Thursday, October 04, 2018

The Divided States of America Vol. 1

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.

Monday, October 01, 2018

September recap

PDF Book of the Week for September 3rd
PDF Book of the Week for September 10th
Pre-order The Martian Wave: 2018
PDF Books of the Week for September 17th
Manic Musings at my store
Coming Soon!
PDF Book of the Week for September 24th
The Martian Wave: 2018

PDF Book of the Week for October 1st

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
For one week only, get Seedlings on the Solar Winds for 50% off (that's $1) at DriveThruFiction: https://www.drivethrufiction.com/product/65440
America as a fascist state, soldiers driven to terrorism, insane computers, insane humans, insane aliens, these are just some of the things waiting for readers in the pages of this new collection from prize-winning science fiction author J Alan Erwine.
Seedlings on the Solar Winds contains sixteen stories that will have readers questioning what reality really is, and wondering what the future of humanity might be.

"J Alan Erwine is a master at placing believable characters into plausible, and often dark, futures.  In the process, he unflinchingly explores what is both base and noble about humanity." - David Lee Summers, editor of Tales of the Talisman and author of Heirs of the New Earth
"...Erwine always presents a banquet of plots and characters [not all of them human], generously seasoned with pith.  You can relish him as the main course in your reading, or save him for dessert..." - Tyree Campbell, author of Nyx and The Dog at the Foot of the Bed

Thursday, September 27, 2018

The Martian Wave: 2018


The Martian Wave 2018 will take you to worlds you could never imagine, and introduce you to aliens you never thought possible. Join the explorers of the galaxy as they visit the planets of our solar system, and planets and star systems beyond.
Featuring fiction from G.O. Clark, S.A. Dance, Eddie D. Moore, Benjamin Whitney Norris, Tyree Campbell, Glen R. Stripling, Eamonn Murphy, Lisa Timpf, Sara L. Uckelman, Francis W. Alexander, Russell Hemmell, and Nicholas Stillman, everyone is sure to find a story they love. And with poetry from Samson Stormcrow Hayes, David C. Kopaska-Merkel, Kendall Evans, Lisa Timpf, Greg Schwartz, WC Roberts, Benjamin Whitney Norris, and David Ralph Lewis, you’re sure to have your senses overloaded with the beauty and terror of the universe.




Monday, September 24, 2018

PDF Book of the Week for September 24th

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
For one week only you can get Manic Musings of a Maniacal Mind by J Alan Erwine for 50% off at DriveThruFiction by going to https://www.drivethrufiction.com/product/246612
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…

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Coming Soon!


Manic Musings at my store

With as crazy as life has been lately, I just realized that I hadn't listed my newest collection, Manic Musings of a Maniacal Mind, at my store...so I've rectified that error, and you can now download it at https://jalanerwine.com/blog/product/manic-musings-of-a-maniacal-mind/. And due to this oversight, I'm also making the download available for $2 off for the rest of September.

Monday, September 17, 2018

PDF Books of the Week for September 17th

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
For one week only, get any and all of the Ephemeris RPG supplements for 50% off from DriveThruRPG at https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/2805/Nomadic-Delirium-Press

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Pre-order The Martian Wave: 2018

This is a pre-sale. The issue will be released on September 27th. You can download a copy now, but print copies will go out after the release date. Print and e-book versions are $1 off until the release date.
The Martian Wave 2018 will take you to worlds you could never imagine, and introduce you to aliens you never thought possible. Join the explorers of the galaxy as they visit the planets of our solar system, and planets and star systems beyond.
Featuring fiction from G.O. Clark, S.A. Dance, Eddie D. Moore, Benjamin Whitney Norris, Tyree Campbell, Glen R. Stripling, Eamonn Murphy, Lisa Timpf, Sara L. Uckelman, Francis W. Alexander, Russell Hemmell, and Nicholas Stillman, everyone is sure to find a story they love. And with poetry from Samson Stormcrow Hayes, David C. Kopaska-Merkel, Kendall Evans, Lisa Timpf, Greg Schwartz, WC Roberts, Benjamin Whitney Norris, and David Ralph Lewis, you’re sure to have your senses overloaded with the beauty and terror of the universe.
https://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/product/the-martian-wave-2018/

