I don’t know about you people, but I have this weird fascination with anything that’s free. I don’t know why. It’s strange. If I see that something is free, it instantly becomes more valuable to me. Take the free chapters of Daylight Hours that I’ve been posting up every Monday and Wednesday for the past couple of months for example. They’re 100% free and reading them that way makes the novel even better. Especially since all you have to do to read them is click right here.
Shameless book promotions aside, I stayed up until 1 o’clock in the morning watching both the season finale of Dexter and Homeland last night. Finally, a great episode of Dexter that had me wondering what would happen next. (That hasn’t happened since the season with the Trinity Killer)
I typed up a review of sorts with my friend on Homeland. You can read the joint-review here if you’d like to see two asshole’s opinions and thoughts on the really great season 2 finale. How was the Homeland season finale? Here’s a hint: it was really great.
Christmas is right around the corner. I’ve got 8 days to…wait…8 days?! Jesus. Great. I have a week until Christmas Eve and I have ZERO presents. Spoiler to any and all relatives/loved ones. It’s fine. No, that’s cool. A week is plenty of time to desperately search for gifts. Waiting in line is half the battle and I love nothing more than standing behind bitchy customers at the register for twenty minutes.
Christmas…there’s nothing like it. I think I will be hitting up Walmart at 4am. Lines shouldn’t be too bad then.
I’m sick. Not only of working for “The Man” and trying to make sense of everything while trying to find my place in a society that says I had to get a college degree, but doesn’t give you the opportunity to find jobs immediately after graduating. I’m sick of all that, but I really just have a cold. Hopefully not the flu.
I’ve given out a few copies of the sequel to Daylight Hours to some test readers and I’ve gotten some really positive feedback. It’s definitely helped revitalize my creativity. I was worried that anyone who read/enjoyed the first book, wouldn’t like the second in the series. So far, things look good.
As all of my test readers will attest to, I need to fix a lot of grammatical errors, but I feel that the novel is right where I want it to be. I’m still doing another couple of revisions because I battle with perfection. You all do see the problem with being a perfectionist when you know that nothing you create will ever be exactly the way you envisioned it. Look at that. A paradox.
I’ve been posting new chapters of Daylight Hours here for free every Monday and Wednesday for the past few months. Spread the word, people. Chapters 1-22 are here to be read for FREE. Considering that I’m considering trying Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing services, read the chapters here while they’re still up. Trying Amazon’s KDP Select would would make Kindle the only way to read a digital copy of Daylight Hours. It’s got it’s benefits, like being able to promote the novel for FREE downloads for 5 days out of every 90. I’ve heard positive things from the sheer number of readers who download Kindle books immediately simply because they’re free. Hopefully this would be a good way of getting Daylight Hours to more people who will hopefully enjoy the novel enough to write a review.
There are some cons: No more Daylight Hours for Nook and I’d have to take down the free chapters I’ve posted up so far here on the website. The paperback will still be available at Barnes and Noble as well as Amazon.com so that’s good.
Decisions, decisions…Who knows what I’ll do because I sure don’t. All business aside, I’m looking forward to Christmas because two days after I get to celebrate my 6th year with a certain amazing woman who somehow manages to put up with me.
You heard it. I’m putting my debut novel, Daylight Hours online for FREE right here!
Every Monday and Wednesday morning I will be posting one chapter of the novel. I’ll be doing this until the very end of the book so that everyone can get a chance to read it without having to spend a dime. As a starting bonus, I posted the first two chapters this morning.
Daylight Hours is the first book in The Kris Grant Series, introducing Kris Grant a young Vampire and Territory Master of South Florida’s supernatural underworld. Vampires are mortal during the day and almost extinct. You’d think that would be enough to make Kris play it safe and stay out of trouble. Unfortunately, trouble has a way of finding Kris whether he’s looking for it or not. Kris Grant isn’t dark and brooding or conflicted with philosophies of immortality, he’s a real guy trying to fight through all the bullshit of the world so that he can enjoy his “permanent retirement” in sunny South Florida. With the help of his business partner, a Werebear with a drinking problem, Kris just might be able to pull it off and survive the daylight hours a little longer.
I am currently working hard on the next book in this series and now that I’ve graduated from FAU, I have more time than ever to make a better novel. I hope that everyone who reads these free chapters enjoys the novel and Kris Grant. I self-published this novel in an attempt to breathe new life into the Vampire and paranormal genre and I hope it’s as much to read as it was to write.
If you would like to support me as an indie author and purchase Daylight Hours, it is still available on both the Nook and Kindle for only 99¢ as well as online in paperback form for $11.00.