Looking for Inspiration in All the Wrong Places

When I was getting close to releasing The 13, one of my readers asked what inspired that story. I’ve gotten a lot of comments about the names of the ships – the Nimoy is a favorite – and where the idea came from. The answer is a lot of places.

When I went to college, I thought I was going to be a doctor. I took all the classes: the five credit hour chemistry that met every day of the week including a three-hour lab slot, the biology course in the giant lecture hall where I personally believe they were doing something meta and trying to make you feel like an insignificant individual cell in a giant living organism, the calculus courses – because we all know that there’s a lot of calculus involved in determining an illness ;). I did all of it for a year before I had to stop and take stock of what I really wanted. Continue reading “Looking for Inspiration in All the Wrong Places”

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Have you followed me on Bookbub yet?

It’s really easy to do. Just go here: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/m-m-perry and click on follow.

I get it some people don’t want to give out their email because they just don’t want another newsletter, no matter how infrequent they are. Following an author on Bookbub means you don’t have to share your email with me, but you still get many of the benefits of my newsletter. For instance, Bookbub will let you know if a book I’ve written is on sale through them. They’ll also alert you if I have a new title out. It’s a convenient way to get new book alerts if you already have a Bookbub account. It’s nice for me as well, because Bookbub is an efficient way for me to alert people of my new books. It will link out to all the places I sell them from one spot. Continue reading “Have you followed me on Bookbub yet?”

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New cover for Whom the Gods Love

As those of you who are fans of my Facebook page or members of my newsletter already know, I commissioned a new cover for Whom the Gods Love. The old cover was one I made myself, but it wasn’t really turning any heads. It was functional, but that’s about it. I used 99Designs to see what professional designers could come up with to make my cover stand out in the crowd. I invited some of you to vote on the designs to see which one was the most inviting. This cover was the winner.

In writing news, I’m currently digging up content from The Arbiter that was cut from a previous version. While I don’t think it’s a full-length novel’s worth of story, it definitely  merits a novella. The story is about Molly, Drystan’s adoptive mother. In The Arbiter, we know Molly is a mage, and that she grew up in the civilized lands. Continue reading “New cover for Whom the Gods Love”

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The 13! Now available!

You can now pick up a copy of The 13 in print or as a Kindle ebook from Amazon.

Almost seven hundred years ago, 14 ships launched from Earth. 13 were packed with families and embryos and given a mission. They were pointed in the direction of a new home – a distant solar system made up of two suns and three planets. Two of those planets orbited in the habitable zone. The third planet, a massive gas giant, easily twice the size of Jupiter, hovered on the outer rim of that solar system. The colony ships were to land on whichever of the two planets was most hospitable for human life and start society anew.

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The Final Stretch!

I’m finally coming into the final stretch for release of The 13. Members of my newsletter have already been given the first two chapters. You can get those free chapters here if you’re interested in The 13. This will sign you up for my newsletter as well, giving you the chance to get all this stuff first!

It’s been a hectic couple of weeks as I’ve been sending out advance review copies and getting all my ducks in a row. I’m aiming for a May 2nd release. I want to give some time to my team to make sure all their feedback gets incorporated into the final release. I still have a few slots open, so if you’d like to be a member of the M.M. Perry Advance Review Team (ART), send me an email at authormmperry@gmail.com.

What does it mean to be part of M.M. Perry’s ART? Well, for starters, you get to read my books before anyone else. I know not everyone is interested in both science fiction and fantasy, so you can pick which books you want to be on the team for. If you join the team, you aren’t obligated in any way to comment on books you aren’t interested in reading. Continue reading “The Final Stretch!”

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Late at night on a Saturday… and I’m making book covers. :)

The 13 is almost here. I’m so excited about it. For those of you not signed up for my newsletter (go sign up!) The 13 is a science fiction book about thirteen colony ships that were launched from Earth almost 700 years prior to the start of the story. The Magellan is one of the colony ships at the back of the fleet. Communications with their sister ship, the Tereshkova, have gone completely dark. Continue reading “Late at night on a Saturday… and I’m making book covers. :)”

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Have you read Whom the Gods Love yet? Would you like to? Now is your chance to pick up a copy of Whom the Gods Love for free. All you need to do is sign up for my newsletter and wait for your copy in your email.

But you won’t only get the book free by signing up, you’ll also get more exclusive content, like the chance to get review copies before anyone else does, or free audio books. The newsletter will consist primarily of updates about new titles being offered and opportunities to get more cool stuff that only subscribers will have access to. Interested? Sign up! You can always unsubscribe at any time. Continue reading “Get a free book!”

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