Straight Outta Fangton on sale via Bookbub for 99c

Hey folks,

Great news! Bookbub is doing a sale for STRAIGHT OUTTA FANGTON. The story described as “Clerks meet Blade” is available on Kindle in the United States as well as Europe for 99c.

FROM THE BEST SELLING AUTHOR OF THE SUPERVILLAINY SAGA:

Peter Stone is a poor black vampire who is wondering where his nightclub, mansion, and sports car are. Instead, he is working a minimum wage job during the night shift as being a vampire isn’t all that impressive in a world where they’ve come out to mortals. Exiled from the rich and powerful undead in New Detroit, he is forced to go back when someone dumps a newly-transformed vampire in the bathroom of his gas station’s store. This gets him fangs-deep in a plot of vampire hunters, supernatural revolutionaries, and a millennium-old French knight determined to wipe out the supernatural.

Sometimes, it just doesn’t pay to get out of the coffin.

Set in the same world as The Bright Falls Mysteries.

Bookbub Sale

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C.T. Phipps FAQ – Ask me Anything

I recently did a request for questions on my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/charles.phipps.946

Lots of wonderful questions and I tried to answer them as best I could.

1.  You’ve created several series, how do you manage to keep them so distinct and memorable? [Luke Hindmarsh]

I basically just feel like writing things I’d want to read and I have diverse interests. Gary is born from my life-long love of superheroes and the Dresden Files. Cassius from my desire for a darker Star Wars than the ones we got. Cthulhu Armageddon from a mixture of Fallout with the Walking Dead. Peter and Jane are more or less just products of wanting to send up urban fantasy the same way I did superheroes. But to answer your question, I make the characters first and the plots second.


2. Can I borrow your time stopping machine? I just don’t know how you manage to fit everything in each day. [Paul Lavender]

Yes, but only if you don’t meet your past self. That’s how Firefly got cancelled. As for how I do it? Well, my wife is supportive and I write full time.

3. I love the i was a teenage weredeer series. Where did your inspiration for the series come from? [Brent Williams]

It very much was written with a sensibility to being the “urban fantasy Gary.” However, it was inspired by Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Twin Peaks, Werewolf: The Apocalypse, and my own frustrating small town life. Jane is a character inspired by my wife Kat and a few other wonderful people I’ve known who have been ever larger than their circumstances allowed. As for the idea of a weredeer itself. I felt I needed to do something different. So I decided, “What would be funnier than someone who was aggressive and tough who had a really nonthreateming but plausible shapeshifter type.” I’m tempted to have Jane meet a Lagothrope someday who points out wild rabbits are pretty tough. Jane refuses to believe she’s real.

4. How does the Cthulhu Armageddon and Lucifer’s Star series fit into the same word as Fangton and Weredeer? [ML Spencer]

Like Brandon Sanderson, there’s a multiverse where all my books take place. Cthulhu Armageddon. Lucifer’s Star, Agent G, and the United States of Monsters all exist in the same multiverse as my Supervillainy Saga. Furthermore, though this will probably never come up, Agent G, Lucifer’s Star, and Wraith Knight are all set in the same universe. Lucifer’s Star takes place 1000 years after the Agent G series and Wraith Knight something like 10,000 years with the original humanity having hit the Singularity to become “gods.”


5. Is there another genre that you’d really like to have a go at and how do you think you’d handle it? [David Hambling]

I really needed to reign myself in after all of my expansive writing in multiple genres. Nevertheless, that doesn’t mean it might not happen anyway. I’ve got a half-finished fantasy steampunk novel that is a sequel to the Wraith Knight trilogy. I’m waiting for that to get done before I do it, though.

6.  How did you find the experience of collaborating on Tales of the Al-Azif? [David Hambling]

Very enjoyable but it was a bit hard to match up all our styles into a single coherent narrative. I am glad that it worked out as well as it did. It helped, I believe, that we all seem to be more of the “Pulp Cthulhu” sense than cosmic horror.

