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!