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Interview with Joel Ohman (YA Dystopia)


In Meritropolis, everyone is assigned a numerical Score that decides their worth to society and whether they live or die. After a young boy is killed because of a low Score, his brother plots to take down the System.

Sounds good, right? Well, this exciting YA Dystopia is on sale for just 99 cents Thursday, November 27 through Monday, December 1. You can pick up your copy on Amazon.

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To celebrate, we are offering a giveaway for an autographed copy and a $100 Amazon gift card—hooray!

Check out this interview with Joel Ohman, the author of the book critics are calling, “The Hunger Games meets The Village with a young Jack Reacher as a protagonist”, then scroll to the end of this post to learn more about the giveaway. Happy reading, and good luck!

 

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Who or what was your inspiration to write about post-apocalyptic, dystopian sci-fi?

I’ve read a lot in this genre, so I would say it’s a mix of a lot of different things. I really just wanted to explore this question of, “What gives a person worth?” Is it their usefulness to society? Is it because someone loves them? Is it because of how they look? Is it because of their health or ability? As a Christian, I believe that all people have worth, because they are made in the image of God. I wanted to explore some different takes on this question. I think that the post-apocalyptic/dystopian/sci-fi genre was the best vehicle to tackle some of those deep philosophical questions in a fun and interesting way.

Why do you write? Is it for fun, or because you have something you need to say in your writing?

Some writers are loath to say their writing has a message, because maybe they think doing so diminishes their art (not true, in my opinion), but I think that everyone has a message in their writing, even if they aren’t as consciously focused on it—and that’s a good thing. My message is in my epigraph: “Because everyone matters – Psalm 139”.

Why the title Meritropolis?

I wanted a short one word title that was a clever—or at least semi-clever—play on two different words. I like “Meritropolis” because it combines “Merit” and “Metropolis,” two words that are great for describing a city where each resident’s worth is measured by a score given to them.

 

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In Meritropolis, how were the animal combinations decided upon? For example, I know you chose to write about a bion (bull-lion), as well as many other freaks of nature. So what I want to know is how did you decided which animals to meld together and why.

I have a big list of animal combinations that I came up with before I began writing the book, and I tried to work in as many as I could. Sometimes the only criteria was that I liked the way the name sounded. Look for many more in the following books!

 

 

Can you tells us about your characters and who/what inspired them?

I am a big believer in John Truby’s approach to building a “character web”, because this deepens the relationships between characters and helps to make each of the characters more complex. Absent building a good character web, it can be all too easy to fall into the not-very-true-to-real-life good-person/bad-person false dichotomy where your protagonist devolves into this I-can-do-no-wrong character and your antagonist is just pure evil. I was very much aiming to show the imperfections and brokenness in each of the characters. My thinking as a Christian influences this to some degree, given that the Bible teaches that we are all essentially the same; we are all sinners—only God is perfect.

Do you have a favorite genre that you like to read?

I read pretty much everything! Fiction, non-fiction, you name it! I am of the opinion that, as an author, I can learn something from almost every kind of writing. Sometimes, it most definitely is a matter of learning what not to do—but, on the whole, I love to read a wide variety of writing styles, genres, etc.

Are there any books that have inspired your own writing?

I read A LOT so there are many different things that have shaped my writing over the years, but I wouldn’t say there was any particular book, or books, that I was consciously looking to for inspiration while writing Meritropolis. Looking back though I can definitely see different threads of influence in almost everything I have read over the years that contribute toward making Meritropolis what it is: the strong protagonist of Lee Child’s Jack Reacher series, the philosophical bent of C.S. Lewis’ fiction, the dystopian setting of Hugh Howey’s WOOL series, and many more.

Are there any authors that have emerged in the last three years that have caught your interest?

Hugh Howey is an author that I really like that has caught my attention lately. I would highly recommend his WOOL series!

 

Don’t forget!

Meritropolis is marked down from its regular price of $5.99, but only for a limited time. Feed your Kindle by picking up a discounted copy for just 99 cents, but make sure you do it before December 2!

 

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ALL ANTHOLOGIES ARE ON SALE (eBooks & Paperbacks)


All the anthologies (eBooks and Paperbacks) are ON SALE until the end of the year!

They are also on sale in every country for comparable prices.

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Paperbacks are ON SALE:

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Apocalypse is ON SALE for $0.99 May 10-17


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Apocalypse is ON SALE for $0.99 May 10-17. (Reg. $2.99). 

KINDLE COUNTDOWN DEAL!

US: APOCALYPSE: An Anthology (ON SALE FOR $0.99)
 

UK: APOCALYPSE: An Anthology 

4.3 out of 5 stars on Amazon with 30 reviews!

11 authors, 11 different stories, one main idea… 

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STALKERS IS ON SALE FOR $0.99 (Regular price $3.99) US & UK


Seventeen authors. Seventeen tales of terror. Infinite nightmares. 

