ALIVE sent to editor

(a.k.a., "Damn, it feels good to be a gangster")

ALIVE by New York Times best-selling author Scott Sigler

Boom! I say, I say, boom!

This is one of the best feelings in the biz, people — sending off a completed manuscript to an editor. We’re ballparking Summer 2015 for this release, but I can’t say for sure until the editor at Del Rey does his thing.

This is effectively the final draft, as he [...]

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NOCTURNAL Episode #37

San Francisco Chief of Police Amy Zou once took Jebediah Erickson off the streets, then, when she learned of the carnage that act created, she was responsible for the cover-up that got him out of the asylum. Now her 30-year involvement with Savior is about to affect her in the worst way she can imagine.

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NOCTURNAL Episode #36

Aggie James was kidnapped from the Streets of San Francisco, held captive in the White Dungeon, and forced to watch horrible things. Hillary, one of Marie’s Children, promised Aggie a means of escape: in this episode, we learn the price of that promise.

Bryan Clauser has learned more of his true nature, and learned that he must protect Jebediah Erickson, the man known as The Savior. Joined by the grandfather/grandson team of Alder and Adam Jessup, he is on his way to San Francisco General Hospital, where Erickson is being held under high security in the mental health wing.

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NOCTURNAL Episode #35

We’ve seen Rex change from a bullying victim, the smallest and weakest kid in school, into a dealer of death, a leader, and the chosen one of Marie’s People. For nearly two centuries, his people have lived in fear of extinction, lived like insects in the dirt. How did they come to live beneath the streets of San Francisco?

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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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Empty Set at Balticon 48!

Balticon48

Balticon 48 starts today at the Hunt Valley Inn in Maryland. If you’re attending, here’s where to find us! (Also, in the evenings we’ll be easily found at #barcon in the lobby. Stop by and say howdy!)

Start Time Room Panel Description Panelists Friday, May 23, 2014 5:00pm Salon A Monsters vs. Aliens Marv Zelkowitz [...]

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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:
Do you sometimes wonder how things could be different, should be different? Do you feel the call of the bizarre and surreal? Check out Far Fetched Fables to heed that call!

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This is where you can get your Fix, Junkies!

FridayFix: GFL audiobooks live at Audible, iTunes and Amazon.

We blogged about it in the post below this one, but here’s a quick FridayFix to announce that GFL novels one through four are now available at Audible, iTunes and Amazon audio. Boom!

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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.

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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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