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Bloodletting

I’ve decided I like it much better without the “A Vampire Story” subtitle.  


New covers

Since I’ve decided to take the “A Vampire Story” out of the title, I needed to remake the covers. Luckily, I still had the photoshop files for all but one of them. I had to rebuilt Devon from scratch, but it wasn’t too hard. Even though I really liked the comic book style template I…


Influences

Just for fun, here’s a short list of movies/books/TV shows that have had a direct influence on Bloodletting: Blade RunnerMulholland DriveJacob’s LadderThe Stand (the novel)The Shining (mostly the novel, but also the Kubrick movie)Time After TimeBoogie NightsNear DarkA Clockwork OrangeAlienThe World According to GarpAuditionThe Breakfast Club (seriously) High TensionVarious HP Lovecraft worksLost (the TV show)Mad…


The V Word

Something that bothers me about zombie stories and movies is when they refuse to call the reanimated corpses zombies. The Walking Dead being the most obvious example, calling them “walkers” or “biters” or “geeks” or anything but zombies. They approach the story as though the concept of zombies in pop culture never existed and there’s…


Victoria 2.2 live on amazon!

The new story is up and ready to go! Bloodletting: Book 2.2 – Victoria London’s East End in the 1880s isn’t an easy place to live, and life is especially difficult for Victoria and Mary-Ellen, two prostitutes trying to stay alive. That becomes more challenging after Mary-Ellen stumbles onto Jack the Ripper. This volume in the…


Victoria 2.2

The newest story, Victoria 2.2 is uploaded to Amazon and currently processing. It will be available for purchase by tomorrow morning! In conjunction with the release, I’m putting the first two Victoria stories (Victoria 2.1 and Devon 2.0) on a 5 day free promotion, also starting tomorrow!


Victoria 2.2 pretty much done

Alright, I’m done with Victoria 2.2. For now. I wanted to give it one more pass, because I’m sure it’s riddled with grammar and spelling problems. I’m also sure that there’s plenty of stuff I’d like to change and probably will before I publish, but I’ve been looking at this story for far too long,…


Word Count

I just did the math and the collected word-count of the Bloodletting series so far (including 2 unpublished volumes) is 209.5k. For the sake of scale, Stephen King’s The Shining is 160k.  Carrie is 60K. Pet Sematary is 145k. The Stand: Complete and Uncut edition is 473.2k. Now, The Stand is possibly the longest novel…


Amazon Unlimited and Making some distribution changes

So I’m limiting my distribution to The Kindle. The main reason being that Amazon has the Kindle Direct Publishing program, which has some perks and benefits, but requires you to be exclusive with Amazon. I’ve spent the last six months or so on a bunch of different platforms, and honestly, Amazon is the only one…


Blog Tour Interview

So friend and fellow author (of the very popular dystopian Juliana Rey series) Aral Bereux asked me to participate in a blog tour. Since I rarely pass up an opportunity to talk about myself, I said yes. You can check out her books here: http://www.aralbereux.com/ She’s Australian too, which is pretty rad. Here’s her interview,…


Victoria 2.2 is coming along

This has definitely been the most challenging story so far, both because it requires the most research I’ve had to do and also because the events that transpire in it will impact the rest of the story in a huge way. So I’m being extra careful with this one, and it’s taking me a while…


Victoria 2.2

About 5k words into the new story. Turns out my computer crash/writing loss actually worked out pretty good, because I’m liking this different direction I’m taking the story far better. I’ve also mostly decided on how far into the Victorian cockney street slang I’m willing to go. Basically I’m keeping it almost entirely to dialog,…