Out of Hibernation With An Announcement

First let me say right off that no, it’s not Heroes ‘Til Curfew time yet. Sorry. And second, I miss you. Third, after an illness, I’m feeling much, much better, and I am back to work.

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Ok, now that that’s out of the way, the swell announcement. I have a story published in the newly released paranormal romance anthology, Kiss Me, Kill Me.

This anthology brings together short stories from nine great indies for the ridiculously low price of 99cents. What’s more, proceeds from the sale are being donated to GreaterGood.org which is involved in literacy and children’s education along with a host of other good deeds.

While I’m just really proud to be involved in this project alongside these awesome indie authors, my favorite part is that it encouraged me to write this Talent Chronicles story which came from background/backstory details, and might never have been fleshed out had I not been going: OMG I can’t write a short story! and I have no ideas! what am I going to do?? given this opportunity.

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Impulse Control brings us our first look at what it’s like inside a NIAC State School and introduces a number of characters who will be important later in the series. You’ll see what the story’s about in the description below, but here’s some extra info for you guys who like superpowers. The cast for this story includes:

  • Ethan– shape-shifter
  • Karen– telepath
  • Rand– gravity manipulator
  • Elle- fixer
  • Anderson– influencer

And now for the rest of what’s inside…

Voyage into the realm of the paranormal with this nine author short story anthology. Sink your teeth into:

A Ghoulish Valentine by H.P. Mallory:
Dulcie O’Neil can’t help her attraction to Knight Vander, much though she tries to fight her feelings. When she begrudgingly accepts his invitation to dinner and a movie, the last thing she expects is that she’ll be defending herself against a cemetery full of hungry ghouls and one incredibly sexy man.

Cat Fight by Zoe Winters:
Cat Fight takes place in Zoe Winters’ “PretVerse”. Greta is a cat therian (shifter). She’s been involved with Dayne, a local sorcerer since she sought his protection from her murderous tribe. After a fight, Greta shifts into cat form and refuses to come back out.

Impulse Control by Susan Bischoff:
In the world of the Talent Chronicles, kids born with supernatural powers are taken from their families and forced into government research facilities called State Schools. At one such school, a group of Talents must work together to stop a dangerous experiment that’s already killed two of their peers and threatens others. If they’re caught they face Detention, and Detention at a State School has a whole different meaning.

Wild Passion by Lori Brighton:
James is a treasure hunter intent on collecting a deadly, priceless statue. Then he meets Adelaide, a stubbornly beautiful and mysterious woman who knows more about the statue than she admits. Suddenly, James is tempted to give up everything for the one treasure he can’t seem to own … Adelaide.

A Fairytale Ending by M.T. Murphy:
An unlucky actress discovers that there is no good and bad when it comes to vampires and werewolves, only bad and worse.

Blind Sight by Kait Nolan:
Isla’s ability as a Seer has made her a life-long captive of a paranormal crime lord. Fae assassin, Ransom, offers her a chance at escape, but when she touches his hand she sees only blood, horror, apocalypse. What reason can Ransom have for wanting to rescue her, and can she possibly trust a man who deals in death?

The Sacrifice by Toni LoTempio:
After a chance meeting with the mysterious Alfred Barstow, Jennifer is swept off her feet by his whirlwind courtship of her, so much so that she accepts his proposal of marriage. Leaving her boyfriend Peter behind, she heads off to start a new life in California, unaware there’s more to Alfred than meets the eye – and a sinister plot behind his proposal. The Sacrifice is a story about what happens when the man of your dreams turns out to be your worst nightmare…and then some!

Until the Breaking of the Day by Daniel Arenson:
The Underground. A realm of flame, blood, and knives in the dark.When its prince returns from exile, a young demon girl will learn his secrets.

If You Leave by Stacey Wallace Benefiel:
Despite their devotion to one another, Gabrielle and Jorge have been living separate lives. That is, until Gabrielle’s life ends. Reunited and it feels so…complicated?

