Friday, October 28, 2011

I'm really looking forward to this one coming out a week from Sunday.  My son and I have both been entranced by the trailers and the premise.  Looks really cool.

And it's funny, because the last Rancho Diablo book was named the same and has nothing to do with this show.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Flying Humvee

Found this on this morning and was blown away.  I remember when they were talking about flying cars back in the '60s and '70s.  They were Volkswagens with wings strapped on back then.  These look really cool.  Not that sure that we need them, and they look like they'd be awfully vulnerable to anti-aircraft fire, but the concept would be fun to play with in military SF novels.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

THE DEAD MAN Series -- Now at a Drop Dead Price!

New Amazon special:  The first five books of THE DEAD MAN are now on sale for 99 cents for the Kindle.

Go.  Enjoy.  Shiver from now till Halloween.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Caught My Eye

My kid checked this one out of the library today and it caught my eye.  I'm gonna read it when he's finished.


Eleven years ago, a shattered band of ancient monster hunters captured an unimaginable evil and Phineas T. Pimiscule rescued his nephew, Sky, from the wreckage of that great battle. For eleven years, Sky Weathers has studied traps, puzzles, science, and the secret lore of the Hunters of Legend believing it all a game. For eleven years, Sky and his family have hidden from dark enemies while, unbeknownst to Sky, his uncle Phineas sacrificed everything to protect them.

For eleven years, Sky Weathers has known nothing of that day.

But on the eve of Sky's twelfth birthday and his family's long-awaited return to the town of Exile, everything changes. Phineas has disappeared, and Sky finds himself forced to confront the mysterious secrets he's denied for so long: why did his family leave Exile on that day so long ago? What, exactly, has Phineas been preparing him for? And, the biggest mystery of all, who is Sky really and why does everyone want to kill him?!

Featuring an action-packed plot that covers the gamut of every monster you've never heard of (not to mention weird powers and weapons made out of garbage), Return to Exile is brimming with boy and girl appeal and is a gem for reluctant young readers. And, with a diverse assortment of well-aged monster hunters in the cast, this series will be a hit with adults young and old as well. Recommended for ages 9+.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Digital Comics

I, for one, am enjoying the fact that I can download DC comics to my iPad.  I love the colors and it's really easy to find what I'm looking for rather than searching through long boxes for issues I've tucked away.

However, not all is happiness in Digital Comics land.  Evidently DC Comics has contracted with Amazon to release the top 100 DC graphic novels ONLY on the new Kindle Fire for the next four months.  Brick and mortar bookstores are rebelling.

For the story, go here.

Zombies Caught My Eye

The cover really caught my attention with the angry red motif and the silhouettes of the zombies.  Totally creepy.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Supernatural Ink FREE!

I've created a new hero for this imprint, a guy named Joe Cates who is a hoodoo man working against curses, ghosts, and demons in rural Oklahoma, Texas, and Mexico.  If you like fast fiction and monsters, check us out.  The first ebook is free for the month of October.


Supernatural launches!

by Joe Nassise on October 12, 2011

Veteran Authors Form

Supernatural Ink

October 12, 2011: Internationally bestselling writers Jon F. Merz, Joseph Nassise, Steve Savile, and Mel Odom announced today the formation of Supernatural Ink, an authors’ collective designed to bring quality SF, horror, and fantasy fiction to readers in the digital marketplace.

All four are veteran writers, each of them having penned more than a dozen novels for major NY publishers over the last few years. Between them they have written for some of the most popular genre franchises on the market today, including Buffy, Primeval, Stargate, Torchwood and Rogue Angel. Their original fiction includes the Lawson Vampire series, the Templar Chronicles series, and the Ogmios Team adventures, to name just a few.

Every title released by Supernatural Ink will bear the ebook “Seal of Excellence,” indicating that it has been edited, proofed, and formatted to professional standards. “The seal is our way of letting readers know, at a glance, that they are getting a quality story from a veteran writer that is packaged and presented in a way that won’t distract from the reading experience,” says the group’s founder, Merz. “Excellence in ebooks, that’s our goal.”

In addition to their individual projects, SI authors are launching exclusive series like HELLstalkers and Department One designed to maximize reader interaction in the digital age.

To help spread the word, SI has made their first publication, “Supernatural Ink Annual #1″ free for the entire month of October and readers can get a free copy just by going to the SI website and signing up for the newsletter. SI Annual #1 features exclusive stories by the four authors, including brand new material from Nassise’s Templar and Merz’s Lawson series. SI also expects to partner with a variety of digital distributors in exciting new deals that maximize both their commitment to the reader and to the standards of excellence inherent in professional publishing.

The books offered by Supernatural Ink will include an assortment of the authors’ digitally-republished backlists as well as new, never-before-available front list titles. They will be available in a variety of formats from major online distributors, including Barnes & Noble,, Smashwords, and the Apple iBook store. Foreign translations are already underway and should be available after the first of the year.

More information can be found at the collective’s website

Get your free copy of the Supernatural Ink Annual #1 by signing up for the mailing list!

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Don't know if you've tried Gigi's Cupcakes, but they are incredibly good and sweet enough to kill.  My wife heard about the place and went to get us a cupcake each.  They were fantastic.  Evidently they're a chain just starting out.  We have one in Norman and my son has decided he'd rather have a cupcake than a birthday cake.