Conversations

"She turned from the mirror, and looked at me with crackling, dark eyes.

'There are twenty-three knives in the kitchen,' she said. "Eighteen lengths of cord or wire in the living room. Seven industrial strength cleaning agents under the sink. Nine different bottles of pills over my desk.

'And zero methods of dealing with the pain.' Memet turned to the mirror and laughed, bitterly. I said nothing, afraid.

'In this country,' she continued, 'suicide is illegal.'

'People go on and on about how they don't want you to die, about what a mistake that would be, but for the person on the brink to hear you say 'please get help,' the question is, from who? What help? Therapy, hospitalization, daily life assistance, these options are realistically only available for the wealthy.

"'Think of your son, your family, your friends. You dying will hurt them forever.'" Her tone mocked my earlier pleas. I opened my mouth to reply, but she stared at me with dead-fish eyes and spoke over my unwhispered words.

"So you're saying that I should remain, when I'm physically disabled and dysfunctionally mentally ill, and be a burden on them they are not equipped to handle? That's a twisted kind of cruelty, even for you."

Blades of Lucifer Work In Progress Snippet

Explosion by Steve Jurvetson used under CC license

Explosion by Steve Jurvetson used under CC license

This is from the sequel to Guns Of Penance, which will be on sale at $0.99 for the next ten or so hours ONLY before going back to its normal price.

"Without thinking, leaping like an animal, Stacey grabbed the rocket, listening to the beeping noise, and ran back the way she came. She leaped up onto the hood of her car and saw the last attacker frantically loading another rocket into the tube. 

 Stacey stood on the hood of her car, all six foot six inches of her lean muscle mass trembling with rage, rocket in one hand, rifle in the other. Her arm burned with the agony of the rocket’s weight and the wound. 

She yelled, screamed, roared with a shaking fury and hurled the rocket back with all her strength at the woman just as the other woman looked up at the scream.

Stacey raised the Barrett M107 as the rocket sailed up in a tumbling arc. She aimed, and fired.

The rocket, while not set to explode until a certain range, was not itself armor proof, and each of the six inch long .50 caliber BMG shells were designed to shoot down aircraft, proving themselves more than capable of piercing the rocket’s casing.

The rocket exploded mid air and knocked Stacey off the hood of her car, but not before she saw the other woman also go down, and she was close enough to hear a single scream."

Guns Of Penance is now only .99 cents!

Because I'm crazy, I'm temporarily dropping the price of my first book's Kindle version to .99 cents USD. I can't discount the paperback version any further than it is, because I don't print it (CreateSpace does.) But now you can pick up the book for less than the cost of a 36oz bottle of soda-pop! So Yay!

Reviewers are calling my book 
"a delicious page turner," "a cracker, a gripping read from front to back," "raw, carnal and gritty"

So yes what are you waiting for?

Go get Guns of Penance from Amazon Here!

Go get Guns of Penance from Smashwords Here!

You can still buy the paperback version, though not as heavily discounted, here

The Crystalline Prisoner Work In Progress Snippet:

Below is the latest scene from the novel I'm currently writing, a continuation of the story previewed at the end of Guns Of Penance, which you can buy here

As it is first draft stuff, expect grammar wangleness and plot whathattery that may be changed or removed entirely from The Crystalline Prisoner.

"Teeth ripped me from the dream. I awoke in the memory screaming as the man’s jaws bit into my shoulder. I kicked at him, and as he fell backwards he jabbed at me with the butt of his vapor cannon, the synthwood stock of his gun splintering as it smacked my head.  Then there was a reactor pipe in my hands, as if it materialized from nothingness, and unblinking, I sprayed the man with it, watching the white light dissolve him before he could even scream.

"I was in a war zone. Other men and women like him were shooting at me, and the sky boiled with blood and fire, gouts of scarlet smoke splashing over the people shooting holes in each other. For a moment I just stood there, before a voice in my head urged me to advance, to keep firing the reactor pipe, to silence the rebels who threatened the safety of the planet’s terraforming project. 

