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Adventures of Powerhouse Ebook Supersale: Speed of Santa For Free Tomorrow

All week along, we’re having a sale on the Adventures of Powerhouse series.

Today and tomorrow,  my Christmas Novella, The Speed of Santa is free as we feature Major Speed on a memorable Christmas adventure:

“It’s Christmas, and you have to be Happy at Christmas!”

“Bah humbug,” Lieutenant Colonel Joshua Speed says. How can he be happy? He was ripped from 1957, stranded in the twenty-first century, and held captive by a supercriminal. Now he’s escaped captivity to a homeland he barely recognizes as the country he defended in WWII and Korea as the costumed hero Major Speed. Almost all his friends have died, and he’s lost most of what he loved about America.

Nothing’s left for him but to go to Iraq and fight for the Kurds against ISIS. Until, that is, a dying man asks him to use his super speed to play Santa and deliver presents to every corner of the globe all in one night. In a world full of emerging heroes, he’s still the only one who is fast enough.

Also, the latest full length novel Speed Trap is available on a Kindle Countdown deal. It’s 99 cents Monday and Tuesday, $1.99 on Wednesday and Thursday, $2.99 on Friday and Saturday:

Major Joshua Speed has escaped our time back to his native 1950s but the past ain’t what it used to be. Alien invasions, costumed criminals, and Red martial artists dominate his days. He’s beginning to wonder if something is very wrong with the world.

In the present, Powerhouse, AKA Dave Johnson searches for a kidnapper abducting women’s fiancés. The enigmatic Jet Lady joins the battle as the kidnapper throws suspicion on Justice Woman by using her name. Powerhouse vows to bring her to justice, not knowing Justice Woman is his wife, Naomi Johnson.

Justice Woman has to clear her name, find the real villain, and prove to herself that she’s cut out to be a hero, all while pouring cold water on Jet Lady’s attempts to seduce her husband.

For Powerhouse, ahead lies a race against time with lives at stake in an elaborate trap meant to lead him to his destruction. They’ll reunite with old friends and fight new enemies in a struggle to win an epic battle against Powerhouse’s archenemy, The Pharaoh.

Also, the earlier Adventures of Powerhouse ebooks are for sale. The first Powerhouse book Tales of the Dim Knight is 99 cents all this week.  Fly Another Day and Powerhouse Hard Pressed are $1.99 all week. You can also pick up the Powerhouse Heroic Adventures Bundle containing all three of the first books for $2.99.

Finally, Ultimate Mid-Life Crisis  is available for $1.99.


Laser and Sword Magazine No More

In the coming weeks, we’re going to be rebranding this blog. It’s long overdue. We ceased the magazine stuff long ago.

This is going to be a home for my writing of all sorts, though mainly speculative fiction. We’re going to have stuff here and it’ll be different, but whatever it is, I’ll promise it’ll be funny. Seriously funny.

Powerhouse Hard Pressed Cover Released

The ebook cover for Powerhouse Hard Pressed is done and I’m pretty impressed with it:

 Powerhouse Hard Pressed

The cover was done by Brandi Doane at Ebook Cover Designs.

I’m thrilled with how it turned out.

Really, I’ve been working on this book since the first of the year and the cover has always been a question. With [book:Fly Another Day|17668967], we didn’t Powerhouse on the cover and while the cover looks great I didn’t want that become a habit.

Fans of the Powerhouse stories no they can be episodic. However, in Hard Pressed, our episodes center around Mitch “The Pharaoh” Farrow’s war on Powerhouse and he goes beyond normal supervillain stuff to include using tabloid trash, trying to stir up political strife. And then there’s an alien warlord comes in and takes campier route.

I had all kinds of ideas but all of them seemed not to work. I had the thought of having a cover with all the elements of the story. I’d put all the characters who show up such as Mitch Farrow, Kelli Michaels, the Silver Medal, Mister Manners, Plato the Sheriff of Atlantis, and the Boomerang Bloke. Big problem with a cover like that is that those just tend to be too darn busy.

My wife and editor Andrea had suggested, and I’d thought about seeing if I could find an artist who could draw a comic book style cover. I leaned against that because if it looked like a comic book cover, people might expect a comic book which could turn off readers and disappoint graphic novel fans.

