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Archive for November, 2011

New Novel Coming Soon!

Details forthcoming…

Here’s a teaser:

A team of scientists unlocks a deadly secret in the most unstable geological region on the planet…at the bottom of the sea in the Pacific Ring of Fire. When a massive earthquake generates a tsunami that decimates the surrounding islands and sinks their research vessel, a rescue party is dispatched…only to find that the majority of the crew had been mysteriously killed prior it’s foundering.

Watch this space for additional clues!

 


Blindspot is now shipping!

My new novella, Blindspot, is now in stock and shipping from Dark Regions Press. I’m sure the production will live up to the publisher’s exceptionally high standards. I hope the story lives up to yours!

Thanks to all who preordered the book! You guys are the best! Thanks for making this possible.

Expect to see the e-book in the near future.


The Great Northern Sweet Water Raid

Gene O’Neill’s excellent novella from SIDESHOW EXHIBITS, The Great Northern Sweet Water Raid, is now available all by its lonesome as a 99 cent download. If you didn’t get a chance to pick up the original limited edition, by all means download it. It’s a heck of a story and a steal at that price. (Expect to see Gord Rollo’s Crowley’s Window and my own Brood XIX in the very near future.)

Pick it up HERE!

 

 


Announcing The Calm Before The Swarm

My novella The Calm Before The Swarm (from my collection QUIET, KEEPS TO HIMSELF) is now available for download in digital format for only 99 cents. For those of you who enjoyed Jenna Sighed, this ought to be right up your alley.

Dr. Lauren Allen, an investigator for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is summoned by the FBI to a small town in Georgia, where she finds bodies scattered around a circus big top. It’s even worse inside. Nearly three hundred men, women, and children are dead in the stands surrounding a stage littered with the corpses of performers and animals alike. Every one of the victims has been stung repeatedly by what appears to be a species of bee, and yet there isn’t a single insect carcass to be found. It’s as though a swarm of unprecedented size simply materialized from nowhwere…and then vanished again.

Dr. Allen soon discovers that the massacre at the circus is only a trial run for an attack of unimaginable proportions. Can she and the FBI track down the unknown terrorists that command the swarm before thousands more lives are lost?

She’s going to need to learn everything she can about this mysterious and deadly new species, and she’s already running out of time…

The method of our ultimate extinction is hiding in plain sight.

Check out the dedicated The Calm Before The Swarm page HERE.

Or you can go straight to Amazon HERE.


FAQs #1

Here’s the first installment in what I hope will be an informative series of frequently asked questions:

Is there more than one Michael McBride?

Yes, in fact I stood in line behind one at a car repair shop in Greeley, Colorado. There’s another in Denver whose Social Security # differs from mine by a single digit. (I hope he’s been able to turn that credit score around.) More to the point, there is another author who publishes under the name Michael McBride. I debated adding a middle initial or going by Mike, but in the end decided that I’d invested too much into the name to simply let another author have it and access to its fan base.

Did you write Nature’s Way or Hunt, Hunted Murder, Murdered or Exact/Stray Dog or Friendly Fire/Sunniside or Ghosts and the Darker Past?

No. I did not.

Are they any good?

I don’t know. I haven’t read them. Maybe they are. If you want to buy them to support this other Michael McBride, then by all means do so. I’m sure he’s a decent enough guy. But don’t buy his books thinking that they’re mine. Because they aren’t. There are a whole bunch of others that I did write, though. Some of them are even kind of good. I think.

How can I tell which books are yours and which ones belong to this other Michael McBride?

If they’re good, they’re mine. Heh-heh. Or to simplify matters, remember that I publish with Dark Regions Press, Delirium Books, Thunderstorm Books, and other superior-quality limited edition publishers, who also produce eBooks. I’ve elected to maintain the digital rights to some of my titles and I’m now in the process of releasing them on my own under the Factor V Media banner. All of them will have a common cover design theme so that there’s no confusion. See below:

 

So what about TCBTS and VB? What are they about and when are they going to be released?

You’ll have to stay tuned for further FAQ installments to find out.