Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Holiday 2012 Contest Winner Revealed!

The Overlords contest concluded at midnight on Sunday and our winner is Erin from Framingham, MA!  Erin has won a free autographed copy of The Overlords: Legend of the Treasure, including an eBook version for her personal mobile device.  We would also like to thank everyone for taking the time to enter our contest and be sure to watch for more such events throughout the course of 2013.

There's still time to purchase an Overlords paperback book and/or eBook for that special someone in time for the holidays.  Visit our homepage, scroll down to the Bundles Options section, and order today!

Just because the contest is over doesn't mean that you can't subscribe to our newsletter!  Simply visit our homepage to subscribe.  And don't forget to keep in touch with everything Overlords related by joining our social networks on Facebook, Twitter, and Linked In!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Enter Overlord Enterprises' Holiday Contest

This holiday season Overlord Enterprises is offering the chance to win free prizes!  This includes Skype time with our author for you or your school/library (great for budding author consultations!).  Also, most intriguingly, you will get to name your own character in the upcoming Overlords fantasy adventure book four!  Of course there is more; such as a free autographed copy of The Overlords: Legend of the Treasure, as well as an eBook version of the book. 

Entering the contest is so simple:

1.  Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, connect with us on LinkedIn, add us to your Google+ circles, track our blog posts and subscribe to our newsletter (above).  Each action gets you one entry into the contest.

2. Already doing all of the above?  No problem, you can gain even more entries by forwarding the newsletter onto others and promoting us to your social circles.  The person who does this the most wins a special prize!  Just let us know your total - its the honor system, people!  Email Mike with your tally and he will take it from there.

3.  All entries must be received before midnight, December 16, 2012.  The winner(s) will be announced the following day via our social networks, blog and an email to that lucky person.

Best of luck to you in the contest!
~ Team Overlords

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Conquer the Holidays with The Overlords!

You can now save up to 30% when purchasing any Overlords books in a bundle.  We've crafted these bundles to maximize your buying power.  You can combine eBooks with print or use the discount to get more then one of the books in the series.  We even have high volume discounts for those special inquiries! The books are great for all ages and you and/or your child will become enthralled as The Overlords adventure saga unfolds like a holiday treat!  For bundle options click here to make a selection and place your order; for individual books/eBooks click here.  If your bundle option is not displayed in the list, email Mike with your specific order and he will give you instructions on how to complete your transaction.  Also, if you wish to have your paperback signed or personalized to that special someone, again email Mike for more instructions.

Don't let this great opportunity pass you by!  Place your order today to ensure delivery before Christmas!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Meet Overlord Enterprises' New Lead Artist!

We're always looking for great, innovative people to work with and we found that in Paul Abrams!  We loved Paul's art the moment we saw it.  Paul brings a wealth of experience to Overlord Enterprises, having created works for comic books, games, fine art galleries and private commissions.  His artwork has appeared in Marvel Comics, DC Comics, TSR, Heavy Metal, Lightning Entertainment and numerous other publications.   Here's what Paul has to say about joining Overlord Enterprises:

"I've always enjoyed creating fantasy art (as well as looking at it), so when Mike and Jon asked me to be a part of their project I was eager about the opportunity!  The Overlords is an exciting, well developed epic adventure series and provides lots of characters to be brought to life visually.  I look forward to it!"

Here are some links to see samples of Paul's work:

For Paul's Comic Book Art, click here.

For Paul's Portfolio, click here.

For Paul's Concept Art, click here.
To say we're excited to work with Paul is an understatement!  One of his first tasks with us will be to create The Overlords character set and bring them all to life, as well as to provide insight in Overlord Enterprises' ongoing projects.  We'll definitely keep you posted when we're ready to release Paul's creations to the world.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

The Overlords Turn 20!

It's hard to believe that this July marks the 20th anniversary of The Overlords.  At that time twenty years ago, I had given myself a week off between jobs and took advantage of that time to begin the novel that would define my writing life.  I remember staring at the computer screen, scrutinizing every word I wrote, trying to make everything perfect.  I learned a lot that day, mostly that I'm not perfect!

