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Posted by Marc Johnson on Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Starcrossed Christina is on the verge of an incredible scientific breakthrough—one that will affect all of mankind. She’s sacrificed everything for her work, including her relationship with the only man she’s ever truly loved. Booker’s life is empty without Christina. She keeps saying it’s over, but he can’t help reaching out to her one more […]

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What Once Was One (The Passage of Hellsfire, Book 2)

Posted by Marc Johnson on Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

What Once Was One (The Passage of Hellsfire, Book 2) In the land of Northern Shala, the dark wizard Premier raised an army of foul creatures from the Wastelands and led them against the ancient guardian city of Alexandria. Hellsfire, a young farmhand turned apprentice wizard, defeated Premier and saved Alexandria, but not before the […]

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Catalyst (The Passage of Hellsfire, Book 1)

Posted by Marc Johnson on Sunday, July 10th, 2011

Catalyst (The Passage of Hellsfire, Book 1) For centuries, the kingdom of Alexandria has protected Northern Shala from the monstrous creatures lurking in the Wastelands. Now, a dark force threatens that fragile peace. Far from home, Alexandria’s princess is abducted. When a young villager named Hellsfire stumbles upon her and her captors, he rushes in […]

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Top 8 Things I’ve Learned from Last Generation’s Video Games


Sunday, March 30th, 2014 - Random

I love the video games! I’ve grown up with them for most of my life. This past generation was the longest one in video game history. Video games have woven their way into my writing and I’ve learned a lot from them. 8. OPEN WORLD GAMING Open world gaming has exploded this past generation. When […]

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Writing From a Different Place


Friday, February 21st, 2014 - Writing

Having just rewritten the first half of my third book, Reawakening, I’m going over my editor’s notes again before I move on to the second half. As wonderful as she is, she tends to repeat things a lot, probably to hammer in the lessons I need to learn and skills I need to acquire. While […]

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Emotionally Distancing Yourself


Tuesday, January 21st, 2014 - Random

Humans are very emotional creatures. We tend to do things based on our emotions. While some think it’s great, I’ve always found it to be a flaw more often than not. One of the most common emotional flaws is that people tend to judge things based on how they feel at the moment. My friends […]

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Top 5 Fall 2013 TV Shows


Monday, December 23rd, 2013 - Random

With all of television going on their mid-season “finale,” I thought it’d be fun to talk about them. Now, as always, there were many new shows debating this past fall. Let’s talk about those that made my cream of the crop and that won’t (hopefully) get cancelled. 5. Almost Human This sci-fi show is pretty […]

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Writing in a Dead Genre


Sunday, December 8th, 2013 - Publishing, Writing

It occurred to me the other day that I write in a dead genre. High fantasy just isn’t as popular as it once was. Now I’m not saying fantasy doesn’t sell. It does. But it’s not the type of fantasy I grew up with. What sells is urban fantasy, paranormal fantasy, or gritty fantasy. All […]

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Top 5 Friends Episodes


Sunday, October 27th, 2013 - Random

I love Friends! It’s one of my favorite shows. Despite how much I watch it, it’s not my favorite show or even my favorite sitcom. But it is the number one show I go to when I want to unwind after a hard, long day at work. It’s such a great show and even after […]

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In Media Res


Wednesday, October 9th, 2013 - Writing

If there’s one thing I hate about today’s movies in shows it’s that they try to start “in media res.” What that translates to is, “in the midst” of things. It’s a way for writers to begin things in the middle rather than start from the beginning. Recently, it’s just become lazy story telling. Movies […]

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What Once Was One is Now Available in Print!


Friday, September 20th, 2013 - Publishing

What Once Was One (The Passage of Hellsfire, Book 2) is now available as a print book. It’s on Amazon with more to eventually follow. Marc Johnson

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Kindle Matchbook


Friday, September 20th, 2013 - Publishing

If you haven’t heard, Amazon recently announced their Kindle Matchbook program. If you don’t know what it is, it’s basically a way for people to get digital versions of the physical books they bought for $2.99 or less. And this can go back to books you bought years ago. While I didn’t feel the need […]

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Best Star Trek Crew


Wednesday, August 28th, 2013 - Random

Recently, there was the annual Star Trek convention in Vegas. One of these days I have to go. The fans decided on the Best Star Trek Crew. While I wholeheartedly disagree with that list, it got me wondering, what ‘Best of’ crew would I put together? CAPTAIN I may be bias because Picard was not […]

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