Good day/night, my little chickadees!
How is everyone doing? If you’re in the United States, you might be getting ready for a much needed long weekend. I know I am and mine actually starts tonight! Pretty excited about that. I’ll be spending it with my nose firmly placed against the grindstone though. I NEED to finish my WIP. It has been a long, hard haul. Not sure when a project has taken me this long to complete, if ever. That’ll teach me to broaden my damn horizons! But if I still can’t get over/through/under/around this block, I’ll probably start something else. I’m thinking a fun, silly novella. The idea is ridiculous. We’ll see what happens.
But, onto the REAL news of the day! My latest (greatest?) novel was just released from Belfire Press yesterday and you can pick it up in a wide variety of formats: paperback, Kindle and various others via Smashwords. I really hope people dig this one. It might be my favorite.
I’m so happy about being part of the Belfire Press family. The wonderful Jodi Lee and her team of editing elves were and are an absolute joy to work with. Definitely do yourself a favor and visit their store to pick up a book or two. There is a bunch of stuff to choose from.
Anyway, it’s back to coffee and brainstorming for me. Have a fantastic weekend and offer a smile to everyone you meet!
not particularly surprising, but I have quite clearly failed at my NY resolution of blogging here three times a week. bummer. but this particular blog counts, right? even though I’m just blogging about not blogging.
as always, I wish I could talk about certain things going on behind the scenes, but I can’t. yet. I will as soon as I am able and I think my readers will be pretty excited by the news. it IS exciting, if it all works out. (the likelihood of it actually working out is pretty slim, which will make it that much more exciting if it does. keep your fingers crossed!)
Also, don’t forget to head over to Belfire Press to pre-order Rumors of My Death, my wackiest book to date. And follow them on twitter to check out this cool thing they’re doing today-tweeting a preview of the book.
guess that’s it for today. hope you have a great weekend!
This is a work in progress, but I already love it. what do you think?
art by Gary McCluskey
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
Woo! I hope you guys all had an outstanding holiday season, if celebrating is your thing. If not, I still hope you had a great December! I had a pretty good one, enjoyed some down time, which was nice.
But now it’s back to work and first up is the news that I’m offering Chemical Gardens FREE for Kindle for a little while. A lot of folks have told me this one is their favorite of my books and I have to admit I’m pretty fond of it myself, given its overall insanity. So, pick that one up if you are so inclined. Hopefully, you’ll like it and maybe leave a review somewhere, which is always appreciated.
And with the new year, comes new resolutions. I haven’t made a whole lot, but along with increasing my work output, I’m also resolving here and now to update this blog more often. I’m gonna try for three times a week, though that might be overly ambitious. A lot of it will depend on if I have anything to share, which I often don’t, but we’ll see. If I have no real news, I’ll probably post quotes or I’m also thinking about doing quickie reviews of books or movies or comics. Not totally sure yet, but we’ll see. I’m thinking Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, I’ll have something for you. Whether it will be exciting or not remains to be seen.
But anyway, here it is, my first Tuesday update, which I hope finds you well and happy and reading some great fiction.
See you Thursday!
While I’m busy calculating the winners of my Holiday Giveaway, I thought some of you Kindle fans might like another freebie. For a limited time only, you can head over to Amazon and download the e-edition of my novel Sky Tongues for free.
Soon, it will go back to its full $2.99 price, so if you’ve ever thought you might want to check it out-or my work in general-now is your chance. And don’t forget, even if you don’t have a Kindle, there’s always Kindle for PC.
A lot of folks really like Sky Tongues and if you’re a fan of the weird stuff, you probably will too. I hope so anyway and if you do, please keep in mind that honest reviews are always appreciated.
Ok, back to work for me and again, have a great holiday season!
Hey all! Hope you’re having a great week so far. I just wanted to mention a fund raising group that my friend Andrew Wolter runs: The Horror Against AIDS Toy Drive. Please head on over to the site, read about it and donate something if you can. No amount is too small. And if you can’t make a donation, just spreading the word would be hugely appreciated. Thanks in advance to anyone willing to help out in any way and to Andrew for putting the whole thing together. It’s a great cause!
And don’t forget to enter my giveaway if you haven’t already. Free books! Just check out the post below.
See ya soon!
Hey all! Just popping in to let you know I have a brand new story in the just released anthology Metahumans vs the Undead. My story is called “Halo of Blood” and it features a character I think you’ll be seeing a lot more of in the not-too-distant future. I’m sharing a TOC with a lot of great writers, including Eric S. Brown, Keith Gouveia, Lorne Dixon and many more. So, if you dig either superheros and/or zombies, you should be in undead, caped heaven with this book.
I hope you guys check it out soon in either paperback or Kindle. Thanks and have an amazing weekend!
I really need to make some space on my bookshelves and what better way to do it than by having a sale of some of my own books during Black Friday weekend?
So, here’s the deal: $5.00 for any book I’ve written (EXCEPT 13 Thorns, Chemical Gardens, Dark Surge, Unearthed) plus $2.00 shipping for the first book, $3.00 for multiple books. Outside the US customers, please email me for amount. Keep in mind that supplies are limited and I expect them to go fast. Email me your order at email@example.com to find out if I have stock left. If so, then I’ll send you my paypal address. I’ll keep a running update of books sold out on Facebook and Twitter.
I’d really appreciate if you help spread the word about this sale, via your facebook, twitter, google+ or whichever social networking site you may use. (Plug the crap out of it! Yeah!)
The sale will run from midnight tonight (Wed-pst) to midnight Sunday the 27th (pst).
Thanks to all and I hope you have an outstanding and safe holiday!
Hey gang! How’s your fall going so far? It is cold, gray and wet here in the PNW. Perfect Halloween weather. I’ve been drinking my pumpkin spice coffee and dodging the pinecones that keep trying to clobber me and my dog. Also, writing. Lots and lots of writing. Hopefully I’ll have news to share on that front soon, but for now….
My new collection of stories, Brainfused Colorwheel, has just been released in Kindle format. It has some of my earliest stories, as well as some of my shortest (flash) stories and, what I believe are some of my BEST stories. Some are weird, some are gross, some are disturbing, some are funny. I think there’s something in there for everyone.
Many years ago, I was sent random objects in the mail and asked to write a story about them for an anthology. Well, the antho never happened, but the story remains and it has not been read by many people at all, and it’s included here. I wonder if any of you guys will be able to guess which one it is.
If you’ve been reading my stuff for a long time, some of these stories will be familiar to you. But I’m still sure some will be brand new to even the most longtime reader.
Either way, I hope you check it out. And how about that killer art from artist extraordinaire, Gary McCluskey? Gotta love it, right?
So, until next time, keep the fires burning. You never know when I might pop in and offer to break open a bottle of Old Crow with ya. 🙂
Hello my little chickadees! Just popping in quickly to give you all the great news that Dark Surge in now 20% off over at the Dark Regions site. Just head on over there and use the coupon code RANALLI20 and-presto!-it’s yours.
Definitely browse the site a bit too while you’re there. There’s bound to be something that catches your fancy.
I’m not sure how long this sale will last, so if you’ve been on the fence about DS, now might be a good time to snatch a copy and find out just how twisted my little brain can really be. (hint-it’s pretty twisted.)
OK, ciao ciao for now, kids. Have a stellar weekend! ❤