Summer Smashwords Promo!!!

war and glory lokians 3 by aaron dennis
war and glory lokians 3 by aaron dennis

Whoa! War and Glory, Lokians 3 is coming soon! That’s not what this post is about, though….

Looking for a new read?

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Look no farther!

 

Every July, Smashwords offers a special promotion, which runs for the entire month, and every year, I like to participate, which means you get to buy my ebooks at a discounted price, some are even free!

 

For those of you who know me, for those of you who may have downloaded some of my free horror, fantasy, or scifi short stories, now is the time to jump on those novels.

 

For those of you who don’t know me, but are looking for something new, my short stories are always free, but not my novels, so this is a great time to acquaint yourself with my work for free, or at least at a great discount.

 

Looking for a new read?

Looking for scifi?

Looking for fantasy?

Looking for horror?

Look below!

 

Eudora By Aaron Dennis
Eudora
By Aaron Dennis

Are we not all taught who we are supposed to be? What if who we are conflicts with who we want to be? She was taught to be Eudora, but she must be something quite different.

 

Hunting By Aaron Dennis
Hunting
By Aaron Dennis

Mr. Gray has been hunting zombies for a long time. Hiding, scavenging, killing-this is surviving now. As Gray moves from town to city, and city to prairie, he leaves a few notes for others in his travels, but who is looking out for him?

In the year 2017 a worldwide calamity befalls the population. Poison clouds cause strange afflictions relegating major portions of the populace as a sort of walking dead. Among them Mr. Gray is not affected and decides to go off hunting. Hiding, scavenging, and killing his way across the States Gray keeps sane by writing in his journal. After food and other supplies run low he moves from town to town before coming across a farmhouse.

 

Expedition By Aaron Dennis
Expedition
By Aaron Dennis

King Eidon of Ilteriel learns of a new island, far to the south. He sends an expedition in search of new resources, allies, and power. Jorunhaal, Ilteriel’s greatest warrior, is to lead the expedition. Upon setting foot on the island, one disaster after another occurs. The men battle small were-wolves, fall prey to a foul sickness in the air, and uncover demons once sealed away.

 

Skirmish By Aaron Dennis
Skirmish
By Aaron Dennis

A Lokians short story. O’Hara and crew fight off some Lokians in a lab during a data recovery mission.

 

Extraction By Aaron Dennis
Extraction
By Aaron Dennis

Fitzpatrick, former Commander of Earth Navy, joins with Will Hawkins, captain of The Jersey Gold, to extract a rescue team from an alien facility.
In this installment, the Lemylatians, blind aliens who utilize sonar, were trying to rescue the Yvlekesh, grasshopper-like alien scientists.
They are pinned down by automated defenses and send an S.O.S., which is picked up by The Bureau.

 

The Planet Machine By Aaron Dennis
The Planet Machine
By Aaron Dennis

The Thewls land on Yuritahd, a new planet ripe for colonization. While exploring, an infernal ringing assaults the alien crew, and during their survey missions, they come across deadly alien insects, the Lokians.
Following a slaughter, the Thewlian strike force, led by Korit, is called in to lend support.

 

Losing Human By Aaron Dennis
Losing Human
By Aaron Dennis

A man has a dream, a vision to see the world through eternal eyes. Dr. Heisler, roboticist, funds Project Human to advance the human race. After funding is diminished, he takes drastic measures and uploads a human awareness into a mobile robotic construct.

 

Apollo, a Lokians short story By Aaron Dennis
Apollo, a Lokians short story By Aaron Dennis

John Lay is recruiting a new member for Phoenix crew. In order to educate her, he recounts the story regarding his first mission with The Bureau. It was then that he met with an exceptional group of people, and it was then that he first learned of aliens, and closed door political ties to piracy.
In joining The Bureau, Lay and crew infiltrate the Illuminati’s base of operations, witness the destructive properties of alien tech, and uncover the truth about Montrose’s involvement in alien pacts.
The mission takes a turn for the worse when the undercover crew is discovered, and worse, pirates start overtaking Apollo.

 

Raising Dead By Aaron Dennis
Raising Dead By Aaron Dennis

An ancient necromancer seeks but one dream, the power of perfection, the power of immortality. What he finds leaves him speechless. Is he but chasing the wind?

