Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Anthology - Vampires, Zombies, and Ghosts, Oh My! now available!

Anthology - Vampires, Zombies, and Ghosts, Oh My!

NOW AVAILABLE!

ON KINDLE: http://www.amazon.com/VAMPIRES-Zombies-Creatures-Anthology-ebook/dp/B00492COIG/

Other file formats (pdf., epub, etc) at SMASHWORDS.COM: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/27972




An anthology featuring these 16 short stories by 13 authors:

Introduction by Eve Paludan, Ed.

1. “All the Delicate Things”
by Heidi Mannan, author of the upcoming novel, Turning Red, many short stories, and magazine articles. “All the Delicate Things” is an offbeat vampire tale whose fearless heroine, Rachael, collects the kinds of exotic creatures that would make other people shudder.

2. “Baron Blood” by Mark Cantrell, journalist and author of the novel, Citizen Zero, many short stories, and poems. In “Baron Blood,” the truth is a bitter pill to swallow, as a group of vampires learn when they go in search of their origins and discover the shocking facts. The awful truth of their underlying nature may not ease their bloody curse, but it offers them an opportunity for revenge.

3. “The Curse of Nilofer” by Rekha Ambardar,
who has published more than ninety stories and articles in print and electronic magazines. She is also the author of two books. “The Curse of Nilofer” offers an archaeology tale of an Egyptian queen whose mummy and tomb hieroglyphics hold the key to an ancient mystery and wield a power that extends beyond the grave.

4. “Teeth” by
A.J. Kirby, prize-winning novelist of Bully, a supernatural tale of revenge from beyond the grave, The Magpie Trap: A High Octane Crime Thriller with Teeth, When Elephants walk through the Gorbals, Call of the Sea (a novella), and more than forty prize-winning short stories featured in a number of publications including anthologies. In “Teeth,” a slick marketing man’s finest physical attribute is cursed by a local drunken councilor, with shocking results that are worthy of a bow to that familiar human nightmare.

5. “The Twins” by
TW Brown, author of the Zomblog series and the Dead series and publisher, MayDecemberPublications.com. In “The Twins,” Bill Ryan, who worked at an airfield, should not have taken his kids with him on the day that “weird things” were reported in the region by the media who held back the worst details.

6. “The Bone Flute Maker” by
Carol J. La Valley, award-winning journalist and real-life storyteller, and Tales of a Lifetime biographer. “The Bone Flute Maker” is a futuristic tale of a blind musical instrument maker with electronic eyes who rescues a wounded seraph from her former cult.

7. “Palliative” by Chantal Boudreau, an accountant/author/illustrator who lives by the ocean in beautiful Nova Scotia, Canada with her husband and two children. In addition to being a CMA-MBA, she has a BA from Dalhousie University. She writes and illustrates predominantly horror, dark fantasy and fantasy and has several short stories and multiple novels in the works. “Palliative” is a chilling story of conscientious caregivers, an escape artist, and a palliative patient with no pulse and sharp teeth.

8. “Late Night Shopping” by
Michael O'Connor, editor, essayist, poet, book reviewer, and short story author in many publications. "Late Night Shopping" unveils a seemingly ordinary shopping trip to the local Cheap Choice Freezermart. But strange things are afoot in the meat department.

9. “Vengeance Was His” by Rekha Ambardar,
who has published more than ninety stories and articles in print and electronic magazines. She is also the author of two books. “Vengeance Was His” is a twisted tale of terror in which Count Cesare Vincenti surprises his younger wife, Lucretia. He survives a shipwreck, returns to old Palermo and catches her tramping around on him. The Count banishes her to the dungeon and calls upon a vampire hag with a serious quest to “find Andrea Bellini.”

10. “The Bride of Frankenstein Dances with Celebrity” by Chris Hugh,
a lawyer and former high school teacher and the author of a growing list of short stories. Her cat, Twitch, was in the book, How to Take Over Teh Wurld: A LOLcat Guide 2 Winning. It made the New York Times bestseller list (September 2009, paperback advice). This parody takes a funny stab at pop-culture icons and the frustrations of being a modern-day “assembled” monster.

11. “That Whole Being-Dead Thing” by Allison Ridley, senior at Northern Arizona University. She loves to read Young Adult Literature, she spent a semester abroad in Mexico, and her favorite pastime is following authors on Twitter and YouTube. "That Whole Being-Dead Thing,” features a ghost named Millie who haunts David, her ex-boyfriend from the tenth grade, and criticizes his lineup of potential girlfriend material.

