Check out Once Upon a Time, an eclectic book blog devoted to fantasy and speculative fiction. It’s a fascinating place to get new reading ideas and today they are featuring x0 with a giveaway of two free electronic copies.
Monthly Archives: June 2012
Please check out the fine blog Books and Tales, and skim down below my bio on their blog to read my first real online interview.
If you do not have a device for reading electronic books and and you would like to read x0, you can!
Please go to the x0 site on smashwords where you can purchase the book for about half the cost of a beer out, and download it in pdf format. You get the whole book on your computer and can read it there or print it out or any combination of the two that suits you.
To find the book, it is important that you turn off the “adult” filter. The default is for the filter be on. x0 is not an “adult” book” by any stretch of the imagination, but it does contain some mature content and so it sits behind this fence.
If you try this process, I would love to know how well it works and of course what you think of the book. I hope you enjoy!
A new blog devoted to the second novel in this collection has gone live and will be adding content over the next few months. Check it out here. I’m very excited about developing it! As always, your comments and suggestions are most welcome.
The preliminary cover is shown on the right. If you’re already in the mood to offer an opinion, feel free to weigh on whether the cover should feature one chameleon (the book is about being unique) or two (it would be so nice to match the cover of the first book). Other thoughts are welcome as well.
Somewhere between fanciful places and the world one knows is the universe of x0, where an ancient organization prefers to stay hidden while seven billion people lead normal lives and seven hundred or so do not. This latter group includes Lola, a Texan geophysicist who doesn’t believe in nonsense, and Somadina, a young Nigerian who thinks her abilities are perfectly normal. These women have at least two important things in common, and they are about to learn how well that will forge a powerful link.
When Somadina’s sister becomes a captive, the young Igbo woman draws upon her power to find an ally. Across an ocean, an unexpected lay-off and a near fatal accident combine to reintroduce into Lola’s mind a rather disturbing phenomenon. Lola disregards it. Medicates it. Analyzes it. Sips more wine on her porch. However, the changes taking place inside her will not be ignored.
While the rest of the world lives out a perfectly normal 2009, Somadina accepts that her sister has become a strategic pawn in a larger and more dangerous game and that she must get the attention of this kindred, uncooperative lady.
x0 reluctantly emerges from the shadows, because somebody really needs to intervene. Both women are far more powerful than they realize, and to make matters worse, a fringe fanatic may be on the verge of altering a nation’s future.
Please check out a wonderful website for both aspiring authors and avid readers called “Worthy of Publishing“. You will need to register to enter, but once in you can search by genre for countless free samples of novels in the making. The authors are anxious to meet you and excited to hear what you think.
Search for y1 or under books by Sherrie Cronin to preview the nearly final versions of the the first two chapters of y1. I’d love to hear your comments!