Return of the Saboteur Review Tour

Readers! My publisher has an INSANE promotion for Actuator 2: Return of the Saboteur. If you haven’t read the other books in the series, they will give you all 3 in any digital format, just for reviewing! That’s $15 and a whole lot of book love. :)

It’s how you know I love you. Sign up here, please:

Actuator 2 Facebook Cover

Your First Published Novel

My latest, and possibly last, book acquisition is Death By Cliché by Robert J. Defendi. I say it’s possibly my last acquisition because I’ve been stepping back and not doing much in the way of acquisitions lately. The story of this one is much too fun not to share. I’m not going to tell it myself, however. Defendi has been writing a series on getting his book published, how to make audio books, and several other useful bits for new aspiring authors. I recommend you check out his blog: for a great perspective. And occasionally the posts mention me, although only about 2/3 of everything he says is true. :)

Exacting Essence On Sale for Halloween!

Want to read a story with evil clowns, living nightmares, and people who can paralyze you and enter your mind? Of course you do. That’s why it’s on sale for just 99 cents. Happy Halloween!


And if that’s not enough, I have a free story about a haunted house online…


I hope you all get lots and lots of candy!

What’s the best genre and publisher for you?

I did an interview for the Author’s Think Tank over a year ago, before The Actuator: Fractured Earth was published. It’s got a lot of great advice about choosing genres and publishers. Check it out!


Stemmer Fra Det Ukjente

Today marks the release of my first story translated into a foreign language! Begging is published in Stemmer Fra Det Ukjente (Voices From The Unknown). It is in Norwegian and English side by side. How cool is that? You can get it in paperback exclusively on Amazon.

Voices From the Unknown

Heroic: Comic Con Exclusive Anthology Pre-Order

Heroic- Tales of the Extraordinary Scene

Salt Lake Comic Con 2015 just announced pre-orders are available for their exclusive short story anthology– Heroic: Tales of the Extraordinary. My story, Enigma’am, is in there along with some amazing work by David Farland, Michael A. Stackpole, J. R. Johansson, Craig Nybo, Johnny Worthen, Lisa Mangum, Bree Despain, Bryan Young, Dan Willis, Brian C. Hailes, Eric James Stone, Paul Genesse, and Blake Casselman. It’s a charity anthology, so all the proceeds go to benefit the Aaron Allston Foundation.

My story is a superhero origin story. The main character is also featured in my latest book: Thug #1 (publishing pending).

The paperback is being offered only as a limited edition print run, and exclusively at the convention. So if you want one, you better get in on it fast. All the contributing authors will be at #SLCC15 so you can collect all the signatures while you’re there. (My booth is Black #15, if you want to come by. You can also find me at several panels.)

Great fiction, limited edition collectible, and helping charity… what could be better? Get it quick!


I’ve dedicated books before, five of them actually. Something new happened recently, though. Somebody dedicated a book to me.


Needless to say, I feel honored. Jason King writes amazing fantasy, and I am lucky to have him as a friend. I never knew what it was like to have a book dedicated to me before. I’ve read tons of them, of course. I’ve spent time meditating over my own. Until now, I didn’t realize how cool it is. Thanks, Jason!


On a side note, you probably remember me mentioning in a previous post how much I loved the cover to the first book in this series. I think it’s my favorite book cover of all time. (It’s the purple one on the left, in case you haven’t seen it.) I’ve been lucky enough to work with the cover artist, Alexandria Thompson a couple of times (she did my covers for Salvation and Exacting Essence). However, when the second book in the series came out, the publisher, Curiosity Quills Press, decided to go a different direction with the covers. They changed the cover to the first book, The Lure of Fools, and made a matching cover for this one.

Soul-less Grave

When Jason asked what I thought of the new covers, it took me a long time to get over the shock of the change. In the end, though, I like them. I’ve seen a lot of series going this way, and I think from a marketing perspective it’s a good idea, even if I will miss the art of the earlier edition. What do you think?

Anyway, I’m not suggesting that you run out and buy this book just because it’s dedicated to me, but there are a lot worse reasons for buying a book. ;) I highly recommend it for the story, though. Jason King does uber-powerful artifacts like no other.

The Lure of Fools on Amazon
The Soulless Grave on Amazon