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The New Haven Chronicles – Oribital Defiance exert

Here is an exert from orbital Defiance, the first book in the New Haven Chronicles series.  It’s heavy military sci-fi, so if that’s not your bag, than you likely won’t enjoy it.

Click this link, apparently to behold the PDF wonder.

Orbital Defiance

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More updates…coming soon…

I don’t post here as much as I should, or as much as I need to really justify even having this blog.  So in the coming weeks and months, I’m going to make a distinct effort to post as much here as I do at other social media sites.

And to start off:

I’m a big fan of the Nerdist and Smodcast network series of podcasts.  Run by Chris Hardwick and Kevin Smith, respectively, they cover a range of geek and nerd subjects.  And both podcast services also have Youtube channels, that offer material far beyond their podcasts.  If you’re in need of a good laugh, or looking for good interviews with a wide range of guests, than I highly suggest checking them out.

And now for the shameless self promotion portion of this post:  My book, Method of Life, a tale of post apocalyptic survival and sacrifice, is available on amazon, for download on the kindle, or your PC, or a smartphone, or a tablet like the Ipad and many other devices, for 3.99.  So buy a copy, you’ve probably got four extra dollars lying around somewhere, and help make it possible for me to not get a real a job.

I forgot to add that if you’re an Amazon Prime member, you can borrow the book for free.  And whats better than free?  Not much really, unless you’re getting paid to read.  I suppose that would be better, but that’s not the case here.

Method of Life: a new synopsis

I’ve updated the synopsis for Method of Life, trying to make it a bit more catchy and succinct. It will take a few hours for the new version to show up, though the book will still be available during that time.

In The Future:

There was no great war of nations, no thundering voice from the sky unleashing a rapture of judgment on the kneeling masses, and no great extinction level event of cataclysmic proportions. The Fall of Man came incrementally over half a century, in the form of economic and social decay, spiraling civilization into collapse without so much as a whimper.

At least that’s the story people believed.

Many had tried throughout human history to control the world. Dictators had conquered half the globe and free men had seen their efforts squandered by the selfish masses. Never had either side done as much to unite humanity in common cause, as Jacob Morrison. Where they had failed, he succeeded, binding humanity in a single effort to halt his reign of destruction across the world.

Together, they repaid his treason with blindfolded gunfire. And after a time, all that remained of his legacy was a son that had never known his father and the broken world left to rebuild.

The Method of Life:

Caleb Johansen has spent his life hidden away from those who might wish to see him answer for his fathers crimes against the world. In an effort to to blame anyone for their poor lot in life, the past has finally caught up with him in the town of Rosa. A resettlement camp abandoned by the government and turned self sufficient community, Rosa is an island amid the wasteland that stretches out between the privately owned Districts, where a lucky few live lives of luxury.

As his ailing guardian prepares him for the next step in his life, Caleb must entrust his future to soldiers of fortune hired to ensure his protection. Harmon McCullough is such a man, though not without a conscience and the understanding of the larger stakes in play and the risks involved for the band of brothers standing with him and friends on the wrong side of his mission.

Creasy is one such friend, and must contend with the one obstacle Harmon presents, a currency not in great supply. Dispatched from the District New Haven to take Caleb into custody by any means necessary, Harmon and Creasy will meet for the last time in Rosa, both with the realization that nothing can stand in the way of completing their missions.

Caught in the middle of their everyday lives, Alaster and Veda Nelthrope must contend with being swept into the whirlwind of danger sweeping through Rosa. With problems of their own, their lives may never be the same as the interaction with events unfolding around them force resolutions from aspects of their lives they both had been afraid to face.

One night will change their lives forever and by the time the sun rises, their worlds will never be the same.

On another note, if you missed Wednesday’s XKCD Comic: Click and Drag  it is definitely worth checking out.  It’s truly amazing.

News…

Here are a couple concepts I’ve posted on dA, but haven’t posted here yet.
This is the first WIP for a UN Mission patch.
http://fav.me/d5231j7

This is a concept for a Commercial Orbital Transport, basically a passenger liner that can reach orbit.
http://fav.me/d52tp8i

Also, here’s an update for the Earth Map.  It sill needs some work in many areas but is closer to being done.
http://fav.me/d527kxz

In other news, I’ve been working on the first episode, Orbital Decay, at a fairly regular pace.  Detailing the space combat has proven to be far more difficult than I originally imagined.  Trying to make it appear as realistic as possible, within the confines of the New Haven Universe, has proved to be quite a challenge, more so then any other sort of action scene I’ve ever written.  Nevertheless, I’m still on schedule to have the first draft done by the end of this month and if editing and revisions go well, then it should be ready to purchase through Amazon by August at the earliest.

Additionally, from now on, all stories that I release will be released exclusively through Amazon’s kindle marketplace. The short stories that have already been released, along with the timeline, will be revised and will be available for free since many have already seen them online, though they’re no longer available here or elsewhere.  It didn’t seem right to charge people for a story they’ve already read.

This is the pricing plan I intend to start out with, which may be adjusted depending on a number of variables.
Short stories will be .99 cents.
Novella’s such as Orbital Decay will be $3.99.
Full length novels will be $4.99.

I’ll likely wait until Orbital Decay is ready to be published, to re-release the old shorts along with a few new ones.