Friday, August 18, 2017

Where Do You Go From Here

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
Where Do You Go From Here by Ian Brazee-Cannon is a new story set in the Divided States of America...
After losing her beloved Leslie, Debra Mucklow has moved to the Independent City of St. Louis in the hopes of starting again, but her diplomatic duties for the Rocky Mountain States of America aren’t quite what she was looking for.
Then a simple guard duty mission offers her a chance to change her life…or maybe lose her life.
http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/product/where-do-you-go-from-here/

Saturday, August 12, 2017

The Independent City of St. Louis

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
The Independent City of St. Louis is a part of The Divided States of America that we've added for authors to explore, so please feel free to go to http://www.nomadicdeliriumpress.com/dividedstates.pdf and base your stories in this exciting center of trade, diplomacy, and maybe even espionage.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Tomorrow is the last day to save 50% on my collections

Monday, the 31st, will be your last chance to save 50% off of my collections that are available at Smashwords (https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/jaerwine.)
And remember, there are a few extra free stories, and tomorrow's your last chance to pick those up as well!

Lsat chance!

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
Monday the 31st is your last chance to save on our titles at Smashwords, DriveThruRPG, and DriveThru Fiction, so you need to order now!
https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/nomadicdelirium
http://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/2805/Nomadic-Delirium-Press
http://www.drivethrufiction.com/browse/pub/2805/Nomadic-Delirium-Press

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Ecotastrophe II is here!

Ecotastrophe II has arrived!
More than a decade ago, Sam’s Dot Publishing released a small anthology titled Ecotastrophe that looked at the dangers posed by global climate change. Now, the planet seems in even greater peril, and maybe we are facing Ecotastrophe, but is there time to save ourselves.
Ecotastrophe II features startling fiction from Tyree Campbell, Dan Rice, Melanie Rees, Robert J. Mendenhall, Gustavo Bondoni, and Mike Adamson.
Read Samples: http://www.nomadicdeliriumpress.com/ecotastropheiipreview.htm
Order from us: http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/product/ecotastrophe-ii/
Order from Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/735461
Order from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073V6S5R2
Order from Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/ecotastrophe-ii-j-alan-erwine/1126731861?ean=2940154450215

Monday, July 24, 2017

Only a few days left

There are just a few more days left in Smashwords' July sale. This means there are just a few more days to save 50% off of any of my collections that they carry, and also only a few days left to get some of my stories for free...so hurry up and order before it's too late!
https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/jaerwine

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Time is running out!

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
You're almost out of time to save up to 50% off of many of our titles during Smashword’s July sale. Simply go to https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/nomadicdelirium and click on the title you’re interested in to see the sale price. This sale includes zines, novels, anthologies, collections, and RPGs. There’s bound to be something that interests you!!!

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Read Ecotastrophe II early

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
Ecotastrophe II is coming! The official release date is July 27th, but you can download a copy of the book today at http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/product/ecotastrophe-ii/
More than a decade ago, Sam’s Dot Publishing released a small anthology titled Ecotastrophe that looked at the dangers posed by global climate change.
Now, the planet seems in even greater peril, and maybe we are facing Ecotastrophe, but is there time to save ourselves.
Ecotastrophe II features startling fiction from Tyree Campbell, Dan Rice, Melanie Rees, Robert J. Mendenhall, Gustavo Bondoni, and Mike Adamson.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Christmas in July

Christmas in July has arrived at DriveThruRPG and DriveThruFiction. You can save 25% off of many of our titles by visiting http://drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/2805/Nomadic-Delirium-Press?filters=0_0_0_0_0_31815 and http://www.drivethrufiction.com/browse/pub/2805/Nomadic-Delirium-Press. You can get RPGs, zines, novels, short story collections, novels and even short stories. Order now!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Read samples of Ecotastrophe II

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
We've posted a page with samples of the stories we'll be publishing in Ecotastrophe II. Please feel few to dine on these tasty morsels at http://www.nomadicdeliriumpress.com/ecotastropheiipreview.htm

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The Smashwords sale continues

There are still a couple more weeks to take advantage of the e-book sale at Smashwords. As far as my titles, all of my collections listed there are available for 50% off. In addition, I've thrown in a few more free stories if you'd like to get a taste of my work, so head on over to https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/jaerwine and start shopping now.

