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Dear Super Smart Person who owns a hardcover copy of THE STARTER:

Dark Øverlord MediaHere at Dark Øverlord Media, we bust our butts to provide the quality entertainment Junkies deserve, and have come to expect (if you’re new in these parts, Pilgrim, “Junkies” is what Scott’s die-hard fans call themselves). In twenty-eight years of podcasting; through the whole print book experience; in columns and videos and classes and conventions and book tours; we try hard to earn the investment you make in us when you choose Scott’s work for entertainment.

As a two-person operation, we sometimes struggle to meet that obligation. The demands of producing a weekly podcast (and often more than once a week), writing two print books per year and touring are significant as-is — meeting those demands while running a new business on a shoestring budget can be overwhelming.

Earlier this year, we faced competing deadlines for ANCESTOR and THE STARTER. In retrospect, our efforts to stick to the promised delivery schedule for THE STARTER compromised our ability to deliver the best product we possibly could. We had multiple editors, including ardent fans, dedicated readers and professionals, but had trouble implementing edits into our final document. We scrambled to meet the deadline, and as a result, typos made it into print.

STARTER eBook is the shit, yo!Caveat: we are smart (s-m-r-t!), but we are also flying without a net in most areas of this business. We’re figuring things out as we go along, and sometimes that means reality gives you a rude Chuck Norris style roundhouse kick to the teeth. During the e-book and audiobook production for THE ROOKIE and THE STARTER, however, we’ve put new processes in place to correct these issues. Read also: we are giving the typos a beat-down!

As a way to say thank you for your continued support, we’re offering a free ebook version of THE STARTER to anyone who purchased the print book. If you own a hardcover, regardless of when it was purchased, please email the Director of Døøm, A Kovacs, at to receive your personal download instructions.

We hope this small, value-added piece will reinforce our commitment to you, and give you a chance to see our improved process at work in advance of 2011 release of THE ALL-PRO (Book III of the Galactic Football League series).

Thank you for your support of Dark Øverlord Media, and the GFL series. We’re on a collision course with success, the only variable is time.

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    I never thought i would enjoy Krak and Coke this much!

    I also viewed a few Kraken advertisements which I found on that there youtube and those Kraken advertisements were pretty decent. Spiced Rum is truly one of my favorite liquors. I also enjoy Captain Morgan Spiced Rum Private Stock, straight from the bottle, and Spiced Jack No. 94 with some Coke!

    ……….The extremely humble owner of “THE ROOKIE” #2487/3000…..NOCTURNAL (Rewrite) Byron Metz (as “Baldwin Metz,” medical examiner for San Francisco police)


    Awesome! I was completely caught off guard…

    when the arrow started to move and letters were appearing on the screen. That was awesome, it was better den awesome. Thank you for the link I really enjoyed the helpful link which you provided. I actually bought me a bottle and in a little while I’m going to pour me some Krak and Coke in a 24 ounce mason jar and kick back and read some more of THE ALL-PRO, i’m halfway through, and get caught up in the adventures of elder Barnes!

    ……….The extremely humble owner of “THE ROOKIE” #2487/3000…..NOCTURNAL (Rewrite) Byron Metz (as “Baldwin Metz,” medical examiner for San Francisco police)

  3. Drelijarlos

    Me Sad

    Sounds exciting for the lucky ones who get to go…. which obviously doesn’t include me.

    May barbarians invade your personal space!

  4. Belladonna420

    Allow me.

    I love doing thisTongue out

    * * Head Biker Babe & [flickr-photo:id=4891502501], Dead Sexy Dealer, The Juicer, Co-Founder of the Gutter Sistren & Proud Member of GirlCo. * *

  5. dozier1375

    It’s a dark spiced rum. Makes a great rum and coke.

    [flickr-photo:id=5069323983,size=m] The quiet guy in the corner, figuring out how to destroy all of you.


    I’m a little confused

    What type of rum is Kraken rum if you don’t mind me asking?

    ……….The extremely humble owner of “THE ROOKIE” #2487/3000…..NOCTURNAL (Rewrite) Byron Metz (as “Baldwin Metz,” medical examiner for San Francisco police)

  7. Beth_Ailis

    See you all there!

    So excited, got almost everything lined up. Dog sitter – check, hotel room – check, Badges – tomorrow, LIQUOR STORE RUN – Friday (there will be Kraken rum, Tuaca, and various other spirits available in the Copenhaver hosiptality suite at the Sheraton, look for me and the Big Guy or tweet me @beth_ailis so we can hang out over the weekend revelries.
    [flickr-photo:id=5069365035, size=m] [flickr-photo:id=4347154616] Pusher and member of the Gutter Sistren

  8. BetaClone076

    Will there be…

    an OrangeSlaught or Blackout meetup to show off those seksii home jerseys this year?


    And jeeezzzzzzz, Cooley is gonna be there again. There should be a face of Fiendlings and Junkies in Jerseys one day.

  9. paul_e_cooley

    The FiendMaster will attend

    I shall be there. But don’t think that will save you junkies from conversion attempts. Unless you ply me with beer first.

    Paul Elard Cooley

    Check out my free dark historical horror fantasy podio-fiction series, Garaaga’s Children.


    Happy Hour to celebrate THE ALL-PRO Launch!

    Go Krakens

    ……….The extremely humble owner of “THE ROOKIE” #2487/3000…..NOCTURNAL (Rewrite) Byron Metz (as “Baldwin Metz,” medical examiner for San Francisco police)

  11. deltrimental


    That is all.

    [flickr-photo:id=4730034487,size=m] ~S&N Bouncer and Official Hitwoman for the Gutter Sistren~ That Australian bitch with the stupid accent and all the subtlety of a splatterfart

  12. Gmork

    Yay! and Boo!

    Looks like a nice full schedule for DOM at Dragon*Con. So bummed to miss it this year.  I got roped into going home for my nephew’s first birthday at the same time. So ….

    Come on SiglerFest 2012!!!

  13. NeilColquhoun

    One day…

    …the products of inventors will allow me to make that journey across the pond and be there in person. Have a great time team!

    Stay Alive – Neil Colquhoun

  14. Beth_Ailis

    Ooh Ooh! Excitment!

    Sqeeeee! I don’t see the Live episode of “Getting Pissed with the FDO” I hope Frankie is out of jail.
    [flickr-photo:id=5069365035, size=m] [flickr-photo:id=4347154616] Pusher and member of the Gutter Sistren