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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by jgreenberg01 » 04 Aug 2013, 05:24

Cyberfly wrote:Book FOUR was supposed to be the end. Complete. No more.
My editor called to tell me...he loved it too much. I CAN'T let the series end there. I HAVE to keep it going. So...the Monster Squad will most likely continue on after book 4.
Book FOUR and beyond?!?!? Wow dude, you're killing me here. Based on previous wait times - that's like 16 months before getting to the end... continuing adventures of the Monster Squad.

I have to admit that you've created a really engrossing story set in a really interesting-yet-hidden world. It's not the same-old rehashed vampire/werewolf stories we usually see. Although if you could work in a nekkid Anna Paquin, I would consider it a personal favor. I'm just sayin'...

The last time I was willing to wait (and wait, and wait) for books in a series to come out was Harry Turtledove's Worldwar series.

I hated waiting.



EDIT: if Anna Paquin is not available, I would gladly accept the actress who plays baby vamp Jessica. Woof.
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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by Cyberfly » 04 Aug 2013, 21:55

Oh man...you and me both. I wait for each episode with baited...er...breath?? Hoping beyond hope that if ANYBODY is gonna be nekkid, it's HER. But NOoOoOo...
More seriously though, I'm really glad you're liking the storyline Jeff. I told Jess last night that if I'm going to be making the MS series a continuing thing, I'm not holding back. You can ask Justin (who acted as a beta reader for a stand alone ghost story I did) that my novels can get a bit lengthy. If the Squads are going to live on, then I'm going to extend the stories and give the readers their money's worth. Rather than stories in the 80-100K word length I'll do my best to extend the stories to more like 140-150K in length. I want to give more closure to the stories but still leave enough strings hanging to keep readers engaged.
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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by Cyberfly » 17 Aug 2013, 22:36

I hate to do this, but my publisher is giving me fits for 'reviews' posted at Amazon. The one thing I know that reviews help with is when we get ready to convert to audio, it makes the narrators feel better when they see a lot of reviews and if there are a lot of good reviews. But,...if anybody from the forums has taken the time to read either Phoenix or Full Moon and would please leave a review, I'd really appreciate it.
Jeff, I dunno if you saw it or not, but I have the dates for future releases posted on FB. My publisher got with me this morning and we had a nice discussion about the future. She's wanting to be able to have a new release from me every two months by 2015. Since I'll be making Caldera into a series (mini-series, if nothing else) this shouldn't be too hard to do. They'll be able to alternate between Monster Squad and Caldera zombie book every other month. As for other stand alone novels, they'll work them in as they can.
Justin and Jon, I'll need you guys to make sure your addresses are current in the contact section. Whispers is set to be a Halloween release. It usually takes 2-3 weeks after it's released before I get the hardcopies, but I'm going to do everything in my power to purchase a copy for everyone who allowed me to use their names in the book and get them an autographed copy. :thumb:
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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by jgreenberg01 » 18 Aug 2013, 03:54

I did see it and it's nice to see that there is actually a schedule now. I'll go to amazon and review "Moon" today. By the way feel free to use my name if you need some to kill off in future stories. Just use my porn name: Dirk Armstrong.




EDIT: Um, just kidding about the porn thing. I've never done that before, and I'll never do it again...
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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by Cyberfly » 18 Aug 2013, 11:37

OMG...dude. I spit coffee all over my screen. Makes me wish I still had my Toughbook! LOL!!
That was a FB offer I made for Whispers. I knew there was going to be a large cast of characters and a pretty good 'kill-list'. I either had to come up with a TON of names on my own or...I took a page from Mark Tufo and invited friends and family to allow me to use their name in the story. Not their LIKENESS, but their name. I couldn't guarantee their outcome. What I did was put names in a hat and as I needed them, I pulled them. I ended up with a whole team of deputies with first names that started with 'J'. It might be a bit confusing to the first time reader, but I stuck to my guns. I ended up killing off most of my kids. I think two of them became local Constables. Justin and Jon were Sheriff's deputies. A lady who used to babysit me became a local author. People just got inserted to all kinds of different characters.
I may do it again one day if the time comes when I need a lot of names. Or if I ever decide to revisit the little town in Wood County, TX and maybe revive the spirits that caused so much mayhem... :D
Hmmm...maybe an investigative reporter who comes to check out all of the mysterious deaths??
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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by Cyberfly » 31 Oct 2013, 20:28