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Shadows follow you in the darkness of the night and the eerie sensation of being watched crawls up your spine. Your sanity pulls apart at the seams as the terrors stalk their victims, leaving you too frightened to turn off the light. 

These twisted stories will leave you breathless, dreading the horrors lurking around the corner. 

Seventeen authors. Seventeen tales of terror. Infinite nightmares. 

STALKERS. 

Watch your back. 

Stories featured in this anthology: 
– Every Thorn by Rene Folsom 
– Dead Ringer by Jason Brant 
– Autumn by Elizabeth Collins 
– Don’t Kiss the Dead Fred by A.E. Killingsworth 
– Affliction by S.L. Dearing 
– Lucid by Andrea Stanet 
– Donations by Bart Hopkins 
– Bernice by Chad Foutz 
– Destination: Death by Eaton Thomas Palmer 
– Powerless by Laurie Treacy 
– Freezer Burn by Jon Messenger 
– The Watcher by Lindy Spencer 
– Immortal Luck by Magen McMinimy 
– Izzy’s Assassin by Nicole Clark 
– Say My Name by Michael Loring 
– Damaged People by Nicki Scalise 
– Blog Stalker by Phil Taylor 

** Edited and Compiled by Cynthia Shepp and Rene Folsom **

PURCHASE LINKS:

Stalkers: A Collection of Thriller Stories  (US)

Stalkers: A Collection of Thriller Stories  (UK)

VALENTINE’S DAY SALES AND FREEBIES


MAKE SURE THAT THEY ARE STILL ON SALE OR FREE BEFORE YOU ONE CLICK!

SOME OF THESE ARE ONLY ONE-DAY SALES! GRAB THEM WHILE THEY ARE HOT!

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Stalkers: A Collection of Thriller Stories

Roommate Romance Boxed Set

Nice Girl to Love: The Complete Three-Book Collection (#1 Resisting, #2 Falling, #3 Choosing)

Love Me, Cowboy: A Copper Mountain Rodeo Anthology

Warrior Unleashed (Mythrian Realm Series)

Breaking the Nexus (The Mythrian Realm)

Broken and Screwed (The BS Series)

Love Me, Cowboy: A Copper Mountain Rodeo Anthology

Revenge (Volume 1)

Holding Onto You (Never Letting Go)

Love’s First Bite Boxed Set (6 vampire romances)

Very Bad Things (Briarcrest Academy)

Undescribable

Love Square

His Ever After (Love Square)

Because You’re Mine (Mine #1)

Driven (The Driven Trilogy)

The Captive Maiden

The Merchant’s Daughter

The Fairest Beauty

The Healer’s Apprentice

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Cupid: A Tale of Love and Desire

A Certain Slant of Light

Reaching Out For You (Never Letting Go)

A Little Too Far

First Comes Love

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Never Close Enough (The Never Series)

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That’s a Promise (Promises, Promises)

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A Wedding Story

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Barefoot Season (Blackberry Island)

44 Boxed Sets (Amazon Kindle) at BLOWOUT Prices!


BOXED SET BLOWOUT!

All the books below are boxed sets, between $0.00 and $4.99. Actually, I think only three are $4.99, and the rest are $3.99 and under. There are a BUNCH that are only $0.99. This is a HUGE collection. These boxed sets have anywhere from 2-12 FULL-LENGTH books in them, for absolutely bargain prices. There is something for everyone: Paranormal, Shifters, Vampires, Romance, Suspense, Dystopian, Apocalyptic, Erotica, and so much more. Make sure you look at the price before you buy! Some of these are SALE prices and are subject to change!

$0.99: New Adult Romance Boxed Set (The Addicted To You Collection)  

$0.99: Love Me Tonight – Four Erotic Romance Stories for Valentine’s Day

$0.99: Daughter of Darkness Trilogy:

$2.99: Box Set: The Turning Series (Book 1 and 2): 

$0.99: Blind Wolf: The Complete 4 Book Paranormal Shifter Romance Boxed Set: 

$0.99: Romance through the Ages (7 Book Romance Boxed Set): 

$2.99: Midnight Ink – Boxed Set (New Orleans Kink Love And Ink): 

$2.99: H.T. Night’s 8-Book Vampire Box Set: 

$0.99: Paranormal Nights (Paranormal Romance Boxed Set): 

$0.99: Immortal Ops Box Set Books 1-4 (Shifter Romances):

$0.99: The Ultimate Romantic Suspense Set (8 Romantic Suspense Novels): 

$3.99: Epic Apocalypse – Apocalyptic Horror Boxed Set – 6+ Bundle: 

$4.99: Box Set: A Rendezvous with Reign (4 Novels): 

$0.99: LOVE in a Small Town (Ladies of Legend Boxed Set): 

