Brand new news to share. Firstly, The Crimson Pact: Volume III has hit the eShelves. For $4.99, you get fifteen demon-fighting stories from all over the multiverse. Many of your favorite characters return in sequels to stories from volumes I and II, while still others come from bright and shiny new faces for you to meet. Fifteen stories for five bucks, that’s thirty-three cents a story people. You can’t beat that kind of value. Still not convinced? Well, we have something to help sway the non-believers out there. No, it’s not the Spanish Inquisition, (you’d never expect it), it’s a FREE copy of our sampler Tales From the Crimson Pact. This sampler contains four juicy stories to wet your appetite for more, including my very first CP story Monsters Under the Bed. But act quickly, after tomorrow, the price skyrockets back to ninety-nine cents.
In other news, writing continues in earnest on my second Abyss Walker project, A Wererat’s Tale: Collar of Perdition. Kellacun travels south to find new adventures, and more dangerous enemies. Expect to see this one on the shelves around Christmas.
I’ll be in Madison, WI next weekend playing panelist at OdysseyCon. Swing on by and say hello.
And finally, I have a little treat for dedicated fans. As a big fan of The Onion, I was inspired to write a satirical article dedicated to the outrageous attempts of a particular political party to drag gender issues back into the 1950’s. Now I try not to get political here, but I think most of us can agree that things are getting a bit silly when equal pay protection laws are being struck down in midnight sessions. So, in the tradition of trading one absurdity for another, I give you…
Female Pilots Shove a Tampon in the GOP War on Women:
Ongoing operations in the Republican led War on Women hit an embarrassing snag today. Confidential sources informed us that a planned air-strike against the Louisiana home of Terry O’Neill, the suspected head of an anti-patriarchal extremist group known as NOW, had to be scrapped when it was discovered that the on-duty pilots of the 47th Fighter Squadron were themselves women.
Mission planners scrambled to find off-duty male pilots to fly the raid, but all flatly refused. We contacted Lt. John Whitman, one of the 47th’s A-10C Warthog drivers and decorated Iraq War veteran, to ask him why he disobeyed orders:
“Well, see, most of the guys here are married, and while I flew Hogs through a curtain of AAA fire over Baghdad in service to my country, starting a war like that at home is one battle I’m not fighting for nobody.”
However, the mission is still moving forward. A crash course has been started to train the USAF’s first class of all homosexual pilots. With no vested interest in women’s rights, it is hoped that the gays will have fewer moral objections to the core objectives of the WoW, as it has come to be called. When asked for comment, Republican National Committee chairman, Reince Priebus had this to say: “I hate to say it, but thank God President Obama had the sense to repeal DADT over the principled objections of the GOP and the rest of the nation’s homophobes. We would have really been in a pickle without these queers to fly our strike missions. Hell, I didn’t even know we were letting women be pilots in the first place.
Can you imagine ‘Top Gun’ with Kelly McGillis in the cockpit? They call it a cockpit for a reason, ladies.”