BOOK BOMB! The Flux Engine by Dan Willis

This month’s Book Bomb is for The Flux Engine by Dan Willis.

For those of you who haven’t participated in one of these before, a Book Bomb is when you get as many people as possible to buy a book on Amazon on the same day. This causes the sales rank to go up, and the higher it gets, the more readers notice. If we get enough people to buy the book, then it gets onto one of the top 20 lists, and then lots of new folks see it, success breeds success, and hopefully a good writer gains some new fans. So please, tell your friends, post on your blog, repost on TweetFacePage or whatever. Every link helps.

I do this about once a month, and I always try to pick a good writer who I know who I think could use a career boost. I always recommend things that I think my fans will enjoy.

I’ve known Dan Willis for several years now. He’s a fixture on the Utah writing circuit and got into writing by stalking Tracy Hickman (long story). Dan’s first published novels were for DragonLance and they’re good reads. They started a young adult line, and Dan wrote for that, and even had their biggest bestseller, but Wizards of the Coast shut down that whole operation and Dan was out of a gig. (that is one of the dangers of writing for somebody else’s IP).

Trying something different, Dan has put out the Flux Engine on his own as an eBook. I read the original rough draft and it is fun. Think Weird West Steampunk. So it has Bill Hickok sniping killer robots from an airship. Yes. Dan went there. It is written for young adults, but I enjoyed it. (YA isn’t the kiss of boredom like it used to be).

So check it out. Help a good writer get paid. :)  And please spread the word. The more we can get this out there, the more people get exposed to Dan’s work.

I’ll be updating this post through the day so we can see where we got the sales rankings up to. Right now we are at:

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #167,473 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store

And now that it is tradtion, every hour you guys make that go up, I will provide a fun and absolutely true fact about today’s author. :)

EDIT: Here is a review from Howard Tayler.

EDIT 2: Okay, it finally updated. Don’t know what the deal was all morning, but so far we’ve moved it up a hundred and fifty thousand spots. That’s a good start. :)

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,515 Paid in Kindle Store (See
Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store

EDIT 3: And we got him onto some top lists. Be nice to get into the top 10.

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,027 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

EDIT 4: And now we’re talking! I love when you guys get off of work! :D

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,290 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

EDIT 5: So we got a slow start this morning, but now we’re up there at the top of some genres.

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,645 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

EDIT 6:  Still climbing!

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,170 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

EDIT 7: And all through the night, the Flux Engine was stirring…

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #754 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

Hey Cyber Monday, click through this and give me monies!

Just a reminder, if you’re buying Christmas stuff online for Cyber Monday or Black Friday or Sacrifice a Virgin Tuesday, ifyou click through the Amazon or B&N links off to the side, then I get a % of anything you purchase that visit for the refferal.

Next Book Bomb will be this Tuesday the 27th

I will be Book Bombing The Flux Engine.

Joe Frankenstein on Indiegogo

I’ve posted about this once before, but the campaign is nearly over. So last chance to jump in. They’ve added some other, cheaper options too.

Chuck and Graham are awesome at comic books, and if you’ve read a comic book in the last twenty years, odds are you’ve read something they’ve done. They are doing this anyway, but this is their way of getting an advance. (which as a writer, believe me, I’m a big fan of).

You know why I this this is a good idea? From them:

Comics have really changed in the last 20 years. They’ve gotten darker and humorless. We want our project to reflect a time when comics were not only exciting, but fun to read. JOE FRANKENSTEIN is an all ages graphic novel in the same vein that Harry Potter was an all ages book. Kids and adults can read it and enjoy it on different levels.

•JOE FRANKENSTEIN is the kind of stuff that Marvel and DC are no longer publishing so we have taken it upon ourselves to do the kind of comics story that we, and a large part of the reading public are clammoring for.

My next Book Bomb!

I don’t have the date yet, but it will probably be shortly after Thanksgiving, but I’ll be Book Bombing Dan Willis’ The Flux Engine. He is working on getting it up now.

Dan is a friend of mine, and really solid writer. He is mostly known for publishing Dragonlance novels, but even though he was their bestseller in the line, his career got hosed when the publisher killed their young adult line.

Dan branched out into a Wild West Steampunk with this next one. I read the early draft and it was a lot of fun. So if you want to read about Wyatt Earp sniping killer robots and bad guys on mini-helicopters, this is the book for you.  :)

What I’m working on and what is coming up next

Okay, by popular demand (as in a bunch of people have emailed and bugged me about it or posted in the comments here asking) here is an update about what I am working on.

