be available as a free download, and here’s the covers!

D-99 by H.B. Fyfe

D-99 by H.B. Fyfe

Original Paperback 1962 pb

Original 1962 Paperback

Future Releases-Block, SHANE and Sterling

Working on getting some new titles out today. Did some new covers and thought I’d share. The titles will be released by the end of the month.

Mona by Lawrence Block

Mona by Lawrence Block

Shane by Jack Shaefer

Shane by Jack Shaefer

The Hinges of Hell by Stewart Sterling

The Hinges of Hell by Stewart Sterling

New Releases- Theodore Sturgeon and Swamp Babe

Two new ebook releases from Wonder Publishing Group.

Fantasy Classics by Theodore Sturgeon

Fantasy Classics by Theodore Sturgeon

Two stories by Theodore Sturgeon that were first published in Weird Tales and Amazing Stories in the 40s.

Blabbermouth & Abreaction by Theodore Sturgeon

Eddie Gretchen meets Maria Undergaard. They fall madly in love with each other and get married. But like any decent fairy tale, there is a wicked witch, yet who would have thought that the princess herself and witch would be one and the same? Eddie is frustrated. How can he successfully parade his beautiful wife if she turns out to be an ugly monster at parties. Could there still be a happy ending for them both?


Best book title ever :)

Best book title ever :)

Swamp Babe by Paul Faherty

Wild and beautiful–she was as deadly as the untamed swamp that had spawned her. Sylla was young in years. But what she had stacked into those tender years was there for all to see–the fullness of the breasts that strained against the faded shirt–the skin-tight jeans that clung to her firm young thighs–the tempting deliberateness of her walk. She spread desire like a fever among the rough, reckless, hard-drinking fishermen of the Florida Keys. They couldn’t keep their eyes off her–or their hands–And it drove one man to murder!

New Releases – Donald E. Westlake, Mack Reynolds, Vin Packer, Ed McBain

A nice set of four new eBooks have just been released on Fictionwise and Amazon (for the Kindle). Lots of vintage Science Fiction and Mystery short stories and a Romance novel.

The Risk Profession by Donald E. Westlake

The Risk Profession by Donald E. Westlake

The Risk Profession by Donald E. Westlake

There are a thousand ways to die in the Asteroid Belt, but roving claims investigator Ged Stanton wants to be sure–was the death of Jafe McCann planned or accidental? He knows he has to move carefully on this, or he might end up being the next victim!

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Slow Djinn by Mack Reynolds

Slow Djinn by Mack Reynolds

Slow Djinn by Mack Reynolds

Jake O’Gara is quickly losing his movie writer touch, what with all the alcohol in his brain. But his big break finally comes in the form of a djinn. Or so he thinks….

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Look Back to Love by Vin Packer

Look Back to Love by Vin Packer

Look Back to Love by Vin Packer

Springtime in France, cruel in its beauty, tore them apart. Six people on a vacation in the hopes of redeeming their seemingly lost lives: Todd Phelps–the American newspaper columnist, whose drive for ambition has left him frustrated and discontent; Fran Phelps–his wife, who feels that having been married to Todd did not fulfill her dreams of marriage and family; Edward Allen–the aspiring writer, who believed that his detachment from humanity was because he is not capable of feeling love; Janet Carew–the mysterious Englishwoman, forever seeking what she believes to be love and somehow finding it; Henry Carew–her grotesque husband, outwardly appearing to enjoy his wife’s infidelity; and–Philip Carew–the lonely misguided son, who had a reason for his bizarre attachment to his mother. It drew Todd into a vortex of destructive, wanton passion–for another woman. It gave Fran a glimpse of the forbidden and terrible paths of desire. Then France, mistress of the world, taught them the deeper of meaning of love. Their relationships intertwine, and they will have to embrace these demons in order to survive! A novel poignant and searing, by Vin Packer, author of Spring Fire and Dark Intruders. This book was originally published as a Gold Medal paperback original in 195 3.


The Last Spin by Ed McBain

The Last Spin by Ed McBain

The Last Spin by Ed McBain

Edgar Award Winner

Two young men, one loaded gun, one simple mission. For Dave and Tigo, that was all there was to it. Yet in the end, they realize there is more to life, and friendship, than meets the eye. The question remains: Will they be convinced soon enough?


The Bookless Library – Is It a Good Thing?

“When I look at books, I see an outdated technology, like scrolls before books,’’ said headmaster James Tracy. (Mark Wilson for The Boston Globe)

“When I look at books, I see an outdated technology, like scrolls before books,’’ said headmaster James Tracy. (Mark Wilson for The Boston Globe)

Over at the Boston Globe site they have an article about Cushing Academy Library doing away with physical books as they have decided to go all digital.

Instead of a library, the academy is spending nearly $500,000 to create a “learning center,’’ though that is only one of the names in contention for the new space. In place of the stacks, they are spending $42,000 on three large flat-screen TVs that will project data from the Internet and $20,000 on special laptop-friendly study carrels. Where the reference desk was, they are building a $50,000 coffee shop that will include a $12,000 cappuccino machine.

And to replace those old pulpy devices that have transmitted information since Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press in the 1400s, they have spent $10,000 to buy 18 electronic readers made by Amazon.com and Sony. Administrators plan to distribute the readers, which they’re stocking with digital material, to students looking to spend more time with literature.

