From Gloria Oliver comes a new cozy historical mystery series - The Daiyu Wu Mysteries.
Book 1 - Black Jade - is now available for ebook pre-order and live for the trade paperback.
Could an old-fashioned ballgown be used to commit murder?
Daiyu Wu is aware that fear of the Yellow Terror has made her nationality a rare breed in the Lone Star State. Being Chinese and blind makes her doubly unique in 1930 Dallas. Despite these impediments, anyone who dismisses her for either fact does so at their peril.
One day, at her family-owned laundry business, Dai detects the scent of burned garlic. With the help of her companion, Jacques, the source is soon discovered. It is a green ballgown. The gown has money pinned inside it to pay for the cleaning, but oddly, it came with no address label to identify its owner. Her extensive knowledge leads Dai to believe someone has committed murder using arsenic. The perpetrator is trying to use White Laundry to hide the evidence. But no mention of foul play turns up in the newspapers, and there's not enough proof to convince the police there's been a crime.
Her curiosity and intellect stimulated like never before; Dai ignores the possible consequences and sets out to solve the mystery with the help of her canine companion, Prince Razor, and her confidant, Jacques Haskins. It's either that or let the killer get away with it — assuming a spoiled popinjay, his jealous self-appointed girlfriend, and Dai's overprotective parents don't get in her way.
Sample chapters and more info at: https://www.gloriaoliver.com/daiyu-wu-mysteries/black-jade-a-daiyu-wu-mystery/
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This week saw the release of "Alien Redemption," a science fiction novel by Gloria Oliver. The publisher is Zumaya Publications, LLC.
What if the savior was the one who needed saving?
All Claudia wanted to do was escape the mistakes of the past and start over. But when she answers an ad for a medical officer on a merchant ship in the Fringes, the captain recognizes her and blackmails her into taking the job.
The Holiday's Captain Bennet is amoral and has a short fuse. Claudia steers clear of him as much as possible, while trying to care for the crew he lashes out on. Then the rumors start that their latest mission is to a location Bennet won't even share with the pilot.
The secret coordinates take the ship and crew to an uncharted system in the Fringes. To a planet that holds intelligent life, and despite the odds, also a humanoid one.
Bennet plans to use these aliens to climb up the power ladder at the borders of the Dominion. Even if it means placing the Avians into brutal servitude for the rest of their lives.
Can Claudia stop the impending exploitation of this newly discovered sentient species all on her own? Or is there a worse fate than blackmail waiting for her if she tries?
Sample chapters and more info at www.gloriaoliver.com/alien-redemption
Kindle and Nook are currently available, with trade paperbacks soon to follow.
Get a free copy of Storm Forged by Patrick Dugan. The giveaway ends on Wednesday, September 26th, 2018
One prize of $30 is given annually for a speculative fiction novel published during the previous year (calendar year 2017) by a female/trans woman/queer author with an emerging career (first published after 2012). Authors and publishers may submit three copies of the work to:
c/o Kate Kaynak
PO Box 247
Contoocook, NH 03229
Please include a cover letter with the following information:
Title of Work
Date of Publication
Contact information, including email, snailmail, phone number, and name of contact (if other than author)
Submissions opening and closing deadline: March 1 - August 1, 2018
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Winner will be announced at Arisia in January 2019!
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The Washington (DC) Science Fiction Association (WSFA) is pleased to announce that the submission period for the 2017WSFA Small Press Award is now open and will close on April 8, 2018.
The WSFA Small Press Award honors the efforts of small press publishers in providing a critical venue for short fiction in the area of speculative fiction. The award showcases the best original short fiction published by small presses in the previous year (2017). An unusual feature of the selection process is that all voting is done with the identity of the author (and publisher) hidden so that the final choice is based solely on the quality of the story.
The winner is chosen by the members of the Washington Science Fiction Association and presented at their annual convention, Capclave, held in the Fall.
Submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
See our webpage http://wsfasmallpressaward.org/The_Rules.php for details.
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