2022 New Year’s Goals for Periapsis Press

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2022 New Year's Goals for Periapsis Press

We have lots of things we would like to try in the new year!

More Positive, Long-form Reviews

Top of the list, of course, is to keep churning out MORE reviews!

Our reviews are always positive, and since we only review the books we enjoy, you can browse our Reviews page for spoiler-free recommendations at any time!

Or, since we take the time to discuss all the aspects you might enjoy in a long-form article, you can read through be certain that a book is for you before you invest your time and money!

But we have even more to offer this year!

We would really like to step it up and do more cool things such as:

  1. Events like book releases, short story contests, a book club, and more

  2. Giveaways and Merch for both Periapsis Press and your favorite reads

  3. Streaming via audio and/or video about book-related topics

  4. Increased Collaboration with our favorite indie creators

I’m eager to get working on all of this. Let us know what you are excited for in the new year! Do you have any 2022 New Year’s goals?

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Authors to Watch in 2022

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Authors to Watch in 2022

Get the scoop on what to look forward to in the new year!

Books #9-12 in Finn’s Saint Tommy NYPD series should be coming out next year from Silver Empire Press. They have already been submitted to the publisher, and #9 already has a cover. 
 

Tuscany Bay Press will be releasing the first three books of his space opera series White Ops beginning January 18th.

And, a treat for his Patreon subscribers, Finn will be developing a sequel series to his vampire romance Honor at Stake, called Honeymoon from Hell. Book one, The Neck Romancer, will be released one chapter at a time.

 Volumes 6 & 7 of Light Unto Another World are already written, with a projected Kickstarter launch  for volumes 6-10 sometime in the winter.

Merkin will also continue working on his manga project, Amaranth Angels, and plans to crowdfund the first volume of that later in the year.

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Paula Richey Author

The third issue of Richey’s comic SoulBound is slated for release next year.

She will also be working  on the sequel to Penance, however, no release date has been announced yet for the follow-up to her beloved superhero novel.

Hellene is putting the finishing touches on The Final Home, the third book in his Swordbringer series. He expects to release it in the first quarter of the year.

A similar release time is planned for his Pulp Rock anthology–a collection of stories inspired by music.

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L. Jagi Lamplighter Author

Lamplighter plans to publish the sixth book in her magic school series Books of Unexpected Enlightenment.

She has also hinted at the possibility of another Fantastic Schools anthology!

Robinson plans to continue work on a “space pioneers” story in the new year, and, of course, his much anticipated sequel to The Mummy of Monte Cristo.

He also just finished a “cheesy Christmas romcom” and hopes to have it published for next Christmas!

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Marquis hopes to put out another novella in the gamelit / litRPG genre. He is also working to finish Arc Legacy 2 and the third Hero’s Metal book.

The second and third books of Revelation Galaxy may also be finished and the entire series released!

Tell us your picks for authors to watch in 2022!

Is there anyone you are excited to hear from in the new year? Let us know in the comments!

Are you an author with goals for 2022?

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Christmas Scavenger Hunt 2021

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Christmas Scavenger Hunt 2021

Join us December 2021 on the hunt for Christmas-themed snippets from our favorite indie SF/F using #PeriapsisChristmas

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Here is a fun holiday game and an opportunity to promote indie authors in the speculative fiction genres!

Every day beginning Dec. 6th through Christmas, we will post a festive word on Twitter for you to find in a book that you would like others to know about (whether that is your own, or simply one you would like to help promote).

Neither the book nor the quote need to have anything to do with Christmas explicitly. Some flexibility allowed on the word as long as the concept is upheld. No limit on how many quotes per day or how many times a book may be quoted total over the course of the month, but try for creativity over quantity–we don’t want to spam people!

Post a snippet containing the word, a link to the book, and the hashtag #PeriapsisChristmas.

Then, be sure to browse through what other people have found and like your favorites! We will feature popular, festive, and intriguing examples here on our website for New Year’s.

Hope you’ll join us!

Christmas Scavenger Hunt Calendar 2021

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TJ Marquis Announces How Black the Sky Sequel

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TJ Marquis Announces How Black the Sky Sequel

The next installment of Hero's Metal, a heavy metal pulp adventure, is slated for release in December 2021!

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TJ Marquis confirmed on Twitter today, Nov. 29th, 2021, that Out of the Deep, the sequel to his heavy metal novel How Black the Sky, will be released this December.

The first novel, which we found “full of hardcore action, valiant warriors, and thought-provoking themes,” follows a band of warriors through epic battles defending against an invasion of Underworld monsters. The sequel promises to continue the driving action, with another “hollow earth threat predicted by their old rival, the Underlord Kash.”

