For the next few days you can get DAMNED LIES STRIKE BACK for just $.99! New to the series? You can get the first book, DAMNED LIES! for free! Now you too can read about snarky and unlikely adventures of a horrible liar!
In addition, this weekend you can get my novel, VOICES OF MADNESS, for free!
Damned Lies is the true story of things that never happened. It is a fictional memoir of fantastic events. It is a chronicle of self-cloning, of adventure, of magic, of bare-fisted hobo boxing tournaments, of zombies, and more. It's the autobiography of a wild summer adventure out beyond the fields we know. It's the secret of what's hidden in a government bunker, it's the story of helping a nun with a crossbow hunt a vampire, it's the explanation of why you can't have that death ray you really wanted. It's a cautionary tale of just why cloning yourself is a really terrible idea.
Damned Lies is a big fish story for those who don't fish. It's a shaggy dog story for cat lovers. It's the scifi fantasy humor memoir we'll all wish we dictated on our deathbed. It's why we can't have nice things.
Damned Lies Strike Back
Damned Lies Strike Back follows in the great tradition of sequels in that it is bigger, bolder, and dripping with franchise potential. Like a good sequel, it answers all the unanswered questions of the original (except for the ones it doesn't). It is exactly the sequel this world needs.
This time around, our intrepid hero and friends battle the evil apocalyptic plans of his homicidal clone and a dangerous cult. At the same time he is facing his clone in the present day, he recounts the story of his first year in college where he formed a mystery gang to stop the nefarious plot of evil college professors. It all leads to a climactic sword fight and then a desperate epic battle against a true evil that we all know well...
Voices of Madness
Compelled by screaming voices, sorcerer William Drake travels across America in a desperate attempt to free himself from his misery. But the end of his pain may mean the resurrection of a god long banished from our world. Ripped apart and trapped, this god has gone mad over the centuries.
As Drake carries out his plans, there is collateral damage. People die, prized possessions are stolen, vengeance is sworn. His actions disrupt the lives of four unlikely heroes who band together in an awkward alliance to stop him. Armchair occultist, Taoist exorcist, college dropout, and punk rock musician - they are a strange set of companions, but they're all that stand between Drake and the mad god.
Will these four heroes stop Drake in time? Or will the voices spur Drake on to the resurrection of a cosmic madness?
First off, go get DANE MONDAY SAVES CHRISTMAS (WITH HELP) like I mentioned in the last update. It's free and you'll love it.
Now let's talk about Kickstarters. There are people doing cool stuff out there. I happen to know two of them, and they're looking for help funding this projects.
First is Yarr, the Pirate ArrrPG hardcover. It's a pirate themed pen and paper roleplaying game. I did a review way back when of the rules system. It's a fun light rpg, suited to playing with kids or drunk (or both together!) The rules have been out there digitally, but this is supporting a hardcover run. If this is your sort of thing, check it out!
Second is the Banner Saga 3. The third in a trilogy of video games with a viking theme. The first two games are out there to play, and this campaign is for the final chapter. The project is already funded, but you might want to slide a few bucks their way to reach the stretch goals.
BANNER SAGA 3 KICKSTARTER
Have a great weekend!
More Dane Monday sales as we prepare for the third book, MURDER MONDAY, next month! First, from today through the 15th, you can get the second book in the series, BURNING MONDAY for only $.99! Get your fix of Dane Monday ridiculous villains, including pyrokinetic martial arts, werewolf bikers, and a giant serpent!
Already read BURNING MONDAY or just looking for something shorter? Then check out DANE MONDAY SAVES CHRISTMAS (WITH HELP) which will be FREE from 2/16 through 2/20! This holiday-themed short story is set after BURNING MONDAY, and sees the return of an old familiar face from MANIC MONDAY. Haven't ready any Dane Monday? That's okay! While readers of previous books will find familiar faces, the story stands on its own merits.
Fan of the Nowak Brothers? Then you might find DANE MONDAY SAVES CHRISTMAS interesting as well, as it features Szandor Nowak teaming up with Dane Monday! This short story occurs in between JABBERWOCK JACK and SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL MONSTER HUNTER, and may answer a question or two from the latter.
DANE MONDAY SAVES CHRISTMAS
Dane and Abby ride again - in a modified El Camino using experimental rocket boosters! And that's not even the main story! After a brief stint of ghost drag racing, Dane follows a lead which brings him far below the city where he and Abby escape the jaws of death to find a strange device. Before they can find out what it is, the device is stolen by an outlaw motorcycle club who are harboring a violent secret. Meanwhile, their friend Wong's long buried past is coming back to haunt him with an explosive vengeance. In this Dane Monday adventure there's fire, a gigantic beast, mystical martial arts, a long buried past, and howling enemies. Chinatown is ready to burn - can Dane and Abby stop it? Find out in Burning Monday!
DANE MONDAY SAVE CHRISTMAS (WITH HELP)
In this New Avalon Holiday Special, Szandor Nowak (I KILL MONSTERS, JABBERWOCK JACK, SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL MONSTER HUNTER) and Dane Monday (MANIC MONDAY, BURNING MONDAY) team up to save the city of New Avalon from a nefarious plot on Christmas Eve! A strange legion of charity collecting Santas that have popped up around the city with the aim of carrying out a plan that could be deadly come Christmas morning. This leads our two heroes on an adventure involving robots, bombs, energy weapons, and a rocket powered sled! Can they save the holiday in time? Will Szandor discover the true meaning of Christmas? Find out in DANE MONDAY SAVES CHRISTMAS (WITH HELP)!
Get MANIC MONDAY, the first Dane Monday novel, for free for the next few days!
Dane Monday deals with weird stuff. Mad scientists, sorcerers, robots, time-travelling cats, cyborgs learning the concept of love, and more. Whether it's a death ray, a doomsday ritual, or simply magic gone wrong, Dane Monday is there to stop them. He's even got a rogue's gallery of megalomaniacal villains who want revenge. Armed only with his wits, some reluctant allies, and a satchel full of gadgets, Dane steps forward to save the city of New Avalon.
While investigating an abandoned building, Dane encounters the remnants of a magical ritual shortly before the building explodes in spectacular fashion. Narrowly escaping this destruction with his new ally, the aspiring journalist Abby Connors, Dane follows the threads of this mystery while evading a menagerie of homicidal robots, kidnapping thugs, and the wrath of a mad scientist. At the bottom of it all is a scheme to destroy New Avalon involving a century-old architect, a historic hotel, and something not of our world.
Can Dane and Abby brave the dangers and the strangeness to save the city of New Avalon? Find out in Manic Monday!