Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Delirious Doubles again

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
There was a mistake in our original posting of the Delirious Doubles guidelines. We had the lengths for the various types of stories set wrong. This is what the guidelines should be...
In our ongoing effort to publish whatever the hell we feel like, we give you Delirious Doubles. Some of you may be old enough to remember the Ace Doubles, well, this is something like that. We will be pairing two stories together from two different authors and publishing them together. We were originally debating whether we wanted to do novellas or novelettes, but we finally decided, why not do both! And while we’re at it, why not do short stories as well. Some might not like this idea because people have argued in the past that we don’t follow traditional publishing models…OH WELL!
Here are the guidelines. We are looking for science fiction and fantasy stories, no particular themes, no particular styles, just stories that we like. We will then pair those stories up with another story and create a Delirious Double.
SHORT STORIES: These are defined as stories under 7,500 words. Payment will be $10 on publication for first rights. Short story doubles will only be released as e-books.
NOVELETTES: These are defined as stories between 7,500 words and 17,500 words. Payment will be $20 on publication for first rights. Novelette doubles will be released as both e-book and print books.
NOVELLAS: These are defined as stories between 17,500 words and 40,000 words. Payment will be $30 plus 10% of the profits for first rights. (Each author gets 10%). Novella doubles will be released as both e-book and print books.

We are looking for first rights, so no reprints. We also do not want to see stories set in other people’s universes. Other than that, we want you to entertain us. It’s always a good idea to read some of the publications that we’ve released in the past to get some sense of what we’re looking for.
Stories should be submitted as Word or RTF attachments to ndpdeliriousdoubles (at) yahoo (dot) com.

Monday, July 16, 2018

PDF Book of the Week for July 16th

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
For one week only get Crisis Averted by Laura Givens for 50% off from DriveThruFiction at http://www.drivethrufiction.com/product/171932/Crisis-Averted
What constitutes being human?
Why are gods so bad at poker?
How would you square dance in zero-gee?
What is the alcohol tolerance of a superhero?
When is a good time to visit the universe next door?
Why does Buffalo Bill want a T-Rex?
Is Buggs Bunny transgendered or just a drag queen?
None of these questions are answered herein, but asking them is half the fun.

Friday, July 13, 2018

The Divided States of America Bundle #4

From the Nomadic Delirium Press Blog:
This bundle brings you the fourth set of four stories from The Divided States of America for just $3.
You get “Trial of Payne” by Ian Brazee-Cannon, “Behind the Scars” by Ian Brazee-Cannon, “Frozen Ambitions” by J Alan Erwine, and “Path to a New Life” by Ian Brazee-Cannon.
https://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/product/the-divided-states-of-america-bundle-4/
http://www.drivethrufiction.com/product/247212

The Ephemeris Encyclopedia Galactica: Sector 46 (Khruntha Space)

The exploration of “Deep Space” continues.
Welcome to Sector Forty-Six, the home sector of the Khruntha. Here you’ll find their homeworld, and many of the worlds they’ve colonized. You’ll also find mysteries just waiting to be solved.
The Khruntha are one of the most brutal and controlling species in the Ephemeris universe, but even they can’t control their own kind, and you will find all kinds of rebellions in this sector as well.
https://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/product/the-ephemeris-encyclopedia-galactica-sector-46-khruntha-space/
http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/247156/

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Manic Musings is here!

For more than two decades, editors have been publishing the works of J Alan Erwine, exposing you, the reader, to the dark recesses of the author’s mind. Now, all of those stories have been combined together into one massive tome.
Get a glimpse into Erwine’s grim view of the future, and explore the universe from his slightly off-kilter point of view.
Visit the planets, the stars, the scary places in the human mind, but make sure you’re wearing a seatbelt, because you never know where Erwine might take you next…

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Last Chance!