Monday, September 10, 2018

PDF Book of the Week for September 10th

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
For one week only, get the Ephemeris RPG core rulebook for 50% off from DriveThruRPG at https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/63664
The year is 2185. The human race has gone to the stars, and found that they're not alone. Local space is teeming with civilizations, some hostile, some friendly, and some indifferent. This is the universe of Ephemeris.
Ephemeris is a game of galactic trade and galactic conquest; of inter-species conflict and cooperation. Ephemeris is a science fiction role playing game. Here you will be able to take on the role of your favorite alien species and your favorite class. You will be able to trade, fight, negotiate, conquer, whatever you'd like to do with your fellow players. You can play the role of an Althani Trader, or maybe an Arbonix Cyber Wizard, or maybe even a Human Nanist. You can create a party made up entirely of one species and set out to upset the trade routes of a rival species. Or maybe you want to create a party with a variety of species that preys upon the trading routes of the various civilizations. Or maybe you want to explore the ancient ruins on long dead planets, ruins that clearly show that there were other species roaming the spaceways in the past...but where are they now? You can fight in great wars, negotiate grand peace treaties, and explore sections of the galaxy that no sentient has ever explored. Or maybe your party has joined with one of the interplanetary corporations; corporations whose motives are never entirely clear. These are just some of the possibilities open to you.
The universe of Ephemeris is yours to do with as you please. What you now hold in your hands are the basic guidelines for the games. Here you'll find the races, classes, abilities, skills, weapons, and ships that allow you to create your own Ephemeris universe.
Now, step inside for the greatest science fiction adventure you've ever been on...
 Be sure to pick up the free supplement, Ephemeris RPG Rule Changes, to see what we've added to the original rules.

Monday, September 03, 2018

PDF Book of the Week for September 3rd

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
For one week only, get The Battle for Turtle Island: Buffalo Wars for 50% off at DriveThruRPG: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/111293
Imagine it's the 19th century, and the colonization/conquest of the Americas is underway yet again, only this time magic is real, and the Indians have a lot more of it than the colonists.  This is the world of The Battle for Turtle Island: Buffalo Wars.
The colonists may have the better weapons, but the Indians nearly double the magic of the colonists.  Maybe this time the history of the Americas will be very, very different.
The Battle for Turtle Island: Buffalo Wars is actually two books in one.  It has the core rules for The Battle for Turtle Island RPG, which will be a series of books featuring the different parts of the Americas, and it also has the Buffalo Wars supplement which looks at the battles for the plains.
You can choose to be a Cavalry Soldier, an Arapahoe Medicine Man, a Colonist Trapper, an Apache Warrior, or any number of other classes, and your character can choose to change classes as they advance.
This book contains, the character classes, the special abilities for each Indian tribe, the goods, the spells, and much more.  The only other thing you'll need to play is some dice and a vivid imagination.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

The Fifth Di...

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:

The September 2018 issue of The Fifth Di... is now available.

The September issue of The Fifth Di… takes you to a myriad of worlds that you could never imagine. Go to a world where humans are struggling against the native plant life, and see just how far the children of the colonists will go to protect that plant life. Visit an interplanetary vessel like you’ve never seen before…even the inhabitants of the ship are surprised by what they find. In another world, a man dies…again, and again, and again. On Earth, a woman is visited by a being from another dimension, and he has something that might be amazing to offer to her. Also on Earth, a man struggles with not inheriting his father’s future. Just how far will he go (in time) to try to get what he feels is his? And finally, visit another reality where the heroes you are familiar with have very different lives…




