Some of you have not adjusted to the ebook craze yet or you just prefer a good old fashioned (real) book — one you can touch, hold in your hands!
Well, if you’re one of those people, as of now, you can order any or all of the first three Scrapyard Ship books in paperback: Scrapyard Ship, HAB 12, and Space Vengeance.
These printed books are available at CreatSpace.com (now) and will be available on Amazon.com within the next few days.
Here are the CreateSpace links below:
Scrapyard Ship (book 1)
HAB 12 (book 2)
Space Vengeance (book 3)
With book three, Space Vengeance, becoming another best seller on amazon the Scrapyard Ship series will continue. As long as the reviews stay positive and I keep getting emails from the book’s fans, I’m happy to keep it going. About half-written, the next book in the series is called Realms of Time. So far, it’s been a total blast to write. I’m hoping it’s just as much fun to read.
Next on the docket is to finish up Tapped In – taking the short novella and making it a full-length novel. If popular, that too will become an ongoing series.
A third YA series is in the works — more on that later. Back to writing – thanks for the interest.
Available today (sometime)!
“The crazy ride continues… and never lets up!”
Captain Jason Reynolds is back! In the third installment of the Scrapyard Ship sci-fi adventure series, Space Vengeance, Jason, his family, and The Lilly’s crew face the impending destruction of their internal nano-devices. What’s worse, what remains of the Craing fleet, some 1500 warships, is back and headed straight toward the already decimated planets within Allied space. In what looks to be a one-way suicide mission, Jason must leave Nan and Mollie behind on Earth and out of harm’s way.
While war rages on sixty light years from Earth, maniacal space raider Captain Stalls and hundreds of his pirated warships close in on Earth. Stalls knows exactly what he wants: to find and kill Captain Reynolds and take the beautiful Nan Reynolds for his own.
Note from the author:
If you’ve made it to this third installment, you already realize this is an ongoing series. With that said, more often than not these books have cliff-hanger endings!
My friend and amazing narrator L. J. Ganser has done it again. If you haven’t been listening to audible versions of these books (Scrapyard Ship and now HAB 12) you are totally missing out. The characters and action really come alive with his professional capabilities. It’s a lot of fun – and what more can you ask for when looking for your fix of good old fashioned Sci-fi? The audio book is available now at audible.com and any time now on iTunes and Amazon as well!
The New Audiobook version of Scrapyard Ship is now available!!!
I was fortunate to be involved with selecting the narrator’s voice for this project and I couldn’t be more pleased with the results. L. J. Ganser did an amazing job. (Thank you L. J.!)
The funny thing is, I imagined Captain Reynolds voice just as how L. J. performs this production. And that’s the perfect word for it – performs. The last time I really heard and enjoyed a performance like this was with Jim Dale and the Harry Potter series audiobook. This book really comes alive as an audiobook — Yes, even more fun than reading the book on its own. HAB 12 is in production now so that will be available soon as well.
The audiobook is available on Audible.com as well as Amazon.com and iTunes!
On iTunes you don’t have to joint Audible.com – Search –> Scrapyard Ship Audiobook
Just released, Tapped In — this novella paranormal thriller series is now available on amazon!
Rob Chandler awakens after a horrendous car accident and realizes he has no memory of who the hell he is. Paralyzed, helpless and in pain, he can do nothing but watch as an eighteen-wheeler semi barrels down on him. The truck swerves and also crashes and yet Rob is spared one more time. But he won’t be able to rejoice at his good fortune long, because a 30,000 volt high-power line has dropped into his mangled car, hanging just inches from his head.
Something at a molecular level in Chandler has changed. Now, if he can survive long enough, he may be able to utilize amazing, if not unbelievable, new cognitive abilities.
Join Rob Chandler at the beginning of this high-tension paranormal thriller series where enemies new and old converge in a small desert town in Arizona with one singular objective in mind … to kill Rob Chandler.
Just a heads up that both Scrapyard Ship and HAB 12 ebooks are now available on Barns & Noble for use on the Nook.
The subject of a new Scrapyard Ship movie has come up numerous times over the last few months–probably not by any big movie production houses or famous producers… (unfortunately).
But those of us that have been involved with the book talk about it all the time! It’s funny, now readers of the series have started to chime in as well. Personally, I think Scrapyard Ship would make a terrific film!
So let’s imagine for a minute that Scrapyard Ship gets green-lighted for a big-budget feature film production. If YOU were the casting agent and you needed to submit your list of actors for the primary parts, who would you cast for the various characters? Respond back to this post with your best ‘actor’ suggestions. Personally, I see someone like Christian Bale as Capt. Jason Reynolds, and maybe Scarlett Johansson as Nan… Although Nan is a brunet. Not sure about the violet-skinned Dira or Cuban macho cigar-smoking Navy SEAL Billy Hernandez? And how about eight-year old Mollie?Here’s a list of the most prominent personalities in the book(s) — who do you think should play these characters?
Captain Jason Reynolds
Admiral Perry Reynolds
Lieutenant Billy Hernandez
Admiral Malinda Crawford
Dru Tieben is a good friend of mine and she just published her new book, Silver Element, on Amazon. One thing you find out quickly when writing for a living, is your support team is really really important! Dru’s been there for me and hopefully I’ve been there for her. I helped her with her cover art and the ebook formatting aspects forAmazon. And she has helped me in numerous ways too, including the formatting of my print version of Scrapyard Ship and as one of my early reviewers for both Scrapyard Ship and HAB 12 — as well as my new (in process) novella series Tapped In.
Silver Element is a fun and entertaining new series geared toward the female gender, but I’m betting men will enjoy it as well. It’s the story of five women who are fed up with crime on the streets of their neighborhood. Not getting the help needed from local authorities, they take things into their own hands. I’m not so sure I’d call them vigilantes, but they’re pretty bad-ass… I invite you to check out her new book and let me know what you think.
Someone asked me today, “So what’s it like to write about that stuff… you know, those weird space adventures you write about?”
The simple answer is–It’s fun. It’s also stimulating, rewarding (in multiple ways), and it seems to make a lot of people happy… or, at the very least, enjoy a trip into another world for a few hours. We live in a time that can be pretty rough. Day to day pressures are cumulative. Our various commitments close us in, and WE just need a little “me” time once in a while. So I think that’s what the Scrapyard Ship books do: help readers escape to a different reality. I mean, who wouldn’t love to find an advanced alien space craft buried in their backyard? One that would take them across the universe to fight the fight–go up against universal injustices! Throw in an array of diverse, strong characters, mixed with lots of action and some humor, and I think it’s a recipe for major escapism.
The first book, Scrapyard Ship, blew our doors off–after several months it’s still ranked #1 or #2 in several Amazon Sci-Fi categories, and HAB 12, the newly-released second book in the series, will hopefully also surpass expectations.
The many favorable emails I’ve received these last few months have made this process incredibly rewarding. Again, providing a readable fun past time for people of all ages—where they get to captain a space ship along with Jason, or go up against Serapin-Terplins (read the books), has been a creative endeavor. Mark Wayne McGinnis is the best selling Author of the Scrapyard Ship series books.