Friday, December 25, 2015

The Damnation Reprieve - Updated & Complete

Approaching Infinity: Book Six has been updated to include the content intended for The Assembled Powers

This version of Book Six, now available for (re-)download, concludes the Approaching Infinity series.

Additionally, in celebration of completion and the Holidays, Books One & Two and my three short stories will be free for download from 12/25 through 12/29.
(Blue Squad: One Last Go, though reproduced with minor changes in Book Six, will continue to remain available from Amazon as it was originally published.)

Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

The Assembled Powers: Progress Report 7

Approaching Infinity: Book Seven
59,300 words

Well, here we are. The title of this post is somewhat misleading, because, in the end, there will be no Book Seven. That's not to say that the series won't be brought to a proper end and perhaps sooner than expected.

Edits aside, the book is essentially done. It didn't quite make my intended word count, but I don't believe it suffers for that. Rather than put out a conclusion that some may feel is too short on its own, I will be reissuing Book Six with all of the Book Seven content included.

For those of you who have already purchased Book Six, you will only need to re-download after the reissue to get the extra bit (there won't be an additional charge).

This was a tough decision, fueled somewhat by word count and somewhat by the loss of my cover artist. In the end, I think it works. Originally, the series was supposed to be six books long, so nothing is lost (and the powers do, indeed, assemble).

Anyway, bear with me. I will be going through, making edits, then formatting for Kindle. It should be ready before the end of the month/year. That's something, huh?

Sunday, November 1, 2015

The Assembled Powers: Progress Report 6

Approaching Infinity: Book Seven
56,700 words

I haven't exactly been taking a break, but have been pretty busy with real life. Also trying to address some logistical issues and am wrestling with a big decision regarding... uh... format. I still need a cover which is only a third to half my problem. Fear not, though. A conclusion is in sight and is definitely coming. Stay tuned!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

The Assembled Powers: Progress Report 5

Approaching Infinity: Book Seven
54,600 words

Not as productive this month, but I’m not complaining either. Closing in on the end and then will have to spend some time (perhaps quite a bit?) on polishing. I’m in a bit of a spot regarding the cover, though. My usual artist won’t be able to continue with me, so if anyone out there knows of an e-book cover artist that might be a good fit for what’s come so far and is interested, please let me know.

I have mixed feelings about coming to the end of the series. Several threads will continue beyond so the Approaching Infinity world is by no means dead, but quite frankly, I don’t know if I ever really believed I’d get to this point. It should go without saying, but I’m glad that I have. I’m glad I didn’t beat my head against the wall, hoping for a legacy deal, and that I just decided to embrace Amazon and all it had to offer. It’s been very gratifying being able to tell Jav’s story, even if only to a very limited audience. Thanks to all of you who’ve come along for the ride!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The Assembled Powers: Progress Report 4

Approaching Infinity: Book Seven
46,600 words

It's been a good month. The rough draft should be done in the next couple of months, but it might take me a bit longer than it has so far to polish this one.

The summer here has been hot, wet, and brutal (and none of that in a good way). We've been spared the brunt of several hurricanes, for which I'm grateful, but soooo ready for fall-like conditions!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

The Assembled Powers: Progress Report 3

Approaching Infinity: Book Seven
29,700 words

Things are moving along nicely. It may be possible to knock this out before the end of the year. Not sure yet, so we'll have to wait and see. Not much else to say about it, so I'll keep my head down and keep writing.

Don't forget, though, that you can get the first two books and the short stories here for free from today through Wednesday, August 5!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Another Year Older...

I did it last year. I'm doing it this year. I'll probably do it next year.

From August 1st through August 5th, Books One & Two and my three short stories will be free for download from Amazon.

Please note that a slightly revised version Blue Squad: One Last Go will appear in Book Seven: The Assembled Powers.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The Assembled Powers: Progress Report 2

Approaching Infinity: Book Seven
19,200 words

Not a bad pace. I'm expecting to finish sometime in early 2016, maybe February. Might be sooner if I manage to get on a roll. We'll see how things go. Don't want to rush the end, but don't want to prolong it unnecessarily, either!

Monday, June 1, 2015

The Assembled Powers: Progress Report 1

Approaching Infinity: Book Seven
10,000 words

Off to a good start, even if Blue Squad: One Last Go has been folded in. There have been edits (I was off by a number of days, for one thing), so it won't be identical, but the story is essentially unchanged.

In other news, I'm now 99% sure that, following the Approaching Infinity series, I'll start working on at least two books focusing on Pylas Crier, the first of which will also detail the origins of the Viscain Empire. These have been planned for a while (at least 2006) and it's nothing less than surreal for me to be this close to writing them.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

The Damnation Reprieve: Progress Report 8 (FINAL)

Approaching Infinity: Book Six is available for pre-order (to be delivered May 27) from

In celebration, Books One &Two and my three short stories will be free for download from Wednesday, May 27 through Sunday, May 31. The short stories are not critical to the series, but the Ghost Squad stories help to fill in some background information on Geiss Sinzer while the Blue Squad story is essentially a preview of Book Seven, the final book in the Approaching Infinity series.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Book Six Blurb

Jav Holson is dead, but not finished. Judgement awaits him, challenging him with the past he’s so far refused to face. All is laid bare—every painful memory, every heinous crime. Running from the truth, as he did before, will result in his total destruction. Embracing it will open up the possibility for retribution and a chance to reenter the fight against the Viscain Empire.

As revelations unfold, the Empire continues its push towards The Place with Many Doors. The Loss Queen’s forces persist, but even with a number of Shades joining her cause, the Empire’s advance seems unstoppable. Jav’s Artifact, the Kaiser Bones, is the key to undoing the Vine, but can he survive judgment to wield them?

Friday, May 1, 2015

The Damnation Reprieve: Progress Report 7

Approaching Infinity: Book Six
83,900 words

Just finished a major overhaul for continuity. Still have to finish up the last chapter, square the front/back matter, and give the whole thing a few read throughs for typos and grammar. It's close, but time has remained elusive—bear with me!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The Damnation Reprieve: Progress Report 6

Approaching Infinity: Book Six
81,400 words

Almost there! Though I was hoping to have Book 6 out by the end of this month, it's looking more like a May release—my schedule hasn't been as cooperative as I'd hoped. Would have been cool if I could have made it April 1st, but oh well. Stay tuned!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

The Damnation Reprieve: Progress Report 5

Approaching Infinity: Book Six
66,300 words

Closing in on the end of Book Six! One chapter to finish, one major chapter to go after that, some clean-up, and done! Still a ways off, but getting there. Late April should become a reality.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

The Damnation Reprieve: Progress Report 4

Approaching Infinity: Book Six
53,800 words

Still not quite at the 20k per month I want to be, but making good time nonetheless. Hoping to finish by the end of April. I can't believe the series is winding down! After this, just one more Approaching Infinity book to go!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

The Damnation Reprieve: Progress Report 3

Approaching Infinity: Book Six
39,600 words

Happy New Year!

And a belated Merry Christmas to all!

Moving right along. The holidays have kept the pace merely good instead of awesome, but hope to resume the 20k-per-month rate moving forward.