Friday, September 3, 2010

Celebrating A New Short Story Collection From Darrell Bain

Today we are celebrating the release of Darrell Bain's new short story collection OOPS!


If you’ve never read Darrell Bain before, then now is the time to consider picking up one of his books. Darrell is without shadow of a doubt a natural storyteller. His individual, highly creative style of writing, often humorous, flows at a natural reading pace that has you drawn into a story before you know it.

Multiple awards under his belt from Fictionwise, EPIC, and Dream Realm, give testimony to the fact that Darrell Bain is a huge talent, his skills producing everything from short stories to novels. His inspiration comes from almost everyday things and occurrences in life. Who else could write the story (Bark!) of Tonto, an ADHD-afflicted, one-testicled little canine, who turns out to be the only thing that can prevent an unintentional invasion from aliens? Darrell also writes in partnership with other authors, with none other than Travis S. Taylor being one of them.

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Oops! is the third collection of stories by Darrell Bain. When Cupid and a Gremlin bump heads, the sparks fly in a rare fantasy story by the author. Others stories in the collection include A Simple Idea, an almost ludicrously simple method of eliminating corruption and idiocy from the political process, one that has been around for centuries but gone unrecognized. Cure for an Ailing Alien finds a nurse who must come up with a cure for an alien, one whose bodily processes are completely unknown. You'll be amazed at her cure! Retribution is the story of unexpected consequences when alien meets human. Robyn's Rock is partially based on a happening in the author's life during a walk with his granddaughter.

The collection is completed by: Coyote Scare, A Steel Trap Mind, The Furniture Formula, Golden Years, Why Read an eBook on Your Computer?, PSI Ability, Another Furniture Formula, The Jack Daniels Bug, Math Madness, The Naughty Bed, and Samantha's Talent.

BUY THE BOOK

WIN - Leave Darrell a comment or question today at his Cyber Launch Party and your name goes in the hat for your choice of Darrell's new book in e or print. Please leave your email address so we can contact you if you are today's winner!

17 comments:

  1. This book sound like it going to be just hillarious can't wait thanks for the awesome contest
    love.mycats@hotmail.com

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  2. Hi Folks! I'm the author of Oops! I hope y'all will enjoy reading the stories. Didn't the publisher do a fantastic job with the cover? The illustration is for the story of the same title as the book.
    I'll be around from time to time during the day if you'd like ask me any questions.

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  3. Morning Darrell and super congrats on the release! I do love that cover, and it sets the tone for the entire collection!

    How long have you been writing Darrell and are all the books in the collection either fantasy or sci fi?

    Enjoy your very special day and hope the new release is a huge bestseller for you!

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  4. Darrell, your book Oops! sounds hilarious. I checked out your website. All of your SF books sound fascinating...especially your Pet Plague series. I've been needing some new SF books to read and now I have a list. :D

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  5. I forgot my email addy:

    jpn_cowgirl@yahoo.com

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  6. I love Darrel's work (hey, isn't it time for another newsletter?)

    kolists a/t gmail d\t com

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  7. To AI: I've been writing for 20 years, had my first book published 13 years ago and now have 50 books published.
    The stories in Oops! are Science fiction, fantasy and humor with one short horror thrown in.
    Thanks for hosting my party!
    Darrell

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  8. To Becca:
    Thanks for checking out my web site. I hope you find lots of books there to entertain you. I've written science fiction, humor, suspense, adventure, non-fiction and one really wild romance.

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  9. To Karen:
    The Bainstorming Blog is now live at my web site www.darrellbain.com
    Notice it is now titled as a blog rather than newsletter. Ain't I getting uptown!
    Darrell

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  10. I had a look at your website too, looks fascinating. I enjoyed reading this post about 'OOPS!', it looks like a lot of fun.

    I will check out your blog too.

    So, what does 'a day in the author's life' look like?

    Valerie
    in Germany
    valb0302@yahoo.com

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  11. A day n an author's life varies. Most days I write some, other days I decide to read instead. Then ther are the idiot dogs to take care of. They each ahve a book about them. "Doggie Biscuit" is a true (well, mostly) story of Biscuit's life as a people and "Bark!" is a science fiction story of an ADHD dog like Tonto saving hte world from an alien invasion. Some days i work on my monthly blog, Bainstorming, which goes live at my website around the 1st of every month. And some days are just helping Betty around the house and wondering when the next royalty check will show up and how much it will be. Authors have to buy groceries just like everyone else!

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  12. Yes, the stories are great and I want a T-shirt with that cover on it. I LOVE the look on the gremlin's face :)

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  13. You are a new to me author. OOPS sounds like a hilarious read.

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  14. http://www.darrellbain.comSeptember 3, 2010 at 6:12 PM

    Parts of it are funny. Parts are serious.
    Darrell
    www.darrellbain.com

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  15. This looks like a great collection. The cover IS fantastic. Looking forward to reading more.

    marypres@gmail.com

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  16. love the cover. cant wait to read this.

    REGINA ROSS
    reginamayr@aol.com

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  17. oh wow this souns awesome and that cover is just cute! Your a new to me author also a plus


    mortalsinN@yahoo.com

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