EVER SINCE NEMESIS came out I’ve been working on coming up with original concepts for the kaiju thriller genre. APOCALYPSE MACHINE, THE DIVIDE and UNITY fit the bill, but are all future post-apocalypse kaiju stories, and I really wanted to tell a contemporary giant monster story that broke the mold and at the same time, focused on a human story we really care about and (maybe) are moved by. The result is TETHER, the story of Saul Signalman and his quest to discover why his wife was killed in a strange lab accident…and if she deserved it. The result is one of my most haunting, strange and action-packed books that explores life and death, what comes next, and offers a new kind of never before seen kaiju.
Good news! The audiobook, print book and e-book are all available TODAY! Thanks to Jeffrey Kafer, narrator supreme, and ACX/Audible for helping make that happen! Also, don’t miss the trailer and audiobook sample below!
You didn’t ask for it, but you’re going to get it! Here is your sneak peek look at TETHER. This sample includes chapters 1 and 2 of the novel, which will be released on September 24th. If you’re an audiobook listener, check out the freshly recorded first chapter, narrated by Jeffrey Kafer.
Below, you’ll find the description, the audiobook sample, and then chapters 1 and 2 for those who prefer their inner narrator.
In the middle of the night, an explosion rocks Cambridge, Massachusetts and wakes Saul Signalman from bed. Blue, ethereal light pulses into the sky. A Facetime call pulls him away from the view. It’s his wife, consumed in light, bidding him farewell. And then—she’s gone. In the dead of night, he races to his wife’s lab at the explosion’s core, but the building is gone.
His wife is gone.
All that remains is a test subject: Rain, a woman with no memory, whose eyes glow when she comes into contact with unseen forces, whose body lights up the night when monstrous nightmares descend on Boston, and whose creators will do anything to get her back.
Pursued by a rogue government agency, Saul goes on the run with the only person who might be able to explain what happened to his wife, reveal what kind of person she really was, and how to stop the otherworldly terrors wiping out cities.
With TETHER, Jeremy Robinson, the #1 Audible bestselling author, returns to the literary genre he created—the kaiju thriller*—and turns it on its head, transporting the reader into the strange, and then beyond, into the supernatural.
*“Kaiju” means “strange beast” in Japanese and refers to giant monsters like Godzilla, Gamera and Robinson’s creation, Nemesis.
Darkness inspires me. Calls to me like a siren. It kindles my imagination and sets it alight to possibilities far out of my reach during the daylight hours. That’s all good, and I’ve made a living from it, but inspiration and the conjurings of an overactive imagination come at a Faustian cost: sleep.
And if the deal isn’t renegotiated: the soul.
Because without sleep, the mind breaks.
Anger takes the steering wheel, guided by frustration.
At first, it’s the big things that get to you. The world’s great injustices. Then it’s the little things, like not being able to find a battery for your damn electric toothbrush—who brushes their teeth with normal toothbrushes anymore?
I STARTED my novel writing career with THE DIDYMUS CONTINGENCY, a time travel novel of epic proportions. I’ve been wary of writing another story solely focused on time travel because I wasn’t sure if I could come up with a concept as cool and meaningful, but when I dreamed up FLUX, I knew I had something that fans of Didymus would enjoy reading, and that I would love writing.
Set in Appalachian Kentucky, the characters and environment were fascinating for me to explore and bring to life. It’s a nook of the world we don’t talk–or even think–about much, but research turned up gobs of interesting history involving people, animals and…other things.
So prepare yourself for classic Robinson: frenetic action, crazy concepts, big surprises and yeah, I’m gonna make you cry, too.
Here’s the summary:
Lost in time, the town of Black Creek, Kentucky becomes home to temporal layers of people, creatures, and monsters from disparate eras. Journey beyond the time of humanity and witness the rewriting of mankind’s genesis.
For Owen McCoy, a typical day on the job as head of security for Synergy, a research company conducting mysterious experiments, is boring at best. And that’s the way he likes it. Patrolling the Appalachian mountainside, where his now deceased father taught him how to hunt, is relaxing and
connects him to the past.
But today is not a typical day on the job. It begins with asking a thief to join him for breakfast. Seeking to set the young man on a better path, Owen invites him to walk the perimeter with him and consider a more honest living. Before their patrol can begin, they discover evidence that the facility has been breached. When Owen’s truck explodes, he’s confused, but ready for whatever might come his way.
