Monday, May 7, 2012

Find me at Rach Writes and a Backworlds Announcement

Today is the second day of my blog tour. I'm spending some time with the queen of the platform campaigners, Rachael Harrie. You can find her blog HERE, and I would appreciate a visit.
The Backworlds is here!

The first story in the Backworlds series by M. Pax. A vision of how humanity might colonize the galaxy some day in the distant future.

The Backworlds
After the war with Earth, bioengineered humans scatter across the Backworlds. Competition is fierce and pickings are scant. Scant enough that Craze’s father decides to hoard his fortune by destroying his son. Cut off from family and friends, with little money, and even less knowledge of the worlds beyond his own, Craze heads into an uncertain future. Boarding the transport to Elsewhere, he vows to make his father regret this day.

Available from:

Amazon / AmazonUK / Smashwords / Feedbooks

Other links to more outlets can be found at either Wistful Nebulae or MPax 

The Backworlds is an ebook and a free read. All formats can be found at Smashwords and Feedbooks.
Mary hard at work at the observatory

It’ll take a few weeks to work its way down to free on Amazon Kindle. It will also be available on B&N and iTunes. Sign up for M. Pax’s mailing list to be notified the day it does go free on Amazon, and when the book becomes available at other outlets. You’ll also receive coupons for discounts on future publications. To sign up for the NEWSLETTER

M. Pax’s inspiration comes from the wilds of Oregon, especially the high desert where she shares her home with two cats and a husband unit. Creative sparks also come from Pine Mountain Observatory where she spend her summers working as a star guide. She writes mostly science fiction and fantasy, but confesses to an obsession with Jane Austen. She blogs at her website, and at Wistful Nebulae. You’ll find links there to connect on Twitter, Goodread, FB and other sites.

The sequel, Stopover at the Backworlds’ Edge, will be released in July 2012. It will be available in all ebook formats and paperback.

Congratulations Mary!!

Tomorrow, I'm honored to be hosting Alyson Burdette, the author of Nightfire!


  1. Lots of blog tours happening at the moment. Off to Rach's to check it out.

    Moody Writing
    The Funnily Enough

  2. Congratulations Michael and I wish you all the best in your tours.

  3. I love the sound of that father/son conflict, so I downloaded the Kindle sample and will check it out.

  4. Mary is awesome!
    Hope we get your thoughts on the Challenge as well. Lee is the King of the Campaign builders!

  5. Awesome to have you along, Michael, and thanks for the lovely words!!! :)



  6. Congrats, Mary. I'm so glad you are having a successful launch day!!! How exciting.

  7. I read about that on her blog and said first I didn't realize Oregon had high deserts and also any father who names his kid "Craze" obviously isn't a good dad.

  8. Mary has a written a wonderfully vivid book - and it's science fiction at its best and purist. Hope to finish it by tomorrow.

  9. Awesome, Mary. Tweeting about it now Thanks for sharing Michael! :)

  10. Congrats to Mary with the big launch. Are there really deserts in Oregon? I am thinking bigfoot creatures live there as well, but I can't remember...

  11. I've already read your post at Rach's - enjoyed it very much! Off to visit MPax now:)

  12. Thank you, Michael. Congrats to you, too. :)

  13. Congrats to Mary and SO AWESOME for your blog tour, Michael! All verrrrry exciting! ;)

  14. Yay for Mary's book. My e-reader is piled up with great things to be read.

    I'm wondering about whether you received direct feedback from agents or any of the people you subbed your book to about your gay characters, and if so, what were you told? My WiP has hardly a straight person in it. Just curious about what I'm getting myself into when it comes time to market it.

    Elizabeth Twist: Writer, Plague Enthusiast

  15. Hosting and a 'blg tour' you're one busy guy.

  16. Congrats to Mary! Now I'm heading over to Rach's to read your post. :)

  17. Bought it, can't wait to read it.

  18. Huge congrats to Mary on the release..:)