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The Fifth House is here

My new book, The Fifth House, is out today!

Following closely on the events of The Only City Left, Allin Arcady searches for his lost love. Tyena Branch struggles to scavenge enough food to keep her mother and herself alive. And in the cat city of Pudlington, the uneasy truce between humans and felines is already faltering.

Into this turmoil enters the true power behind Doyle Arcady’s reign... The Fifth House.

DRM-Free everywhere. Free Kindle version with purchase of the softcover. No werebeasts were harmed in the making of this book.

Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Fifth-House-Only-City-Left-ebook/dp/B00VNBZQUE/ Softcover: http://www.amazon.com/Fifth-House-Only-City-Left/dp/1511568291/
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Andy_Goldman_The_Fifth_House?id=L2d3CAAAQBAJ Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/537533 iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-fifth-house/id989048359?l=en&mt=11

Need to catch up? Find the links to Book 1, The Only City Left, at http://atgoldman.com/?page_id=2557

Early Reviews for The Fifth House:

1) Mack Moyer: http://www.mackmoyer.com/?p=118

“It seems like every novel taking place after the fall of human civilization spends chapter upon chapter telling us how things like zombies and laser swords came about. Goldman does none of that. His world is full of talking cats, ghosts, monsters and tiny coils that can turn you into a werebear (or perhaps a squid). It’s just awesome for the sake of being awesome.”

2) Ryan Toxopeus: http://ryantoxorants.blogspot.ca/2015/04/review-fifth-house-by-andy-goldman.html

“The way themes re-emerged from the first book to be bigger and badder than before was excellent. The voices of the two main characters were distinct. I found myself liking Allin's humour more than Tyena's straight shooting attitude, but both were well written.”

3) Galit Balli: http://thereadingbud.com/2015/05/05/book-review-the-fifth-house-arc/

“I had high expectations from this book as I just finished reading the first only a few weeks ago and I am so happy it didn’t fall and this book was such a wonderful read. It was fast paced with lots of action scenes and twists and turns that can make you scream at the book.”
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Thanks for the half-a-world-away share, +Rick Wayne!
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Pork Chop Express is about to roll again.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is in negotiations to star in and produce a remake of John Carpenter ‘s cult classic Big Trouble in Little China that will be written by X-Men: First Class  scribes Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz, multiple individuals familiar with the project have told TheWrap.
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The Rock could be Thunder without any trouble believing in the character. But Jack? Not a chance.  Jack's pretty much a puffed-up macho buffoon with thews of pure noodle.
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Lego Worlds

Everything is beta.

So I figured what the hell, $15 to check out Lego Worlds from day one.

The exploration elements are fairly basic right now. Move around, break things, get studs (money). Use studs to unlock the items/characters/vehicles you have met for your personal use.

The building element has two parts: pre-built items like a western saloon and actual Lego sets like a beach house, which you can plop down (or actually shoot out of this reverse Lego-vacuum thing you carry around).

The other thing you can do is free build, which could be awesome, but I don't have much patience for building like this. At least not yet. I could spray out blocks of my choice in a sort of uncontrolled pattern, but when I actually tried to build something like a wall, I found the three-dimensional coordination to be a little frustrating. This could be me. It's probably me. That's fine. I have a feeling this will be fun simply for exploring and, eventually, interacting with other people's worlds.

And maybe, just maybe, I'll build Cloud Cuckoo Land someday. It could happen.

Note: Obviously this is similar to that other game. ;) Don't kill me, +Christopher Goldman, for trying this and not having tried Minecraft yet. I really don't have grand builder aspirations, and this game seems much more casual.
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+Anthony KR *snicker* get a laptop - then it's mobile .... HAHAHA
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Slow but measurable progress on The Only City Left book 3, The Roundabout. The stack of index cards measures how much of the outline I have done.
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Lol. That's why I've cultivated bad handwriting all these years. 
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Almost done uploading 14694 photos to Google Photos. It has been having fun animating them and putting them into collages.

That's just the pictures I already named and tagged before life got too busy for me to keep up.

After that, I'll start uploading all my unsorted photos and see how well the search feature helps me find specific photos if I haven't tagged them.
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I started with 51 photos and with our poor internet connection it took ages to upload them. I just dream about the fibre connection we used to have in our previous home. But when it comes to Google photos it was love at almost first sight. :)
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I am serializing my book, The Only City Left, here on G+ for Saturday Scenes, and also on Wattpad. Links and more info below the story, if you're interested. If you'd like to finish reading it sooner and/or support my work, please consider purchasing this book or one of my other works (list and links at atgoldman.com).