7. Is Cassius Mass an expression of your inner sexuality or do you truly perceive yourself as a sex god? [Allan Batchelder]

Cassius, G, and Gary are undoubtedly much better lovers than me. I’m assuming Gary is the best of the three as it’s the only way to explain his inexplicable attractiveness to women way out of his leave.Codpiece or loin cloth?

8. Codpiece or loin cloth? [Allan Batchelder]

Fur speedo like Conan.

9. How do higher level vampires maintain their awesome fashion sense if they can’t see themselves in mirrors? [Allan Batchelder]

Vampires like Thoth, Ashurra, and Lucinda make use of slaves (err, Blood Servants) to serve as their fashion choices. Mind you, many of them outright possess supernatural beauty so they could wear potato sacks or nothing then make it fashionable. One thing I haven’t mentioned is Thoth’s fashion sense is actually rather dated and if left alone will look like he escaped the 70s.

10. Is there going to be a Fangtown sequel? [Brian Parker]

Already is one. https://www.amazon.com/Miles-Vampin-Straight-Outta-Fangton-ebook/dp/B07KMYKBC9/?fbclid=IwAR178lH4YOX5USQwDZvKrIZlck1gf6fy_QNiP1rJSve_ooCbaQ-pxQXBL7Y

11. In Tournament of Supervillainy, you included a lot of your characters from other series, but not all of them. Why did you choose who you did and who you didn’t? [Matthew Davenport]

It was an interesting situation as originally I wasn’t going to include any of my characters. It was going to be multiversal characters that were wholly original. Then I realized Jane and Gary would play off each other very well. I added G to replace Mr. Inventor as I realized he’d add another interesting layer to the story. Sadly, I had to cut John Henry Booth and Mercury from the story as just didn’t fit in the space I had. Cassius? Well, Cassius was there because I liked the idea one character would just straight up not like Gary.

12. Are you going to write a Fangton prequel about Thoth? [David J. West]

If and when I have time, I have plans of writing novellas about Thoth, Gabrielle Anders (Ultragoddess), Cindy Wackowski (Red Riding Hood), and Lucien.

13. Your protagonists tend to be alienated outsiders (with superhuman powers) with uncertain ethics and more loyalty to their immediate group than any greater cause — how much of this is deliberate? [David Hambling]

I think that it’s a function of writing what you know and like. While I certainly consume plenty of hero media, I feel like giving my protagonists flaws is an important part of my style. John is probably the most straightforward hero and he lives in a post-apocalypse wasteland where that’s rare. Another element is making the protagonists a bit more selfish and ruthless means you don’t always know what they’re going to do. The entire 3rd act of Lucifer’s Star changed because Cassius and the others didn’t care about solving the central conflict, which I thought was awesome.


14. Any new series in the pipeline? [Michael Baker]

I’ll be trying to finish up my existing series first but may be doing some novellas soon. I do have some ideas for spin-offs and wonderful work with other authors too like PREDESTINY and Frank Martin plus SATAN’S SALESMAN 2 with Matthew Davenport. We’re getting a new compilation called TALES OF THE AL-AZIF too.

15. You have a number of series, as you mentioned above. How far ahead have you planned these? [Andrew McVittie]

The Supervillainy Saga: Until I get bored. 12 is my current number of predicted novels.

Agent G: 4 novels

Straight Outta Fangton: 4

Bright Falls Mysteries: 4

Lucifer’s Star: 3

Cthulhu Armageddon: 4

Red Room: 3

Wraith Knight: 3


16. Planning on catching up with some games like Kingdom Hearts 3, the Resident Evil 2 remake, and Soul Calibur 6? [Connor Clay]

Absolutely. Resident Evil is my jam. I even named a character after Claire Redfield in Agent G: Assassin.


