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Lie with the Dead now available for Kindle, Nook

The Pack Book 2: Lie with the Dead is now available in e-book formats, as well as in trade paperback at Barnes & Noble!

Get it how you want it!

Get it your way today!

Amazon Kindle Link

Barnes & Noble TPB/Nook Link

Whichever your pleasure, Evileye Books is ready for you. Lie with the Dead is now eligible for the Kindle Matchbook program, so if you purchase (or already purchased) the trade paperback, you can download the Kindle edition at no additional charge.

Winter Kill is also available in trade paperback at Barnes & Noble once more, now with the new cover.

Looking for additional formats or markets? Please let me know and I’ll see if I can’t make it happen.

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.

Winter Kill Free Through Monday

From today through Monday, March 3rd, Winter Kill is free on Kindle!

Come Get Some

Come get some

This new edition includes a preview of Lie with the Dead, which will be released early next month.

Download your copy today!

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.

FCBD: Big Bad Wolves

Big Bad Wolves page 1

“Big Bad Wolves” Page 1. Henderson killed on this.

Not going to make it out to a comic shop for Free Comic Book Day? No problem! Click on over to check out my short comic Big Bad Wolves for free on Indie Pulp.

Featuring artwork by Mike HendersonBig Bad Wolves introduces some of the characters from the first book in the Pack series, Winter Kill. In fact, it sets up the incident that kicks off the opening events of the novel.

If you’d prefer a shorter (and, let’s be honest, cheaper) introduction to The Pack, check out the short story “Bravo Four” for only 99 cents. Set in Vietnam, “Bravo Four” dips a little into the back story of the series, and it includes an extended preview of Winter Kill.

Enjoy!

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.

The Deadliest Ad

The remastered and relaunched version of my debut novel, Deadliest of the Species, has been out a few weeks now. Response has been good, but things have been quiet on the review front.

My publisher worked up a new ad, and it should be making the rounds soon:

She's back, and she's waiting for you

She’s back, and she’s waiting for you

Check it out on Kindle, Nook, or Smashwords (with more to come, including trade paperback). I’ve been waiting a long time for this, and I hope the rest of you find it worth the wait, too.

Already have Deadliest? Great! Thank you very much. If you enjoyed it, be sure to read the extended preview for Winter Kill at the end, or peruse my other work in the side column on my home page. Some of it is even free!

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.

DotS: Remastered and Relaunched

She’s back!

After ten years out of print, Deadliest of the Species, my Bram Stoker Award-winning first novel, is now available from Evileye Books.

Deadliest Book Stack

Now available on Nook and Kindle!

 

She’s been through a lot in the interim, but she’s now in good hands with my editors at Evileye, the same guys who helped bring you Winter Kill. Judging by the email and convention conversations I’ve had over the years, this release is going to make a lot of people happy.

This new, electronic edition of Deadliest of the Species is only $2.99. It’s already live for the Nook and Kindle. Other electronic formats will follow shortly, including iBooks, and we’ll have a trade paperback edition soon after that.

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.

Back at Last: Deadliest of the Species Remastered Next Month

There is one question I get from readers more than any other: “Where can I get a copy of Deadliest of the Species?”

The answer alternated between “eBay” and “you can’t,” depending upon my mood. Though it won a Bram Stoker Award, Deadliest of the Species has been out of print for ten years.

Next month, that changes.

Deadliest Book Stack

Deadliest of the Species, remastered

I’m happy to announce Evileye Books will republish Deadliest of the Species in an all new, remastered edition. It will drop for Kindle and Nook readers this March, followed by a trade paperback edition in April.

From the press release:

In “Deadliest of the Species,” Mr. Oliveri lays down the roots of his writing craft and stakes out his place in the horror tradition as a masterful writer of plot, suspense and thrill sequences. Anyone who has read his work will tell you they couldn’t put the stories down. The same is true of “Deadliest of Species,” where it all started.

This has been a long time coming, folks. I hope you dig it.

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.

Relics & Remains Now Available in TPB

Have you been waiting for Relics & Remains in a dead tree edition? Today’s the day, my friends.

Relics & Remains front cover

Relics & Remains horror anthology

Edited by Ty Schwamberger, Relics & Remains features a great lineup of several of my friends. My own story, “Good for What Ails Ya”, leads off the anthology.

If you’d still prefer an electronic copy, it’s also available in a Kindle Edition.

Whatever your method of consumption, I hope you dig it, and please do leave a review!

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.

Get Bit!

HWA members will be seeing a new ad in their newsletter shortly:

Yes, while many of you are anxiously awaiting Lie with the Dead, there are still folks out there who have yet to experience Winter Kill. We’re hoping to rectify that.

Kindle not your thing? There’s still the trade paperback edition.

A few people have downloaded Winter Kill after reading the 99-cent short story “Bravo Four” (which includes an extended intro to WK). Feedback for both continues to be strong, and a few new reviews have appeared. At this point, I feel like it’s all about rebuilding some of the momentum lost in the delay between WK and LwtD.

There’s more in the works to help with that, too. Stay tuned.

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.

“Bravo Four” Available Now!

Evileye Books and I decided to pull the trigger on the release of “Bravo Four”, and it’s available now for less than a buck in the Kindle store!

Bravo Four short story cover

Come get some

“Bravo Four” scratches an itch I’ve had for a long time while writing horror: what would happen if a werewolf got loose in the midst of the Vietnam War?

