Shaved Bunny Surprise

Well, it surprised the bunnies.

I should back up a bit. There’s weather outside. There’s all types of weather, but in July, in the Northern Hemisphere, people are driven by a highly illogical and ultimately self-destructive instinct to go out in it. Convinced that this will be fun, they bake themselves to a crispy texture and then retreat into the safety of the indoors.

I know what you’re thinking, but I disagree. There’s no way the Phelogs of Kragnos 5 would have worn hats made from live ducks. They don’t have heads.

Where was I? Oh, yes. Heads. Humans have them. In fact, human heads are filled with squishy stuff that loves to imagine things. Some people enjoy doing something with their brains in the summer other than attempting to calculate just how much lake water they can drink while being dragged behind a boat at 45 mph. Some enjoy reading. Well, they enjoy reading and glancing up occasionally to chuckle at those who are being dragged around the lake.

You’re probably thinking right now about a huge platter of chili cheese fries, aren’t you. Hey! Stay with me now. Let’s try to stay on topic, okay?

So, people in July… You’re a person, right? Then, you would know. You’d like to have some actual fun while you’re having “fun” this summer. Even if you’re the sort of person who enjoys going out there and turning over only when one side starts to bubble, you’d like to have something better to do while moaning and begging your cousin not to slap your back again. That’s where the bunnies come in.

Why are you giving me that look?

Yes, bunnies. Before you ask, I probably should have thought that through a bit more, but we’ll get to that in a moment. Right now, we’re talking about fun. No, I don’t mean the kind where you brush a half pound of sand off of your sandwich or the kind where you realize that picnics and army ants are quantum entangled. I’m talking about reading. It’s the sort of fun for your brain that doesn’t involve seeing how many layers of skin you can lose before passing out. It’s actual fun. The only thing that’s not fun about it is the fact that you might run out of books to read.

I know. I get it. You’re probably wondering what this has to do with the theory of Quantum Chromodynamics, aren’t you?  That’s exactly the sort of distraction that caused the problem with the bunnies in the first place.

Hang on… That’s right. Bunnies. BundleRabbit ( has your summer fun solution. Now, I know what you’re thinking so let me just say that it’s important to keep reading before going out into the backyard with some duct tape and chasing wild rabbits. If it’s too late and you’ve already taken certain steps, you’re probably also thinking that you don’t want the tape to pull the hair off of your hares, but let me just say that attempting to shave them first will not end well.

Assuming that it’s not too late and your arms, face and chest are not wrapped in bandages, let’ me explain. This summer, starting today, in fact, the Sci-Fi July Fever Fun bundle is available at all of the best eBook sites including Amazon, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, and iTunes. This bundle includes 11 full length novels for only $9.99 USD. I know. Even the bunnies’ mouths are gaping. Featuring books by Dean Wesley Smith, Russ Crossley, Rebecca M. Senese, Blaze Ward, Tracy Cooper-Posey, Steph Bennion, Michael Warren Lucas, Rebecca S. W. Bates, Barbara G. Tarn, Robert Jeschonek and Ubiquitous Bubba, this bundle is infinitely more fun than an actual bundle of rabbits.

You can view the book trailer here.

On an unrelated note, if you pictured me splashing a little after shave on a bunny and lightly smacking its paws against its cheeks a la Home Alone, you should be ashamed of yourself. You’re thinking of it right now, aren’t you?

I don’t know how those thoughts get into your head.


Cool Summer Sale

Heat is hot.  Summer has a lot of it.  Sitting in an air conditioned room is cool.  Sitting in an air conditioned room with an eBook is even cooler.

This year, the month of July is getting cooler.  From July 1 to July 31, 2013, you can purchase a copy of Reality Challenged at Smashwords for 50% off.  Just go to the Smashwords web site and use Coupon Code SSW50b when you check out.

The question to ask yourself is, “Would I rather endure the horrendous suffering caused by frying under a massive ball of fire dangling precariously overhead, or relax in serene comfort while reading a funny book?”  I think you know the right answer.

Character Bio: Psychann

She’s your ordinary teenage psionic who just may be the key to saving the Multiverse.  She’s being hunted by a number of creatures from different universes.  She’s gathering a bizarre assortment of friends/allies/acquaintances.  She’s also gifted with a unique ability to see into other universes and then Trade objects of equal mass between them.

So, she’s not that ordinary.  In fact, she’s unique in ways she doesn’t yet realize.  The Watchers know this and they’re very interested in seeing her in action.  The Director knows it as well and he can’t wait to use her as a tool to find and hack into the Prime Universe.  He’ll have to take a number, because there’s an ever increasing number of very dangerous characters who are developing an unhealthy interest in her.  She also doesn’t do well with robots.

It’s not her fault, really.  She’s an excellent communicator with characters including hostile 2 meter tall long haired bats, gaseous clouds who speak via scent, a Krazhdj, talking horses with serious attitude problems, humanoid chameleons who communicate in pictures, and the occasional paranoid revolutionary.  Robots don’t have a mind to read, though.  That makes them particularly irritating.

It’s a very good thing she’s got such a great group of friends to help her in her quest.  If only she could keep them all in the same universe…