Two more “Dis” books are coming!

DisBooksI’ve just launched a Kickstarter to publish not one, but two sequels to my 2012 humorous fantasy Disenchanted. Disenchanted tells the story of Boric the Implacable, an undead king who must travel across the mythical land of Dis to rid himself of an enchanted sword and finally get some peace. BoingBoing.net said: “Disenchanted kept me laughing and laughing…. Kroese, who also brought us the Mercury Falls series, tells tales in a way that reminds me of Red Dwarf or the Hitchhiker’s Guide. Disenchanted is a fast paced read that I did not want to put down.”

I’ll be following up Disenchanted with Disillusioned, which follows Wyngalf the Bold, a young missionary who realizes that he is the only one who can save the land of Dis from the scourge of dragons. Distopia, which completes the trilogy, tells the story of a knight named Vergil who wishes he had been born during Dis’s heroic age, when men fought monsters and dragons–but soon has more adventure than he ever wanted.

I worked hard to make sure the rewards for supporting the Dis trilogy are the best ones yet. I’m giving away books, posters, custom USB thumb drives, maps, and all kinds of other stuff. Check out the Kickstarter here and help me make the Dis trilogy a reality.

Thanks in advance for your support!

 

City of Sand is here!

City of Sand Cover - 300My mind-bending mystery novel, City of Sand, is finally here! You can buy it in paperback or Kindle format now.

It’s the year 2000 and the Silicon Valley city of Sunnyview is abuzz with the possibilities of vast fortunes to be made in the Dot Com boom. But to retired cop Benjamin Stone, who has come to Sunnyview to find his estranged daughter, Jessica, the promise of Sunnyview rings hollow. Benjamin grew up in Sunnyview in the 1950s, when it was a sleepy farming town, and he finds its modern day counterpart strange and weirdly insubstantial. After Jessica turns up dead in a creek bed, apparently murdered, Benjamin follows clues that suggest a conspiracy involving a startup company and a Silicon Valley pioneer with a disturbing past. As the mystery unravels, Benjamin must confront the reality of terrible crimes that occurred in the idealized town of his youth, which helped to make Silicon Valley what it is today. But as Benjamin attempts to unravel the conspiracy, all the clues begin to point toward a horrifying possibility: Sunnyview isn’t what it seems.

Get City of Sand in paperback or Kindle format now!

For-the-hell-of-it giveaway #2

NewBooksIt’s Wednesday, and you know what that means: another for-the-hell-of-it giveaway! This time I’m giving away a signed paperback copy of Starship Grifters to a randomly selected winner. You know, the book that Hugh Howey called his favorite read of 2014? All you have to do is sign up for my email list by midnight tomorrow (March 12), EST. And yes, you can unsubscribe from the list at any time after you win, although it will hurt my feelings a little. So sign up now!

If you’re already on the list, you’re not eligible, but you still have a chance to win: I will also be giving away a signed paperback copy of Mercury RevoltsSchrodinger’s Gat, or Starship Grifters (winner’s choice) to one person who shares this post on Facebook (Make sure you tag me or Robert Kroese Author Page so that I see it).

Anyway, that’s all there is to it. If you’re not on my email list yet, sign up here and you’ll automatically be entered to win Starship Grifters. And if you’re already on the list, share this post on Facebook and you’ll be entered to win the book of your choice. Winners will be selected at midnight EST, March 12. I will mail the books by March 15. U.S. residents only, unless you’re willing to pay for shipping.

Good luck!

For-the-hell-of-it book giveaway!

Mercury_TrilogyBecause it’s Tuesday, I’ve decided to give away an entire paperback set of the Mercury trilogy to a randomly selected winner. All you have to do to enter is sign up for my email list by midnight tomorrow (March 4), EST. The luck winner will receive signed copies of Mercury Falls, Mercury Rises and Mercury Rests. And yes, you can unsubscribe from the list at any time after you win, although it will hurt my feelings a little. (I promise I won’t spam you; I usually send an email once every two or three weeks with information about a new book I have out, or a Kickstarter, sale, etc.) So sign up now!

If you’re already on the list, you’re not eligible, but you still have a chance to win: I will also be giving away a signed paperback copy of Mercury RevoltsSchrodinger’s Gat, or Starship Grifters (winner’s choice) to one person who shares this post on Facebook (Make sure you tag me or Robert Kroese Author Page so that I see it).

NewBooksAnyway, that’s all there is to it. If you’re not on my email list yet, sign up here and you’ll automatically be entered to win the Mercury trilogy. And if you’re already on the list, share this post on Facebook and you’ll be entered to win the book of your choice. Winners will be selected at midnight EST, March 4. I will mail the books by March 7.

 

Get an advance copy of City of Sand!

CoS boxSeveral people (who apparently missed the Kickstarter…) have expressed an interest in ordering a signed copy of my latest novel, City of Sand. So here’s your chance: hit the Buy Now button below and I’ll mail you a signed copy of City of Sand before you can buy it. But you have to do it NOW. Well, OK, I’ll give you until midnight on Wednesday. It’s just that I hate leaving the house and stuff, so I don’t want to have to make multiple trips to the post office.

You won’t get the book quite as soon as the Kickstarter people, but I’ll definitely mail it out before the paperback goes on sale on Amazon. And if you’re one of those people who missed the Kickstarter, well, shame on you. Sign up for my email list so that it doesn’t happen again.





Here’s a little more about City of Sand, in case you’re not sure:

It’s the year 2000 and the Silicon Valley city of Sunnyview is abuzz with the possibilities of vast fortunes to be made in the Dot Com boom. But to retired cop Benjamin Stone, who has come to Sunnyview to find his estranged daughter, Jessica, the promise of Sunnyview rings hollow. Benjamin grew up in Sunnyview in the 1950s, when it was a sleepy farming town, and he finds its modern day counterpart strange and weirdly insubstantial. After Jessica turns up dead in a creek bed, apparently murdered, Benjamin follows clues that suggest a conspiracy involving a startup company and a Silicon Valley pioneer with a disturbing past. As the mystery unravels, Benjamin must confront the reality of terrible crimes that occurred in the idealized town of his youth, which helped to make Silicon Valley what it is today. But as Benjamin attempts to unravel the conspiracy, all the clues begin to point toward a horrifying possibility: Sunnyview isn’t what it seems.

Wrapping up City of Sand

City of Sand Cover - 300I just finished the manuscript for City of Sand, my mind-bending sci-fi/mystery novel. I’m hoping to get it edited and proofread over the next couple of weeks and get it out to the Kickstarter supporters by Feb. 10. It should be available on Amazon in Kindle and paperback formats by the end of February.

Thank you to everybody who supported City of Sand! And for those who didn’t support it, well, you have to wait two weeks longer, so suck it. Also? If you want to make sure not to miss out on stuff like this in the future, make sure you sign up for email updates (put your email address in the box at the upper left). I’ll email you when a do a Kickstarter, when I have a book coming out, etc.

Cheers!