Goodreads Giveaway: “Speaking With Your Demons”

Setting up a new giveaway of my latest book, Speaking With Your Demons, Demonic Issues 2. I’m offering six free copies of my book, and the contest ends on September 18, 2017.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Speaking With Your Demons by Vincent Berg

Speaking With Your Demons

by Vincent Berg

Giveaway ends September 18, 2017.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

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Retired (Unpublished) Books

Due to Amazon canceling the createspace worksite, I’ve ‘unpublished’ my entire line of print books. Amazon has a new print services, but they essentially print their ebooks on paper and  bind them (i.e. they’re not designed for print). However, D2D is preparing to introduce a new POD print service, so I’m holding out hope that they’ll do a decent job. But I’ll post it updates once I get a look at it.

But … while I was busy examining my list of Amazon books, I also decided to unpublish the following books:


  1. An Unknown Attraction
  2. Trying to be Normal
  3. Normalcy is Harder Than it Looks
  4. Racing the Clock
  5. Building a Legacy

Great Death

  1. Love and Family During the Great Death
  2. Grappling With Survival
  3. Seeding Hope Among the Ashes

Unwelcome Visitors

2. The Lad Who Poked the Devil in the Eye

The reasons are: I’m rewriting Catalyst (same basic plot with new protagonists), revising Great Death (general clean-up, along with added bells and whistles like epigraphs, section breaks and new internal graphics) and The Lad Who Poked the Devil was simply never a great seller.

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Site problems

Tried to straighten out my scattered website, and it ended up getting run over! I was unable to sign in for weeks, during which time the site was completely unprotected, nothing was updated and it was a bit of a disaster. However, I think I’ve gotten it straightened out now.

However, now I’m thinking of completely reworking my entire web strategy. I’m going to permanently kill my alternate crumblywriter webpage, since no one has visited it in a long time, and giving away my stories on a secret site was both hard to maintain, and unproductive (although the pages looks better than they do on online other online sites).

As for ( is kaput), I’m going to rework the entire think, changing it into a direct pay site, where I list books currently for sale, and rather than handling credit cards, you can purchase books via a paypal address, and I’ll email the books directly to you. That seems simpler than pointing readers in a dozen different directions to my various retail outlets.

There a LOT of other changes, which I’ll address in other posts.

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Demonic Issues

When Phil Walker starts seeing the demons within, the world of those afflicted with mental illnesses radically changes, dragging Phil, medical establishment, and everyone else along with it as he combats demons, dragons and fairies.

1) The Demons Within

2) Speaking With Your Demons

3) Demonic Issues Box Set (both books in one volume)

(available on Smashwords, Amazon and Createspace)

Phil Walker was a normal man—until demons invaded his mind. Eager to understand his visions, he seeks answers, only to face hostility from the police. Does it matter if he’s technically insane, if he cures hundreds? As Phil battles his inner demons, he wrestles with where they originated and how they impact him and his health. However, the question remains: are his unusual skills an otherworldly phenomenon, the results of disease, or a gift from above?

(available for preorder on Smashwords only,
to be published on Smashwords, Amazon and Createspace on 09/09/2017)

Phil, who fought invisible beings, was ‘cured’ of his gift by medical intervention. Regaining his abilities, he doubly cautious, not informing anyone and trying new techniques. Based on new knowledge about his abilities, he seeks to learn more about his opponents, but faces his greatest challenge, though, comes when he’s visited by his own demons. How can they succeed when tormenting someone who can kill them, even as he struggles against an open revolt?

Special Offer

Demonic Issues Box Set

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(Available for Preorder on until 09/09/2017,
when it goes on sale on Smashwords and Amazon).

The single Boxed Set ebook contains the full contents of both Demonic Issues books for a discounted price ($8.99 instead of $10.99). You can read the entire series without having to order and load the next volume.

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Demonic Issues 2: Speaking With Your Demons

Demonic Issues

Speaking With Your Demons

"Speaking With Your Demons" cover image(available as a preorder on Smashwords until 09/09/2017,
when it’ll be published on Amazon, Smashwords, Createspace and Lulu).

Phil, who was able to fight invisible beings and cure people of their mental illnesses, was ‘cured’ of his ability by the intervention of the medical establishment. Regaining his abilities, and recognized around the world, he’s doubly cautious about his approach. In an attempt to remain under the radar, he doesn’t inform anyone and takes an unusual approach.

Selecting a new team, consisting of a scarred vet and a young waif, he begins again. Based on new knowledge about his abilities, he seeks to learn more about his opponents, but faces his greatest challenge when confronted with betrayal, deception and open rebellion by those he chooses to work with.

He must choose who to trust: humans or otherworldly creatures … even as he struggles to keep his actions and abilities hidden, while also seeking to leverage his fame and reputation. His assistants prove his greatest foes, while his foes become his greatest aids, in a confusing swirl of otherworldly mixture of confusion, mental illness and blind hope.