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
Today is your last chance to pre-order your Kindle version of J Alan Erwine's Manic Musings of a Maniacal Mind. We know you want to start reading it first thing tomorrow morning, so order your copy now...https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07F2LNKRZ
For more than two decades, editors have been publishing the works of J Alan Erwine, exposing you, the reader, to the dark recesses of the author’s mind. Now, all of those stories have been combined together into one massive tome.
Get a glimpse into Erwine’s grim view of the future, and explore the universe from his slightly off-kilter point of view.
Visit the planets, the stars, the scary places in the human mind, but make sure you’re wearing a seatbelt, because you never know where Erwine might take you next…

Monday, July 09, 2018

Delirious Doubles

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
In our ongoing effort to publish whatever the hell we feel like, we give you Delirious Doubles. Some of you may be old enough to remember the Ace Doubles, well, this is something like that. We will be pairing two stories together from two different authors and publishing them together. We were originally debating whether we wanted to do novellas or novelettes, but we finally decided, why not do both! And while we’re at it, why not do short stories as well. Some might not like this idea because people have argued in the past that we don’t follow traditional publishing models…OH WELL!
Here are the guidelines. We are looking for science fiction and fantasy stories, no particular themes, no particular styles, just stories that we like. We will then pair those stories up with another story and create a Delirious Double.
SHORT STORIES: These are defined as stories under 7,500 words. Payment will be $10 on publication for first rights. Short story doubles will only be released as e-books.
NOVELETTES: These are defined as stories between 7,500 words and 40,000 words. Payment will be $20 on publication for first rights. Novelette doubles will be released as both e-book and print books.
NOVELLAS: These are defined as stories between 40,000 words and 80,000 words. Payment will be $30 plus 10% of the profits for first rights. (Each author gets 10%). Novella doubles will be released as both e-book and print books.

We are looking for first rights, so no reprints. We also do not want to see stories set in other people’s universes. Other than that, we want you to entertain us. It’s always a good idea to read some of the publications that we’ve released in the past to get some sense of what we’re looking for.
Stories should be submitted as Word or RTF attachments to ndpdeliriousdoubles (at) yahoo (dot) com.

PDF Books of the week for July 9th

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
For one week only, you can pick up both Mars Station Beta stories that we've published so far for 50% off from DriveThruFiction. That's "The Spirit of Mars" by Eamonn Murphy and "The Infestation" by Francis W. Alexander. Go to http://www.drivethrufiction.com/saleguide.php?src=sgrc and scroll down.

Thursday, July 05, 2018

Path to a New Life

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
A new story in The Divided States of America Series:

Marco has taken all of the skills he learned from Emrey and become one of the best fighters in the Confederate States, but he hates the life he’s forced to live. Now he’s reached New Orleans for a massive pit fight championship, but the fights that he’ll face in the pit are nothing compared to the fights that await him in life.


Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Have you ordered it yet?

From the Nomadic Delirium Press Blog:
There's still a week left to pre-order J Alan Erwine's Manic Musings of a Maniacal Mind for your Kindle...and we've lowered the price for the duration of the pre-sale!
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07F2LNKRZ
 For more than two decades, editors have been publishing the works of J Alan Erwine, exposing you, the reader, to the dark recesses of the author’s mind. Now, all of those stories have been combined together into one massive tome.
Get a glimpse into Erwine’s grim view of the future, and explore the universe from his slightly off-kilter point of view.
Visit the planets, the stars, the scary places in the human mind, but make sure you’re wearing a seatbelt, because you never know where Erwine might take you next…

Monday, July 02, 2018

PDF Book of the Week for July 2nd

 From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
For one week only, get The Butterfly and the Sea Dragon for 50% off from DriveThruFiction at http://www.drivethrufiction.com/product/180673

Sunday, July 01, 2018

NDP titles in the Smashwords sale

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
Smashwords is having their annual July sale, and you can find a number of our titles available for up to 75% off. This includes zines, novels, anthologies, collections, and even some of the stories from our Divided States of America series. Now would be a great time to stock up on our e-titles at https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/nomadicdelirium

Smashwords sale

Smashwords is having a sale throughout the month of July, and you can get big discounts on many of my titles. I've even thrown in a few freebies as well. Go to https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/jaerwine to check out the entire list...and buy!

