Big news this morning as my latest G.I. Joe action novella Nerves of Stone is available right now on Amazon.com!
Featuring the exciting 2016 cast of characters I try to write a story bringing all of these different personalities together…you’ll have to let me know if I succeeded.
It’s only $1.99 and is available right now on Amazon. Check it out!
The time has come! Last year we brought you Welcome to Wolf Squad, a novella based on the 2015 series of G.I. Joe and COBRA action figures… now we bring you Nerves of Stone, the follow-up Novella to our Wolf Squad adventure from last year.
Familiar characters make their returns and some new characters get introduced…each and every member of the 2016 G.I. Joe and COBRA roster appears!
When a new G.I. Joe recruit goes missing while investing a top secret COBRA research lab in Alaska, G.I. Joe’s special operations Wolf Squad team gets deployed to see what’s up. They get far more than they bargained for and when G.I. Joe reinforcements arrive, a long kept secret gets revealed…
Now, for a limited time, get an exclusive sneak preview of this upcoming novella! Sign up for the World of Wolf’s Head Publishing and you’ll get immediate access to the Prologue and first chapter of this novella, due for release in early 2017. This will be available NOWHERE else.
As an added bonus you can check out the first three chapters of my original novel The Fog of Dreams and get access to a Top Secret Research Paper outlining the Operation: Harvest story. If you’re a fan of G.I. Joe, I really think you’ll enjoy this story as well. Lots of similarities as one might expect.
Just sign up for the World of Wolf’s Head Publishing, I promise we won’t spam you or throttle your mailbox, but we will have plenty of exclusive offers and fun stuff coming down the pipe. Check it out!
As we move within a month of the 2016 G.I. Joe Convention, Hasbro has posted an exciting update over on their Hasbro Pulse regarding the upcoming development of Fan Vote winner Stiletto!
Along with the update, we see a first look at Stiletto’s head sculpt and what looks to be an early concept for the figure build using parts from the Rise of Cobra Agent Helix. As a huge fan of the Helix action figure, I approve of this build big time.
Mark Weber mentions that Stiletto will appear at Toys “R” Us and Entertainment Earth in November, which surely seems to follow the familiar formula from the past couple of years, indicating that we will see some G.I. Joe product later this year. Let’s all look forward to JoeCon to see what’s up Hasbro’s sleeves.
Check out the full article over on Hasbro Pulse, and I’ve mirrored a couple of images below.
To be brutally honest, this G.I. Joe: Kindle Worlds project has been an absolute blast. Starting with Jim Beard’s brainchild and spiraling out of his Adventure Team universe, so far the story has traversed 20 years and writing Book 3 was a fantastic experience.
It has been officially released through Kindle Worlds, and takes place in the 1990s, so be prepared for some obscure 90s characters to be showing up in spades!
Check it out at Amazon.com or click the banner below, and I hope you enjoy it!
Don’t forget, you can pick up Books 1 and 2 now as well, to get all caught up with the story, only .99 apiece! You can’t beat it!
The G.I. Joe Kindle Worlds joint project G.I. Joe: Legacy continues this weekend with Bill Nedrow’s installment, focusing on Stiletto! This is book 2 in a four book series, following on the heels of Jim Beard’s story focusing on Marcus.
It’s a great project, and the first two installments have been very enjoyable to read. Yours truly will be penning the third book, followed by Troy Osgood in the four slot.
Check out G.I. Joe: Legacy Book 2 on Amazon right now, and be sure to get caught up with Book 1 as well. Each novella focuses on a particular decade, so get ready for the Neon Nineties coming up next month.
A short while ago, we announced an exciting G.I. Joe themed Kindle Worlds crossover event entitled G.I. Joe: Legacy! The idea was for four separate Kindle Worlds authors (Jim Beard, Bill Nedrow, Troy Osgood and myself) to write different installments of a G.I. Joe story taking place in different era’s of time, from the 1970s all the way up until the 21st century.
