I Was a Teenage Weredeer cover sketches

Hey folks,

I thought now would be a great opportunity to share the cover art sketches of I WAS A TEENAGE WEREDEER. This is my upcoming urban fantasy novel taking place in the same world as STRAIGHT OUTTA FANGTON but which I’m actually a lot more impressed with. Jane Doe (oh, her poor cruel parents) is probably my favorite character along with Gary and Lucien.

The premise of IWATWD is the following:

From the best-selling author of The Supervillainy Saga:

The unfortunately named Jane Doe is one of a long line of weredeer living in the town of Bright Falls, Michigan where not everyone is a shapeshifter but quite a few of the townsfolk are. She also has another gift, though, which is the ability to read objects. When the beloved daughter of the town’s most powerful family is murdered, Jane’s brother becomes the prime suspect. Teaming up with her werewolf best friend, a magic-using FBI agent, a dragon, and a host of other quirky supernaturals–Jane sets to prove her brother’s innocence. Unfortunately, she gets more than she bargains for when she discovers her sleepy little town has a dark history involving things much darker than murder.

I Was a Teenage Weredeer is the first volume of the Bright Falls Mysteries and set in the same universe as the Straight Outta Fangton series.

In addition to I WAS A TEENAGE WEREDEER, we’ll also soon be having a release for LUCIFER’S NEBULA and 100 MILES AND VAMPIRE, the sequels to LUCIFER’S STAR and STRAIGHT OUTTA FANGTON respectively.

I think fans will love all three books.

Cover Reveal: Lucifer’s Star

Here’s the final version of it.

From the bestselling author of The Rules of Supervillainy:

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.

Soon to be available in paperback and audiobook form.

Available for purchase from Amazon.com

New Lucifer’s Star cover complete!

It’s been no secret I wasn’t very happy with the original cover of LUCIFER’S STAR, my “dark space opera” which chronicles the eternal question of what exactly happens to the mooks of your stereotypical evil galactic empire when they get overthrown. Well, if the story was a gritty war movie’s aftermath versus a tale of good versus evil.

I think the new cover, by Alex Raspad, is much-much better, though. Light-years even *rimshot*

But you be the judge.

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. 

The new cover is perfectly timed for the release of the paperback and audiobook version!

Purchase your copy of the Kindle version today

Lucifer’s Star is getting a new cover!

 Hey folks,

I absolutely love my book Lucifer’s Star with Michael Suttkus but the cover never quite sat right with me, so I’ve commissioned a new cover for the book’s release in paperback and audiobook form. I hope people will enjoy the colonized form. Special thanks to Alex Raspad for coming up with this one.

Certainly, I have.

Count 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 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 a 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. Their mission for him? Destroy his clone before he’s used to rouse the defeated Crius Archduchy from their apathy.

LUCIFER’S STAR is the first novel of “A Space Saga”, which is a dark science fiction space opera novel set in a world of aliens, war, politics, and slavery.

Love this book.

Purchase a copy of Lucifer’s Star’s ebook

Update for August 2016

Hey folks,

Today has been an absolutely fabulous week for me as I’ve got a bunch of wonderful reviews as well as a few announcements to make. I hope everyone enjoys what I have to share and I think it is the start of something wonderful (which is a lovely way of saying I’m with a new publishing house with more books coming out).

The first bit of news is I’ve begun a relationship with Crossroad Press, publisher of the audiobooks for authors like Clive Barker and Brian Lumley, who will be doing STRAIGHT OUTTA FANGTON, CTHULHU APOCALYPSE, and LUCIFER’S STAR.  They’re a machine and basically have readied my books for release amazingly fast.

STRAIGHT OUTTA FANGTON is a comedic vampire novel which I think is probably my best work since The Rules of Supervillainy. At least in terms of making a reader laugh their ass off. Fans of that book are going to love it and we’ll have a release date soon.

PETER STONE is a poor black vampire who is wondering where his nightclub, mansion, and sports car is. 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.

CTHULHU ARMAGEDDON is a book I never expected to see print as it was my first novel which I’d rewritten three or four times trying to get the right voice for it. Then, amazingly, the right one came to me and I created my post-apocalyptic sci-fi western horror novel set in the aftermath of the Great Old Ones’ destruction of the Earth.

“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.

LUCIFER’S STAR isn’t quite ready for a reveal but is in the process of editing now. I look forward to sharing it as well.

I’m hoping Jeffrey Kafer will continue his amazing talent at doing the voice work for these novels as he’s done for The Supervillainy Saga and Esoterrorism. The ebooks will be released first for them, followed by the paperbacks, with audiobooks released last.

Stuff about my books online

Beauty in Ruins review of The Rules of Supervillainy

Bob Milnes is one of my favorite reviewers on the web and everyone should check out his Beauty in Ruins website. Here, he gives a great review of THE RULES OF SUPERVILLAINY novel. He’s not really a big fan of superhero literature so the fact he sings my book’s praises is really high, well, praise.

My World…in words and pages review of Esoterrorism

One of my other favorite reviewers is Melissa as she has done me an immense number of favors reading all of my books. I also give her website credit for announcing my cover for STRAIGHT OUTTA FANGTON. I love her review of ESOTERRORISM here and hope everyone checks it out.