$4.99: Soul Seers Boxed Set: 

$2.99: Billionaire Romance Boxed Set: 7 Steamy Novels: 

$0.99: Bodyguards Boxed Set: 

$1.99: WARRIOR SERIES Boxed Set (Military Romances – 4 Complete Novels): 

$2.99: A Naughty Little Christmas Boxed Set: 

$4.99: Dangerous Attraction Romantic Suspense Boxed Set: 

FREE: Seasons of the Moon Series, Books 1-4: Boxed Set: 

$0.99: Supernatural Six Boxed Set: 

$0.99: The Seaside Series (New Adult Rocker Boxed Set): 

$2.99: Got Thrills Boxed Set: 

$0.99: 5 Nights (Sinful Delights Romance – Boxed Set):

$0.99: Romance Super Bundle Boxed Set: 

$2.99: Shades of Pleasure Boxed Set: 

$0.99: Magic After Dark Boxed Set: 

FREE: Big Girls Do It Boxed Set: 

FREE: The Descent Series, Books 1-3:

$2.99: The Alpha’s Touch Boxed Set: 

$2.99: Vampire Love Story Boxed Set: 

$0.99: Pack Wars Boxed Set: 

$3.99: The His Submissive Series Complete Collection: 

$3.99: Alpha Billionaire Boxed Set: 

$2.99: Ravenous Romance Box Set: 

$2.99: A Taste of Tomorrow – The Dystopian Boxed Set: 

$0.99: Bad Boy Heroes Boxed Set: 

$2.97: Unraveled Boxed Set:

$2.99: Shifter Romance Boxed Set: 

$0.99: Contamination Boxed Set: 

$0.99: Doctor’s Orders Box Set: 

$0.99: Reunion Boxed Set (Romance): 

$0.99: Looking for Love (Boxed set): 

 

APOCALYPSE IS ON SALE FOR $0.99


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APOCALYPSE IS ON SALE FOR $0.99!

You better get it fast though, as the $0.99 price ends in 20 hours! It is part of the Kindle Countdown Deals and time is running out. However, after the $0.99 promotion is over, it will still be on sale for $1.99 for 48 hours, before going back to its regular price of $2.99! So get it while it is cheap!

APOCALYPSE ON AMAZON

4.3 STARS ON AMAZON WITH 23 REVIEWS

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(Apocalypse was a writing contest in which people were given a certain topic to write about, but they took it in so many different directions, that you wouldn’t believe it without reading it!)

What began as an idea soon set into motion a chain of events which would lead to the next APOCALYPSE…

I want you to imagine that the world as we know it has ended. Total Apocalypse. You only have yourself and one other person you can rely on. There is no power, no water, and you are armed with only a backpack of supplies. In your backpack there are matches, four bottles of water, enough food to make it three days, and one weapon. Spin a web of survival, danger, and conflict. Tell us why the world as you knew it ended, tell us your fears, make up a world in which nothing is the same and survival is hard, and the world is against you. Tell us what you would do, where you would go, how you would get food and water, how you would protect yourself, and how you would make your life over again. You could even throw in some romance and meet some new people to help you on your journey.

11 authors, 11 different stories, one main idea… welcome to the APOCALYPSE…

Edited by: Cynthia Shepp

Cover & Interior Designer: Rene Folsom

AUTHORS:

Jayce Grayson

Jason Brant

Jon Messenger

S.L. Dearing

R.M. Gilmore

Kate Charles

Nicki Scalise

Jocelyn Sanchez

Heather Kirchhoff

Brittany Hiester

Kimberly Hennessy

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Promotion Ends Friday, November 8, 2013.

TWIST ON SALE FOR $0.99 5/3-5/5


TWIST ONLY $0.99 for 3 days!

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Regular Price: $2.99 – ON SALE for $0.99

What began as an idea soon set into motion a chain of events that would lead to heart-stopping action, amazing suspense, and stories that will stick with you way after you are done.
Unique, unexpected, beyond imagining…shocking TWISTS that will have you frantically turning back the pages to see what clues you overlooked to have missed what was coming.
Paranormal stories that span across the genre and will wow you, shock you, and leave you gasping for more.

11 different authors, one main idea, and worlds that will TWIST your imagination…

Featured Stories:
“Voices of the Soul” by Rene Folsom
“Number 18” by Michael Loring
“Sweet Lenora” by Bart Hopkins
“Truth or Dare” by Jon Messenger
“Suburban Zombie” by Anthony Lance
“All I Want for Christmas” by Jason Brant
“In the Eyes of the Beholder” by Penelope Anne Bartotto
“Little Tchotchkes” by Nicki Scalise
“I am Serna” by Magen McMinimy
“Bloodlines” by S. L. Dearing
“Metronome” by Eaton Thomas Palmer
Edited and Compiled by Cynthia Shepp & Rene Folsom

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