I thought I would give you an update upon what I’ve been working on, writing wise. It’s been awhile since I’ve done one of these posts and I figure it’d be great to give people a sense of what my current projects are.
Sales-wise, I’m very happy about what we’ve been doing for The Rules of Supervillainy and Esoterrorism. Esoterrorism‘s sales have been strong and are well on their way to reaching their year-end goal. No news yet on whether or not we’re going to be doing an audio book version of Esoterrorism but I’ll be sure to keep you guys posted on the subject. The Rules of Supervillainy, however, is a runaway success story and has not only reached its year-end-sales goal but has actually managed to quadruple it.
Amber Cove Publishing is very happy with its progress and we’re already working on an audio book adaptation release for Sping of 2016.
Better still, The Games of Supervillainy, sequel to Rules, is going to be released at the end of October 2015. This will continue the adventures of Gary Karkofsky as he attempts to find his missing wife Mandy in the now-zombie-ridden Falconcrest City. Move over, Ex-Heroes, there’s a new undead-slaying super and his crew in in town!
The Games of Supervillainy won’t be the end of the Supervillainy Saga, however. Indeed, for 2016, we have books 3# and 4# prepped for the series: The Secrets of Supervillainy and The Science of Supervillainy. The plots of these are under wraps for the time being but will follow Gary on his strangest mission yet: helping the good guys! *shudder*
Esoterrorism is getting its sequel set for March of 2016 with Eldritch Ops. Eldritch Ops. picks up with Derek Hawthorne having been promoted to a member of the Committee and absolutely HATING it. Suited for field-work rather than membership in an international conspiracy’s ruling council, he’s put on point for preventing a war between the House and the Vampire Nation. This is complicated by the fact Derek’s partner, Christopher Han, was murdered by vampires and turns out to be the monster Derek’s been sent to negotiate with. Can Derek prevent a war with the undead? Will he want to? And what’s this about a House within the House? Could it be our anti-hero has been working for BAD GUYS the entire time?
Ragnarok Publications has more faith in me than just the Red Room series, which I think will close out with a trilogy, though. They’ve agreed to publish not only the first novel of my Wraith Knight series, appropriately titled Wraith Knight but its sequel, Wraith Lord, next year as well.
Wraith Knight follows the adventures of Jacob Riverson, a once-great hero who finds himself awakening after two-hundred years of slavery as the undead spectral servant to the now-deceased King Below. Awakening to a new world where heroes and villains used to be clear-cut but are now more ambiguous, he allies with an idealistic young warrior woman to achieve some form of redemption. But can a physical ghost find salvation? Does such a thing even exist?
This isn’t the end of my projects, though, as I’ve also got a sudden burst of inspiration to do my sci-fi spy series Agent G. Inspired by Total Recall and the Transporter movies, G is an agent for the mysterious Society. Having had his memories erased, he owes the organization ten years of faithful service as an assassin in order to get them back. Taking place in the modern day, it is a world which is infinitely stranger than we ever gave it credit for as dueling cabals wield unimaginable technology.
In the first novel, Infiltrator, G not only has to deal with a collection of colorful killers armed with the same advanced technology as the Society but also rescue or terminate a man who might be his father.
Just a normal day at the office.
Short-stories wise, I’m going to continue to donate my efforts to the At Hell’s Gates anthologies, which I heartily recommend to any and all horror fans. These books donate all their proceeds to the United Fallen Heroes fund and contain some of the best writing by independent horror novelists you’ll find today. The books are filled with writing from such budding luminaries as Devan Sagliani, Shana Festa, Tim Marquitz, and others. You can read more about these wonderful books here.
Tim Marquitz and Joe Martin, as if they weren’t awesome enough, have also been kind enough to invite me to join their Humanity 2.0 project. This is a shared superhero universe in the style of Marvel and DC comics which will publish a series of anthologies where humanity has been empowered by alien tampering. I’ll be posting a novella called Freelancer in Emergence. I can’t tell you much more than that but I’m really excited about working on this. You can read more about this particular project here.
In addition to all of these projects, I’ll also be continue to post here at the United Federation of Charles and do my best to review the best (and worst) in video games as well as independent fiction.
I hope you’ll check out my stuff!