Monday, July 10, 2017

The Ecotastrophe II pre-sale has begun

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
Ecotastrophe II will officially be released on July 27th, but you can pre-order your copies now. If you’d like a print copy, please go to http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/product/ecotastrophe-ii/ The book will list for $10, but it’s selling for $8 until the release date.
To pre-order an e-book copy, please go to https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/735461
Pre-orders will also soon be available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and all other retailers.
More than a decade ago, Sam’s Dot Publishing released a small anthology titled Ecotastrophe that looked at the dangers posed by global climate change.
Now, the planet seems in even greater peril, and maybe we are facing Ecotastrophe, but is there time to save ourselves.
Ecotastrophe II features startling fiction from Tyree Campbell, Dan Rice, Melanie Rees, Robert J. Mendenhall, Gustavo Bondoni, and Mike Adamson.

Saturday, July 01, 2017

July sale at Smashwords

For the entire month of July, you can pick up any of my collections that I have listed at Smashwords for 50% off.  In addition, I've made several of my 99 cent stories available for free, so that those of you who are not familiar with my work can get a taste of it.
Go to https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/jaerwine and pick the titles you want. At this time, they aren't listing the sale prices on the main menus, but hopefully this will change as the sale ramps up. This is a great chance to pick up some of my e-stories and e-books.  Some of the collections are only 99 cents!!!

Nomadic Delirium sale at Smashwords

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
For the month of July you can save 25%, or even 50% off of many of our titles at Smashwords. Simply go to https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/nomadicdelirium and click on the titles you're interested in.
At the moment, the sale prices are not showing up on their main menus, but hopefully they will soon. So, unfortunately, you do have to click on the titles that you might be interested in to find out what the sale prices are...but it's a great opportunity to stock up on our e-titles!!!

June recap

Can't Go Home Again
3 of a Perfekt Pear
Free audio book
Enough is enough
Coming in late July
No more politics as usual
New magazine
Spaceports & Spidersilk July 2017

Friday, June 30, 2017

Spaceports & Spidersilk July 2017

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
The July issue of Spaceports & Spidersilk is now available... http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/product/spaceports-spidersilk-july-2017/
Spaceports & Spidersilk features some of the best science fiction and fantasy fiction and poetry for kids of all ages. The July 2017 issue will take you to places you might never have imagined. It will appeal to your inner child, and hopefully take you back to the places you loved as a child…and if you’re still a child, it will open your imagination to all kinds of new worlds.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

New magazine

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
We would love to start a new magazine...meaning we have a great idea, but we need help. So, if you'd like to see us come up with something new, please consider becoming a patron at https://www.patreon.com/nomadicdeliriumpress. If that would be too much of an investment, please consider purchasing one of our titles from our store. We have all kinds of science fiction and fantasy...http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/shop

