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Friday, February 28, 2014

Hard Case Book IV: A Violent Life

Tomorrow morning is release day for my latest novel: Hard Case Book IV: A Violent Life. As a writer, coupled with the nuts and bolts of also being a mechanic, I see an endless stream of positives and negatives with each new offering. I’m jaded in that I have a day-job away from writing I was born for in a way. I love fixing cars and trucks. It’s paid off in my owning the shop and land I have in Oakland, CA.

My buddy from the service refers to me as Castle. While I never miss an episode, I’m not Castle. I’m a storyteller. While I respect the works of others, I have no need to seek the approval of the top tier writers. Writing, first and foremost, satisfies a craving deep inside of me. I can create worlds where all the wrongs I see in real life get handled the way I want them to. Writing is like being an Auto Tech. I fix things. In my imaginary worlds away from reality, my fixes and characters deviate from the politically correct norm in drastic ways.

Hard Case Book IV: A Violent Life is a fix in exactly that set of parameters. It is a no holds barred, action and adventure novel, with human horror and humor mixed in. While I have no easy fixes for real life, I can adapt the entire earth to meet my needs in the fictional world. The process is addictive, which makes writing so exciting. :)

Friday, February 7, 2014

Hard Case Book IV: A Violent Life

I finished Hard Case Book IV: A Violent Life at just over 112,000 words. I'm into the third line edit now. It will be released on time, March 1st, 2014. It is a wild and definitely violent chapter in the series, certainly not for the squeamish with Lynn Montoya, information gatherer supreme on the job. I'm starting the sequel to Cold Blooded while I'm editing HC4. This is a 'what have you done for me lately' type business. I take nothing for granted. As long as the voices in my head don't go away, I will ride the wave.  :)  Hard Case Book IV: A Violent Life is available for pre-order now.

Hard Case Book IV: A Violent Life

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Audio Book News and BTS e-mag for February

I have some great news now for the audio book fans. Both HARD CASE and now COLD BLOODED are on audio with HARD CASE BOOK II: THE LURE OF HELL coming February 15th. Also on the writing front, I’ll be nearing the final scene today in HARD CASE BOOK IV: A VIOLENTLIFE. I will be at a 105,000 words by the end of the day. It is in my partner RJ Parker’s opinion the best yet, and I’m hoping the readers feel the same way. Release day is March 1st, and it is available for pre-order now. Also, Amazon has featured my novel THE PROTECTORS this weekend for only 99 cents.
Book Trailers Showcase Book Reviews e-mag is out, and has my short story The Reunion featured along with my ads. Because of their success and increasing readership, they are going to a bi-monthly format to provide even more articles and reviews. If you haven’t already read The Reunion, it’s a humorous look at two former schoolmates hooking up after their stint in the service.