Current Projects, March 2014

I’m picking up where I left off on my Current Projects list, updating it from my last post back in September 2013. This should give readers some idea of what’s in the pipeline and what will (hopefully) be released someday.

Things that are contracted by a publisher will be noted; otherwise, assume that it hasn’t been sold yet or a publication date hasn’t been set yet.

Note that books that have been published are no longer on the list.

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The Becoming: Under Siege
The Becoming Series, Book 4. Zombie fiction / post-apocalyptic thriller. The survivors from The Becoming: Revelations attempt to create a new life for themselves, but things don’t work out the way they should. Status: Pending publication with Permuted Press, April 2014.

The Becoming: Descent
The Becoming Series, Book 5. Zombie fiction / post-apocalyptic thriller. The direct continuation of The Becoming: Under Siege. With the loss of their new lives, Cade and her companions are forced to try to pick up the pieces and go in search of a member of the group that has gone missing. Status: Contracted with Permuted Press, Draft in progress.

The Becoming: Redemption
The Becoming Series, Book 6. Zombie fiction / post-apocalyptic thriller. This one picks up where The Becoming: Descent will leave off. Cade et al have the opportunity to save the world. Status: Contracted with Permuted Press, Outlining.

The Unnaturals
The Unnaturals Series, Book 1. Urban fantasy / spy thriller. The first book in the series. Two special agents are transferred to a sector of the US government that investigates supernatural activity. Status: On submission.

Nightfall
The Unnaturals Series, Book 0.5. Urban fantasy / spy thriller. Prequel to The Unnaturals. Three part book that tells how Zachariah and Ashton met and how The Unnaturals was formed. Status: In progress.

Hellforged
The Unnaturals Series, Book 2. Urban fantasy / spy thriller. Sequel to The Unnaturals. After the events of the first novel, Riley is forced to go on the run as forces stronger than her make her destruction their goal. Status: In progress.

The Deadening: Collapse
The Deadening, Part 1. Serialized novel. Horror / historical western. In an 1868 silver mining town, the sheriff and a schoolteacher team up to protect the town’s citizens from a mysterious outbreak of violence. Status: In progress.

The Deadening: Lamentation
The Deadening, Part 2. Serialized novel. Horror / historical western. As a town grieves, their sheriff tries to track down the source of the outbreak of violence. Status: Outlining.

Small Town Dead
Standalone novel. Horror / zombie fiction / post-apocalyptic. Side novel in The Becoming Series. An EMT travels from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, to her hometown in the midst of a zombie outbreak in a desperate attempt to reunite with her family. Status: Outlining / planning stages.

There are a ton of other books on my list of future projects, but they won’t make an appearance on my list until I actually start on some point of the process on them.

THE BECOMING: ORIGINS Now Available on Amazon!

The Becoming: Origins is now available for purchase through Amazon! Other retailers, including Amazon, coming shortly.

Read below to find out more information and to get your copy!

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In January 2009, the Michaluk Virus escaped from the Centers for Disease Control and decimated Atlanta, Georgia. It spread to the major city centers of the southeast, wrecking havoc in Memphis, Birmingham, Mobile, Jackson, Biloxi, and New Orleans.

This is the story of how it began.

In THE BECOMING: ORIGINS, Brandt Evans’s life is spiraling out of control. Depressed at the way his life is heading and desperate to help his sister pay for school, he accepts an offer from Dr. Derek Rivers that will result in either a large payday…or his death.

Instead, what results is the beginning of the end of the world.

In THE BECOMING: BROTHERS IN ARMS, Theo and Gray Carter find themselves surrounded by chaos, death, and misery on all sides. As their worlds collapse around them, both are forced to do the unimaginable to not only ensure their survival but to protect each other from the cannibalistic infected that cross their paths.

Weaponless and alone, the two brothers quickly learn that the only thing they can count on is each other.

**This edition of stories from The Becoming universe features a revised and rewritten edition of THE BECOMING: BROTHERS IN ARMS, previously released in March 2012.

Interested in purchasing The Becoming: Origins from Amazon? Click here to check out the product page and purchase your own copy!

