Category Archives: Announcements

Give a Writer Two Helping Clicks

Donna Fletcher Crow kindly included Tales of the Dim Knight in a promotion on her site, as she asked reader’s help to optomize her book on Amazon writing:

If you would take a minute to click on the links to my books below— and I’ve included links for 3 of my special friends’ books as well— and make those 2 clicks:

See those stars below the title of the book? If you see a like button, click it. If the button doesn’t appear, roll your cursor over the stars.

Then scroll on down below the reviews. You’ll see a list of tags. The quickest thing to do is simply click on Do you agree with these tags? That will check all the tags, making the title of that book show up more quickly when a reader enters one of those terms in a search. Of course, you can select tags individually or even add new ones if you wish, but one click will do it.

This is a very good idea that we’ll “borrow” and of course return the favor by including Donna’s books here as well as my friend Ray Ellis’ new book, NHI. So, it would be a great help to follow the links below to our books’ amazon pages, click the like button there, and add any appropriate tags.

Tales of the Dim Knight St. Patrick’s Day Sale ($3.17 on 3/17)

I had a recent conversation with Powerhouse about honor St. Patrick’s day.  We thought of many ways we could do this. Powerhouse thought that like St. Patrick drove the snakes out of Ireland, we could drive the lawyers out of his state.

I explained there were many problems with this particular idea and so we agreed on a St. Patrick’s Day sale instead. So for today only, the Tales of the Dim Knight ebook is only $3.17.

You can buy it directly off of Amazon or at Smashwords in any other ebook format.  If you buy off Smashwords, use Coupon Code: CE24E

Authors of Superhero Parody Novel Announce Blog Tour

Authors Adam and Andrea Graham will be available to talk about their novel, Tales of the Dim Knight, on several speculative fiction book review blogs on dates ranging throughout the month of April.

Boise, Idaho—Authors Adam and Andrea Graham announce their Superhero Parody novel, Tales of the Dim Knight, will be touring on several book review blogs from April 1-May 3 of 2011. Released in November of 2010 from Splashdown Books, Tales of the Dim Knight is available at Amazon.com, Barnes&Noble.Com, and direct from the publisher.

Tales of the Dim Knight is a Superhero Fantasy that pays tribute to the superheroes many adults will remember from childhood while parodying the genre’s tropes and gaffes. Mild-mannered janitor and superhero fanboy Dave Johnson gets all his wishes at once when a symbiotic alien enhances all his strengths, giving him a super-imagination able to mold reality to his vision. Follow his zany adventures as he fights crime and corruption while trying to keep his family together and avoid being sued for copyright infringement.

“A truly original premise, Tales of a Dim Knight is a light-hearted escape into the world of superheroes and villains with a thoughtful twist as to what matters most in life,” says Jill Williamson, the Christy award-winning author of By Darkness Hid.

Adam Graham is a paid political columnist for Pajamasmedia.com. He also has short stories published in the anthology Light at the Edge of Darkness, and in the Laser & Sword e-zine. He is host of the the Old Time Superman Radio Show among several other podcasts, including the Great Detectives of Old Time Radio. Mr. Graham holds a general studies Associate of Arts degree from Flathead Valley Community College with a concentration in Journalism.

Andrea Graham co-authored Adam’s first novel, Tales of the Dim Knight. Her short story “Frozen Generation” also appeared in Light at the Edge of Darkness. She studied creative writing and religion at Ashland University. Adam and Andrea live with their cat, Joybell, in Boise, Idaho. They are members of several writers groups, including Lost Genre Guild and American Christian Fiction Writers. Adam is president of their local ACFW chapter, Idahope.

Tales of the Dim Knight is available at Amazon.com and Barnes&Noble.com. The first chapter is available for free at: www.dimknight.com

The Blog tour’s currently scheduled stops are:

