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Next week, we get back to talking about business and whatnot. I promise. But since it's Friday the weekend and all, and the weather probably sucks if you happen to be in the northern hemisphere, and my watch says it's pretty much book o'clock already, I thought I would treat fans of The Nemesis ...
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I know it will be a few more months before you can get your hands on Vol.2 of The Nemesis Engines, so here's a little concept art from the inevitable #TheNemesisEngines Instagram campaign to get you salivating a little bit before the big day (which is only a few short months away). ...
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World War 1 officially ended in Compiègne, France, on November 11, 1918. In just four short years, 'the war to end all wars' had claimed roughly 17 million lives and left over 20 million additional men, women and children wounded.Almost 100 years later, November 11th is still, in many parts of th ...
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3 August 1914: Two days after declaring war on Russia and just one day after the French mobilization, Germany declares war on France. Several hours later, France declares war on Germany and begins to transport troops to the territories of Alsace and Lorraine, which France had ceded to Germany ...
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The history behind The Nemesis Engines: 2 Aug 1914

Austria-Hungary's days-old conflict with Serbia has driven Russia to mobilize troops along the German border. In response, on 1 August 1914, Germany declares war on Russia. Honoring France's alliance with Russia (a declaration of war on Russia is a virtual declaration of war against France), French ...
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‘The Nemesis Engines’ – 100 years ago…

July 28, 1914. It has been a month since the assassination in Sarajevo of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife. After a month of mourning across the Austro-Hungarian empire - and a month of outrage and anger and calls for revenge - Austria Hungary declares war on Serbia. We are still quite a way ...
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For the next few days, let's help some heroes.Thanking wounded veterans for their service is nice but helping them heal is even better. By now, we've all heard of the VA's recent (well... not so recent) failures. No matter where they are, wounded veterans tend to fall through the cracks. They ...
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 Yesterday on Twitter, Sunny Cervantes asked me an interesting question:Sunny is of course referring to this:Let me answer that in five parts:1) First, because the last thing anyone really needs is another book written about social media, especially right now. It's done. The "social media thought l ...
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Today is the big day! The Nemesis Engines finally debuts today on Amazon with the series opener: The Peacemakers.What you can expect:1. The story combines several genres - mystery, adventure, intrigue, retro sci-fi (think Jules Verne & H.G. Wells) and a even pinch of horror - so there is somet ...
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That's it. We're there. The time to send the first volume in The Nemesis Engines series - The Peacemakers - out into the world has finally come. After almost four years in development, the series is ready to start rolling out.The project started sometime in 2009. It began, like most things, as an ...
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