Monday, August 27, 2018

PDF Book of the Week for August 27th

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
For one week only, get Taurin Tales for 50% from DriveThruFiction at https://www.drivethrufiction.com/product/134975.
Taurin Tales is a shared world anthology featuring some of the top names in small press science fiction. The Taurins were created by science fiction writer, editor, and game designer J Alan Erwine. Once he had created them, he invited some of his favorite writers to play in the universe, and further flesh out these new aliens. Thus was born Taurin Tales.
The stories in this collection cover a large aspect of Taurin life…grand space adventures, small character studies, the tackling of difficult social issues, the past and the future of the Taurins.
Included in this collection, you’ll find David Lee Summers, D. Moonfire, Ian Brazee-Cannon, Tyree Campbell, Anna Paradox, Laura Givens, and Rick Novy.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Order The Fifth Di... early

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
The September 2018 issue of The Fifth Di... won't be out for another week, but you can download the issue today and start reading. Not only is it available early, but until the release date, you can download it for just $1.50! https://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/product/the-fifth-di-september-2018/
The September issue of The Fifth Di… takes you to a myriad of worlds that you could never imagine. Go to a world where humans are struggling against the native plant life, and see just how far the children of the colonists will go to protect that plant life. Visit an interplanetary vessel like you’ve never seen before…even the inhabitants of the ship are surprised by what they find. In another world, a man dies…again, and again, and again. On Earth, a woman is visited by a being from another dimension, and he has something that might be amazing to offer to her. Also on Earth, a man struggles with not inheriting his father’s future. Just how far will he go (in time) to try to get what he feels is his? And finally, visit another reality where the heroes you are familiar with have very different lives…

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Delirious Doubles Presents The Impossible Child & The Games Go On

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:

Delirious Doubles presents two stories from different authors. This edition gives you The Impossible Child by Tyree Campbell…a woman from another world has come to Earth to study the fallen society of the planet. Early in her mission she is raped by a gang of marauders and becomes pregnant with a daughter. Now that it’s almost time to return to her own world, she must decide what to do with her young daughter…take her with her or leave her behind on the hostile planet…or does she even have a choice.

You also get The Games Go On by Mike Morgan…a woman is born as an adult into a world where her family has sold her into indentured servitude as a gladiator, a gladiator that is meant to fight for the masses, but when there are no battles, she begins to wonder what’s really going, and once she learns the truth, she’ll be forced to decide what to do with the information.




Monday, August 20, 2018

PDF Book of the Week for August 20th

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
For one week only, get A Robot, a Cyborg, and a Martian Walk into a Space Bar for 50% off at DriveThruFiction by going to https://www.drivethrufiction.com/product/141362
A Robot, a Cyborg, and a Martian Walk into a Space Bar is a serious literary work of science fiction and fantasy stories that looks to delve into...who are we trying to kid? This book is a collection of comedic science fiction and fantasy stories written by some truly talented authors.
The book includes stories from Francis W. Alexander, Lou J. Berger, Wayne Carey, James Dorr, Laura Givens, Alan Ira Gordon, John Grey, Carlos Hernandez, Gilda A. Herrera, Ahmed A. Khan, Sheryl Normandeau, Robert Lowell Russell, John Skylar, Glen R. Stripling, and Scott Virtes.
You'll be taken to alien bars, alien planets, and any funny place these authors could come up with. You'll meet meddling appliances, aliens with strange habits, and aliens trying to live on or visit Earth. There are even time flies and a cloned genius. This collection has everything you need to tickle your funny bone.

