Smashwords Summer/Winter Sale

No sooner than I signed up with Smashwords (again) than they start their 2017 July Summer/Winter Sale.

Both of my books, currently available on the site, are now available for 75% off (Discount code “SSW75”)

Zombie Leza $4.99 Now $1.25 (from July 1 to July 31, 2017, using code “SSW75”)

The Demons Within $4.99 Now $1.25 (from July 1 to July 31, 2017, using code “SSW75”)

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Back on smashwords!

After a long hiatus, I’m back on

I’ve always had better sales, while receiving more money, on the site, and they offer readers more options. Unfortunately, when they terminated my earlier contract, they also deleted readers abilities to update their books.

If anyone has ever purchased my books on smashwords, drop me a note at and I’ll send you a coupon to switch over the a new version (once I start posting my older books).

For now, I’ve listed my two newest books on Smashwords: Zombie Leza and The Demons Within.

To help promote my new presence on the site (I’m now listed as Vincent Berg, instead of Crumbly Writer), I’m offering a 25% discount on Zombie Leza, valid until July 22, 2017. The discount code is “AN67J“.

I’m planning to release the following books soon:

Demonic Issues:

  1. The Demons Within $4.99
  2. Speaking With Your Demons $5.99

After that I’ll post The Cuckoo’s Progeny and Singularity, though I’ll post one at at time, giving smashwords members a chance to absorb them (and for me to relearn how to process the SW files). I’ll post each new book listed on SW here, along with any new discount codes for my loyal readers.

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“The Demons Within” available for pre-order

The Demons Within

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Fairy tales are more than true:
not because they tell us that dragons exist,
but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.

Neil Gaiman

My long-delayed newest book, The Demons Within, available on April 26th, is available as an Amazon pre-order. During that time, I’m offering eight (8) free copies via a giveaway.

Story Description:

Phil Walker was a normal man, until the demons invaded his mind. Unsure whether they were real, he resisted until they threatened someone’s life, and then took action. The results were immediate. He was questioned by the police, laughed at and insulted, but the homeless man he defended reported his schizophrenia was cured. After that, everything Phil once knew was turned upside down.

Eager to understand his visions, he seeks answers, only to face skepticism and hostility from the medical community. Does it really matter if he’s technically insane if he cures hundreds? As Phil battles his inner demons, he wrestles with where they originated and how they impact him and his health. However, the question remains: are his unusual skills an otherworldly phenomenon, the results of disease or a gift from above?


This is an interesting book, as it crosses a number of book genres. Nominally a science fiction story, it include demons, dragons, devils and fairies, and explores how one might attempt to promote an alternative medicine if they couldn’t defend how it functions, even though it’s efficacy is clear.


The giveaway has completed with the largest number of bidders, almost 1,200, I’ve ever received for a contest, with winners ranging from the UK, Canada, Australia and, of course, the U.S.

If you didn’t get picked, or didn’t discover the contest in time, the book is now on sale on Amazon.

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New Print Covers

I’ve been playing around with new wrap-around covers (where the front cover image wraps around the spine and back page, instead of a simply solid-cover spine and back cover). I realize few of you order my print books, and can’t see the other covers when ordering, but to promote the new changes, I’m decreasing the new books from $14.99 to only $9.99.

I’m mainly focusing on upcoming covers, so I can’t reveal them all yet, but here are three newly revised covers, so you can get an idea of what they look like.

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New Book: The Cuckoo’s Progeny

New Book

The Cuckoo’s Progeny

Not-Quite Human 1

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Al and Betty aren’t like their classmates. They’ve developed particular skills which set them apart, and which sets them in a search for mysteries which eventually leads them in a search for their origins, and the long interstellar trip home

Searching out others like them, they build a crew to search for a ship which will hopefully take them to a home they’ve never known, to a reception they aren’t sure will be welcoming.

The first book in the three book “Not-Quite Human” trilogy.

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Books available on

It’s taking a little while, but I’m slowly getting my books up on (since I walked away from smashwords over their inability to resolve their continuing processing errors).

The following books are currently available on


The Nature of the Game

Stranded in a Foreign Land

Not-Quite Human:

The Cuckoo’s Progeny


1) An Unknown Attraction

2) Trying to be Normal

3) Normalcy is Harder Than it Looks

4) Racing the Clock

5) Touring Under Pressure

6) Building a Legacy

Great Death:

1) Clinging to Hope As the World Falters

(previously published as (“Love and Hope During the Great Death”)

2) Grappling With Survival

3) Seeding Hope Among the Ashes

Books will eventually be available on Nook, iBooks and Kobo.

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Moving Books to

Given my recent troubles with smashwords (and their inability to correct the constant errors in their converter), I’m in the processing of moving my library of books over to

I just moved the first one, “Stranded”, currently available for $5.99. The next will be “The Nature of the Game”, when it’s published on April 27th. I’ll publish the rest of my books one at a time after that.   $5.99


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