New Model Pictures & Contest

Hi All!

In conjunction with the release of Storm Surge in July, I would love to run another model contest! You can see the previous contest submissions here!

To celebrate the pre-contest kickoff of the model contest in July, feast your eyes on these wonderful pictures submitted by Michael Saboda. He presents the HIMS Achilles for your viewing pleasure! He built the ship out of bass wood and machined the cannon, Y gun and other fixtures out of brass.

New this year is an artwork contest as well! I’ve had numerous readers submit their fantastic ideas on what various things around the Destroyermen Universe look like.

Now, I can’t promise anything spectacular, but submissions will be featured on the blog and a permanent link with credit to both the model builders and the artists.

The winners of both categories (model building and artistry) will get signed hardcovers of ALL the books in the series to that point. The winner of the model contest will get collectible Galley Proofs as well.

If you would like to enter either contest, please use the contact form located here and I will be with shortly via email! I can’t wait to see what you have in store!

-Taylor

Appearance – Wednesday, April 17 at 4:00PM

Just to let you folks know who may be in the area, I will be visiting and signing books at the Joint Reserve Base (Formerly Carswell AFB) Library  in Ft. Worth on Wednesday, April 17 at 4:00 pm.  I understand the books that will be provided by B&N will be discounted too! I really hope to see you there!

Cover Art: Storm Surge

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Here is the cover art for Storm Surge, book eight in The Destroyer Men series, out in stores on July 2nd, 2013!

What do you think? Are you collecting all the hard covers so they’ll match?

You can pre-order your copy today from:  Amazon.com|Barnes and Noble

Firestorm Released in Mass Market Paperback on October 2nd

The title says it all! Firestorm will be available for sale in paperback on October 2nd, 2012.

You can pre-order at your favorite bookstore and if you haven’t had a chance to read that book in the series, I truly hope you enjoy it!

Pre-order here: Amazon|Barnes and Noble

Thanks again for your wonderful support of this series!

Quick Bits and TWO Contests!

First order of business – Reader Bill Curry submitted his pictures of the small arms and equipment of the Destroyermen! Click here to see them. They’ll be in the second gallery of the post.

Secondly, would you like to win a signed set of the audio books in the series? Our good friends over at Tantor Audio are throwing two different contests.

The 1st set is offered to the Facebook crowd – (no direct link, sorry, you’ll have to scroll their posts to find it) –  www.facebook.com/tantoraudio – It looks like you enter by leaving a comment on the specific post (as seen below).

 

The 2nd set is offered on Goodreads – http://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/31349-iron-gray-sea

You can also see the write-up on the Tor.com blog!

Both contests end on September 16th, so enter now! You could walk away with over $200.00 worth of audio books!

 

 

Interview at Kings River Life

I’ve been interviewed by the good folk over at Kings River Life Magazine. The quote below is part of a much larger interview.

Iron Gray Sea: Destroyermen is a great gift for fans of alternate history, sort-of World War II action, and timeslip/parallel worlds science fiction. There’s strategy, combat, a touch of romance (mostly of the longing-glance variety), and new parts of the world to explore, but don’t be too shy to look up the earlier books to catch up on the rest of the series. You will enjoy it.

Read the entire interview here: http://kingsriverlife.com/07/28/iron-gray-sea-destroyermen-by-taylor-anderson/

Small Arms and Equipment of the Destroyermen

These are examples of weapons and equipment that appear in the story.  Not all are exactly correct, but they are representative.  More will follow.  Also, if you’d like to send pictures of your own examples, we’ll gladly post them–but be sure to digitally “scrub” or hide the serial #s, etc., first, for your own protection!

Bill Curry submits his own pictures for perusal!

Thanks, Bill!

Various Destroyermen News & Thank Yous

First things first, my apologies for how difficult it has been to get the Audible version of the latest book. Not sure what the problem is, but I’ll try to sort it out ASAP.

Secondly, I didn’t get to go to all the places and meet all the folks I’d have liked, but I appreciate the nice reception everywhere I went. I’d particularly like to thank the folks at  “Books and Crannies” in Terrel, TX. (as usual) and all the wonderful people at “A Real Bookstore” in Fairview, TX. I don’t think I’ve ever been treated nicer by family! Thanks to everybody who put up with me, and all the folks who came out to see me.

Announcing Iron Gray Sea Book Tour Dates!

TERRELL, TX – BOOKS & CRANNIES BOOKSTORE

July 3rd, 2012 – From 4PM

209 West Moore Avenue
Terrell, TX 75160

Reading/Discussion/Signing

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DALLAS – FORT WORTH , TX – BARNES & NOBLE

Thursday, July  5 – 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM CST

1612 S. University Dr., #401
Fort Worth, TX   76107

Reading/ Discussion/ Signing

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 ALBUQUERQUE, NM –  PAGE ONE BOOKSTORE

Monday, July  9 – 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM MT

11018 Montgomery NE
Albuquerque, NM   87111

www.page1book.com
Reading/ Discussion/ Signing

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DENVER, CO – TATTERED COVER

Tuesday, July 10 – 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM MT

Highlands Ranch
9315 Dorchester Street
Highlands Ranch, CO  80129

http://www.tatteredcover.com/highlands-ranch-store

Reading/ Discussion/ Signing
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DALLAS – FORT WORTH , TX – A REAL BOOKSTORE

Wednesday, July 11 – 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM CST

113 Prairie Road
The Village at Fairview
Fairview, TX   75069

http://www.arealbookstore.com/

Reading/ Discussion/ Signing
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SAN DIEGO, CA –  COMIC CON

Saturday, July 14
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM PT – Locked & Loaded Panel

San Diego Convention Center – San Diego, CA

http://www.comic-con.org

PANEL: Locked and Loaded
Saturday, 7/14/12, 12:00p.m-1:00p.m., Room: 23ABC
From hand-to-hand combat and canons to AK-47s and the death star-the landscape of military conflict has changed…but the instinct to destroy has not. People love to read about the good guys blasting the hell out of paranormal villains, evil aliens, and ruthless government officials. These authors include pulse-pounding combat scenes in their novels and never shy away from applying deadly force when necessary. Strategize with Joseph Nassise (By The Blood of Heroes); Myke Cole (Control Point); Taylor Anderson (Destroyermen Series); Jack Campbell (Lost Fleet Series); Harry Turtledove (The War That Came Early); and S.J. Kincaid (Insignia), under the leadership of moderator Stephen W. Saffel, DEO &Senior Acquisitions Editor, Titan Books

Autographing after panel: AA09 1:30:00 PM-2:30:00 PM
*Books to be sold my Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore.

New Cover Art for Iron Gray Sea!

What do you think?

This is the jacket description:

War has engulfed the other earth. With every hard-won victory and painful defeat, Matt Reddy and the Allies encounter more friends — and more diabolical enemies. Even in the arms of the woman he loves, there is little peace for Reddy. The vast sea and scope of the conflict has trapped him too far away to help on either front, but that doesn’t mean he and USS Walker can rest — and man and four-stacker must risk everything against a bigger ship.

Elsewhere, the long-awaited invasion of Grik “Indiaa” has begun, and the Human-Lemurian Alliance is pushing back against the twisted might of the Dominion. The diplomatic waters seethe with treachery and a final, terrible plot explodes in the Empire of New Britain Isles.

Are you excited?

The release date is July 3rd and you may pre-order now!

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