Want to hear something really cool? Go check out the most recent Variant Frequencies Podcast.
This time around, it's a steampunk story by Bryn Sparks called "The Destruction of Sennacherib." If you hang around for the promos, you'll even get to hear the audio promo for STAKED! :) A big thank you goes out to Rick Stringer for agreeing to play it and another big thank you goes out to Matt Wallace and Anne Stringer for all the great podcasting info at Hypericon.
You can hear great fiction each month on Variant Frequencies and if you don't believe me, just check out the Parsec Awards that they have to prove it. And if that doesn't satisfy your yen for cool audio, check out Matt Wallace's The Failed Cities Monologues.
Now, I know it may sound a little weird to do a promo for a non-podcast book in a podcast feed, but I had to... it was a moral imperative. Why? Would you believe me if I said, "J C Hutchins told me to?"
A few weeks ago, I mentioned how much I enjoyed J C Hutchins' 7th Son Trilogy (and continue to enjoy his 7th Son Obsidian podcast, I might add). If you haven't listened to it yet, I highly suggest that you give it a start. Check out iTunes or http://jchutchins.net/ to start listening now.
As if writing a fantastic (and soon to be published by St. Martin's Press) trilogy wasn't enough, J C is a nice guy, too. When I sent him an email telling him how much I enjoyed the trilogy, I also mentioned that I had recently published my first book and he made me an offer I couldn't refuse: Give him a sixty second promo for Staked and he'd drop it in the 7th Son Obsidian feed.
How cool is that?!?
Speaking of the 7th Son Obsidian Podcast, if you listen to nothing else, you simply must listen to the episode containing "A Rose By Any Other Name" by Mur Lafferty. That story is awesome! It's set within the Obsidian universe, but it works whether you've listened to the rest of the series or not and I highly recommend it.
What are you waiting for? Go start listening.