June recap

PDF Book of the Week for June 4th
My first drabble
How Cymbalta almost ruined my marriage and my life
PDF Book of the Week for June 11th
Coming soon from Nomadic Delirium Press!
More titles available on Amazon
PDF Book of the week for June 18th
Frozen Ambitions
A review of Nano-Bytes
Pre-order Manic Musings of a Maniacal Mind
Spaceports & Spidersilk July 2018 is now available

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Spaceports & Spidersilk July 2018 is now available

The July 2018 issue of Spaceports & Spidersilk is now available for download, and as always, it's just $1.
Spaceports & Spidersilk features some of the best science fiction and fantasy fiction and poetry for kids of all ages. The July 2018 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.
This issue features fiction by Janie Brunson, Guy Bellaranti, Laura Jane Swanson, J.G. Formato, and Russell Hemmell. It also features poetry by Lauren McBride, Francis W. Alexander, Fred Kracke, Lisa Timpf, and Robert Shmigelsky.
http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/product/spaceports-spidersilk-july-2018/
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/872224
http://www.drivethrufiction.com/product/245954
Kindle link coming later...

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Pre-order Manic Musings of a Maniacal Mind

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
On July 12th, we will be releasing Manic Musings of a Maniacal Mind: The Collected Short Fiction of J Alan Erwine, but you can pre-order your Kindle edition today!

For more than two decades, editors have been publishing the works of J Alan Erwine, exposing you, the reader, to the dark recesses of the author’s mind. Now, all of those stories have been combined together into one massive tome.
Get a glimpse into Erwine’s grim view of the future, and explore the universe from his slightly off-kilter point of view.
Visit the planets, the stars, the scary places in the human mind, but make sure you’re wearing a seatbelt, because you never know where Erwine might take you next…

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

A review of Nano-Bytes

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
Another one of our little books has been reviewed at https://www.sfcrowsnest.info/nano-bytes-by-daniel-c-smith-ebook-review/
Check it out!

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Monday, June 18, 2018

PDF Book of the Week for June 18th

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
For one week only, get The Best of Both Worlds for 50% off from DriveThruFiction at http://www.drivethrufiction.com/product/201328
Nomadic Delirium and Alban Lake, both publishers of science fiction and fantasy, and all points in between, have collaborated to bring you the very best of what they published in 2015. The selections within come from The Martian Wave and The Fifth Di…, and from Outposts of Beyond and FrostFire Worlds. Their settings might be an inner planet or a world-that-might-be. Their themes are universal, involving choices we all have to make at one point or another in our lives. This is science fiction and fantasy literature at its finest.
This is the first anthology of its kind; it won’t be the last.
Contents
Introduction by Tyree Cambpell
Introduction by J Alan Erwine
The Adventures of Colo Collins and Tama Toledo in Space and Time by Tyree Campbell
Artifact by Rik Hunik
Dragon Egg Soup by S. Evan Townsend
Exile by Choice by Kate Runnels
Fire and Snow by Priya Sridhar
From An Unnamed Rock by Jerry L. Robinette
Hands of Time by Fredrick Obermeyer
Hard Earth by Tony Cella
The Job by Justin Bohardt
The Librarian by Lawrence Buentello
Magic, Music, and Greed by Anne E. Johnson
Mars Ride Along by EJ Shumak
Neoteric Urban Archaeology by James Van Pelt
The Next Step in the Dance by Maureen Bowden
Piper’s Haunt by Maureen Bowden
Retirement by Beth Powers
The Tulku of Titan by Mike Morgan

More titles available on Amazon

I've now made almost all of my titles available on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B0035AMA0A
I'm not necessarily a fan of Amazon, but they are a necessary evil for anyone in the publishing business, so please feel free to shop, and by all means buy.