 

Cayneian: A Man From Blood By Aaron Dennis
Cayneian: A Man From Blood
By Aaron Dennis

A man stands resolved. Dysart, clan Bloodhammer, has returned to the island of Volgunther to purge it of the evil called Salamandrus. He has given his tongue, so that he may speak no contracts. He has given his manhood, so that he may not know his power as a man. He has given his mind, so that no God may take pity upon him.
Wielding the forbidden power of Sang Daemanus, Dysart imbibes the blood of Daemons to cast his spells, to grow his strength, to fuel his powers, but will he be able to stave off the bloodlust before the evils upon the island claim him?

 

An Enchanting Tale By Aaron Dennis
An Enchanting Tale
By Aaron Dennis

This is a fanfiction based on The Elder Scrolls series of video games and incorporates the worlds from Morrowind, Oblivion, and Skyrim. An Enchanting Tale is free, thus eliminating any copyright infringement. This novel is not intended for profit.

S’maash is a young dark elf bent on making new discoveries in the field of enchanting. After discouraging words form his fellow mages, S’maash and his brother, S’maath, venture into the dwemer ruin of Dmalzthur in an effort to discern just how the deep elves crafted items such as Volendrung, Keening, and Sunder, yet they find only death and ash in the ancient ruin. S’maash then travels into Cyrodiil, hoping to find some clues on the ayleids’ enchanting practices. When things go awry in the ruin of Anutwyll, S’maash makes his final move into Skyrim, joins the College of Winterhold, and finds himself on a quest for the Daedric Prince of Knowledge, Hermaus Mora.

The daemon sets the dunmer on a path to reforge the Heart of Lorkhan, meet the dwemer in their new city of Xranthrnl, and eventually break ground on unknown forms of enchanting. This is the perfect addition to The Elder Scrolls.

 

The Dragon of Time, Gods and Dragons By Aaron Dennis
The Dragon of Time, Gods and Dragons By Aaron Dennis

Gods, Dragons, a mercenary with a blade and no memory of his past…. The world of Tiamhaal is alight in war. Men ruled by kings slay their opposition in the name of their God, but there are others who claim the Gods are little more than scorned Dragons of ages past. Scar has come to find the truth, but is the truth an absolute certainty, or is it just the skewed memory of a forgotten kingdom?

 

Short Stories from the Mind of Aaron Dennis By Aaron Dennis
Short Stories from the Mind of Aaron Dennis
By Aaron Dennis

9 short stories. The Tuurngait, a mind bending horror tale. My first, a horrible tale from a psycho’s point of view. The Potato Clock, a silly story, Hunting, the mind of a survivor killing zombies. Losing Human, a mad scientist loses his humanity. Eudora, a young girl used to be something quite different. Expedition, a fantasy. Raising Dead, a fantasy. A Night in Hartford, a zombie horror.

 

The Adventures of Larson and Garrett The Sleeping Tree By Aaron Dennis
The Adventures of Larson and Garrett The Sleeping Tree
By Aaron Dennis

The first installment of The Adventures of Larson and Garrett. Young Larson and his older brother, Largo, attempt to discern the reason for the disappearance of children in the farming town of Flotsam. While Larson’s father has also vanished from town, it is up to the siblings to figure out just what is going, and all while the folks of Flotsam keep stating that there are no more monsters.

 

The Adventures of Larson and Garrett A Werewolf in the Dark By Aaron Dennis
The Adventures of Larson and Garrett A Werewolf in the Dark
By Aaron Dennis

The second of The Adventures of Larson and Garrett. Seven years after the defeat of the reaper in Flotsam, Larson and his older brother, Largo, travel to the city of Pallisade where the two immerse themselves in hard labor. After Largo decides to make another move to a nearby port town and leaves his younger brother, a werewolf attacks Pallisade, and Larson joins a grizzled mercenary in the hunt for the beast.

 

The Adventures of Larson and Garrett Infestation By Aaron Dennis
The Adventures of Larson and Garrett Infestation
By Aaron Dennis

The third of the adventures! After the loss of his family and the passing of his mentor, Larson finds himself in a vibrant tavern where he meets a wanderer named Garrett. The young traveler informs Larson that a nearby elven community is being hassled by goblins. Weary of his drunken stupor brought about by depression, Larson joins Garrett, and off they go into trouble…comedy ensues.

