Audio book covers!

 

Victoria over at Podium Publishing sent me the updated audiobook covers for Breeds 1 and Emily (also with Podium) let me know that October 11th is the release date for Breeds 2.  Thank you ladies 🙂

 

Take a look at these snazzy covers:

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Can’t decide on the cover…

 

 

One is with the tagline “The final book in the trilogy.”

 

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And one is without …

 

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Any preferences?

 

 

Finishing up the last draft (I hope) of B3 and once that’s done, I’ll get back to the 131 series.

 

 

 

 

 


New Release! “Private Property”

 

 

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One man is a thief.
Another is a carjacker seeking to diversify.
A third cracks heads for the local mob, while the last man is the pack’s appointed leader.
And on a coastline of rugged, natural beauty, where the sea rattles rocky shores, these four criminals have targeted perhaps the easiest, low-risk score of their lawless careers.
A weekend cabin.
Uninhabited. Unguarded.
But soon after descending upon the property, the thieves discover the true, sinister purpose behind the remote getaway. The cabin isn’t a treasure trove of riches waiting to be plundered. Nor is it the easy job they assumed it to be.
It’s bait.

 

“Private Property” is a horror/crime novella of approx. 30,000 words, or about a hundred pages. Contains violence and coarse language.

 

On sale at AMAZON (click here or cover pic).

 

On sale at Barnes and Noble.

 

On sale at ibooks.

 

And on sale at Kobo.

 


Audiobook version of “BREEDS” on sale now…

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Podium Publishing has released the audio edition of the werewolf action-horror thriller “Breeds,” with the talented Sean Runnette narrating.

Haven’t heard of Sean?

He’s done most (if not all) of Mark Tufo’s hugely popular “Zombie Fallout” series as well as several other titles of Mark’s.

CLICK Cover or right here…

And the book is Whispersync’d as well. Not sure what that means? If you buy the ebook from Amazon with the Whispersnyc feature, you can then buy the audiobook at a reduced price and become able to switch back and forth between the two versions without ever losing your place. Look for the offer on the product page, under “Read and Listen.”

If you buy a whispersync’d book, you should also be able to purchase the audiobook at a reduced price (usually $2.99 to $3.99), which isn’t a bad deal at all.

Just look at the ebook’s product page, where you would click the “Buy Now with one Click” button, and right below you’ll see the “Add Audible narration to your purchase” check box. Check that and you get both formats.

 


Two Recent Interviews.

 

 

I did a pair of interviews this past week and, due to some tech difficulties with the site, wasn’t able to post the links here. Here they are.

 

First interview is with Knockinbooks.com.

 

 

And the second interview is with Writing.com.

 

A sincere thank you to Scott and Shannon for reaching out and taking the time to put all this together.

 

 

 


Release Date for “Breeds” on Audio! (PRE-ORDERS now AVAILABLE!)

 

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Podium Publishing will release the audio edition of the werewolf action-horror thriller “Breeds” on June 7th, with the talented Sean Runnette narrating.

 

Haven’t heard of Sean?

 

He’s done most (if not all) of Mark Tufo’s hugely popular “Zombie Fallout” series as well as several other of Mark’s titles.

 

PRE-ORDERS now available…

 

And the book is Whispersync’d as well. Not sure what that means? If you buy the ebook with the Whispersnyc feature from Amazon, you can switch back and forth between the written book and the audiobook without ever losing your place.

If you buy a whispersync’d book, you should also be allowed to purchase the audiobook at a reduced price (usually $2.99 to $3.99), which isn’t a bad deal at all.

Just look at the ebook’s product page, where you would click the “Buy Now with one Click” button, and right below you’ll see the “Add Audible narration to your purchase” check box. Check that and you get both formats.

 

 

 

 


Isosceles Moon… now on sale.

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A novella of supernatural horror.

 

 

The building stands on Halifax’s shoulder, a monolithic condominium of haunting, postmodern beauty.

 
The structure isn’t on any map, however, nor does anyone live there.

 
Lights twinkle on and off during the night, illuminating windows dimmed with dust. The lobby reeks of sweat and fear. A faceless shadow sits behind a front desk, directing lone visitors to an elevator that stops on the upper floors only. The select few who venture to the top of that imposing mountain of glass, steel, and concrete do not ever return.

 
Two men, however, will enter that high-rise deathtrap and brave its horrors.

 
One man is searching for a missing woman.

 
The other is trying to deliver a pizza.

 

 
“Isosceles Moon” is a novella of 30,000 words, or about a hundred pages. Contains coarse language and violence.

 

 

 

On Amazon.

On Barnes and Noble.

On Kobo.

On iBooks.

 

 


For a limited time, BREEDS is now only .99 cents

 

 

Or 1.25 if you shop at Kobo (sorry, currency adjustment).

 

On Barnes and Noble.

