Entries in The Crisis Artifact (7)

Thursday
Apr262012

The Crisis Trilogy - A Look Back

Some have said that the Crisis Artifact starts out a bit slow but once it picks up the adventure breaks open with cinemactic greatness. First off, Gordon and I intended to open the book with a slow, thoughtful character study centered around the protagonist, Caesar Guevara. Much as we love Indiana Jones, even Raiders of the Lost Ark didn't open with that ball chasing down Indy, though many don't remember that. We had to firmly establish our hero in the minds of the readers from the opening page; cause them to identify with him before we could take them on a wild journey filled with many unbelievable events.

The first book in the trilogy The Crisis Artifact, as many of you who have read it will know, is grounded in reality (well, compared to the other two books at any rate). While the other two books have been accused of being over the top. We warned folks that this would be the case. The second and third books don't let up on action, wild adventure, supernatural occurrences, or plot momentum. The story moves at lightning speed and carries you toward a bizarre but fitting climax that encapsulates the entire story arc while bringing closure for fans of the epic. And the main players' stories are wrapped up nicely. We explain things that puzzled readers from the first book and build on the trials Caesar had to undergo in book 2, The Chaos Pendulum. We explain the origin of the statues in the temple itself, who they represent as well as who they are, and the whole mythos is laid out plain as day for all who make it through the three books in the series.

But you have to read all three in sequence, because I've read the woes of some disappointed readers who skipped book two and barrelled through The Catastrophe Scroll without fully embracing the full story and were lost. Don't say I didn't warn you.

I look forward to hearing what the rest of you think about the books. Please send us your feedback. We welcome it!

Thursday
Dec152011

Crisis Artifact Giveaway

On Friday, December 16, 711 Press will be giving away The Crisis Artifact, the first book in the Crisis Trilogy FREE on Kindle. So if you have a Kindle, or if you download your Kindle app of choice, you'll have access to a dynamic Movie Book title that will launch you into one of our finest Sci-Fi/Action series to date.

Look for the promotional freebie starting at midnight (PST). And pick it up anytime on either Friday or Saturday. This is open to all fans, not just reviewers, so be sure to get your copy while the promotion runs. And if you like it, post a review.

If fan reaction is strong enough, we'll do more promotions in the near future. So we're looking to hear from you lovers of fiction out there! Movie fans will do also, as these are really movies in book form, as our slogan states, so it will only take you a couple hours to read.

Enjoy!

Friday
Sep302011

James LaFleur and Gordon Massie Interview

Despite their hectic schedule and the vast distance that separates these dynamic Sci-fi authors, 711 Press managed to wrangle its two promising debut authors for an eye-opening interview, which can be read below:

711 Press: So how did you two get into writing?

James LaFleur & Gordon Massie: We actually grew up together, spending our summers in Europe with each other. Our parents did the same growing up and just carried on the tradition. We were both junior explorers and loved movies like Indiana Jones, so we let our minds run wild. Most of this info is in our 711 Press author bio by the way, if anyone is interested.

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Friday
Sep302011

The Crisis Trilogy is complete with the release of the Catastrophe Scroll

And so the journey of Caesar Guevera comes to an end....The fallen archaeologist has risen from the ashes in the first book of the trilogy, "The Crisis Artifact" to find the key to saving our world from devastation. He traveled the world to conquer the tasks that would provide him with the knowledge to save the world in the second book, "The Chaos Pendulum". And now, in the third installment, "The Catastrophe Scroll," Caesar must complete his destined path in order to save his wife, Anna, the true bearer of the Scroll of knowledge, which has the ability to save-or-destroy the world. Will he succeed or will Anna Guevera destroy us forever?

Learn more about "The Catastrophe Scroll" HERE

 

Watch the official Crisis Artifact Book Trailer:

 

 

Wednesday
Mar022011

I think my publisher has lost it!

Hey guys, I am so happy to see that the release of our book, The Crisis Artifact has already gotten some attention. But the most unsettling thing is to see what one of our publishers, Jaime Vendera, has done to promote the book:

Still, I did enjoy it, and I am glad the little gremlin did as well:)

Friday
Feb252011

The Crisis Hits Amazon!

Now Kindle lovers can experience all the thrills of this exhilirating cinematic book. If you own a Kindle, buy The Crisis Artifact now. Within an hour and a half of going live, we got our first review from our very first customer. In her words: 

"THAT WAS TERRIFIC. Defintely worth $2.99
Honest surprise: the writing is good and I did not expect it to be. VERY VERY good story. 

But talk about a cliffhanger!!  I was shocked!! [Spoiler removed . . .]  UNfair!!!  With an ebook you don't have any idea how much you've read. (I didn't pay attention to the bottom)..if this were a paperback held in my hands, I would think oh, I'm coming to the last chapter but with this--a total surprise!  BRAVO to you, Daniel. Well done."

Cici McNair, Author of Never Flirt With a Femme Fatale

Thank you Cici.

So Kindle readers, download your copy today!

Sunday
Feb132011

Welcome to 711 Press

With the launch of our new publisher site, we are pleased to announce the release of our first official title, The Crisis Artifact. We have many books in store and are very excited about releasing them over the coming years. Thrilling stories will emerge from our talented roster of authors, and we intend to build a really unique brand that will stand the test of time. So join us as we seek to revolutionize and reinvigorate the publishing industry, because we can't do it without the help of our readers!