Story begins here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AndyGoldman/posts/14QWbZJbsgC
Chapter 4.2: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AndyGoldman/posts/Zcsk87kz9xi

The Only City Left Chapter 4.3

“My home. And we’d be well on our way if you hadn’t done your little hole-in-the-wall act.”

I tried to walk as slowly as possible, but Doyle squeezed my arm a bit tighter, forcing me to keep up or be dragged along.

The next door was locked, but one elbow from Doyle and it crumpled to splintered chunks. Inside was another apartment given over to ruin. We moved on.

“I’ve never heard of a solid ghost before,” I said.

“First time for everything.”

“Can you phase through things if you want to?”

“You ask a lot of questions.”

I had to ask questions. It was all I could do to tamp down the fear threatening to turn me into a quivering pile of jelly.

“I thought you wanted to talk,” I said.

“Not here. It’s not safe.”

He yanked me past another empty room and I stumbled to one knee. When I got back up, I glimpsed a pair of glowing eyes following us a few inches above the floor, past the edge of our combined light. It looked like Scratch was following us after all.

Doyle didn’t notice and I didn’t fill him in, so as not to put the cat in danger. A moment before he busted down the next door, another scratching sound from above caught my attention.

The hairs on my arms stood straight up. If Scratch was following us on the floor, what was making the noises in the ceiling?

“Can you be hurt?” I asked, imagining how a solid ghost might respond to a tacmite horde.

“Not by the likes of you. Enough with the questions.”

He opened another door into a room whose floor had entirely caved into the apartment below.

“Forget this,” Doyle said. “We’re going back to the water and climbing. You’ll live.”

“Shhhh,” I said. “I think there may be tacmites in the ceiling.”

“Pull the other one, kid,” Doyle said, but a scritch scratch above us made him look up. He put one finger to his lips, let me go, and made a fist next to his head.

I walked backwards until I hit the opposite wall. He kept his eyes on me as he lowered his fist to shoulder level and punched the ceiling with such force it crumpled in a shock wave from the point of impact.

Dust and plaster, wires, and two broken pieces of a rectangular metal duct collapsed onto Doyle, who was completely unfazed by the downpour. Nothing else revealed itself.

“See, kid, you got me jumping at shadows,” he said.

At that moment Scratch came barreling down the hallway, yowling and hissing. Doyle jumped and turned toward the incoming threat. His face twisted in confusion at the sight of an attack cat heading for him.

I took advantage of his momentary confusion and ran at him shoulder-first, hitting him full-force. The impact knocked the air out of my lungs in a great whoomph, but I pushed him off-balance and into the doorway.

He teetered on the edge of the giant sinkhole and tried to grab hold of me. I crouched down and kicked out one foot to tip him all the way over.

He landed with a splash and sank under the water, his body outlined in a blue glow. Scratch ambled up beside me and I absentmindedly petted his head.

“Good job,” I said. “Now let’s—”

A human ghost had fallen into the water, but the ghost that burst forth was of the gigantic mutant werewolf variety. The kind whose head was nearly level with the floor.

“You’re gonna regret that,” Doyle said, bringing both of his arms up over his head.

I would never regret that.

My moment of rebellion gave me the adrenaline rush I needed to scoop Scratch up and flee as Doyle brought his fists down on the already distressed floor.

There was a crash and the floor shook, but I stayed on my feet and kept running in the direction we had been exploring.

I had a chance at escape and I ran as fast as I could to make the most of it. Behind me, more crashes and thuds reverberated. I glanced over my shoulder and saw Doyle pulling himself up into the hallway.

Crap. I needed someplace to hide, and fast.

Ahead, a grate popped out of the ceiling and hit the floor with a clatter. I hurtled toward it, unable to slow down in time. From the hole in the ceiling, a furry creature leaned down, a gun in its hands.

I was trapped. Doyle had somehow foreseen my escape and boxed me in.

The creature aimed the gun at me.

It fired.

To be continued next week.

Or, if you want to read along at a faster pace, I'm releasing the story 3x/week on Wattpad: http://www.wattpad.com/story/34658555-the-only-city-left

For other great free reads on a Saturday or any day, search for the #saturdayscenes  tag.
I am going to serialize my book, The Only City Left, here on G+ for Saturday Scenes, and also on Wattpad. Links and more info below the story, if you're… - Andy Goldman - Google+
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Here's a market I'm not too familiar with, but I'll make an effort now to get my books up there, too.
 
I was pretty hesitant to drop KDP Select because they kept my sales steady and advertised me. Once I DID leave, saying that my Amazon sales tanked a bit is pretty accurate. 