Okay, this isn't really a 'plug' per se, because honestly, I don't make crap off of boxed sets. BUT, if anybody who does like to read horror/zombie/apocalyptic fiction wanted a HELL of a deal, this is the one. For a limited time, SIX complete novels in one box set, plus a teaser from Joe McKinney. Over half a million words for the price of one e-book.
Included in the set is myself, Mark Tufo (awesome and hilarious writer), James Cook (a personal fave of mine), John O'Brien, Shawn Chesser and Armand Rosamilia. I've read a little of John's stuff and it's pretty decent. Not one of my favorites, but everybody has different tastes. He has a huge following online and a monster sized fan base. I haven't read Shawn or Armand yet, but they're pretty cool guys to hang with online.
IF you are interested, check out Epic Apocalypse at Amazon. Also available at B&N, Kobo, etc.
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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by NLVMike » 02 Nov 2013, 18:24

I'm reading "Nothing to Lose" by Lee Child. Big deal for me because it is the last Reacher novel for me. I didn't read them in order. All out of Mitch Rapp and Bob Lee Swagger.

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by Cyberfly » 05 Nov 2013, 20:16

Just in case anybody is interested, you can enter for a chance to win a free autographed copy of Whispers at Goodreads.
Here's the link so you don't have to wade through all the crap: https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/70587-whispers" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Post by MrSlippyFist » 03 Jan 2014, 22:00

Just finished reading this. Great book, great author. If anyone wants it, let me know and I'll ship free. Just promise to pay it forward when you're done./

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by Cyberfly » 04 Jan 2014, 18:45

Just finished The Spirit Clearing by Mark Tufo and started Callis Rose by the same guy. Really enjoyed The Spirit Clearing. Had a nice twist at the end.
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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by Cyberfly » 19 Jan 2014, 17:07

Jeff, Coalition (MS3) just hit Amazon.
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Post by panzermk2 » 19 Jan 2014, 17:37

Cyberfly wrote:Jeff, Coalition (MS3) just hit Amazon.

Not yet!
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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by Cyberfly » 20 Jan 2014, 09:17

Okay, okay, the Kindle version hit last night.
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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by jgreenberg01 » 26 Jan 2014, 10:20

Because monsters should be hunted down and shot between the eyes, not chasing teenage girls and playing kissy face.
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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by foxcurry » 26 Jan 2014, 10:29

"Who Is John Gault"
Just released. I've got an "in" with the author.

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by Cyberfly » 27 Jan 2014, 15:06

jgreenberg01 wrote:
Because monsters should be hunted down and shot between the eyes, not chasing teenage girls and playing kissy face.
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The best part? "I wonder if Justin Bieber is a vampire?"
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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by jgreenberg01 » 27 Jan 2014, 17:15

Cyberfly wrote:
jgreenberg01 wrote:
Because monsters should be hunted down and shot between the eyes, not chasing teenage girls and playing kissy face.
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The best part? "I wonder if Justin Bieber is a vampire?"
Does it matter? Human/vampire/werewolf/spoiled effing brat... a couple of silver bullets to the chest and one to the head will rid us of the problem.

I'm just sayin'...
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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by Cyberfly » 28 Jan 2014, 14:05

I couldn't agree more.
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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by NLVMike » 29 Apr 2015, 05:40

Last week I picked up Hemingway's "A Farewell to Arms". Read it cover to cover on Sunday. Felt like I was back in college and a book report was due in the morning. Good book, fascinating writing style. Started off almost like a stream of consciousness thing, then got more grounded as the book went on.

So I figured I deserved a little brain candy. I jumped back onto kindle and bought Fly's third book in the Monster Squad series, after a year or so from reading the first two. Enjoying it. I'm 51 years old, I'm not supposed to get into this crap, right?

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