Tuesday, January 11, 2011

She's Had Another Dragon Story Published

(I'm listening to Spies Like Us by Paul McCartney.)

This is a quick note to announce that my fantasy author, Sandy Lender, has a new short story out there in the world for you to read. It's available in a magazine called Winter's Night with a variety of other authors and fantasy stories at http://lulu.com/wintersnight. This is the second edition of the magazine, although she has a non-dragon story titled A Legacy Protected in the first edition...

You can also find an edited version of the dragon story on Smashwords, for free. Look for Sandy Lender.

The story is titled Dragons in Crisis--Overcoming Neurosis, One Dragon at a Time.
(I don't come up with these titles; the crazy fantasy author does.)

All my best,
Nigel Taiman
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Saturday, December 18, 2010

She Sets Things on Fire

(I'm listening to I'll Be Home For Christmas sung by Bing Crosby.)

My fantasy author, Sandy Lender, tried cooking again. The result, she nearly set things on fire in the kitchen. Now, I'm not an expert, but I had to tell her, even Chariss can boil eggs. Apparently, something with which she had nearly destroyed the kitchen a few days before had dripped beneath the burner and caused the problem. You can see in this image the calm aftermath...She got a little "loud" when I tried taking pictures during the height of the emergency.

I've suggested Sandy stick to writing and I'll see what I can do about keeping her fed.

All my best,

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

She Moved Her Dragon Blog

(I'm listening to American Science by Duran Duran.)

My Fantasy Author Sandy Lender is on my "naughty" list these days for the same reason she's getting "anger mail" from fans who demand Book III in the Choices series. She's stalled too long. Rest assured, I'm flogging her daily and will soon withhold chocolate until the book's rewrite is complete.

In the meantime, you can see her new-and-improved dragon blog on the Wordpress server. I hate to encourage such time-wasters, but she asked me so nicely...

Please visit http://TodayTheDragonWins.wordpress.com when you get a chance and click on the "Gimme Free Content!" button to get automatic updates when she's playing on the blog instead of finishing my bride's book.

All my best,
Nigel Taimain

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Friday, June 4, 2010

She's Stalling

(I'm listening to The Ghost in You by the Psychadelic Furs.)

My fantasy author, Sandy Lender, got word today that her paranormal horror short story Desecrated Ring will be published by Keith Publications for their 13 Days of Halloween-fest this October. While I applaud her initiative and this ploy at marketing, I really want her to concentrate on my bride's story. She should be concentrating on Choices Made for All.

I'm sure I'll be asked to give you more information about all her publishing projects as they develop.

All my best,
Nigel Taiman
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Thursday, June 3, 2010

She's Getting Mail From Stress

(I'm not listening to music tonight; she has the television on.)

My fantasy author, Sandy Lender, calls it a fitting end to a full and angst-ridden day. She received an e-mail from "Stress" with the subject of "Stress Doesn't Have to Win." It was sorely tempting to open, but she refrained. Too obviously spam, she said.

I'm turning the computer back over to her for writing purposes.

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Sunday, April 11, 2010

She's Reminded Me To Do My Job

(I'm listening to 18 by Moby.)

And I've reminded her to do her job.

My fantasy author, Sandy Lender, had the gall to remind me after her online marketing presentation today that I haven't posted anything to this blog for a couple of months. In a move she referred to as "deflection," I informed her that I've nothing to promote because she hasn't refined the final novel in the Choices trilogy. My lovely bride, Chariss, is stuck in a sort of literary limbo as far as I know.

So while Sandy fixes a snack for me, I'm posting a little something here at the blog. When I'm finished, she promises to work on the Choices Made for All edits.

As it turns out, it's important that I continue to spread the good word about the current novels in which you can read Chariss's story. Choices Meant for Gods and Choices Meant for Kings are now available in Kindle format, as well as hardcover and pdf for Sony eReaders and smart phones and iPads and such. Both are rather important to ingest prior to diving into the third novel in the trilogy. Of course, I can't confirm that statement because Sandy won't let me read the third--

I'm being censored.

