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 Nicholas C. Rossis

Nicholas C Rossis | eNovel Authors | Istomedia web design and development

Nicholas C. Rossis lives to write and does so from his cottage on the edge of a magical forest in Athens, Greece. When not composing epic fantasies or short sci-fi stories, he chats with fans and colleagues, writes blog posts, and enjoys the antics of two silly cats and his baby daughter, all of whom claim his lap as home. His books have won numerous awards, including the Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award.

In addition to his best-selling series, Pearseus, he writes short science fiction/speculative fiction stories, many of which have appeared in various collections and anthologies. These include Infinite Waters, which was voted one of the best 50 Indie books of 2015.

What readers are saying about Nick’s fantasies:

“Most avid readers still have books from their childhood which they read over and over again. ‘Runaway Smile’ has joined the list.”

“From the very first sentence I realized I was not reading a book, I was going on an adventure.”

“Each story is like watching an old episode of the Twilight Zone.”

For more on Nick or just to chat, visit him on:


A Heaven For Toasters

A Heaven for Toasters | eNovel Authors | Istomedia web design and developmentA Sci-Fi Crime Romance set on the Greek Islands

A souvlaki and some sun. That is all Detective Mika Pensive wanted from her fun weekend away on the Greek islands. Instead, she finds herself caught up in a sinister plot, hatched by a reclusive billionaire with a penchant for illegal genetic engineering. As if that wasn’t bad enough, she has to put up with her new partner, Leo. Leo is an android—or toaster, as people scornfully call his kind. The only thing that could make things even worse would be for the headstrong Mika to fall for Leo. But people don’t fall for toasters—do they?

Set in the near future, A Heaven for Toasters is more than a sci-fi crime romance. It’s the book that will make you look at your toaster in a whole new way.


Emotional Beats

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Do You Want To Show, Not Tell, Emotions?

Because of the way our brains are wired, readers empathize more strongly if you don’t name the emotion you are trying to describe. As soon as you name an emotion, readers go into thinking mode. And when they think about an emotion, they distance themselves from feeling it.

A great way to show anger, fear, indifference, and the whole range of emotions that characterize the human experience, is through beats. These action snippets that pepper dialogue can help describe a wide range of emotions while avoiding lazy writing. The power of beats lies in their innate ability to create richer, more immediate, deeper writing.

This emotional thesaurus includes hundreds of examples that you can use for your inspiration, so that you, too, can harness this technique to easily convert your writing into palpable feelings. Genre fiction authors can use Emotional Beat as a feeling thesaurus and watch their writing take off!

Emotional Beats was an award-winning Finalist in the IPA 2017 Awards.


Pearseus

Pearseus by Nicholas C Rossis | eNovel Authors | Istomedia web design and development

Could you save the woman who killed your son?

Combining fantasy with science fiction, Pearseus is filled with passion, warfare, and betrayal. Described as “ancient Greece in space,” it gives readers who want a different kind of fantasy an exciting new series to devour.

Terrified of an ominous prophecy and spurred on by a shadowy advisor, a cruel ruler sends the young son of her favorite General to be executed. Soon, however, she must beg the grieving father to save the country from an invading army. Now, the General faces a stark choice between revenge and honoring his vows, unaware that his son’s fate and that of the entire planet are inextricably linked.

This bundle includes all books from the best-selling sci-fi fantasy series, voted as one of the 100 Indie books you should read before you die, plus bonus material.

“A creative and unforgettable series that will one day become a gem among sci-fi fantasy books.”
~ Janice Spina


Short Stories

Exciting Destinies: short stories by Nicholas C Rossis | eNovel Authors | Istomedia web design and development

31 short and very short fiction stories that will keep you on the edge of your seat

The Perfect Read For Your Commuting

What would you do with a time machine—win the lottery or save the world? Why have mermaids suddenly reappeared? And what would you do if you met your god?

This omnibus edition includes four collections of science/speculative fiction short stories including Infinite Waters, voted one of the Best 50 Indie Books of 2015.

“Each story is like watching an old episode of the Twilight Zone”
~ C. Mackay

“I read all stories in one sitting. And found them tumbling around in my head later, when I was trying to fall asleep.”
~ Anita Cross

“Nicholas Rossis is a master of the craft… I found myself looking forward to coming home so I could dig into the next story. Each story pulls you into its unique little universe and takes you on a ride where the tracks are hidden, and you can’t see the corners up ahead.”
– Nat Russo


Runaway Smile

Runaway Smile by Nicholas C Rossis | eNovel Authors | Istomedia web design and developmentA sweet chapter book about the unique bond between mother and son  (Mystery Smiles Book 1)

Where do smiles come from? Who can help you get a new one?
Winner of the Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award, in the Young Adult Fiction category. Award-Winning Finalist in the “Children’s Fiction” category of the 2015 International Book Awards, Award-Winning Finalist in the 2015 Independent Author Network Book of the Year Awards.

