Monthly Archives: February 2014

February 21st, 2014

What Makes the River so Dangerous?

Matt and Benjy have to cross the Mississippi River, but how, with security checkpoints on all the bridges still standing? It’s the year 2021, and things we used to take for granted have become deadly. 

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February 4th, 2014

Doing Max Vinyl Contest Ending Soon

Elves write these questions while I sleep, you know. They also give away the prize money … so congratulations to Marjorie R! She answered the latest Doing Max Vinyl Trivia question correctly. Bob Olson had a guitar in the tent.

Everyone who submitted a right answer is automatically entered in the grand prize drawing, which is right around the corner, folks. Marjorie R. wins a $5 Amazon gift card for having her entry picked from among all the right answers this time.

But don’t go away, because here’s the new question: According to Annie Ogden, which animal definitely does not conduct electricity? You will find the answer in part 82, 83 or 84 right here on Venture Galleries. Send your answer by Sunday, February 23 at 12 midnight PST to

Reminding, not nagging, I always say. What’s the big jackpot here? The elves will pick from all the correct entries received during the life of the contest and choose a Grand Prize winner ($200 Amazon gift card), a 2nd prize winner ($100 Amazon gift card) and a third prize winner ($50 Amazon gift card). Nothing fancy – just a pile of cash money …

Up on YouTube there’s a new sensation: my new video trailer for Saving Raine (The Drone Wars: Book 1). Let me know how you like it!

Until next time – enjoy the trailer, enjoy reading Doing Max Vinyl for free, and if we don’t talk till then – Happy Valentine’s Day!


February 2nd, 2014

Bones of the Earth – Scott Bury’s Masterpiece

Canadian Author Scott Bury is my iAi featured author this month. Scott has written several books, but his masterpiece is The Bones of the Earth, a journey back to the dark ages, when dragons and other beasts struck fear into the hearts of men. My 5-star review of this book can be found on Amazon right here.

Start reading this book, and you will soon find yourself ignoring your to-do list for today and tomorrow.

About Scott Bury

Scott Bury is a journalist, editor and novelist based in Ottawa, Canada. His articles have appeared in magazines in Canada, the US, the UK and Australia, including Macworld, the Financial Post, Applied Arts, the Globe and Mail and Graphic Arts Monthly.

His first published novel is The Bones of the Earth, a fantasy set in the real time and place of eastern Europe of the sixth century. One Shade of Red is his second novel to be published. He has also published a short story, Sam, the Strawb Part (proceeds of which are donated to an autism charity), and a paranormal story, Dark Clouds as well as Initiation Rites, Part I of The Bones of the Earth. His work in progress is tentatively titled Walking from the Soviet Union, and tells the true story of a Canadian drafted into the Red Army during the Second World War, his escape from a German POW camp and his journey home.

Scott Bury lives in Ottawa with his lovely, supportive and long-suffering wife, two mighty sons and the orangest cat in history.

He can be found online at, on his blog, Written Words, on Twitter @ScottTheWriter, and on Facebook.