The last four months represent the longest stretch of time in which I have not released a new book in the past five years. What did I do with all that free time? Well, I wrote and prepped the reason for this blog post: Apocalypse Machine. That doesn’t mean I typically release novels so quickly after writing them. In fact, there are four other novels that were completed before Apocalypse Machine, all of which will be released throughout the year. But I was so excited about this book, and how it came out, that it was bumped to the front of the line and is kicking off 2016 in a big way…in a really big way. So let’s get to it!
The Apocalypse Starts Here
Every now and then, I write a novel that gets me a little more pumped than usual. These are usually stories that not only have the same mix of action, mythology, science and monsters as all my books, but bring a little something extra to the table. They’re books that, while still crazily paced, are driven by characters the reader really cares about, and might even tug at the heart strings. So if you enjoyed novels like The Didymus Contingency and The Last Hunter, you’re going to love Apocalypse Machine. And for you action junkies, there is insanity galore, with destruction matching or beating the events of Antarktos Rising, Project Nemesis, and Hunger.
Apocalypse Machine is being released in print (trade paperback and hardcover) and as a Kindle Exclusive, which means it won’t be available on Nook, Kobo, etc… right away. There has also been a slight delay with the hardcover, so if that’s the version you want (and it’s a sweet package), it should be available by the end of the week. As for the Kindle Exclusivity, most of my books are sold via Kindle, and making the books exclusive allows me to partner with Amazon to market the book in unique ways. If you’re on a different e-reader, the book will eventually be released everywhere, but for now, the very cool print book is available.
*There is a slight delay with the print editions. The hardcover will be live later this week, and while the trade paper is currently live, it’s not in stock yet. I suspect it will be fully available by the end of the day.
THE HUMAN RACE STARTED THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION ON EARTH…
A chain of subglacial volcanoes erupt in Iceland. The melting ice floods the countryside. Poisonous gas descends on Scotland. A tsunami devastates the Norwegian coastline. An ash cloud rises into the atmosphere, blotting out the sun across Europe, ushering in a new Ice Age. Dozens of nuclear power plants, flooded by ocean water, experience meltdowns. Millions perish. Many more are displaced. All on the first day.
On the second day, a series of earthquakes moving in a straight line, reveal the presence of something massive, walking across the landscape. Concealed by a thick, radioactive ash cloud, the ‘aberration’ heads west, toward Russia.
Abraham Wright, a science writer for Modern Scientist, who wants nothing more than to be reunited with his family, finds himself at the center of the United States’ response to the crisis. Under his new title as Assistant Science Advisor to the President, Wright is sent to Europe with a team of Army Rangers, where he uncovers the truth about the ancient behemoth laying waste to the world: there have been five mass extinctions on planet Earth, and the aberration has been present at each.
On the third day, the world fights back.
Separated from his family by continents and oceans ravaged by countless disasters and populated by strange new life, Wright struggles to survive in an evolving world. Hoping to uncover the key to mankind’s redemption, he fights for answers, and to reach his loved ones–before the human race’s extinction.
THE APOCALYPSE MACHINE WILL FINISH IT.
Still not convinced? Read the first two chapters here.
Or watch some fun promo videos!
Good afternoon sunshine was wondering when Empire is going to be released? Again one site says winter but somewhere else on one of your sites I saw April so very mixed up. I hope before my birthday which is the end of the month. Can you please help a very mixed up old lady( will be 67real soon and want to read it before I croak) . Love your friend in books Connie T.
The release schedule got pushed around because of forces beyond my control, resulting in Apocalypse Machine being released first. EMPIRE should be out by the end of the month. SHOULD. Things are still in flux a bit, but end of April is a safe bet.
Kindle only or will this be available on Nook anytime?
Apocalypse Machine was fantastic…please do another
Best monster ever
Hi there. Is Apocalypse Machine a standalone novel? FantasticFiction says it is “The fifth book in the Kaiju series”. Cheers
Don’t worry I think I’ve answered my own question – your Books page puts it in the standalone novel area. Looking forward to reading it now!
Yep, you got it. Standalone.
what about The Distance ?? any update on this one?
Things are up in the air for this book. Can’t really talk about it yet. 🙂
Loved the book. One of the best apocalyptic books I ever read vivid moving felt like you were there . Now THAT would make an amazing movie. The apocalypse machine could have side stories from different people across the planet for future novels.