My First Interview As An Author by Jeannette Jonic!

So my friend and fellow author Jeannette interviewed me recently. For those of you familiar or not familiar with my literary works, you all should check it out regardless.

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http://jeannettejonic.blogspot.com/2018/05/interview-with-author-c-m-b-bell.html

Recently, I was interviewed by my friend and fellow author Jeannette Jonic. She posted a transcript of our conversation on her blog Fiction and Fantasy. Jeannette is such an awesome friend and I’m thankful that she wanted to talk to me after publishing 4 of my books. We had a good chat and I want everyone to check out and subscribe to her blog!

Don’t forget about the following.

Hollandus Landing is free or by donation on Noisetrade!

Kyvariz is $3.99!

Transparent Sabbath is $1.99!

Piteraq Dusk is $1.99

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My Reasons Why

My Reasons Why

This was a huge delay, but I need to make this post.

The wonderful Kimchisama created this award tag called My Reasons Why. This was innovative and something that can spread positivity around. I can certainly use some more substantive positivity, to be honest. Thanks, Kimchisama! I was honored when you nominated me and when you specifically mentioned how we had great conversations about different things on her blog.

Here are the rules for My Reasons Why:

1. Mention the person who nominated you

2. List 13 reasons why you keep going/living (This is borrowed from the book but I’m taking it the opposite direction).

3. Nominate 10 or more people to give their reasons why.

4. Use the picture that Kimchisama created as seen in this article.

Here we go!

1. My literary projects: When I got into writing stories 4 years ago, I realized that I had so much untapped creative potential. I finally got to release some of my books.

2. The Ospreyshire Project: This current spoken word/avant-garde music project I’ve been working on for 2 years has been a great creative progression.

3. My family: I’m glad that they support me and have helped me out.

4. My friends I still talk with: I’m glad to have some good friends who still want to reach out. Since I don’t have social media, this is huge and it lets me know who my real pals are.

5. Independent and foreign cinema: I’m glad there’s quality movies outside of Hollywood. That and I get to review them. Hee hee hee…

6. Books: I’m able to read things even if it’s mainly non-fiction.

7. Learning: Despite having a degree, I had to know that learning doesn’t end. That and I want to teach others about what I know.

8. Open-minded people: It’s amazing seeing people who actually care about others.

9. Miso soup: Okay, this is a superficial one, but I can’t say no to that soup especially on the rare occasions where I have Japanese food. Hahaha!

10. Being certified to teach adults: This was very unexpected, but I was able to get certified last December.

11. Geography: I enjoy learning about other countries and cultures.

12: The blogging community: I tackle tons of topics with all of my pages. It’s a miracle there are people actually interested in what I have to say.

13: My newfound assertiveness: I was always an internalizer, but blogging helped me express my feelings with people online and real life more often.

I hereby nominate the following:

The Zone of Nerders
Jenn
Xena
AfroSapiophile
Brandon Knoll
Elleguyence
Joshua Stamper
Madekesiworld
Mechanical Anime Reviews
Joshua Hedlund

My books are available RIGHT NOW!

Kyvariz, Transparent Sabbath, and Piteraq Dusk are HERE!

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You heard right! Feel free to pick up my books!

Kyvariz [Sci-Fi/Comedy/Drama novel] for $3.99: https://www.books2read.com/u/3J0NYJ

Transparent Sabbath [Dark Fantasy/Horror/Action novelette] for $1.99: https://www.books2read.com/u/m2opj6

Piteraq Dusk [Arctic Punk/Adventure novelette] for $1.99: https://www.books2read.com/u/3nOgj8

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1 MORE DAY UNTIL MY BOOKS ARE RELEASED! (And a little info about Kyvariz)

TOMORROW IS THE BIG DAY! Kyvariz, Transparent Sabbath, and Piteraq Dusk will be released. Pre-order now!

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That’s right, everybody.

TOMORROW! Three of my books: Kyvariz, Transparent Sabbath, and Piteraq Dusk will be available for the reading public! Don’t forget to pre-order them. The links will be below.

Let’s talk about Kyvariz, shall we?

Kyvariz is technically my 2nd novel that I wrote back in 2014, but it’s my first traditional novel that’s published. This was my first Sci-Fi book and also my first ever entry to NaNoWriMo (short for National Novel Writing Month). During 2014, I got the author bug and began writing a ton of microfiction, short stories, and two novels with the first one being part of a much larger series I have planned. It was awesome accomplishing this contest where I had to write a 50k word book in a month’s time, and it ended up being this little story. I wanted to do something different with the Sci-Fi genre by having…

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Hollandus Landing got featured on NoiseTrade!

My book Hollandus Landing got spotlighted on NoiseTrade and it’s the #1 Top Download today!

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Today was a huge day for me in my author life.

NoiseTrade actually promoted my cell phone novel Hollandus Landing on their book page. At the time of this post, my little cell phone novel is #1 in the Top Downloads section for their books. I even saw a real-time feed of downloads and my own book showed up multiple times. This is so unreal to me. No platform has ever given me this kind of promotion before. This was something I did chapter by chapter for 6 months straight last year, and now I’m getting more readers.