3/17/ James Somers http://www.jamessomers.blogspot.com/

3/20  David James http://newauthors.wordpress.com

3/27  David James http://newauthors.wordpress.com

4/1/ April Erwin http://www.projectinga.blogspot.com/

4/3/ Phyllis Wheeler www.Christian-Fantasy-Book-Reviews.com

4/4/ Noah Arsenault http://noahsreads.blogspot.com/

4/4/ Sarah Sawyer www.sarahsawyer.com/blog

4/5/ Tammy Shelnut http://www.bluerosesheart.blogspot.com/

4/6/ Timothy Hicks http://fantasythyme.blogspot.com/

4/7 Joan Nienhuis http://www.bookwomanjoan.blogspot.com

4/8 Carol E. Keen http://carolkeen.blogspot.com/

4/11 Morgan L. Busse http://morganlbusse.wordpress.com

4/14/ Emily LaVigne http://southernfiberreads.wordpress.com/

4/15 Chawna Schroeder http://chawnaschroeder.com

4/22 Frank Creed http://afrankreview.blogspot.com

4/28/ Beckie Burnham http://rbclibrary.wordpress.com

5/3/ Amy Cruson http://the160acrewoods.com

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Please direct all media inquiries to grahams@dimknight.com

Tales of the Dim Knight on Sale During National Read an Ebook Week

In the United States, it’s National Read an Ebook Week from March 6-March 12 and with the help of Smashwords, we’re helping you celebrate. Our ebook, Tales of the Dim Knight usually priced at 4.99 is available off of Smashwords this week for $1.24. Click here and use code RAE75 when you checkout.

Also my digital short, “Your Average Ordinary Alien” is available for free using code RAE100.

Other titles from my publisher Splashdown books are also on sale:

$6.99 Ebooks, currently on sale for $1.75:

Legendary Space Pilgrims by Grace Bridges

Alpha Redemption by P.A. Baines

$5.99 Ebooks, currently on sale for $1.50:

Faith Awakened by Grace Bridges

The Muse by Fred Warren

$4.99 books, currently on sale for $2.50:

The Duke’s Handmaid by Caprice Hokstad
Nor Iron Bars a Cage by Caprice Hokstad

Tales of the Dim Knight Ebook Sale

Ebook readers such as the Kindle and the Ipad. With that in mind, I’m pleased to announce that my wife and I’s new book, “Tales of the Dim Knight” will be reduced to $2.99 (from $4.25) between now and January 2nd.

For the Kindle, the ebook is available directly off of Amazon.

For all other ebook readers, a copy can be purchased here.At checkout, please use the Coupon Code, XZ28F to get the discount.

Also available for free this week is my short ebook, “Your Average Ordinary Alien.” at Smashwords. Use coupon code, “QP43N” when checking out. Reviews for the book can be left on Amazon.

Your Average Ordinary Alien Released as 99 Cent E-book

I’m pleased to announce that I’ve released my short story, “Your Average Ordinary Alien” as en ebook.

Your Average Ordinary Alien tells the story of Kirk Picard Skywalker, a sci fi fanatic who dreams of being abducted by aliens after his girlfriend leaves him and he faces the awful prospect of having to get a real job. Kirk gets his wish, but the aliens are not all what he expected.

Praise for Your Average Ordinary Alien (2007 print version that appeared in the Light at the Edge of Darkness) anthology:

“Your Average Ordinary Alien” made me laugh out loud.”-Debbie Wilson, Christian Book Previews.com

“I love the idea of a hard core SF fan being abducted by aliens and finding out they aren’t so different from us after all. Kirk Skywalker (he changed his name) summed it up best: “I finally get to meet an alien and he tells me that you’re just flying green WASPs.”-Karina Fabian, Virtual Book Tour De ‘Net.

The book is available in the Kindle Store or for the Ipad, Sony Reader, Nook, and other ebook formats at Smashwords.

Tales of the Dim Knight Now Available as an Ebook

Tales of the Dim Knight is now available as an ebook for Kindle and in other formats ahead of its Ebook release.

Tales of the Dim Knight follows the story of the world’s biggest superhero fan after he finds an alien symbiote that gives him superpowers and begins his own superhero career with hilarious results.

In this superhero parody, wepoke fun at and pay homage to Superheroes as varied as Superman, Spider-man,the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and much more.

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Excerpts from Tales of the Dim Knight:

At the tap on his window, Seattle Chief of Police Stone Bachman glanced up from the memo hed been typing up. Great, his Bruce Wayne copycat. The chief pushed away from his desk and opened the window. Maybe he still didnt entirely trust Powerhouse, at least not with prowling around the building like that, but he sure came in handy.

Powerhouse climbed in the window. Its raining out there.

I know. Thats why I had the window closed.

How am I supposed to get in stealthily?

