HAYWIRE is loosed upon the world!

Well, it’s March 13th, and you know what that means! No, I’m not talking about when St Felix III began his reign as Catholic Pope, or that today is when Mongolia declared their independence from China in 1921. No, I mean that today is the day HAYWIRE becomes available for purchase. I hope that all of you are ready and eager to buy your copy, because I’m more than ready for you to get it. Now, the first question is of course, “How do I get it?” Great question! First, and probably most importantly for a good number of people, it’s available on Amazon via the following links:

Kindle $4.99_____. Print $9.99______.

It is also available from Barnes & Noble for the Nook. I don’t have a cute picture to serve as a link, but you can click HERE and head straight to it.

If those aren’t to your liking, it’s also available from Smashwords in a wide variety of formats, among them PDF, EPUB, Palm Doc, RTF, and HTML. You can go HERE to see those if you’re interested.

Soon it will also be available in print from Barnes & Noble, as well as in ebook format for iBooks, Sony, and the Kobo. When those come available, I will let you know immediately.

Now, some people have asked me, “What about signed copies of the print book?” That’s another great question! As of right now I don’t have any copies on hand to sign and send out. When I do, I’ll let you know. Until then, though, you are free to mail me your copy with a self-addressed stamped envelope, and I’d be happy to sign it and mail it back to you, or you can order it and send it directly to me, along with an email to let me know to expect it. Either way, reach out to me and I’ll pass an address along to send it to. Or you could make a trip to Balticon, run me down in the hallway or on a panel, and I’d be happy to sign it and have a chat. Your choice.

Let me end this by saying thank you. If you’re reading this, then it means you’re at least somewhat interested in buying my book and reading it. For that, I thank you. Writing is something I’ve wanted to make a career of my entire life, and with your support I get closer to living my dream. I hope that you order the book, love it, order copies for your friends and family, and then you review it on Amazon or where ever you bought it to help bring more people on board. I also hope you pass this post along to everyone you know, and so on, and so on. Thanks for everything, and check back soon for more news.

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Would you like a taste of HAYWIRE?

I want you to buy my book Tuesday, March 13th (from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, and other fine retailers). I do. I can’t lie. I’d love for you buy it. But, more than that, I want you to buy it and ENJOY it. If you buy it and end up hating it, I might have gotten some of your money, but I’ve lost a reader, and at the end of the day it’s you guys who will help me establish a career that thrives. So, to make sure that you know what you’re getting in for before you actually plunk down your hard earned cash, I want to offer you a sample of the book. Right-Click HERE or on the small book cover above to download a PDF of the first three chapters of the novel, complete and unchanged from the full book. If you read it and you like it, then I encourage you to purchase the novel on March 13th in print or the ebook format of your choice. If, sadly, you don’t like it, at least you’ll have saved some money and time, and maybe the next novel that will be coming out later this year, A MINOR MAGIC, will be more to your liking.

Thanks for reading this post, for your time, and for your consideration. It means a lot.


The Roundtable Podcast


For those of you who enjoy listening to our brainstorming sessions where we help people work out their ideas and break the story down to hopefully build it back up again, let me direct you to the Roundtable Podcast, which is a show ENTIRELY about doing just that. Episode #1 just went live this week, with guest host Dan Sawyer, and it was a lot of fun to listen to. I encourage you to give it a try as well. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

If you’d like to give it a listen right now, or download it directly, here you go:


Pre-order Scott Sigler’s “THE MVP” February 4th!

Set in a lethal American professional football league seven centuries in the future, THE MVP puts huge humans on the field with five alien races to make a game that is faster, stronger and deadlier than anything we know today. The fourth book in the Galactic Football League series, THE MVP follows on THE ROOKIE, THE STARTER and THE ALL-PRO.

Star quarterback Quentin Barnes has spent three seasons putting together a hard-hitting, hard-fighting team that combines all-stars, rejects, young players and seasoned veterans from all five sentient races. He has fought against racism and bound his team together through shared sacrifice, blood, tragedy and victory. But this season Quentin faces the biggest challenge yet — the deadly threat of the Prawatt race, which has captured him and the rest of his Ionath Krakens teammates. Quentin and his friends must overcome impossible odds to escape this deadly and unknown race.

The GFL series is described as “STAR WARS” meets “THE BLINDSIDE” meets “THE GODFATHER.” Join the Krakens as they fight to take the title and achieve immortality.

Fellow Junkies, it’s nearly time to pre-order Book IV of the GFL series. Set your alarms for Feb. 4th at 9am Pacific Time, noon Eastern time, 5pm GMT. “THE MVP” is the fourth in the series that includes “THE ROOKIE,” “THE STARTER” and “THE ALL-PRO.”

When you order, please use the pre-order code ROBOT to save $3 per hardcover! This code works not only on “THE MVP,” but on ALL the GFL books!

But wait, don’t order yet! If you pre-order “THE MVP,” the Dark Overlord will throw in the $9.99 eBook for free. Yes, that’s right, FREE! You can get the eBook for your Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPhone, Kobo, Sony eReader and any ePub device.


