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FREE SHORT STORY!

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So Jay has gone into hiding once again. Sorry about that. To say I’m sorry, here is a free short story! Free until Saturday that is.

http://www.amazon.com/Contrat-dOlivier-Short-J-R-Murdock-ebook/dp/B014CN4KX8

The story, Contrat d’Olivier, is one that I’m very happy with. I wrote it a couple of years ago and it’s gone through a couple of iterations. Everyone that I’ve sent it to in an attempt to get it published, has held on to it for a long time. By a long time, I mean one had it for over a year before finally rejecting it. Another had it once for nine months before rejecting it and recommending a revision, which I did. Then they held on to it for another nine months before I just never heard from them again. So I’m not sure what happened.

Finally I submitted the story to Writers of the Future and was quickly rejected. Hey, can’t win ’em all.

Regardless, I think this is a strong story and threw a cover on it and dropped it on Amazon. Want a copy? It’s free this week. Once the free period is over, it’ll only be 99 cents.

Check it out, let me know what you think. I’ll go work on more stories.

Until Next Time, Stay Awesome!

V&A Shipping II available!

I realize that I told all ya’all that V&A Shipping II was available, but I never linked to all the places you could buy it. That has been rectified! BUY BUY BUY! WOO WOO!

P.S. If you buy a copy, email me the receipt, I will email you the rest of my books FREE!

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In an argument over who lost the planetoid they were towing, Vic and Joey find themselves outside the S.S. Acid Rat looking for the planetoid and trying to determine what is hitting the outside of the ship. Vic is hit by a stray rock and Joey must fight to get Vic pulled back inside.

Once everyone is back inside and the planetoid is relocated, they discover that their old friend, Sheriff B.T. Justice is on their trail. During the excitement, they passed through the sheriff’s system and pursuit ensues. The crew decide to hide on the planetoid they’re towing.

It isn’t until the land that they discover the planetoid’s secert; it’s hollow! Not only is it hollow, but an entire civilizaton exists on the inside. Being pulled away from their home star, the planetoid is struggling to stay running and the citizens inside the planetoid need the crew’s help. Unfortunately, Sheriff B.T. Justice isn’t going to let them out of his grip this time!

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Print ($9.99)


 

BILLY BARBARIAN AVAILABLE!

I’m so excited I had to type in all CAPS! BILLY BARBARIAN is available everywhere great ebooks are sold! (well, except kobo which seems to be stuck at the moment). So go forth and spread the word! Spread it far and wide! Tell everyone you know! And hey! If you repost, post to your facebook timeline, post on twitter, post in any social media for that matter, and send me the link to your post (or if I stumble upon it) I will send you the coupon code to get the ebook FREE (from smashwords).

Help me launch Billy! WOO WOO!

Billy Barbarian

Billy Barbarian – Sethopolis


For a barbarian, life is simple. Hunt. Eat. Build. There’s not much else. But for Billy Barbarian there has to be more to life. So he’s decided to head down to the big city and check things out. In the mighty, booming metropolis of Sethopolis Billy seeks employment, and finds it. His first job is to protect Ms. Celine Dijon while she is giving a concert at Stump Arena. Through his assignment, Billy gets to meet the famous real estate developer, Ronald Stump.

But the fun and joy don’t last long, as Billy uncovers a plot against Ms. Celine’s life. Can this sturdy barbarian do what needs to be done to protect her? Is he strong enough and quick witted enough?

Join Billy, Jack Indabocks and Phat Cao as Billy tries to deal with dragons, skyscrapers, wizards, and evil plots as they try to keep Ms. Celine safe. Will his first job in the big city be his last? Find out!

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Print ($9.99)


 

And now the moment you’ve all bee waiting for!

And now the moment you’ve all been waiting for! The DRAWING!

