5/13 - Writing Updates
May 13, 2017
I'm 13,000 words into Moon Angel... and it is wicked fun. Moon Angel wraps up the in-series "Devil's Triangle" trilogy. I'm hoping to release this in a month or two!
I'm also 18,000 words into Silver Light, a mermaid mystery novel set in the world of Samantha Moon!
A.K. Alexander and I just wrapped up work on Touch No Evil, the fourth book in the PSI series of psychic spies! I'm going through it again with a fine-toothed comb, then it's A.K.'s turn! We are looking at a late summer release!
K.T. Tomb and I are finishing up work All the Way Back Home, a standalone alone adventure novel. Think Lawrence of Arabia meets A Dog's Purpose.
Speaking of K.T. Tomb, she just finished up the tenth Nick Caine novel. Man oh man, you guys are gonna love this one! Look for Labyrinth of the Minotaur in a week or two!
H.P. Mallory and I just stared work on She Wolf, sequel to Ice Wolf!
H.T. Night, my brother, just finished up his first novel set in the the Vampire for Hire: Kindle Worlds! It's called Fire Warrior, and, yup, it's all about Anthony! Look for it in the next few weeks!
There's been a delay in New Moon Rising (Samantha Moon Origins #1), but expect that one later this year!
I think that about sums up my current projects. As you can see, lots coming!
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The Journey - Coming soon!
March 23, 2017
My ninth novel - yes, my ninth! - with the amazing Piers Anthony will be released in the first week of April! It's called The Journey and I think you might just love it!
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3/11/17 - What I'm working on now
March 11, 2017
Hi again! Just wanted to swing by and give some of you assurances that I will be beginning Moon Angel next month. I'm hoping for a 3 month turnaround, so that we can wrap up the "Devil's Triangle" in-series trilogy this summer! Wouldn't that be nice?! But, as always, there's no rushing the story. No one wants a rushed story, right?
So, what am I working on this month? Well, it's a side project I started while writing Midnight Moon, and I want to see it through, especially since I don't expect it to be very big. As mentioned in an earlier post, Silver Light is set in the Sam Moon world, but features a rather badass mermaid. Yes, a mermaid. Alexander Silver appears often in my thoughts, and when that happens with characters, I know I have to tell their tale. Or, in Alex's case, her tail! (Corny, I know.)
Anyway, I'd never read a mermaid story. Heck, I've never even seen The Little Mermaid, although I do have a vague recollection of watching Splash as a kid. With that said, I really don't know what I'm doing, whichis exactly the way I like it. I want her to emerge organically, and I will discover just who she is right along with you, the reader. More than anything, I am fascinated by the idea of bringing new creatures into Sam's world. As some of you know, I haven't just stopped with vampires and werewolves. We have the Lichtenstein monsters, and dragons, and giant worms, witches, telepaths, God and the devil, demons and angels. My brother, H.T. Night, is working on his own Samantha Moon Kindle World book (an open platform for all writers to write their own Sam Moon story), and he's including within it a rather unique mythological monster,...
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3/7/17 - Midnight Moon is now available!
March 7, 2017
Grab the latest Samantha Moon novel below, and I do hope you love it!! Whew! I think I need a donut!
Midnight Moon is available here:
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3/6/17 Just Uploaded Midnight Moon!
March 6, 2017
It should be available in a few hours!!!
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Midnight Moon - Releases Tomorrow!
March 6, 2017
With luck, Midnight Moon should be available tomorrow!! I'm waiting on some last minute edit from editor #2. Once received in a few hours, I will go through them, then prep the book and publish it this evening. Once it's uploaded, it usually takes a few hours to publish onto Amazon's site. The safest bet is that it will be available Tuesday morning (3/7/17). So excited! I am hearing word that this might be the best one yet. Dare I hope?
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2/26 Midnight Moon - Second Draft Complete!
