The Fleet: Chaotic Worlds

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The Fleet series ties up with a third installment as Dalton James plans to break his longtime friend from prison. As the Viscion move in to solidify a pact with the corrupt government in place, those faithful to the cause of freedom intend to back the brown coat wearing, whiskey devouring legend known as Dalton James.

Available in October 2014!

 

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Immortal

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Immortal is a brand new fantasy series from author John M. Davis. Book one is expected to release sometime this summer and should be a healthy addition to the swords and sorcery genre:

 

Legend speaks of a time between the cradle of civilization in Mesopotamia and the rise of the Maya Empire. A period when the thirst of vicious enemies pushed north from the forbidden lands and pierced into the spine of Earth, much like the swords which took cessation upon their banner.

Likewise, the kingdoms of the furthest north, their castles resting atop mountains of sheen ice, advanced south. Bringing unrelenting chaos to those who had enjoyed centuries of peace and prosperity. Advanced in both magic and weaponry.

The Spine War. Our fragile planet now divided into three factions with a common hatred for one another. The kingdoms of ice had their frost giants and damned mounted dragons. While the brothers of humanity had the loyalest of knights and friendship of elves. Those invading from the southern forbidden lands were anchored by warriors of dark complexion. Be it orc or men of the desert sands, they were joined by the unnatural fury of vampires.

Our world ripped with chaos, or so is the legend. Each faction with its own cause and justification. Each faction with its own heroes. Some of which were thought to be immortal.”

Be sure to check back often for updates as Immortal: The Ice Queen prepares to launch!

 

In The Beginning

If you’ve already been introduced to the Gunship series, it’s safe to say that you’re either team #loveit(if you’re team love it, please take a moment to say so through an Amazon review so I can buy a Harley) or team #hateit. Some people go out of their way to let me know how much they truly love the series, while others go out of their way to trash it. And I get both sides of the argument. In fact, it’s actually written for that very reason. To find my niche. You see, the truth is I am just a guy. I’ve read science fiction for years and wanted to create a series that avoided little green men at all costs, while bringing a bit of realistic-grit to the table.

For the Gunship series fans out there, I decided to post a blog about the beginning. The original story, characters and where the inspiration came from. So buckle up(unless you ride a Harley)!

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Yep, I realize that’s a Farscape scene. And it’s also the very photo I sent to my cover designer in the beginning. I had two models ready to shoot the original cover, and planned on that very pose(Gunship is a love story). But then I hit a snag, the couple in question split up. Any hope of them together on a cover faded away like parachute pants and I was left with a book and no cover.
Then, less than a week later, I had a chance encounter with an old friend. Amanda Elizabeth. She’d been modeling for a while, so I(very humbly) asked if she’d like to be on the cover of Gunship. I totally expected to be laughed at, but instead she jumped at the chance, giving me this rockstar cover.

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Sarah Blaine was originally a brunette(yes, I had to re-write all of her spots in the book), and the original story was strictly one of love. There were no Hunters(Vampires for the Gunship newbie), no Roman Raines and no Husk. Instead, it was a story about Adam proving himself to Sarah’s father while finding himself competing for Sarah’s affections with her former lover Draco. Draco, remember him(Gunship II)?
I eventually decided I needed some baddies, and threw Hunters into the mix. Then, after a couple of reads, I decided to turn Adam into a smuggler, something I have gotten a lot of hate reviews for, while gaining the respect of browncoats everywhere.
Sadly, I had never seen the show Firefly at this point, though it gained a lot of comparisons. Adam was actually modeled to be, for lack of better terms, Han Solo with a lot of Joe Flanigan. And Dalton? He was pretty much a compilation of an entire weekend of watching old westerns with my grandfather. A young Sam Elliot, if you will. But after hearing about the phenomenon known as Firefly, I bought the series. Immediately I saw the comparisons, though I think much of Joss’ world was simply rehashed from other science fiction.
Ultimately, I decided to dive back into Gunship and specifically add a lot of Firefly-like flair that browncoats would enjoy. Then, after carefully looking into publishing(who am I kidding), decided to self-publish it as a single story before moving on. Again, who was I kidding? I began to get stacks of emails wanting more, asking when the second book would be available and so on.
It was exactly what every author dreams of, at least the ones who walk around in a coffee-induced haze of science fiction like I do. So I began to ink the second book, and the third, and ultimately realized that I couldn’t write it fast enough!
So here we are. I’m knee-deep into the writing of Gunship VI, and have decided to turn the story into a brand. A setting if you will. Book six will see the end of the original crew’s journey, but will open the door for many more stories to follow. I’ll continue to write as fast as these Warlock hands will allow, and have recruited Gene Yohannan as a second author for the series!
So, to those who have supported this series, THANK YOU. And if you’re brand new to my style of science fiction, I personally invite you to give it a try!

Torpedo of Truth

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The tour bus is officially rolling, which means three things. Exposure of publishing industry trolls, road rage and bitching about gas prices.

To check out the first visit of my raging 2013 tour, swing over to: http://gen22y.blogspot.com/2013/03/torpedo-of-publishing-truth-tour-stop-1.html to find out why traditional publishing houses fear the self-published, as I load the bus and say farewell to the awesome people of Missouri.

Overall, the tour was a complete success. A big thank you to everyone that was involved! -JD

Live Real

 

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LIVE REAL FOUNDTION

It seems like anyone and everyone is backing a foundation these days. That Dre rapper guy has those ridiculously priced headphones, Tom Cruise is backing Scientology and Sarah McLachlan supports PETA. And let’s face it, I don’t care how good your life is going or what cloud you’re riding, when she comes on TV with the animals, your entire weekend is ruined. So, I’m really nobody in the profession of writing, but some friends and I have decided to do own thing here. The Live Real Foundation.

I’m not asking for money here, people, I’m asking for a little effort on your part. The Live Real Foundation is here to convince people that life without the internet is possible. We’re not saying kick it to the curb forever, just limit it. Each moment you spend with your face buried in a smart phone, you’re missing a moment here in the real world that you’ll never get back. Every session of online gaming wastes hours of your actual life. Personally, I’ve scaled my internet use back to one day each month. That way I can plug in, answer tweets and email, update readers on my progress in the world of writing, catch up with friends a bit and then unplug for the month. A single day each month is plenty. Put down the cell phone and pick up a book. You’ll be amazed at how much enjoyment a good book can bring, as opposed to a bloody million picks of dinners and duck faces on Facebook. Internet addiction is real, people, but living without it can be done. I’m John M. Davis, best-selling author and avid fan of real life, and I approve this message.

Coming Soon

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Guardian Angel 2 has been scheduled for a June 1st release! That’s great news for fans of the post-apocalyptic science fiction series, this time placing the story in and around the city of Berlin.
The two standout points of good for this series have been the sexual tension between main characters and, of course, the gritty scenes of war. Taking this into consideration, Guardian Angel 2 looks to be more graphic on both fronts.
If you haven’t checked out the first entry into the series, there’s still plenty of time to get caught up with GUARDIAN ANGEL before book 2 lands on June 1st!

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