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Edyl — The Reading Department (listen for free)

In addition to the ebook free for download on Amazon, Mark Capell has also produced an audiobook, which you can listen now for free.  It will also be available soon on iTunes as a podcast, and also Podiobooks.

EDYL – The Reading Department by Mark Capell


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Edyl — The Reading Department (free)

I haven’t read it yet, but if it’s as good as “Edyl — Island of Immortality” then it’s sure to be good.  Much shorter, a prequel, a novella. And it’s free.



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Edyl review — Perihelion Science Fiction


Somehow I missed this.  It’s my damn word count happiness, I guess.  Anyway, if you get a chance, pop over to Perihelionsf and read Carol Kean’s wonderful review of Mark Capell’s book “Edyl: Island of Immortality”.



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EDYL – Island of Immortality, by Mark Capell

edyllA few weeks ago, an Awesome Indie asked if I’d be interest in beta reading his latest book. I happily agreed. It was wonderful, had me swiping madly with reckless abandon. And now it’s available.

Here’s the blurb:

It’s 2117 and the government has stopped reading your emails. It now reads your mind…

Every year, WOCO (the world government) nominates people to compete in the Edyl Olympiad. The prize? Immortality, and the right to live in the only place left in the world where the sun still shines — Edyl Island. But the competitors are being watched by a secret government division called The Reading Department to see if they’re worthy of that prize.

R77K is a thought reader on his first Edyl assignment. He has three targets: a rock singer, an athlete, and a mechanic. But one of them also moonlights as a contract killer. Why would a contract killer be nominated for immortality? All is not well in paradise.

The deeper R77K delves into the minds of his targets, the closer he gets to them… and to the hidden agenda behind the nominations. Edyl is a festering world of lies, corruption and strife, but defying WOCO means fighting off attacks from other thought readers, means giving up any last chance of his own immortality. Will he pay that price to save the nominees? And join the cause to put the world to rights?

EDYL – Island of Immortality is a dystopian view of the future, an intense mix of intrigue and drama in an epic tale.




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Fogland Episode 3: House Call on Queasy Street

Mark Capell, an author I learned about through Lindy Moone, has produced a podcast of a story I submitted for his Fogland project.  You can listen to it for free at the Fogland website. It’ll also be available on iTunes.

Ladies: if listening to Mark Capell’s sexy British accent doesn’t do it for you (it did for me), you can download the ebook for 99 cents on Amazon.

Anyway, what else?  Oh yeah, here are the links:

Podcast on Fogland Website (free/sexy)

eBook on Amazon (99 cents)

Amazon UK (.77 in pieces of eight)


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Fogland Episode #2 — The Harbinger of Gloom Street

Fogland is a fascinating literary project by Mark Capell, author of Cafe Insomniac.  Lindy Moone was the one who tipped me off about Mark’s book, last Fall, and today she has a Fogland story over on his site:

The Harbinger of Gloom Street

So what, exactly, is Fogland?  In Mark’s words:

FOGLAND is going to be a series of weekly podcasts. Each episode features a short story from a different writer.

But there’s a link.

Every story is set in the world of FOGLAND. This is a mythical town where, owing to its geographical location, fog descends on over two hundred days of the year.

Writers can either expand on characters and story lines in previous episodes of Fogland or create new ones in their stories. And it can be written in any style. The title must include a Fogland street name (which the writer devises).

When each episode has been written, I record it and distribute it on the weekly Fogland podcast.

At the end of the podcast, listeners are encouraged to explore other works by the featured author.

At the same time, the author can publish the text version of their story in online stores.

The author can charge for that book or go the perma-free route. It’s up to them. They can also embed the podcast on their own website and use it for promotion, or elsewhere.

Mark Capell is calling on all authors who are interested to write stories for upcoming Fogland episodes, and I must admit it has piqued my interest. Between writing a sequel to “Kick” and cage fighting for guns, gold and diamonds, I may not have time.

We’ll see 🙂

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Great Indie Books #3: Cafe Insomniac, by Mark Capell

Please welcome Mark Capell to the “John L. Monk List Of Indie Authors Who Actually Don’t Suck And Who, In Fact, Kick Ass” list. Nobody goes on this list unless they fulfill the following criteria:

  1. Professional, nearly flawless editing.
  2. Memorable, quality writing.
  3. Good story.
  4. They meet a few additional requirements.

“Cafe Insomniac” is a strange, cozy, left turn from reality, somewhat reminiscent of Neil Gaiman, and yet very much its own unique story: timeless, mysterious, and more than a little dangerous. And fun.  I loved it.

Follow the link on the left under “Great Indie Books” to read the blurb and/or buy the book.

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