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.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

SEAL Team 666 SMACKS into UK like a Rogue Planet

SEAL Team 666 was released in a new trade paperback-sized volume with a brand new cover in the UK. The first 48 hours found 10 media outlets interviewing me and reviewing the book. I've had books that didn't get that many reviews in 48 weeks. For sure, the book has hit the UK like a rogue planet. I can only hope there are enough people left alive to enjoy it.

Here's the rundown:

SF Signal Interview: We talk SEAL Team 666 and my favorite military novel of all time, Joe R. Haldeman's Forever War.

Curiosity of a Social Misfit Review: Says I raise the quality level in characterization.

Nerd Like You Interview: The nerds fawn over Blood Ocean and I talk about why I chose Humonculi as one of my opening monsters.

Nerd Like You Review: The nerds talk about my 'cinematic action sequences.'

Following the Nerd Review: These nerds call my monster mythology 'brilliant.'

The Examiner Review: Reporter Josef Hernandez hopes this will propel me into the mainstream and also begs Hollywood to come-a-knocking.

Alasdair Stuart's Blog: Critical Review and Analysis: Mr. Stuart provided in-depth literary analysis and calls SEAL Team 666 nuanced, smart and surprising.

Financial Times of London Review: James Lovegrove, acting as reporter instead of crack author, cheers the 'military-grade' ass whooping the monsters get in the book.

Geek Native: The geeks talk me into discussing magic on facebook, Godzilla, and a Vorpal Rifle of wounding. 

Now run out and get you a copy at your favorite UK or US bookstore. Or go to your favorite online bookseller. Come one. Keep me in rice and spam.

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