On July 3rd the Super Powereds: Year 4 audiobook will be available on Audible and all other audio platforms. No pre-order pages are up this far out, but you can see more on Tantor's website listing here: https://tantor.com/super-powereds-drew-hayes-15.html
Note: The listed run time is an estimate. Firm run time will be available after the book is finished recording.
That's right, the last book in the Super Powereds series will be available on Tuesday, February 20th. A digital release party will occur on Facebook as well, links to come soon. Audio and Print editions will have release dates added when they are known.
So as some of you might know, I was looking into renting a screen at a local theater for a casual reader holiday meetup, but between price and advanced bookings that didn't come together. Instead, we're just of meeting up at an existing event and hanging out as we drink.
I'll be attending the Deep Ellum Wine Walk Thursday December 21st. I'm going to wear something easily visible, either the beer hat or something festive (beer hat has profanity which demands a backup plan), so you all can spot with me through the crowd. Also, a reminder, I've very tall so that should help. Come out, say hi, grab some wine and have a chat or form a mob and we'll hit all the stops together.
PS: This was originally on Facebook, so I'm going to add a link here in case any of you want to talk and coordinate with other folks going, or ask questions I didn't consider. You can get all the information you need here: (https://www.facebook.com/events/503035726738702)
This November, get ready for my first book written exclusively for audio. That's right audiobooks fans, this one is just for you folks. On November 21st, Second Hand Curses will be released. There will be more information and events like cover reveals as the date draws closer, but for now you can read about this upcoming release on the official pre-order page: https://www.audible.com/pd/Sci-Fi-Fantasy/Second-Hand-Curses-Audiobook/B074XK2R2X. More info will be added the closer we get!
Almost time again for the site's annual Halloween Event, a Choose Your Spooky Outcome story. As a reminder for how this works: the story will run from October 19th – October 31st (13 days of Halloween). Every night I'll post the newest chapter, along with a poll for you to make your decisions. Polls close at Noon CST on the following day, after which your collective choice is locked and I will write the next installment. Post goes up at night, rinse, lather, repeat.
Also something to keep in mind: This tale has running continuity with outcomes shaped by your decisions! So if you don't want to wonder who the hell these people are, be sure to brush up on the past entries. You can read the first year here, second year here, the third year here and the fourth year here.
See you all on the 19th for #5!
As I've mentioned a few times, as we near the end of SP: Year 4 and I have to look ahead to the e-book market, there is going to be a period where the older books have to come down off the site to enter Kindle Unlimited. In order to do the promos and build interest for the series finale, I'll need to have the others in KU, so this is a temporary necessity.
During this week, I'm going to be out of the country taking an long-needed vacation from the job. Don't worry though, because I've got no intention to leave you all without entertainment. Some of my wonderful fellow web-serialists will be stepping in with guest posts to make sure the site still has content, while also giving you a chance to check out authors you might not have seen before.
The first book in The Villains' Code series is finally coming out. There will be ample celebrating, both digitally and perhaps in real life. Details to follow when the date draw near, but hope to see you all there!
Summary of Forging Hephaestus Below:
From Drew Hayes, author of Super Powereds and Fred, the Vampire Accountant, comes a series set in a new world of capes, cowls, and superheroes.
Gifted with metahuman powers in a world full of capes and villains, Tori Rivas kept away from the limelight, preferring to work as a thief in the shadows. But when she’s captured trying to rob a vault that belongs to a secret guild of villains, she’s offered a hard choice: prove she has what it takes to join them or be eliminated.
Apprenticed to one of the world’s most powerful (and supposedly dead) villains, she is thrust into a strange world where the lines that divide superheroes and criminals are more complex than they seem. The education of a villain is not an easy one, and Tori will have to learn quickly if she wants to survive. On top of the peril she faces from her own teacher, there are also the capes and fellow apprentices to worry about, to say nothing of having to keep up a civilian cover.
Most dangerous of all, though, are those who loathe the guild’s very existence. Old grudges mean some are willing to go to any length to see the guild turned to ash, along with each one of its members. Even the lowly apprentices
The third chapter in the Spells, Swords, and Stealth series will be available on e-book. As usual, a digital release party will also occur on Facebook, link to come when the date draws closer.
I, along with much of the cast from Authors & Dragons, will be attending Contraflow in New Orleans from Sept. 30th - Oct. 6th. Any panels and events I'll be participating in will be added here as they are confirmed.
See details about the con here: http://contraflowscifi.org/
The third book in the Fred the Vampire Accountant series, Bloody Acquisitions, will release it's digital and print version on this day. As always with a release, there will be online festivities including trivia, giveaways, Ask the Author, and even a chance to make it into the beta group for an upcoming novel. Join the event here. Hope to see you all there!
Note: The audio book will be a few months after this. No release date is yet set, a separate event for that release will be created once it is.
Chill your cheap champagne and ready you shot glasses, because the first Super Powereds Spin-off is finally hitting digital shelves.
Drew will be on hand doing Ask the Author, playing games/trivia, and doling out prizes. And, reviews willing, taking more shots than is healthy or prudent.
Hope to see you all there!