Human Wave Garage Sale
When did it
become fashionable for published fiction to be full of self-loathing for qualities most
intelligent humans value? Where's the adventure, the courage, the fun? We
suppose it was about the same time that Literature Majors because the arbiters of what
was good and right in publishing.
their reign of grey goo and boredom is at an end. Having gone Indie, authors can
choose to write humans as they wish. And since most authors are (allegedly) human
they can even write heroic humans who fight for things that have meaning.
The ennui of
the cognoscenti no longer holds sway. The new bad boys on the block are Human Wave
authors, whose characters might sometimes be trapped in dystopia but never helpless.
And if they must go down fighting, they do so gloriously and for principles bigger than
Be creative. Be revolutionary. Read (and write) Human
Guest Post above by Sabrina Chase.The authors below are all participating in the Human Wave Garage Sale!
Killer For Hire -- A border
gang beats Ex-Special Forces soldier Sam Harper and leaves him for dead in the desert.
Sam must discover “Why?” in this story of government corruption and human
smuggling in the near future west. Dedicated to Louis L’Amour.
Free for Kindle August 1st through
Ill Met By Moonlight -- Young Will
Shakespeare is a humble school master who arrives home to find his wife and infant
daughter, Susannah are missing, kidnapped by the fairies of Arden Woods, the children
of Titania and Oberon. His attempts at rescue are interrupted and complicated by a feud
over throne of fairyland, between Sylvanus, king regnant, and his younger brother
Quicksilver who is both more and less than he seems. Amid treachery, murder, duel and
seduction, Shakespeare discovers the enchantment of fairyland, which will always remain
with him, for good and ill. Free from the 1st to the 5th of August.
Away-- In a world
where the ability to pick what news will interest most people is very real power, Layna
Smythe strives to stay ahead of her rivals and alive. She often forgets that she's also
lonely, until an attack reminds her of the man she left behind. Free from the 1st
to the 5th of August.
Between Heaven and Earth -- Sarah A.
Hoyt’s first short story collection, initially published by Dark Regions Press in
2003. Contains most of Sarah’s early published work.
Second short story collection. $2.99
Song, Book 1: The Cricket Learns to Sing -- Cricket is
a young orphan growing up on an obscure farm in the country of Glencairck. He
wants to be just like Harper, who plays for the people through the winter, but Harper
is not content to let him just learn how to harp. He teaches him the ancient
traditions of the Bards of Glencairck, a noble order that is responsible for not just
entertaining the people, but for providing impartial judgement to their disputes.
When Cricket is old enough, he enters the wide world and finds that not
everyone knows the old rules, or follows them. He has to decide for himself what
is right--and how far he is willing to go to defend his beliefs. Free for Kindle
Fifteen-year-old Norma Teague must avoid getting drafted into an alien army. However,
her home village demands that she go since she has a magic belt that lets her destroy
any armor made of matter. $1.99
of Fire -- A collection
of super short stories (1000 words or less) on the subject of fire. Ranging from the
love of a volcano goddess to natural phenomena encountered as humans explore a distant
planet, these stories evoke a sense of wonder and awe at the nature and power of fire.
$.99 for Kindle August 1 through 5th
& Noble) It's a
story of giant robots, forbidden love, princesses in danger, and the power of rock 'n
roll. If you're a fan of Macross, you might enjoy Battlehymn. $1.99
Angel-- When a
child's imagination leads his mother to a startling discovery, she must then protect
him and his guardian from unknown danger. A human mother is fiercer than angels!
Free July 31 to August 4
Red and the Wolf-Man-- Little Red
wears a red cloak, and keeps her shotgun hidden under it. But Grandmother has the
biggest secret in the forest, and she is dying… can Little Red help the forest
& Noble) Cynthia was a
nice girl from a prestigious family, with a "nice-girl" education. That didn't
help much when she found herself chased by an organized criminal element, captured by
pirates, and stranded on a planet that was so deadly human government had declared it
forbidden. Luck, in the form of Rat - a trained survivalist - can help, but will
it enable her to survive? $0.99
Sword-- A portal
fantasy: woman from our world gets transported to one with an ongoing generations long
war and working magic, and finds out, after some adventures and to her chagrin, that
she was taken there for a purpose. $ 1.49
Demons of Khemas-- A tavern
wench has fallen for a barbarian swordsman (not that she admits it). When he disappears
she needs to find out what happened. $ 1.49
Nights of the
Wampyrs -- A small town has problems with a couple of vampires, and the only people who
figure out what is going on realize they have to become vampire hunters. Old school
vampires, based more on the European folk tales than the later fictionalized versions.
First story tells of the birth of one vampire, the two others concentrate on the
from 1st of August to 5th, $ 0.99 after that
with Elves-- A young
woman is drawn to a forest where elves live. Urban fantasy, mostly a mood piece. Free
from 1st of August to 5th., $ 0.99 after that.
Task-- A ghost
story set in a traditional fantasy world, a peasant girls shelters for a night in an
abandoned castle. $ 0.99
of Substandards Annual Report --
short stories of that pearl among pan-dimensional bureaucracies, the Bureau of
Substandards--and the stalwart security janitors, attack admins, and bemused
subdirectors that serve there. $1.99
Long Way Home-- (Book 1 of
the Sequoyah trilogy) (B&N)
Webspace pilot Moire Cameron is one of the best--but even she can’t fly her way
out of a catastrophic drive failure that triggers a time-dilation bubble. Left suddenly
eighty years out of date, she is on the run in a world she no longer knows, caught in
the middle of a human-alien war while agents of Toren hunt her for the information only
she has--the location of the pristine world of Sequoyah.$1.99
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