Cover sketch for CAMP DEERWOOD

There’s another BRIGHT FALLS MYSTERIES novel coming as a sequel to I WAS A TEENAGE WEREDEER and AN AMERICAN WEREDEER IN MICHIGAN.

CAMP DEERWOOD!

A parody of 80s slasher movies!

Can Jane beat the Beast of Darkwater Lake?

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CT PHIPPS’ books for 2018

Hey folks,

I thought I’d share the books which you should expect to see in 2018 from me. These are all things which I think you’ll enjoy if you’re a fan of my existing work.

THE TOURNAMENT OF SUPERVILLAINY (Supervillainy Saga 5#)

Being a supervillain was all Gary ever wanted to be but the constant beatings, moral ambiguity, and the fact he now has a young daughter to look after have caused him to reconsider his career path. As he debates making a jump to the “other side”, Gary finds himself recruited by Death to serve as her champion in a multiversal tournament for the ultimate prize: anything you could desire!

Gary and a oddball collection of champions from a variety of universes must prevent the prize from falling into the hands of the genocidal space wizard Entropicus! He also must discover just where his heart really lies when his two closest loves reveal shocking secrets.

Guest starring Jane Doe from I Was a Teenage Weredeer, Agent G from Agent G: Infiltrator, and Cassius Mass from Lucifer’s Star.

EXPECTED RELEASE DATE: Late April 2018

ELDRITCH OPS (Red Room 2#)

Derek Hawthorne managed to gain a seat on the Committee of the House–the secret cabal which rules the world–and all it cost him was his soul. Unfortunately, success comes with responsibility and he’s found himself as the only member of the group who wants to avoid a brutal war with the Vampire Nation. It’s a desire which becomes stronger when he finds out his ex-partner has become one of their primary lieutenants.

Unfortunately, Derek soon discovers not only is war inevitable but his side is preparing for a genocidal campaign to rid the world of the supernatural. Now he’s going to have to decide whether or not it’s better to ally with an army of bloodsucking marauders to stop it. Guest starring the original vampire, Dracula himself.

EXPECTED RELEASE DATE: Late April 2018

AGENT G: ASSASSIN (Agent G 3#)

Agent G, now going by the name Case Gordon, has successfully freed himself from the control of the US government. Unfortunately, it’s come after a super volcano eruption and the release of all the Society’s Black Technology. The combination has created a new cyberpunk future. The world has mostly recovered but it is glittering, cold, and corporate-driven. 

Still alive, Case has devoted himself to trying to gain enough power and influence to protect the little guy from the worst of the corruption. Unfortunately, it also results in him becoming implicated in the death of a former ally. Confronted with the ghosts of his past, Case has to decide whether he wants to be a hero or make a difference. 

He can’t do both.

EXPECTED RELEASE DATE: Late April 2018

WRAITH LORD (Wraith Knight 2#)

Jacob Riverson has ascended to become ruler of the Northern Wasteland and God-King of the Shadowkind. Unfortunately, becoming a deity has not been a transformation that has freed him from his guilt for the atrocities he committed as a Wraith Knight for the King Below. Married to both Serah Brightwaters and Regina Whitetremor, he has shared his power with them in hopes of redeeming the legacy of his dark past.

The legacy of the King Below is not so easily cleansed, however, as he receives an unexpected visitor in the form of Regina’s only surviving relative. The city of Kerifas, Jewel of Winterholme, is on the verge of revolt against the surviving members of the Nine Heroes and their tyrannical regime. If Jacob and his brides do not intervene then the city will be slaughtered with their inhabitants but if they do, then they may be playing right into the hands of a group that wants to start another Great War of Light and Darkness.

What is the point of being a hero if one must spill the blood of thousands to be one?

EXPECTED RELEASE DATE: March 2018

100 MILES AND VAMPIN’ (The United States of Monsters 4#)

Peter Stone is the new sheriff in town, or at least vampire magistrate.  It’s a job that eats at him despite the perks since he has to cover up the worst crimes of his fellow vampires in order to keep the peace with humanity. Peter reaches the limit of even his jaded morality, though, when he’s asked to play bodyguard to a murderous psychopath who just so happens to also be the country’s most famous paranormal romance author.

