Super-Powered Spy Novel Finished!

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I just uploaded the final draft of Deus Ex Machina to all retailers! After being in the works for years, this book is finally complete!

*cue flashes of lightning*

*cue maniacal laughter*

If you’re a fan of Hungry Gods, then the book you’ve been pestering me about is finally here! If you’re not an HG fan yet, there’s still time to score it for only 99-cents! (But only days remain, my friends, only days!)

If you want your shot at scoring a free advanced reader copy (ARC) of Deus Ex Machina, all you have to do is sign up for my Conspiracy Theory Newsletter. I’ll be putting out the word in the coming weeks on where all my subscribers can download the book for free.

To find Deus Ex Machina at your fave online retailers, click here. 

To find Hungry Gods at your fave online retailers, click here. 

To sign up for my free Conspiracy Theory newsletter for freebies, updates, and participation in the writing process, click here. 

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More Superheroines for Less

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For fans of superhero fiction, there’s an exciting superheroine series out there by Trish Heinrich that begins with Serpent’s Sacrifice. If you’d like to see more diversity in your spandex-clad butt-kicking, this is the way to go.

And book one is only 99-cents right now! Definitely worth checking out. Click here to follow a universal link — meaning you can go from it to whatever retailer you prefer (doesn’t have to be Amazon–I mean, why should you have to pay for the divorce, right?) 

And, by the way, if saving on supers is your thing right now, my book Hungry Gods is also just 99-cents for a limited time. This is in honor of the sequel, Deus Ex Machina, which lands in just 10 days! 

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Last Day for the Wonder Woman Prize Pack Giveaway

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I could have sworn today was the end of the countdown. But if you go to the Giveaway site, the clock still has another day on it. So tomorrow is technically the last day.

But tomorrow is also Monday, when we have to stop thinking about pleasant things and go back to work and/or school, so… Let’s just say today is the last day. Therefore…

Time is running out! Register now! 

If you’re a die hard Wonder Woman fan, this is for you! Click here to see what you can win!

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The Ultimate Wonder Woman Prize Pack!

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For a limited time only (the countdown is on!), you can sign up for an amazing array of Wonder Woman goodies! Movie, TV show boxed set, 75th anniversary graphic novel set, toys, sword, and a magic lasso that actually forces your spouse to tell the truth!

Okay, that last one I made up. But the rest is real, a value of $210, all for free!

The catch? You’re also signing up for the mailing lists for a pack of indie authors. Which is a bonus in itself! But if you don’t want to hear from them all, you can simply unsubscribe from the ones you don’t dig. (But you could be passing up more goodies by doing so…)

Either way, one lucky winner will score this awesome Amazonian prize pack. And you thought Christmas was over!

Click here NOW to sign up to win! 

Aquaman: Prince of Atlantis

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We went as a family to see Aquaman tonight. It wasn’t actually on my “must-see” list. I’m a big superhero fan (obviously) and I’d love to see the traditionally lame hero make a cool comeback and prove himself worthy of a crown. Of any kind. (There was a revival a few years back, a new Aquaman storyline that I wanted to check out for just that reason but never did. Maybe I’ll revisit that…)

But my wife was kind of into it, her friend had told her it was good, and my son–while not generally able to sit for 2 hours at a time, especially for a live-action movie–is a big sea creature buff, so we figured he’d be at least partially into it. Plus, we play Injustice 2 and both dig Black Manta.

Long intro short: It was pretty darn good! We enjoyed it!

Was there cheese? Heck yes, there was definitely some cheesiness. But it’s a DC movie, so that is expected. Both because DC is just more “colorful” and less “gritty” than Marvel, and especially so in their recent cinematic universes.

The bit that I still smiled about but definitely thought less of as the big fight scene with Black Manta. It literally looked like a scene out of Power Rangers. Really! From the angles to the costumes, it was so Power Rangers!

And while I am a male of the species, I have to say: some of those outfits were even embarrassingly tight for my tastes! Was that outfit painted on? (Kinda awkward for a movie targeting a younger audience.)

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Despite these not-so-great factors, it was way fun, had some awesome visuals, and nice Game of Thrones stuff going on. And it was one of the best of the new DC movies. (Which maybe isn’t saying much, but really, it was good!)

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Some of it reminded me of the Warhammer Age of Sigmar fish elves. (They aren’t called that, but at least that term is pronounceable.) If I had the time and money to build a AoS army, that’s the one I’d build!

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The whole Prince of Atlantis schtick, by the way, is also one of the comic book staples that I take advantage of in my own superhero universe. Part of the fun of writing (and reading) my Identity Crisis Universe is taking the bread and butter stereotypes and spinning them my own way.

In this case, the “Lost Prince of Atlantis” is named Proteus. He first appears in Hungry Gods and his true (and surprising) origin story is featured in Secret Identities: Secret Origins Book Two. (Click here to find it at your favorite ebook store!)

(Okay, it’s 1am and I’m too tired to revise for errors. Apologies for any oopsies in here. Night-night.)

Funny Business at Amazon

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So last week I set up a giveaway for the first book in my Identity Crisis series, Hungry Gods. Supposedly, the way it worked was, for every 100 people entered, there would be a winner. Well, because I didn’t get around to pushing it out until there were only two days left, I only get 131 entrants.

But that should have meant 1 person won a book, right?

Apparently not. Amazon reported to me that 131 entered and no one won.

And I have no idea why. 

I may roll the money I already put into it for a re-do, but that might only be open to subscribers to my mailing list. As in, the first 21 people to respond will be the winners. (Thus no more funky, unpredictable odds.)

We’ll see. I’ve inquired as to what happened and will go from there.

If you want to join my Conspiracy Newsletter and get in on the next round of action (plus more news and special offers), just click here. 

Superheroes for X-Mas

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In case you missed the last “Ghosts of Christmas Present” blog post the other day, or just didn’t quite get through the nice, long version, here’s the abridged edition:

IDC Campaign.

I’m excited to finally present the new book and new look for my Identity Crisis Universe (IDCU) titles, all fun romps through a slightly more realistic, grown-up superhero land. Consider it all to be PG-13, give or take. My new series/universe catchphrase is “Capes aren’t just for kids anymore!”

 

If you’d like to check out any of these books, you can click there these links. Hungry Gods is up for only $0.99 right now, while Deus Ex Machina is brand new and up for pre-order right now.

You can also try your luck to score the first book for free on Amazon. I’m giving away 21 copies of Hungry Gods here.

The drawback is that there’s only 1 winner for every 100 entrants. I’m not super thrilled about that method, but that’s Amazon’s new way to doing things, I guess. I prefer the lottery draw after a certain date, but Big A’s new thing (from what I can tell) is 99 people enter and don’t win, #100 does, rinse and repeat.

And the femme fatale, superhero short story Silk Spider: Behind the Eight-Ball, is now FREE on all sites. So you can sample, then nibble, then chow down on some superhero/sci-fi fiction for big kids.

Please enjoy the Christmas goodies and tell all your friends to do so as well!