Today’s a day for some good news, right? :)
A lot has happened since I last wrote to you:
1) After a lot of concerned emails about the Amazon issue, I decided not to pull my book off of all digital formats, as I’ve considered doing. Instead, I wrote a whole new novella for the Dark Humanity second edition (the one which is going on KDP Select the end of January). Which is what I’ve been doing for the past two weeks! Whew! I have never done something like this before, and it’s been a crazy ride.
The book is called The Alcatraz Coup, and is set 100 years before the beginning of The Jacq of Spades. It goes back to my favorite genre, military science fiction. It’s very dark (think Black Hawk Down) but I’m very happy with the way it turned out. Here’s a blurb:
How far would you go to save your city from a madman?
Fifteen hundred years after the Catastrophe, Inventor Benjamin Kerr built the domed neo-Edwardian city-state of Bridges in the center of the former U.S. Three hundred years later, Bridges is in trouble. King Taylor Kerr is elderly, the economy is struggling, and corruption is rampant.
Forty years ago, a fence was built outside of the “Pot of Gold” — the city proper — to keep out the growing numbers of homeless. This number has increased to over a hundred thousand, whole generations knowing nothing else but life in the tent camps.
Acevedo Spadros is a high school Bridges history teacher. His former student Xavier Alcatraz is head of the Guard. When King Taylor is assassinated by his son Polansky Kerr, who then plans to slaughter everyone outside the fence, Acevedo and Xavier plan the unthinkable: to bring down the Mad King.
You can ONLY get this book between now and probably May if you get the second edition of Dark Humanity. I’ll let you know when that will be available later, but it’ll be somewhere around January 30th.
Which leads me to:
2) Dark Humanity has sold almost 18,000 copies in pre-order so far! Wow! Talk about good news, for both myself and the other 21 authors in this science fiction and fantasy box set.
This is just a testament to how great this group is. I’m very grateful for your support. We have a wonderful opportunity to make the New York Times best seller list with this box set, which would be amazing for us all.
Getting on the New York Times best seller list has been one of my dreams, and it’s very close to coming true. Thank you.
If you haven’t pre-ordered your copy, go here to find all the information and links. The “22 full novels for 99 cents” offer will only be good until a week after the box set launches January 24th, so if you want these books, you need to get Dark Humanity now.
After that, we’ll upload the second edition, which will contain a lot of new material, both full length, short stories, and novellas, including The Alcatraz Coup.
See you next week!
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