Over the years Harrison Cross and his adventurer friends leaped from my mind and into print, finally becoming "real."  My first novel, Legend of the Treasure, took fourteen years before making it to print.  However, that time was not wasted, in fact I learned so much in regards to writing, character development, the passive voice (ugh!), and editing, editing, editing!  I also met some great people who helped me along this journey, and without them, I would not have anything to my name.

The next six years resulted in two more books in The Overlords series, but also a website, a cool newsletter, blog, awesome artwork, and social networking as well as workshops and presentations on writing and self-promotion, mentoring, a self-publishing company and much, much more!  I always believe in giving back what I have learned, and I intend to continue to do just that.  I'm sure the future will bring new technologies to work with and more ways to get my work "out there!"

Finally, I want to thank all my fans for without you The Overlords would be nothing more than a few books between my son and I.  Instead, I have a modest following and I promise to deliver the highest quality work for them.  I'm busy working on the final chapter of my series and after that we'll see what the future will hold.  Thanks for reading ... and stay tuned!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Book Launch Party for The Overlords: Journey to Salvation

Join author Mike Squatrito to celebrate the launch of his third fantasy novel;  The Overlords: Journey to Salvation.  The festivities commence Saturday, February 18th, from 2:30 - 4:30 at the Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, Middletown, RI.  There will be a short talk by Mike, Q & A, Overlords memorabilia, information on how to get free eBooks for our "12 in 12" campaignand the unveiling of hero Harrison Cross!  Mike will have copies of all his novels, which he can even sign for you!  This event is free and open to the public.  Food and drink will be provided.  

Come and join the fun!

 ~ Saturday, February 18th, 2:30 - 4:30, at the Middletwon Public Library ~  


Thursday, January 26, 2012

12 in 12: 12,012 Free Young Adult Fantasy Adventures in 2012

12 in 12 gives schools, students and libraries free Overlords eBooks

Tiverton, Rhode Island, United States (PR Buzz) January 24, 2012: 12 in 12, a new campaign from The Overlords fantasy adventure book series, will immediately start giving away 12,012 free eBooks to schools, libraries and students throughout the 12 months of 2012. The goal of 12 in 12 is to provide students between the ages of 10 and 16 with free fiction reading material that will hold their interest and expand their minds.

The Overlords, written by Michael Squatrito, is a fantasy adventure tale set in the times of warriors and magic. Seven men and a special dog embark on a journey to find the coveted Treasure of the Land, the bounty left behind by the ancient Four Kings. Schools, libraries and students can obtain the free eBook (the first in the four book series) by accessing the 12 in 12 web page or emailing support@the-ovelords.com. Our company will track the eBook download numbers and post updates on our social pages and blog. In conjunction with the campaign, special contests will be announced and held throughout the year – most having to do with enhancing reading and creative writing for children. Additionally, The Overlords are currently researching aligning with like-minded charitable organization(s) that will directly benefit from both the short and long term success of 12 in 12.

Author Mike Squatrito had this to say about 12 in 12: "Reading and writing go hand in hand. By offering free eBooks, we hope to strengthen the children's reading skills and, in the process, spark the creative juices that will lead to them writing their own stories and creating fantastic novels!"

Overlord Enterprises is the umbrella for The Overlords and Self Publishing Insight. The Overlords, is a four book fantasy adventure series with books 1, 2 & 3 in publication. Self Publishing Insight offers school and library presentations, writing workshops, one-on-one author consulting, editing, illustration, eBooks, publishing services and more. Our company is currently staffed in southern California, Oregon, Rhode Island and (soon) The Philippines.

Phone: 401-862-9810 (Michael Squatrito, Author and Founder)

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Cover Redesign for The Overlords: Legend of the Treasure

Now that we have our new artist, Patrick Thompson, on board at Overlord Enterprises, one of his first tasks was to redesign the cover to The Overlords: Legend of the Treasure.  After receiving some input from Mike, Patrick went to work to create this masterpiece!

So Overlords fans, what do you think?  We used this new cover design for our eBook version of Legend of the Treasure, which is for sale on The Overlords website for only $0.99!  Also, The Talisman of Unification and Journey to Salvation are available on our site in eBook format as well.