From Hell’s Heart – An Action Figures Short Story

It’s here! The new AF short featuring Dr. Enigma, From Hell’s Heart, is up! You can go read it right now on this page.

EDIT: The broken link is now fixed. Sorry about that!

Remember, next week the Kindle edition of Action Figures – Issue One: Secret Origins goes on sale for 99 cents for three days only, September 9 through 11. Grab it for yourself if you haven’t checked it out, or buy a copy for a friend. The week after that Action Figures – Issue Two: Black Magic Women goes on-sale for three days only, then after that, Action Figures – Issue Three: Pasts Imperfect makes its debut!

Pasts Imperfect – Cover Reveal!

First, a quick reminder that an all-new AF short, From Hell’s Heart, featuring Dr. Enigma, will debut tomorrow! The story will be up at 10 AM EST, and hopefully that will tide everyone over nicely until Action Figures – Issue Three: Pasts Imperfect  (now available for pre-order at Amazon) becomes available later this month.

Now onto the big item today, the full, finished front and back covers for AF3, courtesy of my ever-reliable cover artist Patricia Lupien. And check it out: I have my first-ever reviewer blurb on the cover!

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From Hell’s Heart – Sneak Peek!

Next week the official ramp-up to the release of Action Figures – Issue Three: Pasts Imperfect beings in earnest with the release of From Hell’s Heart, a new short story that takes place immediately following the events of Action Figures – Issue Two: Black Magic Women. Dr. Enigma takes center stage for this one, and here’s the illustration of the good doctor that will accompany the short, courtesy of my cover artist Tricia Lupien, who once again took my boring idea and turned it into something awesome.

From Hell’s Heart debuts on Wednesday, September 3.

Can’t wait that long for some new reading material? Then click the link above and check out the first two chapters of book three!

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More Announcements Than Humans Should Be Allowed To Have!

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Action Figures – Issue Three: Pasts Imperfect is in its final stages of preparation and is now slated for a September 26 release — which happens to mark one year since Action Figures – Issue One: Secret Origins debuted! This is still a bit of a tentative date because things can always still go wrong, but that’s what I’m gunning for.

Once I nail the date down a little better, I’ll be taking advantage of Amazon’s new pre-sale feature for indie authors, which means when book three is officially available, it’ll be automatically delivered to your Kindle!

To build up excitement for the release, I’ve got several things planned for the weeks preceding book three’s release…

  • Wednesday, September 3: Action Figures – From Hell’s Heart, a brand new AF short story starring Dr. Enigma, will be posted on this website.
  • Tuesday, September 9 through Thursday, September 11: the Kindle edition of Action Figures – Issue One: Secret Origins will be on sale for 99 cents!
  • Tuesday, September 16 through Thursday, September 18: the Kindle edition of Action Figures – Issue Two: Black Magic Women will be on sale for 99 cents!

This is a perfect time for new readers to jump on-board. If you’re already a fan of the series, let your friends know about these upcoming sales, or maybe drop a buck or two yourself and get them as gifts.

I’ll post updates as these benchmarks arrive, so stay tuned!

An Adventure In Babysitting 2.0

If you pop on over to the page featuring Action Figures – An Adventure in Babysitting, the short story that takes place after Action Figures – Issue Two: Black Magic Women, you’ll notice a new little touch:

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I was looking at the page one day and realized how dull it looked, so I gave my ever-reliable cover artists Tricia Lupien a shout and asked her to whip up a spot illustration to add to the short. Since this story features Farley Quentin (a.k.a. Final Boss of the Quantum Quintet), I asked her to use him for the image. As usual, I gave her a general description and she perfectly interpreted what I’d envisioned.

Now I’m chomping at the bit to see what she comes up with to go along with the upcoming second AF short, From Hell’s Heart featuring Dr. Enigma. That will be be out as soon as Tricia finished working her magic. Consider that something to keep you all occupied until Action Figures – Issue Three: Pasts Imperfect drops — which will be next month!