Venom and Song Releases Today!!

Posted: June 22nd, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Random | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Storm With Us!

venom and song amazon blitz

Mark Your Calendars! Light the torches and gather the pitchforks!

Tuesday, June 22nd at 7pm, EST we will storm the Cybergates of and seek to propel Venom and Song to great heights on the Amazon Bestseller Chart!

Last year, we Blitzed for Curse of the Spider King, and the ranking went from 73,000th to 365th in one 24 hour period! And that thanks only to my generous readers, their friends and family.

This year, we are defining and actual time to shoot for. This will concentrate the effect of book purchases and hopefully launch Venom and Song into the top 100 or even better!

If you are planning to purchase Venom & Song anyway, would you please consider purchasing it from It’s very important to have the purchases fall between 7-8pm on Tuesday, June 22nd. This maximizes the jump up on the Bestseller list.

Why do this?

Books that hit high on Amazon’s bestseller list get seen by a LOT more people. That exposure tends to generate LOTS more sales, which of course, starts a wonderful cycle. High purchases in the first week of release also tells Amazon that this is a book to push, so Amazon tends to include it in their eMailings, etc. And better still, the opening sales tells the publisher to plug in more marketing muscle to a book that is succeeding. So please consider joining us on June 22nd for the 2nd Annual Amazon BLITZ.

Change in purpose

Posted: June 3rd, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: My Thoughts | No Comments »

Blogs are curious things, no?  For some time now, I have been struggling to write.  No,  I think I have been outright avoiding writing.  I’m not sure of what it is.  A funk.  A wall.  Maybe just stubborness or fear.  I’m not sure.  Maybe it’s that I don’t want to write unless I think it’s going to “mean something.”  Anyhow,  I am going to be writing more.  The posts will probably be shorter and more observational.  Just maybe “There’s Something Deep Inside” will turn back into the writing outlet I need it to be.

Review: Classic Wisdom for the Professional Life

Posted: June 2nd, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Book Reviews | Tags: , , | No Comments »

It has been said that if you want to be successful, you have to surround yourself with successful people.  If you are like me, you may not be not privy to such a selection of friends.  “Classic Wisdom for the Professional Life,” by Bryan Curtis, a book of quotes from some of the most successful people past and present, allows you to immerse yourself in their way of thinking.

I found “Classic Wisdom for the Professional Life” to be informing, inspiring, and convicting.  You can see how those quoted knew not only how to dream, but what it takes to fulfill those dreams.  Many quotes offer some discerning words to those who need motivating to achieve their own dreams.

While the book is not organized into chapters or themes, I still find it a great read.  One other thing I would like to have seen is a reference page for the quotes.

I recommend this book for anyone looking for inspiration and motivation, or as a gift to someone you want to impart them to.

Thanks to Thomas Nelson’s for allowing me to blog-review this book free of charge.