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Five Page Preview of The Dresden Files: Storm Front #1

Dabel Brothers Press Release:
ATLANTA, GA – November 7th, 2008 – Dabel Brothers Publishing is thrilled to show the five page-lettered preview for the first issue of Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files: Storm Front. The comic is written by Mark Powers and drawn by Dresden veteran, Ardian Syaf.

Storm Front is Butcher’s very first Dresden Files novel, and follows Harry through the investigation of a double murder committed by the use of black magic. The Dabels promise a non-stop, and action packed story in typical Dresden fashion leaving the readers on the edge of their seats.

“As excited as we were with the art on Welcome to the Jungle, we feel like Ardian has stepped it up even more for Storm Front,” says Dabel Brothers’ Business Manager Rich Young. “He has really hit his stride drawing Harry and all the characters and environments from the Dresden universe with this book. We think fans will be very pleased with the translation from novel to comics here.”

Be sure to get your copy at your local comic book store on November 12th before they disappear!


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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/
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