Friday, August 31, 2012

Goodbye to an old friend

I'm kind of bummed right now. Since 2004 I've played a MMO called "City of Heroes" I just got a notice today that the game is going to be shut down permanently before the end of the year. I haven't played it much in the last 2 years or so as my interest waned, but once in a while I'd still fire it up look for some old friends I used to team with and and play for an hour or two. Back in the day I lived on this thing. There was many a night I played till 2 or 4 in the morning. It kind of bothers me because I had fun with this for many years. Like I said I haven't really kept up with it much , but I did keep my account current for those days I wanted to go on and play for a while RIP COH, you will be missed.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Taking the Bull by the horns...

So I decided to be a little proactive with my books that are out there. I personally felt the publisher was asking too much and it was hurting me sales-wise. So I decided to open an amazon store and sell them myself. I also set up "Help!" as a kindle book for the first time, for the low, low price of $2.99, which is astonishingly low for so much information. 'Redemption of the Sorcerer' is available for $19.99 now on Amazons site fulfilled by me. When you go to the page for Redemption you'll see below the heading available for $19.99 in new condition. Click on that and then you'll see my name listed. I'll even autograph all books bought this way. It's a win win situation!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Infernal BuddhaThe Infernal Buddha by Kenneth Robeson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

It's been many years since I read a Doc Savage book. I had read all the original series by the legendary Lester Dent back in my teens. Now there are new additions to the series by Will Murray. I just finished reading WIll's newest Doc Savage tale, "The Infernal Buddha" I found it to be great. It fell right in line with my recollections of Doc. The book was written as if it was Kenneth Robeson(Dent's pen name) himself writing it from the 1930's. The Infernal Buddha itself was an imaginative adversarial device. The setting of the book (Somewhere between China/Japan) led to the tension of the story, but I much prefer Doc's Adventures in America or Europe myself. The one point about the book that bothered me was Doc losing his temper at the end and kicking the Buddha. I don't remember Doc ever losing his temper, no matter how frustrated he was. That aside, I liked this book a lot. It was a great read that brought me back to my youthful enjoyment of the greatest pulp hero there has ever been, The Legendary Doc Savage!

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Monday, August 27, 2012

So what's new? Or what do you do for a follow up to Redemption of the Sorcerer?

Well I've been working steadily on a new novel the past few months and am nearing the end. As in I should be done with it this week. Then of course will be the editing phase. And soon you will have something new from me called 'Torahg the Warrior: Sword of Vengeance.' It's a pure sword and sorcery novel. Lots of action and adventure. Monsters demons, sorcerers, etc.