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Excerpt of the Week: The Becoming: Ground Zero

It’s that time again! It’s time for another…

EXCERPT OF THE WEEK!

This week, I’m sharing with you guys a small snippet from the second book in my zombie series, The Becoming: Ground Zero. This scene is from chapter nineteen, in which the gang has infiltrated an abandoned, mostly looted Walmart in a rural area of Alabama in a hunt for supplies…and they end up getting a little more than they bargained for.

Hit the cut for the excerpt, and be sure to pick up your copy today!

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A Decade of Zombies: A Retrospective of My Past Ten Years (Part One: 2009-2010)

Hello to December! My gosh, I can’t believe 2019 is already almost over! This year has just flown by, but it’s also been a really great year from a writing perspective, and I’ve honestly really been very proud of how much I’ve managed to accomplish this year.

Not even just this year, either. This decade has been a whirlwind of ups and downs, highs and lows, and I thought I’d take this month to look back at where this decade started and how far I’ve come and everything that has happened to me.

And yes, there will be zombies.

When I initially wrote this post, it was way too long, and while I enjoy writing novels, and I hope you enjoy reading them, I didn’t think you would want to read this as a novel, so I decided I’m going to make this a little mini-series of posts over the month of December, sort of a retrospective of the decade type thing. I hope you guys enjoy reading about my trials and tribulations (and maybe get a little insight as to why I didn’t really release very many books over the past decade)!

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Excerpt of the Week: The Deadening: Collapse

It’s time for another Excerpt of the Week! This week, I’ve chosen a bit from one of my lesser known pieces, The Deadening. I’ve been working on a serialization of this one, and I released part one of the series, which is called Collapse, in August. Part two will be coming in January, but in the meantime, you can read this excerpt from The Deadening: Collapse and pick up part one on Amazon for only $0.99!

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HELLFORGED: Available now!

Hellforged, the second book in The Unnaturals Series, is available now on Amazon for $4.99!

What is Hellforged about, you might ask?

Well, allow me to tell you!

Zachariah Lawrence wants out.
After working covertly for the United States government for nearly a decade, he’s had enough, a feeling compounded by the fact he was forcibly turned into a vampire during his last assignment for the secretive Unnaturals organization. And with his new apprentice Riley Walker on the run after being declared rogue by their superiors, Zachariah and his partner Ashton Miller race to help her as they realize she has something much more dangerous than vampires on her tail: demons.
But any plans Zachariah makes to ensure their safety quickly fall apart when one of them is possessed by a demonic force and turns against the others. As Zachariah reels from the betrayal and struggles to deal with a demon problem that is quickly spiraling out of control, he is forced to turn to the unlikeliest of sources for help: Agency Director Damon Hartley. And it’s through him that he discovers there’s something much bigger going on, something…biblical.

You can pick up your copy of Hellforged from Amazon today for only $4.99, or you can read for FREE if you have a Kindle Unlimited subscription!

If you missed The Unnaturals, book one in the series, you can pick it up for $2.99 for a limited time!

Excerpt of the Week: The Becoming

Welcome back to another edition of Excerpt of the Week! This week’s excerpt is from The Becoming, the first book in my post-apocalyptic series. The entire series is available now from Permuted Press, and you can get the first book, in a newly revised, expanded format on Amazon (and other retailers) for only $5.99! Click over to Amazon to purchase the book, and click the cut below to check out a short excerpt from the novel, in which paramedic Theo Carter and his partner assess a patient from a car accident that has some…oddities with his vitals.

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This is a post about book piracy.

A couple of weeks or so ago, I went on a tangent on Twitter about book piracy. (What? Me go on a tangent on Twitter? NO WAY.) Let me tell you a little bit about what happened.

So the other week, I was watching videos on YouTube. I have a whole bunch of people I’ve followed in a variety of different fields that I find interesting, everything from humorous gamers to inspirational and motivational people to productivity hackers and Sims 4 players. It was on a video for a financial YouTuber, though, that I found myself getting supremely ticked off.

I won’t name names. But, you see, this particular YouTuber, who I really liked following, really enjoyed their videos, and had learned quite a bit from, was doing a video about saving money, as financial YouTubers often do. I was actually enjoying the video and gleaning a few bits of useful information from it, even though the general subject of the video didn’t quite apply to me and my life situation anymore, when the YouTuber in question reached one of his points of advice to college students about saving money on their college textbooks: he recommended that the students go on Google and search for “free” .pdf files of their college textbooks. Then, adding insult to injury to authors everywhere, he added, and I quote directly from his video, “Surprisingly, this is how you can get many books entirely for free, not just textbooks! So if there’s a book you’ve been planning to read and you just haven’t bought it yet, go search Google for it, and it might already be up there!”

Everyone who knows me knows exactly how much the muscles in my right cheek twitched when I heard that line.

Let me explain why.

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