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Joy’s SF books: The Doorway and Other Stories

The Doorway and Other Stories include fourteen of my favorite stories (reprints), and since my favorite genre is science fiction, they are mostly SF except for The Princess Quest, a tongue-in-cheek sword and sorcery epic, and Old Rex, a ghost story.  They’ve all been  published elsewhere, except for Royal Guardians; this is its first time in print.  If you like reading about aliens, time travel, symbiotes, and humans searching for a home, family, their own bodies, etc., I think you’ll enjoy this collection of characters and their adventures.

Stories include symbiotes (Pilot’s Course), time tunnels (The Doorway), attacking aliens (Too Tight), friendly aliens (Freeps), mermaids (Well Met by Water), trading bodies (Stray Cats), royalty (Royal Guardians),and genetic engineering. The Doorway and Other Stories is available on Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007SV1FB2

 

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The Doorway and Other Stories on sale now!

The Doorway and Other Stories, a collection of science fiction and fantasy tales, is on sale now: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007SV1FB2

There are 14 stories, including princesses, mermaids, unicorns, ghosts, and aliens.

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Author Amy L. Peterson interview (link)

I enjoyed this fun and helpful interview with Amy L. Peterson, author of Something Furry Underfoot and From Zero to Four Kids in Thirty Seconds and her photo and rhyme-filled books for children: http://morgenbailey.wordpress.com/2013/10/05/author-interview-no-690-with-humorous-non-fiction-writer-amy-l-peterson/

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Author spotlights (links)

Learn more about author Amy L. Peterson and her fun books at Author Spotlight: http://morgenbailey.wordpress.com/2013/07/24/author-spotlight-no-297-amy-l-peterson/

I enjoyed her childrens’ photo books about pets, which include tips for their care. And From Zero to Four Kids in Thirty Seconds (with tips about being a stepmother) and Something Furry Underfoot (more pet tips) are fun too!

Note: My turn in the Author Spotlight was back in March: http://morgenbailey.wordpress.com/2013/03/19/author-spotlight-no-183-joy-v-smith/

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The Doorway and Other Stories (free ebook again)

Well, I haven’t done much on my novel prep work–like hardly anything.  Let’s see, what can I do next to procrastinate.  Hmm.  I’ll run a free ebook promotion again; then I won’t have to think about doing that later, she said defensively.

Besides the three stories I added to my reprint collection, The Doorway and Other Stories, (The Trees of Home, Well Met by Water, and Carnies), there are:
The Doorway

Nessa stumbles into the time corridor while helping a friend.

Guard Dog
Sequel to The Doorway.  Nessa travels to the time of Earth’s first contact.
Stray Cats
Cats, herps, and humans–sometimes interchangeable.
Pilot’s Course
Terran humans in the far future settled on other planets. Heroine plots new  course…  (Won 2nd place in the Florida Freelance Writers Association’s Florida  State Writing Competition–Andre Norton Fantasy/SF Short Story division 1995.)
The Princess Quest
Sword & Sorcery: The princess and the barbarian…
When Danger Rules
Reesa came back to rescue the remaining members of the family she loved.  Now she had to avoid being killed by her cousin, who wanted the throne, and the new ruler of the planet, who didn’t want a throne, and the ones she had come to rescue…
(Excerpt in Writer’s Digest  Nov. 2000 and Excerpt in Writing Clinic (special issue)  2003)
Home Not
When Grief’s Aunt Chelsea died, his Uncle Sandro saw his chance, and Grief was at his mercy…   Adventure.
What Price a Friendly Freep
Aliens and humans and spaceships. 
Too Tight
Close call…
Royal Guardians
Heroine and companions land in Florida after escaping from another dimension.
Old Rex
D.A.’s daughter’s dead dog (ghost story).

The Doorway and Other Stories will be available free on Kindle Saturday, October 27, and Sunday, October 28.  And don’t forget the free Kindle apps:  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007SV1FB2

 

 

 

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The Doorway and Other Stories (upcoming free ebook)

I’ve added three more stories to my reprint collection, The Doorway and Other Stories, for a total of 14 fun stories.  The new stories are The Trees of Home (fantasy), Well Met by Water (SF, not fantasy, mermaids), and Carnies (genetic engineering).
 
The Doorway and Other Stories will be available free on Kindle Sunday, October 14.  And don’t forget the free Kindle apps:  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007SV1FB2
 
I haven’t finished proofreading all the stories yet because I’m having a problem with that, but last time I checked, The Princess Quest had some dropped lines.  If anyone sees a problem, I hope you’ll let me know.  (That’s why I’m only doing it for one day this time.)

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The Doorway and Other Stories (free ebook)

Today is the last day to get my story collection as a free download from Amazon Kindle, but you can also get a free Kindle app here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007SV1FB2

The Doorway: Nessa stumbles into the time corridor and faces danger.

Guard Dog: Sequel to The Doorway. Nessa meets an old friend who needs her help. 

Stray Cats: Cats, humans, and a mad scientist.

