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Still on sale now at these fine electronical booksellers: | amazon | Barnes & Noble | smashwords | Diesel ebook Store | Kobo

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Doomtroopers now available everywhere

Doomtroopers is now available from the following ebook sellers:

Barnes & Noble

Diesel ebook Store

Kobo

Borders (Ugh. I know, right? And why is it $3.95?)

I am disappointed to learn that the book was listed but is “no longer available” at the intriguing Female First!

And as ever, super nasty amazon and smashwords central. On lots of reader blogs with links to the above, too. NARY a review, however. Hmmm. “That would never be a hint, you dirty, deviant boy! You too, girl!”

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PS: Apologies for the shill. But if I don’t, who will?

 

In other news, DOOMTROOPERS got a new cover, and a price bump, too

The 99 tag was starting to bug me for numerous reasons. It is now a cataclysmic $2.99. Still cheap. Tell your friends. On sale at the ultra evil amazon, accessed via numerous eye-catching links on this very page. Also available at the frustrating and disappointing smashwords, though I don’t know how much longer.

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edit 10/20 I take it back. Smashwords might SAVE THE EARTH.

DOOMTROOPERS—This is not an ad, this is content

And far below…

in the dark roaring depths

in the splintering metal shell of the submarine, Gloriana’s heart boomed like a war drum in her chest, steady and insistent and refusing to yield, a battle cry pulsing in her blood, surging through her, calling her name—as if her name were a secret, a sound she’d never known. It was the voice of her father and yet it was not; it was the hammer of her heart and yet something else. Gloriana. A circle of flame and she was the center. All was lost, she realized. She was free. The world she’d known crumbled, fell away. She gave herself over to the wild foreign rhythm within.

It was a rhythm that commanded her to rise, reaching past Sasha in the wet crashing dark, over the sprawl of bodies and broken equipment to the utility locker and the emergency flares.

The flare ignited with a hot hungry rip, a flame Gloriana held high, stabbing the Control Room with pulses of light. The room was a glossy blur of fire and smoke and what seemed like rain; the deck was knee deep with freezing water.

“SASHA!” Gloriana called. “Level OFF!”

“I’m trying!”

“We’re hulled!” Jack roared, struggling to contain a fierce spray of water. “We’re finished!”

“We’re not hulled!” Gloriana reached down and hauled Clive to his feet. He was badly shaken, nearly paralyzed.

“CLIVE,” she screamed into his face, “AUTO DAMPERS AND HYPER-HULL NOW.” She shoved Clive on his way and she splashed to Jack’s side, the icy water from the breach striking her like a battering ram.

“Looks like this is it!” Jack gasped.

“Maybe,” she hissed, “maybe not. Try Number Two!” Together they tried to turn the N2 pressure valve as the water gushed and sprayed, drenching them both. At the helm Sasha pulled the control grips back; the sub lurched, then seemed to lift, leveling off. Gloriana and Jack strained together with all their might. The yellow metal pressure valve turned with a shriek. The bulkhead rumbled with a menacing groan. Here it comes, Glori thought, ten zillion tons of ocean

Okay, now it’s an ad.

AVAILABLE NOW.

KINDLE FILES ARE COMPATIBLE WITH ALL HARDWARE,

PCs, MACS, and PHONES. REALLY.

Thank you.

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Doomtroopers Kindle Edition On Sale Now

Doomtroopers Kindle Edition


The mighty product description: “The War is over. Earth has lost. Haunted superbabe Gloriana Blitz leads a gang of foul-mouthed Army brats aboard a nuclear submarine in their battle against all-powerful alien invaders that have devastated the planet. DOOMTROOPERS is an action-driven pastiche of anime, manga, and American comic books.”

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A Sigil from Sasha to Glori on the eve of her (re)birth

Sasha’s chant, Sasha’s Spell: “Oh, Our Lady of Battles and Sorrows, I offer this Sigil so made for GLORIA DIABOLI (a band from Canada) and so woven by Fenomeno Design as both offering and stain upon the fabric of Earth and Sky and Tall Trees, we call your name, COME TO US, WE CALL YOU, COME TO US, GLORIANA BLITZ!”

And though Sasha set her hair on fire, the Spell was a big success. Man.

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Doomtrooper Snapshots, April 2011

(I guess I just wanted to see what it would look like. Now I know.)

Also, I came to a decision re bold pricing. It won’t. Be bold, that is. Just boring old 99.

More to come!

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DOOMTROOPERS (the final ebook file is in the house)

Soon. I’m thinking bold thoughts about bold pricing! And other stuff. Almost had a crisis of faith about the cover. Almost.

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The Daily Drax Count

Writing Time: 0

Words Written: 0

Yes, that is most depressing. But the guy in the cage next to me, The Creep in the Art Department, reports that he stayed up all night and delivered the job to the AD at 9:15, the design was approved at ten something, final files delivered by three along with an invoice sealed with a kiss. So that gives me hope. Sort of.

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Das eBook!! Es ist das Verhängnis Soldaten!!

Yes, baby. The eBook’s going to be Doomtroopers. Thanks to everybody who made their preference known. The choice of a collection of short fiction was a big-big favorite, with a 5-1 win! : ) yay : ) yay  However. I have damn good reasons to proceed in an alternative course at this time.

You’ll just have to trust me.

Now back to work, bitch.

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Edited to add: For the EV mss, above, why the old Underland-era graphic with Winona Ryder and not the spiffy new Jeffrey Jones design, viewable upper left? Because while lugging around the hard copy, I like to keep it real. No, seriously—I’m trying hold on to the source emotions, not the idea of a cool finished package. MAKE SENSE, no?

Happy Birthday to Pal and Fellow Saboteur PAUL DiNOVO

From Paul’s brilliant NIZNIK series. One of my favorites, KER-SMASH

PAUL DiNOVO?! You’ve heard (read) that name in these haunts before, haven’t you?! Sho you have. Because he’s designed a fistful of draxian projects, including this little ditty:

And its rarely seen variant sibling edition:

And this minor masterpiece, which Paul painted more or less from scratch in photoshop:

As well as other wicked cool Drax shit that will probably never see the light of day…

But far and away beyond the Drax stuff Paul almost casually creates, there is terrifying whimsy…

And brutal self-appraisal…

And so many other pieces of wonder I’d love to share but I can’t because Paul’s shopping them. He really is a tremendous artist and designer, and I’ve been damn fucking lucky to have Paul in my corner, I’m damn fucking lucky to call him my friend. Happy Birthday, monkey.

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