Have You Read This Yet? (Part 2)

Again in a hurry, I copied and pasted this from my email subcription service. Thus the funky block formations. The whole thing actually froze up the first time, so let’s see if this works this time…

Aaannddd…. it looks like the links don’t work. Shit.

It’s 11pm now, so I’m not fixing them. How many of you are actually reading this right now anyway? At least you know they exist. You can find these books with a few extra clicks. Sorry, but my circuits are blown at this point. Been doing computer work all day, just drove through a blizzard to get home, and it’s time for bed…

Enjoy what I did get the cyber gremlins to cooperate on below. 🙂

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Happy Saturday, Fellow Conspirators.

Now for Part 2 of my “here’s some stuff to read” gazette. If you like superhero fiction, this is your weekend. (And I hope it’s not so much that I blow your circuits. It’s very rare for me to cram so much into one email, I promise!)

First, the self-aggrandizement: if you somehow haven’t scored a copy of Hungry Gods yet, you can get it for $0.99 this weekend only just about anywhere exceptAmazon. (I’m all for sharing the love—no reason Amazon should get it all.) You can click these links to find it on these sites:

Kobo

iBooks

Barnes&Noble

Can rookie superhero Spitball stave off the zombie apocalypse?!

My fellow indies don’t always feel the same way about Amazon. (They might, for all I know, but the following links are all AMZ related.) If you’d like to check out some of the “local” talent, here’s a few more superhero books that might catch your fancy:

Trish Heinrich’s Serpent’s Sacrifice is also on sale at $0.99 right now.

Serpent’s Sacrifice is the first book in The Phantasm Trilogy, a twist on the popular superhero mythos. If you like brave heroines, chilling villains, and nail-biting action, then you’ll love the thrilling emergence of the Serpent!

N. K. Quin asks, How do you make an unstoppable killer robot even more lethal?

The answer: Put the mind of a sixteen year old girl inside it.

The Operative: Book 1 is on Amazon for $0.99 too. Or free, if you have Kindle Unlimited.

In Bounty, author J. D. Cunegan gives us a detective with strange secrets involving a tour in Iraq, a secretive cybernetic experiment, and a conspiracy that involves a native son.

Find a link to everywhere by clicking here.

C.M. Raymond and L. E. Barbant launched their new book Catalyst: Steel City Heroes Book 1 this weekend:cata A mad scientist fighting the laws of man and nature. A demon-monster of mythical proportions. A corporate conspiracy that goes back more than a century.

Whew! I’ve given you a lot of books to think about this weekend. Hope it wasn’t too much!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Hope there’s some reading involved.

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Final Hours to Vote

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I probably shouldn’t have waited until now to post this, but, hey, I’m a busy guy! Like all of us, right?

Which is why I appreciate so much those who have taken a moment to vote for my new cover art on the All Author Cover Contest.

The AllAuthor website features a book cover contest every month. It’s a great opportunity to get your new book seen and grab a little exposure. Exposure (a.k.a. discoverability) is a major thing for us indie authors. Everything we can do to get noticed is huge.

Therefore, I was hoping I might ask you to take a look at the cover contest and cast a vote. You don’t even have to vote for mine, if you don’t want to. (Though I would sure appreciate it!) Whether you vote for Deus Ex Machina or not, you’ll be helping someone (preferably me) get their book noticed. And in the massive cybernetic sea of indie books out there, that’s something!

Just click here: https://allauthor.com/cover-of-the-month/4076/

This will take you to where my book resides. There’s a voting button conveniently placed within reach. You can also scroll down and check out the other cover options. Your vote is yours, cast it how you like.

Thanks for taking a moment away from your bust day or night to help me (or possibly someone else) get their book noticed just a little bit more.

And if you want to check out the book to read, you can find it just about anywhere: Amazon, for example, by clicking here, Kobo, iBooks, and B&N, to name a few.

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. 

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.)