Jim Avelli


I was thrilled to hear about Smashwords. Thrilled because I'd already spent years sending out my query letters and sample chapters to publishers who would ultimately reject or ignore my projects. I was thrilled, but I was also terrified. Terrified because I now had NO EXCUSE to do anything but sit down and finish production on something that would be published and instantly distributed through the web. It was a mind bending concept for me, at the time. I got used to it.
I'm a Sci-Fi fan from lower NY and my taste for fiction runs the gamut from Lovecraft to Left 4 Dead, from Douglas Adams to Dead Space since my love of gaming is actually older than my love of reading. I suppose I have a great deal of literature to catch up on, but I look forward to the journey. More updates to come.

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A Spider's Vow
By Jim Avelli
Series: Savage Skies, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 116,800. Language: American English. Published: November 22, 2013. Category: Fiction
Across a span of decades, Hana Yasumaro has collected stories, eyewitness accounts, video footage and a litany of rumors surrounding the fall of the galactic Trade Union, and the horrors of the war that followed. The information gathered presents a very different picture than the common consensus would accept. The truth of the matter has remained submerged in red tape and hushed voices, until now.

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  • League of Useless Heroes on Dec. 16, 2013
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    A fun, short read that fits as comfortably into the halls of hero-parodies as the Tick, or Kick-Ass. Personally, I would love to see this expanded into a larger work since the problem with a good short-story is it's shortness.
  • Forever Charming on Jan. 14, 2014
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    A captivating read. Forever Charming is a very clever work of short fiction which ties together some well known myths, fairy tales, and more modern elements of horror into a bite sized bundle of madness. This tale runs long, compared to your average short story but it kept me entertained, page after page.