Stuff From My Folks’ Basement, Episode Four

Here it is, everyone.

The long overdue update on the migration of various crap from my folks’ basement to my place continues.

Backstory: When my wife and I got married and moved to our new place, I left behind a lot of stuff stored away in my parents’ basement. My wife was, for some odd reason, a little hesitant about having her semi-packrat husband bring all that stuff over to her nice, new clean basement. (Un?)Fortunately, my parents want their basement back. So, I’ve managed to sell her on the idea that this can be a fun series of blog posts for you guys and gals to enjoy. Wish me luck.

Main Course: Keeping this update to just books to avoid incurring the wrath of my wife right off the bat.

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Let’s start off with a bang. Here we have an almost complete set of the original Dune series by the late, great Frank Herbert. If you’re a fan of sci-fi and haven’t read read these yet, I’m sure you’ll be in for a real treat when you decide to give them a shot. If you’ve been avoiding the series because of that David Lynch movie (which I  thought still had its charms), you’ve been doing yourself an injustice. Continue reading

Facelift

Me again.

Some of you may have noticed the new look of the site. Hopefully it’s  for the better. Doesn’t seem to be acting weird or anything like that (so far…).

However, I’ll be doing some testing and tweaking over the next few days to make sure everything is displaying properly for everyone – but I’m sure it’ll be fine.

Right now, I need some sleep.

‘Night, everyone.

[Quick edit: Forgot to add that there's now a "Like" thingy on the left side for Facebook. I'd greatly appreciate it if I can get that number higher than 14.]  :)

All Thawed Out And Nowhere To Go

Hi folks,

Not to worry. I’m still alive.

Looks I made it through the Canadian winter (and didn’t lose a single sled-dog!), and I can finally hang up the snow shovel and break out the garden tools again. Maybe I’ll pop up some pictures later in the season.

Now, for the weird news. As many of you know, I have a policy of giving out free copies of Episode Three to anyone who’s in a tough spot. Last Sunday, I received a Google Alert directing me to a page containing the following forum post:

1aThat’s basically a request for a pirated copy of my book. Whoever fulfills this quest is apparently rewarded with forum funny-money.

Could have handled that a few ways, ranging from a “How dare you?!” to just shrugging my shoulders and ignoring it. I chose this route: replyI figured I’d at least offer an olive branch and see what happens. After all, perhaps this person didn’t know about my policy, and is in a genuine tough spot?

Now, I’d love to make up a Hollywood ending to this story, but the truth is that that entire thread was deleted a few hours later.

Well, that was pretty anti-climactic, wasn’t it? Was it removed by a moderator or the poster? I don’t know. Either way, I haven’t been contacted by anyone recently.

However, the offer still stands. Mr [redacted, you know who you are], please email me if you want a copy.

Also, I know everyone is getting a touch antsy waiting for Episode Four. Rest assured, it’s in the works. I’m also working on getting Episodes Five and Six out in short order (i.e. this year), but we’ll see how that works out. More details to follow next week.

Until next time, folks.

Daylight S***** Time

Hey folks,

Hope everyone’s been keeping warm and cozy. Been a crazy winter in terms of low temperatures and snow up here.

Sorry for the lack of recent updates, but end-of-January and the whole month of February were just ridiculous at the day job. In fact, it just slowed down from “insane” to “slightly nuts”. Sad to say I didn’t get as much done as I would have liked on Episode Four, but I’ll see if I can still get it out in a reasonable timeframe for everyone.

I’ve got a bunch of posts queued up, including a few “Stuff from my Folks’ Basement” ones for those of you that enjoyed seeing my collection of weird junk, so stay tuned for that.

Well, the phone just started ringing again at my desk, so looks like my impromptu break is over.

Catch you later, folks.

Down with the sickness

Hi folks,

Been down (and still down, actually) with the flu, hence the lack of updates.

I think I’ll be getting that flu shot next year (even if our secret one-world government overlords do use it to track you). :P

Also, I just responded to a few backlogged emails, so apologies for any late replies.

Going to try to get some more work done on Episode Four before the meds kick in. Wish me luck.

Remember, don’t impulse-buy any gym memberships!

Hi folks,

Just wanted to wish everyone a belated Happy New Year!

Hope my neighbours to the south are keeping warm and cozy – there’s some nasty weather out there right now. Not that it’s too much better up here right now, mind you – we had windchills of -40C today.

All said, I hope all of you really do have a happy new year.

Now, enough rambling. I’m off to bed and some much needed sleep.

Merry Christmas Eve-Eve

Hi folks,

Two days until Santa! Hope everyone’s finished up on their holiday shopping. If not, why not buy that special someone a copy of Artifice: Episode Three? :P

In all seriousness, hope you guys and gals are having a great holiday season. I’ve just finished notifying the last batch of giveaway winners from Saturday. If you didn’t win, there are still two more giveaways left, so keep your fingers crossed. :)

Also, I know that there are many of you that are having hard times, and genuinely can’t afford to purchase Episode Three. As stated in the FAQ, if you are unable to purchase Episode Three, send me an email at questions@kpalexander.com and I will see about getting you a little Christmas present. :) Again, my only stipulation is that you don’t abuse this honour system (and, if possible, please tell a friend or leave a review).

Happy Holidays!

Quick Update on Episode Three

Hi Folks!

Hope you guys and gals are enjoying Artifice: Episode Three right now.

This is just a quick update to let everyone know that Episode Three should now be live in all but two retailers – Sony and the Apple iBookstore. Will have links on the right-hand sidebar here as soon as they’re live.

Also, regarding the Episode Three giveaway,  I’ve notified the first batch of ten winners. If you weren’t among them, there’s still three more giveaways left this month, so don’t give up hope just yet.

That’s it for now. Hope the holiday season’s been nice to everyone so far.

Get Artifice: Episode Three for Free!

Hi everyone,

As promised, I’ll be doing a giveaway for Artifice: Episode Three.

Here’s how it works: first, sign up for either my “New Release Mailing List” over to the right hand side.

Then, over the next four weeks, I’ll be selecting ten random readers each Saturday to receive a free copy of Episode Three! I’ll then send off a Smashwords coupon code to you, allowing you to download the book for free!

If you win, and you’ve already purchased Episode Three, you’ll have my eternal thanks, and then be put in a list of readers to receive a copy of Episode Four when it’s released.

Good luck and happy holidays, everyone!

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