New Baxter Colour Character Art From Jak Phoenix!


 

Here is the colourized version of the new Baxter character art! In the Jak Phoenix Adventures you’ll find Baxter keeping Jak’s head level and their ship functional. Keep watching for more new Jak Phoenix art…

Matt

 

Baxter Character Art from the Jak Phoenix Space Adventure Series

The first book in the Jak Phoenix adventures is available free at SMASHWORDSB&NiTUNES/iBooks, and KOBO.  It is also available in the AMAZON KINDLE store, where the price fluctuates.

Jak Phoenix 2: The Markazian Deception is available at a super low price on the AMAZON KINDLE STORESMASHWORDSKoboB&N, and iTUNES/iBooks.

 

New Baxter Character Art!


 

Here is a new character card showing off a black & white version of Jak Phoenix’s good buddy and co-pilot, Baxter Milligan. Pop in next week for the colourized version…

Matt

Baxter Character Art from the Jak Phoenix Space Adventure Series

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first book in the Jak Phoenix adventures is available free at SMASHWORDSB&NiTUNES/iBooks, and KOBO.  It is also available in the AMAZON KINDLE store, where the price fluctuates.

Jak Phoenix 2: The Markazian Deception is available at a super low price on the AMAZON KINDLE STORESMASHWORDSKoboB&N, and iTUNES/iBooks.

 

New Jak Phoenix Character Art


I’m happy to reveal the colourized version of the new Jak Phoenix character art! In case you’re stopping by for the first time, Jak is the main character in my space adventure series, Jak Phoenix.

Many consider him a space pirate, although he hates the term, preferring something along the lines of ‘unregistered independent space pilot.’ Through the odd shady dealing and space shenanigan he makes his way through the Azore’s Crown galaxy, occasionally upheaving the odd super-villain’s regime along the way.

Stay tuned next week for the new art featuring Baxter – Jak’s co-pilot, partner and friend.

Matt

Jak Phoenix Space Adventure 2016 Character Art

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first book in the Jak Phoenix adventures is available free at SMASHWORDSB&NiTUNES/iBooks, and KOBO.  It is also available in the AMAZON KINDLE store, where the price fluctuates.

Jak Phoenix 2: The Markazian Deception is available at a super low price on the AMAZON KINDLE STORESMASHWORDSKoboB&N, and iTUNES/iBooks.

 

Jak Phoenix Update


To say time has been tight doesn’t begin to explain how busy I’ve been, which is the reason for my lack of updates, and new Jak Phoenix material. But the Jak Phoenix adventures continue to be on my mind every day and are certainly not something I’m letting go.

I have Jak Phoenix 3 plotted out and about a third of it is written, so it is something I am plugging away at when time allows. I have recently been going through a creative upsurge so some good progress is being made.

I’ve also been developing some new artwork for the series. Below is the unveiling of some new Jak Phoenix character art, which also happens to be number 001 of the new Jak Phoenix Virtual Trading Card series. Collect ’em all, as they say … or just look at them all on your screen.

Thanks for hanging in there!

Matt

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Jak Phoenix – Chapter 1 Intro Excerpt


Since I’ve been quiet for a fairly long time, I thought I would start at the beginning and share this excerpt of my space adventure novel, Jak Phoenix. This is very beginning of the novel, with Jak and Baxter about to face danger on the planet Scoparia.

Sand. It’s amazing how many planets are covered in it. Gray sand, black sand, red sand, brown sand, white sand. The universe seemed to have arranged the odd coincidence to make most planets either too hot or too cold. The cold ones had snow—basically cold sand. It must have been a life-shattering disappointment to the ancient people who first mastered space travel. They lived their lives working on it, spent their money funding it and sometimes died trying it, only to find more of the same dirty rocks and sand they had just left behind.

Captain Jak Phoenix went over these random thoughts in his head as he lay burning in the sun, in the vast deserts of Scoparia, just behind the peak of a tightly packed sand dune. He peered over the edge and into the canyon below, eyeing his goal: a small space freighter that sat crashed, abandoned, and had apparently been left untouched for decades.