Limited-edition hardcover: When they are gone, they are gone. “THE ROOKIE” is no longer available.

Signed and numbered: The earlier your order is in, the lower your book’s number

Personalization: Every book is signed and numbered, but if you want the FDØ to personalize it he’s only doing that for pre-orders.

Pre-order insanity: Each of the first three books in the series sold 1,000 copies in the first three hours. The books go fast, so be ready at 9am Pacific, noon Eastern and 5pm GMT.


Remember, use the pre-order code ROBOT for your pre-order.


Movember – A call for your support

Hey, everyone, Justin here. Today marks the start of Movember, and I’m hoping you’ll want to join me. What’s Movember, you ask? Well, I’ll let the site who organizes the event fill you in:

During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces, in the US and around the world. With their Mo’s, these men raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men.

Once registered at www.movember.com, men start Movember 1st clean shaven. For the rest of the month, these selfless and generous men, known as Mo Bros, groom, trim and wax their way into the annals of fine moustachery. Supported by the women in their lives, Mo Sistas, Movember Mo Bros raise funds by seeking out sponsorship for their Mo-growing efforts.

Mo Bros effectively become walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November. Through their actions and words they raise awareness by prompting private and public conversation around the often ignored issue of men’s health.

At the end of the month, Mo Bros and Mo Sistas celebrate their gallantry and valor by either throwing their own Movember party or attending one of the infamous Gala Partés held around the world by Movember, for Movember.

And, to make sure that I do my part to help this worthy cause, I’ve shaved off my goatee, signed up with the site, and am now asking people to donate. If you’d care to lend your dollars to this effort, please go to http://mobro.co/JustinMacumber and make your donation. We can use every dollar you’d be so generous to give. Thank you in advance.

Oh, here’s what I look like tonight, just so you know I’m on the up and up:


Cleis Press Reading in NYC, July 10th, 2011

There is going to be a reading of selections from various Cleis Press books (including Lesbian Cops, the anthology with my story Healing Hand) in NYC on July 10 at 7-9 pm at the KGB Bar (where Ellen Datlow has readings for her anthologies!). Sacchi Green, Rachel Kramer Bussel, D.L. King, Evan Mora, and R.G. Emanuelle will be reading.

If you’re in the city, or even Jersy, take a trip and listen. You won’t be disappointed.


Chasing The Moon

Hey, guys, I wanted to let you know that guest and friend of the show A. Lee Martinez has had his latest novel released. Alex was our very first interview oh so long ago, and he’s remained a friend since then. He’s not only prolific (he’s written and published eight novels in the past six years), but the quality of his work has been consistently high across all his books. I celebrate every new book that he releases, and I hope you’ll join me in saying congratulations and in supporting him by purchasing a copy. Just click on the cover to the right, and it’ll take you to Amazon. And, in case you’ve yet to dive into the amazingly funny worlds that Alex has created, I’ve provided links to all his books. Just click on those book covers and Amazon will zip them over to you. Alex is an amazing writer, and you would be doing yourself a favor by reading his books. I have no doubt you’ll love them as much as I have.

Way to go, Alex!

Alex’s Website
Alex’s Twitter Page
Alex’s Facebook Page


Scott Sigler’s BLOOD IS RED Amazon rush is on!

Please join us in celebrating Mother’s Day by purchasing Scott Sigler‘s new short story collection “Blood Is Red” for only 99 cents! Available in eBook format only, “Blood Is Red” features seven tales Scott has broadcasted over his six years of podcasting, plus a brand-new novella, “Hunter Hunterson & Sons.” We celebrate Scott not only because of his talent, but also because of his courage and brilliance in charting his own path through the wild of the publishing industry, and we hope you join us on making this Amazon rush a success. For 99 cents, how can you go wrong?


Phoenix Rising: A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel Is Out Today!

Everyone, just wanted to remind you that today is release day for the new novel by Tee Morris and Philippa Ballantine entitled Phoenix Rising: A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel from Harper Voyager. For those who don’t know what the book is about, here is a brief description:

“These are dark days indeed in Victoria’s England. Londoners are vanishing, then reappearing, washing up as corpses on the banks of the Thames, drained of blood and bone. Yet the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences—the Crown’s clandestine organization whose bailiwick is the strange and unsettling—will not allow its agents to investigate. Fearless and exceedingly lovely Eliza D. Braun, however, with her bulletproof corset and a disturbing fondness for dynamite, refuses to let the matter rest . . . and she’s prepared to drag her timorous new partner, Wellington Books, along with her into the perilous fray.

For a malevolent brotherhood is operating in the deepening London shadows, intent upon the enslavement of all Britons. And Books and Braun—he with his encyclopedic brain and she with her remarkable devices—must get to the twisted roots of a most nefarious plot . . . or see England fall to the Phoenix!”

Please join us Dead Robots in congratulating Pip and Tee on their new novel, and please go out and buy a copy immediately! Show them some love and get your hands on a great adventure all at the same time! What could be better or easier? And, look to hear from them on our show soon.

Mass Market Paperback… Kindle……………………….


Become A Podiobook Patron

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