ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Weston Ochse is a former intelligence officer and special operations soldier who has engaged enemy combatants, terrorists, narco smugglers, and human traffickers. His personal war stories include performing humanitarian operations over Bangladesh, being deployed to Afghanistan, and a near miss being cannibalized in Papua New Guinea. His fiction and non-fiction has been praised by USA Today, The Atlantic, The New York Post, The Financial Times of London, and Publishers Weekly. The American Library Association labeled him one of the Major Horror Authors of the 21st Century. His work has also won the Bram Stoker Award, been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, and won multiple New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards. A writer of more than 26 books in multiple genres, his military supernatural series SEAL Team 666 has been optioned to be a movie starring Dwayne Johnson. His military sci fi series, which starts with Grunt Life, has been praised for its PTSD-positive depiction of soldiers at peace and at war. Weston likes to be called a chaotic good paladin and challenges anyone to disagree. After all, no one can really stand a goody two-shoes lawful good character. They can be so annoying. It's so much more fun to be chaotic, even when you're striving to save the world. You can argue with him about this and other things online at Living Dangerously or on Facebook at Badasswriter. All content of this blog is copywrited by Weston Ochse.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Velvet Dogma - Live, Naked and in Your Room

Today is the day.

Ironic, really. On the day that I type THE END onto my latest novel Blood Ocean (Afterblight Chronicles),  the very first science fiction novel I wrote goes on sale. I've already told the story of Velvet Dogma on this blog with -- Velvet Dogma Orphaned No More -- where I told the tale of how it came to be and what happened to it on its publishing journey. I gotta say that I am just damn thrilled that you all are going to be able to read my efforts. It's been six long years and now it's here-- Live, Naked and in Your Room for you to read.

Velvet DogmaVelvet Dogma has been compared to PK Dick and William Gibson. That's someone else's comparison, not mine. My hubris isn't of sufficient stature to place myself among these giants. I do owe credit to and my mind was stimulated by Gibson's Neuromancer, however. That novel along with Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash are two of the best cyberpunk novels ever written-- hell, best science fiction novels written. You'll notice in Velvet Dogma the influence. Thanks to both these literary genius gentlemen for laying such a brilliant foundation for me to play upon.

So here it is. The book is only published in eBook. I've already been asked to publish it in paperback but I said no. I want to try this medium, which is perfect for a novel about the internet and computing. I've taken Joe Konrath's advice to heart and used some of his eBook guiding principals, primarily in the cover. Isn't it awesome? I've also used a lot of his other advice. Notice inside the book you will find links and excerpts to other books, not all of them my own. Thanks Joe for the help.

Here's where you can find Velvet Dogma for $3.99
Amazon - Velvet Dogma
Barnes and Nobles - Velvet Dogma
Smashwords - Velvet Dogma with a free 20% preview and in all formats

PS - Note to all readers. Please Plus 1 this, comment if you can, click a reaction and share it to twitter or facebook. It would mean a lot to me.  (THANKS)

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  1. Note to all readers. Please Plus 1 this, commend if you can, click a reaction and share it to twitter or facebook. It would mean a lot to me.