 

Dominatrix, a Kink Erotica Story by Aaron Dennis
Dominatrix, a Kink Erotica Story by Aaron Dennis

A dominatrix punishes a young man who has some serious mommy issues. The story contains explicit sexual content.

 

The Adventures of Larson and Garrett Trouble in Atjibur By Aaron Dennis
The Adventures of Larson and Garrett Trouble in Atjibur
By Aaron Dennis

Trouble in Atjibur is the fourth installment of The Adventures of Larson and Garrett. The two friends venture off into the caves beneath Lod to rescue a young man in distress. A dwarf joins the group. They fight giant spiders. Everyone laughs until they accidentally come across members of The White Wraith cult.

 

The Adventures of Larson and Garrett Garrett's Tale By Aaron Dennis
The Adventures of Larson and Garrett Garrett’s Tale
By Aaron Dennis

Garrett’s Tale is the fifth of The Adventures of Larson and Garrett. Garrett has traveled on his own to Talsador where he is to meet up with Larson. During his trip, the magickal trinket recovered from the goblins seems to provide some problems. After an attack by giant bats, recovering information about the Gods of War and Destruction, and fighting off a band of mercenaries, Garrett comes to learn that there are evil forces at work behind the scenes.

 

The Adventures of Larson and Garrett On to Xorinth By Aaron Dennis
The Adventures of Larson and Garrett On to Xorinth
By Aaron Dennis

The sixth adventure! Larson and Garrett have been reunited and ride out from Talsador to Xorinth in the hopes of delivering the goblin trinket to safety, but during their ride, they run amok wyverns and a dragon so ancient its scales glisten like black mother-of-pearl, yet safe in Xorinth, they receive some disconcerting news from Garrett’s friend Rolas, the high-elf overseeing the libratoreum.

 

The Adventures of Larson and Garrett Investigating Trouble By Aaron Dennis
The Adventures of Larson and Garrett Investigating Trouble
By Aaron Dennis

The seventh installment of The Adventures of Larson and Garrett. The evil artifact has been delivered to Rolas at the libratoreum, but Larson’s and Garrett’s troubles are far from over. Xorinth’s resident detective, Mathew, wants words with the adventurers. After a disconcerting q and a, Larson learns about his father, and Garrett learns that the Dark One may have another artifact containing the evil power of the God of Destruction. Serious trouble ensues when the libratoreum is attacked and Garrett is blamed.

 

The Adventures of Larson and Garrett On the Honor of Thieves By Aaron Dennis
The Adventures of Larson and Garrett On the Honor of Thieves
By Aaron Dennis

The eighth installment of The Adventures of Larson and Garrett. Crafty Garrett finds a way to contact the thieve’s guild of Xorinth and purchases information regarding the murder of his friend and the attack on the libratoreum. Meanwhile, Larson and crew await further instructions from Detective Mathew. Once everyone reconvenes, they venture into the sewers in search of the White Wraith cult.

 

The Adventures of Larson and Garrett Assault in Stormguard By Aaron Dennis
The Adventures of Larson and Garrett Assault in Stormguard
By Aaron Dennis

The ninth installment of The Adventures of Larson and Garrett. Join the crew as they arrive in Stormguard, capitol of Ruvonia. They split up to glean information regarding Minister Parish, an evil figure bending the cult of White Wraith, and the nobility, to his whims. The crew fights back after some of their own fall to an ambush.

 

The Adventures of Larson and Garrett A People Defiled By Aaron Dennis
The Adventures of Larson and Garrett A People Defiled
By Aaron Dennis

A People Defiled is the tenth installment of The Adventures of Larson and Garrett. After the events in Stormguard, Larson and Garrett take work as mercenaries in order to infiltrate the city of Glenmoor and confront Minister Parish, the Dark One, himself. Unfortunately, the citizens of Glenmoor seem to be under some wicked spell and take up arms against the crew, resulting in a bloodbath.

