Housewife with a Half-Life e-book launched!

Yes! It’s here! It’s real!

The day is finally here! I’m delighted to launch my debut novel as A.B. Wells Housewife with a Half-Life! Available on:

Amazon.com

Amazon.co.uk 

A paperback will be available in June!

Join me here and on my  and on my facebook launch event page. If on twitter, retweet the links for Housewife with a Half-Life launch using the #HWHL tag to be entered in the draw for a book and a trip around alternate universes (well maybe not the last one! )

Shortlist for 42 Meaning of Life, the Universe and Everything Flash Fiction Contest

Don Kearns: Demeaning of Life

Dandeliongirl: Tattooed Across his Skin

Neil Shirley: Connections

Babette: Wipeout

Steve Green: Untitled

Quiet Riot Girl: Untitled

Juliet Boyd: Life Form

Jazzygal: The Meaning of Life…

Stephen Jeffrey: Ants on the Patio

Brigid: Somethingistic

M@rcell@: Meduca: A Cuntslerroman

Heather: Untitled

StellaKateT: Tea Wars

The winners will be announced later this evening between 8 and 9pm GMT. Well done to the shortlistees. To read, see here.

WINNERS OF THE 42 FLASH FICTION COMPETITION

Well done to everyone, it was a very, very close call. But my judges and I have decided on the following winners. Can the three winners please all email me at alison@brierwell.com Congratulations!

First Place: Neil Shurley (That Neil Guy)

Connections

I ducked into the empty donut shop.

“Two double chocolates,” I said, slipping off my wet coat. “And two coffees. Black.”

From behind the counter, she smiled.

“Two?” she asked. “Who’s the second one for?”

I slid onto my favorite stool.

“You.”

Second Place:

Juliet Boyd: LIFE FORM

He lifted the rock and peered underneath.
“There’s no life here,” he said between gasps of piped oxygen.
He let it fall. The screams caused the ground to quiver, but he didn’t hear. Or feel.
He continued his search with clouded perception.

Third Place:

M@rcell@

Medusa: A Cuntslerroman

I am a jellyfish. I am. I am not. Like a universe. Becoming. Unbecoming. Am. Not.
Rise. Plankton shimmer. Reflections ripple. Reach for surface—shock.
Sink. Dark deepens. Bodies glow. Constellations form, drift, dissolve.
Tide pulls. Tentacles billow. Dive up begins again.

Fun Virtual Treasure Hunt Extended until tomorrow!

We’ve had the flash fiction competition (shortlist and winners to be announced later). Now for those who need an even greater challenge! Since it’s May 8 we have 8 clues. The answers can be found across the Housewife with a Half-Life related listings on Amazon, Smashwords, abwells.com and on my blog. You’ll need to travel round these universes to find all the clues. In the novel the spaceman Fairly Dave is one of the ‘Higher Powers’ and we often talk about the beauty of Maths (or Math). Two of the answers are a colour but six are numbers. When you find all the numbers I want you to list them in your email but also add them up. So your short answer will be colour, colour, number total. Entries should be sent to the special competition email treasurehunt@brierwell.com Update: I’m going to let this run until May 9th ends in all parallel universes, time zones and will announce the winner (if there is one!) May 10th here on the blog! Here are the questions! Good luck. Prize is a signed copy of the paperback or an e-book copy if you prefer.

Clues

1: What is the book cover colour?

2:What number of words was the flash fiction completion?

3:How many pages long is the book?

4: How old were the Canadian students who launched a Lego man into near space?

5: How many seconds did it take for Susan to haul Fairly Dave out of the bathroom?

6: How many grams (gm) is the LG bendy e-paper going to be?

7:What is the last number in the ASIN code for Housewife with a Half-Life?

8: Which colour is my Star Wars t-shirt?

Thanks so much for the support and help I’ve had with my launch. I’ll also announce a twitter winner tomorrow for the retweets on my book links. It’s a testament to the great connection and mutual endeavour online that so many have rallied round to support Housewife with a Half-Life. If you’ve bought it today and like it, it would be fantastic if you added a short review to the site you bought it from. Once again, I’m very grateful and hope you’ve enjoyed the activities today.

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14 comments

  1. A very Happy Launch Day to you Alison! What an exciting publishing adventure to embark on. I can appreciate the huge amount of work and dedication this has taken and I wish you every success. :)

  2. Congratulations on the book Alison, I hope it sells lots and lots. :)

    And congratulations also to Neil Shurley, Juliet Boyd, and M@rcell@ for their winning entries in the competition, well done guys :)

  3. Holy crap! I’m delighted to have come in third! Especially as I’ve been looking forward to reading your book for ages now.

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