Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Foreign Deceit Audio Version is Now Available!

I'm proud to announce the release of Foreign Deceit (David Wolf Book 1) in audiobook format. I auditioned several narrators and chose Sean Patrick Hopkins, who is an actor living in New York City. I am very pleased with the finished product and we are moving forward on producing the next 8 books in succession.

Sean uses accents in his narration, which is not always welcome, in my opinion, unless the actor is good. Well, Sean is very good. If you've read the book, you know there are a LOT of accents in this one--rough Coloradan, Italian, eastern European, Queen's English, even a guy who speaks with an Italian accent tinged with British (What? Why did I write that guy in there?) ... and Sean pulls off every one of them.   

There are a few different ways to purchase and listen to an Audio book these days, and the cheapest solution for you, should you want to listen, is to "Add Audible Narration" to your Kindle order of Foreign Deceit, which will cost you $1.99. Then, you listen to the book directly within the Kindle app on your phone. Otherwise, if you are already an Audible.com member, you can use your credits to download the book.
If you add  Audible narration to the book, Amazon allows you to read on your Kindle and listen on your Kindle App on your smartphone, seamlessly switching back and forth between the two activities with Whispersync. So you can listen in the car on the way to work, on the way back, then knock out 30 minutes of reading before you go to bed, then wake up and pick up with the audio back where you left off reading the night before.

Personally, I love audiobooks. My brother, father, and I used to drive up to Idaho every summer to visit relatives, and we always listened to at least one on the way up and one on the way back. Dirk Pitt, Poirot, and Reacher got us through many hours of driving through the desolate American west landscape.

It was listening to audiobooks that sparked my interest in reading when I was younger, and now that I look back on it, it was audiobooks that instilled the idea that being a writer would be fun.

So, having my own books in audio format is just so cool. I hope you enjoy them as well. I'll keep you posted on The Silversmith, Alive and Killing, and the rest of the Wolf series as they become available. Otherwise, I'm hard at work on the next book and I'll keep you posted.

Thanks for reading. (And now, thanks for listening!)

-Jeff

Monday, August 8, 2016

Signature - David Wolf Book 9 Now Available!

The latest in the David Wolf Series, called Signature, is available on Amazon as of 8/7. So go get it! Here's the link -- CLICK HERE

Blurb: 

Chief Detective Wolf and Special Agent Kristen Luke are back — and they’re going up against a sadistic killer whose signature works span the Four Corners region of Colorado and are now spilling into Rocky Points. Signature is the latest pulse-thumping thriller in Jeff Carson’s popular David Wolf mystery-thriller series. 

Wolf is called to a crime scene next to the Chautauqua River, where a woman resident of Rocky Points has been murdered. The killer has left a well-known signature not seen for years--a severed ear. 

For Wolf, the gruesome display is a surprise, but so is the FBI beating the local department to the scene.

Three days earlier a truck is unearthed from south of Durango, Colorado. Within it is DNA evidence linking to killings in southwest Colorado that have stumped the FBI for years. The evidence, and now a new body, has led them north, where it seems the monster known by all as The Van Gogh Killer has chosen Rocky Points as his new venue to display his horrific works. 

While the town reels with panic, Wolf learns the latest victim was dating an SBCSD deputy whose past directly links to the killings in the Four Corners area. Worse, the news the case involves one of their own means the higher-ups want to outsource the investigation to the feds. It's a matter of due process and objectivity. 

With his community in danger there's no swaying Wolf, however, and special agent Kristen Luke sees the value in using his skills, convincing her superiors to add Wolf to the killer task force. Now part of the team, Wolf learns there are more secrets the FBI isn't telling everyone, and the unanswered questions are more than anyone can deal with. 

In this nail-biting ninth book of the David Wolf Mystery-Thriller series, Wolf and Luke are pushed to their furthest limits yet to find the answers. But the killer isn't waiting around for them to figure it out. He has more work to do. More payments that require his signature.


Thursday, February 11, 2016

Dire (David Wolf #8) Now Available!

