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Nominations for the 2015 Sir Julius Vogel Awards are open!

Mayday 3dNominations for the 2015 Sir Julius Vogel Awards, New Zealand’s premier science fiction and fantasy awards, are now open!

Since my novel Mayday: A Kaiju Thriller was released in 2014, it is eligible for the Best Professional Novel category. But to get on the voting ballot I need your help!

If you read and enjoyed Mayday, I’d really appreciate it if you could take the time to send in an email nomination. You don’t have to be a New Zealander to make a nomination — the SFFANZ accepts nominations from any living person on Earth until 31st January 2015. The more nominations Mayday gets, the better chance it has of making it onto the voting ballot.

All you have to do is copy and paste the information below, add in your name and email, and forward it to: sjv_awards@sffanz.org.nz

You can nominate multiple works in a category (each in a separate email), so if you enjoyed any other Kiwi SFF novels released in 2014, be sure to nominate them as well!

For further information, go to: http://www.sffanz.org.nz/sjv/sjvAwardsNominationGuidelines.shtml

Here are the details you need to nominate Mayday for Best Professional Novel:

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Book Title: Mayday: A Kaiju Thriller

Author: Chris Strange

Type of work: Novel

Year of release: 2014

Publisher: Cheeky Minion

Author Contact: chrisstrangeauthor@gmail.com

Category: Professional – Best Novel

Genre: Science Fiction

Your name: [Insert your own name here]

Your contact: [Insert your email address]

Send email nominations to sjv_awards@sffanz.org.nz

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Thanks so much for your help everyone. You guys are the best!

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MAYDAY: A KAIJU THRILLER is now available!

Mayday 3dI’m very excited to announce that my hardboiled/giant monster mashup novel, Mayday: A Kaiju Thriller, is now available! If you’re excited about the new Godzilla movie, this is the book for you. It’s available right now in ebook forms on Amazon, Kobo, Apple, and Smashwords. Barnes and Noble are dragging their feet, but it should be up there within a few days. Now available at Barnes & Noble as well! And if you prefer to read in paper, the paperback is also available on Amazon.

As a special thank you to all you fantastic folks, the ebook version of Mayday is only $0.99/£0.77 (or equivalent) at all of the above outlets for the next week. So get in quick and grab your copy before it goes back to the full price of $4.99.

I’d really appreciate it if you could help me spread the word about Mayday. Tell a friend, write a review, or post a link on Facebook. Anything you could do to help would be fantastic.

You guys are the best. Happy reading, everyone!

 

Get the ebook:

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KAOOKVG

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00KAOOKVG

Amazon CA: http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00KAOOKVG

Amazon AU: http://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B00KAOOKVG

Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/mayday-a-kaiju-thriller

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/mayday-chris-strange/1119494725?ean=9781497427006&isbn=9781497427006

Apple: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id875714356

Smashwords (all formats): http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/437705

 

Get the paperback:

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/Mayday-Kaiju-Thriller-Chris-Strange/dp/1497427002/

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mayday-Kaiju-Thriller-Chris-Strange/dp/1497427002/

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/mayday-chris-strange/1119494725?ean=9781497427006&isbn=9781497427006

Book Depository: http://www.bookdepository.com/Mayday-Chris-Strange/9781497427006

 

WE WON THE WAR, BUT CAN WE SURVIVE THE NIGHT?

Nineteen years ago, the Maydays attacked. Five colossal monsters rose from the earth and laid waste to cities around the globe, pushing humanity to the brink of extinction.

Now those monsters are our slaves, fighting each other for our amusement in brutal matches broadcast across the world, courtesy of the Volkov Media Corporation.

A MONSTER LIES DEAD.

Maydays have proven themselves indestructible. So when a Mayday is found dead with no cause and no witnesses, Volkov’s staff detective Jay Escobar is tasked with uncovering the truth before it can cripple the company.

THE MAYDAYS WILL RISE AGAIN.

