A Blade Away
This is the category for my book A Blade Away.
What is better than a glorious spring day filled with bunnies, kittens, and Jackie Chan marathons? Oh! How did you guess? It’s a free copy of A Blade Away! Friday and Saturday (5/4/12 and 5/5/12) A Blade Away will be free for the taking on Amazon.com.
As many of you know, I am taking a very short breaking from the zombieverse to go back to some of my best friends in the Fringe Killer series. At the moment I am about twenty five percent complete with the first draft of Endgame and I wanted to share with you something I experienced last night while writing.
Recently I had been torn about what to write next. I finished the first draft of Die Zombie Die, which meant I was now ready to start writing something new (I always have a first draft and first rewrites going at once). I developed two new ideas:
- A new zombie series, based on the world created in the I Zombie trilogy.
- A vampire novel.
I have to say, I’ve been a bit negligent in keeping my readership up on the latest reviews coming in for my books. Lately, they’ve been pouring in and they’ve been all quite good. I thought I would share some snippets with you all.
It’s been a while since I ran a sample of A Blade Away. This particular scene is one that displays one of Lakme’s tragic flaws — and another brutal glimpse into his past. Purchase A Blade Away on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, or in Paperback from Amazon.
That’s correct…the paperback editions of both I Zombie I and Gothica are now available from Amazon.com. Exciting times, these are.
Yet another sample for everyone to partake in. This one is from my first book A Blade Away. I wanted to highlight this particular chapter to show a moment when the killer displays just how out of control he has become. This is not a scene with a victim — only him inside his car. A Blade Away can be purchased on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords. Enjoy!
Many writers talk about music when referencing their work. I am very guilty of that. Not only do I often count on music to be my muse, I work it into my books in any way I can. Why? Music can so easily elicit mood and emotion in ways the written word alone can not always do. So music will crop up in my novels in the form of a simple mention of a title or artist or, in some cases, I will use lyrics (with permission by the artist of course.) And since music is such a strong influence over me and my work, I thought I would discuss how music worked its way into my currently published titles (and the titles I am working on.)
That’s right ladies and gentlemen, it’s time for a Get Jack’d giveaway! I want to give readers the chance to read my first novel, A Blade Away for free. Free! What else can you get for free?
I thought it would be an interesting study in character to interview one of my favorite creations, Skip Abrahm. Skip is an officer on the Louisville Police Department and has been partnered with Jamie Davenport, serving as her mentor and best friend. Skip is also an openly gay man who brings light and life to any situation. Let’s see what Skip has to say.
Hello all! I wanted to post a note here on Get Jack’d that I am now, officially looking for reviewers for my first book A Blade Away. If you are interested in getting a free, pre-release copy, contact me via email at jlwallen AT monkeypantz DOT net.
I totally spaced on Sample Sunday yesterday, so I’m offering up a sample of A Blade Away. This book is the first in the Fringe Killer series and will be on sale within the next couple of weeks. The sale prices is $0.99, which a real bargain considering the amount of entertainment you get. And believe me, you’ll laugh, you’ll cry — it’s better than Cats!
It’s Sample Sunday again, good ladies and gents. Today I share with you the beginning of Chapter Two from my upcoming release A Blade Away.
This has been a very interesting week for me and my first “baby” that is soon to be “born” unto the reading world. The baby in question is A Blade Away and, after my editor worked her magic on the text, we decided some serious changes were necessary to avoid a possible nightmare of a problem.
I wanted to post something quick to bring to light some news to everyone. It’s nothing earth-shattering, life-changing, or time-travel worthy, but it’s still news that begs repeating. Are you ready for it? Are you suuuuuure?
Mark your calendars ladies and gentlemen, for April 15th, 2011 will be the big day the first in the Fringe Killer series, A Blade Away, will be launched. This thriller marks the beginning of an exciting new series that will take the main characters (Detective Jamie Davenport and Skip Abrahm) to the fringes of society and back. The killers are unique, the situations grim, and the characters always within reach. But what makes this series different than any other thriller?
After much consideration, I have decided I am going to hold off on the publication of Gothica. There is a very good reason for this. Gothica is the second book in the “Fringe Killer” series and it makes no sense to relaunch this book prior to the launch of the first book in the series, A Blade Away. What this means is I have pushed the edit date of A Blade Away up so I can get this titles on sale as soon as possible. The end will certainly justify the means in this case.
One of the reasons for this, is that A Blade Away introduces both Jamie and Skip to the reader and I feel this introduction, although not necessary for the enjoyment of Gothica, very much helps to enrich the experience and give the read the full Jamie and Skip effect.