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For today’s post I figured I’d do a quick breakdown of all of my published works so far. Here they are in order of most recent to oldest:
DEVOURED UNIVERSE – Beyond the farthest reaches of the universe lies a threat to the very existence of reality. When Earth receives a signal from deep space, they must embark on a dangerous mission into the unknown. Gordon Lightcap returns to duty after a brief retirement. He will have to use what he has learned to bring together a mismatched group of astronauts, and discover the secrets to existence. Only then will they be able to prevent the annihilation of everything, but at what cost?
PLANET ATE – Throughout the ages human history has held many unsolved mysteries. Why were we created? Were we a product of evolution? Were we created by God’s hand? Or is the answer more complex? When a creature as ancient as the universe itself targets earth for destruction, the truth must be revealed. Enter the A.T.E., a group of government agents dedicated to uncovering that, which has been hidden for so long. But by looking into past UFO and alien conspiracies, they may not be prepared to deal with truths that will provide proof of our real origins. An extinction event, a Biblical hero, a pilot lost at sea, an artist, and a founding father are only some who held clues to the overall puzzle. Will humanity solve it in time to stop the threat from above?
GENETIC MORSELS – Twenty five years have passed since a war with artificial intelligence has forever changed the course of humanity. Belief in the first world leader has been gained by the majority, but there are a few who can see past the media bias. As President Jason Black’s scheme unravels, the next step in human evolution begins. A passing of the torch to a newer generation of unexpected heroes occurs as they mount a resistance into the political fray. Led by Zoe Omandi the team is guided into dealing with not only their conflicting personalities, but also their extraordinary abilities. Real world physics makes this more than just a story of superheroes and villains. It is a story about survival and persistence. Can the heroes overcome the odds and unravel the truth before it is too late?
TECHNO FEAST – Humanity has survived through countless threats, but when a super computer begins to think that the human race is flawed, survival may prove an impossibility. In order to conquer the self proclaimed “Network Entity,” differences must be put aside. Every person on earth will be put to the test. Alliances must be forged, obstacles must be eliminated, and sacrifices will be made to ensure a future for the entire planet. Forget everything you know about the past, as technology becomes our greatest enemy yet. The Network Entity’s plan to take over everything that makes life simpler is executed in various stages. While a team of disjointed specialists race to stop each digital upgrade, a sinister man lurks in the shadows with his own plans for the future.
DEVIL’S DESSERT – Pandora’s Box has been opened. Now humanity must face its darkest battle yet. The archangels of virtue and the demons of sin have come choose earthly hosts. It is a race against time for the legions of Heaven as they try to find the Sword of Eden. At the same time, the denizens of Hell attempt to locate the Spear of Destiny. These two artifacts could decide the war’s true victor. While these gods fight for their own agendas, Gordon Lightcap must send his team of elite specialists to find what he believes will be the only thing that can save the human race. The decisions made by humans will be crucial to the forces of Light and Darkness. Will the residents of Earth be virtuous, or will they give in to the seven deadly sins?
SOULS 4 SUPPER – A new beginning has been granted to all humanity. After finding the Garden of Eden, illness and disease have been eradicated. Order has been restored, but when a decision is made to seek out balance, the quest to find chaos begins. As a damned soul struggles to make his return, Gordon Lightcap and his allies race to the lost city of Atlantis. Will they arrive in time to prevent the opening of the legendary Pandora’s Box? What dangers do they face and who can they trust?
BONES AT BREAKFAST – Days after the events in “Blood, The Second Helping,” Gordon Lightcap and his team are caught in an uneasy alliance. By working alongside Russian General, Alexander Putski, they hope to stop the forces that Cain left in his wake. Unbeknownst to them however, is the fact that Cain is still alive. In his new form, he is an even greater threat than before and one step closer to his goal.
BLOOD, THE SECOND HELPING – There are many legends surrounding vampires. Their weaknesses, strengths, and abilities are just a few of the debates that exist for the blood craving undead. Now you can discover the origins of these legends as well as the mark that vampires have left on history. Gordon Lightcap and his group of unique specialists race against time to stop the coming apocalypse. Cain, the world’s first vampire, and his House of Twelve, have waited an eternity to put this world changing plan into motion. At the center of these two sides is one woman with two identities. Her human persona of Moira Donatelli, has left clues to assist Gordon in his quest, while her vampire identity, Lilith the Deceiver, has helped Cain back to power. Both men must fight for their survival as well as the woman they love.
