Music, Books and Sun!

Happy Summer Days!

Hope you are having a great summer.  Mine has been full of music so far.  A few weeks ago it was X and Psychedelic Furs at the Woodland Park Zoo’s Zootunes.  An amazing concert and so much fun!  Last Friday we were at the free concerts at the Mural Amphitheater in the Seattle Center to see Taco Cat.  Check out this link if you’ve never heard this band.  They’re a lot of fun!  Opening for them was Snuff Redux and The Coathangers.  Another terrific concert.  It just goes to prove that music is still alive and well in the Seattle area.

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If you’re in Marysville, Washington this weekend for the Marysville Street Festival, stop in and say hi. I’ll be at the Writers Cooperative of the Pacific Northwest booth on Friday, August 10th from 9am to noon and on Sunday, August 12th from 10am to 3pm. I’ll have books to sell and free magnets! (My daughter made them and they’re pretty cool!)

Hope you’re enjoying some sun, music and good books!

Summer Book Sale and More Fun Summer Reads

If you’re looking for something great to read, my Shredded Orphans books are on sale.  Space Tripping with the Shredded Orphans is on sale for 99¢ and The Shredded Orphans and the Space Pirates is on sale for $2.99 until the end of August on Amazon.  (You can also get Space Tripping with the Shredded Orphans at Barnes and Noble and Smashwords for 99¢ if you’re looking for epub!)  This coincides with the summer promotion on Instafreebie.  Check out these great Sci-Fi books, samples and previews all written by women authors.

Happy Reading!

 

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#PNWA Sci-Fi and Fantasy Author book signing at Gilman Village

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Gift basket for the book signing tomorrow. Mysteries of Space DVD set, Flipside wine (with a cool picture of a record on it), and Theo’s chocolate (because what self-respecting gift basket doesn’t have chocolate!)  Also, brownies cooling on the counter.  Stop by on Saturday, March 18th at Gilman Village – Writer’s Cottage from 1-3pm and I’ll save a brownie for you!

Here’s more details for the event. There will be snacks and raffle prizes. Hope you can make it!

March Book Signing Event – Science Fiction, Fantasy, Paranormal

Saturday, March 18th 1:00 – 3:00 pm

The Writer’s Cottage
317 NW Gilman Village, Ste 8
Issaquah, WA 98027

Featured Authors:
DJ Downard
Sonya Rhen
MariLou Harveland
Karen E. MacLeod
Terry Persun

 

Book Signing and Smashwords Sale

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It’s been way too long, but I have news, so it’s about time I posted something.   As a member of the Pacific Northwest Writers Association I get the wonderful opportunity to have a shared book signing with some other Science Fiction and Fantasy authors.  We will be at the Writer’s Cottage in Gilman Village in Issaquah, Washington.  If you happen to be around on March 18th from 1-3pm, please stop in and say “Hi” and buy a few books.  I’ll have all three paperback books available for sale.

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In addition, Smashwords is having their annual “Read an eBook Week” from March 5-11.  I have the first Shredded Orphans book, Space Tripping with the Shredded Orphans on Smashwords special for 50% off. https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/434508  just enter the code RAE50.

Hope to see you all soon and Happy Reading!

GoodReads Giveaway winners of Space Tripping with the Shredded Orphans!

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Thanks to all 544 people who entered the GoodReads giveaway for Space Tripping with the Shredded Orphans.   I wish I could send you all a copy of the book.  The two lucky giveaway winners are Melissa and Sheri.

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I’m so thrilled with the response to this giveaway.  It’s the first GoodReads giveaway that I’ve done in celebration of the release of The Shredded Orphans and the Space Pirates, book two in the series.  I’ll definitely think about doing another giveaway for book two at some point in the future.

Thanks again to all who entered.  I really appreciate your interest in my books!

Happy Reading!

Sonya

13 Days Left in the GoodReads Giveaway! #Freebook

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Win a paperback Copy of Space Tripping!

Celebrating the release of The Shredded Orphans and the Space Pirates I have a GoodReads giveaway for book 1 in the series.  See where it all began.

There are 13 days left (and counting) in the Goodreads Giveaway for Space Tripping with the Shredded Orphans.  I have two actual, smell-the-new-paper, paperback copies to send to a lucky winner.

Click here to enter!

Then scroll down and click on the “Enter Giveaway” button.  Good luck and Happy Tripping!

“The Shredded Orphans and the Space Pirates” Book Release and #FREEBOOKS

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Hi all, just wanted to let you know that I am celebrating the release of my second book in the humorous Shredded Orphan series with free books.

They can best be described as an intergalactic “road” trip with the seismic rock band, the Shredded Orphans.

Last day to get book one TODAY, July 31st –  “Space Tripping with the Shredded Orphans”, for free on Smashwords with the code “SFREE” here. https://www.smashwords.com/books/view…

Or look for the Goodreads giveaway for a paperback book starting on August 2nd.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1…

Book 2, “The Shredded Orphans and the Space Pirates”, will be free on Amazon Kindle from July 29th to August 2nd. (Always free on on Kindle Unlimited.)
http://www.amazon.com/Sonya-Rhen/e/B0…
Happy Reading!

 

April is National Poetry Month! #npm16

Happy National Poetry Month!

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Two years ago, I did a marathon blog of posting one poem a day for the entire month.  It was a blast, but a little nuts.  Check out the archives for April 2014 starting with the one linked here to read the great poems that I posted with the help of a lot of fellow poets and writers.

Also, you can click on the banner below to find 30 ways to celebrate National Poetry Month.  I’m celebration by buying a book of poems.  (Bought one two weeks ago, but Darn! it wasn’t April)

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Enjoy this month of poems and I’ll leave you with one from the new Shredded Orphans book out soon, The Shredded Orphans and the Space Pirates.

This Mine is Mine

You might own me,
but I own this mine
Because this mine is in me
It burns through my skin
It fills my lungs
This mine comes alive within me

Red dust
Red dust
Tap a vein
Red flows
Red flows
Liquid gold

Swallowed by darkness
I travel inside
Scraping the life from within
Spilling my guts
And gutting the mine
This duel has come to a draw

Red dust
Red dust
Tap a vein
Red flows
Red flows
Liquid gold

You take my life
I take what’s mine
My blood is in the soil.
You can not own
What you do not know
Forever this mine is mine.

Forever this mine is mine.