Tuesday, September 25, 2018

September News

Happy Autumn, readers! Here are some new places you can check out my work:

Whale Road Review published my poem, "Without," about the refugee crisis. Editor Katie Manning called it both powerful and timely. Read it here.

trampset published my poem, "Requiem for a Robot Dog," which they called "a strangely beautiful poem." Read it here.

Peinate: Hair Battles Between Latina Mothers & Daughters, a new anthology by La Pluma y La Tinta, included my poems, "Abuela" and "Piojos." It's a subject very near and dear to my heart, and I'm thrilled to be included. Copies are available for purchase here.

And last but certainly not least, if you've been watching this blog, then you know that Necropolis, The Order of the Four Sons, Book V released this month. It's available on Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, and other retailers. If you're an O4S fan, I hope you've already got your copy. As always, reviews are welcome and appreciated. If you have yet to discover the O4S universe, what are you waiting for? There's a helluva good universe next door. Let's go.

Next month, I will have-- well, not a horror story, exactly. A supernatural tale that doesn't fit neatly into any genre category. I hope you enjoy it.

Thanks, as always, for reading. Till next month!

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Book V is here!

Friends, I am pleased to share that Necropolis: The Order of the Four Sons, Book V, is now available as an ebook.

Kindle users can download it on Amazon.

It is also available on Smashwords, which offers a variety of formats for different devices.

It will be available soon on Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Apple, and other ebook retailers.

Here's the synopsis for Book V:

“Kill the old gods, and become a god yourself.”

In the wake of their defeat, Starry Wisdom has retreated to their home world of Cerulean, a seemingly idyllic society they have engineered for their own dark purposes. There, Joan Metz; her son, General Michael Anglicus; and the rest of Starry Wisdom proceed with their plans to assemble the Staff of Solomon, even as they prepare for the inevitable reprisal from the Order and Corbenic. Already plagued by doubts and in-fighting, further conflict arises when Countess Elizabeth Bathory is brought into their inner circle, with Nathan DePriest as her apprentice.

The surviving members of the Order, along with a team of Corbenese soldiers and geomancers, have succeeded in infiltrating Cerulean. As they launch a series of attacks, they, too, struggle to overcome their differences.

Meanwhile, in Cerulean’s central city, Bill Welsh is posing as a citizen. Still in thrall to the creature Akhenaton, he wages a fight for his very soul.

Already, heavy losses have been sustained on all sides, driving everyone to increasingly desperate actions. Despite Cerulean’s modern exterior, ghosts, spirits, fearsome beasts and demons still lurk. Worlds hang in the balance as enemies clash. With the end game fast-approaching, anything is possible, and no one is safe. 

Read an excerpt here

Thank you all for waiting so patiently for this installment. Five books down, only one left. I'll keep you posted on its progress.

Enjoy, and please let us know what you think of Necropolis.