Friday, May 15, 2015
First order of business is Cold Blooded IV: Bloody Shadows was released tonight. Here once again is the blurb and the link:
Writer/Assassin Nick McCarty faces off with traitorous blackmailers, terrorist sympathizers, the Seattle ‘Ripper’, and powerful entities hell bent on either recruiting the most cold blooded killer in the land, or killing him and his family. They find out in terrifying terms when you go after the Terminator, you had better get him with the first strike. Because after you miss, he plays hard ball without mercy, and without hesitation.
Taking quirky to the extreme, Nick cuts off his trouble free vacation time in favor of a rapid fire series of spider webbed events. He leads what CIA Director Paul Gilbrech thinks of as Nick’s team of cartoons, The Unholy Trio, into one deadly action after another. From a criminal consultation with the local police becoming a mugger gang execution to a simple recon of a suspected Isis training center turning into a war zone, Nick repairs problems with deadly proficiency.
Bonus Story – Also another free Nick and Jean future bonus story with romance, violence, political intrigue, and of course much humor.
And finally a small comment on writing: :)
I break many rules when I write dialogue, because I write the way people speak. It took me six years to get my English degree because I also earned an AA degree in Auto Tech. One thing I learned during my college years was the English language has more exceptions and contrary/contradicting rules than any other on Earth. I've read many forums on Linked In with editors debating if this is okay or that's not okay. About the only thing they agree on is they don't agree about anything. I had two publishers publish a couple of novels before I went Indie with RJ. They had contradictory editing rules. In the end, if the story doesn't captivate the reader beyond a typo or preposition at the end of a sentence, the author is in trouble anyway. In Bloody Shadows: my Avatar Nick does another book signing with confrontations. :)
Sunday, May 10, 2015
I just wrote the end to Cold Blooded Book IV: Bloody Shadows at a 108K words. I’ll be finishing my future Nick and Jean bonus story throughout today. It will be a dedication to my fallen angel Joyce on this Mother’s Day, who was a wonderful Mom to our two kids, and a great Grandma to Colin, my cover illustrator. Although I had more laughs writing Demon IV: Darkness Rules, I’ve enjoyed revisiting Nick and his crew again. Nick leaves no doubt in this episode he is a cold blooded killer without peer. :)
Happy Mother's Day to all you Mom's out there!
Monday, April 27, 2015
I received a few e-mails all of a sudden, concerning Cold Blooded IV: Bloody Shadows. The readers thought it was coming out at the same time as Demon IV: Darkness Rules. The confusion was probably my fault for saying I was working on them at the same time. That part was true, but it was always my intention to finish Darkness Rules first. I answered the e-mails. Bloody Shadows is coming along very well, and so is the futuristic Nick and Jean bonus story. I have 78,000 words done in Bloody Shadows, and nearly 2,000 in the bonus Nick and Jean short story. Bloody Shadows will be released at the end of May as promised. Here’s a small part of what’s happening in Cold Blooded land.
Some of Nick’s team-up work with other agencies, and even his local policeman contact with the Pacific Grove force begins to unravel his low key quirky endeavors. Sergeant Dickerson makes the mistake of enlisting Nick’s take on a group of muggers preying on older tourists enjoying the rocky coastal scenes after dark. Unwittingly enlisting the aid of a killer instead of a knowledgeable novelist, Dickerson discovers his mugger problem ended overnight when the bodies of three gangbangers known for violent deeds are found strewn along the shoreline near their hunting grounds.
Nick’s collaboration agreement with the US Marshals also nearly ends in tragedy when they neglect to warn him about a traitor at Los Alamos he turned up for them blackmailing the Justice Department. Forces behind the scenes begin gathering to either recruit one of the most cold blooded killers in the land, or kill him and his family. They find out in terrifying terms when you go after the Terminator, you had better get him with the first strike. Because after you miss, he plays hard ball without mercy, and without hesitation.Yep, Bloody Shadows will be finished in late May along with a very violent and funny bonus story, featuring Nick’s whole crew in the future. :)
Here's one of the covers Colin and I have worked on: