Six Books Now Available Free on Smashwords!

Who doesn’t love a free book?

If you’re a Smashwords reader, you can cash in and get six of my fiction titles for free. You can also order them in paperback (not free) or Kindle (almost free, only a buck) on Amazon.

Titles and links are below. Share and enjoy!

A teenager who aspires to be the next George Lucas accidentally writes himself into a sci-fi universe of his own creation!

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The creator of the Cave World makes life harder for a struggling friend when he writes her into the fictional universe he created as the most wanted woman in the galaxy.

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After a crushing defeat at the hands of her arch-nemesis War Eagle, a notorious super-villain returns to her quiet Iowa hometown with enemies of all kinds hot on her heels.

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After saving the world from a deadly menace not once but four times, mercenary turned nun Trish Angel gets a chance to start over on a different planet. But when an alien menace rears its ugly head, Trish must face the choice of keeping her vow never to kill or saving humanity again.

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Collections may seem like an odd occupation for a special forces veteran, but there’s nothing normal about Max Rogan’s job. While most collection agents are after cars and tech toys, Max’s quarry is a little higher end: human shells, created and cloned in a genetics lab for the purposes of organ transplants.

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In a private institution, a young woman suffers a broken heart when the man she loves suddenly vanishes. There’s no explanation, and no time for a goodbye. In another institution a man is presented with some startling news: he is a clone, a custom made “shell” created for a client whose body is nearly spent. Soon his mind will be gone, replaced with the mind of his aging benefactor.

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Free Kindle Books – Five Days Only!

Hey Kindle readers!

Want some free books? Several of my titles are available free now through Tuesday, April 9.

Click the links below to see what’s available, then follow the links to Amazon to get these titles for free.

Robot/Girlfriend

Tales from the Dad Side

Martian Queen

Zorana: Confessions of a Small Town Super-Villain

Cave World / Return to Cave World

The Shell Collector / Shell Games

And for all you wrestling fans…

Eat Sleep Wrestle

Offer ends on April 9. Stock up your Kindle for summer now!

Die Alan Die: New Novel Seeking Beta Readers

It’s been a while since I delved into the science fiction realm, but I’m itching to get an old project finished and released in the next year.

Die Alan Die is a typical love story in many ways. Boy met girl. Girl dumped boy. Girl from alternate universe shows up to kill boy. It’s filled with humor, inter-dimensional travel, time travel, chases, general mayhem, and you guessed it: dragons.

Like many current sci-fi hits, Die Alan Die is also rife with pop culture references. The one difference is my pop culture references date back to the 1930s, including a stellar supporting role by the tragic blonde bombshell Thelma Todd.

If that’s not enough to make you want to read it, there are hundreds of sci-fi authors still churning our dreary tales of dystopia for you.

For those that are interested in giving a PDF version of the current, no doubt typo-filled draft a read, email me at johncosper@yahoo.com. I am currently seeking beta readers, and I’d love to get your thoughts.

Is This Thing On?

So in case you didn’t notice, I stopped blogging almost a year an a half ago. You might notice this if you scroll down and see that my last post was in September of 2017.

I’m gonna give this a try again.

Lots happening in my life these days. Righteous Insanity is about to have a new life in the hands of one of my former students. My 11th wrestling book will be released soon. And recently, my past life as a sci-fi writer crossed over into wrestling with the release of the Bomb Shelter’s first novel.

And then there’s the guy who wants to turn my old video series Get Yoked into a TV pilot.

Like I said, lots happening.

Let’s see if I can keep up this time!

Imaginarium is Coming

Louisville’s self-described “geek family reunion” is less than two weeks away. I’ve been hearing about Imaginarium for years, and while other commitments will keep me from attending this year, it’s something I plan to check out in future years.

Imaginarium is the place for fans of sci-fi, fantasy, and other geek-related fandoms to gather, share ideas, and have fun. It’s less a place to go buy and sell books and more a place to hang out with like-minded creative people – although they have added a free admission book market this year as part of the convention featuring some incredible independent authors from around the region including Tony Acree, Lynn Tincher, Stephen Zimmer, Lydia Sherrer, and Atty Eve. I recently got hooked into Atty’s book My Beautiful Suicide, and she’s written two sequels so far. You better believe I’ll be hitting the bookstore if nothing else!

 

Imaginarium also includes a film festival, and festival favorite “Out of My Mind” will be screening for the second time in less than a month in Louisville. This is a MUST-SEE for writers and aspiring writers who are 18 and over (due to adult content), an incredible horror piece that Cindy Maples created based on my short story, “Drip Drip.”

 

For more information on Imaginarium, visit their website by clicking here.

Indie Author Day at the LFPL

Indie Author Day is coming up on October 14 at the Louisville Free Public Library. It’s a great opportunity to find a new favorite author, shop for Christmas, and support local artists.

I’ll be on hand with my wrestling books as well as Robot/Girlfriend and Frank Jordan: Evil Snowman, but if pro wrestlers and evil snowmen aren’t to your taste, you’ll find plenty of other incredible writers and genres to choose from.

Indie Author day will be at the South Central branch of the LFPL located at 7300 Jefferson Blvd. from 1 to 3 PM.

Download Cave World for free!

Now through Thursday, Cave World is a free download on Amazon Kindle. (It was supposed to have been free all weekend, but something didn’t quite pan out. Live and learn.) Cave World is book one in a series now two books deep about a boy who invents his own science-fi universe and finds himself gifted with the powers of an all-powerful creator when he accidentally travels there.

Watch the trailer below, then download the book for free on Kindle.

MayDay Film Festival Official Selections

The MayDay Film Festival has become a great tradition in Evansville, Indiana. It’s been a few years since I had a film screened there, but I’m very proud to announce that I had a hand in producing four films screening at the film festival.

Two of the short films are based on short stories from the book Robot/Girlfriend. Cindy Maples’ horror short “Out of My Mind” has been tearing up the film festival scene and will screen in front of her hometown crowd. “I Almost Married a Man from Outer Space,” a short I directed and co-produced with my good friend Giavanna Signorelli, will also be shown at MayDay.

The Bowling Green Massacre,” a parody inspired by a gaffe made by a certain political figure a few months back, will make its film festival debut at MayDay. Claude D. Miles and I produced this poignant and ridiculous send up of the greatest tragedy that never happened on American soil.

Finally, my friend Giavanna’s short film “Species Survival Plan” will also be shown at MayDay. Gia and I co-write this little sci-fi comedy that captures an alien civilization’s attempt to save mankind by transplanting an unlikely “mating” pair to an intergalactic zoo.

The MayDay Film Festival takes place May 19-20 in Evansville, Indiana. For event information visit their Facebook page or the official website.

Upcoming Events

Jeffersonville Library Author Fair

Saturday April 8, 11 pm to 12 pm

Jeffersonville, IN

I will be signing copies of wrestling books as well as my kids books and science fiction at this local author’s event.

Heroes and Legends Fan Fest

Sunday, April 9

Ft Wayne, Indiana

Signing wrestling books at a huge fan fest featuring two wrestling programs and special guests Ric Flair, Ricky Steamboat, Jerry Lawler, and more.

WBKI FANatic

Friday, April 14, 2 pm

Making my first appearance on this exciting new local program hosted by George Buehler to discuss Louisville’s wrestling history as well as the new book, Louisville’s Greatest Show.