17.  Question about Gary from the rules of supervillain I was watching MegaMind sounded a bit familiar. [Jim Varey Paige]

Gary was actually inspired by an evil Spiderman combined with Harry Dresden. The idea of, “With great power comes great irresponsibility.” 🙂 Another good inspiration was SOON I WILL BE INVINCIBLE.

18.  I recently finished the Audible of Wraith Knight. Are you planning anymore? It was left pretty open. And what do you have planned as your next book? Ooh! And what is the current (such as it is) status of Thoth?! And have you ever considered putting the Supervillainy books into an omnibus? It’s probably less profitable (especially the Audible bit), but it does attract new fans. That’s how I got into the Tome of Bill, anyway. [Anders Haywood]

Wraith Lord is being made into an Audible book right now. Really, we can release it at any time but I hope you’ll throw your review both on Audible and Amazon. 🙂 It’s lacking in those, sadly.

Thoth is not dead as we’ll find out in Vampirez4Life but he is a prisoner of the Council of Ancients. He is aware of many secrets, true names, and bank accounts they want to get from him. Unfortunately, he’s far from Peter and his power base has been given to some of the worst most incompetant human hating vampires in the setting.

There are plans to do a collection of 1-4 books as a Omnibus with Crossroad Press. I need to get a cover, though, and some short stories or even novellas to throw into it, though. David Wilson is very excited about it.

I also got Tome of Bill like that. FYI, BILL OF THE DEAD comes out on the 16th. It is the sequel.

19. Peter Stone from Fangton and Jane from Brightfalls Mysteries: will they have a joint story, some mystery to solve or some big butt to kick, in the near future? [Susan Voss]

It is my hope that we’ll see Jane and Peter collaborate in Vampirez4Life. Lucien already showed up at the climax of 100 Miles and Vampin’ being part of Thoth’s organization (albeit a very independent part of it).

Cthulhu Armageddon on sale for 99c.

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“Under an alien sky where gods of eldritch matter rule, the only truth is revenge.”

CTHULHU ARMAGEDDON is the story of a world 100 years past the rise of the Old Ones which has been reduced to a giant monster-filled desert and pockets of human survivors (along with Deep Ones, ghouls, and other “talking” monsters). John Henry Booth is a ranger of one of the largest remaining city-states when he’s exiled for his group’s massacre and suspicion he’s “tainted.” Escaping with a doctor who killed her husband, John travels across the Earth’s blasted alien ruins to seek the life of the man who killed his friends.

It’s the one thing he has left.

Hey folks,

I’m pleased to say that Crossroad Press (Titus Crow, The Call of Distant Shores, The Trials of Obed Marsh, The Harry Stubbs series) has been doing a promotion for Cthulhu Armageddon. My publishers love my post-apocalypse world and for those who like the world where the Great Old Ones have stomped society, you can pick up the revised and re-issued book on Kindle for 99c. Its also available in paperback and audiobook form (narrated by Jeffrey Kafer of Bioshock: Rapture fame).

It has a sequel called The Tower of Zhaal.

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Available at Amazon.com

Tournament of Supervillainy and Wraith Knight on audiobook

Great news, everyone, both WRAITH KNIGHT and THE TOURNAMENT OF SUPERVILLAINY are now available in both ebook, audiobook, and paperback format. I hope people will check out these two works as they’re both awesome.

TOURNAMENT OF SUPERVILLAINY

Gary Karkofsky, aka Merciless the supervillain without mercy, is presently the most disliked supervillain in the world. Superheroes don’t want to just throw him in jail, they want to deliver an epic beat down for ending their golden age by killing Merciful, the superhero with mercy. His fellow supervillains aren’t much better, either jealous of his success or loathing him for all the other baddies he’s killed. Also, what’s up with his wife, Mandy? She’s been acting extra strange since getting her soul back (long story). That’s when Gary receives an invitation to the Primal Fighting Tournament – an interdimensional contest involving all the universe’s greatest warriors. The prize? A wish with no limitations. Gary can finally get on that world domination thing he’s been putting off.

