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!!

A New Inspiration!

Well my imaginary friends paid me a visit recently and have inspired me to start yet another project. I have the tendency to start writing about a half dozen stories and work on each one whenever I get the chance. I feel pretty good about each one too.

This new one is slightly different than the normal craziness I have been known to think of. It’s less of the zombie/vampire/crazy stalker genre and more of the coming of age type for young adults. I’ve only got about 3,000 words in and my intention is to not let this one fall into the pile of unfinished ideas that are stacking up on my computer. One day, maybe they’ll all be finished, but it takes time. As they say, Rome wasn’t built in a day.

It’s Been Awhile…

Lately I find myself working on various projects at the same time. I believe that’s a big reason why I haven’t posted much lately. My mind is wrapped around all of my other ideas that I haven’t been able to find the time to actually sit down and write a post. So, here it is.

I’ve finished a novel, 117,000 words long, titled Eternity. This is the first one of two books and I’m currently working on the second on. It’s untitled as of right now, but it’ll come to me. With this one, I’ve chosen to set aside my self publishing ambitions for a moment and focus on finding an agent that will land me the great pleasure of accepting my work. Naturally, I’ve gotten a few rejections back, with one of them being more positive than negative.

It’s a tough road to pour your heart out into something you can’t imagine not doing and risking everything on the off chance at making it big. Of course, I have no intention of letting the rejections or the negativity get me down or ruin my life and whatnot. I’ve come to terms with using those rejections and forcing myself to try harder. Even if it takes longer than I anticipated, I don’t plan on stopping until I find my needle in the haystack and land an agent. Who knows, maybe one day I’ll be seeing my book being transformed into a movie and my name will be on the big screen.

For now, I’m happy to sit back, let my fingers bring my imagination to life, and never give up.

Wayward Pines

I recently began watching this series on TV. I had no idea it was based off of a book until after the first episode. This show has me hooked and confused and I LOVE IT! After the second episode, I got on Amazon and ordered the trilogy to get ahead of the game. Of course, I am a slow reader, but I intend on posting reviews of these books just like I do with every other book I read.

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Book Review: Dead Girl

By: Mark Boss

This one got me hooked from the first page. It is sort of on the apocalyptic end of the fiction world. It starts out in our world: a warm, sunny, beautiful place where the grass is green and the flowers are bright. The main character, Dahlia, slips into a coma and wakes up in the Shadow world where her mind had sent her. This place is filled with disgusting monsters and horrifying creatures. Cannibals run around trying to kill everyone and everything. The whole place is run by this witch, or the Queen as she prefers to be called.

In order for Dahlia to get out of the Shadow World, she must conquer her monster. By her monster, I literally mean it is hers. She was sent into a coma because she has a brain tumor and the monster signifies that tumor, therefore she has to defeat it. In the process, she teams up with a group of other kids who are in a position similar to her own. They battle the Queen’s minions in order to survive and go through hell and back just to have a few more seconds of life in the Shadow World.

I won’t give away too much, but it has an open ending, meaning there is a sequel to this book. One which I am planning to purchase and read. I enjoyed this one, gave it 4 stars on Amazon. There were a few grammatical errors and some of the sentence structures didn’t read well-in my opinion. All in all, this was a good read and I’d recommend it to those who enjoy young adult-action/adventure-apocalyptic type fiction.

You can get your own copy of Dead Girl by clicking the link below.

http://www.amazon.com/Dead-Girl-1-Mark-Boss/dp/1500104779/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1429644161&sr=8-1&keywords=dead+girl+mark+boss

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.

The Main Event: Book 3 of The Human Race

Since I am currently in the process of formatting and uploading the third installment of my zombie/vampire trilogy, The Main Event, I thought it was about time I show off the description that will be seen on the back cover of the book. I am pretty excited and thrilled with how this one came to an end and at the same time I am a bit sad to see this creation of mine come to an end. However, here is the description. I hope you find it enjoyable.

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.

Book Review: Eldorado

By Jay Allan Storey

If you’re looking for an adventure/survival story, then this one is for you. There’s fighting and love while the characters on the brink of finding something that could possibly save a portion of the planet while facing death in the process. I live for these kinds of stories and this one kept me hooked.

It is based in future where mankind is stuck living basically in poverty. Gasoline is so hard to come by it’s practically extinct. You hit a gold mine if you found even a gallon of the stuff. So, when the teenaged boy, Danny, came across a miracle, he sought out to find it in hopes of hitting it rich. As with every awesome discovery, there is always someone else who wants to take it from you and kill you when you show them where it is. That’s where the bad guy Crack comes in and Danny has no choice but to run for his life. His brother, Richard, thinks he’s gone missing so he leaves his great job as a professor to search for him.