Monday, June 11, 2018

PDF Book of the Week for June 11th

For one week only, get Nano-Bytes by Daniel C. Smith for 50% off...that's $1 from DriveThruFiction at http://www.drivethrufiction.com/product/194576
Nano-Bytes features five stories from Daniel C. Smith that first appeared in The Fifth Di… In these pages you’ll find a virus which has startling effects on a team of archaeologists, parents looking to splice their son’s genes, a man who realizes he is all he can ever be, the unexpected consequences of mating with an alien, and a trip through space that ends up in an unexpected destination.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

How Cymbalta almost ruined my marriage and my life

For more than two years now, I've been taking Cymbalta. I've been taking it for chronic pain and chronic depression. Although it did block some of the pain, it didn't really make for a higher quality in life. It also numbed the depression by turning me into something like a robot. No matter what happened, my reactions were nothing like they were supposed to be, happy, sad, angry, whatever, they were all dampened. Unfortunately, this took a toll on my marriage. No matter what I would say to Rebecca, it never showed the emotion that you should show to the most important person in your life. When I was upset, she could never really tell...when I was overwhelmed with joy, she could never really tell. It had gotten to a point that she wasn't sure I was really in love with her anymore, and I certainly am, but the drug kept me from really showing it to her. Although the words came out, and there were actions to support the words, there was none of the emotion that should have been there..
So, because of this, I stopped taking the meds a little over a month ago (DON'T DO THIS, by the way.) I suffered some side effects, but they were nothing near what I expected, and a couple of weeks ago, I started to feel like me again. That may not seem like it's a good thing, since I'm basically an emotional wreck again, but I can feel. I can really laugh when I need to, and I can cry again, and most importantly, I can really show the love I feel to my wife and kids.
Don't get me wrong, anti-depressants are a good thing, and they might be right for some people, but they weren't working for me. Since going off of them, I feel more creative than I have in years, and also feel more opinionated, so look for more angry blog posts in the future, but most importantly I feel like me again. Being on the emotional roller coaster that is chronic depression is going to be a dangerous thing, and I know that, but at least I'm myself again.
One of the reasons for my wanting to write this post is because I saw a post on Facebook today saying that it was the 8 month anniversary of the passing of a friend of mine. I remember the day I found out that we had lost him. I remember feeling sad, and I remember talking to Rebecca about it, but my reaction was nothing like it should have been. Reading that post today actually brought me to tears for the first time since he'd passed away, and I realized that that was what I should be feeling.
Like I've said, I don't think anti-depressants are a bad thing. In fact, I think they're a wonderful thing for many people, but for me, I have to be myself, and Cymbalta took that away from me, and it almost took my family away. It wouldn't have been worth it to have my sadness masked if I didn't have them in my life...

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Monday, June 04, 2018

PDF Book of the Week for June 4th

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
For one week only, get Ecotastrophe II for 50% off at DriveThruFiction http://www.drivethrufiction.com/product/216111
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.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

The Fifth Di... June 2018

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
The June 2018 issue of The Fifth Di... is here!

The June issue of The Fifth Di… brings you six stories that will excite and entice you.

An artist that is nearing the end of his life, and must face the choices he has made; a man who has to make a decision between what is right and wrong, and must face the consequences of that choice; a man undergoes an experiment to have his consciousness transported into a cat in the past, and this too has unexpected consequences; a woman becomes pregnant to help the world government in a way she could never expect; Maksim Gorky visits a concentration camp, and the actions of the inmates, as well as his own actions could have massive ramifications on the future; and a prisoner who has undergone mind alteration returns to Earth, but can he ever escape his past?




Monday, May 28, 2018

PDF Book of the Week for May 28th

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
PDF Book of the Week for May 28th...
For one week only, get Tausana by James B. Baker for 50% off (that's 50 cents) at DriveThruFiction http://www.drivethrufiction.com/product/196433

Tausana is a girl on her way to a new planet. But will her psi talents help her or hinder her in her efforts to fit in?
James B.Baker started the career of many small press writers, and even though he passed away before he saw all of his dreams fulfilled, we at Nomadic Delirium Press are doing everything we can to keep his vision alive.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Download The Fifth Di... early

