Author Topic: Strictly Personal! Self-Serving Altruism (scroll to bottom of page 4)  (Read 4699 times)  

Offline robert eggleton

  • Status: Jane Austen
  • ***
  • Posts: 297
  • Gender: Male
  • West Virginia
    • View Profile
    • Lacy Dawn Adventures
Re: On Sale for Christmas: Rarity from the Hollow (scroll to bottom)
« Reply #75 on: November 25, 2017, 06:46:21 AM »
When outside forces threaten, a most unlikely Savior gets the Capitalists and Socialists to cooperate in order to save our universe. Tragedy to Comedy and Satire, proceeds help abused children. Amazon Sale: $5 Savings through Christmas: https://www.amazon.com/Rarity-Hollow-Robert-Eggleton/dp/190713395X/
Robert Eggleton
Lacy Dawn Adventures
Adult Social Science Fiction

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D1F779T

Offline robert eggleton

  • Status: Jane Austen
  • ***
  • Posts: 297
  • Gender: Male
  • West Virginia
    • View Profile
    • Lacy Dawn Adventures
Ever Been to Scotland? Rarity from the Hollow Just Did! (scroll to bottom)
« Reply #76 on: December 10, 2017, 10:42:51 AM »
Thanks, everybody, for reading and contributing to: "Publishers Weekly, How NOT To: My Mistakes" http://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,258802.0.html

Since that post has not received a reply in the last few hours, I decided to update this one to let you know that I took your advice. This morning, I added a new blurb to the Editorial Reviews section of my novel on Amazon.  I also tweeted it:

The abuse in the book is graphic, but the story arc is hopeful: a family recovering and becoming better together. -- Publishers Weekly @PublishersWkly  The paperback and Ebook are both on sale for Christmas: http://amzn.to/2s6O4yK  Proceeds help abused children: www.childhswv.org

Robert
« Last Edit: December 21, 2017, 03:27:41 AM by robert eggleton »
Robert Eggleton
Lacy Dawn Adventures
Adult Social Science Fiction

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D1F779T

Offline robert eggleton

  • Status: Jane Austen
  • ***
  • Posts: 297
  • Gender: Male
  • West Virginia
    • View Profile
    • Lacy Dawn Adventures
Ever Been to Scotland? Rarity from the Hollow Just Did! (scroll to bottom)
« Reply #77 on: December 21, 2017, 03:45:46 AM »
Hi,

The list of countries represented in the international movement to sensitive readers to the huge social problem of child maltreatment thru a comical and satiric SciFi adventure continues to grow. Rarity from the Hollow had appeared on book blogs all over the world, totally free trips with no other incentives other than the love for books and for the cause of helping needful kids. Yesterday, the book made a return trip to India and received a great review by an honest book blogger, but the real news is that Lacy Dawn, the protagonist, finally had an opportunity to visit Scotland -- a first. This makes 29 countries on her all expenses free tour of the world, a long way from our home in West Virginia, U.S. -- a place from which few escape. Plus, as some of you are aware, half of author proceeds are donated to a nonprofit agency that does a great job saving kids from horrific circumstances. Millions of American children will spend this holiday in temporary shelters. A lot more world-wide are likely to spend their respective holidays in worse conditions. Having once been the director of emergency children's shelters in West Virginia, it is still heartbreaking to think about children not having a (real) family during Christmas. I remember the faces, the smiles and thank yous for the presents from staff, but. 

Here is what Emerald Books said about Rarity from the Hollow, after it had waited in line for months for a free review:

..an unusual tale of sci-fi fantasy with intriguing twists and turns that will easily captivate the adult reader's attention from the beginning..a quirky and adventurous story in a very vivid and convincing way..the characters are drawn with great credibility and integrity." http://amzn.to/2BoLWfe This review is so fresh that it is still waiting in line to be posted on the Emerald Books blog.

Happy Holidays!

