While 2016 was a rough year for me personally (outside of the dismay shared by the world last year), 2017 is already turning around. Last week, I was cleared of a brain tumor and life altering disease a doctor previously told me I had. The chaotic emotions that plagued my summer, caused by some kind of chemical imbalance, has faded. And big things are afoot…that I can’t yet talk about. What I CAN talk about is Centurion, the third and likely final Continuum book.
Why the last?
When things got rough over the summer, I realized I had been pushing myself too hard for a long time. In 20 years, I had taken exactly zero vacations. Over the next year (maybe two) all of my series will come to an end, mostly to create open patches in my schedule when I can relax, and to let me focus on standalone novels which are the more creatively rewarding (and better selling). More on that another time. Let’s get to the fun stuff!
Prepare Thyself For Fictional Insanity
So, I release a good number of books every year, and 2016 is no different. BUT, it’s looking like it will be one of the most epic years for my novels. Not only are several series continuing, we’re also launching two new series and a stand alone of monstrous proportions. To celebrate the string of new novels, I’ve put together the video above, which reveals what’s coming and when (though all dates are subject to change). In order of release, the new novels for 2016 are:
Apocalypse Machine (a new stand alone Kaiju Thriller) – March 1
Empire (8th Jack Sigler Thriller) – April
Feast (Book 2 of the Hunger series) – May
Unity (first book in a new Kaiju Thriller trilogy) – June
Centurion (book 3 of the Jack Sigler Continuum series) – August
Helios (book 2 of the Cerberus Group Thrillers) – September
Project Legion (book 5, and the epic finale of the Nemesis series) – October
Viking Tomorrow (first book in a new post-apocalyptic Viking Berserker Saga) – November
Two years ago, I wrapped up a long running story arc in the Chess Team books with the novel OMEGA, but as a casualty of that storyline, King was trapped three millennia in the past, and he was made temporarily immortal. He would need to live through the ravages of history until he caught up with the team and his family in the present. I thought it would be fun to look at some of his adventures during that time with standalone novellas, showing different slices of history and King’s way of dealing with those time periods. Of course, because it’s me, he would also have to face mythological or supernatural creatures along the way. Last year I released GUARDIAN with my co-author, J. Kent Holloway. It was the first of the Jack Sigler Continuum series of adventures, and it found King in ancient Babylon, a young immortal and facing a very otherworldly threat.
Today, I’m happy to announce PATRIOT, the second adventure in the Continuum series of novellas, once again co-authored with Kent. This adventure brings you a very different King, after he’s weary from facing the world for centuries, and he’s chosen a very unique way of passing the time.