Some big news this week.  As you can see from the photo above, the paperbacks for Kill or Capture and the redesigned cover for Fury in the Gulf came on Friday, so signed copies are now available in the store.

In bigger news, back in August I signed a contract with Tantor Media for audiobook versions of the Maelstrom Rising series.  Production is now in full swing, and they’re being narrated by Steve Marvel, who has also done audiobooks for my friend JT Patten, author of the Safe Havens and Task Force Orange series.  I’ve been talking with Steve in some detail, and I think they’re going to come out well.

Escalation is due out on audio on November 12th, and Holding Action on December 10th.  So, mark your calendars, especially those who prefer audiobooks.

Now, I don’t have a contract for Crimson Star yet.  The official word I’ve gotten from Tantor is that they’ll have to see just how well the first two books do before they commit to further volumes.  So, if you’ll all spread the word when they come out, I’d appreciate it, since that will go a long way toward ensuring that the rest of the series gets audio versions, too.  (This has been a long-standing problem with audio for indies, in general; the two I’ve already had done have been through ACX’s royalty share agreement, which can undercut the narrator’s income for the amount of work they put in.  It’s a lot of work, too; I’ve seen estimates of six hours of work per completed hour of audiobook.  For a 13-hour audiobook, well…I’ll let you do the math.)

As for Crimson Star itself, it’s in-progress, and just about to the 20k word mark.  It’s a bit of a change; we’re shifting the Area of Operations from Europe to CONUS, which means a new set of characters to explore another facet of the war.  Don’t worry; we’ll be getting back to Matt and Grex Luporum Team X, but there’s just too much going on in the series to stick to just Matt.

Now, back to the word mines…

New Paperbacks and Audiobooks Incoming

Peter Nealen

Peter Nealen is a former Reconnaissance Marine and veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan. He deployed to Iraq in 2005-2006, and again in 2007, with 1st Platoon, Bravo Company, 1st Recon Bn. After two years of schools and workups, including Scout/Sniper Basic and Team Leader's Courses, he deployed to Afghanistan with 4th Platoon, Force Reconnaissance Company, I MEF. Since he got out, he's been writing, authoring many articles and 24 books, mostly Action/Adventure and Military Thrillers, with some excursions into Paranormal Fantasy and Science Fiction.

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