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Extinction Point: Exodus

16 Jun
06/16/2013

So, here we are, five days after the release of book-two of Extinction Point ( better late than never, right? for those of you who have been with me since I first self-published this story), and what a phenomenal five days it has been. Exodus has been in the UK Top 100 from day two, and in the top 200 here in the US almost from release. I wanted to thank you all so very much for your support. I am quite honestly speechless at the amount of emails, blog posts, and tweets I have received from you, and I’ve spent the past few days trying to answer everybody who has contacted me directly. I think I’ve caught up, but if I’ve missed you, you have my apologies.

I wanted to highlight a few of the major questions that you asked, right here, but if I miss anything, please feel free to let me know and I will address it as best I can. So, without further ado, here we go:

 

1) Are there going to be any more books in the Extinction Point series?

Absolutely. I am currently finishing up the third book in the EP series. I had always planned on Extinction Point being a minimum of three books, and that has panned out pretty well. This third book will answer all of the questions posed in the previous two books and will, more importantly, answer a lot, if not all of your questions. I had always planned on the series being a trilogy, but as I near the end of this third book, I find myself thinking about a potential fourth book. Book three WILL conclude Emily’s story, but this newly created, alien-possessed Earth may well open up a whole new story line. I’ll let you know.

2) So, what’s this new book called?

In keeping with the biblical references started with Exodus, book-three is tentatively titled Extinction Point: Revelations, for pretty obvious reasons (see question 1)

3) When will the third book be released?

My publisher, 47North (who incidentally publish many fine books from former self-published and conventionally published authors. Here’s a link ), have a planned release date of January 2014. That is currently up in the air as I have to finish writing the book, but as soon as I know the date-certain for release, I will post it here, on Facebook, and email all of my subscribers.

4)  What can I read by you in the meantime?

For some reason, my self-published novels  don’t seem to be showing up under the name of Paul Antony Jones on Amazon. But you can find my first book Toward Yesterday right HERE if you’re in the US, and HERE for the UK.  Dangerous Places, a collection of three short stories and extended samples of Extinction Point and Toward yesterday, can be found  HERE for the US and HERE for the UK.

 

Did I miss anything? Feel free to post here and I will answer any questions you have.

Once again, thank you all so much for your support.

 

PAUL

 

 

 

Extinction Point: Exodus released tomorrow (6/11/13)

10 Jun
06/10/2013

It has been a long time coming, but tomorrow sees the release of the second book in the Extinction Point trilogy. Extinction Point: Exodus picks up right where we left Emily and Thor in the first book. It’s available from Amazon and all good bookstores (always wanted to say that :) )

How on earth did I miss this…?

07 Mar
03/07/2013

Okay, this has absolutely nothing to do with any of my books but I’ve watched it about twenty times today and laughed my socks off every time. I have no idea how I missed it for the past year. Warning: Contains some NSFW words but it is funny as all get go.

 

Extinction Point: Exodus officially available for pre-order

23 Feb
02/23/2013

You heard me right. The sequel to Extinction Point will be officially released on June 11th, but you can pre-order it from Amazon right now.

Ep--EXODUS Cover (325x471)

“Reporter Emily Baxter survived the alien red rain that blanketed and annihilated the human race. But after the downpour, and the lethal contagion it spread, came an even greater horror: the rampant transformation of the dead into something utterly unearthly.

 

With a terrifying new form of life emerging from the mutated landscape, Emily’s only hope is to flee toward distant Alaska where she can unite with the survivors who have reached out to her from a remote science facility. The journey from New York will be long and painstaking, and Emily has only her faithful dog and whatever she can carry. But, after discovering a small family of refugees along the way, Emily’s determination to escape the unfolding catastrophe and carve out a new future is renewed. Standing in their way are Earth’s new masters, equally determined to survive and thrive, and possessed of monstrous capabilities Emily and her allies can’t begin to imagine…until they’re face to face with the hideous reality.

In the battle about to begin, there will be no room for mistakes or mercy—only the most ruthless instincts to survive.”

 

You can find the pre-order via the following Amazon links:

 

 

Amazon United Kingdom

My thanks to all of you for your support.

Release of Extinction Point (47North edition) 2-19-2013

18 Feb
02/18/2013

So tomorrow is the big day! The fine folks over at 47North will release the new edition of the original version of Extinction Point as an e-book, paperback, and audio version (available here).. I have to say they have done a bang-up job and been a real pleasure to work with.