When that vampire is murdered, Peter finds himself the primary suspect as her death sends ripples throughout the vampire community. Peter has to solve her murder before the Federal government has an excuse to break up the Vampire Nation and begin a general purge of supernaturals. 

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

EXPECTED RELEASE DATE: August 2018

THE FUTURE OF SUPERVILLAINY (Supervillainy Saga 6#)

TO BE ANNOUNCED

Expected Release Date: August 2018

The Tournament of Supervillainy is done!

I’m pleased to say I have completed work on THE TOURNAMENT OF SUPERVILLAINY, the fifth book in the SUPERVILLAINY SAGA, following the adventures of Gary Karkofksy a.k.a. Merciless: The Supervillain without MercyTM.

Being a supervillain was all Gary ever wanted to be but the constant beatings, moral ambiguity, and the fact he now has a young daughter to look after have caused him to reconsider his career path. As he debates making a jump to the “other side”, Gary finds himself recruited by Death to serve as her champion in a multiversal tournament for the ultimate prize: anything you could desire!

Gary and a oddball collection of champions from a variety of universes must prevent the prize from falling into the hands of the genocidal space wizard Entropicus! He also must discover just where his heart really lies when his two closest loves reveal shocking secrets.

Guest starring Jane Doe from I Was a Teenage Weredeer, Agent G from Agent G: Infiltrator, and Cassius Mass from Lucifer’s Star.

I WAS A TEENAGE WEREDEER is now available on audiobook!

I have a special announcement for everyone who loves my books, the best book by me since THE RULES OF SUPERVILLAINY is now available. The adventures of Jane Doe, not-so-teen detective is now available! https://www.audible.com/pd/Sci-Fi-Fantasy/I-Was-a-Teenage-Weredeer-Audiobook/B079Q644JN

Jane Doe is a weredeer, the least-threatening shapechanger species in the world. Blessed with the ability to turn furry at will and psychically read objects, Jane has done her best to live a normal life working as a waitress at the Deerlightful Diner. She has big dreams of escaping life in the supernatural-filled town of Bright Falls, Michigan, and her 18th birthday promises the beginning of her teenage dreams coming true. 

Unfortunately, her birthday is ruined by the sudden murder of her best friend’s sister in an apparent occult killing. Oh, and her brother is the primary suspect. Allying with an eccentric FBI agent, the local crime lord, and a snarky werecrow, Jane has her work cut out for her in turning her big day around.

 

Thankfully, she’s game.

 

Set in the same world as Straight Outta Fangton.

 

Agent G and Esoterrorism news for Black Friday

Happy Black Friday, folks!

The first bit of good news is Amber Cove is having a HUGE sale on their books from November 24th to Monday 27th! Numerous novels of theirs are going to be available, free of charge, on Amazon Kindle including Agent G: Infiltrator!

“Black Technology has made murder a billion dollar industry.”

The International Refugee Society has twenty-six cybernetically enhanced “Letters,” and for the right price, they’ll eliminate anyone. They’ve given up their families and their memories for ten years of service with the promise of a life of luxury awaiting them.

Agent G is one of these “Letters,” but clues to his past are starting to emerge while he’s on a dangerous mission to infiltrate the Society’s most dangerous competitor. In the midst of all the violence, subterfuge, and deceit, he’ll need to keep his wits about him and trust sparingly.

After all if an organization will kill for money, what would they do to keep the truth hidden?

Agent G is my “pre-cyberpunk” novel about a cyborg assassin which I consider to be one of my favorite works. It’s sequel, Agent G: Saboteur, is coming out at the end of the year and I hope everyone will pick up a copy of this book so they can enjoy the latter. Take note the audiobook costs $2 on Audible if you pick up the free ebook first.

Other books I suggest you pick up from Amber Cove’s Thanksgiving Day sale are Prime Suspects: A Clone Detective Mystery by Jim Bernheimer, Technomancer: To Beat the Devil by Michael Gibson, and Villains Rule by Michael Gibson. All free of charge!

There is another bit of great news for this Turkey Day and that is the re-release of Esoterrorism! Esoterrorism was my first novel and remains a favorite with readers. While the kerfluffle with Ragnarok remains a sore subject, I’m very pleased Amber Cove has decided to pick up the slack with my urban fantasy spy novel. They’ve also lowered the price to 3.99, which is something I hope will entice new readers to pick it up. The sequel, Eldritch Ops, is going to be released around the same time as Agent G’s sequel.