This is the case that will make Escobar’s career. But the investigation soon spirals wildly out of control. As he races to solve the case before it’s too late, Escobar discovers that the Mayday’s death is only the first step in a plot that will see humanity plunged back into an unwinnable war.

And he’ll be at ground zero when it begins.

MAYDAY is a genre-bending mash-up of hardboiled crime fiction and Japanese kaiju cinema. Sam Spade meets Godzilla in a gripping mystery of monstrous proportions.

Available Now

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MAYDAY: A KAIJU THRILLER is coming May 16th 2014!

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My giant monster/hardboiled detective mashup novel is about to be released! Get hyped!

For the first week or so, MAYDAY will be heavily discounted–my way of saying thanks to all you awesome folks. If you don’t want to miss the special price, sign up for my New Release Email List and I’ll send you an email as soon as the book is available.

Want a Free Review Copy of MAYDAY?

If you’ve ever reviewed one of my books before, either on your blog, a dedicated review site, Goodreads, or a storefront like Amazon, I’d love to give you a free review e-copy of MAYDAY. Just email me at chrisstrangeauthor@gmail.com and let me know you want a review copy.

If you’ve been meaning to leave a review for one of my books and haven’t gotten around to it, you can post one any time before the end of May and I’ll still be delighted to send you a review copy of MAYDAY. It doesn’t matter whether the review is positive or negative, so just be honest!

 

Now with all that out of the way, here’s the blurb for MAYDAY:

WE WON THE WAR, BUT CAN WE SURVIVE THE NIGHT?

Nineteen years ago, the Maydays attacked. Five colossal monsters rose from the earth and laid waste to cities around the globe, pushing humanity to the brink of extinction.

Now those monsters are our slaves, fighting each other for our amusement in brutal matches broadcast across the world, courtesy of the Volkov Media Corporation.

A MONSTER LIES DEAD.

Maydays have proven themselves indestructible. So when a Mayday is found dead with no cause and no witnesses, Volkov’s staff detective Jay Escobar is tasked with uncovering the truth before it can cripple the company.

THE MAYDAYS WILL RISE AGAIN.

This is the case that will make Escobar’s career. But the investigation soon spirals wildly out of control. As he races to solve the case before it’s too late, Escobar discovers that the Mayday’s death is only the first step in a plot that will see humanity plunged back into an unwinnable war.

And he’ll be at ground zero when it begins.

MAYDAY is a genre-bending mash-up of hardboiled crime fiction and Japanese kaiju cinema. Sam Spade meets Godzilla in a gripping mystery of monstrous proportions.

COMING MAY 16th 2014

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Italian Edition of Don’t Be a Hero

Update time!

It’s all hands on deck here. I’m busy beavering away on various projects, both writing and real-life nonsense. Currently, I’m deep in the first draft of the third Miles Franco urban fantasy novel. Predictably, things aren’t going too well for Miles. But he’s not the only one having a hard time. And that’s all I’m saying on that for now.

Keep your eyes peeled over the next few weeks for the cover reveal of my upcoming giant monster/hardboiled detective mashup novel, MAYDAY. And maybe I’ll see about posting a sneak peak of the first chapter or two as well. I’m really excited about this book. I think it’s one of the best things I’ve ever written. I hope you guys think so too.

Don't Be a Hero: A Superhero NovelBut in the meantime, I’ve got some exciting news to share. I’m very pleased to announce that Italian publishing house La Ponga Edizioni will be publishing the Italian edition of my superhero novel Don’t Be a Hero!

That’s right, folks. Soon you’ll be able to read my scribblings not only in English, but also in one of the languages of love.

Even if you don’t understand Italian, there’s plenty of reasons to pick up a copy when it’s released.  For example: Tell your significant other that it’s a book of Italian love poems and read it aloud to them. They’ll think you’re the most sophisticated son of a gun on the planet.

If it gets you laid, I’m taking the credit.

I’ll be sure to post more information as it comes along.

Until next time, keep being awesome.

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