From the Nomadic Delirium Press Blog:
The June 2018 issue of The Fifth Di... won't be out for another week, but we have it available for download in our store right now! And not only can you download it early, you can also get it for just $1.50. Some people have had problems with downloads from our store, so if you don't get your copy, don't worry, we're e-mailing them out to people who order them...just in case you don't get yours.
http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/product/the-fifth-di-june-2018/
The June issue of The Fifth Di… brings you six stories that will excite and entice you.
An artist that is nearing the end of his life, and must face the choices he has made; a man who has to make a decision between what is right and wrong, and must face the consequences of that choice; a man undergoes an experiment to have his consciousness transported into a cat in the past, and this too has unexpected consequences; a woman becomes pregnant to help the world government in a way she could never expect; Maksim Gorky visits a concentration camp, and the actions of the inmates, as well as his own actions could have massive ramifications on the future; and a prisoner who has undergone mind alteration returns to Earth, but can he ever escape his past?

Monday, May 21, 2018

PDF Book of the Week for May 21st

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
For one week only, get Disharmony of the Spheres for half price at DriveThruFiction... http://www.drivethrufiction.com/product/224315
Mental illness is very common in our society, but it’s also very misunderstood. Many view those with mental illnesses as being weak, but there is a great deal of strength in those that must battle their own minds on a regular basis.
Disharmony of the Spheres focuses on characters with mental illnesses that are still able to be successful. They may not completely overcome their illnesses, but they are able to beat them back and succeed.
In this volume, you will find the fiction of Ian Brazee Cannon, Sharon Lee and Steve Miller, MH Bonham, David Lee Summers, Nicole Givens Kurtz, Kate Runnels, Michael Morgan, L.J. Bonham, Carol Hightshoe, Francis W. Alexander, and Terrie Leigh Relf.
This book is dedicated to all of the science fiction fans and writers that must battle their own personal demons every day, and half of all of the profits from this book will go to The Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Organization, a group that battles teen suicide.

Monday, May 14, 2018

PDF Book of the Week for May 14th

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
For one week only, get 3 of a Perfekt Pear by Daniel C. Smith for half price at DriveThruFiction... http://www.drivethrufiction.com/product/213718
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…

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Behind the Scars

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
A new story in The Divided States of America series:

Marco had been a kid on the streets of the Confederate States of America with nothing to look forward to until he met Emrey. Now as an adult, he has everything to look forward to, but will he ever get a chance to make his dreams come true?




Monday, May 07, 2018

PDF Book of the Week for May 7th

From the Nomadic Delirium Press Blog:
For one week only, get The Moth and the Flame by Tyree Campbell for half price at DriveThru Fiction... http://www.drivethrufiction.com/product/236440
Yoelin’s periphery is under attack, and she has to close down her chosen purpose in life—performing Rescues, of children, people, and things.  Her investigation takes her into the sordid world of betrayal.  Too many people want her dead—including her former boss in Corporatia Security; a crime boss who wants to force her favors in exchange for an old debt; and the head of one of the most powerful corporations in Corporatia.   Her only allies are a former lover with his own agenda; a concourse deli operator; and a woman who has sworn to kill her, whatever the cost.
As Yoelin strives to rescue herself, she stumbles upon a dark family secret:  she may not be who she thought she was.  But can she ever discover who she really is?

Saturday, May 05, 2018

The Least Practical of Jokes

I can't believe that I forgot to list this story when I was listing my previously published works a couple of years ago. Robert Lendorin has always been one of my favorite characters that I've created. I think I need to re-visit him one of these days.

A man gets conned into helping Robert Lendorin pull off a practical joke, but when things go wrong, what will the consequences be?
http://jalanerwine.com/blog/product/the-least-practical-of-jokes/

Thursday, May 03, 2018

Seas of Red

In all of the insanity of the last week, I guess I forgot to post this when I released it...
Attempts at cleaning up the ocean go very wrong and leave the entire planet in peril. Can it be saved in time? And if so, what will the consequences be?
This one has never been published before!
http://jalanerwine.com/blog/product/seas-of-red/