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Scariest Book of the Year?

That’s what Josef Hernandez of the Minnesota Books Examiner called SUNBLIND, coming September 2nd from DarkFuse. You can read the entire review HERE. My favorite line:

“Sunblind is one of the best horror novels I have read in a long time and evoked some of the same awe and terror that I found in some of the best works by writers such as Richard Laymon and Jack Ketchum.”

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You can pre-order the eBook at a 30% discount HERE, but time is running out!


A Teaser

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Coming soon from Thunderstorm Books in limited-edition hardcover, signed by both authors.

More details soon…

 


FEARFUL SYMMETRY…Has Arrived!

The signed, limited-edition hardcover from Thunderstorm Books arrived today and, man…is it everything I hoped it would be and more! In case you need proof, see the pics below. It’s sold out from the publisher, but I’m sure there are still some retailers with copies. You could always snag the eBook, if you’re just looking to read the story, and not hold a piece of art.

Here we have the cover, the signature sheet, and an original manuscript page (tipped right into the book). More pics below the cut.

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SOLD OUT!

Thanks to all of you for selling out the entire hardcover run of FEARFUL SYMMETRY from Thunderstorm Books in less than 24 hours! You guys are the best! I hope you love the book!

 

 


FEARFUL SYMMETRY Limited Edition

The ordering link at Thunderstorm Books is now live. Copies are already in stock and ready to ship. Grab one now before they’re gone!


FEARFUL SYMMETRY…

Is now live on Amazon. If you’re interested in picking up the eBook, you can do so HERE!

The limited-edition hardcovers are in stock and ready to ship from Thunderstorm Books. Here’s the link, but be advised the ordering system is not yet live, but will be within the next 24 hours, so check back frequently before the book sells out.

The editions will feature alternate covers, as seen below. For those of you who enjoyed BURIAL GROUND, VECTOR BORNE, and PREDATORY INSTINCT, this one’s for you!

eBook:

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Limited-edition hardcover:

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Coming Tomorrow

In signed hardcover (limited to 66 stunning copies) and eBook…

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More than seventy years ago, five Nazi scientists embarked upon an expedition into the frozen Himalayas in search of the origins of the Aryan race. What they found instead was something beyond their wildest imaginations, a secret they would sooner take to their graves than risk releasing upon an unsuspecting world.

Now nearly a hundred years old, Johann Brandt, the lone surviving member of the original party, shares his discovery with Jordan Brooks, an evolutionary anthropologist, who launches his own expedition into one of the most dangerous environments on the face of the planet in search of the evidence Brandt claims to have left behind.

If Brooks and his team hope to find the proof, they’ll have to follow the historical footsteps of the Germans into the hunting grounds of a species that evolved in utter geographical isolation, and their only hope for survival lies in uncovering the truth about the ill-fated Nazi expedition…for those who don’t learn from the past are doomed to repeat it.

Live links will be posted tomorrow, August 5th!

 


Hot Off the Press

TPBs

Available for the first time in affordable trade paperback! Come’n get ’em while they’re hot! Links coming soon!

 


Short Sales

As I’m sure you all know, I don’t write many shorter works, so sales are few and far between. In fact, I think the last was “Mt. Uncompahgre” (the original idea that spawned SNOWBLIND) for the Shocklines anthology from CD (I signed the sig sheets a while back, so it ought to be released sometime soon). Anyway, I actually have two new sales to report. The first is my favorite Halloween memory for the upcoming OCTOBER DREAMS 2 from Cemetery Dance. (Thanks to Robert Morrish for the invitation!) The second is a story called “Tears of the Dragon” for THE LIBRARY OF THE DEAD anthology from Written Backwards, featuring Gene O’Neill, Weston Ochse, Roberta Lannes, and a collaboration between Brian Keene and Mary SanGiovanni. I hope you enjoy both!


VECTOR BORNE in Surround Sound

One of my personal favorites, the action/adventure VECTOR BORNE, has found its voice. It’s my pleasure to introduce Bobby Brill, who’s doing a phenomenal job so far!

Bobby Brill is an English language voice over artist who has provided voiceover and narration tracks for TV commercials, corporate branding videos, e-Learning products, documentaries, multimedia and audio soundtracks for national and international brands all over the world. His American voiceover style is warm and sincere with a clear, confident, and engaging tone. An ideal choice for clients requiring American voice talent to deliver smooth and commanding voiceovers for commercials, narrations and documentaries with no accent.

