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Nov 222016
 

Ellysian Press Holiday Sale

Amazon eBooks $0.99

All ebooks from Ellysian Press are on sale at Amazon 11/25/16 – 12/31/16. That means my entire Modern Magics series is available for less than $4!!! Plus all of the other EP authors’ awesome ebooks are also on sale for $0.99!

 

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Here’s my Amazon Author Page with my Modern Magics series, as well as my other books.

 

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And be sure to check out these great authors!

Sean T. Poindexter

Louann Carroll

Lillie J. Roberts

Agnes Jayne

Toni DePalma

VC Birlidis

Carol Holland March

Chad Ganske

 

 

 November 22, 2016  Posted by at 5:29 PM Home No Responses »
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Book 2 in the fascinating series The Marker Chronicles!

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Sorrow’s Edge (The Marker Chronicles, Book 2)

Uncovering the truth will take an exorcist.
 
Jimmy Holiday, defrocked priest turned exorcist, is trying to get his life in order. With his on-again off-again witchy girlfriend moving in, the spirit of the little girl from his last exorcism hanging around, and a secret organization of exorcists hounding him, Jimmy equals stressed.

When a stranger calls in the middle of the night asking for help with a possession, Jimmy is about to land in a mess of trouble. Especially since the man on the phone claims to have gotten his number from Jimmy’s old mentor. Too bad his mentor has been dead for years.

After a mysterious silver flask arrives at his doorstep, Jimmy is left with two options: either ignore the newest enigma the universe has tossed him, or listen to Lucy and travel to Arizona to solve the mystery before all hell breaks loose…again.

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 November 8, 2016  Posted by at 1:00 AM Home Tagged with: , ,  No Responses »
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The first book of a captivating Metaphysical/Fantasy trilogy is now available at your favorite retailer!

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The Tyro, The Dreamwalkers of Larreta, Book 1

Larreta, home of the dreamwalkers, is being torn apart.

Rifts are forming and swallowing everything in their path. People, structures, entire villages, are disappearing. No one knows where the rifts come from or how to stop them. And they are getting worse.

Leo, a Senior Dreamwalker, is recalled from Earth, where he fled rather than face his failures. His heightened ability to connect with the past is crucial to combat the rifts. He’s drafted to train a handsome new dreamwalker, Jesse: a young man whose own talents are part of the solution to stopping the destruction.

Together, the two must form a complicated passage through time and space, and they can only succeed with mutual trust. First, Leo needs to overcome his personal demons in order to make the necessary connection. But getting closer is not something he wants to do, in spite of his attraction to Jesse. However, the fate of more than one world rests on their success. And time is running out.

You can find The Tyro at these links:

Amazon – https://goo.gl/SvPHXg

Barnes & Noble – https://goo.gl/aCYkkr

iTunes – https://goo.gl/JXomdq

Kobo – https://goo.gl/caZx0m

Smashwords – https://goo.gl/swp5bM

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Carol Holland March lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico with two demanding dogs who offer their insight into the meaning of life in exchange for long bike rides and occasional treats. She writes stories about the mysteries that peek from behind the veil.

Her short fiction has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies. The Tyro is the first volume of her fantasy trilogy, The Dreamwalkers of Larreta.

Carol works as a coach for beginning writers and people in transition. She teaches about creativity, journaling and writing for personal development at the University of New Mexico.

 

You can follow Carol at these links:

Website – http://carolhollandmarch.com

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/carol.holland.march.author

Twitter – https://twitter.com/CarolHMarch

Amazon Author Page – https://www.amazon.com/Carol-Holland-March/e/B00F6I1V7W

Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7374990.Carol_Holland_March

 October 7, 2016  Posted by at 3:56 PM Home Tagged with: ,  No Responses »
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Now Available

This is the book that made me fall in love with Sean T. Poindexter’s writing and it’s back! The Dragon’s Blood Chronicles has it all – dragons, vampires, non-stop action, adventure, and romance on an epic level. The Shadow of Tiamat introduces the characters we’ve grown to love: Megan, Garrett, Yvonne, Ardeth and Aoni’a. We even meet Max and Sadie for the first time before they spin off on their own in Moth and the Max Hollingsworth Paranormal Mystery series.

