Just published: Love Will Make You Drink and Gamble, Stay Out Late at Night
Shelly Lowenkopf, author of the popular The Fiction Writer's Handbook (see below) will have his first collection of short fiction published on June 6th. All the stories have been previously published in literary journals.
Good news! On March 13th, he read from his book and spoke about writing fiction at Vroman's Bookstore in Pasadena. The store still has copies of Love Will Make You Drink and Gamble, Stay Out Late at Night ($14.95 -- Click here to see). The book and eBook went on sale June 6th.
The collection of stories all take place in Santa Barbara, California, where characters experience the misreadings, mistakes, and misadventures of what happens to people who love another.
“Shelly Lowenkopf is a master of the art of stealth in fiction,” says author David Gillham (City of Women). “His writing draws you in and then, ka-pow! Here comes the sucker punch that flattens you.”
THE 4TH AND FINAL BOOK OF E. VAN LOWE'S FALLING ANGELS SAGA NOW ON SALE
E. Van Lowe's paranormal romance novel Falling, the fourth and final book in The Falling Angels Saga, has been published.
The End is Near! Will Megan Barnett go falling back into the arms of earth angel Guy Matson upon his return? Or is she, in fact, falling in love with the demon Orthon? Or will her out-of-control abilities send her falling into Satan’s open arms?
In the final, heart-stopping chapter of the Falling Angels Saga, Megan Barnett is on a quest to rid her life of Satan forever, but Satan has other plans, including a lavish wedding. He’s willing to destroy her family and everyone she loves to have his way. To add to the drama, rogue demons have risen from hell with plans of their own. Will Megan finally have her happily-ever-after, or is she doomed to an eternity in HELL?
As Amanda Ashby, author of "Zombie Queen of Newbury High," writes, “E. Van Lowe is a writing force to be reckoned with and you are in masterful hands from the first page to the last.”
Shelly Lowenkopf’s “Fiction Writer’s Handbook,” a Bestseller
Shelly Lowenkopf’s The Fiction Writer’s Handbook is riding high on the Amazon/Kindle bestseller list, #1 for books and eBooks on writing skills, #10 for all of Nonfiction. However, he’s not an overnight sensation. His book is a product forty years of teaching creative writing and nearly as many years as an editor in the publishing industry. Also, many of Lowenkopf’s insights come from his voracious reading of the classics and more. His gem of a handbook comes from the boutique press White Whisker Books in Los Angeles.
The Fiction Writer’s Handbook is the definitive volume to explain the words and phrases that writers and editors use when they talk about a work. In the highly competitive publishing world, today's writers need to stay ahead of the competition and make every sentence count. This book will help new writers who need an understanding of the writing process, and seasoned writers will dive into a refresher course with new angles.
Fred Klein, former vice-president of Bantam books, calls Lowenkopf’s masterwork, “Handy, snappy, and insightful.”
As Mr. Lowenkopf writes in the book’s foreword, “I wanted to produce the book you could pick up at any page and be led by your own needs and curiosity rather than the logic pattern of a development editor. This book will inspire writers to take chances and cause readers to want to come along for the ride, all the way to surprise and enjoyment.”
Shelly Lowenkopf taught in the University of Southern California’s Master of Professional Writing Program for 34 years. He is currently Visiting Professor at the College of Creative Studies, University of California at Santa Barbara, with classes in noir fiction, the modern short story, genre fiction, and developing a literary voice. Living in Santa Barbara, Lowenkopf has served as editorial director for literary, general trade, and mass market book publishers. His first collection of short fiction Love Will Make You Drink and Gamble, Stay Up All Night will be published March 13th. He will be reading at Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena at 7 p.m. that night.
A Death in Vegas to Be Published August 15th.
On the heels of his novel previous crime novel, Blood Drama, Christopher Meeks's next book, A Death in Vegas is set to be published on August 15th.
In A Death in Vegas, the president of BenBugs, a company that specializes in beneficial bugs for organic gardening, discovers a young woman dead in his Las Vegas hotel suite. She had worked as a sexy lady bug at his convention booth—and he had nothing to do with her death. While that’s being investigated, the FBI raids his booth on a money-laundering scam that he knows nothing about, either. Soon, the coroner doesn’t have good news. The police and FBI are against him—and his wife cannot be found. Is someone setting him up? He flees to find the answers.
David Scott Milton's Iron City, a bestseller from last year, is only $3.99 in eBook forms.
Frank Kalinyak, disgraced ex-cop, returns to Pittsburgh, Pa., “Iron City," from Tucson where he has been living a desperate existence since the death of his young daughter. He has been summoned home by Bobby Mack, an Assistant D.A., to find out who murdered an old high school friend. Kalinyak is swept into a whirlpool of bizarre killings, religious fanaticism, church duplicity, hustlers, cops, junkies, old friends gone bad. Amid the fractured landscape of Iron City, rusting mills, rotting industry, he struggles to find sense in his life. Ultimately he must ask: who is he and can he survive?
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Gunnar Gunderson, Physicist and Lover, Rises to Top of Amazon and Nook Charts
Gunnar Gunderson, age 32 and a top physics professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, specializes in quantum physics and now love, thanks to the novel Love at Absolute Zero. While Gunderson may be a fictional character, readers are finding there’s truth in his obsessed and crazed scientific journey into romance. In fact, the book became #1 in Inspirational Romance on Sunday, and #4 in Literary Humor. It landed #72 in overall sales for the Kindle reader, and #33 on Nook.
(To read the full story, click here.)
Blood Drama now $3.99
Everyone has a bad day. In the crossover thriller BLOOD DRAMA, graduate student Ian Nash, after losing his girlfriend, gets dropped from a Ph.D. program in theatre. When he stops at a local coffee shop in the lobby of a bank to apply for a job, the proverbial organic matter hits the fan. A gang of four robs the bank, and things get bloody. Ian is taken hostage by the robbers when the police show up. Now he has to save his life.
FBI Special Agent Aleece Medina's analysis of the bloody bank heist drives her into the pursuit of a robbery gang headed by two women. She doesn't anticipate how this robbery will pit her against both the bandits and the male higher-ups in the FBI while the media heats up during a giant manhunt.
The robbers are about to kill Ian, and all he has at hand is his knowledge of the stage.
This isn't the usual thriller. Here's what Kristina Davis, an early Goodreads winner of the book, posted:
"I've been sitting here for the past several hours trying to summarize and review the characters and plot of BLOOD DRAMA, but I just couldn't do it. You can't summarize this story. It has way too many twists and turns and is way too unique to shorten without giving something away. You can't condense these characters into a short paragraph each. They're all, save one, too complex, too well-rounded, too evolving to be able to write just a few lines about each."
Heaven Sent only $3.99
For you fans of paranormal romance, the best-selling Falling Angels Saga by E. Van Lowe, Heaven Sent, the third in the series, has arrived on Nook and Kindle! To celebrate, the first book in the series, Boyfriend From Hell, is only $2.99. The others are just $3.99. To see or get Heaven Sent on Kindle, click here. For Nook, click here.
If you haven't started the series, then to get Boyfriend from Hell for only $2.99 as an eBook, use the links below.
Boyfriend from Hell for Kindle, click here.
Boyfriend from Hell for Nook, click here.
Boyfriend from Hell in print ($12.99 list), click here. Boyfriend from Hell from Smashwords, click here. You can read the first four chapters of Boyfriend from Hell just by clicking here!