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

No more politics as usual

I've already started seeing memes saying that anyone who votes third party has to vote democrat in the next presidential election to make sure that Trump doesn't get a second term. My response to this (as a third party voter) is screw you. This is America, and we're allowed to vote for who we want. Besides, voting for a democrat really isn't much better than voting for a republican. Yes, I tend to be more liberal than conservative, but neither party really represents me...and if each of you is honest, you'll find that neither party really represents you either.
Many argue that republican politicians can't be trusted because they're in the pocket of big business. Well, I have some bad news for you, so are the democrats. The republicans might be in the front pocket of big business, and the democrats might be in the back pocket, but believe me, the democrats want to be in that front pocket, and they will sacrifice their voters to get their.
The ultimate goal of the majority of career politicians is to get power and to get rich. They're not going to get rich by doing what "We the People" want, but they will get rich by doing what big business wants. I don't care if you're talking about the Bushes, the Clintons, Trump, Obama, or anyone else that has seen power during my lifetime, they're in it for themselves. The republicans may show it more outwardly, but believe me, the democrats want their share of the money too. Why do you think that almost every politician that makes it to Washington walks out of Washington with a lot more money than they should have based on their salaries? Trust me, the answer isn't that they did what was best for the American people.
Continuing to vote these clowns into office is taking more and more away from "We the People." Remember, these people are supposed to represent us. They're not our leaders, as Trump might think, but rather our representatives...and yet they continue to do what is not in our best interests.
The first thing we have to do is give third parties a fighting chance. The laws as they're made up now are created and enforced by the democrats and the republicans, so they make it virtually impossible for third parties to really have a chance.
The second thing we have to do is make congress pass term limits for all members of the house and senate, and make those limits retroactive. We need to get rid of the old guard. No more Mcconell, no more Pelosi, get rid of all of them. They're a plague upon our society and are so far out of touch with the American people that they can never represent the American people.
The third thing we have to do is stop listening to the media. All of the networks are biased and they preach those biases as if they were handed down by some deity. Let' go back to network neutrality, the way it used to be.
The fourth thing we have to do is stop attacking one another. This is what THEY want. I'm constantly seeing so much liberal and conservative bashing, but the truth is, who among us really represents what these people are attacking. If you want to comment about the idiocy of Trump or Pelosi, then by all means go for it, but you can't say that just because someone is a conservative they don't care about people, or just because someone is a liberal, they don't care about protecting America. Individuals are not sound bites, and we need to stop acting like they are.
Go behave yourselves and vote all of the morons, liberal and conservative, out of Washington and let us start anew.
END OF RANT.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Enough is enough

I am so tired of everything that happens in the world being politicized. Yes, politics plays a big part in the world, but every time something happens, we don't have to blame "the other side."  Why does there have to be "the other side?"  Seriously, how many republican voters actually agree with everything their party does? Or how many democratic voters actually agree with everything their party does?  The majority of us lie somewhere between these extremes.  Although I am quite liberal on a lot of things, there are other things that I am more conservative about.  I don't actually consider myself to be a liberal, and we need to stop trying to label ourselves and everything around us.
The truth is, the two political parties and the media have spent decades poisoning our minds, trying to send us back to the tribal days when we had to fear "the other."  The truth is before we're liberals or conservatives, Christians, Muslims, Atheists, or whatever other description you want to label us with, we're human beings.  We have more in common with "the other" than we think.  It doesn't matter what we believe or who we voted for, we should all be striving to make the HUMAN RACE better.  If we're not willing to do that...then what the hell is the point of all the senseless finger pointing and bickering?
THERE IS NO POINT
 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Free audio book

Would you like a free copy of the audio book version of my short story "It's In the Water?"
I'm looking for people that would be interested in reviewing the audio book version of my short story "It's In the Water." If you have 40 minutes of spare time, reply here and I'll DM or e-mail you instructions on what you need to do. But please do hurry, as I only have a few codes for free downloads!
https://www.audible.com/pd/Sci-Fi-Fantasy/Its-in-the-Water-Audiobook/B0714L2326

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

3 of a Perfekt Pear

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
3 of a Perfekt Pear by Daniel C. Smith
3 of a Perfekt Pear brings you three stories from the mind of Daniel Smith. Take two trips into space and a trip into the mind. These stories will have you questioning what reality is, and also what our future holds for us. In the end, you’ll be asking yourself, should we embrace the future, or run from it. No matter what, you’ll know that the future will be 3 of a Perfekt Pear…
http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/product/3-of-a-perfekt-pear/

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Can't Go Home Again

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
Debra Mucklow returns to The Wastelands to face her past and her father, but she finds things have changed a great deal in twelve years, and now she has to determine if there is an immediate threat to her team and to the Rocky Mountain States of America, while fighting the demons of her past.
http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/product/cant-go-home-again/

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The June issue of The Fifth Di... is here!