Want to buy it from Barnes & Noble instead? Click here to purchase it from B&N!

THE BECOMING: ORIGINS Now Available on Barnes and Noble!

The Becoming: Origins is now available for purchase through Barnes & Noble! Other retailers, including Amazon, coming shortly.

Read below to find out more information and to get your copy of the Nookbook!

Version 2

In January 2009, the Michaluk Virus escaped from the Centers for Disease Control and decimated Atlanta, Georgia. It spread to the major city centers of the southeast, wrecking havoc in Memphis, Birmingham, Mobile, Jackson, Biloxi, and New Orleans.

This is the story of how it began.

In THE BECOMING: ORIGINS, Brandt Evans’s life is spiraling out of control. Depressed at the way his life is heading and desperate to help his sister pay for school, he accepts an offer from Dr. Derek Rivers that will result in either a large payday…or his death.

Instead, what results is the beginning of the end of the world.

In THE BECOMING: BROTHERS IN ARMS, Theo and Gray Carter find themselves surrounded by chaos, death, and misery on all sides. As their worlds collapse around them, both are forced to do the unimaginable to not only ensure their survival but to protect each other from the cannibalistic infected that cross their paths.

Weaponless and alone, the two brothers quickly learn that the only thing they can count on is each other.

**This edition of stories from The Becoming universe features a revised and rewritten edition of THE BECOMING: BROTHERS IN ARMS, previously released in March 2012.

Interested in purchasing The Becoming: Origins from Barnes & Noble? Click here to check out the product page and purchase your own copy!

Big News for Permuted Press and THE BECOMING Series!

Last night, Permuted Press released a press release announcing the creation of Permuted Platinum and a distribution partnership with Ingram Publisher Services.

“PERMUTED PLATINUM is a new line created specifically for worldwide distribution of printed products in both trade paperback and hardcover formats. Previously available only in print-on-demand formats, the Platinum line will be Permuted Press’s first venture into full offset print runs of their most popular titles.”

This is huge news for Permuted Press, because it means that selected books from their catalogue will be made available in bookstores nationwide over the coming year.

What does this mean and why do I feel the need to post about it here?

Well, check out the list of confirmed titles for 2014:

“Confirmed titles releasing over the next 12 months for the PERMUTED PLATINUM line include:

14 by Peter Clines
The Ninth Circle by Brendan Deneen
Blood Brains and Bullets and Legacy of the Living duology by Sean Liebling
Pretty When She Dies by Rhiannon Frater
The Infection and The Killing Floor duology by Craig DiLouie
Pretty When She Kills by Rhiannon Frater
Tentyrian Legacy by Elise Walters
Pretty When She Destroys by Rhiannon Frater
Infection and Containment, Alaskan Undead books 1 and 2 duology by Sean Schubert
The Reaper: No Mercy and The Reaper: Avenging Wraith duology by Sean Liebling
Zombie Attack: Rise of the Horde and Zombie Attack: Army of the Dead by Devan Sagliani
Little Dead Man by Jake Bible
The Becoming and The Becoming: Ground Zero duology by Jessica Meigs
What Zombies Fear: A Father’s Quest and What Zombies Fear: The Maxists duology by Kirk Allmond
The Flu and Healing: The Flu 2 duology by Jacqueline Druga

Needless to say, I’m thrilled. 😀

You can read the entirety of the press release about Permuted Platinum right here. And, as always, if you haven’t read or are behind on the series, you can check out the list of books that are currently available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and numerous other retailers.

If you’ve read the books and haven’t left reviews yet, those are always appreciated! Just use one of the links above to access the book’s page, and perhaps consider hopping onto my Goodreads page and leaving a review on there for the book too! 🙂 Reviews help sales, and helping sales helps me continue to build my career so I can make more money, reduce my hours at work, and write more books!

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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. 🙂

Cover Reveal: THE BECOMING: ORIGINS

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls! Here it is, for your viewing pleasure, the cover for The Becoming: Origins, a story that takes place before the events of The Becoming but is meant to be read after The Becoming: Revelations (unless you don’t give a flying crap about spoilers; then, by all means, read them chronologically).

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