Month: April 2016

Enter To Win Paying The Ferryman Anthology

Hey, everybody! How are we all doing today? If anyone is interested, you can head on over to Goodreads and enter to win one of three paperback copies of Paying the Ferryman anthology, published by Charon Coin Press. The giveaway runs from today through the end of May. Winners will be chosen at random and receive their books shortly after the giveaway ends. I also want to mention that the giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents only. I may do a second giveaway for my European friends after this one is over. It all depends on how well this one works out.

Here’s the link: https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/182184-paying-the-ferryman

So, what is Paying the Ferryman?

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From the publisher: Death. Just the word can trigger gut-wrenching fear. The kind of fear causing the heart to pound, cold sweat to run down and burn the eyes, and fingers to tremble with a loss of strength. Is our fear the realization that from the moment of conception, the clock starts counting down until we come face to face with death? More likely, it is the fear of what comes after the moment our last breath escapes. The exploration of this fear is contained within these pages. Join us as we follow a serial killer who tries to outrun the minions from Hell. Meet a man forced to relive his past hoping for redemption. What if your destiny begins after your death? Death is truly just the beginning. After death has occurred, what could be worse? Paying the Ferryman answers the question of what comes next in twenty imaginative tales. Foreward by Bram Stoker Award nominated author, Hal Bodner.

Good luck to all who enter! If you don’t win but would still like to read the anthology, the Kindle edition is only $2.99. The paperback is $13.99. You can grab either here: Paying the Ferryman on Amazon.

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The Aliens Franchise Is Expanding

If you’re a fan of the alien franchise, you know Ripley, face huggers, and LV-426, then you probably know that there are a plethora of new media offerings either out now, or coming soon.

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Titan Books is in the middle of bringing every book set in the Alien franchise back into print. I recently bought Aliens Omnibus: Volume One. This omnibus collects Earth Hive, Nightmare Asylum, and The Female War, all written by Steve Perry (The Female War was co-authored with his daughter, S.D. Perry) in the 1990’s. I had never read any of these books so I was happy to grab it. The second omnibus releases June 28, 2016.

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Last year Titan Books released a trilogy of new books set in the Alien world with Out of the Shadows (by Tim Lebbon), Sea of Sorrows (by James A. Moore), and River of Pain (by Christopher Golden). I’d recommend two out of the three books. Check me out on Goodreads to see which ones.

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Titan Books also released movie novelizations of all four Alien feature films too.

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Tim Lebbon has a new trilogy with Titan Books featuring Aliens, Predators, and the human race, titled The Rage War. The first book, Predator-Incursion, is out now and the second book, Alien-Invasion, releases April 26. The final book in the trilogy, Alien Vs. Predator-Armageddon, releases this September. Once I learned this series existed, I immediately ordered the first book and pre-ordered the second. Tim Lebbon is a fantastic writer and I trust he’ll deliver.

Aliens Defiance

Dark Horse Comics releases Aliens Defiance #1 on April 27. I’ll put this nice little link here so you can go and read what series creator, Brian Wood, has to say over on Comics Beat. Here’s your link.

I’m not going to get into plans for another feature film and the recent Alien Isolation video game because I don’t know much about either. You have to admit it’s a good time to be a fan of the Alien franchise. Kudos to Titan Books for all of the new and re-released Aliens books. If you’re a casual fan of the franchise or more hardcore, there’s something for everyone. Grab your plasma rifle and lock and load!