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TRIBE is Here…and the World Will Never Be the Same

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Every now and then I release a book that makes me smile when I think about it. The Last Hunter, SecondWorld, and The Others are good examples. They’re books that are were as fun for me to write as they hopefully were for you to read. Tribe was the kind of book that didn’t feel like work to create, but felt more like a good time with friends. Now that I’m done writing it, I miss Sarah and Henry, the main characters. And hopefully, if this book sells as well as I think it will, we’ll see them again in the future.

Not only did I have fun writing this book, but I received early encouragement that Tribe was something special from advanced readers, and from my editor who said, “This is your most action-packed and fun novel ever.” I then heard from R.C. Bray, the narrator, who has never offered an advance opinion of a novel. He said, “This novel is so good, it’s hard to believe you wrote it.” Tongue in cheek, but the point is…it’s my best book since The Others (without the serious tone of Infinite or Alter).

To be clear, while Tribe is well written, it isn’t a literary masterpiece. If you’re a long time fan, you already know that. But it is fun, insanely action-packed (think Jon Wick meets 300), and full of memorable characters that you’re going to care about.

**IF YOU ENJOY THE BOOK: Please post reviews on Amazon, Audible and/or Goodreads. Every one helps a lot. And if you really want to spread the word, please feel free to download and share any of the graphics in this post in blog reviews or social media posts!

DESCRIPTION:

For Henry, a seventeen-year-old who feels no fear, the day starts like any other–homeless and alone on the streets of Boston. For Sarah, a twenty-year-old college dropout, it’s an early morning serving donuts and coffee to commuters at North Station. Fate brings them together at the scene of a bank robbery, which they foil together, along with a mysterious and wealthy woman named Helen, who offers to reward them for their bravery.

But before they can reach Helen’s penthouse, they are assaulted by men and women from all walks of life, including police officers. Helen displays impressive fighting skills, fending off the attacks, allowing Henry and Sarah to make their escape–but they are spotted and pursued by the violent cult, out for Helen’s blood…and now theirs.

Racing through the streets of Boston, Sarah and Henry are propelled into a strange and ancient underworld where the impossible is real, where the old world still lives, and where the gods still walk among us. As the pair wages war against the killers hunting them, they discover the truth about who their deceased parents were, and that their lives could be far more exceptional than either believed possible…if they can survive the day.

With TRIBE, New York Times bestselling author, Jeremy Robinson, brings mythology to the modern world, combining his trademarked fast-paced action and well-developed characters, and taking them to new levels of craziness. It’s 300, John Wick, and Wonder Woman rolled into a new kind of literary insanity.

VIDEOS:

There are a few videos for Tribe worth checking out. The first is the teaser trailer, in which I focused on conveying the feel of Tribe, rather than the story. The second is a live prologue reading by R.C. Bray at RobinsonFest. And the last is an extended sample of the audiobook.

TRIBE – PREVIEW CHAPTERS!

Advanced readers of TRIBE have described it as my best book, my most action-packed book, and even my funniest book (including Space Force). I had a blast writing it and love the characters like friends. I think you will too. The book comes out on November 26th in print, e-book and audio, but you can get a taste of it now. Below is a sample of the AMAZING audiobook narrated by R.C. Bray, along with the print for those of you who prefer your inner narrator.  Maybe hit play and read along!  And if you can’t wait to buy it, preorder now:

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Prologue

 

He wondered how many of his flock would survive the next few days. When he looked out at the gathering that had no racial, social, or financial boundaries and saw only earnest eyes looking back, he felt no concern about the risks they would face. Only pride. If they died at Her hands, in service of the returning glory, their lives would have—perhaps for the first time—true value.

“Blessed be the razor, kopis,” he said, voice monotone, echoing off the old brick walls. “May it cut clean and deep.”

“Blessed be,” a chorus replied.

“Blessed be the needle, dory. May it extend judgement to all the Earth.”

“Blessed be.”

“Blessed be the Forgotten One, beloved by all. May she be restored to her rightful throne.”

“Blessed be.”

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ROBINSONFEST 2019 WAS A HIT!

All of the photos below were taken by badass photographer, Lyndsey MacDougall, during a RobinsonFest photoshoot which involved many costumes, props, and silly, silly people.
You can find her online here.
 

 

So…what the heck is that video? Is it the result of a fever dream? Maybe. The machinations of a madman? Probably. But it is also the creation of a small group of people, coming together from around the world. RobinsonFest ended a few days ago, and as usual, when the long weekend is over, I’m left with that post-summer camp feeling. Once a year, I get to see my tribe, and this year was extra special for me because I didn’t just get to see these awesome people, I got to create alongside them. So let me explain the video.

I encounter a lot of fans, mostly online, some in game and once a year in person at RobinsonFest. I have a habit of using the names of my family, friends and fans in my novels…often ending their literary lives in horrible ways. This is a satirical movie about what it would be like if I did this in real life (I totes don’t). And it’s what RobinsonFest spent all of last Friday creating. From early in the morning until 2am that night, we shot the video in about 5 hours — between a hay ride, a hard cider tasting, lunch, visiting an ocean-side fort and more food that night. Editing took about four hours and then we premiered the just-over-four-minute-long masterpiece at The Loft theater in Portsmouth, NH. Big thanks to Cider Hill Farm and Homewood Suites in Portsmouth for allowing us to shoot at your locations.

In addition to making and viewing the movie, we also had narrator R.C. Bray (Bob) along for the ride, and on Saturday morning were treated to a live reading of whatever the heck people wanted Bob to read. Below, I’ve included a sample of my upcoming novel, TRIBE, and a love poem for Jeffery Kafer (from Bob) titled 50 KAFERS IN BRAY.


As usual, I was blown away by the caliber of the people attending RobinsonFest. It’s rare to find this many caring, comfortable, and yeah, loving people in one place. And this year I learned something unique about us that might be part of why we connect so well. In our lives outside of RobinsonFest, most of us are quiet (not Al), reserved, and introverted loners. But at RobinsonFest we undergo some kind of social metamorphosis, transforming into outgoing, funny, loud, and bold people who are suddenly comfortable to be themselves, but also willing to share about their lives, struggles, and passions. The result is a deep connection between people from all over the US, UK, Canada, and Australia. (We had FOUR Aussies this year!)  Miss you guys already, and I’m looking forward to the next RobinsonFest.

Want to come next year? Sign up for the newsletter so you don’t miss the registration. We’re looking at June 2020 in Boston. We’ll be touring all the cool places I’ve destroyed in Project Nemesis, Tether and the upcoming Tribe, running through some escape rooms, and eating some tasty grub…unless it’s too expensive. Then we’ll figure out something else. 🙂

 

 

 

TETHER – Available Now

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!

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TETHER – SNEAK PEAK!

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.

DESCRIPTION

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.

 

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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?

Neanderthals and Philistines. That’s who.

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