I choked on the smell of burning flesh, coughing as the smoke stung my eyes, but then I was overcome with a nearly instinctual urge to stand, target a man using a crude projectile rifle, and turn half of his body to ash, even as his compatriots shot me in the chest. 

Bullets, bits of metal, gas propelled, sank into my skin, my flesh. They burned there a moment, and as I stood, my body flexed in some alien way, and repulsed them.  Child’s play, this war. It didn’t matter. The voice in my head buzzed on, directing me to shoot the men and women as they stood futilely against me, or turned to flee, or tried to sacrifice themselves to blow me up.

The voice in my head was like the pressure of some terrible migraine, and I moved almost involuntarily. . ."

Life, Post-Debut-Book-Launch

Real life has scaled back the writing somewhat. Progressing slowly with The Crystalline Prisoner, ( the book previewed at the end of Guns of Penance, but what with the new diagnosis of mild stenosis of the spine, I have to focus on immediate health concerns.

Writing TCP is a refreshing 180 degree switch from the Guns of Penance. It's high fantasy, for one thing (yet still set in the same universe as all the other books) it's shaping up to be a more romance oriented work than say erotica (less sex scenes.)

One thing I have learned with Guns of Penance though, is that book marketing is sooo much harder than writing. Promoting the book on a 0 dollar budget means asking for word of mouth, and getting reviews and things proves difficult. Then again, I'm trying to limit spamming everyone on Twitter and FB to maybe once every few days. According to the word on the Net,  I need a street team, which is apparently a core legion of fans willing to help spread the word about my book in exchange for rare loot and stuff like that. So basically the Ultrafans, I have no idea what I could offer for "loot" though!

The Sequel to Guns of Penance

Have you read my book? Do you want a sequel? Tell your friends who might like books with kick ass heroines, muscle cars, guns, sex, a scene with a dingo, and oh yes giant robots! Word of mouth from readers who review my book at Amazon or Goodreads, and people who tell their friends are the best way to reach new readers who can help me fund a sequel. If you liked the book and want to see more, please tell your friends! 

Amazon here
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Goodreads here
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22876050-guns-of-penance

Guns of Penance Available on Kindle

Guns of Penance is

Directly from Amazon, available for your Kindle. Still $3.99. And if you have bought it and read it, Thank you very much for reading and buying. I am directly indebted to you, and again, if you have read it and would like to leave a review (good or bad, so long as it's heartfelt, you can review it at Amazon here, or Goodreads here. And if you do leave a review, you have my deepest thanks. Off to writing the next book!

Guns Of Penance

My first self-published novel, the erotic action-adventure sci fi GUNS OF PENANCE is out and available as an ebook that works on your Amazon Kindle, iBooks, iPhones, net or other popular e-readers. $3.99 USD

NOW IN PRINT!

But! If you want a paperback copy you can order it here! $13.99 (yes, that's the printing difference.)

Readers who've bought it so far have said they liked it, and one woman chided me for leaving the sample story at the end unfinished. I'd like to call that a dramatic hook.

GUNS OF PENANCE Preorder available!

GUNS OF PENANCE IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER

My first novel, GUNS OF PENANCE arrives Late August/Early September and is now available to PREORDER as an ebook on Smashwords, for $3.99. It’s formatted for Kindle, Apple iBooks, and other ebook readers, DRM free. Please click here to preorder it.

If you want a print copy of GUNS OF PENANCE you can order an autographed copy by emailing me. The trade paperback cost is $13.99, and for autographed copies the shipping to you needs to be added in. The trade paperback will be available starting Late August/Early September at major online retailers. 

Both editions include a first peek preview of an upcoming novel of mine titled THE CRYSTALLINE PRISONER, a fantasy tale with moon sized dragons and networked tree spirits. 

Please leave  a comment if you have any questions, and let me know if you’ve purchased a preorder. Thank you so much, everyone, please look forward to it!