Reviewer names #Ostakis best #sci-fi of 2019

Divine Magazine’s Elaine White named Ostakis her choice for Best Sci-Fi of 2019. I’m so tickled about this that finding out instantly made me feel better from the flu a housemate dragged into the domicile.

Elaine wrote a beautiful review of Ostakis and I’ll share part of it here:

** I WAS GIVEN THIS BOOK FOR MY READING PLEASURE **
Reviewed for Divine Magazine

Ostakis, by Angelica Primm
★★★★☆
208 Pages
POV: 1st person, dual POV
Themes: Sci-Fi, MPREG, religious fanaticism, political intrigue, Bisexual MC, Intersex MC

This was an interesting read for me. It’s my first book by Angelica Primm and it won’t be my last. I thoroughly enjoyed Ostakis and hope that the inclusion of Human Planets Collective on the cover is the promise of more books to come, even if they focus on new planets and different characters. I’d certainly be willing to read more within this world. Continue reading

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#Queer #SciFi #Anthology: Migration

Miss Primm is very pleased to announce the inclusion of her story Saving Ostakis in the Other Worlds Ink Anthology Migration. Okay. I got an honorable mention too.

But there as sooooo many fine stories, many of them science fiction, I can’t imagine you won’t find more than one of these flash gems to make you swoon, no matter your orientation.

M. Scott Coatsworth in his foreword writes: Continue reading

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#Wordsmithery and #Writing: Does size matter? Chapter Lengths

Writer typewritingIn a writers’ forum, it starts like this:

My chapter is 1,500 words. Is that a good length?

As usual various opinions pour in:

Word counts matters not. A chapter could be one word, one sentence, or multiple pages. I wouldn’t worry about how many words and focus on…. did you say what you needed to complete a scene?

Much too short! No, much too long! Sorry, I get those two mixed up when I write a chapter.

My scenes are usually 1,000-2,000 words, and there’s about 2 or 3 per chapter, however, sometimes I have scenes as short as 400 words. Short, to the point and with shocking effect. I guess it depends on what you want to accomplish with each chapter/scene. They can be as long or as short as you need them to be.

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So, I just fired a #ghostwriting client

ghostwritingIt happens very rarely, but every once in a while I have to fire a ghostwriting client. I don’t like doing so. However, in the early stage of a new relationship with a client when the handwriting on the wall is akin to blood streaking in red rivets, I cut my losses to reduce the bloodletting.

No one likes this. I don’t like it, the client doesn’t like it and the freelancing platform won’t like it. In fact, I expect a hit on my freelancer rating for doing so.

This new relationship started off unusually, where the client put up money just to talk with me. This is the only reason why I talked with the client and stupidly it flattered me that the client did so. I should have seen it for the danger sign it was. I should have asked, “why did the client need to contact freelancers to hire them?” This is not the usual course of events.

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#Author Interview: r. r. campell and Mourning Dove

Mourning Dove Book 2 Empathy Series

Today r. r. campbell, the author of the Empathy series, is here to talk about Book 2, Mourning Dove. Mourning Dove is an evocative, sweeping symphony of love, revenge, and desperation in cacophonous times. It is the second installment in r. r. campbell’s epic EMPATHY sci-fi saga.

Synopsis:

In the aftermath of the calamitous Human/Etech research study, Chandra and Kyra struggle to reclaim the life they shared in a pre-EMPATHY world, while Ty, armed with knowledge of EMPATHY’s programming language, seeks revenge on the Halmans for the harm that’s befallen his friends.

As a North American Union investigation into the happenings on the compound looms, a grief-stricken Peter works to resurrect the memory of his mother from a harvested nanochip, and Heather scrambles to keep her family–and their company–together. Alistair, having abandoned the family business, plots to save his hide and that of his wife while she strives to stay one step ahead of a husband she has no reason to trust.

Far to the north amid civil unrest, a recently retired Rénald Dupont investigates the disappearance of his friend and former colleague, Meredith, despite grave threats from an increasingly skittish North American Union government.

As old and new foes emerge, spouse is further pit against spouse, brother against sister, and governments against their people. In the end, all must choose between attempts to reclaim the past or surrender to the inevitable, an intractable world of their own creation.

How did you become involved with this book and its themes?

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#Smashwords 50% off Sale and #Ostakis

Site wide sale. Get Ostakis in epub form on Smashwords 50% off list price.

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Chapter one–#book #excerpt: #Ostakis

Ostakis Chapter One

KAJ

Dearest Marta,

You would ask if I’m upset with my new posting. No. Not that. Discomforted. Yes. That is the correct word. You know I am a man who likes his routines, the stuff that meshes you to the pleasurable aspects of living. A delicious cup of coffee in the morning. Grilled vegetables on the barbecue and a nice glass of wine on the terrace in the evening. Everyday things.
Where I head is not ordinary…

Landfall is the most dangerous part of the journey.

The transport shook and rattled as it descended to hit the atmosphere of Ostakis. Flames flared from the heat shield and now I know why the pilot told me to pull the shade on my seat window. It’s terrifying watching the flames of friction ignited ionized gas shimmer outside the window and engulf the ship. To take my mind off my impending death I mulled over my last briefing with Director Kotel.

“HOW TERRAFORMED IS this planet?” I had asked the director. We both paged our copies of the sparse notes and reports on Ostakis on our government issued readers. Survey had just turned in the information, and I was eager to see it. But, at the director’s request, I had to wait until this meeting to go through it thoroughly.

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Whee! #Book #ReleaseDay~Come to the #Ostakis #LaunchParty!

Ostakis Launch Party

It’s release day for Ostakis, my SciFi M/M Romance, and if you think that’s a mouthful you don’t know the half of it. The reviews are rolling in, and Lori at IndiGo Marketing and Design organized a release blitz that is sure to keep me busy for days to come.

Follow this link for Indigo’s giveaway for Ostakis’s release blitz.

See you at the party!

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#Ostakis–The Movie, er #Book Trailer

Book Info:
Genre: MM SciFi Romance
Heat Level: Explicit

Get a copy at:

Amazon

Smashwords

Ninestar Press

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#Author Interview: Jade Alters and Mated To Team Shadow

Mated to Team Shadow

Jade is an author of paranormal, reverse harem, shifter stories. New to self-publishing, she enjoys sharing her journey with her readers.

What were your goals and intentions in this book, and how well do you feel you achieved them?

I have the same goal for every book I write and that is to tell an entertaining story that readers find impossible to put down. As a lover and reader of books, I know how thrilling it is to find an author who can spin those type of tales.

Writing reverse harems like Mated to Team Shadow challenges all my writing skills. You have five people interacting with each other in a short space and you need to find each person’s distinct personality and voice. And you have to develop the relationship between the woman and each man as well as take into account the paranormal nature of the men. It’s a balancing act and sometimes I feel like I walk the high wire bringing the elements together so that a reader says, “Well, yes, given this set of circumstances I would so want these four totally hot men for myself.”

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