NOCTURNAL Episode #34

Bryan knows of his connection to Marie’s Children, but he still doesn’t have any real answers. There is one place he knows he can get them: from Savior’s weapons maker, the grandfather/grandson team of Jebediah and Adam Jessup. Rex Deprovdechuk has taken his place as the the leader of Marie’s Children, but — like Bryan — there is much still to learn.

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Vote on the Krakens helmet for THE CHAMPION

Galactic Football League Book IV is THE CHAMPION, and you can vote on the helmet in this YA / young adult series.

Junkies, sometimes teams update their helmets. Your favorite NFL team’s lid has likely gone through a few changes: some are dramatic, some are subtle. The Ionath Krakens are considering a helmet re-design for the 2686 season, and team owner Gredok the Splithead has decided to leave it up to you, the fan.

We’ve had problems with overzealous fans “stuffing the ballot box” in previous polls, so you have to have a registered profile to vote. You get one vote. We’ll check IPs if we have to (but we don’t want to). We love you all, but you’re crazy with the ballot-box stuffing, so get your one vote in and let the fans decide!

STEPS TO VOTE:
1) Sign into your account on this site (or create one by clicking here).
2) Put a comment on this post with one of the following choices: Current, Modified #1 or Modified #2

We’ll close the poll at midnight Eastern time on Sunday, June 22. The winning design will be included in the book’s text. Boom!

GoooooOOOO KRAKENS!

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NOCTURNAL Episode #33

Rex Deprovdechuck is the chosen one, the “King,” or so he is told by his new friends Sly, Pierre, Sir Voh and Fort. They have taken Rex to a tunnel complex below the streets of San Francisco, and are about to introduce him to his true people — Marie’s Children. But before Rex can assume the mantle of leadership, he must face the current ruler: Firstborn.

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NOCTURNAL Episode #32

Aggie James hopes to escape the nightmare factory far below the streets of San Francisco. Hillary, one of his captors, has promised him a way out. To let Aggie know the cost of failure, she showed him the the bloated obscenity known as “Mommy.” Aggie watched as Mommy took a groom, one Alex Panos, former tormenter of Rex Deprovdechuk. Now that this “ceremony” is done, Aggie will watch Alex suffer through “The Groom’s Walk.”

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Groom’s Walk” forum post, if you wanna chat about it with Scott and other Junkies.

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NOCTURNAL Episode #31

Rex Deprovdechuk spent his entire short life being ostracized, bullied, he spent it alone. Now, he has new friends, friends that call him King, and they are taking him deeper into the caverns beneath San Francisco to see his “Kingdom” for the first time. Aggie James is already there. Held prisoner for days in the White Dungeon, one of his captors — a woman named Hillary — has offered him a way out. Aggie is willing to do anything to see the surface again, or so he thinks.

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NOCTURNAL Episode #30

The genetic test results are back for Bryan and Erickson, and the news isn’t good. Black Mister Burns’ analysis on the San Francisco murder rate makes for more bad tidings. And in the White Dungeon, Aggie’s new cellmate, Alex Panos, is heading for a nasty ending.

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SCOTT’s JIBBER-JABBER:
The move to San Diego is on! After the episode, Scott jabbers about leaving San Fran and how ARealGirl is from another planet.

PROMO IN THIS EPISODE:
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THE ROOKIE audiobook is finally out!

All four GFL novels available on iTunes/Audible/Amazon

THE ROOKIE unabridged audiobook is Book I of the Galactic Football League series, now available on iTunes, Amazon and Audible.

That’s right, Junkies, THE ROOKIE is finally available as a full-length, unabridged, ad-free audiobook. You can get the whole honkin’ 17-hour audiobook and enjoy the smashmouth scifi, the gridiron gore, and the quest for the ring (GFL championship ring, that is).

THE ROOKIE on Audible, get it for free with a no-risk, 30-day Audible Free Trial (learn more about the trial at http://www.scottsigler.com/audible-free-trial)

GET IT AT:
• Tunes
• Amazon Audio
Audible (If you aren’t already an Audible customer, it’s free as part of a 30-day, no-risk trial)

ALL FOUR GFL AUDIOBOOKS
NOW AVAILABLE!
Just in time for you to bone up before THE CHAMPION hits in September, 2014.
• THE ROOKIE
• THE STARTER
• THE ALL-PRO
• THE MVP
• THE CHAMPION (Sept. 2014).

ALREADY GOT THE ROOKIE? THEN LEAVE A REVIEW, MANG!
It’s brand-new, so the reviews at Audible and iTunes are looking a bit bare. If you listened to the story already and don’t want to experience this gritty coming-of-age story a second time, do us a favor and leave a review (or two, or in all three places). Reviews are author gold and one of the best ways to show your love for a work.

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NOCTURNAL Episode #29

The melee at Savior’s house left Bryan and Erickson both wounded. Erickson is in the ICU, but Bryan is not — is what Bryan fears might be happening to him actually happening? San Francisco Chief of Police Amy Zou and Polyester Rich Verde visited Erickson’s basement and saw the stuffed remnants of serial killers past. Zou announced to the entire department that Bryan and Pookie are now civilians: they are cops no longer. Rex met Pierre, Sly, Sir Voh and Fort. With Alex Panos in tow, Rex and his little friends are off on a new adventure.

SHOW NOTES
Happy Mother’s Day! I’m hanging with Ma Sigler this weekend, who is the inspiration for Ma Tweedy in the GFL stories, and NOT Mommy here in NOCTURNAL.