 


THE COYOTE Comes to Life

May I present Don Kline, who’ll be reading the first-person account of Special Agent Lucas Walker. Don’s a perfect fit for the role and I can’t wait to hear the final product. Rest assured, this one will be awesome!

I’ve been a teacher for 15 years with plenty of read aloud experience. I’m also a singer in my spare time with experience performing.

 


BURIAL GROUND Gets Life in Audiobook

It’s my pleasure to introduce Gary Tiedemann, who’ll be graciously lending his voice talents to BURIAL GROUND. His audition was amazing and I have no doubt he’ll prove an amazing guide into the most dangerous unexplored jungles of Peru.

Gary Tiedemann is a Chicago/LA based actor. In Chicago, Gary studied improvisation and did funny things at The Second City, iO, Comedy Sportz, and The Annoyance theatres. As a founding ensemble member of The New Colony, Gary has either performed in, designed sound, or helped hang something for most of the company’s productions. Recent performances with The New Colony include: B-Side Studio, Psychonaut Librarians, FRAT, Pancake Breakfast, That Sordid Little Story, Hearts Full of Blood. Sound Design Credits: ReWilding Genius, 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche, Bearsuit of Happiness, 11:11, Tupperware: An American Musical Fable.

Gary has been heard in numerous television, radio, interactive, and animated projects. Recent VO credits: La Quinta Inn, McDonalds, Northern Tool and Equipment, Dunkin’ Donuts, Discovery Education, AAA Roadside Assistance, TedX/Ted Talks, Kelloggs Pop Tarts, Coors Light. In June 2014, Gary will be heard Ubisoft’s Watch_Dogs.

 


BLOODLETTING…For Your Ears

I’m pleased to announce that several of my novels will soon be released as audiobooks via Audible and will be available at most of your favorite outlets, like Amazon and iTunes. Over the next couple of weeks I want to introduce you to the talent who’ll be reading/producing the works, starting with BLOODLETTING and Scott Thomas of AMC Studios.

Scott has been performing voice-overs for over 25 years, with a wide range of styles and deliveries, from video narrations to character acting. Clients and agencies from coast-to-coast have sought Scott out for his talent, professionalism and attention to detail.

Radio and television commercials, business narrations, audio books, amusement park characters, documentaries, video game voices, website narrations, video presentations…Scott has worked with scores of recognizable names such as Disney, The Jacksonville Jaguars, General Dynamics, Coca Cola, Safetouch Security, Gate Petroleum, Lexus, Burger King, Sally Corporation, Dalton Agency, DR Horton, and so many more.

I’m thrilled Scott has taken on the project and look forward to seeing what he can do. From what I’ve heard so far, this is going to be one KILLER audiobook!

 


Shades of Reality

For those of you who don’t know Leigh Haig, he’s slaved behind the scenes as a copyeditor for presses like Necessary Evil Press and Thunderstorm Books. I met Leigh nearly a decade ago when he was assigned to my NEP novelette ZERO, and we’ve been friends ever since. I can’t even count all of my books that have been made better by his keen eye and editorial suggestions. During this time it’s been my pleasure to see him develop as a writer, too. And thus it’s my pleasure to share the news of the publication of his first book, SHADES OF REALITY from Gallows Press. There’s even an afterword by Gene O’Neill and an intro by yours truly. I hope you’ll check it out, because this is a strong book with a really clever premise. Congrats, Leigh!


The Reimagining Continues

Because I’m never satisfied with anything, please allow me to present the new INNOCENTS LOST:

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BLOODLETTING Blowout

For the next forty hours, BLOODLETTING will be discounted to a mere 99 cents. Take advantage of this Kindle Countdown Deal, because it won’t last long. This is one of my favorite stories, so I hope more people will get a chance to read it. For those of you who already have…thank you! It’s a special book that marks a turning point in my career. And who knows…maybe if there’s enough interest out there we might see these characters again.

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How freaking cool is this? Top 20 in Horror Suspense with two of my favorite novels ever!

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THE STAND is my favorite novel of all time, just so you know.


