I have been thinking about this story for a while now and decided that I wanted to do something for young adults. Unlike The Purple World, this story is not a child's story and the themes are very adult. Yes there will be some language, perhaps even sex. What there won't be is profanity. Other than that, a young adult story isn't much different than my adult stories.
I know that I often write about alienation in my adult stories; people who don't always fit in. But those are stories about people who walk a different path. The Mutant Chronicles is more about what puts you in that state of mind. And I truly believe that being a 'misfit' doesn't mean you can't be completely comfortable in your skin. You just have to learn that love comes within ones self before it can come outside of yourself. I suppose that I want to show that WE ALL have felt like this at some time or other...but then we keep going and we develop a life which has ups and downs but which also has so much promise.
The theme deals with a group of teens that are in their senior year of high school. I intend this to be a series and it will have a "WOS" feel to it. You will just have to read it to see what I mean.
THE MUTANT CHRONICLES-Prologue
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Monday, April 16, 2012
*WarningThis story contains very extreme scenes of violence, drug use, and strong language along with sexual situations. This isn't the typical Pepper Pace story and may not have a happily ever after. This is about as hardcore as it gets folks.*
I was here but now I'm gone
Saturday, April 14, 2012
If you have a question for me and it's not specific to a post and you don't know where to ask it--you can do it here. This thread can be found on the sidebar for ease of access. Also, I'm going to start a FAQ (frequently asked questions) thread for some of my more popular questions.
Don't worry if you ask a question that I've already answered because I may just point you to the FAQs.
Thanks for all of the questions and if I miss yours it doesn't mean that I don't want to answer it or that I'm ignoring you; only that I forgot to do so. Um...sometimes I think that I've already answered a question because I've responded in my mind. Haha, now that is old age for you. No, what happens is that I read my messages while at work and have to wait until I get home before responding.
Friday, April 13, 2012
The prize for the lucky winner will be:
1. An autographed copy of WOS
2. A $20 gift certificate to Ho-Z design
3. An autographed copy of Juicy
4. An autographed copy of The Purple World
5. And last but not least, an autographed copy of CRASH.
And the winner is lasoeurafroallemande. Congratulations and contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
There will be more opportunities to win autographed copies of my books, and thanks for all that entered!
Friday, April 6, 2012
I've recently lost 30 lbs in my attempts to create a healthier ME. It's been easier than I expected. I mean, there are no magic tricks-no magic pills or creams and gadgets. There is just a nutritious diet and exercise. Period.
For the most part we all know what we need to do to lose weight. It's just a matter of applying it. Death was a big motivation for me. My weight created an unhealthy person that had high blood pressure, depression, and hypertension. My cholesterol levels were high and I felt like I was literally at death's door.
I went to a doctor as well as a nutritionist. I did NOT want to do what they told me to do...but I did. And soon it just became a part of my life. For me that was the key. I had to stop feeling as if I was dieting and just think in terms of living a healthier life.
Joining Planet Fitness gym has been a big help. Every little bit helps. That's why I was so happy to be contacted by a reader who had an online website called SlimKicker. You gotta check it out, it's very user friendly. When you plug in your information; weight, age, height, goal, etc, it will tell you how much weight you have to lose and the date you should lose it by, as well as what your daily caloric intake should be. I was totally impressed by it. You can create a log, blog, join a team and much more. I'm going to put a link here and join if you are trying to shape up and get healthy. Maybe we can keep each other motivated.
Amazon allows author's that publish through them to create an e-store where we can sale our paperback books. Currently I only have 3 books to sale; Juicy, WOS Special edition, and the youth book that I wrote for my daughter entitled The Purple World book 1. I will be converting more titles to paperback form and if you order it directly from me it will be one dollar cheaper than if you purchase it from another online venue.
Use this code when purchasing: 9UMKFMXW
I will keep a link on the right sidebar for easy access. Thanks!
CONGRATULATIONS TO lasoeurafroallemande FOR WINNING THE DRAWING. STAY TUNED FOR MORE OPPORTUNITIES TO GET AUTOGRAPHED COPIES OF MY BOOKS!
I decided to have a drawing and the winner is going to get more than just an autographed copy of my Special Edition paper back of WOS (which includes books 1, 2, 3). You will also receive a $20 discount to Ho-Z's e-store. He has several nice products, check out his website at Ho-Z Design
But wait--there's more...I just won't tell you how much more (smile). But you will like it; I promise!
Now, to enter you will just need to comment on this post. No, you don't have to sign in and can post as anonymous but you will need to post two things: Your name (user ID is fine), and your favorite Pepper Pace store. One entry only, please.
The drawings will end in 7 days (to give people time to discover this drawing). The winner will be announced Friday the 13th at 8pm est. at which time I will post the name of the winner based on a random drawing. When you see your name just contact me by email with your address and I will send you your prize. Easy. (easy access to the post is found on the right sidebar)
Good luck and the contest begins now.
Seth Grahame-Smith has come into the possession of a strange journal, given to him by a strange man. As he reads it he discovers that it is the secret journal of President Abraham Lincoln who chronicles a hidden secret that almost doomed the nation; Vampires are real.
This is the premise of my latest e-book purchase; Abraham Lincoln; Vampire Hunter. I first heard about this story through my daughter and then saw a clip while at the movies watching The Hunger Games. I sank down in my seat and thought; ridiculousness.
But as I watched images of the 16th President of the United States welding a bloody axe and doing flips like he was in the movie The Matrix, I grudgingly became intrigued. Excitement began to bubble in me at the same time that I felt a sense of disgust. Oh what the hell, I want to see this movie so bad!!!! When I got home I pulled up the trailer and checked the 'net for info. I found that this was a pretty popular book.
The author also has a best selling novel entitled Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. I decided to purchase the vampire story; completely expecting a bunch of sexless word porn. I was very surprised to find that Seth Grahame-Smith was a really good writer. That sounds mean but that's not my intent. He is a smart writer and tells an intriguing story. I was completely engrossed within two pages. I'm not finished reading the book so I can't provide a complete review but I can say that what I've read so far is intriguing, funny and very interesting.
Of the reviews that I've read, they have generally been thumbs up. I find it funny that among the criticisms, one reviewer wrote that the author stated he had done his research primarily through Wikipedia. The reviewer made fun of him and stated; "It shows!" I laughed so hard at that. Who cares if he did his research through Wiki since Abraham Lincoln was not actually a vampire hunter????
And thus you will find a stark difference in the caliber of reviews; those that recognize a tongue-in-cheek story and those that are offended on a literary level. One reviewer chastised the author for writing that Lincoln equated the need to rid the world of vampirism along with his need to end slavery...
Again I point out--Abraham Lincoln was not really a Vampire Hunter. We do understand that, right class?
Yes, I am giving the story of the axe welding President a thumbs up. Hmmm, maybe I should write a story; President Obama; Vigilante crime fighter!
Monday, April 2, 2012
Okay, I lied. WOS is not coming soon to paperback--it's already in paperback and is ready to be ordered. I haven't even received my copies yet. This special edition book includes all three books in one for the price of $19.99.
Also, coming soon will be a drawing to win an autographed copy of the complete story. I will announce when and how to enter during the weekend. I have to first get the copies to double check that they are good.