Thursday, October 11, 2012

Ax Max

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I'm spotlighting Max Velocity because his book is pretty clutch and I enjoyed it.

Ryan did a review not long back; check it out if you haven't already:

http://tslrf.blogspot.com/2012/09/book-review-contact-by-max-velocity.html

Arctic Pat had a review as well:

http://www.arcticpatriot.com/2012/09/book-review-contact.html

WRSA more or less excerpted a chapter from it here:

http://westernrifleshooters.wordpress.com/2012/09/18/moving-by-vehicles-in-high-threat-environments/

Instead of another review, I've decided to do an "Ax Max".  Submit your questions, we'll pick a few and Max will give us a few pearls of wisdom.

Questions can be about his background, specific tactical, whatever you want.  We'll run questions until next Wednesday and then Max will weigh in a few days later.


Monday, October 8, 2012

Favor

I've got a favor to ask, if you don't mind.  I'm trying to get The Western Front Part 1 permanently free on Amazon.  If I could set the price at zero, I would, but Amazon won't let me.  Minimum price is 0.99.  BUT - if another site has the same book for free, Amazon will sometimes drop it to zero to compete.  This process takes a long but there are ways to speed this up. 

One way is the following:

1.  Go to TWF Part 1 page:  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008ELAZJ8

2.  Scroll down to the "tell us about a lower price"  (It's just below the books sales rank and just above the reviews. 

3.  Copy the following link:  https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/237229

4.  Paste it into the popup window that opens when you click "tell us about a lower price"

Like so:


If you got a minute to do this,  I appreciate your time.

Take Care

Writing Update

I mentioned Crescent City the other day, and can say that this is definitely my next writing project.  The Blighted is getting pushed further and further back.  I was mulling ideas for it while I was running and I started getting some really good thoughts, so here's what I got so far:

Crescent City will probably only be the first of several storylines that focus on a group in a specific location.  I'm thinking NOLA, Houston, San Diego and maybe even some more cities if the stories flow out of me easy.  These three cities are selected for specific reasons that will play into the overall Western Front universe.  Ultimately I will be tying all of these stories together into a single arc that will also incorporate the Jake/Clayton storyline.

This story arc will take place obviously over all of the city stories, Kratocracy Part 2 and the following book (may be called Kratocracy Part 3 or may be called a new book).

I wanted to let you know about this because I'm pretty excited about this new story arc right now.

Take Care,
Archer

Next Project: Crescent City

I've decided to bump The Blighted down a notch or two in priorities in favor of another short project that takes places in the Western Front universe.  Crescent City (CC) will be a short work, at least as long as Flashback, but probably no longer than Part 1 of the Western Front (I'm thinking somewhere around 15-25K words). 

CC will take place in New Orleans probably sometime during the Western Front timeline.  It will be about a couple stuck in the city during the initial chaos and their subsequent escape.  I won't go all out Rawlesian, but this story will likely focus more on what they have to do/have to survive.

I think the Blighted will also start out in New Orleans as well.  I have sort of a Love/Hate relationship with NOLA - I hate it after about 2 hours in the city and I love it when I get to leave!  Seriously, NOLA is a pretty interesting city steeped in rich culture, history and mystique, so it makes an excellent backdrop.