Unfortunately, Gary is competing against good and evil way above his league. Not only Gabrielle Anders, aka Ultragoddess, his former fiancée, but Entropicus, the Space God of Evil. Thankfully, Gary has allies from unexpected sources including Jane Doe, the protagonist of I was a Teenage Weredeer, G from Agent G, and Cassius Mass from Lucifer’s Star.

Available on Audible

WRAITH KNIGHT

The King Below, Enemy of the World, is dead. Will his successor save the world…or rule it? 

Jacob Riverson was once the greatest hero of an age. Cut down during what should have been the final battle against the King Below, he was condemned to centuries of torment as a Wraith Knight in the service of said monster. With the destruction of his master, Jacob finds his free will returning and discovers he is in a world torn by civil war between the King Below’s former slaves and the heroes who “saved” them. 

Joining forces with the overly-idealistic but brilliant warrior Regina Whitetremor, Jacob must determine whether he has any place in the new world and whether his destiny is as a hero or monster.

Available on Audible

100 Miles and Vampin’ release and Vampire Reviews

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Hey folks,

It’s a vamptacular good time here this December (Merry Christmas, Blessed Cthulhu Rising, and Happy New Years). We have two bits of great news here with the release of my latest novel 100 MILES AND VAMPIN’ (Straight Outta Fangton 2#).

FROM THE BEST-SELLING AUTHOR OF THE SUPERVILLAINY SAGA:

Peter Stone is a poor black vampire who has found undeath isn’t all it was promised to be. There’s no vast riches, innate cool, or super-sex appeal. No, instead, there’s working the graveyard shift at a gas station alongside the highway to Detroit. Oh, and the blood thing sucks too. Working a second job as the sheriff of the undead, Peter is asked to serve as bodyguard to a famous vampire romance novelist visiting the city. He doesn’t go twenty-four hours before she’s dead and he’s the primary suspect. There’s also evidence it was one of the most powerful vampires in the world.

Some days just hit you like a stake through the heart.

Set in the same world as the Bright Falls Mysteries.

I also have been incredibly lucky to hav the first book in the series, STRAIGHT OUTTA FANGTON reviewed by the awesome Maven of the Eventide. Elisa Hansen is a former member of Channel Awesome’s staff and does a wonderful collection of vampire fiction reviews.

I hope people will check it out as she really got into the nitty-gritty of the book!

100 Miles and Vampin’ is available for purchase here

Two new books – Predestiny and Blackest Knights

Hey folks,

I know everybody is waiting for me to release THE TOURNAMENT OF SUPERVILLAINY and I’m extra excited about that. However, in the meantime, I’ve got two new releases which I hope people will check out.

PREDESTINY 

By. C.T. Phipps and Frank Martin

Robbie Stone thought he was on the right side of history. He wanted to make a difference by protesting Butterfly, a megacorporation slowly taking over the United States in the near feature. But after he’s attacked by a group of assassins, Robbie’s rescuer, a mysterious white-haired girl named Jane, makes a startling claim: the assassins were sent to kill Robbie and prevent his fate of becoming a merciless dictator responsible for the genocide of millions across the globe. 

Horrified by his destiny, Robbie must now face a choice: give up his vendetta against Butterfly or risk becoming the worst mass murderer the world has ever seen.

I’ve always been fascinated by time travel morality. In this case, Robbie is the guy who might turn into a monster in the future. Is it right to kill him before he can? Is history more complicated than heroes and villains? Frank and I had a blast writing this. I also got a chance to get in on the Young Adult dystopian sci-fi market. It’s not quite cyberpunk but nicely sets up a world where those qualities are facts of life.

Available at Amazon.com

 BLACKEST KNIGHTS

Edited by C.T. Phipps

Honor is just a word.

