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Pax Titanus: THE EPIC BOOK PROMO

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Do you get hot and bothered when you see these words?

EXCLUSIVE.
LIMITED EDITION.
AUTOGRAPHED.
NUMBERED.

If so…keep reading, my freaky friend.

I’m in the final stretch as a NBAS (New Bizarro Author Series) author with Eraserhead Press. It’s been an absolute blast, but there is still work to be done.

Specifically, selling books.

I have a few more to sell and I thought…. what to do? What kind of promo could I do that will make the difference and sell some books?

Well, I’m a Bizarro author and because it’s the coolest damn literary community in the history of the multiverse, I turned to my tribe. I got my answer.

Enter M.P. Johnson, a kickass author and artist!

I commissioned M.P. to create an EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED EDITION Book Cover for Pax Titanus.

Just look at it. It’s GLORIOUS. And AUTOGRAPHED. By M.P. and yours truly.

And you can get one! It’s easy.

Buy a copy of PAX TITANUS on Amazon anytime between now and 9/19/15. Here’s the link: http://amzn.com/1621051641

Shoot me an email (room1331 at gmail.com) with the receipt (screenshot) and I’ll send you THIS EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED EDITION PAX TITANUS Book Cover!

And two new exciting bookmarks featuring fan art by Kat Parker!

AND…as of 9/16, I am throwing in a signed book plate that you can slap right in that sucker!

Make your bizarro book even more bizarro!

This offer is worldwide. I’ll send it to you no matter what spot on this happy mudball you call home.

Already own a copy and can’t afford another? REVIEW Pax Titanus on Amazon or Goodreads and I will send you a book cover as a thank you.

However, there’s only 100 of these bad boys, so don’t wait. I will not be printing any more. 100 and done!

Get your copy of Pax Titanus today. Already own one? Buy a copy for a friend!

Read Bizarro Books!

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Top 10 Books Recommended for Writers

As an editor and publisher for the past 15 years, I’ve spent a lot of my time coaching writers through the process of writing, editing and marketing their books.  It can be a challenging process even for the most ambitious and confident individual. All creators need encouragement, inspiration, and a kick in the pants sometimes. I’d like to share with you a list of ten books I frequently recommend to authors.
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This book is fascinating because it explains the neuroscience behind how stories work and why they are important to human development. It teaches how our brains are hardwired to respond to story, to pay attention to them and learn about the world and human emotion. It delves into the specific aspects that the brain is hungry for in…

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Upcoming Appearances! Book Signings! Conventions!

Sept. 25 2016

I’ll be reading a selection from A Clockwork Orange for the Banned Books Read-out.

Come check it out at the Downtown Orlando Library. Many fine authors reading many controversial words. Starts at 2pm.

February 27, 11am -7pm

This event was a great success for all involved.  Check out the entire event (all the lectures and all the panels) on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLg-TKhQp7AqFbx4ykk4ZkMxdpl-EJV_un

Summer will be quiet but I have some great plans for the Fall. Stay tuned!

Tom Lucas Returns to the Surreal Sermons Podcast

Happy Memorial Day.

Question:

Just laying low today? Relaxing? Searing the flesh of tasty dead animals?

Why not kick back and listen to the latest episode of THE bizarro fiction podcast, Surreal Sermons?

Host Jeremy Maddux​ invited me back to chat about the struggle to sell books but the conversation took a turn when I talked about almost dying and my recent experience with a rift in the time-space continuum. TRUE STORY.

http://jeremy-maddux-9.podomatic.com/entry/2015-05-24T20_56_09-07_00

Titanic May Spectacular! Freebies! Swag! Collectibles! Check it out!

Slide1 Hi Folks, So here’s the deal… I need to sell about 100 copies of Pax Titanus. It’s a serious issue. It means the difference between earning a book contract or well, NOT. So, I have put together a special THANK YOU/ MEGA ULTIMATE FAN PACK for ANYONE who PURCHASES or REVIEWS my latest book, Pax Titanus during the month of May. What’s in the PACK?

