The Beacon Saga Serial will soon only be available on Kindle

August 5, 2016 in General Topics, Other Stuff

thecompletebeacon_300pxThe Beacon Saga Serial started as a stand-alone tale. I realized the universe deserved more than that, and was just too compelling to leave alone. So, that single story quickly grew into an eight parts, most of which were sequentially longer than those that came before. I then published an Omnibus (that includes bonus content).
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“The Outlaw Contractions” is Now Available!

September 5, 2014 in General Topics

"The Outlaw Contractions", coverI know many of you are chomping at the bit for the conclusion of the Beacon Saga Serial, and I understand. But while you wait these last few weeks for the finale, I’ve taken a little time (as the Serial’s conclusion isn’t in my hands at the moment) to release something that might hold you over for a little while.

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you “The Outlaw Contractions”, a short story that I was determined to release. This window has given me the perfect opportunity to do so. Check it out over on its page. The book is Kindle-exclusive, will set you back just $.99, and is free if you are signed up for Kindle Unlimited. Read the rest of this entry →

Review: Critical Failures, by Robert Bevan

November 20, 2013 in General Topics

Minor profanity blurred on this image of the cover.

Minor profanity blurred on this image of the cover.

If the other books I’ve reviewed are polite visitors, then Robert Bevan’s “Critical Failures” is the guy in the GWAR T-shirt that cussed out a neighbor, drank all the vodka, and passed out in the bathroom.

This book spends a lot of time in said bathroom. Bevan answers the truly burning questions in the fantasy genre, such as “How badly does an orc’s feculence stink?” and “What god does a Dwarven cleric pray to when he forgot to designate one?” As you might guess, this one’s not for kids by any stretch of the imagination–the profanity comes early and often.

Tim, Julian, Dave and Cooper are four friends that seek to assuage their day of boredom working at a local chicken restaurant with a game of “Caverns and Creatures”, the book’s stand-in for the pen-and-paper RPG we all know and love. Said game will be run by a “Cavern Master” named Mordred, who has a fragile ego, only a loose connection to reality, and a bag of magical dice. Having him meet the exceedingly-caustic Cooper creates a situation as stable as a Soviet nuclear reactor. Read the rest of this entry →

Beacon – Part V is LIVE!

November 18, 2013 in General Topics, Slideshow Topic

Beacon - Part VFinally! Here’s Beacon – Part V, weighing in at eighteen thousand words of awesome. That’s the longest installment yet.

Excited? Then don’t let me keep you. Head to the installment’s page to find links to it on your choice of ereader platforms.

I realize that there are some of you out there that haven’t even read Part I yet. Well, I’ve good news: you can still grab Part I absolutely free (where available).

Here’s the blurb:

A family struggles to reunite in the wake of a surprise attack. Part V of the Beacon Saga.

Peace slips away as mankind and its allied aliens mobilize their navies. Separated and questioned, Mally confronts the growing power of a militant shiplord, while Thrat and Rurek endure interrogation. Luckily, there are other forces at work in the fleet, and the scouts are not alone. Help will come from the least expected of places. But a different revelation will change Beacon forever.

A serial installment of eighteen thousand words.

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We have a winner!

October 21, 2013 in General Topics

We have a winner in our raffle to win a Kindle Paperwhite, which ended at midnight last night:

Our winner is Michael R. Thanks for entering–and reading–everyone!