I AM STILL ALIVE!

I feel horrible about not having updated here on my blog since September (geez, that’s embarrassing), but in my defense, I’ve had a heck of a lot going on! And some of it is great news that I can share with you guys!

First up! I have officially signed a contract with Permuted Press for The Becoming: Under Siege, The Becoming: Descent, and The Becoming: Redemption! I’m not 100% sure when these books will be released, but Under Siege is pretty much done (pending tweaks suggested by my beta reader), and it will be going to the publisher by February 1st! So there’s a possibility you’ll get a brand new book in the series later this year!

Related to the series, I’m currently putting together The Becoming: Origins. Rather than just releasing a single novella like I was going to do at the end of last year, I decided to hold off on it a bit and release a collection that will have at least two novellas / long stories and a short story or two in it, all bound together so you get your money’s worth. 🙂

My agent officially has The Unnaturals on the market, so if any publishers happen to be reading this and are interested in a covert-ops urban fantasy series, do hit me up via email and I’ll direct you accordingly.

In real world things: I have a book signing and lunch talk at the Demopolis Public Library in Demopolis, AL on Friday, January 24th! If you’re in the general vicinity, feel free to drop in at noon for the Lunch and Learn at the Library program, and if you can’t make it to that, I’ll be doing a book signing in the same location from 4-5pm that same evening. 🙂 You can find more details on it here.

I’ll have a more thorough update later, but I thought I’d drop all the fun, exciting news in a separate post. 🙂

THE BECOMING: REVELATIONS Now Available for Purchase!

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls!

I’ve waited a little bit for things to populate to assorted websites before making the official official announcement, but here it is!

The Becoming: Revelations is now available for purchase in ebook format!

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Brandt Evans is floundering. Leadership of their dysfunctional group wasn’t something he asked for or wanted. Their problems are numerous: Remy Angellette is grief-stricken and suicidal, Gray Carter is distant and reclusive, and Cade Alton is near death. And things only get worse.

While Brandt and Gray are on the hunt for supplies, a still-recovering Cade is kidnapped by a militant group of survivors. On Brandt’s return, he’s told of a conspiracy involving test subjects, pathogens, and CDC doctors.

Brandt’s race to save Cade takes him back to the dangerous streets of Atlanta, where not all is as it seems. And with a horde of infected closing in and the rescue mission in jeopardy, he comes tantalizingly close to a cure that might save what’s left of humanity from the ravages of the Michaluk Virus.

The Becoming: Revelations is the third book in the Becoming series.

If you own an Amazon Kindle or prefer reading on the Amazon app on an assortment of smartphones and tablets, you can click here to purchase the ebook for $7.99!

If you own a Barnes & Noble device or prefer using a Barnes & Noble app, you can purchase the ebook for only $7.99 right here!

If you prefer to buy your ebooks DRM free or are in a country where you cannot buy books from Amazon or Barnes & Noble, you can pick up a copy of The Becoming: Revelations from Smashwords right here!

If you’re a stickler for Kobo (the apparent ereader of choice for BlackBerry users, apparently), you can pick up the ebook at Kobo’s website right here!

If you’re an Apple devotee and want the book from the iBooks store, that’s available right here!

I think that just about covers all of the currently popular ereading devices; if you find where the book’s for sale at another place that I didn’t mention, feel free to drop a comment letting me know!

The paperback edition of The Becoming: Revelations should be available soon.

And for those of you who prefer audiobooks, there’s currently a preorder page going on on Audible.com right here for The Becoming: Revelations, which will cost $17.46 or 1 Credit. I’m honestly not sure how the preorder process works on Audible; I’ve never used it, but Audible’s a very reliable site and I can’t recommend it enough.

Even better, if you haven’t gotten into the audiobook game and are interested, you can get a trial membership at Audible and choose a download for any audiobook for free; better yet, if you decide you don’t want to stay subscribed, you can cancel before you’re charged, and you get to keep the audiobook. So why not give audiobooks a try and pick up books one or two of the audiobooks? The narrator, Christian Rummel, does a fantastic job of narrating the audiobooks. He even had me enraptured, and I wrote the bloody books!

If you haven’t read any of the books at all, you can grab The Becoming, book one of the series, on Amazon, on Barnes & Noble, on the iBookstore, on Kobobooks, and on Smashwords for only $4.99!

