As promised, here is the first of two year-end reviews of the two works I published in 2016.
We start with my first release, Guns & Dogs, a young-adult sci-fi thriller that debuted on June 21st. It was the first true young-adult novel I had written outside the Leopard King Saga universe and the first book in the American Legends Trilogy.
Guns & Dogs is a mash-up of various genres (with influences from Back To The Future, X-Files, and Men In Black )and written in the Universal Pen System. It features a teenage hero who is teamed up with an army veteran, and two highly-trained canines called Jessie & Studs, who are on the trail of two gun-loving teens that are part of a global conspiracy.
Even though I’m in the midst of promoting my latest release, Guns And Dogs, I’ve slowly begun jotting down words for the next novel in the Leopard King Saga, to be titled, The Leopard Apocalypse. Release date is scheduled for late 2017,but this is subject to change.
I’ve put my new YA/Science Fiction novel Guns And Dogs on sale for 99 cents. This promo runs through the end of June on all amazon retail websites worldwide. Click HERE to read a sample of Guns And Dogs.
Back when I was growing up, being called a “geek” was considered an insult for socially awkward folks who were good students and spent a lot of time immersed in role-playing games usually of the fantasy/sci-fi nature.
But now the term “geek” is a badge of honor, and with the success of shows like Big Bang Theory, this stigma has been all but abolished.
Still being a child of the 1980s, when geekery was shunned upon, I still cringe when I hear “geek”. Ok so maybe I’m a politically correct stiff with more than a few sticks up my butt, but that’s just my opinion.
What about you? Do you still think “geek” is offensive?
T.A. UNER is the Author of various novels and short stories. Please be sure to follow him on LeopardKingSaga.com, where he blogs about writing, self-publishing and sales & marketing. You can also subscribe to his blog posts and have them delivered directly to your e-mail inbox.