Saturday, February 26, 2011

The Grand Finale of The Vatican Assassin Trilogy on the Podcast!

This is The End... but then again, every end is a new beginning...

This is IT! The Grand Finale, not only of Vatican Abdicator but of the entire Vatican Assassin Trilogy - on this episode of the Glow-in-the-Dark Radio Podcast! Who lives? Who DIES? Find out in the final chapters, 22 and 23, along with the Epilog - on this episode! 
News, too - is Charlie Sheen a fan? Also - Save 15% on the print edition of my short "Alibi Jones Vacation" with the code "IDES305" at through March 15th. Save on all my novels as eBooks - they're just $2.99 now! There's also a contest to talk about, plus a word about next week's exclusive WORLD PREMIERE!  
The first novel in the trilogy is also a comic book - Artist Cristian Navarro and I are adapting Vatican Assassin - #3 is out now, and can be read as a free webcomic - the new pages are up Wednesdays and Fridays. Remember, Good Samaritan: Unto Dust is free for a time as well. And the trailers for Good Samaritan: Unto Dust #1 and doodle-rama are up to watchThe links for all follow below. Links to everything can also be found on my homepage:
Good Samaritan: Unto Dust
Vatican Assassin
The Vatican Abdicator Free Audiobook with The Vatican Assassin AppendixEpisodes:
Glow-in-the-Dark Radio Comics @ Drive Thru Comics
Good Samaritan Trailer
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Thank You, Charlie Sheen

So, there goes Charlie Sheen shooting off his mouth on the Alex Jones show, and what does he call himself? Some kind of "Vatican Assassin warlock..."

No kidding!

If you're here, you may know I've got a book, a trilogy and 3 comic books with the name Vatican Assassin (If not, welcome and explore...). Well, Charlie's talking has ended up making my books show up in strange places - like the Entertainment Weekly pop culture blog! Check out the image link after the witty paragraph - an image dominated by my book covers! brought-to-visual-life/

Saturday, February 19, 2011

The Penultimate Vatican Assassin Trilogy Podcast!

The excitement continues in two more chapters of Vatican Abdicator on this episode of the Glow-in-the-Dark Radio Podcast! As we near the end of the entire Vatican Assassin Trilogy, the battle with the Eldred continues. Will Dolomay appear? Hear Chapters 20 & 21 on this episode. There's news of $2.99 novels and a contest to talk about, too, plus a promo from Jake Bible...

Did you know you can read the first novel in the trilogy as a comic book, issue-by-issue, in graphic form? Artist Cristian Navarro and I are adapting it -Vatican Assassin #3 is out now, and can be read as a free webcomic - the new pages are up Wednesdays and Fridays. Good Samaritan: Unto Dust is free on the web for a time. The new "trailers" for Good Samaritan: Unto Dust #1and doodle-rama are up to watchThe links for all follow below. Links to everything can also be found on my homepage:

Win A Signed Print Copy of "Alibi Jones: Vacation"

Win A Signed Copy of Alibi Jones: Vacation by Mike Luoma - Available now for the Kindle:

In a blatant attempt to get people to buy and review my new .99 cent short Alibi Jones: Vacation for the Kindle, I'm offering you a chance to win a signed PRINT copy if you're one of the the first five reviewers on! That's a whopping $5.99 value - never mind the expense of shipping it to you, that almost DOUBLES the value, woo-hoo!

How do you win? Simple. Be one of the first five reviewers on, and you'll be in the running. Pretty good odds - one in five, right? Your opinion is up to you, but I'm hoping you'll enjoy the story. After you read it, write up a paragraph or two and post your review. Then, when it shows up on the Alibi Jones: Vacation Kindle page on Amazon ( ), send me an email at Once five reviews appear and emails arrive one of the five will be drawn at random ( I'll email back, get your address and how you want it signed (or NOT signed - "don't scribble on my book, Mike!") and send the book off to you.

Alibi Jones: Vacation is a stand-alone short story featuring characters from the novel Alibi Jones - Hoping for some rest and relaxation, Alibi Jones and his girlfriend Katie decide to visit their Dakhur friend Kit in his new assignment on the planet Paradise. But Paradise doesn't really live up to its name... Instead of downtime, they find a coup going down around them, as Christopher Blakely attempts to overthrow the planetary government - led by his mother!