You can also grab the second book in the series, The Becoming: Ground Zero on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, KoboBooks, and the iBookstore for $7.99!

If you don’t want to spend a whole lot of money on an author you’ve never read before without sampling a little something, you can grab my zombie novella The Becoming: Brothers in Arms, featuring the story of two characters from The Becoming, for only $0.99! It’s available in ebook format only on Amazon and on Barnes & Noble!

If you already own all of the above, please spread the love and the word to all your friends; the best way to support an author you enjoy is to help them sell more books! The more books I sell, the more I can afford to take the time to write more for you to enjoy!

And if you’ve read them all, then please help support an author and leave an honest review on Amazon, B&N, Goodreads, or whatever your choice of reviewing platform is!

Thanks to everyone for your support, and I look forward to hearing what you think of The Becoming: Revelations (and any of the other books in the series)!

THE BECOMING: GROUND ZERO Named One of The Best Zombie Fiction Releases of 2012 by BN’s Explorations Blog!

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Yep, you read that right! My little novel The Becoming: Ground Zero has been named one of the Best Zombie Fiction Releases of 2012, right alongside amazing books like Dana Fredsti’s Plague Town, Rhiannon Frater’s The Last Bastion of the Living and Siege, Scott Kenemore’s Zombie, Illinois, and Survivors by Z.A. Recht and Thom Brannan!

You can check out the entire list of awesome books right here, and if you haven’t read any of the Becoming series yet, you can still grab The Becoming in ebook for only $2.99 until January 2nd from Amazon and Barnes & Noble!

Cover Reveal: THE BECOMING: REVELATIONS

Yes, you read that right! Thanks to Buy Zombie and Bookish Brunette for leading the charge on the cover reveal for The Becoming: Revelations!

Without further ado, here’s the cover and the preliminary back cover copy!

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It’s been one month since the events in Atlanta that took the lives of half his friends, and Brandt Evans is floundering. Thrust into a leadership position he never wanted and coping with one of his friends hovering near death, Brandt fights to maintain a semblance of cohesion in those that remain while struggling to deal with his own grief.

But when Cade is kidnapped by a group of militant survivors, Brandt discards his carefully laid plans for survival to save the woman he loves. His path leads him back into Atlanta, where he discovers a tangled web of deceptions and betrayals. Surrounded by enemies alive and undead while facing the miraculous return of a friend he thought gone, Brandt discovers that not all is as it seems. Secrets buried long ago are forced to the surface–and revelations of a cover up could lead directly to a cure for the virus that started it all.

The Becoming: Revelations is expected to be released in May 2013.

Buy Autographed Copies of The Becoming Series!

You can now purchase autographed copies of The Becoming and The Becoming: Ground Zero for $15.00 each (plus $4.00 s/h) directly from me via Paypal! I have two boxes of books sitting in my way and am anxious to get rid of them. They’d make the perfect holiday gifts for the zombie fan in your life, and all will come with personalized autographs!

You can check out more information on the books by hovering over the link at the top of this page labeled “The Becoming Series.” And you can purchase the books by clicking RIGHT HERE! (Please note, this will take you to a Blogger.com page; WordPress apparently doesn’t like the Paypal button, so I had to improvise.)

And keep your eye on that page, as I’ll be adding more merchandise, including bookmarks, postcards (perhaps posters?) and more for your purchasing pleasure soon! (Including limited edition, through-this-website-only paperback copies of The Becoming: Brothers in Arms!)

THE BECOMING on Sale for $2.99 This Weekend Only!

The Becoming, the first book in my zombie apocalypse series, is on sale on Amazon for $2.99 this weekend only! You can check it out here! It’s currently #23 on Amazon’s Bestseller list for the Horror genre! Grab your copy of the book if you haven’t already!

Need more information on the book itself? Click here to check out more information on the book!

Cover Reveal: THE BECOMING: GROUND ZERO Re-Issuing With New Cover!

Just like The Becoming is getting a new cover, so is The Becoming: Ground Zero!

This cover. What can I say about this cover? (I mean, really, I’m speechless lol.) I’d love to know your thoughts on it!

As always, The Becoming: Ground Zero is available from assorted retailers for $7.99, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, Kobo, and iTunes! You can also get the book in audiobook format on Audible.com!