At long last, PROVING GROUNDS: A London Carter Mystery (Book 2) is now available!
London Carter will join forces with Dawn Luke, whom you might remember from the Magnolia Parish Mystery series, to investigate the sniper-style murder of an alligator poacher. While investigators are unsure of the killer’s motive, members of the victim’s family believe a rival clan is responsible for the murder, and the two sides prepare for battle. Will London and Dawn find the murderous sniper and stop the war, or will the swamps of Louisiana run red with the blood of dozens of innocent people?
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For those interested in my future plans, I will get right to work on the next London Carter book, with an eye toward writing two or three more in that series. Afterward, I’d like to either write the third book in the Magnolia Parish series or write a spin-off of the Clint Wolf series. I’d also like to write a sequel to THE SEVENTH TAKING someday, because I love me some mountains!
In closing, I want to thank everyone who has taken the time to read my books. I am flattered and honored beyond belief that so many of you continue to follow my work. As I often say, writers are nothing without readers, and I’d be nothing without all of you.
My best to all!
Thanks to working late into the evenings every day for eight LONG weeks at my day job a couple of months ago, I’m running behind on releasing my current work in progress. However, at long last, I’m nearing the final weeks of writing PROVING GROUNDS, which is Book Two of the London Carter mystery series, and I expect it to be released mid-February. To those of you who have waited patiently–and even those who have waited not-so-patiently–I am truly sorry for the delay, but thankful for your interest in my work. I hope you will find that it was worth the wait.
While I’m here providing an update, I’d love to share with you the cover to PROVING GROUNDS, which was created by Christine Savoie of Bayou Cover Designs:
In PROVING GROUNDS, London Carter will join forces with Dawn Luke, whom you might remember from the Magnolia Parish series, to investigate the sniper-style murder of an alligator poacher. While investigators are unsure of the killer’s motive, members of the victim’s family believe a rival clan is responsible for the murder, and the two sides prepare for battle. Will London and Dawn find the murderous sniper and stop the war, or will the swamps of Louisiana run red with the blood of dozens of innocent people?
In closing, I want to thank each and every one of you for your support. Because of y’all, I’ve just reached a milestone in my young writing career: over 10,000 eBooks sold since March 31, 2016. I would have a drink to celebrate, but it’s past midnight and I have work in the morning. Thus, I’ll just have one last handful of Sno-Caps and call it a night.
Thanks to Christine Savoie of Bayou Cover Designs for knocking this one out of the park!!! I love all of the covers she’s done for me, but this one is my favorite. I gave her info on a few scenes from the book and–as though she were inside my head–this is what she came up with. I couldn’t be more pleased with her work.
Now an update for those of you patiently (or impatiently, as in the case of my wife) waiting for the next Clint Wolf book to come out:
I’m about 70% of the way into it and I’m hoping to be finished by the end of September / beginning of October. I sincerely apologize for the delay, but I write in my spare time and I’ve had less spare time lately (and that will continue to be a reality over the next couple of months). I might have to push the projected completion time frame back a little, but I’m hoping not. If so, I’ll make another status post when it gets closer to that time.
Thanks to all of you who follow me and who support my writing. I’d be nothing without you!
I’m stoked to announce the release of my latest novel, BUT NOT FORGIVEN. This is Book 2 of my Clint Wolf Mystery Trilogy and it picks up where Book 1 left off, but with a new case and more challenges for the Mechant Loup Police Department.
When a woman is found dead on her doorsteps–shot through the heart with an arrow–Clint Wolf and Susan Wilson go to work trying to track down the sadistic killer. On the very next day, a second victim is murdered in his driveway–killed in the same manner–and it’s now a race against time to uncover the motive behind the killings and identify the murderer. What they know so far is that he’s a skilled archer preying on human targets, and they have no clue where he’ll strike next.
As though the case itself isn’t complicated enough, the district attorney has launched a grand jury investigation into Susan’s actions during a shooting that saved Clint’s life. No one knows exactly why the DA is gunning for Susan, but one thing is crystal clear…it’s personal.
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In honor of Mother’s Day, my mystery/suspense novel THE SEVENTH TAKING will be free in e-book format all week beginning Monday, May 2 and ending Friday, May 6, 2016.
It’s the story of Joy Vincent, a young girl from Louisiana who disappears in the Blue Summit Mountains while hiking with her family, and Abraham Wilson, the boyfriend who never gave up on her. Harassed by black bears and a mysterious being, Abraham and two of his friends brave the elements and the harsh back country as they search for Joy. What they do find in the mountains could blow the lid off a horrifying secret that has lain dormant in the mountains for years–that is, if they can make it out alive.
Here’s a short teaser from my upcoming novel, BUT NOT FORGOTTEN:
I continued down the street, and Susan pointed ahead to a small trailer on the right.
“That should be it,” she said.
I pulled to the side of the road in front of the trailer and parked parallel to it. After throwing the gearshift in park, I stepped out and walked around the front of the Tahoe and met Susan near a small ditch. We paused to scan the area. An older model Caprice sat in the muddy driveway. The yard was clean, with the exception of an old dog kennel that lay on its side. “I need one of those for—”
A gunshot suddenly erupted from the area of the trailer and the taillight on my passenger’s side exploded into tiny shards.
“Holy shit!” Susan dropped to her face beside the Tahoe and scrambled on all fours around the back of the SUV until she reached the other side and it was between her and the trailer.
Another shot rang out and the headlight on the passenger’s side blew out.
BUT NOT FORGOTTEN, the first in my Clint Wolf Mystery Series, will be available in e-book form through the publisher, Amber Quill Press, on December 6, 2015, and the print version will be out soon after. Please help me spread the word.
Whatever you do in life, make sure to leave a mark!