Okay, so only a few people are waiting for this. Here’s how it all went down. We had a total of seven entries. Here’s the breakdown:

1) Beckie ‘The Bulldog’ Tetrault (comment)
2) Beckie ‘The Bulldog’ Tetrault (tweet)
3) BookAttict (comment)
4) Frank”RIosian” Roberts (comment)
5) Frank”RIosian” Roberts (tweet)
6) aaron brown (comment)
7) queenohearts (tweet)

Now to do it in this manner would be far too simple, right? I had to make this a little more interesting. So here’s what I did:

1) Beckie ‘The Bulldog’ Tetrault (comment)
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3) BookAttict (comment)
4) aaron brown (comment)
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6)
7) Frank”RIosian” Roberts (tweet)
8) Beckie ‘The Bulldog’ Tetrault (tweet)
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10) Frank”RIosian” Roberts (comment)
11) queenohearts (tweet)
12)

That’s right. I randomized the list and made it go to 12! Why? I don’t have a 10 sided die, but I’ve got a 12 sided die. So I rolled a 12 sided die to see who won! Guess who won! Here’s the first roll.

First roll was a 12! Oh, wait. That misses. Hmmm. Let me try that again.

Second roll was a 6! Uh… one second.

Third roll was a 1! I was worried there for a minute.

There you have it! I will make sure an email gets out to Beckie straightaway to see what format she’d prefer and send her off some books. A lot of books!

For the rest of you in the contest, I’ve but one question, would you like one of my books? Yes. Just for playing along I’ll let you pick a book from my titles. Just let me know which title and format you’d like and I’ll fire it over to you just to say thank you for coming along.

Beckie! Congratulations! You’ll have many days of happy reading ahead of you. I hope you enjoy the bundle of books headed your way. 🙂

I now return this blog to its regularly scheduled zaniness.

Until Next Time!

WOO WOO!

More about the Ministry Initiative

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Galileo Games and Imagine That! Studios have teamed up to bring you an ambitious steampunk project! The Ministry Initiative is a two-part creative endeavor that will not only premiere new fiction from the steampunk world of the Ministry but also present a brand new role playing game from the makers of Bulldogs! and the ENnie Award winning game Shelter in Place. Thrill to the tales in Ministry Protocol anthology, or join in as an Agent in The Ministry Initiative RPG.

Find out more about this endeavor and support the Kickstarter here: http://bit.ly/ministry-initiative

I’m very excited about this project for two reasons:

1) I am a Ministry agent (buy my story here or here)

2) I played Bulldogs in high school! BEFORE it was a real game! That’s where V&A Shipping came from. WOO WOO!

So to say I really want to see this happen is an understatement! I’m crazy super extra want to see this happen. I want to see it happen, that I’ll give you a chance to win all my currently published ebooks! That’s right. Just for stopping by here and leaving a comment, I’ll put you in the running. If you tweet about this, facebook it, pinterest it, G+ it, anything, I’ll add you to the drawing. All you need to do is come back here and drop the link to where you posted. That means if you tweet it, add a comment here to your tweet, that’s 2 entries to win! If you facebook it and add a comment to link to your facebook post, that 2 more entries! See how easy this is?

Here’s what you have a chance of winning!


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That’s right! Just by leaving a comment (or tweeting or blogging or facebooking or whatever) you have a chance to win all seven of my titles currently available! What are you waiting for? Spread the word! WOO WOO!


Visit the Kickstarter project! Click Here

The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences J.R. Blackwell Jared Axelrod
PJ Schnyder Leanna Renee Hieber Pete Woodworth
Tee Tate Karina Cooper The Galaxy Express
Tiffany Trent Alex White Delilah S. Dawson
Simply Ali Wicked Little Pixie Books Make Me Happy
MamaKitty Reviews Thats What Im Talking About Kathryn Camisa
Krista Cagg Seleste deLaney Pauline Creeden
The Pen Punks Melissa Pauline Baird Jones
Vivid Muse Robert C Roman Jack Mangan

Announcement: Ministry working on an RPG

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Unless you were living under a rock last year, you know that I was lucky enough to be chosen to write a story for the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences. (check out my story here and buy a copy for just 99 cents).

Well, big news! The Ministry is raising money to create a Role Playing Game based on the universe they created! I’m super, crazy excited about this. GO HERE! Go HERE NOW! Help this game become a reality! There’s a long way to go and they’re already 1/4 of the way there. I know they’ll make it, but you can get some great fiction, a great game (designed by Galileo Games who are responsible for Bulldogs) (Side Note, Bulldogs was a game some friends of mine created in high school that the characters from V&A Shipping came from).

As I said, I’m really excited about this. This is HUGE! I hope you’ll take a moment, check it out, and throw a few bucks their way to make this happen. I can guarantee it’ll be a great product.

So excited!