irevuo “The Dark Tower” Giveaway

Hi guys,

We decided to post a giveaway for irevuo.

The prize?

Stephen King’s Dark Tower Collection: 8 Books Box Set.

The competition is international. You can enter, no matter where in the world you are. We’ll find a way to ship the books to you.

If you’d like to enter this giveaway, you can do so here.

closer: a novel

closer is the story of a man who is so seduced by the desire to get rich that he becomes involved in a world where anything is permitted. His journey to the top is interrupted by the consequences of his past actions. Things become darker, more violent and more sexually disturbing than he could ever have imagined as he tries to break himself free from his past.

Deft, shocking and unforgettable, this gripping tale about risk, consequence and the treacherous balance between the two reveals a world where there’s nothing to separate right from wrong.

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If that description is not enough, I’d like to say that closer is not going to be everyone’s cup of tea. It’s more like a shot of whiskey. There are parts that describe certain aspects of beauty — the way we perceive something or someone around us as being beautiful — but then I insist on breaking your heart.

Stare at something long enough, there’s nothing magic left of it. Truth is, nothing in this world is as beautiful as we can imagine it. Continue reading

Dome: Episode One [FREE DOWNLOAD]

A heartbreaking portrayal of ambition, betrayal, and intrigue, Dome is a serialized Science-Fiction Thriller that tells the story of a small group of people who try to figure out the reason behind the construction of this dome-city in the center of the world’s harshest continent.

Prologue

For a man who knows that our worst nightmares are about to come true, Jack Riddell has no trouble sleeping at night. “It is said that Caesar wept when he found out about Pompey’s death.”

“What’s that got to do with anything?” the host of the show, a woman in her mid-thirties, asks. For the last hour or so, the richest man in the world has avoided giving her a straight answer.

Jack laughs. “A man’s character is determined by how he reacts in the face of adversity. By how strong his enemies are.” Ignoring the dumbfounded expression of the host, he adds, “I believe people should realize Dome is a simple reminder that we can fight against insurmountable odds and win.” Continue reading

What I learned in five years of blogging

Five years. Five years of daily blogging. Five years since I decided to never give up, no matter what. To keep writing, to keep blogging, to just keep at it for as long as it took.

And what a ride it has been. Around the world, indeed. 200 or so countries. Lots and lots of people, lots and lots of stories… Continue reading

”I completely fell in love with Cristian Mihai’s beautiful way of writing. His main character, Chris Sommers, is an embodiment of realism. His persona was much attune to what some of us feel about ambition, love, and the realization of heartbreaking disappointment. I felt a connection to him in a much deeper level than I’ve ever known. Mihai’s writing style just reaches out to you, captures you – without letting go for a moment. It’s also very personal that you just can’t help but love the main protagonist. There were times where it pained me to stop reading because I wanted to note down my favorite quotes from the novel because it was just that amazingly brilliant.” – E.S. praise for Jazz.

 

One copy of each of my titles. Signed, delivered to your doorstep.

”This book was very unexpected. It made me think about what is means to be a writer, what the process of creation means not only to the creator but to those who are affected by what has been written. Much of what Mihai says here will resonate with anyone who has ever struggled to put words on paper.” – Cynthia Dumarin, praise for The Writer.

 

Price?

$69.99.

$24.99, international shipping included. Limited time only.

”I was drawn in after reading the first page. Being a “hopeless” romantic I could empathize with both characters but I felt a connection with “him”. The authors description of loneliness, excitement, regret and pain is so intense, I became emotional while reading. It is gripping, honest and touching. Beautiful story…” – Melanie Lawson, praise for 2:22 AM.

If you’d like to purchase a book bundle, you can do so on my e-store here. All payments secured by PayPal.

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Hi guys,

Yup. There’s a Black Friday Sale on my e-store as well. A whole week of discounts on the most popular advertising options.

1 Reblog – $24.99 – $9.99

Do you have a WordPress.com blog? Have you written a piece you’d want everyone to read? Now you can have your content reblogged to an audience of over 128, 700.

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10 Reblogs$99.99 $59.99

To be used whenever you need them. Best value for your money.

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Review $50$24.99

Have you written a book. Do you want to reach a potential audience of over one hundred thousand people?

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Interview$50 $24.99

An interview by me about your work, your blog/website.

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Showcase – $50$24.99

Are you a graphic designer or photographer? A painter?

You can showcase your works in a post on this blog. Including artist bio, an artist statement, and links to websites, online stores, and social media.
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You can purchase as many options you like and use them whenever you want to.

Payments are secured via PayPal. It’s all very simple. Once you purchase an advertising option, we’ll get in touch via e-mail and set everything up.

The grind

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Do you know why people get bored?

Because they feel that what they’re doing isn’t something meaningful. Their focus shifts, their motivation gets depleted.

