Saturday, July 11, 2015

Aliens Versus Zombies debuts! New Website!

July 10 was Release Day for Aliens Versus Zombies. It also was the day my new website officially opened.


Although the preorder special price of $0.99/£0.99 expired at midnight, a one-week promotional price of $1.99/£1.99 is now in effect, expiring on July 23.

As for my new website, it's beautiful. Check it out! Let me know if you'd like to see any new features. I'll see what I can do.

Here are the links to the book and my website.

The website has a blog feature, so I'll likely sunset this blog, once I get the hang of that new blog. :)

I'm already in the process of sunsetting my old website.


Thursday, July 9, 2015

Friday, July 10 is release day for Aliens Versus Zombies! Also, new website!

Only 1 day until release!

Special preorder price: $0.99/£0.99 now through Release Day, Friday, July 10. On July 11, the price goes up.

Check out my new website, too: http://MarkTerenceChapman-Author.com.

Aliens Versus Zombies is a most unconventional sci-fi/zombie hybrid (not really horror, but still a zombie story, closer to Warm Bodies in spirit than The Walking Dead).

The end of the world began with a neither a bang nor a whimper, but with pain. March 23, 2033 was the day the Tibetan hemorrhagic fever virus jumped species.

Eighty-two percent of the human race—more than eight billion people—died within six months, screaming as necrotic tissue rotted on the bone. Of the eighteen percent of humanity that survived the pandemic, nearly all suffered through intense fever that resulted in damage to the higher brain functions. They didn’t die, but they also were no longer quite human. Instead, they became ravening feral hordes, forever hunting for living things to eat: snakes, raccoons, people—it didn’t matter. As long as it had a heartbeat, the zombies—for want of a better term—pursued and ate it. Yet, these zombies were not the mindless, shuffling, automatons of horror fiction. They were something else entirely. They were fast, cunning, hunted in packs, and could use simple tools.

The remaining eight-tenths of one percent of humanity—fewer than eight million individuals worldwide—were immune to the virus. However, with the collapse of all governments and military they stood little chance of surviving long-term against almost two billion zombies.

Fourteen months after the plague struck, a Drahtch invasion fleet arrived with more than twenty thousand armed ships, two million ground troops, and a half-million colonists.

Mankind doesn’t stand a chance.

Or does it?

For TWO FREE CHAPTERS, go to my website, below.

Aliens Versus Zombies is available on Amazon in 13 countries: http://smarturl.it/AliensVersusZombies.

To find out more about this and my other novels, go to my old website at http://MarkTerenceChapman.com or my new site (see link above). @MarkTerenceChap

Saturday, June 27, 2015

SUNRISE DESTINY, is receiving rave reviews!

Only $2.99/£1.99. My paranormal/detective/alien-abduction sci-fi thriller, SUNRISE DESTINY, is receiving rave reviews:

Fast, Funny and Furious. One of the most enjoyable books I have ever read!”—D Sable

“This has to be the most entertaining book I’ve read this month; I absolutely loved it! [T]his book could fit into a number of different genres very well, and I think the cross genre elements are what really make the story work. … The world building is extraordinary and really pulls the story together. I know this is one book I’ll be reading over and over. I cannot say enough good things about this book, and I encourage everyone to go out and get a copy today; it is well worth the money spent!”—Regina for Coffee Time Romance & More; Rating: 5 Cups (their highest rating)

I added Mark Terence Chapman to my auto-buy list; and that was just 80-some pages into the book. … Mark Chapman's narrative was strong and wonderfully detailed, without overdoing it…. Sunrise Destiny was a wonderful surprise and a story that will definitely be a re-read.”— Kathy for Dark Divas Reviews; Rating: 5 Delightful Divas (their highest rating)

“Oh no- it`s over! A story that never lets up and keeps you up past bedtime. Great story line and writing style. Sure hope Chapman has more where this came from!---Amazon Customer

“A fun refreshing twist on a standard science fiction theme-- A fun read, I highly recommend it.”—Kindle Customer

“A very enjoyable and imaginative read - combines gritty private eye and mob characters with unusual aliens and crime. Hope to see a sequel.”—Mike Nichols

Five Stars. Great read I liked it a lot.”—Louis T. Fischer

“Interesting integration of SciFi with some detective story thrown in. Good book.”—Dropzone

Thoroughly enjoyed this. A different slant to a Space Opera fantasy/sci-fi.”—WL Hatfield

“[W]hat an unusually different story […]enjoyed it very much.”—Amazon Customerhardcore sick

“This book was fun! … Perhaps the best part of this story is that characters are not spared the tragedy of the path they walk. Hard choices are made on all sides and many commit acts that they morally object to in order to survive. … I highly recommend this book. It’s fun and exciting, without losing [sight] of the characters’ mortality.”—Janelle for You Gotta Read Reviews; Rating: You Gotta Read ("Our highest rating - very few books will earn this award")

Ever have one of those weeks? While working a case, private detective Donatello Sunrise is abducted by aliens. And that’s the highlight of his week. Soon, the cops are after him for serial kidnappings, a Mob boss wants him dead, and he's fleeing aliens halfway across the galaxy. Somehow, Sunrise and his hooker girlfriend, Lola, must find a way to save two worlds from disaster by helping the good guys defeat the bad guys.

