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March 30, 2021

New Short Story

TaxMan

Releasing April 15, 2021

A short story about the democratization of the tax code that asks a simple question: What if you could decide how the government spends your tax dollars?

A fiction, and an incredibly simple idea that could change modern civilization.
A bold claim? See for yourself…
Can fiction change reality?
Perhaps…

Author’s note:
The characters in this story are named for famous economists, all from a bygone era. They in no way reflect the fictional persons as presented. It is meant as an homage to these thinkers of the past.
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Published on March 30, 2021 08:33 Tags: political-thriller, short-story

November 14, 2020

New Book Launch

My 12th Novel "Null Space" publishes Sunday, November 15 on amazon. Paperback and ebook, of course.

It is the second installment of "The Ship."
Enjoy!

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08MTH4895


A new mission awaits Ensign York and his crew of misfits as they set sail to parts unknown. Alien parasites threaten all of humanity in the Seven Sisters, those worlds spread across Orion’s arm. A new-found ally might be of help, if only they could understand their language. Discover worlds beyond imagination…


author’s note:
All the new characters in this book are named for famous historians of a bygone era. This is meant as a tribute to their contributions to humankind, and in no way reflects on how the fictional characters are portrayed in this story.
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Published on November 14, 2020 07:11

November 6, 2020

Giveaway The Ship

2 DAYS ONLY
Saturday / Sunday, November 7-8

The Ship is free to download at Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0852NFWYY


A departure from my usual narrative style.
Sci-Fi / Steampunk.


Enjoy!

Also, Book 2, Null Space, in this series is now available for preorder...
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Published on November 06, 2020 08:11 Tags: sci-fi, steampunk

March 22, 2020

Wishing for a Review, Granted.

A nice new review for the Genie Effect:

5.0 out of 5 stars Fun!!!!
Reviewed in the United States on February 19, 2020
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase

This book is a lot of fun! As a kid I knew the story of Aladdin's Lamp and grew up watching "I dream of Genie".......this book takes the classic story line to a new level. There's a nice blend of whimsy and intrigue......a combination you'll find naturally engaging. With this book MK Alexander demonstrates the amazing breadth of talent he has to stimulate the brain and entertain readers at the same time. It's a FUN READ!
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Published on March 22, 2020 14:32 Tags: humor, short-story

March 18, 2020

The Reviewer, Reviewed...

It's not every day you get a 6-Star Review!

Very funny, and thank you!
And yes, your check is in the mail.
;)

5.0 out of 5 stars
Six Stars!
Reviewed in the United States on January 11, 2020
Format: Kindle Edition

Six stars? Well that should even out at least one of those fatal 4 star reviews. The Reviewer is a true masterwork, and should be required reading for anybody thinking of becoming an indie writer. Very funny, and lots of truth. Now, how much can I charge for this review....
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Published on March 18, 2020 07:53 Tags: humor, short-story

March 15, 2020

New Reviews 1

I'm lax about checking for reviews over on amazon, not that they make it easy, not like they notify you or anything...

Anyhow, I found this new review for an old book of mine: Jekyll's Daughter. Lovely and thoughtful, so thank you very much!

5.0 out of 5 stars
A sequel done right
Reviewed in the United States on March 1, 2020

Format: Kindle Edition

Henrietta doesn’t know it yet but she is the daughter of one Mister Henry Jekyll; remember him? She has profound science skills for a woman of her age and hey, it turns out she’s inherited a notebook. Guess how that turns out. Being predictable doesn’t take a jot away from Jekyll’s Daughter; a sequel done right. MK Alexander is a journalist and prolific fiction writer. His prose is smooth and seamless. He captures the fin de siècle world of Henrietta Jekyll; her brother and friends and places there a story of change, longing and the existential despair of bumping up against our limits and the limits of science. As for Mrs. Alice Hyde; she is and isn’t what you would expect. I am a big fan of the RL Stevenson masterpiece and approached this with a degree of trepidation. But I come away recommending it highly, with strong coffee, in the laboratory, at night.
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Published on March 15, 2020 15:38 Tags: edwardian, horror, reviews

February 25, 2020

Novel Eleven Publishes on Leap Day

The Ship sets sail this Saturday 2.29.20.
It's sci-fi steampunk or a sort...

author’s note:

Save a scant few, all the characters aboard ship are named for famous engineers of a bygone era. This is meant as a tribute to their contributions to humankind, and in no way reflects on how the fictional characters are portrayed in this story.
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Published on February 25, 2020 07:51 Tags: sci-fi, steampunk

February 23, 2020

New Release, "The Ship" 2.29.20

I have new novel, number eleven for me...
Around 325 pages it goes live this coming Saturday.

The Blurb:

Aye, welcome aboard, mates!
I can say little more without issuing a spoiler alert. Sorry…
I can say it’s about the largest vessel ever built by humankind. Embark on an unforgettable voyage with its peculiar crew. Come under attack as they sail into the dark void and parts unknown. Find yourself trapped below decks, and rely on young Ensign York to reach the Bridge and save everyone on board.
Steampunk of sort, set at the turn of the century, though I’ll not say which century. Save Our Souls, Ship in Distress…

Paperback and Pre-Order now available
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0852NFWYY?...
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Published on February 23, 2020 13:54 Tags: sci-fi, steampunk

January 11, 2020

New Book

Happy to announce a new novel is coming soon, number 11 for me... This one is something special, ben for me...

"The Ship"
I can say little more without issuing a spoiler alert, except, "welcome aboard."

It is currently out to beta-readers (5). Three have reported back, and all three read this book in one sitting. So far the feedback has been more than positive! Cliched perhaps, but it is difficult to put down.

Says one reader:
I must admit when you said 'something extraordinary' I thought, yeah, right . . . but I've just read it in a single sitting . . . where did my day go? Okay, what follows isn’t a review but a commentary, one writer to another, since you asked for a beta-read – obviously take or leave each comment on its merit.
In my opinion this is a genuine tour de force of imagination, truly excellent sci-fi.

If you'd like to Beta-Read this, please let me know-- drop me a line here.

Hope to publish in February or March.
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Published on January 11, 2020 06:45 Tags: steampunk

August 23, 2019

The Genie Effect

Happy and proud to say my new book, "The Genie Effect" is now out and about on Amazon.

Think of it as "I Dream of Jeannie" meets "The Monkey's Paw."

Wishes come true of course , but not in the way you might hope!

Kindle Edition:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07VWWRWFZ

Paper Back:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1086836383?...

The Blurb:

a romantic comedy

A beautiful genie awakens from her thousand year slumber. The new keeper of her lamp is B-list celebrity chef, James Carver. Is it love at first sight? Can he save her from the evil cabal of relentless genie-slayers? Will her overly protective brother spoil their plans? Wishes do come true, but never in the way one expects. Action, adventure, magic and romance, an outrageous comedy…

Enjoy!
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Published on August 23, 2019 09:16 Tags: 10th-novel, new-novel, romantic-comedy