“I woke up this morning and I had lost my smile and it wasn’t my fault and I looked everywhere and it was gone. Then I met a workman and a king and the best salesman in the world and a clown and no-one wanted to give me theirs. At school, I asked Miss to give me hers, but she gave us a pop quiz instead, and then no-one was smiling and…”

A little boy wakes up in the morning and realizes he has lost his smile. After spending the entire day trying to find it, he learns the truth behind smiles: the only real smiles are the shared ones.

What readers think:

  • “You don’t have to be a kid to love this book!”
  • “We found our smile when we read this”
  • “My only regret would be that it ended so soon”
  • “For rekindling my inner-child as I read this book, I’m giving it 5 STARS.”

Musiville

Musiville by Nicholas C Rossis | eNovel Authors | Istomedia web design and developmentLet’s face the music and… conduct (Mystery Smiles Book 2)

Award-winning finalist, Book Excellence Awards

The only thing that can save Musiville is a musical symphony. Sounds easy enough. But in a world where everyone believes only their own music to be worth playing, it is the hardest task the village’s musical animals have ever faced.

A funny, upbeat, music-filled story that can be enjoyed by both children and adults from the author of the multiple award-winner Runaway Smile.

What Readers Say:

“Hugely imaginative, beautifully illustrated… a natural wisdom with no scent of sanctimony. It will become a classic.”
~ Philippa Rees

“This delightful story is sure to enthrall and entertain readers and listeners alike. Its lyrical text and engaging artwork leap off the pages as its characters teach us the value of diversity and cooperation.”
~ Bette A. Stevens

“If you’re looking for your next children’s story, don’t look past this one.”
~ Sue Coletta

26 Comments

  1. Jackie Weger says:

    Welcome! Nicholas Rossi to eNovel Authors at Work. You have smashing array of books. We are so looking forward to reading and sharing your wonderful stories.

    JackieWeger
    Finding Home

  2. David Wind says:

    Welcome into the fold, Nicholas, it’s good to have you here!!!

    David

  3. KJD says:

    Hi Nicholas, welcome aboard this lively group.

  4. Pete Barber says:

    Welcome, Nicholas. You must know Effrosyni, right?

  5. Julie Frayn says:

    Welcome aboard, Nicholas!
    Julie Frayn
    Author of Mazie Baby

  6. Welcome to the group, Nicholas! Good to have you as a new member.

  7. Welcome Nick! This is a great group, and Jackie works tirelessly to keep us hoppin’!

  8. Welcome Nicholas 🙂 Great that you’ve joined us.
    Pam and Lorraine

  9. Dale Furse says:

    Welcome to the group, Nicholas. Good to have you here. 🙂

  10. Dale Furse says:

    Forgot to say, I’ve read the first two book in the Perseus series and enjoyed them.

    Dale Furse

  11. Hi Nicholas
    Welcome to eNovAaW
    I’ve friended and followed you via the SM buttons above.
    Best wishes for your future writing.

  12. Welcome Nicholas! I’ve been following your blog for some time and we are all very happy to have you here at eNovel. Let me know if I can do anything to help.
    Cheers!
    Marsha

  13. Wow, I’m thrilled by the warm welcome! Thank you everyone, it’s great to be here 🙂

    Dale, thank you so much for having read my books!

    Pete, yes, I do know Effrosyni. In fact, soon after we met, we realized we were distant cousins 😀

  14. Rosie Dean says:

    Hi Nicholas (Nick?) and welcome aboard.
    You’ll find tons of good advice and support here.

  15. Hi Rosie,

    Both Nicholas and Nick are fine. N will also do, as will Nicolas, Nickolas and any combination thereof 😀

  16. Welcome, Nicholas. This group is a good one, indeed! Nice to have you here…

  17. Jenny Harper says:

    Hi from Edinburgh Nicholas! Welcome to eNov – great group.

  18. Polly Iyer says:

    Nice to meet you, Nicholas. Welcome.

  19. So thrilled to welcome you to eNovel, dear Nicholas! I have read all your books and have been a witness to your avid networking and sharing of information for so long – I know you’re a great fit for eNovel and I am so excited for you! Enjoy the ride 😀
    Effrosyni

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