EMERGENCE Now Available + A FREE Book

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Emergence-800 Cover reveal and PromotionalToday is the big day, folks!

The sequel to last year's Convergence is out today. Emergence has officially hit the virtual shelves in ebook and paperback formats. Here's the synopsis:

Still recovering from the events that befell her in Los Angeles, Mesa Everitt is learning how to rebuild her life.

The murder of a memorialist enclave changes all of that and sets into motion a series of violence that forces her into hiding.

Hunted by a squad of corporate mercenaries, with the lives of her friends and family in danger, Mesa has no one to turn to, but she holds a dark secret inside her skull. She has no knowledge of that secret, but it is worth killing for.

The ghosts of her haunted, forgotten past are about to emerge.

Like it's predecessor, Emergence is science fiction, largely of the cyberpunk variety. But, as with Convergence, I think it could have a lot broader appeal, as well. If you're one of those readers who are a little bit timid of approaching sci-fi and worried that you'll get stuck reading about space aliens with goofy names and overly-stuffy British captains at the helm pretending they're French, then no worries! Let me put your fears at ease here.

While my books are categorically sci-fi, they also bleed pretty heavily into genres like mystery/thriller/suspense, action, noir, and technothrillers. Imagine if 24 was maybe a hundred years ahead of us and the gang at CTU had cybernetic implants in their head instead of running around with cellphones. I have a fondness for Earth-based, human-centric science fiction, the kind of stuff that's on the cusp of what could actually happen a few decades down the road. If you're looking for a crackling action/suspense thriller, then I think my books could do you well. I really think there's a lot here for any reader to enjoy.

And if you're looking for an intergalactic war with aliens and spaceships...well, I'm sorry to disappoint. But, I hope you'll give my brand of sci-fi a shot, too. There's plenty of terrorism, back-stabbing, kidnapping, violence, and mayhem to foot the bill.

Now, to kick off the launch of Emergence, I'm running a limited time promotion good for this week only.

Here's the deal - if you haven't read Convergence yet, you can buy the ebook for free!

To sweeten the deal, Emergence is only 99c.

You can buy both books for less than a buck. Bundle and save! And if you're of a mind to, gift a copy to your friends and family. I like to think of this deal as low risk, high reward.

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But, this offer is only good for a few days, from May 4 to May 8, so get your copies early!

I'd also appreciate your thoughts on both these titles. Please spare a moment or two and leave a review on Amazon and Goodreads. You only need to say about twenty words, so it doesn't have to be a groundbreaking essay - just let me and other readers know if you liked the books or not, and a brief statement about what was good and/or bad. Again, it can be as few as twenty words or so, but those words can have an enormous impact. Keep it simple and honest, and remember that a book without reviews is likely a book without readers. So if you got some entertainment for your time and money, let others know.

Personally, I hope you enjoy these works. Happy reading!

Michael Patrick Hicks

Michael Patrick Hicks is the author of the science fiction novels Convergence, an Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award 2013 Quarter-Finalist, and Emergence. His work has appeared in several anthologies, and he has written for the websites Graphic Novel Reporter and Audiobook Reviewer. In between compulsively buying books and adding titles that he does not have time for to his Netflix queue, he is hard at work on his next story.

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