OPTIMAL OUTCOME – a time travel romance…sort of

optimal outcome 650x1000My new book Optimal Outcome is out today.

What if every choice you could ever make has already been made? Alternate universes, time travel, lost loves, a morally-challenged CEO…every decision you make affects the course of your life.  What if you could look at the past from a different angle?

Here’s the blurb:

1999…Hugh Talbot was on top of the world. A child prodigy, he graduated high school at fifteen, dropped out of UC Berkeley at seventeen, and started an online company poised to make millions…until the dotcom bubble burst.

Fifteen years later, Hugh has sold the company for peanuts, squandered all the money, and struggles to co-parent his estranged fourteen year old daughter. He works as a janitor, but that hasn’t stopped him from holding onto the past, perpetually searching for the Next Big Thing.

Salvation comes in the form of a mysterious phone call. The caller offers Hugh an opportunity he can’t refuse: a top secret project that requires extensive travel, and if he completes the job, he will walk away a millionaire.

Hugh is given a window into the past. He soon realizes that the past comes in many versions, that every decision carries life-altering consequences, and that true love never dies.

But now that he can look into the past, the question is, can he change it?

Grab a copy HERE.

Kindle Book Giveaway – Replaceable: An Alan Lamb Thriller

REPLACEABLEHey guys,

I’m gifting 10 free copies of my new futuristic thriller Replaceable: An Alan Lamb Thriller.  All you have to do is sign up for my newsletter by going here, or you can sign up by using the sign up widget in the right hand column of my website.  Once you’ve signed up, I’ll send you an email with a link to use to claim your free gift copy.  This is limited to 10 copies, and it’s basically first come, first serve…so only the first 10 to sign up will receive free gift copies.

Here’s the blurb:

Alan Lamb is a special agent for a new federal law enforcement agency called the Genetic Crimes Bureau. The GCB investigates so-called biocrimes; crimes involving the modification of the genetic blueprint, virus tampering, DNA manipulation, unsanctioned human experiments and illegal performance enhancement.

Haunted by a tragic car accident that left him scarred twenty years ago, Alan must race against time to bring down a criminal mastermind who is playing a deadly cat-and-mouse game that would have given Sherlock Holmes a run for his money.

It begins as a series of elaborate bank heists, but they are anything but average run-of-the-mill robberies. The victims in each of the crimes are also the prime suspects and have no recollection of committing the crimes they are accused of.

As the crimes escalate, Alan soon discovers that he may be dealing with something far more sinister than a series of random robberies and terroristic acts. He may have stumbled onto an entirely new and terrifying form of identity theft that could shock the world. And, for Alan Lamb, this might just be personal.

–JWB

Project Diamond Available Now

Project DiamondMy new sci-fi novel is available now on Amazon.

A hundred and fifty years in the future, the United States and China launch a joint mission to send an interstellar voyage to a carbon-rich planet composed almost entirely of diamond. The crew’s mission: to mine the planet of its riches and transport them back to Earth. But what they don’t realize is that they aren’t the first to set foot on this strange new planet…and the original visitors might not be willing to share.

Optimal Outcome – Available for Pre-order

optimal outcome 650x1000Part sci-fi, part thriller, part romance.  I take a stab at time travel (well, it’s pretty close to time travel anyway) with my new novel, Optimal Outcome.  Think nerdy prodigy that makes it big, loses it all, wants to make it big again, but maybe, just maybe, he’ll discover what’s really important in life.  Hey, true love never dies – even if it can be thwarted a thousand different ways.

Here’s the blurb:

1999…Hugh Talbot was on top of the world. A child prodigy, he graduated high school at fifteen, dropped out of UC Berkeley at seventeen, and started an online company poised to make millions…until the dotcom bubble burst.

Fifteen years later, Hugh has sold the company for peanuts, squandered all the money, and struggles to co-parent his estranged fourteen year old daughter. He works as a janitor, but that hasn’t stopped him from holding onto the past, perpetually searching for the Next Big Thing.

Salvation comes in the form of a mysterious phone call. The caller offers Hugh an opportunity he can’t refuse: a top secret project that requires extensive travel, and if he completes the job, he will walk away a millionaire.

Hugh is given a window into the past. He soon realizes that the past comes in many versions, that every decision carries life-altering consequences, and that true love never dies.

But now that he can look into the past, the question is, can he change it?

Optimal Outcome is available for pre-order on Amazon now, releases on June 24th.

