That's right, folks! A new collection of horror shorts is almost upon us! The Gate 2: 13 Tales of Isolation and Despair should be ready to publish come the middle of February. All the stories are in, and all that's left is editing and the illustrations and cover from TRO's better half. I'm really, really excited about this anthology. All the stories are fantastic, and there are a few that rank right up there with the best fiction I've ever had the pleasure of reading. There are a ton of great new writers featured, as well as a few carryovers from the first compilation. Oh, and check this out:
That right there is Chorus, an illustration by the fabulous Jesse Young that both inspired one of the stories within and will appear on the back cover. Just looking at it, I'm sure you can see the direction in tone this collection is going to take.
And now, here is the current table of contents, in the order I have them set to appear. As always, with two months left before release, both titles and order may change:
Plastic by J. L. Bryan
Chorus by Robert J. Duperre
The Indian Rope Trick by D.P. Prior
Destination by Benjamin X. Wretlind
39 Days by Robert J. Duperre
Worldwide Event by David Dalglish
The Canoe by Joel Arnold
Night Night by Daniel Pyle
The Candle Eaters by K. Allen Wood
Does Laura Like Elephants? by Steven Pirie
Black Mary by Mercedes M. Yardley
Dead Things by Michael Crane
The Ghastly Bath by Dawn McCullough-White
Traipsing Through the Dark: The Stories Behind the Stories
BONUS 14th STORY
So that's it! Peace to all you gentle readers, and we'll see you soon.
Yes, folks, I'm a fanboy.
So David Dalglish, whose books I absolutely adore, has just released his follow-up to the best-selling A Dance of Cloaks. And I'm here right now to announce that it is so. Go out and buy this book, people! I for one can't wait to read it when it shows up in my mailbox, because Mr. Dalglish never fails to send me review copies of all his work.
Enough of me, now. Read up on this book below:
A DANCE OF BLADES
“Veldaren aches for a purge, and I will be the one to deliver it. Cry out at me if you wish, but it will change nothing. The gold is spent, the orders are given. Let the blood flow.”
It's been five years since Haern faked his death to escape the tyranny of his father. He has become the Watcher, a vicious killer who knows no limits, and whose hatred of the thief guilds is unrivaled. But when the son of Alyssa Gemcroft, one of the three leaders of the powerful Trifect, is believed murdered, the slaughter begins anew. Mercenaries flood the streets, with one goal in mind: find and kill the Watcher.
A DANCE OF BLADES by David Dalglish
Peace or destruction; every war must have its end.
Now available for the Kindle on Amazon.com. Click here, or the cover image, to buy yourself a copy. Trust me, it's worth it.
Okay, so this weekend Jesse and I are getting together to assemble the print version of Dead of Winter. It's en exciting time, folks.
However, that's not what I'm here to talk about today.
I am here to announce that starting January 12th, I will henceforth be working on a new book. This will be more of an urban fantasy/paranormal romance/horror novel, aimed at a slightly younger audience. It is the first book in a series I'm calling Covenant, firmly titled The Mirror of Souls. I won't get into the plot right now, because that's not what's important.
What is important is that I'm giving myself three months to write this book. That's right, folks, my goal is to have the first draft complete by April 12th, 2011, and have an eventual release date of June 1st. If figure if I hold myself to writing 2000 words a day, five days a week, I can pump out a resonably polished manuscript in 90 days. That's the goal, anyway.
Now, for any concerned about the 3rd (still untitled) installment of The Rift, you needn't worry. On April 13th, whether I've finished the new project or not, I'm going to start the rewrites. Our tentative release date of next December will not change.
So, that's what's happening with me. Keep reading, keep being awesome.
Well, for anyone who's been waiting for book two of The Rift
to be released, your wait is over! In a way, anyhow.As of right now, Dead of Winter is live on Amazon for the Kindle. I know, I know, the print book is supposed to be available, too, but we've run into a couple snags along the way. It won't be too long, however. We're looking right now at the second week of January for the release.That being said, anyone who wants to pick up Dead of Winter can simply click here
to find the Amazon product page. As I've said many times, this is my favorite book in the series, and I'm quite happy with the way it turned out.I hope you will be, as well.I'll now leave you with an image of the cover - which will change slightly, because the font is a little, well, weak.
It's a fantastic piece of art, folks. And the interior illustrations are going to be just as good.
Buy Dead of Winter for the Kindle: