A rest, a recovery, and a whole buncha answers! Or, at least, some answers. More than we had before! Also, Zeus is a dick. (Maybe that’s why they murdered him.) In other words, it’s the twelfth chapter of Michael Reads Percy Jackson: The Last Olympian…
Archives for August 2016
It’s really weird how the Internet works sometimes. I’ve got a fairly strong Twitter presence (@TheWriteMunz). Twitter is great for me, since I tend to spout weird little things regardless of whether or not I’m on the Internet. Before I had Twitter, I’d just say these things to an empty apartment, text them out of the blue to confused friends, or just share them with random strangers on the bus. Some things I tweet expecting to get a great response, only to receive silence. Some little throw-away comments get far more attention than I thought. You really can’t tell.
Since I tweet for humor, often with fantasy/sci-fi angles (gotta keep up with the “branding” to fit in with my books, don’tcha know), I sometimes seize on a particular concept I like and then run
it into the ground with it. Slogans for Soylent Green that tout its people content. Additional Asimov Laws of Robotics. #LittleKnownSciFiFacts (with “facts” used loosely). [Read more…]
We Break A Bridge
Actually, I suppose this is technically more of a skirmish than a battle. The battle continues, but this is simply a part of it, and much of its success is owed to Percy’s efforts. When you’re Styx-dipped, you can take on a lot of crap at once. (Just ask Achilles, after all.) That’s not to discount the contributions of Annabeth, the Apollo cabin, and Blackjack, of course. But when you kill the enemy’s champion and almost single-handedly force a retreat, you get to be MVP. [Read more…]
It’s finally here!
A Dragon at the Gate is now officially available! The saga of my cyberpunk series The New Aeneid Cycle is now complete! You can finally find out what’s going to happen with the timed nanopoison in a certain character’s heart, if another character’s fractured memory can be salvaged, and just what the heck is lurking in the unexplored parts of the crashed alien craft on the moon!
Reviews from early readers are already starting to come in:
“A Dragon at the Gate was a perfect way to finish a creative and inventive series. If you are into dark, futuristic fiction with a great touch of humor, The New Aeneid Cycle is a fantastic series for you.” —2BookLoversReviews.com
“From the first page to the last, A Dragon At The Gate was packed cover to cover with action, mystery and those nagging little questions that keep you turning pages hours after you should have already been asleep.” —Kelly Upton, Amazon review
“For the first 150 pages, the adventure from the first two books in the series continues. There are some surprises, but I saw the novel as a nice, well-done continuation. And for the record, I was worried about recalling the events of the first two, but I shouldn’t have been. There are subtle reminders to jog your memory without seeming obtrusive or out of place. Then, wow, this goes places I could never have imagined.” —Matt Ward, Goodreads review
“Michael’s narrative style is fast paced, often sliding into a conversational tone, making the book a fun read. He never tells you what happens, he relates it, which is a hallmark of the great writers.” —Cain Latrani, author of Rise
(Did I mention that?)
Right now, A Dragon at the Gate is in a limited release, available in both paperback and ebook on Amazon only. In November it will also be available on Nook, iTunes, and Kobo, but for the moment I’m taking advantage of an Amazon advertising program that’s only available if the book is exclusive to them. The better a book does in its first 30 days on Amazon, the more attention it gets for the rest of its life, so I’m doing all I can to boost it there.
So hey, why not grab the book right now? And then have some ice cream! You deserve it!
With less than a week before the August 17th release of A Dragon at the Gate (a.k.a. the third and final book in my cyberpunk series The New Aeneid Cycle), it’s time for a sneak peak at the first chapter. And don’t forget, for a limited time you can get the first two books for Kindle for just 99 cents!
Enjoy the sneak peak!
“THOSE ARE SIRENS.”
“Aye,” Caitlin said. “Ambulance, I’d wager. Horizon is right across from a hospital, ducks.”
Felix shook his head. “Wrong kind of sirens. And my memory’s not so bad that I don’t know where Horizon is. I also remember that it’s on the fifth through tenth floors of the Aria Building and that I once dropped my cheeseburger riding the elevator.”
Michael searched the taxi’s passenger side mirror for the source of the sirens. “Why were you eating a cheeseburger in an elevator?”
“Why wasn’t there bacon on it? That’s a better question.” [Read more…]
As the August 17th release day hurtles toward us for A Dragon at the Gate, the final book in my cyberpunk adventure series The New Aeneid Cycle, I’m excited to announce that you can now pre-order the book!
What’s more, right now you can also get books 1 and 2 in the series for just 99 cents each!
Each book in the series has its own stand-alone narrative arc, so you can pick up any book and be okay, but of course all three together make up the complete story…
“A decaying city, a mysterious arson, and a secret below the moon’s surface drive the action of this engaging and thought-provoking sci-fi thriller. A Shadow in the Flames will keep you guessing to the very end.”
—Terry Persun, author of Revison 7: DNA
“Dark, violent, relentlessly intriguing and action-packed, A Shadow in the Flames excels at dystopian world building. A well-developed, multi-layered story that grabs the reader on page one and never lets go.”
—Kenneth G. Bennett, author of Exodus 2022
“Munz skillfully interposes characters and events in a way that keeps one guessing, while ever hinting that the story—and the conspiracy behind it—is far vaster than one ever sees.”
—JM Guillen, author of On the Matter of the Red Hand
“A great story contrasting corporate greed and corruption with the hope to save humanity from itself. I love the darkness that is exposed in A Memory in the Black, the depths that people will stoop to just to serve their own purpose.”
“Not a book to read before bed unless you aren’t planning on going to sleep until sometime next week. Munz has a way of developing female characters that are believably badass and likable. I especially fell in love with the cybernetic implant technology. Damn it, now I want some glowing hair.”
—Tiffany Pitts, author of Double Blind
“In a time where so many stories are re-hashed sequels and re-boots, Munz has created some truly spectacular science fiction. The entire series delivers what it promises, and so much more. Every time I believed I knew what came next, I found myself very pleasantly surprised.”
—JM Guillen, author of The Paean of Sundered Dreams
At the moment, the pre-order and sales are only available on the Kindle versions. A paperback version of A Dragon at the Gate will also be available starting on August 17th. I can’t wait for everyone to read it! I really feel the series just gets better with each successive book.