Goodreads Giveaway – a signed copy of BOUND

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September 18, 2014

I’m having a giveaway over at Goodreads. I’m such a fan of everything that site does – it’s a great community for readers. If you’re not on Goodreads, I suggest you check it out – you can catalogue your own book collection, rate and review stuff you read, see what other people think of the stuff you love and hate and so on. There are discussion forums, bookclubs and all kinds of other stuff. And, regularly, people give books away, like I’m doing now. All you have to do to be in the running for a signed paperback copy of BOUND is click this link and then click the Enter To Win button. That’s it. If you’re anywhere in Australia or New Zealand, you’re eligible to enter.

While you’re there, feel free to add BOUND, OBSIDIAN and ABDUCTION to your library by clicking the big green Want To Read button. If you click on the book titles in this post, you’ll get taken directly to each book’s Goodreads page. Have and go and please share this giveaway. Good luck!

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SUPERPOW! Coming your way at the end of October

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September 16, 2014

RRPSuperpow front med 200x300 SUPERPOW! Coming your way at the end of OctoberThis is very exciting. I’ve always wanted to write a superhero story, but never found the right opportunity. Then, a little while ago, the wonderful K V Taylor, editor at Red Penny Papers, contacted me and said, “Hey, I’m putting together an anthology of superhero stories. Any chance you’d consider contributing?”

Well, yes. Yes, I would. And so I did. And now that anthology is almost upon us. It’s called SUPERPOW and it’ll be published in print and ebook on October 27th. Check out that sweet cover to the left. The cover artist is “Astro”, and her site is http://nogutsnoglory.tumblr.com/

Here’s the word from RPP and Table of Contents:

Bang, crash, pow!–oh, but there’s so much more to the superpowered characters these Red Penny Papers alumni have created in Superpow. Our cover heroes come from two new pulptastic superhero novellas from Corinne Duyvis’s Pantheress, one of the rogue heroes of Sigma City, and William Vitka’s Ruben, trying to make a new life in a world where everyone has ‘funny’ powers… except for him. And these two are just the beginning of the villains, heroes, and observers waiting in the pages of Superpow.

Table of Contents:

Masks of Sigma City – Corinne Duyvis
Leather Boy v. The Zombie Horde – Fox Lee
Birthplace Revisited – Edward Morris
Lighting Time and the Time of Thunder – Alexandra Seidel
Autumn of the Greatest – Alan Baxter
Free, Proud, Imbued with Liberty – John Medaille
Starlight – Milo James Fowler
Ice Child – Alexandra Seidel
Unsuper Translator – Louise Bohmer
Portrait of a Better Man – Jocelyn Adams
Bruiser – William Vitka

Superpow is the first and only fiction The Red Penny Papers has ever charged for, so apart from just being a gorgeous collection of superhero pulp short fiction and poetry, it’s a great way to help us a little around the house. It will be available in print and as an eBook on October 27, 2014. Watch this space for more!

 SUPERPOW! Coming your way at the end of October

 

 

I’ll be sure to let you all know when you can get your copy. (And very soon I’ll have news of another anthology that’s out any day now. It’s all happening at once around here.)

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BOUND Train coming to Melbourne

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September 15, 2014

It’s a bit of a shame that we couldn’t organise an actual launch event in Melbourne for Bound, but I will be in town soon and it would be great to see anyone who can make it. I’ll be signing books in Dymocks, Melbourne from 11.30am on Friday September 26th and then I’ll be heading around to Robinson’s at Melbourne Emporium to sign from 12.30pm onwards. After that, it would be nice to grab a late lunch somewhere and I’ll be in town all afternoon if anyone is keen to catch up.

So come along if you can make it. If you already have Bound, bring it to be signed. If you don’t have it, come and get one. And whether you have your own copy or not, come along and get a few signed copies as Christmas presents. Can you imagine being that far ahead on your Xmas shopping with such a cool gift? It’s okay, I’m an ideas guy – you can thank me later.

Look forward to seeing people there. And please spread the word for anyone around the Melbourne CBD on Fridays.