Richard is way out of his territory when he leaves the comfort of their small home and travels through bad territory after really bad territory, fighting many kinds of enemies, yet finding love as he searches for his only living family member. They face death and hardships. Sad times and bittersweet moments while they search high and low for the one and only person who holds the secret to finding the treasure of a lifetime.

This book was definitely interesting and well written. I was hooked right from the first page. Action and adventure tales are what I live for and this one is a must read. Recommended for anyone who wants a good survival read and wants to get lost in a book trying to find treasure.

You can buy Eldorado by clicking the link below.

http://www.amazon.com/Eldorado-Jay-Allan-Storey/dp/0991791215/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1419036281&sr=8-5&keywords=Eldorado+book

The Human Race Book 3

I realized that it has been a while since I have given an update on The Human Race trilogym so here it is. As we all know, the first two are out and available to buy in paperback or download on the kindle. I am getting some pretty nice feedback about the both of them and that is just awesome. Fans are simply the best! The link to purchase them is still at the top of my blog page here, so go ahead and check it out to your heart’s content.

The third, and final, book in the series is still in progress. I just crossed over the 50,000 word mark and I always get excited when I make it there on anything I am working on. The title is still going to be The Main Event and it still follows Bridget on her journey through the apocalypse. She is still fighting zombies and vampires, but she also is fighting a much bigger enemy as well. Humans! One in particular and if you’ve read The Fighting Chance (book 2) you’ll know exactly who I am talking about. Of course, I can’t give too much away. I like to be sneaky and mean like that.

My plan for this one is to get the first draft done hopefully by February. Then it will be revised and edited, then revised and edited some more because you can’t have a masterpiece without those two wonderful terms of enjoyment added to the to-do list. I say that with much sarcasm because editing is a pain, as every writer on the planet knows.

Outside of the zombie and vampire realm, I am working on a secret project. I’m hoping that once it is finished and edited to perfection that it won’t stay a secret for long. With that one, I intend to query agents and go through the whole rejection letter process all over again until I find that magic person to grant me the key to traditional publication. Don’t worry, I still plan on doing the independent thing on the side during this journey of mine. It’s just been a dream of mine to see what I’ve created on bookshelves everywhere or even on the big screen. But, I mustn’t get my hopes up yet. I still have plenty of work to do.

Book Review: Z2134

By Sean Platt and David Wright

This is the first book in a series of I believe 3 books. It is an apocalyptic tale which naturally caught my interest right off the bat and it is pretty similar to The Hunger Games, but I still enjoyed the read and will definitely be finishing the series.

It takes place in this city behind a wall that keeps its people safe from zombies. You’d think it would be awesome there, but according to some, the city sucks. There are so many rules and laws and if you disobey them, you get thrown in jail and wind up playing the Darwin Games. Some people create an underground society that goes against all of the city’s rules and helps people escape to a better place.

In the Darwin Games you fight against zombies and other prisoners until the very end and only one can survive to win a trip to the not so fabulous City 7. That’s where we find the Jonah Lovecraft who wins the games at the beginning, goes to what he thinks is this heaven on earth place, only to wind up a prisoner of a man he wronged in the past. Meanwhile, he daughter, Ana, gets into trouble on her own without meaning to and winds up getting a first class trip to play in the games as well. Jonah also has a son, Adam, who is this sweet kid that is kind of a loser in the group home where he lives. He ends up being at the wrong end of someone who tries taking advantage of him and things go really bad really fast for the boy.

I don’t want to give away too much, but I am totally looking forward to the next one in the series.

This book is filled with blood, guts, and gore. I loved how it wasn’t all about the girl finding her true love, although they sort of hint about a crush she has one boy, Liam. There’s action and suspense around every corner. This is truly a keep you on the edge of your seat kind of book. I recommend this to zombie lovers everywhere, just beware of the gory scenes. I’m not sure if die hard fans of The Hunger Games would enjoy it because of how similar it is to that series, but you never know. I loved The Hunger Games and I really enjoyed this read as well.

Anyways, you can pick up or download a copy of Z2134 at the link below.
Happy reading!

http://www.amazon.com/2134-Book-Sean-Platt-ebook/dp/B009KTA8YA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1416704863&sr=8-1&keywords=Z2134