I just finished 14 by Peter Clines and it was awesome! Definitely a rating of 5 d’s!
The book is about a hotel in Los Angeles that has some strange features. I’m not going to put any spoilers here, but suffice to say, I could not have guessed the details of the building. I had a general idea about where the story was going, but the details of getting there were excellent.
As for where it goes…it is pretty out there if you just consider it on the surface. Again, no spoilers, but Allan Grohe should definitely read it! So if I just told you where the story goes, you might dismiss the book…but it is so masterfully built up, piece by piece, that it seems perfectly reasonable when you get there.
I really liked the characters (although I found the character hook ups to be strange…) and the pace was good. There were very few wordings/passages that drew me out of the story.
I am purchasing more Peter Clines books even as I type this. 🙂
Had a great time at ConX this weekend in Kansas City. Met a lot of great people–vendors, celebrities, staff, and guests.
I sold a few copies of my latest titles and gave out quite a few for review purposes and set up a future interview, so it was well worth the cost and time it took to attend.
I also made some great contacts including a publicist who I may be working with in the future. We’re already discussing a future con that might be a good fit for my work and other events. I’ll keep y’all posted.
I also got to chat with a borg (Patrick Barnitt), put my arm around Tasha Yar (Denise Crosby), have dinner with Chekov (Walter Koenig), be mocked by Dr. Ivan Cryptosis, and called out by name by Erika Eleniak.
All in all, it was a great weekend and I’m looking forward to more positive results from it in the coming weeks. So a big thanks to Drew and Michelle for putting it all together and hopefully we can do it again next year!
Great news! Both The Weight of the Universe and The Happiness Equation are now available in both Kindle and Paperback formats!
It’s been a long road to get both of these completed, edited (thanks to Jess and everyone who read for me), cover art done (thanks Rachel!), formatted, packaged, finagled, jiggled, wrapped, and put to bed. But it’s soooo completely worth it as I am excited about the books. I think they have turned out great both in writing and publication.
Here’s some feedback from my advance readers…
The Weight of the Universe:
“LOVED IT! Really. Great. Book.”
“…a great job explaining the science and keeping it interesting…”
“…always in awe of great story tellers…”
The Happiness Equation:
“Really good. Something really different, yet not too different.”
“I was impressed by the way the characters relationships were woven together.”
And here’s the cover art for _The Weight of the Universe_…
Hope you like it and let me know what y’all think.
With great help from Rachel Filbeck ( https://t.co/E6IGK32N ), I finally have completed cover are for both The Happiness Equation and The Weight of the Universe!
It only took about two design studios and 96 versions, but the final cover for Happiness is below.
Hope you enjoy it and let me know what you think!
I have been working with a wonderful artist by the name of Rachel Filbeck. I found her through Elance and she has done a great job putting together the cover for The Weight of the Universe. She also took care of the back cover for me and created a wonderful effect of the metaverse cracking open (allowing all of the universes to spill out into oblivion) like a snow globe.
In fact, she did such a great job, I also asked her to handle the redesign of the cover for The Happiness Equation (as the first version I received from a different shop wasn’t what I wanted).
I’ll post images of both as soon as they’re finalized!
It looks like I just may get all of this craziness done in time for ConX after all!
I just finished the final text for The Happiness Equation (previously known as The Happiness Plan and The Implementation).
Many thanks to all those that have helped me including Jessica, Robynn, Laura, Chuck, Doug, Jen, and Susan!
I’m working to finish up the cover art and it will be ready to go to press!
ConX here I come!
Jess just finished editing _The Happiness Equation_ (formerly known as _The Happiness Plan_ and _The Implementation.)
Special thanks also to those who read it and provided feedback: Robynn, Doug, Jen, Chuck, and Laura. Your feedback has been very helpful and supportive!
Now I’m ready to finish it up, put a bow on it, and get it published!
More details soon…
Here’s a cool website with a real-time map of book sales from TheBookDepository.com.
It’s kinda fun to just watch the map shift around every time someone buys a book…
…since I posted, but the good news is that it’s because I’ve really been writing!
I just finished the second draft of The Implementation and forwarded it of to my editor. (Note: This was previously known as The Happiness Plan.) Now we just have to see how much she demolishes it!
It will be the second book I’ll be featuring at ConX in September…so the clock is ticking!
When I get it back from Jess, I’ll post the latest version of the Prologue and maybe the first chapter here so that you can demolish it too!