–JWB

Project Diamond Available for Preorder on Amazon

Project DiamondMy upcoming sci-fi adventure Project Diamond is now available for preorder on Amazon.com.  The official release date is set for Friday, May 27th, 2016.  You can preorder it here.  Meanwhile, here’s the blurb:

A hundred and fifty years in the future, the United States and China launch a joint mission to send an interstellar voyage to a carbon-rich planet composed almost entirely of diamond. The crew’s mission: to mine the planet of its riches and transport them back to Earth. But what they don’t realize is that they aren’t the first to set foot on this strange new planet…and the original visitors might not be willing to share.

So go on and snag yourself a copy now!

 

Replaceable: An Alan Lamb Thriller

REPLACEABLEAvailable now on Amazon.com

REPLACEABLE: An Alan Lamb Thriller

The Blurb:

Alan Lamb is a special agent for a new federal law enforcement agency called the Genetic Crimes Bureau. The GCB investigates so-called biocrimes; crimes involving the modification of the genetic blueprint, virus tampering, DNA manipulation, unsanctioned human experiments and illegal performance enhancement.

Haunted by a tragic car accident that left him scarred twenty years ago, Alan must race against time to bring down a criminal mastermind who is playing a deadly cat-and-mouse game that would have given Sherlock Holmes a run for his money.

It begins as a series of elaborate bank heists, but they are anything but average run-of-the-mill robberies. The victims in each of the crimes are also the prime suspects and have no recollection of committing the crimes they are accused of.

As the crimes escalate, Alan soon discovers that he may be dealing with something far more sinister than a series of random robberies and terroristic acts. He may have stumbled onto an entirely new and terrifying form of identity theft that could shock the world. And, for Alan Lamb, this might just be personal.

A Patient Man – A Crime Mystery

My new crime mystery is now available at Amazon.  You can get it here.

After his wife is brutally murdered, Police Officer Kyle Willing will do whatever it takes to bring her killer to justice. 

As Kyle grapples with loss and raising his eight-year-old son on his own, he is given an opportunity for revenge by his brother-in-law, best-selling mystery writer Thomas Drake. Drake can give Kyle just what he wants: a chance at catching his wife’s killer. 

But can Kyle trust his sister’s husband? The two men have been rivals since high school, and it appears that Drake might have an agenda of his own. 

As Drake takes steps to orchestrate the perfect murder, Kyle must decide how far he is willing to go to get revenge. He will have to choose between upholding the laws he was sworn to protect and exacting his own unique brand of justice. 

When a man loses everything, how far will he go for revenge?

New Release – Sam Finch and the Vault of Azaramor

Finally.  And only 2 years later than expected.

Notes to self:

1.) Don’t make promises you can’t keep.

2.) Take into account that life has a tendency to throw curveballs.

Now that that’s out of the way, I hope you enjoy this one.  Although I consider young adult fantasy to reside on the outskirts of my particular wheelhouse, writing the Sam Finch books comes rather easily.  Being a 38-year-old kid makes it easier to connect with my inner child I guess.

Here’s the blurb:

During his first year at the Dashelmore Warrior Training Academy, Sam Finch proved himself a hero when he saved King Leodin’s daughter, Princess Sarah, from an evil sorcerer named Demälikar. But there was a price to pay… 

In order to save his father’s life, Sam had to make a pact with Demälikar. One day the evil sorcerer would call upon Sam to do him a favor. Sam has no idea what that favor might be, but he knows one thing for sure: it won’t be good. 

Now attending his second year at the Academy, Sam continues his warrior training, while also dabbling in Mage Skills and the Holy Arts. As if that isn’t enough to keep him busy, he also finds himself struggling with his feelings for two different girls and trying to avoid the class bully, Cully Duke. It doesn’t help that he must endure his best friend Curtis’s musical night farts, too. 

Demälikar intends to raise an army of the undead in order to wreak havoc on the world and calls upon Sam to do him the favor he is owed. Sam must decide whether to keep his promise or to risk his father’s life. And he will also have to deal with his greatest fear of all: growing up!

Sam Finch and the Vault of Azaramor – On Amazon

 

One Of These Things Is Not Like The Other – Posers

Finally — new material!

Okay, so some buns comes out of the oven quickly…this wasn’t one of them. This baby was a true labor of love.  I give you Posers.

THEY ARE ALREADY HERE…

Aspiring comedian Lee Parrish thought the worst thing to happen to him was his recent divorce. Until, that is, he discovers that the Earth has secretly been invaded by a race of technologically-challenged aliens who are hellbent on taking over the entire planet one person at a time.

THEY WALK AMONG US…

With the help of extreme couponer and obsessive compulsive neat freak, Barry, Lee must decide if he wants to save the world or have a front row seat to its swift destruction.

THEY WANT WHAT WE HAVE…

Two unlikely heroes. No skills. No back-up. The fate of the world rests in their hands.

Get it HERE.