Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Overshadowed Cover Reveal!

Hi all! I am super splendiforously stoked to share Overshadowed's cover with everyone! Without further ado, here it is!

Isn't it awesome?! Huge thanks to my cover designer, Alisha for taking my shrug in answer to: "what do you want on the cover?" and turning it into that. 

When is the book dropping, you ask? Excellent question! It will be available in print and electronic copies through Amazon on March 24th, 2016! If you like space pirates, morally gray villains, sci-fi swords, and devastatingly overpowered alien invaders, you might consider checking it out! In fact, you can head on over to the "Overshadowed" tab at the top of this page and get access to the entire first chapter absolutely free.

Want to read all of it for free?

Comment on this post with your favorite science-fiction or "real-life" sci-fi weapon, and a participant will be randomly selected to receive a free signed print copy of Overshadowed on release date! Don't forget to include your email address so I can contact you if you're selected!

A winner will be chosen on February 22! Good luck!

Sunday, February 14, 2016

A Cheesy Poem About Love and Halo (Happy Valentine's Day!)

"Happy Valentines Day!" he wakes to say,
"I have an idea of what to play:
that one on the xbox where you have lots of fun,
you're seven feet tall and sprint with a gun."

"Halo?" I ask, still half asleep.
(The last time he played, it was weak)
(Don't get me wrong; he's an awesome gamer)
(just can't bring his keyboard and mouse to slayer*)

"Okay, that sounds like fun," I say.
After all, it's Valentine's Day.

Multi-Team Headhunter on Powerhouse.
Partner learns to fear his spouse --
raining down on bottom mid with rockets,
plucking skulls from Spartan pockets.

"Run to mid!" I jump and say,
not seeing teammate #3 in my way.
BETRAYAL the director roars,
and to the sky, our ally soars.

"Did he just quit?" my partner asks.
"Yes," I answer, "so we better run fast.
There's a bunch of skulls left by Cliff Gate
Let's go get 'em; I can hardly wait."

This next part, I'm loathe to admit
a terrible tactic that makes the best of us quit.
I camped by shotgun where a new return point would appear
so I could get all the skulls and be in the clear.

But my partner spawns and cries,
"Look at all these skulls left by people who died!"
He runs through the field I was to pillage
accumulating enough skulls to fill a whole village.

His navpoint flashes an imminent Skullamanjaro
He barely has time to yell "Whoah!"
as the radar blots with endless red
and a swarm of enemies come to make us dead.

And though unsurprisingly, we don't manage a win
Halo's always worth it when I'm playing it with him. 

*PC Gamers can reclaim their mouse-worshipping awesomeness when playing Halo Online!

Happy Valentine's Day, Geeks! Here's hoping everyone's at full hearts today!