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On the 6th day of Christmas…

sophia-robot-integrating-latest-technologies-artificial-intelligence-developed-by-hansonON THE 6th DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME… 6 Corrupt files…

…5 demon spawns!  4 lost souls, 3 werewolves, 2 vampires, and zombies in a story.

Artificial Intelligence and computers have come a long way.  Just look at Sophia on the right.  She’s an AI robot that can communicate as if she were human.  You need to look up the videos if you haven’t yet.  Is technology our next step in evolution?  Do you think we’ve gone too far or should we push farther?  What are your thoughts?  My novel TECHNO FEAST and its spinoff VIRAL UPGRADES addresses some of these things.

Order a copy of my novel or short for yourself or a friend.  If you want personalized copies then shoot me an email (Rickpipito@hotmail.com), otherwise they can be purchased in print or digital at Lulu.com or on Amazon.

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Day 22 – Pandora’s Chaos Trilogy

Pandora's Chaos Trilogy cover

Day 22 of #scrypthalloween shows my PANDORA’S CHAOS TRILOGY. @dpipito did the cover, which shows a statue with mechanical parts, angel feathers and demon wings, and my version of Pandora’s Box in the center of its chest with an escaping vapor of a soul. The #book includes the #novels: SOULS 4 SUPPER, DEVIL’S DESSERT, and TECHNO FEAST as well as the spinoff short stories: GHOSTLY HAUNTINGS, DEMONIC ENTITIES, and VIRAL UPGRADES plus a teaser for the follow up novel.

It is available in print and digital at Lulu, Amazon and Barnes and Noble sites…

official description: Three novels from one of the most fascinating horror series are now together for the first time in one collection. In SOULS 4 SUPPER Gordon Lightcap, Moira Donatelli, & their team of specialists race to prevent the opening of Pandora’s Box. With the #ghosts of thousands #haunting their way into the afterlife, the team must make
sacrifices while attempting to not lose their own lives in the process. DEVIL’S DESSERT takes the team on a new mission to save humanity. They must seek out the truth in order to survive. Where will the human race stand when the ancient battle between #Heaven & #Hell comes to a front on earth itself? TECHNO FEAST takes the threat to a whole new level. A super computer has upgraded itself & taken control of every networked system on earth. Friends must unite with enemies to win back their own creations. The only team capable of destroying the Network Entity are separated and targeted for eradication. They must find a way to victory in this final battle.


Day 12 – Viral Upgrades

viral-upgrades-cover

Day 12 of #scrypthalloween looks at my short story VIRAL UPGRADES. This feels less like a spinoff and more like an expansion of my novel “Techno Feast.” When I wrote the source material I cut out a lot of scenes that I thought would be redundant to a larger book. Some of them were great scenes but I felt like they could tell a story on their own. This contains those parts and more to really give the reader a full immersion in that world of artificial intelligence take over….

official description: 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…

#book available in print at lulu.com and in digital/print on Amazon and Barnes and Noble sites as part of the Pandora’s Chaos trilogy.


Day 11 – Techno Feast

Cover art for "Techno Feast"

Day 11 of #scrypthalloween looks at my novel TECHNO FEAST. Although it’s science fiction, it isn’t that far fetched. The cover art by @dpipito resembles the AI satellite in the story. My approach for this wasn’t about machines taking over. It was about our technology suddenly not being available. Imagine a totally inconvenient world where we are forced to survive without luxury or assistance from computers…

official description: 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.

Available in print and digital at lulu.com and Amazon as well as part of the Pandora’s Chaos trilogy on Barnes and Noble #technology #computer #digital #artificialintelligence


short story – Viral Upgrades

viral-upgrades-coverI received a request a couple of months ago to do more with the Network Entity, which was the main antagonist in TECHNO FEAST.  At the time I was wrapping up a storyline that would appease such a request.  I felt that one final twist could be included in the story.  This is NOT that story, but should appease the request until the actual follow up is released in a few days.  (Spoiler to my #scrypthalloween posts?  Yes)

Here’s a few things that the Network Entity did during the novel, that weren’t elaborated upon.  They are now presented in standalone print form at Lulu.com or you can get them as part of the Pandora’s Chaos trilogy extras on Amazon.com

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…

Direct link to the print: http://www.lulu.com/shop/rick-pipito/viral-upgrades-a-techno-feast-accessory/paperback/product-22863155.html

It is also available as part of the Pandora’s Chaos Trilogy extras download on Amazon.

 


Day 16 – Techno Feast

Cover art for "Techno Feast" Technology is a great asset to society, but the advancements have made life a little scary at times.  For day 16 of #scrypthalloween I decided to repost about my novel 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.

TECHNO FEAST is available in print at lulu.com and in digital on Amazon.com

What’s your biggest fear about technology?  Make sure to use the above hashtag when responding or posting.

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Pandora’s Chaos trilogy trailer

On this past Friday the 13th I released a trailer for the Pandora’s Chaos trilogy.  It was a fitting date to do so, and here it is.

Pandora’s Chaos is a collection that includes the novels: SOULS 4 SUPPER, DEVIL’S DESSERT, & TECHNO FEAST.

Also included are the novelized versions of the spinoff stories: GHOSTLY HAUNTINGS, DEMONIC ENTITIES, & FINAL UPGRADE.

Bonus content includes 3 new short stories that exist in the same world & a look at what’s to come.

 


Techno Feast trailer

I’ve finally decided to set time aside and make some book trailers for the novels I’ve done.  I’d like to thank @homemadedelish for a job well done putting this together.  Here’s the trailer for TECHNO FEAST: 


12 Days of Christmas Giveaways

My little lady modeling my children's bookTo celebrate this time of Holiday giving, I’m doing a 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway.  Each day from the 14th through the 24th I will be selecting one winner to receive a free digital copy of one of my books.  On Christmas day, I will select one winner to receive a free autographed print copy of one of my books.

Its very simple to enter.  First, select the title that most interests you (If you are chosen as a winner, this is the book you will receive).  Once you select the title, you will use the hashtag mentioned next to it in your post.

Select from here:

#zombies  – FLESH AND LEFTOVERS

#vampires – BLOOD THE SECOND HELPING

#werewolves – BONES AT BREAKFAST

#ghosts – SOULS 4 SUPPER

#demons – DEVIL’S DESSERT

#technology – TECHNO FEAST

#arguments – NO, IT’S NOT. YES, IT IS: ARGUMENTS

#childrensbooks – A LITTLE GIRL IN: THE LAND OF THE HICCUPS

You can enter as many times as you wish, as the drawing is at random, so the more you tweet, fb, etc…. the more chances you have.  Then make your status update and tag me in it.  (Please also inbox me and let me know, so I can make sure you are included in the drawing.)

Here is a sample of what to say (let’s say I chose Souls 4 Supper as my book):

“#12daysofchristmas Book giveaway by @rickpipito #ghosts.”

Please share this info with as many people as you can, and don’t hesitate in entering.  If you have any questions feel free to ask.  You can keep entering from now through the 25th of December 2014, so good luck.

Wishing a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you all!


Day 21: Currently Published Plots and more

booksI figured since it is getting closer to Halloween, I should make a quick list of the current publications I have and a brief idea as to the summary of them.

 

The Novels:

 

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

 

Collections:

 

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.