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Player vs. Player is now available! Also, end of year deals on my other books! #newrelease #freereads

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Decided to sneak this in there before the end of the year! Player vs. Player is now available, in both digital and print forms!

As with all my recent re-releases, this title is only available at Amazon, so that readers can take advantage of having it in their Kindle Unlimited library. However, for anyone who reads on another platform, I offer you a workaround. If you purchase the book at Amazon, send me a link to an image of your receipt/purchase confirmation (use the contact form on my About page) and I will send you an .epub or even a .pdf if you would prefer to have the book in that form.

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Pushing for change can be deadly when change starts pushing back…

Niles River has his dream job, writing for a socially-conscious video game studio, and working with his best friend and his twin brother. Sure, he has to deal with incessant harassment from trolls and even protesters who take issue with his ethnicity, his sexuality, and his politically progressive storytelling, but the chance to make a difference in the world through his art makes it worth it.

Until threatening notes begin arriving, hand-delivered, on Niles’s doorstep, and two cosplayers dressed as characters from Third Wave Studio’s latest game are murdered. Their deaths echo plot developments from unreleased content no one except people who work at the studio could know, and Niles is one of the last people to have spoken with the young women.

Now his formerly-closeted ex is investigating the crimes, armed security guards are patrolling the studio, and the death toll is mounting—and getting closer to home. If they don’t solve the murders soon, it could be Game Over for Niles.

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In other news, an omnibus version of the Strain trilogy is now available everywhere. I don’t think it’s up on Itunes or Kobo yet, but I’m working on it. They just take a little longer to process. It’s definitely available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords, however, and offers all three books at a significant discount to buying them separately!


Paperback versions of Risk Aware and Saugatuck Summer are also now available, though it’s a bit late to offer them as stocking stuffers! Still, if you’ve got those bookstore gift cards and love print, there are options!

And finally! I’m offering some end-of-year specials at Amazon!

Strain is currently available FOR FREE, and as of tomorrow, Risk Aware will be available for $0.99. So get those while you can and have a Happy New Year!

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Juggernaut is free at Amazon this week!

Juggernaut bannerFrom today until Thursday, May 3, Juggernaut, the first book of the Strain series, is free on Amazon!  Be sure to grab it while you have the chance!

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The Strain Series is now available again at Amazon!

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I’ve just started the process of uploading the Strain books to Amazon to relaunch that series as the first part of re-launching all my titles that were published elsewhere.

YAY! I’m so excited!

For now, I’ve decided to only release the books with Amazon.

The good news for those of you with Kindle Unlimited is that you will have access to the books that way rather than having to purchase them, so if that has been an obstacle in the past, hopefully it won’t be anymore.

For the few of you who do buy through other retailers, I understand this may be somewhat distressing. And I’ll be honest, I’ve been really reluctant about participating in KDP-Select and Kindle Unlimited because I believe that Amazon’s model is extremely destructive for self-publishers and small presses and I object on principle to giving a single retailer exclusive rights to distribute my book.

However, it turns out, inhabiting the moral high ground doesn’t actually pay very well.

So, I’m going to try to split the difference. If you wish to read the book in epub or pdf format, buy it on Amazon, screencap your receipt or purchase confirmation, then contact me with a link to that screencap image using the contact form on my About page, here:


You can also use any of my social media accounts.

Once you’ve done that, I will contact you with a link to download a copy of the ebook in the format of your choice.

I will update any purchase links as soon as I have them, right now I’m just waiting for the books to process!


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Coming soon…

Stay tuned! The Strain series will be available for purchase again within a few days!

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Juggernaut is live at Amazon! #postapocalyptic #mmromance @RiptideBooks


Juggernaut is up at Amazon!


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Teaser Tuesday: An excerpt from Juggernaut – Waiting Out the Plague


I got off track posting snippets and excerpts for a few weeks, but now I’m back! I bring you part of a scene from Juggernaut today!

They helped destroy the world. Now they have to survive the new one.

For rentboy Nico Fernández, it’s a simple job: seduce a presidential advisor to help cement approval to launch Project Juggernaut. He’s done similar work for General Logan McClosky before, and manipulating people for his favorite client beats the hell out of being trafficked for slave wages in some corporate brothel.

Zach Houtman feels called to work with the most vulnerable outcasts of society. But his father, the Reverend Maurice Houtman, insists that Zach work for him instead as he runs for Senate. Zach reluctantly agrees, but is horrified to see his father leave behind Christ’s mandate of love and mercy to preach malicious zealotry and violence instead. Zach even starts to suspect his father is working with fundamentalist terrorists.

When Project Juggernaut accidentally unleashes a deadly plague that claims billions of lives, Nico and Zach are thrown together, each bearing a burden of guilt. With only each other for safety and solace, they must make their way through a new world, one where the handful of people left alive are willing to do anything—and kill anyone—to survive.

Juggernaut will be released August 10 and is available now for pre-order through Riptide Publishing.

I’m going to put it behind a cut for spoilers.

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