My sci-fi thriller Thursday is now available to buy. You can find it at all major bookstores in either ebook or paperback. I hope you enjoy it. I intentionally wrote it to be a fast-paced edge-of-your-seat read, but I also wanted to examine the question as to who is the “bad guy” when you are undercover.
Thursday, my debut science fiction thriller novel is now available for pre-order. It’s availalbe at all major bookstores. Store links can be found via the link below.
To celebrate the upcoming release of my first science fiction novel, Thursday, I’ve decided to share some stories of my life: Tales from the music industry, tales from my career in writing, tales from my work as a Silicon Valley business development executive, and possibly some random life moments in there, too. You can find them on Youtube on via the below playlist. I hope you enjoy them as much as I’m enjoying sharing them.
When SF author John Scalzi was in town a couple weeks ago I was joking with him that I messed up my writing career with some poor choices. One of them was that, while I was nominated for the Nebula and Sturgeon Award for my science fiction short fiction, the first novels I wrote were all fantasy. I was (mostly) joking, as the Tommy Black series has sold quite well, but it was definitely true in some areas, as I have quite a few readers that are mostly fans of my science fiction. Well, the wait is over! My virtual reality science fiction thriller Thursday will be released on November 1, and I’m thrilled to death to share with you the cover!
Here’s the blurb from the back jacket of the paperback:
NO ONE CAN BE TRUSTED AND NOTHING IS REAL
In a near future of decaying cities and gray skies everyone has escaped to the wondrous life of virtual reality.
Including the criminals.
And the most dangerous criminal in the world is Sunday, the leader of the terrorist group the Order of Days, whose sole mission is to destroy the false paradise of VR and return people to the land of reality.
While on a simple reconnaissance job, young FBI agent Gabby Kane stumbles upon Saturday, a key member of the Order of Days. Kane brashly tries to single-handedly capture the terrorist, only to mess everything up in the process. She not only allows Saturday to escape, but she also seriously injures her own neural connection to virtual reality, a critical requirement for an undercover agent. With her career in jeopardy, Gabby agrees to an impossible mission: Infiltrate the Order of Days as Thursday and kill the mysterious Sunday.
Deep undercover and chased by the police and FBI while getting closer to uncovering the Order of Days, Gabby finds herself in increasing danger and without allies. But do enemies and allies even exist when no one can be trusted and nothing is real?
If you were wondering whether to dive into the free full cast audio drama podcast of The Thieves Guild, here’s a one minute scene to give you a taste:
I’m very excited to have The Thieves Guild now on sale in all major bookstores in both print and ebook. This is the first book in an ongoing series. Book two, The Burning City, will be available in December, and book three will be available in the first half of next year.
My publisher, Broadsword Books, and I are actually doing something quite cool. Rather than release the audiobook immediately, we are going to release a free full cast audiobook podcast over the next half a year, with the audiobook available next Summer. But no need to wait for the audiobook! Just subscribe to The Thieves Guild podcast and listen to the book just like a serial from the thirties or via a magazine in the 19th century… one cliffhanger chapter at a time! The good news is that you won’t have long to wait for each chapter, as they are released twice a week. In fact, you can listen to them right here:
I’m so excited for this release. Back when I was in my teens, classic fantasy by Edgar Rice Burroughs and Robert E. Conan saved my life by giving me a much-needed escape. I loved the rollicking adventures and colorful characters. Later I was similarly taken away by Charles Dickens and his ability to make me anxiously turn from page to page. I promised myself I would write a book like that.
This is what The Thieves Guild is for me—the series I’m writing to honor the epic fantasies I read when I was little. The Thieves Guild features all the things I loved—unexpected twists, colorful characters, the mischievous kid thrust into a role he did not expect. It’s just been so much fun to write, and now it’s available.
The first book is available September 1, while book 2 will be published on December 1. You can pre-order book one via the link below:
I hope you enjoy reading the book as much as I did writing it, and I sincerely hope I did justice to the wonderful writers who inspired it.