For a few years, I recorded a serial podcast of the Blood of Kings trilogy that anyone could listen to free online or subscribe via email, podcasts, or iTunes. I posted one chapter a week on Friday afternoons, just in time for the weekend.
It was a fun way to reach new readers (listeners) and to post content on my blog.
It became too time consuming to keep up with, though, so I stopped after book two. But you can still listen to all of book one or book two by clicking on the book titles below to download old chapters.
To skip ahead and read the teaser prologue click here here.
In conjunction with the #WeWriteBooks series I am writing over on the Go Teen Writers blog, I will be writing the book THIRST on my website. I tried this once before with the Onyx Eyes story, and while I’d love to continue with that tale, it’s a little too complex for my schedule right now. So I’ve chosen to write THIRST instead. This is a stand-alone prequel to The Safe Lands series (Captives, Outcasts, and Rebels). THIRST follows a teenage Papa Eli as he and his friends struggle to survive the Great Pandemic.
I will announce new chapters of THIRST on my blog, but I won’t be posting them here. If you want to read along, subscribe to the THIRST: weekly story blog by clicking here. For now, here is a little more about the book and a very short, teaser prologue. Chapter one will be posted next week.
In matters of life or death, what do you thirst for?
A waterborne disease has sprung up in every corner of the globe, decimating the human race. Eli McShane, a young survivor, journeys toward Colorado and the rumored location of a clean water source. When he arrives, he finds the community in an unending state of celebration. Until someone dies. When the people realize the disease is still among them, panic ensues. Rules are established to keep people safe. Eli wants to leave, but the landowners won’t let him. Only one thing is certain. This “safe land” is not so safe after all.
Six days into our wilderness survival adventure in the La Plata Mountains of Colorado, Comet Pulon passed by the earth. We had no way of knowing that it had come much closer than expected, that it had forever changed our planet, and that it had left a killer among us. Oblivious, the twelve of us camped in a clearing, cheered as the bright yellow fireball soared overhead, roasted marshmallows, and toasted with canteens of water we had purified ourselves.
And as we celebrated in awe of nature’s majesty, the rest of the world began to die.
And enjoy this video. It’s adorable.
In this concluding chapter of To Darkness Fled, Achan leads his first war council and receives an answer from his future bride.
Please note, I must stop podcasting for now. I don’t have the time to keep up with the project. I’d like to come back to it someday. But since it takes me 3-5 hours per chapter, I’m not sure when that might be. Thanks for listening! 🙂
The knights confer to decide who shall become Achan’s bride while Sparrow watches from within the castle walls.
Achan and his men arrive in Carmine. Achan meets Duchess Amal and confronts Sir Eagan as to Sparrow’s whereabouts.
I’m terribly sorry to have to delay the podcast. I really wanted to keep going without skipping any weeks, but I just got my new deadlines for edits on two novels that are due in the next three weeks! So I have to drop everything–absolutely everything–if I’m going to get this stuff done and do a good job.
I’ve already recorded chapters 40, 41, and 42, I just don’t have the time to edit them together and post the MP3s. Please have patience. And I’ll get back to them in the second half of September.
When Achan learns that Vrell has left, he confronts Sir Gavin, then Arman.
After finding themselves back in Mitspah, Achan and Vrell have a heart to heart.
Achan fights Esek, then meets an opponent even more fierce.
When Achan discovers that Vrell is being held captive in Esek’s camp, he tells the knights he is going to get her back, whether they like it or not.