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The Dream Sifter Release Day! #postapocalyptic #dystopian #scifi #darkfantasy #highfantasy #horror #indie

Aug 16th, 2013

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The Dream Sifter

At long last, I get to share the first book of my Depths of Memory Trilogy with you. MEEP!

Here’s the blurb and cover for The Dream Sifter:

When you awake without memories, without a past…can you recreate yourself through your dreams?

Barren and shamed, Rai has no memory when she’s placed with an adoptive family, the Durmah Sept. Recurring nightmares pull her into another world–giving glimpses of a past she never recalls while awake. Rai fears for her new family’s safety in light of her mysterious past and newfound, bizarre abilities. Driven by a curiosity Rai can’t deny, she tempts fate–but at what price?

A distant human colony races to prove themselves before the powerful Hegemonic races declare their attempt a failure. Although they’ve been on Az’Unda for a little over 600 years and have used aggressive breeding practices, a horrible plague has reduced their life spans, left many women sterile, and saddled them with beasts known only as Terrors. Little do they know they are about to face their greatest threat from one of their own–causing attentions to focus on the unlikely Durmah Sept.

I urge you to go and read the Prologue and decide for yourself if this book appeals to you. It’s a dystopian Sci-Fi / High Fantasy with Horror / Dark Fantasy themes. If this sounds interesting, hop on over to Amazon and pick yourself up a copy. It’s available in eBook now, and will be out in paperback form shortly.

For my Goodreads users, you can also find the book here.

A special thanks to all of my awesome fans. I’ve noticed you’re both cuter and cleverer than the average bear, which makes my journeys through forests all the more entertaining.

If you’re a fan of The Liminals series, know The Madness Path is in development at about the 50% mark. :)

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Announcing the Depths of Memory Street Team

Jul 15th, 2013

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That’s right…the time has come for the one, the only…the Depths of Memory Street Team! LOL

Some of you know what a street team is…it’s a band of loyal followers who join with the author on a sacred quest to retrieve various objects, also known as ‘swag’….

No wait, that’s not quite right.

A street team prepares for a mighty battle, choosing only the most impressive RPG and laser weaponry available after encasing themselves head-to-foot in impenetrable armor. Those aliens won’t know what…wait, that’s not it either.

Oh, yeah. A street team helps pimp an author’s books in return for free e-copies of the book, contest prizes, and the love and adoration of the author. They also get to ask me questions and only other teammates will see the answers.

Now, how do I define pimping? Re-sharing info on the book on Facebook if you use that venue. Retweet on twitter if you use the tweets. Post on g+ if you live there too. Have a blog and you want to Talk to your friends if you have any of those. You know, boost the signal.

Yup, pimping is totally sexier than sacred quests or kicking alien butt. So, are you in? I have The Dream Sifter, the first in a horror/sci-fi trilogy, just waiting for your support and pimpage. ;)

The first prize? Once I have ten people in my street team I’ll release a snippet of the text to the the team (and the public) and send out beta manuscript copies (readable on your ereaders) to everyone in the team. No, these aren’t FINAL, final copies, but they’re still COOL!

So, are you in?

There are two ways to join. Contact me via ‘The Depths of Memory Street Team’ on Facebook or email me (candice at candicebundy dot com) (if you’re a fb hater, that’s cool too, we’ll keep your activities offline and all private-like. not even the NSA will know!).

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The Dream Sifter – Cover Reveal

Jun 28th, 2013

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On August 15th you can download your copy, until then you’ll have to be satistfied with this cover and blurb (unless you’re one of the lucky reviewers, because they’re getting copies now). Here you go, The Depths of Memory, Book 1:

The Dream Sifter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cover art by Christopher Stewart / Red Aces Media

When you awake without memories, without a past…can you recreate yourself through your dreams?

Barren and shamed, Rai has no memory when she’s placed with an adoptive family, the Durmah Sept. Recurring nightmares pull her into another world–giving glimpses of a past she never recalls while awake. Rai fears for her new family’s safety in light of her mysterious past and newfound, bizarre abilities. Driven by a curiosity Rai can’t deny, she tempts fate–but at what price?

