Monday, March 23, 2020

If Ever There Was A Time For Free Stories, The Time Is Now.

Yeah, I know. It's been literally years since I've done anything with this site, and while I've released other books in the interim, I haven't done anything here because I got lazy and just promoted on Facebook. It happens.

But I'm done being lazy on that front, and I feel like it's time I get back to doing the thing that got the ball rolling for my writing in the first place...just writing stories and posting them. Some of it'll get published, some of it won't, but it'll be there for the reading, and right now, I don't think anybody's gonna grudge some free escapist literature.

I've got a whole hoard of older tales I'm looking to dust off and post over the next few weeks/months, and I've also got a brand-new, never-before-seen (R)Evolution By Night NOVEL that I'll be serializing in the near future. Longtime readers ought to remember the days of serialized novels on my site...that shit was fun, and I wanna do it again.

In addition to The Novel, I've also got two finished (R)Evolution novellas that've been sitting on my hard drive, waiting for me to publish...real life and responsibilities have gotten in the way of publishing them over the past couple years. Nothing bad or anything, but when you're taking care of your adulting business and trying to make the right moves for the future, throwing together the cash for proper editing, formatting, and cover art can fall by the wayside. Instead of sitting on them, those two novellas--follow-ups to the Unholy War duology and part of a trilogy I started with Not Of This Earth--will likely end up serialized on here sooner or later, too.

Because what's the point of writing stuff--especially stuff you're really pleased with--if you're not gonna share 'em?

Further details will come...right now, I just wanna post something for you guys to read. This tale is called "Epitaphs Are For The Living," and was something I wrote a few years back for an anthology that never materialized, and to the best of my knowledge, I've never posted it anywhere else before. So this is something for the longtime readers AND the new readers...all are welcome.

For those of you unfamiliar with the (R)Evolution By Night, it's an urban fantasy series that I've been hacking away at off and on since 1997, wherein I follow around a group of vampires who live in L.A. and get themselves into all sorts of action-packed, sometimes horrific, and often ridiculous adventures. Tonally, it's along the lines of Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Supernatural, with dashes of Hellboy thrown in.

I'd also favorably compare it to What We Do In The Shadows, which is the greatest thing to happen to vampires in the last 50 years...if I'd had something like What We Do In The Shadows to watch back in '97, I may not have had to resort to writing my own irreverent vampire fiction!


Let's do this. Time to leave our cares behind and travel back to the autumn of 1989, where you'll meet--or re-familiarize yourself with--two vampires named Steele and Clarisse, who are out for a moonlit date with a legendary guitar...and are about to get themselves into a whole load of trouble.

(I'm currently posting in PDF format for relative convenience. If that doesn't work for you or if you have suggestions, drop me a line and let's figure it out.)

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