A long time ago I re-edited the first three books in the series, but I stopped there. My writing style has solidified now over the course of seventeen books (so far), and as such I’m currently doing a re-edit on book 4, Revenge. I was also never really happy with the cover for it, because the background on it was horrible. I made a new cover for it this morning, and I’ll be re-doing the covers for books 2 and 5 as well at some point here as soon as I get book 4 re-edited and released.
I’ve never published two books at once before, but I wrote book 17 before I wrote book 16, so I’ve just been sitting on it until I had 16 finished. Now I’m posting them both together for your reading pleasure. Here’s all the details…
Synopsis: Their patience is at an end. It’s been a long time coming, but they’ve finally had enough of dealing with the stupidity and corruption of the human race, and now it’s time for them to go.
In the year 2112, the military is forced to remove the government from power due to its deep rooted corruption. Unfortunately, about half of the country supports those who were in power, which brings about riots, looting and martial law.
Feeling completely disconnected from humanity, they’re left with two options. Wipe out most of the Earth’s population so that the human race can start over and rebuild itself from the ashes, or leave. Left with no other choice, the group finally decides to make their long planned move to the Nathalis dimension.
Synopsis: It was the year 2231 when they started coming through the portals. The Echnid soldiers devastated the Earth and eliminated nearly eighty percent of the population as they searched for resources they could steal and send back to their home dimension.
Jake and Lana managed to survive the initial assault and went out on the road together in a stolen (errr…salvaged) vehicle. After what became known as the Day of Death however, where all of the Echnids on the planet suddenly turned inside out, they looted whatever Echnid weapons they could find and then traveled from town to town, doing less than reputable jobs and stealing or salvaging whatever they could in order to survive.
When they happen upon a no name town in what used to be the state of Utah however, they finally find themselves in a place where they can lay down some roots. The question is, between the Echnid raiders, the roving gangs of humans known as Skinks, and one very angry pregnant girl from the next town over who’s hell bent on making Jake her husband, how deep will their roots be allowed to grow?
The books are or will be available at all the usual websites, including here on the official site.
I was interviewed again today on Wayne Clingman’s Blogtalk Radio show. In this interview, I talked about the series, eBook promotion, pricing and other things as well, including what I do when I’m not writing.
I just finished writing the first draft of Transition. Once I get it edited, I’ll publish both it and Travelers, book 17 of the series together at the same time. The editing usually takes me about five days, but it may take a bit longer because of some personal stuff I have going on at the moment. I’ll definitely have both books published at some point in the next two weeks though.
I haven’t posted any updates here in a while, so I thought I’d pop in and let you all know how Transition is coming along.
This morning I finished chapter 14, so I’ve got two more chapters to go in this one and then I can start editing. Two specific things have slowed down my writing as of late. The first is that we’ve had some friends of ours staying with us for about the past month, and both they and we have new border collie puppies, which means I’ve had to spend a lot of time watching them, taking them out to pee, etc….
Then I had that little incident yesterday…
See, I was sitting here writing, and I was almost done with chapter 14 when one of the puppies went under the desk and turned off the UPS my computer is connected to. Needless to say the computer died instantly, and I hadn’t saved yet since I’d started writing, so I lost it all. Then I spent the rest of the day pissed off about losing everything I’d written, so I had to walk away from it and get a good night’s sleep before I was able to come back to it again.
Anyway, that’s what’s been going on. I haven’t been able to write anywhere near as much or as often as I normally do with all the craziness and distractions going on around here, but I am making it a point to at least write some every single day. I’ve already got a perfect ending for this book that’ll tie in perfectly with the next one, Travelers, which will be released on the same day as Transition since it’s already written and edited. After that, I’ve got definite plans for two more books, and then we’ll see where things go from there. I’m thinking that after two more I’ll either end the series, or put out one more book of short stories as a companion to the series. We’ll just have to see how things go.
Anyway, that’s it for now. I’ll try to be better about posting more frequent updates in the future.