We’re stoked! Our Chinese Whisperings promotions has drive both The Red Book and The Yin and Yang Book right up the anthology and short story charts in the free section of the Kindle book store. As this goes to print The Red Book is hovering in there at #7 on the US anthology charts, and The Yin and Yang Book stuck at #2 behind a NOVEL! Don’t get me started on how being a professional PUBLISHED author also includes knowing the difference between a novel which is one of a series and an anthology which is a collection. Anyway…
The books are still free, but if you need additional incentive to download them… read on McDuff.
WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH YIN AND YANG?
Wednesday you read how The Red Book works – how it’s circular in nature, drawing from one story and adding and expanding it in the next. The Yin and Yang Book built on this idea, but rather than a chain story we created a “mated anthology”. A prologue sets the scene, and ends on a cliffhanger:
Medae Newman has stolen a priceless painting from her employer, but as she attempts to escape the painting is impounded, a victim of seeming bad luck as the airline Medae is flying with is shut down. Does she stay and try to retrieve the painting, or does she run?
We follow the consequences of each side of this decision, as Medae’s actions, and those of her pursuers, ripple out across the airport and the wider world. In The Yin Book ten female authors explore the consequences of escape, whilst in The Yang Book ten male writers imagine what would happen if Medae stays to retrieve the painting. Across both realities lives intersect, interact and interrupt each other. Characters live and die depending on this choice. Futures are written and unwritten for better or for worse as one act of revenge spirals out of control. Both realities clash head on to be resolved by a common epilogue which brings the story full circle.
Love, romance, sex, death, revenge, espionage, assassination, abduction, smuggling, politics, fraud, business rivalries, celebrities—and internet dating. All the joy and debris of human life which is an airport!
THE YIN AND YANG BOOK BLURB
7.30AM. THE INTERNATIONAL TERMINAL OF A MAJOR EUROPEAN AIRPORT IS POISED ON THE BRINK OF CHAOS.
7.35AM. PANGAEAN AIRLINES, EUROPE’S PREMIER CARRIER, IS PLACED INTO RECEIVERSHIP, CANCELLING ALL FLIGHTS AND IMPOUNDING THOUSANDS OF ITEMS OF LUGGAGE.
The Yin and Yang Book follows the complicated web of events stemming from a suitcase, a stolen van Gogh painting, one woman on the run from her employers and the consequences of her decision to stay or go.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Twenty writers came on board for this anthology. All the original Red Book authors returned, and were joined by a further twelve writers, including Yeovil Prize winner Dan Powell, Crooked Fang author Carrie Clevenger, thriller writer Richard Jay Parker, Friday Flash founder J.M Strother, Smudge’s Mark author, Claudia Osmond and prolific self-publishing star Laura Eno.
Prologue by Jodi Cleghorn (Ed)
Three Monkeys by Paul Servini
Three Rings by Chris Chartrand
Dogs of War by Tony Noland
This Be the Verse by Dan Powell
Providence by Dale Challener Roe
No Passengers Allowed by J.M. Strother
Thirteen Feathers by Rob Diaz II
One Behind the Eye by Richard Jay Parker
Chase the Day by Jason Coggins
Somewhere to Pray (Kurush) by Benjamin Solah
The Guilty One by Emma Newman
Excess Baggage by Carrie Clevenger
Where the Heart Is by Tina Hunter
The Other Side of Limbo by Claudia Osmond
Freedom by Laura Eno
Cobalt Blue by Jasmine Gallant
The Strangest Comfort by Icy Sedgwick
Lost and Found by Jen Brubacher
Kanyasulkam by Annie Evett
Double Talk by Lily Mulholland
Epilogue by Paul Anderson (Ed)
If your looking for a unique reading experience this is it. Until 5:59pm today The Red Book and The Yin and Yang Book are free. What are you waiting for? Oh, you don’t need a Kindle eReader – in fact you don’t need an eReader full stop. Kindle provides apps: for smart phones (short stories are perfect for phones!), computer and tablets. Really no excuse now…