 

Dominatrix 2, a Kink Erotica Story by Aaron Dennis
Dominatrix 2, a Kink Erotica Story by Aaron Dennis

This story contains explicit sexual content and should not be purchased or read by anyone under the age of 18 or 21 in certain parts of the world. If you purchase or read the story you are acknowledging the fact that you are an adult and have the legal right to view the explicit content within. If you are offended by acts of sexual performance, you should not read or purchase this story. You will not hold the author or publisher responsible for the choices you have made as you have been expressly warned.

Domina has a new client, an eighteen year old blonde girl by the name of Candy. The teen’s never been dominated before, but she’s about to discover that fine line between pain and pleasure. From being smacked with a horse crop, to being stretched on the rack, and getting taken from behind, Candy revels in the pleasures that only Domina can provide.

 

Kink Erotica, A Collection of Sexy Stories By Aaron Dennis
Kink Erotica, A Collection of Sexy Stories
By Aaron Dennis

Kink Erotica contains 7 sexy chapters. From Asian lesbians banging on a train, to interracial acts, golden showers, smoking, bondage, and furries and faeries, there’s a fetish for everyone. Kink Erotica is not romance. These short stories are all scenes containing explicit sexual acts.

 

Beyond the End of the World, Lokians 1 By Aaron Dennis
Beyond the End of the World, Lokians 1
By Aaron Dennis

Intelligent races travel through wormholes to explore the farthest reaches of the galaxy. Thewls inform Humans of a looming threat. Lokians are a ravenous race of space bugs. They harvest technology from advanced civilizations and integrate with it to mass produce living ships, dangerous vanguards, and formidable legions.
Captain O’Hara of Phoenix Crew travels with Thewls to retrieve an ancient vessel from a mysterious race simply known as travelers. Can a single craft be the key to saving the galaxy? Why do Thewls believe the travelers once visited Earth? Does O’Hara and Phoenix Crew have what it takes to obliterate the space bugs?

 

Otherside By Aaron Dennis
Otherside
By Aaron Dennis

A man witnesses a murder. The deceased speaks in riddles. Vertigo settles in….
Adja wakes to learn he’s got the mojo. The old woman teaches him the ways of Voodoo. He must stand alone, under the guidance of Bear, against Snake, a villain, a murderer, an innate force, but there are other forces amidst the crack between the worlds.
Are you brave enough to journey…to the otherside?

 

Board James By Aaron Dennis
Board James
By Aaron Dennis

Allen and Sharon buy a new house. It turns out to be the former home of Board James. Strange occurrences frighten the newly weds. When Allen wakes up, he finds himself sitting before James, Mike, and Bootsy. They must play James’s newest, made-up game, Board James, to completion, lest they be forever trapped within the living game.
Board James is fanfiction based upon the Board James web series owned by James Rolfe and Cinemassacre Productions.

 

The Dragon of Time Two, Dragon Slayer By Aaron Dennis
The Dragon of Time Two, Dragon Slayer
By Aaron Dennis

With the death of Kulshedra, Dragon of Truth, it has been revealed that Scar, the mercenary, is in fact Sarkany, the Dragon Slayer, a creature fashioned for the sole purpose of purging the Dragons from the world of Tiamhaal, yet such a thing is not so simple. Kings and queens yet war amongst one another. They, too, lie, connive, and coerce, and so, Scar and his friends must find a way to persuade those few, benevolent rulers to band together. In the midst of peace talks and dead Dragons, those still in the worship of the beasts grow more powerful. Some of them even doubly praise their oppressor in an effort to wield more magic. Now, united with his friends, Scar sets his gaze upon a hopeful horizon, but is strength in numbers sufficient to keep the Dragons from completing their machinations?

 

They Lurk Among Us, Lokians 2 By Aaron Dennis
They Lurk Among Us, Lokians 2
By Aaron Dennis

The Lokians have been defeated. O’Hara has gone AWOL. His spec ops team has been disbanded and reassigned. The President of the North American Union is working with aliens. Gray-Human hybrids are controlling the Earth from sights unseen, but hope is not lost.
After recovering on Eon, Admiral Lay warned O’Hara of an impending threat, and the young captain left the new planet behind him as he flew through space-time with Adams and Franklin, agents of The Bureau. Now, The Bureau has a new mission for Riley O’Hara, and it involves the Gray Agenda…but what, exactly, is the agenda of mindless, alien drones?

