Writer of Horror Fiction

Back Cover Description for the sequel to Comes The Dark and some other news.

I just wanted to pass on my first update on the sequel to Comes The Dark.  The original plan was to release it in January, but with sales for Comes The Dark going as well as the have been, the publisher wants to strike while the iron is hot and push up the release of the next book to somewhere between Thanksgiving and Christmas.  I was flattered by this, as it is a major vote of confidence in my trilogy.  Given that the final edits are complete on the manuscript and I am about to send the book off to be formatted, once we have a cover, the book will be ready to go.  So for now, it looks like we might have an early December release, just in time for Christmas!  I feel all retail-y and stuff with having the book ready by then!

It is also about time that I revealed the name to the sequel to the second book in the trilogy, since I haven’t officially mentioned it before.  Heck, I can reveal the title of the third book as well, while I am at it.  Again, the entire trilogy is already written, so while I currently don’t have a firm date for the third book’s release (because we bumped up the second book’s release date), but my guess is that it will be in late spring of 2011, best estimate.

So here they are.  The second book will be entitled:  Into The Dark and the third book will be called Beyond The Dark.  The artwork for all three covers is being done by the incredible Philip R. Rogers and the second and third cover will retain the same feel as the first one, though I am not exactly sure what either will look like.  I think I will know pretty soon about the second cover-at least a rough sketch, and I am excited about checking that out.  Philip’s work is awesome and if you ever need an artist, check out his work at philipr.deviantart.com/gallery/.

Okay, so here is the back cover description for Into The Dark:

Six weeks ago, the mysterious virus came out of nowhere and engulfed the world.  Everyone infected seemed to die … then rise again.

Jeff Blaine did his best to hold his family together and to protect them from the horrors scratching at their door, but in the end, they were ripped away from him like everything else that ever mattered.

Lost and alone, Jeff decided his only option was to destroy as many of the monsters that stole his life away before they destroy him as well.  But when he discovers Megan, George, and Jason, three other survivors not interested in giving up just yet, he reluctantly accepts that there might still be a reason to fight and live to see another day.

Traveling through the blasted landscape their world has become, the quartet discovers that the living dead aren’t the only danger with which they must cope.  Even other survivors who promise safety and security from the hordes of ghouls roaming the wastelands will test loyalties and their faith in humankind.

Jeff and his small band of newfound friends must forge a semblance of life in the newly blighted world.  And they will have only the light of their own humanity by which to navigate as everything around them descends into the dark.

Again, the book should be released sometime between Thanksgiving and Christmas.  I am already getting excited about it!

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