Today is my birthday. While this is normally a day where I’m depressed that I’m another year older and think about all the things I didn’t do last year, this year is different.
I finally finished my first novel Available Darkness, which is now available at Amazon in print and for the Kindle device and app.
I’d like to thank my co-author and friend Sean Platt for helping see this book through to completion and kicking my ass when needed. And thank you to the readers who kept emailing us asking when we’d finish (we ran the first half of Available Darkness as a serialized book on Collective Inkwell more than a year ago before putting it on hiatus).
And of course, thank you to my awesome wife, for taking so much of the brunt of the household and parenting workload while I holed away in my dungeon finishing the book.
For those who have read the first part online, you’ll likely want to re-read from the beginning. We edited, re-edited, and repeated the process many times, changing a few things here and there, and tweaking the story to as close as perfect as we could get without holding onto it forever.
Here’s the back of the book jacket info:
The Darkness Has Awoken.
FBI Special Agent Caleb Baldwin is on the hunt for a serial killer who has left a trail of burned bodies. One of those victims – his wife. As he gets closer to finding the killer, he falls deeper into an elaborate conspiracy.
A man wakes buried alive with no memory of who or what he is. In his pocket, a note: “Avoid the sunlight and don’t touch anybody.” Now he is being hunted by the FBI while trying to remember his monstrous past. He must control the darkness within before it consumes him and the child whose life he must protect.
11-year-old Abigail was dying slowly each day as the prisoner of a sick man. Until she is saved by the most unlikely of heroes – a vampire with a deadly touch. He is her only hope, and she may hold the key to unlocking the memories of his hidden past.
Past, present, fate, and future are on a collision course as the hours of AVAILABLE DARKNESS are ticking away and a force greater than anything the world has ever seen threatens humanity.
Available Darkness is the first book in an epic journey that reinvents vampire mythology with a fast paced, character-driven thriller that blends action, mystery, fantasy, and horror in an addictive, tragically romantic story.
I hope you enjoy it as much I enjoyed writing it.
If you read the book, please consider leaving a review on Amazon. When you’re a new writer, reviews really help you get word out about your books.
Thank you for reading,