 

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Bonus! Bonus! Bonus!

 

Now is the time to get started on the Lokians series. Not only is the first book in this groundbreaking, scifi, series always free, but so are most of the short stories. Apollo is also free throughout this promo as well as They Lurk Among Us, the second book of the series. To add to this bonus, War and Glory, the third book in the series will be coming out in August…for free! This will be a limited time offer, though—one month only!

 

You’ll have all of July to become acquainted with the Lokians series, and by then, you’ll be so hooked, you won’t be able to pass on War and Glory. Don’t miss out!

;aughing cat

 

 

Welcome to the age of indie; mainstream entertainment is all but dead

Ash with Boom stick
Ash with Boom stick

My name is Aaron. I am a writer. Some of you know me from articles, or game reviews, or short stories, or even my novels. Some of you don’t know me at all.

My writing career really began by accident; I had written some short stories for myself, and some of the people closest to me enjoyed them, and they suggested I found a way to have them published. The short version of this story is that my journey led me to find Smashwords.

Smashwords is a great platform for the indie writer and publisher. As with every product, some of the products available from Smashwords are better than other products. The same can certainly be said for mainstream publishers, and the books written by mainstream authors.

How many mainstream authors can you name?

There are millions. Most of them have only a single title. Most of them are not earning a living from their writing. Most mainstream books are not written very well, and today, many mainstream editors are doing a very poor job.

Don’t misunderstand; I’m not trying to convince anyone to shy away from mainstream authors. I’m just trying to make readers aware of a great place to find some new adventures.

Nowadays, many of the books that people buy from Amazon are indie books. Unfortunately, there are a few problems with Amazon. For one, it’s painfully difficult to list a title for free. There are too many hoops through which authors and publishers must jump, and often times, the end result is still not a free title!

You can find numerous, free, indie titles on Barnes and Noble online as well as iBooks, but just about all of those titles are originally published through Smashwords—Barnes and Noble online and iBooks are just distributors. You can even download free samples of those priced books from Smashwords.

I’m writing about Smashwords because of that reason, actually. You see, there are many readers out there, readers like you, who are tired of the “same ole’ same ole’”; you are looking for something new, and every time you find something new from your favorite, mainstream publisher, you find that it’s…not as great as they made it seem.

Did you know that mainstream publishers have their authors buy 5,000 copies of their books in order to fake their way onto the New York Time’s best seller list? Did you know they also create tons of faux accounts from which they post fake reviews? Yes, the publishers have their employees create email accounts, or the company just allocates a department, which creates email accounts, and those email accounts are used to make Amazon accounts, and Barnes and Noble accounts, etc., and they use those accounts to write fake, rave reviews. I am well aware that indie publishers and indie writers do the same thing, but that’s exactly my point; today, there is no real difference in quality of products between indie and mainstream; both have good and bad writers, good and bad books, so why not pop on down to Smashwords?

At least, from Smashwords, you can find numerous writers who release free titles. You can read their free books, and if you like them, you’ll know, without spending a dime, if you like their style. If their books aren’t free, you can always download a free sample, and that way you can see if the book is worth the price. Furthermore, very few books are priced at anything over $5.99. Most mainstream ebooks run upwards from $9.99 to even $13.99…for an ebook!

Now, I’m writing this article at a crucial time. You see, every year, Smashwords has a month long promo. In July, I will be using that promo to give away my books at a discounted price, and even some for free. This is a great way for me to find new fans, but a big problem with Smashwords is that most users are other writers. I need new readers to come to Smashwords and see just how great it is.

You’ll have to make an account in order to download ebooks, but the account is free; all you need is an email address. Then, you can download all the books you want. You can even rate and review them on Smashwords. Some of the books even have associated videos, like trailers or readings; you don’t see that on Barnes and Noble online, do you?

Come check out Smashwords. Check it out right now, and next month, in July, come download some great books. Be sure to start with mine, ‘cause, ya’ know, I’m the best.

Thanks for reading. Share with your friends. They like reading, too, and soon, you’ll all be talking about the Lokians series, or The Dragon of Time series, or The Adventures of Larson and Garrett!

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