February 26, 2017
The second draft of Midnight Moon is complete! Now it's in the hands of my first editor! Man, I hope she likes it. No one, but no one, has read the book. Heck, I haven't even talked to anyone about, haha. I tend to keep things under wraps as I write a book. Why? Talking about an unfinished book, to me, is kind of wasted energy. Plus, I haven't a clue where the story will take me, so what's there to even talk about? Better to wait for the finished book, then talk about it then. Fingers crossed that editor #1 likes it!!
Meanwhile, I went ahead and wrote another 1000 words on Silver Light, my new book featuring a mermaid detective. Yes, a mermaid detective. So much fun. The book is set in the world of Samantha Moon. Fun, fun!
Posted at: 03:28 PM
New Moon Rising - Samantha Moon Origins #1
February 25, 2017
Been planning this one for quite a while, until I realized that I didn't have time to write it! Luckily I recruited the awesome Chanel Smith to write New Moon Rising, Samantha Moon Origins #1. Yes, I am involved in the shaping of the story and the editing, and I promise you guy that you will LOVE this book! It's coming soon!
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Midnight Moon - Final Day
February 25, 2017
Just one more day of edits! The new Sam Moon should be out in about 10 days! Soon!
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Midnight Moon - Update
February 21, 2017
I have about 4 more days of edits!! Expect this sucker in about 14 days!!
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Midnight Moon - Edits
February 15, 2017
Which means there's about 10 more days of editing left on Midnight Moon, then it's off to the next round of editing, which usually takes about a week, then I'm publishing asap. I'm considering putting it up for pre-order, but I've had pre-ordering problems in the past. So, we might go for a live release on this sucker. So far, I'm loving this book all over again. I hope you do, too. More, anon!
Posted at: 03:24 PM
Midnight Moon - First Draft - Complete!
February 13, 2017
I'm excited to announce that Midnight Moon has been successfully culled from the ethers!! In others words, the first draft is complete! Now, I will spend the next two weeks editing it, then it's off to my editors, then onto your Kindles!! Stay tuned!! Whoohoo!
P.S. It comes in at 70,000 words, but I expect to cut as much as 10,000 words, as I tend to overwrite first drafts. (Maybe there's a pill for that?)
Posted at: 09:49 AM
The Spear is Now Available!
January 23, 2017
Fun news!! The Spear, the first book in my new Major Quatermain adventure series, is now available!! Check it out below:
Legend has it that whoever possesses the Holy Lance that pierced Christ's side at the Crucifixion-and unlocks the spear's supernatural powers-holds in his hands the fate of the world.
Major Allan Quatermain, a British veteran of the Special Service Brigade, is contacted by MI2 and Her Majesty's Life Guards to locate the spear before the Nazis can find it and use its purported supernatural powers to advance their evil agenda. They also have intel that Hitler may be alive and seeking the artifact. Dr. Julius Byrd, the only man who may know the location of the spear, is missing.
Quatermain tells Hannah Byrd, an art historian, that her father may have been abducted by the Nazis. After a confrontation with an intruder, Allan and Hannah head for Istanbul to find her father, save him from the Nazis, and recover the spear. As they travel under the guise of newlyweds, Allan knows they are being followed. Danger arises at every turn-and so does his attraction for Hannah.
On the Orient Express, Allan and Hannah meet a baron who served under Hitler. But is he a friend or a foe?
While hot on the trail of both Dr. Byrd and the spear of destiny, the pursuer becomes the pursued, and Allan knows that the fate of the world depends on him. But will the thrilling truth about the spear become their saving grace or their fatal undoing?
The Spear is available here on Amazon Kindle
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THE SPEAR - releases tomorrow!! (Monday 1/22)
January 22, 2017
I'm putting the final publishing touches on The Spear, and will upload it tonight for a big Monday release!! Like adventure? Then you are gonna love this new series!
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The Spear Releases Monday!
January 18, 2017
Fun news! The Spear, the first in my new "Major Quatermain" adventure series, releases this Monday!! That's in FIVE days, people!! Mark your calenders! The search for the legedary Spear of Destiny is on! We will be sending out readers ARCs this weekend, for those of you who have signed up to be my advance readers.
