“Scaling the Rim”

I’m delighted to announce that my wife’s first book, ‘Scaling the Rim‘, has just become available on Amazon.com.  It’s a novella, or short novel.   ‘Scaling the Rim’ is presently available in e-book format, and will be joined by a paperback edition within a week or two.  We’re finalizing the cover details right now, and will have it up as soon as possible. The blurb reads: When Annika Danilova arrived at the edge of the colony’s crater to install a weather station, she knew the mission had been sabotaged from the start. The powers that be sent the wrong people,

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“Forged In Blood”

Last year I mentioned that Michael Z. Williamson, friend to Miss D. and myself in both meatspace and cyberspace, well-known author, and all-around good guy, was preparing a volume of stories about Kendra Pacelli’s sword, made famous in his breakout novel, ‘Freehold‘.  Mike was kind enough to invite me to be one of the contributors. I’m very glad to be able to tell you that the new volume, ‘Forged in Blood‘, is now available for pre-order on Amazon.com.  It’ll be published by Baen Books in September.  The initial edition will be in hardcover, with e-book and paperback to follow.  

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Progress report for “Stoke The Flames Higher”

We’re one week into the launch of my latest novel, ‘Stoke The Flames Higher‘, and things are looking good!   As of a short while ago, its sales rank was #701 in the Kindle Store as a whole (out of 4,914,341 books, novellas, short stories and other electronic publications listed in the Kindle Store at the time of writing).   At that time, it ranked #4 in Hot New Releases – Military SF, #6 in Hot New Releases – Space Opera, and #11 in Hot New Releases – Science Fiction (overall).  On the Best Sellers lists (including all SF books

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‘Stoke The Flames Higher’

EDITED TO ADD:  The formatting issue that some readers complained about has been resolved.  If you downloaded an early copy, and found that your text had a shaded background, you can reload the new version to take care of that.  See instructions at the foot of this post.  Thanks! My latest novel, ‘Stoke The Flames Higher‘, fifth in the military science fiction Maxwell Saga, is now available in e-book format on Amazon.com.  It’ll be available in print and audiobook formats in the new year.   From the blurb: Two planets, torn apart by the same fanatics – and Lancastrian forces

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“Brings The Lightning”

I’m very happy to report that “Brings The Lightning”, my first Western novel, is now available in audiobook format.   That means it’s now available in four formats:  e-book, hardcover, softcover, and audiobook.  It’s the first of my books to go the audio route, and hopefully it won’t be the last:  I’m already talking with Castalia House about offering audiobook versions of all my novels.  I hope more of them will become available over the next year or two. There’s a surprising amount of work that goes into an audiobook.  It’s not just taking the text, finding someone to read

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“Forge a New Blade”

My latest book, “Forge a New Blade“, Book 2 of the Laredo War trilogy, is now available at Amazon.com in e-book format.   A print edition will be available later this week – I’ll post a link as soon as it’s released. This one has been a lot of fun to write.  I enjoy the Laredo plot arc, and I had a lot of fun making this book work across hundreds of light years and well over a year in time.  It was a big challenge to get the timeline straight, so that events in one place affecting one set

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‘Stand Against The Storm’

At long last, the fourth volume in the Maxwell Saga, ‘Stand Against The Storm‘, is published.  Click on the link, or on the image below, to be taken to the Kindle edition’s page on Amazon.com.   The print edition has been published by CreateSpace.  You can order it there right away, but it isn’t yet listed on Amazon.com – they use different computer systems, so there are sometimes a few delays. I hope you enjoy this book.  A lot of blood, sweat and tears went into it!  Now for the second volume of the Laredo Trilogy, which is already about

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“War To The Knife”

For the past ten days I’ve been working flat-out getting my latest novel, ‘War To The Knife’, ready for publication.  I’ve done a front-to-back edit every day, looking for errors, corrections and improvements, and finding three or four things on every pass that needed attention.  I’m sure I’ll have missed something, but I take pride in the fact that my readers have commented on how well edited my books are.  I don’t want to slack off on that. Miss D. and I have selected a cover image – this one:   I’ll be seeing Oleg tomorrow to turn it into

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“Take The Star Road”

If any of my readers haven’t tried my novels yet, and would like to, I’m currently running a promotion through Amazon’s Kindle Countdown Deals.  My first novel, ‘Take The Star Road‘, is on special at 99c for the next couple of days.  The deal ends on Thursday evening.   I’ve publicized the promotion through BookBub and other services, and so far it’s going very well.  I’ve sold almost 1,500 copies since it kicked off on Sunday evening.  Of course, because the price is heavily discounted I make much less money per book sold, but that’s OK – I hope to

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