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. So, my blog is mostly aimed at helping authors with their book marketing efforts and at sharing everything I learn along the way. You may also be interested in my web design services aimed at authors. I also post writing tips and free stories. For some fun reading, visit the Entertainment section. If you like what you see here, check out my books on Amazon. And if you leave a comment or contact me, I’ll keep you up-to-date with my news and send you exclusive short stories as a ‘thank-you’. Oh, and please feel free to reblog and share. I’ll be grateful to you if you do! For an easy way to do so, or for those who have trouble viewing this blog, I have set up a mirror blog on nicholasrossis.wordpress.com.
A souvlaki and some sun. That is all Detective Mika Pensive wanted from her fun weekend away on the Greek island of Hydra. Instead, she finds herself caught up in a sinister plot, hatched by a reclusive billionaire with a penchant for illegal genetic engineering. As if that wasn’t bad enough, she has to put up with her new partner, Leo. Leo is an android—or toaster, as people scornfully call his kind. The only thing that could make things even worse would be for the headstrong Mika to fall for Leo. But people don’t fall for toasters—do they?
Set in the near future, A Heaven for Toasters is more than a sci-fi crime adventure with plenty of humor and romance. It’s the book that will make you look at your toaster in a whole new way.
In other news:
- I am participating in the Rave Reviews Book Club 3rd Annual Writers Conference and Book Expo.
- 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.
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Celebrate With Gifts To celebrate the imminent release of my next book, A Heaven For Toasters, my entire Pearseus series will be FREE/99c between the 16th and 20th! This is the perfect opportunity to buy any of the books in the series you may have missed. Check out...read more
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