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A cursory and curious listing of books and literatrivia. 

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So, does this make Paradise Lost a kind of fan fiction?

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Giveaway: The Fridgularity

The Fridgularity - Mark A. Rayner

My apologies for being away from Booklikes for so long! 

 

As a way to say sorry, and to offer you something to read as we all social distance, I'm giving away electronic copies of my award-winning satire of the Internet of Things and the technological singularity, The Fridgularity. 

 

You can download The Fridgularity here!

 

“With plenty of humor and much more, “The Fridgularity” is an exciting, sci-fi view askew, highly recommended.”  ~Midwest Book Review

 

“If you’re looking for a combination of humor, romance and a power hungry refrigerator, look no further than The Fridgularity, a very enjoyable read. 5 stars!”  ~IndieReader.com

For all the readers out there who may have never experienced a line edit: this is what it feels like.

Love this quote from Vonnegut's Bluebeard.

Typography: it's important!

The magic of reading.

 

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Seems legit

This is just a quick (disturbing) reminder that if you want to get an exclusive (fast) read, you can download Clown Apocalypse and Other Calamities for free when you join my newsletter here.

 

clown apocalypse and other calamities

Happy Book Lovers Day all!

FSF Readers make better romantic partners, says study

Interesting ...

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Ah, the joys of the editing process!

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Leisure reading in the US is at an all-time low

— feeling sad

Bummer

The Fatness wins a second award!

The Fatness - Mark A. Rayner

NEW YORK, NY – On June 3rd, New York Times bestselling author CJ Lyons announced The Fatness won in the humor category of the annual IndieReader Discovery Awards (IRDAs). The announcement was made at BookExpo America (BEA), a major publishing trade show.

 

This is the second literary award the satirical novel has garnered! The Fatness won a silver International Book Publishing Association (IBPA) Benjamin Franklin award for humor in April this year.

 

“The books that won the IRDAs this year are not just great indie books; they are great books, period. We hope that our efforts via the IRDAs ensure that they receive attention from the people who matter most. Potential readers,” said Amy Edelman, founder of IndieReader.

IRDA winner

 

Judges for the awards included notable publishers, agents, publicists and bloggers. The Fatness received the following verdict from IndieReader’s reviewers: “The Fatness is a story of socialism gone wrong, set amid a plausible backdrop with witty characters who will steal your heart and snag your cheeseburger, if you’re not careful.”

 

I’d like to thank the professionals who helped me put the book together. The incredible talents of my editor, Cal Chayce of Wording.ca, the fabulous cover design of Taryn Dufault and the exact proofing of Pauline Nolet all contributed to the book’s success. And don’t forget all my beta readers, friends and family who also helped me shape The Fatness into something approaching good shape. You can read about them in the acknowledgements of the novel.

 

And of course, you should get yourself a copy! You can buy it here.

This is set as a Western, but what if Nick Offerman was the third person omniscient narrator everywhere through all time? Terrifying.