Release Day

By January 26, 2015Comms

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As I write this, snow is accumulating on my hipster Brooklyn fire escape at the rate of three inches/hour.

The news, in their usual fit of hysteria and hyperbole, is calling this the worst blizzard in city history. Whether or not that’s true, you can’t argue with the fact that it’s snowing like a motherfucker out there.

There’s an explanation for this. You see, tomorrow is official release date of my latest novel, GEMINI CELL. I’m not a particularly smart guy. In fact, I’d go so far as to say I’m not the sharpest knife in the drawer. How dull exactly? Flip that switch and turn out the lights. I’ll just sit here drooling in the dark until someone comes along and turns ‘em back on. You might think it unlikely that a guy with my particular brand of intellectual limitation would ever be a published author, and you’d be right.

And yet here I sit on the eve of the release of my FOURTH published novel, from the biggest publisher in the world. So, yeah, there’s only one explanation for this blizzard. Only one thing that could cause such a precipitous and sudden change in the weather.

Hell has frozen over.

But you know me, I’m not one to look a gift horse in the mouth. Whatever they were smoking when they gave me a book deal, they are apparently committed to keep on smokin’ it, and I’m not going to gainsay them. Instead, I’ll tell you about the book, and kindly ask you to maybe consider giving it a read when the blizzard finally relents enough to allow you a trip down to your local bookshop.

I don’t think it’s empty bragging to say that GEMINI CELL is my best work yet. It’s a story about a Navy SEAL who’s gunned down and brought back to life as an undead super-soldier. It’s the story of his struggle to find a way in a world that has stayed the same, even as he has irrevocably changed. Here’s some of the handy features that come standard on this model. GEMINI CELL is:

  • A new entry point into my SHADOW OPS universe. It’s a prequel that takes place many years before CONTROL POINT, with a totally new cast of characters and storyline. I did this deliberately to let folks who’ve never read anything else by me check my writing out. Just pick up GEMINI CELL, and you’re in. There’s also enough of the familiar to make old fans feel well at home.
  • A zombie novel, if you’re into that sub-genre. I talk over here about trying to take that in a new direction, but I’ll let you be the judge.
  • A PTSD novel. The allegory kind of smacks you in the face, and that’s intentional.

GEMINI CELL has:

  • My first two on camera sex scenes, one from a woman’s POV. I’ve got a blog post coming out on that topic soon. Keep your eyes on SFSignal.
  • A romance. More importantly, a romance in the bounds of marriage. A tale of separation, heartbreak and the struggle to get back home.
  • References to Little Women, V for Vendetta, and The Art of Warfare in Biblical Lands.
  • Shear-Thickening Fluid (STF) armor.

 

  • A big-twin Harley.

 

  • Transparent Palladium.

 

  • An art show.

 

  • Badass, magically-fuelled military action. Helos and .50 cal rounds and all of the hard-edges you’ve come to expect from a Myke Cole book.

 

  • All the steak, shrimp and lobster tails you can eat.

 

Okay, so that last bit may not be wholly truthful, but I swear that the rest is. See? Something for everyone.

 

I pushed hard on this one, folks. Faster and farther than I’ve gone before. If you’ve been with me all along, many thanks for the support. If you’re a new reader, I hope you’ll give this one a shot. I’ve unabashedly admitted from the beginning that all I’ve ever wanted is an audience – to send something out in the world and to hear people reacting to it. If there’s a better way to know you’re not alone, I don’t know what it is.

 

GEMINI CELL is out tomorrow, Jan. 27th, and I’m lucky as hell to get the chance to show it to you. Thanks.

Author Myke Cole

Myke Cole is an American writer of history and fantasy who leverages a lifetime in military, law enforcement and intelligence service to take you to battlefields, real and imagined.

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Join the discussion 6 Comments

  • Poul Erik Holmelund says:

    I have it preordered and am awaiting the mailmans delivery here in Denmark.

  • Timothy Pecoraro says:

    Love the blog Myke; first time visiting. Very cool. Can’t wait to grab my copy of Gemini Cell. I guess I’m going to read the series out of order. I just finished Fortress Frontier and now I’m going backward. But this one sounds too good to wait for.

  • John S says:

    Very pleased to receive an email from Amazon about my preordered ebook being ready to view. Thanks for sharing your world!

  • Chris Haynes says:

    Hi, I haven’t read your books yet but I’ve heard your recent (as of 02-01-2015) interviews on Sword & Laser and Rocket Talk and look forward to reading Gemini Cell. When I read a book, I get both the ebook and the audio book. That way, I can read at home and listen during my commute; I can burn through a book pretty quick that way. Anyway, I didn’t see an audiobook for Gemini Cell on Audible. Will there be one?

  • Sciencewiz says:

    Being new to the world of long drives for work, I decided to buy an audio book to pass the time. I rifled amongst a disorganized and cluttered CD shelf at the local truck stop, looking and looking for anything that stood out. Nothing did. As I turned around to leave the pine sol odored building I saw an audio book wedged between the shelf and floor, as if it was hidden there by another patron in an attempt to save it for later. Freeing the book, I was hypnotized by its cover, glaring at me through a lightly scratched veil of plastic, dust minimizing the sheen of reflected light off its surface. Oscar Britton, ready for action.
    Since then I have gone bonkers over Shadow Ops Trilogy, utilizing Amazon to get me my next Cole story fix. Ive listened to Control point and Fortress Frontier 5 times over and read the trilogy 2 times over. I eagerly await the third chapter In Graphic audio. Im about to tear into Gemini Cell, curious as to how it is a precursor to the already amazing trilogy. ravo Myke. Please for the love of all things good and holy, bring us more Shadow Ops

  • Patrick Greenlaw says:

    Any word if Graphic Audio will be doing the prequel trilogy as well? Here’s to hoping they do!

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