It was also a quirk of fate that Jak’s involvement in various ridiculous schemes would inevitably lead him to some moon, asteroid or planet that would surely be covered in some type of sand. Despite the dull appearance and apparent lack of appeal of these desolate sand-balls, action always seemed to involve them. Locations like this were essentially a child’s sandbox for adults. Somewhere to hide, (or lose), expensive and valuable objects or build fruitless sand castle colonies destined to fail due to the lack of resources and the inverse abundance of hunger and thirst. They were also a common place to hide yourself, (or get lost), if you weren’t already in the process of being killed and disposed of in an easily excavated hole.

“So where is this ship anyway?” asked Baxter.

“Quiet,” Jak shot back, snapping out of his mindful wanderings.

Baxter, Jak’s long-time shipmate, was just now coming up to the foot of the sand dune. He watched Baxter stumble through the sand like an infant who had just learned to walk.

Jak realized he should have come alone.

Turning his focus back to his target, Jak pulled out his worn and beaten pistol. It was an old fashioned Z8 model with a handle that curved right around into the barrel, ending with a slightly flared muzzle. It was a gem to Jak, but archaic to nearly every other gun-requiring space pirate. It would only hold enough charge for eight shots, making accuracy rather important.

Why in God’s name did he bring the Z8? He should have brought the Z16. Then Jak remembered his frugal thoughts about not wanting to lose the expensive sixteen shot rifle in the sand and made a mental note to possibly re-evaluate his priorities on future missions.

The first novel from the Jak Phoenix series, by Matt D. Williams, is available free at Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, Kobo,iBooks/iTunes and in the USA/Canada Kindle Store.

Jak Phoenix vs. the Scoparian Dragon in the sands of Scoparia - a Scene from the first Jak Phoenix novel.1

Kind Words From Author Robert Lee Beers


robert lee beersA little while ago, fellow author Robert Lee Beers contacted me with some kind words about my space fantasy novel, Jak Phoenix. I always enjoy hearing from other authors and as you know I’ve posted a lot of great info about other independent writers in the past.

Robert had this to say:

I am giving book 1 a five star review for a specific reason: this is a mind movie. Many of the best-selling authors do not offer the escapism this style of writing delivers. Harry Potter, yes, Lord of the Rings, no. I am not comparing Mister Williams to either Rowling or Tolkein, not at all, but I am comparing the prose. Jak Phoenix comers across to me as a sort of Indiana Jones of the galaxy, and the madcap ride of his adventures certainly delivers an enjoyable read. Is it Dickens? Is it Dumas? Of course not. This is reading for an escape, and in today’s world we need this.

Robert Lee Beers is the author of the Tony Mandolin series, which you can read about on his website.

The first novel from the Jak Phoenix series is available free at Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, Kobo, iBooks/iTunes and in the USA/Canada Kindle Store.

MW

Jak Phoenix is FREE in the Amazon Kindle Store!


Now you too can kick back with a cold drink and a free space adventure for your Kindle! Jak Phoenix is now free in the US and Canadian Amazon Kindle stores.

Here’s a bit about JP:

Jak Phoenix is a pilot who would rather kick back with a cold drink than stick his neck out to save the galaxy. But, as we all know, life often gets in the way of these ‘big dreams.’

Jak and his longtime friend Baxter once again find themselves on the verge of bankruptcy. A last minute salvage mission delivers more than they bargained for when Jak’s old enemy shows up and steals their haul out from under them. When it is revealed the cargo is more important than any of them realized, Jak decides, against his better judgment, that a retrieval is necessary. His pursuit leads him right past his enemy and into the hands of the most feared pirate in the galaxy.

In the spirit of space operas of old, comes an action packed novel following the exploits of the best low quality pirate in the galaxy – Jak Phoenix.

Find Jak Phoenix in the Kindle Store

US – http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006R9QS22

Canada – http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B006R9QS22?*Version*=1&*entries*=0