Inching step by step towards a lifelong dream and I wouldn't have it any other way. The final edited copy of the book is expected towards the end of the week, and I am thrilled to get it and make the last corrections on it. The process has been a labor of love that truly started a year ago this month.
I finished the first draft of the book the first week of December last year, but between editing, the beta readers, editing some more and then sending it off to the final editor, things seem to be, finally coming full circle.
Of course, you have also got the social media marketing of it, the website and what would a book be without a gorgeous cover. We have enlisted the help of Sister Sparrow Graphic Designs for the book cover. We are very excited, as the work we have seen by them has been spectacular.
What’s left to do?
Well, the final push on marketing, get the launch date and announce it to the world via social media, publish the book and then throw a huge book launch party. I don’t know if you have heard, but we love to throw a party! Oh, then there is promotion, promotion and more promotion, but that is the fun part.
Did I mention there was also a second book? Blood Moon, well the first draft is almost complete, and it is in the first edit stage now. The twist and turns it takes was a pure delight to write. I am closing in on the ending and can’t wait to get busy on book three. I am so in love with the original characters, the new settings and the new characters. As each is introduced it seems like a limitless supply of books; at least for the time being.
A world created just for you!
I am thrilled to introduce this world to you and hope you fall in love with it as much as I have. I know for some it will be a walk in the park, others not so much, but I hope you bear through and see the world being created as an exciting, possibly fun/scary push outside of your comfort zone. I have to confess, those who know me well, know I have a dark, twisted sense of humor and a love for all things horror and supernatural.
I love how the adrenaline flows when you are watching or reading something, and you know you are about to get the crap scared out of you. I will even admit while reading my book, Blue Moon, back during editing I found myself getting caught up in the thrill of it and even scared myself. Job well done, if I do say so myself.
If you want a glimpse into what inspired this world, you can look at the various boards on my Pinterest site created with The Bad Moon Rising Series in mind. It may be a stretch for some people, but it is a slight hint of what is to come.
The Bad Moon Rising Series is rising sooner, rather than later!
Get excited, get thrilled, and get ready because it is coming sooner than you think.
Blue Moon will be the first of many books in The Bad Moon Rising Series which will take you into Tulsa’s supernatural underground world, where the supernatural have integrated themselves deep inside the inner workings of the city. They have also found a nightlife home called The Other Side, where they intermingle with the Gothic/Leather scene in a nightclub where only the most daring of people venture. There is even the basement, The Underside, where what goes bump in the night could kill you or give you the most enticing time of your life. It’s a gamble that only the most daring of humans will take.
Are you up for the challenge? Are you willing to go out on a limb with me and let me introduce a supernatural world so thrilling and close to home? You better be, because they are ready to meet you!
Have a peaceful night!
Johnny Bryan Ward