Tuesday 29 October 2013

Random things

I love new pictures. With the impending publication of the third X-Troop novel, I thought it might be a good idea to replace the covers on the first two to match. Alas, I don't have the money to replace them outright, so I opted instead to redo them slightly and make them look a little more professional. You can see them above, mounted on my facebook banner (click on the banner for a real good look. It's worth it). So far, I'm loving the improvement, and seeing them like this reminds me why I bought Luca Oleastri's Alien Spy. It's just an awesome picture, and looks more evil rendered in black and white. I've had a lot of mileage out of that pic, and I'll have to come up with something different for the third story, but I don't know what.

Want to hear more about the third X-Troop story? Of course you do. What will it be called? Err, not sure about that one yet. I can tell you however that it will be set in Guatemala, and will feature the Maya civilization and the legend of ancient astronauts (so maybe Mayan glyphs and a pyramid for the cover?). Alex Harvey will also get a new female sidekick and, as usual, nothing will quite go according to plan. Alex gets to play detective in this story, as there is a mystery to solve. Hmmm, a mystery involving Maya and aliens. A Mulder and Scully ripoff? Ha, maybe, but I can tell you that Scully was never like this. You'll find out more when the book's out.

When does it come out? Well, I'm aiming for a December/January launch, but hopefully I'll have more precise information closer to the time. If you want an email notification of the new release and a discount price, head to my New Releases site and sign up for an automatic email alert.

Meanwhile, if you want to get hold of Amped, the first story, for free, I'll be giving it away gratis at Amazon and Amazon UK on the 7th and 8th of November 2013. Grab it while you can.