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Saturday, February 21, 2015

NEW SERIES ANNOUNCEMENT

Coming in 2015... an all-new series, continuing the story of the Stone Soldiers and their war against the Dark.

New allies, new enemies, and new worlds.



After decades of driving the forces of darkness back into the shadows, the United States Military is ready to take the next step--striking at evil where it resides. 

Led by Colonel Mark Kenslir, an all-new team of supernatural soldiers, scientists and treasure hunters set out to cross over into alternate realites and parallel dimensions where the darkest of evil lays in wait.

COMING SUMMER 2015 only to Kindle



EVIL LIVES IN THE DARK

Friday, February 20, 2015

Stone Cold Savings!

Stone Soldiers is slashing prices this chilly season.

For a limited time, get books 2, 3, 4, & 5 for only $.99! As always, book 1, Mythical,  is free on Kindle, iTunes and Kobo.




As Colonel Mark Kenslir rebuilds the Stone Soldiers and trains a new generation of super soldiers to fight the forces of Darkness, the shapeshifter Ketzkahtel returns from the dead. And this time, he's not alone.




When the last shapeshifter flees to Mexico, posing as the Blood God Kukulcan, it's up to the Stone Soldiers and their new vampire ally to stop the carnage and prevent America's Southernmost neighbor from slipping into all-out civil war.





A mystery man from Mark Kenslir's past has returned from the dead, raising a spectral army to help him get revenge on the contry tha betrayed him. The Stone Soldiers find themselves battling an army that is already dead on the doorstep of the nation's capitol.




It's Hell on Earth when a coven of conspiring corporate witches bring down a pre-historic artificial satellite. To stop ancient demi-gods eager to return to power, Colonel Kenslir must turn to a mysterious immortal priest for help while evading his own team sent to stop him.




Sunday, February 15, 2015

Giveaway! Round 5





WIN a digital download of 
Stone Soldiers #1, now on Audible!

Round 5

Starting February 15, 2015, StoneSoldiers.info is giving away copies of Mythical (Stone Soldiers #1) as an audiobook on Audible.com


To win, be the first to Tweet "StoneSoldiers" to the author's profile, @Troglodad. Contest Limited to one U.S. and one UK winner per round. Winners will be posted in the comments below.

Stay tuned for more rounds, coming soon!



Rules: Limit one prize per contestant. Determination of winners based on Twitter's timeline for @troglodad. Contestants participating do not have to follow @troglodad to participate. Responses may be private or public posts. Contestants must be able to receive direct messages from @troglodad in order to receive instructions on how to download your copy of Mythical.


Giveaway! Round 4





WIN a digital download of 
Stone Soldiers #1, now on Audible!

Round 4

Starting February 15, 2015, StoneSoldiers.info is giving away copies of Mythical (Stone Soldiers #1) as an audiobook on Audible.com


To win, be the first to Tweet "StoneSoldiers" to the author's profile, @Troglodad. Contest Limited to one U.S. and one UK winner per round. Winners will be posted in the comments below.

Stay tuned for more rounds, coming soon!



Rules: Limit one prize per contestant. Determination of winners based on Twitter's timeline for @troglodad. Contestants participating do not have to follow @troglodad to participate. Responses may be private or public posts. Contestants must be able to receive direct messages from @troglodad in order to receive instructions on how to download your copy of Mythical.


Giveaway! Round 3





WIN a digital download of 
Stone Soldiers #1, now on Audible!

Round 3

Starting February 15, 2015, StoneSoldiers.info is giving away copies of Mythical (Stone Soldiers #1) as an audiobook on Audible.com


To win, be the first to Tweet "StoneSoldiers" to the author's profile, @Troglodad. Contest Limited to one U.S. and one UK winner per round. Winners will be posted in the comments below.

Stay tuned for more rounds, coming soon!



