Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Mark Your Calendars!

Attention Marek Storm & thriller/suspense fans! Be sure to tune into the December 23rd episode of the ThrillerCast podcast (www.thrillerpodcast.com). Trust me, you DON'T want to miss it!!!

Also, a big thank you to everyone that participated in the special promotions for The Arbiter Project and Ion over the past couple of weeks. Please remember to leave a review in the Kindle store when you are done reading! Marek spent a combined three years of very hard work on the two books and gave away over $30,000 in free books, so please be considerate and leave a review. Thank you!

There will be another special promotion after the first of the year that you ALL are going to want in on! A little birdie told me that a lucky fan will win a KINDLE FIRE! Details will be announced in January, so be sure to keep watching the blog or marekstorm.com!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Thank You!

Faithful readers and fans,

This has been a week wrought with indecision and doubt. You might even call it a fork in the road of self-actualization. All writers go through periods of doubt and uncertainty when first published. Such it has been with me this week. Being a successful writer has been my dream for over a quarter of a century. I arrived at a point recently that I actually considered giving up on my dream and never writing another word. I wallowed in self-doubt and I thought to myself -- maybe I'm just not that good. Sure, the economy has been horrible, so readers are being even more discriminating in their selection of new reading material. It's harder than ever to break into the market. Not a lot of people out there are willing to give a new author a chance.

Before I hung up the virtual quill and threw in the towel, I knew that I owed it to myself to at least try to talk to one of my successful author friends. So I crafted a letter and asked my good friend if there was ever a time early in his career that he had considered just giving up. Even though my friend has a very busy schedule, he took the time to respond to me. He encouraged me to not give up and to keep plugging away at it. I doubt he knows or realizes just how much his words meant to me and how very much I needed to hear them. I took his advice. I made the decision to stick with my dreams. I redesigned the cover for Ion and republished it. Almost immediately, I started seeing sales where there were none before.

Then today, not expecting anything out of the ordinary, I checked my sales reports for my Kindle books. As of 7:30 pm EST this evening, The Arbiter Project was #35 in the Kindle Thrillers/Suspense category and #583 on the bestsellers list! In the U.K., it is #15 in the Kindle Thrillers/Suspense category and #186 overall in the bestseller rankings! To think just a few days ago I almost walked away.

I cannot begin to tell you how very touched and humbled I am to see the success of The Arbiter Project! It is all thanks to you, my loyal and faithful fans spreading the word about my works. I honestly believe it is also due to the encouragement of my good friend, Jeremy Robinson. While you continue to tell all of your family, friends, and whoever will listen about my books, please let them know to check out Jeremy's works as well. Without his words, you might not have seen another novel from me. I owe him a lot. He is a great friend and a really good writer. He also writes as Jeremy Bishop and has published two novels so far under that pen name.

As a way to say thank you to all of you for restoring my faith and filling me with the Holiday Spirit for the first time in many, many years, I wanted to do something special for all of you.

From today, December 11 through December 15 in the Kindle store, you will be able to download The Arbiter Project for FREE! That wasn't enough, though. I wanted to do more, so immediately after that from December 16 - December 20, you will be able to download the first novel in my Arbiters of Justice series, Ion, for FREE as well.

Again, thanks to all of you and Merry Christmas!!!

~ Marek Storm

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

ION is now available!

On Sale Now!


ION, the first thriller in the Arbiters of Justice series has been released a day early and is available through the Kindle Store and Smashwords! Be sure to show your support for Marek's work by downloading your copy today!

Short Description:

He cannot remember his name. He has no memories. He only knows that he is Ion, an Arbiter bestowed with special powers. Programmed to serve as judge, jury, and executioner, his purpose is to deliver justice to those who have slipped through the cracks of a justice system plagued by greed and corruption. His verdicts are fair and unbiased until his past starts to push through the walls of his mind.

Extended Description:

He cannot remember his name. All of his memories have been erased by The Agency. He only knows that his designation is Ion, an Arbiter bestowed with special powers. Able to interface with a suspect’s brain, Ion is able to not only see into their past, but also know what the person thought and felt at the time an event occurred. He is programmed to serve as judge, jury, and executioner. His sole purpose is to deliver justice or redemption to those who have slipped through the cracks of a justice system plagued by greed and corruption.

When Ion is reprogrammed to expand his capabilities, a young Sentinel seizes the opportunity to build an army of Arbiters to carry out her personal vendettas. Little does she know that fate and coincidence are about to collide, putting humanity in the middle of the coming storm and forcing Ion’s past to start pushing through the walls of his mind.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

ION will be released on November 30!




ION, the first novel in the Arbiters of Justice series, will be released and available for sale on Wednesday, November 30th. Initially for sale on Smashwords, ION will also be available through Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, the Apple Store, the Sony Store, and Diesel e-books within two weeks.

Be sure to pick up your copy of ION as soon as possible!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Great News!

Marek is happy to announce that the initial draft of Ion, the first novel in the Arbiters of Justice series, has been completed! Now the novel will be sent off for editing. After that, there will be an undetermined cycle of edits and rewrites. Also, while the book is away for editing, work will begin on the cover design. If everything goes well, Marek anticipates that Ion will meet it's estimated release date of November 30. Watch the blog or www.marekstorm.com for further details!

Marek has also began work on the second novel in the Arbiters of Justice series. At this time, no release date is set, but he has promised to pass along that information as soon as it is available!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

The Arbiter Project Official Website is Up!

The Arbiter Project's new home, www.thearbiterproject.com, is now online and open! Be sure to visit to learn more about the series, The Agency, the characters and most importantly, where to get your copies of the thrilling trilogy.

With the opening of the new website, the name of this blog has been changed from "The Arbiter Project" to "Writing the Storm Out". It will serve in a more general sense for Marek Storm to deliver news, events, short stories, and any other relevant information to you, the fans. Be sure to keep the blog marked and check back occasionally for updates. There is also a progress meter for the next novel (currently ION, which is due out in November).

Lastly, Marek would like to thank you, the fans, personally for making The Arbiter Project an overwhelming success! Now that the trilogy has been completed and the website is up, Marek's focus will turn to finishing ION so that you won't have to wait too long for its release!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

The Arbiter Project, Special Edition Available Now!

The Arbiter Project Special Edition, featuring the complete trilogy (REASON, RENEWAL, and REDEMPTION) plus a limited edition cover and advanced excerpt from the upcoming novel ION, is available for $2.99 from the following stores:

Amazon Kindle Store: http://amzn.to/qfB3KG

Smashwords (any e-book format): http://bit.ly/rja0DN

The new website project, www.thearbiterproject.com, is well underway and should be up in the next few days. In the meantime, the URL will redirect back to this blog. Stay tuned for further updates!

ION, the first novel in the Arbiters of Justice series, is currently in development and is approximately 80% completed. The target date for release is November 30. Keep coming back to this blog for progress updates!