Monday Update – Death’s Reach (Hungry Gods 2)

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Monday Update #2! Happy Monday! First off, Death’s Reach (Hungry Gods Book 2) is now past the first draft stage and on to stage two. I KNOW i said last week that it could be done by the end of this week, but it’s probably two weeks further out. By the way, I’m really bad at these time guestimations. The only correct answer is “soonish”, with a goal of this month.

Other fun stuff – the next book after Death’s Reach is a ghost story. More details next week.

Words written Last Week: 9,638. For Month/Year (Milwordy- 2014): 25,379.

Novels Published this year: 0/14. 

 

 

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The First Monday Update of 2014 – HUNGRY GODS BOOK 2

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Here it is, as promised, the first of many Monday updates to come.

DEATH’S REACH (HUNGRY GODS BOOK 2) UPDATE

Last week was a great writing week, and the first draft of Death’s Reach, Book 2 of the Hungry Gods series is almost complete. Hopefully I’ll have a cover to share with you after next weekend. You could be reading it on your kindle by the end of next week. Next Monday I should have a better idea of a release date.

WORD COUNTS

Last week I mentioned my target of writing 1 million words in 2014… I’m at 15,741. Right on schedule. You can follow my writing and publishing daily on Tumblr. Follow me by clicking here. 

BOOKS PUBLISHED FOR 2014

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The Official 2014 Resolutions/Goals Post

Before I get started on New Year’s Resolutions, I thought I’d take a quick look back at what I said I’d do for 2013, and where I fell short.

The Best and Worst of 2013

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First: 13 Novels – Yep, didn’t happen. Three happened. Actually, I’ve written four, but I’m saving one to release in 2014.

Second: 5,000 words a day. Sometimes I was lucky to hit 500. My best writing day was just over 8,000. However, I I’m currently hitting between 2k to 6k a day for the end of this year.

2013 did see the release of Broken Things, a novel I’m very proud of, and continues to be my bestselling book.

I also released the first book of two series, Hungry Gods and Spilling Blood.

I did not stay true to one genre, but I never intended to.

On to 2014

kitty1). Since last year I wanted to write 13 novels, this year I’m setting my goal for 14 for this year. Do I care that I didn’t hit my goal last year? No way. Is it going to deter me? Not a chance. 14 novels.

Book 2 of both The Hungry Gods and Spilling Blood series will see release in the first quarter of 2014, and books 3 to both following. I have outlines for two more Sci-Fi books waiting in the queue, one additional fantasy, and a ton of horror.

2). Word count goal: 1 million words in 2014. That’s less than 3,000 words a day, but I intend to achieve much more than that.

3). Updates. Monday ones, Just like this one, every Monday. Starting this week, I’m going to actually use Tumblr too. I think I’ve got maybe three posts ever there. I’m going to use it to post daily word counts and how my goals are coming along.

4). This is my Maybe Goal. Maybe I’ll use my newsletter. Maybe.

And with that, I’ll leave you with one update: my next book, and first book of 2014, will be Death’s Reach, Book 2 of the Hungry Gods series, and it will be released in January. That’s all! 😀

Spilling Blood Episode 4 Available Today

The vampire horror serial comes to the Season Finale with SPILLING BLOOD Episode 4, available now.

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This is it, the violent conclusion to Season 1 of Spilling Blood. 

Emily can no longer run.

With no sanctuary left, she must face the coven of vampires who destroyed her life.

It ends tonight.

This is Episode 4 of a 4 part serial novel. 
Want it in one complete novel? The entire Season of all four episodes will be released in a collection on October 31st.

Available on Amazon here. 

 

Spilling Blood Episode 3 Available Today

It’s Wednesday! That means Episode 3 of the vampire horror serial SPILLING BLOOD releases today! I know you’ve been eagerly waiting, so here’s the link and details…

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There is no place to run where the dead can’t follow. 

Emily has fled the vampires, leaving the coven in turmoil. In the wake of her departure, her actions begin a series of chain reactions that will affect all of the undead.

But Emily has nowhere to run. Even those she once trusted may not be what they seem.

This is Episode 3 of a 4 part serial novel. The planned release date of the final Episode is: October 30.

Want it in one complete novel? The entire Season of all four episodes will be released in a collection on October 31st.

Yes, Season 1 concludes next week.

Buy on Amazon! You can also find the SPILLING BLOOD series on your Nook, and Episodes 1 & 2 are now available through the iTunes store.

Spilling Blood Episode 2 of Vampire Horror Serial Releases Today

As promised, Episode 2 of Spilling Blood is available today.

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The dead have their secrets. 

Chosen to join the ranks of a coven of vampires, Emily learns that her nightmare is just beginning. Unable to control her thirst for blood, she kills someone very close to their leader, and threatens his plans.

As quickly as her new unlife begins, it seems that every move she makes creates more enemies. Can she come up with a plan to escape the reach of the monsters, before they decide she’s a threat?

This is Episode 2 of a 4 part serial novel. The planned release dates of the rest of the Episodes are:
Episode 3: October 23
Episode 4: October 30

Want it in one complete novel? The entire Season of all four episodes will be released in a collection on October 31st.

Buy Episode 1 on Amazon

Buy Episode 2 on Amazon

Buy on Barnes & Noble

Spilling Blood – a New Vampire Horror Serial

Episode 1 of my new serial novel, Spilling Blood, launches today. What’s it about? Well! Let me tell you!

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SPILLING BLOOD EPISODE 1

Emily has been chosen. Emily is going to die. 

Emily Steel’s life is in upheaval. Her relationship with her boyfriend is falling apart, and a strange man has been haunting her dreams. His lips taste of dirt and his hands are the cold of the grave.

Tonight Emily’s life comes to an end. 

Kidnapped by a sadistic vampire known only as Gnasher, Emily becomes the prisoner of a coven of vampires. With time running out, she must find a way to escape before Gnasher’s plans for her are realized.

This is Episode 1 of a 4 part serial novel. The planned release dates of the rest of the Episodes are:
Episode 2: October 16
Episode 3: October 23
Episode 4: October 30

Want it in one complete book? The entire Season of all four episodes will be released in a collection on October 31st.

 

Blogger Book Fair Reader’s Choice Award

Remember the book fair I participated in earlier this year? BROKEN THINGS won the Reader’s Choice Award for Science Fiction.

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BTW, BROKEN THINGS is on sale for the entire month of September, for the bargain price of $.99!!! If you’ve been waiting to read it, this is a great time to grab it. It’s available at that price through AMAZON USUKCABarnes & NobleKoboSonyitunes; and Smashwords.

Interview on Smashwords

I just recently took my first novel, Broken Things, out of the Amazon exclusivity. Smashwords distributes books to Kobo, Sony, and Apple (among others).   When you buy a book on Smashwords, you can download the ebook in any format for any type of ereader.

Check out the interview by clicking here. 

 

Interview on Indie Author Land

I recently did an interview over on Indie Author Land. Click on over for a bit of behind the scenes on Death Storm.

The couple that runs this site are readers that provide a great service to discover new authors. Besides mine, they have a wide selection of interviews with other authors. Definitely worth checking out.