A distant human colony races to prove themselves before the powerful Hegemonic races declare their attempt a failure. Although they’ve been on Az’Unda for a little over 600 years and have used aggressive breeding practices, a horrible plague has reduced their life spans, left many women sterile, and saddled them with beasts known only as Terrors. Little do they know they are about to face their greatest threat from one of their own–causing attentions to focus on the unlikely Durmah Sept.

Add The Dream Sifter to your Goodreads list now!

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Win a Paperback Copy of Daemon Whisperer

Feb 20th, 2013

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Hey all, I’m doing a giveaway of not one but three paperback copies of The Daemon Whisperer over on goodreads, so head on over and sign up for your chance to win! (Yes, you must sign up via goodreads for a chance to win.)

I’ll autograph it with whatever you want inside and you’ll get that freshly inked from a squid smell. Hmm, real books! Gotta love ‘em!

 

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Daemon Whisperer by Candice Bundy

The Daemon Whisperer

by Candice Bundy

Giveaway ends March 20, 2013.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

 

Good luck!

 

 

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A Holiday Gift to You (and free ways you can gift back i.e. my wishlist)!

Dec 16th, 2012

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As a holiday gift to my fans I’m reducing the price of  The Daemon Whisperer from now until the end of the year to $.99! It’s only on Amazon for now, but in January it’ll roll out to other markets at the normal price. (I know some of you Nook users have waited a while, sorry about that!)

Amazon is continuing to discount the paperback version to just below $9! So if you’ve held out for a sale, now’s the time! (Especially if you can bundle with other items and save on shipping.)

Some of you have asked how you can support my efforts. The first and most awesome is, of course, by buying my books. I know many of you have already purchased a copy, and you have my enduring heartfelt thanks!

If you’ve read my book or books and feel so moved, I’d love an honest review. It doesn’t have to be long, even a basic star rating goes a long way sometimes towards convincing other readers towards giving a book a chance. You can leave a review as short as twenty words on Amazon, and Goodreads allows for star ratings only if you prefer. Usually when I do reviews I cut and paste the same text between both systems, because I’m lazy like that. ;)

Now on to completely free and almost zero effort ways to help! Anyone who has an Amazon.com account can click the ‘Like’ button on my book pages and my author page. The more ‘Likes’ I have, the more recommendations and visibility my book will receive. At around 50 ‘Likes’ I become eligible for additional promotional spots. Spiffy, no?

How to Like a Book on Amazon

How to Like a Book on Amazon

To like my author page you need to get there first. Check out this next image, it shows how you click on my linked name under my book title.

Browse to Author Page on Amazon

Browse to Author Page on Amazon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then, once you’re there, click on the ‘Like’ button to promote me as an Author. Cause I’m cool! ;)

Like An Author on Amazon

Like An Author on Amazon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another area on the book page you can help out are on the Amazon Book Topic Tags located further on down the page. Just click on all of them you agree on. If you want to there’s a textbox with an Add button next to it where you can add in new topics as well. This helps readers find books when they search on a given topic in Amazon, i.e. ‘cooking’ will bring up books tagged here, and the higher the tag counts the higher the ranking on the search results. ;)

Liking Book Tags on Amazon

Liking Book Tags on Amazon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wasn’t that easy? Now if you really love/’Like’ me, you can hit my other book page, Ripples, and like it too. Do you have other authors you adore out there? I’m sure you do! Go forth and spread some holiday joy around and ‘Like’ a few for fun, now that you know what those little boxes are used for. (Please use responsibly.)

Again, I want to thank everyone for your support over the last few months as I’ve debuted The Daemon Whisperer. I’m in edits on The Dream Sifter, the first in my The Depths of Memory Sci-fi/Horror trilogy, and soon I’ll start posting teasers for you here on the blog as the manuscript firms up.

