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METAtropolis Free Download!

Sci-Fi fans and fans of the new Battlestar Galatica are in for a special treat. Get a free download of the first story from METAtropolis, a new original audiobook production from Audible.com. The first story is entitled “In the Forest of the Night” written by Jay Lake (author of “Mindspring“) and features the voice of Michael Hogan “Saul Tigh” from Battlestar Galatica. The complete audio book, featuring five unabridged novellas will be released on Oct. 21, 2008. Download the first story of the audio book today free. No credit card required.
Click here for free story download.

And click here for a sample from “The Red In The Sky Is Our Blood“ by Elizabeth Baer (read by Kandyse McClure cast member “Dee” of Battlestar Galatica).

Take A Chance Press Release

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THE DABEL BROTHERS “TAKE A CHANCE” WITH C.E. MURPHY’S
NEW COMIC BOOK

What Makes a Hero? Find out this December in this new, original series

ATLANTA, GA – October 13, 2008 – Dabel Brothers Publishing is excited to announce the original comic book series Take a Chance, written by best-selling author C.E. Murphy, with art by Ardian Syaf, already known for his fantastic work on Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files: Welcome to the Jungle.

“Take A Chance has been a years-long pet project, built on the shoulders of my insanely talented artist and colorist, Ardian Syaf and Jason Embury. We’ve been on a long road, but I was convinced that patience would bring me to the right publisher, and working with the Dabel Brothers has proved me right,” says C.E. Murphy. “They’re as excited about the comic as I am, which is saying quite a lot–finally seeing it come to fruition is just amazing.”

Five years ago, Frankie Kemp’s four-year old son was shot and killed in the crossfire of gang warfare. Desperate to do something to protect other children, Frankie became “Chance”, a masked vigilante in a world without superheroes.

However, that all changed when a genetically engineered virus escaped North Korean scientists and spread world-wide. Intended to create a super-soldier program, the virus improved on the basic human template–when it didn’t sicken or kill. Now the world is suddenly littered with super-powered beings, and Chance must rediscover her place in the changing world around her.

“C. E. Murphy and Ardian Syaf make a great team. Ardian’s work on Take A Chance is just as stunning as his art on The Dresden Files,” says Les Dabel, Vice President of Dabel Brothers Publishing, “This is a book that we believe in, and one that I think readers will really enjoy.”

C.E. Murphy’s Take A Chance Vol. 1 is a five-issue mini-series starting this December. Diamond Order code: OCT084065 F C E MURPHYS TAKE A CHANCE #1.

Christmas Came Early Again

Pocket Books

When I came home after work tonight, I had several packages waiting for me, one of which was a large box from Pocket Books. 19 books – Star Trek, X-Men, Wolverine, Spider-Man, Hellgate, Diablo, StarCraft, and WarCraft! Wow. If you don’t hear from me in a while, you’ll know why.

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Orbit/Saintcrow Press Release

Lilith Saintcrow – author of the Dante Valentine Series and the new Jill Kismet Series – has just launched a free serial novel: Selene. Set in the world of the Dante Valentine series, Selene expands on the Saint City adventures of Selene and Nikolai. New chapters will be posted every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

The serial will be available on Lilith’s site at http://www.lilithsaintcrow.com/selene/
You can subscribe to the rss feed here: http://www.lilithsaintcrow.com/selene/feed/

Free Audio Book Download!

Check out this FREE download of The Disappeared by Kristin Kathryn Rusch from Audible.com. CLICK HERE

Description from the site:
Audio Length: 9 hours and 50 min.

Retrieval artists help the lost find their way back home, whether they like it or not. Specialized private detectives, they investigate the most unusual crimes in the galaxy. But Miles Flint isn’t a Retrieval artist. He’s just a cop, trying to do his job.

In a stolen space yacht, three people have been found eviscerated – the grisly signature of an alien vengeance killing. Moments later, the border patrol halts another ship launched out of the Moon’s orbit. Its passengers are two human children, kidnapped by the most ruthless aliens in the universe.

Both ships are linked to a woman on the run: a Disappeared relocated to the inhospitable landscape of Mars. A reluctant outlaw with a bounty on her head and a detective on her case, she’s about to teach all of them a lesson: it’s dangerous to gamble with your life in a universe that rigs the game.

James Maxey’s Free Story

Solaris just made James Maxey’s short story “Tornado of Sparks” from the Solaris Book of New Fantasy available as a free download at their site. “Tornado of Sparks” is a prequel to Bitterwood and Dragonforge, telling the story of the night that the dragon Vendevorex decides to adopt the human infant Jandra as his daughter. Download it here: http://www.solarisbooks.com/pdf/tornado-sparks.pdf

Hawthorn Moon Giveaway and More!


In honor of Hawthorn Moon, Gail Z. Martin is offering up free goodies and a sneak peak at her upcoming book Dark Haven.

Giveaway: Two signed set of books —The Blood King and a limited-edition ARC of The Blood King. Simply fill out the form below to be entered. Contest ends June 28th.

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