Currently I’m writing Warbound, the third Grimnoir novel.  It is coming along, slowly but steadily. This year has been my slowest writing year since I’ve been doing this as far as total word count. I can blame part of that on having a new kid in the house, but a bigger part was that I made a strategic blunder when I wrote the first act, and had to go back and change a bunch of stuff.

Hard Magic, Spellbound, and Warbound will be a trilogy, and Warbound wraps up this arc. Though I am planning a couple more Grimnoir novels in the future, they will be about different people/times.  Warbound has been scheduled to be released in August.  No idea on the others yet, though I have pitched and sold two of them. One is set in 1908 and is called Knights of New York, and another is about the dawn of magic and is in the 1850s in a colonial setting.

Then we’ve got Swords of Exodus, which is the sequel to Dead Six. Mike Kupari is finishing up his half and has edited our two parts together. I’ll be taking an editing shot at it too here pretty quick. We want to have this one turned in to Toni by the end of the year. I don’t know what the expected release date is for it.

There is one more Valentine/Lorenzo novel planned which we’ve sold to Baen, and it is tentatively titled Project Blue.

I’ve got a novella that will be coming out probably the first part of 2013, but I can’t say too much about it yet. I wrote it for a company, using their IP/world. They are expanding their universe into novels. I don’t think they’ve made an annoucement yet, so until then, I can’t really say much about it, though it did come out pretty awesome if I do say so myself.  This was something I did for kicks, and it was a fast, fun project. It was nice to be able to go and play in somebody else’s world for a while, and I will be doing another one of these again next year.

I’ve also got a ton of writing to do for the MHI RPG, which thanks again to you guys being so awesome, we funded the heck out of.

Then I’m squeezing in a final Crimson Pact anthology short story. This will be the last Tombs/Santos written with Steve Diamond.

My plan after finishing Warbound and doing the final edit of SoE is to start the next MH novel. That would be Monster Hunter Nemesis, but you could also call it Agent Franks vs. The World, or maybe World War Franks. :)

There are several other MH novels planned after that, but you’ll just have to wait for more info.

However, also somewhere in there is the long awaited collaboration with John Ringo. That has been more a matter of scheduling than anything. This project is John’s world so he will be the one kicking it off, and then I’ll be writing the rough based on that.

In addition there are a couple other stand alones and one other trilogy which I’ve pitched and sold. I’ve got an epic fantasy series and then the stand alone reality TV show book.

Spellbound is now in paperback!

My wife just called to tell me that I got a package of paperback Spellbounds. Already? Has it already been out a year? Wow.  So I checked.

Sweet. :)  If you guys haven’t read Spellbound yet, you should, because it is awesome. And I’m not just saying that because I’m biased. I’m working on Warbound, the 3rd Grimnoir novel, now.


Buy Stuff Tab Update: Just got more patches in

Like I said, I ran out of MHI patches a few weeks ago, but another box full of them just arrived. I’ll get all of the last month’s orders boxed up and shipped in the next few days.

Christmas Shopping Reminder

Hey everybody, just a friendly reminder that it is time to do your Christmas shopping, and nothing makes better presents than the gift of Larry Correia novels. :)

Plus, if you look over to the right side of the blog, anytime you order anything from Amazon or Barnes & Noble after entering through one of my links, I get a percentage for the refferal. Think of this as a tip jar. And it doesn’t have to be my books. If you go through the Hard Magic link and then end up buying a pair of boots and needle nose pliers, I get paid. So if you are going to be ordering stuff anyway, just click enter that site through one of my links and I make a little bit of money which I will then promptly blow on ammo or miniatures.

Geeky Hobbies: My Warmachine Army

So now for something a little lighter. As long as I get about 10,000 words written per week, I allow myself Sunday after church as Correia Family Craft Time. Which means me and the kids paint minis. Or they paint for fifteen minutes, and then get bored and wander off, and I keep painting at the kitchen table, streaming Burn Notice in the background, or hey, new Mythbusters comes on Sunday. :) Mini painting is what I do to shut my brain down and destress.

But anyways, a year ago I got into painting miniatures, mostly samurai for the Legend of the Five Rings game that I was playing with my kids. Then Howard Tayler and Dan Wells introduced me to the game Warmachine. So then it gave me an excuse to paint little dudes, and then make them fight other little dudes! And if you like tabletop gaming, I recommend trying Warmachine. Think steam punk robot vs magic monster armies fighting. Sort of like chess, on speed, only if you could change out the different pieces, and give the chess pieces magic powers,and then throw some dice in for random chance. Very fun game.

This is my Mercenary army so far. I went for a sort of conquistador vibe. (hey, I’m Portuguese, just can’t help myself).  This is only about a third of the models that I’ve picked up for it though. By the time I get done it is going to be fairly ridiculous.


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