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 -->

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!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

David Wolf Books Are Now Available in Print

I just wanted to let everyone know the books are all available in print now on Amazon. I had a couple people ask about that in comments on the blog, so I thought I'd make an announcement here.

Otherwise, I'm hard at work on Wolf, I'm gonna get back to work.

Links to the Print editions:
Foreign Deceit
The Silversmith
Alive and Killing
Deadly Conditions
Cold Lake

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Cold Lake - David Wolf #5 Now Available

I'm happy to announce that Cold Lake (David Wolf Book 5) is now available on Amazon. You can click the link below to purchase. Thanks for your continued support!

--> Click Here for Cold Lake

Monday, November 3, 2014

Cold Lake - David Wolf #5 Coming November 19th

I’m happy to announce that I’m in the final editing stages of the 5th David Wolf book which is called Cold Lake, and it will be published on November 19th.  

I’m beyond excited to get the next book out to you. It’s been a long time coming with the baby and summer job sucking up all my time for a few months there, but now I’m back at the keyboard with a vengeance and loving it. I hope you love the next book, and I hope you’re prepared. You may want to sit down while you read this one. 

What’s next? 

As my editor slashes my latest draft to shreds, I’m deep in outlining and research mode for the next book, which will be completely unrelated to Wolf and his world. It will star a college professor of European Antiquities from the University of Colorado with a secret past. I’m having a fun time inventing this character with his flaws, quirks, and intelligence, but I’m also excited to expand the scope of the plot with this one, raising the stakes to “the fate of the entire human race”, or at least a lot of innocent people, depending on our hero’s success. 

The Upcoming New Year

My goals are set for the rest of this year and 2015 to continue at a pace I've never before achieved, but upping the quality of the books with each new release as well. I've added a proofreader who does an exceptional job, so we'll see how that combination of more volume and better quality goes, but I'm confident it can be done. 

I'm also hoping to expand my readership this next year, and I'd like to collaborate with some other authors as well. But most of all, I'd like to write some great stories that readers will enjoy and feel compelled to talk about with their reader friends. 

I'll keep you posted on the release of Cold Lake. 

Thanks for checking out the blog, and please feel free to contact me via email or comments because I love to communicate with my readers.  

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Deadly Conditions (David Wolf #4) Now on Amazon!

deadly conditions cover

After a few months of finger pecking, and mental wrestling, and more finger pecking, the fourth book in the David Wolf series is finally live on Amazon.

Deadly Conditions, as it's called, takes place completely within Rocky Points, in the heart of winter and right after a particularly huge snowstorm. When the town is digging themselves out, a dead body is uncovered, leaving Wolf and his officers scrambling to find answers. Ultimately Wolf must gamble everything--life, limb, and his entire career--in order to reveal the truth and stop the killing.  

I had a lot of fun writing this one, but I also found it...uncomfortable, is the only word I can come up with to describe it. I think I took a chance on the plot with this one, and we'll see what people think about it when it comes down to it. My editor swears it was my best yet, so that's a good start.  

Last week I also released Gut Decision (A David Wolf Story), which is a short story about Wolf's first few weeks on the force. You can get it free by signing up for the new release newsletter (on the right), or get it on Amazon for 99 cents at the aforementioned link. 

What's next?

I'm already deep into a fifth Wolf book, one that has him traveling to the deserts of Utah, and digging for answers among ancient fossils. And he'll be teaming up with a real...well, you'll see. I've already said too much. 

Back to the present -- I hope you like Deadly Conditions, and I can't wait to hear what you think. 

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Alive and Killing Now Published!

Alive and Killing is now live on Amazon Kindle. I'll soon be adding the paperback version as well.

I feel great about the story, and I think readers will, too. The ending is a white-knuckle read, and no matter how many times I read through the book during the editing process, I still found myself smiling at the various interactions between the characters.

Another reason I feel so good about this book is I've been working with a new editor -- one who is so professional, so anal retentive, and so helpful -- that it really reflects in this book.

Her and I also re-worked Foreign Deceit over a two month period, to the point where I finally feel comfortable with that novel to put it to physical print at CreateSpace. If one were to take a look at the previous reviews of the book, it's apparent that I really screwed myself over by not getting a good editor from the beginning. BUT, live and learn.

Thanks for the continued support, and I'd love to hear what you think about the book. I'm off to work on the next one.