Over the past several months, I've focused my attention on the Revelations project, managed by fellow horror author Jaime Johnesee and published through Devil Dog Press, and my self-published dramatic horror novella series, Jane the Hippie Vampire, both of which deviate--the former a little more than the latter--from my more literary works. Interestingly, I've found the mainstream hand to be more of a challenge than the literary.
Book One: Cast in Blood is currently reduced to $0.99, and Book Two: Cast in Fire is available for pre-order for $3.99.
Jane the Hippie Vampire will appeal to that same audience, although more of my literary voice peeks through. I consider the series a side project of sorts, a bit too far outside the box for publishers but far too unique to keep to myself. The stories are quirky yet serious, whimsical yet gruesome. Jane is a walking dichotomy--colorful and peace-loving while, just beneath the surface, dark and bloodthirsty. The stereotypical Goth girl Jane is not, and I think that's what makes her so much fun. The first episode, Love Beads, is permanently free through all major online retailers. Episode Five: Dazed and Confused, is available for pre-order for $0.99, set for release on September 30.
About Cast in Blood: An unknown force threatens Heaven and Hell, along with every soul on Earth. Three unlikely heroes join together to restore universal balance. Will their shared adversary initiate an Apocalypse before they're able to uncover the truth, or will they rise to a calling that has, from the beginning of time, been Cast in Blood?
About Dazed and Confused: In this fifth novella in the dramatic horror series, Jane the Hippie Vampire, Jane stumbles upon a small, secluded town in the Nevada desert, where the simple life seems to have its residents in a rut. When patient zero of a biological weapons test stirs up some action, Jane finds herself amidst a whole different breed of undead—and in the middle of a war zone designed to leave no witnesses behind.
So, what's on the horizon? I think I have at least a few more Jane episodes up me sleeve ... and I have a speculative novel currently brewing in my head that combines literary, cyberpunk, and steampunk. If the story comes out as I hope it will, it will be something special. I'll keep you posted!