The trick is figuring out which is which.

Sunrise Destiny is available on Amazon in 13 countries: http://smarturl.it/SunriseDestiny.

To find out more about my books, go to my blog at http://tesserene.blogspot.com or my website: http://MarkTerenceChapman.com. @MarkTerenceChap

We Did it! The Thunderclap promo campaign for AVZ is a go!

Wednesday night, we reached our goal of 100 supporters for the Aliens Versus Zombies promo campaign. In fact, we exceeded it! The final tally is 103 supporters with a global social media reach of 96,703 people.

Once again, I would like to humbly thank all the supporters of this book. I have acknowledged the previous supporters in earlier missives. These are the latest:

Sean Leas
Gemma Carter
David M Crossett
Pamela Sims
Imani Jones
Julian W Thompson
Beau O'Dell
Kevin Davis
Rose Marie
Delores Walker
Wholohan Gffb James
Shelley M Hall
Angela Fristoe (USA Today bestselling author)
Michael Levy
CM Kaser
Alejandro Campos
Marie Kathryn Casalaspro
Michael Nelson

I hope I spelled everyone's screen names correctly. If not, I apologize.

For those of you who have preordered a copy of the book, thank you so much. I really appreciate it. If you haven't, that's okay, too. :) Your support in this campaign certainly will contribute to the success of the book.

If you would like a copy, or know anyone who might, here is the Amazon link (good for Amazon sites in 13 countries): http://smarturl.it/AliensVersusZombies. The preorder price is only $0.99/£0.99 through Release Day, July 10. On July 11, the price goes up. If you're interested, now's the time to buy.

To read a two-chapter sample before the book ships, go to my website at http://MarkTerenceChapman.com.

Again, thank you so much for everything!

Countdown Special for The Imperative Chronicles

Until Sunday 28 June 4 pm EDT, get THE IMPERATIVE CHRONICLES for only $1.99 (61% off the regular price) in the U.S.

Two great novels, one great price! ($0.995 apiece.)


This set contains the complete, unabridged, highly rated novels (4.3 and 4.6 stars), THE MARS IMPERATIVE and THE TESSERENE IMPERATIVE. If you like hard sci-fi and lots of action, this is the book for you.

Get ready for a near-future universe where the science and technology is as real as anything you might encounter today. It's a universe of space elevators, terraforming, mining camps on Mars, and prospecting in distant asteroid belts; a universe where the Earth is dangerously overpopulated. We must expand outward to survive.

Dangers abound in space, but so do opportunities. Succeed and the galaxy is opened for human exploration; fail and humanity is doomed to extinction.

Which will it be? Come along for the ride of your life. It's a bumpy one, but well worth the trip.

THE MARS IMPERATIVE:

Mars is a frontier town, filled with prospectors and mining camps. It’s a place of deadly dust storms, rockslides, and near-vacuum atmosphere. And then there’s the terrorist. There’s also technology galore, from hyperplanes to space elevators. There are geological surveys and a literal leap of faith (in space).

When James McKie leaves for his first job in space, he has no idea what he’s getting himself into. Traveling to Mars is harrowing enough. Surviving once he gets there is another matter entirely. Yet there is a discovery waiting to be made, one that could open Mars to human colonization—if it doesn’t kill everyone first.

THE TESSERENE IMPERATIVE:
It was supposed to be a routine mission, but in an asteroid belt nothing is routine.

When prospecting ship Shamu is almost destroyed, the crew of five is left with three days of air, little water, a smashed starflight drive, and no hope of rescue. It will take every ounce of ingenuity and stubborn pigheadedness they possess to find a way to survive.

In the shadows of a small moon, there's a discovery waiting to be made—the secret to first contact. Will it open the stars to widespread exploration, or doom mankind to extinction?

THE IMPERATIVE CHRONICLES is available on Amazon in 13 countries: http://hyperurl.co/ImperativeChronicles.

To find out more about my books, go to my blog at http://tesserene.blogspot.com or my website: http://MarkTerenceChapman.com. @MarkTerenceChap 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Aliens Versus Zombies promo campaign is almost ready to launch. With a week left before the campaign kicks off, we have 96 supporters with a global social media reach of 84,000 people! That means only 4 more supporters are needed. (We can fly right past 100 if we want to. It means a broader social reach.)

As always, thanks so much to everyone who supports this book!

If you know of anyone you think might be interested in joining the campaign, feel free to forward this to them.

Thank you for participating in this social experiment.

Here again are the links to the campaign (https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/27110-aliens-versus-zombies#) and to the book age on Amazon (http://smarturl.it/AliensVersusZombies). If anyone wants to know more about me or my books, here are my website (http://MarkTerenceChapman.com) and my Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/MTChapman.Author).