The latest David Wolf novel, Dire, is available on Amazon. I did a "cover contest" a couple weeks ago, pitting my wife's choice for the cover against mine, and after tallying 400+ votes from readers it looks like my wife was right once again. She's been walking around all high and mighty ever since. Thanks for checking it out, and leaving a review, and sharing with others, and the continued support!

--> Click Here to Get Dire

Friday, January 29, 2016

Dire (David Wolf Book 8) Cover Vote

Thanks for your help. Here are the two versions of the book I am considering. Please let me know which one you like best in the comments below. I'll tally the votes and publish Dire Thursday with the one that wins.


Thursday, December 10, 2015

The 6 Kindle Fires of Christmas Giveaway!

From today until 12/31 you can enter to win one of six Kindle Fire's.

Click Here to enter and for more information. 

Thanks for reading and good luck,

Jeff

The Appointed - David Wolf Series Books 1 and 2 Bundle Now Available ... and other news.

In the last few days I've taken a break from writing Wolf #8 to take care of some much needed chores, one of which was bundling books 1 and 2 into a box-set, which I felt was necessary since The Silversmith is a direct continuation of Foreign Deceit. I've set it at $1.99 on Amazon here.

NEW PRINT BOOKS - All of the 7 David Wolf books are now available in print, which was another chore I had been putting off in lieu of writing for way too long. So now they're all available ... except for the aforementioned box set ... crap, okay, I'll get on that too.

6 KINDLE GIVEAWAY!! Please take a moment to check out the giveaway contest I'm doing for my readers this holiday season using Rafflecopter, or in the upper right of this blog where it says "GIVEAWAY!" on the page strip.

WOLF #8 COMING SOON - I'm cranking steadily through Wolf #8, tentatively named Dire (Tentative? Who am I kidding ... it's Dire). I'm planning on releasing Dire in the first half of January, and of course I'll keep you posted via the newsletter. If you haven't yet, you can sign up for the newsletter here. It's a great way to get a discount on the new book when it's released, which I always discount for the first 48 hours, and you'll also get a free copy of Gut Decision, a short story about Wolf's first days in the Sluice County department.

Thanks for reading and I hope your holidays are going awesome.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

To the Bone -- David Wolf #7 Is Now on Amazon!

The latest installment of the David Wolf series is up and running on Amazon. Here's the link --> http://www.amazon.com/Bone-David-Wolf-Book-ebook/dp/B013PD51CA/

I screwed up royally with this book launch, and have been scrambling ever since I hit the send button on my email to my newsletter subscribers on Monday morning.

I submitted my book Sunday night, and Monday morning was surprised to NOT see a "Your book is now live in the Kindle store!" email from Amazon. So I checked my account, and there was the new book -- To the Bone (David Wolf Book 7) -- right there in my library. It had the links to all the Amazon stores and everything. And then I checked the sales stats, and 20 people had already bought the book, so I figured heck, I'd better get the word out. It's there!

So I sent the "buy my book" email, and my readers went to buy the book. Cool!

Then I started getting strange emails. "Hey, there are lines crossed through words in the book, and underlines in other places. Is this the FINAL draft?"

I checked my version of the book that I bought earlier in the day and it looked fine to me. Psh. Yeah, it's the final draft. Thanks for asking.

Then another few emails trickled in, and then more. And then the hot sweats came, and then I realized the Track Changes was still turned on in the draft I uploaded to Amazon the night before.

Then I got a suspiciously late email from Amazon. "Congratulations! Your book is now live in the Kindle store!" My wife bought the book and the track changes edits were all fixed.

Woops. I guess I should have waited for the official word from Amazon. And now hundreds of my readers had the bad version! Like, with the first draft terrible sentences in there, and the misspellings crossed out and the correct spelling next to it, like every page. Ahh. Son of a. Ahh. Ah.

Anyway, long story short, I sent a mass email explaining the book was poisoned! Don't touch it! And that I would give any buyer the new version mobi file, just email me back.

It's been a couple days, and many, many, emails, and frankly I'm completely floored by the whole experience. Because 100% of the emails of the 500+ I've received have been completely supportive all the way. 

So I'm saying it sucked and it was awesome at the same time. Unlike To the Bone (David Wolf Book 7) which is pure awesome. Give it a read!