A Time to Die, The Next 1000 Miles, Upcoming

Delays and Surprises

The first month of summer has unofficially begun and it is by far the most hectic and jam-packed of my year. Mainly, it’s because I help coach softball and when we aren’t practicing we’re playing. On top of that, I’ve been trying to squeeze out the last book in my Legend of Carter Gabel series for months, it seems.

Sadly, I tried to commit and stick to a release date that is not going to work out. Going off of many different, albeit loose, equations, my first round of edits will most likely reach me at the last possible minute, which is this Friday. I have a tournament this weekend out of town… yes, with that math and possibly two more rounds of editing, formatting and getting the final cover layout for paperback. June 9th is far too close for me to assume I’ll have a finished copy ready by next Monday.

Sorry, I was pretty good at math, but managing the Indie aspect alone in this chaos between the PayPal incident, softball, my daughter’s first prom and a lot of little things crammed in-between, I feel like I’ve let a lot of waiting people down. Amazon has punished me for my lack of judgement by saying I can’t use pre-order for a year now… I guess I’m grounded?

So, the best I can do is say the release is moved now to 6/30/17. If it’s done sooner, trust me, you’ll get it sooner. I hate to put this off one second let alone three weeks, but I can’t change it again and if something catastrophic put the placeholder out instead of the finished MS, you’d be equally disappointed.

But there’s some good news!

I’m working on a new story!!

It’s called American Red. It’s a nod to horror and mystery and it involves two young brothers who are possessed by demons. These demons tempt them to use powers they now possess at the risk of letting the demons control more of their bodies. When an apparent kidnapping takes place at their school, the boys have to decide whether or not using those powers is worth the risk.

I’m currently posting it out on WattPad as I finish each chapter. So, it’s unrefined, but I’m pretty happy so far. Please give it a shot, share it, share whatever you think about it! I’ll keep posting chapters out there as long as I stay ranked, but my ranking is dropping so I need your help!

Come have a look-see as we wait for the last in the trilogy to makes it’s way here!

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Cover Reveal, The Next 1000 Miles, Upcoming

Cover Reveal

Good morning everyone! With the unfortunate theft of my editing budget, the release date got pushed back. But that doesn’t mean I can’t continue to share! So, today you will be seeing my official cover in the completion to the Legend of Carter Gabel series. It’s been a very fun journey and I’ve met some amazing people along the way. Most that are helping me are linked below, so please go and check them out!

Also, as an added gift, I have my book available for pre-sale on Amazon for only $0.99! So, CLICK HERE and the link will take you to where you can invent less than a dollar for a great surprise in the months to come.

Without further ado…

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Carter Gabel saved his own life, and rescued his city from destruction. But, after the Pirates forced him into hiding, he spent years holed up in Crighton, city of ghosts. Just as he thinks the world has forgotten him, a knock on the door interrupts his life and as he opens it, his next journey begins. An unexpected foe waits for him at the end to challenge everything he knows and all that his future holds. What must Carter do to survive? And what does he sacrifice to become a legend?

A Time to Die

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A big thanks to all who are helping me today!! Click on them to see their sites and all their own work:

Kate M. Colby

Olivia

Lizzy Baldwin

Zachary Chopchinski & Layla of course!

JB Salsbury

Liz

Shannon A Thompson

Heather

Haddie

Tina

Galit

Nina Soden

Jeyna Grace

The Next 1000 Miles

Cover Revealings?

The time is coming when my final book is almost ready to depart on the last leg of its journey to the editors. March 24th is the special day. You know what that means? COVER REVEAL….

Except, not yet…

I’d like some help from anyone willing to coordinate a reveal with me through their blog, site, social media, what-have-you. Any takers: JL.Fiction@outlook.com I’d like to do it on March 27th, two weeks from today. If you don’t volunteer, I’ll have to track you down individually.

In other news, I met up with my alpha reader (my dad) last week and talked out some of the things needing work on this last installment. Some very helpful ideas springing me from a stale point and into an ending I’m pretty happy with.

This is a helpful side-kick into a comfortable tower of praise.

Ultimately, I am very happy to be done with a series. I never knew how difficult ending one could be and this is a moment where I realized writing by the seat of my pants would be a lot easier if I’d just planned and plotted out some major points along the way. Live and learn, right?

Anywho, I hope everyone is having a great Monday, don’t let it do this to you:

Fight back and let’s find our way to Friday!

 

Journey of 1000 Miles

The 777 Challenge

Kate M. Colby has graciously tagged me in the 777 Challenge. The point of the challenge is to share seven lines from the seventh page of your current work-in-progress then tag seven writers to do the same. I’m sharing a portion of A Time to Die, the final chapter in my very first series. It’s a conversation going between the main character, Carter, and the woman filling in as his mother figure, Eva.


“What can I do to help?” I said it with the conviction of an adult, which quite literally terrified me more.

“She needs to be around kids her age, kids like her. I need people who can help her, but I don’t know where we can turn to anymore. This place makes me question if it’s really her talking to me any longer. I want to stop being afraid of my daughter, Carter.”

My mind races with where I could take them both to feel and stay safe. Every major city is out in my opinion and all that pops up is the Dakota District. They could live with Benny and his family, but then I have no clue if I will ever see them again since it would be a one way ticket.


Writers to Pick On:

Nina Soden

Shannon A. Thompson

C.L. Coffey

S.R. Carillo

Millie Ho

J.B. Salsbury (I already know she won’t do this, lol)

Erin Lyon