FLESH AND LEFTOVERS – Gordon Lightcap and his partner, Moira Donatelli, have created an organization to rid the world of a rising threat, but to better understand that threat they must look back into the horrific events leading up to their current predicament. As they search for the answers amidst flesh devouring madness, they will learn about the very first undead incident and others, to discover an even more dangerous foe who is ready to surface.
Spinoff short stories:
COSMIC ORBITS – You gaze at the night sky and see something move. Wondering what is out there keeps you awake at night. Countless forms of life are between you and the farthest star, but there’s also something else. It watches and gathers information, growing more powerful along the way.
ALIEN ENCOUNTERS – A phone call from a friend leaves you frantic. He claimed to have uncovered a conspiracy that could get him killed. His final words were, “I’ve seen them. We aren’t alone,” right before the line went dead. Whoever intercepted the call may now have you in their sight.
EVOLVED MUTATIONS – One morning you wake with a tingling sensation in your spine. Your veins feel as though they have a river of fire flowing through them. You scream out in agony as the change takes over, and suddenly realize you’re on fire. The fire doesn’t burn you, but it incinerates all around you. You panic, but are not alone. Your generation has had its DNA altered. The possibilities are both frightening and promising.
VIRAL UPGRADES – “Mankind has taken advantage of technology for ages. Life has become simple, but so has the human mind. I’ve come to change that. Your phones, televisions, computers, transportation, communications, and vehicles are all connected to a network. That network is now controlled by something far superior than flesh. I am the Network Entity, and the planet is now under my control. Any who resist will be terminated…”
DEMONIC ENTITIES – You pray, but something within you screams out. Your conscience flees, leaving you alone with your vices. No longer can you control your actions as the evil emerges. The demon has arrived, and none are safe.
GHOSTLY HAUNTINGS – You’re speaking with your grandfather. It seems like forever since you have last seen him, but your conversation reminds you of being a child again. Then it dawns on you. Your grandfather has been dead for years. As you focus your eyes on him, he vanishes. His absence forces a feeling of dread as your hair stands on end.
IN CASE OF WEREWOLF – Do your bones ache? Does your instinct sometimes prevail over rational thought? When night descends, do you feel “different”? If any of these are your symptoms, then you are not alone. You may have contracted lycanthropy, and when the moon rises, your inner beast will emerge.
LEGENDS OF VAMPIRE – You are alone with someone you just met. You hit it off and lean in to kiss that person, only to realize that their teeth are now two inch fangs. Your “friend” is a vampire thirsting for your blood.
ZOMBIE INCIDENTS – It’s dark. You can feel the presence of something reeking of death. Then there are more of them. You look around and find that you are surrounded by zombies that want to devour you.
NO, IT’S NOT. YES, IT IS: ARGUMENTS – Do you know that argument you have that never goes away? Is there someone you know who always seems to fight with others? When you try to debate something, do you lack enough facts? If you answered, “yes,” to any of these questions, then this book is for you. Take an adult journey with author, Rick Pipito, through some very common disputes to see both sides of the story. People argue over things because they are opinionated. This happens often when a person can’t see the opposite point of view. In an unbiased attempt to extinguish some fiery tempers, this book presents each chapter with a few personal, and humorous experiences. Facts are evenly displayed for both sides, in order to truly define where one stands. Movies, politics, religion, science, etiquette, sports and more, may be some things you see a little differently or more concretely by the end of this book.
A LITTLE GIRL IN: THE LAND OF THE HICCUPS – When a little girl finds herself a long way from home, she must help her new Eskimo friends to rid their land of the Hiccups, miniscule little creatures that are more of an annoyance than anything. From award winning author, Rick Pipito, the story is aimed for a young female audience, but can be enjoyed by all. With art by Dan Pipito, this heart warming tale will inspire young readers to never give up hope and put their best thoughts forward.
