Fantasy is more than dragons
" I really can't think of another series that tied the world of fantasy and sci-fi together so well since Pern... a truly original viewpoint of fantasy, and I loved it."
~ Riley Westbrook
Thank you for visiting the Nicholas C. Rossis author blog! Before becoming an author, I had no idea just how much work book marketing entails: it’s never been easier to publish your work, but it’s never been harder to get people to read it. So, my blog is mostly aimed at helping authors with their book marketing efforts and at sharing every trick of the trade I pick along the way.
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Detective Mika Pensive has a new partner. He’s hot. Smart. Funny. And an android.
Set in the near future, A Heaven for Toasters is more than a sci-fi crime adventure with plenty of romance and wit. It’s the book that will make you look at your toaster in a whole new way.
In other news:
- My Short SSF Stories series is the perfect read for your commuting. Read it on Amazon for only $3.99 or read my short stories for free on this blog.
- Shortly after its release, Emotional Beats, my writing aid, reached #1 in its subgenre. It has since remained in the top 10.
- Musiville was an award-winning finalist in the Book Excellence Awards. If you haven’t read it yet, check it out on Amazon.
- You can now read all of my fantasy/science fiction work in a single volume! Get your copy on Amazon, or sign up for my newsletter and read for free the first part of my celebrated sci-fi/fantasy series, Pearseus.
In my previous post, How Amazon Destroyed Barnes & Noble, I explained how Amazon (alone) could not be held responsible for the bookstore's troubles. This post addresses another common complaint, that Amazon has destroyed publishing. Again, things are not as black and...read more
Learn the basics behind Amazon Advertising, including overviews on the ad campaigns, key performance metrics, and much more!read more
In my book, A Heaven for Toasters, the main source of protein is insects and lab-grown meat (I only hint at this, so don't worry if you missed that). As with all things futuristic, I based this on current trends. One of these is using maggots, specifically the larvae...read more
A lot of my friends have a pretty bleak outlook on life. Gun massacres, polarizing politics, climate change... the list of horrors goes on. Given humanity's bloody history, one may be excused for wondering why we haven't figured out what's good for us yet. A possible...read more
After relaunching A Heaven for Toasters, complete with new cover, I promised to publish it here in installments. Note: You can find a link to all published chapters at the end of this post or read more parts on Wattpad. A Heaven for Toasters What if your perfect man...read more
The Dormition of the Virgin is the third greatest celebration in Greece (and the Greek Orthodox tradition), after Easter and Christmas. Greeks celebrate it in their usual boisterous way: large family gatherings, public festivals, and loads of lamb eating. Some escape...read more
Struggling for blog ideas? Photo by Tirachard Kumtanom // CC0 1.0Blogging consistently for days and years takes its toll. The mind struggles to generate ideas strong enough to keep the blog fresh. Over time, even a well-intentioned blogger who makes a fair effort to...read more
In early 19th century rural New England, there was little doubt about how to deal with vampires: you dug up the corpse, took head and limbs, and rearranged them on top of the ribs in the design of a skull and crossbones. That would stop the mischevious spirit from...read more