Welcome to 2018, everyone! Hope you’ve had a Merry Christmas and happy holidays! I just wanted write a quick update with some exciting news.
My ebooks won’t be limited to Kindle anymore. Thanks to Books2Read, you can now read them on Barnes & Noble’s Nook, Apple’s iTunes, Kobo, Scribd, 24 Symbols and many other platforms. Take a look:
A Dog, 3 Cats, and a Dragon
A few of the services have discounts and/or free trials going on right now, so give it a try and you could get a few free ebooks out of the deal! Other books are coming soon, so I’ll keep you updated. Check out my Publications page for a complete list.
Esther Davis writes family-friendly science fiction and fantasy. You can find more short stories in A Dog, 3 Cats, and a Dragon and on her blog.
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Artwork by Mohammad H. Attaran – https://mhattaran.artstation.com/
Thank you Chris Herron for the fantastic narration! Make sure to subscribe to Tall Tale TV on Youtube or sign up for his weekly mailing list.
Thanks for watching! If you enjoyed “Scars” check out my book, A Dog, 3 Cats, and a Dragon, publishing next week. You can also subscribe above (or below for you mobile users) and follow me on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram.
A Dog, 3 Cats, and a Dragon is now available! Read 20+ science fiction, fantasy, and horror tales in Esther Davis’s new short story collection.
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Can you believe that in 8 days A Dog, 3 Cats, and a Dragon comes out?! I might be a bit excited. (What? No, that wasn’t me that you saw shooting off fireworks and dancing on the rooftop last night…)
Anyway, as a finally countdown to A Dog, 3 Cats, and a Dragon‘s release date, 1 of the 20 short stories–B-4–is free on Amazon Kindle this week. Make sure to download your own copy and tell your friends.
B-4 on Amazon Kindle (free July 24th-28th)
Also, make sure to check back in tomorrow for another my July short story. You can subscribe above (below for you mobile users) or follow me on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram.
A Dog, 3 Cats, and a Dragon releases in less than 2 weeks! I always hoped to publish a book, but never expected it to happen so soon. Thank you to my readers for all the support! I couldn’t have come this far without you.
In celebration, I’m sharing a sneak-peek at 4 of the 20 short stories in A Dog, 3 Cats, and a Dragon. Make sure to download the two Kindle ebooks while they’re free (“Summoners” this week and “B-4” next week). If you enjoy a story, please share it with a friend and/or leave a review.
“Summoners” (free on Kindle July 17th-21st)
“B-4” (free on Kindle July 24th-28th)
“Scars” (available on T. Gene Davis’s Speculative Blog)
The cover for my upcoming book is ready! What do you think?
(A Dog, 3 Cats, and a Dragon, coming soon)
by Esther Davis
artwork by Mohammad Hossein Attaran
Klon’s voice rasped as he shouted to his wife. But she didn’t duck beneath the stone table or make for the cellar. Instead, Jini stepped next to him at the window, cradling their child in her arm. “They broke through the defenses, didn’t they?” she asked, emotionless.
High above, violet lightning flashed across the billowing fumes of poisonous clouds.
“Let’s go.” Continue reading
by Esther Davis
The vending machine whined. Dr. Jordynn Chambers snatched the deposited vial from the rusting slot and held it up to eye level. Silky white strands floated in the ethanol. DNA.
Stickers had once labeled the machine, but they faded away long ago. The genetic code could be from any plant. Or animal or bacterium for that matter. Honestly, Jordynn was shocked that the machine even ran. It was old enough to take physical quarters, and Jordynn was old enough to still carry them. She wondered if any of the other professors knew this rusted hunk still existed. Doubtful. The storage room held centuries of discarded—excuse her, archived—student projects. They’d probably hidden her thesis design down here too, where gathered dust for the past sixty-three years… Continue reading
by Esther Davis
Warren leaned back in the grimy chair, one arm crooked behind his head, the other dangling at his side. He tapped the floor to spin the seat. Bright blue signs with prices for Time Machine repairs hanging behind the counter, the pile of tools and spare parts shoved in corner, the pristine windows that stared at the brick wall next door, all revolved around him.
The door beeped. Warren stopped spinning. Without leaving his seat, he scooted up to the counter and raised the chair back to its normal height before the customer could see.
Dr. Saman entered, scratching his chin through his beard. Warren nodded in greeting. If Dr. Saman smiled Warren couldn’t see it beneath the white bush growing out of his face. Warren found his own beard much nicer. More luscious.
“It broke again?” Warren asked… Continue reading
by Esther Davis
“Don’t forget to feed the computers.”
Dr. Whitmore pitched another fork of hay over Chicago’s iron fence. The elephant pinched the yellowed straw with his trunk and shoved it into his disproportionately tiny mouth. On paper, Chicago counted as another of Dr. Whitmore’s experimental specimen. The only real experiment was seeing how long he could get away with keeping a pet elephant.
“Could you feed them, Honey?” Dr. Whitmore asked. “I’ve got to finish another research proposal. Funding doesn’t grow on trees.”
Mrs. Whitmore crinkled her pudgy nose. “Have I ever offered to touch that sludge? You feed them.” … Continue reading