What’s next?

YES!  There will be another Tapped In book … coming soon

Mad Powers continues to grow in popularity. I’ve gotten more than a few email inquiries about the progress of the next book, Deadly Powers. This is terrific news not only for the story’s fans, but for me as well. I love the characters and the off-kilter espionage/paranormal storyline.  It’s a nice change from all the space SciFi I’ve written over the last year.

As of today, October 15th, 2014, I’ve written more than half of The Great Space and I’ve decided to go ahead and write two new novels, Deadly Powers (the sequel to Mad Powers, and another book that I first wrote as a screenplay for a movie, Ask Raymond – a SciFi thriller. Estimated release dates?

The Great Space … mid November (2014) timeframe.

Ask Raymond … late December / early January (2015) timeframe.

Next Scrapyard Ship Book (still un-titled) … Mid March / early April (2015) timeframe.

Deadly Powers … late May / early June (2015) timeframe.



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Craing Dominion Audiobook Now Available!

I’ve received more inquiries/update requests for this audiobook than any of my others in the past.

audiobookCD_thumb_audio_thumbL. J. Ganser does a great job as the ongoing voice for this series and he’s gone above and beyond in this latest book too.

Experiencing these books through the audiobook version and listening to all the voices, the performances, is like being right there on The Lilly — fighting the Craing!

The new  audiobook is available on Audible.com now (search Craing dominion) and will be available on iTunes and Amazon.com within a day or two… if not already.  Enjoy!!!

Craing Dominion audiobook

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Craing Dominion – Scrapyard Ship Book # 5 – Available 09/13/14

Craing_Dominiaon_cover_amazonThe much anticipated 5th book in the Scrapyard Ship series, Craing Dominion, will be available on Amazon.com late Saturday, September 13th, 2014.

I took a few months to write Mad Powers in between scrapyard book 4 and book 5, so some of you are probably anxious to see what’s happened.  I must say, I love all of the scrapyard books I’ve written – they’re like offspring … you help create them, care for them, nurture them, and then you must send them of into the world to experience a life of their own… Anyone who has read the books has come to realize they are all very much different from one another. But I have to admit, this one is special – it’s a fun read.

And this fifth book is really different… It’s darker and the bad guys are really really bad. Some readers will be frustrated with the level of destruction/carnage going on – others will say, it’s about time!

No matter what, you will experience a book that is non-stop action, while still maintaining the wit and humor you’ve come to expect from the series.

I’d like to mention the outrageously great cover design by my creative artist friend Eren Arik – truly a master SciFi artist. Those that have wondered what a Craing heavy cruiser looks like – well here you go. The Lilly is there too and kicking ass, as always.

I hope you are enjoying reading the series as much as I am writing it. Please leave a  review on Amazon  – it really really helps.


Mark Wayne McGinnis

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Mad Powers Audio Book — Now Available

MAD_POWERS__audio_tnyThe audiobook versions of the Mad Powers (Tapped In Series Book 1) is now available on audible (and soon on iTunes and Amazon). Paul Heitsch did a remarkable job as the voice for the book.

Experiencing the Mad Powers book as well as all the Scrapyard Ship series through the audiobook versions and listening to all the voices, the performances, truly enhances the reading experience!

The new  audiobook is available on Audible.com now (search Mad Powers) and will be available on iTunes and Amazon.com within a day or two… if not already.  Enjoy!!!

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Writer’s Idea Factory

Screen Shot 2014-08-14 at 3.59.14 PMWriters are certainly an odd bunch. I think that’s a good thing. The ability to repeatedly close oneself off from the world over prolonged periods of time on a particular writing project, for months even years without any guarantee that your work will have any kind of market success or monetary benefits—shows something about the person’s dedication to his or her craft.

I really enjoy talking to other writers/authors. A little over two months ago I started my own MeetUp group near Boulder, Colorado. I called it Writers Idea Factory. Free to local writers at any level who are looking to connect‚ not so much to have their work critiqued but to talk about the process itself. It’s evolved into a wonderful hour of sharing of ideas and brainstorming concepts.

I’ve had pretty good success with the five books I’ve self-published over the past year. Most have become amazon best-sellers in multiple categories. But I’ve made my share of mistakes and learned a lot about the e-book publishing process… what works what doesn’t. I hope sharing this information will provide a bit of rocket-fuel to those stuck, wondering if it’s all worth it. Take it from me, it is.

I look forward to my Tuesday afternoons when I meet with my fellow Writer’ Idea Factory cohorts. What a great bunch… each incredibly creative and talented in their own unique way.

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Mad Powers — Now Available!

MAD_POWERS_smThis paranormal thriller started out as a short novella called Tapped In. It’s taken about six months for me to write the other two parts of the book and now release it as a full, 72,000 word novel. I really enjoyed writing this—a nice break from the Scrapyard Ship series.

I grew up reading thrillers like this and, depending on how well it does, would like to continue the series.

Here’s the blurb:  Rob Chandler, regaining consciousness, realizes he’s somehow been involved in a horrendous car accident. In pain and unable to move, he has no memory of his identity, or how the hell he’d gotten on that deserted desert road in the middle of nowhere. He has little time to contemplate his situation when he sees an 18-wheeler barreling down on him. The truck swerves, crashes, and plows into Chandler’s already decimated car. Then, as if his luck couldn’t get any worse, he watches a 30,000 volt high-power line drop from a telephone pole into his mangled car, hanging suspended mere inches from his head. Still alive, something at a molecular level changes Chandler. 

Past enemies converge in a small desert town in Arizona, with one singular objective in mind … to kill Rob Chandler. What they didn’t expect was coming up against Rob’s new, strange, mad powers. From small town America to high-society of Baden-Baden, Germany, join Rob Chandler in this high-tension, paranormal thriller that doesn’t let up until the very last page. 

Mad Powers is a full-length, 70,000 word novel. Originally a short novella called Tapped In, this newly integrated, three-part story kicks off what’s sure to evolve into another best-selling series.

Mad Powers is available now at Amazon.com

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