Sunday, July 4, 2010

Bloodsucking Vegas: a vampire noir update

First, I want to thank everyone who has responded since I started previewing my novel "Bloodsucking Vegas: a vampire noir" here on my blog. Your comments and reactions have been encouraging and helpful. There's nothing more gratifying than having someone read your work and give their honest reaction.

One of my favorite recent moments is when someone who read my chapters came to me and asked, with a completely straight face, "Have you ever met a vampire?"

Now, I tried really hard to get "Bloodsucking Vegas: a vampire noir" finalized for publication today, but I need a few more days.

The good news is that it looks like I'll be able to sell both an e-book version of my novel on Amazon's Kindle AND a paperback version via CreateSpace. Due to the vagaries of publishing, the e-book will be cheaper than the paperback. And I am setting both prices as low as I possibly can, in order to encourage readers.

I can only hope you've enjoyed my preview chapters enough that you'll purchase one or both editions.

I'm sorry I didn't make my deadline, but I hope to publish by the end of the week.

And then I can move on to my next projects: a local comedy, a crime novel, and a superhero story. Who knows, maybe they'll even be worth reading.

In the meantime, if you're looking for some excellent reading material, I have to recommend Sebastian Junger's new book, War. I may do a full review later, but I'm on my second pass through this amazing true-life account of Americans waging war in a valley in Afghanistan. It's riveting and informative, focusing on one unit's struggles in the context of the larger war and the history of this troubled region.

Happy 4th of July!

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