Pilot’s Course: What happened to change this girl’s life?

The Princess Quest : The princess needs a barbarian to help her on her quest.

When Danger Rules: Reesa came back to rescue the remaining members of her family. Now she had to avoid being killed by her cousin, who wanted the throne, and the new ruler of the planet, who didn’t want a throne, and the ones she had come to rescue…

Home Not: When Grief’s Aunt Chelsea died, his Uncle Sandro saw his chance, and Grief was at his mercy… Adventure.

What Price a Friendly Freep: Aliens and humans and spaceships.

Too Tight: Petals has a close call…

Royal Guardians: Heroine and her companions, including a temple cat, land in Florida after escaping from another dimension.

Old Rex: They killed Rex, but he came back when his human called him.

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Joy’s writing news update

My latest e-book, The Doorway and Other Stories, will be available as a free download on Kindle June 8 & 9: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007SV1FB2

I’m happy to have some of my old stories in one place. Except for The Princess Quest, which is a humorous fantasy, and Old Rex, a ghost story, the rest of the stories are all science fiction adventures of different types, involving aliens, time travel, symbiotes, and humans searching for a home and/or family. All the stories have been published elsewhere–sometimes more than once–over the years, except for Royal Guardians. And you don’t need a Kindle! There’s a free app on the webpage.

In the meantime, Pretty Pink Planet is always free: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/93615 (SF) Lori, an agent of SOESFOL, visits Prism to track down planet pirates and rescue aliens.

And my other e-books include: Hidebound: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005ICFOHY (SF) After Anfissa meets Ferenc, they flee to a planet where even the grass is deadly.

Hot Yellow Planet: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/94029 (SF) In this Pretty Pink Planet sequel, Lori and Chiing continue their adventures.

Remodeling: Buying and Updating a Foreclosure: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/71560  (Non-fiction) How one woman bought and remodeled a foreclosure; it didn’t even have a kitchen sink!

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Joy’s writing news update

My short story collection, The Doorway and Other Stories, will be available as a free download for Kindle May 6 & 7 (Sunday and Monday).  Remember that you don’t need a Kindle to read it!  (There are apps, etc.)

My short story, Refugees in the Caves, is now a podcast: http://morgenbailey.wordpress.com/2012/04/22/baileys-writing-tips-podcast-short-stories-ep-10/

The podcast is available via iTunes, Google’s Feedburner, Podbean (when it catches up), Podcasters (which takes even longer) or Podcast Alley (which doesn’t list the episodes but will let you subscribe).
 
iTunes (item 1), Google’s Feedburner (final item), PodbeanPodcasters or Podcast Alley
 
It’s also still available at Flash Fiction Fridays:
 
My review of Punctuation by G. Miki Hayden is in the May/June issue of Working Writer
 
My latest e-book (story collection), The Doorway and Other Stories, is now available on Kindle:  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007SV1FB2
 
My other e-books include: Hidebound:  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005ICFOHY  (SF)
After Anfissa meets Ferenc, they flee to a planet where even the grass is deadly.
 
Pretty Pink Planet (free e-book): http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/93615  (SF)
Lori, an agent of SOESFOL, visits Prism to track down planet pirates and rescue aliens.
 
In this Pretty Pink Planet sequel, Lori and Chiing continue their adventures.
 
Remodeling: Buying and Updating a Foreclosure: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/71560  (Non-fiction)
How one woman bought and remodeled a foreclosure; it didn’t even have a kitchen sink! 
 
And I’m waiting to hear back on my two SF novels: Strike Three  and Taboo Tech; I hope to sign a contract soon for Detour Trail (western).

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The Doorway and Other Stories (teasers)

The Doorway
Nessa stumbles into the time corridor while helping a friend.
 
Guard Dog
Sequel to The Doorway.  Nessa travels to the time of Earth’s first contact.
 
Stray Cats
Cats, herps, and humans–sometimes interchangeable.
 
Pilot’s Course
Terran humans in the far future settled on other planets. Heroine plots new  course…  (Won 2nd place in the Florida Freelance Writers Association’s Florida  State Writing Competition–Andre Norton Fantasy/SF Short Story division 1995.)
 
The Princess Quest
Sword & Sorcery: The princess and the barbarian…
 
When Danger Rules
Reesa came back to rescue the remaining members of the family she loved.  Now she had to avoid being killed by her cousin, who wanted the throne, and the new ruler of the planet, who didn’t want a throne, and the ones she had come to rescue…
(Excerpt in Writer’s Digest  Nov. 2000 and Excerpt in Writing Clinic (special issue)  2003)
 
Home Not
When Grief’s Aunt Chelsea died, his Uncle Sandro saw his chance, and Grief was at his mercy…   Adventure.
 
What Price a Friendly Freep
Aliens and humans and spaceships. 
 
Too Tight
Close call…
 
Royal Guardians
Heroine and companions land in Florida after escaping from another dimension.
 
Old Rex
D.A.’s daughter’s dead dog (ghost story).

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