BEYOND THE VEIL with Author J. Michael Radcliffe

My guest today is author J. Michael Radcliffe. I asked Michael to tell us about his ‘Beyond the Veil’ fantasy series, which I’m sharing with you all today. First, though, let’s meet the man behind the stories. An avid reader of fantasy and science fiction novels all of my life, I published my first novel The Guardian’s Apprentice in 2010. I live with my family in rural Kentucky along with our eight cats. When not Read More …

There Are 3 Sides To Every Story – TRIPTYCHS – Grab It Free!

Triptychs is free this week! Download it for your Kindle anytime between Monday, November 1 and Friday, November 6. This book is part of the Mind’s Eye Series, a collaboration between authors and photographers. With Triptychs, the photographers provided eight photographs of their choice. Those photos were then randomly assigned to our authors and poets, with each image going to three different writers. Our task was to write a story or poem inspired by what we Read More …

A Chocolate Lover’s Dream: TALES FROM THE CACAO TREE Pre-Order Discount!

I’m excited to announce the fourth book in the Mind’s Eye Series! This series is a collaboration between authors (me included!), poets, and photographers. It works like this: The photographers provide us with photos and nothing more. We don’t get background information or tidbits about the photos. The authors and poets then write a story/poem inspired by each image we receive. It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see. – Henry Read More …

#MondayBlogs: YOU CAN CALL ME ARI – Free Short Story

Years ago, when I first ventured into self-publishing, I had the pleasure of meeting some of the nicest, most talented indie authors out there. We had a group, a kind of online author hangout, called Bestsellerbound. Over our few years together, we published four volumes of short stories, all of them free. Life and commitments and the broadening indie community caused our group to disperse, and some of us have since lost touch. But the Read More …

#MondayBlogs: There Are Three Sides To Every Story – TRIPTYCHS – Cover Reveal!

The third book in the Mind’s Eye Series is here! Well, almost. It’s finished and heading into publishing. This collection of stories and poems includes twelve authors and two photographers. As with the two previous books, all stories and poems are inspired by photos. Unlike the first two, this collection has a twist. Each photo was given to three authors. We were not provided with any information on the photo, not even as much as a Read More …

#MondayBlogs: REFLECTIONS – Preditors & Editors Top 10 Anthology!

I’m excited to share the news that Reflections, the second book in the Mind’s Eye Series, has been voted a Top 10 Best Anthology by the 2014 Preditor’s & Editor’s Readers’ Poll!   Do you trust what you see? Right becomes left. Up becomes down. Distorted, unreal. Your world looks new when you see its… REFLECTIONS     Contents: PHOTOGRAPHS by Ben Ditmars 3 Stories by Jason McIntyre: ANSWER THE QUESTION / RITE OF SPRING Read More …

#MondayBlogs: My Favorite Fiction Books of 2014

I’ve read just over 100 books this year. (102 as of today.) Though I haven’t sorted them out, I think I leaned more heavily into nonfiction reading. I didn’t realize how much so until I sat down to put this post together. But that’s not my point today. I’m sharing some of my favorite fiction reads. Because top 10 lists are boring, and mainly because I’m terrible at conforming, this is my top 9 list. Read More …

#MondayBlogs: NEGATIVE IMAGE – “Sometimes I don’t feel real.”

“Sometimes I don’t feel real.” I hadn’t meant to say the words aloud. The private thought came tumbling out in a harsh whisper. Those words had been haunting me for so long, and now suddenly they sit out in the world awaiting judgment. Adam looks at me as if I’ve lost my mind, and maybe I have. “What are you talking about?” he asks. His voice is tinged with frustration. We’d slipped into this quaint Read More …

#MondayBlogs: MIND’S EYES SERIES – Do You Trust What You see?

I have some cool things to share with you today. Let’s start with the best news. Ready? <Drum Roll> Reflections has been released! The book is now available in paperback and Kindle format. This is book #2 in the Mind’s Eye Series, though these books do not need to be read in sequential order. Reflections includes the work of four authors, two poets, and two photographers. Here’s how the book came together. The photographers are Read More …

#MondayBlogs: MIND’S EYE SERIES Madness! Pre-Launch Party, Prizes, and More

Do you trust what you see? MIND’S EYE SERIES   I have exciting news to share about the Mind’s Eye Series! For those of you unfamiliar with this series, it is a collaboration between authors and photographers, in which all stories are inspired by photographs. This has been a fun project to work on, and I’m honored to be included among such awesome talent! Now, on to the news. First, Reflections is now available to Read More …