TDV 92: Infernobot

July 21st, 2016 by Sharkchild

Technology had connected the universe, making space suitable for recreational and residential dwellings, travel between livable planets acceptable in duration, and old age such a slow onset that populations overran worlds. Death was still the unknown, and I wanted to find it–not by dying, but by seeking its destination.

The purple sky—mingling with aqua light from the moon and a mercurial haze—crackled as if it were a pixelated gif. On the horizon, parallel, horizontal lines of neon green stacked—radiant skeletons of Twelpinc City’s downtown skyscrapers.

High on a hillside on the outskirts of the city, I extended my rocket bike’s rear, tripodal landing gear and tipped it backwards, propping its lightweight composition in the upwards position. The pearlescent finish on the burgundy metal husk sleekly reflected the slender, missile-shaped design and beauty of the chassis hidden beneath like a muscular body in skintight garments. I stepped up into the small, one-person cockpit, remaining in a standing position, and engaged the tinted canopy shield that slid behind me and enclosed me. After adjusting my jumpsuit, I activated the bike’s launch mode. Two sharp wings jutted outward and a resin compound enveloped my body, excluding my arms and face, and compressed, securing me in human shrink-wrap. A digital prompt with the options “launch” and “disengage” appeared on the visor display of my helmet. Below the “launch” option, a systems check icon flashed green, notifying me of systemwide approval.

I selected “launch” by focusing on its words with my eyes and double-blinking.

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Book Giveaway 31

May 16th, 2016 by Sharkchild

This book giveaway is celebrating the awards The Spirit Collectors dark fantasy novel has picked up! Comment on this post before 10:00PM PST on Monday, May 16th to be entered in a chance to win one of the following:

Ten (10) signed hardcover copies of:
THE SPIRIT COLLECTORS

Winners will be chosen at random (at random.org) from the entrants after the cutoff at 10:00PM PST and will be announced by Sharkchild via email and on this post within 24 hours after the end of the contest.

The winners can be anywhere in the world! The winners must be at least 13 years of age. A winner must respond to Sharkchild’s email within five (5) days to claim a prize.

Winners:

Cathy Doyle (36)
Eivind H (41)
Philippe Fontaine (16)
Calum Sanderson (45)
Joe Burrell (37)
Tim (5)
Josh (42)
anigeek13 (50)
Jason Caldwell (53)
Brandon (49)


THE SPIRIT COLLECTORS

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2016 Independent Publisher Book Awards
Gold Medal Winner for Fantasy


2016 National Indie Excellence Awards Winner for Fantasy


2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Finalist for Fantasy

Book Giveaway 30

January 18th, 2016 by Sharkchild

Comment on this post before 10:00PM PST on Monday, January 18th to be entered in a chance to win one of the following:

One (1) hardcover copy of
CLASSIC HORROR STORIES (BARNES & NOBLE COLLECTIBLE EDITIONS) 

One (1) hardcover copy for every 25 entries of
THE DARK VERSE, VOL. 2: IN THE BLOOD OF DEATH
OR
THE DARK VERSE, VOL. 3: BEYOND THE GRIP OF TIME
OR
THE SPIRIT COLLECTORS

Winners will be chosen at random (at random.org) from the entrants after the cutoff at 10:00PM PST and will be announced by Sharkchild via email and on this post within 24 hours after the end of the contest.

The winners can be anywhere in the world! The winners must be at least 13 years of age. A winner must respond to Sharkchild’s email within five (5) days to claim a prize.

UPDATE #1: Second book in giveaway achieved!
UPDATE #2: Third book in giveaway achieved!

WINNERS:

CLASSIC HORROR STORIES
Mattias (3)

CHOICE OF BOOK
Sara Garcia (40)
Tiephaine (21)

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THE DARK VERSE, VOL. 2: IN THE BLOOD OF DEATH

THE DARK VERSE, VOL. 3: BEYOND THE GRIP OF TIME

THE SPIRIT COLLECTORS

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The Dark Verse, Vol. 1 Second Edition Kickstarter

Promo: The Dark Verse, Vol. 1 Hardcover Reprint

January 12th, 2016 by Sharkchild

Help me bring back THE DARK VERSE, VOL. 1 hardcover book! I am currently running a crowdfunding campaign to reprint The Dark Verse, Vol. 1 hardcover book. I printed 1,000 copies back when I first published the book in 2009, and five years later, at the end of 2014, I sold out. I need your help to again make it available. The rewards for the project include getting signed copies of the new book with your name printed inside as well as signed copies of my other books and more. I would be thrilled and honored if you took the time to check the project out. I would be even more ecstatic if you decided to support it.

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Book Giveaway 29

January 4th, 2016 by Sharkchild

Comment on this post before 10:00PM PST on Monday, January 4th to be entered in a chance to win one of the following:

One (1) hardcover copy of
H.P. LOVECRAFT: THE COMPLETE FICTION

Two (2) hardcover copies of
THE DARK VERSE, VOL. 2: IN THE BLOOD OF DEATH
OR
THE DARK VERSE, VOL. 3: BEYOND THE GRIP OF TIME

THREE WINNERS!

Winners will be chosen at random (at random.org) from the entrants after the cutoff at 10:00PM PST and will be announced by Sharkchild via email and on this post within 24 hours after the end of the contest.

The winners can be anywhere in the world! The winners must be at least 13 years of age. A winner must respond to Sharkchild’s email within five (5) days to claim a prize.

WINNERS:

H.P. LOVECRAFT: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION

  • Sofia (12)


CHOICE OF DARK VERSE BOOK

  • Francis C. (10)
  • NechoVentsi (1)


H.P. LOVECRAFT: THE COMPLETE FICTION

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THE DARK VERSE, VOL. 2: IN THE BLOOD OF DEATH

THE DARK VERSE, VOL. 3: BEYOND THE GRIP OF TIME

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