Robert 


Robert Eggleton
Lacy Dawn Adventures
Adult Social Science Fiction

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D1F779T

Offline robert eggleton

  • Status: Jane Austen
  • ***
  • Posts: 297
  • Gender: Male
  • West Virginia
    • View Profile
    • Lacy Dawn Adventures
Re: Of the hundreds, one of my favorite book reviews (scroll to bottom)
« Reply #78 on: December 29, 2017, 02:36:39 PM »
Rarity reminds me of Ursula K. Le Guins The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas, mixed with Douglas Adams Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, and Eggleton has convinced me that such radically different story-telling styles can not only co-exist in a single book, but can actually play off each other brilliantly if balanced correctly. The believable struggle and darkness of the Hollow breaks your heart while the outlandish solutions to Lacy Dawns problems feel not only believable (by some stroke of genius on Eggletons part), but deserved and bright. In addition to being an expertly crafted story, Rarity did something that most pop fiction doesnt usually do: it made me ask questions.

https://cheapreads.wordpress.com/2016/06/11/rarity-from-the-hallow-robert-eggleton/comment-page-1/#comment-120

Holiday Sale: http://amzn.to/2s6O4yK Proceeds help abused children: www.childhswv.org
Robert Eggleton
Lacy Dawn Adventures
Adult Social Science Fiction

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D1F779T

Offline robert eggleton

  • Status: Jane Austen
  • ***
  • Posts: 297
  • Gender: Male
  • West Virginia
    • View Profile
    • Lacy Dawn Adventures
Re: Radio Interview Re: Rarity from the Hollow (scroll to bottom)
« Reply #79 on: January 09, 2018, 07:18:31 AM »
Yvonne Mason reports thousands of listeners to her broadcasts, but it is hard for me to imagine that people in this day and age of instant gratification, tweets, sound bites, and clips actually invest the time to pay attention to radio interviews about books. In any case:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/yvonnemason/2017/01/27/auhtor-robert-eggleton
Robert Eggleton
Lacy Dawn Adventures
Adult Social Science Fiction

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D1F779T

Offline robert eggleton

  • Status: Jane Austen
  • ***
  • Posts: 297
  • Gender: Male
  • West Virginia
    • View Profile
    • Lacy Dawn Adventures
Re: Video Trailer: Rarity from the Hollow (bottom of page 4)
« Reply #80 on: January 24, 2018, 11:12:39 PM »
Rarity from the Hollow is an award winning adult social SciFi novel that raises funds to help abused children -- tragedy>comedy>satire, including political parody about the Trump administration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSWU38kbZbA&feature=youtu.be

Please let me know if you like the video or not. It can be changed. Thanks, Robert
Robert Eggleton
Lacy Dawn Adventures
Adult Social Science Fiction

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D1F779T

Offline robert eggleton

  • Status: Jane Austen
  • ***
  • Posts: 297
  • Gender: Male
  • West Virginia
    • View Profile
    • Lacy Dawn Adventures
Re: Free SciFi Fanzine from Israel: Rarity from the Hollow (bottom of page 4)
« Reply #81 on: February 06, 2018, 03:08:37 PM »
Released Today (2-6-18)! Rarity from the Hollow appears in Cyber Cozen, Israels longest running Science Fiction Fanzine. the novel received a very cool review by Amazing Stories Magazine: Amusing at times, shocking at others, a touching and somehow wonderful SFF read. Full review: http://bit.ly/2kbsAlV Purchase: $2.99 / $22.86: http://amzn.to/2lF5BPS This novel was also honored by David Brin (NASA Scientist and award winning SciFi author) having read and blurbed: A fun, sometimes cleverly-gonzo, and even inspiring tale about an undaunted girl's close encounter of the weird kind. Here's the link to a review that nailed the political parody, connected the tragedy with the comedy, and its overall child welfare interests (half of author proceeds are donated) within the climate of adversity in America: https://www.amazon.com/gp/customerreviews/
R2RAXNLSHTUDUF/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=190713395X -- Leybl Botwink (Editor) Check it out its for a good cause!