There are no good guys in the world of shadows…but maybe some bad men are better than others.

Derek Hawthorne was born to be an agent of the Red Room. Literally. Raised in a conspiracy that has protected the world from the supernatural for centuries, he’s never been anything other than a servant of their agenda. Times are changing, though, and it may not be long before their existence is exposed.

When a routine mission uncovers the latest plan of magical terrorist the Wazir, Derek finds himself saddled with a new partner. Who is the mysterious but deadly Shannon O’Reilly? What is her agenda? Couple this with the discovery that the Red Room has a mole seeking to frame Derek for treason and you have a plot that might bring down a millennium-old organization. Can he stop the Wazir’s mission to expose the supernatural? And should he?

Pick up your copies today! Or at least Agent G since the price is right there for anyone.

I WAS A TEENAGE WEREDEER is now available on Kindle!

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Hey folks, great news! The ebook version of I WAS A TEENAGE WEREDEER is now available on Kindle!

FROM THE BEST-SELLING AUTHOR OF THE SUPERVILLAINY SAGA

Jane Doe is a weredeer, the least-threatening shapechanger species in the world. Blessed with the ability to turn furry at will and psychically read objects, Jane has done her best to live a normal life working as a waitress at the Deerlightful Diner. She has big dreams of escaping life in the supernatural-filled town of Bright Falls, Michigan, and her eighteenth birthday promises the beginning of her teenage dreams coming true.

Unfortunately, her birthday is ruined by the sudden murder of her best friend’s sister in an apparent occult killing. Oh, and her brother is the primary suspect. Allying with an eccentric FBI agent, the local crime lord, and a snarky werecrow, Jane has her work cut out for her in turning her big day around.

Thankfully, she’s game.

Set in the same world as Straight Outta Fangton.

“I can’t recommend it highly enough.” – The Bookwyrm Speaks

“Urban Fantasy at its finest” – The Booknest.EU

Purchase your copy today

Finished I WAS A TEENAGE WEREDEER

I finished I WAS A TEENAGE WEREDEER this week and I’m very glad to have yet another book coming for my wonderful fanclub. It’s 83K words long and will be followed by a sequel novel called AN AMERICAN WEREDEER IN MICHIGAN.

What are my next projects as I work on these? I will be finishing up LUCIFER’S NEBULA and 100 MILES AND VAMPIN’ which are the sequels to LUCIFER’S STAR and STRAIGHT OUTTA FANGTON. Both of those books are 2/3rds of the way done.

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.

NEW BOOK: I WAS A TEENAGE WEREDEER

Hey folks,

I wanted to let my fans know I have a new work in process. I know I should be finishing up all of my existing IPs and not creating new ones but this one is harder than most to ignore. It’s about 45K into a 90K novel hard to ignore and that’s only been written in the past month.

Specifically, the novel is I WAS A TEENAGE WEREDEER by Michael Suttkus and I. I know what you’re thinking, surely that can’t be the title but this may surprise you to know I have a tendency to write irreverent funny novels.

In this case, IWATW is another urban fantasy novel. I was pretty bummed about the genre due to the events surrounding ESOTERRORISM and my “divorce” from Ragnarok Publications. Well, now that Esoterrorism is going to be republished and finished as a trilogy with Amber Cover, I feel like I can once more write in the genre. I already took a dip with STRAIGHT OUTTA FANGTON that this novel technically takes place in.

Jane Doe, yes her parents were cruel, is a young community college student/waitress/weredeer in Bright Falls, Michigan. It’s an ordinary rural community with the exception of being home to the majority of shapeshifters in the United States. Divided into clans, she belongs to the shamanistic Cervid who are the spiritual leaders of their people.

Jane is…not suited for such a position. That doesn’t stop her from getting involved when murder strikes their town and she is forced by her best friend to use what little psychic talents she has to help. This leads to uncovering her hometown’s terrible secrets and getting chased by far too many monsters that consider her a tasty snack.

Teaming up with her werewolf bestie Emma, a eccentric FBI agent wizard, and a dragon–she may just survive this situation long enough to solve who murdered the town sweetheart.

