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I’m pleased to announce that Zeus Is Undead: This One Has Zombies, has followed in the footsteps of its predecessor in becoming an award-winning book!
Yesterday, Zeus Is Undead was named the Outstanding Winner for Humor/Comedy/Satire in the 2019 Independent Author Network Book of the Year Awards, and placed as a Finalist for Fantasy as well!
On top of that, the 2019 Readers’ Favorite Book Awards gave Zeus Is Undead their Gold Medal for Mythology!
So it seems other people enjoy the idea of Greek gods fighting zombies in the modern world almost as much as I do. If you haven’t grabbed it already, Zeus Is Undead is now available on Amazon, Kobo, Nook, and iTunes.
It’s here! My latest comedic fantasy, Zeus Is Undead: This One Has Zombies is published and available today! It’s taken me far longer than I would have liked to get this book out there, but I’m pleased it’s finally ready for you. It’s definitely something I can be proud of.
But just in case any of you are new here, perhaps I ought to answer the question of just what, exactly, is Zeus Is Undead?
I’m glad you asked, hypothetical person!
Announcing the official cover for Zeus Is Undead: This One Has Zombies!
Thanks to designer Greg Simanson for his hard work in making the cover for the sequel look just as great as the original! Yes, expect to see a razorwing or two in the book. Yes, those are fuzzy handcuffs. As for why the cuffs, the bread, the beer, and the glowing trapezohedronal-whatzit are there at all, well, you’ll just have to read the book to find out.
The official release date is still squirming around in an obstinate refusal to be pinned down, but I’ll have an actual date for you soon, I promise! Watch this space for updates!
I’m pleased to say now that I sent the manuscript to my editor a few days ago. I now await its return, all marked up and noted so that I can finish the polishing stage and head on toward release. A designer is working on the cover as I type this. So it’s about time to announce the official title, isn’t it? Sure, you already know the “Zeus Is Undead” part, but what about the rest? Well, hold onto your butts, because here it comes, without further ado, yammering, or blathering on my part. The Zeus Is Dead sequel shall be called…
Zeus Is Undead: This One Has Zombies
Isn’t that a great title?
At long last, Zeus Is Dead: A Monstrously Inconvenient Adventure is available as an audiobook today!
Almost since the day the book came out, people have asked me “Can I get it in audibook?” I always had to say “No,” or “Not yet, but I’m looking into it,” or “How did you get in my pantry?” Today, thanks to publisher Tantor Media (an imprint of RBMedia, currently the largest independent publisher of audiobooks) I can finally say, “YES!” (And “Get out of my pantry!”)
The Zeus Is Dead audiobook is read by Travis Baldree. A veteran audiobook narrator, not only has Baldree narrated audiobooks by authors such as Kevin J. Anderson and Matt Coyle, but he’s also a winner of the Audiofile Earphones Award! Audiofile awards this to “truly exceptional titles that excel in narrative voice and style, characterizations, suitability to audio, and enhancement of the text.” (He also founded video game companies Runic Games and Double Damage, and made Torchlight and Rebel Galaxy, so he’s got geek-cred up the wazoo.)
Right now you can grab the audiobook on Amazon Audible, iTunes, Audiobooks.com, Kobo, and on Tantor’s website. Audio samples are available on each site. Already got the ebook through Kindle? Audible gives you a discount! Check it out! 😀
I may be biased, but I think you should get this audiobook just as soon as humanly possible.
If you’ve been following me on social media (and if you’re not, then how the heck did you get here?), you might have caught the initial announcement a couple of weeks ago: the audiobook rights to Zeus Is Dead: A Monstrously Inconvenient Adventure have been acquired by Tantor Media. Even as I type this, they’re working on it for a late summer 2018 release! (read more…)
I have more good news to report! 😀 A Dragon at the Gate, the third and final book in my post-cyberpunk series The New Aeneid Cycle, has just made Finalist in the 2017 Independent Author Network Book of the Year Awards!
To celebrate, and for a limited time, ebook versions of the first two books in the series will be on sale for just 99 cents!
Set in the urban violence of the mid-21st century in places ranging from the fictional city of Northgate, to a space station in Earth orbit, to a mysterious structure found buried on the Moon, The New Aeneid Cycle tells the tale of a handful of individuals struggling to save humanity from its own base instincts. With cybernetics, secret societies, and derelict alien secrets, The New Aeneid Cycle has a 4-star Amazon rating with over 150 reviews.
Click here for the official award announcement and a list of the other winners…
This is just pretty frelling awesome, if you’ll pardon my saying so. I’m just a little bit excited here. Why? (Thank you, imaginary leading-question-person!) After having to keep this under my hat for months, it’s finally official: my comedic fantasy novel, Zeus Is Dead: A Monstrously Inconvenient Adventure, has been optioned by 5×5 Media, Inc. with an eye to develop it into a TV series!!!(!)
I can’t tell you how good it feels to finally be able to TELL people his! It’s bee a while in coming, with lots of maybes, hypotheticals, and uncertainty. There were a lot of positive indications that something might be happening, but, at last, an actual, official option agreement was drawn up, reviewed, and signed! (read more…)
A Shadow in the Flames, the first book in my now complete cyberpunk series The New Aeneid Cycle, is now available for FREE on Kindle, Nook, iTunes, and Kobo! Start the series for free today! (Or tomorrow, or Friday. You know, whatever.) 😀
It’s already the #2 free cyberpunk genre book on Amazon!
Northgate is in turmoil. Decaying, violent, and corrupt, it is a common enough city in 2051, yet soon, discoveries beneath the Moon’s surface will mark the city with their first distant echoes.
New arrival Michael Flynn is jobless and down to his last few dollars, but he still dreams of making a positive difference of his own. He has no family, no friends—save for the freelancer known only as Diomedes—and tonight the apartment they share will burn to the ground.
When Diomedes becomes his mentor in a search for the arsonist responsible, Michael will get the chance to realize his dreams. Joining them is Felix, a wise-cracking “information bounty hunter” who claims that neither the arsonist nor the man Michael idolizes are quite what they appear.
Will Michael find the courage to pass through the flames unscathed, or will the violence that surrounds him incinerate all that he is? Those who search the Moon will be watching…
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!