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Summer of Super Short Stories 2 begins tomorrow!

LCP’s seasonal flash fiction contest begins tomorrow, July 2nd! We have planned eight weeks of exotic photo prompts and evocative line prompts drawn from Emily June Street’s latest novel, The Gantean.

Prompts post Thursday mornings, 7 am PST. There will be two forms of prompt, one, an image, and the other, a short phrase or sentence. Stories must be 350 words maximum; shorter stories accepted. Submit stories as replies to prompt post. Sumission deadline is the Saturday following the prompt Thursday at 6pm PST. Weekly winners get badges and stories featured on LCP site. Two contest-wide winners get signed copies of The Gantean. See here for more information.

Judging our first week, we have Emily June Street, author of the book that inspired the contest. Emily is one half of LCP’s team and an avid reader and writer of all varieties of fiction. Emily likes meaty stories with layers of meaning. You can follow her here:

blog: https://emilyjunestreet.wordpress.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/EmilyJuneStreet

Her latest book is The Gantean, an epic fantasy of clashing cultures, identity, magic, and love:

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The Gantean is here!

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It’s here! It’s here! Today is the day! The Gantean is available!

You can get it in ebook form immediately on Amazon, and you can order print versions from either CreateSpace or Amazon. Local Marin readers can get exclusive signed and doodled copies at Flow Studio in Fairfax. Remember, books make great gifts, and you can even send ebooks as gifts via email.

Thank you to everyone who read versions and offered advance reviews. Feel inspired? Write a review on Amazon or Goodreads! Even reviews that aren’t complimentary generate interest and discussion. If you feel so inclined after reading, please head over to Amazon or Goodreads—or both—and leave a few lines about what you thought of The Gantean.

Learn more about The Gantean

LCP’s Emily and her epic fantasy, The Gantean, are featured on not one but TWO blogs today. Read either or both to discover important information such as Emily’s stranded in a life boat literary dream team or why Emily’s prefer writing novels to flash fiction.

Margaret Locke’s Blog Margaret is the author of the contemporary romance A Man of Character.

Tamara Shoemaker’s Blog Tamara is the author of the YA Fantasy Kindle the Flame.

 

FLASHDOGS

Beth and Emily both have stories in these volumes put out for charity by the global flash fiction group, The FlashDogs.

The SOLSTICE books are now out and available. Let the dogs out:

LIGHT LO

http://www.amazon.com/Flashdogs-Solstice-Light-II-FlashDogs-ebook/dp/B00ZYT1NZ8/

lower res FD DARK

http://www.amazon.com/Flashdogs-Solstice-Dark-II-ebook/dp/B00ZYTUMIM

AND there’s a promo on the original anthology. It’s only $0.99!

The Gantean: Now Available for Pre-Order. (And look at this pretty cover!)

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Today, June 13th, is Emily’s birthday, and her book, The Gantean, is now available for pre-order on Amazon in ebook form! Make her birthday extremely happy by pre-ordering your copy today.

You can also add The Gantean to your “to-read shelf” on Goodreads. Here’s its page there. You can add reviews on both Amazon and Goodreads once you’ve read it.

It’s Official!

Our next publication, an epic fantasy by Emily June Street, The Gantean, will be coming out on June 27, 2015. Stay tuned for more details in upcoming weeks.

The Gantean

After she is violently kidnapped from her stark existence on the cold island of Gante, Leila must learn to survive in a southern culture her native people hate. She has no choice but to adapt to a foreign new world. In this lush, intricate society, exotic temptations greet her at every turn, including a dangerous love affair with a forbidden man. When civil war threatens, Leila is forced to choose between southern love and northern rituals.

But at what price?

Her choice may have widespread consequences even she cannot predict.

The Gantean has been called “epic and unforgettable” and “lush and lyrical,” by advance readers. It’s a woman-centered epic that introduces the fantasy world of Lethemia and is the first installment in the Tales of Blood & Light series.

 

Summer Writing Fun

Luminous Creatures is back from a long but productive hiatus. Beth and Emily had a great writing meeting today to plan our next few months of LCP activity. We discussed the upcoming release of Emily’s new fantasy book, The Gantean, our plans for a summer flash fiction contest, and the impossible evil of pants.

Afterwards we went shopping for costumes for a book trailer for The Velocipede Races special edition and found a perfect racing jacket and gauntlets, not to mention black lace gauntlettes!

Stay tuned for updates on all fronts. The Summer of Super Short Stories ’15 will commence the first week of July. We have a very unique theme planned to take us through eight weeks of fabulous flash fiction.