I was recently asked, “What moved you to write Vengeance?” Well, Vengeance was born from reader requests for more after reading my first novel, ‘Premonitions – When the Universe Shifts, Expect the Unexpected’. I enjoyed writing ‘Premonitions’ so much that I decided to search for suitable material to build a plot around but kept gravitating back to the characters and the suspense inherent with the plot of ‘Premonitions’ until one day a great sequel angle presented itself and ‘Vengeance’ was born. The deeper I got into writing ‘Vengeance’ the more it seemed as though ‘Premonitions’ was subconsciously written inviting natural tie-ins from a future sequel. I thoroughly enjoyed revisiting the characters developed in ‘Premonitions’ (the ones that survived that is) and I created a cadre of new necessary characters to interact with them. Knowing this story wasn’t complete until yet another book was written, I embarked upon my third book, ‘Vendetta – When Vengeance Wasn’t Enough’ which was recently released and completes the ‘Black Breath’ trilogy. I wrote each book to stand alone without relying on the others by providing just enough background information to complete each plot. However, I feel you will get the most out of the ‘Black Breath’ trilogy if the books are read in the order written. Enjoy them and do feel free to forward your comments on my work by emailing them to: firstname.lastname@example.org
VENDETTA is now released!
I am very excited with how the finished manuscript for Vendetta turned out!
It has been yet another labor of love. I’ve now learned they all are! It’s been great fun revisiting many of the characters developed in Premonitions & Vengeance and even more fun creating new, colorful and heinous ones as well. Fans of Premonitions & Vengeance will surely enjoy the new engaging plot which plays out in Vendetta.
Spoiler alert!! Once again, you’ll need to block out a good chunk of time before starting to read Vendetta. The unexpected plot twists continue in greater numbers than my first two books and they will surely keep you turning the pages!
So, once again, take out the trash, bring in the mail, turn off the TV, let the dog out and settle back in your favorite reading chair with plenty of light, your favorite drink and snacks because once you start reading it, you won’t want to put this one down either!
Remain focused on your ‘Vendetta’!
Updates haven’t been as frequent as I would normally like them to be but here is a long overdue one.
It’s been a very busy 2018 so far finally settling in at our new home in Florida. We’ve done a ton of remodeling to make it our own which has taken me away from progress on my third book. (That and a bunch of fun in the sun activities inherent with the Florida lifestyle) We’ve had lots of friends visit, made a lot of new friends and attended nearly all of the band concerts at Epcot this year so now
it’s high time I got back to pulling ‘Vendetta’ out of the keyboard once again. After several exciting chapters lately, I have found my grove once again! I’m very glad I had such good notes on what I previously captured for content. Please keep your kind comments coming as there have been many new readers that I haven’t heard from and I love adding new comments on the books to the website ‘Reviews’ tab.
With now 14 chapters and counting, I’m well on my way to writing ‘Vendetta’ and I am planning more plot twists than the 1st two books combined.
I have recently added 4 more book signing events at various Half Price Books stores in the Chicago suburban area and there will be more to come. I’d love to see you at one or more of them!
Vengeance sales have been brisk and many of you have passed along much appreciated verbal praise for my latest book, but I would like to encourage readers to send me your comments on the plot (hopefully by email @ email@example.com). I am compiling a ‘Reader’s Comments’ sheet for Vengeance that I plan to have on hand at book signings and welcome your reviews.
Book 3 in the emerging ‘Black Breath’ trilogy is progressing nicely and I’m very excited at what is currently planned to wind up between the covers! This is the semi-frustrating phase of writing a novel. It’s when there is so much plot material bouncing around in my head that it can get a bit overwhelming, but it’s certainly better than writer’s block I guess. It’s also when the organizing, sequencing and rewriting of the manuscript (as new concepts keep popping up) forms the fun challenge of the writing process.
As a follow up to my last entry, the ending for my 3rd book (possibly to be named ‘Vendetta’) has been developing in (what many have called) my scary brain. I haven’t been updating much lately as I have been VERY deep in thought about the plot of Vendetta. I’m as determined as ever to provide my readers with more twists and turns than were contained in my first two books combined! That aspect continues to be the most complimented areas of both books. Apparently you guys like being hit from the blind side by a good plot twist. (Kinda my favorite part of a book when I’m reading other authors as well.) Once again so many ideas have jumped up and requested a spot in Vendetta. I want as many of them as possible to wind up between the covers and I’ve been heavy into the ‘jigsaw puzzle’ aspect of sorting out them all out. It’s at times frustrating, but definitely a rush when it all comes together. I’ve also had several requests from friends to have their names included in the new book. If you happen to fall into that category, drop me a line. Don’t forget to list your preference for villain or good guy/gal. As usual, happy to oblige! Back to the keyboard for now, more later.