This second edition is newly edited by the brilliant Jen Ryan.

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The Shadow of Tiamat

When dragons go to war, humanity will pay the price.

Social worker Megan Crunk discovers mysterious circumstances affecting a child and her family during a routine investigation. When she meets Garrett Terago, an ancient dragon, she discovers that mythological creatures are real. More disturbing, vampires are at the center of her investigation, and they are determined to stop her interference with their victims.

Garrett lives a contented but solitary life in the secluded Ozark Mountains. Although disguised as a human, he rarely pays them any heed . . . until he meets Megan. Intrigued, he offers her love and protection. But keeping her safe from his own kind will be a problem.

Dragons have split into factions and war looms between them. Some want to recover their lost glory, a time when they were worshiped as gods and masters of the world. Others stand against them in defense of humanity. Garrett is instrumental to those seeking to dominate the world again, but his love for Megan aligns him against them. With both dragons and vampires after her, Megan’s only hope is if her lover can protect her from the dark world of secrets she’s discovered. But as Megan soon learns, she has secrets of her own.

Be sure to get your copy at these retailers today!

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Sean T. Poindexter

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Sean was born in Mesa, Arizona, but has spent most of his life in Missouri. Sean has a B.S. in Sociology from Missouri Southern State University, and a Masters degree in Criminology/Criminal Justice from Pittsburg State University. He is the author of the urban fantasy series The Dragon’s Blood Chronicles, and Moth, the first book in a series of paranormal mysteries. Exiles of Forlorn is his first YA novel, as well as his first foray into traditional fantasy.

His literary influences include H.P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, George R.R. Martin, J.R.R. Tolkien, Mark Lawrence, and R.A. Salvatore. Sean has been writing his entire life, but was inspired to begin writing professionally in 2008 after watching a terrible–albeit, popular–vampire franchise film. Sean was so annoyed with the film that he entertained himself by imagining dragons killing the vampires, which went on to inspire his first novel, The Shadow of Tiamat, the first book in the 4-part Dragon’s Blood Chronicles.

Sean lives in the Lake Ozark region of Missouri with his wife Amanda and several cats. When he’s not writing, he enjoys reading, watching films, playing Xbox and collecting firearms.

You can find Sean at these links:

Website     |     Facebook     |     Twitter

 

 

 

 August 31, 2016  Posted by at 10:16 AM Home No Responses »
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Maer’s Book Signing – Barnes & Noble

Live in the Las Vegas, Nevada area? Love SciFi?

Philip K. Dick wrote numerous science fiction books and stories which ended up on Hollywood screens. Blade Runner, Total Recall, Minority Report, and the Amazon series The Man in the High Castle are just a few of those hits. My new memoir, The Other Side of Philip K. Dick, covers my friendship with Phil the last ten years of his life. I’ll be chatting about the book at the Henderson Barnes & Noble from 1 PM to 3 PM on Saturday, August 27, 2016.

Please join us for the discussion and book signing. In addition to the memoir, I’ll have copies of all of my books for purchase and signing.

If you’re able to make it, please let me know you found out via my website.

Hope to see you there!

Where: Barnes & Noble

When: Saturday, August 27,2016

Time: 1 PM – 3 PM

Address: 567 North Stephanie, Henderson, Nevada

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 August 21, 2016  Posted by at 10:03 AM Home No Responses »
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The Other Side of Philip K. Dick

Blade Runner, Total Recall, The Man in the High Castle

What these projects have in common is that they are based on the books or stories of Philip K. Dick. And those are just the tip of the iceberg of PKD Hollywood hits.

But what about Phil the man?

For years I’d heard hints of Phil Dick as someone unrecognizable to one who knew him well. And I knew him well the last ten years of his life. However, it wasn’t until I started doing research for my own memoir that I realized just how off the charts some of the theories about Phil had grown. Instead of dissuading me, those accounts made me more determined than ever to bring to light the man I knew. Of course, I spoke to some of Phil’s other close friends – Tim Powers, James P Blaylock, Merry Lou Staylor. They agreed that the myths in no way resembled the man we knew. So I settled in to set the record straight.