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Amazon is running a $1.99 Countdown Special on "My Other Car is a Spaceship"

COUNTDOWN SPECIAL
This former Amazon #1 bestselling military sci-fi thriller is only $1.99 through 3 am (EDT) June 26.
 
When space pirates threaten to take over the shipping lanes, retired air force fighter pilot Hal Nellis is recruited to fight them. It all comes down to a final battle for the spaceways. Win, and the pirate threat is crushed forever. Lose, and the people of Earth and countless other backwater worlds are doomed to enslavement and death.

MY OTHER CAR IS A SPACESHIP (ebook) on Amazon (in 13 countries).

Here’s a 40-minute free sample of the audiobook on YouTube: 

MY OTHER CAR IS A SPACESHIP (audiobook):
·     Amazon
·     Apple iTunes/iBooks (in 51 countries). After signing in with the iBooks app, select your country or region.
·     Audible

To find out more about my books, go to my blog or my website. @MarkTerenceChap

Preorder "Aliens Versus Zombies for only $0.99/£0.99 through Release Day, July 10

Special preorder price: $0.99/£0.99 now through Release Day, July 10. On July 11, the price goes up.

My latest novel, Aliens Versus Zombies is a most unconventional sci-fi/zombie hybrid (not really horror).

The end of the world began with a neither a bang nor a whimper, but with pain. March 23, 2033 was the day the Tibetan hemorrhagic fever virus jumped species.

Eighty-two percent of the human race—more than eight billion people—died within six months, screaming as necrotic tissue rotted on the bone. Of the eighteen percent of humanity that survived the pandemic, nearly all suffered through intense fever that resulted in damage to the higher brain functions. They didn’t die, but they also were no longer quite human. Instead, they became ravening feral hordes, forever hunting for living things to eat: snakes, raccoons, people—it didn’t matter. As long as it had a heartbeat, the zombies—for want of a better term—pursued and ate it. However these zombies were not the mindless, shuffling, automatons of horror fiction. They were something else entirely. They were fast, cunning, hunted in packs, and could use simple tools.

The remaining eight-tenths of one percent of humanity—fewer than eight million individuals worldwide—were immune to the virus. However, with the collapse of all governments and military they stood little chance of surviving long-term against almost two billion zombies.

And then, fourteen months after the plague struck, the Drahtch invasion fleet arrived with more than twenty thousand armed ships, two million ground troops, and a half-million colonists.

Mankind doesn’t stand a chance.

Or does it?


Aliens Versus Zombies is available on Amazon in 13 countries.

If you'd like to help me promote AVZ, just click on the Thunderclap promotional campaign link below. It shouldn't take more than a few seconds of your time; just a few clicks. All that's required is granting permission for Thunderclap to post one time to your FB and Tumblr accounts, and/or Twitter. (It's just a 140-character ad for my book. You can see the ad at the link below.) Thunderclap will do the rest automatically, on July 1. It's a one-time deal; your walls won't get spammed. The book ships on July 10.

I need only 100 people by June 30 for the campaign to go live (40 so far in less than 7 days. The social media “reach” is already up over 40,000 people.) The more people who click, the wider the message gets spread. Let's get viral!

Thanks!

To find out more about this and my other novels, go to my blog or my website, where there’s a free sample chapter. @MarkTerenceChap

Aliens Versus Zombies promo campaign reaches the final phase

With 11 days to go, the Aliens Versus Zombies promo campaign has reached the 85% mark, with a social media reach of more than 80,500 people. Only 15 more supporters are required.

As I've done several times before, I'd like to thank all the recently joined supporters by name. In order, they are:

Glenn Lockley
Brett Uren
Lisa Medley
Toneye Blakk
Biswadeep Pattnayak
Tom Kane
Shane Rees
Larry Diane Nebelung
Susie Hawes
Carolyn Hamilton
Marcha Fox
Carl Plumer
Andrea Gibson Mann
Heather Kirchhoff
P. Katherine Barkley
Scott Salow

(If I misspelled anyone's name I humbly apologize.)

Thank you all for helping. This Thunderclap campaign is something I'm trying for the first time. If it succeeds, it will be mainly due to you.

Here, again, are the links to the campaign and to the book page on Amazon (in 13 countries.

If you know of anyone you think might be interested in supporting this campaign, please tell them about it. :)

Thanks again.

To find out more about this and my other novels, go to my website, where there’s a free sample chapter. @MarkTerenceChap

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Newest Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) member!

As of yesterday, I'm now a card-carrying member of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA). :) Until March of this year, they didn't accept e-book authors into the organization. Membership requires a provable income of at least $3,000 in royalties or advance money for one book (or three short stories published by one or more of the approved publications).

Here's a link to my author profile on Amazon if anyone wants to check out my books: http://www.amazon.com/Mark-Terence-Chapman/e/B001KD533U

And here's a link to the SFWA site: http://sfwa.org.