Thursday, August 15, 2013

Gynocracy is free until Monday only, and then probably never again (or for a long time). So if you were ever thinking about reading, now is the time to get it.

"Juno Colony is a deathtrap, a roach motel for men. Women rule and men have no rights. That's where they've taken Steve."

The year is 2043 and Earth has established colonies all over the solar system. The International Space Alliance is tasked with keeping peace throughout, and the ISA's flagship, Phoenix, is the ultimate power in the solar system. Her mission is both exploratory and military deterrent. But when Captain Jason Armstrong discovers his surrogate son has been kidnapped and taken to the infamous Juno Colony on Luna, he'll stop at nothing to get him back.

Join the crew as they go in undercover on a daring rescue. Download Gynocracy now!

Oh, and did you know there's now a spin-off novel to Gynocracy? S.M. Kirkland's brand new book, Bound to Happen, is available now.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Book 1 Promo Next Week

Telepaths and Traitors, Book 1 of the Phoenix Chronicles, will be free Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, June 2-4.

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Saturday, May 4, 2013

Happy Cinco de Mayo! For a very limited time (May 5-9) my best-selling Kindle title, "Gynocracy", will be FREE to download. Go get a copy and TELL A FRIEND!

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Showers of Books Giveaway

Showers of Books Giveaway Hop
April 24th to 30th
 Co-hosted by Books à la Mode

Here in this stop on the hop, you could win
the bestselling SciFi novel,

Enter to win:

And visit the other stops on the hop:

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Telepaths and Traitors FREE

Telepaths and Traitors, Kindle Edition

Telepaths and Traitors is free today, tomorrow, and Tuesday.
(March 24-26)

If you've already read it, how about telling a friend?
Everyone loves free books!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Lucky Leprechaun Giveaway

3rd Annual Lucky Leprechaun Giveaway Hop
Co-hosted by Books Complete Me & Author Cindy Thomas 
March 15th - 22nd


Top 'o the morning to ya. Or afternoon, evening, whatever.
In this leg of the hop, you can get the first 3 books
in KJ Blaine's Space Opera Series -

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Don't forget to visit the other Blogs in the Hop -

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Valentine's Day Present

Q. Which one of the Phoenix Chronicles always stands out like a sore thumb?
A. Politics, Love, and Live Bait

It's PINK, for goodness sake! Why did I do that? Because it's not like the other four books. It's "mushy". Between Capt. Armstrong and Dr. Kirkpatrick's reunion, engagement, and wedding and the fledgling beginning of a strange relationship between Tim and Mary, there's more love in the air than spaceships.

Truthfully, I almost didn't publish this book at all. The "live bait" part seemed a decent conflict, but it gets resolved rather quickly and doesn't really warrant a novel by itself. Same with the "politics" conflict. The main purpose of that thread was just to get Lt. Cdr. Garrett back in the reserves and available for me to pull into stories. I also really liked the idea of a privately-funded, state-of-the-art research ship. So really, the "love" aspect takes up quite a bit of this book and I didn't want any of the space-crazy people to cry foul, so I took measures in the cover and description to ensure they wouldn't be surprised or feel gypped.

While it is always priced very low because of the factors I just mentioned, I thought Valentine's Day might be one time I could celebrate the mush. Starting Sunday and all the way through Thursday, you can get the Kindle version absolutely free on Amazon. Zero calories. No concern that the pages will wilt and wither. Once you get it for free, Amazon considers it a "purchase" and they keep it in your cloud storage so you can always load it on other devices or lend it to a friend. But hey, if you have a friend who might be interested, why not tell them to go pick it up themselves, right now? They get it for free and you look good for having pointed it out (let's face it, not many people read this blog).

Click here to download FREE Feb. 10-14.
And tell a friend. Please?

Monday, January 21, 2013

Back to the Future Giveaway Hop

Back to the Future - A Giveaway Hop Across Time

January 22nd to 28th

This hop features books in the past and future. No present day. Anything dealing with time-travel to historical times are welcome. Unless it's a historical setting where they travel to present time. Historical Novels and Futuristic novels are also welcome even with no time travel. 

 Hard Time by KJ Blaine is the perfect novel for this hop: 
 A stimulating psychological thriller, an exciting time travel, and an epic space adventure all in one.

 Mankind's most advanced spaceship, the Phoenix, is hijacked through a temporal portal and disabled in the distant past. Her bridge crew is kidnapped by a madman with diabolical intent. Trapped in an impenetrable prison on a desolate moon and without any hope of rescue, are they doomed to nothing but torture until they die?

 A desperate cry for help is sent out across space and time--and heard only by the Phoenix's chimpanzee mascot. Can a chimp rescue the crew and get everyone back to their own time? When they find out what awaits them in their own time, will they still want to go? 

Because this is the second novel in the series, 
we're offering both the first and second novel in Kindle Edition 
to the winner of this giveaway -
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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Three Things Star Trek Taught Me about Science Fiction

1) It’s not about the technology.
Of course, the gadgets are cool. Of course, I want a holodeck and a food synthesizer. And yes, it would be awesome to be able to travel in space. But that isn’t why I watch Star Trek, and I doubt anyone else has watched the show (and read the books and watched the movies) over the years, just to dream about futuristic gadgets. “ST IV: The Voyage Home” was a full-length movie done entirely without the Enterprise (they were on a captured Klingon ship) and we STILL loved it!

2) It’s not about special effects, either.
Yes, they can do a lot more now that they could back in the sixties, but because it was always about the characters and the STORY, those old TOS episodes are still very relevant. Look at all the crazy costuming and makeup they got away with! Look at Shatner’s overacting! People will tolerate all kinds of stuff from bad cinematography to hot pink hair if the story and the characters are compelling.

3) It *IS* about the writing.
Tell a good story and provides a team of great characters, and the public will follow in droves. They will write letters when stupid networks try to cancel the TV show. They will buy books and action figures and start up fan clubs and have big conventions. And they will stand in line at midnight (in costume) to buy movie tickets over and over and over.

P.S. A couple of readers thought my Phoenix Chronicles were patterned after Star Trek. They aren’t. The stories were originally conceived as fanfiction for another TV series, set on a submarine, not a space ship. The similarities probably came from THAT producer trying to emulate Star Trek, not me.

What is YOUR favorite Trek episode or movie?