Travel on a Shoestring Budget #bookdeal #scifi

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Do you enjoy time travel?  You can currently get either of the Kindle books in my Detours in Time series for just .99 on a Kindle Countdown deal in the U.S. right now.  These books are also on Kindle Countdown in the U.K. this week.  Act now!

You’ll find a little bit of romance as a sweet friendship grows, a lot of future oddities, a dystopian feel, some tension, and a bit of fun as they travel to the future and get lost for a while and grapple with many split-second decisions that seem to drastically change the future they are seeing.  Laugh as these characters from 1997 encounter “swipe right” and other technology we take for granted.

Find Detours in Time here:

https://www.amazon.com/Detours-Time-Book-ebook/dp/B0711ZW6XF

“Canepa does an outstanding job of moving the plot along with vivid images that really bring this story to life. The banter between Milt and Pinky is always light-hearted as their relationship progresses.” -Reader’s Favorite review

How do Milt and Tabitha deal with an enemy they have not yet met in the present? Find the sequel, Undercurrents in Time, here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DCCQS3N  

” ….this is a thrilling science fiction adventure! While it is mostly from Tabitha’s point of view, I liked escaping the present with her. She’s a wonderfully complicated character, so different from myself. Her reasoning and the resulting consequences make this a page turner.” -N.N. Light review

DetoursInTimeAudibleRevisedwithNarrator  Detours in Time is now in audiobook, and Undercurrents in Time will soon follow.  If you purchase a book in Kindle format, you can get the audiobook at a discounted price on Amazon.  Check it out after purchasing the Kindle….You just may like that deal!

The sequel to Detours in Time, just .99 through 7/14! #RRBC

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If you read and loved Detours in Time, you’ll love to see what’s next for Tabitha and Milt in Undercurrents in Time!  Get it this week on a Kindle Countdown deal in the U.S. and U.K., and you’ll pay just .99 for the Kindle version, a full-length book (Or the equivalent in the U.K.)

Why you should read Undercurrents in Time, from one of the most recent reviews:

“A slow, but character driven start changes into a faster-paced thriller as we follow Tabitha’s adventures in the future where she encounters a cluster of interesting characters and even the enemy Milt had been preparing for himself.
Overall, Undercurrents of Time was a good mix of sci-fi, thriller and character focus, and it looks like there may be a sequel too.”

Undercurrents in Time also ties up some loose ends for the main characters, such as the dangerous enemy they’ve both never yet met, while diving into their pyschology a little bit more.  Read it and see what happens!

Get your copy and start reading it today:

U.S. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DCCQS3N

U.K. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07DCCQS3N

If you haven’t started the series yet, go here: Detours in Time Book Series

Detours in Time, an award-winning sci-fi novel on Kindle Countdown

If you’re going to time-travel, you must trust your partner.
Find the award-winning, time-bending Detours in Time on Amazon. Available in Kindle or print. Get it for just .99 in the US and UK until 3/23. Also available free with Kindle Unlimited!

Read the book reviewers have hailed as “anything but your run of the mill science fiction novel” and learn why Detours in Time has been earning awards and acclaim.
Get your Kindle copy here:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0711ZW6XF or https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0711ZW6XF

2017- Literary Titan Award

2018- Reader’s Favorite 5 star Seal

2018-New Apple Awards Official Selection in Young Adult Sci-fi/Horror

“I really liked the author’s straight-forward, family-friendly style, which moved along smoothly with a steady stream of suspense, action, and dialog. Additional plot twists toward the end set the stage for a sequel, which should be equally engaging. I look forward to what lies ahead for Milt and Pinky as they seek to untangle the twisted web of time that results from their adventures.” -Amazon Review

Detours in Time on Kindle Countdown #scifi #ebook

Detours in Time is currently on Kindle Countdown, which makes it the perfect time to get this award-winning, time-bending #scifi ebook for just .99 in the U.S. and U.K.!

Read the book reviewers have hailed as “anything but your run of the mill science fiction novel” and get caught up in the moral dilemmas Milt and Tabitha encounter on the way.

Find it here

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0711ZW6XF

Or in the U.K. at https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0711ZW6XF

#WeekendCoffeeShare: Ice, Please.

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Welcome to the Weekend Coffee Share, hosted by Diana at partimemonsterblog.com.  If we were having coffee today, on July 23rd, I’d tell you that I have iced mocha or regular coffee, with creamer and two ice cubes in mine, how about you?  I’d also tell you–

My son has been working his job regularly, and this is a good thing.  It gives him a sense of purpose, even though it may not seem like a “career” job, but he is getting a good number of hours, despite coming home early when it storms.  It is an outdoor job, and he loves that sort of thing.  I worry about him less when he works, since his mind is occupied and he loves physical work.  Wednesday he was off, and we took a nice little walk at the beach, stopping at a quaint coffee shop afterward.  I posted a few photos of things seen on our walk Thursday in a post titled, “Echoes of My Neighborhood.”

