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New eBooks

The novella line, which includes Blindspot, Brood XIX, The Calm Before the Swarm, Xibalba, and Zero, is now (finally) available in a single affordable boxed set collection called CATEGORY FIVE.

A boxed set of five novellas from bestselling Kindle author Michael McBride, including more than 100,000 words of fiction.

Category Five includes the complete texts of Blindspot, Brood XIX, The Calm Before the Swarm, Xibalba, and Zero.

Blindspot: A top secret military project allows Dr. Parker Ramsey to see the moment of death through the eyes of the dead.

Brood XIX: A woman must discover the secret behind her daughter’s abduction and the appearance of the mysterious Brood XIX.

The Calm Before the Swarm: An investigator for the CDC reveals that the mechanism of our ultimate extinction is hiding in plain sight.

Xibalba: A scientific expedition into a godforsaken jungle opens the gate to hell itself.

Zero: The creation of an artifical limb unlocks the secrets of eternal life.

You can pick it up HERE.

And for those who might have missed the release of the fifth novella in the series, Xibalba, here you go!

You can pick it up HERE.

 

 


My Condolences

Thoughts and prayers to the victims of the massacre in Aurora. My sympathies and condolences to my cross-town friends affected by the tragedy. I am saddened by last night’s events and disgusted with my species as a whole. The world is a sewer. Where’s Batman when you need him?

 


Drumroll Please

Coming this September from Bad Moon Books…

Three powerful empires—the Anasazi, the Champa, the Maya—abandoned flourishing societies at the height of their prowess, leaving behind stunning primitive meccas shrouded by the mystery of their sudden disappearance. Three empires on three different continents from three distinct historical eras…and three clues that tie them all together.

Violent geothermal upheaval.

Evidence of cannibalism.

And the mutated remains unearthed from their ruins.

A team of scientists unlocks the secret and searches for proof 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 rocks Oceania, generating a tsunami that decimates the surrounding islands and sinks the research vessel, a rescue team is dispatched…only to find that the majority of the crew had been slaughtered prior to the ship’s foundering.

The survivors find themselves stranded in the middle of nowhere on an island that’s being ripped apart from the inside out, desperately trying to reach the lone settlement on the far side.

But they aren’t alone.

Something is hunting them from the jungle, something borne of the fire at the Earth’s core…the same something that caused the demise of the Anasazi, the Champa, and the Maya.

And their only hope for escape rests in the hands of a man who would sooner let them all die than share the island’s secrets.

This Eclipse signed collector’s edition hardcover with killer cover art by Kip Ayers is limited to 100 copies and ought to go fast. Reserve your copy now!


First Reviews of THE COYOTE

  • Michael McBride’s latest full-length novel, THE COYOTE, is yet another fantastic read in an ongoing, long line of super-great tales! This story, apparently the author’s first use of first-person narrative, starts out a little slower than normal, as if McBride is just getting his feet wet, but soon picks up speed like a snowball rolling downhill. It just gets more and more exciting, especially when you realize early on who the killer really is, and how he goes about leaving complex clues for the novel’s FBI protagonist. Being a former federal law enforcement officer, I can honestly say that McBride’s background info regarding the agent is quite accurate and spot-on. This lengthy tale is easily as good as BURIAL GROUND, and more complex, if not as wide-ranging as the former thriller. I can’t wait to see what McBride has next up his sleeve. They just keep getting better and better! Easily FIVE stars!!  (Thanks, Bill!)

 

  • I’ve read quite a few of Mike McBride’s novels and novellas and I’m in awe of his talent. No matter what genre he chooses to write in; whether it be thriller, science fiction, or horror, his books and stories always impress the hell out of me. McBride flat out knows how to write! With THE COYOTE, Mike ratchets up the suspense level to the max and I read this terrific novel in less than two days. What else can I say other than BUY IT NOW!!!  (Thanks, Gordon!)

Snowblind: November 2012

They come at night.

Forward.

A stranger staggers out of the wilderness under the cover of a blizzard and stumbles into a diner full of people. He collapses in the entryway, unzips his jacket, and allows the object hidden inside to fall out. Screaming commences.

Down.

Four old college buddies embark upon their annual elk hunting trip into the Rocky Mountains. This promises to be their last, for the passage of time is as merciless and unpredictable as the Colorado weather. And they’re not alone.

Help.

There are other hunters in the mountains, stalking game of a different breed. They know exactly what they’re doing, because they’ve been hunting in these woods for a long, long time. And no one ever survives to betray their existence.

The book takes place in November 2012, so I’m really hoping to do some sort of cool promo. Details to come.


FA Frenzy Day 1

If you’re not the kind of person who spent the day with one eye glued to the hockey free agent wire, then feel free to skip right on by. No hard feelings.

My take? (Avs only)

Parenteau: Excellent move. Lord knows Duchene could use a finisher. I like the way the wings are looking now.

Mitchell: We’ll see. Grinders are important.

Zanon: Solid stay-at-home guy. A little more feistiness would have been nice, but decent move.

McClement: Pissed. The guy was gold on the PK and on the defensive zone draw. Boo!

Mueller: Sad. I really wish his time here had played out differently. I wish him well. Just not in Detroit or Vancouver.

On my wish list? I’m okay with the team (at least on paper), but I’d like a new owner please.