Chaos Chronicles Paperback

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Now available in paperback! The Actuator 3: Chaos Chronicles

This book includes amazing stories by 9 authors. It isn’t “optional” like the Borderlands Anthology, though. These stories are machine monks, separated from the main group, and their struggles after the saboteur comes back to wreak more havoc on the world. It’s part of the main story line, so you absolutely must read it before the series climax comes out later this year. If you are following the Actuator series and only want your books in paper, the time has finally arrived.

Read more about the series on my Actuator page or…

Get it now!

Cover Reveal- The Actuator 3: Chaos Chronicles

Coming soon (like Monday, December 12 soon) to an Amazon near you!

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Yeah, it’s as good as the cover!

Evolution of a Cover

The Actuator 1- Fractured EarthIt’s amazing how things evolve over time. When the first Actuator book came out, this is what it looked like. I’ve always loved it, and it gets plenty of attention from people at signings. However, editing shortcomings required us to put out a new version of it within the first year. We added a fairy (Xenwyn) to distinguish it from the first edition.

actuator-1-ebook-coverThis cover served us well for a long time, but eventually my publisher wanted to rebrand the entire series. What they came up with next AMAZED me!

In a more classic sci-fi vein, and geared to better attract the gaming crowd as a LitRPG story, this new cover just blows me away. Here for the first time.

 

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Isn’t that stunning?!!! Here are the other two books in the series so far and their new covers.

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And book 2.

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All these beauties should be up on Amazon this Monday… or soon thereafter. 🙂

Cover Reveal: Windows into Hell

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This amazing cover art by Eugene Teplitsky and Curiosity Quills Press. I’m particularly excited about this anthology, because I think it has a powerful message. Based on A Short Stay in Hell by Steven L. Peck, this collection is different authors’ ideas about what hell might be like. In the very obscure genre we are calling “religious horror,” it includes work by a Lifetime Stoker Award winning Grand Master, an #1 International Horror Bestseller, the originating book’s author, and yours truly (among others).

It’s available for pre-order now!

If you can’t wait, start with A Short Stay in Hell now. Windows into Hell will be out in three weeks, but you can enter now to win a free copy on Goodreads! Just go to:

https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/205057-curiosity-quills-anthology-windows-into-hell

Cover Reveal: The Actuator RPG

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I’m thrilled to announce The Actuator Role-playing Game has been picked up by Final Redoubt Press! This is a module suited to work with any role-playing game system. The full version will be released digitally and in print this August, just after book 2 in the series: Return of the Saboteur. I hope to have copies for sell at Comic Con. The cover art is courtesy of Curiosity Quills Press, who published the books. If you can’t wait, you can get the beginning of the game now for free right here. A shout out to Robert J. Defendi for making this possible!

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Cover Reveal! The Actuator 2: Return of the Saboteur

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We have cover art! This series had been a huge undertaking. I’ve been thrilled with the amazing covers by the talented Michelle Johnson. You can add it on Goodreads now. For those of you waiting for the next book in this epic saga, it comes out on July 20. The paperback will be coming out the same time as the e-book for this one. Also, I’m having a book release party at a real bookstore soon after. That’s different than the usual FB release parties we’ve been having. I’m pulling together the stories for the next book in the series now: The Actuator 2.5: Armageddon Chronicles! Although it is a short story anthology which is technically outside the main trilogy line, you won’t want to miss the amazing reveals in it. To whet your appetite, here’s a quick blurb for Return of the Saboteur,

Chaos seized the Earth while Machine Monks fight to keep the prized ‘Actuator’ safe from enemy attacks. The ‘Great Change,’ which swept over the prior landscape of the world, left the protectors of this wondrous machine weary, and vulnerable. The only viable resolution for the monks is to push forward and locate the key that can shut down the fantasy realm surrounding the base. If they succeed, Xenwyn will die.

Meanwhile, Jon Van Allen is haunted by the enormous death toll on the rise throughout the earth. He bravely accepts the mission to recover the next key when no one else can find it. Despite pain from his prior injuries, he refuses to let the rest of humanity suffer—even though he and his love, Glass, might not survive to see each other alive again. The burden of allowing millions to suffer needlessly proves too much—especially if he can fix what has caused the living nightmare enslaving the globe.

Desperate to keep Xenwyn alive, Red McLaren determines to find a magical cure to heal her, hoping he can administer it before Jon returns with the critical key. However, every time Red takes Xenwyn across a new border into a superimposed ‘fantasy’, her life might end.

This leaves Dragon Star with no choice but to locate the Saboteur before it’s too late. The architect of the reigning dark world may have some insight that will help them alleviate the resulting disaster. If not, he at least deserves to suffer like everybody else.

Each in their own way fell short in their roles to protect the world from the disaster that unfolded…. None ever dreamed the Actuator—designed to make the world better—could yet make the world even worse.

Don’t miss the next exciting installment in The Actuator series! If you haven’t started it yet, get the two-time best-selling book 1: Fractured Earth on Amazon now.

Cover Contest: Salvation

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I just found out Salvation is in an on-line cover contest this week. If you have a minute, please go vote!

http://www.newldsfiction.com/2014-best-scififantasy-book-covers/