Get in Your Headspace

After a hectic 2018 (for good reasons, mostly), I’m finally catching up.  I have a few new ones coming out in the next month or two, and here’s the first of them: Headspace.

Blurb:

Thanks to a vaccine called headspace, violent crime is a thing of the past. Headspace doesn’t prevent violent thoughts, it prevents you from acting on them. There hasn’t been a murder in nearly 50 years.

Gone are the days when cops carried guns. Gone are the days when law enforcement was trained to deal with heinous crimes. In the year 2109, cops are nothing more than glorified therapists, trained to handle conflict with words rather than actions.

Headspace ensures no conflict will result in violence. 

Until now…

Officer Marcus Hardy is the closest thing that Omaha Metro Crisis Management has to a homicide detective. When he’s called out to investigate the murder of a prominent neuroscientist, it quickly becomes clear that he and his department are ill-equipped to handle the situation.

The robot-phobic Hardy is partnered with a human-like android, a “shorty,” and they begin a race against time to find the killer before he can kill again.

Their investigation leads them to Mind Drop, a biotech company that specializes in preserving memories by uploading them to the cloud and making them accessible via an implanted memory prosthesis. The company’s motto is simple: People don’t have to forget.

When Mind Drop’s reclusive CEO refuses to cooperate, Hardy begins to suspect that the murder may be connected to something vastly more sinister than he had imagined, a secret that the company will do anything to protect.

In a future where a man-made vaccine limits free will, Hardy discovers that nothing can overcome human nature for long.

Available now on Amazon.  Hope you enjoy it.  Now that that’s out of the way, how are things with all of you?  Any big plans now that the year is drawing to a close?  Anything on the horizon?  Hope you all had a great turkey day!

 

Optimal Outcome – $0.99 in this universe

optimal-outcome-650x1000In this universe, you can pick up a digital copy of Optimal Outcome for only $0.99 for the next 6 days (in alternate worlds, it’s still selling for $2.99).  Get it on Amazon.

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?