Saturday, August 16, 2014

Are You On High?

The Summer of the Assassin continues! Who doesn't love an assassin? Well, usually the people they're supposed to assassinate... BC, our Vatican Assassin, has been captured by the guy he was supposed to kill, the head of a cult who's now drugging him up and messing with his head! Can BC keep his mind together? Will he be able to tell if he doesn't? Find out on this episode of Mike Luoma's Glow-in-the-Dark Radio!

BC kills for the pope of the New catholic Church (NcC)  in 2109. He was sneaking onto the supposedly abandoned old Fortune Space Station to assassinate The Light when caught. Mike Luoma catches you up on the story, gives you some news, and then reads Chapter Eighteen of VATICAN ASSASSIN – science fiction adventure!




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Love Comics Podcasts? Mike's on Zone 4 talking Guardians of the Galaxy this week – listen in: http://www.zone4podcast.com/zone-4-282-guardians-of-the-galaxy/

Get all kinds of background about Guardians of the Galaxy in Mike's Cosmic Crackle columns at Comic Related: http://comicrelated.com/categories.php?column=Cosmic%20Crackle

Vatican Assassin – The Novel
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Sunday, August 03, 2014

Deep Space Breakdown

The adventures of BC - Bernard Campion - continue on a new episode of Glow-in-the-Dark Radio! BC kills people for the pope of the New catholic Church in 2109... He was sneaking onto Fortune Station to assassinate The Light, leader of a religious cult, when he was captured by cult members. Now BC is locked up and getting dosed as they mess with him, trying to break him - can they? Find out as Mike Luoma reads Chapter Seventeen of VATICAN ASSASSIN. If you're new to the story, no worries. Mike sets the scene so you know where we're at, then we dive right into the science fiction adventure!


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Guardians of the Galaxy is fantastic! Get all kinds of background about them in Mike's Cosmic Crackle columns at Comic Related: http://comicrelated.com/categories.php?column=Cosmic%20Crackle

Grey Season is the band Mike met on the highway. Literally. He says their new CD is great, and you can get it at Bandcamp: http://greyseason.bandcamp.com/

Vatican Assassin – The Novel
FREE eBook at Amazon (Kindle)
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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A Guardians of the Galaxy Mix!

A Guardians of the Galaxy Inspired mix! Based on Star-Lord's Awesome Mix Vol. 1 - A mix w/some of the original versions AND some tasty covers... Enjoy!

Guardians Inspired Mix from BrotherZag on 8tracks Radio.


Sunday, July 27, 2014

Hear the New Edits!

Started doing one of things I've known needed doing - re-editing the middle audiobook chapters of VATICAN ASSASSIN. As they're now appearing in an encore presentation on my podcast, the time seems right. And, as I said, it's been needed.  It's not re-editing the audiobook chapters for content, but to improve the flow of the read.

When originally recorded and edited, I used more of a radio commercial approach to editing the audio content, with tight edits and compacted spacing - sort of the opposite approach to what an audiobook requires. So, I'm now going back and allowing the content to breathe, carefully restoring space and air and adjusting the flow for better listening. It's a time consuming process.

Ultimately, I'll release the newly fixed chapters in audiobook form. For now, however, the only place you can hear these now fixed up audiobook chapters is on my Glow-in-the-Dark Radio podcast!

Chapters 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16 have all been restored in the last two weeks, the new versions replacing older cuts in episodes 311-314. Give a listen!

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Knocked Out On Fortune Station

BC - Bernard Campion - kills people for the pope of the New catholic Church in 2109. BC was sneaking onto Fortune Station to assassinate The Light, leader of a religious cult squatting on the once-abandoned facility, when he was clubbed on the back of the head and knocked out! Find out what happens when he comes to - on a new episode of Glow-in-the-Dark Radio! Writer Mike Luoma reads Chapter Sixteen of VATICAN ASSASSIN this week. New to the show? No worries - get a quick "story-so-far" as Mike sets the scene - then dive right into the science fiction adventure!

Guardians of the Galaxy is about to open in theaters worldwide. Mike's new column on the start of this team in the comic books in 2008 includes an interview with writer Dan Abnett who helped make them so popular! Now up at Comic Related: http://comicrelated.com/news/26162/guardians-3000-part-1




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Vatican Assassin – The Novel
FREE eBook at Amazon (Kindle)
FREE eBook at Barnes & Noble (NOOK)
FREE eBook at Smashwords
FREE audio book at iTunes
FREE audio book at Podiobooks
Paperback at Amazon
Paperback at Barnes & Noble
Paperback & eBook at Drive Thru Fiction

Vatican Assassin the Graphic Novel – PDF Download
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy - Did You Know...

