Aw, snap! It’s happening. The Eight Apostates, the final book in The Bones of the Earth series, is now up for pre-order on Amazon. Right now, it’s just the e-book, as Amazon doesn’t have a function to make paperbacks available for pre-order. But if you’re interested in an autographed copy ($14.95 plus shipping), let me know via an e-mail!
What better a way to kick off the new year than with a book series? Lock the doors, dim the lights, and find your coziest blanket to cling to, because the ebooks for The Bones of the Earth series are free on Amazon from 1/5 to 1/9!
The Bones of the Earth series is a dark fantasy series unlike any you’ve ever survived. With the final book, The Eight Apostates, coming out early this year, now is the time to explore this Trauma-wracked world.
The Eight Apostates, Book 4 (or 6, including the anthologies; so confusing!) is finished. I’ve done my part in re-writing the book, which when all was said and done, added a whopping 14k words to the manuscript.
So what comes next? Well, we need to get this bad boy professionally edited. I also need to buy more ISBN’s, yuck. Hannah and I are going to start working on the exterior and interior (that’s right, we’ll have a special illustration inside this one) very soon. I anticipate the book being released Quarter 1 of 2019.
In the mean time, it’s marketing time. Like Bilbo, I’ve put this off for far too long. I will not be writing any more novels until I feel as if The Bones of the Earth has a significant presence out… there… whatever that is. I really believe in the series, and people really respond positively to it. Marketing is not my strong suit, but I believe it can be with time and practice.
I’ll be diving in to Amazon Marketing Service ads, as well as exploring how to make the most of keywords. I’ll be hunting down bloggers, podcasters; whoever likes books, I’ll be at your door, banging away. I’ll be increasing my social media presence, starting a podcast with my brother and brother-in-law, and hopefully, get a Patreon and/or Kickstarter going.
I’m tired of telling people that being a writer is a dream of mine. I’ve slept long enough.
The Agony of After is now available at most online retailers on paperback or eBook! Message me directly if you’re interested in purchasing a copy of the book (or any book in the series) autographed by myself and the lovely illustrator, Hannah Graff.
This is the second horror (Book .02) anthology in The Bones of the Earth series. Lookout for the final book in the series, The Eight Apostates, coming later this year.
The Agony of After
is an anthology of four interconnected horror novellas that take place after The Blood of Before and before The Bones of the Earth series.
A social worker arrives at a low-income housing complex for a routine intake, only to discover it will be anything but, as he is given a firsthand account of his client’s own form of therapy for the world itself.
A group of twenty-somethings who take pride in their ability to label and judge others discover their LGBTQIA community has become the target of a series of hate crimes by a culprit who appears motivated by the writings of their peerless leader.
The community of Bedlam is shaken as four children from four separate families are abducted on the same day, at the same time, in the same neighborhood, without any witnesses or apparent motives.
A wanderer with a memory longer than his lifespan drifts across the Trauma-wracked wasteland of Earth, finding companionship and purpose where he can, until he is taken in against his will by a creature with nefarious plans for the distant future.
Horrific, satirical, and necessarily uncomfortable, The Agony of After is a realization of what followed the events of The Blood of Before, and a pivotal piece of the secret history of The Bones of the Earth series.
From 1/18 to 1/22, The Bones of the Earth, The Three Heretics, and The Blood of Before will be FREE on eBook through Amazon! And if you like what you’ve read, you can pick up the newest book in the series, The Cults of the Worm, for $2.99!
Separated by distance and ideology, Aeson and R’lyeh still share one com-mon goal: to save Vrana from the Void.
But the world has changed.
King Edgar’s new religion, the Disciples of the Deep, has spread through-out the continent, converting people into the living embodiments of its twisted beliefs.
While the Holy Order of Penance has forsaken its self-induced isolation, and with an army of thousands, moves to reclaim their flock and make per-manent their presence on the mainland.
But with every conflict, there are more terrible things hidden within the car-nage.
The rumblings beneath the Ossuary’s sands. The monstrous multitudes pouring out of the Nameless Forest. The vermillion veins lifting out of the land, as if by some unseen puppeteer’s hand. Corrupted and Night Terrors who bleed blue light from their eyes while working collectively towards an unknown goal.
Even worse are the secret songs rising up out of the Earth’s bloodied bow-ers, from the growing Choir and its two cruel conductors.
To rescue Vrana, Aeson and R’lyeh will have to sacrifice everything they were and intended to become. They will have to flay themselves time and time again on the terrors between them, until nothing remains, because in the end:
“Flesh… makes fiends of us all.”