Excerpt #2:

Powerhouse landed, lifted a manhole cover, and flew into the sewer.

He changed back to Dave Johnson, trudged and wriggled a mile or three through the sludge, and climbed out another manhole. Pedestrians gaped at him in a city park and three kids fled away screaming.

Dave bit his lip. Uh . . . turtle power?

Excerpt #3:

Powerhouse skid to a halt outside the glass door to the church swimming pool and an open window. Two cranes suspended the Johnson boys over the pool, lowering them inch by inch. Powerhouse whistled. Good thing I taught them to swim.

The PA speaker crackled. Did you teach them to swim through acid with their hands tied behind their backs and their mouths gagged?

“You know, it’s those things that you don’t think of…”

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Tales of the Dim Knight is available in the Kindle Store as well as on Smashwords in a variety of formats. At both sites, you can get extensive free excerpts on your computer, or sent directly to your Kindle device from the Kindle store.

Tales of the Dim Knight is scheduled for its print release on November 22nd and you can pre-order your copy today.

Sample Ebook for Tales of the Dim Knight Released

We’ve been working very hard this Summer on revisions to Tales of the Dim Knight. You can take a look and see a little of what we’ve been working on, as our free Ebook has been released.

You can read it online or download it for your Kindle, Ipad, or Sony Reader. We hope to soon have this free book available in the Ipad or Sony stores. Unfortunately to make it available on the Kindle store, we’d have to charge at least 99 cents, which wouldn’t work with our free preview cover.

Here’s our blurb:

What happens when the World’s biggest superhero fan gets superpowers? When Mild Mannered Janitor Dave Johnson discovers an alien symbiot that gives him untold powers, there’s only one thing to do. Put on a pair of tights and save the world. In this special free preview, see how Dave’s adventures begin as he faces down drug dealers, car thieves, and the dreaded petty criminals

Tales of the Dim Knight to be Published As a Novel

Andrea and Adam Graham have signed a contract with Splashdown Books to publish their first novel, Tales of the Dim Knight, a superhero spoof. The book is tentatively set for release late this summer.

“I’m excited to acquire this laugh-a-minute adventure by a phenomenal husband-and-wife team, says Grace Bridges, Publisher of Splashdown Books.

In Tales of the Dim Knight, Dave Johnson is a mild mannered janitor by night, ultimate superhero fanboy by day until an alien symbiot enhances all his human abilities, including his imagination, giving him the power to create anything he envisions. The opportunities for comedy are plentiful and the authors pay humorous tribute to every superhero known to man, from Batman to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The story is currently being serialized Laser and Sword Magazine and on the Laser and Sword website.

Adam Graham is a regular political columnist for Pajamas Media whose commentaries also appear at http://adamsweb.us/blog. He has short stories included in the anthology Light at the Edge of Darkness, and in Laser & Sword, of which he is editor in chief. He is also host of the Truth and Hope Report podcast, as well as the Old Time Dragnet Radio Show, The Great Detectives of Old Time Radio, and the Old Time Superman Radio Show. He holds a general studies Associate of Arts degree from Flathead Valley Community College with a concentration in Journalism.

Andrea Graham has two short stories featured in Light at the Edge of Darkness (2007, the Writers Cafe Press.)Chosen of God (co-authored with Adam Graham) and her solo Frozen Generation. Andrea studied creative writing and religion for three years at Ashland University. She is Assistant Editor of her husband’s magazine, an active member of her local American Christian Fiction Writers chapter, and a founding member of the Lost Genre Guild.

Adam and Andrea live in Boise, ID with their cat, Joybell, and enjoy Frisbee golf, walks in the park, and of course, superheroes.

We’re Going Kindle!

A change is happening to the way you read Laser and Sword. I’ve just finished publishing Issue 8 of Laser and Sword magazine. However, you won’t be able to put it in the palm of your hands unless you have a Kindle.

After some careful thought, I’ve decided to cease publishing Laser and Sword as a paper print on Demand Magazine. This will save us valuable time that’s spent trying to get cover art together. As the single issue magazines really weren’t selling, I have to say that I kind of felt like we were wasting the artist’s time.

If you do want to read us print, don’t fear. We’ll be putting out our Annual Edition at the end of the year with a nice cover. But for now, Laser and Sword we’ll serialize the three stories we’ve been doing and we’ll also be posting a Quarterly Issue on Kindle.