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Nov 27

Have to share a most excellent review…

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I don’t often post these (but when I do, I prefer Dos…ah, never mind). Had to share a really complimentary review of the Gabriel trilogy I just saw on Amazon. Yes, it’s a bit of crowing, but I’ll take the heat. I’m flattered and humbled, and gosh darn it, proud of my editing. (A little …

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Sep 12

My little announcement regarding “publishing” and “contract”


Here’s my teaser tweet from last night: I've got a little announcement I'll, uh, announce tomorrow. It has to do with 2 of the following 3 words: publishing contract killer — Steve Umstead (@SteveUmstead) September 11, 2013 While “contract killer” would make for a very interesting announcement, it’s not that. As a friend pointed out online, I’ve already …

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Feb 11

I’m giving away the Gabriel trilogy, autographed, in original cover design. Could be a collector’s item. Or not…


WINNER ANNOUNCED: A grand total of 470 entries were received (wow, many thanks!), and after plugging that into random.org, the Internets have picked a winner. Drum roll please: Big congrats to Michael Wilson, winner of the autographed Gabriel trilogy. I’ll be contacting you soon…and a huge thanks to all who participated! I might have another …

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Jan 27

Excerpt from Gabriel: Zero Point – The process of augmenting Lt. Gabriel begins


Excerpt from Gabriel: Zero Point, the prequel novella to the Gabriel Trilogy. GZP is FREE (as in beer) for Kindle US, Kindle UK, Nook, iBooks, Kobo, and Smashwords. Free, so what’s the harm in trying it on for size? — The plastic was unnaturally cold against his skin as he stretched out in the capsule. …

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Jan 25

New review for the Gabriel trilogy – so well written I thought I’d repost here (and preen my feathers)

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Yes, another post of self-flagellation (er, adulation…maybe congratulation?).  I just received a really well-written review for Gabriel’s Journey, and the author of the review (Justin Gifford, copy editor at HorribleNight.com) gave me permission to repost here. I appreciate the in-depth attention he gave each story, as well as (maybe even more so) the critiques. I’m …

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Sep 28

Gabriel’s Redemption on sale to close out the month/quarter/summer/whatever…

Just a quickie post to blather on about a price reduction for Gabriel’s Redemption, book 1 of my top-rated military science fiction trilogy. Normally $3.99, it’s on sale through the end of September for $2.99, a 25% off sale (don’t spend that saved buck all in one place). It’s available for the four major e-reader …

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Aug 28

Chapter One from Gabriel: Zero Point, the prequel to the Gabriel scifi trilogy


November, 2166 North American Federation Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island “Which one is he?” Vice Admiral Eriq Cafferty looked up from his flexscreen at the sound of his attaché’s voice behind him and rubbed his eyes with one hand. The unforgiving steel bleachers he sat on played havoc with his lower back, and the squeaking …

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May 15

Gabriel: Zero Point is now in paperback (hey, why not?)


Just a quick post about another very cool delivery from the UPS guy (I really should start tipping him). Over the weekend, the first shipment* of the prequel novella to the Gabriel trilogy arrived, and even though it’s obviously smaller (22k word count) than the others, the thrill was still as intense. * Shipment implies …

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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 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 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 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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Mar 27

Excerpt from Gabriel’s Revenge – Shuttle Launch to Mars


Gabriel had just cinched his straps when the Marcinko’s engines ignited, pressing each of them back into their seats in the shuttle. He heard Olszewski mutter a curse from next to him. He looked over at the private with a raised eyebrow. “Sorry, sir. I’m a ground pounder. I hate this shit. Necessary evil to …

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Mar 16

Excerpt from Gabriel’s Revenge, Finale of Scifi Trilogy – Ambush on Mars


Gabriel could hear the thin Mars atmosphere whipping past his combat helmet’s visor. Visibility from a thousand yards altitude was excellent, enhanced by his helmet’s optics, but no matter how hard he stared, there was simply nothing to see. Even the approaching dust storm barely visible in the distance held no interest for him. Ordinarily, …

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Mar 10

Gabriel covers getting a tweak – take a peek (hey look, my first foray into poetry!)


UPDATE 3/11: Yep, that didn’t last long. Made a couple extra tweaks: changed the font, gave it a slight inset as opposed to an emboss, moved the subtext up. So now I have before, after, and after-after. Hopefully I’m done… I spent a few hours yesterday doing some tweaks to the Gabriel scifi series covers. …

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