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Spook Squad has arrived!

PsyCop #7

Everyone enjoys peace and tranquility, and Victor Bayne is no exception. He goes to great lengths to maintain a harmonious home with his partner, Jacob. Although the cannery is huge, it’s grown difficult to avoid the elephant in the room…the elephant with the letters FPMP scrawled on its hide.

Once Jacob surrendered his PsyCop badge, he infiltrated the Federal Psychic Monitoring Program. In his typical restrained fashion, he hasn’t been sharing much about what he actually does behind its vigilantly guarded doors. And true to form, Vic hasn’t asked. In fact, he would prefer not to think about the FPMP at all, since he’s owed Director Dreyfuss an exorcism since their private flight to PsyTrain.

While Vic has successfully avoided FPMP entanglement for several months, now his debt has finally come due.

Spook Squad is now up for sale at Amazon, and also at JCP Books

B&N should post sometime today (I'm not sure what the holdup is, I loaded it same time as Amazon!)
ETA: the Nook file finally went through! Yay!

Paperback will come soon, next week-ish.

A question I've been getting a lot lately:
Several readers have asked if it's more profitable for me to sell direct through JCP Books. For authors going through a publisher, they do earn a higher royalty for direct sales. However, my business model isn't the same as an author going through a publisher. For me, due to fees, taxes and other aspects of selling, it's about the same if you buy at these first three online venues, particularly if you use the Amazon link in this post, which earns an affiliate fee! Buy where it is convenient for you.

(I will admit I got a charge out of seeing these #1 rankings at Amazon...and your Amazon support is to thank!)

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( 28 comments — Leave a comment )
Aug. 30th, 2013 07:37 pm (UTC)
Ah! I thought you'd make more if we bought directly from your website, will do it through affiliate link in the future!

Congrats on the great sales!

I know I've been rereading the old psycop ones to gear up for this one, it's one of my very favorite series and thank you for continuing it!
Aug. 30th, 2013 07:56 pm (UTC)
I love it! Hope you enjoyed the re-read! xo
Aug. 30th, 2013 09:15 pm (UTC)
Got mine - already started. SO EXCITED.
Aug. 31st, 2013 07:48 am (UTC)
Yaay! Hope you like it!
Aug. 30th, 2013 11:43 pm (UTC)
I have this loaded onto my nook and am about to shut out the world and do nothing but read!!!!!

I told you in an earlier comment that the timing of this book was perfect but I had no idea just how awful my week was going to be. One of the roughest weeks of my entire 25 year career!

And getting to have Vic around for the next several hours is my balm.

Thank you.
Aug. 31st, 2013 07:49 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry, that sounds brutal. I really hope my book can pull your brain and your gut out of the week of suck.
Sep. 2nd, 2013 03:40 am (UTC)
Devoured it! Loved it!

Won't talk about it yet since I don't want to ruin it for the majority who will not have finished it yet.

Just dropping by to tell you I really liked it and thought it worked!

Sep. 2nd, 2013 01:03 pm (UTC)
Yay, I'm so glad! Hopefully it gave your brain a well-deserved reprieve.
Aug. 31st, 2013 04:49 am (UTC)
Just finished the book, and loved it! :D I was on edge the whole time. ;) Looking forward to a re-read!
Aug. 31st, 2013 07:49 am (UTC)
Yay! It'll be really different on the re-read too because you'll see new clues and hints.
Aug. 31st, 2013 07:24 am (UTC)
I read the title of the post and immediately rushed to Amazon to buy a copy...just to be heartily disappointed that only the Kindle version was available. ;_; I had to come back and scroll through all the text to find that the actual paperback can't be ordered yet. I think that information should have been a bit more prominently displayed.

Sad as I am that I have to wait even longer before I can read the book, it is exciting to know that it's on the horizon.
Aug. 31st, 2013 07:50 am (UTC)
Sorry to disappoint you.
Aug. 31st, 2013 08:21 am (UTC)
Yippee! Bought for my Nook this morning. Now I have to catch up with my backlog before I indulge, and I have out of state visitors for the Labor Day weekend. *sigh* not enough time to read!!!!