Throughout fiction, there have always been heroes who have fallen from grace. Champions of honor, decency, and order who have become villains through some traumatic event or a deep personal flaw. Blackest Knights is a collection of 19 tales by some of independent fantasy’s best authors that follow a collection of those heroes who fell to temptation. From tales of bloody-handed hypocrites to space pirates, you’ll find some truly fascinating works within.

Contains fiction by: David Niall Wilson, C. T. Phipps, James Alderdice, M. L. Spencer, Paul Lavender, Ulff Lehman, A. M. Justice, Matthew Johnson, Matthew Davenport, Frank Martin, Allan Batchelder, Martin Owton, Richard Writhen, Jesse Teller and Michael Suttkus.

I am a huge fan of dark fantasy and grimdark storytelling. More the former than the latter. I’m also a huge fan of independent fantasy writing. So, I decided to combine two great tastes which go great together and make an anthology featuring my favorite indie fantasy authors writing stories about dishonored heroes. Fans of my Bright Falls Mysteries, Straight Outta Fangton, Wraith Knight, and Lucifer’s Star series will also note that I’ve included stories from those worlds inside. Its paperback is already available and the ebook release is on October 20th!

Pre-Order from Amazon.com

Lucifer’s Star Book Bub Sale: 99 cents for space opera action!

Hey, LUCIFER’S STAR which is a dark space opera with proton swords, rebelling robots, starfighter battles, treachery, lies, and politics. I hope people will check it out. It’s been called an R-rated Star Wars and I certainly agree. For this week only, it’s available for 99c. You won’t find a better deal for a massive epic!

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Cassius Mass was the greatest star pilot of the Crius Archduchy. He fought fiercely for his cause, only to watch his nation fall to the Interstellar Commonwealth. It was only after that he realized the side he’d been fighting for was the wrong one. Now a semi-functional navigator on an interstellar freight hauler, he tries to hide who he was and escape his past. Unfortunately, some things refuse to stay buried and he ends up conscripted by the very people who destroyed his homeland.

LUCIFER’S STAR is the first novel of the Lucifer’s Star series, a dark science fiction space opera set in a world of aliens, war, politics, and slavery.

“If you’re into big intergalactic epics where your heroes are just as sharp with the banter as they are their guns (in the spirit of Han Solo) this is for you.” – Kenny Soward, author of Galefire and GnomeSaga

“C.T. Phipps knocks it out of the universe with his sci-fi debut.” – Tim Marquitz, author of Demon Squad, The Blood War Trilogy, and Excalibur

“LUCIFER’S STAR is a space-going romp through the star-speckled back streets (on several worlds), and I’m actually quite looking forward to more novels in this series, and this universe.” – Shawn P. Durnin, author of Keep Your Crowbar Handy

“The plot is very complex, with many twists and turns, betrayals, double and even triple crosses. It seemed everyone in the book had at least one secret, and many of the characters had multiple secrets. As always, even when dealing with very dark subject matter, CT Phipps manages to inject some humor and snark into the proceedings, keeping this from turning into Grimdark Game of Thrones in space.” – Steve Caldwell, author of The Bookwyrm Speaks

Agent G: Assassin is now available on Kindle

AGENT G is a series I’ve really enjoyed writing. At present, I have it set up for five books with the third book in the series, AGENT G: ASSASSIN having recently been released on Kindle (and for Kindle Unlimited).

From the best-selling author of THE RULES OF SUPERVILLAINY:

Agent G, now going by the name Case, thought he’d won. He’d exposed his former employers, shared Black Technology with the world, and killed the man who’d started it all. Unfortunately, history slows for no man. After a volcanic eruption decimates the United States, G spends the next decade witnessing humanity rebuild itself into a corporate-run dystopia.

Preferring to the be the boot rather than the ant, Case has become a powerful executive in the new cyberpunk world. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean he’s immune to his past. Contacted by the only woman he ever loved, Case finds himself once more embroiled in a conspiracy to take what little the public has left. Now he has to decide whether to save what remains of the world or rule it.

Available for purchase here