The first two books of my sci-fi trilogy, the Displacement, are free as Kindle ebooks this weekend (Friday Sep 20 – Sunday Sep 22).
You say you don’t have a Kindle? P’shaw. The Kindle app is free, available for iPad and Android tablets, and a delight to read. (No, really.)
In the words of the two most popular reviews:
300 Miles to Galveston (2012)
Best post-apocalyptic zombie quest I’ve read all year! Start with a classic zombie flick- one that doesn’t take itself too seriously- something like Shaun of the Dead. Weave into it a taut, deadline-driven race across an inhospitable stretch of Texas. Add literary references to Homer and Joyce, along with the author’s sharp eye for authentic Texan characters. Leaven with light social satire and a willingness to flaunt the obvious cliches. What we have here is a fast, fun read, full of cinematic action and just a hint of country-music camp.Without a doubt, whoever gets the movie rights to this book is going to make a killing. But we’re all going to say “I liked the book better.”
Missionaries of Omo (2013)
“Missionaries of Omo” is, in my opinion, a more accomplished novel to the preceding book “300 Miles to Galveston”. This is not a slight against book one of The Displacement Series; rather its a statement about how much I believe the author has improved his writing and story telling skills. “300 Miles…” launched the series and had to do the heavy lifting of building a world and introducing characters. “Missionaries of Omo” is all about action and peeling away at the layers of explanations. Dialog in particular is handled deftly and humor is used skillfully within the context of the narrative.I enjoy speculative future-fiction, especially post-apocalyptic stories with travel with survivalist characters. The premise of the series is simple yet deeply intriguing: people suddenly stopped staying dead. Sounds like another entry to the hugely popular zombie genre, right? Not even close. Any more of a description would rob the reader of the twists and reveals, all of which I found very entertaining.
The final book, Oyu’s Trident, will be published in 2014. I’ve already written the beginning and ending; I just need to figure out the middle.
I’d also like to point out that I’ve gotten several nice reviews on the first two books from people who don’t normally read this kind of stuff.
Post a review on Amazon when you finish. I read ‘em all, and try to learn from them.