Andrea actually had the idea for what would become the cover with Powerhouse holding up two walls that were pressing in on him. This was a more metaphorical cover though it is addressed in the book. 🙂

I went to a couple different artists and had no luck finding someone who could make the design prior to Brandi. She took it and really added some great touches. I really liked what she did with the title and making the word “Powerhouse” look hard pressed. And the font color she suggested worked great. This was a challenging project that required a lot of details and she really nailed them, and it was done very efficiently and at a reasonable rate. I’m really happy with how this turned out and I hope we can make the book as good as the cover.

Fly Another Day Give Away

Andrea and I have released a sequel to Tales of the Dim Knight. Entitled Fly ANother Day is available in Paperback and for the Kindle. Also between now and the 30th, we’re doing a giveaway on Goodreads for a free paperback copy. Details follow below:

The Champion of the Emerald City battles an onslaught of kidnappers, drug dealers, litigious lawyers, and alien robots, but he is not alone. He relies on his new-found faith, and he has the help of his friends Zolgron and Captain France. Enjoy laughs and fond memories of the superheroes you’ve loved since childhood in these two sensational novellas.

Powerhouse regains the superpowers he lost a year ago and returns to the skies of Seattle, determined to replace evil with good. Unfortunately, evil is already returning. Inter-dimensional aliens hire Powerhouse critic Mitch Farrow as the CEO of Dorado Incorporated. In exchange, Farrow must promote apathetic cynicism to destroy humans’ will to resist the aliens’ planned conquest of the Earth.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Fly Another Day by Adam Graham

Fly Another Day

by Adam Graham

Giveaway ends March 30, 2013.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win


Ipad, Kobo, Nook, and Sony Readers Last Chance Sale-Tales of the Dim Knight

Dear Owners of the Ipad, Kobo, Nook, and Sony Readers,

For nearly a year and a half, my book, “Tales of the Dim Knight” has been available for purchase for your e-readers. It’s also been available for the Kindle. My sales for Kindle have far outdistanced that for all these other e-readers combined.

I’ve kept my book listed, so that readers across all platform could enjoy my book even while other authors have delisted their books to take advantage of the Kindle Select program. However, at this point, it doesn’t appear to be economically feasible to continue to list, Tales of the Dim Knight outside of Kindle as our decision to do so makes it impossible to participate in the Kindle Select program. So, effective May 1st, I’ll remove the book from Smashwords and it will quickly disappear from other sites.

However, before it disappears completely, I’m giving one last chance to owners of other Ebook readers to purchase  Tales of the Dim Knight  at a special last chance sales price of $2.00. Simply pick up your copy and at Check Out enter coupon code AF95V.

Tales of the Dim Knight tells what happens when mild-mannered janitor and superhero fanboy Dave Johnson gets all his wishes at once when an alien symbiot gives him supernatural powers. But what’s he to do with them? Follow his laugh-a-minute progress as he fights crime and corruption while trying to keep his family together and avoid being sued for copyright infringement. “


Tales of the Dim Knight Ebook now on Sale for 99 Cents

At the request of our paperback publisher, the price of, “Tales of the Dim Knight” has been reduced to 99 cents for the Kindle version. Tales of the Dim Knight is on sale for 99 cents along with 10 other novels for Splashdown. Check out Splashdown Books’ 99 cent sale.

If you do not have a Kindle, you can still get Tales of the Dim Knight as an ebook at a great price. For all other ebook forms, go to Smashwords and purchase a copy. Use coupon code UN98W to claim a 65% discount, which will give you the book for $1.02.

If you have an extra 99 cents, also check out, “Your Average Ordinary Alien

It’s No Joke: Last Day of 99 Cent Kindle Book Sale

It’s April Fool’s day: the last day of our 99 cent ebook sale for “Tales of the Dim Knight” on Kindle. The book usually runs at $4.25 and will return to the price tomorrow, so if you’ve not gotten the book, buy it today. Operators are standing by:

If you have another ebook reader, you can purchase your copy at, just use coupon code, “XG43J.” And let your fans and social networks know about this great sale.