Publishing Eternity

Well, the time has come to set out with publishing Eternity. I began the arduous task of formatting this evening. I’m not sure exactly when the release date will be, but I’m hoping for later this year.

This is the first of two books, set in the future during not-so-great times. It has a hint of science fiction and time travel, but it’s mostly a thrill-ride that will keep you hooked until the very end.

More details will come a little later. I just wanted to give the world an update.

Stay classy out there!!

Looking to the Future

It has been close to 2 years now that I have made the decision to self publish my first book, The Human Race. Since then, I have published the rest of my zombie/vampire trilogy along with Crazy For Love, a stand alone novel. I do enjoy the self publishing game and it has taught me a lot about the industry. I plan on having another one out either later this year or first thing next year after I put some much needed work into my idea.

Outside of that note, I have given myself a new plan for this year. I’ve been working on a project that I am very excited about. Every time I sit down to write it, I get so into the story that the rest of the world just melts away and time flies just as fast as my fingers hit the keyboard. This one is a young adult fiction novel that I intend on turning into a series of either 2 or 3 books. Unfortunately, I don’t yet have a title but I’m positive it will come to me soon.

With this new project of mine, my intentions are to query literary agents again as soon as it is finished. It has been a long time and I feel that I have grown a lot since the last time I sent a letter to an agent. I already have a few people lined up to critique my letter when the time comes. I have no plans on getting my hopes up as this is a dog-eat-dog business and one that is very hard to get into. But, try I must do and never let the rejection letters get me down.

I have had a decent year so far, with my job and home life. I feel like this year could keep going in a good direction and something great just might be waiting around the corner for me. All I have to do is keep chasing my dreams of becoming a traditionally published author.

Release of The Main Event: Book 3 of The Human Race

The day has finally come! The third and final book in The Human Race trilogy is out for purchase on Kindle as well as in print.

Bridget’s world is completely shattered. With Ryder gone, she no longer has anything to live for. Trevor has the cure now and with it he plans to rule the world. There is nothing she can do to stop him and the sadness is forcing her to be weak.

Depression is looming inside of her, taking over the very part of her that wants to survive. She finds herself wanting death as her mind goes over every painful memory of the great life she once had. The pain from those memories becomes too much and she wills herself to forget it all.

By forgetting her life, she lets loose the monster that dwells in her unbeating heart. It knows nothing of her past and only plans for the future it needs to survive through.



The Fighting Chance

The day is finally here! The sequal to The Human Race is now avaiable to download on the kindle as well as purchase in paperback. I’m super excited, as I get with every project I work on and put out there for the world to judge. I can’t wait to hear what people think of this one. My mom, who is the only one who has read it so far, LOVED it. She had to call me just about every day to let me know what she thought about a certain incident and to tell me the parts she got upset over. I know this praise is only coming from my mother, but it still feels wonderful just knowing that another person on the planet appreciates what I’m trying to do for a living.

Anyways, here is the link for amazon to purchase a copy: (it just the link for kindle because it takes a day or two for the hard copy and kindle to link up. Once they do, I’ll add it to the drop down menu on my blog.)

Sneak Peek of Crazy For Love

Twenty Two

After the uncomfortable dinner was over, Colton went straight down to his bedroom. He dug out his old TV and hooked it up to the cable. The first show to pop up on the screen was some reality show about dancing. Something he didn’t care for so he flipped through the channels for something better to watch. An old action packed comedy came across the screen, so he decided to watch it.

While staring at the small screen, he dug his cell phone out of his pocket and unlocked it. He went to his contact list and scrolled through the names. He thought about calling Amy again. To tell her how much he still missed her and how badly he wanted to be with her. The only thing stopping him was knowing she didn’t feel the same. She made it very clear to him the last time they spoke that she did not want to be with him anymore. If only there was some way to change her mind.

He closed out of that screen then set his phone on the nightstand. He had to set his alarm clock for eight the next morning so he could get ready for work. Something he wasn’t looking forward to, but was hoping it would go well and he would like it. He laid back on the bed to get comfortable while he watched the movie.

A few hours went by and he eventually fell asleep with the TV and the bedroom light still on. He woke up during the middle of the night to what he thought was his alarm clock going off. He smacked it a couple times trying to get the sound to go away and that’s when he realized it was his cell phone ringing.

He opened his eyes and sat up. He grabbed the phone and stared at the screen. Another call from the blocked number. Instantly, his heart began to race.

Hesitantly, he answered the call and held the phone to his ear, “Hello?” he said, nervously.

There was no answer, just like before. He could hear someone breathing, but it wasn’t as loud as the last time. The breathing was calmer and he was wondering if it was even the same person. Maybe there were two people harassing him in the middle of the night with strange phone calls. That would be his luck.

Colton ran his fingers through his hair, “If someone’s there, will you please answer me and tell me who the fuck this is?”

The breathing stopped and Colton listened more intently to the other end of the phone call. He waited for an answer. With the eerie silence coming through the line, he expected the caller to say something. Even if it was something simple or something that would scare the living daylights out of him, he felt he deserved an answer.

He stood from the bed and walked toward the stairs, thinking if he got his father on the phone, things could get straightened out. It was a slim chance, but a chance nonetheless.

