So, I've been busy doing a lot of editing lately, but sometimes it takes awhile for things to come out. As a result, a number of books have just been released that I had a hand in helping bring to publication. First of all, for Richard Finney (a shout-out to Hollywood!), I've been doing a few pieces here and there - he asked me not to let anyone know about it until they were released, but here they are!
Drawing Blood by Franklin Guerrero and Richard Finney.
The blurb: With humanity at the edge of self-annihilation...
Vampires, living in the shadows of humans for thousands of years, join the war to end all wars. Their intervention is motivated by the fear that the extermination of their food supply will trigger their extinction as well.
Matt Haynes and Tyra Redmond briefly met in the Green Zone. He was a world weary mercenary. She was working for the State Department trying to rebuild a country.
Years later, when their paths cross again, a war has ravaged the planet and decimated the human population. Both are now prisoners at a "Blood Donation Center," known as CCC197, where they must endure a daily dehumanizing existence of being kept alive only to serve as a source of blood for their captors.
Matt and Tyra must overcome their clashing personalities if they are to plan and execute an audacious escape to freedom which will include all the inmates of CCC197.
Standing in their way is a security team manned by human traitors working for the Vampires. And of course any attempt to escape from the concentration camp will mean defeating a species that has superior strength, cunning, and intelligence.
And for Matt Haynes, there is an even more compelling complication -- one of the vampire commanders of CCC197 is his brother... or was his brother... before he became a member of the undead.
Drawing Blood is a heart stopping, paranormal, thriller about the fight for survival, and the struggle to maintain human relationships in a world that has been re-made by the undead.
This is the first of the RELICT BOOK SERIES, depicting the fall of humanity and the attempt by the Vampires to maintain control of their new world order.
WARNING to all interested readers: this new vampire novel is over 47,000 words, but still "ends" with three words -- "TO BE CONTINUED." This is the first book in a Vampire Books Series.
ANOTHER WARNING: Even if you have read dozens of books about the undead, we bet you will discover Drawing Blood - Book One of the RELICT Series, is fresh & original, and not your typical Vampire book for adults.
This new vampire book is from Amazon Best Selling author Richard Finney. His critically acclaimed books, Demon Days and DEMON DAYS - Angel of Light, are now joined by by a hot Vampire Books Series!
This next book is one I worked on in stages for Mr. Finney - he would send me a short here and a short there, but we "got 'er done" as they say!
The Cake is a Lie by Richard Finney
The blurb: Female characters are at the center of critically acclaimed author Richard Finney’s collection of emotionally charged Feminism Short Stories.
In “Je Regrette Tout,” Nina and her boyfriend break into her father’s barber shop at midnight to confront a past that challenges to break up her romantic relationship.
“The Twilight of a Day Breaker,” focuses on a female vampire who contemplates making the ultimate sacrifice for her human boyfriend… even if he doesn’t deserve it!
Social media is the setting for a secret revealed when “The Caged Bird Tweets” stylistically renders the way one woman breaks free from the Tweet it mask she has been forced to wear for years as
“Moveable Wardrobe” follows Karina as she tries to move on after an ugly breakup… only to discover that her ex-boyfriend isn’t quite finished with their relationship.
What begins as just another bad date for Cynthia turns into a mysterious photo shoot in Chinatown and a “Special Photograph” which allows her the opportunity… to meet the man of her dreams.
A pair of female “Roommates” reunite under trying circumstances. But their meeting rekindles a beautiful memory which has sustained one of the women through difficult times.
The collection concludes with “Life Lines” as a couple’s long relationship ends up being turned upside down by a surprise secret…
The Cake is a Lie is an Online book of unforgettable love stories about Women written by one of today’s most popular writers… about the things that matter in life – Connecting with those around us!
OVER 17,000 WORDS!!!!
Now we go on to a couple of my other authors, Debra Martin and Scott Rhine, both of whom I've done a number of books for.
The Silver Cross by Debra Martin
The blurb: There are two things Boston detective Lacey Gardner knows about killing vampires. Slicing off a head or a hit directly to the heart are the only surefire ways to kill one. Silver is their Achilles heel. A vampire never wears silver.
When she meets bartender extraordinaire, Damon Harte, her heart does a quickstep for the dark hunky guy. She's learned the hard way that having a love interest in her line of work can be heart-wrenching. She's kept to herself for years, but something about Damon captivates her and draws her to him. When she learns Damon's devastating secret, she knows what she has to do: kill the man who has stolen her heart.
Approximately ~212 pages.
Empress of Dreams by Scott Rhine
The blurb: Priest, eunuch, and history teacher, Pagaose is rewarded by the gods for his good deeds at the conclusion of the epic fantasy “Dreams of the Fallen.” Reshaped into the perfect image of an emperor, Pagaose is dropped from the sky and given three miracles to guide mankind through the three generations with no contact from the gods. While the College of Wizards plots to discredit or kill him, Pagaose must rally the aristocrats by picking a suitable Empress candidate from each country. Each woman offers him alliances as well as enticements that disturb his dreams—each woman, that is, except the one he wants. Meanwhile, the ruler of the north plans to invade the island of Center, and a nightmarish dragon terrorizes the Inner Sea. After the first few days, this doesn’t feel like a reward anymore.