IWATW is inspired by my love of TWIN PEAKS, THE SOUTHERN VAMPIRE MYSTERIES, and BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER. I hope everyone who loves my other novels will agree to check this one out.

JUNE 2017 update on my writing

A heads’ up on where I’m related to on my various projects:

THE KINGDOM OF SUPERVILLAINY: I am at 22K writing this, which is a lot more impressive than it sounds as I haven’t “officially” started writing it. I planned to start writing it after I finished Lucifer’s Nebula but I keep writing a little bit more here and there as the jokes and plot come to me. It’s poor Gary enjoying the height of his success as a supervillain only to discover that comes with the cost of the heroes in retreat. Can he live in a world dominated by evil or will he decide he has to give the heroes a little push? I expect it to finish around 70K.

KINGDOM OF SUPERVILLAINY STATUS: INCOMPLETE

LUCIFER’S NEBULA: The sequel to Lucifer’s Star is 55K now and should be about 90K when done. The story will pick up a year after the events of the first book as Cassius finds its impossible to escape his past, no matter how far he runs. He must confront his doppelganger and wayward family, who are presently the heads of the galaxy’s ever-successful rebellion. But there’s a darker hand behind the Spiral’s civil war and if humanity doesn’t unite then it may simply join the legion of other extinct races across the universe. Cassius woudl rather just engage in some not-so-good-natured smuggling.

LUCIFER’S NEBULA STATUS: INCOMPLETE

100 MILES AND VAMPIN’: The sequel Peter Stone’s original adventure. 100 Miles and Vampin’ picks up with him being in a slightly-better but still pretty poor place in the vampire hierarchy. In this case, he’s assigned to look after the equivalent of Stephanie Meyers and immediately botches the job when she’s killed by an unknown assailant. Forced to solve the murder before he’s thrown up as a sacrifice to the masses, Peter needs to decide if success among the undead is worth it. I’m about 50K into this out of 70K so another almost done volume.

100 MILES AND VAMPIN’ STATUS: INCOMPLETE

WRAITH LORD: It’s taken just about forever to get my books right back for both Wraith Knight and the Red Room series. However, I have successfully done so. If you were interested in the my take on Tolkien-esque fiction then you might enjoy the fact I have a second volume coming out as soon as the cover is finished. Alex Raspad is working on it now. Jacob has consolidated his rule over the Formori and other “evil” races but does he really want to begin war with the “light” species? It turns out he doesn’t have much of a choice as they have begun their own invasion.

WRAITH LORD STATUS: COMPLETE

AGENT G: SABOTEUR: The sequel to Agent G: Infiltrator, we pick up with G now working for the United States government to hunt down his former comrades. Kept on a leash by the fact they have an offer to fix his condition before he dies in a few years (if he has that long), he’s less than happy with being one of the “good” guys. It gets worse when he realizes what he found out was true of his past was just the tip of the ice berg. It’ll be released as soon as I can get approval for it from Amber Cove.

AGENT G: SABOTEUR STATUS: COMPLETE

ELDRITCH OPS: The sequel to ESOTERRORISM is ready to go and should be coming out in a few months. I just want to get the book in a place where I’m not competing with myself. In this case, Derek is bored out of his skull as a member of the Committee and wishes he hadn’t given up his field agent status. Stupidly agreeing to investigate a diplomatic incident between the Red Room and the Vampire Nation, he ends up getting himself in the crosshairs of forces which want a war between the two powers. Oh and Dracula, himself, has decided to become involved.

ELDRITCH OPS. STATUS: COMPLETE

As for upcoming projects? I have plans on continuing the SUPERVILLAINY SAGA with not only Kingdom but an upcoming crossover book called WORLDS OF SUPERVILLAINY which will visit the universe of LUCIFER’S STAR and CTHULHU ARMAGEDDON. I also intend to continue both the LUCIFER’S STAR universe as a series while the majority of the others listed here will be capped off as trilogies. CTHULHU ARMAGEDDON is a special case as it was meant to be a stand-alone but I’m working on a third book and may have more as ideas come to me.

I’m also sketching out a collaboration with DAWN CHAPMAN for a Lit-RPG science fiction novel.