I reached the restaurant without further incident, and we spent a pleasant hour scalding mouths and stomachs with jalapenos and washing them down with beer. Then came the movie. I parted company with Vince and his wife, found my way back to the subway and my hotel, and called it a night. The next day, a friend of mine and I set out to visit The Holocaust Museum. I have always wanted to see it, but I was not prepared for the intensity of the images, the displays, and the words I would find in that short hour visit.
I purchased a book of poetry written by the victims, and left with so much bottled up inside from those two days that I thought it would be the end of my sanity. That night, I started to write.
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I started to write about The Blues, and how deep they might really get. I wrote about pain, not my pain, but the pain bottled up inside the world, as the pain had been bottled up inside me, and I wrote a way out.
That was Brandt, his guitar, and his blues. The story, like the pain, refused to be bottled up in just the few lines of that novelette, and so I released it into the novel you now hold. Everyone comes to their crossroads eventually — the defining moment of life. Donovan DeChance is a collector of ancient manuscripts and books, a practicing mage, and a private investigator. Heart of a Dragon: When a local houngan begins meddling with powers she may not be able to control, a turf war breaks out between the Dragons motorcycle club and the Los Escorpiones street gang—a war that threatens to open portals between worlds and destroy the city in the process.
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With his lover, Amethyst, his familiar, Cleo — an Egyptian Mau the size of a small bobcat —the dubious aid of a Mexican sorcerer named Martinez and the budding gifts of a young artist named Salvatore, DeChance begins a race against time, magic, and almost certain death. My Soul to Keep: Donovan DeChance is a very private man, and he is in love.
When he invites his partner and lover, Amethyst, for a quiet dinner, she has no idea of his true intention. Donovan has planned a sharing — a vision that will give her the keys to his early life — the origins of his power — and a lot more than she bargained for. Join young Donovan as he fights to keep his soul, save a town, and learn the roots of his teacher and guardian — and meet his familiar, Cleo. Through the juke joints of Beale Street in Memphis, to the depths of The Great Dismal Swamp, Donovan and his lover and partner, Amethyst, find themselves drawn along on one of the strangest quests in their long, enigmatic lives as they delve into the world of the undead, the magic of The Blues, and the very heart of alchemy both to protect their young, vampiric charges — and to prevent an ancient evil from destroying the balance of power in the universe.
This novel directly crosses over to the original series O. Meet my series character Donovan Dechance in the first of his adventures. Pass this link on. Who was your favorite character to write for? They all touch places in me — I can wear so many personalities through them and I love that opportunity! However, if I must choose, I guess Te may inch out the others because he gets to be the grown-up. You were able to seamlessly blend characters from many different genres. All of them, I felt, were unique while still be relatable. What were the morals you were trying to capture while creating your characters?
I was thinking a lot about responsibility when I wrote both Lucifer and Kai.
I find a problem in well written stories, in that I always want there to be another book to keep the story going. Is there a second book planned? GoodReads Twitter Facebook Website. Planning to wipe out this heresy and letting Darkness reclaim the earth, they imprison Lucifer in Hell. What surprised me most about this book is how accessible it is.
Many books of this genre get bogged down in jargon. What was the direction you wanted to take this novel that may have been different from the first novel in the series? First and foremost, I want the reader to enjoy the ride. My primary goal, as I complete more books in the series, is to NOT repeat the same story in each book. I want the same characters facing different challenges. I will not name names, but so many popular authors repeat the same premise in each book, locations change, minor characters change, but the overall story arc is the same. I am determined not to follow this path.
We meet the main characters and why they are who they are. The second book develops the relationship of Kruger and JR Diminski. He no longer has only himself to worry about, he has her. I believe this helps the reader relate to the character. Most of us struggle to balance work-home life. Kruger is no different than the rest of us, the only difference is his work is just a little more intense. While he might complain about his job he is excellent at it and his reputation precedes him.
What themes did you try to capture while developing his character? Kruger is portrayed as a man who sacrificed watching his son grow because of what he felt was a higher calling. Now in his early fifties, he finds the sacrifice he made was an illusion, benefiting no one but others. I am not sure the word disillusioned is correct, but it is the closest I can come.
He knows what he does is important, he just does not know if it was worth what he sacrificed. The underlying story is a metamorphosis of a career oriented individual into a man who cherishes family above all else. Stephanie joins him in this change, also realizing what she sacrificed. What were some books or authors that you felt severed as inspiration for you? Several come to mind. Frederick Forsythe for instance.
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John Sandford and Michael Connelly are two others. Sandford inspired the concept of an ongoing series with a consistent title and a common protagonist. His Prey series follows the career of Lucas Davenport over the course of, currently, twenty-seven novels. Like Davenport, Kruger is a loner and not above stretching the rules to make sure an investigation moves forward. I do not anticipate the Trail series lasting twenty-seven novels, but you never know. While the above authors helped influence the Kruger character, I have strived to make him human and subject to all the emotions we all feel.
A lot of authors use protagonists who are superhuman and can keep on going after being shot or have a broken limb. While he does get wounded, like in book two and three, it has an effect on him. Where will book 3 in the Sean Kruger series take readers and when will it be available? It features the return of a serial killer first introduced in my short story, The Forgotten Brother Affair.
This is the first time I have expanded a short story into a full-length novel. It was a lot of fun weaving the novel around the events of the original story. Part one of the novel is the short story, part two occurs six years later when the killer returns to the United States after fleeing the country.
It will be produced as an Audible. The brutal assassination of two men has Homicide Detective Ryan Clark fearing the worst. A serial killer is on the loose in the Washington, DC area. Without hesitation, he calls an old friend at the FBI. He is in the twilight of his career and tired of the travel, bureaucracy, and politics of his job. He and longtime girlfriend, Stephanie, decide to marry and do something different with their lives.
But when the assassin strikes close to home, it becomes personal. When the attempted arrest goes horribly wrong, Kruger is suspended for disobeying a direct order from the Director of the FBI. Now outside the protection of the agency, he must decide to either walk away after twenty-five years with the agency or put his new marriage and life in danger as he continues to pursue the assassin.
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An assassin whose ultimate goal is an attack in the center of the United States. Mountain Green, Corporate Blue , by L. Saunders, takes readers on a journey through time with a series of flashbacks, slowly revealing both joy and heartache. This third person account opens with Matthew Reynolds as a young, wide-eyed child from an affluent but troubled New York family. A good rule of thumb is that series have a conventional name and are intentional creations , on the part of the author or publisher. For now, avoid forcing the issue with mere "lists" of works possessing an arbitrary shared characteristic, such as relating to a particular place.
Avoid series that cross authors, unless the authors were or became aware of the series identification eg. Also avoid publisher series, unless the publisher has a true monopoly over the "works" in question.
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