12. “DeathHouse Mansion, Inc.” by Chris Hugh,
a lawyer and former high school teacher and the author of a growing list of short stories. Her cat, Twitch, was in the book, How to Take Over Teh Wurld: A LOLcat Guide 2 Winning. It made the New York Times bestseller list (September 2009, paperback advice). The author weaves together the past and the present in the unfolding of a thousand-dollar bet in “DeathHouse Mansion Inc.” a fast-paced haunted house thriller of disappearances.


13. “Third Degree” by
A.J. Kirby, author of Bully, a supernatural tale of revenge from beyond the grave, The Magpie Trap: A High Octane Crime Thriller with Teeth, and more than forty short stories. In “Third Degree” a sun worshiper goes way too far with his bronze ambition.

14. “Love’s Transformation” by Donna Collins, an author from update New York. The author unveils more than one surprise to the reader in “Love’s Transformation,” a paranormal story about a misfit romance.

15. “Pandora’s Boxes” by Eve Paludan,
who was twice a #1 Writer’s Digest Book Club national bestselling author of The Romance Writer’s Pink Pages, a three-book series published by Prima. Paludan is also an editor of scholarly work, as well the editor/publisher of this fiction anthology. In “Pandora’s Boxes,” a young widow who is just beginning to date again is haunted by a sexy ghost who mistakes her for someone else.

16.
“The Night Knows Me Well” by J.R. Rain,
#1 Kindle bestselling vampire author of Vampire Moon and Moon Dance, more than a dozen other novels, screenplays, and many short stories. “The Night Knows Me Well” is unforgettable and stunning. His story is last here, because Rain is a master of the grand finale.

Afterword by Ron Paludan, 3D modeler, programmer of North American Railroad software, train photographer, and clever pop culture analyst. Ron adds his usual cleverness in a very short Afterword.







Monday, May 31, 2010

Call for Submissions – Short Stories for Three Fiction Anthologies

http://www.notreebooks.com/submissions


Call for Submissions – Short Stories for Three Fiction Anthologies

NoTreeBooks.com is now open for submissions for dialogue-driven short stories in three themed anthologies. We're currently reading and acquiring manuscripts for these three collections of stories that will soon be published in multiple e-formats and distributed through various online retailers such as Amazon Kindle and Smashwords.com.


WRITER GUIDELINES:

NoTreeBooks.com seeks original, well-written short stories of up to 8,000 words to fill the electronic pages of three themed anthologies. There will be at least ten stories in each anthology. The stories must be your own original work. You must own all e-rights to be able to grant permission for NoTreeBooks.com to publish your story.

  • Vampires, Ghosts, Zombies, and other “creature stories” – send your contemporary supernatural / paranormal stories. Make them different, fresh, and preferably with a twist and a zinger ending. No re-tellings of Twilight, etc. American and Canadian urban fantasy settings are preferred, but rural or international settings will also be considered. For this anthology, NoTreeBooks.com will consider romance, thrillers, suspense, mysteries, detective stories, sci-fi, cross-genre, etc. If you’ve written a “creature of the night” story, dig it up, polish it, and submit it. Tips: A vampire story will be the lead story in this collection; let your setting be as rich as the characters; all mysteries should be solved or resolved by the endings; the endings don’t have to be happy, but they should make sense in the context of your story.
  • Cowboys – send your contemporary cowboy romance stories. Besides the traditional rural-setting modern cowboy romances, NoTreeBooks.com will consider Canadian Mounties, urban cops on horseback, urban carriage drivers, large-animal veterinarians, farriers, etc. for this cowboy anthology. Just seat your hero on the back of a horse or behind one, add romance, and stir until well shaken. Please make these stories hot, with plenty of sexual tension and a happy ending. Tips: There will be extra consideration for cowboy stories in which the hero employs gentle training with horses and is kind to other animals as well, rather than the bronco-busting, branding-iron wielding, fists-first macho man. In other words, he can be alpha, but with modern sensibilities about ranching and treatment of animals. Cowboy stories with authentic voices of multicultural cowboy heroes are certainly welcome.
  • Sleeping with Exes – send your best fiction about couples who break up but still have a relationship. From casual booty calls to dangerous obsessions, these stories are about not letting go. Throw lots of adversity at the couples and make the relationships sizzle and spark. The couple doesn’t have to be together at the end of the story, but they should have learned something from the experience and worked out some of their situations. Funny is a plus. So is danger. Think chick lit with an ex and all of the naughty or nice scenarios that might apply. Tips: The publisher is a big fan of Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum novels: funny, dangerous, and clever.