At least, he thinks he is.
A wave of light-bending energy–the Flux–rolls down the mountainside, transporting Owen, and everyone in the nearby town of Black Creek, to October 14, 1985, the day before his father died. Two hours later, the second Flux hits, and then a third, and a fourth, each time collecting Black Creek residents from various times. They’re carried through eras filled with wild animals, monsters of myth, ancient beasts…and then beyond.
Joined by a ragtag group of temporal stowaways, including family members, Owen fights to restore order, stop the Flux and return home, facing off against futuristic tech, primal killers, and the fear of losing his father…again.
International bestselling author of THE OTHERS and INFINITE, Jeremy Robinson combines science, action, and strong characters to create an ever-changing landscape that explores the past, the human condition, and the lengths people will go to save those they love.
As you might know, many of my novels were published by Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martins Press, which is fantastic. BUT, because they are a Big 5 publisher, the pricing on those e-books was about $13, which even I won’t pay for an e-book. MirrorWorld was first released when self-published e-books (including mine) were taking off and putting a serious dent in traditionally published book sales (including mine). As a result, my two novels released from the big publishers (MirrorWorld and Xom-B/Uprising) took a sales hit. It was discouraging at the time. I thought people just didn’t like the books. But the reviews tell another story. People love the books, but they were just overpriced. Well, no more!
The rights for MirrorWorld recently reverted back to me, allowing me to use the cover I preferred and much more reasonable pricing! If you were holding off on MirrorWorld because of the steep price tag, now is your chance! Go grab it! And if you already read it and loved it, spread the news. Because this isn’t a new book, Amazon’s helpful algorithms for new books will ignore MirrorWorld.
If you’ve never heard of MirrorWorld before, just pretend this is a brand spanking new release and go grab it!!
Before the UpsideDown, there was MirrorWorld…
There is a world separated from our own by a thin veil. It is the place where nightmares are born, where fear blossoms into dread, and where monsters of myth and legend reside. Alone in the dark, you feel them, just beyond comprehension as the hairs on your arms spring up. In that moment, you know that you are not alone. And yet, the limitations of human physiology prevent you from interacting with that world in any meaningful way.
But there is one man, who feels no fear and has no memory, capable of not only experiencing that world–but entering it. His name is Crazy, with a capital C, and he will do and say anything as he fights in both worlds, to prevent a war between them.
With MirrorWorld, Jeremy Robinson, whose trademarked pacing and inventive plots have been highly praised by bestselling authors like Jonathan Maberry, Scott Sigler, and James Rollins, treats readers to a wildly imaginative, frenetically-paced thriller exploring the origins of fear.
On the surface, ALTER and INFINITE have very little in common. One is a sci-fi epic in space and the other is a survival story taking place in a region of our planet that’s untouched by technology. But dig a little deeper and you’ll find that both follow a main character enduring spectacular challenges that alter his soul—for good or bad. And there’s a reason for this commonality.
When I wrote INFINITE, I was at the peak of my emotional struggles caused by Lyme Disease and Bartonella (the doctors think), and my brain tumor diagnosis (which turned out to be wrong). So a lot of that turmoil was processed through writing the novel. When I wrote ALTER, I was at the height of my neuropathy pain that was so intense I couldn’t be touched or even take a shower. While INFINITE helped me express my emotional pain, ALTER helped my express my physical pain. And I think both novels are better for it…though I would much rather write powerful novels while NOT suffering.
“Blah, blah, blah, stop whining already!” you say.
On to the story!
Stranded in the Amazon rainforest, a lost man fights for survival and discovers that the root of evil doesn’t just reside in the world’s darkest corners, but inside the hearts of all mankind.
Jeremy Robinson is the #1 Audible.com and New York Times bestselling author of more than sixty novels and novellas spanning multiple genres, best known for Infinite, The Others, Project Nemesis, Alter and Space Force. He also writes comic books including: Project Nemesis, Island 731 and Godzilla - Rage Across Time, and several of his project have been optioned for film and TV.
WHOA, WHOA, WHOA! Hold on. SPACE FORCE and ALTER were ALSO nominated for Voice Arts Awards!! I missed them because my name isn't on them (for some reason). Congrats to Jeffrey Kafer, Emily Woo Zeller and Luke... https://t.co/ekMAHdtBH7