Monthly Archives: May 2011

Podcast #2: George and the Elraton Gang Part II

George and the Elraton Gang by CJ Martin (Right click to download)

Here is the second in a four part podcast of George and the Elraton Gang by CJ Martin. This podcast is free, but you can also buy the ebook at Amazon or B&N for .99.

Podcast #1: George and the Elraton Gang Part I

George and the Elraton Gang by CJ Martin (Right click to download)

Here is the first in a four part podcast of George and the Elraton Gang by CJ Martin. This podcast is free, but you can also buy the ebook at Amazon or B&N for .99.

Released: Two for One CJ Martin Short Stories

Released!  CJ Martin’s first collection of short stories.

Two for One – George and the Elraton Gang + The Aliens of the Wild West

Amazon: .99
B&N: .99

Both stories will be released in audio format and for free in a series of podcasts.  I hope to have the first podcast ready tomorrow. (Edit: done)

This collection includes two short stories by CJ Martin. Unlike his Tanaka series, these stories are a touch lighthearted. Together, the total word count is 6,120. Both of these stories are each well-suited (intended) for reading in a single sitting.

STORY #1 – George and the Elraton Gang
George will simply not put up with a gang of terrorist rats. These rats have taken over the old Henderson’s house across the street. Harnessing the power of his secret labyrinth, George wields an ultimate weapon to battle the rats. The rats will not surrender without a fight, however. Full invasion ensues.

Who couldn’t love a story about a rat named Princess making a Churchillian speech and a nod to an ancient folk-tale. George and the Elraton Gang is a 3,800 word short story with a surprising twist to the common dream-like theme.

STORY #2 – The Aliens of the Wild West
The Boss and Jimmy are inseparable, but it wasn’t always like that. A mere five years prior, the two were on opposite sides in the Civil War. Their like-personalities and needs, however, trumped any previous political differences. Now, the two face giant aliens and the very real possibility that they will be kidnapped and used for experimentation on a strange planet far away.

As you read, just remember, it isn’t what you think…

The Aliens of the Wild West is a 2,300 word story.

Two for One: Elraton Gang and the Aliens of the Wild West

While still rewriting the last bit of the Tanaka story, I decided to release two somewhat silly short stories under the title of “Two for One.”

The two short stories contained within are “George and the Elraton Gang” and “The Aliens of the Wild West.”  I like George and Aliens has its moments. 

Both should be approved (hopefully) over the weekend.  Both versions have an active table of contents and are formatted specifically for ereaders.

George and the Elraton Gang

George will simply not put up with a gang of terrorist rats.  These rats have taken over the old Henderson’s house across the street.  Harnessing the power of his secret labyrinth, George wields an ultimate weapon to battle the rats.  The rats will not surrender without a fight, however.  Full invasion ensues.

Who couldn’t love a story about a rat named Princess making a Churchillian speech and a nod to an ancient folk-tale.  George and the Elraton Gang is a 3,800 word short story with a surprising twist to the common dream-like theme.

The Aliens of the Wild West

The Boss and Jimmy are inseparable, but it wasn’t always like that.  A mere five years prior, the two were on opposite sides in the Civil War.  Their like-personalities and needs, however, trumped any previous political differences.  Now, the two face giant aliens and the very real possibility that they will be kidnapped and used for experimentation on a strange planet far away.

As you read, just remember, it isn’t what you think.

The Aliens of the Wild West is a 2,300 word story.

I’m hoping to begin recording George and the Elraton Gang to send out as weekly podcasts shortly.  So, you will be able to hear the story for free (probably in three parts) or you can just zoom over to Amazon or B&N and buy the ebook for .99 (USD).

More shortly…

The Cave Published on the NOOK

A friend of mine just released his short story, The Cave.  It is for sale now for .99 for the NOOK.  Amazon should approve it later today.

A 4,321 word short story by David Johnson.

Facebook Author Page

A friend helped create a Facebook Author Page:  http://www.facebook.com/pages/CJ-Martin/216643128363008  (Being something of an introvert, I don’t like facebook, but I’ll give it a shot!)

More Book Cover Designs

Again, I am not a graphic designer, but a friend asked me to create a few book covers for his short stories.  I’ll be sure to post links to his books once they are up at Amazon and B&N.

Click on any image to enlarge it.

Tanaka Soon to be Released

The first Tanaka short story will soon be published on the Kindle and Nook.  Here is the cover:

I’m not a graphic designer, but I’m pleased with how it turned out.  This short story (a little over 6,000 words) will be the prologue for a planned novel fleshing out the Tanaka background more.