I’m happy to announce the release of my new book, The Undead Realm, Book 2 of The Rhapp’s Barren Triptych. For a very limited time, the Kindle version of the new book is $0.99 on Amazon. Not only that, Book 1, The Heart Thief, will be $0.99 for a whole week. Two books for less than $2. That’s a pretty good deal. To celebrate this announcement, I thought I’d write a post about who I’d cast if The Rhapp’s Barren Triptych was turned into a movie today. Of course, that’s never going to happen, but it’s fun to dream. Continue reading The Undead Realm Release/Rhapp’s Barren Dream Cast
The time has come. With the approaching release of Book 2 of The Rhapp’s Barren Triptych (somewhere around the end of the month), I wanted to reveal the book’s cover. Check it out after the jump. Continue reading Cover Reveal For The Undead Realm
I know I haven’t posted here in over a month, and that’s because I’m feverishly working on revising my next book so I can get it into my beta readers’ hands very, very soon. But I decided to take a break from that to bust out a quick post about writing. A post about writing! How about that? I was thinking today about popular conventions in teen fiction and how my YA urban fantasy series, The Rhapp’s Barren Triptych, pretty much breaks many of those conventions. What can I say, I’m a rule breaker. Continue reading Transcending Writing Conventions
For a limited time, my short story collection, The Lurkers & Other Strange Tales, will be free on Amazon. You really can’t beat that price. Lurkers is a genre-spanning anthology featuring Lovecraftian horror and science fiction. There’s even a story that ties in with The Heart Thief, so if you’ve read that book, you definitely won’t want to miss the short. Check out the product description below:
Penny and her husband, Richard, pull up stakes and move to a small island off the coast of Maine in the hopes of laying claim to an inheritance amounting to millions of dollars. But the island is home to a great many dark secrets, and as the truth of a shadowy past comes to light, the young couple uncovers a plot that threatens to either tear them apart or enslave their very souls.
Inspired by the works of Lovecraft, The Lurkers, a novella, is the first of five original works of genre-spanning weird fiction. The remaining four shorts deal with the travails of an orphan trying to survive in a cyberpunk dystopia, a comedian who must keep the party going at all costs or suffer dire consequences, a brilliant scientist who finds a way to cheat death by transferring his consciousness into a robotic avatar, and a serial killer who discovers that having an inner-demon isn’t always just a figure of speech.
Like I said, The Lurkers will only be available for free for a limited time, so grab it while you can. And if you enjoy it, please consider checking out The Heart Thief if you haven’t already done so. And feel free to leave a review on Amazon if the spirit moves you. Thanks for your support.
I’m starting a new feature on this blog—a series of interviews with other indie authors like myself. I’m calling it Wordslingers, and for the first installment, I’m featuring fellow horror/urban fantasy/lovecraftian fiction author, K.M. Alexander, author of The Stars Were Right and its sequel, Old Broken Road. Continue reading Wordslingers: An Interview With K.M. Alexander
I’m going to take the lead of a favorite indie author of mine, K.M. Alexander, and do a post about the books I read in 2014 (oh, I also stole the idea for this post’s header graphic—I’m a shameless thief). For the last couple years, I’ve participated in the Goodreads Reading Challenge, where you can set a reading goal for the year and track it as you go. In 2013 I read 30 books. Not too shabby. But I considered the main reason I was able to read so many (mind you, I read slooowly) in 2013 was because I was laid up for a good chunk of the year. So, for 2014, my goal was 26 books. And with only hours to spare in 2014, I made it just under the wire. Continue reading The Books of 2014
I don’t care who you are, if you’re unaware of Suzanne Collins’ young adult series, The Hunger Games, and its impact on popular culture, you might want to move out of that one-room shack in the woods. Even my 75 year-old father has read (and enjoyed) the series. I’m a huge fan myself and even go so far as to wear a mockingjay pin on my coat. Which is why, this weekend, I couldn’t wait to go see the third installment of the movie series: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part I.
I am pleased to announce that The Heart Thief is now available for purchase. Currently, it is available on Amazon.com as an ebook and a paperback. However, as of yet, Amazon has not linked the two different versions. I’m assured it will happen eventually. You can find the Kindle version here.
Sometime soon, The Heart Thief will also be available on Barnes & Noble and Apple. It is already available on Kobo and Smashwords, for those who shop those sites. I will also eventually make it possible to order autographed print copies through this site, if I ever figure out how to do that.
But in the meantime, check it out. Read it. Join my mailing list. And if you care to, go ahead and leave a review.
As I was writing The Heart Thief, there was a constant, nagging worry in the back of my mind. Is the violence in it too much, too graphic for the YA audience? Despite my concerns, I forged ahead because that was the story that formed itself in my head and needed to be told; it was what it was. My beta readers didn’t seem to mind, nor did they mention anything about it being too bloody for teens. Yet, I continuously fretted over the notion that young adults wouldn’t be able to handle it. YA authors never get that graphic, right? Of course, right!
And then I read Anna Dressed in Blood.