Printed for over 29 years, if interested in receiving Cyber Cozen free by email in English or Hebrew, contact: leybl_botwinik@yahoo.com Each issue includes monthly news in the SciFi field, including book and movie reviews. This issue is Vol. XXX No. 02 Feb. 2018. To check out past issues from 1992, the main repository is: http://www.kulichki.com/antimiry/cybercozen/
Robert Eggleton
Lacy Dawn Adventures
Adult Social Science Fiction

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D1F779T

Offline robert eggleton

  • Status: Jane Austen
  • ***
  • Posts: 297
  • Gender: Male
  • West Virginia
    • View Profile
    • Lacy Dawn Adventures
Re: Emotional Closures: Rarity from the Hollow (bottom of page 4)
« Reply #82 on: February 13, 2018, 10:50:28 AM »
The Chocolate Lady's Book Review Blog: Guest Blog Post: "Rarity from the Hollow" on "Emotional Closures in Fiction and Reality" by Robert Eggleton http://drchazan.blogspot.com/2016/05/guest-blog-post-rarity-from-hollow.html?spref=tw

An award winning adult social science fiction novel filled with tragedy, comedy, satire, and political parody. Available at all book outlets.  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B017REIA44/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

Half of author proceeds are donated to the prevention of child abuse. Please see and like:https://www.facebook.com/Lacy-Dawn-Adventures-573354432693864/
 
Robert Eggleton
Lacy Dawn Adventures
Adult Social Science Fiction

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D1F779T

Offline robert eggleton

  • Status: Jane Austen
  • ***
  • Posts: 297
  • Gender: Male
  • West Virginia
    • View Profile
    • Lacy Dawn Adventures
Re: Another Cool Review: Rarity from the Hollow (bottom of page 4)
« Reply #83 on: March 07, 2018, 09:29:06 AM »
Award Winning Adult Social #SciFi: Dark and chilling, yet strangely comical in places, Rarity from the Hollow is both entertaining and thought provoking." http://bit.ly/2FBpcJU @SimmillKj Proceeds () are donated to prevent child abuse. Purchase: http://amzn.to/2lF5BPS Updates: http://bit.ly/2mHgT5P #ASMSG https://darrienia.com/2017/01/30/book-review-rarity-from-the-hollow-by-robert-eggleton/
Robert Eggleton
Lacy Dawn Adventures
Adult Social Science Fiction

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D1F779T

Offline robert eggleton

  • Status: Jane Austen
  • ***
  • Posts: 297
  • Gender: Male
  • West Virginia
    • View Profile
    • Lacy Dawn Adventures
Re: A Gift that Keeps on Giving: Rarity from the Hollow (bottom of page 4)
« Reply #84 on: March 19, 2018, 01:39:48 PM »
From last Christmas, a gift that keeps on giving, a kind donation by Rukia Publishing to the Rarity from the Hollow project: https://mailchi.mp/33a38820b3a5/book-promotion-services-for-indie-authors 75% of proceeds donated to Children's Home Society of West Virginia.

Distributed as an online newsletter, this post includes the blurb, a couple of review excerpts, a link to a review by Amazing Stories Magazine, and a link to Amazon.
Robert Eggleton
Lacy Dawn Adventures
Adult Social Science Fiction

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D1F779T

Offline robert eggleton

  • Status: Jane Austen
  • ***
  • Posts: 297
  • Gender: Male
  • West Virginia
    • View Profile
    • Lacy Dawn Adventures
A Great Author Interview: Rarity from the Hollow (bottom of page 4)
« Reply #85 on: March 27, 2018, 12:56:37 PM »
2-19-18 Author Interview: His debut novel, a science fiction comedy entitled Rarity from the Hollow, evolved from his experiences... Ive read it and its not only outstanding but well-worth reading. You can find the review I wrote a while back here. https://marcha2014.wordpress.com/2018/02/19/robert-eggleton-the-man-behind-a-landmark-story-to-combat-child-abuse/ Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkbusks811Q&feature=share Please like: https://www.facebook.com/Lacy-Dawn-Adventures-573354432693864/ Purchase (117 reviews): https://www.amazon.com/dp/B017REIA44/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1
Robert Eggleton
Lacy Dawn Adventures
Adult Social Science Fiction

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D1F779T

Offline robert eggleton

  • Status: Jane Austen
  • ***
  • Posts: 297
  • Gender: Male
  • West Virginia
    • View Profile
    • Lacy Dawn Adventures
Re: Excellent Character Interview (bottom of page 4)
« Reply #86 on: April 05, 2018, 06:27:41 AM »
" Hey there all you androids and extra terrestrials, you've landed on Lisa Burton Radio, the only show out there that interviews the characters you love from the books you have to read. I'm your host, Lisa the robot girl, and with me in the studio today is Lacy Dawn. Welcome to the show, Lacy.

