Monday, September 26, 2016

SALE! 9 Novels, 99¢ Apiece!

For one week (Monday, September 26 through Sunday, October 2) nine of my novels will be just 99¢ each! This sale includes the five published books of The Sullivan Saga, all three books of The Strange Lands Saga and the stand-alone werewolf novel Provocation. Some of these novels have never before been put on sale, so don't miss out! This sale is valid at and Amazon UK Kindle stores only. Click on the links below to get your copies.

Amazon US Store - All books 99¢ each

The Sullivan Saga
Sullivan's War (Book 1) -
Sullivan's Wrath (Book 2) -
Sullivan's Watch (Book 3) -
Sullivan's Blood (Book 4) -
Sullivan's Reign (Book 5) -

The Strange Lands Saga
The City Beyond the Sands (Book I) -
Riders of the Red Land (Book II) -
The Sea Dragons (Book III) -


Amazon UK Store - All books 99 pence each

The Sullivan Saga
Sullivan's War (Book 1) -
Sullivan's Wrath (Book 2) -
Sullivan's Watch (Book 3) -
Sullivan's Blood (Book 4) -
Sullivan's Reign (Book 5) -

The Strange Lands Saga
The City Beyond the Sands (Book I) -
Riders of the Red Land (Book II) -
The Sea Dragons (Book III) -

Provocation -

Friday, August 5, 2016

NEW RELEASE: Sullivan's Reign Book 5 of The Sullivan Saga!

Sullivan's Reign, the 5th book of The Sullivan Saga, is here!

Get your Kindle copy at the links below.

Richard Sullivan has been pulled into a war he doesn’t want to fight. Gareth Finch, the founder of a sinister cult, is not yet finished with his work. To stop him, Sullivan must travel to the violent, corrupt planet of Tritica, where Finch has established himself as a criminal kingpin. As each side battles for supremacy, it will take a final, deadly confrontation between Sullivan and Finch to decide the planet’s fate.

Sullivan's Reign is the fifth novel of The Sullivan Saga. The adventure will conclude this fall in Sullivan's Fire.

Friday, April 8, 2016

New Release: Sullivan's Blood, Book 4 of The Sullivan Saga!

Hello, all! I am very pleased to announce that after more than two years, Rick Sullivan is back! Sullivan's Blood is the first of three new Sullivan Saga novels I'll be writing this year. You can subscribe to my mailing list to make sure you don't miss any new release announcements. Click here to subscribe.

Sullivan's Blood is available for purchase from Amazon, and Kindle Unlimited members can read it for free! Check it out at the links below!

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Kindle Unlimited Subscribers: Read The Sullivan Saga for Free!

Hello, all! Due to issues outside of my control, the first book of The Sullivan Saga, Sullivan's War, is no longer available for free to all readers. I am pleased to announce, however, that the entire Sullivan Saga is now free to read for Kindle Unlimited subscribers!

By entering into this program, I have unfortunately had to remove my books from other retailers, but I believe this is the right decision at this moment. So, any old links you may find to non-Amazon stores will not be valid. However, if you are a Kindle Unlimited subscriber and have not yet read The Sullivan Saga, I would like to invite you to give it a try. This is a particularly good time to start the series, as I am writing three new Sullivan Saga books this year. Details about the first of the new books will be coming very soon! It has already been written, and I am about to begin revisions.

Click here for descriptions and links to all the books in The Sullivan Saga, or click here to download the first book from Amazon's Kindle store.

Michael K. Rose

Sunday, December 13, 2015

New Release: Provocation

Hello, all! I have released a new novel called Provocation. It is a paranormal werewolf novel, so a bit of a departure from my usual science fiction/adventure fare, but I've been working on it for quite a while now and am very pleased with how it's turned out. You can get it at a special price of 99¢ through Thursday, December 17 at the links below. And keep reading for a bit about the development of the novel!

Provocation - 99¢ Through Dec. 17:

Some men should never be provoked….

Following a vicious attack by a legendary creature, Graham Morgan’s life is forever changed. After a year of struggling with his transformations during the full moon, he is determined to get his affliction under control so he can safely marry the woman he loves. But not everyone knows Graham’s secret, and one friend’s attempt to sabotage his relationship might instead unleash the monster within.


Even though I'm mainly a science fiction writer, I've always enjoyed reading stories about the paranormal. As a kid I devoured those books of ghost stories and the hardcover books purporting to tell of strange and unusual happenings. Ghosts, Bigfoot, aliens, demons... I loved all that stuff.

Oddly, I never had any experience with the classic Universal horror films until an adult. I always knew about them, but somehow had never seen them. But since discovering them, I have come to love them as well, and my favorite Universal monster is Larry Talbot, the Wolf Man. I suppose what drew me to the character was the fact that he was a generally decent guy who was compelled, through his curse, to do things he did not want to do. Throughout all his appearances in the Universal films, he retains his humanity and seeks only to put an end to his condition, one way or the other.

This character influenced the development of Provocation, but in an unexpected way. I began to wonder what would happen if I started with someone who was a horrible person. How would he react to becoming a werewolf? This horrible person became Graham Morgan, the main character of the book. Throughout the novel I toy with the idea of the external beast replacing the internal beast. It considers the possibility that being bitten might in fact have been the best thing to happen to Graham, all other complications notwithstanding. Becoming a monster might actually make him a better man.

This has yielded a dialogue-heavy, character-driven book, and I think that by the time you reach the ending, the time spent getting to know these characters and watching them develop will make it worthwhile. If you've read my previous work, you know I am generally a relatively tight writer, and I don't like padding a story for the sake of word count. In Provocation, even though there is less action than in my other books, I think that following the initial events during which Graham is bitten, the novel builds in tension and suspense up until the climax. That was my intent, at any rate. I hope I was able to accomplish that to your satisfaction.

I am proud of this novel, and I struggled with it for almost two years, but I feel the effort has been worthwhile. I hope you enjoy it! As always, reviews are greatly appreciated. And special thanks must go to Alexia Purdy, who read through two drafts for me, offering invaluable advice, and also designed the striking cover!