December 28, 2012

Book Announcement :P

Yes, I do realize that this page is somewhat lacking in the fanfare that I should have, but I'm not really sure how else I'm supposed to attract reviewers and bloggers willing to host guest post spots for my new book, Panoptemitry that I can link to on my official release page.

This would be the longest piece I've ever written at just under 62,000 words. If you like bizarre sci-fi spacey fantasy, this might just interest you. If you review books and think you might like to review this, drop me a line and we'll see about getting you a copy. (You don't need a fancy review page, Amazon lets anyone review.)

I wrote this book because the great people at offered to pay for me to get an MSS-editing report from Cornerstones Literary Consultancy for my first draft. (I'd be happy to get your review on their page too :) they just require that you actually buy the book from them first)

If you're still undecided the first 2.5 chapters are free wherever it's sold and on its Goodreads page.

I'm pretty sure you can get to it all from the official release page, but if you've any questions, just leave a note here or contact me through one of my social networks.
My work here is done~
-Sarah Baethge

December 12, 2012

Big Book Blog Tour - The Speed of Darkness

The Speed of Darkness was the title of a short novel I wrote a couple of years ago. I just have fun with how I can make things happen in this story and on a whim worked out some notes that could let me expand it into a 5-6 book series. At the moment I have a very early draft of what would make sense as the prequel to what I have already written. (I've taken down the original with plans to fix what others have complained about it along with just about doubling the its story to serve as my third book.)
I mainly took it down so I could fix one line I wrote about my character Bart Meyers who will play a major part in the second book. But we can worry about that later- here I'm talking about book one:

Go check out the fun work of the blogger who added me to this chain:
Sherri Rabinowitz -

1) What is the working title of your book?
'The Illumination Query'
2) Where did the idea come from for your book?
When I wrote 'The Speed of Darkness' a couple of years ago, I wrote one scene where my fun mad scientist character (who I'm told acts a good deal like me) told a bit about what happened to him in the past, and I couldn't stop just expanding the story in my mind. Eventually I decided that I needed to work that story into a book as well.
3) What genre does your book fall under?
Would you call a book with lab testing on were-wolves fantasy or sci-fi?
4) Which actors would you choose to play in your movie rendition?
Ever since I saw 'Dr. Horrible's Sing-along Blog' I can't keep myself from casting Neil Patrick Harris as my Dr. Nigel Hunter.
5) What is the one sentence synopsis of your book?
If they don't even blink an eye when Dr. Hunter suggests experimenting on himself, what exactly are the Eclipse Co. workers willing to do normally?
6) Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
I am interested in finding an agency because I don't really have the inclination to advertize when I could be tinkering on a new story.
7) How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
I'm still working on it and it's currently on the back burner as I finish editing my other book, Panoptemitry.
8) What other books would you compare this story to?
I wrote it as something different, can't really think of what it's like.
9) Who or what inspired you to write the book?
I just kind of enjoy writing, I think I started on it because the story would be fun to make.
10) What else about your book might pique the readers interest?
I've had a couple of people comment on my 'Speed of Darkness' book about how my werewolves aren't quite exactly like any they've seen elsewhere.

Posts coming next week:

December 10, 2012

The Next Big Thing - Panoptemitry

Because I'm about 1/3 done with the final edit for my new book, Panoptemitry, I jumped at the chance to get into a few blog chains to talk about it. There was a bit of confusion (I claim fault here), but I had enough links for two posts in what I thought was 2 different blogging memes before I realized both were part of the same chain. To be fair, when I make my other post on Wednesday, I will describe my other (Speed of Darkness) writing project. So, if you've gotten me the information on how to link to you (before now) don't worry; your link will be in that post.

Already Up:
here is the link of the blogger who invited me: - AF Stewart
here is the link of a blogger who posted last month and had some trouble getting links for his chain: - Graham Smith

1. What is the working title of your book?
'Panoptemitry' - (yes, I had a bit too much fun trying to put together words for a short title :P)
2. Where did the idea come from for the book?
I really wish I knew where book ideas came from, that knowledge would make trying to write a bit easier. I was playing with a few story ideas, filled a folder in my computer with different .doc(s) to try working into a story; but truly, I had just about given up on it and moved the files to my magic 'work on another time' pile when I won a free MSS edit report on a 100,000 word story from through and I decided that this story was my best chance at producing a work of anywhere near that length within a few months.
3. What genre does your book fall under?
It's a Sci-fi/fantasy set in deep space.
4. Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
I almost never imagine real people when reading a book or concocting a story, so I can't really pick someone.
5. What is the one sentence synopsis of your book?
When the growth of technology begins to hold the same powers as religious doctrine has declared divine, does simply recording events become blasphemous?
6. Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
Because iWriteReadRate is an online bookstore for self-published books, I will be publishing this myself.
7. How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
I believe, I wrote it in about 4 months.
8. What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
I'd like to say it's like Star Wars without so many freakish aliens.
I don't remember the title for the book it brings to mind...
Books, there were two of them in the series- where the people were all human, or just scientifically advanced humans.
9. Who or what inspired you to write this book?
I spend far too much time on the internet, and was trying to piece together how an interplanetary internet could work.
10. What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
My new idea I had that allowed me to continue the book after giving up was the creation of a powerful god-like being that often possibly lies and gets annoyed with its worshipers as it denies any claims to godhood.

Future Links to the Chain: (I will try to update links to the actual posts when they appear next week) - A.George Moye - Charmain T. Davis - T.Lloyd Reily - J.L. Manning - Katie Smith