Anyway, I found Kobo Writing Life and uploading directly to Kobo, instead of going through Draft2Digital or Smashwords has made all the difference. 

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Remember when I decided to go off KDP Select? Sales pretty much plummeted and took my ego with it. Just kidding. No I'm not. #sorrynotsorry  Some days I would see (with KU borrows) up to 5 sales pe...
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+Ryan Toxopeus I start with an ePub in Sigil so that should not be a problem, but thanks for the heads-up.
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More Lego Worlds tomfoolery.
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I dropped my money on this one already too. Haven't had much playtime yet but I can see myself designing a bunch of MOCs over time !!
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Lego and Traveller's Tales Games have a Minecraft-esque game coming out: Lego Worlds.

From the developer: "_The current plan for LEGO Worlds is to be in Early Access through 2015 at which point we hope to have our full list of features in place. We’ll evaluate a release candidate in early 2016, but we won’t consider the game complete and ready for release until we believe our community feels we have delivered a great game._"

via http://www.comingsoon.net/games/trailers/445681-announcement-trailer-for-lego-worlds-an-immersive-and-fully-customizable-adventure#/slide/1

Early Access on Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/332310/
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PleaseOhPleaseOhPleaseOhPleaseOhPleaseOhPleaseOhPleaseOhPleaseOhPleaseOhPleaseOhPleaseOhPleaseOh make it available for Linux platforms!!!!
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Win a YA book from Harper Voyager.

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some of the YA authors of Harper Voyager are hosting a giveaway of our books!

here's the link to the rafflecopter: 
https://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/ef6d93c735/

and you can read more about the books on my tumblr:
http://brookenomicon.tumblr.com/post/120435571135/win-6-harper-voyager-ya-books
Ignite the Shadows / Sci-Fi Sixteen-year-old Marci Guerrero is one of the best teen hackers in a world where sentient parasites infect the human brain and morph their hosts’ bodies into monsters....
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The fact that Google finds this when I search my photos for Lego.... creepy and cool.

Edit: I should mention that Mixels is a Lego product.
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Mixels is a Lego product, +Ralf Haring. Sorry, I should have mentioned that.
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THUNDER OVER THE GRASS LAUNCHED

1909. Maliha Anderson heads to South Africa to return Riette's daughter to her grandparents.

But Johannesburg is in the grip of a terrifying wave of child kidnappings. The authorities refuse to investigate because it's only children of native Africans that are going missing.

Maliha follows a complex web of clues that takes her to places where even her strength is tested in the most devastating case she's ever encountered.

the fifth in my dark steampunk "Maliha Anderson" series. ("Dark steampunk" is a better descriptor than alternates like "Adult steampunk" or "Steampunk with adult themes" because although adult activities do occur these are not that sort of book :-) )

If you haven't read the earlier books it would be better to start at the beginning with the first three in one http://bit.ly/maliha-omnibus each story is self-contained but the characters develop from book to book.

Otherwise read the new one Thunder Over the Grass here: http://bit.ly/maliha-05

This year I am releasing a book a month, all set in the same steampunk universe, in three separate series.
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My first novel, The Only City Left, is on Amazon. In this post-apocalyptic science-fantasy, the Earth has become a planet-sized city, and it's falling apart. Allin Arcady must survive long enough to see the Sun rise on the Roof of the World, but he's lost in the depths of the city, and a horror from his past is hot on his heels.

I am a dad, husband, and writer. I like science-fiction and fantasy in most formats, including books, movies, TV, comic books, RPGs, and webcomics.

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Lovely, shady park with a nice grass area for picnics.
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I liked the food here. Big pancakes and thick, tasty strips of bacon. The eggs were cooked properly. You order at the counter and then basically don't see staff again unless you seek them out, but everyone was polite when I needed something.
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Kind of pricey for the amount of food you get and the food was just okay.
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This is a laid-back environment with some great breakfast food, especially the foot-wide pancakes. They only take cash but there is an ATM inside if you need it. The staff is very casual, but they're on top of refills and whatnot.
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Friendly staff and good donuts and croissants.
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The sandwiches were excellent, which you would expect. Dessert, not so much. We had black-and-white cookies and carrot cake, neither of which was up to par. The waitress reported that they recently started making the cookies in-house, which is too bad because they don't know how to do it well. Service was okay. The wait staff was nice but there were a lot of "we ran out of that," and "we can't substitute this." If you go in knowing that it's their show, not yours, you won't risk disappointment. I would return for the sandwiches alone.
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I just moved nearby and tried the San Rafael store first, but the Novato store is much much better. Friendly staff, big store, and good parking. We will always be using the Novato store now!
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