Peace, and buy our books dammit! :-)
Well folks, very slowly, as our books drop out of the Select program, they will be added to the Nook and Kobo stores, respectively. In other words, this is a post to let you know that The Gate 2 is the latest to make the big switch! Any users of said devices, just click on the buttons above to be directed to the respective stores.
Peace, and buy our books dammit! :-)
Nick Contor of Shock Totem has reviewed G2 today. It's a good'un. You can read it by CLICKING HERE. Let's look at his overall impression of the work:
This is a great collection. Some stories I liked better than others, of course, but none were duds, a relative rarity among independent anthologies. I especially liked how each author approached the theme of isolation from such different angles.
Good stuff here. Glad the authors got some props, too. They certainly deserve it.
Wow. It's been almost two months since I've posted here. TWO MONTHS! Can you believe that???
Anywho, since it's now closing in on the end of November, I figured it's time to come at y'all with some much-needed updates as to what's going on in the world of TRO.
First of all, I've had three short stories appear in different anthologies over the last two months. The first is a tale called CHORUS (inspired by one of Jesse's drawings), that appears in J.L. Bryan's DARK TOMORROWS alongside Amanda Hocking, Joel Arnold, and S.W. Benefiel. The second is one of the favorite tales I've ever written, a little ditty called 39 DAYS, which leads off the Daniel Pyle-edited UNNATURAL DISASTERS compilation, including the likes of the fantastic Scott Nicholson, William Meikle, and J.A. Titus. And finally, I wrote a disturbing short titled ONE GOOD TURN that is included in the Holiday Special Ebook Edition of SHOCK TOTEM MAGAZINE. In this issue it's the staff who gets to shine, as the editors and reviewers (moi!) steal the show, our voices heard loud, squishy, and (mostly) clear.
In other news of a more US variety, I'm right now putting the finishing touches on the 3rd Rift book, DEATH SPRINGS ETERNAL. From there it's on to editing and proofing, and Jesse then has to get his ass in gear with the cover and illustrations. This is both an exciting and nerve-wracking project, as it's so different than either of the first two books. However, I'm confident it's still a good book - I'm thinking it's the best of the bunch so far - so we'll see how that plays out. The release date is (fingers crossed) January 5th.
After that, it's on to the second installment of THE GATE. For this one, I've collected stories from 10 fantastic writers - a few carryovers from the first issue, plus some rather exciting additions. The tentative release date is February 15th, though with the unexpected snowfall at the beginning of the month setting Jesse back a bit, it might end up being closer to the end.
This is a REALLY busy time for us. Personally, my schedule is jam-packed with projects, which means my partner's is, as well. Interested to see what my plan is from here on forward? Here's a list of what I have slated to be released through January 2013:
January 5, 2012 - DEATH SPRINGS ETERNAL: THE RIFT BOOK III
February 15, 2012 - THE GATE 2: 13 TALES OF ISOLATION AND DESPAIR
March/April 2012 - THE FOREVER MAN (working title)(novella)
July 2012 - THE SUMMER SON: THE RIFT BOOK IV
November 2012 - THE GATE 3: 13 STORIES OF MONSTERS AMONG US
January 2013 - THE MIRROR OF SOULS: COVENANT BOOK 1
So there you have it. That's six planned releases in a span of 12 months. Too ambitious? We'll see...
Peace, folks, and we'll chat soon.
Okay, here's the latest update. I spent a good time of this week horribly sick, so it took some major cramming over the last two days to try and catch up at least a little bit. So here's the progress:
Start: 1996 words.
2/27 - 22,137 words.
3/6 - 42,186 words.
Words written this week - 20,049
Words still to be written - 57,814
Still quite a haul, but the story's really rounding into shape now, and as long as I don't get sick again (fingers crossed), I should be able to make major headway this coming week.
Boo-ya, Mercedes! I'm an unstoppable machine! You should be vrey, vrey scared right now!
See you next week.