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NOCTURNAL Episode #28

In the last few episodes, the bodies have hit the floor: Bryan, with a bullet in his arm … Erickson, with a knife in the belly … and Rex Deprovdechuk, shot in the stomach by Alex Panos. But Alex couldn’t finish the job, because just after he fired, the roof collapsed — as Rex passed out, he heard Alex’s screams.

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NOCTURNAL Episode #27

Pookie and Black Mister Burns followed Bryan into the house of Jebediah Erickson, thought by some to be the vigilante killer known as “the Savior.” Pookie found the front door — thick oak with a heavy metal security bar — knocked right off the frame. While Burns stayed on the front porch overlooking San Francisco’s busy Franklin Street, Pookie went inside after  Bryan. He found his partner, and together, they entered the basement — something surprised them, and shots were fired.

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SHOW NOTES:
Have you been waiting on news about the paperbacks for THE ALL-PRO and THE MVP? Well wait no more! Head over to emptyset.com for the latest news!

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NOCTURNAL Episode #26

The Savior’s house calls to Bryan, taunting him to enter, promising that questions … will … be … answered (if you watched LOST, trust that promise at your own risk, Bryan). Bryan’s decision could turn him from lawman to lawbreaker, something Pookie Chang is desperate to stop. Pookie races to Erickson’s, and has even called upon Black Mister Burns to help. Will Pookie and BMB get there in time?

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SHOW NOTES:
Storium, the online storytelling game, has added Hunter Hunterson & Sons’s Kentucky hometown of Slayerville module as a stretch goal to its Kickstarter! Want to play a game where you can be a Hunterson, or one of the other monster-stompin’ clans. Come to this land of JUSTIFIED meets GHOSTBUSTERS and whoop up on the supernatch.

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Hey Junkie, whoop that supernatch ass!

The world of Hunter Hunterson in your hot little hands

So, you wanna pull a ticket on a methed-out, parole-jumping goblin? You want to stomp that undead ass? You want to whack a werewolf, mash a mage, destroy a devil, lay the smacketh-down on a sasquatch and more? Now you can (just remember to watch your privates if you square off against the rabid unicorns).

You and yours can play Storium, a cool new storytelling game that has one (of many) fictional settings in “Slayerville,” the hometown of Hunter Hunterson and his kin. Here’s how they list it on their site:

SLAYERVILLE — Beneath the main street of a small Kentucky mountain town is a crack from which the supernatural pours into our realm to prey upon the unknowing — or would pour, were it not for the monster-stompin’ clans of this tiny burg. Fight alongside the Huntersons, the Breakmouths, the Walkers, the Clampets, the Hatfields, the McCoys and the Crushers, families that have protected mankind for ten generations. Come to this land of JUSTIFIED meets GHOSTBUSTERS, put your shoes up, and sit a spell. (By New York Times best-seller Scott Sigler, author of Infected.)

This is a stretch goal for the Storium Kickstarter, which involves some of our best author buddies such as J.C. Hutchins, Mur Lafferty, Chuck Wendig and more. Check out their Kickstarter page here, and/or watch the video above that explains how the game works.

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V-WARS: BLOOD & FIRE pre-order links

Contains Scott's first vampire story: "Hippo"

V-WARS: BLOOD & FIRE has nasty-ass Vamps

"Hippo" is a story in the anthology V-WARS: BLOOD & FIRE

Due out: August 5, 2014.
Pre-order from Amazon or Barnes & Nobles.

The second book in Jonathan Maberry’s V-WARS series, BLOOD & FIRE cranks up the carnage to “11,” thanks in no small part to my story “Hippo.” Yes, this is my first vampire story, and it’s unlike anything you’ve ever read. This delicious & twisted tale will leave you hungry for more (or sick to the stomach, really kind of depends on your tastes … ).

BOOK SYNOPSES:
It’s been one year since a virus triggered junk DNA and people all over the world started changing. Becoming something else. Craving blood. It’s been ten months since the word ‘vampire’ stopped being something from old monster stories and Hollywood movies. It’s been six months since our world and theirs erupted into war. It’s been two months since an uneasy peace was signed. It’s been one hour since that peace was shattered. The war is here again. The vampire war. Our world will burn. Our world will bleed! When anyone can turn, when every street is a battlefield, there is nowhere to run! V Wars: Blood and Fire features all new stories of the Vampire Wars by Kevin J. Anderson, Scott Sigler, Larry Corriea, Joe McKinney, Nancy Holder, Yvonne Navarro, Weston Ochse, James A. Moore, and Jonathan Maberry.

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NOCTURNAL Episode #25

San Francisco Chief of Police Amy Zou just took Pookie Chang’s badge and gun, and threatened to put Bryan Clauser in jail for murder if he doesn’t back off Jebediah Erickson. Bryan is at Erickson’s house, but doesn’t know he’s being watched by one of Marie’s Children. Meanwhile, Rex Deprovdechuk has finally closed in on BoyCo leader Alex Panos. Rex strangled Alex’s girlfriend to death, and is now ready to take his ultimate revenge on the bully that made his life hell.

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• FARLOST, a podcast by John Mierau

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NOCTURNAL Episode #24

SFPD Chief of Police Amy Zou has taken Bryan Clauser and Pookie Chang off the case of the BoyCo occult murders — which bolsters their suspicion that Zou is part of a department-wide cover-up — but the duo refuses to let go. They found the maker of the arrowhead used to kill John Doe, and through that maker, found the man who bought the arrowhead: one Jebediah Erickson. Bryan knows Erickson is the key … all he needs is a little more time to close in.

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The Enginerdy Show!

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