Friday, August 21, 2015

Cover Reveal

Happy Friday! Well, no sooner do I say that you're not going to hear from me a lot than I have reasons for you to hear from me a lot. Go figure.

But since the cover art for A Bug's Life, Book Three of the Martian Alliance Chronicles is now large and in charge over at my Premieres page, I figured all y'all would like to see it. A Bug's Life will release on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 and you can pre-order it now from Amazon and Smashwords. And yes, it'll go live at Barnes and Noble on the 15th. And you can get Books One and Two, The Royal Scam and Three Card Monte, at all the usual places, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Smashwords.

Also, a reminder that there's a contest going right here at the Blog (just scroll down) for signed comics from San Diego Comic-Con, plus probably some other things like magnets and postcards and such, and maybe more. So don't miss out, get entered to win today! The contest IS for Hook Me Up! subscribers only, but since it's free to join, why not rectify if you're not on The List and fix that today? Send an email with "Hook Me Up" in the subject line to and you'll be in with the in-crowd and able to win all sorts of cool things!

Also, the Kickstarter for the Alien Artifacts and WERE- anthologies has funded! But, there's still so many cool things that everyone will get if we help it to fund even higher that you have to check them out! Plus, you'll want to be sure you're getting these two -- my short story for Alien Artifacts will be "Alien Epilogue" and will be taking place right after the events in Universal Alien, and my short story in WERE- is going to be "Missy the Were-Pomeranian vs. the Masters of Mediocre Doom" and, let's be honest, you know you don't want to miss that one, now, do you? And if you want in as an author to either one of these, submissions are now open.

Last but not least, if you're hitting the movies this weekend, head over to Slice of SciFi and check out my review for Hitman: Agent 47. Join the discussion over at Slice!

That's it for today, but as always, more (like the cover reveal for Alien in Chief) is on the way. So have great weekends, and let's be winning readers out there! Peace out, my li'l gangstas, and I'll catch you on the flip side!


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Monday, August 17, 2015

It's Kickstarter, Re-Release, and Contest Time!

Happy Late Monday and Early Tuesday! I know, I know, I've been silent for AGES. Well, there was a lot going on, writer-wise, in particular, getting Alien in Chief ready to go to press (which involved a lot of very fast stuff on the part of me, the awesome editor, the copy editor, and the managing editor over at DAW). But most of that madness is done...for a few days, anyway. And there is SO MUCH GOING ON that I have to get all y'all caught up or you'll miss it. And we would not want that!

First up, there's a new Kickstarter in town, from Zombies Need Brains. This one is for not one but two anthologies -- Alien Artifacts and WERE-. I'll have stories in both of them. I also had tuckerizations available for both, but they sold out in 4 days. There are some awesome tuckerizations still available (so far), just not mine. Excellent authors Jean Marie Ward, Patricia Bray, and Danielle Ackley-McPhail still have tuckers left, so if you want to be immortalized as a were-something or its kill or an alien somethingorother, don't wait -- head over now!

Whether you're getting a tuckerization or just the anthologies, my story for Alien Artifacts will be an Alien series short, set right after Universal Alien. My story for WERE- is not going to be set in any of my current universes. Both anthologies are loaded with awesome authors, and once the Kickstarter funds, both will open to submissions, meaning all the aspiring authors out there should be getting their pieces ready to submit as well (since we're very close to funding right now).

Speaking of Zombies Need Brains, Temporally Out of Order is available for pre-order now! It features "Alien Time Warp", an Alien series short that takes place during Alien Separation. Trust me, you want this one, so get it ordered today! Pre-order is for ebook only right now, but trade paperback versions are coming, too.

Speaking of anthologies you want, I'm in the awesome X-Files: Trust No One anthology that's out now from IDW. One small issue -- they've spelled my name wrong on the back cover. So, um, hey, um, I'm also apparently now Gini Loch, a proud descendant of the Loch Ness Monster. Or somesuch. At any rate, ask for the book, not me, by name and get your copy today! Every story in here has been approved by Chris Carter himself as being canon for the X-Files (yes! I wrote X-Files canon!), so check out all the coolness -- our truths are out there!