A demibus of the two Hero’s Metal novels is also planned for release in December 2021.

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Check out our positive, long-form review of the first Hero's Metal novel!

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Yakov Merkin Announces Upcoming Manga Project​

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Yakov Merkin Announces Upcoming Manga Project

The author of Light Unto Another World reveals his new project for 2022

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Yakov Merkin, author of the light novel series Light Unto Another World, which recently rose to rank #55 in the Amazon Light Novels category, announced on Monday, Nov. 29th that he will soon have something new for readers in 2022. 

The project, Amaranth Angels, will be a manga starring “cute anime girls doing military-esque things” in the vein of such animes as Girls Und Panzer, but in an adventure setting.

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Concept art for the new series includes both the girls and their ship.
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“You like cute anime girls? You like pulse-pounding starfighter combat? Expect a ton of both, along with just general fun, with a relatively large cast of characters.”

The artwork will be done by Philip San Gaspar, who continues to work with Merkin on the Light Unto Another World series. The light novel is on track, Merkin assures fans, with the fourth installment releasing tomorrow, Nov. 30th, 2021.

Amaranth Angels will have a Kickstarter campaign, estimated as early as Spring of 2022. 

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Check out our positive, long-form review of the first Light Unto Another World novel!

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Big Black Friday Book Sale (2021)

Big Black Friday Book Sale (2021)

Many of the books for sale this Black Friday weekend (2021) have been reviewed here on Periapsis Press!

Big Black Friday Book Sale, hosted by Hans G. Schantz, contains lots of great books for sale for $0.99 (and some for free)!

Below are a few from the “Fan Favorites” category that we have reviewed here on Periapsis Press.

The Unexpected Enlightenment of Rachel Griffin by L. Jagi Lamplighter Book Cover
A delightful magic school tale of fast friendships, secrets, and parallel worlds! Read more
The Last Ancestor by Alexander Hellene Book Cover
A dynamic sword and planet romp of faith and daring! Read more
The Heights of Perdition by C.S. Johnson Book Cover
An engaging science fiction romance filled with space pirates, futuristic tech, a world reeling from nuclear fallout, and—of course—romance. Read more
Pirates of the Electromagnetic Waves by Fenton Wood Book Cover
A story of youthful ingenuity set in a flavorful science fiction, alternate history world! Read more
Penance by Paula Richey and Thomas Plutarch Book Cover
An energetic young adult superhero novel, featuring superpowers, aliens, an extraterrestrial sex trafficking ring, and the imminent invasion of earth! Read more
Light Unto Another World Vol 1 by Yakov Merkin Book Cover
A fresh take on the popular isekai genre, featuring a compelling lead with a detailed background, a true fantasy setting, and plenty of action. Read more
Hell Spawn by Declan Finn Book Cover
An action packed novel--one part exorcism horror, one part urban fantasy--featuring battles with the demon-possessed, God-given superpowers, and chillingly palpable evil. Read more
A streamlined tale of steampunk-flavored adventure Read more
Combat Frame XSeed by Brian Niemeier Book Cover
A gritty action novel that blends mecha anime and military science fiction to deliver high-energy combat alongside thrilling intrigue! Read more
Collateral Damage by Adam Furman Book Cover
A high-speed science fiction thriller about a father’s battle to save his son, underfoot of a kaiju/mech battle for humanity’s survival. Read more
A Greater Duty by Yakov Merkin Book Cover
A detailed military space fleet novel featuring diverse alien species and exciting battles both in space and on the ground. Read more

We have also reviewed a few books that are new to this sale!

The Mummy of Monte Cristo by J Trevor Robinson Book Cover
A hair-raising adaptation of the classic revenge story, newly packed with loads of undead and horror delicacies to relish! Read more
The Devil's Dictum by Frederick Geo Heimbach Book Cover
A satirical tale of adventure in a twisted-history version of the United States Read more
How Black the Sky by TJ Marquis Book Cover
A fun, heavy metal romp following a band of warriors through epic battles to defend against an invasion of Underworld monsters! Read more

Uriel’s Revenge and The Fountain Mechanism are also participating in this sale!

You can read an excerpt from Uriel’s Revenge here!

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The Great $0.99 BasedCon Book Sale

The Great $0.99 BasedCon Book Sale 2021

Many of the books for sale have been reviewed here on Periapsis Press!

The Great $0.99 BasedCon Book Sale, hosted by Hans G. Schantz in honor of the first BasedCon, contains lots of great books for sale for $0.99 (and some for free)!

Below are a few that we have reviewed here on Periapsis Press.

