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Coming Next Week… The Rivalry of Renegade X!

Release Date: January 20th, 2020

A tale of two Damiens.

After ruining the annual Tines family barbecue by retaliating against one of his stuck-up superhero cousins—who totally deserved it, no matter what anyone says—Damien just wants an easy summer. One that involves him and his friends hanging out and going on the occasional superhero mission. He doesn’t need his “good twin” from another dimension where he was raised by Gordon showing up and making a mess of everything, and he sure as hell doesn’t need him living at his house, doing chores without being asked, and generally being the perfect superhero son his family’s always wanted.

And as if that wasn’t bad enough, his good twin refuses to lie low. He’s obsessed with doing good deeds and even volunteers to be his dad’s sidekick on his lame kids show. Damien soon has his hands full just trying to stop this guy from making him look like one of the stereotypical douchey heroes he’s always hated. And when his good twin starts to win over all his friends, it’s the last straw. Damien knows there’s only room for one of him in Golden City, and he’s more than ready to get rid of this guy.

But when Damien’s attempts to send him back home backfire and an “evil” version of his half brother Xavier shows up—as if Xavier could get any worse—the two Damiens will have to find a way to work together despite their differences. That is, if they want to thwart Xavier’s evil plans and stop him from erasing everyone they care about from existence.

Post Birthday/Book Birthday Post!

My 30th birthday turned out to be excellent.  I can’t believe I’m starting a new decade of my life!  Anyway, it was a great birthday, despite the two hour inconclusive doctor visit from hell.  (They decided I don’t have asthma, but don’t know what might actually be wrong.  Um… yay?)

On the bright side, I got to go out to dinner afterwards, which is one of my favorite things to do.  There was much nomming of noms and it was good and we had a little lava cake at the end, which is the best kind of cake.  And later I got a surprise visit from some friends who took me out for milkshakes, and a great time was had by all!

And I released my book, like a kraken!  *pictures it swimming furiously through the ocean towards unsuspecting pirate ships*  My first indie venture, and I am quite pleased.  The cover turned out amazing, the ebook is very nicely coded (if I do say so myself), and people are buying it.  And saying good things:

This book has got a lot going for it. Is this a hard boiled detective novel, or a teen adventure story? You decide. For me, the juxtaposition of the two is what makes it shine. If you liked Nancy Drew or the Hardy Boys, you’ll enjoy Harper Madigan, not because it’s similar, but because it’s so different.

Reminiscent of Buffy or Angel, the story bounces between serious and funny without giving the reader a minute to catch his breath. It’s not “belly-laugh” funny, but more, “cool as a cucumber” funny.

That review really captures what I love about this book!  Sometimes that’s so hard to put into words, even when you’re the author.  And any day when my work gets compared to Buffy or Angel is a good day in my book.

The paperback version is almost ready.  My proof copy is on its way, though it might not get here until the 12th.  I am spoiled from Amazon Prime, and I thought since Createspace is an Amazon company that it would carry over, but no…  But it’s shipped and will be here soon.  Hopefully everything will be sparkly and wonderful and error-free and I’ll be able to approve the book for publication.

You will be able to get signed copies directly from me once it’s out, too.  I’ll post more details about that when it releases.