The one-week preorder offers the book at a slight discount ($4.99 instead of $5.99). Once the book is published, the price returns to its normal retail price.

You can save even more by purchasing the entire Demonic Issues Box Set at an even higher discount ($8.99 instead of $10.99).

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Box Sets

I’m testing out the idea of boxed sets. These consist of either an entire series in a single volume, or the first book of each series by a particular author.

So far, I’ve  created two:

  1. Unwanted Visitors Box Set
  2. Demonic Issues Box Set


Unwelcome Visitors has been on sale for some time, while the Demonic Issues Box Set is now available only as a preorder. Both books are cheaper than purchasing each book separately, and allows you to read the entire series at once. In addition, I’m offering the Demonic Issues Box Set preorder at an additional discount. However, once the books are published on 09/09/2017, the book returns to it’s normal retail price ($8.99).

Once I post my Catalyst and Great Death series on smashwords, I’m hoping to publish a Sample Box Set, containing seat first book of all of my series, so you can figure out which of my series you like for one low, introductory price.

I’ll see just how promising the concept of box sets is. So far, they haven’t exactly taken the publishing industry by storm.

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Back on smashwords!

After a long hiatus, I’m back on

I’ve always had better sales, while receiving more money, on the site, and they offer readers more options. Unfortunately, when they terminated my earlier contract, they also deleted readers abilities to update their books.

If anyone has ever purchased my books on smashwords, drop me a note at and I’ll send you a coupon to switch over the a new version (once I start posting my older books).

For now, I’ve listed my two newest books on Smashwords: Zombie Leza and The Demons Within.

I’m planning to release the following books soon:

Demonic Issues:

  1. The Demons Within $4.99
  2. Speaking With Your Demons $5.99 (not-yet published)

Not-Quite Human:

  1. The Cuckoo’s Progeny
  2. Lost With Nothing to Lose $5.99 (not-yet published)

Singularity $4.99

Unwelcome Visitors

  1. Stranded in a Foreign Land $4.99
  2. The Lad Who Poked the Devil in the Eye $4.99 (not-yet published)
  3. Unwelcome Visitors Box Set $7.99

I’ll publish The Lad Who Poked the Devil in the Eye
soon, but I wanted to offer readers a slight discount for purchasing both books at the same time. More books to come.

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“The Demons Within” available for pre-order

The Demons Within

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Fairy tales are more than true:
not because they tell us that dragons exist,
but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.

Neil Gaiman

My long-delayed newest book, The Demons Within, available on April 26th, is available as an Amazon pre-order. During that time, I’m offering eight (8) free copies via a giveaway.

Story Description:

Phil Walker was a normal man, until the demons invaded his mind. Unsure whether they were real, he resisted until they threatened someone’s life, and then took action. The results were immediate. He was questioned by the police, laughed at and insulted, but the homeless man he defended reported his schizophrenia was cured. After that, everything Phil once knew was turned upside down.

Eager to understand his visions, he seeks answers, only to face skepticism and hostility from the medical community. Does it really matter if he’s technically insane if he cures hundreds? As Phil battles his inner demons, he wrestles with where they originated and how they impact him and his health. However, the question remains: are his unusual skills an otherworldly phenomenon, the results of disease or a gift from above?


This is an interesting book, as it crosses a number of book genres. Nominally a science fiction story, it include demons, dragons, devils and fairies, and explores how one might attempt to promote an alternative medicine if they couldn’t defend how it functions, even though it’s efficacy is clear.


The giveaway has completed with the largest number of bidders, almost 1,200, I’ve ever received for a contest, with winners ranging from the UK, Canada, Australia and, of course, the U.S.

If you didn’t get picked, or didn’t discover the contest in time, the book is now on sale on Amazon.

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New Print Covers

I’ve been playing around with new wrap-around covers (where the front cover image wraps around the spine and back page, instead of a simply solid-cover spine and back cover). I realize few of you order my print books, and can’t see the other covers when ordering, but to promote the new changes, I’m decreasing the new books from $14.99 to only $9.99.

I’m mainly focusing on upcoming covers, so I can’t reveal them all yet, but here are three newly revised covers, so you can get an idea of what they look like.

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New Book: The Cuckoo’s Progeny

New Book

The Cuckoo’s Progeny

Not-Quite Human 1

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Al and Betty aren’t like their classmates. They’ve developed particular skills which set them apart, and which sets them in a search for mysteries which eventually leads them in a search for their origins, and the long interstellar trip home

Searching out others like them, they build a crew to search for a ship which will hopefully take them to a home they’ve never known, to a reception they aren’t sure will be welcoming.

The first book in the three book “Not-Quite Human” trilogy.

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