Thursday, December 8, 2011

Guest blog with Red Tash author of This Brilliant Darkness

Whew! It's a Free for All!
By Red Tash

I was just perusing Scott's list of 300 books available for free this month, to the lucky winners of his giveaway. Couldn't help but think about Ted Nugent's classic tune—which is kinda funny, because I was thinking of it this morning, too, while writing! I have this predilection for naming chapters after song titles. Thank God that's legal (I checked!)

Anyway, as you might have guessed, I'm an author, and my book This Brilliant Darkness is part of Scott's Super Mega Awesome Giveaway Explosion! Very happy to be included, and happy to see all of you here perusing the list, and Scott's reviews.

It's only been a couple of months or three since I started dabbling in epublishing, and even less since I purchased my first Kindle, a brand new Fire. I've found book reviewers like Scott to be an incredible asset, not just as a writer, but as a reader. Before I lay down any money for a book, or even take the time to click and buy a free or inexpensive one, I want to make sure it's something I'm going to like. Is it a subject matter I dig? I don't do a lot of blood and guts, and erotica's not my style, either. What's the author like, what else have they written? I don't want to waste time downloading books only to get a page or two in and go “Huh? Why am I reading this, again?”

Scott is kind enough to share his opinions of the books he reads, and I'm grateful. I work a lot and have a big family, so having reviews like Scott's to go on are a huge time & frustration-saver. I was so grateful, that I asked him to pen a guest post for me coming soon, aimed at new owners of the Kindle Fire. Is that you? Or are you a new Kindle or ereader-owner, in general? Then stay tuned, because I'm going to have several posts aimed at readers just like you, in my Playing With Fire series.

Hey, while I'm here, Scott asked for a little bit of a taste for readers about my book This Brilliant Darkness. How about a 30 second trailer?

Want to know more? Since I'm pretty horrible with blurbs, here's the first paragraph of an Alaskan Library Director's review of This Brilliant Darkness:

I'll begin with this: I'm a sucker for a well-written, fast-paced story with a twist that involves physics and supernatural phenomena. My bias clearly labeled at the outset, I'll begin my review of Red Tash's well-written, fast-paced story of twisty
physics and the supernatural entitled This Brilliant Darkness The physics part of it involves the appearance of a star, Stella Mirabilis, above Bloomington, Indiana. It's the star's behavior that provides the twist to the tale--a time traveling star that flickers in and out of our reality like particles flicker in and out of our reality. The star draws out the supernatural, and for one Christine Grace, the consequences of its appearance suddenly and abruptly pound down into her own reality--a reality shared by her erstwhile boyfriend who is desperate to marry her
and start a family, who is caught up in the strangeness that begins to define their existence in Bloomington.

Read the rest, and many more reviews, on the Amazon page.

Thanks, Scott, for having me, and for allowing me to be a part of your terrific Winter giveaway! Looking forward to sharing your post with all the new Kindle owners that'll be stopping by Playing With Fire.

Thanks to Red for stopping by and telling us some more about her book.  Don't forget to go to the Winter Holiday Giveaway Extravaganza page and sign up to win a copy of her book and while your there sign up to win some others!


  1. I am still rocking out to Ted Nugent! Thanks for having me, Scott! Happy Holidays!!!

  2. Thanks for stopping by Red. Hope you enjoy your holidays as well.