Episode 36: Ken Britz

 

Hi All! ANNOUNCEMENT: The Book Speaks Podcast will be moving permanently from Fridays to Saturdays. I apologize for not giving notice beforehand this week. Keep coming back–lots of episodes planned!

Today I’m reading from Fall to Earth, an Arthurian Science Fiction novel by indie author Ken Britz. You can find Ken here at his Amazon Author Page, and also here at his Goodreads page (author website seems to be down at the moment).

A reminder: both books 1 and 2 in his Pillars of Fire and Light series are just 99cents this weekend! After tomorrow it looks like book 2 will go back up to full price, so grab it while it’s cheap.

This reading does not come from an official audiobook, and is presented here with the author’s permission. Thanks for listening, and see you next Saturday!

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Episode 35: Dale Ivan Smith

 

Tonight I’m reading from the first chapter of Empowered: Agent, the first book in Dale Ivan Smith’s Empowered series. Check out those covers! You can find Dale here at his website, and also here at his Amazon Author Page.

I want to mention again that this title is currently FREE on Amazon and other vendors, as well as Instafreebie. Check it out! And a correction: in the show, I say that Dale was on the MarketingSFF Podcast 2 weeks ago, but it was actually 3 (here’s a link).

Thanks for listening, everyone! See you next week for another reading.

Episode 34: C. Gockel

 

What a pleasure it was to read from C. Gockel’s sci-fi novel Archangel Down this week! As always, this reading does not come from an official audiobook, and is presented here with the author’s permission.

You can find Gockel here at her website, and also here at her Amazon Author Page. As I mention in the show, you can also hear her as a guest here on Episode 62 of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Marketing Podcast, and again here on Episode 119 of the same. And as of the time of this episode, it looks like all of C. Gockel’s titles are available to read in Kindle Unlimited, so be sure to check that out if you’re a KU subscriber!

And finally, as promised, here’s a link to my own current sci-fi projects, via my own Amazon Author Page.

Thanks for listening, everyone! Come back next week for UF/Superhero fiction from Dale Ivan Smith!

Episode 33: Wayne Stinnett

 

 

Today it’s my great pleasure to present a reading from the work of indie author legend Wayne Stinnett. For reals! You can find Wayne here at his website, and also here at his Amazon Author Page.

Have a look at his video, “Freedom,” on Youtube. Very inspiring!

And lastly, check out my scifi title, The Lunar Gambit, for FREE from 10/30 until 11/2, if you’re interested! Thanks so much. See you next week!

Episode 32: Barry J. Hutchison

 

Today I’m reading from the extremely amusing Space Team by author Barry J. Hutchison. SPACE TEAM, people! As always, this reading does not come from an official audiobook, and is presented here with the author’s permission. You can find Barry here at his website (he’s got free books!), and also here at his Amazon Author Page.

Thanks, and enjoy!

Episode 31: C. Gold

 

Hi everyone! Tonight I’m reading from another indie fantasy author, this time fellow 2017-er and Kboarder, C. Gold. Hi, C.! I really enjoyed this reading, and I hope you all do, too. Check out her Amazon Author Page here or her website here for more info, including a 99cent short story.

As always, this reading does not come from an official audiobook, and is presented here with the author’s permission.

The show is officially airing late Friday evenings now, rather than the previous early Friday time. My apologies for any inconvenience!

See you all back here next week 🙂

Episode 30: Rick Gualtieri

 

Here’s a treat for all of us today: I’m reading a chapter from Bill the Vampire, Book 1 in the hugely successful The Tome of Bill series by star indie author Rick Gualtieri! Rick’s been in the indie/self-publishing game for a few years, and his backlist shows it. Check out his author rank and the reviews on Bill if you don’t believe me, but this guy is good. Thanks, Rick, for letting me read your work on the show!

You can find Rick here at his website and also here at his Amazon Author Page. As always, this reading does not come from an official audiobook, and is presented here with the author’s permission. Enjoy!

Today’s poem:

Ghazal on a Dream About a Sinking Car

I was marching in the barefoot night for you.
Never wondered if it was alright with you.

We’d been driving out along a forest road
When the darkness melted into light and you

Turned around to show me what your face was like.
I was hearing fog. And to the right, where you

Sat beside the driver, glass was filling the
Windows like a casserole. To fight it, you

Turned into another body—mine—and rolled
Down the gate to get out. It was tight. Then you

Disappeared beneath the bubbling surface. I
Marched in barefoot dreams to find the sight of you

Lost among the paddies and the dragonflies,
Fiery eyes turned skyward from the night of you.