AND… If you PURCHASE AND REVIEW, I will throw in a glossy 8 1/2″ x 11″ Glossy print of the Pax Titanus cover art, ready for framing. Pretty cool, right? The conditions are simple:

  • Buy a print or ebook copy of Pax Titanus on Amazon in the month of May 2015.
  • Review Pax Titanus on Amazon, Goodreads, or Barnes and Noble. (Amazon is preferred).
  • Send an email confirmation of either to Room1331 at gmail dot com.
  • I will ask you for a mailing address and what you’d like your autograph plate to read.
  • I will send you the awesomeness. Anywhere in the world. I ain’t kidding.

BUT KIND SIR, I’ve already done both things. I think you are a kick-ass dude. Surely, there’s some love for me? I hear you. I love you. Really. But I’m in a tough spot right now. This might be time to buy a copy for a friend. Time to conspire. You can split the booty. Please share, retweet, send smoke signals, etc. This is a big, desperate times push kind of thing. Let’s throw down.

I’m Speaking on a Panel – TONIGHT (3/19) 7pm EST!!!

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Hi All,

Sorry for the late notice!

I’m speaking on a panel at Full Sail University as a part of its Hall of Fame week. The panel is all about self-publishing: the ins and outs, the whys and wherefores, the do and the do nots.

The panel will be streaming live on YouTube and is instantly archived so if you can’t tune in tonight, I hope you will catch up with me soon after.

Beside kicking the science, I’ll be debuting a new sport coat, so please join tonight at 7pm EST right here:

 

Book Review: Deep Blue

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From the Back Cover:

The destruction of the old city must be prevented. John feeds the machine nightly. The devil in the fridge watches. Nobody wants to be a man-in-a-can anymore. Take in a show at Jeremy’s. Get your head checked at Fred’s. Ride the rails until the tracks are set ablaze by firefighters who fight fires with fire. Tuesday’s coming. Did you remember to bring your coat?

From Brian Auspice comes a down-the-rabbit-hole adventure into the depths of the human condition.

Now then…

You are walking down an unfamiliar street. People push past you, a dense mob of angry faces, stiff arms, and muttering voices. It feels dangerous but it offers no thrill. Every ounce of you wants to just run back home. Run back to what you know. To where it is safe.

But you can’t.

Because of that picture.

You happened upon it one day. A peculiar painting. It intrigued you. Then you read the words, just a few simple sentences, but their meaning eluded you.

It was a definitely coded message. This much you were certain. You knew that until you could decipher it, there would be no rest.

That picture and those cryptic words led you here. You stand at the end of an alley, a narrow mildew-coated murder channel. Your gut twists. Hope dies in halls such as these. Amongst the debris and detritus, you spot a faceless man, his back pressed the back wall. He beckons. Bravely, perhaps stupidly, you ignore the scent of wither and woe and push forward. For you must know the answer.

You must!

Curiously, he pulls a chair out from the shadows and gestures for you to sit. You obey. He hands you a straw and a mirror. A line of fine powder sits upon it, expectant and eager.

You wave your hand. Not for you. Emphatically, he points back down to it and your eyes follow. You watch the granules. They begin a dance, pushing to and fro, zigzagging across the length of the mirror. They take a shape – is it a caterpillar? A slug? A simple worm? Whatever it is, it is looking at you.

Then the scream. A most terrible scream!

TOO LATE!

The scream is yours for you have chosen suck in this devil dune of exotic dust.

Your head snaps back. Your chest tightens. A terrible ringing fills your ears. Sweat explodes from every pore. You feel as if you are going to die.

You are most definitely going to die.

Your hands clench your thighs. Your nails dig deep, their purchase met with a slow, warm trickle of blood. Your stomach cramps and you curl forward, as a maddening parade of tiny men sealed in cans sing to you. Mono-color flashes blind you, viciously betraying you with every hue of color. Faces fold and slide through newly formed fissures in the brick.

You can hear your bones crack. A symphony of fractures. Glorious! Then, a choir of laughter. The rise and fall of a cackle. The huff of a guffaw. And lastly, a snicker.

Are you laughing? Are these voices your own?

The abyss calls and you answer. A change of scene occurs…

You wake in your bed.
In your room.
In the house that you know.
All is well.
You cracked the code.
You solved the riddle.
You smile.
You now know a secret.

You have just read Deep Blue.

I give this book a rating of: Five Twisted Little People in Funny Hats.