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Odin Needs Moar Smell.

Once again I have been desiring to smell good and I can’t resist the delights of Little And Grim. But THIS TIME! My intent was more focused on these FUCKING ADORABLE incense burners that I had been lusting after forever. They have been shaped after their hand carved soaps and I just needed them in permanent form.

But I couldn’t JUST buy the burners, right? Shipping is expensive and ya know. LONG STORY SHORT I have more stinky things to review.

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SUMMER SWEATS WITH ODIN

It is midway into hellseason, and my activity levels have shrunk exponentially. While I spoon my AC for some semblance of sweet relief, permit me to regale you with the happenings of my adventures.

GENERAL SHENANIGANS

The summer is not treating my poor voidorb Hermes well either. His allergies have kicked up to a point where he is scratching himself bloody and shedding a pound of hair an hour. He has a vet appointment today to see what options we have for him, since the injections aren’t effective, and this little fucker turns exorcist if we try to put the pills in him. This cat is BIG and FLEXIBLE. Not even joking, we can’t put Frontline on him because he can TURN HIS FUCKING HEAD AROUND and lick the spot he’s not supposed to be able to reach.

I also had a hell of a time starting to write this post, because he sat in front of my keyboard and would not let me work until I scratched ever single surface of his face and ears.

And Eris is still being her finicky self, so she has to get poked and have an ultrasound to see what’s going on with her liver.

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Lookin’ Like a Summer of Giveaways – Summer Book Bash!

Greetings all! Welcome those of you who have joined me from the Innovative Spec Fiction Book Magnet giveaway! Looks like I have another to announce!

Need to fill those e-readers for summer? This one has a wide variety of genres included, plus a $25 gift card to the grand prize winner to pick out some special goodies for your personal shelves. It is being hosted on BookCave and you can find the link here:

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Odin Limps Toward Health And Other Crap

A looooong bout of silence, my apologies. I have a lot of new things going on in my life, some good. Some bad. Some EUGH. To those of you who are new here, HI! Welcome to my realm of absurdity where nothing is scheduled and timelines are meaningless.

First up PLANT UPDATE!

MORTIMER HAS HIS FIRST SPINE!!

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Innovation Sci-Fi eBooks Giveaway!

Summer is coming…..and that is friggin HOT. It’s too hot to move or do anything, so what better time to get in some new reads then NOW. What’s better than new books? FREE BOOKS!

I am participating in the Innovation Sci-Fi ebooks giveaway, where not only will the winner get a copy of Sleepless Flame, but 34 other books, as well as a 24$ gift card to fill your eReaders with delicious treats! To find out more details on the giveaway, check out the Book Magnet here:

https://mybookcave.com/g/4e1ebebb/

And if you are visiting from the giveaway, HELLO! Welcome to my world of absurdity. Pull up a chair and perchance a snack, and take a look at my tidbits offered. I am sure you will have fun here~

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Odin Has A Green Thumb…..Sorta.

So I have been following this Goth Gardening group on Facebook, and after being extremely jelly of all the wonderous spooky witchy gardens, found this little guy at a Five Below:

Which is perfect, because I live in a little tikes house with no yard or reasonable windowsills where the cats can’t get at.

Hopefully this journey will be fruitful…..despite the fact that I have killed moss in the past…

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Find out More About the World of The Queen of Clocks and Other Steampunk Tales by Science Fiction Writer Crysta K. Coburn During OWS CyCon 2019

Welcome to another guest post for OWS CycCon’t Worldbuilding blog hop! Today I have for you an author of Steampunk Fairytales, and they will be talking about their process creating their fantastical worlds. You can also find a full list of authors and topics on the OWS Cycon website.

Welcome Crysta K. Coburn!

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M.J. Keeley Shares Their Greatest Sci Fi Gadget During OWS CyCon 2019

Hullo to all and welcome to another stop in OWS Cycon’s spiffy Blog Hop! Here we are highlighting awesome Sci Fi tech for other indie authors. Find a full list of participating authors and topics for this hop on the OWS Cycon website.

Greetings Matthew!

Before you tell us about your gadget, what is Turning the Hourglass about?

The novel is set in the 23rd Century after a world war that has killed billions and wiped out entire countries, cultures, and historical records. New time-travelling technology now means historians can visit the past to research and record ancient events, trying to rebuild records and restore a clearer picture of the world’s history. Dyrne Samson – one of these historians – is the protagonist and it soon becomes clear he’s using his time-travelling privileges for ulterior motives.

So what sorts of goodly mechanical machinations will you be telling our readers about today?

The ‘pods’ in my novel are the machines that allow the historians to visit the past. They’re spheres that people can step inside while images from the past are projected onto the interior walls or shell. The historians aren’t technically ‘travelling’ anywhere. The pods use giant telescopes to beam scenes from the past into the pods. The historians can then ‘walk’ around almost like they’re in a giant spherical treadmill, letting them explore the images they’re seeing. However, there’s an inexplicable two-way effect to the pods. This side effect means that sometimes images of the historians are beamed back into the past. So people hundreds of years ago end up seeing blurry silhouettes and figures. This is what ghosts really are.

Dyrne stepped toward the pod. A section of railing had unlocked itself, and the neat door slid open, inviting him in. He climbed the stone stairs to the platform and crossed the threshold, stepping inside the enveloping orb. It supported his weight without budging. He touched its pearly smoothness with both hands.

[…] The sheath door glided into place behind him. Click. The pod chamber sounds beyond the sphere became muted as if he’d been submerged underwater. Static shivered in his ears. Then the familiar shuddering overhead. The groan and whirr of gargantuan machinery shifting, compressing all its power into this little egg. He swallowed a throatful of sand. The rosiness of the surrounding shell began to swirl and melt, like ink dropped in water. The pink twirled into brown, black, navy, green, lime. Then the smoothness of the concave pod morphed and melded into angular shapes and lines and edges. Objects. Furniture. Walls. Shelves. A flat ceiling. Carpet. The light settled into mustard. Dyrne stepped forward and felt the now-invisible pod move under him. The surrounding images of the dull room shifted with him.

And where can people find out more about your stories?

My author booth at Cycon is here and my website is www.matthewkeeley.co.uk
I’m also active on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Goodreads

Finally, you can buy Turning the Hourglass at Black Rose Writing, Amazon and Barnes & Noble!

Thanks to Odin for hosting my post!

For more stops on our World-building Showcase, visit the tour page on the OWS CyCon website. You can also find more great Sci Fi authors and books on our main Sci Fi event page.