Saturday, December 29, 2012

KILL CITY: The Return Of Sonja Blue @ Indiegogo

Kill City Cover by Sean Hartter

Earlier this year I launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to finish the writing of and produce a print run of 500 hardcover copies of  KILL CITY, the first Sonja Blue novel in 10 years. However, the production costs associated with such an undertaking proved too daunting in light of today's economic climate--especially since Lightning Press required that I pay for the entire print run up-front. As a result, the  campaign failed to gain its funding and I was forced to rethink my publishing strategy and devise a different means of making Kill City available to Sonja's supporters and fans. 

I was forced to rethink publishing strategy and have decided to utilize Create Space's Print On Demand services instead. This will allow me to produce a trade paperback edition that can be ordered from Amazon, as well a  very limited hardcover edition that can only be purchased directly from me, There are also plans for an ebook release across all major platforms as well as a digital audiobook. You can read more about the plans for KILL CITY, as well as the perks being offered for those interested in donating to the project.

Earlier in December I relaunched the campaign, this time on Indiegogo, and I am pleased to announce that the project is already 29% funded! I chose Indiegogo this time out because their  Flexible Financing option allows me to keep the money I raise and apply it towards the completion of KILL CITY--such as purchasing ISBNs, paying my cover artist, and a copy editor, etc. You can check out the campaign here, which also features an original Sonja Blue music video, cover artwork, and an entire, never-before published chapter from KILL CITY

I promise that this book will be finished and released--but I can only do it with the support of you, Sonja's  loyal fans.

Remember: Only YOU Can Stop Sparkling Vampires 

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Absalom's Wake: A Serial Adventure On The High Seas

Absalom's Wake is my newest release from Biting Dog Publications--but with a difference! Instead of being published in a single volume, it is being published in serialized installments, just like the old adventure serials of the 1940s, and before that, the serialized novels that appeared in the pulps!  There will be six installments. The first installment, Absalom's Wake: Gone A Whaling is currently available, and  the second installment, Absalom's Wake: Blood On The Beach, will be released shortly via Kindle,Kobo, iTunes,Nook, Sony eReader and Smashwords.

Absalom's Wake is a historical dark fantasy, set on a whaling vessel in the 1840s. The narrator, young Jonah Padgett, grew up listening to the tall tales spun by his beloved Uncle Calvin--a former whaling man forced to retire after losing his legs at sea--and has left home to sail the world as one of the crew aboard the Absalom, under  the command of his uncle's old friend, Captain Solomon.

Upon rounding the Horn, the crew hears stories of  "King Jim", a whale as big as a mountain, with skin as black as a bible, and in command of a harem of a hundred females. Captain Solomon is determined to make his fortune hunting down the elusive monster whale.But when the Absalom signs on the strange native called Koro as harpooner, the ship finds itself plagued by inexplicable disappearances and horrific death, which eventually pits shipmates against one another for fear of their lives.

Young Padgett soons finds himself adrift in a fantastical and exotic world filled with dolphin-like merfolk and nightmarish were-sharks, endangered equally by inhuman creatures from the ocean's depths and human superstition and fear--his life at the mercy of something as old and mysterious as the sea itself.