In the last couple of months, I have published two books. “The dark strain” was the first book I published. It is the second book in the dark series. The first book being “The coming of dark”. The dark strain is the continuation of the life of one of the characters in the first book. The two books are connected but still have somewhat different stories so they can stand alone.
“The coming of dark” is more of a supernatural horror story while the second book is primarily the story of several seemingly unrelated people who suddenly gain powers. Unfortunately, their powers, and one unscrupulous scientist, may be the end of them.
The second book I recently published is titled “The Entity”. This is more of an occult horror. It is the biggest book I have published so far with over three hundred pages on Kindle. It involves several characters and a few unique situations.
I have one review of “The Entity”. Thankfully, it’s a five-star review. Debra M. says, “Touch of The Stand.” She said more but that part stuck with me. Prior to that I hadn’t thought about it. But I can see some similarities. Though I can’t seriously compare this book to “The Stand” it still feels good to be indirectly compared to a great author like Stephen King.
I have another book I’m trying to finish. I’m close but I can’t say how soon it will be ready for publication. It depends on what problems I run into. Like the song says “some days are diamonds and some days are stone.
As far as my personal reading I am almost finished reading “The Andromeda Evolution” by Daniel H. Wilson. It is a Michael Crichton book following The Andromeda Strain. I will give a review after I’m finished.
One coincidence about that book and my book “The dark strain” is the cover. There is a slight resemblance in the designs. The cover of “The Andromeda Evolution” includes hexagon shapes, mine are more looping.
Originally, I had someone make up a cover for me. It is the picture of a woman standing on broken ground. I didn’t like it. I soon made my own cover and took off the old cover. Unfortunately, with Goodreads I couldn’t do that. Goodreads will not allow one to change book covers. I was able to add an alternate cover which is the one I’m using now.
One small comment. The picture on the cover of “The dark strain” is the picture of a spiderweb. I took the picture from my front porch. There was a spider in it, but I deleted him, or her.
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