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A New Review

Thanks to Angela Wilson at Authors & Appetizers for a killer review! You can read the whole thing HERE. My favorite line:

“This story has a lot of wonderful mythological context, as well as a gritty look at life on the reservation. Fans of shows like Grimm and Longmire may appreciate it.”

We’re down to just over three weeks until ANCIENT ENEMY’s release on April 22nd. Time’s running out if you want to pick it up for the discounted price of $4.99. 


Coming Tuesday, April 1st

For your reading pleasure:

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Yours for a whopping $2.99!

The fossilized remains of a previously unclassified hominin species are discovered in the Altai Mountains, prompting teams of scientists from around the globe to converge upon this isolated region of Siberia in search of further evidence to corroborate the revolutionary theory that a third proto-human ancestor coexisted with Neanderthals and primitive Homo sapiens.

What awaits them is anything but extinct.

FBI Special Agent Grey Porter leads the investigation into the mysterious circumstances surrounding the appearance of a factory trawler of Russian origin off of the Washington Coast. He finds twelve bodies; all of them exsanguinated through ferocious bite wounds on their necks. According to the manifest, there should have only been eleven.

Whatever killed them is no longer on board.

Elena Sturm of the Seattle PD is assigned to patrol the waterfront renovation project on Salmon Bay. While rousting the homeless from the underground warrens of the massive construction site, she stumbles upon the corpse of a man whose wounds are identical to those of the victims aboard the ghost ship. Something has cut a bloody swath across the Pacific.

And it’s already here.



The eBook of INNOCENTS LOST is now available at Amazon for a mere $2.99! Be advised, this is by far my darkest work.

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A young girl vanishes in broad daylight on her tenth birthday. Her father, FBI Special Agent Phil Preston of the Child Abduction Rapid Deployment Team, devotes his life to finding her and discovers a pattern in a recent string of abductions.

Dr. Les Grant leads a group of graduate students into the Wyoming wilderness in search of an unidentified Native American medicine wheel photographed by an anonymous hiker. Instead, they stumble upon a macabre tableau of suffering.

Fremont County Sheriff Keith Dandridge finds himself right at the heart of the mystery when twenty-seven bodies are disinterred in the Wind River Range at the westernmost edge of his jurisdiction, with the promise of more to come.

All the while, an unknown evil is summoning the men to its killing grounds, where the remains of the lost innocents are left to rot…and a fate far worse than death awaits them.




Thank you sincerely to everyone who picked up MIA MOJA! I hope you enjoy the stories as much as Nate and I did! Thanks, as always, for supporting the independent press! You guys are the best!

MIA MOJA is Now Live!



Mia Moja
by Michael McBride & Nate Southard

This book is a celebration of Thunderstorm’s 100th hardcover title.  It is edited by Michael McBride and Nate Southard and contains ten long stories (approximately 10,000 words each) by ten authors.  Included are Nate Southard, Shane McKenzie, Brian Keene, Gene O’Neill, Kelli Owen, JF Gonzalez, Bryan Smith, Ronald Kelly, Michael McBride, and Mary SanGiovanni.

Also, there are a couple of additions to the typical Black Voltage production, which includes color header pages for each story, higher end upgraded endsheets, several tip in sheets, including signatures from all ten authors, and an upgraded smoother bonded leather.

With this line up and only 80 copies being produced, it is sure to sell out quickly.  No other editions of this anthology as a whole will be produced.  No special editions, no trade hardcovers, no trade paperbacks.  Black Voltage #40, as inspired by Black Voltage #1, is about celebrating limited editions.

To order MIA MOJA before it’s gone, go HERE!

For those of you who miss out, rest assured my novelette “Firebug” will see new life in some form or fashion at some point in the near future.


Best Laid Plans

You know how whenever you make plans to do something, you suddenly become inundated with other things to do? My intention was to release INNOCENTS LOST on Tuesday, when I had no new releases imminent. Well, things have changed. Oh, not the release of INNOCENTS LOST. I fully intend to have it up on Amazon in its shiny new packaging by the time you roll out of bed Tuesday morning. I just suddenly have several other projects that will be released BEFORE Tuesday.

First up is a surprise release from Thunderstorm Books. Nate Southard and I co-edited an anthology called MIA MOJA to celebrate the success of TSB. It’ll be the 100th release from Paul Goblirsch’s fantastic specialty press. Nate and I couldn’t be prouder of this anthology and, considering how much work it entailed, will never do another, so grab your copy while you can. This book will be limited to 80 copies signed by all contributors. It will not be released in any other format, print or digital. (You’ll eventually see the individual stories again, I’m sure, but they will never be bound together again.) Just to get the juices flowing, though, I will say that it features work from Nate Southard, Shane McKenzie, Brian Keene, Gene O’Neill, Kelli Owen, J.F. Gonzalez, Bryan Smith, Ronald Kelly, yours truly, and Mary SanGiovanni. Tell me that isn’t a killer mix!

I’ll post the cover and the ordering link when it goes live.

Next up is the re-release of INFINITY TWICE REMOVED, my collaboration with William C. Rasmussen, which will drop on Monday, I’m told. This is Bill’s baby. He wrote the main storyline and carried the narrative. I’m happy to have been able to make my contribution in the form of the backstory. If you haven’t had the opportunity to check it out, you’ll get your chance tomorrow! Pick it up from Amazon HERE!



The Reimagining Begins

First up, we have INNOCENTS LOST. Check out the new cover. The eBook will hit Amazon on Tuesday at a mere $2.99. For those of you who haven’t read it yet, it’s one of my personal favorites and by far the darkest thing I’ve ever written.

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My Delirium Books

As some of you might have already noticed or will undoubtedly notice soon, my Delirium backlist is no longer available for sale in eBook format. This is a temporary situation. The rights have reverted back to me and I’m in the process of figuring out what comes next for them. I assure you these books will be available in digital format from Amazon sooner than later. My DarkFuse books, both past and future, will still be available in their current and projected formats. The affected books include:

  5. IMMUN3
  7. INFINITY TWICE REMOVED (with William C. Rasmussen)

I want to thank Shane Staley, formerly of Delirium Books, for a lot of great years. I’ll always cherish my time with Delirium and owe a great deal of my success to Shane.


Cover Reveal: SUNBLIND!

Coming in September from DarkFuse. Thanks once again to the mega-talented Zach McCain for nailing this one!


ANCIENT ENEMY Reviewed By Examiner

The second review for my forthcoming novel ANCIENT ENEMY is a good one. Thanks to Josef Hernandez of the Minneapolis Books Examiner for the killer review. I feel as though he really “got” the work. My favorite snippet:

“In order to protect his family, Sani must face down an evil that has plagued his family and his people for centuries and overcome it to not only save his family and livelihood but to also understand who he is in the world. McBride handles this with a deftness that is a testament to his talent and which leaves the reader honored to have shared in the experience with him through this novel.”

You can read the whole review HERE!