The Unexpected Enlightenment of Rachel Griffin by L. Jagi Lamplighter Book Cover
A delightful magic school tale of fast friendships, secrets, and parallel worlds! Read more
The Last Ancestor by Alexander Hellene Book Cover
A dynamic sword and planet romp of faith and daring! Read more
Pirates of the Electromagnetic Waves by Fenton Wood Book Cover
A story of youthful ingenuity set in a flavorful science fiction, alternate history world! Read more
Hell Spawn by Declan Finn Book Cover
An action packed novel--one part exorcism horror, one part urban fantasy--featuring battles with the demon-possessed, God-given superpowers, and chillingly palpable evil. Read more
Combat Frame XSeed by Brian Niemeier Book Cover
A gritty action novel that blends mecha anime and military science fiction to deliver high-energy combat alongside thrilling intrigue! Read more
A Greater Duty by Yakov Merkin Book Cover
A detailed military space fleet novel featuring diverse alien species and exciting battles both in space and on the ground. Read more

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The Marvelous Memorial Day $0.99 (or Free!) Book Sale

The 2021 Marvelous Memorial Day $0.99 (or Free!) Book Sale

Many of the books for sale this Memorial Day weekend (2021) have been reviewed here on Periapsis Press!

The Marvelous Memorial Day $0.99 Book Sale, hosted by Hans G. Schantz, contains lots of great books for sale for $0.99 (and some for free)!

Below are a few that we have reviewed here on Periapsis Press.

The Unexpected Enlightenment of Rachel Griffin by L. Jagi Lamplighter Book Cover
A delightful magic school tale of fast friendships, secrets, and parallel worlds! Read more
The Last Ancestor by Alexander Hellene Book Cover
A dynamic sword and planet romp of faith and daring! Read more
The Heights of Perdition by C.S. Johnson Book Cover
An engaging science fiction romance filled with space pirates, futuristic tech, a world reeling from nuclear fallout, and—of course—romance. Read more
Pirates of the Electromagnetic Waves by Fenton Wood Book Cover
A story of youthful ingenuity set in a flavorful science fiction, alternate history world! Read more
Penance by Paula Richey and Thomas Plutarch Book Cover
An energetic young adult superhero novel, featuring superpowers, aliens, an extraterrestrial sex trafficking ring, and the imminent invasion of earth! Read more
Light Unto Another World Vol 1 by Yakov Merkin Book Cover
A fresh take on the popular isekai genre, featuring a compelling lead with a detailed background, a true fantasy setting, and plenty of action. Read more
Hell Spawn by Declan Finn Book Cover
An action packed novel--one part exorcism horror, one part urban fantasy--featuring battles with the demon-possessed, God-given superpowers, and chillingly palpable evil. Read more
A streamlined tale of steampunk-flavored adventure Read more
Combat Frame XSeed by Brian Niemeier Book Cover
A gritty action novel that blends mecha anime and military science fiction to deliver high-energy combat alongside thrilling intrigue! Read more
Collateral Damage by Adam Furman Book Cover
A high-speed science fiction thriller about a father’s battle to save his son, underfoot of a kaiju/mech battle for humanity’s survival. Read more
A Greater Duty by Yakov Merkin Book Cover
A detailed military space fleet novel featuring diverse alien species and exciting battles both in space and on the ground. Read more

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Call for Adventure Stories for Young Readers

Call for Adventure Stories for Young Readers

Submissions open March 15 for this anthology from Misha Burnett and Sanderley Studios

Misha Burnette is partnering with Sanderley Studios to assemble an anthology for teen readers that features stories of adventure and virtue.

Burnette described his hopes for submissions on the Sanderley Studios website, saying

“I am looking for a particular kind of story, uplifting, hopeful in tone, and above all, fun. Adventure in the classic sense of the word, in which danger is balanced by the thrill of discovery and virtue is rewarded. I believe that children today need a sense of excitement and promise more than ever before.”

Submissions will be open from March 15 to May 15, 2021.

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Combat Frame XSeed: SS Crowdfund

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Combat Frame XSeed: S Crowdfund

Brian Niemeier's Fifth XSeed Campaign Is Funded in Four Hours

On Monday, Combat Frame XSeed: SS set a new record for Brian Niemeier’s series, all of which have been crowdfunded. This latest installment has already surpassed its first stretch goal, guaranteeing all backers a free Combat Frame XSeed short story in addition to SS, with purportedly many more rewards to unlock.

 On the campaign page, Niemeier says,

“XSeed: S was just the warmup.  Now the hit mech saga goes thermonuclear with Combat Frame XSeed: SS!”

You can read more about Combat Frame XSeed: SS and this campaign on Niemeier’s website: https://www.brianniemeier.com/2021/03/combat-frame-xseed-ss.html

This campaign ends March 31, 2021.

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Check out our positive, long-form review of the very first Combat Frame XSeed novel!

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