Postcards From a Dying World
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Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Meet Amanda Eden of the Goddamn Killing Machines (Pre-order now!)
Meet Amanda Eden of the Killing Machines:
Amanda Eden(27) Former multi-gold medal Gymnast, rose to championship level under the thumb of her mother who was recently jailed for vehicular manslaughter under the influence of alcohol . In attempt to rebel against her parents Eden accepted a kickboxing match, and choked out her competition in 14 seconds. Recruited five days later by Col.Nick Jarvis to join his mercenary crew.She has admitted that she originally left for training and upgrades entirely to upset her parents, that she stayed because she found the adrenaline addicting.
Jarvis says: Every crew needs an Eden. Beautiful, deadly. She may not have joined for the right reasons but she is natural born killer. Her internal rage is nothing to mess with.
Favorite weapon: Pulse rifle with energy and lead-based ammo.
Code Name: Phoenix
Wanted:War Crimes, Assault and Battery, and fifty-three counts of murder..
Goddamn Killing Machines
A 210-page science-fiction book
What would you do if you were given the chance to wash away your sins? What if all you had to do was go on a near-impossible mission across space and time, and your only other option was being executed along with everyone you hold dear?
Nick Jarvis faces this dilemma. He is a mercenary wanted for war crimes in every corner of our solar system. His name strikes fear even in those who are paid to be fearless. His team, known across the colony worlds as the Goddamn Killing Machines, has been captured and is set to face trial throughout the solar system. The mission sounds simple enough: track down and capture the one free member of their team. The catch? He’s the only merc more feared than Jarvis himself, and he is hiding on a would-be colony world whose very eco-system is hostile to human life.
When they arrive on the alien world, the cruel truth is revealed. Jarvis and his squad have been duped into a journey that lasted hundreds of years, not the weeks they were promised. And still, a darker truth remains unrevealed. What is their real mission? Who is the real target? Who are the real killing machines? This cliché-busting military sci-fi story is action packed, but also has the character development and atmosphere necessary to create a thick sense of paranoia. In short, Goddamn Killing Machines is a 1980s action movie filtered through the lenses of Phillip K. Dick and John Shirley influence.
Why Pre-order Goddamn Killing Machines here:'
'Goddamn Killing Machines' is available for pre-order through the above link. When you sign up for InkShares, you automatically get 5 bucks credit, making the pre-order only 4.99 (or, like, $25 bucks for the multiple copies, name in the back package). When many have created an account, They got ANOTHER 5 bucks somehow. Essentially just got this book for free (maybe it's 5 free credits for signing up, and 5 free credits for subscribing to the newsletter or something)...all I know is that I still have one whole penny left after pre-ordering! So please take a moment to support this project! It'll only be an e-book when 750 people order, and won't be hard copy unless 900+ more people order. That's probably gonna be tough, but I think we can do it! " I would add we may only need two hundread or so pre-orders to win the nerdist contest. #jointhekillingmachines So please help me out with this project.
Here is a 20 minute conversation about GKM. The first few minutes is a explanation of the Nerdist contest and how Inkshares work.