Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The Star System

If you're reading THE TATTOOED DUCHESS (Book 2 in A Fire Beneath the Skin) then you have my sincere gratitude.  You purchased the book.  You're spending your time reading it.  That's pretty awesome.  So why am I asking you for a favor now?  The fact is you don't owe me a thing.  There are a lot of books out there, and the fact you've chosen to read mine is amazing.

But if you enjoyed the book and want to spread the enthusiasm, please consider leaving a review at Amazon.com.  Like Ink Mage, The Tattooed Duchess is being published in serial form from Amazon's 47North imprint.  This is fantastic as it let's lots of readers get the book on Kindle for a very affordable price.  But ...

Unlike with other books, we won't see The Tattooed Duchess in Publishers Weekly or Booklist or other such places where people might usually find out about new novels.  Spreading the word depends on readers like you.  If you thought the book was awesome, then leave a review.  If reviewing is not your thing, that's cool too.  Like I said, I'm just grateful you're reading.  Today marks the halfway point in the novel's serialization.  A "the story so far ..." review is perfectly acceptable, or maybe you'd prefer to wait until the story is complete.

Whatever happens, whatever you do, thanks for reading.  Without you, I'm just some guy typing words in my little room.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Of sequels and serials: THE TATTOOED DUCHESS

THE TATTOOED DUCHESS is Book 2 of the trilogy A FIRE BENEATH THE SKIN and launches today!  Book 1 was INK MAGE, so you'll need that first, I guess.

But for the thousands of readers who've already read Ink Mage, it's time to come back for more adventures with Duchess Rina Veraiin and all of her friends in THE TATTOOED DUCHESS.  Remember, the book is being delivered in serial form, with a new episode hitting your Kindle each week.  Once you plunk down your 1.99, you don't have to do anything else or pay any more.  The episodes arrive automatically. AS IF BY MAGIC!!!!    ahem.

Anyway ...

Lots of readers enjoy the anticipation of a new episode hitting their Kindle each week.  Others .. not so much.  They'd rather read on uninterrupted.  For those readers, I suggest, getting in on the super cheap 1.99 price and then simply letting the episodes accumulate before you begin reading.  Obviously, you can wait until the serial runs it's course and then buy it on Kindle as a complete book, but by then the price will have gone up a few bucks.

Also, we all know how the Amazon game works, and I'd love a lot of people to buy the book today (or as soon as possible) to kick that Amazon ranking right in the nut sack.

And for paperback lovers, don't worry.  Once the serial has run it's course on Kindle, we can offer you an actual physical paperback in October.

Okay.  Thanks for listening.  You guys rock.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Sunday, June 14, 2015

THE TATTOOED DUCHESS is only three weeks away!

The second book in the trilogy A Fire beneath the Skin will become available for your Kindle in just three short weeks (give or take a few days).  It's called The Tattooed Duchess and picks up with our friends from Ink Mage, especially Rina Veraiin who has been gifted with magical tattoos that grant her extraordinary powers.

But book 2 doesn't do you much good if you haven't read book 1, right?

So I'm compelled to briefly harass you to ick up the first book Ink Mage if you haven't yet.  Do it soon so you'll be up to speed for the sequel.  Simply click HERE.

Above: A scene from Ink Mage as depicted by artist Tazio Bettin.

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Thursday, June 4, 2015

Words used to describe my new novel STAY









Okay ... get it at your fave local bookstore or HERE for Kindle or HERE for Nook.


Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Today is publication day for STAY !

My new thriller STAY comes out today and I want to thank some folks.  As always, a big wad of gratitude to my agent David Hale Smith.  Many thanks to my editor Brenden Deneen and also to the Thomas Dunne team.  Thanks to the amazing authors who took the time to blurb the book: Blake Crouch, Greg Rucka, Michael Koryta, and Sean Chercover.

If you're looking to spend some cash, here's a link right HERE or by all means spend your money at your favorite book store.

Below is my first ever starred review.  Thanks, Publishers Weekly!


Edgar-finalist Gischler (Gun Monkeys) offers tornado-paced shoot-’em-up action in this can’t-put-it-down thriller. After the Army sends former Solo Ops officer David Sparrow home to suburbia to recuperate from deadly assignments that he’s never revealed to his wife, Amy, David more or less happily settles into a domestic routine. Then Amy, a newly appointed New York City deputy DA, inherits the fearful job of prosecuting crime boss Dante Payne. Of course, Payne hates anyone who thwarts him, and he engineers vicious goon squad attacks on Amy and her family, against which David mounts a ferocious killing-machine defense. David must also contend with a terrorist hell-bent on personal vengeance, but fortunately he can rely on old Army buddies, friendly computer wizards, and former spook handlers for help. Amid the mayhem, Gischler provides plenty of comic relief, including a hotel full of drunken Shriners. TV rights have been sold to CBS. Agent: David Hale Smith, Inkwell Management. (June)