Monday, July 24, 2017

News, and ... other news

I've been working hard on the latest Wolf book, which is tentatively called The Pack.

The premise is that Wolf and Lauren are days from marriage, the reception tent has been erected on the front meadow, friends and relatives are in town, Rachette is masterminding bachelor activities, and Wolf's world is generally steeped in anticipation. And then a car with blood smeared on the steering wheel shows up outside Wolf's house.

Inside he finds Kristen Luke lying in the shower--bloodied, injured, and emaciated. But when she wakes, she can't remember what happened to her, or why she is 1,200 miles from her new Seattle field office.

And so begins a heck of a lot of trouble for Wolf.

The Peter Blake Series Book:

A month or so back I closed the file on that one, threw the computer against the wall, gave it a flying elbow drop, dusted it off, opened up a new file, and have been working on "The Pack" ever since. I'll get back to it. Probably. I'm beginning to think it's not meant to be, but I'll probably give it another go, and then move on to something else if I have to.

Audio Books:

I now have 6 audio books fully produced and for sale. Sean has finished the 7th (To the Bone) and it will be available on Audible and Amazon shortly.

Links to Available Audio Books (All available for cheap as additions to the Kindle purchase on Amazon)

1) Foreign Deceit
2) The Silversmith
3) Alive and Killing
4) Deadly Conditions
5) Cold Lake
6) Smoked Out

Introducing the David Wolf Mystery Series Box Set (Books 1-4)


The first 4 David Wolf books are now available in a bundle at a discount that equates to over 40% off the price of purchasing them alone. Please help share the word on this, and if you've read all the books, please consider leaving an honest review. Thanks for your help.

I'll keep you posted in the next month or so when I'm through with The Pack.

-Jeff




Friday, March 31, 2017

Dark Mountain (David Wolf Series Book 10) - Now on Amazon

Dark Mountain David Wolf Book 10
DARK MOUNTAIN, the tenth book in the David Wolf series, is now available on Amazon!

I'm very excited about this one for a number of reasons. The first, and most important reason, is that I love the story. The second is that five years ago, when I turned to my wife with this crazy idea to write ... and write FICTION ... I ended my vow to her with "And I'll write ten books. Then, and only then, will I step back and judge it as a failure or success." (To her credit, she did what she always does, and said, "Awesome!")

I think that in my mind, I took the required amount of writing I thought it would take to begin making a living at self-published writing (five books) and doubled it, just in case after five I wasn't doing so hot.

In hindsight, I think the goal shows how much I really wanted to be a writer. I also think it shows my lofty ambitions, and the pessimism (or is it realism?) that all the ambitions are soaked in.

"Hey, I've busted my ass and we're still broke. But it's only been eight books! Two more to go ... then I'll make a decision, honey."

I'm fortunate I never had to say that. I was able to out-earn my day job after five books, so I was able to quit it and I've written full time ever since. Every once in a while I'll get that cry-in-your-Frosted Flakes feeling when I think about how far my wife and I have come in this venture. But more often than not, I find myself looking toward the future.

And as for the future, I'm working on that new series I keep threatening to write. I'm rebranding the books with new covers. I'm producing each book in audio, and ramping up my marketing to a new level. I'm looking at also doing an offshoot series, perhaps starring Kristen Luke. (The Luke Files?) We'll see. One book at a time, from now on.

I hope you like Dark Mountain.


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