I’m also continuing work on The Madness Path, and loving the book. It’s well…messier than the first book, and I don’t mean gory. Well, there’s broken bones in the first chapter–fine. I’m just saying, things are shaping up to be pretty out of control. But considering how I’ve named it, this is no surprise, eh?

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The Felt Tips Anthology is Here!

Dec 14th, 2012

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Yeah, you heard me right…

Felt Tips Anthology CoverThe Felt Tips Office Supply Erotica Anthology, edited by Tiffany Reisz, is now officially released, and you can pick up your copy at Smashwords, B&N, or Amazon today! All proceeds–yes 100%–of the proceeds go to a charity that helps underprivileged kids get school supplies, so your gift to yourself this holiday season helps out someone else. Isn’t that wonderful? (BTW I believe we’re not naming the charity online as this is an erotica anthology and the charity concerns kids, and we don’t want to bring undue attention to the charity. And by proceeds, I mean sales post the cut Amazon/B&N/Smashwords take as their due. None of the authors, the cover artist, editors, etc. are getting paid for this endeavor.)

I’m pimping this quality collection of smut because my short story, Open Rack, is included in the collection. Hey, I give to charity too! I do it personally, directly to organizations–sometimes with cash and sometimes with time. Remember me running that 5k for epilepsy? (I think I blogged/tweeted about the importance of prepping first. Hiking regularly does NOT compare! LOL I have no idea what I was thinking!) I also do donations through my winery to specific events we support throughout the year. Basically…I like to find ways to pitch in across the board. When the opportunity came up to take part in a charitable effort via my writing presented itself, it felt like a natural extension of my normal efforts to give back.

My story features IT Geeks in a server room, dealing with uh, underutilized server rack space. Thus the name. ;) There are 43 other stories in the collection, rounding it out at just under 100k words, so your investment will be well spent. #didijustsaythat #yeahidid #movingon

Go forth, read erotica (if that’s up your alley, if not, gift it to someone you know who is so inclined). You’ll support kids who otherwise wouldn’t get the school supplies they need. My thanks in advance for your support.

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Women Out Loud Appearance

Nov 26th, 2012

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I know this is short notice, but Tuesday night, 11/27, at 8pm MST, I’ll be featured on ~LetHer Shine, a radio show brought to you by Women Out Loud. I’ll read from and discuss, The Daemon Whisperer as this week’s ~Behn’s Book.

Women Out Loud is a weekly broadcast that spotlights women through words, writing, reading, and wit. They capture a glimpse of our world every week through four unique segments.

Feel free to send questions for me to answer to: beabehn@gmail.com. I know you have them in you, just…be reasonable people! ;)

The music of the fantastic band Dear Marsha will also be featured on the show, FYI.

You can listen or watch the show, where I’ll ramble incessantly until Shawn Marie (the host) cuts me off. It’s one of my many skills. Tune in and check it out.

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The Daemon Whisperer Release Day #UF #PNR #darkfantasy #demons #magic #horror #indie

Oct 1st, 2012

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The Daemon Whisperer Cover SmallI’ve been working on the Liminals Series concept for about a year and a half now, and it’s wonderful to finally share the first installment with you.

Here’s the blurb and cover for The Daemon Whisperer:

Meriwether Storm discovered the grisly remains of her parents on their living room floor when she was only fourteen, the result of a failed daemon summoning. Meri immediately swore vengeance on the daemon who’d killed her parents, but there was only one problem–she had no idea which one had committed the atrocity.

Before their untimely deaths her parents had trained her intensively in the arts, and Meri used her skills to follow in their footsteps, ever seeking the daemon’s name. Now, despite her years of searching, she’s no closer to the truth and her time is running out. Will she accept a deal from a daemon if it means finally learning the truth? When retribution is the only thing that drives you, how much are you willing to sacrifice before you lose yourself to the cause?

I urge you to go and read Chapter 1 and decide for yourself if this book appeals to you. It’s an Urban Fantasy / Paranormal Romance with horror themes. If it does sound interesting, hop on over to Amazon and pick yourself up a copy. It’s available in eBook now, and will be out in paperback form in November.