Posted at: 09:06 PM
January 14, 2017
Hello my friends! Okay, I just finished the final round of editing on The Spear. We've gone through this a number of times, and we think it's finally ready to roll. Such a fun adventure story! And, with luck, should be the first of a new series! Expect it out in about a week!
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December 25, 2016
And happy holidays!!!
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My Big Fat Accidental Superheroine Wedding - now available!
November 14, 2016
I have another new (okay not so new) book for you! My Big Fat Superheroine Wedding, which was originally released earlier in 2016 as part of The Indomitable Ten anthology, has just been released as a solo book! Now for just $3.99, you can continue the adventures of the accidental superheroes, Mira and Giancarlo, as this time as they tackle their biggest challenge yet... marriage! A superfun book that I think you will love, grab it below and happy reading!
My Big Fat Superheroine Wedding on Amazon Kindle
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K.T. Tomb's The Jeweled Crown - now available!
November 10, 2016
My good friend, K.T. Tomb, has a new adventure novel out! It's called The Jeweled Crown and I think you might just love it! Check it out below and happy reading!
A queen’s crown. The Illuminati. Revenge. A jeweled crown that once belonged to Marie Antoinette, Queen of France, has been stolen from a world-famous museum. However, the crown is a fake. When Tony Stewart, a rogue FBI agent, asks Chyna Stone for help in finding the real crown, she makes plans to recover it—and pay back Tony for all of his betrayals.
The Jeweled Crown on Amazon Kindle
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October 31, 2016
Then again, every day is Halloween for me (at least in my head)! Vampires, werewolves, and zombies--oh my!
I am now 19,500 words into Midnight Moon, or about 1/3 into the book. With luck--lots and lots of luck--Midnight Moon will be out just after Christmas! Although the 13th book in the series, it will also be the second book in the Devil's Triangle Trilogy, an in-series trilogy!
Each day, I work on a handful of side projects too. (Who says guys can't multi-task?) At present, I am editing All the Way Back Home, a big standalone adventure novel that I've been working on for a number of years now. With luck, I might have the edits done in a few months!
I'm also steadily working on The Spear, the first book in my new Major Quatermain adventure series. This one was supposed to be out this month, but I think I am looking at January. We'll see.
Rod Kierkegaard are slowly but surely making progress on Blood Moon, the second book in the Sam Moon Case Files. Early next year is our target date!
Chanel Smith and I have also started work on New Moon Rising, Sam's origin story. Again, this should be out in the first 2 or 3 months of next year.
Finally, H.P. Mallory and I have decided to write a sequel to Ice Wolf! It's called She Wolf and I'm waiting for her first chapter any day now!
Posted at: 01:56 PM
Chyna Stone Adventures - First three books only .99 cents!
October 29, 2016
My good pal, K.T. Tomb (who now writes the Nick Caine adventures) is running a sweeeet weekend deal. Grab the first three books in her bestselling Chyna Stone series for .99 cents. Like adventure? Exotic locales? Spot on research? Then you will love these books! Grab the boxed set below and enjoy!
Chyna Stone Adventures on Kindle
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Brotherhood of the Blade Boxed Set - only .99 Cents
October 29, 2016
My pal and co-author, Eve Paludan, is running a sweet deal on her Brotherhood of the Blade boxed set! This is a spin-off series featuring Rand the vampire hunter from book one, Moon Dance. Check it out below and happy reading!
Brotherhood of the Blade on Kindle
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Vampire Fire only .99 Cents! This Weekend Only!
October 21, 2016
The latest book in the Vampire for Hire saga--Vampire Fire--is only .99 cents!! This weekend only! Grab it below and happy reading!
Vampire Fire on Amazon Kindle
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The Medium Mysteries - Series Order
October 14, 2016
As some of you know, the Medium Mysteries feature Pauline Ocean from my novel, The Body Departed. I have now brought in three writers to help continue her story, which I still find fascinating. So, with that said, here is the correct reading order for the Medium Mystery series:
Book 0: The Body Departed by J.R. Rain
Book 1: Echo Park by Elizabeth Basque
Book 2: Silver Lake by Elizabeth Basque
Book 3: Hollywood Hills by Eve Paludan
Book 4: City of Angels by Chanel Smith
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City of Angels - New from Rain Press!