Rules: Limit one prize per contestant. Determination of winners based on Twitter's timeline for @troglodad. Contestants participating do not have to follow @troglodad to participate. Responses may be private or public posts. Contestants must be able to receive direct messages from @troglodad in order to receive instructions on how to download your copy of Mythical.


Giveaway! Round 2





WIN a digital download of 
Stone Soldiers #1, now on Audible!

Round 2

Starting February 15, 2015, StoneSoldiers.info is giving away copies of Mythical (Stone Soldiers #1) as an audiobook on Audible.com


To win, be the first to Tweet "StoneSoldiers" to the author's profile, @Troglodad. Contest Limited to one U.S. and one UK winner per round. Winners will be posted in the comments below.

Stay tuned for more rounds, coming soon!



Rules: Limit one prize per contestant. Determination of winners based on Twitter's timeline for @troglodad. Contestants participating do not have to follow @troglodad to participate. Responses may be private or public posts. Contestants must be able to receive direct messages from @troglodad in order to receive instructions on how to download your copy of Mythical.


Giveaway!





WIN a digital download of 
Stone Soldiers #1, now on Audible!

Round 1

Starting February 15, 2015, StoneSoldiers.info is giving away copies of Mythical (Stone Soldiers #1) as an audiobook on Audible.com


To win, be the first to Tweet "StoneSoldiers" to the author's profile, @Troglodad. Contest Limited to one U.S. and one UK winner per round. Winners will be posted in the comments below.

Stay tuned for more rounds, coming soon!



Rules: Limit one prize per contestant. Determination of winners based on Twitter's timeline for @troglodad. Contestants participating do not have to follow @troglodad to participate. Responses may be private or public posts. Contestants must be able to receive direct messages from @troglodad in order to receive instructions on how to download your copy of Mythical.



Friday, February 6, 2015

SITREP 2015

One month into 2015, and no word from the men of stone. Until now.

Currently, Book 11, One Dark Step, is massively behind schedule but should be out before the March full moon. 

Print copies of Book 10, A Lucky Day to Die, will be forthcoming in March as well.

Mythical, book 1 in the series is now available on Audible, Amazon and iTunes. Narrated by Darren Todd, it's 5.something hours of series-launching fun. 

For an audio flashback to the past, there's also a reading of Stone Soldier, the first prequel short story to the series, over at the Thrillers and Mysteries site by JD Core. It's a fantastic site that offers short stories as read by Mr. Core--something new every Monday.

In the coming week, look for an audio contest, as Stone Soldiers will give away not one, but five digital downloads of the Mythical audiobook. Details and the form of contest entry are being worked out now. Unfortunately, the codes will only work for US and UK listeners, but the good news is that's five US and 5 UK listeners, for a total of 10.

What's ahead for the Stone Soldiers?

To be honest, sales have ebbed after the launch of Amazon's great Unlimited service. As a frequent user of Netflix, I can't complain too much. Getting unlimited anything for a small monthly amount is AWESOME. But that means less advertising dollars to promote the series. Meaning there's going to be less Stone Soldiers this year. 

Currently, the plan is to finish the first 12 novel arc, with One Dark Step in March, then Winters' Fury July 4th. In the final, 12th novel, all the villains, side characters and groundwork laid out since 2012 in the series will come together with a slam-bang finale that will shake things up and change the future for many members of Detachment 1039.

Whether the series will continue beyond #12 is up to you, the readers. That is, if sales don't keep falling, more stone soldiers will be written. Currently, I have notes and plans for at least six more, and the beginnings of another 12 novel arc. 

Fear not though, as while the Stone Soldiers series may be fading away, the characters won't. Coming in June 2015, look for an all-new spin-off series featuring Colonel Kenslir and some of his team taking the fight against the supernatural into the shadows. Instead of waiting for evil to strike, this new series will pit the Detachment and some new allies against the darkest of mythical beings, eliminating Dark threats before they can reach Earth. it's alternate realities, super soldiers and black magic in an all new series, with two volumes in 2015. More details and a spin-off site to come soon, so stay tuned. 


C.E.Martin