Other Stuff To Note:

DRM info: I can see that the Kindle edition has DRM. DRM was something I didn’t think to bring up, and of course once that’s done it can’t be changed. I would assume that the NOOK version also has DRM (I don’t actually know how to tell that from looking at a NOOK listing). If you need a DRM-free version, please go pick up the anthology at Smashwords.

Formats and outlets: Ebooks for Kindle and NOOK, and Smashwords multi-format listings are all currently available. Other ebook outlets will be coming along once the listing is distributed by Smashwords and posted by the various retailers. As far as I know, there is no intention of producing a print edition of this anthology. Hopefully, since these are just little bites, even those who haven’t fully embraced digital will be able to enjoy the ebook version.

PubIt! authors: We could use you help with something that could affect you in the future. There are nine authors on this anthology, yet PubIt currently limits contributors to five. A thread has been started on the PubIt! Help Board, letting BN know about the issue and that it’s important to us to be able to credit all authors who participate in such a work. If you’re registered with PubIt, you’re registered to post on the board. It would be great if you could take a few moments to post even something as simple as: “Yes, this is important to me too. Please fix this problem.” Just to let them know that we care about seeing this issue fixed.

Help spread the word! The usual methods apply. If you love any of these authors and the stories in this book, please help us get the word out by using the sharing buttons, tweeting and retweeting, leaving reviews, and all that good stuff. Book bloggers who need more information should contact the project’s coordinator, HP Mallory.

Thanks so much for your support. I’ll be going back into my cave now until I get a lot closer to releasing Heroes ‘Til Curfew!


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13 responses to “Out of Hibernation With An Announcement

  1. Okay, what is DRM? I’m a newbie when it comes to e-books, but have a Kindle. Your story sounds fabulous. Congrats!

    • Thanks, Laurel! The simple answer about DRM is that it’s the protection that is supposed to keep media (such as an ebook or DVD) from being copied and shared with those who didn’t pay for it. It gets more complicated than that. I have some information on DRM in this post.

  2. Welcome back, Susan! I’ve really missed seeing you around the internet.

    I bought the anthology and it’s next on my TBR list (pushing back other books on my list, LOL). There are some great authors involved in this project. I’m excited about reading this!

  3. BACK in your cave? Well that’s just great.

    Thanks for the DRM heads up.

  4. Nice to see you even if it’s only for a bit – and glad to hear you’re feeling better. Woo! An anthology!
    Heading over to Smashwords…

  5. Glad to hear you are feeling so much better after your retreat within. Woohoo! Congrats on getting into that anthology…I’ve got to check out the Kindle version. Thanks for sharing your successes with us!

  6. Josie

    I just wanted to say I bought the book and loved Impulse Control! Young Super Hero love (sigh). Seriously great story and keep up the good work!

    • Can I just squee? You’re the first person (outside of my few beta readers) to tell me you liked it! Thank you, Josie!!!!

      • Josie

        Squee, high-five, and do a happy dance!
        I know people who read books don’t always indulge in short stories, but any of your fans will really enjoy this. It was short (but not too short) and satisfying.
        Enjoy your success!

  7. Hi Susan,

    I sure do miss seeing you around. 😦 I hope your internet break (and recovering from your sickness) has been going well. I picked this anthology up today and I’ll add it to my towering TBR pile. 🙂 Thanks for letting us know!

  8. Kaylee

    I bought the book and i loved impulse control! I loved the new knowledge about what goes on in state schools and i loved the charecters. Thanks for the wonderful read!! 🙂

    • Kaylee, thank you so much for buying the anthology and letting me know you liked my story!! I hope you enjoy the others as well.

      • Kaylee

        I did! I haven’t read all of the stories yet, but i have already added some of the other stories and authors that i have read to my to read list. Always looking for good books to read, so i think im good for a bit! Thanks! 🙂

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