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Saturday, August 27, 2011

INDIGO Now Available!

As I mentioned earlier this week, I've been working on getting my adult sci-fi novel INDIGO available for purchase. Well, wait no longer! It's now ready for you to buy through and in only a few short days (or seconds if you buy the eBook version!) it'll be in your hands! Here's a short book description to peak your interest:

In a future where waters have reclaimed much of the land and radiation has soured the rest, humanity exists in massive domed megacities. The richest people live in the shining metropolis of Haven, supported by the smog-choked laborers eking out an existence in the bones of the old city below.

Agent Umber is a man trapped between worlds. Having spent his life protecting and serving the people of Foundation City, he knows how to make sacrifices: the same fire that took his right hand also took the lives of his wife and son. So when the top agents of SPECTRUM recruit him for a special case involving the kidnapping of 12 kids, Umber sees his chance for redemption.

Umber soon discovers that not all agents are allies, not all strangers are enemies and the missing kids might just possess the most powerful weapons he's ever faced. To solve the case, he'll have to cut ties with his old life. To survive, he'll have to uncover the secrets of Project: INDIGO.

Pretty sweet, right? So, I know, you're saying, "Enough talk already! How can I get my very own copy?!" Well, if you'd like a paperback copy, click here! If you can't wait for the postman and you need INDIGO right now, click here for the e-version! As a special bonus, if you buy INDIGO from today and use the promo code SCHOOLED, you'll save 20%!

*Note: The formatting is a little funky in the PDF version. It doesn't interfere with the story but it does tweak my OCD ever so slightly. I plan on fixing this as soon as I find my USB drive (that has, oh I dunno, everything I've ever written on it...)

Feel free to leave your feedback for INDIGO on my blog, Lulu product page, Facebook or Twitter! I'd love to hear what you guys think!


PS: Stay safe, East Coasters! You should probably curl up with a good eBook while you ride out the storm...

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Which is Scariest: Earthquakes, Zombies or Literary Agents?

As summer begins to draw to its inevitable close, I'm already looking forward to my favorite time of year: Autumn. The changing leaves, the cool nights, the monstrous beasts lurking in the lengthening shadows on the eve of Halloween...what's not to love?

But I'm getting ahead of myself. Things have been scary enough around here lately. Why just today I survived a devastating earthquake that caused major damage. If that's not apocalyptically apocryphal enough for you, there is mounting evidence that zombie sightings are more occurring more frequently than ever before. The undead are becoming arrogant, brashly stumbling into the midst of two young lovers trying to commemorate their engagement.

It's like they say: "If you can't beat em, join em!" I've decided that my love of reanimated corpses (that didn't come out right...) and passion for martial arts needed to be combined in some way. "BUT HOW?" I exclaimed to the heavens. Enter "Enter the Zombie 3D!" Thanks to director Ben Mathus and this locally filmed Indie, I not only get to perform some Kung Fu, but I get to become a zombie and wreak destruction upon the unchanged!

Earthquakes and zombies aside, there actually is something I'm a little terrified of: literary agents. They've been known as Gate Keepers and Dream Crushers. They exist simultaneously as Fairy Godmothers or friendly genies who will grant all your wishes, yet may just as easily be the Gmork stalking you in the forest, waiting to destroy you at your weakest moment. But I'm more prepared and more confident than ever before. I have a list of 23 agents specifically tailored to my novel "Crawl," which I hope one of the top 6 will like. (Agents, if you're reading this, I'm sorry I called you a Gmork!) After I put the Crawl-bait out there, "Indigo" and "Blackwatch: The Mainspring" will follow suit.*

I've survived earthquakes and zombie invasions; a little waiting won't kill me.


*Keep an eye out for a post on how YOU can get your hands on a copy of "Indigo" soon!

Monday, August 15, 2011

It's Been a Long Time...I Shouldn'ta Left You...

Hi friends, Vinny here! Still alive despite all evidence to the contrary. My alter ego has been very busy with the likes of Comic Con, interstate travel to concerts and other non-writing goings on. If only I could get my work done while he sleeps...

Anyway, look for another update later this week. We have much to discuss, you and I!