Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Army of The Nameless News

As promised, I finished the second draft of Army of The Nameless in the wee hours of Sunday night and have commenced work on the third draft. As of now only the Prologue is third draft worthy. I need to "recharge" between any drafts I do but expect progress to skyrocket by next week.

Speaking of next week: Army of The Nameless officially goes on sale as a preorder this Tuesday, April 4th. Special preorder price: $4.99.  Official release date: May 16th.

During this brief lull I've been hard at work on the next project on my agenda; tentatively titled "Tarot" its a psychedelic study of reality; think in terms of Alice in Wonderland meets Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

That's it for now. I'll be back in touch this Sunday for Army of The Namless' weekly update.

Oh, and you can't start Army of The Nameless until you read Children of the Forgotten. Link and blurbs below.

Children of The Forgotten (Ebook)

Children of The Forgotten (Print)

The Vrilkist, an advanced alien race bent on galactic conquest and annihilation, has been eating away at the borders of The Imperial Confederation of Ertho—an empire already plagued by rebel and separatists factions—in an ongoing war. The three-front conflict has left the empire short on fighters and material while the Vrilkist, in contrast, appear to have unlimited resources and firepower. Desperate, the empire gathers everything it has to launch a last ditch assault on the enemy. Success will buy the empire time to regroup and restock; failure will mean the end of everything. Cornelius Coleman, student, pugilist, loner, soon becomes a reluctant player within the larger scheme when he is conscripted to fight in the imperial forces. His journey will begin on Old Earth, but it will end very far away.


Sunday, March 26, 2017

Army of The Nameless, Weekly Update (3/26)

So the second draft of Army of The Nameless is virtually complete. I still have the last chapter and the epilogue to do but it will be 100% done by midnight tonight. Then it's off to the third draft.

We topped off--or will top off--at thirty chapters, a prologue and an epilogue. Word count: approx 62k. That number will grow in the third draft; the chapters should stay about the same.

May inches ever closer.

Until next week; keep reading.


And please, share this hashtag wherever you can: #Letjaywriteagoodstarwarsbook. There's a point to it (mainly in trying to get Lucasfilm/Disney's attention and give Star Wars fans a book(s) they deserve, in light of the shitty nameless trilogy that nameless author shoved down our throats in recent years.) It's much appreciated. I will explain further when I can.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Army of The Nameless, Weekly Update (3/19)

Okay so this week we're up to about 20 Second Draft Chapters from 16 First Draft Chapters worth of material. Cruising along, my friends.

Over the course of this draft, some scenes had to be cut. As part of Book 2's promotion, I will be releasing these deleted scenes , here on the blog, as short stories. As of now I have several deleted scenes that can make up one story, and another scene that I might use as an "alternate scene" within the framework of a short story. Maybe.

That's it for this week. Spring is on the way.

PS: Please share this hashtag wherever you can; I'll make it worth your while: #Letjaywriteagoodstarwarsbook



Sunday, March 12, 2017

Army of The Nameless, Weekly Update (3/12)

Ello! Another week, another several chapters in the book. This week we're up to 20 second draft chapters from 15 first draft chapters worth of material. If all goes well I should be done with the second draft this week. Then it's on to the third and so on.

Remember, Army of The Nameless will be out in May! But you really can't read Army of The Nameless without first reading its predecessor: Children of The Forgotten. Links and blurb below:

Children of  Forgotten(Kindle)

Children of The Forgotten(Print)


The Vrilkist, an advanced alien race bent on galactic conquest and annihilation, has been eating away at the borders of The Imperial Confederation of Ertho—an empire already plagued by rebel and separatists factions—in an ongoing war.
The three front conflict has left the empire short on fighters and material while the Vrilkist, in contrast, appear to have unlimited resources and firepower. Desperate, the empire gathers everything it has to launch a last ditch assault on the enemy. Success will buy the empire time to regroup and restock; failure will mean the end of everything.
Cornelius Coleman, student, pugilist, loner, soon becomes a reluctant player within the larger scheme when he is conscripted to fight in the imperial forces. His journey will begin on Old Earth, but it will end very far away.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

New Cover for Nameless; Book Bargains Coming Soon! (Real Soon)

New cover for Army of The Nameless up there. Still a prototype. It kind of gives me a headache if I stare at it too long but it accurately represents the contents within. The finished product will be ready by the time Nameless goes up for pre-sale next month. This is just to whet the appetite and give you guys and gals an idea of what to expect.