I’m just flabbergasted and I don’t know what else I can say. I hope people enjoy this experimental piece of fiction.

Join the party and download Hollandus Landing at https://books.noisetrade.com/cmbbell/hollandus-landing!

Thanks, NoiseTrade!

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1 Week Until My Books Are Released! (And some info about Transparent Sabbath)

ONE MORE WEEK!

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ONE MORE WEEK!

That’s right, just one more week until my upcoming books are released to the public.

For this week, I’ll be talking a little bit about my other novelette Transparent Sabbath.

This particular novelette was my first time trying something with horror themes. It was a Camp NaNoWriMo project like Piteraq Dusk that I wrote back in 2016. This was originally titled Baptized in a Transparent Sabbath, but I decided to shorten it. I wanted to invert so many expectations with different tropes. One common thing I’ve been doing for this and other stories like another series I’ve been writing over the past 4 years is challenge the perception that beauty equals goodness. Wentworth has a scarred up face and scares the people he’s sworn to protect. However, some of the strongest villains look angelic yet do devilish things. I despite the notion that only pretty people are…

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Iridium Eye Flashback: Kimba the White Lion

Here’s a flashback post to one of my reviews on Iridium Eye some of you may or may not have seen. This little post is about a 60s anime series that I was originally nervous posting, but I did it and it was one article that allowed me to be more assertive with people.

Iridium Eye Reviews

Kimba Caesar Moon
Here’s the 3rd flashback post in my monthly series. As you might know, I want to expose my followers and the occasional online passerby to some of my reviews that I’ve posted earlier in Iridium Eye.

Much like last month’s post of featuring Haibane Renmei, I’ve got another anime that deserves to be mentioned. This month’s Iridium Eye flashback involves one of the oldest Japanese animated TV shows: Kimba the White Lion!

Also known as Jungle Emperor Leo in Japan, this old-school anime series has been beloved in that country for decades. I know I mention this in the fun facts section, but this was the first anime series to be created in color when it debuted in 1965. This was a huge deal in Japan as this adaptation from Osamu Tezuka premiered on TV. Know your roots, otaku and animation buffs.

I had heard of this series…

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2 weeks until my books will be released. Also, a little background on Piteraq Dusk.

2 weeks until three of my books will be up online! Also…here are some tidbits about Piteraq Dusk. Did you know this book was the first novelette I wrote and was a Camp NaNoWriMo project?

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2 more weeks!

Feel free to pre-order my upcoming books!

Kyvariz: https://www.books2read.com/u/3J0NYJ

Transparent Sabbath: https://www.books2read.com/u/m2opj6

Piteraq Dusk: https://www.books2read.com/u/3nOgj8


Let’s talk a little about Piteraq Dusk.

This novelette was first written in July 2015. Piteraq Dusk was also my first novelette I ever wrote as I competed in Camp NaNoWriMo that year and beat that challenge. Truth be told, most of the books I’ve written so far are one to four years old, but I never published them until now.

I wanted to try something different with the -punk suffix. Sure, there’s steampunk, cyberpunk, oceanpunk, etc. An idea came up with a frozen landscape in the distant future, so I decided to write a short book utilizing that concept. Since I also have a thing for diverse protagonists, I wanted to have a biracial character who could be in that environment, so I made Jaroslav into someone of mixed Aleutian and…

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When things don’t go according to plan.

Without getting into too much detail, I’ve had a whole whirlwind of things going on.

There are some good things like finally publishing some of my books after writing various novels, novellas, novelettes, and cell phone novels over the past four years. I’ve been writing these kinds of stories, but I never showed them to the world until I started my fiction blog last year or even when I wrote Hollandus Landing live on the internet for 6 months straight.

However, there are some less-than-desirable things, too.

Some major plans have happened which caused me to halt so many creative projects that I planned to work on. Life can certainly get in the way, so I have to adapt. This doesn’t mean I’m going to quit my fiction or my musical endeavors, so don’t freak out about that. It just means that after a certain point, there will be a hiatus before getting back into the swing of things.

It’s not some catastrophic thing that happened, but I do have to deal with adult stuff and helping out a lot of people including my family.

Over the summer, you won’t see as much content until a certain point, so please bear with me.

Thank you.

Pre-Order My Next Three Books!

My next three books are coming out on May 18th. Feel free to pre-order them if you so choose.

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Hey there, everyone!

I recently set pre-orders for three of my books. All of them will be released on May 18th. Here’s the scoop on the next three books.

Kyvariz:

In the far-flung future, humanity has escaped earth’s decaying state and fled to the stars via quasarships. One such ship had reached a planet called Nesotauri which could support human life and the humans settled in a ghost town named Kyvariz.

One cook at a local restaurant in Kyvariz named Izzy is busy living life with his job and rooming with his friend Carmichael until someone stange enters the town. A native Nesotaurian woman named Naryxi shows up and this was the first contect between species. However, fear sets in the town and trouble is afoot as a massive kidnapping takes place. What can Izzy and his friends to to stop the madness both in and outside of the town?

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