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EBooks For April Giveaway

Post Views: 391 Hello! It’s been a while since I’ve done a give-away, so here’s a give-away!  Starting tomorrow and running until the end of the month, there are 10 eBook copies of “By Any Other Name” up for grabs via Smashwords. Just fill use the Rafflecopter widget below and get involved.  If you’ve already got a copy of “The Sauder Diaries – By Any Other Name“, you can still enter and then give your win to a friend that you think might enjoy the book. Thanks for participating! a Rafflecopter giveaway (p.s.: be patient … the Rafflecopter widget can be slow to pop up.  It will be along in a moment.)

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Read an Ebook Week 2014

Post Views: 1,382 Hi, everyone!  I just wanted to let you know that this week, both books in “The Sauder Diaries” are on sale for 50% off at Smashwords!  That means both E-Books for less than $5! Stop by my Smashwords site with the coupon code REW50 and pick up a copy for yourself or someone you think might be interested in what’s been called some of “… the best long-form indie Steampunk…” available today, as well as “…a DIAMOND in the world of STEAMPUNK books…“. Once you’ve taken a look at my stuff, swing by the main “Read an E-Book Week” page for literally hundreds of deals on eBooks from other indie authors. Post a reply here and let me know if you took advantage of the sale and who you…

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Are You Crew?

Post Views: 291 Well, look at that! It’s the first Friday in December! That means I have a contest to announce! Are you a fan of The Sauder Diaries? Do you think that you’d fit right in with Hans, Annika, Arrietta and the rest of the scoundrels of the Bloody Rose? Are you pretty damn sure you wouldn’t be owing anyone 10% of your pay shares? Here’s your chance! Send me an email to “”, with the subject of “I’m Crew!”. In your email, tell me what pirate name you’d use aboard the Bloody Rose; what job you’d be doing (engineer, gunner-marine, deck crew, steward, watch officer); who your favorite character is and why; and if you could get to ask them one question, what would it be?…

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More Technology of “The Sauder Diaries” – A Steampunk Dragon; What’s Not To Like?

Post Views: 484 Introduction This is the third part of a three-part set answering this Question From the Audience. So, without further ado, allow me to continue on discussing the various technologies that Hans encounters and uses, and evaluate “The Reasonable Plausibility Level” (RPL) of each. Science and Technology of “The Sauder Diaries – By Any Other Name” The “Dragon” One of the most memorable scenes in “The Sauder Diaries – By Any Other Name” is the dragon attack in the chapter titled “A Quiet Little Town”: “It came into view at the lighted edge of town, lumbering out of the night. The lights of the town glinted off its armoured hide as it advanced. It was easily two heights of a man to its shoulder, if not three, and double that…

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Goodreads Book Giveaway – “A Bloodier Rose”

Post Views: 181 I’d like to announce that there are two signed copies of “The Sauder Diaries – A Bloodier Rose” up for grabs on Goodreads. The contest closes December 15th, which means that the winners should have the books in their hands in time for their Christmas reading. Swing over to Goodreads to enter! Goodreads Book Giveaway A Bloodier Rose by Michel R. Vaillancourt Giveaway ends December 15, 2012. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter to win  

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From WriMo to WriMo

Post Views: 480 After a bit of tumultuous trip, the second book in my “Sauder Diaries” series, titled “A Bloodier Rose” is now available via both and In addition, the Print On Demand (POD) service has the trade-paperback edition ready to get you your print copy within two weeks of order; either directly to your door, or via your favorite indie bookstore. It’s been a bit of a slog, and I’m happy this one has been put out the door. For those of you new to the show, I started working on “A Bloodier Rose” a year ago, as part of NaNoWriMo. My observations on the process can be found in this blog post. While I very much enjoyed the social aspect of meeting up with…

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The Sauder Diaries On Six Sunday – 28 October 2012

Post Views: 303 From “The Sauder Diaries — A Bloodier Rose “: “Good night, Chief. Thank you for the company.” “Quite welcome, sir, and if I might offer some advice? Do not make the mistake of confusing Michael O’Raedy with Captain Blackheart. One is a man with faults and weaknesses, the other is an inherited legend that is supposed to know no bounds in fearlessness and ruthlessness.” Sauder watched the Chief Steward make his way along the port-size breezeway, leaving the very thoughtful young German alone in the Caribbean night. If you’re not familiar with “Six Sentence Sunday”, swing over to and take a look. Its a great idea; dozens of authors submitting the punchiest six lines out of existing or soon-to-arrive stories. Browse them; see what…

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Twitter/ Facebook Release party for “The Sauder Diaries – A Bloodier Rose”

Post Views: 455 “Set in the summer of 1888, A Bloodier Rose is the second book in The Sauder Diaries series. Picking up where By Any Other Name left off, Hans, Annika and the rest of the crew of the pirate airship “Bloody Rose” are once again called upon by the Allied Empires.  An ancient weather weapon is at risk of falling into the hands of the Russian Empire, and the pirates are on a race against time, traveling from Europe to America then North Africa, to uncover its location and unlock its secrets. “Along the way, the unthinkable happens and Hans Sauder is forced to reconsider his very place within the crew, and the life he has chosen as an airship pirate. The choices he makes, as the Bloody Rose finds…

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