Most people fail to grasp the significance of any given moment. They fail to understand that we’re all given the same number of hours. Each day. Hours that, when wasted, are never returned to us.

You can sit in bed and act lazy and watch TV or whatever, but that time, sooner or later, you’ll regret it.

Most people don’t grind. Most people don’t fight. They grow complacent. They want safety and security. They want comfort. They want shortcuts and how-to guides. They want it easy. Continue reading

TMM: the muse needs time

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Time. The world’s most valuable commodity. Not only that, but you can trade it for anything else.

The muse also needs it. The more time you spend doing the work, the better you become. It is a rule of nature.

But sometimes people get caught in this romantic thinking. Art is about inspiration, about some sort of poetry, not just work etic. They discard the craft part of art…

But truth is, the muse demands you sit at your desk and do the work. That you set aside a certain number of hours each day and get stuff that.

It’s the one rule you cannot bend or break.

Don’t water this down.

Don’t be seduced into thinking that art is inherently different than any other kind of work.

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“Having had some reblogs with Cristian’s, the results often were better than promoting the posts on other media. Thank you, Cristian.” – Mohamad Karbi

What is a reblog?

I’d call them trailers for blog posts.

Let’s say you write a blog post. So, I choose a short snippet of that post (usually the first lines) then add a link to your post. I put this on my blog.

This way, over 126, 000 people get to see this short preview. Those who want to read more, click on the link and go to your blog.

It’s a way to gain exposure.


“For me reblogs have proven a wonderful way to find new blogging ‘friends’ around the world. Finding new ‘followers’ wasn’t a primary aim for me as I’ve nothing to sell. Having said that, my followers have increased about 20% since a few reblogs on Cristian’s blog and as a relative newcomer to ‘creative writing’ (2 years) many of those being creative writers has helped me enormously as well as giving me a lot of enjoyment.” – Roger (grumpytyke)


 

Why do you sell reblogs?

Right now, all the funds go to funding new projects, websites, or technology I need. Also, to pay for editing and releasing novels.

My way of viewing it, it’s a win-win situation: you get more exposure for your blog, which means more followers, more engagement with your content, and I get a chance to keep doing what I love.


1 Reblog – $24.99 – $9.99

Do you have a WordPress.com blog? Have you written a piece you’d want everyone to read? Now you can have your content reblogged to an audience of over 128, 700.

You can purchase here.

10 Reblogs$99.99 $59.99

To be used whenever you need them. Best value for your money.

You can purchase here.


“I had no idea what a reblog was but it certainly peaked my interest. I knew that I wanted to grow my audience, and yes, I had no idea where to start. Something about this reblogging idea kept pulling at me. I knew Cristian Mihai had a successful blog with over 120,000 followers. Why not? I thought. Why not invest in myself. I love to write and if I could invest a small amount of money to watch my stats and followers grow, wouldn’t that be money well spent? I decided to take the plunge and give it a try. Let me tell you, I was not disappointed.Having Christian reblog my posts gave me the opportunity to experience growth in my blog traffic that would have otherwise taken months, maybe even more than a year to replicate. The boost in traffic on my blog has reignited my passion for blogging. Thank you Cristian. I’m sure I’ll be purchasing more reblogs from you in the future, you have given me the opportunity to share my voice and thoughts with the world.” – Erin Cooper Reed

Perseverance and perfectionism

impossibleIn a way, I believe that all artists are possessed by this silly ambition: they want to do something no one else has thought of doing before them. They want to create something that’s unique. And perfect. And so they try, again and again, and they always fail. It seems to me that this is what truly motivates us.

We keep on writing because nothing we write is good enough, or at least, as good as we think it should be. Or as good as we think it deserves to be.

No story is ever “finished.” There’s always something to change, to add, to remove. Continue reading

Hi guys,

Yup. There’s a Black Friday Sale on my e-store as well. A whole week of discounts on the most popular advertising options.

1 Reblog – $24.99 – $9.99

Do you have a WordPress.com blog? Have you written a piece you’d want everyone to read? Now you can have your content reblogged to an audience of over 128, 700.

You can purchase here.

 

10 Reblogs$99.99 $59.99

To be used whenever you need them. Best value for your money.

You can purchase here.

Review $50$24.99

Have you written a book. Do you want to reach a potential audience of over one hundred thousand people?

Purchase here.

Interview$50 $24.99

An interview by me about your work, your blog/website.

Purchase here.

Showcase – $50$24.99

Are you a graphic designer or photographer? A painter?

You can showcase your works in a post on this blog. Including artist bio, an artist statement, and links to websites, online stores, and social media.
Purchase here.

You can purchase as many options you like and use them whenever you want to.

Payments are secured via PayPal. It’s all very simple. Once you purchase an advertising option, we’ll get in touch via e-mail and set everything up.