Tesla’s Stepdaughters – Chapter 16 Excerpt

Tesla's Stepdaughters“I was surprised that you played Memories of Dust and the two new songs too, for that matter.”

“The songs about you, do you mean?” asked Penny.

“Yes. Memories of Dust is a solo work.”

“Piffy said it was your favorite,” said Ruth.

“You did it just for me?”

They both nodded.

“That reminds me of a question I had. How come all the solo albums?”

“We write a lot of songs,” said Penny.

“I know. I understand Memories of Dust and Recompense. Both of those were recorded after you broke up, but what about the ones before 1970?”

“He really is a fan,” laughed Ruth.

“We all had too many songs to put just on Ladybugs albums, so we made our own too.”

“Yes, but why not just make them all Ladybugs albums?”

“You can’t put out six or seven Ladybugs albums a year.”

“Why not?”

Penny stared at him for a minute. “Well, um… it’s… it’s all very complicated music industry stuff that you wouldn’t understand.”


“What are your plans after the show?” Penny quickly asked.

“Well, I know you like to eat afterwards, so I thought we could go for a steak. What do you think?”

“Shit yeah. Do you mind if we invite Ruth and Steffie?”

“No, of course not. What about Piffy?”

“She’s got business this evening… business business. I don’t know what exactly. They’re probably going to make an Ep!phanee doll. When you pull the string, it looks at itself in the mirror.”

“Not in front of the man,” admonished Ruth.

“Okay, okay.”

“What do you mean, not in front of the man?”

“We don’t make disparaging remarks about each other in front of you,” she explained.

“Are these rules written down somewhere?”

“Yes, but you’re not allowed to see them.”

“That’s one of the rules too,” said Penny, arching one eyebrow. Andrews couldn’t tell if they were being serious or not.

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Tesla’s Stepdaughters now just $7.79 in Trade Paperback

Tesla’s Stepdaughters is now discounted in Trade Paperback format. Originally $9.99, now you can pick up your copy for only $7.79. There is no time limit and you don’t need a coupon, but you must purchase it directly from City of Amathar Press in order to get the discount. Follow the link below to the City of Amathar Press Print Shop.


Tesla’s Stepdaughters in Digest Paperback– now just $5.59

Tesla’s Stepdaughters is now discounted 30% in Digest Paperback format. Originally 7.99, now you can pick up your copy for only $5.59. There is no time limit and you don’t need a coupon, but you must purchase it directly from City of Amathar Press in order to get the discount. Follow the link below to the City of Amathar Press Print Shop. 

Tesla’s Stepdaughters Preview at Feedbooks.

A special preview of Tesla’s Stepdaughters is now available for download at Feedbooks.com.  As with Princess of Amathar, you can download a good-sized sample of Tesla’s Stepdaughters from any of the ebook stores where you find it.  Feedbooks was such a great help in getting my name recognized when I was starting out a couple of years ago, that I wanted a presence there, even though they are not carrying the book.  If you want to check it out, follow the link below.

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Tesla’s Stepdaughters at Kobo Books

If you own a Kobo Touch Reader, or any of the previous models of Kobo products, just a reminder that you can purchase my book Tesla’s Stepdaughers from Kobo for 99 cents.  Follow this link: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Teslas-Stepdaughters/book-14z8nyzYu0a5gCKPCferXw/page1.html

In a world where men are almost extinct, someone is trying to kill history’s greatest rock & roll band. Science Police Agent John Andrews must negotiate a complicated relationship with Ep!phanee, the band’s lead singer; drummer Ruth De Molay, bassist Steffie Sin, and the redheaded clone lead guitarist Penny Dreadful, as he protects them and tries to discover who wants to kill the Ladybugs.

Not only that, but you can still be the first one to review this book on their site.  Hope you like it.

Work in Progress: Sons of Armageddon

I wasn’t planning on writing a sequel to Tesla’s Stepdaughters, but the plot just came to me one day and I whipped out an outline and wrote the first few chapters.  That’s kind of the way Tesla’s Stepdaughters itself happened.  It just came out.  I think this story will be a good one, and this could be the start of a series of John Andrews detective stories, but I probably won’t get to this book this year.

Tesla’s Stepdaughters – New Cover & New Price

When I first published Tesla’s Stepdaughters with a cover very much like this one, I included the description on the front– “A bitchin’ cool sci-fi rock & roll detective story.”  My wife immediately objected to this, in particular the word “bitchin’,” saying it was off-putting.

Now the book is selling just about as well as my other books, but the sales patterns are very different.  It’s not selling as well in certain areas as the other books are.  So, I’m thinking maybe she was right, at least for those places.  Anyway, the cover is much the same, though without the descriptive text.

The ebook price is also now lower–  99 cents.  It’s already dropped in price at Smashwords and Amazon and should follow soon at all fine ebook stores.

Tesla’s Stepdaughters – Special Coupon Price

All through the month of February, Tesla’s Stepdaughters is available in any ebook format for just 99 cents.  This is only available at Smashwords using the coupon code SJ33J.

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