Ghost Soldiers reviewed at Unabashedly Bookish

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Arrival in New England…

Providence, RI. Photo by California Cthulhu (Will Hart)Creative Commons license

…and we have Internet.

I really missed Rhode Island. Though the move was necessary, it has really set me far behind in my writing. Here are the upcoming books:

9mm Blues

Christopher Hill is a knight in the Order of the Thorn—a hard charger packing a submachine gun and a sword. His mission is simple: destroy the ancient, profane evils that prey upon humanity.

But Hill’s mission becomes much more complicated when a young boy is kidnapped by flesh-eating ghouls. Barricaded inside a run-down house, the ghouls slowly gain the upper hand, while outside, mounting casualties and internal power struggles threaten both the mission and the boy Hill’s vowed to see home safe, no matter what…
(Much, much delayed, due to a variety of unfortunate circumstances. I can’t wait to get this book out. I feel as if this poor novel has been trapped in Book Intensive Care for far too long.)

Dark Ride Dogs
A Zero Dog novel

This book is basically a 1.5 novel in the series, with all new villains because I felt like writing about carnivals. I think I’ll do something different this time around and see if I can beg and/or blackmail some writer friends into beta reading. I usually don’t do this, because I suck at beta reading myself, and rarely manage comments that are A) helpful B) coherent. But I already tricked Mina Carter into beta reading for me, and far be it from me to call her a total sucker for sad puppy dog eyes. So maybe I’ll give it a go and try to return the favor(s) in a useful way to people who are interested in beta reading.

On the same note, official ZD book 2 will star the Zero Dogs fighting the necromancer/zombies again…as well as new zany and completely improbable monsters, in a different city, with far more at stake. Possibly democracy itself, but that might just be me being melodramatic.

And then the 3rd Nightfall Syndicate book, wrapping up the story of Karl Vance and Maria Ricardi. This book is 65% finished. I hope to have it done and turned in very soon. So far it’s dark and action-packed and I think (hope) it will make a fitting capstone to the series.

In other good news, I’ve gone from working two jobs (Evil Day Job and Evil Night Job) down to one (Evil Day Job) so I should have more time for the kids and more time to write, in that order. I’ve been working two jobs since 2008 (after the great American economy implosion), so this is great news for me.

That’s it for now. Take it easy, my friends, and thanks for stopping by.

Ghost Soldiers Out in Print!

I’m right in the middle of moving across country so I must be quick. I have boxes to haul around and things to attack with packing tape.

But my urban fantasy Ghost Soldiers has just released in print! Here’s the blurb.

Get in. Do the job. Get out. If only it were that easy.

The Nightfall Syndicate, Book 2

Vampire hit man Karl Vance has a new target: a rogue, charismatic sorcerer building an army of paranormal creatures in Eastern Europe. The stakes have never been higher, nor the odds so long, but he’s in too deep to turn back. If Karl fails to kill, the powerful Order of the Thorn will hunt down Maria Ricardi, the vampire he loves, and destroy everything he’s fighting for.

When Karl is cut off in enemy badlands, he’s reduced to survival mode, doing the kinds of things he’d sworn would never be part of his vampire existence. Things that will forever color his relationship with Maria…if he survives to see her again.

In Boston, Maria is haunted by disturbing dreams of Karl as she struggles to keep control of her mafia syndicate against a growing tide of threats—traitors, FBI agents, hostile crime families, and the fear that power will turn her into a creature like her hated Master, Delgado. Then she discovers Karl is walking straight into a deadly trap…and there may be nothing she can do to stop it in time.

Product Warnings
Explicit language and intense, violent content. Assassinations, betrayals, paranormal warfare, explosions, gangland slayings, chaos, calamity, rampant pandemonium, and an occasional fiery explosion.

Here’s some links to pick it up!

Samhain Publishing
Barnes and Noble
Powell’s Books