Part of me wonder how cost effective this is over traditional books. I would think there that the available content would be overwhelmingly cost effective over buying the dead tree versions. But then again there is great quantities of digital content available to anybody with an internet connection and a netbook or digital reader. There are already digital library services like NetLibrary and Overdrive to greatly expand a library’s contents.

As a eBook and Audiobook publisher, as well as a POD publisher, you’d think I’d be thrilled at the thought of a bookless library. Maybe it’s nostalgia, but I get a sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach with the digital-only library. I think what bothers me is not that physical books could become unnecessary, but that libraries as physical places could be irrelevant.  Why have a “learning center” at all? If all this info can reach you wirelessly, why go to a library? And that saddens me because I love going to libraries. Before surfing the net, I used to surf the bookshelves at my library. Nowadays, not so much. But libraries are transitioning with the times as a more social institution, at least that’s my hope.

New Releases – Fritz Leiber, Harry Harrison, Luke Short, Henry Kane,

Four new eBook titles have just been released on Fictionwise and Amazon (for the Kindle).

Poor Superman and Others

Poor Superman and Others by Fritz Leiber

Poor Superman and Others by Fritz Leiber

Veritable Classics and Forgotten Gems! A fantastic collection containing some of the most thought-provoking stories by science fiction and fantasy great, Fritz Leiber. From the strange shared universe of Poor Superman and Coming Attraction to forgotten gems like the Chthulu Mythos story, The Dreams of Albert Moreland. Diverse stories like No Great Magic (A story of the Change War) to the fan favorite, A Pail of Air. Tales from the darkly disturbing–A Bit of the Dark World–to the hilarious and bizarrely erotic–The Night He Cried. Over 100,000 words that promise to entertain as well as a gateway into the unique, genius mind of a Science Fiction Grand Master.

Gunman's Chance by Luke Short

Gunman's Chance by Luke Short

Gunman’s Chance by Luke Short

A tale of big Texas, of cattle, ranges and saloons; of punchers, cowboys and Ute Indians; and where the possibilities of fulfillment are as endless as the desert, and just as unpredictable. Jim Garry is a hard, embittered cowboy, who believes there is no hope left for his soul. But the headstrong and impulsive Amy Lufton proves him wrong! His erstwhile friend Tate Riling, prodded by greed, invades Sun Dust with the perfect rip-off scheme involving extortion, bribery, coercion and deceit. The target is wealthy cattle owner John Lufton, whose beautiful daughter Carol is his for the taking–and using. Both men come to Sun Dust seeking fortune; both women have stayed waiting for love. In the end, will they find redemption?


Hang by Your Neck By Henry Kane

Hang by Your Neck By Henry Kane

Hang by Your Neck by Henry Kane

Peter Chambers is a private richard who has a real affinity for trouble. He hasn’t any notion at all who polished off the nasty blonde with the round hole between her eyes–or the little man swinging by the neck from a bedroom window. Peter has strong incentives for finding out the answers–partly because the only thing he can do is break the case wide open before the going gets too rough; but mainly because his fee is Miami Moonbeam, six feet of ravishing, red-haired woman.



Web of the World by Harry Harrison & Katherine MacLean

Web of the World by Harry Harrison & Katherine MacLean

Web of the Worlds by Harry Harrison and Katherine MacLean

This must be another world altogether, separate from his own in time and space. He wasn’t sure about the details―it had been a long time since he had read H. P. Lovecraft―but this theory seemed the most tenable.” Grant O’Reilly was not the adventurous type. A sheltered invalid as a child, who used books for accompaniment, he had barely begun to live his life before the great change occurred. Suddenly, about to be married, he is taken by a seizure to wake in a land like none he had known before. Plucked by accident by the fates, he is carried away to a medieval world of wintry weather and barbaric battles. Berl-Cats, fire salamanders and Al’kahar ghouls, existed in this world. He will have to toughen to this strange, brutal world–or die in it!


Noir Masters Series from Wonder Publishing Group

Noir-Masters--Header

Somebody asked me how many titles did we have in the Noir Masters series, published by Wonder Publishing Group. And my answer was I didn’t know. You see, my business websites are woefully lacking at this time. I’m looking to hire someone to propagate them with all the titles we have out. Anyways this posting will get me to at least see how many titles in the Noir Masters I have.

You can find a listing of all these books and more at Fictionwise and for the Kindle at Amazon.

And the audiobooks can be found at Audible.

Coming Soon:

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eBook Novels:

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eBook Short Stories:

We-are-all-dead_AMAThe-Wench-is-Dead_AMATHE-IMAGINARY-BLONDE-AMAThe-Guilty-Ones_AMASo-Dark-for-April---AMASleeper-Caper-AMANow-Die-In-It_FWforever-after_AMAEverybody-is-Watching-Me=AMADirge-for-a-Nude_AMABlue-Sweet-Heart--AMAbig_Rice-DGNearbig_Kane-OLBulletbig_Goodis-BPudding

Audiobooks:

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So I guess I’ve got 22 Noir Masters titles. Yahoo!

Top Ten Mystery Novel – A Bullet For Cinderella

A novel, A Bullet For Cinderella by John D. MacDonald, being published by Wonder Publishing Group (my company).  Is now in the top ten sellers at Fictionwise.com in the Mystery category. This book is part of the Noir Masters series, which I’ll be doing a post on soon. Read all about the book at Amazon or Fictionwise. We will be publishing a print edition in about a month!

#10 in Mystery Books @ Fictionwise

#10 in Mystery Books @ Fictionwise

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