- Erulisse (one L)
Aug. 31st, 2013 08:58 am (UTC)
I was relieved when Nook finally got onboard!
Aug. 31st, 2013 04:28 pm (UTC)
Bought the ePub and PDF versions from your site yesterday. You've been so kind to always provide alternate formats for me that I wanted to support your writing by buying them when I can. Still working through my rereads but looking forward to getting to Spook Squad soon! :)
Aug. 31st, 2013 04:32 pm (UTC)
Aw, that is so sweet of you! I love that you're doing the re-read. I think it makes it easier to recognize all the bits from the past I weave in.
Sep. 1st, 2013 11:00 am (UTC)
You are a master of leaving little bread crumbs. I love how you interweave little hints that don't detract from the current story yet it leads to foreshadowing of future events in the reread. They're very subtle but definitely there and make the read that much more fun :)
Sep. 1st, 2013 03:15 pm (UTC)
Breadcrumb Master...I love it!!
Aug. 31st, 2013 08:47 pm (UTC)
Bought it yesterday morning and already half way through it!! If it weren't for that pesky thing called sleep I'd be finished!!!!! I love it!
Sep. 1st, 2013 10:21 am (UTC)
Did you dream about it? :D
Sep. 1st, 2013 06:35 pm (UTC)
....possibly.... :D
Sep. 2nd, 2013 11:50 pm (UTC)
Bought the MOBI version from your website late Friday night. Just finished it an hour ago (in one sitting) and LOVE LOVE LOVED it!! Congrats on a great book, and keeping all of these characters we've known and loved for so long so fresh and interesting. This is one of the few series I've read that the quality just keeps getting better and better. Can't wait for whatever you put out next. =)
Sep. 3rd, 2013 03:15 pm (UTC)
Wow, ONE sitting! I blasted through it Tuesday-Wednesday in a frantic last minute proofread but at least I slept a few hours in between. So glad you enjoyed it!
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Sep. 3rd, 2013 03:15 pm (UTC)
Aw! I'll bet it was really different the second time around :D
Sep. 15th, 2013 07:12 pm (UTC)
Loved the new book! I had finally got it last night, because I knew the second I did I would stop til I was done, which is precisely what I did.

Loved it though, I love this series and am so excited when I see a new snippet or a whole new book! I wonder if its time for what seems to be my yearly read through of them.

As for the book itself, I love how vic has come so far, he can still be his misanthropic self but each new discovery changes him in a way that is completely believable! And I love how you turn things that he wants to believe so much on their head because he's had to face the fact that no not everything is what he expects, or what he really wants it to be.

I live how this book turned so many things on its head.

During the last book I was more confused and seemed to be figuring things out about as fast as vic was but even though there weren't any surprises for me, as most of my assumptions turned out to be true, I was intrigued by the character development and the way that vic was forced to confront truths that he didn't see.

All around good time! Keep up the good work! Hope you enjoyed this bit of verbal diarrhoea.

Edited at 2013-09-15 11:13 pm (UTC)
Sep. 15th, 2013 09:51 pm (UTC)
Thank you, I'm so glad you enjoyed the ride. PsyCop is always about revealing and concealing, and even if you know more than Vic does, hopefully it's enjoyable to watch it unfold!
Oct. 11th, 2013 10:53 am (UTC)
I bought this as soon as it was out, but only now had the time to read it. I must say I had been a bit wary as well and only ventured to read it after reading all the reviews on amazon to find out whether I needed to be worried about any trouble between Vic and Jacob... luckily that was not the case.

I love where they are in their relationship, only I would have loved to see more of it. I don't even mean the sex scenes, just that I would have liked to see more of them together, and maybe a bit of hurt/comfort it you will, after the big show down for instance. To me, what with all the Lisa stuff and the felt betrayal at first I found everything quite emotionally challenging and would have enjoyed some more Vic/Jacob time to set that off.

Anyway, I always enjoy reading about Vic. I love his POV, and I reread the first six books at least once a year. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that there will be a new one that elaborates on V&J's new working life, and maybe what's in store for Crash. And I'm really curious about Caroline and Zig as well.
Oct. 11th, 2013 12:01 pm (UTC)
I'm unsure how to respond. Thank you for being honest and authentic. It's unfortunate the book isn't all you hoped it would be, but it was the story as I wanted to structure it. I chose to make Jacob absolutely sparkle in the scenes he had, rather than lugging him around from scene to scene and shoehorning him in where he wasn't necessary to the action. My thought was that nothing would dilute Jacob more than to have him be in a scene where he didn't contribute just for the sake of him getting some face time, and I think it would dilute the relationship to have Vic and Jacob keep having the same sex or making the same declarations toward one another. To me, PsyCop is not about Vic's relationship with Jacob, but his relationship with himself and his evolution as a person. The Vic/Jacob relationship is a subplot.
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