If you don’t hear from me for a while, please don’t think for a second my creativity has gone dormant. Or, I’ve abandoned you. I would never do that. The little wheels in the little mind are always turning, always searching for new story ideas, always reading, writing, trying to refine the craft and become a better writer.
Admittedly, I’ve had a lot of other projects to detract from writing lately. The weather here on Prince Edward Island has been beautiful over the summer. Sometimes I find it hard to keep myself indoors, at the keyboard, creating when the weather is so nice outside. After all, I have a beautiful forested, waterfront acreage to explore.
Additionally, I’ve ben renovating. Like crazy. Trying to make my house a home, make it the way I want it, an atmosphere calm and conducive to creativity. But, now the cold weather is here and the outdoor activities are less attractive. Yup, Old Man Winter is sweeping through, bringing wind, snow and, yes, cold. Brrrrrrrr!
So, post-renovations, post-exploring-the-forest-and-talking-to-decidedly-non-communicative animals, post-summer-fun-in-the-sun, what I have been doing, you ask?
I’ve written A Head for an Eye, my most researched novel ever. And, yes, I’m about to fire it off to my editor and push it down the publishing pipeline. But, recently I read On Writing, by Stephen King. He suggested putting a manuscript away for six weeks or so, picking it up with fresh eyes and reviewing it one more time, before letting the ruthless red pen of the editor start slicing and dicing. And that’s what I’m about to do now. Pick it up, see if I can improve it.
But first I want to finish the first drafts of Assaulted Souls 2 and Assaulted Souls 3, yet another project. I’ve turned my most popular post-apocalyptic (I love that genre) novel, Assaulted Souls into a trilogy. I’m oh so close to the finish line of Assaulted Souls 3, so maybe I’ll start blogging more when I’m done. And maybe I won’t. I guess when it comes write (yes, you guessed it, the pun is intended) down to it I would rather create another novel than post a blog.
But I just wanted to keep you, the reader in the loop. And I assure you I have not abandoned you; nor will I. At least as long as I remain on the sunny side of the dirt, or in this case the snowy side of the dirt. So, without any further adieu (trust me I’ll tell you more about Assaulted Souls 2 and Assaulted Souls 3 in future posts) here’s a synopsis of A Head for an Eye, and a sneak-peak at the prologue and chapter one.
Oh, I almost forgot. When it gets released, in about a month, it will be offered for a limited time for .99 cents before it goes up to its suggested retail price of $2.99. Get it while it’s cheap. Thanks for stopping by.
Synopsis and sneak-peak:
Matt Green’s peaceful capitalist life is shattered when a trusted property management company mismanages his portfolio, leaving him with vacant rental properties, civil litigation, mounting debts and the threat of criminal charges for harassment.
To add insult to injury, he meets an enigmatic and alluring woman, Angelique Augusto, on an internet dating site. After an intensely passionate two weeks, Angelique demands to know Matt’s whereabouts every hour of every day. In the midst of financial, legal and emotional turmoil, Matt receives a visit from a police detective who questions him in connection with the murder of a man Angelique met on an internet dating site.
Frustrated by the Canadian judicial system, his mounting litigation and his fear of being wrongly convicted of murder, Matt flees with Angelique to the lawless Sierra Madre of Mexico to reunite with Angelique’s long-lost sister, Gloria Alvarez.
Matt discovers Angelique is a Tarahumara Indian, a descendent of a peaceful and reclusive tribe with the propensity for fierce retribution when their cultural identity is threatened. Some call them the happiest and toughest race on Earth. Unlike the Canadian judicial system, the Tarahumara brand of justice is a Head for an Eye; steal from them and they kill you.
While Matt finds Angelique’s toughness and passion so endearing, her possessive and obsessive behavior lead him to suspect she’s completely insane, totally capable and willing to murder. He fears for his life after learning she’s still surfing dating sites and flirting with users. If that isn’t enough, she teams up with a drug cartel assassin and starts ordering hits on those she believes have besmirched her honor or the honor of her family.
A Head for an Eye juxtaposes the ruthless Tarahumara brand of justice with the questionable North American justice system, explores the mysterious Indian tribe said to have solved every problem known to mankind and delivers a terrifying and action-packed journey into one of the most murderous and lawless regions in the world.
A shockingly real, eye-opening and gritty tale.