Saturday, 7 June 2014

Watcher (war world #2) - opening chapter - Mike Philbin

new cover
here's a link to the OPENING CHAPTER of Watcher (war world #2) by Mike Philbin, hosted on Goodreads.
Millions of people (like me) go missing every year. We just seem to be able to drop off the map. We just seem to be able to erase ourselves from the historical record. We're never found again. We don't exist any more. We are no longer part of what normal folk call Society. We are the walked by, the ignored, the abandoned. Nobody sees us, we go unnoticed. Never to return. And sometimes, people (like me) decide to go looking for those lost souls.

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Angie's Diary reviews Watcher by Mike Philbin - now with exclusive excerpt

The follow-up to last year’s Tandem (G3-whistleblower #1) novel, Watcher further expands on the surrealistic confessions of a covert-operations super-soldier.
Super Soldier: someone who can dream harder than you.
Covert Operative: your mum, your dad, your sister, your brother, your son, your daughter.
War World: the place where you live right now, at war for PROFIT.
Dream Space: ah, come on, you know what I’m going to say, “Your dreams are not what you think they are.”
So, where are we going with this press release for Mike Philbin’s latest fictional novel?
In Tandem, released in 2013, Lorien Howell, an estate manager at Oxford law firm Convo & Convo, is seduced by her G3 whistleblowing client ‘Actor Arrenay’ to join him in liberating mankind from The Global Gambling Game or War World. Of course, she doesn’t believe him, in fact she despises his lunatic ramblings, until the evidence starts to mount in his favour and she finally sees what kind of a sick and manipulative (and wasted) world she inhabits.
WEEKS LATER UPDATE: Angie's Diary just published an official exclusive excerpt from a couple chapters into Watcher, the corporate assassination scene.

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Watcher (a G3 Whistleblower novel) by Mike Philbin published by Chimericana Books

  Having lived on the streets of the city for seven years, ex G3-agent Vagrant Millgate starts to receive messages from a cube inside his head. He had lost his job. He had lost his daughter. He had lost his wife. Suddenly, he has a new mission, his life has new meaning. But how will he be able to cope when the G3-world of psychic-attack dogs and transforming super-soldiers has changed so much in his absence?
  Vagrant Millgate finally chases down his first target by listening to the Shirley Bassey song, “I who have nothing,” that's been playing in this person's head all morning. His mission is to save this guy from a fate worse than death. Very soon, it all starts to go wrong and Vagrant Millgate finds himself in a struggle for power that may encapsulate the whole of modern human experience.
  “One down, seven to go,” says his new friend and ally Lady Grey but where will her charitable patronage take our hero? And what is his role in a world rampant with these surrealistic and seemingly unbeatable foes?
Here's the book trailer:

Friday, 9 May 2014

Watcher, second draft complete!

Watcher (book two in the G3 Whistleblower Series), second draft complete.
Came to 65,000 words, which is comparable in length with its 2013 predecessor Tandem (book one in the G3 Whistleblower Series).
And by 'second draft complete' I mean, "It's done," there's not much I'll add to it at this point, apart from a more refined word selection or turn of phrase, I've already taken out a lot of swear words that weren't necessary. I have one final thing to do before I send it through the Chimericana Books publishing process.
I played this excellent CD, when I first got it, for almost every Tandem writing session. It really set the mood and the atmos of what became a character-written piece. No concern for story or narrative cleverness. Just the joy of writing the central characters, Lorien Howell and Actor Arrenay aka...
I'm gonna go through Watcher with this CD playing and see if Tandem's atmos, mood, freeformness can't be evoked again in the final tidy of this second G3 Whistleblower book. In fact, I'm going to read/tidy the chapters backwards because it's the back end of the book that's supposed to tie in with the start of Tandem. You'll understand when you read it.
Watcher will be available through Amazon and all other online distributors by early in the week; ebook, kindle, kobo, itunes, paperback, all the formats.

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

James Rink - DARPA - the Bluebeam potential of MiLabs and G3-operatives.

According to Super Soldier afficianado James Rink,

DARPA is the one that hold’s onto the MILAB projects. Most of the abductions and injections are given via out side doctors well away from the main operations employed by the organisations (and) torture is used by these doctors as a way of control.

the following video from James Rink, who's been investigating the G3-operatives (or Super Soldiers as they're called) for years, shows how the MiLab/UFO Satanic indoctrination process works. You can look into Project Bluebeam if you want, it's alter'd slightly since its inception after the 2nd World War when Operation Paperclip brought dozens of Nazi war scientists to work at NASA. Excuse the jolly music track, as Powerstation might be some sort of kinky activation phrase for those in the Global Gambling Game.


Monday, 28 April 2014

Watcher, second draft begins

First draft 50,000 words, done.
Second draft has just begun.
It's going to be between 15 and twenty chapters, and I've given myself the task of writing about 4,000 words per chapter. So far, so good.
I'm about to start chapter three and the first two chapters feel about right being 4,100 and 4,500 words respectively. This gives a good MEATY feel to the novel, even if it's at the 15-chapter end of the scale. By this I mean, "Each chapter is a good length," to draw the reader into Millgate's world.
I'll do a couple more second-draft chapters this afternoon.
And I'll keep doing that until the book's finished.
Right now, it's time for my run. Back in an hour ... made it round my usual six mile route in 55mins, which for me is a sign that getting old is really going to hurt.
DAYS LATER UPDATE: seven chapters completed to second-draft standard, 28,000 words; so, expected wordage-wise, I'm bang on schedule. I've gone through and looked at the structure and have decided that sixteen chapters will tell the tale, that'll make (roughly) 64,000 words for the finished novel.
Today's 90 minute i.e. 9 miles, jog in the midday sun was very tiring.

Saturday, 26 April 2014

LEAPS AND BOUNDS - Spanish Eyes - adjusted cover

it sometimes takes me a few months of intense thinkage before embarking on a book project, but once I get going I don't fuck about.
Houston, "We've just breached the FIFTY THOUSAND WORDS mark," that's over ten thousand words since the most recent update on this blog and I'm kinda starting to understand how this book might end, and more importantly WHY. Even with that utterly-Earth-shattering narrative-twist surprise ending I wrote a few weeks back and didn't wanna put in the book in case it just seemed like a cop-out. Seems though I'm loathe to follow some sort of organised plan, my mind wants to drag this G3-whistleblower narrative back to the OPPENHEIMER WAR WORLD scenario of book 1, Tandem.
Watcher is really book 2 in a trilogy; well, technically, book one. But it works better having been brought out in this order. Tandem first, then Watcher, then Kumiko (book three) which is going to be TOTALLY MENTAL because of all the radical ground work already laid by these preceding WAR WORLD novels.