You want some
AMAYSING AMAZING science fiction for cheap? You like operating under pressure of a deadline, right up against the wire? How about both?
Monday morning, both A Sword Into Darkness (316 reviews and 4.4 stars) and REMO (33 reviews and 4.3 stars) go on sale for the low, low price of 99 cents at Amazon.com. That’s both e-books for your Kindle device or app for less than two bucks! But maybe you’re not sure, so you decide to think it over for a day or two. TOO LATE, SHIPMATE!! On Wednesday, the price jumps to a still low, but not as insanely low $1.99. That’s okay, you think. It’s still in cheeseburger territory. I can wait. WRONG MOVE, MISSY!! It’s a countdown deal! The time is counting down and the price is counting up! Now, Friday, REMO’s back to $2.99 and ASID joined it, still a dollar off the usual price but the sale is almost through. Will you allow yourself to miss it? Will you allow your fun and sci-fi loving friends and family to miss it?!
I think not!
And if that wasn’t enough, I’m offering a discount code for trade paperback version of A Sword Into Darkness during that same period. Use Discount Code 5TF4MWZN at Createspace this week, and you’ll get $4.00 off the regular list price of $15.99. That’s just $11.99 for physical ASID you can hold in your hot little hands, this week ONLY.
Plus (I CANNOT BELIEVE THERE IS A PLUS) you can still get the ASID audiobook for FREE at Audible.com with your free 30-day trial membership.
Honestly, it’s like Chistmas in September. I am far too good to you people, but that’s me. Selfless. In love with the world and always trying to give back. If I wasn’t just the humblest person on the planet, I might put myself in for saint-hood.
The eye candy continues as we close in on Launch Day (31JAN2014):
USS Trenton (CA-1) Blueprint Shot
Similar to yesterday’s pic of the USS Sword of Liberty, this astrodynamic cruiser and her sister ship are also featured in A Sword Into Darkness as the flagships to CRUDESGRU ONE and TWO (CRUDESGRU = Cruiser – Destroyer Group as opposed to a DESRON or Destroyer Squadron). The Trenton, built as a follow-on to the original destroyer and addressing the limitations revealed in the novel’s first big battle, features much greater redundancy, deeper magazines, and increased survivability. Similar to our Ticonderoga class wet-navy cruisers today, the Trenton is named after a famous US battle at the state capitol of New Jersey, and there have in fact been four USS Trenton‘s in the US Navy, one of which is to be commissioned this year.
As for the pic itself, this was also made in Cinema 4D, and I so liked the missile hatch design on this one, I went and retrofitted the SOL with the same configuration and magically gave myself another 30 missiles (requiring me to do a quick re-write of the manuscript). This missile module configuration is based upon the MK-41 Vertical Launch System used on our current destroyers and cruisers. The retrofitted SOL is the one that graces the book’s cover, and the clever reader will note that the Trenton here is the subject of the line drawing gracing the banner of this very site. The CAD model is not static, either. Each of the missile hatches, the railgun turrets, and the laser blisters are all built with control axes so they can be rotated, elevated, opened, and fired, which you will see some of in future pics.
As for news, I’ve now got an ISBN for the Kindle version and CreateSpace has approved my latest iteration, from which I’ve ordered three proofs: one for me, one for my publishing partner, and ONE FOR YOU, details for the giveaway to follow.