Inkitt new boutique publishing house, have launched a writing contest and you could get your first novel published if you win!
Their first novel launched in mid-2016, and since then they’ve published eight books, seven of which became Amazon Bestsellers in their categories and ranked Top 100 among the four million books on Amazon.
- We Invest Minimum $6,000 in Your Book Marketing
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Click on the image for an advance excerpt of the novel.
Carter Morrison didn’t want to kill his friends, or himself, but he had a good reason. It was either them, or the end of all life on the planet: their sacrifice saved the world.
Not that anyone knew it, until Katherine Manners stumbled over a melting man in a computer room clutching a message of doom from another world.
US April 4 (ISBN 9780857666505)
Bruce R Cordell is an award-winning writer working as a Senior Designer at Monte Cook Games, where he is an author for The Strange and Numenera roleplaying games. Before that, he wrote for Dungeons & Dragons over four editions and nine novels set in the bestselling Forgotten Realms setting.
Monte Cook and Bruce R. Cordell, in their first major collaboration, bring you The Strange. It’s an RPG set on Earth, in the modern day. But a few people—a very few people—have discovered how to travel to other places. They call them recursions, and they’re like limited pocket dimensions with their own laws of reality, connected to Earth via a dark energy network beneath the normal matter of the universe. A dangerous, chaotic network they call the Strange.
Recursions spawn from the myths, legends, and fiction of humanity, so the setting of virtually any story, film, or novel could form a recursion, as could any mythical realm or place of legend. They aren’t entire parallel universes—they’re limited in scope, rarely larger than a continent and sometimes not much bigger than a city block. Often the denizens aren’t even self-aware, but are little more than automatons going through the motions of their fictional world.
But sometimes, in the larger or more mature recursions, they have the spark: Self awareness. Sentience. The ability to form their own motivations and agendas.
And some of those beings understand that they aren’t alone in the Strange. Some of them know about Earth, and the limitless universe beyond it. And some of them are very, very dangerous.
In our own world, there are individuals who secretly travel to these recursions—perhaps for adventure, perhaps for profit. But there are others with more nefarious motives,
and conspiratorial organizations operating in the shadows, looking to exploit the Strange and its recursions for their own ends. And some of them are also very, very dangerous.
Your character is quickened; you’re one of the ones who can travel into Earth’s shoals to discover and explore the seemingly limitless recursions around our world. Oz. Barsoom. Asgard. The Dreamlands. The Victorian London of Sherlock Holmes. The setting of your favorite novel or movie. Worlds even more exotic or bizarre, driven by laws of magic, psionics, or weird science. When you visit these worlds, you adapt to them, taking on some of the physical aspects and knowledge of the natives. You become, in part at least, a different version of yourself.
What will you find when you venture into Earth’s shoals? And what will find you, as you travel into The Strange.
To celebrate Gamers’ Plane turning 3, they are giving away some stuff! Among the prizes being given away:
– 1 Star Wars Armada core kit
– 1 Monte Cook’s Numenera: Into the Deep
– 5 Tunnels & Trolls “Grimtina’s Guard” Adventure, signed by Ken St. Andre
– 2 bags of 150 dice courtesy of Easy Roller Dice Co.
– 2 sets of beautiful gunmetal dice courtesy of Easy Roller Dice Co.
– 3 15-track BattleBards albums
– $20 voucher to Modiphius Entertainment
– PDFs of Rich Howard’s DnD 5e Alchemist Class
As each winner is chosen, you’ll get to pick what prize you want, in order. One prize per person. They can cover shipping within the US, but shipping overseas may need some help to cover.
Modiphius Entertainment is a maker of great RPG games, including Conan, Achtung! Cthulhu, the now in beta Star Trek Adventures, and more!
Good friend Rich Howard is just a brilliant man, trying to make his way as an RPG developer. Working on a variety of projects, his recent Alchemist class for DnD 5e would be fun for any player (or a great NPC for any GM)! Go follow him on Twitter, you won’t regret it. He’s part of a brilliant podcast, the Whelmed Podcast.
Active Gamers’ Plane members!
If you signed up for Gamers’ Plane before December 1, 2016 and made at least one post between January 1, 2016 and December 1, 2016, make a post on this thread, and they’ll pick five of you to choose what prizes you want first.
As a child, my personality was pretty much made up of two things: gaming and writing. Some of my earliest memories involve either sitting in front of a TV with an Atari 2600 joystick in my hand or scribbling down squiggly lines in a notebook and telling my parents they were Spider-man stories.
B.J. Keeton is not only a science fiction author, he also co-hosts the Geek to Geek Podcast and hosts the Geek Fitness Health Hacks podcast. He loves talking to people on the internet, so feel free to give him a yell at @professorbeej on Twitter.