Speaking of out there, Book Two of the Martian Alliance Chronicles, Three Card Monte, releases officially tomorrow, August 18th (you know, when some of you will see this LOL). Get your copy from Amazon, Smashwords, and Barnes and Noble. And speaking of typos, Amazon may be listing it as Book One, but it's definitely Book Two and the error should be fixed soon. You can also get the real Book One, the Royal Scam, at Amazon, Smashwords, and Barnes and Noble. Book Three, A Bug's Life, is coming in September, so get caught up or reacquainted with the crew of the Hummingbird now!

Speaking of pre-orders, it's never too early to pre-order both Alien in Chief (coming in December) and Camp Alien (coming in May 2016). Pre-orders matter greatly to bookstores and publishers, especially if we have hopes of seeing more of Kitty's adventures past Book 15. I mean, I do, and I hope you guys do, too. And pre-orders show the publisher that the audience is still eager, so, hint, hint, beg, beg, and all that authorly pre-orderly jazz. So pre-order from your favorite bookstore, a bookstore that I'll be doing a signing at in December, or your favorite online retailer!

Also coming later this month will be my novella, A Study in Starlets, my follow-up to "All The Single Ladies" featured in the Two Hundred and Twenty-One Baker Streets anthology. Cover and release date information still to come, but it'll be here before you know it.

There are three of us doing novellas based on our characters from Baker Streets, and all three novellas will be collected into one volume -- alt. Sherlock Holmes: New Visions of the Great Detective. It's available for pre-order from Amazon right now, hint, hint.

And now for some science! Per CNN, NASA has found Earth's bigger, older cousin.  So exciting -- any guesses for who might already be living there? I have some. Heh.

Now, time for movie reviews. Head over to Slice of SciFi to see what I thought about Mission: Impossible -- Rogue Nation and The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Already seen them? Have thoughts about the movies? Share them over at the reviews and keep the discussion going over at Slice!

And now, finally, two of the things you've been waiting for. First up, my San Diego Comic-Con wrap-up. I know, I know, that was so last month ago. But the books and deadlines do come first. Besides, I have things that will make it up to you. :-D
At the Mysterious Galaxy Booth
 I'm thrilled to announce that I sold out of 9 titles while at the show, which is a personal best. Mysterious Galaxy is all restocked though, so if that's your bookstore of choice, never fear, the bookie wookies are back there now.

Got to meet so many fans, including a Star Fleet Admiral, and see friends I only get to see at the con, too. Had a lovely dinner at awesome author Henry Hertz's lovely home with Rachel Caine and David Brin. Yeah, I geeked out a tad.
Me and the Admiral!
My panel, Science Fiction and Sex, got both a great write up at but also got recorded for all to see and hear over at YouTube. It was great fun and my fellow panelists were all made of awesome.

For an excellent "first timer" recap, check out the interview Erica Singleton did with Pop Culture Tonight and the slide show they have as well.

Got to visit my fave artists there -- Gary Montalbano, David's Doodles, Robert Roach, and Joe Weatherly -- as well as my beloved Museum of Robots for more cool jewelry and gorgeous steampunk items. And, I came back with goodies. :-D Signed goodies.

The current contest will have three winners -- one will win a set of signed Menthu comics, one will win a set of signed The Roach comics, and one will win a signed Comic-Con Exclusive Menthu comic. All signed by their creator, the awesome Robert Roach. You have to be on Hook Me Up! in order to participate, but it's never too late to join -- the contest will run through Monday, August 31st. So, if you're not on Hook Me Up!, now's the time to rectify that error. Send an email with "Hook Me Up!" in the subject line to and you'll be in and able to get your contest entry on. (Note: We WILL be verifying email addresses, so if you're not on Hook Me Up!, we'll know. :-D) The contest is under my signature, will go live at midnight, and runs through the end of the month, so enter early and often!

That's it for today, but never fear, more's on the way. It will probably be a sporadic more for the foreseeable future, however, because deadlines being what they are, I'm kinda swamped. If you want up to the minute knowledge of my every move (well, sorta) follow me on Facebook because that's where I contact Team Gini, so that tab is always open for business, so to speak.

Otherwise and no matter what, have fantastic weeks, enjoy the weekends, and let's be winning readers out there. Peace out, my li'l gangstas, and I'll catch you on the flip side!

  Winners will have until Monday, September 7th, 2015 to claim their prize. Open internationally.

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