Wednesday, April 2, 2014

A Drunkard's Journey -- Revised, Republished... Ready for Prime Time?

So I got my rights back from the publisher who had been working on The Spaces Between. The contract simply ended and I decided not to renew, because I thought it would be fun to try and promote this on my own. Crazy talk.

Anyway, a lot has changed with this book, although the story has not. A few items of note: 

Sped up the slow parts and kept the action

Torplug and Qainur have become Darrell and Bruce. I laugh every time I see those names

The entire trilogy has been published now. The story is complete.

The simple-minded and the insane. Mercenaries, demons, drunks, and unstable men. The dead and living. A world full of simpletons and simple technology, but cursed with unbelievable magic and powerful warlocks. Thus is the world of The Spaces Between. Zhy, the town drunk, finds himself on a journey with a brazen mercenary and an uppity mage. They are followed by an idiot man-child, listening to voices in his head. As they creep closer to their stated goal, each man realizes he’s only a pawn in a scheme: A scheme concocted by one of the travelers. A drunkard’s journey will begin with laughter and end in misery.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Here Comes Voltaire! And He's Bloody Pissed Off!

Voltaire's Excellent Adventure! 

Gatsby, Booze, Voltaire, and HOT Philospher Action is coming your way...! 


Arthur Graham and Martin Gibbs have officially fallen off the deep end and present the latest in bizarro terror and filth:

François-Marie Arouet, better known as Voltaire, is back and ready for action! Armed with only his wits, his wig, and his mighty cleaver (which he did not have in 1484), our daring and dangerous hero accepts a critical mission to save some very minor characters from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby.

Wait, did you say MINOR characters? Who CARES if Klipspringer or the owl-faced man die horrible deaths?

The Universe cares, that's who. Its very fabric could be torn asunder, leaving gaping holes in time, space, and the plot of this very book. Should Voltaire fail, the consequences will be unacceptable. For you, Dear Reader, shall awaken in the morning married to the boil on the Queen of Spain’s buttock.

Pain, suffering, sex, squirrels, and advanced weaponry pervade this towering work of modern-day literature. Those who hold The Great Gatsby in high esteem will fawn over this nouveau look into its world, composing dissertations on its scope and the in-depth philosophical questions it raises.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Voltaire's Adventures Giveaway!!!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Voltaire's Adventures Before Candide by Martin D. Gibbs

Voltaire's Adventures Before Candide

by Martin D. Gibbs

Giveaway ends February 20, 2014.

See the giveaway details at Goodreads.

Enter to win

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

60 Flavors of Paranoia - "Ex Ordo Chaos"

Thanks to the crazy fun crew over at 69 Flavors of Paranoia!

A short story I wrote is now up and available for free: It is a tale of chaos, order, despair, and the end of the Universe!

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

I've Signed on With Ellechor!

I've landed a deal with Ellechor, a Christian Publishing House, for the three kings' books, and two more books as yet to be titled... I'm thinking of "Echoes of the Nativity" or something like that for the theme. One does not have to read all books in order, but they do relate to one another.

It is a very exciting time!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

The Spaces Between

Things come around full circle it seems! My publisher tried out a few cover concepts, which I absolutely loved, but we're back to the original, as it were. I think I like this one better:

Nasty old Ar'Zoth there in his tower, possibly eating chestnuts; patiently waiting to kill anyone who stops by for a visit. Or maybe that is someone else? One of the travelers perhaps?

--> Thanks to all the readers who have given great reviews. I appreciate it. Although I wish someone would mention the dirty little twist...

Friday, August 9, 2013

Glib-Glub Glibbitty Glub

Glib-glub, glibitty glub,
There is a man in my tub;
Sexy hot smoking little roly-poly bub:
Hair on his back. He’s got a mix-tape to dub.

Glib-glub, gluttony gub,
Rivers of cheez-whiz poured over snails;
Suds soak through and soil their tails:
                        Little Roly-Poly sucks the juice and hits Record.

Glib-glub, glistening tub,
            Upon the floor is a little shrub;
We eat the berries, though they shimmer:
                        Poison scars my throat; Meat Loaf croons.

Glig-glub, glibitty glub,
            A hot man in my tiny tub;
A bloated, stinking, slimy sub:
                        Not the prostitute that I had ordered.

[ I told you I was crazy ]