He made it to the living room and, just before he turned down the hall, he happened to see a light flicker off outside the house. He turned toward the living room window and figured he would see someone standing outside. No one was out there, but that didn’t stop him from going to the window to see what the light had come from.

With the phone still pressed to his ear, he went to the window and peered outside. His car was parked in the driveway next to his father’s. All of the neighbors were sound asleep and their lights were off. The streetlamp was still lit on the curb outside and he stared at the car parked in the spotlight. The black windows were rolled up, making it impossible for him to see inside it. That didn’t matter because it was the same black car with the dark tinted windows. The one he’s seen in his rear view mirror the last few nights and the same one parked outside the deli when he was with Sid.

The breathing began again in his ear as he stared at the car outside, “Please will you just tell me who this is?” he begged quietly.

There was another pause on the phone, followed by a whisper, “I just had to see you again.”

The voice was so quiet, he couldn’t make out who it came from. The one thing he knew for certain, was that it came from a woman. The whisper was not deep enough to come from one of his friends or any man he knows. It definitely had to be a woman. Not that the notion was enough to calm his nerves one bit. Women can be even crazier than men sometimes.

Colton lowered the phone, still keeping his eyes glued to the car outside, “Dad!” he called through the house, “Dad, I need you!”

The driver must have heard him yelling for his father. The headlights flickered on, shining a light blue haze down the street. He heard his father’s footsteps rushing down the hallway toward the living room. The light came on and the car outside sped off down the street just as his father joined him at the window.

Colton glanced to the screen on his phone. The call had ended.

“What’s the matter, son?” his father asked, staring through the window, puzzled.

“That was them.” Colton said, calmly.

“Who?” Carl asked.

“The black car that followed me. They were outside and they called me again.” Colton replied.

His father turned to look at him, “Did they say something this time?”

Colton nodded, “It was just a whisper, but I could tell it was a woman. When I got to the window, she said she just had to see me again.”

Carl put his hand on his son’s shoulder in hopes of comforting him. He was never really good at being the sentimental fatherly type. He was better at being the overly protective, do what I say kind of dad.

“What do I do, dad? It might be a girl, but she sure has a way of making me nervous.” Colton stated.

“We’ll figure it out and we’ll find out who this woman is. For now, just try to get some sleep and worry about work tomorrow. Just turn your phone off at night from now on.” Carl stated.

Colton nodded then walked away from his father and headed back downstairs to his bedroom. Along the way, he made sure to power down his cell phone. He never had to worry about doing that before.

His mind went back to the phone call. That quiet voice still played in his head like a broken record. He’d be lucky if he got any sleep at all for the rest of the night.

Now Available

My second novel, Crazy For Love, is now available to download on kindle. It’s also in paperback and I’m still waiting for the two to get linked together on Amazon. But, it’s published and I’m happy and it’s a good day.

Crazy for Love release date

Well, I was busy this weekend. Did some much needed yard work to make my house look a lot less depressing and realized we need a new deck so that might be in the works. Also, I finished proofreading and editing the final draft of Crazy For Love and plan on releasing it to the wonderful world of readers this week. Wednesday actually. It will be available on Kindle and also in paperback for those who love the good ol’ feel of a book in their hands. I’m among those proud people.

Once it’s released, I’ll post a link to it on here and it’ll also have it’s own special page right here on my blog just like The Human Race!!

Now In Paperback

My book, The Human Race, is now available to purchase in paperback. Pretty exciting being able to hold my book in my hands and know it is something I put together. I’m still working on the sequel and hoping to have that published this year. Also working on some other projects of mine that I’ve had finished for awhile so I might have something else out there as well.
You can order a copy of my book on Amazon by following the link below!!

Lord Firebird: a relative’s novel

Now I’m not the only self published or indie author I know. I would like to share an in law’s book with all of you today. It’s available on kindle and also in print. I have the privilege of taking with the author whenever I want and she is wonderful as well as her very first novel, Lord Firebird, by J F MacCrimmon. You can check it out by following the link below.

A dream well spent…

Had a pretty good turnout with the promotion I had going on with my book. I can’t lie. I know my work isn’t perfect, there’s a chance you could find a word missing, but this is my first published novel and I’m still proud of myself regardless. I’m hoping to have millions more buy it, read it, tell me what they think. It’s the greatest feeling in the world knowing there’s quite a few people, like 250, out there who will be reading something I created, the one thing that truly makes me who I am. I hope all of you out there who are reading this, gets the chance to live their dream and feel absolutely wonderful about it. I can’t wait to hear what every one thinks about it, good or bad, it doesn’t matter to me. Like I said, I’m really grateful for such a good turnout and I hope this means many more people will be buying it.
Also like to add, that the print version will be coming shortly. I need to order the proof of my book and review it before I have an actual release date for that one. Might be a little bit, but that’s to be expected with every book that comes to print.

For right now, I’ll be working on the sequal which I’ve titled “The Fighting Chance”. It’s coming along nicely and I already have a plan for the third and final book in this series. Don’t have a title for that one just yet, but it will hit me like the first two have.

This is it for today, so keep reading and keep following your dreams.