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Archive for January, 2015

Coming Down to the Wire

Here’s another batch of entries for the contest. Check them out HERE!

Thanks to all who’ve sent in pictures so far. It’s been great to actually get to see you all!

More Contest Entries!

I’ve updated the contest page to include new entries from Bruce and Kimmy! Check them out HERE!

We’re down to two weeks left to enter and the odds are definitely in your favor! Enter now for your chance to win!

There are still a few copies of CONDEMNED in limited-edition hardcover at Thunderstorm Books! And the eBook is coming! T-minus three days and counting!


First Contest Entries are Live!

Check them out here!

Keep’em coming, folks! It’s great to see you (and your pets)!

CONDEMNED is Now Available!

The signed, limited-edition hardcover of CONDEMNED is now available at Thunderstorm Books! They’re nearly gone already, so if you’re on the fence, don’t wait too long. The book not only features Thunderstorm’s stunning production values, but, like FEARFUL SYMMETRY and THE COYOTE, includes an insight into my process. While an original, handwritten manuscript page was tipped into those two, CONDEMNED features a red-line proof, which is the third phase of the writing process for me. This ought to show you how much changes from one version to the next. I hope you enjoy it the behind-the-curtain view.

As far as the story, several early readers have said it’s my best work yet. I would say it’s my most “human” story, and for that reason, one that will always be special to me. I hope I’m able to bring Detroit and its colorful history to life for you.

And there’s still time to enter the contest for your chance to win a free copy of this lavish deluxe edition!

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To celebrate the impending release of CONDEMNED, available in limited-edition hardcover this weekend and eBook a week later, may I present a contest for the ages:


An author is nothing without his readers. As I’ve said on countless occasions, my writing career wouldn’t be possible without all of you. I consider each and every one of you an extended member of my family. So here’s the thing…I want to see you! I’ve read your names on emails, reviews, and posts, but now I want to put faces to those names and hopefully “meet” those of you who’ve chosen to lurk in the shadows.

The contest is simple:

  1. Send a picture of yourself with one of my books or the cover of one of my books on your e-reader to Momkitty@gmail.comby midnight EST on January 30th, 2015. Send as many entries as you want!
  2. Your picture will be uploaded to both michaelmcbride.netand Each picture counts as an entry into the contest.
  3. A winner will be selected for each of the following categories by guest judges (to be identified after the fact, so there can be no bribery or coercion):
  • Most Creative
  • Most Humorous
  • Most Serious
    • (All decisions are final.)
  1. Here’s what the winners in each category will receive:
  • Most Creative: a deluxe, oversized copy of Condemned, limited to 72 signed hardcovers (from Thunderstorm Books)
  • Most Humorous: a deluxe, oversized, signed limited-edition hardcover of The Coyote (from Thunderstorm Books)
  • Most Serious: a signed, limited-edition hardcover of Vector Borne (from Bad Moon Books)
  1. And because I love you all, every participant will receive a free copy of my newest eBook, Firebug. We’ll send it in an email confirming receipt of your photo.

What I need from you:

In addition to your photo, please include a brief statement permitting the usage of your unaltered photo and likeness on both and the Cat After Dark blog, and their respective social media pages. Send your photo to or post the image onto your own social media page and send a link to this address.

Check back frequently to see the new faces uploaded to the gallery. Winners will be posted at both and Cat After Dark on Monday February 2nd, 2015.

Thanks and good luck to all of you!


To celebrate the release of CONDEMNED later this month, I’ve teamed up with Cat After Dark to bring you a chance to win a special prize package. Check back here or swing by the Cat After Dark blog. More details coming soon!