All these stories were brought home  to me when I did a panel at the Philip K. Dick conference at California State University, Fullerton in April, 2016. Merry Lou, her husband, Pete, and I wandered around at the beginning of the conference for a bit, listening in to various presentations. We slipped into the back of one presentation being given by a PhD. I was almost immediately put off, as the researcher seemed to connect all of Phil’s writing to drugs.

Let me explain why this was off-putting. Phil was known for doing drugs up into the 1960s. He even wrote about it. However, once he moved to Southern California in 1972, he had undergone a complete change in attitude about drugs. The man I knew did not pop pills, or indeed take anything other than snuff and his prescribed medications. In fact he became a staunch anti-drug supporter.

But since Phil himself wrote about taking drugs, it’s understandable why someone might think what Phil wrote was true. Unfortunately that is not necessarily the case. Phil love stories. He loved writing them, he adored telling them and he especially enjoyed recounting his latest theories to his friends. The thing is – the theories were not always true, and Phil would later tell friends he was just pulling their legs or whatever. He did this a lot. He also did it in his writing. He might propose a theory and in the same session contradict that theory and move on to another.

He especially did this in his Exegesis – a daunting two-million-word work that is part journal, part story templates, part whatever he needed it to be at that moment. The one thing it is not is completely accurate. To point at anything in it and say “Oh, this defines Phil as a person” will send you in a direction so far removed from the real man that it becomes nonsense. And that is exactly what has happened.

There are theories out there about who Phil really was and why he did whatever. Phil himself contributed so many different things that trying to get a sense of who Phil really was is close to impossible. Because Phil the man was nothing like those theories. He is not the myth that has sprung up about him. In fact, Phil himself would probably be appalled at the legends about him. But maybe – just maybe – he might think they were hilarious. And maybe even have a good laugh that his ultimate joke had been played as all these folks try to (incorrectly) dissect his personality. I can hear him saying, “I really had you going.”

So in the end, maybe Phil would enjoy all these silly theories and the nonsense that has been assigned to him by people who never met him. Folks who don’t have the advantage of knowing that Phil loved a good joke. But I do think part of him would regret that the real Phil was left out of the mix.

But no worries. Phil’s friends took care of that part. Tim and Jim have been telling the truth for ages. And I wrote a book that will give new insight as to just who Phil Dick was. It wasn’t an easy task. I did a lot of fact checking, research and talking to friends. But I did manage to capture the Phil that his friends knew. I hope you enjoy the real man as much as we did.

At the end of the day there is this truth: Philip K. Dick does not need to be sensationalized to be interesting.

 

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The Other Side of Philip K. Dick

Now available in all formats!

Get your copy today from your favorite online retailer:

Amazon Kindle – https://goo.gl/nQ12tW
Amazon Paperback – https://goo.gl/Nvx1H0
Barnes & Noble Paperback – http://goo.gl/GzEVxz
Barnes & Noble Nook – http://goo.gl/o92tkr
iTunes – https://goo.gl/LDArxc
Kobo – https://goo.gl/uax6Fm
Smashwords – https://goo.gl/zbBGE9

 

 

 

 August 12, 2016  Posted by at 8:00 AM Home No Responses »
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Recently I had the pleasure to speak with Nick Buchanan for an interview in PKD Otaku. For Philip K. Dick fans this ezine has some awesome features and keeps PKD fans up to date on happenings with conferences, movies and books related to Phil’s work. Michael Fisher and Patrick Clark are to be commended on the great job they do!

My extensive interview discusses the real Philip K. Dick and what it was like writing the memoir of our ten-year friendship.

 

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The Other Side of Philip K. Dick

Now available in all formats!

Get your copy today from your favorite online retailer:

Amazon Kindle – https://goo.gl/nQ12tW
Amazon Paperback – https://goo.gl/Nvx1H0
Barnes & Noble Paperback – http://goo.gl/GzEVxz
Barnes & Noble Nook – http://goo.gl/o92tkr
iTunes – https://goo.gl/LDArxc
Kobo – https://goo.gl/uax6Fm
Smashwords – https://goo.gl/zbBGE9

 August 11, 2016  Posted by at 12:03 PM Home Tagged with: ,  No Responses »