The more things change…

I’m at the start of an exciting new transition in my writing life, and I’m excited to share it with you, my readers.

For a while now, I’ve been considering transitioning out of romance and into my first love, pure science fiction and fantasy. And I think now is the time. I’ve made some headway in the romance genre and won a few awards, but I haven’t found any real traction. And by that, I mean sales. I can’t seem to find much of an audience for my books. And I think it’s because I tend to be listed in the wrong genre.

So, I’ve decided to change gears…

Moving forward, I’m planning some new projects that will not be considered romance. Sure, there will probably be some romantic elements, but they will definitely be more fantastic adventures, without the assurance of a “happy ever after” ending.

And that brings me to my first project: The Demon Gate Chronicles.

A little over seven years ago, I published my second book, There’s No Such Thing As Werewolves, which evolved into my Demon’s Rising series. I’ve always meant to revisit this world and continue/conclude the story I began with these first three books.

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Over the past couple of months, I’ve taken these stories, re-titled, re-edited, revised, and re-imagined them, and I plan to release them soon. The romance elements have been softened. I’ve removed explicit sex scenes, and I’ve upped the dark urban fantasy elements to move them into a different genre. While the stories remain essentially the same, there will be some differences. So, to that end, the above books will soon be going away.

Forever!

I’ve reduced the pricing on the Kindle ebook versions of these three books to just 99¢ in case anyone wants to read them in their original form. But they will only be available for the next couple of weeks.

You can find them here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B074C9F59Q

(But if it was me, I’d wait for the new versions, coming soon.)

Stay tuned for more information on this exciting new/old series.

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Triptych is coming!

Triptych, the 4th book in the award-winning Xi Force series is now up and available for pre-order on Amazon at: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07WQNDN2K/

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For most of her life Maggie O’Donnell dreamed of becoming an astronaut. Instead, she ended up flying the Xi Force super jet. Not a bad trade-off. And when she inherits the powers of the Irish goddess Morrigan, she steps into an even bigger roll with the super team. But an ancient enemy rises with the inheritance of her new superpowers, one who’s out to destroy her and anyone close to her.

Paul Tompkins is leader of Pike’s rangers, the Xi Force support team. Required to keep Maggie in the friend zone because of his job, her new position in Xi Force suddenly changes everything. But as their friendship sparks into burning passion, an alien invasion force and Maggie’s new nemesis combine to threaten Earth.

Rising to meet this new challenge will take everything Maggie, Paul, and Xi Force have. Can love bloom amidst an invasion from outer space?

 

Preorder now and get your copy delivered bright and early on the morning of October 30th.

If you haven’t discovered Earth’s Sexiest Superheroes yet, there’s never been a better time. Start your adventure with book 1:

 

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Book 1: Z-Bot (Winner of the 2018 Kathryn Hayes When Sparks Fly Award)

Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077F4NHDX

Print: https://www.amazon.com/Z-BOT-S-C-Mitchell/dp/1682916243/

Audio: https://www.amazon.com/Z-Bot-Xi-Force-Book-1/dp/B07QGBF2W5/

 

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Book 2: Phaze (Winner of the 2019 National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award and the 2019 Toronto Northern Hearts Award.)

Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/Phaze-Xi-Force-Book-2-ebook/dp/B07B6R5JGM/

Print: https://www.amazon.com/Phaze-S-C-Mitchell/dp/1682916707/

Audio: https://www.amazon.com/Phaze-Xi-Force-Book-2/dp/B07TVQG89F/

 

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Book 3: Wylde (Finalist in the 2019 Book Buyers Best contest.)

Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/Wylde-Xi-Force-Book-3-ebook/dp/B07D6WG2HX/

Print: https://www.amazon.com/Wylde-S-C-Mitchell/dp/1682917606/

Audio: https://www.amazon.com/Wylde-Xi-Force-Book-3/dp/B07WH4DYXR/

Wylde in Audio

Hey everyone. I’m happy to announce that Wylde, the third book in the Xi Force series, is now available in audio from Amazon and Audible. Plus over the next few days it will be rolling out to all the other most popular audio stores.