She informs me that it would be wise for readers to be familiar with the first two novels, thus I need to stay on topic. Personally, I think readers should get the novels just to read about Chariss, but Sandy has this hangup about the story being all-important. (These crazy writers.)

I welcome everyone to support my concept of placing great importance upon the lovely maiden. Hopefully it will influence Sandy. For now, I must turn the computer over to her and watch her like a hawk to make sure she stays on task. I've held up my end of the bargain.

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Monday, January 11, 2010

She's Got a Dragon in the House

I'm listening to Stay by Me by Annie Lennox.

My fantasy author, Sandy Lender, says dragons are merely large lizards, thus no one should fear them until he or she gets to know them. This means the lizard seeking shelter in the other room is, by her definition, a small dragon.

The Story: Upon opening the front door earlier today, I let a small, dark-colored lizard scurry into the apartment. Sandy could easily have caught the reptile and tossed it back outside because it moved rather slowly due to the cold Florida day, but she took pity on it. And she said, with more enthusiasm than I think healthy, "Oh! He'll eat the bugs!" Is this a definition for a symbiotic relationship?

The lizard is lounging contentedly in a sunny window ledge, eyeing the butter-bowl-lid of water she set out for him suspiciously, and she's happily planning what she'll do with her free time that's currently consumed by killing bugs the apartment management seems unable to exterminate with chemicals. Personally, I'd rather see a troupe of small dragons eat the bugs than have the Truly Nolen personnel constantly gassing my author...

I'll report back when the lizard starts getting fat.
All my best,
Nigel Taiman
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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

She's Updating Kindle News

My fantasy author, Sandy Lender, plans to be on the East Coast this weekend, and wishes to impart other news. At the moment, the lady who updates her Web site is working on putting all sorts of upcoming news and events in its appropriate places, but Sandy has a few things that are immediate...

For instance, the first novel in the Choices fantasy series, Choices Meant for Gods, is now available in Kindle format. If you're looking for a fantasy novel to read on your Kindle device, you can search through Kindle books at Amazon, or you can click on this easy link for the Kindle version of Choices Meant for Gods. At the time Sandy gave me this information to post, all the reviews from the hardcover edition hadn't copied over yet, but you can see some excellent five-star reviews at Choices Meant for Gods or at Sandy's Web site.

Since late August, the second novel in the Choices fantasy trilogy, Choices Meant for Kings, has also been available in Kindle format.

Fantasy Author Sandy Lender will be speaking and signing books at the Delray Beach Library event this Saturday, Jan. 10, from 2 to 4 p.m. If you're in that neck of the woods, stop by this free book festival and meet her, check out the cool display, get a free pen or dragon magnet, and pick up your hardcover editions of Choices Meant for Gods and Choices Meant for Kings before she sells out of them.

Later in the week, check out the Web site for additional updates.

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Monday, January 4, 2010

She's Injured Again

My fantasy author, Sandy Lender, was excited to get to announce that her first fantasy novel has been released in Kindle format. To celebrate, she decided to make a pot roast. I thought I should prepare some ideas for marketing...like a fool, I left her to cook alone.

Surprisingly, she didn't swear when she sliced into her finger. In fact, her "ouch! Oh, man," sounded more like a moment of resignation or disappointed expectation. I hurried into the kitchen to check on her anyway and found her washing off this large knife photographed here.

Please help my fantasy author afford pre-cooked meals. Purchase and download her first two novels, which feature my lovely bride Amanda Chariss, in Kindle book format at http://tinyurl.com/CMFGkindle and http://tinyurl.com/CMFKkindle . The epic fantasy novels Choices Meant for Gods and Choices Meant for Kings are also available in hardcover formats.

Thank you for your help.
All my best,
Nigel Taiman

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