Lou Berger Story “The Tour Guide” Appearing in Galaxy’s Edge #7 Free Online

Galaxy's Edge #7 cover

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Lou’s science fiction story “The Tour Guide” is now available for a limited time as a free read (link may expire/change) online over at Galaxy’s Edge, a new e-zine edited by IMP mentor Mike Resnick.

Issue #7 of the magazine can also be purchased in print or ebook form at Amazon.


Emergence by K. L. Schwengel Released

Emergence, the second book in IMP K. L. Schwengel’s Darkness & Light fantasy series is available now. (The first book in the series can be found here: First of Her Kind)


Emergence, by K.L. Schwengel cover

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The battle for Ciara’s power has drawn the full attention of the Emperor and the Imperial Mages, forcing Bolin to put duty above safety and take her to Nisair. It won’t be an easy trip, even with an Imperial escort and a Galysian elder accompanying them. Especially since Donovan has found himself some new allies, one of who wields a dark magic that has literally gotten under Bolin’s skin.

For Ciara, coming to terms with the increasingly tangible manifestation of her power could destroy her. Even if they make it to Nisair–something that grows more unlikely by the day–there is no surety of safety for Ciara, or any of them. Not with Donovan willing to gamble everything to achieve his goals, or Bolin’s uncharacteristically reckless behavior, the result of which is the attention of something that has everyone worried.

Loyalties will be tested, lives will be lost, and no one will emerge unchanged as they find things are not always so clear on the line dividing Darkness and Light.

THE GATHERING DEAD Free on Amazon this Week

IMP Stephen Knight’s zombie apocalypse thriller The Gathering Dead is available as a free ebook on Amazon until March 29.


The Gathering Dead coverThe Horde Is Always Hungry…

The zombie apocalypse has begun, and Major Cordell McDaniels is given the most important mission of his career: lead a Special Forces team into New York City to rescue the one man who can stop the ghastly virus that reanimates the dead.

But as a growing army of flesh-eating corpses takes over the streets and a violent storm renders airborne extraction impossible, McDaniels struggles to find a way out of the Big Apple. The odds of anyone getting out alive plummet further when slaughtered members of his own Special Forces team join the ranks of the gathering dead… with their military skills intact!

Lou Berger Story Appearing in Galaxy’s Edge Free Online

Lou’s science fiction story “Just a Second” is now available as a free read online over at Galaxy’s Edge, a new e-zine edited by IMP mentor Mike Resnick. Also, while you’re there, check out Mike’s fun editorial about infamous magazines of the past.

WHITE TIGER Free on Amazon This Weekend

You can get this thriller, co-authored by IMPs Stephen Knight and Derek Paterson free on Amazon this weekend.


whitetigerEven Predators Can Be Prey.

International security consultant Jerry Manning has a lucrative sideline: he kills people for the Chinese Mob, so quickly and so effectively using his martial art skills that the Chinese call him the White Tiger, a nickname born out of respect–and fear.

When wealthy Chinese businessman James Lin’s son is brutally murdered in a San Francisco penthouse where he was sexing a beautiful actress, Manning is hired to fly back to the States to help track down the killer. But closely guarded family secrets are reluctantly dragged into the light. Lin’s older son was also recently murdered in Shanghai, with the same M.O., suggesting that the real target was always James Lin, and that the killer is an assassin with skills every bit as deadly as Manning’s.

S.F.P.D. detectives determined to uncover the truth behind the murder are on a crash course with Manning, blocking his view as the elusive assassin slashes her way through Lin’s defenses, intent upon exacting old-fashioned blood vengeance upon her hated victim, whose past crimes have finally caught up with him.

Manuscript and Cover Letter Formatting for Short Story Submissions

by J Tanner

So you’ve finished writing that story and you’re thinking about submitting it to a publisher. But how do you format the submission so it looks professional? Follow this guide and you’ll be indistinguishable from the pros. You may also want to adapt your basic writing routine to match this style. There are real benefits, for example, to using a monospaced font like Courier in spotting errors which is why it’s preferred by many in the industry. Not to mention it saves you from needing to reformat. So, off we go…
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Scribbling in Scrivener

K. L. Schwengel

I’m loathe to jump on bandwagons, but I have a hard time saying no to gadgets and things that look like gadgets.  When I first started hearing about Scrivener, I passed if off as just another gimmick to get someone’s cash.  After visiting the Scrivener site, however, I downloaded the trial version for Windows.  I couldn’t resist.  The screen shots just made it look cool.

I’m happy to say, the screen shots didn’t lie.

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