On the author front, I am trying out Hootsuite for my social media.  There was one day I couldn’t post because it had a glitch.  But I have set up some posts to start this Weds.  We’ll see how it runs!  I won’t use it for WordPress, though, because I believe that my voice is more authentic if I write, edit when I can, and post when I am ready.  Yes, sometimes that means posting in the moment.  I also have been running a Kindle Countdown offer for my latest sci-fi book, Detours in Time, which will be just $1.99 in Kindle format until 7/25, with a comparable savings in the UK.  So far, I can say I’ve sold more books than I would have otherwise.  That’s the goal!  Feel free to check out the preview of my book or to get your own copy at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0711ZW6XF   I will not reduce this book any lower or put it on free promo. for a while, because I have spent a good amount of money on editing, promo., cover, and marketing materials.  A fellow author, Carol James Marshall, wrote a blog post on that, titled “Art is Not Free.”  She’s right.  Seriously.  Imagine if pro- athletes spent the first year of their career earning less money than they spent to get into the game.  In fact, a Time.com article states rookies get a “league minimum base salary of $450,000.” * Unreal, right?  Our priorities are messed up, when you also consider beginning teachers’ or police officers’ salaries.  Ugh.  Okay, rant over.  Reviews for my book are coming in at an overall average of 4 stars for my first 8 reviews.  That’s even good for a batting average, right?

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On that subject of art not being free, I thought of my own reading and buying habits.  If something is advertised for free, yes, I’m likely to load it on my Kindle.  Heck, I may see two different free books and load them.  Will I hurry to read them? No, not unless someone else has recommended.  Does anyone value something that is being given away?  I’m also less likely to give a review on a free book.  I also might likely speed through it.  So, I am trying to spread the news and make it seen, so that buyers are more likely to purchase it and value it.  This also means I need to learn to use AMS Amazon ads, which is a whole other blog post.  🙂

I had a great weekend with some work buddies at a cookout that was relaxing and led to much over-eating.  I am not doing much cardio this summer, just yoga.  It’s so hot for cardio!  (I live in Florida).I’m also spending a lot of time learning about my avocation as an author, jotting down ideas, spreading news of my book, and honing my writing skill.  I love the Flash fiction challenges here on WordPress!   This week, I joined in on a Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers Challenge and wrote my own, titled “Stairway to Heaven.”  You may find it here at https://pamelascanepa.wordpress.com/2017/07/21/stairway-to-heaven-flash-fiction-for-aspiring-writers-fffaw/  for a short escape!

Last night, my boyfriend and I watched the movie, Memento, with Guy Pearce.  It came out about fifteen years ago.  I recently read a blog post about Christopher Nolan movies, and it was mentioned.  I remember that this movie struck me and had an impression on me.  It was highly acclaimed in this blog post.  I regard it highly as well.  While watching, it didn’t seem like my boyfriend liked it.  He found it confusing.  Well, yes it is.  A lot of it goes in reverse order.  Not only that, you get glimpses of an event, but not all of the event, so you really can’t figure it out until the end.  This movie will disorient you, and I think that is the goal.  The main character had a brain injury and has a short-term memory disorder.  He can’t make new memories.  So, as he’s trying to find out who his wife’s killer is, he is putting together clues that he will forget about moments later unless he takes snapshots, makes notes, or tattoos them on his body.  And these brief glimpses we get are probably much like those that a person with such a memory disorder would have.  I felt sad for him, because for such a person, it is almost impossible to put the big picture together, much like any viewer of the movie will have trouble predicting where it’s going or even knowing for sure who villains are.  Again, the movie does make a point, a very sharp, cutting point.  I’m sure that’s the intent.

Thanks for tuning in to my Weekend Coffee Share. It turned out longer than intended, but it does sum up my week.  I couldn’t help but get on a tangent with the “Art is not Free” statement.  I truly respect the arts and would like to see them elevated in status in our society once again, to include Literature, Art, Poetry, Oral Storytelling ( where people would pay $20 without batting an eye to hear a really good storyteller, just like they pay $50-100 or more for famous musicians and far beyond that for sports games).  Ah, maybe I’m just a dreamer.  🙂

If we were having coffee, I’d also ask you about your week.  Feel free to share with me, or visit Diana’s blog and add your link to your written coffee share by clicking on the blue button at http://parttimemonsterblog.com/2017/07/22/weekendcoffeeshare-in-which-i-am-a-wee-lazy/   Have a great week!

  • The referenced Time article can be found at http://time.com/money/4626448/heres-the-salary-of-every-quarterback-in-the-nfl-playoffs/

 

 

 

 

Blazing a Trail with Detours in Time…Maybe? Check out this Kindle Countdown

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Doesn’t every author want to picture themselves taking the reading world by storm, blazing a trail toward notoriety and fame, imagining his/her name (or title) being emblazoned in lights?  Do we all have what it takes to battle to get there?  I don’t know, because as I envelope myself in the comfort of this world of words and my imagination, I at times imagine myself sequestered like Emily Dickinson, closing the door to fame or popularity and retreating with my delicious words that will never fail to please me.   Oh, they’re not always pleasant words, but at least I created them.   Yet, I so long to share my words with others.  I want them to be read.

At any rate, it has been a good week for reviews of Detours in Time.  There have been three more reviews that are four star and five star reviews.  The latest is by a book blogger, a 5 * review, and can be found at  https://literarytitan.com/2017/07/19/detours-in-time/

I value my writing and the work I put into it, however, I am all for the promotional opportunities that are offered by Amazon.  Detours in Time is on  Kindle Countdown until 7/25 for just 1.99 in the U.S.  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0711ZW6XF and also in the U.K. for a comparable discount, http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0711ZW6XF.  I urge you to get your own copy today!