This week was supposed to be spent writing the first draft of issue #9 of my monthly super hero book INVASION AGENTS.  Except when I got into issue #8 to see where I’d left off, I realized the issue was only half the length it needed to be.

I’d reached a point where I could have stopped and continued the rest in issue #9, but I really want to keep these issues at a minimum of 5000 words and I only at about 3000.  So, no go, I had to keep going.

Luckily I’ve lately been doing some restructuring of the year two arc, which meant moving some things around in the last 4 issues of year one, 9-12, which worked out perfectly, because where I need issue #8 to end is perfect for adding that extra 2000 words and getting it up to the word count I need for each issue.

So that’s one problem down.  Now I just need to come up with a great name for the villain who’s about to appear in the last 1000 words of this issue.

Sigh.  I do it to myself, really. Every time.

Now available in ebook–paperback coming soon–the first chapter of the It’s Over trilogy:

Theology professor Mary Cortez is saved from certain attack at the hands of two drunken frat boys by a homeless man in a fur coat.

Evangelical preacher Nathaniel Brymstone snorts a line before an otherworldly meeting with the devil himself.

Dwayne Akins sells his soul for a perpetual high.

Rock singer Zane Enzo has an important show coming up, but the blood-filled dreams are keeping him distracted and distant.

And Lucifer … he just wants to break the world.

It’s Over is the first in a trilogy of movie tie-ins written by Caleb Straus and adapted by horror author C. Dennis Moore (the Angel Hill novels, and the Monsters of Green Lake series).

It’s the beginning of the end, and the people of earth have no idea what’s coming their way. The devil has been planning this since his days in the Garden of Eden. Finally, his plans are coming to fruition. What he hadn’t counted on, though, was the free will his mortal pawns were given. And they’re not going to go so gently.

It’s Over sets the stage for an apocalypse like you’ve never seen before.

Get the ebook HERE, only $2.99.

Darkness is Awakening

A man wakes in a coffin with no memory of the past. The only clue to his identity is a note: “Avoid the sunlight and don’t touch anybody.” Just hours later, he’s questioning more than just his name as he stands over the charred corpse, dead with just a touch. Hunted by the FBI, and haunted by the evil of his forgotten past, he must learn to control the darkness within himself before he destroys the child who may be his only hope to remember. Little does he know the secrets locked in his head hold the key to an conspiracy stretching back thousands of years across two worlds. The fate of past, present, and future collide as the hours of AVAILABLE DARKNESS tick away while humanity is threatened by a force stronger than the world has ever seen.

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, by Mark Haddon

Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he detests the color yellow.

This improbable story of Christopher’s quest to investigate the suspicious death of a neighborhood dog makes for one of the most captivating, unusual, and widely heralded novels in recent years.