Friday, December 21, 2012

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Troll Or Derby by Red Tash

Troll Or Derby

by Red Tash


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Welcome to the 2012 Holiday Blog Hop!: IWU HOLIDAY BLOP HOP - DECEMBER 10-14

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Monday, December 10, 2012

Saturday, December 8, 2012

hedgehog & wolverine: 2 Quotes, 1 Visual # 10

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Friday, November 30, 2012

we all make mistakes: Troll or Derby Blog Tour

I must say it was nice not having a love triangle in this book. And the villians are good. You hate them, they are evil and they love it. The Trolls make a drug that they sell to faes and humans alike. They kidnap people and eat them. They are what you'd expect from a troll.

we all make mistakes: Troll or Derby Blog Tour: In Troll Or Derby, fifteen-year-old Roller Deb is singled out by town bullies for both her skates, and for being different. When her...

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Turning Pages: Book Review: Troll or Derby


Troll of Derby was something very different, and gave the fairy world a whole new perspective! I would recommend this book to anyone looking for something a little different, a strong leading female character, and who doesn't mind Deb's sassy comments!

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Blog Tour Review: Troll Or Derby by Red Tash

Blog Tour Review: Troll Or Derby by Red Tash

The author, Red Tash, has a great writing style. She takes everything you know about fairies and trolls and reinvents it with a modern twist. For example, only 1% of trolls live under bridges. The 1%! There’s a sense of humor throughout the book too, which helps break up some of the darkness.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Kara Ashley Dey: Books I Like #6

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Book Connoisseur: Author Interview - Red Tash

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Friday, October 12, 2012

Kindle Fire Department: Sale on 25 Years in the Rearview Mirror 10/11

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Saturday, October 6, 2012

Fantastic Adventures: This Brilliant Darkness - Free Today

Fantastic Adventures: This Brilliant Darkness - Free Today: This Brilliant Darkness , a dark fantasy novel by the talented Red Tash, is free at the moment (Amazon only) but likely not for much longer...

Friday, October 5, 2012

This Brilliant Darkness is Free Today through 10/6!


eBook is free for two days only!  Normally $4.99!

A brooding monster.  A quirky professor.  A small Indiana town with a soul of its own.

Imagine if the writers of Northern Exposure sat down with Stephen King and decided to craft a dark fantasy thriller starring absent-minded academians, every day goofballs, and a dark fantasy creature for good measure.  Pondering big picture questions like "Why am I here?" and "Does Love Conquer All?" has never been so fun.

That's THIS BRILLIANT DARKNESS, the top-rated dark fantasy debut novel by the author of TROLL OR DERBY, Red Tash.  

Nothing is as it seems to be, and no one behaves in ways characters are "supposed" to act.  How will it end?  It's anyone's guess, in a book that keeps you turning pages, racing to find out what will happen next.

Christine Grace finds her predictable scholarly life comforting, if a bit boring.  Her live-in boyfriend presses her for marriage, but she's too philosophically inclined to take an interest.  So, really, why does she suddenly start imagining things in the window's reflection?  Is time truly starting and stopping all around her, or is she inexplicably cracking up?

Greachin is an age-old being so tortured by his own karmic cycle that he no longer knows how to connect, except to identify potential threats through the cosmic ripples of space.  When he zeroes in on Christine Grace, he experiences second thoughts for the first time in millenia.  Will he go through with his grisly plan of murder and destruction?

And what of these other characters--an aging physicist of ill-repute, a stubborn monk who takes his vow of silence too far, and a time-shifting star visible only from Bloomington?  What a tangled web we weave, when monsters practice to deceive.  Dive into This Brilliant Darkness, and follow the journeys of these characters, from Britain to the Heartland, from January's snowfall to Halloween's costumed festivities.

THIS BRILLIANT DARKNESS is a smart, karmic mystery populated by lovable brainy characters.  Climb on, strap in, and hold tight.

