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ANCIENT ENEMY Available for Preorder

For those of you waiting for the opportunity to preorder the signed, limited-edition hardcover of ANCIENT ENEMY, your wait has finally come to an end. For a limited time only, you can save $10 off the cover price, if you go HERE! Only 100 copies are being minted, so once they’re gone, they’re gone for good. In case you need a little more convincing:

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Sani Natonaba’s ancestors have lived in these canyons for more than seven hundred years, but they aren’t the only ones. When he awakens to the bleating of his family’s sheep being slaughtered, he learns that something is stalking this isolated corner of the reservation, a predator unlike any he has encountered before, one that attacks with alarming stealth and ferocity.

Only his grandfather knows what lurks outside in the darkness, but a stroke has left him unable to communicate, forcing Sani to embark upon a journey into the distant past to discover the horrible truth. And he’s running out of time. There’s no sign of an end to the killing and already he’s found claw marks and strange footprints around his home.

Sani must decipher the clues hidden a millennium ago by the Anasazi before their mysterious disappearance if he’s to have any hope of surviving the impending confrontation with an ancient enemy that has already hunted his bloodline to the brink of extinction.

Available to preorder in 2 editions:

Kindle eBook (save $2)

Limited Hardcover (save $10)

 


FYI

The book Necromancer II: The Return is not–I repeat, NOT–my book. It is published by another author under the name of Michael McBride, who really ought to use an initial or something. Please do not buy this book thinking I wrote it, because I didn’t. If you buy it because you want to read it, more power to you; I hope you enjoy it. But please don’t do so under the erroneous notion that I contributed to it–or any of this other author’s books, including Nature’s Way–in any form or fashion.

Thank you. Now back to your regularly scheduled lives.


First Review of ANCIENT ENEMY

Courtesy of Dangerous Dan’s Book Blog. (Thanks, Dan!)

My favorite line? “…part of the horror of Ancient Enemy was that it wasn’t completely out of the realm of possibility.”

I hope the rest of you feel the same when the time comes!

 


Asinine Observations

For the fourth year in a row, we just spent the first week of February at Disneyland. Each year we’re exposed to the newest trends that will find their way to our part of the country in the coming months. As a writer, it’s my job to mentally note these changes and their impact on my fictional worlds. As a grumpy old man resistant to change, it’s also my job to rail against them, so I’ve decided to compile a semi-regular list of these asinine observations for my own amusement (and hopefully yours, as well). We’ll start with the trend that most annoys me…

Bandwagon Jumpers!

A single day after the Super Bowl and the park was flooded with people wearing Seattle Seahawks paraphernalia. Jerseys, shirts, hats…you name it. We’re talking one out of every ten people, folks. Is it wrong to show team pride? Not at all! Except when you look closer, you see that all of the jerseys are new. All of the hats have the new logo. I saw one guy with a jersey more than one year old. One. (Kudos to you Steve Largent Guy.) Could these people be lifelong ‘Hawks fans? Sure. Some of them probably were. But now let’s go back to 2013 when the park was flooded with 49ers and Ravens fans everywhere you looked. Or how about all of the Giants and Patriots fans from 2012? This is my point. A true fan lives and dies by his team. I’m a lifelong Falcons fan. I’ve suffered through some miserable seasons and been rewarded with a few amazing ones. Cut me and I bleed red (more of a burgundy during hockey season). So to all of the bandwagon jumpers out there I have this to say…Stop it. Just stop it right now. Pick a team and stick with it. One of these years your team will win it all and you can say you were there from the start. (Unless you’re a Browns fan, in which case you have both my sympathy and my respect.)

That is all.


ANCIENT ENEMY Available for Pre-Order!

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We now have an official release date of April 22, 2014. If you’re interested in the eBook, you can order HERE and the book will be automatically delivered to your Kindle on the day of release. If you’re hanging on for one of the limited-edition hardcovers, I’ll post the details as soon as I have them. ANCIENT ENEMY will be released separate from the DarkFuse Hardcover Book Club, so there will actually be copies available to the general public. I hope you all enjoy this one!

Sani Natonaba’s ancestors have lived in these canyons for more than seven hundred years, but they aren’t the only ones. When he awakens to the bleating of his family’s sheep being slaughtered, he learns that something is stalking this isolated corner of the reservation, a predator unlike any he has encountered before, one that attacks with alarming stealth and ferocity.

Only his grandfather knows what lurks outside in the darkness, but a stroke has left him unable to communicate, forcing Sani to embark upon a journey into the distant past to discover the horrible truth. And he’s running out of time. There’s no sign of an end to the killing and already he’s found claw marks and strange footprints around his home.

Sani must decipher the clues hidden a millennium ago by the Anasazi before their mysterious disappearance if he’s to have any hope of surviving the impending confrontation with an ancient enemy that has already hunted his bloodline to the brink of extinction.