Thursday, October 18, 2012

This and That and Some Promotion

FIRST AND FOREMOST: Welcome to my blog tour--my first ever. Interview is up, plus we'll be offering some give-aways of the War Gate. I also have three $9.95-valued e-book gift cards in exchange for a purchase of the $2.99 War Gate. Notify me by email that you've made a purchase and I'll send you your pick of one of the following:

Planet Janitor Custodian of the Stars

John Carter (The complete Barsoom Series)

Sherlock Holmes, The Complete and Illustrated Novels, Plus all 56 Short Stories

Chris Stevenson:

Reviews are not necessary, but it sure would be nice. Please head on over to Farah's Blog Tour at:

Well, for the last two weeks the book sales have been pretty flat. Sold one full-price hard copy of Planet Janitor, which was a surprise, and also sold a way out-of-print copy of Word Wars, my first SF debut seven years ago. My frontline books have suffered. And so has my requirement to meet my internet bill, which means this might be a last post until we switch providers. I've got a total of 38 submissions out there to some token-advance and semi-pro paying publishers. My agent has quite a few out there for my last YA title, The Girl They Sold to the Moon. The also in negotiation for a film option from an indie producer at the moment. My agent is handling that one. So you can see how losing the internet for me would be a stressful proposition. That's why I thought I would run my available titles up the pole and see who salutes them. I think sales from The War Gate would offer me the best salvation as far as income.

Now, I have some e-book gift cards that I received from my publisher. They're hard cards and have a code number on the back end. Once you have the code number, or once I give it to you via email, you can turn that into my publisher (or the gift card provider) for credit on the card. The titles available on the cards number three--John Carter, The Complete Barsoom Series, The Complete and Illustrated Sherlock Homes, and Planet Janitor: Custodian of the Stars. Now, for every purchase and review of The War Gate, I'll offer one of these cards to you (the code), and you can turn it into my publisher (or provider) for credit. You also must name your reading format. Just get a hold of me and tell me about your purchase and review and I'll send out your pick of the gift card title, along with the code. The e-book gift cards have a $9.95 cover price. Sound like a deal? There's only three. So first come first serve. 

My email:

Here are my Amazon titles, including The War Gate.

THE WAR GATE, A PROFESSIONALLY-EDITED BACKLIST PARANORMAL TITLE, NOW SLASHED TO $2.99! Full-length, 332 pages of thrills, romance and chills. Available on Amazon Kindle:

Tag Line: Through a miraculous conception, Avalon Labrador must give birth to herself before she is executed, to solve her husband’s murder and her own wrongful conviction.
When the reincarnated Avy Labrador is kicked out of her stepfather’s house on her 18th birthday, she has no idea that the man who raised her framed her mother to cover his murder so he could acquire a major software empire. Now, years later, with the help of her magician boyfriend, Sebastian, Avy is about to discover that her birth was otherworldly and for a purpose. The ancient Roman God Janus was so appalled by the heinous murder of Tom Labrador by his brother Drake that he opened up a War Gate. Avy has received half of her mother’s soul light and half of a God’s essence. Her mission is to put the real killer behind bars. The only catch: she must learn to “Gate-Walk”, that’s time traveling to the layman. She soon finds out that she is a drunk driver on the space/time continuum super highway.
“This was a solidly written tale with a trace of fantasy and complex thought used in defining the concept of leaping from one time gate to the next—excellent job of structuring.”
Terrie G, Bitten by Books, 4 out of 5.
“The War Gate is a captivating book. Mystery, magic and the paranormal blend together in a perfect mix. I would thoroughly recommend this book to fantasy enthusiasts who also like romance.
Orcid, Aurora Reviews, 5 out of 5.
War Gate Author's Note: The antagonist character, Wax Man, is not for the squeamish. I warn you ahead of time that he is the most disgusting, vile creature/human you're ever likely to read about. Not for younger readers under 13.

PLANET JANITOR CUSTODIAN OF THE STARS--Starship Troopers meets Robinson Crusoe on Mars. A must read for classic and Golden Age Fans!
Planet Janitor: Custodian of the Stars (Engage Science Fiction) (Illustrated) 

Captain Zachary Crowe and the crew of Planet Janitor Corporation are adept at handling environmental clean-ups and close system jumps to collect precious ores and space trash. The problem is they have yet to complete an assignment without a mishap to add to their not so stellar record. Scraping the bottom of the barrel, Orion Industries contracts Planet Janitor for a clandestine operation that no one else wants, offering them more money than they could spend in three lifetimes. The mission entails a 12 light-year trip to a newly found habitable planet in the Tau Ceti system. The crew will lose 26 years on Earth due to the cryo jump, but that is the least of their problems. What they find on Tau Ceti will rattle their wits, test their courage, and threaten their very survival.


"Planet Janitor does deliver an interstellar romp that hearkens to the best of Robert Heinlein or Philip José Farmer... A rollicking plot-driven adventure... The dangers are intimidating, the wonders evocative and the thread that ties it all together is always just a little more tangled than it seems." --The Canadian Science Fiction Review, December 13, 2010

"An intriguing and exciting cross between Aliens and 10,000 Years B.C. - Stevenson shows us a future filled with proof that we should listen to Stephen Hawking's warnings about alien life forms and what they want to do to us." --Gini Koch, author of `Touched by an Alien' & `Alien Tango', December 1, 2010

"Stevenson's book considers the possibility of an elite industry of environmental cleanup specialists who take on all sorts of bizarre environmental jobs... Clearly, this is a timely topic that hits home in the wake of the Gulf oil spill." --SF-Fandom, September 21, 2010

From the Publisher

A great deal of care went into the quality of this book, with case laminate library binding, wrap around cover art, and 26 illustrations.

Welcome to THE WOLFEN STRAIN. Half Jurassic Park, half Wolfen. A Beauty and the Beat tale flipped and ripped on its ear. Still reduced to 4.49!
The Wolfen Strain 

Product Description

In a remote compound in Wyoming a geneticist created the first female human-wolf hybrid and adopted her as his daughter. When Melina Salinger discovers who and what she really is she escapes her father's domain and sets out into the wilderness—any other life would be better than the one that was forced upon her.

Seth Anson, a ranger stationed at the Wheeler Ridge watchtower, is trying to get over a bitter divorce—working in the majestic Shoshone forest is the only way he knows how to get on with his life. Consequently, he is unprepared for the strange and mysterious woman he accidentally shoots and then must nurse back to health. As Seth and Melina form a close bond that leads to something deeper—they have no idea that the geneticist’s other creation—the result of a DNA cloning experiment gone horribly wrong—is bent on finding Melina and committing a monstrous ac