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Everything Else / Re: Parody
« Last post by Scheherazade on October 19, 2020, 02:16:31 PM »
I had another snarky idea. I am going to knot up a blue t-shirt like for tie dye. Then I'm going to burn it  in spots (instead of dying it). Then I'm going to unfold it and slash it twice with a knife, then take it to the range and shoot it 3 times with a 22. Then I'm going to write on it: "I went to a democrat controlled city..." Then I'm going to wear it over a red shirt.
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Everything Else / Re: Great Quotes
« Last post by Erik on October 12, 2020, 06:10:48 PM »
Terry Goodkind(A big Ayn Rand Fan who incorporated a lot of her logic into his books) passed away last month as I was reading through his Sword of Truth series. So it seems fitting to leave some quotes here from those books.

“Cut. Once committed to the fight, cut. Everything else is secondary. Cut. That is your duty, your purpose, your hunger. There is no rule more important, no commitment that overrides that one. Cut. The lines are a portrayal of the dance. Cut from the void, not from bewilderment. Cut the enemy as quickly and directly as possible. Cut with certainty. Cut decisively, resolutely. Cut into his strength. Flow through the gap in his guard. Cut him. Cut him down utterly. Don’t allow him a breath. Crush him. Cut him without mercy to the depths of his spirit. It’s the balance of life: death. It is the dance with death.” – Faith of the Fallen.

“Charity, if you have the means, is a personal choice, but charity which is expected or compelled is simply a polite word for slavery.” – Pillars of Creation.

“Pity for the guilty is treason to the innocent.” – Faith of the Fallen.

“Not everyone is willing to embrace liberty; liberty requires not just effort, but risk. Some people choose to delude themselves and see their chains as protective armor.” – Chainfire.

“Wrong doing must be punished. If not, it will proliferate until anarchy wears the robes of tolerance and understanding.” – Blood of the Fold.

“If something is wrong, it matters not if a thousand men are for it; you must still oppose it. If something is just, no amount of popular outcry should stay you from your course.” – Naked Empire.

“Laugh all you want. I know my own worth and don’t need to prove it to someone who doesn’t know theirs.” – Faith of the Fallen.

“Culture carries no privilege to exist. Cultures do not have value simply because they are. Some cultures, the world is better off without.” – Soul of the Fire.

“Enemies,’ the wizard said, ‘are the price of honour.” – Debt of Bones.
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Everything Else / Re: C'mon you apes, do you wanna READ forever?!
« Last post by Erik on October 02, 2020, 11:05:15 AM »
Someone at work asked me to sum up the book in one sentence.

I said John Wayne from The Searchers meets the Lost World with a touch of John Wick thrown in for fun.
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Everything Else / C'mon you apes, do you wanna READ forever?!
« Last post by Erik on October 02, 2020, 11:04:47 AM »
This was the reaction when I told people I wanted to write a book about an outlaw who discovers a lost world entrance in the wild frontier of the Wyoming Territories…. And that there was dinosaurs in it:


This was the reaction when I told people I’d finished the book and people began to read and critique it:


This was how I felt when I finished the publication process:


And this is how I feel today, with the book finally released on Amazon.


So look at this! Here it is in all it’s glory! Woop!

Amazon Link:

https://www.amazon.com/West-Prehistoric-Erik-Testerman-ebook/dp/B08JJWGTZF/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

It’s 1885.

Jedidiah Huckleberry Smith spent his entire life searching for the raider who mutilated him as a child. Finally, giving up on a trail long grown cold, he leaves his outlaw past behind and starts over in a remote town in Wyoming.

One dark night his ranch is attacked by a mysterious and ferocious beast from a world lost to time. Only Jedidiah’s savagery and skills save him.

Now, teaming up with a beautiful but naïve paleontologist, they stand between his adopted town and its destruction by an army of barbaric prehistoric apes and dinosaurs. But Jed’s past has come back to haunt him. The man he searched for is discovered in a position of power, and Jed must choose…

Revenge for his past, or the salvation of strangers.

Either way, bullets will fly, and blood will be spilled.


***

If you buy it, I’d love you forever if you leave an Amazon or Goodreads review. Even a one sentence review that says, “This book doesn’t suck” means a lot and helps sell more books in the future. (How many times have you looked at a book with no or few reviews and passed on it because no one else risked reading it first? I know I have.)

And since the sequel is already completed, well – the more this one sells the more likely the publisher will pick it up. If this one doesn’t sell… no sequel folks. It’s just not worth the investment by the publisher. So I’m holding the sequel hostage. MWhahaha.

Right now the Kindle version is available for either the price of $0 if you have Kindle Unlimited, or $3.99 if you don’t. The Paperback is $13.95. (Sorry, I didn’t pick the price. I was really hoping it’d be under $10.)

Personally, I’m gonna buy about 20 of them. And guess who is getting an autographed copy for Christmas? (My entire extended family!)

And finally, this is how I feel as I try to ignore the awesomeness of this moment and work on the third book in the series:

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Everything Else / Re: Great Quotes
« Last post by Scheherazade on September 30, 2020, 01:10:25 PM »
“Government is more dangerous than fire. Fire can’t declare itself immune to water.” – SurvivalBlog Editor-At-Large Michael Z. Williamson
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Everything Else / Re: Parody
« Last post by Scheherazade on September 14, 2020, 08:31:07 AM »
Does a rising tide lift all boats?
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Everything Else / Re: Wanted: People who can read good and do other things good too.
« Last post by Erik on August 25, 2020, 07:27:26 PM »
Just an update, but my book has been picked up by Severed Press under the name 'West of Prehistoric'.  :o

The sequel is finished as well, and work continues on the third book.
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Everything Else / Re: Great Quotes
« Last post by rhodges on August 06, 2020, 01:06:41 PM »
“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” Martin Luther King, jr.
Yes, we have been seeing a lot of that lately.
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Everything Else / Re: Great Quotes
« Last post by Scheherazade on August 06, 2020, 01:01:00 PM »
"Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, one by one." Charles MacKay Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds
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Everything Else / Re: Great Quotes
« Last post by Scheherazade on August 05, 2020, 01:48:19 PM »
“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” Martin Luther King, jr.
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