Beauty in Ruins: #SciFi Review: Lucifer’s Star by C.T. Phipps: As opening scenes go, sci-fi doesn’t get much better than this! Lucifer’s Star kicks off with a big, high-stakes, fast-paced battle t…
It’s been a week of great reviews for my books CTHULHU ARMAGEDDON, STRAIGHT OUTTA FANGTON, and THE RULES OF SUPERVILLAINY. I want to thank everyone who was involved in them and share some of the best of the bunch.
Cthulhu Armageddon Reviews
Straight Outta Fangton Reviews
The Rules of Supervillainy Reviews
A great review of THE RULES OF SUPERVILLAINY by the Bookie Monsters. I’m glad they liked it.
An excellent review of CTHULHU ARMAGEDDON by people who know Grimdark.
If you’re a video gamer and enjoy the likes of Bethesda’s Fallout, Rust, or movies like Mad Max, you’re going to want to step into C.T. Phipps’ world of Cthulhu Armageddon. Phipps creates a post-apocalyptic world where the United States has been destroyed by an event called the Rising when the “Great Old Ones” have returned to reclaim our world as their own. The world as we know it is thrown into chaos and the blasted wastelands are plagued by nasty creatures, sub-human species, and factions. The setting is diverse, well explored, and makes an excellent backdrop for any number of stories to take place.
Enter John Henry Booth. Booth is the leader of a ranger/extermination team called Gamma squad which protects the interests of New Arkham, a city-state in the former United States where some of the last remnants of humanity reside. Booth has a lot of familiarity…
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Awesome, a really favorable review here!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 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.
I haven’t mentioned this before but I am a huge fan of Timothy C. Ward and his Scavenger series. They’re a high concept fantasy series where a natural disaster transforms Earth into something akin to Dune and the survivors use advanced technology to mine the planet for remnants of the previous world’s resources.
If you take that as an endorsement of his work then you’d be correct. They’re more sci-fi Western than hard fantasy but I enjoy them greatly. What I enjoy most of his writing, though is when he decided to talk about my novel, Esoterrorism.
You can check out his review of the audiobook here and it’s a really glowing endorsement:
Prior to reading this, C.T. was just a cool guy with a great blog. I saw his The Rules of Supervillainy series and thought, I’m glad for his sales, but I’m really not a superhero fan. I really wanted to read his books, though, and so when Esoterrorism came out on audiobook I gave it a shot. The cross between James Bond and Jim Butcher wasn’t exactly down my wheelhouse for genre preferences, but because I like C.T. I gave it a chance. I’m glad I did.
He then goes on to list some of his favorite elements of the book. I hope this will get more folk to check out Esoterrorism.
The good folks at THE BOOKIE MONSTER have decided to do a review of my book THE GAMES OF SUPERVILLAINY and I couldn’t be more pleased with their review.
Laughter is guaranteed and occasionally you might say, “Hey, wait a minute that sounds just like ….” The characters are very realistic. C.T. Phipps has a unique sense of humor that leaves one shaking in laughter. I enjoyed this book tremendously. Lots of clichés but done in a way that one cannot help but laugh. It is action packed with never a dull moment.
If you want a longstanding book reader’s review of my book, then check it out here.
Get ready for the action-packed follow up to The Rules of Supervillainy. This time with zombies, zombified heroes and villains, cults, magic, super-science, a dragon, a giant Nazi robot, a Greek demigod, and so much more!
Gary and Cloak have returned from the supervillain prison on the moon only to discover the city he plans to conquer and rule with an iron fist has been overrun with the living dead. Once again taking up the mantle of Merciless: The Supervillain Without Mercy™, Gary will have to pull it together quickly, find his wife, his gang, and a whole lot of help to stop the Brotherhood of Infamy from slaughtering the population of Falconcrest City and opening a portal to summon a primal force of destruction.
But Gary has a plan, or at least he’s sure he’ll have one soon. Just give him a second.
The first review is from My World…in words and pages.
I can’t express how much I enjoyed this book, and particularly in audio. It’s the fun I needed and will look forward to in future installments! Battles with Nazi Robot, dragon, Amazons, cybernetic dinosaurs, cultists, zombies, deal with ghosts, Death, demi god, ex-girlfriend of his own and his wife’s. Sounds like a lot but it all fits and makes for so much fun while battling. And Gary’s one liners along the way. LOL!
The second review is from The Audio Book Reviewer.
This was another fun ride, the way Merciless’ mind works to come up with the outrageous plans……his dry sarcastic and gene savvy sense of humor……the supporting characters Diablo, Cindy, Cloak…….I liked that Gary got to have an hour with his brother, and hope he shows up in future stories…..I also hope we get to see more involvement from Death….she is a pretty cool character. I have to say the ending shocked the hell out of me, totally did not see that coming, I should have but didn’t. I do have faith the Merciless (The supervillain without mercy ™) will prevail though and make it right.
I hope my fans who haven’t checked out Games will decide to do so along with those who aren’t yet familiar. It’s doing well!
I’m very pleased to say one of my favorite websites has chosen to do a review of my book, ESOTERRORISM. The Fantasy Book Critic, a great website for news and articles as well as reviews about all the best fantasy on the internet.
What did they think?
They loved it!
Overall I very much enjoyed Esoterrorism as it was written with few things in mind, if you are looking for a fast-paced, action heavy thriller, then Esoterrorism will hit the bullseye. If you are looking for a change from the usual urban fantasy smorgasbord then Esoterrorism might do it for you. As for me, I was looking to read something new and exciting and Charles T. Phipps provided that in spades. I can’t wait to read the sequel volumes Eldritch Ops, and Operation: Otherworld. Give this book a try, I’m sure you will be hooked as well.
I hope you’ll check it out!