Posts Tagged ‘Wild Child Publishing’

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SfaH Contest: Winners!!!

January 13, 2009

Thanks to the wonderful random integer generator at http://random.org/ I have two winners for the SfaH contest. One winner gets a $10.00 gift certificate from Wild Child Publishing, and the other gets something far less lucrative: a custom character in the long version of “Rejection.” Trinity Blaico is the gift certificate winner, and Faith Bicknell-Brown is the character winner.

Also, a recount (or maybe a last minute vote I hadn’t seen) put Rejection over by one vote, so I started working on it last night. I didn’t get far, and this will be a difficult one because the story, the emotions triggered, and the characters make me sad.

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Rites of Romance Reviews: Sanguine Moons

January 11, 2009

Sanguine Moons has received its second review, and I have to say that 4.5/5 is a high honor. Rites of Romance Reviews got a hold of Weston and Morris this time, and Katherine Petersen had this to say:

While it stands well on its own as a short story, this piece would work well as a chapter—whether the first or not—of a novel. I look forward to reading more of Owens’s work.

http://rorreviews.wordpress.com/2009/01/10/sanguine-moons-by-anthony-owens/

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Family Release Day! Sanguine Moons

December 9, 2008
Wild Child Publishing, December 9, 2008

Wild Child Publishing, December 9, 2008

It’s a big flippin’ day!

Jambrea and I both have releases today. My short story, “Sanguine Moons” released with Wild Child Publishing TODAY! Jambrea’s short story in the anthology, “One Touch, One Glance” released with WCP sister company, Freya’s Bower. BUY IT

“Sanguine Moons” is $1.49, less than a beer, and you gotta pick it up. One review is already in, and this is what Bloody Mary had to say on Cocktail Reviews.

Mr. Owens is a skilled writer whose words held me enthralled.

Of course, there’s more to the review than that, and you can read it by clicking the link above. Since it’s a short story, and I don’t want to give too much away, here’s a small excerpt. Enjoy! AND GO BUY IT!! NOW!! Please? I’m begging. 🙂

“Morris, we gotta get the rest of these cattle ready or Mr. Orren is gonna fire us or worse.” Weston kicked at the dirt, buried his hands in his pockets, and stared at the ground, slowly turning his shoulders back and forth. “I can’t afford that, and neither can you.”

“But you ain’t got to get all bent up outta shape about it, Wes. I’m tellin’ you, boy, there’s plenty a time left in the night to get those filthy animals ready, an’ I’m right in the middle of my break.”

Morris brought his extended leg up into a bent knee, and a bit of dirt swirled around his fluid motion. He tipped his hat back, and the silver reflection of his narrow eyes glinted with the moonlight. Weston’s jaw clenched. His fingers curled up into vicious fists, and thick sweat formed on his brow, under his arms, and in the middle of his chest. His already moist shirt now stuck to him with perspiration and the relentless dust of the ranch.

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Cocktail Reviews: Sanguine Moons

November 24, 2008

Bloody Mary has graciously given Sanguine Moons a 5 flutes review on Cocktail Reviews.  I’ve tossed the idea of continuing Weston’s story, or visiting him somewhere before Sanguine Moons, but dismissed it.  This reviewer’s request of more, echoed by those of my other readers, may just bring Weston back to the page again.  With this story releasing in just two weeks from Wild Child Publishing, I better get to work!

Bookmark this page to buy Sanguine Moons on December 9, 2008.  It won’t go live until then, but keep your pointer hovering!  🙂

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Sanguine Moons Release: December 9, 2008

November 12, 2008

I have the official release date from Wild Child Publishing. If you’re here and you looked at this, you already know that it’s December 9, 2008. I have good word from my editor that it will be priced at $1.99, but this is not confirmed. So, I say to you, enjoy this blurb and excerpt from Sanguine Moons, then wait about a month. . .and BUY IT! It’s $2.00. And, you love me. I’ll buy you a drink if I see you!

Weston thought he was just a rancher, but when one of his co-workers runs into trouble on the job, he finds that he’s so much more. Twin moons, Iris and Bliss, threaten him with the sun’s wicked reflection, and Weston discovers that he will never look at cattle the same.

An Excerpt:

“Morris, we gotta get the rest of these cattle ready or Mr. Orren is gonna fire us or worse.” Weston kicked at the dirt, buried his hands in his pockets, and stared at the ground, slowly turning his shoulders back and forth. “I can’t afford that, and neither can you.”

“But you ain’t got to get all bent up outta shape about it, Wes. I’m tellin’ you, boy, there’s plenty a time left in the night to get those filthy animals ready, an’ I’m right in the middle of my break.”

Morris brought his extended leg up into a bent knee, and a bit of dirt swirled around his fluid motion. He tipped his hat back, and the silver reflection of his narrow eyes glinted with the moonlight. Weston’s jaw clenched. His fingers curled up into vicious fists, and thick sweat formed on his brow, under his arms, and in the middle of his chest. His already moist shirt now stuck to him with perspiration and the relentless dust of the ranch.