PANDORA’S CHAOS TRILOGY – includes the novels: SOULS 4 SUPPER, DEVIL’S DESSERT, & TECHNO FEAST plus the short stories: GHOSTLY HAUNTINGS, DEMONIC ENTITIES, & VIRAL UPGRADES. In addition to these is a bonus page file that shows the results of a madman’s experiments.
EDEN’S ORDER TRILOGY – includes the novels: FLESH AND LEFTOVERS, BLOOD THE SECOND HELPING, & BONES AT BREAKFAST plus the short stories: ZOMBIE INCIDENTS, LEGENDS OF VAMPIRE, & IN CASE OF WEREWOLF. In addition to these is a bonus timeline of the events in the included books.
That’s 22 publications thus far with many more in the works! If you have any questions regarding my books please feel free to contact me. I will be offering discount packages for multiple autographed copies from now through the end of the year, so email me if interested: email@example.com
My author page where you can buy my books in print is at: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/rickpipito?searchTerms=&pageOffset=1
On Amazon the books are available digitally at: https://www.amazon.com/Rick-Pipito/e/B007WRP9IW/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1477926356&sr=8-1
*Special thanks to Dan Pipito for all of his cover art work.
I’m happy to announce that I’m an official affiliate of Alien Con 2016. This year it takes place at the Santa Clara Convention Center from October 28-30 with other dates and cities coming soon after.
Aliens, monsters, ancient mysteries that point to us non being the sole occupants of this universe are all here. This event is perfect for those who believe and others who do not. Basically, it’s fun for all.
Get your tickets by clicking here: http://bit.ly/1UloT6u
After months of work it has all paid off. My zombie novel, FLESH AND LEFTOVERS, is available in audiobook format. The audio conversion features some bonus content and is perfect for those of you whose schedules would prefer the listening format.
Produced by sCrypt, it features the following voice talents: Rick Pipito (narrator), Sarah Ashley, Rebecca Burns, Robin Austin, Jillian Gallagher, David McGuire, Kelly O’Donoghue, Bryan Moriarty, Antonio Pipito, Charlene Pipito, Richard Pipito Sr, Dan Pipito, Roberta Pipito, Lana Pipito, & Tara Scott
It features 13 tracks and just under 7 hours of flesh devouring madness.
While the print is still available on Lulu.com and the kindle on Amazon, the audiobook is available in multiple markets. Check ITUNES, AUDIBLE and AMAZON for your copy now. This is where the journey all began, and it continues to become a fan favorite saga.
This holiday season find the perfect gift for anyone, and I’ve got it all right here. Since it was such a big hit last year I felt that I’d offer signed copies of my works at a low cost. If interested, we can work out arrangements. Multiple purchases means more savings as well.
If you’d like to order directly from the sites, my novels are available at: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/rickpipito
Use the discount code: WQT32 at checkout before December 3, 2014 and receive 35% off your purchase. Alternatively you can use the code KTP4 at checkout until December 25, 2014 and receive 25% off your purchase.
The novels are also available for Kindle at http://www.amazon.com/Rick-Pipito/e/B007WRP9IW/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1
If you are looking for sCrypt comics graphic novels, they can be purchased here: http://www.indyplanet.com/front/brand/RickPipito/
Use the code BLACKCYBER for a 25% off discount for Cyber Monday.
Feel free to inbox me at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in signed copies. Here is a list of the works available:
Novels: FLESH AND LEFTOVERS, BLOOD THE SECOND HELPING, BONES AT BREAKFAST, SOULS 4 SUPPER, DEVIL’S DESSERT, TECHNO FEAST
Collections: EDEN’S ORDER TRILOGY, PANDORA’S CHAOS TRILOGY
Children’s Books: A LITTLE GIRL IN THE LAND OF THE HICCUPS
Graphic Novel Comics: ZOMBIE INCIDENTS, LEGENDS OF VAMPIRE, IN CASE OF WEREWOLF, GHOSTLY HAUNTINGS
Follow the adventures of a little girl as she finds herself lost in a village of Eskimos. As she searches for her way home, she uses a bit of intuition to help the villagers rid themselves of annoying little creatures called “the hiccups.”
This is Rick Pipito’s first children’s book with all of the art done by Dan Pipito. It’s the perfect gift for any little girl or anyone who enjoys a timeless tale.
