Thursday, September 5, 2013

Release Day! And The World Ends HOW? Blogfest

First, I want to throw out a GIANT thank you to those of you participating with me! Today is book release day for A Flock of Ill Omens, the first in my A Shot in the Light serial. And I REALLY REALLY appreciate those of you willing to help me spread the word!

OHMYGOSH!  I'm twitterpated!  At least I think I am. If that word means what I think it does... The book (episode) is UP and LIVE and for SALE!!!

That's a trip to post something all on your own. I will say though, it took about 7 takes before the proof copy looked right--all those things you don't THINK about formatting-wise. But it looks GOOD!

Did I mention it's UP!!! *gasp*

Wanna hear about it?


Deadliest virus in a century, or a social experiment gone awry?

Every year they warned about the flu and more often than not, it amounted to nothing. Sidney Knight, a young freelance reporter had certainly never written on it. But a trip to Lincoln City, Oregon cut short by a beach full of dead seagulls and a panicked warning from her brother, the scientist, catch her attention. This batch is different. Deadlier. And the vaccine doesn't seem to be helping. It almost looks like it's making it worse...

A Flock of Ill Omens: Part I is the first episode of A Shot in the Light, an Apocalypse Conspiracy Tale about what happens when people play God for fun and profit. There will be approximately ten episodes, each the equivalent of about 100 pages.

Good Reads has a sneak peak posted. You can find the purchase link and more information about the book here. And if you want it FOR FREE, I will be offering it free on the release dates of at least the next two in the serial: September 19 and October 10.

And if you want to BUY it, it is HERE. (actually has the whole first chapter, too)

Hart Johnson writes books from here bathtub and can be found at Confessions of a Watery Tart, though be warned. She is likely to lead you into shenanigans.


Now for my bloghop entry!!!

The year is 2069 and Global Warming has increased the average temperature by about 15 degrees. People have finally accepted that nudism is MUCH SMARTER than other fashion statements. It just is breezier that way. And having taken ON nudism, the planet has become a nicer place. People just get along better when everybody is naked. It's really HARD to be a jerk when your business is right out there in the open.

But an Evil Sect of TWEED-WEARERS has deemed that this is INAPPROPRIATE and are trying to instill their will on everybody else! Now once a person has spent some time naked, putting on tweed on a 90-degree day... well you can SEE where the civil war begins... The Tweedists try to cool the world to make the Nudists wear clothes, but their strategy BACKFIRES--everyone knows the energy in the universe is constant, and you can't cool something off without warming something up, if you know what I mean...

There is a devastating battle in which the nudists finally CATCH the Tweedists trying to set off a nuclear bomb (a strategy only understood by a knucklehead who would wear Tweed when it's hot out), and they decide to ship all the Tweedists to Mars where it is known it is cool enough they can be idiot Tweedists up there. The remaining nudists go back to living on a peaceful, if less populated and material planet. (the end of the world as we know it)


So there!

And I have a HUGE Favor, if you wouldn't mind... Could you help me spread the word?

Share the buy link:  A Flock of Ill Omens
Like me on Facebook: Hart Johnson
Mark me as 'to read' on Goodreads: A Flock of Ill Omens

And if you HAVE read, a review would be helpful!!! I won't bug you for it every time, but I think on a serial, a lot of reviews for the FIRST really give it a boost. Honest reviews are perfect! I want to do several of these serials, I think, and I learn from criticism as well as praise!

PLEASE check out the entries of the other participants and how THEY see the world ending!


23 comments:

Shelley Munro said...

Well! I hope all this happens after my time. I don't look good in tweed or wandering around with everything hanging out!

Congrats on your serial release, Hart. I'm looking forward to reading it.

Yolanda Renee said...

Naked vs. Tweed, Naked wins every time! Too funny!

Hope your serial takes off like gang busters!

Tina said...

Congrats on your release day! And of course, in your version, the world would end with naked world domination. Brilliant.
Tina @ Life is Good

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Evil tweed-wearers!
Congratulations, Hart!! Enjoy your launch day.

Trisha F said...

WAHOOO!!! Congratulations Hart! So happy for you :) I just realised I forgot the links in my post so I edited them in. Now I go to GR and add this to MY tbr :)

And I love your idea for how the world ends. haha

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Congrats, Hart! I just knew a lack of clothing would figure into your ending.

Pk Hrezo said...

LOL... Love the story! The tweedists sound scary.

BIG CONGRATS on your release day!!! YAY!! ((hugs))

Hart Johnson said...

teehee-- gotta break the tension while I spend the rest of my time scaring people off of flu shots...

L.G. Smith said...

Er, okay, in your scenario I have to admit I'd be the Tweedist enemy. But perhaps those temperature increases would convince me that nudity really is the best way for humanity to move forward. Or maybe I'd just switch to cotton. I don't know...

Congrats on the release, Hart! I'll have my post up tomorrow. :)

Maurice Mitchell said...

Nudity brings world peace! I like it Hart, but I'd stay away from the "old folks home" for my sanity. Congratulations on the book release! I've visited a few of your posts.

Cherie Reich said...

Congrats!

VR Barkowski said...

Congratulations on the launch, Hart!

VR Barkowski

M.J. Fifield said...

Love your end of the world scenario.

Congrats on the release!

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Going back to add your links! :-)

Natalie Aguirre said...

Congrats on your book release!

Hart Johnson said...

Thanks, gang! And Roland--added the buy link!!!

Peaches Ledwidge said...

Congrats! I saw your book release info on J. L. Campbell's page. I'll share your post Twitter.

J.L. Campbell said...

Congrats, Hart. Hope the book is doing well so far.

Christopher Allen said...

Congratulations! Done :)

Helena said...

I just bought A Flock of Ill Omens, which I know I'll love.

However, I also like tweed and I hate the cellulite in my naked thighs. But that's just me.

Michael Offutt, Phantom Reader said...

You know, one of the most terrifying symbols or images to me is a syringe. I've been afraid of needles all of my life and the sight of blood makes me queasy. So your book cover really hits the creepy factor for me. That being said, I'll probably pick up a copy and start reading because I like disaster stories.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Way cool! I can't wait to read this series, Hart. I will try to do a post soon featuring your books and some others.

I loved the blog-hop story, it made me laugh.

Hugs,

Kathy M.

Carol Riggs said...

Hugeous congrats on your release, Hart! Woo! Best wishes on your BOOK. How exciting. :)