May the Ferrymen Take You

image MAY THE FERRYMEN TAKE YOU: Walk The Fire Vol 2 is out on Kindle!

A fraction of humanity, the Ferrymen, can walk through special flames to anywhere another flame has been carried the old fashioned way: another city, another planet, a starship in another galaxy.

Walk the Fire is a shared universe. Along for the ride in Volume 2 are WJ Davies, Mur Lafferty, Paul Levinson, Christopher Morse, Steve Umstead, Jared Axelrod, Matthew Iden, JRD Skinner, Harry Connolly and John Anealio.

And, to celebrate the release, Walk The Fire Volume 1 on sale for $1.99 on Kindle.

The Trouble with Kindle

amazon_blackThe problem with Kindle is one of perception. Some love the ubiquitous, all-platform access to ebooks and how Amazon drives cheap prices. Some hate the leasing-not-owning Kindle EULA and how Amazon endangers the livelihood of many book professionals.

I try new ways of sharing my works all the time. One thing I settled on a couple years back has never changed, though: if you buy my books on Kindle, I’ll give you a DRM-free ePub format copy of that same book, to OWN NOT LEASE, for FREE.

Email me a screenshot of your receipt to receive an ePub of that title. Is this the right balance? Is there a better way? Let me know in your favorite social media stream.

Free Fiction: Marked Men

MarkedMen600x800 If you love something, set it free. Well, okay, maybe this isn’t quite what the saying had in mind, but I was so blown away to crack the top thousand ebooks on Amazon (out of millions) when I gave away my SF novella ASUNDER that I’m doing it again.

Right now you can grab a free kindle copy of my short story MARKED MEN, my second pro sale to the DAW anthology ‘Slipstreams’… about cowboys & demons. Want to say thanks? Tell everyone you can! Click on the links below to share in social media.

Free Fiction: Asunder

Asunder_e-cover What happens after a war of the worlds? Find out in my sf novella ASUNDER. Get it free for three days.

20 years after the American civil war, former slave Marcus Riggs is trapped in a British Harbor after the Invaders came to enslave all mankind. Now the invaders are gone, and new Orders clash as humanity rises from the ashes…but are the aliens gone for good?

UPDATE: In a day, ASUNDER jumped a 700’s Amazon sales rank! To thank you, I’m gonna give away another story free. Stay tuned.

CrowdFunding & Best-Selling!

Busy week here in the empire of Serving Worlds! I’ve been planning my IndieGoGo campaign to crowdfund ENEMY LINES in print & ebook for a while now. It launched this past week. I’m off to a good start, but I need your help! Please check out the campaign & contribute.

One of my plans to generate buzz for the campaign? A free kindle ebook. I waited the campaign on this, & I’m glad I did. Harlan’s Wake Hit #50 on the SF Best Sellers ‘Free 100’! That felt good…but I guarantee it won’t by my last time on the list!   Happy Holidays, all!

ASUNDER ebook now on sale!

Twenty years after the American civil war, former slave Marcus Riggs fights for his life in a British harbor, in a world where Invaders came to enslave all of humanity.

The first volume in the War Between Worlds series, ASUNDER is now available for $1.99 on Kindle.

Marcus watched, skin crawling as the ship drew near. He remembered a sky clogged with dark shapes, as the alien sky-ship approached with a building whine. It closed again on the harbor, and lightning crackled from barrels beneath the wings. There was a flash and a roar, and balls of white crackling energy hammered the wood and iron-clad ships in the harbor.

He saw Burns stand, steady as a rock, and fire his single shot rifle into the sky.

His aim was true, flaring through the force wall defending the alien craft… Marcus was impressed to see a spark on the nose of the ship. Alas, to little effect, save for scratching the black paint covering the nose with a crude skull and crossbones.”

Explore a different past, when Queen Victoria’s England stood against an onslaught of Invaders… and a war between worlds. ASUNDER. Available now!