Monthly Archive: April 2012

Apr 28

Winner winner, chicken dinner – the Gabriel: Zero Point grand prize winner announced

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And the winner is… A TIE! So I’ll be selling the Kindle Fire on eBay… Kidding…I kid. Before the announcement, a huge thanks to all of my spread-the-word contest participants, all the commenters and voters, and most especially my readers. It’s been a fun two weeks, Gabriel: Zero Point is fully ‘launched’, and I’m outlining/drafting …

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Apr 26

The new-cover paperbacks for the Gabriel trilogy are up and running (and I’ve got photos to prove it)


A few weeks back I made a change to the covers of the Gabriel series, going with a more block sans serif font in white as opposed to the original serif in yellow. I loved the new look, thought it was very eye catching and more scifi-like, so I wanted to spread the updated look …

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Apr 24

Book Review: The Prodigal’s Foole by RB Wood (relaunch of book)

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My good friend R.B. Wood has relaunched his urban fantasy thriller The Prodigal’s Foole after getting his rights back from his former publisher, and he’s completely redone the cover to something that’s flat-out fantastic. I’m reposting my book review from a few months back, along with a high-res shot of the new cover. Friends, you …

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Apr 23

Time to vote on the most creative/helpful Gabriel: Zero Point posts, winner receives Kindle Fire/Nook Tablet!

UPDATE: The poll has closed as of 11PM ET Friday the 27th. I have the official screenshot of the results and will post them on Saturday. Thanks everyone! — As Rafiki would say, it is time. Last week, I asked all of my friends, followers, and fans (the three Fs, in social media parlance… okay, …

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Apr 15

Win a Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet by helping me spread the word about Gabriel: Zero Point


UPDATES: Thursday’s winner of the $10 Amazon Gift Card is Mike Crate Wednesday’s winner of the $10 Amazon Gift Card is Rob Pruneda Tuesday’s winner of the $10 Amazon Gift Card is┬áRichard Guadagno Monday’s winner of the $10 Amazon Gift Card is Misti Bryant Swartz It’s contest time! To celebrate the launch of Gabriel: Zero …

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Apr 13

Today launches Gabriel:Zero Point with special weekend pricing


The official day is officially here – the official launch day of Gabriel: Zero Point, the prequel novella to the Gabriel science fiction-adventure trilogy! Those of you who have read the series can find out more about how Gabriel came to be the man waking up in the seedy Jamaican hotel room at the beginning …

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Apr 12

E-Book Pricing Poll Results

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You guys ready for the really cool charts? Sorry to disappoint – they’re fairly lame and uncreative, but the results are interesting. Without further ado, the ultra-scientific results of yesterday’s poll – please keep in mind the margin or error is plus or minus 100%.   Tried to make this next chart cool with an …

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Apr 11

What is a fair price for a novel-length ebook?

I was reading Dean Wesley Smith’s blog (I do this weekly – the man can lay down some serious publishing knowledge) and ran across a link he posted to J. A. Marlow’s site with a pricing discussion. The ranges of price for ebooks was surprising, and the comments were as well. So I got to …

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Apr 03

Just published some short stories – need some horror or scifi in your diet?


Well, lookie here… I snuck some published works in without the publicity frenzy of the media circus that usually surrounds my novel releases*. * Disclaimer: I’ve never had a media circus. Not even a flea circus, actually. I totally made that part up. Over the past year, I’ve done some short fiction, sometimes based on …

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Apr 03

I’ve cursed an entire cruise ship…

Funny, unrelated-to-books story I had to tell. Well, not funny exactly, as there were some injuries, but funny in an ironic, coincidental, cursed sort of way. Many of you may know my “day job” is in the travel industry. A couple of weeks ago, an opportunity came up from one of our suppliers for an …

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Apr 01

The super-secret project revealed – another addition to the Gabriel universe!

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At long last, what you’ve all been waiting for (well, okay, what no one was really waiting for, I admit), I can reveal the super-secret writing project I’ve been working on the last month or so. And here we are: Gabriel: Zero Point is a prequel novella (~22,000 words) that goes back to the man …

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