What we do not want to see:

Do not send fan fiction where you have re-tooled other author’s settings, characters, worlds, ideas, or plots. Plagiarism is also a no-no.

No pornography – this is not about censorship. It is about ensuring that the anthologies can be sold in the Apple and Amazon store, on Smashwords, and in other e-book venues that have content guidelines.

All of the characters in your stories who have adult relationships should be of legal age for those adult activities.

Please avoid the edification of illegal substances.

Payment:

1. A small ($50 to $100) advance will be paid to each anthology contributor-author upon publication.

2. Additional royalties will be paid to contributor-author if / when advances are earned out (per the terms of each anthology contributor’s contract).

Rights:

If you already sell your short story online, but own the rights to it, NoTreeBooks.com may draw up a non-exclusive contract to fit your situation. In that way, you can keep selling it on your own and also sell the same short story through NoTreeBooks.com.

Venues:

Amazon Kindle

Smashwords (multiple formats of the anthology will be available) is our doorway to the Apple iStore and other e-tailing venues.

PDF through various e-tailers

Submission:


To submit your story, paste the story into the body of an e-mail and send it to editor@notreebooks.com (no e-mail attachments, please).

  • Include your name, mailing address, e-mail and a very short bio.
  • Include the story type in the email header (e.g., “Submission – Vampires/Zombies/Ghosts Anthology,” "Submission – Cowboys Anthology" or “Submission – Exes Anthology.” Also include your title and your name. Your header should look like this:

Submission – Cowboys Anthology: Title of Story by YourFirstName YourLastName

  • Describe your story in a paragraph.
  • Include a statement that the story was personally written by you, that it is completely original, and that you own the e-rights to it.
  • Please include a statement to inform NoTreeBooks.com if you are offering first world e-rights or reprint e-rights. (If your story has already appeared in print or online, whether for free or for sale, it is a reprint.)
  • NoTreeBooks.com will read your story and respond as soon as possible.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Notreebooks.com releases 1942 Quiz Book on Railroads and Railroading Released!

Amazon Kindle version - click here!

1942 Quiz Book on Railroads and Railroading

Amazon Kindle version - click here!

Click here to see excerpt.

1942 QUIZ BOOK ON RAILROADS AND RAILROADING: 400+ Questions and Answers contains 400+ questions and answers about railroads in the late 1930s and early 1940s. It includes 25 greyscale images specially formatted for optimal viewing on your Kindle.

PDF version (coming soon!)

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

NoTreeBooks.com releases Letters from David by Eve Paludan (for Kindle reader)

NoTreeBooks.com releases first title!

Letters from David by Eve Paludan is now available for your Kindle reader!

http://www.amazon.com/Letters-from-David/dp/B001GCUPDI/

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NoTreeBooks.com presents the debut novel of Eve Paludan, author of the popular nonfiction book, The Romance Writer's Pink Pages.

In the tradition of novels driven by letters...

A Midwestern woman faces devastating changes in midlife, loses her home and the love of her life, moves cross country to the ocean, finds a lover, and discovers the truths of life and love within the pages of letters.

"Claire Mead didn’t have her husband anymore, her children lived abroad, her income was shrinking and she hadn’t shaved her legs all winter. She hadn’t laughed, truly laughed, for months. She was going broke and still cried much too easily since David died, but suddenly, she realized she had something she had never once had before in her life -- her freedom."

REVIEW

Says Shannon Yarbrough, author of the bestselling Amazon.com Kindle title, Stealing Wishes:

"Letters from David turned out to be a "whirlwind" of a story that I totally was not expecting. At first, based on the author's previous work, I predicted a much heavier romance and cliche collection of predictable love letters. Not so! The story continues to build with David, the son, writing to his half sister in Paris. Although their story is told completely in letters, reading it as if you were a person in another room over hearing a conversation is quite intriguing. Paludan has written a magnificent tale of love and loss which anyone can enjoy.So, grab a box of tissues and your high school yearbooks, because this book will take you down a path off memory lane where you never expected to go!"