This short story offers a glimpse into the Tyler family’s history, and it’s the first of several shorts I’ll be writing to expand the series. It’s also a great jumping-on point for new readers, as “Bravo Four” includes an extended preview of Winter Kill. Whether new reader or fan of the series, I think folks are really going to dig this piece.

Please help spread the word! Here is a shortened link you can share on Twitter and any other social network or forum you happen to frequent: http://goo.gl/erx2N. Any click over to the Amazon page is greatly appreciated. Remember, writers thrive on word of mouth!

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.

Borrow Winter Kill on Kindle, Free!

As of today, Winter Kill is now part of the Kindle lending library. If you’re a Kindle owner and you have an Amazon Prime account, you can download Winter Kill for free.

TPWK Limited Edition Cover

You know you want it

What are you waiting for? Make with the clicky!

I’ve become a big Prime fan. I had my Olympic bench shipped via Prime, and the free shipping on that alone made the Prime membership worthwhile. I’ve also taken advantage of some of their video content on my Roku box, and it’s nice to have nutritional supplements and graphic novels shipped for free, too. Well worth it.

Meanwhile, if you’re still a fan of paperback books, whether you have a Prime membership or not, you can still purchase Winter Kill in trade paperback with the added bonus that I’ll be able to sign it someday.

Purchase or free download, either way you’ll dig it. Just check out the reviews!

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.

TP:WK a Daily Kindle Bargain

Today The Pack: Winter Kill was listed as a Daily Kindle Bargain at only $2.99. The Twitterverse picked up on the news and I saw a lot of retweets and a respectable jump in sales rank. Nice!

TPWK Limited Edition Cover

You know you want it!

Hell of a way to improve my day.

Thanks for all the support, folks! It’s much appreciated. And to the new readers, welcome aboard. I hope you dig it.

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.

Set Me On Fire, Amazon

I’m sold.

On buying one for my wife, that is.

I think the Kindle Fire will not be an iPad killer in the sense people will ignore the iPad, but in the sense it will sell huge to people who would otherwise not purchase an iPad or who were put off by its $500+ price point as a media consumption device. This isn’t going to bury the iPad, it’s going to bury the Nook.

Go ahead and balk, B&N fans, but let’s think about this: Amazon has a much broader range of content when you consider streaming video, and for someone who already has a Prime membership or has been considering one, it’s the dealmaker. $200 to have access to all my Amazon books, music and movies, as well as streaming, their App Store, and other offerings?

Yes, please.

Back to my wife. She has a 2nd-gen Kindle and a 1st- or 2nd-gen iPod touch. The Kindle Fire will replace both, for the way she uses them. She will have all of her books available, and now she will be able to access her email and Facebook on the same device rather than switch to her iPod touch. Her music will probably fit on the Kindle Fire as well, and it’s not often she listens to music anyway.

If this demo is any indication, it’s going to have the same ease of use as her Kindle and iPod, too:

There seem to be a few stutters in button presses, but I’m wondering if that’s a limitation of the hardware or if it’s their Wi-Fi getting hammered by reporters. It could also be bugs to be worked out before the tablet actually sees release on November 15th. Wired seems to be wondering the same thing. Time will tell, but given Amazon’s track record, I imagine they’ll get it right. If it turns out it’s not quite as speedy as the iPad, then keep in mind, it’s 300 dollars cheaper.

I think their burying Android in the background is a good thing, too. Sure, a geek like me will want access to all the Android features, but the general population just doesn’t care. My wife (and kids!) took to the iPod with no problems. Her Samsung Android phone, however, has a confusing array of settings and menus, and even something as simple as deleting an email message was not immediately apparent. Amazon is keeping it simple because all of the technophobes and elderly users who embraced the early Kindle (and Nook) may just make the leap to a color display so they can keep up with their friends and family on the web.

Selling to geeks is good. Selling to everyone is better.

Kindle Comics

Comics!

Speaking of geeks, now the color screen gives Amazon the ability to bring in a whole new market. Amazon is in a far better position to woo the big comics publishers than the many startups building iPad apps. The publishers are already selling the books through Amazon, they just need to add the digital deals. In fact, they may already have. Think that’s just a digital mockup of Watchmen as a convenient example? Nope. Watchmen is already available on the Kindle Store.

Then scroll a little below the book information, and you have this (click for full text):

Kindle Fire Comic Books closeup

Kindle Fire: Comic Books

This says they already have a comics viewer called Kindle Panel View. Now I guess it’s just a matter of time before we see what announcements the comics publishers may have.

For my own use, I’m not quite sold. I need something I can work on, something I can use to write. Access to my notes and being able to brainstorm via Evernote is one thing, but typing long-form on a 7″ screen is going to be a headache. There’s no Bluetooth in the Kindle Fire, so a wireless keyboard is out, and most reports are there’s no way to connect a wired keyboard. Japanese authors may be ready to thumb-type their novels, but that’s not a leap I’m prepared to take. The Kindle Fire probably isn’t going to fit the bill.

A second-generation Kindle Fire, however, may be another story…

Someone asked me whether I’m an Apple fan or an Amazon fan. I’ll put it this way: I have a lot of Apple hardware, but I’m all up in Amazon’s digital services on all those devices, as well as my Android phone. I’m sure I’ll be running on Apple desktops and laptops for the foreseeable future, but if Amazon puts out a future tablet I can write on and do a few of the other things I do with my iPad, then I will press that buy button with all speed.

Well done, Amazon.

Kane Clapping

 

 

UPDATE: Toldja they were doing comics. DC has announced a deal with Amazon to put digital graphic novels exclusively on the Kindle. And thus another line has been drawn in the battle between the Kindle and Nook.

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.