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MEG: Angel of Death: novella has been released as an ebook and audio.
The LOCH: Heaven’s Lake – Remains 75% finished. It’s an amazing read but the Corona virus pushed The LOCH movie back and with it our only outside source of publicity. I will get back to it as soon as I can, however Loch fans have not supported the release like MEGheads supported MEG: Generations so it makes zero sense to rush out a new novel that I will actually lose money to print. (Generations presold almost 5,000 copies, The LOCK: HL less than 2,000 so far. That equates to spending $5.30 a book vs $11). Everyone who purchases before June 1st will receive a signed book (from me,, not a machine). I should know production dates from the movie soon, then I can tell you when I expect to go to print (virus shut the printers down).
I know you hate the delay, and that some of you invested your $28 plus S & H. Generations was also delayed 3-4 months if you can remember. The MEGheads who stayed the course and bought extra copies sold them for 500% profits.
A & M Publishers: We’re moving…
My manager, editor, and friend Tim Schulte is moving to Utah (congrats Chris on the promotion) and our new warehouse won’t have the same capacity.
Be an ANGEL… Donate Angel~
We have over 10,000 new copies of The MEG in trade paperback ($16 retail) that I am willing to donate FREE to hospitals, police, firemen, front line medical workers by the box (40 per). All I ask is that you cover the $35 in S & H and deliver them. Shipping is in the US only.
Same offer for DOG TRAINING THE AMERICAN MALE, my laugh-out-loud rom-comedy. Box of 40 books – FREE.
(trust me, they will laugh-out-loud and thank you for your kindness).
Contact Tim at firstname.lastname@example.org
Imagine a new form of web entertainment – an interactive experience where members can observe the most terrifying sea creatures that ever lived, each housed in the most advanced aquariums ever conceived, and the animals and people react and respond to your presence. Add to that several adventure series set against the same backdrop, independent yet interwoven, written by best-selling authors and supported by motion picture-worthy special effects.
Coming in June at www.MEGisland.com
(Please spread the word)
WHERE SEA MONSTERS ROAM (trailer)
From author Steve Alten:
In the last 25 years, I have written and published 18 thrillers and a rom-com under the pen name L.A. Knight. Four were NY Times best-sellers, three others were International best-sellers, two series (MEG & The LOCH) have been optioned as major motion pictures, and our first release; The MEG (starring Jason Statham) was the #1 movie in the U.S. and world in August of 2018, grossing $562 million at the box office. As you read this, The LOCH and MEG-2: The TRENCH are moving closer to production while two more Alten thrillers having been optioned for television/movies.
This new website has nothing to do with those novels. Among other unique perks the website offers members private access to Steve Alten projects that have NEVER been read or optioned to publishers or producers. Not because they weren’t good enough; in fact I entered several scripts & projects in contests just for shits and giggles and they either won or placed in the top four. Many of these tales are among my personal favorites; they have simply been waiting on the back-burner for the MEG movie to hit theaters (little did I know it would take 22 years – God bless you Belle Avery). They include novellas, feature length adventures and comedies written as scripts, award-winning reality series entries, and several unfinished novels which I had to put aside temporarily in order to expedite other contracted books.
HOW THE SITE WORKS:
Each month I will post a new Steve Alten project for you to read and share your comments on in a private forum. What did you like about the story? What needs improvement? If you are a graphic artist, there will be a place to post a concept cover or movie poster. I will start my day by reading the prior day’s comments and responding where appropriate. Then, at the end of each month I will host a live Q & A to share MY THOUGHTS on YOUR SUGGESTIONS and discuss potential edits. And this is what makes this website so UNIQUE – because the script or novel has NOT been brought to market yet YOUR IDEAS can end up in the final manuscript or draft (anyone who contributes will be credited… and who knows from there?).
Each project will remain on the site for 60 days. Example:
LAST MONTH’S FEATURE: Stranglehold
NOW PLAYING: The COLONY
COMING ATTRACTIONS: Mintz Meats
WHY AM I CHARGING A SMALL MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP FEE?
Each one of these projects represents six months to a year or more of hard work. If you purchased any of these amazing stories to read as an ebook you’d pay $10 or more. Same thing here – only you’ll receive so much more. In essence, it’s like belonging to a Book of the Month Club, hosted by the best-selling author – and you get to tell him what you’d like to see in the next draft.
The monthly fee also helps offset the costs of a new treatment to combat my Parkinson’s Disease… my heartfelt thanks!
You can cancel at anytime… but knowing what I have to offer, I’m betting you’ll be visiting the website every day for many years to come.
Steve Alten, Ed.D.
GET A SNEAK PEEK OF THE OPENING CHAPTER!
MEG: Angel of Death special gift
GET A SNEAK PEEK OF THE OPENING CHAPTER!
My next novel to be released will be a sequel to The LOCH entitled:
The LOCH: Heaven’s Lake
I promise you it will be anything but a heavenly experience for Zachary Wallace, his wife, Brandy, his boyhood pal True MacDonald, and his manipulative, conniving father Angus – “kin to the legendary William Wallace, ye bloody fool!”
These Limited Collector Edition hardbacks will NOT be sold in bookstores or on Amazon, they must be pre-ordered now from my e-store (you are one click away). Each book will be printed and delivered about 6-8 weeks after the novel has been completed (summer 2019).
All copies of The LOCH: Heaven’s Lake purchased in 2019 are GUARANTEED to be personally signed!
Click the Button Below to Pre-Order The LOCH: Heaven’s Lake
*For those fans living in the U.K. or Europe, Kirsty Brunt has generously agreed to receive books in bulk and mail them to you to save postage. If you are interested, do NOT place your order with the e-store, email Kirsty directly at Kirstybrunt@hotmail.com
When will I receive my copy?
As of December 15, 2019, I am soaring into the final third of the story and hope to lay down the first draft by early Feb. Then I will do a hard copy edit, and send this polished onto my two trusted editors. My commissioned artists will finish their dazzling interior artwork, then we’ll do one last check before sending the manuscript to the printers.
Why so long?
I want this book to keep you turning pages into the early morning hours. I also want you to use this Collector’s First Edition Signed Hardback to make money. How? Because the only way for people to purchase one of these hardbacks after the manuscript is sent to the printers is to have pre-ordered it. We did the same thing with MEG: Generations two years ago. Did the book’s value increase? Only by 500%. You’d have a very hard time finding a copy to purchase for under $125.
Oh yeah… anticipate a LOCH movie announcement soon.
The MEG | Trade Paperback!
The MEG |Trade Paperback!
Read the book that inspired the BLOCKBUSTER MOVIE starring Jason Statham, Li Bingbing, Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose, Winston Chao, and Cliff Curtis!
Seven years ago, and seven miles below the surface of the Pacific Ocean, Dr. Jonas Taylor encountered something that changed the course of his life. Once a Navy deep-sea submersible pilot, now a marine paleontologist, Taylor is convinced that a remnant population of Carcharodon megalodon—prehistoric sharks growing up to 70 feet long, that subsisted on whales—lurks at the bottom of the Mariana Trench. When offered the opportunity to return to those crushing depths in search of the Megs, Taylor leaps at the chance… but the quest for scientific knowledge (and personal vindication) becomes a desperate fight for survival, when the most vicious predator that the earth has ever known is freed to once-again hunt the surface.
The MEG Movie Trailer