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?

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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!

Spend Valentine’s Day in Asgaard

…it’s like heaven but with vikings.

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Now through Valentine’s ♥ Day I’m happy to offer two fun reads at special prices:

My Sexy Valentine, which features my Heavenly Wars story: Valentine’s Day Canceled is FREE at: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00SSFM1OC/

 
And book 1 in my Heaveny Wars series, Son of Thunder, is just 99¢: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BJ64GPY/

♥♥♥ Happy Valentine’s Day ♥♥♥

Meet Earth’s Sexiest Superheroes – Part 1: Z-Bot

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It’s been quite a year (well, year and a month) for my new Xi Force series. The first book, Z-Bot premiered on Dec. 6th of 2017. The story was inspired by a picture I picked up on a stock photo site:

Zombiebot.jpgIt spoke to me in ways I hadn’t experienced before. I needed to know who this person was. I needed to figure out his story. And thus, Chris Johnson, Z-Bot, was born.

I was really excited that my cover artist could use the inspirational picture on the cover of the book because this was Chris.

Now, I have a history of killing off the heroes (and occasionally my heroines as well) in my stores. In science fiction and fantasy death doesn’t have to be so final. But with this book I toyed with the idea of killing off my hero in the first chapter.  I ended up killing him off in the first sentence of the book.

Beep. Beep. Beeeeeee . . .

Yup, that’s Chris’s final heartbeat, at least for a while.

You see, Chris becomes a zombiebot. Something half robot, something raised from the dead. A Frankenstein-like project spearheaded by brainy love-interest, Dr. Heather Logan.

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And this paves the way for Chris to become the Earth’s (at least my Earth’s) first superhero, and the first member of a new superhero team:

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Z-Bot went on to win the Kathryn Hayes “When Sparks Fly” contest. The book also was a finalist for the 2018 PRISM Award, the 2018 National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award (NERFA), and the 2018 Toronto Northern Hearts Contest.

Not bad for a poor little cyborg from Megopolis.

Check out Z-Bot and the rest of Earth’s Sexiest Superheroes at: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07KYQLXGK/

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Tis the season?

Today I’m thrilled to be helping with the cover reveal for wonderful friend and awesome author, Sarah Hegger, who is part of a holiday anthology coming out during the holiday season and is available for preorder right now.

So without further adieu, here’s the cover reveal for:

12 Nights of Christmas

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You’ll find this incredible anthology at: