Patch contest update

I just posted a whole bunch more patches for the contest:  http://larrycorreia.wordpress.com/2011/08/30/monster-hunter-international-patch-contest-ii-the-patchening/  And I still have a ton more, but I’m running behind.

And also, I’m all caught up on patch/book orders, with a big box of stuff going to the post office today. So if you’ve been waiting, your stuff should be on the way shortly.

Correia V2.4

CorreiaTech confirmed today the development of a new Second Generation Version 4 Model M prototype by its Correia Production division under the direction and oversight of the Domestic Command Authority. Expected release date is in mid January 2012. Production facilities, however, are working around the clock to take advantage of US Government incentives if early delivery occurs on or before December 31, 2011

 

Awesome D6 review

http://elitistbookreviews.blogspot.com/2011/09/dead-six.html

The eBook for Dead Six is available now

http://www.webscription.net/p-1472-dead-six.aspx  You can download it in whatever format you want at this link for only $6.  No DRM. And it can go on your Kindle or you Nook.

Here is the part where I ask for help

As I’ve posted and explaned before, book sales during release week are super important: http://larrycorreia.wordpress.com/2011/06/30/i-need-a-favor-from-the-monster-hunter-nation/ 

And Dead Six is out at the end of the month. Many of you have read the eARC, and if you did, and you liked it, please tell your friends about it, Facebook, Twitter, your blog, sky writing, performance art, interactive kubuki theater, however you communicate with your “peeps”, but word of mouth is the best thing ever for a writer.

Now my writing career is doing pretty good, so you might be saying to yourself, “That Correia doesn’t need my help. He is one of those fat cats that needs to feel the suffering of the common man! And he is stealing all the white women!” Okay, as we all know that part is true, but if you don’t want to do it for me, do it for this guy:

 

Yeah, this is way cooler than most novelist's "introspective writer guy" pose.

 

This is Mike’s first book, and it is a darn good one that deserves to be read. For those of you who don’t know, Mike is an EOD Technician, currently defusing roadside bombs in Afghanistan. He will still be in Afghanistan, risking his life and being awesome, when his first novel appears in stores. Places like NPR can talk about thriller writer street cred, but Mike plays high-explosive chess against terrorist IEDs before breakfast.  Most first time authors are super excited to do their first book signings, but Mike can’t because he’s deployed… Think about that for a second… He can’t do book signings for the really nifty book he wrote because he is too busy DEFUSING MURDER BOMBS.

For most authors, the most exciting part of our day is when we spill Coke Zero on our keyboard. EOD are complete lunatics that do something so absurdly dangerous that complete snake eating warriors look at them and say F’ that noise, let the dude in the big suit play with the booby trapped death machine.

Mike is humble. You probably won’t ever hear him talk about that kind of thing. Luckily for him, I’m not humble at all. :) 

Sometimes when somebody with that many points on his Man Card writes a thriller, the book tends to be mediocre (with a few notable exceptions) and the book was sold on the resume of the tough guy writing it rather than how good the actual fiction was.  However, Dead Six is excellent, and I’m not just saying that because I wrote half of it. Believe me, I’ve got plenty of paying projects that I could be working on at this point, but instead I liked this story so much that I twisted Mike’s arm into making this book, and I’m so eager to continue the story arc that my half of the sequel is already done.

There are a limited number of autographed (by both of us) copies here (and they’ve got autographed Spellbound to preorder too):  http://www.unclehugo.com/prod/ah-correia-larry.php 

Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1451637586/ref=s9_simh_gw_p14_d2_g14_i3?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-3&pf_rd_r=00TXFVFYPQR3CGF2ZJMX&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470938811&pf_rd_i=507846

eBook and free sample chapters: http://www.webscription.net/p-1472-dead-six.aspx

Heroics in Logan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yF1LqhbqNgQ

Yeah… BYU and Utah have better football teams, but do they lift flaming cars off of trapped motorcyclists? No? Thought so. You’ve got to be in Logan for that sort of thing. Them’s my peeps.

Go Aggies!

Okay, seriously. That is bad ass. Everybody just jumped in to help. That restores some faith in humanity.

Updates: D6 countdown and my goatee is missing

For the first time in over a decade, I shaved.
 

I look like I'm about to approve your home loan

And now you can see why I always have a goatee.  This travesty happened because I was talking to my kids and it came up that none of them had ever seen me without facial hair. They had no idea what I looked like.

Now they know… And they would like Normal Dad back. My wife won’t kiss me, because ten minutes after I shave I have Homer Simpson face, and that’s with a ridiculous razor that has like 6 blades on it. Luckily, I’m Portuguese, so I’ll grow my beard back within a week.

In other news, Dead Six is out in only 2 weeks. Celebrate Kill A Terrorist day with a book that kills a whole mess of terrorists. If you want a copy autographed by both me and Mike (which is a bit of a challenge, since he is in Afghanistan) Uncle Hugos has a limited number with bookplates signed by both of us from before he deployed: http://www.unclehugo.com/prod/ah-correia-larry.php  (you can also pick up one of the hardcovers where they actually had me autograph a page and then BOUND it into the book!)

If you don’t care about autographs, it is on Amazon, B&N, and you can get the eBook from www.baen.com.   

And while I’m thinking about it, here is a little short story about my D6 character’s background that I wrote a couple of years ago. It is pretty darn awesome and it involves a whole bunch of people getting shot with an Ithica, a revolution, and a BTR on technical chase, which is always nice.  http://larrycorreia.wordpress.com/2009/02/26/online-fiction-sweothi-city/ 

After writing for 10 hours on Saturday (and only getting a 5,700 words) I took Sunday off and didn’t write anything other than the last blog post. I hung out with my kids, scared them with my chin, then I painted miniatures. Painting minis is what I do when I need to just uncheck my brain. I’m getting better at them too. I just need to figure out how to take decent pictures of the little things and I’ll post some up.

Of course, I’m eagerly awaiting the new GI Joe movie, because that means new action figures for me to chop up for more custom MHI figures! Only I’ve learned to paint way better since my last attempt.

This Saturday I am going to be teaching a seminar on how to write action scenes to the League of Utah Writers in Logan. My friend, Super Author John Brown, will be there, so it should be fun.

So lots of writing to do this week and I need to take my son shooting (it is his turn for one on one instruction), so should be pretty busy.

I am now on Twitter. @monsterhunter45 because somebody else had already taken @LarryCorreia. And you know that Larry Correia probably doesn’t have an awesome goatee either.

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