Did you know...

...One of the first Star-Lord stories was written by Chris Claremont and drawn by John Byrne as a warm-up for their run on X-Men?

...The Guardians of the Galaxy we see on screen, with Star-Lord, Gamora, Rocket and the others, is not the original team known as the Guardians of the Galaxy?

...Writer Steve Englehart gave Star-Lord the name "Peter Quill" because both words were euphemisms for "dick"?

...Expanded Star Wars universe author Timothy Zahn also wrote a Star-Lord series for Marvel in the nineties?

Or that until writer Keith Giffen brought Peter Quill in as a character in the Thanos series in the 2000's, he hadn't actually been in the regular Marvel Universe?

Find out all about the characters and stories behind the blockbuster movie of the summer - Guardians of the Galaxy - in my series of columns on the team and its characters over at Comic Related. In these histories I summarize the stories and interview the creators about the books. My newest one just went up, as I interviewed writer Dan Abnett and covered the first year-and-a-half or so of these Guardians of the Galaxy in 2008 - a team close to the version we'll see on screen:  http://comicrelated.com/news/26162/guardians-3000-part-1

Learn all about the character Peter Quill - Star-Lord - In this column, writers Steve Englehart and Chris Claremont share their insights on his creation & early days in the seventies:  http://comicrelated.com/news/17021/star-lord-part-1

Tim Zahn explains how he came to write a Star-Lord series in the nineties where Star-Lord wasn't Peter Quill, and Rafael Marin tells us why Star-Lord is Peter's father Jason Quill in the Inhumans series in 2000 in this one: http://comicrelated.com/news/18390/star-lord-part-3

And editor Andy Schmidt helps explain how Peter Quill - Star-Lord - came into the Marvel Universe in the Thanos series and came to play such big roles in the two Annihilation series in this column - where we also learn about the first gathering together of the team later known as the Guardians of the Galaxyhttp://comicrelated.com/news/24697/star-lord-part-4

If you do want to learn more about the original team, the Guardians of the Galaxy of the sixties through the nineties, their story starts here: http://comicrelated.com/news/16790/guardians-of-the-galaxy

And all of my Cosmic Crackle columns can be found here: http://comicrelated.com/categories.php?column=Cosmic%20Crackle - Enjoy!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Amazon Unlimited? Really?!?! No, Not Really.

You won't be able to read my books using Amazon Unlimited, sorry to say. But? You won't be able to read a lot of books, evidently... Had been hearing about Amazon Unlimited as details leaked about Amazon's new "Netflix For Books". Last Thursday morning I received an email from Amazon's KDP Team (edited here): 
Hello, 
Today we are excited to introduce Kindle Unlimited--a new subscription service for readers in the U.S. and a new revenue opportunity for authors enrolled in KDP Select... (and, by the way) ...KDP Select is an optional program that makes your book exclusive to Kindle... 
Best regards, 
The Kindle Direct Publishing Team
Oh.

Surprise, surprise - from the Kindle Direct Independent Publishing side of things, only ebooks which have agreed to be exclusive to the Kindle will be available as part of Amazon Unlimited. Didn't tell us that would be the case.

This excludes from Amazon Unlimited any independent authors & publishers who are smart and ambitious enough to have their ebooks available in other outlets. In other words? Most independent authors and publishers who are really working at this and not just uploading something to Amazon will not be available to you through Amazon Unlimited. That kind of sucks. But, it's their marketplace, their rules. Always good to remember they're not your friend. They're showing that now.

But now I read that the Big Five publishers (Hachette Book Group - HarperCollins - Macmillan Publishers - Penguin Random House - and Simon and Schuster) apparently aren't allowing Amazon to include their books: (http://techcrunch.com/2014/07/19/how-the-big-5-publishers-hobbled-the-amazon-unlimited-launch/) and (http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/07/21/333549534/book-news-big-5-publishers-absent-from-amazon-s-new-e-book-service)  - "apparently" because no one from Amazon or the publishers is commenting on the situation as of yet. And one reviewer tried it out and couldn't find anything on it they wanted to read: http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58198723-79/kindle-amazon-unlimited-books.html.csp

All sounds pretty limited, to me. None of the Big Five, and nothing by indie writers and publishers on top of their games. There's probably some good stuff left, but it ain't "unlimited" in any way, shape or form.

And it's a slap to indie writers and publishers using the KDP program. If you have the nerve to also have your ebooks for sale at Barnes and Noble, the iTunes Bookstore, Kobo Books... any other outlets - you're out. All in all, pretty limiting, Amazon.