Sunday, October 28, 2012

Book "Birth" Announcement

Been sending out my good news! Here's the "birth announcement" email:


Hope you don't mind a note from me about my new novel – my books are like my babies – this is a kind of "birth" announcement! I'm proudly announcing the wide release of my new science fiction adventure Alibi Jones and The Sunrise of Hur!

A mediator for the Solar Alliance in the 2130s, Alibi Jones is searching for a stolen Dakhur artifact - the golden tiara with a blood red gem, The Sunrise of Hur. It's a cultural treasure, the property and pride of the Dakhur race. Unfortunately, Alibi isn't supposed to land on the planet he most wants to investigate – Kismet, home of the crime lord Rene Laveillur, who has claimed Alibi's on-and-off girlfriend Katerina Ramsey as his property. Alibi's warned – he lands on Kismet, he's a dead man!

Alibi Jones and The Sunrise of Hur is now available in paperback & for your Kindle at Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Alibi-Jones-The-Sunrise-Hur/dp/1300203315/

There's already a nice 5-star review there: "This book is the second in the Alibi Jones series, but you won't have to read the first book for this to be a good read (and make sense!). ...The story is well written, and you will lose yourself in the characters as they struggle with personal issues while trying to do the right thing. Without giving spoilers, the ending will leave you wanting more."

I'm still doing everything publishing and promotion-wise myself and so appreciate any help in spreading the word you can offer. Maybe there's someone you know who likes science fiction to whom you could forward this email? Or if you feel like it, perhaps you could post a link on facebook or Twitter, or G+? My website http://glowinthedarkradio.com has info and links to all the places the book is on sale. There's also a link there for my podcast - I read the chapters of the new novel as a free audio book each week on Glow-in-the-Dark Radio: http://glowinthedarkradio.podomatic.com. Give a listen if you have a chance.

Thanks for letting me share my good news with you!

Onward...

The Laughing Array!


So what if no one has been to the Mad Planet Metcalf in the last 20 years because the original colonists were mysteriously driven insane... should still be a fun place to visit, right? Alibi Jones is on his way there - in the new chapter of the audio book of the science fiction adventure novel Alibi Jones and the Sunrise of Hur you're about to hear on this episode of Glow-in-the-Dark Radio!
Get quickly caught up on the story so far and then dive into the chapter as writer Mike Luoma reads from his new novel. There's book news this week, too – Alibi Jones and The Sunrise of Hur is now available in paperback at Amazon.com as well as for your Kindle as an eBook. Listen in for more details.

Alibi Jones and The Sunrise of Hur paperback at Amazon:
New 2nd Edition of Vatican Ambassador at Amazon:
New 2nd Edition of Vatican Ambassador paperback at Lulu:

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Off to The Planet Depot...

Free science fiction audio adventure – Listen in on The Adventures of Alibi Jones on Glow-in-the-Dark Radio! Hear chapter eight of Alibi Jones and the Sunrise of Hur – with writer, reader and host, Mike Luoma.

Alibi Jones is about to leave Cat's Eye for the planet Depot. He's hoping old star charts can help him find the actual location of the "Mad Planet" Metcalf. Supposedly, that's where he'll find the artifact he's looking for, The Travel Chair of Enokata. But Depot will prove to be a far trickier place to deal with than Alibi Jones imagines...

There's a quick update on the story so far and then the very long chapter eight of Alibi Jones and The Sunrise of Hur!



Links: http://glowinthedarkradio.com – http://alibijones.com

Get the Alibi Jones and The Sunrise of Hur Paperback/PDF Combo Pack for $9.99 at DriveThruFiction.comhttp://www.drivethrufiction.com/product/105874/Alibi-Jones-and-The-Sunrise-of-Hur

Get your free copy of Earthbound Dossier at DriveThruComics.com:http://comics.drivethrustuff.com/product/106128/Earthbound-Dossier?term=dossier

Glow-in-the-Dark Radio is also a part of the Comic Related Podcasting Network. You can find us every week at http://comicrelated.com!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

The Mad Planet Metcalf

Hear chapter seven of the science fiction adventure Alibi Jones and the Sunrise of Hur – it's audio science fiction from The Adventures of Alibi Jones on Glow-in-the-Dark Radio! With your writer, reader and host, Mike Luoma

Alibi Jones returns to his home on Cat's Eye. His Aunt Anita calls, worried – what is Alibi doing messing around with Richard Wentworth? And is he really going to the Mad Planet Metcalf?

Get a quick update on the story so far and then dive in!





Get the Alibi Jones and The Sunrise of Hur Paperback/PDF Combo Pack for $9.99 at DriveThruFiction.comhttp://www.drivethrufiction.com/product/105874/Alibi-Jones-and-The-Sunrise-of-Hur

Get your free copy of Earthbound Dossier at DriveThruComics.com:http://comics.drivethrustuff.com/product/106128/Earthbound-Dossier?term=dossier

Glow-in-the-Dark Radio is also a part of the Comic Related Podcasting Network. You can find us every week at http://comicrelated.com!