The printed version is about the size of your average comic book - 25 pages - and features cover art by Federico Guillen: An earlier version of Alibi Jones: Vacation appeared in the audiobook-only anthology Podioracket Presents: Visionaries alongside shorts by J.C. Hutchins, Philippa Ballantine, Seth Harwood, Basil Sands, Brian Rathbone and others. Many thanks again to Podioracket's H.E. Roulo, Rhonda Carpenter and Brian Holtz for including me in the compilation.

If you enjoy reading Alibi Jones: Vacation and want to read more of the adventures of Alibi Jones, you'll be glad to know the price on ALL of my ebook novels including Alibi Jones is now just $2.99. For your Kindle or your Nook, on your iPad or however you read your ebook, just $2.99!

You could even go back before the beginning and start with Vatican Assassin. It's all in the family, as the assassin in question is Alibi's sire BC - Bernard Campion - who kills for the Pope of the New catholic Church. BC's trilogy starts with him on assignment on the Moon - sent there apparently as a papal PR man but actually as a killer, targeting Governor Meredith McEntyre of Lunar Prime!

Get in on the contest - get your copy of Alibi Jones: Vacation today: Find out more about all of my books - and how you can listen to my audiobooks for free - at  

Monday, February 14, 2011

New Short Available @ Smashwords - "Alibi Jones: Vacation"

Just a short post to let you know the once audio-only short story "Alibi Jones: Vacation" has been revised and is now available in a readable form as a 22p, 99 cent ebook! Enjoy a short science fiction adventure with Alibi and Katie on the planet Paradise...

Thanks to the folks at Podioracket for including the original, audio version of "Alibi Jones: Vacation" in their anthology Podioracket Presents: Visionaries!

Alibi Jones: Vacation - A short story ebook by Mike Luoma

Sunday, February 13, 2011

The Eldred – Aliens – Arrive En Masse – Battle Begins!

This week's new Glow-in-the-Dark Radio Podcast features a favorite chapter from my Vatican Assassin Trilogy! You'll hear an epic space battle as Chapter 19 of Vatican Abdicator unfolds! Humankind is reaching for the stars. The Eldred are determined to stop us from reaching too far. Their ships are about to arrive in great numbers as they attempt to keep us within the confine of our Solar System...

Want to read the first novel in the trilogy in graphic form? Artist Cristian Navarro and I are adapting it as a comic book, issue-by-issue, and we're now releasing Vatican Assassin #3! Read it as a free webcomic - the new pages go up Wednesdays and Fridays. Read Good Samaritan: Unto Dust free on the web for a time, too! There are new "trailers" for Good Samaritan: Unto Dust #1and doodle-rama to watchThe links for all follow below. Links to everything can also be found on my homepage:

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Free Audio Book - Chapters 17 & 18 of VATICAN ABDICATOR on New Podcast!

Events are ramping up to their climax in this final book of the Vatican Assassin Trilogy - BC dreams his way inside the mind of Dolomay, discovering the duplicity of the Domo and that Fiza is still alive. And Krish calls with news of a new weapon he's developed - thanks to his work reverse engineering the Eldred's alien tech! It's all building up to final showdowns with the Eldred and Dolomay in Chapters Seventeen and Eighteen of the science fiction adventure Vatican Abdicator - on this episode of the Glow-in-the-Dark Radio Podcast!

Check out the original novel in the trilogy now in graphic form - the comic books feature art by Cristian Navarro - Vatican Assassin #3 just came out! Still coming out on the webcomic - new pages go up Wednesdays and Fridays. Hit the Vatican Assassin homepage for links to the print issue and free webcomic. You can read Good Samaritan: Unto Dust free on the web for a limited time, too! Follow the link below...

Be sure to check out the new "trailers" for Good Samaritan: Unto Dust #1and doodle-rama.  For the doodle-rama one, I used music from Chris Michetti's album Heady Metal - he liked the trailer! As he said on facebook - "Siiiick!"

Looking for my stuff, free or otherwise? Links to everything can be found on my homepage: