Monday, September 20, 2010
As some of you may know, I have written a novel called "The Interceptors Club and the Secret of the Black Manta.
It is loosely based on my many years of actual experience "stealth chasing" for publications such as Aviation Week & Space Technology Magazine,Popular Science and Aircraft Illustrated.
My goal is to get a entirely new generation interested in what we love. It's a big book - 850 pages and has taken me almost 4 years to complete it. I wanted to offer (to both adults and tweens) and alternative to Harry Potter and other magical-dragons and flood of vampire books out there.
An almost final draft of the manuscript has been posted on Smashwords and you can read it for the small sum of 100 pennies.
I'd offer it for free - but I have to pay a cut to Smashwords for publishing it online.
I've arranged for a coupon at that takes the price down from $3.99 to one dollar. All I ask is if you do read it please leave me a review on Smashwords.
My hope is that it will be discovered-make it into print and make it possible (monetarily) to write two sequels with the final book's resolution taking place inside Area 51.
Consider this sneak peak inside (what I hope) will be a cool trilogy of books about the black world.
IMPORTANT: On checkout (at Smashwords) use the coupon code: KM92E
Don't wait because this is a limited time deal - and expires by the end of the day tomorrow CDT.
So you don't have an e-book reader? No problem - it is available in many formats including Adobe pdf so you can read it on your PC or Mac. Keep in mind this is a self-published and self-edited draft of the book and there will be some typos.
I hope you like it.
LINK: THE INTERCEPTORS CLUB & THE SECRET OF THE BLACK MANTA
Posted by Steve Douglass at 7:58 PM
FORT BLISS, Texas — A person opened fire Monday at a small grocery store on Fort Bliss, injuring two people before being killed by responding officers, the commander of the West Texas Army post said.
Col. Joseph A. Simonelli Jr. declined to discuss the conditions of the victims or other details of the Monday afternoon shooting. Simonelli said the area was roped off for an FBI investigation, but the sprawling facility next to El Paso never was under lockdown.
Simonelli says the shooting was reported about 3 p.m. and authorities responded in about three minutes. He said the post's emergency notification system worked well, sending several messages to his cell phone.
"Our law enforcement agents took it upon themselves to react immediately and aggressively, and I think that's the main reason why this didn't escalate further than it is right now," Simonelli said.
The victims were taken to nearby William Beaumont Army Medical Center, said post spokesman Dieter Jester. Hospital officials didn't immediately return a call seeking condition updates.
An FBI spokesman said the agency wasn't releasing any details
Posted by Steve Douglass at 7:50 PM