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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:

Dead Red Cover

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.


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 ;) ?

New Release: Starship Eternal

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


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.

Holiday Giveaway

Congrats to Scott, who won the $100 Gift Card, and Natalie and Jordan who each won a $25 gift card. Thanks to everyone for entering. I hope 2015 is awesome for all of you (and that you buy all my books ;) ).

As promised, I’m running a quick Holiday giveaway for readers on my e-mail list and who follow my blog. To enter, all you need to do is click the link to go to my Facebook page. You don’t need to like me or anything (you can if you want to :D ), but I had to enter an option for Rafflecopter, and it seemed like the one available with their free plan that had the least friction.

So, what do you win?

Grand Prize:
$100 Amazon Gift Card

Second & Third Prize:
$25 Amazon Gift Card

Thank you for being a reader, happy holidays, and good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


His Ancient Heart – Tears of Blood Book Three – Get it now @Amazon


Okay. I suck. His Ancient Heart went live on Amazon, and I completely forgot to post about it.

My apologies to anyone I left hanging. Sometimes I get so wrapped up in the writing, I forget about this side of the equation.

I hope that fact that it’s available will help make up for it :). You can get it here, now:

Buy it. Read it. Love it (I hope).