Per Bastet Publications

Where Timeless Tales Unfold

New Release! Other Earth, Other Stars

otherearthotherstarsPer Bastet Publications is pleased to announce our latest new release. Other Earth Other Stars by Marian Allen.

These stories and poems, most collected from various venues and one brand new, imagine alternate Earth, future Earth, Earthlings in space and on other planets, and people of other planets.

In order to work off-world, you have to have your connection to the ‘net severed. But what if you still hear voices in your head?

In an alternate history, three young friends and their mechanical dog rent an airship for a jolly holiday. Then sky pirates happen.

Can you ever trust a mermayd? They may be charming, but there’s nobody trickier.

A woman begins to wonder exactly who she is after her atoms are reassembled at the end of a transfer.

By land, air, or sea, with two arms or eight, driving lessons are driving lessons.

These stories and poems, most collected from various venues and one brand new, imagine alternate Earth, future Earth, Earthlings in space and on other planets, and people of other planets.

Science fiction. It’s not just ray-guns anymore.

It’s currently available for the Kindle at Amazon for just $2.99, and will be available in print on September 26, 2015! If you must have a print copy sooner, visit us at the Kentuckiana Authors Book Blitz this weekend. We’ll have pre-release copies available!

Now hear this! Audiobooks from Per Bastet

Our motto may be “where timeless tales unfold,” but that doesn’t mean we’re stuck in the days of papyrus scrolls.  Per Bastet Publications is proud to announce that we are in the process of getting our catalog available in audiobook format! You will soon be able to download and listen to our books from Amazon, Audible and iTunes.

Winter Wonderland by T. Lee Harris and Whiskey on the Rocks by Katina French should be available in August, with more titles to come over the next few months.

You could spend your commute listening to radio commercials featuring an annoying car salesman, or you could listen to tales of murder, mayhem, mystery, and humor. We’re pretty sure we know what we’d prefer.

Stay tuned for more news!

Prepare for the Worst… The Worst Book in the Universe

WurstBurg Front 100Per Bastet Publications is pleased to announce the launch of our very first book for kids!

The Worst Book in the Universe is the latest short story collection from the Southern Indiana Writers’ “Indian Creek Anthology” series.

It includes 20 stories set in fictional Wurstburg Middle School, ” the worst school in the universe in the worst town in the universe. ” These stories will be great fun for middle grade readers.

Available in trade paperback and eBook, you can get your hands on The Worst Book in the Universe at Amazon, and any future Per Bastet events.

Proud to sponsor Imaginarium (again!)

We are once again proud to sponsor Imaginarium.

Last year’s event was tremendous, and this year’s should be even better. Imaginarium is a creative writing convention offering a huge array of panel discussions, workshops, and content designed to help writers at all levels improve their craft, manage the business side of writing and market their work effectively. There will also be a film festival, masquerade and literary awards.

If you enjoy creative writing, we highly recommend attending this excellent event.

November brings a Bitter Cold

We had a huge October here at the Temple o’ Bastet! We released two books, including a brand-new Young Adult Paranormal from Marian Allen. We conducted our Day of the Dead Giveaway, sending spooky and delightful books into the hands of readers. We sent T. Lee and Marian to Magna Cum Murder.

Now that it’s November, the temperatures are falling and our schedule will probably be calming down. But not before we have another announcement!

Web Version Bitter ColdWe are proud to announce the publication of Bitter Cold: A Steampunk Snow Queen by Katina French.

This madcap steampunk adventure takes the story of childhood friends Kai and Gerda, and the nefarious Snow Queen, and sets it in The Clockwork Republics, an alternate history where the American states never united and the world runs on mechanical marvels and alchemical enchantment.

In this version Kit (Kai) is a mechanical genius and Greta (Gerda) is a talented alchemist. When Evelyn DeWinter, a woman the papers call the Snow Queen, kidnaps Kit to complete her diabolical device the Eternity Engine, Greta must risk everything to rescue him.

This book features: A kick-butt heroine. A lot of explosions. A touching love story. A jet-propelled clockwork reindeer.

If you enjoyed Disney’s FROZEN, see what the story looks like all steam(punk)ed up!

Available in print ($12.99) and ebook ($2.99).

 

Congratulations to our winners!

Thanks to everyone who entered our DAY OF THE DEAD GIVEAWAY!

And the winners are (drumroll, please):

  • Holly Grier
  • Robin Blankenship
  • Lisa Binion
  • Laura Dogsmom
  • Elaine Orr
  • Tony Acree
  • Nancy Foster
  • Marie Britt

Congratulations to our winners, and thanks to everyone who played.   

Get FREE Books from Per Bastet

We’re so excited about our (frightfully well-timed) October releases, Ghostly Hauntings of Interstate 65 and A Dead Guy at the Summerhouse, we’re having a Day of the Dead Giveaway!

Enter to win, and share with a friend. We’ll be giving away eBook and paperback copies of four of our books, all of which feature a “dead” protagonist.

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It’s Alive! (Or is he?): A Dead Guy at the Summerhouse

DeadGuy-webresWe are pleased to announce our second October release, A Dead Guy at the Summerhouse by Marian Allen.  This young adult paranormal mystery is set in 1968 against the backdrop of the Vietnam War. A young man takes a job with a wealthy eccentric. But things take a strange turn. Can Mitch escape the ghosts of the past, or will he become one himself?

“It was 1968. Like a lot of seventeen-year-old males that summer, I was thinking about death. Not Bobby Kennedy’s or Martin Luther King’s. I was contemplating my own. I could feel my eighteenth birthday looming and I had to wonder if I’d spend my nineteenth in Vietnam, in Canada, in jail, or in the Great Hereafter. It was nearly the last mentioned, and not at the hands of the VC, either. I came this close to having my goozle slit right here at home in good old nothing-ever-happens Faelin, Indiana.” Mitch Franklin thinks he’s got it made when the town’s wealthiest eccentric hires him to look after her two lapdogs. Then he meets her family. Five years ago, the last guy she hired played head games the family and servants are still trying to recover from. He also wound up dead. Now, some people think Mitch might be just like him. Some people think Mitch might BE him, back from the grave. Will Mitch survive the anniversary of his predecessor’s death, or will he be another DEAD GUY AT THE SUMMERHOUSE?

Sounds exciting, right? Take a trip back in time and into the unknown this October. Get your copy today.

It’s a spectral spectacular! Ghostly Hauntings of Interstate 65 is live.

ghostly-hauntingsWe’re proud to announce the re-release of Ghostly Hauntings of Interstate 65 by Joanna Foreman.  Do you feel lucky? This collection of 13 spooky tales, based on fact and folklore, will bring a chill to your spine, just in time for All Hallow’s Eve!

Go to the café, if you dare, but don’t sit in booth #1. Our ghost plays tricks on unsuspecting diners. How did the pristine, red 1968 Mustang arrive on Interstate-65 at midnight without a driver? Oh sure, the fortune teller had warned of a little girl in trouble, but why had she said nothing about pink? Sacred bones, of a prostitute no less, are unearthed during Interstate construction. See how she solves the mystery of a long-forgotten murder. The mansion was moved in preparation for the new highway, but what about the solid gold coffin in the cellar?

Grab your copy today. (But read it with the light on!)

SOOOOOON!

PER BASTET PUBLICATIONS is underway! We’re brand new, and ready to hit the ground running.

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No, all our publications won’t have cats in them, all our publications won’t be about Egypt. We plan to spread out and bring our readers a variety of work that excites us.

Stay tuned.

MasterKen