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$0.99 cents on Kindle! The complete Tales of the Republic!

Hey everyone! Big sale this week.

All seven episodes of Tales of the Republic are now available as a complete novel. And until June 22nd, 2017, you can get the ebook for only $0.99 cents!

→ Get your copy here! ←

If you buy the complete novel, you’ll also get all sorts of bonuses:

  • Commissioned character sketches of Ming, Ari, and Po
  • A commissioned sketch of the mech scene in Telerethon Square from Episode 3: Perilous Journey
  • A desktop wallpaper made from the book cover
  • And a deleted scene from the novel that takes place in Episode 4: High Crimes (also related to the mechs, but from a new angle)

I hope you like all the bonuses, and the book. Both the ebook and paperback can be found on Amazon. It’s also in Kindle Unlimited, so you can read free if you’re a subscriber to KU.

Teasers of the bonus art!

Now, let’s talk more about the goodies.

How do you get access to all this awesome art and the deleted scene? Simply purchase the ebook or the print book from Amazon, and find the SECRET LINK in the back of the book. That will take you to a page where you can download all the stuff you see below, but without the blackout bars on them.

Here’s a sneak peak of the loot…

 

 

About Tales of the Republic

What’s Tales of the Republic about? I describe it as a sci-fi action thriller. It takes place in a speculative future somewhere in Asia, in a new country called The Republic of Enshi. Here’s the blurb and the cover if you want to learn more about the story itself…

Tales of the Republic, a sci-fi action thrillerThe fate of the Republic of Enshi hinges on a genetically modified miracle—and three unlikely heroes.

Kai Ming, a troubled politician, is entrusted with the country’s only hope of ending the famine that decimated the population. Po Li, a scrappy farm girl, battles to be reunited with her sister after rebel insurgents tear them apart. And Ari Klokov, a soldier, wakes in an underground prison with strange biotech in his head and no memory of the last twelve years.

Thrown together in the chaos and united by a fierce love for their country, Ming, Ari, and Po have to cross the mad riots, outsmart the hawkish Senator Khan, and overcome Felix Hull and his tenacious rebels who wage war in the streets of the blasted city.

Learning to trust each other is a start, but it won’t be enough. Their resistance pits them against ruthless leaders on both sides who harbor designs on the halls of power. Ming, Ari, and Po need to stop them to survive, but every opportunity has a cost–and this one must be paid for in bodies and blood.

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And some of my favorite reviews on the complete novel that have come in from early readers…

“Vivid worldbuilding with unexpected twists, great read.” – Amazon Reviewer

“An enjoyable page turner. Character driven sci-fi with a female protagonist and interesting characters.” – Amazon Reviewer

Some history, and a big thanks

If you’ve been following me for a while, you may know that the first two episodes of Tales of the Republic came out in 2014, and 2015—about six months apart. I was dipping my toes into the indie publishing waters, and they were the first two things I ever published.

Episodes 3 – 7 were finally finished earlier this year, and the serialized publication was completed over the past few months.

Episode 7: Killer Cause completes the story, and concludes the events of the riot.

All together, I’m calling this version the “complete novel” because that’s what it is. I didn’t realize it back in 2014, but Episode 1 was really just the beginning of the journey. Now, I’ve come full circle. Tales is the first book I ever started (without knowing it), and I sense a certain pleasing symmetry in the universe knowing that it’s now, at last, complete.

Thanks to everyone who helped me along the way—I really appreciate everyone who has followed along or bought the episodes as this story came into being.

I hope you like it, and that you grab it while it’s only a buck and enjoy a whole bunch of bonus art while you’re there.

One last time… Get the book on Amazon for 99 cents while the sale lasts. It ends on June 22, 2017.

The second to last episode of Tales of the Republic out now

Episode 6 of my dangerous dystopian thriller, Tales of the Republic, came to life yesterday. It’s called Early Warning and it’s the second to last episode in the series.

Here’s a little teaser…

First, the print cover spread for the print-on-demand version.

Then the opening chapter of this episode…

Episode 6, Chapter 1
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This is one of my favorite episodes of the series for many reasons, most of which have to do with the urchin communication network that Po recruits, and the return of Noura, as she takes on a new role and helps Po on her mission because she believes in her.

You can buy Episode 6: Early Warning on Kindle now. The print version is on its way and will be available shortly.

The final episode to complete the series will be out in a couple more weeks. It all comes together in Episode 7: Killer Cause, on May 10th. The last stand. The final battle. Who will survive? What price must be paid to save the Republic, and who will pay it?

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So what’s next?

About a month after the TOTR episodes are all out, I’ve got some fun plans for launching the complete novel that include bonus goodies like a deleted scene and some wallpapers and a chance to get a signed copy in the mail. Still trying to think of what else to give away that might be fun, maybe do a few readings on Facebook.

I’m also in the process of recruiting an army of ARC readers, people who will help me launch books by reading early and leaving honest, timely reviews. Email me or leave a comment here if that sounds interesting to you, and I’ll add you to the list personally.

I’ll be posting the good photos from my trip to Portland soon. But first I have some work to do on Translocator 2. Recently crested 40k words and I don’t want to lost that momentum.