And iBooks soon to follow.

 

Amazon is live (or click on the cover pic).

Paperback has been reduced from $13.99 to $9.99 .

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In a near deserted coastal village, strange things are happening.

Strangers are asking questions about the town’s recluse. A local hunter discovers naked footprints in the snow. The stray dog population has ceased to exist.

And with winter’s most powerful weapon bearing down, things are about to become much, much worse.

Contains violence and coarse language. Approx. 330 pages, or 80,000 words.

 

Short Update:

Still working on Breeds 3 and hope to finish the series early enough to plan for a late October release. Around Halloween would be nice, but (shrugs) we’ll see.

 

And coming soon, very soon…

 

 

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“BREEDS 2” now on Sale!

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The jaws of winter are clamping down on the city of Halifax. As the light recedes, new terrors arise…
Months after the war with Borland and his vicious were brood, Kirk and Morris are experiencing curious aftereffects. They’re stronger, faster, and no longer vulnerable to the sharp sting of silver.
There is one concern, however.
They’re forever hungry, and nothing they eat provides the same nourishment as what they consumed on the island of Newfoundland. And when a mysterious stranger rides into Moses Morris’s territory wishing to hunt, the were-warden knows the visitor isn’t after deer.
The ultimate race begins as Kirk and Morris lead a host of wardens to put down one of their own, before the next full moon, when an entire city will be subjected to a voracious appetite.

 

Book 2 of “Breeds.” Contains violence and language.

Contains 79,000 words, or approx. 224 pages

 

 

 

On Sale at Amazon!

And Kobo!

And Ibooks!

And finally Barnes and Nobles!

 

 

 


Updates and Merry Christmas…

 

Getting snowy around here, which isn’t a bad thing. I enjoy the winter, and as perverse as it might sound, I like clearing the driveway of snow. It’s a great workout, guaranteed to shed a few pounds, and there’s something relaxing about it as well. I wear an old beat-up MP3 player, loaded with a mix of my favourites (Abba included, which will sometimes lead into Ministry, and around Christmas, might lead into some Bing Crosby) and just get to work.

 

Just got word that I’ll be heading into the hospital in May to get my other hip replaced (arthritis, hoo-ah), so I’m motivated to get a few stories done before I go under the knife. Can’t make any promises about exactly when they’ll be released, but this is what’s on tap, in various stages of completion, and will be on the market hopefully before May.

 

Isosceles Moon. Vampire-breed hunter novella of about a hundred pages.

Private Property. Another novella of undetermined length (currently being worked on).

Breeds 2. First draft completed and awaiting a second pass. About 75K words.

*131 Days book 5*. First draft completed and awaiting a second pass. About 110K words.

 

And these are the planned books that may or may not be available after May.

 

Breeds 3 (the finale to the trilogy)

131: Three Fights (a “Tales from the Pit” novella concerning a few selected characters and their involvement in Sunja’s gladiatorial games).

*Untitled horror story* that may or may not be another novella.

*Untitled Weird Western* that should be novel sized.

 

You may ask why all the novellas (ie short novels of anywhere between 55 to 150 pages)? The material and ideas I have for those stories don’t really fit novel length. I can’t see them going past the 150 page mark. Some novellas might grow into something longer, but I can’t tell until I get into them–like that aforementioned “Untitled horror  story*. I like the shorter form, and the few novellas I have in the wings were ideas tucked away in my idea folder and somehow seeped to the desktop.

 

He-Dog 2 is still there as well, but it’s a real challenge and pain, to get working on that one since I’m pretty much rewriting the whole thing. And since it’s been 3 years since “White Sands, Red Steel,” I’m not sure if folks will remember it.

 

And finally, my uncle’s been after me to do a western for some time. A western is an undertaking I’m not so keen on doing, but I had an idea for a genre I really enjoy, and that’s the Weird Western (seek out Steve Vernon or Tim Curran for examples). When I told him my intentions he looked at me and said, “There won’t be any gore in it will there? I can’t handle too much gore.”

 

It’ll be weird. And haunted. And horror. So, yeah, there’s probably going to be a little gore in there, and to anyone who doesn’t care for gore, any gore is too much. This one might get done around the end of the year.

 

So there you have it. Lots to do. But first, I’m taking some time off during Christmas–do some shoveling and a little drinking (I have a nice bottle of Uncle Jack’s Tennessee Honey here, as well as an equally nice bottle of Captain Morgan), some music listening and some reading, and play a lot of Fallout 4.

 

The imagination never really rests and I’ve already come up with a idea for a summertime coming-of-age story that isn’t horror or fantasy.  I hope that over the next week or two a few more ideas will get tangled up in the mind’s drain trap.

 

And, finally, thank you for reading.  Seriously.

 

Merry Christmas to you and yours, Happy New Year, and all the best for 2016.

 

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