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 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 and . 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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