SUNBLIND Available for Preorder

My September 2014 release from DarkFuse, SUNBLIND, is now live at Amazon in both eBook and trade paperback. You can save up to 30% if you order before the official release date, making the books $4.99 and $15.29 respectively. While this isn’t a sequel to 2012’s SNOWBLIND, it explores similar themes and mines the survival horror genre a little deeper. *This is not a book for the faint of heart.*

When U.S. Border Patrol Agent Christian Rivera discovers the body of an undocumented alien in the middle of the vast Sonoran Desert with three enigmatic words carved into her flesh, presumably by her own hand, it triggers a frantic search for the remainder of her party, a group of twenty-five men and women who have inexplicably vanished into the desert. 

Aided by two of the agency’s best trackers, Rivera follows the woman’s trail into the brutal heart of one of the hottest and most unforgiving landscapes on the planet, where nothing can survive for long. As more bodies turn up, Rivera and the others begin to realize they may be up against an enemy far deadlier than the desert, an unseen adversary that will stop at nothing to take from them what it needs to survive. A mythical evil that may not be myth at all, but horrifically real, could very well be stalking them, and their only hope of surviving the same fate that befell the missing party lies in deciphering the clues to their disappearance before it’s too late. If it isn’t already… 

From Michael McBride, bestselling author of Burial Ground and Snowblind, comes Sunblind, a thrilling new novel of terror and action that will take you on an unforgettable journey from the desperate streets of Mexico, through the deadliest corridor in the world, to a place where mankind was never meant to tread.

 


Breaking News!

I’m thrilled to announce that I just signed a four-book deal with Voodoo Press for the German translations of the following:

ANCIENT ENEMY

FEARFUL SYMMETRY

SNOWBLIND

and THE EVENT.

Details are still a work in progress, but suffice it to say I’m more than a little excited to enter the German market alongside killer authors like Jeff Strand, Kealan Patrick Burke, and Bentley Little. Special thanks to an old friend for providing the introduction to the acquiring editor, Michael Preissl, with whom it’s been a pleasure to work so far.

Check it out HERE, if you can read German. If not, this news probably doesn’t have you bouncing off the walls anyway, but thanks for your support and enthusiasm!

 


Now There’s More

Coming late July/early August in eBook and signed, limited edition from Thunderstorm Books.

Fearful Symmetry Front Cover 5-13_edited-1

More than seventy years ago, five Nazi scientists embarked upon an expedition into the frozen Himalayas in search of the origins of the Aryan race. What they found instead was something beyond their wildest imaginations, a secret they would sooner take to their graves than risk releasing upon an unsuspecting world.

Now nearly a hundred years old, Johann Brandt, the lone surviving member of the original party, shares his discovery with Jordan Brooks, an evolutionary anthropologist, who launches his own expedition into one of the most dangerous environments on the face of the planet in search of the evidence Brandt claims to have left behind.

If Brooks and his team hope to find the proof, they’ll have to follow the historical footsteps of the Germans into the hunting grounds of a species that evolved in utter geographical isolation, and their only hope for survival lies in uncovering the truth about the ill-fated Nazi expedition…for those who don’t learn from the past are doomed to repeat it.

 


Coming Soon…

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That is all.

 


New York Journal of Books on AE

Thanks to Toni V. Sweeney at the New York Journal of Books for the awesome review of ANCIENT ENEMY! My favorite line:

“Intriguing in fact as well as devastating in the implications it brings to Sani’s young life, this is a chilling accounting of an encounter between the past and the present brought to life by author McBride in a most entertaining fashion.”

You can read the whole review HERE!


5 Stars for ANCIENT ENEMY

Thanks to Majanka at I Heart Reading for the killer review! My favorite line:

“Michael McBride weaves an intriguing story that mixes history, legends, mystery and literary horror into one impressive tale.”

You can read the whole thing HERE!


6 Days Only!

For the next 5 days and 18 hours (as of the time of this posting), my novella F9 is on sale at Amazon for a mere 99 cents! This is one of my favorites. I wrote it to be kind of a sister piece to REMAINS, for those who of you who may be keeping score. Anyway, here’s a book about spree killers that suffered for being released at the same time as Sandy Hook, but I think serves as a great peek into the inner workings of the human (deviant) mind. Snag one now and enjoy!

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