The Day the Sun Stopped Shining Blog Tour

As a resident of Southern California (where it was 80 degrees on Christmas) the title of this promotion strikes a chord. Life just about grinds to a halt here in the Southland when it rains… no sunshine? Forever? OMG, Lindsey and Brittney would pitch a fit and the tanning salons would be doing a banner business. Glow sticks and glow necklaces, heretofore used only as accessories at raves would become haute couture for the masses, while Foster Grant stock would take a nose dive. (This would, of course, prompt the Federal Government to invent dark glasses with backlighting for their agents… sadly, our tax dollars at work.)  The ‘Edward Cullen pasty white complexion’ would become all the rage (again) and L.A.’s nightlife would be a non-stop party, putting Mardi Gras to shame.

There is a downside (besides all of us freezing to death and suffocating when the plants can no long produce oxygen), the vampires known to inhabit Los Angeles would now infiltrate every part of society. No longer relegated to crummy night jobs like 7-11 clerks and school district security guards, they could get jobs at T-Mobile and Verizon, the cable company and the DMV. You think i’ts bad dealing with a customer service rep from a third world country, wait till you’ve had to put up with the attitude of a  vampire who’s been 22 for 400 years and  can’t sleep because the sun never rises. You’ll be begging for broken English and the endless dial tones of being disconnected. Gives a whole new meaning to “life sucks”. What, you didn’t think that would come up? Is this the first time you’ve read this blog? You should know better.

CONTEST: In the spirit of the season and the blog tour, everyone who buys an ebook  copy of Chronicles of Alcamene Book One: Gunn Sight ( ) will be entered in the drawing for an autographed PAPERBACK! (wow! like, you know, paper and a cover and you can read it in the bathroom at work! Cool, huh?) copy of the book. Just email me a copy of your receipt and I will put your name in the hat. I will give away 1 copy for every 50 entries. Yes, you can enter more than once if you have more than one Amazon account. If you buy AND leave a review (good, bad or otherwise) I will enter your name AGAIN! Look, I’m an Indie author and I am not above bribing you to buy my book. BTW, I will autograph the book for someone else if you like and send it to them. Yes, too late for Christmas, but what a great gift to give the sci-fi fan in your life. They are certain to have a birthday in the next twelve months, you’ll be way ahead of the game.

We have fifty authors participating in this promotion, so be sure to hop over to their blogs as well and check out the cool things they are giving away. Of course, I  would ask you to check out Matthew Wood’s story “The Day the Sun Stopped Shining” (you didn’t think I was clever enough to think of that, did you?) .

Here is the link to the Blog Tour Home page:   All of the authors are listed there (saving me the trouble of doing so here) so please check out their blogs, books and contests.

Now then, the ghost of Christmas yesterday is still haunting the living room, so I am off.

email: edward (at) storiesbyedwardowen (dot) com


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  • Shelley Workinger  On December 26, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    Edward, I love the way you think! Seems to me the big winner to come out of all this would then by the person who engineers a way to make those glow necklaces last a lot longer than the measly 3 hours we get from them now 🙂

  • michealrivers  On December 26, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    Goona be some lucky winners here I can feel it.

  • Julie Jansen  On December 27, 2011 at 2:49 am

    Hopping by. Nice to meet you during this blog tour!


  • aleshaescobar  On December 27, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    You nailed it! I can totally envision southern Cali running around in a frenzy…wait, did I just say “totally”???? Liked and shared on twitter!

  • ju ephraime  On December 27, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    I’m off to get my ebook copy so I could, possibly, be one of the lucky winners, 50, hmmm??

  • nadinaboun  On December 28, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    Hello Edward, nice to stop by your blog & get a feel… The book chronicles seems interesting, the title alone is captivating! Have fun!

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