I’m proud to announce that TORMENT is now available at Amazon!
I’m proud to announce that NIGHTFALL, Caulborn 5, is now available at Amazon! The paperback is being worked now, and should be available soon.
In other news, the amazing Ian McEuen will be recording FRACTURES (and NIGHTFALL, of course) and hopefully that will release in January.
And, for those forward-thinking folks, Caulborn 6 should release in June 2017. 🙂
Caulborn 5, NIGHTFALL, is being formatted right now and should be available later this month. In the meantime, here’s the cover & blurb.
Vincent Corinthos has made his share of enemies. He’s squared off against diabolical megalomaniacs, shadow lords and intergalactic conquerors. And now he and the rest of Boston’s Caulborn have been targeted by a clan of vampiric assassins.
After suffering casualties and the destruction of their headquarters, the Caulborn are forced to temporarily retreat from our universe. As they lick their wounds, Vincent taps every resource he has to prepare a final, desperate counterstrike against the assassins.
Night is falling on Boston’s Caulborn. Will they survive to see the dawn?
I’m happy to say that FRACTURES, Caulborn 4, is currently being formatted as both an e-book and a paperback, and should be available later this month. Stay tuned!
Meantime, here’s the cover and the blurb.
In 1854, Caulborn agents stopped an interdimensional warlord named Sakave from conquering our universe. With protective extradimensional barriers in place, Sakave’s attempted conquest is now little more than a note in the Caulborn’s archives.
That is, until the recent catastrophe at Ashgate Penitentiary weakened those barriers and made Sakave a threat again. Things get worse when Commander Courageous gives Vincent Corinthos a dangerous piece of advice, which fractures those barriers even further.
Tapped for a black ops mission to repair the damage, Vincent finds himself under the command of a man who doesn’t trust him, and allied with an enemy he hasn’t seen in four hundred years. If they succeed, Earth and the Caulborn might pull through unscathed. If they fail, life as we know it ends.
Just a quick note to let everyone know that IMPERIUM is now available as an audiobook! The amazing Ian McEuen did a fantastic job narrating the cast, and I can’t wait to share it with you. Check it out here.
Just wanted to give a quick update that paperback copies of the Caulborn novels are now available! Get ’em while they’re hot!
I’m also working with the insanely talented narrator Ian McEuen to create audiobooks of the Caulborn series as well. Ian’s been working his way through Imperium and he’s doing an amazing job with all the voices. He’s quite the opera singer, too, you can learn more about him here.
Last time, I talked about rebranding my covers. The next thing I want to talk about is working with an editor. I’ve worked with three different editors over the last few years, and I’ve learned that it’s really important to keep the same editor as you work through a series. This is because that editor gets used to your style and what to watch for. A good editor will also help ensure your characters stay consistent from book to book, and that your voice isn’t jarringly different (unless of course that’s your intent).
Now, you may be wondering why I changed editors. After I finished Imperium, the editor I used stopped taking on new work, and the same thing happened with the editor I used for Krampusnacht. I started to worry I might be cursed and crossed my fingers that the editor I used for Sync would still be around when I finally finished Promise. Thankfully, she was, and I’ve been using Shelley Holloway for everything since. She edited Promise, Sync, and all the Doc Graystone Adventures. In order to maintain consistency, I also asked her to take a pass through Imperium, just to be safe. She found a few issues that we corrected and the book is much stronger for it.
So, that raises the question of how do you know if an editor is any good? There are a couple of ways. The first is to look at their client testimonial page. You’re not looking at this for the positive words (because honestly, who’s going to put negative feedback on their own testimonial page?), but you’re looking for who their clients are. Then, go buy one or two of the books they edited and give them a read. It’s a small investment, but a great way to see how they handle things. Also take a spin through the reviews on those books; reviewers are very critical of poor editing and if it was badly done, someone will comment on it.
The other way to find a good editor is to ask for recommendations. Find other indie authors who have sold well and ask who they’re using. After all, it’s unlikely they’d get as far as they did without having a good editor in their corner. (Incidentally, that’s how I found Shelley – I asked the super talented Lindsay Buroker who she used.)
So like I said, I use Holloway House for my editing. You can reach Shelley at this page. Tell her I sent you. It won’t get you any special treatment, but it’ll make me look good. 🙂
You may have noticed that the Caulborn books are no longer for sale on Amazon. Fear not, this is temporary. I’m having new covers done, as well as new interior formatting and a fresh edit for Imperium. I expect they’ll all be back on the virtual shelves by mid-November at the latest.
S. Evan Townsend was kind enough to interview me and fellow author Ava Morgan on his radio show, The Speculative Fiction Cantina. We talk about our stories, what inspires us, and Ava and I both give readings from our work. There’s a recording of the show here – check it out.