Part human, part wolf, he walks on the Wylde side.

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Xi Force book 3: Wylde

Forced to undergo experimental procedures that grafted wolf DNA into his own and then given super healing powers, Jonathan Wylde wants nothing to do with civilization, preferring instead to run with his wolf pack. A reluctant member of the Xi Force super team, he keeps to himself unless his talents are needed.

Dove Locklear returns home after spending exciting and adventurous weeks with the Xi Force super team, and reconnecting with her childhood friend, John Wylde. But danger lurks in her father’s genetics lab. An agent of Red Guard, with nefarious plans, whisks her away at gunpoint to a secret Russian facility.

When his closest friend, Dove Locklear, is kidnapped, Wylde needs to learn to work with his team if he wants to save her. He knows where they took her, and the danger she’s in. He’ll do whatever it takes to rescue to her, even if that means confronting the man who created him: his father.

Get it here:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Wylde-Xi-Force-Book-3/dp/B07WH4DYXR/

Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/Wylde-Audiobook/B07WDZ4CBJ

2019 NERFA Finalist

Today I am happy, happy, happy to announce that Phaze is a finalist in the National Excellence in Romance Fiction Awards from the First Coast Romance Writers.

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Z-Bot, the first book in my Xi Force series was a finalist last year, but didn’t win. Fingers crossed for this year.

Phaze

Xi Force #2

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When Kayla Armstrong is attacked in her lab, she falls into a chemical stew. Now she’s walking through walls and falling through floors.

As the leader of Xi Force, Joel Weisberg is always looking for new superheroes for his team. What he wasn’t looking for was sexy Kayla Armstrong falling through the ceiling of his apartment right into his bed. Still he isn’t complaining when the event finds him a new Xi Force member and a new love. Now she just needs some training and some time.

But when an old enemy comes back with new powers and captures Joel, it’s up to Kayla to lead the Xi Force against her. But can they rescue Joel before he’s murdered . . . again?

A Hair-Raising Adventure

Image, image, image. What does an old, gray-haired, overweight guy do to up his game? As an author, I spend a lot of time in front of a computer screen that really doesn’t care what I look like (thank goodness).

But I’ve recently taken part in some public appearances. Books signings, panel discussions, author events. At last year’s PRISM awards I gave a speech that was streamed over the internet. And this coming July I will be on a panel discussion at the national convention of the Romance Writers of America in New York City. As I attempt to up my game as an author, I find myself continually looking at the image I present.

Now when it comes to my hair, I am usually a Cost Cutters kind of guy. Whoever, whatever, it’s too long so cut some off. I’ve never really considered my “look.”

Obviously.

This week I decided to get some professional help.

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Enter Horlando, my wife’s hairdresser, and an incredibly creative guy. After an initial consultation, I put myself and my hair in his very capable hands.

Now, to be very clear, this is what he had to work with:

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But Horlando was great, offering up a new look that’s fashionable and easy to care for. That last part is important for me. We even added a touch of teal coloring to augment the gray in my hair, beard, and mustache.

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And two days later, after a wash, and doing it all myself, here’s the end result:

So, what do you think? Let me know in the comments down below.

Adventure on.

 

Z-Bot is now available in audio.

I’m thrilled to announce that Z-Bot is now available as an audio book.

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And features the amazing voice talents of:

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Larry really brought my book to life. (You can hear samples of his amazing voice HERE, and a sample of my book on the pages listed below.

Z-Bot is available wherever finer audiobooks are available including:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Z-Bot-Xi-Force-Book-1/dp/B07QGBF2W5/

Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/Z-Bot-Audiobook/B07QB8R946

Nook Audiobooks: https://www.nookaudiobooks.com/audiobook/1002301/z-bot

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/audiobook/z-bot/id1456145806?mt=11&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

Scribd: https://www.scribd.com/audiobook/401762886/Z-Bot

Playster: https://play.playster.com/audiobooks/1001800000001002301/z-bot-s-c-mitchell

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/audiobooks/details/S_C_Mitchell_Z_Bot?id=AQAAAEDMzjaO6M&hl=en

And we just contracted to have Phaze produced.

Yay!