Readers are saying:

"This is a fast-paced, exciting book that keeps you guessing until the very end. With an eclectic cast of characters, time travel and a karmic mystery, how can you go wrong?" ~Zombie Bedtime Stories author Thea Gregory

"By midnight, I had not put the book down, and had no intention of putting it down. At 12:15am, my fourteen-year-old son stumbled out to get a drink of water. "You're still up?" he asked. "Go to bed." I looked up from my Nook, smiled, and said, "Not on your life, dude. Not until this ends." ~Librarian Amy Marshall

"The way the author weaves fantasy, humor, science fiction, and mystery is, for lack of a better word, brilliant. I read the entire thing with admiration/envy, taking notes and thinking 'THIS is how you write a novel.'  Remember when Scream blew the horror world away by actually using technology in a realistic way? Well here's blogging and online forums and long distance cyber friendships, honestly depicting the way we live in the 21st century." ~Poet Christina Grey

AN OFFICIAL JAMES MASON COMMUNITY BOOK CLUB MUST READ  

"The atmosphere of this book, so hard to simply label horror or paranormal...how about simply...A GREAT READ, is the true star. Ms. Tash so finely weaves a path of intrigue, terror, humor and suspense, that the reader is taken with each character, so very finely drawn.  THIS BRILLIANT DARKNESS is that rare book that one truly does not want to end!!  When it does...next question is 'What else by Red Tash can I get my hands on? QUICK!!!'"~ Rick Friedman


"Stuff": A Not Very Scary Story

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Thursday, October 4, 2012

"Stuff": Chicken

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Dan Dillard: Things to do in Indiana when you're dead.

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Monday, October 1, 2012

Dan Dillard: Hoosier Horror Blog Hop 2012!

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Heidi Ruby Miller: HEIDI'S PICK SIX: Red Tash

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Friday, September 7, 2012

moosubi reviews!: Review: Troll or Derby by Red Tash

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Sunday, September 2, 2012

YA Book Season: Book Review: Troll or Derby

"Troll or Derby was a whole new take on fairies that I couldn't get enough of. It was super fast and I was bursting out in laughter the entire time."

YA Book Season: Book Review: Troll or Derby: Title:  Troll or Derby Author:  Red Tash eBook:  272 pages Pub. Date:  June 14, 2012 Publisher:  Self-published Source:  provided ...

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Michelle Shouts Random!: Book Review: Troll or Derby by Red Tash

"And with these amazing characters and flow of story, Tash delivers a more than simple and average story of a hot troll and cool fae and their journey. Did I mention I've grown a crush to Harlow, the troll? He's like, the new hero. Goodbye princes and knights and other superheroes!"

Michelle Shouts Random!: Book Review: Troll or Derby by Red Tash: Troll or Derby by Red Tash, ebook edition book cover Troll or Derby by Red Tash Genre: YA, fantasy Editions available: ebook, paperba...

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Unwritten: An Interview with author Red Tash

Unwritten: An Interview with author Red Tash: Bio:   Red Tash is a journalist-turned-novelist of dark fantasy for readers of all ages. Monsters, SciFi, wizards, trolls, fairies, and ro...

Monday, August 20, 2012

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Michelle Shouts Random!: What's Cool? #2

Michelle Shouts Random!: What's Cool? #2: What's Cool? (a.k.a In My Mailbox or Stacking The Shelves in some book blogs) is a meme all about what I received, bought and borrowed and ...

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Michelle Shouts Random!: Teaser Tuesdays #4: Troll or Derby

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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Troll Or Derby on sale for $.99 for a limited time

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Price is good on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, and will soon be updating on iTunes, etc.  4.8 stars, fairies, trolls, and roller derby.  Who could ask for anything more?

Click here, folks.  Thanks so much.

 PS If you’re a paperback kinda reader, the paperbacks are less than $11.  Same link.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Nawanda Files: Interview with Red Tash

Nawanda Files: Interview with Red Tash: I'm so excited to share with you an awesome interview today! Red Tash, Author of Troll or Derby , has stopped by to answer some questions an...

Friday, August 10, 2012

I was nominated as Most Creative Blogger!

In case you are looking at this blog on blogger going "WTF," the thing is, I don't really blog here.  I blog HERE.  So that's the place that got the nom, see?  (Imagine me saying that like a gangster from a 1930s movie.)  You know what I mean, see?

So cool to be nominated!  I feel the specials all around me!

The Bloggy Awards: See the CURRENT Nomination List!: This is the current list of nominations so far, and if we've programmed it right, it should automatically update itself whenever we updat...