Well, Part 01, featuring the Adventure Team is online! It’s a novella, very affordably priced at only .99 and will be kicking off this exciting G.I. Joe: Legacy project. Look for the remaining parts to hit monthly over the next few months. As one might expect, I’m handling the 90s.
Check out Jim’s Adventure Team installment here, it’s a great read, and very quick. Good stuff, and I’m thrilled to be part of this project!
An exciting announcement from the minds behind several of the G.I. Joe Kindle Worlds novels!
For Immediate Release
GI JOE KINDLE WORLDS AUTHORS UNITE FOR MULTI-PART EPIC
The four best-selling authors who recently competed in the GI Joe Hasbro Kindle Worlds Fan Vote contest, Jim Beard, Justin Bell, Bill Nedrow, and Troy Osgood, are joining forces to publish a four-part GI Joe story to launch this January on Amazon’s Kindle Worlds platform.
GI JOE: LEGACY will spotlight the four GI Joe characters from the contest in a sprawling, action-fueled saga that spans more than four decades, and will be published once a month for four months. Each author’s short story may be read on its own, but also as “chapters” of the larger adventure. In addition, Beard, Bell, Nedrow, and Osgood will write the stories in “round robin” fashion, each building off the previous installment.
The Kindle Worlds publication schedule will be:
GI JOE: LEGACY, PART 1 by Jim Beard (Adventure Team Marcus) – January 1st, 2016
GI JOE: LEGACY, PART 2 by Bill Nedrow (Stiletto) – February 1st, 2016
GI JOE: LEGACY, PART 3 by Justin Bell (Whisper) – March 1st, 2016
GI JOE: LEGACY, PART 4 by Troy Osgood (Blackjack) – April 1st, 2016
Please visit the Tales of GI Joe Facebook page for updates, as well as the author’s Amazon pages:
I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of this exciting upcoming event! I think it’ll be a lot of fun for readers, and I’m sure it’ll be a ton of fun for us authors, too.
Stay tuned, it’s coming fast!
One thing that has been abundantly clear throughout the process of the fan vote for the Kindle Worlds character to be made into a figure is that the G.I. Joe community is starved for new characters and there seems to be a lot of support towards getting all four of the Kindle Worlds figures made.
For obvious reasons, I think I speak for myself, Troy, and Jim when I say we are 110% behind this idea!
Bill has started a thread over on HISSTank.com about this topic and will be collecting information from folks who might want to send their support directly to Hasbro. Please check the thread and let your voices be heard!
Bill has suggested collecting actual, physical letters since that tends to have more impact than Internet discussions, and I find it hard to disagree. Bill has kindly offered up his mailing address to collect the letters, but for obvious reasons I won’t post it here.
If you need his address and cannot get on the HISSTank thread for whatever reason, please e-mail me at justin AT generalsjoes.com with the word “kindle” in the subject line and I’ll make sure we can get Bill’s address to you.
I can’t thank everyone for all their kind words and support throughout this process, and even though Whisper didn’t win, this has been a fun experience and I’ve appreciated getting to know the fellow Kindle World authors.
…and it’s Bill Nedrow’s Stiletto!
I won’t say I’m not disappointed. In fact disappointed may be an understatement, but Bill did an excellent job fleshing out his character and she looks like she’ll make one hell of a G.I. Joe action figure, so props to Bill for his victory.
Check out the article on Hasbro Pulse for all the details.
Today is the big day…that’s right, only a week for the Hasbro Pulse Kindle Worlds Fan Vote, and the last day of voting is TODAY.
Please, if you haven’t yet, take just a few moments out of your busy day and familiarize yourself with the four Kindle Worlds characters on the Hasbro Pulse website.
Then please consider placing a vote for my character Whisper. I spent a lot of time developing her backstory and hope to be able to use her as a catalyst for a new Dio-Story and new Kindle Worlds adventures! As with the other authors, it would be a dream come true for my character to be immortalized in Hasbro plastic and sold in an official G.I. Joe package.
You can vote here.
Thanks very much for all of your support over the past week, this has been a wonderful experience!
Best of luck to the other creators.