If you’re a Goodreads user, you can also find the book here. Even better, enter to win one of two free copies on the Goodreads eBook giveaway by midnight tonight! You never know — you might just get lucky!

A special thanks to all of you who’ve supported me through this journey. An author is nothing without readers, after all. ;)

Also, next Monday night 10/8 I’m hosting an online facebook (on my fb author page) and twitter (#tdw) launch party at 8-9pm MST, where I’ll answer questions and post factoids about the book/series for your amusement. See you then!

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Oh yeah I did that…

May 1st, 2012

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It’s been two months since I’ve given a status update so I wanted to check in a let you all know what I’ve been up to. ;)

In case you missed it, the cover art for The Daemon Whisperer released a few weeks ago. I’m presently ironing out edits with my editor and hope to circulate ARC’s by mid-June. If you’re a reviewer and would like a copy, please let me know and I’ll add you to my list!

Other big news: I’ve lined up Christopher Stewart of Red Aces Media for the artwork on my Depths of Memory Trilogy. I’m very excited to be working with him on this project and we’re in wonderful creative synch. I’ll be posting the covers as they become available, but if you watch our conversations on twitter you may catch glimpses of art here and there as well.

Connected to this news is my decision to self-publish the Depths of Memory Trilogy, with the first book, the Dream Sifter, due out this Winter and the second, Dreams Manifest, due out Spring 2013. I have deep respect for the Indie publisher I was working with originally, but once I’d started down self-pubbing path with my Liminals series I felt it was best to go ahead and handle the others directly as well. I am happy to have delivery dates on this series for you now and look forward to sharing snippets of the first book in Six Sunday’s after Daemon Whisperer releases. :)

One thing I didn’t do, but said I would, was work on a script version of Ripples during April’s ScriptFrenzy. Yeah, my bad. April just got too insane for me: personally, professionally, writerly, all aroundly.

I did manage to plot out a sequel to Ripples titled informally: Twisted Path. I also got the entirely of book two of the Liminals Series plotted out, titled The Madness Path. I’ve even began writing it. And then ‘it’ happened.

Um. Yeah.

A story snuck up on me, the wily beast! Uninvited and unplanned! A dark fiction, untitled, tale I’m not entirely sure deserves to be shown the light of day, and yet there it is. I’m rounding 20k words, so apparently I’m committed at this juncture. Or something. Nonetheless, it will out, and then I’ll get right back to my proper plans and such as. Like The Madness Path, clearly a tale of some repute. Or the last book in my Depths of Memory Trilogy, Forsaken Dreams Pursued.

Yes, right. Because I’d never, ever, write about things which go bump in the night or discomfort your sense of center. Not I.

By the way, what disturbs you? You know, just so I don’t write about it. ;)

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Felt Tips – Office Supply Erotica Anthology #12-12-12

Apr 22nd, 2012

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(taken from Tiffany Reisz’s original post)

FELT TIPS – The World’s Greatest Charity Anthology of Office-Supply-Related Erotica is coming December 12, 2012. Mark your calendars! The anthology, like its readers, will be coming soon!

This is a fantastic compilation and I’m thrilled to have my own short story, Open Rack, included in this anthology. I’ll be sure to update everyone again closer to the release date so you won’t miss your opportunity to help out with the effort to raise funds for charity. :)

One of the fun elements of working on this anthology was coordinating stories with the other writers. Imagine a game of Clue (Colonel Mustard with the Candlestick in the Observatory), but with Office Supplies, Oh My! The Red Swingline Stapler went first, then highlighters, paper clips, fountain pens, and well, all manner of items. Rooms and well, equipment went next.

Suffice it to say, Open Rack is set in a Server Room. That’s all the detail I’m giving you for now. You’ll have to get the anthology and do your part to contribute to our worthy charities to learn the rest. ;)

Learn more about it here … http://tiffanyreisz.com/storytime/121212/

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