This week’s Smashwords coupon is for And Yet Still Even More Things I Could Get OUT OF MY MIND – my sixth short story collection, which contains the following:
“The Red Barrens”
“You have been found a vagrant, and will be remanded to civil authorities.” This pronouncement following her husband’s death from Agent Purple puts Mabel Jeffers on the Edge, where she’s forced to play her part in terraforming a resistant planet with that same Agent Purple. But there are things that are worse than death – things that could drive her over The Edge and into The Barrens…
How would you like to be abducted by alien mantises for some live entertainment, and that just because of your namesake? Jack Dempsey feels ‘boxed’ in when he’s forced to carry on the family name, and certainly doesn’t want to become part of the Krills’ warped mating ritual. It’s hard to live up to your ancestors.
“Look Both Ways”
Even if you knew every twist and turn of their potential timelines, would your children listen?
“The Final Ending?”
Faced with a seemingly immutable fate written by a hard-hearted author, what would you do? John Charming wants desperately to rescue his true love, but the creator of his particular story expects John to just sit back and accept his destiny. John has other plans.
Could a Messier object be any messier? A government server glitch leaves Max Keppler no time to react to the comet barreling toward his and Rebecca’s asteroid claim. See Max deal with an uppity A.I., an unhelpful helpdesk, and a comet named Napoleon as he works to minimize the impact of this sudden impact on their already shaky relationship.
“The Wolves Will Come”
How will you answer when they are at your door?
The Tribe is leaving their world for a new home, but Bear is too old to make the journey. It is of no real consequence – neither is it in him to run from his enemies, nor to abandon his heart’s home. It’s just a matter of time before the Exiled find him – or will age and the wolves get to him first?
Use coupon code UA97J to get an additional 67% off the newly reduced cover price at Smashwords (that’s only 99-cents – such a deal!) – it’s good until November 26th. Here’s the link:
This is the release weekend for “L-O-V-E Among the Stars”:
A space traveler wakes too soon, and must leave the woman of his dreams to the ministrations of another, less-human caretaker.
“L-O-V-E Among the Stars” is a short, speculative fiction of (with hints of a pop standard.) It’s available now in the usual places, including (but not limited to) Smashwords:
I’m going to try to get back on track with my releases – I’ve been making the go live dates, but not so much in setting up preorders. Next will be a collection (not sure of name or contents yet), which means both eBook AND paperback formats; release date is planned for December 16th…
William Mangieri’s writing, including his previous publication “Hard Times” (Detective Jimmy Delaney #6), can be found in many places, including:
• Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/NoTimeToThink
• Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/william-mangieri?store=book&keyword=william+mangieri
• Createspace (if you prefer physical books): https://www.createspace.com/pub/simplesitesearch.search.do?sitesearch_query=william+mangieri&sitesearch_type=STORE
To CONNECT WITH HIM (and LIKE and FOLLOW), go to
• His site on WordPress: https://williammangieri.wordpress.com
• “William Mangieri’s Writing Page” on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/NoTimeToThink
• His Goodreads author page: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6893616.William_Mangieri
• Or on twitter: @WilliaMangieri