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Ash Krafton: Tash, Lefeve, & Krafton: Fiction Fantasy Tag Team

Ash Krafton: Tash, Lefeve, & Krafton: Fiction Fantasy Tag Team: Red Tash has a lot of people living in her head. Lucky for us, she's lets them out to play...and writes down everything they do. The resul...

Monday, July 30, 2012

Pearls Cast Before a McPig: Troll or Derby - Book Review

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Pearls Cast Before a McPig: Teaser Tuesdays - Troll or Derby

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The Paper Ecdysiast: Book Review: Red Tash's Troll or Derby

Writer/reader/skater Cthulhu Lemon reviews Troll Or Derby.

The Paper Ecdysiast: Book Review: Red Tash's Troll or Derby: So, what happens when roller derby meets fairies, trolls and drug cartels? Red Tash, formerly Tyra Durden of the Derby City Rollergirls,...


Sunday, July 15, 2012

Texarkana Renaissance Faire: Cast Members Wanted!

I would think finding drunkards and beggars at a Ren Faire would be a no-brainer, but hey.  ;)

They want fairies and trolls, y'all.  No steampunks, though.

Texarkana Renaissance Faire: Cast Members Wanted!: We are currently seeking unique and vibrant characters to roam the grounds of our faire: noblemen, gypsies, peasants, drunkards, beggars...

Horrifically sad news about Lennox

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Friday, July 13, 2012

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Indie book blog: Review Troll or Derby by Red Tash


Final day of the blog tour...Thanks for the great review, Scott! I'm so glad you enjoyed the book!

If your readers would like some Troll Or Derby buttons & other fun book swag, I'm giving it away to all who ask. Just shoot me an email at RedTashBooks at gmail dot com, and tell me you found me at Indie Book Blogger.

Have a great day!

OH, PS, your readers also have time to enter the Troll Or Derby Awesomesauce Prize Pack giveaway. Drawing is tomorrow!



Indie book blog: Review Troll or Derby by Red Tash: In Troll Or Derby, fifteen-year-old Roller Deb is singled out by town bullies for both her skates, and her sexual orientation. When her popu...

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

GREAT MINDS: "TROLL OR DERBY" BY RED TASH (GMTA REVIEW)

Review: I have NEVER read a book like this before. Red Tash definitely has the ability to come up with some interesting and never before heard of plots. When Roller Deb's sister is kidnapped not only does she have to figure out how to save her, but she ends up gaining help from creatures one would never have thought to exist. The book being centered around the Roller Derby is also brilliant, it gives an underlying plot to an even larger one. 

GREAT MINDS: "TROLL OR DERBY" BY RED TASH (GMTA REVIEW): Book Title:  "Troll Or Derby” Author:  Red Tash Published By:  Self-Published Age Recommended:  14+ Reviewed By:  Kitty Bullard Raven Ratin...

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Talk Supe: Writer Wrangler: Red Tash + Giveaway


Troll Or Derby?  The lovely ladies of TalkSupe want to know which I'd choose, those snarky devils.

Day One of the Troll Or Derby Blog Book Tour is off to a rousing start!



Talk Supe: Writer Wrangler: Red Tash + Giveaway:   I love return visits from authors we adore because it's a testament that we love their work and they trust us enough to critique and he...

Monday, July 2, 2012

A Place to Embrace our Love of Books: June Chapter One Winner: William Simon

Not terribly surprised that I didn't win, since Cheryl's into different genres than me, but still wonderful to be recognized as one of a handful of "excellent" other entries in her inaugural Chapter One contest. Congrats to William Simon and thanks again to the generous Cheryl Bradshaw:

A Place to Embrace our Love of Books: June Chapter One Winner: William Simon: If you are a writer and would like to sign up for the Chapter One contest in July, click HERE . Of the fifty entries received, I was...

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Breath of Books: Review: Troll or Derby by Red Tash

This book was a well-written fantasy story. The world, the plot, and the characters were all well-developed. The villains in the book were evil. The fae and pixies are not sweet, innocent creatures. Humans don’t want to get mixed-up in the fae world, because it is a very dangerous place. If you like YA fantasy, read this book.

Breath of Books: Review: Troll or Derby by Red Tash: In Troll Or Derby, fifteen-year-old Roller Deb is singled out by town bullies for both her skates, and her sexual orientation. When her p...

Friday, June 29, 2012

HOT BOOKS DAILY: Welcome Red Tash to Hot Books Daily!

