Pax is back!

… ’nuff said.

If you check the links in the right sidebar, they will take you to updated Amazon landing page for the various Paxton Locke books, or you can click this link to visit the series page. The Amazon gears are still churning behind the scenes, but in the next day or so each release should have a paperback, hardback, and eBook option.

I’ve also made the decision to republish the series on Kindle Unlimited; I know I’ve gotten messages from folks wanting that to happen. It’s done — enjoy!

Books one thru four are available in audio on ACX, and I’m working to get book five up as well.

Now … where did I stash that manuscript for book 6?

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Guest Blog: Amie Gibbons

We’ve got a special treat today – a guest post from fellow author Amie Gibbons. Paxton fans, I think her stuff is right up your alley.

Take it away, Amie!

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Kickstart my Heart

It’s been one heck of a day.

The Kickstarter for the relaunch of the Paxton Locke books went live this morning. It reached the funding goal in a bit more than two hours, and as of this writing, is 216% funded.

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Where’s Paxton?

If you’re here, you’re probably wondering where Paxton Locke’s wandered off to. Sadly, the publisher for that series, Silver Empire, is shutting its doors. The pandemic was a tough time for the industry. You’d think that lockdowns and quarantines would make for good reading time. I don’t know about you, but I didn’t feel like reading much of anything. I spent way too much time (when I wasn’t working) binge-watching movies and bad TV shows. Hello, Tiger King.

The rights to the Paxton series are now back in my hands, and I’ll be beginning the process shortly to get them back up and available. Kindle Unlimited members may be happy with those eventual plans – but perhaps not right away.

I’m considering a Kickstarter relaunch of the series, with some fun reward tiers for contributors. Want to be a redshirt in Star Trek fashion? Want a set of autographed hardcovers?

How about we go really crazy and do some limited, leather-bound collector’s editions? I’m still mulling it over, but if you have any ideas, hit me up. Paxton’s like a bad penny. Sooner or later, he’s bound to turn up.

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Apologies for the dust

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Of prequels and podcasts

Hello again! I was honored to be a guest on The Writer’s Room podcast with Cat Rocha and J.Ishiro Finney last night. I had a great time and there was some interesting back and forth. Give it a watch, and check out some of their other interviews!

I’m also excited to announce I’ve got a short story in the upcoming urban fantasy anthology Punching Demons. Hopefully, fans of Paxton Locke will enjoy it as it’s a story that I’ve referred to several times in the series–the when Paxton first started making house calls. One in particular went spectacularly awry. The collection is tentatively penciled in for an early summer release, and I’ll be sure to give you a head’s up when that’s available to pick up.

Work continues on A Vital Breath and A Place for Peace, so again, keep an eye out for snippets and cover art sneak peeks as they come in. Until then, happy reading!

Edit – well, this is weird. For some reason the video of the podcast is no longer available. I never would have thought that I’d be TOO HOT for YouTube … but here we are.

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A pair of new releases

It’s been a while, but you’ll forgive me. When things go kablooey at the day job, there’s a lot less of the time budget for the fun things. That should hopefully be coming to a close. In the meantime, we’ve got launch day!

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Rules are meant to be broken … or at least bent

One of the unwritten rules for authors is to never, ever respond to a review on Amazon or Goodreads. Far be it for me to say that rules are made to be broken, but the other day I happened upon a multipart review across a couple of the Pax books that made me laugh, shake my head, and mutter under my breath in a matter of minutes. I’m perfectly happy to receive constructive criticism, but there are points and accusations made that range from outright falsehoods to … but I’m getting ahead of myself.

As boring as it is, I’ll be a good boy and follow the unwritten rule. While I’ll refrain from responding directly fisking is always a good alternative. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, Webster’s defines fisking as ‘the act of making an argument seem wrong or stupid by showing the mistakes in each of its points.’ That dry dictionary explanation fails to present just how fun they are to read and write.

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Midsummer Update

We can quibble about the midsummer part, but considering that summer vacation is now only two months long, it’s officially the halfway point for my kids. So I’ll go with it!

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A double-shot of Paxton Locke, headed your way

If you take a look to your right, you’ll see that The Dragon and His Wrath is complete! I’m stoked for you to get your hands on the next books in the series. These two really expand Paxton’s world and lay the foundation for everything yet to come.

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