Today marks the release of my fourth professionally published short story, “The Hammer of Artemis” in the collection CAST OF CHARACTERS. It’s a very special antho for me, as it’s a project I did with other members of Novelists, Inc., a multi-genre organization of published novelists.
Now, because the publisher of this antho does POD (that’s “print on demand”) for this paperback, that makes the paperback of this REALLY LONG book (483 very tightly printed pages) very expensive. But the good news is, it’s downright cheap if you buy it as an ebook. At the Kindle and Barnes & Noble Nook stores, it’s only $6.00. That’s about $0.21 cents per story, or a little over one cent per page. At other e-retailers, you can get it for only $6.99.
(UPDATE: Apparently, the price is changing as we speak — as of this writing, it’s only $5.80 at the Kindle store. Better and better!)
And that’s not all! There’s also a free volume of “set pieces” from upcoming books by Novelists, Inc. Authors available.
And what is “The Hammer of Artemis?” I’m glad you asked. It’s a killer unicorn short story, set in the Renaissance, and it follows the most unlikely member of the Order of the Lioness ever: a man.
We love fiction. It’s in our blood and it’s in our souls. Great stories thrill us and inspire us in a way that nothing else can. If you’re like us, then we invite you to revel in this anthology of all-original stories we’ve created for you.
In Cast of Characters, you’ll meet a collection of unforgettable personalities. The devoted wife who discovers her husband’s devastating secret. The Black Death survivor who reinvents herself. The woman who finds love in the arms of a dark, dangerous artist. The devoted scientist faced with a daunting ethical dilemma. The woman who hears ghosts. The gorgeous but fated young man. The small-town beauty queen with a world-class mean streak. The inventor who fears his invention. The man seeking a reunion decades later with his first love. The stalker who understands too late who he is stalking. The dreadful athlete who gets one opportunity to win. The man who loves a woman society will not allow him to love. These are only a few of the figures who will leap from the page and take residence in your heart.
In addition, Cast of Characters is highlighted by several “events” you won’t want to miss:
#1 New York Times bestselling author Victoria Alexander delivers her first short story with a contemporary setting – as does New York Times bestselling author Tanya Anne Crosby.
New York Times bestselling author Jo Beverley brings back the hero of her novel Forbidden Magic.
New York Times bestselling author Angie Fox creates a new Biker Witches story.
New York Times bestselling author Heather Graham writes her first story with her son Jason.
New York Times bestselling author Katie MacAlister tells the story of one of her most beloved teen characters as an adult.
National bestselling author Julie Ortolon tells the beloved Pearl Island story her fans have been clamoring for.
National bestselling author Diana Peterfreund offers the origin story for one of the most important magical items in her “killer unicorn” series.
A huge volume of twenty-eight stories ranging from romance to suspense to fantasy to comedy to poignant character pieces, Cast of Characters is a must-have book for everyone who loves fiction.
Contributors include: CATHERINE ANDERSON, VICTORIA ALEXANDER, JO BEVERLEY, BARBARA BRETTON, JULIE COMPTON, TANYA ANNE CROSBY, CAROLE NELSON DOUGLAS, ROSEMARY EDGHILL, ANGIE FOX, HEATHER GRAHAM AND JASON POZZESSERE, GREG HERREN, VICKI HINZE, MARIANNA JAMESON, WAYNE JORDAN, KATE KINGSBURY, CJ LYONS, KATIE MACALISTER, ASHLEY MCCONNELL, JODY LYNN NYE, JULIE ORTOLON, DIANA PETERFREUND, LAURA RESNICK, PATRICIA RICE, DEB STOVER, VICTORIA STRAUSS, KAREN TINTORI, DIANE WHITESIDE and STEVEN WOMACK.
Novelists Inc. is the only writers organization devoted exclusively to the needs of multi-published novelists. This is our first fiction anthology.