Monday, August 13, 2018

PDF Book of the Week for August 13th

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
For one week only, get Quantum Women by Tyree Campbell for half off from DriveThruFiction at http://www.drivethrufiction.com/product/156413/Quantum-Women
A quantum is a self-contained unit—of energy, light, and so forth. It exists in and of itself, irrespective of its surroundings. But it can be, and usually is, part of a team.
A quantum woman, then, is a self-contained person, independent, yet willing to be part of a team if the right teammate comes along.
Quantum women aren’t superheroines with superpowers, they’re not “chicks in chain mail,” although they might be, as Pamela Sargent wrote, “Women of Wonder.” For the most part, quantum women are everyday folks in a science fiction or fantasy setting. They might be home-makers or home-wreckers, homely or homey, but all of them are focused, determined, willful, and independent. To those who have men in their lives, they are partners and companions, equals and not subordinates.
And yet, like any of us, they can find themselves in extraordinary situations where a bit of heroism can save the day. You’ll encounter them on these pages.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

The Ephemeris Encyclopedia Galactica: Sectors 47 & 48

The exploration of “Deep Space” continues.
Sectors Forty-Seven & Forty-Eight are lightly inhabited sectors, but with the Ernya around, there's still bound to be conflict, and if you want mysteries, there's always the remains of star ships that don't belong to any of the "Deep Space" species, plus enough mysteries to keep your players happy for years.
https://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/product/the-ephemeris-encyclopedia-galactica-sectors-47-48/
http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/248206

Saturday, July 21, 2018

The legalization of pot and the destruction of the lower class

For a few years now, pot has been legal in Colorado, and as expected, the economy here is booming, and I do mean BOOMING. Businesses are coming here to open new offices, unemployment is very low, and everything looks great to everyone outside of Colorado. The problem is that the cost of living in Colorado is skyrocketing with housing costs going up nearly 10% every year, and the cost of groceries, and everything else going up at nearly the same rate...and there's the problem. For the upper class and the upper middle class, this means that they're making tons of extra money. The problem comes for people in the lower class, like me and my family. We're expecting our rent to jump by at least 10% this winter. The problem is that we didn't get 10% raises this year...nothing even close, and I know a lot of other poor people who are really struggling in this booming economy.
And before anyone tries to quote social Darwinism, some people can't help their economic circumstances. For ourselves, it was very important that we weren't both working full time, that way one of us would always be here with the kids. We see too many kids running around, getting in trouble, because their parents aren't home. This isn't what we wanted for our kids, so we chose to make less money. Through all of our financial troubles, we've done everything we can to avoid government aid. We pay for our health insurance because we get better health care options, and because we've racked up so many medical bills, we're both working more than we'd planned...and because of that, we don't qualify for food aid. Let me explain that again...we made a choice to not be on government health insurance...as a result, we have massive bills that we're trying to pay off. In order to pay them off, we're both working extra, and because we're working extra, we can't get government help. That's right, we're busting our asses to do everything we can to stay off of the government dollar, and because of that, when we actually needed help, we couldn't qualify.
We, and many like us, were barely scraping by before pot was legalized, and now with all of the growth we're seeing, we struggle every month to keep a roof over our heads.
In order to put food on the table, I'm picking up any freelance editing work I can (contact me if you are interested) and Rebecca is having to donate plasma twice a week. She has to be stuck by a needle twice a week just so our kids can eat. This isn't what America is supposed to be.
Our biggest hope is that we have a really severe winter and some of the people that have moved here will move to warmer states that have legal pot. It's rather sad that in order for our family to make it, we have to hope that the economy crashes. This is what legalized pot has done to Colorado, at least the poor of Colorado...

It's time to get Manic!

If you haven't ordered your copy of Manic Musings of a Maniacal Mind, then what are you waiting for?

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…



http://www.drivethrufiction.com/product/246612 (It's currently 25% off here!)


Thursday, July 19, 2018

Christmas in July

From the Nomadic Delirium Press blog:
It's Christmas in July at DriveThruFiction and DriveThruRPG. For the rest of the month, you can save 25% off of all of our titles. Go to http://www.drivethrufiction.com/xmas_in_july.php?manufacturers_id=2805&filters=0_0_0_0_0_44595#selectpub and http://www.drivethrurpg.com/xmas_in_july.php?manufacturers_id=2805&filters=0_0_0_0_0_31815#selectpub to order today.
Please feel free to share these links with everyone you know...and everyone you don't know as well!

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?