Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Rifters Launch and We Write For You Continues

I'm really excited about having M.Pax here today to celebrate her launch of  THE RIFTERS. Let's see what this new series is all about.  Oh, and THE RIFTERS is FREE on AMAZON. Get your copy now.





The Gold Rush trickles to a fool’s quest and a string of stagecoach heists. In 1888, Earl Blacke decides to make a new start and become a better man. He escapes into the mountains, heading north. In the wilds of Oregon, a rift inside an ancient volcano opens and sends him into the future, into the present day. It also shaves forty years off his age, forty years to live over again and atone for what he’s done.

Starting over is hard to do. In current day New York, Daelin Long’s dream job at a publishing house goes the way of the dinosaurs her sister chases. With no money and nowhere else to go, Daelin accepts the librarian position in her sister’s dinky town in the middle of Oregon. Nestled inside ancient volcanic peaks, the town of Settler holds onto many secrets. Residents roam the streets with weirdly fashioned devices, and odd lights pulse in the night skies. People whisper of a phantom outlaw and start dying, murdered and missing their heads. On top of it all, Daelin’s sister is missing, and Daelin doesn’t know who to trust.

Earl knows more than he’s saying. He shares a notorious history with the phantom, one he’ll see remains buried. Keeping Daelin’s sister’s secrets is his only chance at redemption, and the only way to keep this world safe.


The Rifters is available at an introductory price. The second book in the series, The Initiate, will be available October 20, 2014. It’s up for preorder for a special price at iTunes, Amazon, and B&N. Check HERE for links. Giveaways and events are ongoing through October 31, 2014. Check HERE for details.







M. Pax is author of the space adventure series The Backworlds, plus other novels and short stories. Fantasy, science fiction, and the weird beckons  to her, and she blames Oregon, a source of endless inspiration. She docents at Pine Mountain Observatory in the summers as a star guide, has a cat with a crush on Mr. Spock, and is slightly obsessed with Jane Austen. Learn more at mpaxauthor.com.
There are some great opportunities to win some books. They're just a CLICK away. Be sure to check them out.


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Have you signed up yet for We Write For You? (TwitterHandle:@WeWrite4U_Lit). If not here's your chance.  

1. Let me know you're interested by signing up on the Linky. If possible grab the code and share it on your blog.

2. Below are some pre-written Tweets and I'm hoping we can TWEET UP A STORM with Tweets and RT's the month of September.

3. I've created a LIST/GROUP for Twitter @WeWrite4U_Lit, so please join and use the group's handle.

4. I've followed and been followed by these literacy groups: 

@supportliteracy 
@LitPartners 
@literature_dp
@literacycoop
@HouLit

You might want to add some of them to spread your tweets.

5. Add the Linky to your blog or put in a link to The Write Game, so others can sign up. I'll keep the Linky on my blog until the last week in September.

12 FRESH TWEETS ( in parentheses I’ve put the source just in case you need it. Be sure to delete the citation or the tweet will be too long.) Hope you'll create some of your own, too.

Literacy is learned. Read to your kids. @WeWrite4U_Lit

Volunteer to teach reading. You're needed. @WeWrite4U_Lit

People who read contribute to our society. @WeWrite4U_Lit

Without literacy democracy doesn't stand a chance. @WeWrite4U_Lit

46% of American adults can't understand the label on their prescription medicine@WeWrite4U_Lit(http://www.readfaster.com/education_stats.asp)

44 million adults in U.S. can't read well enough to read a simple story to a child.@WeWrite4U_Lit (http://www.readfaster.com/education_stats.asp)

90% of U.S. welfare recipients are high school dropouts@WeWrite4U_Lit (http://www.begintoread.com/research/literacystatistics.html)

In U.S. one child in four grows up not knowing how to read.@WeWrite4U_Lit (http://www.begintoread.com/research/literacystatistics.html)

$80 billion or more each year in lost worker productivity@WeWrite4U_Lit (FYI citation: http://www.literacypartners.org/literacy-in-america/impact-of-illiteracy)

By end of 4th grade 2/3 of low-literacy students end up in jail or on welfare.@WeWrite4U_Lit (http://www.begintoread.com/research/literacystatistics.html)

30 comments:

  1. Congratulations, Mary! Your books rock.
    I didn't sign up but will gladly send out a Tweet.

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  2. Thrilled for Mary and her latest book baby! I've seen her everywhere, lately. Hmm...I'll have to check out We Write For You. As you know, I recently returned to blogging after a long summer hiatus. Apparently, I missed it.

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    1. Something I started to support literacy this month. Hope to make it an annual event.

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  3. Congratulations to Mary, awesome book cover.

    Thanks for the prepared tweets, they are quite helpful.

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    1. Great that you've jumped in to help with this effort, Mason. Love seeing your tweets.

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  4. Hi Lee - the Rifters is everywhere .. and who wouldn't want to lose 40 years and have the chance to start again as such - well not sure about the blog - think I'll keep that!

    Cheers and I really need to get to grips with tweeting etc .. Hilary

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    1. Hope Mary's new book is a hit! But I'm sure it will be.

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  5. Congratulations, Mary! I love the cover and the premise!

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  6. Yay, Mary!
    I'm sorry I've fallen behind on tweeting but will catch up this week and join in on the group/list. Thanks for sharing more tweets and for organizing all this!

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    1. Great to have you chime in, Julie. Thanks.

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  7. Congrats to Mary!!! I picked up her book already. :)
    And huzzah for We Write 4 U!!!

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    1. You're a tweeting genius, Tyrean. Thanks for all the tweets and RTs.

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  8. I'm seeing Mary everywhere! Best wishes!

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  9. M Pax's mind is packed with strange and wonderful worlds!
    As far as the literacy campaign, I am not officially part of the hop, but I am off to tweet anyway!

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    1. Nothing official here, Catherine. Just something I think authors are naturals to support.

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  10. Yeah! Congrats on another great book Mary.

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  11. I hunted up my twitter password to do the tweets. I think I will add a post to my blog each week too. Maybe do something on Facebook.

    Best of luck to Mary. It looks awesome!

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  12. Congratulations Mary on the new release!

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  13. Congratulations, Mary. I enjoy time travel stories. Ordered a copy. Good luck to you.

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  14. Congrats on the new release. The figures you provided on illiteracy is sad considering how rich the country is. Education needs to be revamped and not have it so costly

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  15. I love the cover of this book! So excited for MPax. I hope lots and lots of books are selling. :)
    ~Jess

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  16. Rifters sounds great - and I love the cover!

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  17. Mary's book sounds really good!

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  18. I just tweeted.

    Congrats to Mary. I have my copy.

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    1. You're so good about keeping up with new books. I'm always lagging. Must get busy and read faster.

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