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
A soul collector is murdered and taken into the “city” his father designed for the dead, now he must plot to escape and get revenge on his murderer in Dale Carother’s “Haunting the Painted City.” A magical mirror allows an unexpected glimpse into the past in Matthew Spence’s “The Mirror.” In the future, corporations still control elections, but what about when politicians decide to fight back is what awaits you in Eamonn Murphy’s “Campaign Trail.” Finally, one man is sent to the great void between galaxies and forced to face his own loneliness in Robert N. Stephenson’s “The Black Canvas.”
http://www.nomadicdeliriumpress.com/fifth.htm


Monday, May 29, 2017

Order the print edition of The Fifth Di... early

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
The new issue of The Fifth Di... won't be released for a few more days, but the print issue is now available for order at https://www.createspace.com/7202635, so go ahead and pick up your copy.
A soul collector is murdered and taken into the "city" his father designed for the dead, now he must plot to escape and get revenge on his murderer in Dale Carother's "Haunting the Painted City." A magical mirror allows an unexpected glimpse into the past in Matthew Spence's "The Mirror." In the future, corporations still control elections, but what about when politicians decide to fight back is what awaits you in Eamonn Murphy's "Campaign Trail." Finally, one man is sent to the great void between galaxies and forced to face his own loneliness in Robert N. Stephenson's "The Black Canvas."

Saturday, May 27, 2017

The Divided States of America is not liberal propaganda

A couple of weeks ago, I received an e-mail accusing me of publishing liberal propaganda with the project I'm editing...The Divided States of America.
First of all, if I want to publish liberal propaganda, that's my right as a citizen of the United States. You know, we have these things called freedom, and one of those freedoms allows me to write or publish whatever I want to.
Second of all, The Divided States of America is not liberal propaganda. It was pretty obvious to me that this guy had not actually read the guidelines or read about the nation-states I created for this project. The guidelines clearly state that I'm not looking for a specific political viewpoint, but rather looking for a good story. The nation-states are not all liberal, there are plenty of conservative nation-states. The guy also accused me of being a Trump-hater who created this project because I was unhappy with Trump winning the election. Now, while I may consider Trump the worst thing that has ever happened to this country, this project was actually created before the election, because I thought we were screwed no matter who won...and furthermore, the background for the DSA states that the problems might have started before the 2016 elections, which is how I really feel. Anyone that reads this blog on a regular basis knows that I think the two-party system is the worst thing happening in America and I have been arguing this point for a couple of decades now.
So, this guy is entitled to his opinion, even if it's wrong, but before you accuse me of something...perhaps you should get the facts before you do...but unfortunately that no longer seems to be the way for most conservatives...or even most liberals anymore. What a sad state we live in...might even say what a sad divided state we live in...

Friday, May 26, 2017

It's In the Water news

So, you don't have time to read my new story, "It's In the Water?" Why not listen to it? The story is now available as an audio book through Audible...
https://www.audible.com/pd/Sci-Fi-Fantasy/Its-in-the-Water-Audiobook/B0714L2326?qid=1495907183&sr=1-1

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Order the June issue of The Fifth Di... early

It's still a little over a week until the "official" release of the June issue of The Fifth Di..., but you can order and start reading the e-book version right now...and it's only $1.49 if you order before June 1st at http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/product/the-fifth-di-june-2017/

A soul collector is murdered and taken into the “city” his father designed for the dead, now he must plot to escape and get revenge on his murderer in Dale Carother’s “Haunting the Painted City.” A magical mirror allows an unexpected glimpse into the past in Matthew Spence’s “The Mirror.” In the future, corporations still control elections, but what about when politicians decide to fight back is what awaits you in Eamonn Murphy’s “Campaign Trail.” Finally, one man is sent to the great void between galaxies and forced to face his own loneliness in Robert N. Stephenson’s “The Black Canvas.”

