We're two weeks into BLACK STAR RENEGADES being out in the world, and it's been a wild ride. I've been traveling, I've signing at any book store that has copies, I've been interviewing with anyone who'll talk with me--in short, I'm doing everything I can, and then some, to promote this book. To let people know how much fun it is, and how they should read and, hopefully, fall in love with it.
And a good many people have, which is awesome. Here's a look at what some critics have had to say about my debut novel:
"A beach read for nerds — like READY PLAYER ONE or Andy Weir’s THE MARTIAN and ARTEMIS. It’s a lighthearted, nostalgic novel that focuses on vibrant characters and adventure, built out of recognizable parts from the likes of Star Wars, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Arthurian legend. As such, it’s a genuinely entertaining adventure that understands what people love about grand struggles between good and evil. Black Star Renegades is geek comfort food for when you want to sit back and just enjoy the ride. -The Verge
"The next big thing." -Nerdist
"Moreci’s debut novel is a delightful mash-up of genre tropes...his joy is infectious." -Booklist
"Impossible not to love" -Kirkus
"Moreci’s enthusiasm is infectious, making BLACK STAR RENEGADES a romp that nods to the classics but doesn’t forget to be its own wonderful thing." -Barnes and Noble Sci-Fi & Fantasy blog
"It's funny, fast-paced and full of satisfyingly sudden conflict...the action — as rapid as the snappy dialogue — will keep most readers pinned to the page." -RT Book Reviews
"This story has it all: rollicking space battles, secret missions, a power-hungry dictator, an order of warrior priests, and orphans and street-rats dealing with the impact of destiny upon them. Part Star Wars, part Indiana Jones adventure, with even a smidge of Firefly essence thrown in, you’re going to recognize a good number of the influences author Moreci taps into for his freshman work. But all of that is just evidence of the deep love and respect he has for his sci-fi roots. The stories we’ve grown up with these last few decades have shaped us, and this first book in the ongoing series is sure to be a hit for those hungry for another great adventure. -Fanbase Press
"One of the best genre books that I have read in many years." -Partisan Cantina
And that's just a few. So, if you like my work, if you like sci-fi, Star Wars, stuff like that--go out and get yourself a copy of BLACK STAR RENEGADES. It's at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, your local bookstore, you can get it on Kindle, Audible--whatever you prefer.
And check this out--I've been on TV promoting the book. Twice!
Once on the WGN morning show:
Then again on Fox News:
So, there we have it. I'm hard, hard at work with all things BLACK STAR RENEGADES--though, psst...I'm also working on my next series of novels. More on that soon enough...