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Okay, so I have decided it is time to get serious about the mailing list. You probably don’t care too much about the intricacies of the business side of writers’ lives, but we writers eventually have to come down from our Imagination Cloud (trademark 2017) and play in the reality sandbox. Stupid reality sandbox. All the bummer cats crap in there…
Anyhoo, since I’m gonna get serious about my mailing list then that means I need to get serious about giving you, my faithful readers, reasons for signing up and staying signed up. I understand most of you stick with me out of the kindness of your hearts, but your compassion isn’t enough. Sorry. NOT ENOUGH!
Here’s how it all works-
- When you sign up for the mailing list, you will automatically be entered into my Character Name pool. It’s not a real pool; no swimming skills required. No, it’s a list of names I can draw from when I need to create a new character. Considering I write a novel a month, I need a lot of character names. Y’all get to be immortalized! And all you have to do is add your email to the mailing list. That’s it. No extra work. And this isn’t a monthly contest. It’s a Whenever I Need A Name contest. Maybe twice a month, maybe more. What a bargain!
- So, you are signed up for the mailing list. Great. That means you will receive my monthly newsletter and special announcements in your inbox. However, that is only truly great if you open the emails! Due to the wonders of modern science, I can actually see who opens the emails. That means another contest! Once a month, I’ll draw a name from those folks that opened the emails. You get an entry for each unique email. If you open the monthly newsletter and a special announcement email then that’s two entries! Bam! What’s the prize? A free credit code to Audible! You can pick any audiobook you want, although I’m sure you’ll pick one of mine. This contest is monthly and will have at least one winner. I may pick two if I’m feeling frisky.
- Oh, now, here’s the big one! I have a bookshelf filled with author copies of my novels. FILLED! Time to sign those puppies and send them off to some lucky winners! Just like above, I not only see who opens the emails, but who clicks through to one of the links. Also, just like above, if you click through to a link in one of the unique emails, you get an entry into a contest to receive a signed paperback of one of my novels. You choose the title (subject to inventory on hand). It’s gonna be a one click per email kind of thing. But, if you click through on a monthly newsletter and on a special announcement email then that’s two entries for the month. Don’t worry, I’ll keep track (MailChimp will keep track, really).
That’s about it. Now y’all are in the know. If you have questions, please ask. I want this to be fun for everyone!
Thanks, y’all! Cheers!
[Fine Print BS: You can only win one prize per contest, per month, per quarter. If you get picked for the Audible code and the paperback, I’ll email you and ask which you want. You choose and I pick a new name for the other prize. Once you win that prize, you can’t win it again until the next quarter. Keeping it fair for everyone. But, you can win an Audible code one month and a paperback the next month. After that you have to wait until the next quarter to be entered again for either/both. Make sense? Oh, and I’ll email to ask about whether you want your name used or not. Your choice, of course. And one last bit o’ the fine print: paperbacks are US only. Sorry, but it is crazy expensive to ship overseas (or even to Canada). BUT, if you win, we’ll work something cool out. May even be better than a signed paperback!]
Oh, it is on now!
Roak is back in an all new novel, Nebula Risen, and this time his bounty is a dead man!
“Jonny Nebula was the greatest heavy-grav fighter to ever compete in the Orbs. Galactic Champion for two decades running, no one could touch his skill. Until his final, brutal fight when his reign came to a bloody, deadly end.
But, as Roak is about to find out, there’s always an encore.
An old friend from his past. A job that shouldn’t exist. A web of lies and deceit that goes deeper than anyone knows. Roak has his work cut out for him.
It’ll take all of Roak’s skills as the galaxy’s premiere bounty hunter to track down a dead man. Especially one that refuses to be found without a knockdown, drag out, to the death (again) fight!”
Go get Nebula Risen and see why reviewers love Roak so much!
It is here! Mech Corps!
I bring you new mech fiction, y’all. Set many centuries after Fighting Iron, Mech Corps tells the story of how humanity must now strike out into the galaxy to find new worlds since they have done such a great job borking up Earth. Yay humans!
Hope ya dig it!
Now united and desperate to put down new roots, humanity sets off across the galaxy. But, the galaxy isn’t as hospitable as people would like.
Humanity needs a miracle to survive against the first alien race they encounter. Good thing they have that miracle in the form of a team of 30-foot human-piloted battle robots known as the Mech Corps!
So, some of you may have heard I have a new novel out! And, of course, I forgot to post about it on the website because, hey, why would I keep this crucial bit of business updated, right? Le sigh…
Now, you might think, so what? I always have a new novel out. Which is pretty much true. I write like a bat out of hell. Except, that this time I’m writing in a whole new genre. And I don’t mean just a new genre for me, but a genre that is fairly new on the scene.
What is LitRPG? It stands for “Literature Role Playing Game”. Basically, the character, or characters, are sucked into, transported, cursed, become part of the actual game they are playing. If you want to go old school then think of Tron. One second in the real world, next second in the virtual world. Or that old Dungeons & Dragons cartoon where they get transported by magic into the fantasy world they are playing in. Whatever the premise is, the point is the game becomes real!
My latest novel, EverRealm, will be part of a series of LitRPG novels, each one set in a different gaming environment- epic fantasy, cyberpunk, urban fantasy, western, Lovecraftian, space opera, etc.
So, hop on board this crazy new genre train and check out EverRealm! You will not be disappointed!
In the 23rd century, the world is at an end, and a group of gaming and programming friends decide that their only way to survive is to discard their bodies and send their minds into the quantum matrix of a virtual gaming world. They have created the Domains and there they plan to reside forever.
Except, the nightmares of reality have followed them into their new quantum dimension and those nightmares threaten to destroy it all!
Now it is up to one of them to help navigate the quantum platform known as EverRealm, a fantasy MMORPG of epic proportions, in order to complete a quest he neither wants to complete nor knows how. With the help of his friends, and a lot of luck, he will have to face trials and tribulations like he’s never faced as a player! Because now it is no longer a matter of Game Over, but of life or death!
Can he survive it all and come out a winner? The only way he’ll know is if he plays the game to the bitter end!