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Finding Finder


Audio science fiction! The Adventures of Alibi Jones continue on Glow-in-the-Dark Radio with chapter six of Alibi Jones and the Sunrise of Hur. Meet one of my favorite new characters: Finder. He's kind of like The Dude meets Tommy Chong. Finder doesn't find things himself so much as he finds people who can get their hands on the things he needs to track down - or they find him. In tribute to some of my artist friends, Alibi meets Finder on the beach in Mar del Plata, Argentina.


Had a lot of fun recording this chapter, doing the voice for Finder, and voicing Alibi reacting to the man. Add in a brief Wentworth appearance towards the end and the pilot Drex throughout and there are a lot of character voices going on here. Hope you enjoy the interpretation!

Finder has appeared before, actually, in my audio short story ALIBI JONES & THE WISHING STONE. That's in the audio anthology The Adventures of Alibi Jones: Six Short Stories which, although it came out last year, takes place after the new novel. ALIBI JONES AND THE WISHING STONE w/art by Meisha will appear next year in The Adventures of Alibi Jones #2 from Earthbound Comics.

Get the Alibi Jones and The Sunrise of Hur Paperback/PDF Combo Pack for $9.99 at DriveThruFiction.com: http://www.drivethrufiction.com/product/105874/Alibi-Jones-and-The-Sunrise-of-Hur
Get your free copy of Earthbound Dossier at DriveThruComics.com: http://comics.drivethrustuff.com/product/106128/Earthbound-Dossier?term=dossier

Glow-in-the-Dark Radio is also a part of the Comic Related Podcasting Network. You can find us every week at http://comicrelated.com!

Thursday, October 04, 2012

And the Winners Are...

That was fun! Thanks to everyone who participated in yesterday's competition and giveaway.

Here's the list of winners so far... if I missed you, please let me know. I'll be getting in touch this weekend via whichever social media we share to get you your download codes.

Twitter:

@dsobkowiak
@jeanettemarsh
@ReaderCo
@edwardshepard
@javamanphil
@pfunk3000
@abarie06
@Steve_McIntyre
@JRDSkinner
@NightmareVT
@elblondino
@whybuckwhy
@jtaylorvt

facebook:
Kaye Winter
Rachel Venooker
Alex Gadd

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Free Kindle E-book Competition Giveaway


Want something for nothing?

Today I'm giving away 25 free copies of my new e-book ALIBI JONES AND THE SUNRISE OF HUR. The rules are simple. All you have to do is tweet the following phrase, or post it as your Facebook status:

I want a #free #kindle copy of ALIBI JONES AND THE SUNRISE OF HUR by Mike Luoma – Love Science Fiction! http://amzn.com/B009BV7CHS

Easy, isn’t it?

You must include the link to the Amazon page for your entry to count (try and include the hashtags if on Twitter).

Once you're done, come back here to the blog and show me proof, a screenshot or whatever. You can put it up on Photobucket or somewhere and put a link below. Or you can get creative.
In fact, you can both tweet it and post it as your Facebook status, and that counts as two entries. If you come up with another creative or amusing way to spread this message, that will count as another entry too.

If you don’t want to post your proof below, you can email it to glowinthedarkradio at gmail dot com and that will also count.
Finally, if you retweet news of this competition, blog about it, put a link to this post up on Facebook, or promote it in some other way, and come back here and show me (or email me), that will count as another entry in the draw.

This isn’t just open to Kindle owners, or those with the free Kindle program installed on their computer or phone that allows them to read Kindle e-books. If you have a Nook or another e-reader, I can provide you with the correct format instead.

There will be spot prizes for particularly amusing, creative or effective entries given at the whim of our esteemed panel of judges, i.e. me. I'm thinking comics, other books...
The competition runs from now until Wednesday night at midnight PDT time (that’s 3 a.m. on the East Coast of the US or 8 a.m. in London).
Winners will be announced tomorrow.
Sound like fun?
Please note that if you are a new commenter on my blog, I have to manually approve your comments. Don’t worry if your comment doesn’t appear – I still got it, and your entry counts!

(This competition is modeled on an excellent one run by David Gaughran - http://davidgaughran.wordpress.com)

Monday, October 01, 2012

Check Out Earthbound Dossier!

Free to download and enjoy!

Earthbound Dossier Digital Download

Artist Sought For 12 Page Science Fiction Comic

I've just finished the script for a 12 page comic book story featuring my character Alibi Jones. Now I need an artist to help me bring it to life! It will be published in The Adventures of Alibi Jones #2 from Earthbound Comics. I'm also the letterer and do the production work. I'd like to find someone who does both pencils and inks – that way the team is close to complete (Earthbound works with some good color people, so that's not essential).

With Earthbound we don't make anything up front, but we do get an issue, back end percentage, and copies at cost for local and con sales. Not perfect but not bad. Working with them is kind of a cooperative effort. I've liked working with Earthbound. If you're on pencils and inks, you're my collaborator on this story, in for 49% of the IP aside from the previously created characters and designs. That means anything more happens with this story, you're part of it.

I'll also create an audio version of the story to help promote it, and distribute it on my Glow-in-the-Dark Radio podcast, found each week on iTunes and at ComicRelated.com.

If your interested in doing the pencils and inks for this 12 page story, please get in touch with me – Mike Luoma – at: glowinthedarkradio (at) gmail (dot) com.