In a matter of weeks, three African-American police officers have been publicly and brutally murdered in the state of Virginia. The pressure is on law enforcement officials to stop the viciously calculated killer(s) and to do it quickly. An elite, yet experimental F.B.I. unit, formed specifically to investigate high profile crimes, is called in to head the investigation. Under the leadership of Special Agent Gabriel Santana, this F.B.I. team matches its investigators with hardened criminals who are currently incarcerated for having committed crimes similar in nature to the case they are trying to solve. In this particular instance, it means working with a racist-militia leader serving a life sentence, a man that would rather help the murderer(s) than see the killing-spree stop.
25 TO LIFE is like an edgy version of 48 HOURS and reminiscent of SILENCE OF THE LAMBS; a gripping crime drama brought to you by the writing team of Eriq LaSalle and Doug Wagner, and brilliantly illustrated by Tony Shasteen.
25 TO LIFE — Sometimes enforcing the law is CRIMINAL.
Why are the murderous duo Pleasure and Pain trying to silence Jody Sax?
Paragon questions the nature and limit of his powers.
A new threat appears, attacking the Capital City police station.
And the mysterious fifth member of the group begins to ask the important questions about his identity.
“Who is Number 5?” is the fourth issue in this ongoing monthly series.
Yes, I do read Marvel books, too–all kinds of Marvel books. Avengers is the only one I still get month to month, though; everything else I read on Marvel Unlimited. So these are the DC books that came in my monthly shipment yesterday:
It’s been in the works for a while, but the Snout Productions adaptation of my short story, “Maggie Andrews Gets the Facts” is here. Check it out free on YouTube:
As a building burns and the team is split, Exile is left alone to face off against the two deadliest professionals in Capital City.
Can he hold them off long enough for the cavalry to arrive?
Can Red Bear and Paragon save the occupants before the building collapses on top of them?
Even when Blackbird steps in to offer a hand, will it be too late?
“Between the Thorn and the Flower, the Pleasure & the Pain” is the third issue in a new ongoing monthly series.
On October 15th, humanity went missing. A handful of scattered survivors wake to find the world empty of friends, family, and neighbors. Among them, a child searches for his family. A special agent turned enemy of the state survives a fiery plane crash with no way to reach his daughter. A serial killer discovers he’s no longer at the top of the food chain. Now these strangers must find the strength inside them to weather the new world. But they are not alone. In the absence of civilization, a new threat emerges. In the stillness, it waits and watches, preying on their weakness. Their only hope is to find more survivors, rise above their fear, and face the oncoming darkness. But can they unite before they too are lost? And can they all be trusted? Season One of Yesterday’s Gone by Sean Platt and David W. Wright is a tense post-apocalyptic thriller that will leave you guessing to the end. Combining TV’s thrilling, episodic nature with the in-depth character only found in novels, Yesterday’s Gone is a new wave in fiction. If you like The Stand and LOST, you’ll love this series that combines tension, intrigue, and fear of the unknown. Get Yesterday’s Gone now and see who lives and who dies!
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.
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.