09 January 2010

You never know what you'll find when...

I've been having too much fun wasting time over at Smashwords. Like indie publishing, you will always find something out of the box, if you go looking. Today's top four books that look fun?

The Dawning of Power trilogy by Brian Rathbone. $7.99 from Smashwords.com
Includes all three books. Echoes of the ancients' power are distant memories, tattered and faded by the passage of eons, but that is about to change. A new dawn has arrived. Latent abilities, harbored in mankind's deepest fibers, wait to be unleashed. Ancient evils awaken, and old fears ignite the fires of war. In times such as these, ordinary people have the power to save the world or destroy it.

Password Incorrect by Nick Name. $4.99 from Smashwords.com
A first volume of a tech-absurd short story collection. Designed to be a perfect mobile reading for geeks, who sometimes feel the need to recover from tech-related stress. In a book you'll find 20 stories, which can help you redefine "absurd" from "being ridiculous" to "being funny". Bonus: 10 best hashtagstories - author's original Twitter microfiction format.

The Purloined Boy: The Weirdling Cycle, Book 1 by Mortimus Clay. $4.49 from Smashwords.com
The Purloined Boy, by Mortimus Clay, is a work of fantasy literature for young adults. In parts dark and grotesque, in others luminous and inspiring; it could be described as R. L. Stine meets Plato. It begins with the question, Where do all those children on the milk cartons go? It provides the answer through the eyes of one of those children, a boy named Trevor Upjohn, the purloined boy.

A Penis Manologue: One Man's Response to The Vagina Monologues by Joe DiBuduo. $5.95 from Smashwords.com
Content in this book was banned from a college classroom—the same college classroom that required the reading of The Vagina Monologues. Joe DiBuduo wanted to show a blue collar guy's point of view. When he realized how reticent most men, and even a college instructor, were to talk about penises, Joe felt obligated to write his own attitude about the male appendage.

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