Halloween Goodies

Things are happening so fast that I can hardly keep up! Especially since I was out of the country on vacation for a week! While I was in London, distribution of three of my novels as ebooks took a giant leap forward. All three are now available from Barnes & Noble and the iBook store for iPad, as well as Amazon US & UK. They’re also available from Smashwords and two of the three are in the Kobo book store. Just search “Ainy Rainwater”. That’s my nom de plume. 🙂 Or click one of the links below. 🙂 One is sci-fi, one horror, and one “cozy” mystery. Something for almost everyone. I’ve been scrambling to get the word out, so please tell all your ebookworm friends. 🙂

Mystery: The Malice Plant, Ainy Rainwater Amazon Kindle Store (US)Amazon Kindle UK, Smashwords, Apple’s iBookstore, Kobo, Barnes and Noble

Horror: Miasma, Ainy Rainwater Amazon US, Amazon UK, Smashwords, Apple’s iBookstore, Kobo, Barnes and Noble.

Science Fiction: In The Hands Of Time, Ainy Rainwater Amazon US, Amazon UK, Smashwords, Apple’s iBookstore, Kobo, Barnes and Noble.

Also, don’t forget…Halloween is coming up…if you already have my Halloween Soundscape album, I know you’ll be playing it again, but don’t forget to tell your friends! It’s available from iTunes, Amazon mp3, Napster, Rhapsody and mySpace Music. Share the links with your friends!

I’ve been sharing on Facebook. If you want to connect there you can Like Gymshoes (music) Ainy Rainwater (ebooks) or beFriend me (Ainy Rainwater). My Truant Disposition blog is a bit more personal and writer-oriented if you just want to read some posts that don’t have me waving my arms and nattering on about new releases (like I do here). 😉

Get Smashed!

My first ebook, In The Hands Of Time, is now available on Smashwords.com. The book hit the Amazon Kindle store about a week ago. Smashwords, however, sells books in all formats, for all kinds of e-readers, mobile apps, or just to read on your computer. It takes much longer for ebooks to be “shelved” in other major retailers (eg: Border, Barnes & Noble, Apple iBookstore), anywhere from a couple of weeks to a couple of months. Smashwords cuts the lag — you can get it now there. And if you have a Kindle and haven’t yet bought it from the Kindle store, you can buy it in Kindle format from Smashwords. You can also download a generous sample of the book, review it, or share the link on social networks.

It’s a science fiction space opera. The description limitation on Smashwords really stripped down the description from what’s on the Amazon site. Here’s the full blurb:

When Jason Chenault lands at the remote spaceport of Zan, his only concern is finding a replacement crewman for his two-person ship and getting his next mapping assignment. But his quiet, lonely life is about to change. A religious fanatic from Earth has been killed. If that news were not disquieting enough, Jason’s new crew, Sien, is a visionary who spends too much time in disturbing visions. They’re ill-suited companions on a very small ship—and the ship becomes even smaller when they pick up the McGraths, a family from Earth. Do Sien’s violent visions hold the key to what’s happening on Zan? Or are they connected to the overbearing McGraths and their enigmatic daughter, Claire? How much power do they all have to change the universe around them—or the landscape of their own lives?  What Jason and Sien discover on the anything-but-routine mapping assignment, they—and their uneasy allies on Zan—must piece together before time runs out.

IN THE HANDS OF TIME is the story of a clash between cultures and human values, between age and youth, between business and humanity. In the end, what is each person’s responsibility to another?

It’s $4.99 from either Smashwords or Amazon—cheap thrills! Have a great weekend and enjoy!

Ebooks and Music

My project to retrieve and reformat my early novels before data rot overtook them has been a success. The science fiction novel, In The Hands Of Time, along with three other novels (in various genres), is being published as an ebook by Idiolith. It is already available for Kindle from Amazon US and Amazon UK, with distribution from Barnes and Noble and Borders to follow (very soon, I hope).  My books are published under the nom de plume Ainy Rainwater. Two more novels will be published this fall: Miasma, a horror novel later this month (this will go well with my Halloween Soundscape album) and The Malice Plant, which is a mystery (potentially the first of a series) which will be published in November.

A while back I started another blog for my nom de plume, Ainy Rainwater. I haven’t publicized A Truant Disposition until now but with the ebooks coming out this fall, I expect more people will be wandering over to check it out. I hope you will, too. I must confess that I don’t quite know what I’m doing with it, but it will probably be a bit more personal and may metamorphose into a quirky kind of author’s blog.

Music: Summer is winding down, but you can have summer all year long with the Sand In My Shoes EP. This past weekend was the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and in a few weeks it’ll be the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Rita (which I evacuated from, though Ike more recently was worse for the Houston area). The EP A Tropical Depression which includes songs I wrote in the aftermath of those events still benefits the Red Cross. There’s never any shortage of natural disasters, but sometimes there’s a shortage of money. If you’ve already got the album, please give to the Red Cross as we head into what is traditionally the peak of hurricane season.

As always, I appreciate your support of Gymshoes. I hope you’ll enjoy my ebooks as Ainy Rainwater, too!

Bangs And Shimmys

New music released today! The new three song EP, Bangs And Shimmys is now available from the Download page. It’s a few fun uptempo songs for summer. The title phrase, “Bangs and Shimmys” been stuck in my head for years. It comes from the movie Apollo 13…something like, “They’re talking about bangs and shimmys up there…” The second song , “Honey Dance”, is an uptempo song with a downtempo feel. Finally, rounding out the set is ” Summer In The Sprawl”.

The inspiration for it was this sentence in William Gibson’s novel, Neuromancer:

“Summer in the Sprawl, the mall crowds swaying like windblown grass, a field of flesh shot through with sudden eddies of need and gratification.”

Enjoy the music and have a great weekend! 🙂