Yes, I finished Black Earth: Dark Masquerade and sent it off to my editor yesterday. This is the first major manuscript goal I have achieved without having to extend my deadlines, and I’m quite proud of it. Now I have two months to finish Book 4 in the series – which I changed the title to. Instead of Bridge to Eternity, it was suggested by my lovely wife that the title be changed to Bridge to Anaisha, which actually makes more sense in regards to the story and the series as a whole, seeing how the book connects the Black Earth series to my Expired Reality series, which takes place mostly on Anaisha.
So, while Dark Masquerade is in the hands of my very capable, very talented editor, I’ve decided to compile a handy guide to what you can get your hands on in anticipation of the novel coming out this summer.
First, here’s links to the draft excerpts I posted, all from Dark Masquerade:
Excerpt #1: Hortus Tenebris – The Dark Garden
Excerpt #2: The President’s Dark Advisor
Excerpt #3: The Westgate Plaza Mall
Excerpt #4: Pearl’s Sorrow
Excerpt #5: The Black Cathedral
Both are available in paperback and ebook, and both are reasonably priced. It is highly recommended that you brush up on both of them before picking up a copy of Dark Masquerade in a few months. For your convenience, there is a Double Pack that I created – only in ebook format – that contains both books for one low price.
Third, The Broken Daisy was just reviewed by Reader’s Den creator, Tiffany Cole. She gave the book 4/5 stars and wrote a stellar review. There is also a giveaway going on at Reader’s Den where you can win a copy of the aforementioned Black Earth Double Pack. Check it out here.
Fourth, since this blog has been running for a while, most of you probably didn’t know there is a short Black Earth Christmas story that I posted a couple years ago, Do Demons Wear Santa Hats? Here’s a link to the post. It’s a bit humorous compared to the novels themselves, but I decided it was a nice change.
Fifth, there were three pieces of Black Earth short fiction that I wrote a while ago. All three took place at the same time and were told from three different character’s POV. The stories describe the car accident Nathan and Heather got in that changed the future of Earth and eventually, all humanity. I am polishing them up to have them edited and I plan to release them sometime in the near future, either separately or in a short collection. Stay tuned for details on that.
Sixth, I also wrote a collection of flash fiction pieces that all take place before the series and give a glimpse into the lives of some of the major characters of Black Earth. I hope to re-release those in the near future as well.
Essentially, I have a lot of fiction laying around that needs to be polished and released. Great stuff coming up! Have a great Friday everyone!