October 14, 2016
We're very, very excited to announce the release of the latest book in the Medium Mystery series, this time penned by the amazing Chanel Smith (who I teamed up with on Sherlock Holmes and the Missing Shakespeare). If you love mysteries, mediums, and things that go bump in the night, you might just love this supernatural series! And next up is... City of Angels:
A shaman. Spirit animals. Ancient warriors.
Pauline Ocean is a medium who connects with the spirits to resolve conflicts between the living and the dead. Mack, her live-in ghost, is her right-hand man in all things spooky. However, Pauline’s medium work can result in dangerous liaisons and deadly consequences…
In CITY OF ANGELS, Julie, a psychic and Pauline’s estranged best friend, shows up with Blue, a familiar shaman who unleashed a force that has the power to maim and destroy. Strange things are afoot at the Cal State, Long Beach campus, which is also the site of an ancient Native American village and burial grounds. One college student is already dead—and the threat is spreading.
Because Blue has been toying with powers beyond his understanding, Pauline and Mack must deal with the malevolent force. They all head to the campus where a Native spirit accuses Blue of a serious crime against the tribe—a crime that calls for grave punishment.
Can Pauline and Mack resolve the bad blood between Blue and the ancient spirit without getting them all killed?
City of Angels on Amazon Kindle
City of Angels in Paperback
Posted at: 02:17 PM
Nick Caine on sale!
October 8, 2016
For those of you who love adventure as much as I do, head over to the Nick Caine page and check out the deals we have going on this weekend! Many of the books are .99 cents cents (and book one, Temple of the Jaguar, is free!). Happy reading!!
The Nick Caine Adventures on Amazon
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Moon Hunt - Vampire for Hire Kindle World - is now available!
October 4, 2016
My good friend, April Reign, has just published her first Samantha Moon Kindle World book! In fact, it's the first of a projected 10-book series, featuring a special investigation team called the "Vampire Crimes Special Unit". Isn't that cool? Moon Hunt is the first in her big new series, and you need to check this sucker out. Only $1.99. Grab it below and happy reading!
Moon Hunt on Amazon Kindle
Posted at: 05:39 PM
Sherlock Holmes in Paperback!
October 3, 2016
And here it is, for all of you who just love to hold a physical copy of a book! Sherlock Holmes and the Missing Shakespeare is now available in paperback!
It's the first of the Watson Files books, and for all you mystery fans—and Sherlock Holmes fans—I think you will quite like this inaugural installment. Chanel Smith and I worked hard to get the language and setting right. Check it out below... and happy reading!
DESCRIPTION: Sherlock Holmes, legendary sleuth of Victorian London, is asked to authenticate the work of what appears to be a long lost Shakespearean play. Alas, just as the famed detective is about to announce his conclusion, the manuscript is stolen—and the chase is on to locate and recover it.
As Sherlock Holmes and his trusted sidekick, Dr. John Watson, begin to unravel the mystery of the missing play, their investigation leads them on a convoluted but logical path. But the closer they come to the missing play, the more their lives are endangered.
Now, as the clever pair of investigators become the pursued, can Holmes and Watson locate and recover the missing Shakespeare play without dying at the hands of a diabolical killer?
Sherlock Holmes and the Missing Shakespeare - paperback
Posted at: 06:26 AM
Chanel Smith is running some great deals!
October 1, 2016
Chanel Smith, J.R.'s co-author on Sherlock Holmes and the Missing Shakespeare, is running some wicked cool deals today! Many of her books are discounted (Huntress Trilogy, Wolf Pack Trilogy, and Zombie Party). Check out the discounts on her Amazon Author page. Happy reading!
Chanel Smith on Amazon
Posted at: 10:01 AM
New from Rain Press - THE WIZARD!
September 30, 2016
The latest book from Rain Press is now available! Like knights and quests and dragons? Then this is the series for you!! Check out THE WIZARD (Sons of Camelot #4) below, and happy reading!!
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