The Information Broker

Revis and I (finally) got the sequel to The Erratic Sun published.

The paperback will be out as soon as it passes the review phase but the kindle version is ready now, now, now!  It’s called The Information Broker.  (I bet you already guessed that).  As with our previous stories, I’m sure games and other shenanigans related to this new work will be forthcoming.  For now…  I’m just going to leave this here…

The Information Broker (The Erratic Sun Book 2) by [Hansen, Michael, Blashil, Matthew]
Click Here for Link to Amazon

Thinking About Holiday Shopping?

But not quite sure what to get those special people in your life?

Well, you’ve come to the right place because I have plenty of suggestions for you.  The Kingdom wholeheartedly endorses the following wonderful books:

Fauxpocalypse:

Life on Earth is predicted to end on 15 July 2015. But the oncoming megatons of rock and ice break up shortly before impact. Now humanity must live in a world most believed would not exist. Across the planet, people are haunted by the future they did not fear, and even those who did not embrace death must face the consequences of others’ decisions. A collection of twelve stories about rebuilding hope.

*Shameless plug: I wrote one of the stories in this collection*

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The Erratic Sun:

Here’s one of my favorite passages from the book, which is why I chose to tease you all with it by placing it on the back cover:

Shift danced the Erratic Sun in a life or death waltz among the stars. All the while, Gillian and Dane monitored the engine’s performance and the slow reduction of the ship’s shields and Trink, Hatcher and Captain Dadam did their best to score hits against the modified freighters that had ambushed their departure from Corment. The hull shuddered equally under the erratic jerks to avoid incoming fire, sporadically punctuating Shift’s smooth handling of his evasive protocols, and under hits to the ship the pilot wasn’t able to dodge. With each impact, the curses the pilot muttered grew in intensity and their creativity fell off. The spray of laser fire missing their targets, spreading out from the Erratic Sun’s three gun turrets, ran to the limits of the gunners’ visions before being swallowed by the darkness of space. Chaos reigned.

*Another shameless plug, as if it weren’t already obvious:  I wrote this story with Revis*

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And the best part of these gifts is that not only will they be thoroughly enjoyed by whoever you gift them to, but the purchase of them is also a gift to the authors you are then supporting.  In this case, we are talking about me here, so thank you in advance.

Support Your “Local” Author

Local, as in you are all my faithful kingdomites, right?  Right!

Nothing says, “I love what you write,” like buying an author’s book.  As luck would have it, I happen to have a fun book ready for you to buy right here: The Erratic Sun

The Erratic Sun - Cover

Yep, just click the link, select Kindle or paperback, add it to your cart, check out, and then enjoy the heck out of it when it shows up in your mailbox.

And then do you know what says, “I love you more than the rest?”  Writing a review or two (or forty-two) and leaving them all over the internet for other people to find.

Did you need that link again?  Buy my book here, here, here, and here.

Or…

You could buy a signed copy of the book by sending $20 to me via: PayPal

If you decide to go that route, send me an email (djmatticus @ yahoo dot com) to let me know so we can talk inscription for the autograph and so I can get the address you want it shipped to.  (Also, some restrictions apply.  That price is for US only.  I’ll happily ship anywhere in the world I’m allowed to, but I’ll need to factor in the appropriate costs if you are in Azerbaijan.  Again, when in doubt or if you have any questions, just shoot me an email and we will figure it out together.)

Happy reading!

 

The Erratic Sun – Contest the first

The Erratic Sun - Cover
It’s just so beautiful: #TheErraticSun

So, I happen to have (not yet, really, but I will because I’ve already ordered them) a bunch of extra copies of The Erratic Sun…  They are just waiting to be signed and mailed to the winners of the various contests I’m going to host in the coming days.

I’m going to start simple.  If you want a signed copy, leave a comment (hopefully promising to also leave a review once you’ve finished reading) and before I post the next contest I will use a random number generator to pick the winning comment.  w

That’s simple enough, right?  Leave a comment and you could be the winner.

And, if I haven’t already made it abundantly clear, the winner gets:  a signed copy of The Erratic Sun, written by Revis and myself, and with cover art by the talented J.

Who wouldn’t want that?  Heck, I helped write the book and I want a signed copy of it!!

So, what are you waiting for?  Leave a comment already!

The Erratic Sun

Revis, the First Knight of the Kingdom (he helped me save it once, if you remember that epic adventure) and I wrote a book!!

The Erratic Sun - Cover
Click HERE to order the kindle version from Amazon.

The e-reader (Kindle) version is available today, and the paperback will be ready in a couple days for the purists out there.  Don’t worry, we’ll be keeping you updated on that pertinent information.

To kick off the festivities around our pub date, I asked Revis some questions about our story (The Erratic Sun) and writing in general:

Matticus: Where did you come up with the idea for the story?
Revis: The idea for this story, or any of my stories, is usually just a basic premise that pops into my head. Once that happens, I’ll take the time to start building up the rest of it and flushing out the details. In this case, it was a team effort. A story idea was presented and both of us worked to fill in the blanks.
Matticus: Who are your favorite authors and why?
Revis: I have a few favorite authors. The first author I ever read that made me want to buy every one of his books was the late Michael Crichton. After I saw Jurassic Park, I read the book. I was blown away by how much better the book was. So, I read another one of his and loved it. So, I started buying all of them that I could find. Harlan Coben is another one of my favorites. He got me hooked on his Myron Bolitar series of novels. Put simply, Myron’s friend Win is the biggest badass in all of fiction. In the realms of stories that don’t take place on this Earth, my go to author is R.A. Salvatore. His Dark Elf series of books (which is almost 30 books strong now) is amazing. I haven’t read anyone that is better at describing a fight scene as he is.
Matticus: Which is your favorite character from the story and why?
Revis: Asking an author which character is their favorite is unfair. I don’t know about anyone else, but each of the characters that I create have at least a little bit of myself in there somewhere. Sometimes it’s a lot. Sometimes it’s only a tiny speck. If I had to pick one, I’d have to say it’s Trink, but only because she said something that caused one of our test readers to ask, “A woman said that?” I found that to be quite amusing.
Matticus: How was the process of writing with another author?
Revis: I can’t speak for Matt, but it was fairly easy for me. We had written a story before for our blogs, so we had already worked together and it came out very well, I thought. It is a little different than working on your own, because you’re not the only one that’s in charge of the direction the story is going in. However, I liked having someone to bounce ideas off of before putting them into words. It made the process a little easier and more fun for me.

Matticus: Why do you think people will like this book?

Revis: I think people will like this book because it has a little bit of everything. It’s fun and exciting, but there’s also some suspenseful and emotional moments. Personally, I think it’s the greatest book ever written. I may be biased, though.