 

Now, if you’ve already read EP then you’ve read this version. This is NOT the sequel :) It’s an edited version of my original self-published novel. You CAN preorder the sequel Extinction Point: Exodus by clicking here, though. It’s due for release on June 11th.

Thanks to all my readers for their unending support. You have no idea how cool you guys are.

 

 

Extinction Point paperback

31 Jan
01/31/2013

I got a nice surprise in the mail the other day, courtesy of the wonderful publishing team over at 47North. A box of newly minted copies of Extinction Point. They really have done a bang-up job.

Extinction Point Paperback images

Happy Holidays.

20 Dec
12/20/2012

It’s that most wonderful time of the year again (how did that happen so fast?) and, to celebrate, ALL of my books will be available for free this Friday (21st) through Sunday (23rd). If you haven’t read Extinction Point or Toward Yesterday  yet (or you know someone who might enjoy either of them) they’ll be available on Amazon (worldwide) this weekend, so spread the word, far and wide :)

However you celebrate this time of year, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support, and to wish you all a very happy and prosperous New Year.

Cheers everyone!

 

PAUL

And so it begins … Yangtze River in China turns red

08 Sep
09/08/2012

Better start grabbing your supplies while you can ;)

 

Here’s the full story.

Extinction Point book-two update. Here’s why it’s not on the e-shelves yet.

05 Sep
09/05/2012

You may have been wondering what is happening with book-two of Extinction Point. Well, I have some good-news and, of course, I have some bad(ish) news.

A month or so ago, I was approached by an Acquisitions Editor for 47North, Amazon Publishing’s sci-fi imprint that you may have read about  (Publishers Weekly announcement ) . They were interested in purchasing the rights to the Extinction Point series, and I’ve held off on posting an update until I knew for certain exactly what was happening and the deal was signed, sealed, and delivered.

Since I was a kid, I’ve always wanted to be a writer. I had a couple of short stories published back in the eighties, I worked as a journalist here in Nevada, and I owned my own copywriting company for a couple of years. All writing related jobs, but not writing. Not storytelling. At 46 (how the hell did that happen?) the offer from 47North was just too good to turn down, it’s the realization of a lifelong dream; to be an honest-to-goodness published author!

So, first the bad news: book two will not be released until next year. There, I said it. Phew! Sorry, ladies and gents, I know that’s not what you wanted to hear. But that’s the worst of it. Thank you so much to everyone who has emailed me or posted about the next book, I hope you can be patient for a little while longer. I promise you the book will be worth the wait.

Now for the good news: now that I’m working for the man … I mean 47North… I’ll get the full power of the largest bookseller in the world behind Extinction Point. That means a full makeover for the current novel: new cover design, professional editing, expert marketing and backup. It also means the series is guaranteed to continue for its three-book run (maybe more).

The first book will be re-released at the end of February next year with book two following a couple of months later. I’ll share whatever the guys over at 47North say is okay with you during the process, and I believe they have a couple of marketing promotions planned that will allow me to share some of the new book’s details and sample chapters, when we are a little further along.

I’m also working on a new novella (a time travel story) that I will have ready for publication by the end of the year.

So, there you have it. That wasn’t quite as painful as I thought it would be.   So, let me know what you think, I’d be happy to hear your thoughts.

PAUL

Extinction Point freebie weekend a fantastic success

22 Jul
07/22/2012

What a great weekend.

Over 9,000 giveaways in the US, just over 1,000 in the UK, 21 in Germany, and –drum roll, please– 1 in Italy :) Extinction Point made it all the way to #27 in Amazon’s Top 100 freebie list in the UK (#1 in both the Sci-fi and Horror Top-100′s) and #28 in the US Top-100 (#1 in the Sci-fi and Horror genre top-100′s here, too).

So, if you’ve landed here as a result of the book giveaway, I want to say a big thank you for taking the time to read the first installment of Emily & Thor’s story. Hopefully you enjoyed it.

The next book in the series is well underway and should realistically be ready around the end of September. You can sign-up to be notified of the sequel’s release date by using the form over on the left side of this page. If you’re using a Tablet to access this blog  you might experience problems with the form, so just drop me a line using the Contact Paul page, or drop me a line directly at Paul@DisturbedUniverse.com, and I’ll add you to the notification list manually.

One last thing: if you have a second, would you please write a short review on the Amazon site for me. Reviews really help to get a book noticed and, as a relatively unknown author, I can use all the help I can get.

Thank you all again.

 

PAUL