Sunday, September 21, 2014

I'm moving up the author rankings!

The author rankings on Amazon, that is. I'm currently the #35 "most popular" (i.e., bestselling?) author of sci-fi books for Kindle, #54 on the list of overall sci-fi book authors, and #39 on the list of Teen and YA authors. :)




Release party and book celebration!

I'm having a release party and book celebration! My paranormal/detective/alien-abduction sci-fi thriller, Sunrise Destiny, will be released on 9/26 and I'm celebrating the success of My Other Car is a Spaceship.

Join me on 9/27/14 and celebrate your favorite books!

Authors, feel free to promote your books and offer giveaways and contests. (You're welcome to host an hour, if you like.) Readers, get a chance to win prizes and learn about new authors. https://www.facebook.com/events/1475965716004312/?ref_dashboard_filter=calendar.



Saturday, September 20, 2014

#49 author of Teen and YA novels

As of today, I've broken into the Top 50 authors of teen and YA books on Amazon. This is especially amazing given that I don't specifically write YA books. I just write sci-fi books for anyone who wants to read them. Apparently they appeal to young audiences as well as adults. Who knew? :)


That's fine by me. Welcome readers of all ages!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Readers love My Other Car is a Spaceship!


There's a reason MY OTHER CAR IS A SPACESHIP has been consistently #1 or #2 on Amazon's list of military sci-fi titles for almost two weeks. There aren't a lot of reader reviews yet on Amazon, but most of them are 4- and 5-stars. Here are some of them:


Spell binding read that keeps you turning the pages. Great action adventure with a space opera theme. Well developed characters with a true sense of duty and honor.” *****Five Stars*****—Kendrick Knight


Very Satisfying. "My Other Car is a Spaceship" reads like a good effort from a top writer. The science fiction is plausible, the dialogue is believable, the plot and backstory are well-crafted. Mr Chapman keeps the action going, offers up some good jokes, a couple of homages - all in all, a very satisfying read. I recommend this book and I will read more from this author.” *****Five Stars*****—Stoney “stoney”


I loved it. Almost nonstop action from Chapter 3 on. The action sequences are exciting and the banter between the two main characters is funny. The good guys somehow manage to win despite impossible odds. There are battle sequences aplenty, guerilla warfare, and lots of ingenuity displayed by the heroes,(and the author). A great read. I couldn't put it down.*****Five Stars*****—Russ Allen


Fast paced and keeps your interest. Hal is smart, and a great hero who thinks fast on his feet[;] teamed with the captain and the Dr. They are an unbeatable team.” *****Five Stars*****—Amazon Customer


"A very enjoyable, action pack[ed] military [SF] against pirates. Well worth buying. I started and could not stop reading it. I will definitely buy the next book in the series." *****Five Stars*****—Robert P Lowrey


Great read. Good story, I would have renamed the ship "Merrys Revenge". Want to know which ship I am referring too? You will just have to read this entertaining book to find out. Anxiously waiting book two.” *****Five Stars*****—David W. Kohn


“I found this book very interesting, and hard to put down. There is almost non stop action from about the fourth chapter. I've taken away a star for a couple of cuss-words, but other than that this was a good read. I'd recommend this to science fiction fans.” ****Four Stars****—Jacob Ward


“[G]ood fun old fashioned Space-Opera. [I]t is a good fun tour d' force. I enjoyed the read, and I will read the next book in the series.” ****Four Stars****—Texican “headhunter”


“[T]he author has done a great job with the story line and characters. ... I had a ha[r]d time putting it down after the third chapter.” ****Four Stars****—Dave R


To read the full reviews, go to the Amazon sales page. MY OTHER CAR IS A SPACESHIP is available on Amazon in 12 countries: http://smarturl.it/MyOtherCarSpaceship. To find out more about my books, go to my  website: http://MarkTerenceChapman.com.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Current list of my sci-fi novels

Just to make finding my novels easier, here is the (rather short) list, in order of publication. The links will take you to one of 12 Amazon sites around the world, depending upon your country. (If you don't live in one of the 12 countries, the link will default to the US site.)

The Mars Imperative: http://smarturl.it/TheMarsImperative
The Tesserene Imperative: http://smarturl.it/MyOtherCarSpaceship
My Other Car: http://smarturl.it/MyOtherCarSpaceship 

Sunrise Destiny: http://smarturl.it/SunriseDestiny

If you really can't get enough of my writing (you poor thing), there's also a paperback anthology that includes one of my short stories:

Top 50 Sci-Fi Kindle author

Wow! I just noticed that I'm ranked among the Top 50 Sci-Fi Kindle authors on Amazon. And two spots ahead of Arthur C. Clarke, one of the giants of SF. Okay, so he's been dead for a few years, and most of his novels came out before ebooks, but still.... Pretty cool, I think. (And my first three books have been out for only 4-8 weeks, with the fourth coming in eight days.) Hmm. Of perhaps even more significance, I'm also #67 among all authors of Teen books (not just Kindle or SF). My books aren't even targeted at the YA market, but apparently they appeal to teens. :)


Fun weekend... Not.

I spent all Sunday creating a drainfield between my yard and my next door neighbor's where the water likes to collect and create a marshy area. The grass won't grow there and it looks ugly.

So I dug an 80-foot trench, filled the base with gravel, and put in some corrugated pipe (covered in a porous fabric that lets the water in, but not the dirt and gravel) to take the water down to the drainage ditch out by the street. Then on Monday and Tuesday I added more gravel in the trench, on either side of the pipe, and then covered the trench with dirt. What a lot of work, but great exercise. LOL!

Here are a few photos of the process:




I still have to pack down the dirt and then cover with topsoil and add grass seed. But with any luck, the area will look great by Springtime. 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Sunrise Destiny is now available for preorders

From the author of the #1 bestselling Military Sci-Fi novel on Amazon (My Other Car is a Spaceship): Sunrise Destiny is now available for preordering. The book will ship on September 26th.

Ever have one of those weeks? While working a case, private detective Donatello Sunrise is abducted by aliens. And his week goes downhill from there. 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 12 countries: http://smarturl.it/SunriseDestiny. To find out more about my books, go to my website at http://MarkTerenceChapman.com.


Thursday, September 11, 2014

My Other Car is a Spaceship is #1 x 2

Yesterday My sci-fi novel about space pirates, My Other Car is a Spaceship was both #1 overall for military sci-fi on Amazon in the U.S. and #1 for Kindle format military sci-fi in Australia--and my second best sales day so far. So it was a good day. :)

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



Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Sunrise Destiny available for preordering on September 16

My paranormal/detective/alien-abduction sci-fi thriller, Sunrise Destiny will begin accepting preorders at 12:01 a.m. on September 16, 2014. The book will be released on September 26th.

Ever have one of those weeks? While working a case, private detective Donatello Sunrise is abducted by aliens. And his week just keeps getting worse. Soon, the cops are after him for multiple homicides, 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.

To find out more about Sunrise Destiny, go to my website: http://MarkTerenceChapman.com.