Saturday and Sunday, July 8th and 9th, my two non-fiction eBooks are available for free at Amazon worldwide! Get Star-Lord and the Guardians of the Galaxy: An Unofficial Comic Book History and King Richard III: Unearthing the King free for your Kindle.
Star-Lord and the Guardians of the Galaxy: An Unofficial Comic Book History eBook:
"An in-depth look at Marvel Comics’ Cosmic Team from 1968 to 2011, with an extensive history of the character Peter Quill – Star-Lord – including creator insights from Steve Englehart, Chris Claremont, Timothy Zahn, Dan Abnett, Rafael Morin and more. Also includes in-depth looks at Adam Warlock and Thanos, as well as extras on Killraven and Monark Starstalker. Some of this material originally appeared on-line in columns by Mike Luoma at the late, lamented ComicRelated.com and other sites where they're no longer available."
King Richard III: Unearthing the King eBook:
"Taking On the Tudors! In this short work, author Mike Luoma looks at the years of character assassination and assault the reputation of King Richard III of England (1483-5) has undergone, and more recent efforts to look at his place in history with greater objectivity.
Just as Richard III's bones needed to be discovered and recovered, so too his true history and reputation required exhumation. Somewhere between the vilification of the Tudor "traditionalists" and the hagiography of modern-day "Ricardians" lies a portrait of a real man and king. Luoma attempts to shovel off the accrued dirt of historical maligning in the first half, then reconstructs Richard's character with an (attempted) objective look at his assumption of the throne in June of 1483.
An excellent introduction to the man and the controversy that is Richard III!"