Thursday, September 26, 2013

Free Sand City

Just so you know, my loyal twitter followers can a get free ebub of this, no strings attached.

Just head on over to and leave me a DM.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Jekyll's Daughter Review

I am utterly blown away and humbled by this review posted on Good Reads today
(Five stars)

Jekyll’s Daughter. A gem. 

From the cover: 
William Blake’s, The Night of Enitharmon's Joy: ‘...the female aspect “should never exist in separation”—this splitting is negative and will bring about unfortunate results.’ But, The Night of Enitharmon's Joy was originally entitled Hecate: ‘…associated with crossroads, the knowledge of herbs and potions...’ 
Then, look more closely and it's not a reproduction of Blake’s painting. It's a reproduction of a copy, or a tracing. Not Blake’s drawing at all, unless there are two!? 

To the story:
In Jekyll’s Daughter we meet Henri -Henrietta and Jekyll’s daughter; studious and plain, she gains access to Jekyll’s old notebooks and develops a potion according to his specification but excluding, hopefully, the contaminant. This brew brings forth, not a monster but an opposite. Not better, not worse, but a contrary force. And here the fun begins.
Henri is fond of a tipple, or two. The Widow Hyde is largely teetotal, it is unfortunate therefore, a large pitcher of water stands on the table where Henri is to deliver her dissertation…

The transformation scenes are such wicked good fun. Henri changes to the Widow Hyde, calmly dining, engaging in witty conversation, while the seams on her dress burst,

I thoroughly recommend Jekyll’s daughter; it's clever and witty, but subtle and unpretentious; allowing the reader the pleasure of deduction... 
Jekyll’s daughter is a charming book, a great yarn, cleverly told; with a lovely cover. 

And the author affords the reader the respect to enjoy the book on either of those accounts. 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Second Review for Sand City

Wow, another 5 Star review for Sand City on Amazon...
I'm thrilled and humbled!

“Great Book”
It's fast-paced, had me hooked from the beginning and I could hardly put it down. The characters, locations, and atmosphere are well written; I could picture everything very clearly. M.K. Alexander has definitely made it onto my "Watch" list, and I can't wait to see what comes next.

The story line had me guessing until the very end. Action, action, action. Around every corner, or should I say page. The plot has some surprising twists in it. I was caught up in the story from the beginning and looked forward to each night when I could pick up it up and once again escape.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Totally Freaked-Out

OK, this is slightly amazing... or I am losing my marbles... and I'm totally freaked-out.

I published a novella .farsi on March 2012

And it came true today according to the NY Times:

My latest book, Sand City is about a time traveling detective!

My first amazon review for Sand City

Yay... a rave review from amazon KDP!

Thank you, who ever you are!

Sand City Murders by M.K. Alexander brilliantly combines Mystery and Science Fiction. In the off-season seaside town of Sand City, Patrick Jardel, a local journalist becomes embroiled in a string of murders. The plot takes a fascinating twist from the usual murder mystery with the arrival of Tractus Flynn, a time-traveling detective.

Alexander has invented a unique and plausible form of time-travel which adds a powerful complexity to the story. Sand City Murders does equal justice to both the mystery and SF components of the story. The writing is both taut and humorous; while the setting is so real you can smell the fish-stick factory! Alexander does justice to the myriad of residents of Sand City providing a rich background and texture to the story.

Highly recommend this story to fans of both genres. This book deserves a wide audience and there is the hint of more to come. I can't wait to see where this goes in the future (or is it the past? Time-travel can be a bit confusing...)

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Jekyll's Daughter, The Movie

Good news, bad news, of course…

Spending a lot of late nights on TeamSpeak— kind of like Skype without the camera on. Late for me because I’m on the Eastern Seaboard and they are on the West Coast. For now the whole thing is virtual. The next steps are setting up a project wiki— a BBS with timetables and goals. There’s something about a kickstarter campaign too… but I don’t know much about that yet.

Most of the people on the production team seem pretty nice, easy to work with. Starting with a screenplay for a short promo video…

I still have my doubts. They tried to buy the rights outright but it was a low-ball offer and I politely turned it down. Obviously they do not have much money (or backers, I’m guessing). Can they really pull this off? I don’t want this to be cheesy in anyway…. They were very happy to find I had done all my historical research at least. No anachronisms.

They have their doubts about me too. A little button-pushing on their part but also legitimate concerns: Namely book sales, numbers, and fan base. Both woefully lacking in their yes. The companion site to JD only gets about 5,000 hits a month. Low to their standards. I did point out that I do almost no marketing at all, and that I haven’t updated the site’s content in, well, sorry to say, years… They were not impressed, but it wasn’t a deal breaker either. TG! There was the usual stuff about being committed to the project… Are you kidding me? Can we say dream come true?

Anyhow, someone on their side suggested the idea that I serialize the story on Facebook. Not an idea I would ever have. And I’m still not crazy about it. Surely that’s been done before? Probably… well, what the heck, I guess it’s worth a try. They think it will help my numbers and I’m guessing, demonstrate commitment.