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I guest on Tremp's blog about Star Trek: The Animated Series

Have you ever seen Star Trek: The Animated Series?  I guest on Stephen Tremp's blog about this wacky archival discovery on StarTrek.com, and how my characters are losing their FullCon minds.


Click:

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Red Wolf Blogs: Free Download and Troll or Derby Review

It’s the best $2.99 I’ve spent in a long time. Troll or Derby is Paranormal Americana at its best.
Please read the rest of the review here:

Red Wolf Blogs: Free Download and Troll or Derby Review:     First of all, I want to announce that, in preparation for the release of its sequel, The Draculata Nest ebook for Kindle is available ...

Monday, June 18, 2012

How Many Days In A Year?: Review: Troll or Derby by Red Tash

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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Troll Or Derby is out.


Thanks for your support!

Deb is already planning her next adventure.  There's a roller derby tournament out West and she *really* wants to go.

In the meantime, if you have no idea what I'm referencing...


In Troll Or Derby, fifteen-year-old Roller Deb is singled out by town bullies for both her skates, and her sexual orientation. When her popular homecoming queen of a sister is kidnapped by a scuzzy drug dealer, Deb must flee the trailer park in which she's grown up, and rescue her. Along the way, Deb becomes enmeshed in the magical realm of trolls and fairies, and the blood-thirsty version of roller derby at which these beings excel. But spending too much time among the fairies comes with a price. Will Deb choose to save her sister, with the aid of a mysterious troll? Or will she be lost to the lures of roller derby, and the blonde temptress April, forever?


Buy it on Amazon for your Kindle, on Barnes & Noble for your Nook, Smashwords for your ereader of choice, or read it on your computer or phone through any free ereader app.  Coming soon to paperback.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Talk Supe: Bought, Borrowed and Bagged #5

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Friday, June 1, 2012

Talk Supe: Gush and Gripe #5

One of my fave book blogs is celebrating their first bday!!!

Talk Supe: Gush and Gripe #5: We are mad Gushing this month because starting midnight on June 1st our month-long  Blogoversary Celebration begins! As a head's up w...

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Monday, May 21, 2012

QueryTracker.net: Think Like an Author

Wonderful essay on what it means to be an author.  We all have different goals from this career choice, and I think it's important that authors recognize that within one another, if they want to form community with each other.  :D

Personally, I have always struggled to find fellow writers who had similar career goals as myself.  The rare times I do, I've had to deal with professional jealousy and competition at some point!  It makes me very sad, because when my friends succeed, I am happy for them!  Why shouldn't they be happy for me?

I'm not out to win any contests, just to be the best I can be, personally.  It's not about me being a better author than you, or you, or you.  It's about connecting with the reader.  I hope you're a reader!  And I hope to share readers with you!  We don't have to "compete" for us to both win!

QueryTracker.net: Think Like an Author: Courtesy of mrpac-man Finding success in publishing is tricky. For one, not everyone defines success the same way. For some, it's e...

Sunday, May 20, 2012

ZOMBIE BIBLE (And Other Books): HWAHE: Horror Writers Against Happy Endings

I think Stant has nailed it.  When I was writing This Brilliant Darkness (the book which, at the time, I thought of as first Canticle Mirabilis, then Stella Mirabilis), it kept turning darker and darker.  When I edited it, and had to face the truth of what I'd written, I realized it was a horror book.  I didn't think of myself as a horror writer, but I had written a horror novel.

And the reason I wrote that novel, in the first place, can be easily gleaned from the dedication.  I knew someone very intimately who was the darkest of the dark, who was guilty, and who would never be punished.  I needed, however consciously or unconsciously I processed it, to process a story where the protagonist fights back against incomprehensible evil, and there's no happy ending--but there IS hope.

Well done, and well said, Stant.  I look forward to reading your books, my friend.

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

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Ash Krafton: Welcome, Red Tash! (So Speaketh the Girl With Gree...

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Andy Rane: The Same Six Questions - Axel Howerton

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

I aim to misbehave.: 12032012: This Brilliant Darkness

I aim to misbehave.: 12032012: This Brilliant Darkness: Title:  This Brilliant Darkness Author:  Red Tash Page Count:  316  Synopsis:  When an ancient, troubled entity identifies quirky C...

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Dance on Fire: A Couple of Reviews

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