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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 price is about to go up!

Here are some of the fourteen SF and fantasy stories:

Home Not: His mother named him Grief, and his aunt and uncle raised him until his aunt died. What could he do when his only protector was gone?
The Doorway: Nessa stumbles into the time corridor while helping a friend.
Guard Dog is the sequel to The Doorway.   (They have coats like steel wool.)
Royal Guardians: An ex-queen and her companions–her bodyguard and a temple cat–land in Florida after they escape from her palace.

Tired of your human body? Want to be a cat? Read Stray Cats.

The Trees of Home  is about real tree houses, unicorns, hostile mermaids, and a wife and mother who sets out to win her family’s respect.

The freeps in What Price a Friendly Freep resemble tribbles…

My genetic engineering short story, Carnies, is included also.

The Princess Quest  first appeared in the Kings of the Night II anthology.
Old Rex, aka the DA’s daughter’s dead dog, is one of the stories.

Pilot’s Course  was 2nd in the Andre Norton division in the 1995 FFWA FSW competition.

Except for Royal Guardians, all these stories are reprints.


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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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Mooving Out (podcast)

Bailey’s Writing Tips podcast – short stories episode no.28

Bailey’s Writing Tips podcast ‘short stories’ episode number 28 went live today and contained four flash fiction pieces that have appeared on my blog as Flash Fiction Fridays. This episode contained:

The Secret of Willow Cottage and the Reluctant Bride (889 words) by short story author Jane Risdon and
747-word Mooving Out by Joy V Smith.
399-word The Sea and His Guitar by YA, science-fiction, paranormal author and poet Kenna McKinnon
983-word The Spores by novelist and short story author JD Mader.

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).

Access the blog link for the links: http://morgenbailey.wordpress.com/2013/06/30/baileys-writing-tips-podcast-short-stories-episode-no-28/

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Flash Fiction Friday

My flash fiction story, Carnies, is up on Flash Fiction Friday now: http://morgenbailey.wordpress.com/2013/05/24/flash-fiction-friday-082-carnies-by-joy-v-smith/

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Mooving Out (flash fiction fun)

My flash fiction story, Mooving Out, is up on Flurries of Words: http://flurriesofwords.blogspot.com/
Note: I wrote this after writing Moovin’ Up ’cause it’s such a fun world.

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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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To Ignite a Fire on Enceladus review

My review of To Ignite a Fire on Enceladus (e-book) is on: The New Book Review

This updating of Jack London’s To Build a Fire is combined with London’s story. I love the updated version–and the dog! Great opportunity to enjoy and compare them.

Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Ignite-Enceladus-Londons-Build-ebook/dp/B005LAENEI


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My online stories

You Are What You Don’t Eat (SF): EOTU Ezine

Triumph (flash fiction):  S.S. Raven – Triumph 

The Haunted Garden (fantasy): The Haunted Garden

To the Last Drop (SF): To the Last Drop! 
Taking Tawny Home (SF):
Moovin’ Up (SF):  Moovin’ Up
Mooving Out (SF): 

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Aliens, Animals, and Adventure

I have a collection of some of my published stories in Aliens, Animals and Adventure.  You can order it (trade paperback) at the Anthology Builder library: AnthologyBuilder: create your ideal anthology
Table of contents:
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.
Pretty Pink Planet: Heroine tracks down planet pirates; saves aliens.
Hot Yellow Planet: Sequel to PPP. Lori and Chiing continue their adventures, meeting up with Chameleons, Ghosters, Splurts, and other aliens and humans.
Flashback: Chessies’ arrival in an ice age.  Companion story to Sugar Time stories (audiobook).
Stray Cats: Cats, herps, and humans–sometimes interchangeable.
To the Last Drop: Those aliens should not have touched that coffee urn.
Pilot’s Course: Terran humans in the far future settled on other planets. Heroine plots new course.
Moovin’ Up: Genetic Engineering.
The Princess Quest: Sword & Sorcery.
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.
Home Not: When Grief’s Aunt Chelsea died, his Uncle Sandro saw his chance, and Grief was at his mercy… Adventure.
The Haunted Garden: Ghosts, Native Americans, and the environment.
Lost in the Long Dark: Boy explores locked hallway in new house; finds danger.
Taking Tawny Home: Sequel to Lost in the Long Dark.  Could he take the big cat back?
You Are What You Don’t Eat: Why were the Terrans invited to the feast?

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