I’ve signed a deal with Permuted Press covering the entire What Zombies Fear franchise.
This will open up a number of doors to me that were unavailable as an independent author. For instance, I believe that starting in the first quarter of next year, What Zombies Fear will be available in print in traditional book stores. I’ll have access to the marketing resources of Permuted Press, and their dedicated readership.
The drawback to the deal is that I am no longer in absolute control over release dates. Permuted has years of experience marketing and promoting books, much more than I do, and the release dates of my future novels are up to them. I can tell you that my deadline with them for The Incarnation is 1/31/2014. That doesn’t mean they have to publish it on 1/31/2014, that’s when I have to have the manuscript to them. If I had to guess, I would say we’re looking at an October ’14 release for it, but that is just a guess on my part.
Which leads me to the next piece. I just released a new book, The Evolution of Vaughn. If you enjoyed the WZF books, I’m certain you’ll enjoy this one, although it is not a zombie book at all. The Evolution of Vaughn is a sci-fi space epic set in the far, far, far future AFTER the events of WZF. Still in the same “universe”, Vaughn battles the E’Clei, and The Maxists even show up. (You won’t believe what they’ve been doing over the eons!).
Vaughn, a human born on a distant planet long after earth has been destroyed, is the first of his race to be invited to the prestigious Fogerian War Institute. After glory in the Fogerian War with the parasitic E’Clei, Vaughn is raised to the rank of Captain, and given command of The Reetus for the duration of the conflict.
Long after the war, Vaughn is married and lives a simple life, mining his remote moon for a precious mineral and raising his son. He arrives home from a routine business trip to find dead members of an ancient human cult called The Maxists littering his moon. Vaughn goes on a quest to find out what happened.
The action heats up when he discovers his son is still alive, and has being held heart of E’Clei territory.
Going to get his son could disrupt the shaky cease-fire between the Fogerians and the E’Clei, igniting an all new war. Leaving his son in the hands of the parasites he spent so much of his life fighting is not an option.
How far will he go to retrieve his son and exact justice from those responsible?
You can read a sample of Vaughn on Amazon. I hope you’ll give it a read!
If you’d like to read Vaughn for FREE, there’s a contest running on my author page, www.facebook.com/KirkAllmondAuthor to win a free e-book copy!