In other news, I got three books going on sale tonight. These are Countdown deals so strike fast and early to reap the full discount. The sale starts tonight at Midnight Pacific Time and ends Midnight March 16th. Links and blurbs below:

Fantasy:
 
Hero of Twilight (Revised and Expanded)

Hero of Twilight (Revised and Expanded) (UK)

The Hero of Twilight is a tale of hope amidst tragedy, of uncertain destinies, love and loss, and the metamorphosis of innocence into painful experience.

On a frigid winter's day, young Bathmal Arined, a youth with nothing in life but the clothes on his back and the cold love of his mother, encounters an old knight from a dying Order.The knight speaks of the glory days of old, when the world was Wild and heroes were commonplace against the resulting evils.

The encounter will send Bathmal down a road that will begin and end with death.

The world grows Wild once more.

Horror:

Crossroads

Crossroads(UK)

Ex-con Leo Dudley is on the run for murder. With him are his best friend’s girlfriend and Sandy, her three year old daughter.

Under the guise of a young family looking for guidance, they settle in amongst the tight-knit religious community of Crossroads.

But not long after their arrival, strange and terrifying things begin to happen all across the small town, and as time goes on, Leo begins to wonder what kind of nightmare he’d walked into…or if the nightmare was something he’d brought with him?

Science-Fiction:

Children of The Forgotten

Children of The Forgotten (UK)

The Vrilkist, an advanced alien race bent on galactic conquest and annihilation, has been eating away at the borders of The Imperial Confederation of Ertho—an empire already plagued by rebel and separatists factions—in an ongoing war.
The three front conflict has left the empire short on fighters and material while the Vrilkist, in contrast, appear to have unlimited resources and firepower. Desperate, the empire gathers everything it has to launch a last ditch assault on the enemy. Success will buy the empire time to regroup and restock; failure will mean the end of everything.
Cornelius Coleman, student, pugilist, loner, soon becomes a reluctant player within the larger scheme when he is conscripted to fight in the imperial forces. His journey will begin on Old Earth, but it will end very far away.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

New Empire Trilogy Book 2, Weekly Update (3/5)

Do you see the cover?? Do you see it?? Not finalized yet but this is the one I'll be using for Army of The Nameless which, yes, is now the official title. No more generic Book Two.

Now, onto progress. The second draft now consists of 18 Chapters drawn from 12 First Draft Chapters. If I was writing the first draft, I'd be 50% complete. I really can't accurately say how much of the second draft is complete. Storywise, still about 30-40%. And May draws ever closer.

I hate to dole out a commercial right now but seeing how Army of The Nameless is drawing ever closer to those  store shelves, some of you may want to check out the first book in the trilogy, Children of The Forgotten. I could best describe this first installment as a roller-coaster ride of action and emotion. I've tried to bring the reader the reality of war in several different environments. It's gritty, gory, heartbreaking, funny (I hope), scary, and intelligent. I've tried to project the meaning of war from all sides: the soldier, the politician, the activist, the average person, the opportunist. There's sex, there's naughty words, compassion, betrayal, and the search for the answer to the ultimate question: what is the meaning of existence? Army of The Nameless expands on this and digs ever deeper into all these points.

Was I successful in my mission? Only you, the reader, can say. And it all starts with the Children. Links and blurb below.

Children of The Forgotten (Kindle)

Children of The Forgotten (Print)

The Vrilkist, an advanced alien race bent on galactic conquest and annihilation, has been eating away at the borders of The Imperial Confederation of Ertho—an empire already plagued by rebel and separatists factions—in an ongoing war.
The three front conflict has left the empire short on fighters and material while the Vrilkist, in contrast, appear to have unlimited resources and firepower. Desperate, the empire gathers everything it has to launch a last ditch assault on the enemy. Success will buy the empire time to regroup and restock; failure will mean the end of everything.
Cornelius Coleman, student, pugilist, loner, soon becomes a reluctant player within the larger scheme when he is conscripted to fight in the imperial forces. His journey will begin on Old Earth, but it will end very far away.




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