Rest of Interview: https://coldhandboyack.wordpress.com/2017/03/02/rarity-from-the-hollow-on-lisa-burton-radio/

Robert Eggleton
Lacy Dawn Adventures
Adult Social Science Fiction

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D1F779T

Offline robert eggleton

  • Status: Jane Austen
  • ***
  • Posts: 297
  • Gender: Male
  • West Virginia
    • View Profile
    • Lacy Dawn Adventures
For the first time in its existence, this huge national organization has endorsed a work of fiction as a public awareness and fund-raising strategy. "Social worker, author and NASW member Robert Eggleton is using science fiction and satire to raise awareness about child abuse and neglect and raise money for the Children's Home Society of West Virginia. Learn more about his new book on NASW's Social Workers Speak website: http://www.socialworkersspeak.org/hollywood-connection/author-uses-science-fiction-satire-to-raise-awareness-about-child-abuse-and-neglect.html
Robert Eggleton
Lacy Dawn Adventures
Adult Social Science Fiction

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D1F779T

Offline robert eggleton

  • Status: Jane Austen
  • ***
  • Posts: 297
  • Gender: Male
  • West Virginia
    • View Profile
    • Lacy Dawn Adventures
Re: Amazing Stories Mag Opens to Submissions (bottom of page 4)
« Reply #88 on: April 23, 2018, 06:16:16 PM »
Amazing Stories Magazine opened to submissions today. Here's its review of Rarity from the Hollow:

Amusing at times, shocking at others, a touching and somehow wonderful SFF read. -- Amazing Stories Magazine: http://bit.ly/2kbsAlV  Purchase: http://amzn.to/2lF5BPS  Proceeds help maltreated children (75% donated). #sciencefiction #ASMSG

I'm submitting!
Robert Eggleton
Lacy Dawn Adventures
Adult Social Science Fiction

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D1F779T

Offline robert eggleton

  • Status: Jane Austen
  • ***
  • Posts: 297
  • Gender: Male
  • West Virginia
    • View Profile
    • Lacy Dawn Adventures
Re: Author Academy Awards (bottom of page 4)
« Reply #89 on: May 03, 2018, 06:56:22 AM »
Rarity from the Hollow was nominated, vetted, and accepted into the competition for the Author Academy Awards. Please consider voting for it on page 11, Science Fiction Books. Scroll down from the top of the main page to a big rectangle that has Nonfiction Books on top. Theres an arrow on the right. Click it ten times to get to SF Books and click on the book cover (attached).  Its free and easy. Proceeds help abused children. https://authoracademyawards.com/?inf_contact_key=573177714033b3d03e6bc364140c12038e6d8927b51747948b52b10d94df88f3
Robert Eggleton
Lacy Dawn Adventures
Adult Social Science Fiction

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D1F779T

Offline robert eggleton

  • Status: Jane Austen
  • ***
  • Posts: 297
  • Gender: Male
  • West Virginia
    • View Profile
    • Lacy Dawn Adventures
Re: New Edition Self-Published
« Reply #90 on: May 15, 2018, 09:22:47 AM »
I've sure learned a lot. To those who helped: THANKS!

"..unique plot, story and characters..the journey they each have to go to get out of the dark is fantastic.." https://bit.ly/2IFVMvW @EmilyAnnWalsh09 #ASMSG #sciencefiction Check it out: https://amzn.to/2wFg1F7 Proceeds help abused children. Nominated for an Author Academy Award.
Robert Eggleton
Lacy Dawn Adventures
Adult Social Science Fiction

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D1F779T

Offline robert eggleton

  • Status: Jane Austen
  • ***
  • Posts: 297
  • Gender: Male
  • West Virginia
    • View Profile
    • Lacy Dawn Adventures
New Guest Post on The Ardent Reader: Self-Serving Altruism https://bit.ly/2IxD4U2 @ejhcurtis 2018 Edition just released https://amzn.to/2wFg1F7 #sciencefiction #ASMSG 50% of proceeds donated to help abused children.
Robert Eggleton
Lacy Dawn Adventures
Adult Social Science Fiction

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D1F779T