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New Release: His Final Secret

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The fight is nearly over. His reign of darkness is reaching its end.

The cure for magic has been discovered, and for Talon the truth of its source is more horrible than he could have imagined. Tormented by what he has learned and on the verge of falling from reason to madness, he leaves the Refinery more determined than ever to put an end to his tyranny once and for all.

Oz has led Eryn and their companions deep into the mountains, to a place long buried beneath the stone. They have a plan to set the Empire free, but first they must find a way to escape the relentless pursuit of General Spyne and his strange and silent hunter.

Battles will be fought, bonds will be broken, and his final secret will be revealed.

Get it here.

I don’t usually write that much here to accompany my new releases. I tend to save most of my words for the INSIDE of my books. This is the final book in the Tears of Blood series, and I want to thank all of you who have read it through to the end. Writing ToB been an interesting journey for me. His Dark Empire was the third book I published, and after the success of the Divine series I thought I knew how to sell books.

I was completely wrong. The covers were okay, but not great. The blurb was weak. It has been a constant struggle to get readers to these books for the last two years. With the success of my other series, especially War Eternal, ToB became more a labor of love than anything else. I had a vision for the story from day one. I exactly knew where and how I wanted it to end. That doesn’t happen often for me. Books change as I write them. They grow and mature as the pieces fall into their places. The endings shift, sometimes a little, sometimes completely. Not ToB.

That doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll be happy with the ending. It’s bittersweet. Depending on your perspective, it may lean more towards the bitter side. It’s the kind of ending I don’t think a traditional publisher would have ever let make it into print.

But that’s why I’m proud of these books, and this series. That’s why I’ve invested in new covers for all of them, and spent hours tweaking the lead-in blurb in an effort to find more readers. I hope when you read His Final Secret, when you reach the end, that you either love it or hate it. A one-star or a five, with no in-between. I hope that you feel something when the curtain comes down, because I surely did. I hope the characters have become as real to you as they have to me.

Thank you again.

New Release: The End of Liberty

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An ancient starship discovered…
An eternal enemy revealed…
An impossible mission to save humankind…

The Goliath has been discovered, the first of its secrets revealed. Now the race is on for Captain Mitchell Williams and his crew to return to Liberty and recover Origin’s lost memories before the enemy can complete their violent conquest.

It’s a mission with a near-zero chance of success. A mission that only the Riggers would be crazy enough to accept, and skilled enough to survive. A mission that will test the limits of Mitchell’s mind, body, and soul, and force him to make an impossible choice that could cost the lives of millions.

This is war, and if he can’t win a battle for a single planet, how can he possibly change the outcome of a conflict that has raged beyond eternity?

Click here to check it out.

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New Release: Dead Red. Plus, I’m a Kindle All-Star

First things first.

Ghosts & Magic Book Two, Dead Red, is now available on Amazon:
http://amzn.to/19s1Tiv

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Second, Starship Eternal was one of top 50 most read Kindle exclusive books for February, which is AMAZING. It also made me one of the Top 100 Kindle exclusive authors for the month, which is also AMAZING.

I’m overwhelmed by the positive response to the book, and appreciative of not only everyone who gave it a try, but also the many people who have checked out some of my other work in response. You are the BEST!

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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Starship Eternal is a Kindle All-Star

For those of you who don’t know, Amazon runs a program called ‘Kindle All-Stars’, as a kind of incentive for authors to enroll in the Select program and sell their work exclusively through Amazon. Essentially, they take 2 groups:

1. Top 100 Kindle exclusive authors by sales volume
2. Top 100 Kindle exclusive books by sales volume

I found out yesterday that Starship Eternal somehow snuck its way into the bottom of the second group, finishing January as one of the 100 most downloaded Kindle exclusive novels (out of over 700,000) and earning me a $500 bonus.

As a result, the book has a nice new shiny added to its detail page:

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How many books is that? Over 6,000 in the U.S.

What’s more, it might make the list again for February. I’ve already had over 7,000 sales/borrows, and there are still 9 more days in the month (maybe enough time to get to 8,000?).

I’m shocked and awed by reader response to the book. If you’re one of the people who bought/borrowed it, thank you so much for being AWESOME!

If you haven’t bought it, why not find out what you’re missing ;) ?
http://amzn.to/1DFkfHr

New Release: Starship Eternal

0.99 for a limited time. FREE for KU subscribers. Click here to go to Amazon.

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A lost starship…
A dire warning from futures past…
A desperate search for salvation…

Captain Mitchell “Ares” Williams is a Space Marine and the hero of the Battle for Liberty, whose Shot Heard ‘Round the Universe saved the planet from a nearly unstoppable war machine. He’s handsome, charismatic, and the perfect poster boy to help the military drive enlistment. Pulled from the war and thrown into the spotlight, he’s as efficient at charming the media and bedding beautiful celebrities as he was at shooting down enemy starfighters.

After an assassination attempt leaves Mitchell critically wounded, he begins to suffer from strange hallucinations that carry a chilling and oddly familiar warning:

They are coming. Find the Goliath or humankind will be destroyed.

Convinced that the visions are a side-effect of his injuries, he tries to ignore them, only to learn that he may not be as crazy as he thinks. The enemy is real and closer than he imagined, and they’ll do whatever it takes to prevent him from rediscovering the centuries lost starship.

Narrowly escaping capture, out of time and out of air, Mitchell lands at the mercy of the Riggers – a ragtag crew of former commandos who patrol the lawless outer reaches of the galaxy. Guided by a captain with a reputation for cold-blooded murder, they’re dangerous, immoral, and possibly insane.

They may also be humanity’s last hope for survival in a war that has raged beyond eternity.

I’m proud to announce the release of Starship Eternal, my first-ever sci-fi novel (well, not the first if you count the book I wrote when I was seven about ‘Turk: The One Man Army’). It’s a fast-paced action/adventure featuring starships, starfighters, mechs, time-travel, aliens, other worlds, artificial intelligence, starships, space battles, a little bit of romance, and starships.

If you love sci-fi, I think you’ll love this one. Even if you aren’t a big fan, if you like my other work I think you’ll like this one too.

As always, if you enjoy the book PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE leave a review. I can’t stress how valuable your feedback is – both to me and other readers, as well as marketing services that help me get my books noticed.

Starship Eternal is available on Amazon for $0.99 for a limited time (or FREE for KU subscribers).

Just click here to check it out.