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Sci-fi six pack for only 99c, including me

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September 10, 2014

scifi box set 300x300 Sci fi six pack for only 99c, including me So this is exciting: The publisher of my Balance novels, Gryphonwood Press, has put together a book bundle featuring six great sci-fi stories from six top-notch authors, for only 99 cents.

Humans fight off an alien invasion. A race of super-soldiers turn on their creators. A specialist undergoes a dangerous procedure in order to access a secret locked in his mind. Futuristic submarine warfare on alien worlds! A telepath and spice dealer battle gangs and madmen. A futuristic bounty hunter pursues a madman across the galaxy.

A dirty half-dozen science fiction thrills, three novels, two novellas, and a short story, by William Meikle, Justin Macumber, Terry W Ervin II, Terry Mixon, Ryan A Span and that one about the futuristic bounty hunter? That’s my novella, Ghost of the Black: A ‘Verse Full of Scum. So much sci-fi for under a dollar.

This box set will only be available for a short while. Get it now!

BUY YOUR COPY OF SCI-FI SIX-PACK

Kindle | Kindle UK | Kindle AU | Kindle CA | Nook | Kobo | Smashwords

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My son has a message for all you writers!

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September 9, 2014

IMG 3303 300x300 My son has a message for all you writers!

So off you go then.

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Go one-on-one with me

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September 3, 2014

10615494 10152432305994285 8998616347574087518 n 300x198 Go one on one with meThose wonderful people at HarperVoyager, publishers of the Alex Caine series, have organised this pretty sweet arrangement. It’s a chance to win a meet-up with me where we can talk about writing, kung fu, dark fantasy and horror or anything you like. Except eggplant. I don’t like eggplant. Click on the image to the left for some details or read on below.

Here’s the official blurb for the comp:

#WIN a one-on-one session with author Alan Baxter! Learn about his writing, the kung fu that inspired Alex Caine and take away a copy of the new book, Abduction (http://bit.ly/1r82daV).

To enter, tell us who you would save from abduction and why!
Sorry Australian residents only.

Leave your entry as a comment on the Voyager Facebook page here.

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Podcast interview with Scenes & Sequels

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September 1, 2014

Dave Kearney of Scenes & Sequels – The podcast for readers and writers of genre fiction – was good enough to interview me about the Alex Caine trilogy and all things writing. I did a reading from Bound and we talked about determination, influences and all that good stuff.

All the details and a download link can be found here.

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Book Expo Australia this weekend in Sydney

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August 29, 2014

This weekend, all weekend, is Book Expo Australia in Sydney. Click on the link there for all the time and location details and a full (very full!) program. All kinds of bookish stuff going on all weekend with loads of cool authors, publishers, booksellers and more.

I’ll be there all day Sunday, on a panel and doing a reading and signing. Get yourselves along to this utterly book-focussed event and come and say hi. Bring books to be signed or buy them on the day. Hope to see you there.

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Alex Caine trilogy all out now and still only $12 total for all three

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August 25, 2014

Today sees the ebook publication of Abduction, Alex Caine #3, in Australia and New Zealand. So now the entire trilogy is out there in ebook (only for Australia and NZ readers at the moment, but as I’ve mentioned before, my agent and editor are working hard to secure US and UK deals for the books too.)

And you can still get the entire trilogy for less than twelve dollars. That’s barely the same as a single movie ticket. For three entire novels. Crazy! Book 1, Bound, is currently still $1.99 – for how long, I’m not sure, so get in quick. Book 2, Obsidian, is out now and only $4.99. Book 3, Abduction, is out today and also only $4.99. That’s all three books for $11.97. That won’t last, so get it while you can. Go to Amazon AUS, iBooks, Google Play or Kobo and search my name. Or start here and select the store of your choice for Bound.

And if you have read these books, or you plan to, and you enjoy them, please talk about them. Tell friends and family, tell colleagues at work, mention them on Twitter or Facebook, Goodreads and so on. Nothing works better than word of mouth, so if you love a book, talk about it and share the love. Authors will love you for it. Your voice is just as important as anyone else’s when you recommend a book to someone. And thanks for reading!

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Here’s your writing motivational for the day. I needed this one myself today.

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August 19, 2014

keep writing Heres your writing motivational for the day. I needed this one myself today.

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