Pleased To Announce…

If you’ve been waiting for the chance to get a good look at Wilford Saxton on his own, the Complete Saxton is now available. The stories have been available for a while, but I know some folk prefer to read a series once it’s complete. Think of it as binge reading rather than binge watching.

The Saxton spin-offs filled a void between the events of Arise and Transmute, and covered the adventures of the on-again-off-again antagonist of the Henchmen series. Simply put, he became too interesting to let go of.

This short series compiles the four complete Saxton stand-alone novellas into one epic collection that reads like a shot of whisky and a punch in the gut. At the end of Arise we find Wilford running from Eve after she threatens to pull his spine out through his nose. He’s been shot with a serum made by neo-Nazis that makes him nearly invulnerable to everything and is packing a weapon stolen from one of the otherworldly minions of Fear.

How he goes from wanting to hunt down and kill every monster to focusing on going after The Brotherhood of the Sane takes him down dark paths where bogeymen stalk him, a poof of smoke teaches a young woman to kill, werewolves stalk the Navajo reservation, and he promises a favor to the spirit of the land. In the end, he comes face-to-face with his own monstrosities and learns to accept who he is.

This collection contains the following novelette and three novellas:

  • The Hunt
  • Uneasy Allies
  • Yee Naaldlooshii
  • The Brotherhood

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A unique blend of horror and adventure, the Saxton series follows the adventures of Wilford Saxton and his talking gun. He started out as a simple DHS agent, but found himself caught up in the events of the Henchmen series. After confronting gods, Nazis, and Valkyries, Saxton finds himself mutated beyond belief. Struggling to understand a world that’s not as simple as he expected, Saxton soon finds himself hunting monsters and wondering what he’s gotten himself into.
As if the monsters weren’t enough, Saxton has attracted the attention of the people that made him like he is and they’re willing to kill his only friends if he doesn’t accede to their demands.
This collection includes The Hunt, Uneasy Allies, Yee Naaldlooshii, and The Brotherhood. If you’ve ever wondered what Wilford Saxton was up to between the events of Arise and Transmute, here’s your chance to experience adventure with a new kind of hero.

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Absotively, Posilutely Free

Back in March or April of 2015, a little tipsy from good Scotch, I was browsing and chatting with some author buds on fb when inspiration – or madness – struck.  We’ve got a good group of indie authors that get together and share information, trade arcane secrets, and review each other’s works.  On that fateful night, when inspiration and good Scotch came together, an idea flashed: a horrible, wonderful, terrifying idea.

We should write an anthology of short stories.

After bouncing around ideas for a theme and a title and various rules of writing, we settled on a theme of holes, a maximum word count of around 7500 words per story, and titled it Holes.  Nico Laeser illustrated the cover using various digital and arcane means, I did the cover text layout and eBook formatting, and thirteen authors (including myself and Nico) put together some short stories.  The result was pretty damned amazing.

The Indie Author Support and Discussion Group proudly presents Holes: An Indie Author Anthology
Starting with the theme of holes of any kind, an international group of indie authors put their writing minds to work to come up a collection of stories that will make you laugh, cry, shudder in fear, and want to clap your hands. Inside you’ll find stories about:

A twisted story about innocence and revenge.
A young woman racing for her life and her love against the age of clockworks.
A man who lost his life in a traffic accident and discovers the afterlife is being stuck in a classroom.
A young African schoolteacher who tackles a band of ruthless, marauding terrorists.
A Russian mobster who made a deal and thought he’d found a loophole to get out of it.
A cautionary tale about being careful what you wish for…you just may get it.
A place where life disappears to when you’re not watching.
A question about whether we are really the dominant species and masters of our own future.
A reader-interactive comedy of errors.
An anomalous client demanding something written from the soul, a soul he is threatening to take
An Inspector Winsford murder mystery.
A legacy gift that just goes on giving.
Slapstick comedy with a touch of British buffoonery
A pretty tease who toys with her theology professor until dark revelations stop her in her tracks.

Some stories are full of sorrow, others full of joy, but all of them will leave you wanting more.

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But don’t take my word for it, read it for yourself.  It’s absolutely, positively, 100% free.  You can find it on:

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

Smashwords

Kobo

and

iBooks (sorry, I don’t have a link for iBooks, but I know it’s there.  Search for Holes by IASD)

Why are you still here?  Go get a copy and read it.  My story is Loophole, by the way.

A Smorgasboard of Awesome

Back in March I had an idea and approached an indie author group I hang with it.  I say hang with because it makes us sound like a street gang, like yo, I’m just hangin’ with my homies; they’re creating worlds and telling stories, yo.

Yo.

Anyway, the idea was to put together an anthology of short stories that would showcase our talents (which are significant).  Ian D. Moore, author of Salby Damned and generally all-around good guy, took the idea and ran with it.  While I’ve got a small group still putting together an anthology, Ian grabbed some folks and put together one of his own.  Mine is still in progress (but close!), his is done and all the proceeds are going to charity.

In his own words:

“An international group of indie authors, inspired by the personal grief of one, decided to collaborate in the spring of 2015 in a project to create this multi-genre smorgasbord of original short stories, all with the same potent theme – relationships. Some are heartfelt, some funny, some poignant, and some are just a little bit scary – much like relationships themselves. All are by authors fired by the shared enthusiasm to give something back in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Cancer touches us all. It has in some way affected those who have contributed their time and talent here. This is our way of showing that we care.

Indie authors carry forward a revolutionary shift in publishing, which allows the author to be creative director in their own work. There are many exceptional, experienced and acclaimed writers who have decided to take this bold step in publishing. In producing this anthology we have also had the inestimable assistance on board of artists, graphic designers, and bloggers – all of whom have a place in our acknowledgments. You, the discerning reader, are the other vital part of this equation. By buying this book you are supporting the work of indie authors, as well as discovering their worth. You are also supporting the charity to which we have chosen to dedicate our work.

100% of the royalties earned or accrued in the purchase of this book, in all formats, will go to the Pamela Winton tribute fund, which is in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.”

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Since I wrote one of the stories in the mix and it would smack of reviewing myself, I’m reticent to write a review of these stories, other than to say I really enjoyed them and there’s a great deal of talent in here.  I will say this, though, if you’re looking for a good read this is a good read.  Please buy a copy and enjoy it.

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