You can purchase a copy here: http://www.lulu.com/shop/rick-pipito/a-little-girl-in-the-land-of-the-hiccups/paperback/product-21910133.html
There are always discount codes available as well, so feel free to contact me for them.
Did you know that besides the books written by Rick Pipito AND the comics, that there is also a sCrypt merchandise store? There are some custom T-Shirts for men and women sporting the sCrypt logo and some great sayings; There are a collection of pint glasses for your beer or beverage of choice with artwork from the book covers; To go with these, there are a set of coasters with the comic book covers designed on them; There are bumper/window stickers; and the list continues to grow.
They are great gifts for yourself or someone else, and each item purchased helps to support independent artists through sCrypt Comics. Check out the store here: http://www.cafepress.com/scrypt
This art, done by Dan Pipito, is just one of many images in the book. The creature represented is one of the antagonist “Hiccups” that have taken over an entire village.
The book will be available in November of 2014. Stay tuned because it’s just in time for holiday shopping.
Without getting too political, I think we can all agree that most politicians are corrupt, liars, or are too partisan. This was inspiration for the main antagonist in my next three novels.
A world leader is put in place by the time these three novels begin. The events that enable the world to unite and accept one leader were tragic, but is he really the man that everyone believes he is? No matter what side of the fence you lean toward, you will be able to relate and enjoy the new trilogy in single installments or as a whole.
It begins in the early 2015 release of GENETIC MORSELS. Sure, the novel is about people experiencing superhuman abilities, but the underlying tone is how a select few people are aware of what is going on behind the scenes, while the general public is blinded by what the media has fed them. Most believe that this world leader has been a savior of sorts, but they are unaware of his malevolent plans.
I did not base the antagonist on any ONE party or person. He is an amalgamation of all politics. The general public in the books represent those who just take something for face value without doing research, while the protagonist group must fight an uphill battle against all odds to prevent total disaster.
This will bring a new theme to my novels and enable me to touch on different issues that were disconnected from the prior stories. I’m excited to begin this journey with you all in 2015.
FLESH AND LEFTOVERS: While zombie incidents plague the world, the survivors must unite to prepare for a much bigger threat.
BLOOD, THE SECOND HELPING: Vampires have been a thing of legend, but throughout history they’ve played an important role. Now a team of humans who have survived horrific incidents must seek out the vampire lord and destroy his clan.
BONES AT BREAKFAST: A sinister villain has evolved into a creature beyond imagination. With his army of werewolf servants and allies, he will attempt to reshape the world in his image.
SOULS 4 SUPPER: The ghosts of countless people roam free in a desperate move toward the afterlife. Can a small group of covert operatives surpass them to prevent the opening of Pandora’s Box?
DEVIL’S DESSERT: Hell’s demons have chosen earth as their final battlefield against the forces of heaven. With humanity caught in the center of this eternal war, they will have to choose their own path toward survival or face extinction.
TECHNO FEAST: A supercomputer has evolved and taken control of all networked technology. With the world at its command, humanity must find a way to combat the threat, by seeking out answers that have been hidden from the public eye.
Non fiction books:
NO, IT’S NOT. YES, IT IS: ARGUMENTS: A lighthearted look at arguing through personal experience will give you a few laughs, might teach you a thing or two, and help better your approach when disagreeing with someone. At the very least, you will know how to deal with certain personalities.
Graphic Comic Books:
ZOMBIE INCIDENTS: spinoff filling in back story of events in Flesh and Leftovers.
LEGENDS OF VAMPIRE: spinoff building on the world of Blood, The Second Helping.
IN CASE OF WEREWOLF: spinoff of events in Bones At Breakfast.
GHOSTLY HAUNTINGS: spinoff stories from Souls 4 Supper
EDEN’S ORDER TRILOGY: Collects Flesh and Leftovers, Blood the Second Helping, & Bones and Breakfast, as well as novelized versions of Zombie Incidents, Legends of Vampire, In Case of Werewolf and bonus material.
PANDORA’S CHAOS TRILOGY: Collects Souls 4 Supper, Devil’s Dessert, & Techno Feast, as well as novelized versions of In Case Of Werewolf, Demonic Entities, Final Upgrade, and bonus material.
All of the above listed are available for purchase in multiple formats through the links on the right of this page.