Saturday, May 13, 2017

The Divided States of America is still seeking submissions

No one can say with any reasonable certainty when the United States of America began to fall apart.  Many point to the presidential election of 2016, but most believe the breakup started long before this.  Now, in the year 2110, the former United States is made up of 13 nation-states and The Wastelands.  Some of the nation-states have prospered under self-rule, while others have declined.  Some nation-states are very accepting of outsiders, while others trust no one…sometimes not even their fellow citizens.  There is chaos in some places, and order in others…sometimes too much order.
The first state to break away from the USA was, not unexpectedly, Texas, and from there, things continued to spiral out of control as the national government tried to hold on to control that the state governments wanted back, and eventually, the federal government was no longer able to control the states, and the break-up came about.
Some of the nation-states kept the name “America” in their new names.  Some did this as a tribute to where they had come from, while others did it to remind their citizens of what they were breaking away from.  Others adopted new names, or took on names that were given to them.
Borders in some areas are heavily patrolled, even walled in places, while other borders have no protection at all…mostly it depends on the views of the new government and its citizens, even though sometimes those two groups still don’t agree.  Let’s face it, greed and independence are bred into the human race, and even allying with others that have similar viewpoints does not necessarily mean that they will always get along.
What we’re looking for: Stories must be at least 2,500 words…with no upper limit.  Stories must be science fiction, in the sense that they take place in the future, but depending on the nation-state that you’re writing about, the science may or may not be as important.  Obviously, we’ll be focusing more on “soft” sf, but we certainly have room for “hard” sf.
How we will publish: This will not be an anthology (at first).  We will be publishing each story as an individual e-story, and these stories will be distributed to all of the usual sales markets.
Pay: This will depend entirely on how the story sells.  We will be doing a 50/50 split with each author of the profits from the story, with royalties being paid on our normal quarterly schedule.  If this project takes off, we will be doing a print anthology, or possibly many print anthologies, and then there will be further payment at that point for reprint rights.
Rights: We are looking for first rights on any story.  This probably makes sense, since this is a unique setting, and we doubt that you have stories written about any of these nation-states lying around in your desk.
Price of stories: The pricing of stories will depend on their length. Stories from 2,500 words to 5,000 words will be priced at 99 cents.  Stories that are 5,001 words to 10,000 words will be priced at $1.49, and stories that are over 10,000 words will be priced at $1.99.  Obviously the longer the story, the higher the royalty, but we prefer quality over length.
Overall theme: We are not looking for an overall theme to the stories.  We want quality stories.  If you write a story with a conservative slant, or a story with a liberal slant, we don’t care.  We just want good stories.  Some places are more likely to have liberal stories, while others are more likely to have conservative stories, but that doesn’t mean you have to write that way.  You don’t even have to have a political agenda in your story because we’re more interested in how people are surviving in these new nation states.
Where to send your gems: Once you have your amazing stories written, we ask that you send them to editor (at) nomadicdeliriumpress (dot) com.  Please include “Divided States” in the subject line.
Further questions: If you have any questions please send them to the same address.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Ecotastrophe II is still looking for submissions

There are only a few spots left!
In 2006, Sam’s Dot Publishing released an anthology about the effects of global climate change on humanity called Ecotastrophe.  Now that it’s been more than ten years since the release, and global climate change still seems a possible threat to humanity, Nomadic Delirium Press has decided to release Ecotastrophe II.  Like the original collection, this one will be edited by J Alan Erwine.
What we’re looking for: We want science fiction stories between 3,000 and 10,000 words that look at the effects of global climate change (preferably the extreme effects) on humanity and the other creatures of Earth.  We’re not looking for stories about the change, but rather the effects of the change.  Although we’d love to have a lot of stories that look at the hard science of climate change, we also want stories that look at the soft sciences.  It’s important that the stories focus on the people, rather than the science, but we still want the science to be plausible.
What we’re paying: We will pay $10 for first rights to any story.  We will also pay two contributor copies.  If possible, we will increase this payment…but we can’t guarantee that.
Poetry Submissions: We've decided that we will be accepting four, and only four, poems for this collection. They must meet the same criteria as story submissions, and we will pay $5 per poem for first rights, plus one contributor's copy. Please keep in mind that we will only accept one poem per poet.
Where to send your little gems: All submissions should be sent to editor (at) nomadicdeliriumpress (dot) com.  Your subject should be “Ecotastrophe Submission”.
Response times: We will respond to all submissions within two months.
Other questions: If you have any other questions, please send them to the submission address.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

The Ephemeris Encyclopedia Galactica: Sector 45 (Alexan Space)

The exploration of “Deep Space” continues.
Welcome to Sector Forty-Five, the home system of the Alexans. Here you’ll find their homeworld, and many of the worlds they’ve colonized. You’ll also find worlds that have been conquered by the Khruntha, and worlds that even the Alexans and the Khruntha won’t get close to.
The Alexans want to be a peaceful species, but some of these systems show that they are clearly preparing for war.
http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/product/the-ephemeris-encyclopedia-galactica-sector-45-alexan-space/