Audiobook Reviewer reviews Esoterrorism and The Rules of Supervillainy

The Audiobook Reviewer is a great website and provides some of the best reviews for, well, audiobooks you’re going to find on the internet. I really think everyone wanting to purchase audiobooks on Audible should check out this site first. The reviews here are extremely good.

Grimdark Magazine 8# has an article by me

I have an article in Grimdark Magazine which I’m very proud of called “Is the Aliens Trilogy Grimdark?” as well as a review of Wolfenstein: The New Order. I think fans of mine would be remise not to check out this title. I love this magazine.

Tim Ward interviews me about Straight Outta Fangton

Tim Ward is the author of some great post-apocalypse science fiction and I recommend you check his stuff out. I described his Sand Divers series as “Fallout meets Dune.” He was nice enough to do an interview with me about my upcoming book STRAIGHT OUTTA FANGTON and his questions were hilarious!

Book Lovers Life reviews Esoterrorism

The number of good reviewers I know just never seems to end. Book Lovers’ Life is another site I’ll never get tired of reading and they’ve flattered me with some truly great words here. I think you’ll enjoy them too.

Seth Skorkowsky article about Audible

Seth Skorkowsky is one of the most promising fantasy and urban fantasy authors out today. Today, he decided to flatter me by using THE RULES OF SUPERVILLAINY as an example of how Audible is a great place for getting ratings for your books. His numbers for my books are way-way lower than their actual numbers, though, which is hilarious given they’re still great.

Purchase The Rules of Supervillainy
Purchase The Games of Supervillainy
Purchase The Secrets of Supervillainy
Purchase Esoterrorism
Pre-Order Wraith Knight

The cover art for THE SECRETS OF SUPERVILLAINY

THE SECRETS OF SUPERVILLAINY is the third book of the Supervillainy Saga. It’s a great depiction of Nightgirl and Ultragoddess by Raffaele Marinetti.

THE SECRETS OF SUPERVILLAINY follows Gary Karkofsky a.k.a Merciless the Supervillain without MercyTM as we join him one year after the events of THE GAMES OF SUPERVILLAINY. Desperate to find a cure for his wife’s vampirism, Gary has taken to practicing black magic and dealing with the worst scum of the magical world. His world has been turned upside down with Cindy becoming a superhero, his wife a blood-hungry antihero, and the allure of supervillainy no longer there.

Unfortunately, Gary has unwittingly made an enemy even he might hesitate to cross in PRESIDENT OMEGA — The most evil POTUS of them all. The President has decided to make Gary Public Enemy No. 1# even as Gabrielle Anders a.k.a Ultragoddess brings him news of the death of the world’s greatest superhero. Some crimes need the insight of a villain to solve and the world’s greatest antivillain is the only one who can do it. Time will tell if Gary can get over his depression to solve all of these problems and his own or succumb to a despair great enough to turn him from bad to evil.

I think Raffaele does an amazing job with the characters.

Cover sketch for THE SECRETS OF SUPERVILLAINY now available

Awesome cover sketch by Raffaele Marinetti for THE SECRETS OF SUPERVILLAINY, the third book in the Supervillainy Saga starring Gary Karkofsky a.ka. Merciless: the Supervillain without Mercy. Here, we see Nightgirl and Ultragoddess. I described the latter as “Supergirl by way of Rosario Dawson and Ronda Rousey.”

Great work.

THE SECRETS OF SUPERVILLAINY should be out this July.

Wraith Knight cover revealed!

Here’s the cover for my upcoming book, to be released in Fall of 2016, WRAITH KNIGHT!

I really love what Alex Raspad did with this work as he managed to capture exactly what I wanted from the characters. I especially like his handling of Regina who manages to convey the haunted yet determined look I was hoping to get from a cover featuring her.

What is WRAITH KNIGHT about?

The King Below, Enemy of Creation, 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 regains his free-will and discovers he a world torn by civil war. One where self-styled heroes slaughter those formerly enslaved by the King Below. 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.

Or both.

Keep checking in for updates!

The cover for The GAMES OF SUPERVILLAINY revealed

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The cover for THE GAMES OF SUPERVILLAINY!

The absolutely beautiful cover for THE GAMES OF SUPERVILLAINY by Raffaele Marinetti, lettering by Terry Stewart. I really love the way Raffaele captured Mandy (dressed as Nighthuntress) and Diabloman for this work.

We’re trucking along to THE GAMES OF SUPERVILLAINY’s release in late November, 2015.

I hope everyone will pick up a copy.

Cover sketch for THE GAMES OF SUPERVILLAINY

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I’m pleased to say I’ve just got the sketch for THE GAMES OF SUPERVILLAINY cover by Raffaele Marinetti.

This cover shows characters Mandy Karkofsky and Diabloman, who are the main (anti)hero Merciless’ wife and second-in-command respectively.  Raffaele is a great artist and really managed to capture the heroine and villain in my head. I can’t wait to see what he does with future books.

The Games of Supervillainy will be out early this November.